April ’08 Spring Convention Update: I am proud to announce that AAUW-Illinois has donated its “Change-for-Change” collections to the “Inspiring Darfur Girls to Achieve” project. By agreement with AAUW President Ruth Sweetser, AAUW-Illinois contributed approximately 1/3rd of collections to AAUW’s Leadership and Training Institute (the AAUW arm now responsible for all programming initiatives including international programming). Individual branches also contributed to the Global Giving project “Help Build a School for 500 Girls in Sudan.”
Congratulations to the winners of the “Around the World with AAUW” raffle at the Fall District Conference-North at Oakton Community College on 10/20/07. The five DVDs raffled off were GRBAVICA (a film from Bosnia representing Europe), THE HOLY GIRL (a film from Argentina representing South America), JAPANESE STORY (a film from Australia), SALAAM BOMBAY (a film from India representing Asia), and SATIN ROUGE (a film from Tunisia representing Africa). All of these fine films were written AND directed by women!
Proceeds from the 10/20/07 raffle will be added to the AAUW-Illinois CHANGE FOR CHANGE fund which will be donated to projects sponsored by ONE SHARED WORLD‘s GlobalGiving campaign. The projects will be selected by AAUW-Illinois members at our Spring Conference in May, 2008.