Kaur To Speak At Septem­ber AAUW Meet­ing

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

This past spring two young women, Emilie Cross­man from Oak­dale and Sahiba Kaur from Escalon flew to the Univer­sity of Mary­land to at­tend The Na­tional Con­fer­ence For Col­lege Women Stu­dent Lead­ers, NCCWSL. Only about 800 young women have the op­por­tu­nity each year to at­tend NCCWSL, the premier lead­er­ship event for col­lege women in the United States and glob­ally.

Cross­man and Kaur were each given a stipend to at­tend the con­fer­ence from The Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women, Oak­dale-River­bank-Escalon Branch. At the Satur­day, Sept. 8 lun­cheon meet­ing of the ORE Branch, Kaur, now an up­per divi­sion stu­dent at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Davis, will share her con­fer­ence ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing the op­por­tu­nity to see and hear Tarana Burke, so­cial jus­tice ac­tivist and founder of the Me Too Move­ment, and the 2018 NCCWSL Woman of Dis­tinc­tion Si­mone Askew, who broke bar­ri­ers as the first African Amer­i­can woman to serve as first cap­tain at West Point – The U.S. Mil­i­tary Acad­emy.

AAUW Oak­dale River­bank Escalon Branch’s an­nual mem­ber­ship meet­ing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in a mem­ber’s home. Cost of the lunch is $12. Prospec­tive mem­bers in the Oak­dale, River­bank, or Escalon area are in­vited to at­tend the meet­ing to hear Kaur and to learn about the Branch’s plans and pro­grams for this com­ing year. Call (209) 8470271 for in­for­ma­tion and di­rec­tions and to make reser­va­tions.

The Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women (AAUW) ad­vances eq­uity for women and girls through ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion, phi­lan­thropy and re­search. Since 1881, mem­bers have ex­am­ined and taken po­si­tions on the fun­da­men­tal is­sues of the day – ed­u­ca­tional, so­cial, eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal. Grad­u­ates hold­ing an as­so­ci­ates or higher de­gree from an in­sti­tu­tion of the AAUW list of qual­i­fied in­sti­tu­tions and per­sons hold­ing an honorary de­gree are el­i­gi­ble for mem­ber­ship in AAUW. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about AAUW, log on to www.aauw.org. In­for­ma­tion about the AAUW, Oak­dale River­bank Escalon branch is at http://ore-ca. aauw.net.

SAHIBA KAUR

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