Wooster Branch established May 1923
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AAUW National has started a new book club to replace the Adelante! Book Club. This new club is named Operation Equity: Reading for Results. The focus is to do something to advance gender equity rather than simply discuss the issue. There is quite a long list of books (15) for the August -October period with a focus on education and training. You can find these books listed on the National AAUW website. A sampling is listed here for your convenience.
Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow’s Leaders by Cristal Glangchai
We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Marilyn Cabay, Bianca L. Bernstein, Melissa Rivers, and Natalie Fabert
Investigating Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science: Results from the 2011 Trends in Mathematics and Science by David Reilly, David L. Neumann, and Glenda Andrews
Please let either Carol McKiernan or Stefani Koorhan know if you read one of the listed books so that they can share your insights with the Literary Group.
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