AAUW Member Webinars: Town Hall and Tools for Having Difficult Conversations
From: “Kimberly Churches, AAUW” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday, April 1, 2021 4pm ET
AAUW National Town Hall on Member Education Requirement
AAUW’s annual election will begin on April 7 and run through May 17. We encourage you to attend this member-only Town Hall to learn more about the Board-supported proposed changes to the bylaws that would eliminate the degree requirement and open membership. We will also discuss Get Out the Vote efforts during the COVID pandemic and what you can do to help make sure that members voices and votes are counted. The Town Hall will include breakout groups, which will allow for more specific discussion on the items up for membership vote this spring, as well as GOTV efforts that you can participate in. Please join us!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 4pm ET
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Toolkit – How to Have Difficult Conversations
Try to think of the last time you had a conversation that was not easy due to perceived or actual cultural/socioeconomic factors. How did you feel before you began talking? Did you harbor expectations as to how the conversation would proceed and conclude? How did you feel once the conversation ended? Did you accomplish your goals? An important step in your Branch’s journey toward true equity, diversity, and inclusion is having open and honest conversations. Join Jesse Ohrenberger and members of the AAUW Inclusion & Equity Committee on Thursday, April 22, at 3pm EST, to learn foundational skills for successfully navigating these kinds of conversations, including how to create safe and inclusive spaces by setting ground rules and managing community agreements.