Sept. 9 – Dec. 10, 2009

This newsletter covers a much longer period than usual, and some announcements that were posted are now irrelevant. To get the information more quickly, please check — particularly if you are responsible for forwarding information to your branch.

2009 AAUW NC Award for Juvenile Literature: Clay Carmichael for “Wild Things” –

  • Earlier winners:
  • A resource for information on books by NC authors: (maintained by Carmichael)
  • Remember — if you go to, the “AAUW Awards” link over on the left gets to page where you can quickly order the recent Juvenile Literature Award books at the AAUW member discount.

The Winter 2009 Tar Heel News  went to the printer last week and members should see it in their USMail soon…

Holiday gifts: Talk to your family and friends this holiday about why you are an AAUW member. If they wish to join or you wish to give them a gift of membership, you’ll find easy online signup forms at (national only) and (national and North Carolina). “Best value” memberships in AAUW and AAUW NC are now available via the Tar Heel Branch: or

UNC Chapel Hill event on Title IX/Pay Equity

On Friday afternoon, November 20, about 40 people attended a showing of “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority” and a panel discussion on Title IX and Pay Equity. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and several other groups, including AAUW NC.
Funding for campus programs that combat sex discrimination. For info: AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund “program in a box”

Message from the nominating committee on Recruiting the next AAUW NC leaders



Does your school district have questions about implementation of the Healthy Youth Act (comprehensive sex ed)? Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of NC will be doing training around the state in January and February.

Message from Action for Children AAUW NC is a coalition partner of Action for Children North Carolina which is seeking public support for legislation pending in the NC General Assembly to raise the age at which children are prosecuted as adults…


NC Women United, one of the coalitions to which AAUW NC belongs, is looking for new people to get involved with its 2010 Women’s Agenda Assemblies. If your branch would consider helping to organize a local Agenda Assembly or if you would like to help prepare a paper for the “Draft Agenda” – a collection of public policy white papers that are discussed at the local meetings – please sign up here to be sure to get future announcements:

Check out the NC Women United newsletter for events, job postings, and general news from the 30+ member organizations, including AAUW NC: (Updated Nov. 2018)

  • Be sure to subscribe if you want to get updates directly.

North Carolina Women United presented its 2009 Anne Mackie Award to June M. Kimmel of Davidson. The Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to advocacy on behalf of women.


Beijing +15 – UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting in NY in March
In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action …

More resources related to the CSW: – a group for the Virginia Gildersleeves International Fund, long affiliated with AAUW – Find their newsletter at, Women of North Carolina a new group formed to support ratification of CEDAW and link North Carolinians with the CSW.

AAUW Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Last year AAUW awarded more than $500K. The deadline for 2010-2011 applications is December 15. These grants are funded by Research and Project endowments, part of the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund, see NC members who wish to support future awards are encouraged to direct their gifts (see Donate link at to the Charlotte Branch R&P fund. November 25 at 10:06am Delete For information on those in NC who have received these grants in the past, see


  • Congratulations to UNC Wilmington for winning one of AAUW’s 2010 Campaign College grants:
  • Congratulations to Queen Thompson of Charlotte who has been appointed to the Legal Advocacy Fund committee at AAUW.
  • For a diagram of how the Legal Advocacy Fund fits with the other charitable priorities of AAUW, see this recent handout:
  • Save the date: 2010 NC Governor’s Conf for Women: 11/09/2010. AAUW NC participated in 2006 and 2007 – a great networking event.
  • NC NOW has starting collecting names for its annual pro-choice signature ad in the Independent. Sign up for choice now!
  • NCVCE has released their 2009 Scorecard on Campaign Reform
  • The Women’s Forum of North Carolina has released an update to their 1999 report on the gender breakdown of important state boards and commissions. AAUW members were involved in this initial project, and it remains an AAUW NC public policy concern. Check out the report at
  • UNC Center for Women’s Health Research Fall 2009 newsletter

If you think it is important to get this information out to the e-mail list more frequently, please contact me to find out how to join the team that produces this summary. -Nancy