50th AAUW Texas Conference
A Golden Opportunity
On April 30 AAUW Texas celebrated the 50th AAUW Texas Conference and the 50th Anniversary of Title IX with a Golden Opportunity to highlight and celebrate the successes of AAUW Texas for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22. Highlights below.
Want to watch the Conference? Here is the approximate location on the recording of the different presentations:
- Jackie Littleton – 8 minutes
- Kevin Stewart – 1 hour 48 minutes
- Malinda Gaul – 3 hours 34 minutes
- Coach Pebley – 4 hours 12 minutes
- Dr. Jackson – 4 hours 58 minutes
Dr. Jackson’s Presentation Reference Links:
Summary of the Conference
Gloria Long, AAUW Texas president opened the conference by welcoming the online audience and gave a brief introduction to the day’s activities.
Our first speaker, Jackie Littleton, Tyler branch member and Legacy Circle liaison, introduced her book: The Lady and the Letters. The book is about Esther Brunauer who was an AAUW staff member who helped get female academics out of Nazi occupied countries prior to World War II. It is a fascinating story, so watch for Jackie’s book to be published.
A short business meeting was held to announce the results of the election and introduce the new 2022-2024 board members. The bylaws changes were announced, and treasurer Diane Roberts gave a summary of the financial status of AAUW Texas.
Kevin Stewart, our legislative consultant, gave summary of the successes and challenges of the work of the Texas Legislature. He encouraged AAUW Texas to continue to contact state representatives to forward the goals of our organization.
AAUW accomplishments were celebrated by state board members:
Margie Poole, Funds VP announced the Branch and Member donation winners
Barbara Cager, VP Membership highlighted the Outstanding New Member and Member Awards
Gloria Long, AAUW President read the names of all the AAUW Texas 50-year members recognizing the amazing dedication of these women.
During the breaks throughout the day, slide shows created by Betsy Calabro and Mary Smith ran showing branch and member accomplishments, activities, and the camaraderie of our members. Look for the slide shows on AAUW Texas You Tube to view them again.
Malinda Gaul, former AAUW Texas president, and current member of the national board gave us a summary of the difficulties that the national leadership has encountered with updating the member database and encouraged everyone to be patient with the process.
Our keynote speakers were Raegan Pebley, Head Texas Christian University Women’s Basketball Coach, and Dr. Taharee Jackson, Tonesetter in Chief and founder of DrTaharee Consulting.
Coach Pepbey gave some history of Title IX and introduced some important women who supported and benefitted from the legislation that AAUW helped champion. She reminded us that the work continues to insure equal access to sports and other educational activities to women and girls.
Dr. Taharee Jackson challenged AAUW to recognize racism and other injustices and work to overcome them. She cited the work of Jonathan Osler who proposed the categories of Actors, Allies, and Accomplices as a process to understand and facilitate real change to social injustice.
The 50th AAUW Texas was a great “online” gathering of women throughout the state of Texas. As we go forward as an organization, please continue to support the state board, your local branch leaders, and fellow members. Together we can make change happen.
Biennial VIRTUAL Convening – April 18th, 2020
AAUW Texas State of the Union
A message to AAUW Texas from Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza:
Legacy Circle Speakers (click images to view the videos)
Happy Hour Zoom Meeting
Awards (Click each image to see the awardees)
Click to see list of members who donated $100 or more to the greatest needs fund during this AAUW membership year. Thank you!
- Texas Equal Pay Lobby Day 2019 – Coming in April, 2019
Texas Equal Pay Lobby Day 2017
TEXAS Equal Pay Day 2017 a great success!!! 26 women in RED. Thank you to all AAUW Texas members and partners who participated with us yesterday.
Texas along with other states across the country showed their support 4/3 for NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY! Visit the Equal Pay page for highlights.
WOMEN’S MARCH IN TEXAS
Many of you have heard of the January 21 Women’s March in Washington. Did you know we had similar marches in Texas? Why the Women’s March? We walked for social justice: the rights, safety, and health for all.
Archived Events :
April 20 – 22, 2018
- 48th Biennial State Convention – Embassy Suites Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas 77079
February 18, 2017
- TechSavvy, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Campus
October 16, 2015
- Submissions to the State Nomination Committee for State Board Officer Nominations
- Submissions for proposals to change the AAUW Texas Bylaws &/or Resolutions
- Kick off your voter engagement programs
- Inform your community and supporters about your voter registration and education activities
- Hang signage throughout all facilities to create positive reminders and affirm your organization’s commitment to voter participation
August 26th – Women’s Equality Day
- 1:00PM AAUW National Twitter Storm: What Are You Fighting For? #WomensEqualityDay
- 2:00-4:00pm TTU Women’s Studies TWEET CHAT! #WED2015 #WomensEqualityDay#tweetchat @TTUWSP
- Intensify your Branch’s Voter Registration and Pledge To Vote campaigns
- Aggie Women Celebration of TAMU’s First Female Core Commander, College Station, Texas
- National Voter Registration Day
- Continue intensive voter registration and voter pledge efforts through the registration deadline
- Include get-out-the-vote and voter education activities, primarily during the final two weeks before Election Day
- Promote early voting and vote-by-mail opportunities
October 5th, 2015
- Last day to register to vote in 2015 election cycle
February 20, 2016
- TechSavvy, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Campus
April 29 –May1, 2016
- AAUW Texas 47th Biennial State Convention, San Antonio #StepN2Actionw/AAUW @AAUWTx