Welcome to the West Harris County (TX) Branch of AAUW

Join us on August 6th for a bipartisan celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This virtual town hall will bring together incredible historians, celebrities, athletes and politicians to discuss women’s involvement in the civic process.
RegisterThis August marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. It’s a powerful and important centenary, though ratification was an incomplete victory. Black women were still largely disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act nearly 45 years later on August 6, 1965.

On August 6, join All In Together in partnership with The 19th, the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, the LBJ Presidential Library, the National Archives, the National Constitution Center, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for 19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future.

This online program will begin with a panel of prominent historians, Professors Martha S. Jones and Lisa Tetrault, examining the history of the women’s suffrage movement. It will be followed by discussions with two iconic trailblazers who will address the fight for gender rights throughout our history and the challenges women face today: a keynote conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi followed by a separate discussion with Secretary Condoleezza Rice. A final panel will feature activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Abby Wambach, who will explore the opportunities and work that lies ahead for the next generation of women.

Featured Speaker

  • Nancy Pelosi, Keynote Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Activist, Educator, Writer, Leader
  • David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Martha S. Jones, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Lisa Tetrault, Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Debra Steidel Wall, Deputy Archivist of the United States
  • Abby Wambach, Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Player

Moderators

  • Lauren Leader, Co-Founder & CEO, All In Together
  • Dana Perino, Former White House Press Secretary;  Anchor and Co-Host, FOX News Channel’s ‘The Daily Briefing’ and ‘The Five’
  • Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Cente
  • Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation

If you are unable to attend the live event, please register to receive a link to the recording following the presentation.

This event is made possible by the generous support of P&G and Merck.

George & Barbara Bush Foundation

CONGRATULATIONS 2020 BAKER-TELFER
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

The Baker-Telfer Scholarship Committee is delighted to announce its 2020 scholarship winners. Each young woman will receive $2000 to help defray costs of tuition, fees, and books during her freshman year. The generous support of West Harris County AAUW members makes this local scholarship possible, one donation at a time. Thank you, all, for extending your financial aid to Houston’s next generation of women leaders.

Rosemary Lozano

Rosemary Lozano, of Spring Branch’s Northbrook High School, plans to study nursing at Prairie View A &M University.

Kaylee Vu

Kaylee Vu, of Alief’s Kerr High School, will study biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Abigail Perkins

Abigail Perkins, of Houston’s Bellaire High School, will study mathematics at the University of Virginia.

 

link to Baker-Telfer scholarship

Congratulations to the newly election AAUW-WHC officers

  • President-Elect: Rose Ennis

  • Vice-President Membership: Carolyn Stoffel

  • Assistant Vice-President AAUW Funds: Susan Dunten

  • Recording Secretary: Cheri Jackson

 


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