Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What does pay equity mean to you?

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal for employers to pay men and women different wages for the same work. Rep. Julia Butler Hansen (D-WA), far right, who was also an AAUW member, attended the signing ceremony. At that time, women earned only 59 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Despite the passage of the EPA more than 45 years ago, the average woman now earns 78 cents for every dollar earned by her male counterpart. With Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 28, now is the perfect time to urge your senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182).

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Volunteers Needed at Women's Health and Fitness Expo

From Rokki Carr:

Hi Friends and Colleagues,
Anyone interested in a GREAT volunteer opportunity?
Do you know of school, church or community groups that need service hours?

Please have them contact me at: volunteers@womenshealthexpo.com

Your benefits include FREE admittance to Expo - before or after - your shift, along with seminars, entertainment, & the latest in fitness and health info. Please take a look and let me know.

Saturday May 2nd Tech City
Shifts: 6:30-9:30 7:30-10:30 10-1 12:30-3:30 3-6.

Duties would include:
  • Registration
  • Ticket /Entry Sales
  • Directing guests through the Expo
  • Working w/ Expo staff; via walkie-talkies, cell phone contacts

Victoria Langling
Volunteer Coordinator
9th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
Saturday May 2nd 2009 at Tech City
Work 246-3036 x7333 M-TH
Home 339-3595 Cell 853-4221
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Monday, April 13, 2009

4/23 Lecture: Living from the Soul

Details for this lecture, Living from the Soul, seven steps to healing body, mind and heart when serious illness strikes, can be found here.

4/16 Macrobiotics: A Lifestyle for Health & Healing

For a pdf of this poster click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Come to Our Bridge Luncheon

Originally uploaded by R. Wahtera
Annual AAUW Kingston “Bridge Luncheon”
A Fundraiser for the AAUW Educational Foundation
Noon on Monday, May 11, 2009

Join us for the Annual Spring Bridge Party Plus. Help us raise money for the AAUW Education Foundation with lunch and a good time, all for only $10 per person.

The luncheon will be held on Monday, May 11, from 12 noon until 2 pm at the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston. Expect a wonderful buffet of fresh salads and an amazing array of desserts, to accompany your game of bridge, Scrabble or other activity of your choice, scintillating conversation, and a good time for a good cause.

AAUW Kingston members: please bring a salad or dessert (that serves 12 or more) and your card tables. Come early, if you can, to help us set up (10 am to noon) or stay late and help clean up afterwards.

For reservations, call me or send an e-mail; (845)331-7380; or pasaran@msn.com. Thanks! Anne Gordon

Saturday, April 4, 2009

4/14/09 - FLOW - a film screening & discussion

From Betsy Tuel:
How Did A Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?

Film Screening and Discussion

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists are included.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Rosendale Community Center

A representative of Save The Lakes will speak briefly about the connection between the themes in the movie and the threat to our local water by Canopy Development's proposed resort and residential development at Williams Lake / Binnewater Lakes in Rosendale. This project can threaten a public aquifer and negatively affect the ecosystems, water levels, and water quality of the lakes through over-use for the benefit of a wealthy, private gated community and its corporate backers. Donations of time and money to Save The Lakes will be accepted. For further information about STL go to www.SaveTheLakes.us

This event is being sponsored by Save The Lakes.

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