How We’re Dealing with COVID-19
Dear AAUW Honolulu members, supporters, scholarship recipients, and grant awardees,
The COVID-19 situation changes daily. However, we are committed to our core missions of closing the gender pay gap, improving women’s professional and educational opportunities and advocating for women in leadership.
Coronavirus has touched on many of the policies we have worked to advance — sick leave, paid family leave, economic security, and women and children’s health.
We’re informing you of how we’re adapting to continue our core missions and that we remain dedicated to working with the women in Hawaii through our programs.
For the present, we would like to share with you what we are doing to address COVID-19.
Board and Team Meetings
Our board meetings and team meetings have been moved entirely online.
Grants and Scholarships
Our scholarships and grants are fully funded. All graduate and undergraduate academic applications are being processed and remain on track. Our undergraduate scholarship interviews will be conducted virtually and we will make our decision by the end of July. (Graduate scholarships do not require an interview.)
We will continue to take applications for the Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarships. There is no disruption in our processing of Career and Leadership Development Grant applications that were submitted by March 22. All applicants will be contacted on April 15.
AAUW’s leadership conference, NCCWSL, has been postponed to next year. If you’ve applied for a NCCWSL scholarship, please resubmit your applications when we are taking them in 2021 if you qualify.
Our upcoming Career and Leadership Development Grant (deadline Sept. 15) and our upcoming graduate and undergraduate scholarships later this year will see no foreseeable disruptions.
We have cancelled our upcoming April Talk Story Tuesday/Unhappy Hour event, as well April’s Book Discussion Group. We are also reevaluating the curriculum of Wahine Working Smart to reflect the new, post-COVID-19 economic reality.
May’s Talk Story Tuesday will be moved to an online format. We are also working to move our other events online as well.
Wahine Working Smart, originally scheduled for May, will be rescheduled for the fall. May 9th. AAUW continues to offer Work Smart online.
AAUW Honolulu hopes you, your family and friends stay safe. We are all in this together.
For more information about COVID-19, please refer to the state Department of Health’s website.
In good health,
AAUW Honolulu Condemns Racism
AAUW Honolulu stands in solidarity against the country’s racism. We join those who are mourning people who have been unjustly killed, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
Read a statement from AAUW CEO Kim Churches here; read 2016-17 AAUW American Fellow Keisha Blain’s Washington Post editorial, “Violence in Minneapolis is rooted in the history of racist policing in America” here.