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AAUW sharing the vision & living the mission
*AAUW proudly committed to the equality
- Masterweb News Desk
( Wednesday, March 1, 2006 )
American Association of University Women( AAUW ) is proudly committed to the equality of all women and girls, life long education and positive societal change. AAUW New York City( NYC ) Branch carries out this mission through the able leadership of its executive. AAUW NYC Branch is not necessarily a feminist movement nor a special interest group as it is involved in other areas of endeavor to the society and nation. Through her several programs AAUW has been able to empower society educationally, economically and culturally.
Many women in New York city have improved their careers through such programs. Minorities and the society at-large have also benefited both educationally and culturally. In February this year AAUW NYC Branch celebrated the Black History Month with music, soul food, speeches and presentations. The 2006 AAUW NYC Branch Black History Program (co-sponsored with community-based organizations) highlighted the Civil Rights Movement by paying tribute to Rosa Parks. It also reflected another Civil Rights icon, Malcolm X, who said, "Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots becomes a dead people."
AAUW Black History celebration was a huge success as it beamed with many faces of different colors. It was black by name but rainbow in reflection, emission and illumination. It beamed the light from past and present African and Black history into lives in honor of heroes past and hope for the future. AAUW Black History Committee, the brain behind the planning and execution of the event comprised of Dr. Nkechi Madonna Agwu (Chair), Dr. Jacqueline Pope, Ms. Joyce Arkhurst, Ms. Nneka Pope, Ms. Barbara Dagen, Ms. Rovenia McGowan, Ms. Maria Ellis, Ms. Enid Reid, Ms. Joan Jacobson, Ms. Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Mrs. Julie Kleszczewski, Mrs. Europa Wilson-Agwu and Dr. Helen Yalof.
Songs featured at the event included God Bless Africa, an African Union Award Winning Anthem by Chief Charles Okereke and Free At Last by Ms. Lorraine Klaasen.
Presentations included Igbo Kinship by The Rev. Fada Dr. Jon Ukaegbu and Africa's Triple Heritage by Ali Mazrui( discussion facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Joe Omeokwe ).
Click this link for AAUW Black History Month Program
AAUW has several interesting events coming up this year which include, Women’s Herstory Day, Readings on Prince and Seacole’s – A Stranger in the Village, etc.
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For the program of AAUW 2006 Upcoming Events, click the link below:-
Photo Above: Picture says it all - American Association of University Women( AAUW ) Shaping the Future for Women and Girls
Rosa Parks being fingerprinted. Dec. 1, 1955 - Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man when the bus driver orders her to do so. She is arrested and fined $14. Dec. 5, 1955 - Parks stands trial and is found guilty of breaking the segregation laws. This leads to a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system organized by Martin Luther King, Jr.
AAUW NYC Branch Website
AAUW NYC Calender of Events
Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Changed a Nation
Women's rights movement in Africa emerges
African Women: The better half
Africa's women speak out
African Womens Development Fund
God Bless Africa recognized as the Unofficial African Anthem
God Bless Africa Recognition Page
AU Anthem: Comparing & Contrasting
Purchasing God Bless Africa CD
God Bless Africa Homepage
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