Saturday, December 2, 2017

AAUW Meeting

On Saturday, December 9, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will celebrate their annual Holiday Brunch at the home of Louise Freeman in Raynham, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Two guest speakers are scheduled.

Sheila Winborne, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary scholar who analyzes religious and racial themes in American visual culture of the late 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Her forthcoming book sheds new light on the fine art photographer F. Holland Day’s understanding of the artistic process in relation to spirituality and social responsibility while uncovering the theological significance of his representations of people of African descent. Sheila has been awarded the AAUW American Fellowship for 2017-2018.

Cassandra Devine is an Australian labor rights advocate who has worked in research, policy, and advocacy roles in her home country for Industrial Relations Victoria, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and the Fair Work Ombudsman. She is also a human rights activist, having worked with Amnesty International Australia, the Centre for Australian Progress, EMILY’s List, and Zonta. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Melbourne University. Cassandra was awarded the AAUW International Fellowship for 2017- 2018.

The AAUW Education Foundation is the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women students. The Scholarships support aspiring scholars around the world, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

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 Rosemaire Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. For more information about AAUW, visit the website at:

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