Welcome to the Lubbock, Texas branch of AAUW!

BRANCH MEETING – TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2020  All AAUW-Lubbock activities have been suspended due to the COV-19 outbreak. Updates will be available on this page as the situation clarifies (last updated 3/27/20).     

Speaker: Carol Flueckiger (Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts).

Professor Flueckiger will discuss her Solitude of Selfie project in honor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 19th century address Solitude of Self and the 100th year anniversary of the 19th amendment (1920-2020).   

Early feminist history is an important theme in Prof. Flueckiger’s artwork. Her ‘Solitude of Selfie’ project mingles modern imagery with the text of Stanton’s 19thcentury address arguing for suffrage. Working for suffrage her entire life, Stanton believed this address to be her greatest achievement as it outlines the intersections between individual rights and social responsibilities. Prof. Flueckiger uses her signature technique, which builds on cyanotype — a light sensitive chemical that she blends with drawing and painting via submersion and sanding methods — to connect the 19thcentury to contemporary social media.  She serves on the faculty in the School of Art at Texas Tech. Her artwork is represented by Charles Adams Gallery in Lubbock, TX.  Original ‘Solitude of Selfie’ project prints will be on display at the event. (For further details about the artist, see: https://www.carolflueckiger.com)   

Come join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 for dinner at The Lubbock Women’s Club starting at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will include a selection of wines from the South Plains. Help us get reacquainted and welcome artist Carol Flueckger. Dinner is $17.00.

RSVP to Adelaida Montemayor, amontemayor4@sbcglobal.net
If you are unable to honor your reservation, please cancel by Sunday before so that you are not billed for dinner.

Recent:

  • Wednesday, February 12 – Jessica Gray, M.D. (Women’s Health)
  • Tuesday, January 14 – Dawn Payne, J.D. (Title IX)

BRANCH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Special ActivityAAUW Lubbock has purchased a table at the Lubbock NAACP Annual Scholarship Banquet. The event will be held Saturday, February 29 at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion on the TTU campus with Carol Sumner as the Keynote Speaker. Please join us.  Tickets for AAUW members are $35.  Contact Mary Margaret Ramsey (mmramsey2000@yahoo.com) for further details — only a few seats remain.

Book Group – Next meeting Saturday, March 7, 2020Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty, by Melissa del Bosque. Check out an excerpt from the Texas Observer: https://www.texasobserver.org/stalking-horse/ .

Following:  Saturday, April 4, 2020Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict (See a sample review: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/carnegies-maid-novel)

For more details about the Book Group, contact Alice Young (Alice.Young@ttu.edu).

Cuisine Group – Next meeting  –TBA.

Saturday, Feb 8 (6 PM). Theme:  Soups and Stews from Around the World.  Menu includes:  Foreign cheeses w/ crackers, Capresse salad, French bread/baguette,  Italian wedding soup, Turkish red lentil soup, Mexican pose, West African soup, Jamaican rum cake.  Recipes are available — Contact co-Chairs Diane Cole (diacole1@aol.com; 239-7287) and Maggie Seymour (mseymour9@suddenlink.net; 792-7899) for further details.


COMMUNITY

Congratulations to AAUW-Lubbock member Sellie Shine for her recognition as a Lubbock YWCA 2020 Women of Excellence in the category of Social Justice. (The banquet is Thursday, March 12 starting at 6:00 PM; See http://www.ywcalubbock.org/women-of-excellence-main-page/ for further details and ticket information).

The Texas Tech University Women’s & Gender Studies Program will host its Annual Conference on Women during April 16-17.  Guest speakers are Dr. Robert Jensen (UT-Austin), Dr. Laura Foster (Indiana University) and Dr. Siobhan Brooks (Cal State Fullerton).  (For Conference details, see: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_2020.php)

TTU Public Media – Beyond the Report: The Status of Women in Lubbock.

Background information (YWCA’s Glenda Mathis): https://vimeo.com/356751082

Upcoming KTTZ series:  https://tv.kttz.org/beyond-the-report/the-status-of-women-in-lubbock/

The Report:  http://statusofwomendata.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/R480_Status-of-Women-in-Lubbock-County-FINAL-with-cover.pdf

Links to AAUW-Lubbock sponsored segments:  Education – https://vimeo.com/349907587; Pay Gap – https://vimeo.com/345532988 


JOIN AAUW OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP

Be sure to renew your membership. Use the AAUW Lubbock branch 2020-2021 membership form, or renew online using the Member Services Database.

You will need your membership number to renew online.

Renewal fee is $82 ($59 National, $13 state, $10 branch).

New members can join online also by initiating an application for AAUW National membership!