Sunday, November 23, 2014

December AAUW Meeting

On Saturday, December 6th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will celebrate their annual Holiday Brunch at the home of Louise Freeman, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The guest speaker will be the current Taunton Area AAUW Education Foundation Graduate Fellow, Bizhao Zhang, an active proponent of gender equality. Zhang provides free legal services for underprivileged women fighting against sexual discrimination in the education sector of China. She has also volunteered on HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in Africa and mentored migrant workers’ children in China. At Harvard Kennedy School, she plans to examine gender-motivated violence and develop policy-related skill sets to empower Chinese women.

The AAUW Education Foundation --- the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women – supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are under-represented.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an Associate or equivalent, Baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members.

For more information about joining the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. For more information about AAUW, visit the website at:

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