Who we are:
A group of women and men who work in North Carolina to carry out the mission of the American Association of University Women, AAUW — advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
- STEM Education
- Elect Her—Campus Women Win
- Start Smart
- Campus Action Projects
- AAUW’s Education Opportunity Fund
- Schwenning Scholarship (administered by the UNC Financial Aid Office)
Our meetings are always open to the public. We welcome your membership and support.
Culture of Politics in NC
Speaker: Ferrel Guillory Professor UNC-CH
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
Venue: Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Futures planning: AAUW odc Counties branch
Facilitators: Donna Wilson, Bea Keller, Michele Hoyman
When: Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Chocolate Production and Consumption: Entrepreneurial and Health Issues Related to Women
Speaker: Gabriel Keith Harris Professor, NCSU
When: Saturday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
Venue: Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dr. Keith Harris, from North Carolina State University’s Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department, has an intense love for chocolate. He is the Alumni Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator at NCSU. Understanding how food processing affects the health properties of food is his primary research interest. Specifically, his research examines the “aspirin-like” or anti-inflammatory effects of plant foods, as well as their effects on blood sugar regulation and satiety. During his travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Mayordomo Chocolate Factory, Mayordomo employees allowed Dr. Harris to taste every step of chocolate production, and he observed their minimalist processing method using only a few ingredients like sugar, cinnamon and roasted cocoa nibs. We are excited to have Dr. Harris speak November 19th at 11:00 am, about Chocolate Production and Consumption: Entrepreneurial and Health Issues Related to Women—a subject that will appeal to all of us. Our social hour and coffee begins at 10:30—there will be a chocolate theme!
Rose Hall’s Reverberations: Annie Palmer and Plantation Sexual Economies
Speaker: Dr. Tanya Shields Professor, UNC-CH
When: Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg)
Venue: Durham Public Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27701
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Tanya Shields, associate professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, speak to us on Annie Palmer, a plantation owner in Jamaica, and plantation sexual economies. Dr. Shields is currently at work on her second monograph, “Gendered Labor: Race, Place and Power on Female-Owned Plantations.” Dr. Shields teaches classes on Caribbean women, the arts of activism, growing up girl globally, and the continuing influence of plantation economics and politics. Dr. Shields is also dramaturge for the Houston-based Process Theater’s “Plantation Remix” project. Her class, “Rahtid Rebel Women: An Introduction to the Caribbean,” was listed as number 7 on Elle Magazine’s “63 College Classes that Give Us Hope for the Next Generation.” Dr. Shields earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. Social time will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the program will start at 11:00 a.m.
The impact of slavery on the education of blacks in orange county, nc
Rosetta Moore Educator, Pre & Post Integration
When: Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
AAUW Fellowship Recipients Present Their Research (more details to follow)
When: Saturday, February 18, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
STEM Program TBA
When: Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
Eyes, ears, nose & paws: the unique strengths of canine partnerships
Speakers: Gretchen Aylsworth
When: Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. (social) 11:00 a.m. (mtg.)
Margaret Maron We are proud to host acclaimed mystery writer Margaret Maron at Extraordinary Ventures,
When: Thursday, May 4 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at our Annual Literary tea fundraiser.
Tickets will be $20 and available in January.