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Each year the President, members of the board, chairs of our initiatives and other leaders of our local branch present a report of the activities of their areas of responsibility. You will find these reports under Leadership from the website menu or HERE
Poughkeepsie AAUW 2021 Annual Meeting
Guest Speaker Lisa Maatz
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Zoom welcomed Lisa Maatz, former AAUW Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, as our guest speaker. She provided a Washington Update and send us off with ways to support the national organization and advocate for public policy issues that align with the AAUW mission.
Prior to the meeting, the election and installation of officers was held. We honored our members with longevity, Emerging Leader and Named Honoree awards. We also honored the members of our branch that had passed away during the year.
See the June newsletter for more information on officers and honorees.
The Times They Are a Changin’:
How Protest Music Helped Shape America
On THURSDAY MAY 13, 2021, we experienced a fascinating and entertaining evening exploring the role “music with a message” plays in social and political change. Presented by both video with musical clips of many favorite artists and live Q&A by Professor William McKeen, Boston University – all brought to us by One Day University.
Votes for Women, Laws for Birds: The Suffragists Who Saved America’s Wildlife
On April 8, 2021, Michelle Nijhuis, author of the new book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, discussed the key role of suffrage activists in the early conservation movement and how their accomplishments still benefit us today. She also talk about her own experiences as a science journalist and first-time book author. To order signed copies, visit https://www.waucomabookstore.com/michelle-nijhuis-signed-books. To order regular copies and learn more about the book, visit https://wwnorton.com/books/beloved-beasts. Beloved Beasts is a vibrant history of the modern conservation movement, told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.