Dating Violence on “Oprah” 13March

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 13, 2009

The recent alleged domestic violence by singer Chris Brown toward his singer girlfriend, Rihanna, inspired Oprah to air an hour-long special about dating violence on her show yesterday. I appreciate […] Read more »

My Foreign Correspondent Hero: Lydia Polgreen 13March

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 13, 2009

“In a country where wheelbarrows fill in for pickup trucks, water is carried on little girls’ heads instead of in pipes and gallon-size jars replace gas pumps, it is perhaps […] Read more »

Meet Jean Elson: Sociologist, Sexual Behavior Professor, and AAUW Member 13March

Jean Elson
Blog   |   Education   |   March 13, 2009

This semester, like most semesters, Jean Elson, a 1998-99 American Fellow, has about 200 students enrolled in the two sections of her sexual behavior class at the University of New […] Read more »

Against all Obstacles: International Women and Higher Education 12March

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2009

In light of International Women’s Day, on March 8, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on what I have learned and experienced as program assistant for the […] Read more »

Angela Bassett, an Artist Breaking through Barriers 11March

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2009

When I volunteered to write about artists for women’s history month, I thought it would be easy. It turned out to be a huge learning experience, and it was harder […] Read more »

Pentagon Announces Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign 10March

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 10, 2009

I was glad to read this morning that the U.S. Department of Defense is preparing to launch a new sexual assault prevention campaign. Last year I was horrified by the […] Read more »

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 10March

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 10, 2009

Without fail, this anniversary sneaks up on me like a winter storm in March. Twenty years ago my brother died of AIDS-related cancer. He is one of more than 25 […] Read more »

A Day in the Life 09March

Through a 2008–09 AAUW Campus Action Project grant, a team of students and faculty at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, are addressing issues facing single mothers who want to attend […] Read more »

And the Crowd Roared… 06March

Members of the AAUW CA southern area branches meet for dinner before the screening
Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Reforming Their Communities 05March

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 05, 2009

When I worked at the National Women’s History Museum, I had the opportunity to read and write about scores of amazing American women, including several whose community activism created important […] Read more »