Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2018
    • 02 Jun 2018
    • University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    In 2017, #MeToo was flung into the spotlight; but eleven years before the hashtag went viral, Tarana Burke started the Me Too movement through her youth organization to empower girls of color as they begin to grow and define themselves. It took years of hard work, perseverance, and belief to be able to seize the moment that she got in 2017. Now she’s coming to the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to tell you how you can be ready for your moment when it arrives.

     Be prepared when the opportunity comes to change your life — and the lives of people around. With skill-building workshops customized for campus professionals, informative panels and lectures, and an inspiring lineup of awardees and speakers, NCCWSL can help you prepare to turn your moment into a movement.

     Register yourself and your students for NCCWSL before April 30 to hear how Burke is supporting survivors of sexual assault and harassment, connect with other campus professionals, and get the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the lives of your students — and in your own life, too.

    For more information please the following people:

    Melissa Robertson,
    2018 NCCWSL Steering Committee Chair

     Megan P. Waring, Educational Events Manager

    AAUW, 1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005
    202.728.7618 |CFC #11319 |
    www.aauw.org

    • 30 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, located at Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Rd in Middle River, MD

    Special 1940's Homefront Heroine to Visit Middle River

    Extra! Extra! This good news just in! The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, located at Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Rd in Middle River, MD invites you to a special celebration of World War II homefront heroes on Wednesday, May 30 at 2pm as it has just been confirmed that the Museum will be hosting a visit by the country’s longest working Rosie the Riveter, Elinor Otto, who worked as a riveter in California 1942 – 2014. She is in the Maryland/DC area to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade and will be at the Museum on Wednesday, May 30 for a press conference announcing to aviation and history  museums across the country the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Gardens Campaign, a national initiative to honor the working women of World War II who supported the war effort on the homefront. The Glenn L. Martin related aviation museum was selected for this important announcement because Martin was the first to hire women for doing men’s job in a World War II supporting manufacturing site. In August, 1941 he hired 19 women as a test to see if they could do the work. Alice Whitmer Podolsky was the first woman interviewed and first to be hired and Alice and the other 18 women  proved that they could do the job assigned to them, thus being the first Rosie the riveters.

    Elinor rose to fame following her appearance on “The Ellen Show” where her Rosie story was shared several years ago.  Upon her retirement in 2014, Elinor, now 98 years old and still going strong with a “We Can Do It” energy,  has been serving as national spokesperson for the Spirit of ’45 and Rosie Memorial Gardens. As seating is limited for the 2pm event, please RSVP if you can attend. The Baltimore area has been home for many World War II women who served as pioneers of the 1940’s, contributing to bringing a war to an end while bringing social change to the workplace. Baltimore County was built on the wings of Martin aircraft and a visit to the Museum by Elinor Otto assists in celebrating and honoring that treasured heritage during the Memorial Day week.