Meetings and Events

AAUW Ashland MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2023 – 2024

Our mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls
through research, education, and advocacy.

Branch Meetings

Branch meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month except 3rd Saturday in November. No meeting in December.

Where and When:
First United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
175 N. Main St., Ashland.
Hospitality 10 am
Meeting: 10:30 am – Noon.

Branch Meeting Programs

SEPTEMBER 23: Jennifer Marsden, AHS College and Career Specialist and ASPIRE Coordinator

OCTOBER 28: Irv Lubliner, Sharing haring his mother’s story:  Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote of her experience as a survivor first, of Polish ghettos and then of Nazi concentration camps. Here is an account of survival and strength.

NOVEMBER 18: Joy Marshall, Grandmas2Go – Family Coaches – Volunteer Liaison

JANUARY 27: Public Policy Program: Representative Pam Marsh and former Representative Peter Buckley, Executive Director of “Southern Oregon Success,”  are invited to update us on HB2727, a pilot program supporting Southern Oregon Success, a wrap-around group of service providers for childcare and for children to thrive when they enter kindergarten.  Southern Oregon Success is a collaboration of education, health care, mental health, human services, public safety and workforce organizations with the goal that by 2025 all children will enter kindergarten ready to thrive.  Rep. Marsh sponsored HB 2727, a bill adopted by the State Legislature this year, which directs funding to develop a pilot program around Southern Oregon Success and determine whether it can be scaled up and implemented statewide.  Come and hear about the future of childcare!

FEBRUARY 24: Dr. Dara Shifrer, Associate Professor of Sociology, PSU, “Mentoring towards Girl-Bossdom”

MARCH 23: United for Ukraine- Exploring Ukrainian culture through the lives of women here and there.

APRIL 27: Presidents’ Meeting: Dr. Neil Woolf-Executive Vice President, SOU and former Vice President of Enrollment, Management at SOU. The Impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Affirmative Action on Higher Education.

MAY 25: Women Winemakers in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys, Linda Donovan and Rachael Martin (Red Lily)

“BIG IDEAS” Discussion Series

Presented by AAUW Ashland & Jackson County Library Services
Free public programs,
1st Tuesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm

Gresham Room, Ashland Public Library,
410 Siskiyou Blvd

SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 — “New Approaches to End-of-Life Care.” Latest development in palliative care: hospice, in-hospital, at-home, or residential facilities.
     •  Dwight Wilson, Administrator; Celia’s House in Holmes Park
     •  Elizabeth (Lizzy) Harmon, MD, Asante Cancer Center

OCTOBER 3, 2023 — “The Future of Ashland Schools.” What does it mean when we have fewer kindergarteners than high schoolers – and where do charter/alternative schools fit in?
     •  Erika Bare, Assistant Superintendent, Ashland Public Schools
     •  Eva Skuratowicz, Ashland School Board, Director, Position #3

NOVEMBER 7, 2023 — “The 21st Century Evolution of Criminal Justice in Oregon.” What do average citizens need to know and understand
     •  Lorenzo Mejia, Judge, Jackson County Circuit Corte (retired)

JANUARY 2, 2024 — “Our Affordable Housing Challenge.” What’s the current state of affairs – and what’s ahead on the municipal, count and state levels.
     •  Pam Marsh, Oregon House of Representatives, District 5
     •  Brandon Goldman, Community Development Director, City of Ashland

FEBRUARY 6, 2024 — “Get to Know BASE (Black Alliance and Social Empowerment).” What are the group’s goals particularly for its Police liaison panel
     •  Sabrina Prud’homme, BASE Board President and Police Liaison Committee member

MARCH 5, 2024 — “The Power of Public Art.” Explore the role of public art in local identity, place-making and community building.
      •  Ken Engelund, Chair, Ashland Public Arts Advisory Committee

AAUW Ashland Board Calendar

Board Meetings
United Methodist Church, Library Room
First Monday of the Month
Time 4 – 5:30 pm

August 28, September 25, October 30, November 20,
January 29, February 26, march 25, April 29, May 27

Board Retreat
Same Location
Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 1 pm with potluck