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Community Newsletter: Racine AAUW book donation days planned

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Our next Racine AAUW Used Book Sale is coming in May, and we have scheduled some days when you can drop off your donations: Tuesday, March 15, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-noon; and Tuesday, April 19, 1-3 p.m.

Donations can be brought to the lower level of CVS Pharmacy on the corner of West Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Donations can also be left in the box at the bottom of the inside stairway at CVS. We do not accept encyclopedias, textbooks and Reader’s Digest condensed books.

The book sale is scheduled for May 6-8 and 13-14. Proceeds from the sale are used for higher education for women.

The American Association of University Women advances equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

To find out more about Racine AAUW, go to the website www.racineaauw.org or to www.facebook.com/racineaauw For questions, email aauwracine@hotmail.com.

AAUW-WI celebrates 95th

AAUW-Wisconsin will be celebrating its 95th anniversary at the state convention in Madison on April 22-23. Featured on Friday evening is the musical “Respect,” which traces the development of how women are depicted in popular music lyrics via Top-40 music.

The producer, Dorothy Marcic, is a playwright whose productions have played in more than 50 cities. She also wrote another off-Broadway musical called “Sistas.”

Other convention highlights include a keynote address by Julie Underwood, emeritus UW-Madison Dean of the School of Education, who will speak on “Intergenerational Leadership” and a visit by AAUW National President Patricia Fae Ho.

On Saturday, Jiyu Zhou, a UW-Madison student majoring in accounting, heads a panel of emerging new leaders.

Also on Saturday, Mary Modder, AAUW-WI public policy chair and Kenosha AAUW president, and Fae Ho will address “How to Elect More Women and Wield More Political Influence.”

For more information on the convention, go to www.aauw-wi.aauw.net.

Candlelight dinners

Each March, we have what we call candlelight dinners. AAUW Racine members meet in small groups at members’ homes where they enjoy a meal and discussion on a relevant topic. This year, the topic was “Good Things Happening in Racine Unified Schools.”

A representative from Racine Unified attended each meal location.

March is Women’s History Month

What was once just a weeklong celebration after President Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week has now become a monthlong celebration.

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. It was in 1987 that Congress declared March as Women’s History Month in perpetuity.

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