American Association of University Women

Grants Pass Branch ~ October 2017

Branch Meeting

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 19th 6 p.m.

Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Dr., Grants Pass

Is Diversity on Life Support?

 

This month’s speaker is Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. Through these roles, she works to foster a safe, equitable, and inclusive campus for students, staff, and faculty. She considers herself a “Diversity Nerd” rather than “expert” and strives to bring about positive, sustainable change.

Marjorie will share information about Diversity and Inclusion efforts at SOU including, but not limited to, Diversity Advocates, DACA support, Title IX compliance, and Project Chombo.

Come to our 13th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour

Saturday,October 21, 2017

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Grants Pass University Women Charitable Fund’s
Fundraiser for College Scholarships

Started in 2005, the Kitchen Tour is our sole fundraiser.  This annual fall tour of  kitchens has raised over $125,000 for local and national scholarships in the past twelve years. Tickets are still only $20 and can be purchased from any AAUW Grants Pass Branch member or at The Kitchen Company and Oregon Books both located on 6th Street in historical downtown Grants Pass.

EQUAL PAY IS NOW THE LAW IN OREGON!                                  

Now women can truly say that there is only one thing a woman needs to do to get paid as much as a man: her job!

Governor Kate Brown Signs the Equal Pay Bill. Trish
Garner, AAUW of Oregon Public Policy Chair is at her left.

On May 17, 2017 the Oregon Senate and on May 22, 2017 the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously and on a bipartisan basis passed the Equal Pay bill (HB 2005B). Governor Kate Brown then signed the bill into law on June 1st.

AAUW of OR was there every step of the way, or at every bounce of the seesaw – up and down, down and up…. AAUW and its mission was explicitly and publicly recognized by the legislature.

OUR JOB NOW IS TO GET THE WORD OUT

Now that the Pay Equity bill has passed, it is up to all AAUW of OR Branches to figure out ways of letting their communities know about what the bill says (planning events, writing letters to the editor, making flyers or posters, communicating with your community colleges…)   (Excerpted – AAUW OR News Summer 2017 edition p. 10, Public Policy article by Trish Gardener)

For more info about Equal Pay check out:                                                                                  http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/