February Newsletter



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Diversity Comic by Anna Moriarty Lev

This month, Anna’s comic addresses the insurrection at the Capitol.  (After experiencing the power of the visual story, you may want to read this NPR article: “How to Talk to Kids about the Riots at the US Capitol.”

Women’s Groups Advocate for Trump’s Removal

Consider reading this statement on the National AAUW website about President Trump’s removal.

Scribble Sisters

Finally, take a deep breath and enjoy some reflections on new beginnings by the Scribble Sisters.


This Month’s Program: Solidarity, Intersectionality, and the Disability Movement

Speaker: Lynn Mazza, Peer Advocate Counselor, Vermont Center for Independent  Living in Bennington
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Zoom Link: Bit.ly//AAUWBennVCIL

Feature Articles:

The AAUW Public Policy Program by Gudrun Hutchins

How a Small Group of Dedicated AAUW Women Raised $52,284 For Our Scholarship Program by Judy Murphy

Welcome to Our New Members!

Branch Meetings for February

    • Read-Around–February 4 at 1:00 pm
      The focus of the First Thursday group is Cultural Diversity. All members are encouraged to take part–either as a reader or a listener. This month, Ruth Giordano, our ReadAround leader, has prepared a few selections on Ageism, Sexism, and Xenophobia.  Passage include excerpts from a TED talk by Ashton Applewhite, stories by Nafila Dhahab and Kate Chopin, and an episode of The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling.  RSVP appreciated: ruth.giordano@gmail.com
      Thursday, Feb 4 at 1:00 PM on Zoom.
    • Book Group–February 18 at 1:00 pm
      The Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month. All members are welcome.  Everyone is welcome. No sign-up needed. Feel free to listen in sometime and decide whether you’d want to take part in subsequent discussions.

      Selection for February: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
      Selection for March: There,There  by Tommy Orange
      Zoom link: Bit.ly/3rdThursBooks
    • Scribble Sisters Meetings–February 10 and February 24 at 1:30 pm
      Scribble Sisters Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 1:30 pm.
      Zoom link: Bit.ly/ScribSisZoom


Newsletter Co-Editors: Gudrun Hutchins (vtGudrun@comcast.net) and Dawn Rodrigues (dawn.rodrigues@gmail.com)