UPCOMING BRANCH PROGRAMS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 2021 1 PM HOLIDAY PARTY/WHITE ELEPHANT – LINDA’S HOME MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP contact Seena Bryan – firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, JAN 17, 2022 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SERVICE DAY (ACTIVITY TBD)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 MOVIE AND LUNCH – REGAL THEATRE AT GALLERY PLACE/LUNCH AT CLYDES DETAILS TO COME
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16, 2022 6:30 PM GAME NIGHT AT HARRIET’S HOME DETAILS TO COME
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 12 NOON DUMBARTON GARDENS AND MUSEUM DETAILS TO COME
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022 5:30 PM FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK DUPONT CIRCLE AND CHIKO RESTAURANT – 2029 P ST NW DETAILS TO COME
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022 11 AM BRUNCH/MORNING WALK ROOSEVELT ISLAND DETAILS TO COME
DC STATEHOOD INITIATIVE
On January 4, 2021, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced H.R.51-Washington DC Admission Act that would grant DC statehood. The bill passed the House. It is now in the Senate’s hands to decide if DC will become a state. The next Senate briefing on this bill is June 22. Join us on June 16th at 7:00pm for a Zoom call with Anne Anderson, Chair, League of Women’s Voters DC (LWVDC) Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens to discuss what this means for the residents of DC as well as next steps.
RACE AND GENDER DISCUSSIONS – REPLAY
We are proud of the fact that our branch was responsible for racially integrating AAUW in 1954, thanks to the leadership of Alice Cole and Mary Church Terrell. The decision split the branch in two and probably other branches as well, but it made the AAUW a leader in racial equality as well as gender equality. As the result, our board approved the Race and Gender discussions that took place between June and November 2020. These discussions garnered hundreds of viewers from all over the US including AAUW national headquarter staff. Thank you to the branch members who participated in the discussions – without your support, we would not have been successful. To date, I still receive emails asking if we are going to continue the discussions. This is a true testament that these discussions are not only needed but timely. We will formally replay each session during the anniversary month of their original air date in 2021.