Branch Programs and Events

2021-2022 Programs

Our monthly meetings are typically on a Wednesday evening  September through May.  Our meetings are held at the Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater, 800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, Wisconsin unless otherwise noted.  A social gathering at 6:30 p.m. precedes the Business Meeting and Program, which begins at 7 p.m.  Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend. Please be sure to read our COVID Protocols for in-person meetings.

If you are interested in watching past virtual meetings please check out our You Tube page!

September 22, 2021 (4th Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

“The Tandem Restaurant – A Restaurant that Nourishes Neighbors and Fosters Careers” – Caitlin Cullen, owner of Tandem Restaurant.

Early in the pandemic, Caitlin transformed her restaurant, located on Fond du Lac Avenue in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, into a free community meal site. Another of Caitlin’s creations is UpStart Kitchen, a culinary business incubator that rents kitchen space and storage to entrepreneurs who have creative culinary ideas but lack kitchen space and resources to make their dreams come true. Caitlin is now making news for a new reason – she is giving away her restaurant.

Join us for the opportunity to hear the inside scoop of Caitlin’s future plans and learn more about what shaped her caring spirit and strong commitment to making Milwaukee a better place for everyone.

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October 16, 2021 (Saturday) –                                                                             10:45 am, Author’s Tea

Since 2008, Kim Suhr, Director of Red Oak Writing Community has worked with aspiring and established Milwaukee area writers through workshops, critique groups, readings and summer writing camps.

In 2018 her short story collection, Nothing to Lose, was published by Cornerstone Press.  One of her stories recently won second place in the 2021 fiction contest sponsored by Wisconsin People & Ideas.  For further information, go to https://redoakwriting.com/. This is a Scholarship Fundraiser.

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November 17, 2021 (3rd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

“Fair Maps” – Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project.

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January 15, 2022 (Saturday) –                                                                             9 am – Breakfast at Aliota’s

Judy Pelt, WSM AAUW member and instructor for LIR and Oshner will be giving her presentation entitled “The Real Rosies of World War II”

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February 9, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm via Zoom

A Wealth of Nature: Parks and Natural Areas in SE Wisconsin”Eddee Daniels, photographer/writer.

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March 9, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm via Zoom

“Cyber Security” – Amanda Knutson, FBI Cyber Squad Special Agent.

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April 2, 2022 (Saturday) –                                                                                 10 am – AAUW Style Show                                                                                  – Wisconsin Club

Proceeds to Finance Scholarships.

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April 13, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

Bonnie Bauer will be speaking on “Breaking Down Barriers to Success”.  Bonnie is the Director of Student Support at Moraine Park Technical College.  This presentation will deal with the treatment of disability issues in education.

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May 25, 2022 (4th Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

“Jury Duty and Selection” – Ellen Brostrom, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge.

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Missed a Branch meeting for 2020-2021?  View them here:

 

9/9/20 Branch Meeting on “Fixing Our Broken Political System” with Lena and Rich Eng

 

 

10/14/20  Branch Meeting on “Coping with COVID – Fostering Resilience” with Philip Chard, MS, LCSW.

 

11/11/20 Branch Meeting on “Current Immigration Policies in the U.S.A. and Wisconsin” with Immigration Attorney Erin M. Barbato,

 

Join in on the fun at the Jingle and Mingle held December 16, 2020.

 

 

1/13/21 Branch Meeting on “Rising Beyond: The Delicate Balance of Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship with Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, PhD.

 

 

2/10/21 Branch Meeting – Reenactment of “Jesse Jack Hooper:  Fighting for Suffrage 1909-1920” by Dr. Helen Bannan

 

3/10/21 Branch Meeting on  “Women’s Health Advocacy” with Sara Finger, Founder and Executive Director of Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

 

4/14/21 Branch Meeting on Courageous Reflections and Candid Conversation on Racism” with  Ginny Finn, JD of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

5/12/21 Branch Meeting on “Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Working in a Male Dominated Environment” with Edith Hudson, Chief of the Marquette University Police Department.