In Consideration of Occupying Wall Street

With the Occupy Wall Street (almost) movement gaining traction, the best question so far has been: Why would you occupy? The answers I’ve seen so far are heart wrenching. On […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 05, 2011

Why Women Should Care about the President’s Jobs Speech

Next Thursday, September 8, President Barack Obama will give what’s being touted as a major speech that will pressure the so-called debt “super committee” to focus on job creation and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2011

Getting Uncomfortable for Equity’s Sake

I’m thrilled that AAUW hosted a Re: Action debate at our Washington, D.C., headquarters about SlutWalk D.C. and that this debate has prompted comment in mainstream media such as the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 26, 2011

Women’s Equality Day through a Brown Lens

Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which grants all women the right to vote. Growing up in the D.C. metro area, I wasn’t […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2011

This Won’t Hurt a Bit — No Co-Pay for Immunizations!

Did you know it will “hurt” less this year when you take your child in for their school immunizations? Don’t get me wrong — you will still have to comfort […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 18, 2011

Why I Participated in SlutWalk D.C.

I’ve never been called a slut, but last Saturday, I claimed the name when I participated in SlutWalk D.C. SlutWalks started in Toronto in April in response to a police […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   August 17, 2011

The Cameras Just Keep Rolling

  AAUW sponsored a Bisnow event about women in media that took place this past Tuesday morning, just hours before our monthly happy hour Cocktails and Convos. Before the panel […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 15, 2011

Happy 76th Birthday to Social Security!

This Sunday, August 14, marks the 76th anniversary of Social Security. When it began in 1935, Social Security only paid retirement benefits to workers, not their spouses or children. Social […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 11, 2011

State Education Cuts Endanger the Future

A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed that many states have enacted deep, dramatic cuts to their K–12 and higher education budgets and that nearly […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 04, 2011

@AAUW in Person and Online

At this year’s AAUW National Convention, I heard members in the hallways mentioning two themes over and over again: the joys of reuniting after two years apart and the exciting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 29, 2011