Programs and Events 2010-2011

September 13, “Pay Equity” presented by Connie Richards, OWU Women Studies and Karen Rainey Delaware League of Women Voters Chair–7:15PM in Bayley Room of Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University

*September 28, Absentee Voting begins for the November 2nd Election

* October 1, 12:00 Noon Ann Fisher keynote speaker for public policy luncheon at Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd. Her talk is entitled “Women and Political Power: Have we moved forward?” Cost is $30 per person. Reservations may be made by contacting ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women, event organizer, at 614 825-0551 or RSVP deadline is Sept. 22. AAUW is one of the sponsors

*October 8, 4PM Gloria Steinam at Gray Chapel. OWU Sagan Colloquium. For more information about this, and other speakers for the colloquim, link to

October 16, “Sex Trafficking in Ohio”, Joint Meeting with Worthington Branch from 9:30AM to 12:30PM at Otterbein College Campus Center. 100 W. Home St., Westerville, OH. Registration from 9:30AM to 10:00AM; Program from 10:00AM to 11:15AM; 15 minute break; Lunch from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Cost $16.00. Reservations required. Three speakers will relate their personal experiences. Sen. Theresa Fedor from Toledo is sponsoring SB 235, a bill to create the new offense of trafficking in persons passed in the Ohio Senate this November. HB 493, sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Chandler, is a companion bill that goes beyond SB235 to include civil provisions that address victim protection and traffic prevention. Contact your Ohio senator and representative, urging the passage of these bills.

*October 18, 7:00PM. Candidates Night at The Delaware County Bank headquarters, Lewis Center. Candidates for State General Assembly, Congress, and County Offices will debate. Issues will also be presented. Delaware AAUW is one of the sponsors of this event.

*November 2, 6:30AM to 7:30PM General Election Day. Go out and vote!!!

November 8, “Somali Women”, presented by a speaker from the Somali Women and Children’s Alliance Inc.–7:15PM in the Bayley Room of the Beeghley Library on Ohio Wesleyan University campus

December 6, Christmas Dinner, Dutch Treat, 6 PM in the Willowbrook at Delaware Run dining room. Advance reservations required. Notify Roberta at

January 3, Movie night at the Strand Theatre, 7 PM. The movie “Tangled” will be viewed, followed by discussion and business meeting at the Mean Bean.

*January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The OSU is hosting events from 1:00PM to 8:30PM. From 1:00PM to 4:15PM in Room 115 at the College of Social Work Stillman Hall, 1947 College Rd, Michelle Hannan, Director of Community and Professional Service, the Salvation Army Central Ohio will be featured. From 5:00PM to 6:30PM a film screening of “Playground” will be shown in the Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, 55 W 12th Ave. Theresa Flores a survivor and author of “The Slave Across the Street” will be presenting her personal account from 6:45PM to 7:15PM, followed by a panel discussion with Theresa Flores, Michelle Hannan, Dr. Celia Williamson from the University of Toledo, Aaron Dennis from the Columbus Police Dept., Lilleana Cavenaugh from Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. This panel moderator will be Christina Conrad from the Salvation Army. All of these events are open to the public.

*January 12. Representative Theresa Fedor (formerly Senator Fedor) is hosting an Awareness Day Forum on Human Trafficking from 9:00AM to 11:30AM at the Ohio Statehouse in the Statehouse Atrium. It will feature a keynote address by Mark Lagon, CEO of the Polaris Project, about tackling the problem of Human Trafficking and a panel of experts including EleSondra De Romano from Wake Up Youth, Celia Williamson from Second Chance, Jake Hardie of the FBI, Pete Swartz of the Toledo Police Department, Amy Allen from ICE, and Hon. Connie Zemmelman. Also addressing the audience will be: Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, U.S. Attorneys Carter Stewart & Steve Dettelbach, Rep. Kathleen Chandler, Sen. Jim Hughes and Dawn Conway, the Sr. Vice President for Corporate Responsibility at Lexis Nexis. There will be a lunch from 12pm to 2pm. This is free and open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. by January 7th. Call 614-644-6017.

*January 20, A celebration of Roe v. Wade, sponsored by Freedom of Choice Ohio (FOCO) and the National Council of Jewish Women–Columbus Section at the Fawcett Center on The Ohio State University campus with dinner and a program, beginning at 6PM. Author Michelle Goldberg, whose latest book is “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World” is the honored guest and featured speaker. Dinner and lecture are $35 General Admission/$25 Student. Lecture Only $15 General Admission/$5 Student. Reservations can be made at

February 7, Book Discussion “THE SLAVE ACROSS THE STREET” by Theresa Flores–7:30PM in the Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library on the Ohio Wesleyan Campus. Vice President candidates and Finance Officer candidate will be named at the business meeting. Note the time change.

*February 24, League of Women Voters community forum 7 to 9 p.m. “Government for Sale? The Role of Government in Elections” . Jennifer Brunner, former Ohio Secretary of State is the keynote speaker in the Summit Room at Willowbrook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W, off route 36 (William St). Other panel members are Catherine Turcer, Dennis Stapleton, and Jo Ingles. Catherine Turcer is Ohio Citizen Action Money and Politics Project Director. Dennis Stapleton is a Delaware County Commissioner and former Ohio House of Representatives member. Jo Ingles is the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse Reporter.

*February 25th through April 15, 2011, every Friday at noon Great Decisions lectures open to the public will be in the parlor of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Delaware. Recognized speakers present nationally selected topics, and local residents are invited to help U.S. lawmakers with many of the “Great Decisions” they face regarding our nation and world by completing and returning polls on these topics. Attendees are welcome to bring brown-bag lunches. Complimentary coffee and tea is provided. Click on the “Great Decisions 2011” page for more information.

March 7, Program on “Human Trafficking”, 7:15PM –Classroom 203, 70 S. Sandusky Street (directly across from Gray Chapel)–36 minute film “Dreams Die Hard: Survivors of Slavery in America” and guest speaker Dr. Yvonne Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and author of “From Bush to Obama: Rethinking Sex and Religion in the U.S.’s Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking” published in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Spring 2010); “Situating the Ninety-Nine: A Critique of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act” published in the Journal of Religion and Abuse (Nov. 2005). The Public is invited and encouraged to attend. Note this program time change.

April 4, Program on “51st Anniversary of the Pill”, guest speaker Jaime Miracle, current Policy Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, 7:15PM in Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library. The Public is invited and encouraged to attend.

*April 9-10, 2011 AAUW Ohio 87th Annual Convention at Quaker Square Inn, 135 Broadway, on campus of Univ. of Akron

*April 12, 2011 “Equal Pay Day” This date symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. Originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.

*May 3, 2011 Primary Election Day Your vote can make a difference. Get out to your local polling place and vote.

May 7, 2011 ” Celebrate 41st Anniversary of Earth Day”, potluck picnic brunch in the park at 9AM and installation of officers will take place in the classroom of the Lodge Nature Center at Deerhaven, 4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware.

*June 2011, Be Wise Camp. One week will be selected for this girls’ math, science, and technology camp to be held on the campus of Dennison University in Granville, OH. AAUW/OH is a sponsor of the camp. The Delaware Branch offers aid to local girls who to attend.

*June 18-19, 2011 AAUW National Convention at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel

*August 26, 2011 “Women’s Equality Day”, Women were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920 when the 19th Amendment was certified. Every president has issued a proclamation for “Women’s Equality Day” since 1971 when a resolution was passed designating this day’s recognition with that honor.

*Events are activities of interest, outside of the regular program schedule, that branch members are invited and encouraged to attend or participate in.