March President’s Letter

March is Women’s History Month.  AAUW is a partner with the National Women’s History Project (www.nwhp.org).  The theme for this year is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment” which fits with the mission of AAUW. The 2012 honorees are:

•Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870) – Women Higher Education Pioneer
•Charlotte Forten Grimke (1837 – 1914) – Freedman Bureau Educator
•Annie Sullivan (1866 – 1936) – Disability Education Architect
•Gracia Molina de Pick (b.1929) – Feminist Educational Reformer
•Okolo Rashid (b.1949) – Community Development Activist and
Historical Preservation Advocate
•Brenda Flyswithhawks (b. 1950) – American Indian Advocate and Educator

On the local level, It’s About Time Theater, a theater whose mission is to inspire, showcase, educate and support women through theater is producing a play to celebrate Women’s History month. The play is “Stars in a Bright Sky: The stories of Edith and Hattie Mayo”.  The play is written by Rochester resident Coralee Grebe with original music by Ann Reed.  Funding is provided by the State of Minnesota through the Arts and
Cultural Heritage fund through the Minnesota History Society.  Hattie was a member of AAUW. The play will be March 2-25 at the Chateau 14 theater.  Showtimes are Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2 and 8 pm, Sundays 2pm.  If you would like to go together as a group, AAUW will attend the Sunday March 11 performance at 2:00PM.  You can purchase your own tickets at the box office or paragontheaters.com.

Congratulations to Marilyn Stewart and Judge Ancy Morse for receiving the Girl Scouts Trailblazer honor for alumnae whose work has opened doors for other women.

Please plan to attend the AAUW State convention April 27-29 in Brainerd.  Details are in the Minnesota Pine.

I look forward to seeing you at the March 17 AAUW Education luncheon.

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