Save the Date: Work-Life Blog Carnival

January 22, 2010

AAUW advocates for policies that support workers and their needs. Work-life issues affect everyone — not just women. AAUW is participating in Fem2.0’s work-life blog carnival February 6–13. This week of blogging will be devoted to transforming the way we talk about work-life issues to be more inclusive and effect change.

AAUW wants to hear your voice! We’re looking to include perspectives from our members and online supporters about work-life issues. There are a number of ways to take part in the discussion:

  • Write for your branch, state, or local AAUW blog or even on your own personal blog! (Make sure to send links to your posts to Fem2.0 at or post them on AAUW’s wall.)
  • If you don’t have a blog or are unsure about blogging, you can post your piece to AAUW’s discussion board on Facebook instead.
  • If you have a Twitter account, tweet about work-life issues using the tag #worklife

If you’re unfamiliar with blog carnivals or just have more questions about how to participate, please read the Fem2.0’s post “What Is a Blog Carnival?

AAUW’s own director of public policy and government relations, Lisa Maatz, will be participating in the blog radio series prior to the blog carnival. You can hear Lisa “on the air” on January 29 as she discusses how work-life issues affect “singletons.”

Below are some of the details from Fem2.0 about the panelists and planned discussions for the blog radio series. To find out more, visit the Fem2.0 website.

I. Working Title: Work and Families — How We’re Doing
Monday, January 25, 11:30 a.m. EST
Host: Gloria Pan

II. Working Title: Work-Life and Men
Tuesday, January 26, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Marc Chimes

III. Working Title: Work-Life and the LGBT Community
Wednesday, January 27, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Heather Holdridge

IV. Working Title: Work-Life and Business
Thursday, January 28, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Joanne Bamberger

V. Working Title: Work-Life and Singletons
Friday, January 29, 11:30 a.m. EST
Host: Marcia Yerman

VI. Working Title: Work-Life and Latino Families
Monday, February 1, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Veronica Arreola

VII. Working Title: Work and Seniors
Tuesday, February 2, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Kim Gandy

VIII. Working Title: Work-Life and the Military
Wednesday, February 3, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Katie Stanton

IX. Working Title: Work-Life and African American Families
Thursday, February 4, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Shireen Mitchell

X. Working Title: Reframing the Work-Life Conversation
Friday, February 5, 1 p.m. EST
Host: Suzanne Turner

We’re hoping to keep AAUW’s voice strong during this blog carnival, but to do that, we need as many people and viewpoints to be represented as possible! Please join us and help support AAUW.

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