Category Archives: Events

Talk Story Tuesdays (June 2020)

We’re all self-isolating, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart.

Join us for a virtual Talk Story Tuesday. Meet and mingle with other AAUW Honolulu members, all from the comfort of your own home!

We’ll be discussing women in small business and challenges women face re-entering the workforce, especially in the context of the pandemic.

Cynthia Yamasaki and Julie Percell from the Small Business Administration will be our guests!

At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll mingle and catch up from 5:30 to 6 pm, and this time will also allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the Free Conference Call platform and receive informal tech support if needed.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm

You’ll receive a link for the video conference when you RSVP!

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AAUW Honolulu Annual Meeting (2020)

Join AAUW Honolulu for our Annual Meeting on May 21!

AAUW Honolulu will be holding this meetup online due to current circumstances.

Find out how we’ve made an impact in the lives of women and girls in Hawaii! We’ll also discuss our plans and programs for the upcoming year.

Know a friend or family member who’s interested in issues that affect women and girls? Invite them to our meeting! This event is free.

WHEN: May 21, 2019, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

This is a virtual meeting via Free Conference Call, with options to call in via phone.

You’ll receive a link for the video conference the day before the event.

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Talk Story Tuesdays (May 2020)

We’re all self-isolating, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart.

We’re organizing our first virtual Talk Story Tuesday. Meet and mingle with other AAUW Honolulu members, all form the comfort of your own home!

Kealoha Fox and Gretchen Alther, former Girls Talk Back mentors, will be our guests!

At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll discuss Girls Talk Back, our program with The Women’s Fund of Hawaii and Ceeds of Peace to match teenage girls with mentors to make a change in their communities!

We’ll mingle and catch up from 5:30 to 6 pm, and this time will also allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the Free Conference Call platform and receive informal tech support if needed.

WHEN: May 12, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm

You’ll receive a link for the video conference when you RSVP!

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AAUW Advocate for Your Community Webinar

Find Out What You Can Do to Advocate for Your Community in this Challenging Time!

The economic security of countless families is being threatened as our country attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Find out what you can do to advocate on behalf of communities most impacted by COVID-19 during this national health crisis at AAUW’s free Equity Network webinar, Effective Advocacy During COVID-19, to explore how we can all fight for communities impacted by this health crisis.

Register here to join in the discussion on March 26, 1 pm–2:30 pm, Hawaii Time.

Talk Story Tuesdays (March 2020)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll discuss engaging the public in elections and the legislative process with our partners, Common Cause and Kuleana Academy!

Our guests include:

  • Sandy Ma, Common Cause
  • Gary Hooser, Kuleana Academy

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: March 10, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room

Parking for Plaza Club $3.75 in Pioneer Plaza after 5PM; entrance for parking at Pioneer Plaza is on Merchant Street. Nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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Talk Story Tuesdays (Feb. 2020)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll highlight the work of some of our AAUW members and friends who are conducting research in various disciplines.

Our guests include:

  • Kim Falinksi, Ph.D., P.E. (staff scientist at The Nature Conservancy)
  • Layla Kilolu, Ph.D. student (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UH Manoa)
  • Brianna Ornelas (student researcher).

Our speakers are also Career and Leadership Development Grant awardees.

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Feb, 11, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room

Parking for Plaza Club $3.75 in Pioneer Plaza after 5PM; entrance for parking at Pioneer Plaza is on Merchant Street. Nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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Hawaii’s AAUW Branches Enthusiastically Supports Hawaii’s New Title IX Law and its LGBTQ+ Protections — the First in the Nation

Hawaii’s Patsy Mink championed and co-authored Title IX, which protected students, teachers and faculty from discrimination on the basis of sex if an educational institution received federal funds — essentially making it the law of the land for almost all schools, universities and colleges.

The state enshrined those rights in state law with HB1489, which was signed into law by Gov. David Ige on July 5, 2018 and will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. It is the first in the nation that also extends its protection to the LGBQT+ community.

AAUW Hawaii, AAUW Honolulu, AAUW Windward Oahu, AAUW Hilo, AAUW Kona, AAUW Maui and AAUW Kauai applaud Hawaii’s lead in ensuring schools and universities are safe spaces for students and employees.

In a joint statement, the branches commented:

The state branches of AAUW applaud the state’s enshrining the federal guarantees of Title IX or the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. The state’s Title IX law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program. While this law is most commonly associated with the expansion of women’s collegiate sports, the law also encompasses any form of gender-based discrimination, including sexual assault and harassment in educational institutions.

The State of Hawaii has also expanded the scope of the law to include the LGBTQ+ students and is the first in the nation. We feel this is a positive step forward in the expansion of Title IX’s protections.

Book Discussion Group (Jan. 2020)

Enjoy pupus by the water and engage in dynamic conversation about New York Times bestseller A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell! (Please note that the author will not be at the event.)

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.”

The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and–despite her prosthetic leg–helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.

Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.

Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall–an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spy craft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman’s fierce persistence helped win the war.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

WHERE: Waikiki Yacht Club (1599 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814), ask for Mary Ann Eichorn when checking in

Pupus hosted by AAUW Honolulu
No host cocktails (bring cash for drink purchases)

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Talk Story Tuesdays (Jan. 2020)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We will discuss:

  • Women and political leadership
  • What’s new in the Women’s Legislative Caucus package to kickoff the 2020 legislative session
  • Hawaii’s Title IX bill, the first state law to include protection of LGBTQ+ students, which becomes law on Jan. 1, 2020

State Senators Rosalyn Baker, Michelle Kidani, Laura Thielen and former state Senator Jill Tokuda will be our guests at this event.

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

We’re also working with Partners in Care to collect menstrual products that will be distributed during their Point in Time Count in January 2020. We will be collecting pads and tampons. Preferred donations are Ziplock bags with 10 pieces in each bag. Each bag has just tampons or just pads, not both. But Partners in Care will also accept packages of tampons and pads that have not been sorted.

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Jan. 14, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room

Parking for Plaza Club $3.75 in Pioneer Plaza after 5PM; entrance for parking at Pioneer Plaza is on Merchant Street. Nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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