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Unbroken Reeds: Eastern Shore Women and the American Revolution

Saturday, November 2, 3pm

David Library of the American Revolution
Feinstone Conference Center
1201 River Road (Rt. 32), Washington Crossing, PA

Join other AAUW Makefield members and friends to learn more about women’s role in the American revolution. To reserve a spot, contact communications@aauwmakefield.org.

For women on the remotest parts of the Delmarva Peninsula, the American Revolution presented itself on land and sea, in church and town square, and in the divided loyalties of pervasively tied families. Virginia’s Margaret Cropper, Maryland’s Arianna Margaretta Chalmers, and so many others in this “peculiar” Tidewater landscape redefined themselves with the emerging new nation. Whether idealized, ostracized, benefitted, bankrupted, or even “banished” by the decisions of others, Eastern Shore women, then as now, displayed a fierce independence of their own. Retired National Archives Regional Director Kellee Green Blake will tell stories of remarkable women– some of them Patriots, some Loyalists.

 

A Tale of Two Women: Effects of the Wage Gap

Barbara Price, AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chair
Saturday, October 12, 11am

Yardley-Makefield Library, Group Study Room
1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA

Barbara Price with daughter and AAUW member Melissa Young

Barbara Price has been a member of AAUW since 1975. She has served in a variety of capacities, both at her local branch and at the state level. While serving as State President (1990-1992) she coordinated a statewide roundtable on Educational Equity. She continued on the state board as Project Coordinator for GEM – Gender Equity Model, an in-service teacher training on gender bias in schools.

Since retiring from her position as Executive Director for twenty years of the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Barbara has testified for AAUW on pay equity twice before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee and Philadelphia City Council. She has also spoken about pay equity at rallies in the capitol rotunda, at three round tables sponsored by the first lady of Pennsylvania, Francis Wolf and at the Governor’s announcement of an executive order banning the question of salary history in hiring for the executive branch.

Barbara will present “A Tale of Two Women” that will illustrate how women are affected at different stages of their lives by economic barriers that contribute to the wage gap. She will offer specific information on what that means for women in Bucks County. Find out what remedies are needed and how you can contribute to change and help AAUW achieve pay equity by 2030.

There will a short business meeting after the presentation and discussion to pass a branch budget and conduct any other business brought forward for members’ consideration. Yearbooks will also be available for pickup!

Family Care Act Bipartisan Listening Tour

Monday, September 26, 6pm – 7:30pm

BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2040 Street Road, Warrington, PA

AAUW Makefield Area Branch is a member of the Bucks County Women’s Action Coalition and encourages its members and friends to attend their events. Let us know if you plan to be there: communications@aauwmakefield.org.

There will be a forum on the Family Care Act hosted by BCWAC and the Family Care Coalition. A panel of speakers will include Sen. Maria Collett and Rep. Wendi Thomas who co-introduced legislation to establish a paid family and medical leave insurance fund in Pennsylvania. All are welcome to attend, listen, and be heard.

Special thanks to our partner – the Peace and Justice Committee of BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – for donating space for these important discussion.

Cops ‘n’ Kids at Harvest Day 2019

Saturday September 21, 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Along Canal Street, E. College Ave, S. Bell Avenue & Fitzgerald Sommer Field

The event will again be a family oriented event, with something for everyone. In addition to a wide variety of handmade crafts and good food, there will be more live entertainment in the field. more kid friendly activities and other surprises “still in process”. Cops ‘n’ Kids Delaware Valley will have a booth with free books and arts and crafts for children. Stop by and see us.

BCWAC Coalition Meeting 9/20/19

Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition Meeting

Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:30am

Pennswood Village Game Room
1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA

Here’s a great opportunity to join in a non-partisan push for gender equity and economic security for all.

This meeting will be focused on the connection between caregiving and poverty, which is a component of BCWAC’s 2019 theme, the “Economics of Women and Work.” Come and hear the perspectives of four BCWAC partner organizations on this topic and participate in a mini poverty simulation – to remind all BCWAC partners and guests why they are doing this work. Poverty simulations are powerful experiences and the Bucks County Opportunity Council has found a way to pack that valuable impact into a 30 minute experience.

Meet Carrie Chapman Catt

AAUW Makefield Outing and Branch Meeting

Thursday, September, 19, 7pm

Fallsington Friends’ Meeting House
9300 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA

Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist and peace activist who directed the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, and, after women had the vote, founded the League of Women Voters to educate voters.

A reenactor from the American Historical Theatre, will bring you her story, “beginning with the Iowa farm girl who stood up for justice to the 40-year veteran of Woman Suffrage who became one of the most well-known women in our country in the first half of the 20th century.”

Join other AAUW Makefield Area members and friends as we attend the performance and get started on the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which will continue next year.

The program is presented by Historic Fallsington, Inc., and is free, but they will need an estimate of attendees. If you’re interested in attending, contact communications@aauwmakefield.org.

Bucks County Economic Security Roundtable

Tuesday, September 10, 6-7:30pm

BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2040 Street Road, Warrington, PA

The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC) is co-sponsoring a roundtable with legislators and the press to discuss issues related to economic security, including the minimum wage, in Bucks County. Please join us in this critically important dialogue to promote family sustaining wages in Bucks County.

AAUW Makefield Area Branch is a member of BCWAC and we encourage our members to attend their informative events. Try to let us know if you are coming so that we can look for each other there. Contact communications@aauwmakefield.org.