Monday, March 26, 2007

AAUW Honored at Women's History Month Celebration

The Town of Islip, NY at its Women’s History Month Celebration tonight, honored the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for its 125 year commitment to equity for women. The Proclamation acknowledged AAUW’s service to the community and included our Mission statement “AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research".

The AAUW Islip Area Branch President was also honored for her years of service as an educator, her AAUW commitment and her many outstanding contributions to the community. In her acceptance talk she mentioned that we will be acknowledging Equal Pay Day, April 24. by distributing Pay Day candy bars at railroad stations, colleges, and legislator’s offices. A woman must work until April this year to earn as much as a man did last year for a woman earns 76% of what a man does..

AAUW is an organization with a sterling past, a meaningful present and a brilliant future.

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