3 Reasons to Host an AAUW Research Watch Party

May 06, 2013
Four women holding up an AAUW sign.

AAUW members and a Campus Action Project team raised awareness about a previous AAUW research report at Windward Community College in Hawaii.

Last November, AAUW branches, student organizations, AAUW college/university partner members, and individuals hosted watch parties for the live panel discussion of AAUW’s research report Graduating to a Pay Gap. You’ll have another chance to host a watch party when we release our latest research report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, on May 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern.

Why host a watch party? We’ll give you three reasons:

  1. Hosting a watch party is the perfect programming opportunity for your branch. Support AAUW research and have a conversation about the report after. Use a watch party as a way to demonstrate the research that AAUW does and how it supports the advancement of women in education. Recruit new members at your event.
  2. It’s an excuse to reach out to your local AAUW college/university partner member. You can invite faculty, staff, and students from your local community college to attend your watch party or host one on their campus. You can check online to see if they’re a partner member of AAUW. If your local school isn’t a partner member yet, be sure to let them know that they can join AAUW for only $125. Don’t forget to bring a laptop to sign up e-student affiliates and members. After the watch party, be sure to let your local campus know about all of the AAUW campus leadership programs and other benefits that are available to their school.

Is your local C/U contact unavailable to attend? Encourage your contact to be a watch party of one and view the live stream from her or his own office.

  1. Learn new information about women in community colleges. With the increased community college enrollment in the last decade, now is the perfect time to learn more about how women are taking advantage of opportunities at community colleges and what needs to be done to support women’s success. Whether you gather 50 people to your watch party or decide to be a watch party of one, this is your chance to get an in-depth look to learn more about the role of community colleges in supporting women’s education.

If you are interested in hosting a watch party of the live streamed research report launch event, e-mail AAUW at WomeninCC@aauw.org.