Past Events 2019-2020

New Board Beginnings – June 6, 2020

Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President

Our last Branch Meeting of 2019 – 2020 will be on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10 a.m.  We will meet online via Zoom. Due to the Orders of the Health Department, we will be unable to meet as a large group in person for several more months. Please do not meet at the Golden Sails for the June meeting.
Dr Ginny Baxter Dr. Ginny Baxter, AAUW Member and Long Beach City College History Professor Emeritus will share the history of Female Suffrage in the US and the culmination of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  In 1972, Ginny initiated a History of American Women class, the second held at a California community college.  Since that time, three sections of the class have been offered every semester.  Ginny received her BA and MA in US History from Occidental College in Los Angeles.  She enjoys sharing vignettes on US First Ladies as well as Women in Film and Women During the Civil War.

A lover of travel, she has visited all 7 continents, and for many years she and Charlotte Joseph led tours to Washington DC and Europe.  In 2014, she started her company, Ginny’s Getaways, in which she pays her own way and donates her commission to charities, AAUW (Long Beach Branch) STEM and Work Smart being two of many recipients.

Please read all emails and look for further details about the June 6 meeting and AAUW activities.  Stay well!

Garden Party and Plays 

Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President 

With respect for the Safer at Home decision, the AAUW Executive Committee has decided to cancel the April and May Branch meetings. The April pro- gram was to have featured Branch Member, Alyce LaViolette, speaking on the topic of domestic violence. Her background with “Why Doesn’t She Leave” is of importance to all. I have asked Alyce if she would be our September Branch Meeting speaker, assuming the coronavirus is behind us. The May meeting was to be the annual Spring Garden Party at the home of Charlotte Joseph. This event has been re-scheduled to the June 6 Branch meeting date which will include installation of the 2020-21 Board. A performance by Long Beach City College theater arts students, featuring vignettes of famous American Suffragettes will also be part of that program. More information about location will be advanced soon. The lunch will be hosted with special regard to keeping our members and guests safe. Please read all emails and look for further details about AAUW activities. Stay well!

Learning How to Leave

April 7, 2020     *** this event was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic ***

WomenShelter of Long Beach opened its doors to battered women and their children in 1977. In 1978, two significant things happened. The shelter staff followed up with former shelter residents to see how they were doing one year after they left the program. They found that more than 80% of the women they were able to locate had returned to the person who had abused them within a year after leaving the shelter…  Continue Reading

Prevent Human Trafficking

March 7, 2020

A problem currently in the news is Human Trafficking. Prostitution has
been with us for millennia. The difference today is that Human Trafficking has
become the second most profitable industry after drug trafficking. One in
three teens are recruited within forty-eight hours after they have run away
from home or foster care… Continue Reading

Women in the Trades

February 1, 2020

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Years ago most women were relegated to careers as teacher, nurse or secretary. Today there are so many more choices… Continue Reading

Trekking to the Future!

January 4, 2020

AAUW of California member Marie Wolbach founded Tech Trek in 1998 with the help of an AAUW Community Action Grant. Today AAUW Tech Trek operates at 22 different sites around the nation. A 2013 survey of AAUW Tech Trek alumnae from California demonstrates the program’s lasting effects on many levels, including interest and…  Continue Reading

Celebrate The Season!

December 7, 2019

The tradition of wassailing falls into two distinct categories: the house-visiting wassail and the
orchard-visiting wassail. The house-visiting wassail is the practice of people going door-to-door, singing and offering a drink from the wassail bowl in exchange for gifts; this practice still exists, but has largely been displaced by caroling.  Continue Reading

A Luncheon Most Deadly!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Want to learn how to self-publish and support a great cause for women at the same time? Join us at the November meeting and fundraiser as author, Anne Cleeland, takes you on a journey featuring the “Doyle and Acton Scotland Yard” series. Anne self-publishes her novels, so come find out how she does this.  Continue Reading

The Future of Social Security

Saturday October 5, 2019

Did you know that since 1935, Social Security is the one pension system that has continuously provided pensions for millions of Americans? But by 2035, if the Congress does not increase funding, the Social Security Trust Fund will only be able to pay 80% of your earned benefits. Continue Reading

Title IX and the Olympics

Saturday September 7, 2019

In honor of the recent US Women’s Soccer World Gold Cup victory, we’re “kicking” off the Fall AAUW program with a presentation by US female Olympians and the Loyola Marymount Women’s Athletic Director to discuss the impact of Title 9 on recent the US Women’s Gold Medal Victories.   Continue Reading

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