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Join Poughkeepsie AAUW as we celebrate the

Year of the Veteran

WORLD WAR WOMEN: THE UNSUNG HEROINES OF WWII

A Live Performance of an original play

Presented by Judith Kalaora, the Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play

May 10, 2018
7:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie*
67 S Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie

In a never before seen adventure into the stories of the unknown, History At Play™ embodies the spirit of women who risked their lives to defeat Fascism in WWII.  World War Women is a suspenseful reliving of the triumphs of some of our greatest heroines. From organizing the Resistance, to blowing up rail tracks, rescuing downed RAF pilots, and flying dangerous missions, these stories are not for the faint of heart and may very well be the most influential and often forgotten victories of the war.

In a live performance, Judith Kalaora, professional actress, portrays five of these influential and often forgotten women.

More Information>>

*Directions: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie at 67 South Randolph Ave. can be accessed from Hooker Ave. OR take Route 9 to Sharon Dr. (near Holiday Inn).  At the end of Sharon turn left onto Beechwood then the first right onto Ferris Lane, next an immediate left to S. Randolph.  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie is on the right.

Questions: Monique Jones, 849-1692, Sandy Lash, 227-4650,
 


You Are Cordially Invited to Attend our

POUGHKEEPSIE AAUW
ANNUAL MEETING
& INSTALLATION DINNER

JUNE 14, 2018

The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
10 Children’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY

Optional Tour of Main Building           5:30 PM
Gather and Greet                                 6:00 PM
Dinner and Meeting                             6:30 PM

Details and Reservation information>>
 


Announcing the NCCWSL Scholarship winner!

Katherine Murray of Marist College>>
 


Recent Events


Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Links at Union Vale was the location of a lovely afternoon and an amazing fundraiser.  Our thanks to our authors:

Mihai Grünfeld>>   and
   
  Jane Lazarre>>

 

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LEAN IN? OPT OUT?
WHAT’S A WOMAN TO DO?

A program presented by Poughkeepsie AAUW, Vassar College’s Campus Life ALANA Center, Career Development Office and Women’s Studies Program on April 4, 2018 at The Aula at Vassar College was moderated by Wendy Maragh Taylor, Director of the Campus Life ALANA Center, Vassar College; AAUW Member. The panelist were Sophia Burns, Student, Vassar College; Leah Feldman, Director for the Center for Victim Safety, Family Services; Cecilia Hoang, Student, Vassar College; Lubna Somjee, Clinical & Health Psychologist/Executive Coach and Shona Tucker, Faculty & Chair of Drama Department, Vassar College.

Each panelist answered questions presented by the moderator.  They drew on their personal experiences and gave the attendees a look on the situation for women at work and at home in the current culture.  Questions from the audience rounded out this most informative and simulating evening.

Biographies>>
 


THE MANY FACES OF TRAFFICKING AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Presenter: Grace Roebuck, Vassar College

February 8, Grace Roebuck, a sophomore Psychology major from Vassar College spoke on the issue of Human Trafficking.  

During this presentation Grace elaborated on the primary causes of human trafficking, as well as its many forms; effect on victims; and susceptible high risk groups.  Further she discussed new and innovative combatant techniques - as well as interesting organizations, individuals, and businesses working to combat this issue.

More about Grace Roebuck>>
 


PROTECTING YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THE PERILS OF ONLINE ACTIVITY

Investigator Thomas Roidl

 

“The Internet has opened up a world of information and opportunity for anyone with a computer and a connection.”

On January 11, cybersecurity expert Investigator Thomas Roidl who has over 19 years of experience in law enforcement shared with us his expertise in the world of hacks, stolen identities, malware, sexual and financial predators and more.  Investigator Roidl brought us vital information about the perils of online activity and Internet Safety for children and adults.

We learned much for ourselves and much to share with our children and grandchildren.  We will all remember two warnings:

"The internet is the world's library sourced by dubious authors"

"If you do not want it on a billboard you don't want it online"

As we use the internet we should all think:

Who is on the other side?

Why do we use the internet?

What is the need verse the want of being online?
 

ADVANCING EQUITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, PHILANTROPHY, AND RESEARCH

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