Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Brings AAUW to Cleveland

Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Branch brings the mission of AAUW to the eastside of Cleveland, Ohio.  AAUW protects legal rights; educates women for a lifetime of success; advocates for laws that give women a fair chance; researches educational and economic barriers that harm women; leads and teaches others to lead in our schools, communities, and country.

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Upcoming Events    

February 25, 2015      6:45 pm   Beachwood Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library: Board Meeting.  All branch members are encouraged to attend.

Campus Safety

Sexual assault disproportionately affects college women and impedes theirAssault_stop-and-start-signs-campaign-against-campus-sexual-assault-280x170 ability to participate fully in campus life.  AAUW-HHL salutes the Case Western Reserve University police department for its recently launched, free smartphone app that will help improve the security and safety of students on both the CIM and CWRU campuses.

The app works with both Apple and Android smartphones and uses some interesting features, such as:

  • GPS to more quickly locate students in an emergency situation
  • Wi-Fi indoor positioning system (IPS) to find a student’s approximate location within a specific building
  • “safety checks,” that allow a student to enter an activity (such as walking home from library and an allotted time. If the student does not enter her secure PIN code before the time expires, the app sends a text message to the student’s emergency contacts. The text message includes the activity and a link to a map showing her/his last location.
  • “What to do if . . . ” feature includes a list of instructions for various emergencies.

The AAUW toolkit helps establish and extend fully developed campus sexual assault policies, knowledgeable administrators, and, ultimately, an end to sexual violence on campuses.  Read more about the toolkit on AAUW’s national website.

Ohio’s Voting Record Is Here

AAUW supports issues favoring public education, women’s equity and pay equity and reproductive choice.  Are you ready to tell your reps how you want them to vote? We certainly hope so. The Voting Record will remain posted for a short time to allow you to compare outcomes of the last election with the votes of those who represent you. Write or email a personal note asking them to vote for public education and fair pay.

By joining with a local group, you can connect with women with backgrounds in medical fields, technology, business, and education who work for equity for women and girls.  Become a member.  Download our AAUW-HHL in Brief brochure.  Visit our blog about diversity; post your comments.

Know Your Rights in the Workplace

equal payFinding out what your rights are has never been easier, thanks to the launch of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund’s new Know Your Rights at Work resource on the AAUW national site. Learn more about protections against pregnancy discrimination, sexist practices, wage inequity, and other issues.

Know a Recent College Graduate?College Students at Graduation

Let e-student affiliates know they automatically become national members for one year at no cost to them.  If you are an AAUW member, check the Member Center – Current Members page to find a perfect gift for other college graduates.

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AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.