Meeting Registration

AAUW-PA 89th Annual Meeting

April 13-15, 2018
Seven Springs Resort
777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622

When Women Get Involved …… the Conversation Changes

Join us for the 2018 AAUW-PA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort this April in southwestern Pennsylvania. Network with your colleagues and be part of the conversation as we learn how to effectively make our voices heard. Experts will explain the impact of policies, politics, and legalities and how they affect women’s issues. Branch leaders will offer concurrent sessions and our Student Advisory Council will share their views.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers for the meeting, starting with our keynote speaker AAUW National Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly Churches speaking on “Changing the Conversation and Moving Forward”. Plenary sessions include District Attorney Marjorie J. Fox, Greene County PA presenting on Women in Local Politics, Women’s Law Project representative Jessica Beckett-McWalter, and “Gerrymandering: Taking Away Our Voice” by AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chairs Barbara Price and Ann Pehle. Workshops include “Reaching Out: Student Loan Solutions for College Students”, Build Global Citizens: Great Decisions Program Fosters Local Discussions”, “Small Branches: Big Ideas”, “Hate Crimes and Hate Prevention”, STEM Programs, How-To Guides”, “Tears We Cannot Stop book discussion”; a Student Panel presentation, and a plenary from the Women’s Law Project. This along with the usual Counterparts session, update from AAUW National, networking and awards.

Through the Gender Studies Lens”, and a presentation from our state Student Advisory Council.



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AAUW members can register for the full convention, Friday to Sunday with all meals and programming, Saturday and Sunday with meals and programming, or Saturday only with meals and programming. You can register online or by downloading a registration form and returning it in the mail.

If you are an AAUW student affiliate member, e-student affiliate member, or member of a student organization, we are offering a student discount for the first 25 who register. For students you must register online.

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AAUW-PA 89th Annual Meeting
Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs
April 13-15, 2018

When Women get Involved…the Conversation Changes

Friday, April 13
2:00-5:00pm Conference Registration
4:00pm Hotel Check-In
6:00-7:00pm Opening Dinner
7:00-8:00pm Keynote “Changing the Conversation and Moving Forward”, Kim Churches, AAUW CEO
Saturday, April 14
7:45-8:45am Breakfast
8:00-10:00am Conference Registration
9:00-9:45am Concurrent Sessions (Choose one of the three):
“Small Branches: Big Ideas”, Susan Wheatley, Indiana County Branch
“Tears We Cannot Stop”, Toni Hoffman, Easton/Bethlehem Branch
“Hate Crimes and Hate Prevention”, Stacey Zaremba and Shelley Speirs, Bethlehem Branch
10:00-11:30am Business Meeting
11:30am-12:15pm Women in Local Politics, Greene County District Attorney Marjorie Fox
12:30-1:30pm Luncheon
“Strategies for Closing the Gender Wage Gap”, California University of PA Campus Action Project, Dr. Marta McClintock and students
1:45-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the three):
“STEM Programs, Step by Step”, Deanna Haddle, Johnstown Branch
“Build Global Citizens: Great Decisions Program Fosters Local Discussion”, Ellen McDevitt, North Hills-Pittsburgh Branch
“Reaching Out: Student Loans Solutions for College Students”, Jennifer Schultz, West Chester-Chester County Branch
3:00-3:45pm AAUW-PA Student Advisory Council (SAC) College Student Presentation on Intersectional Feminism, Moderator:  Holle Canatella, Ph.D., AAUW-PA C/U Liaison
4:00-4:20pm District Meetings
4:30-5:00pm Counterparts Session
4:00-5:15pm Student Only Session – “Career Development”
5:30-6:30pm Awards, Cocktails (cash bar), and Poster Session
6:30-8:30pm Jessica Beckett-McWalter – Women’s Law Project
Sunday, April 15
8:30-9:00pm Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Plenary “Gerrymandering: Taking Away Our Voice”
Barbara Price and Ann Pehle, AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chairs
10:00-11:00am AAUW National Update & Installation of Officers
11:00am Adjourn and Room Check-out

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Annual Meeting Speakers

Keynote Speaker – Kim Churches, AAUW CEO

Kimberly Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Prior to joining AAUW in June 2017 Kimberly served as the managing director of the Brookings Institution, an internationally recognized public policy think tank. In that capacity she strategically guided Brookings, providing vision and problem-solving skills while focusing on expansive partnerships, external relations, and advancement.

Kimberly has also served as an associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a director of development at the University of North Florida, and a division director at the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education (K–12 and higher education) as well as on capacity building among grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits.

Kim will share her vision, present problem-solving skills, capacity building with grass roots groups, and address constructive partnerships that create a welcoming climate. She will also answer any member’s questions about the national strategic plan and the future direction of AAUW.

District Attorney Marjorie Fox, Women in Local Politics

District Attorney Marjorie Fox first joined the office of the District Attorney of Greene County as an Assistant District Attorney in 1989, primarily to assist in child abuse and sexual assault cases as well as to represent the Commonwealth in criminal appeals. She was later promoted to First Assistant District Attorney and remained in this capacity until she became District Attorney in 2001.

District Attorney Fox graduated with a degree in Public Service from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977. She worked as an assistant in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service prior to attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following her 1981 graduation, she engaged in the general practice of law in Allegheny and Greene Counties before joining the District Attorney’s Office.

Women’s Law Project, Jessica Beckett-McWalter

Our Saturday dinner speaker, Jessica Beckett-McWalter will discuss the Women’s Law Project and their work in the state advocating as a leading organization in the PA Campaign for Women’s Health. WLP is a state-based group dedicated to the fight for issues that affect women’s legal status, health, and economic security working through high-impact litigation, policy advocacy and community education.


Closing the Gender Wage Gap, California University of PA Campus Action Project

Students and their Director, Dr. Marta McClintock, will discuss how they used their funds to highlight local women who overcome the obstacles they faced and have broken gender barriers.


State Student Advisory Council Presentation:

Intersectional Feminism

A discussion on intersectional feminism: ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) are interconnected, and activism on college campuses. The members of the 2017-18 AAUW-PA Student Advisory Council will present this session. Those members are: Bria Bowman is a senior at West Chester University majoring in International Business Management; Natalia Hazelwood is a senior majoring in International Relations with the Penn State University World Campus,; Shaina Hilsey is a senior at California University of Pennsylvania majoring in Sport Management with a concentration in Professional Golf Management and a minor in Business Administration; and Sofino Odero is a senior majoring in African Studies and minoring in Health Studies at Dickinson College.

Moderator: Holle Canatella, AAUW-PA C/U Liaison and Lock Haven University.

Workshop Sessions

Small Branches: Big Ideas

Susan Wheatley, Indiana County Branch
Learn about a theme-based annual program that appeals to a multi-faceted audience, to advance health care for women and their families.

Tears We Cannot Stop
Toni Hoffman, Easton/Bethlehem Branch
A panel discussion on the book Tears We Cannot Stop will lead to ideas for social justice actions.

Hate Crimes and Hate Prevention
Stacey Zaremba and Shelley Speirs, Bethlehem Branch
Learn how hate crimes can be explored through an annual program, and how to adapt this programming format for use in your branch.

STEM Programs, Step by Step
Deanna Haddle, Johnstown Branch and Michele Crowl, State College Branch
Learn how to organize and host STEM events and programs of all sizes, while building partnerships.

Build Global Citizens: Great Decisions Program Fosters Local Discussions
Ellen McDevitt, Norths Hills Pittsburgh Branch
Learn to use “Great Decisions”, the world’s largest discussion program on foreign affairs, to foster conversations about international issues.

Reaching Out: Student Loan Solutions for College Students
Jennifer Schultz, West Chester-Chester County Branch
Learn how to educate college students about their future financial health through student loan solutions while introducing them to AAUW.