AAUW (American Association of University Women): www.aauw.org is a national organization of 100,000 women and men in more than 1000 branches across the country. AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal changes.
We support the National AAUW mission:
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The Downers Grove Area Branch was founded in 1949 and has approximately 100 members from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge. As a branch, we study global issues, promote women’s education, and meet for social events.
Advocating for Children and Their Rights
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Social Time: 6:30 P.M., Business Meeting: 7 P.M., Program: 7:30 P.M.
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Learn of the valiant people, as well as programs such as CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), that help neglected, abused or otherwise-in-need children. Our own branch member Claudia Kappel is a CASA volunteer and branch member Maureen Murphy is a lawyer who specializes in Juvenile Abuse, Neglect, and Delinquency cases. They will be joining the main speaker, Beth Stremel, CASA’s Director of Development. Following a short overview of the CASA program, each will share a bit of her experiences and then answer questions.