Welcome to the Murfreesboro, TN Branch of AAUW!

Join us at our pay equity forum, March 24!

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Equal Dime for Equal Time
Building a Strong Economic Foundation for Tennessee Families

Thursday, March 24
5:45 p.m.
MT Center at Middle Tennessee State University
Sam Ingram Building
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd. in Murfreesboro

Join AAUW Murfreesboro and AAUW Nashville
for a panel discussion on the issue of Equal Pay for Equal Work.
Free and open to the public!

Moderator: Holly Thompson, multiple Emmy Award and Associated Press Award-winning Journalist, co-anchors “Channel 4 News Today” and hosts “Channel 4 News at Noon,” WSMV-TV Nashville.

Panelists: Phyllis Qualls Brooks, Executor Director, Tennessee Economic Council on Women; State Representative John Ray Clemmons, District 55; State Representative Brenda Gilmore, District 54; Sylvia Hall, Supervisory Federal Investigator and Training, EEOC Nashville Area Office; Sarah L. Smith, Director EEOC Nashville Area Office; State Senator Jim Tracy, District 14; and Yvonne Wood, Advisory Committee of the Status of Women in the South.

Sponsored by AAUW Nashville, AAUW Murfreesboro, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, AWAKE Tennessee, Business and Professional Women of Tennessee, Davidson County Democratic Party, Davidson County Democratic Women, Jefferson Street United Merchant Partnership (J.U.M.P.), MTSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women, National Women’s History Month Committee, MTSU, Rutherford County Democratic Women, Rutherford County League of Women Voters, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee WHET, Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee

Looking for an organization that cares about the same issues as you do? Do you believe in equal pay for equal work? Advancing education for women and girls? Then AAUW is for you!
AAUW of Murfreesboro is a company of college-educated individuals from all walks of life who share a common purpose—To work toward equity for women and girls in education and in the workplace. We are part of a national and state network that makes a difference both locally and nationally.

Our mother organization in Washington, D. C. (200,000 members strong) is a powerful voice on women’s issues (http://www.aauw.org/ ). Our Tennessee organization (http://aauw-tn.aauw.net/) supports legislation in the General Assembly that will make positive changes for women in the workplace.

AAUW of Murfreesboro meets monthly—September through May, excluding January—on the second Thursday of the month, 5:00 to 7:00 PM. At these meetings, we learn about women’s issues, plan activities to advance women and girls, and share a meal. We make lifelong friends, have fun, and enjoy good eats!

We welcome members from all professions and businesses who care about equity for women and girls in education and in the workplace. The only requirement for membership is a college degree, including an associate’s degree.

Our activities include raising funds for local and national scholarships and for legal advocacy for women and educating the public about the pay gap for women and lobbying for paycheck fairness. We also partner with other community organizations to create opportunities for women and girls, such as co-sponsoring “Expanding Your Horizons,” the science and mathematics conference for middle school girls, and adopting the Rutherford County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

For more information, contact Dia Cirillo, aauwboropresident@gmail.com. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Upcoming Events

It’s On Us, Too: Know Your IX
An Open Forum for MTSU Faculty and Staff
March 23, 2016
2:00 p.m.
JUB Room 100, MTSU
Dr. Marian Wilson, Assistant to the President for Institutional Equity and Compliance, will be the
facilitator for this informative and engaging conversation. Find out what you need to know and
what you need to do when you are faced with concerns related to Title IX.
This event is sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Refreshments will be served.

AAUW-TN State Convention: Dinner & Board Meeting
Friday, April 8
6:00-9:00 PM
Blackstone Brewery
1918 West End Ave in Nashville
All AAUW members are welcome to attend the board meeting.

AAUW-TN State Convention
Saturday, April 9
9:00AM–3:00 PM
Scaritt-Bennett Center
1008 9th Ave S in Nashville
Convention: Examining Equity in Education and Employment
Registration deadline is March 9. Download and complete registration form here: http://tinyurl.com/AAUWTNConv
A block of rooms has been reserved for AAUW at the Best Western Brentwood. Deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is March 2.

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Recent Events

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AAUW members and students had a blast at February’s inaugural Songs for Scholarship fundraiser.

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AAUW Murfreesboro joined branches from across the state at the Women’s Day on the Hill in March. We met with Rep. Clemmons, who has championed Equal Pay measures on Capitol Hill in Nashville.