AAUW Naperville Area Locations: See specifics below.
A PEP Talk: Pesticides, Energy and Plastics
Presenter: Dr. Robert Sargis, Associate Professor of Endocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Illinois Chicago
There has been much discussion about the negative effects of pesticides, energy, and plastics on our environment, but have you ever wondered how they affect our bodies? Our speaker, Dr. Rob Sargis, Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at UIC, will share how these different factors that we interact with daily can affect our health. He will also discuss actions you can take to address these underappreciated health risks.
Join us for a informative evening! Open to the public.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
Wine & Whine (W & W):
Members meet on occasional evenings to unwind and chat about whatever is on our minds. What we say at W & W stays at W & W!
The next gathering will be in September. If you are interested in attending, send an RSVP to Marge Marek. firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday evenings, the Evening Book Browsers will meet at 7 pm to discuss the following books:
November 21, 2019 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
December 19, 2019 The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, A Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson
January 16, 2020 Educated by Tara Westover
February 20, 2020 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March 19, 2020 The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
April 16, 2020 News of the World by Paulette Jiles
May 21, 2020 Becoming by Michelle Obama
Contact Linda Carroll-Evans, email email@example.com to join the group or for more information.
The Afternoon Book Browsers will meet on Thursdays at 12:30 pm to discuss the 2019-20 books listed below:
December 5, 2019 The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
January 30, 2020 Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
February 27, 2020 Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 26, 2020 The Circle by Dave Eggers
April 30, 2020 The Only Woman in The Room by Marie Benedict
May 28, 2020 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Please contact Linda Carroll-Evans email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the discussion group. New members are welcome.
Movie Fans Group: Join the group for viewing a film together. Optional coffee and discussion following the film or eat together before an evening film. Interested in seeing and discussing awesome movies? Join us for the next outing in 2020. Contact Todra Oken for specific movie group events, email@example.com
Outstanding movies are shown on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. by the Afterhours Film Society at the Tivoli Theatre at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove. Cost is $10 – nonmembers and $6 for members. Information is available at www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com
Travel Talk: Learn from expert world travelers.
We always encourage newcomers, and since there usually are some, we all wear name tags to make socializing more comfortable. After the first half-hour enjoying light refreshments, we settle in for the night’s presentation.
If travel is your passion, please rsvp to Lee Eastman or Donna Yule.
The 2020 Great Decisions international policies discussions, jointly sponsored by the AAUW Naperville Area Branch and the Naperville Public Libraries, meets at the Naper Boulevard Library at 7:15 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays from January 24 to March 21. For the evening discussions, contact Becky Glimco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-922-9448. A group also will meet in members’ homes on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 am.
AAUW has sponsored a Great Decisions discussion group for more than 30 years. The groups are open to all – male/female, AAUW members and non-member alike. Discussions are always lively, interesting and enlightening. The 2019 discussion topics included:
- Decoding U.S.–China Trade
- Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
- The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
- State of the State Department and Diplomacy
The briefing book can be purchased online from the Foreign Policy Association at http://www.fpa.org You may call: 1-800-477-5836, Mon-Fri, 9-4 to order.
The F-Word: How to Be a Feminist in the Workplace
panel discussion recording.
Tech Savvy Program will be held March 21st at a Triton College to introduce middle school girls to STEM careers. The emphasis is on exploring fun activities in STEM careers and providing information for parents or counselors related to considering a STEM career for their daughters.
April : Gender and climate change
Dr. Erin Bergren, Visiting Professor at North Central College, presented Gender & Climate Change program. Climate change is a social phenomenon, which affects people differently depending on their social status. Due to social structures and biases, women are often affected disproportionately by environmental stressors and climate change is no exception.
Feb. Medicare for All? program by Dr. John Perryman presented a plan developed by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)—a universal, comprehensive, single-payer national health plan. Summary document of the program MEDICARE FOR ALL?
AAUW Bridge groups raise a significant amount each year toward our scholarship for a mature woman in financial need returning to finish her college degree.
Are you a bridge player? We are looking for individual women, pairs of women or couples to complete the Marathon Bridge games and social groups sponsored by AAUW. We have a number of marathon groups whose pairs play another pair September through May. There is also a social bridge group that plays once a month in the afternoon as well as some duplicate groups. A banquet will be held this year in June for all the groups where prizes will be awarded and an evening of additional bridge play will happen. Our bridge groups are a fundraiser for our scholarship, a wonderful way to meet people, and a good way to practice and improve your bridge skills. Please e-mail us if you are interested in learning more about participating in one of our groups. Players need not be members of AAUW to participate. For more information, email: email@example.com
Annual Used Book Sale — Raising funds for our local scholarship, national fellowships and research or community grants for women administered through AAUW Funds. Over 30,000 volumes are offered for sale each June.