The Next Event
Monday, April 1, 2019: Why the Wage Gap Persists Between Men and Women with AAUW Harrisburg Branch member Dr. Susan Rimby. Fifty years after passage of the Equal Pay Act, the gap in the median yearly earnings of men and women persists as a highly visible marker of workplace inequality. Dr. Rimby will address the barriers to pay equity as well as current policy initiatives and the debates they have provoked. Equal Pay Day is April 2! 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Morrison Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg Library. Co-sponsored with the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.
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AAUW Funds Committee
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Special Interest Groups
Afternoon Book Group
Books chosen in June by members are reviewed by a member each month. Meets October through June on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 at a member’s home, with a few exceptions. Please notify the hostess at least 3 days in advance if you plan to attend. New members are welcome, but because of the increased size of the group, only the first 15 RSVPs can be accommodated. See calendar for specific dates, times, books and locations. Contact is Lorraine.
Chefs at Home
This group plans and prepares gourmet meals in each other‘s homes. Contact Joan for details.
The group dines out seven or eight times, starting in September or October and ending in May. We welcome new members, couples or singles, to join us. Members take turns hosting, which involves contacting members by e-mail, making reservations with a restaurant (your choice or one suggested by the group), and being there. For details contact Joyce.
AAUW members have the first option to reserve space for themselves and friends on trips to blockbuster art exhibitions, cultural events, beautiful historic sites and gardens in the tri-state area and internationally. Suggestions for future trips are always welcome. Contact: Barb.
Friday, May 10, 2019, Winterthur — Costuming THE CROWN: From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic customs from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Reservations by March 18. Get details.
November 2-14, 2019, Travel to Spain & Morocco: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada’s Royal Chapel, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Paella Demonstration, Flamenco Show, Jerez de la Frontera, Sherry Tasting, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Marrakech, El Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Choice on Tour, Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque. Learn more about it..
This group meets once or twice monthly to enjoy great meals and lively conversation at a wide variety of local and regional restaurants, with dinners on the second Wednesday and lunches on the fourth Wednesday. All group members receive email notices of venues and dates. See calendar for details. Contact: Kathy.
Fine Film Group
We meet about once a month, usually at the Midtown Cinema, usually a matinee, for a movie, coffee and conversation. Contact is Erica.
Morning Paperback Book Group
The morning paperback book group meets monthly to discuss books members have selected. We read fiction, literature, and discuss in depth ideas and structure of current books and classics. Meets September through June (except December) on the third Thursday of the month at 10:AM. See calendar for specific dates, times, books and locations. Contact is Dorothy.
Nonfiction Book Group
Nonfiction books chosen by members are reviewed by a member. Meets at 1 P.M. September through June (except December) on the first Thursday of the month (except for June, which is the third Thursday). Contact is Lillian.
We have season tickets to Center Stage in Baltimore. We travel by 15 passenger van. We have 15 members now, but are happy to sign up members for a substitute list. Substitutes pay the van fare but receive the theater tickets free. Contact Dorothy for details.
If you’d enjoy occasional walking excursions with AAUW companions, this group is for you. Anyone may propose a walk (or even a hike) and we’ll see who would like to go along. Contact is Lee.