This Week

Reservations for Tuesday’s lunch

Special Scholarship Fundraiser Event:
An Evening with Rudy Maxa, The Transformative Power of Travel,
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 pm.
Reservations by check must be received by April 17.  More information.


9:30  a.m. Mystery Hour, Gold Room

11:00 a.m. Justice Choir: The Transformative Power
of Group Singing
Abbie Betinis, composer and Ahmed Anzaldúa, conductor-pianist

Rounding out Women’s History Month, St. Paul-based composer Ms. Abbie Betinis will introduce Justice Choir, a national initiative she is leading to promote social and environmental justice by getting communities to sing together.  The goal?  Start Local: Stay Vocal!

Justice Choir was born out of the conviction that today’s fervent issues need their own tunes and lyrics. They summoned composers across the country to write new songs to inspire social action, and the result is the Justice Choir Songbook, available online.  AAUW members will be invited to sing along at our meeting.

Joining her in this inspiring program will be one of her Justice Choir Songbook co-editors conductor-pianist Ahmed Anzaldúa.

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 p.m. The Gender Pay Gap: Still Not Closed, Amy Hietapelto

Dr. Amy Hietapelto will discuss the current state of the gender gap in academia, as well as in the corporate world in the United States, explore causes, discuss second generation discrimination and needed policy changes.

Dr. Hietapelto’s research interests are in the areas of pedagogical/curricular issues in management education, organizational change management, teamwork, diversity, and the legal implications of college/university policies and practices. She has published many journal articles.