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AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2013

Register today for AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2013An AAUW Tapestry: Weaving the Threads of Engagement, Enrichment and Empowerment, April 5-7 at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel, 50 North Second St., Newark, Ohio 43055 in the heart of Licking County.

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Discover the rich tapestry of engaging, enriching and empowering presentations that will be part of this two-day event by downloading the full program of events, and visit our AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2013 page for all the details.

The hotel reservation date is March 31 to guarantee the AAUW Ohio rate. Rooms at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel, 50 North Second St., Newark, Ohio, are available for $90 a night plus tax. This rate includes breakfast. Ask for AAUW when making reservations by calling 855-250-4563. Or book online at using this promotional code: AAUW2013.

Event Details and Costs:

  • Saturday, April 6, Equity Day: $60. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; program, including keynote speakers and breakout sessions, begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:50 p.m. Social hour at 6 p.m. Optional Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. President’s Reception at 9 p.m.
  • Optional Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 6, 7-8:30 p.m.: $35. Includes full plated dinner and gratuity. Menu choices include Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast, Herb-roasted Pork Loin and Chef’s Choice Vegetarian. You may select your menu choice on the Registration Form.
  • Sunday, April 6, Convention: $60. Registration and credentialing, 8-11:30 a.m. Breakout sessions, 9-10:50 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Lunch at 11 a.m. Annual business meeting at 1 p.m.
  • Silent Auction: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 6. Ends at 9:45 a.m. April 7.

Hosts: Southeast District branches of AAUW Ohio.

Chair: Janice Tucker-McCloud

Registration and payment: Two methods of registration and payment are available:

  1. By mail: Download the Equity Day & Convention 2013 Registration Form, and mail the completed form with your check made payable to AAUW Ohio to: Susan Marie Bigaila, 217 Johnson Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.
  2. Online: Pay online by choosing the appropriate options on our PayPal page. In this case, you may email your completed Registration Form to

Registration deadline: Registration and payment are due by March 23. Registrations sent after that date incur an additional $10 charge.

Key Events

Friday, April 5

  • Board meeting
  • 5–7 p.m. Registration
  • 8 p.m. All-Convention Book Read: Tripping the Prom Queen by Susan Shapiro Barash with Holly Norton

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Saturday, April 6 18th Annual Equity Day

8:30 a.m. – Registration begins

Sunday, April 7 – 89th Annual Convention & Meeting

8-11 a.m. – Registration & Credentialing

Convention Presentation Highlights

Holly Kearl

AAUW activist Holly Kearl, author of "Stop Street Harassment," will be a keynote speaker at AAUW Ohio Equity Day & Convention 2013.

AAUW activist Holly Kearl, author of “Stop Street Harassment,” will be a keynote speaker at AAUW Ohio Equity Day & Convention 2013.

She is an activist, writer, and nonprofit professional based in the Washington, DC-area. Her work focuses on gender-based violence and gender equality. She is the author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (2010). She also coauthored a national AAUW report on sexual harassment in grades seven through 12, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011). Since 2007 she’s worked for AAUW.

Michelle Hannan, MSW, LISW-S

She is the Director of Professional and Community Services for The Salvation Army Central Ohio. Hannan has lectured extensively on human trafficking. She is a member of The Salvation Army’s National Anti-Trafficking Council and the Ohio Attorney General Human Trafficking Study Commission.

Annie Warmke

Annie Warmke

Annie Warmke

She has an Ohio homestead located near Columbus that provides tours of an earthship and straw bale structures. She and her husband also feature workshops on straw bale building and llama trekking. Warmke’s passion extends to young women and the need to create sustainable mentoring programs by women, for women.

Other presenters include:

  • Dr. Barbara Hansen, Muskingum University. Hansen is a Dave Longaberger Prof of Teaching & Learning & Dist Prof Ed – Prof Education and Director of Graduate Studies in Education. Her keynote presentation: “Appalachia from an Assets Perspective.”
  • Jen Sader, AAUW member and Assistant Professor, Business and Leadership at Lourdes University, will present on women achievement in male-dominated careers.
  • Marisa Allison, acting Research Director of New Faculty Majority Foundation: The National Coalition for Adjunct and Contingent Equity, which educates the public about the impact of the contingent faculty crisis on educational quality and the public good.
  • Tosha Hammons, Case Manager at The Center for New Beginnings, will illustrate the need for establishing community partnerships between first responders, victims and community resources.
  • Savilla Irene Banister, PH.D and AAUW member,will share BGSU’s new Tech Trek program.
  • Barbara Brothers, Voter Guide Editor and Coordinator of Voter Services for the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown
  • Isabel Seavey, AAUW member, will facilitate the all-convention film study: Miss Representation.

Film discussion of Miss Representation

We will also be introducing a film discussion this year of Miss Representation, starring Cory Booker and Margaret Cho. The discussion will be led by Isabel Seavey. Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Donate to Silent Auction

And make sure that you and/or your branch donates an item or two for our exciting Silent Auction. Contact Gillian Holzhauser-Graber, fundraising vp, at 419-423-9635 or at  Southeast District branches of AAUW Ohio are hosting this year’s Equity Day and Convention.

Download the flyer.

More about Equity Day & Convention 2013

  • Get info on Branch Awards at Convention: Get the details on how to apply for branch awards that will be given out at Equity Day & Convention 2013.
    • Apply for your branch awards – This post includes information about the following awards:
      • Mission-Based Programming Award: No form required
      • Communication Stars Award
      • Daffodil Diversity Award: No form required
      • Starz Award
      • If you just need an award form, you can download Starz Award and Communication Star Award forms here.
  • Convention delegates will vote on bylaws change: Find out about the proposed bylaws change and be ready to vote. Download the newly proposed bylaws.
  • Share your branch photos: To celebrate our theme of An AAUW Tapestry: Weaving the Threads of Engagement, Enrichment and Empowerment, we encourage all branches to send digital photo(s) of members, events, or activities to Sue Bigaila at sbigail@bgsu. edu.
  • Download AAUW Ohio Orbit Spring 2013: This is the Equity Day & Convention 2013 issue that was mailed to all members in early March.
6 Responses leave one →
  1. Christine Siebeneck permalink
    March 19, 2013

    The AAUW Ohio Convention starts with an all-convention book read on “Tripping the Prom Queen” by Susan Barash-Shapiro on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 pm.

    The 18th annual Equity Day starts Saturday, April 6 with a welcome by our state president at 9:30 am. Convention registration begins at 8:30 am. Speakers and programs will last throughout the day, concluding with an optional awards dinner at 7:00 pm.

    The 89th annual Convention and Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7th. An optional worship service starts the morning at 8:15 am. Programs and speakers start at 9:00 am. The business meeting begins at 1:00 pm. Registration and credentialing begins at 8:00 am.

    We look forward to seeing everyone at AAUW Ohio Convention!

  2. Paula Maggio permalink
    March 19, 2013

    Thank you for your questions. I have asked Equity Day & Convention organizers to advise us of Saturday’s starting time. I will post that information as soon as I receive it.

  3. Paula Maggio permalink
    March 1, 2013

    That link is now live.

  4. Jen Sader permalink
    February 22, 2013

    I was looking for the link to pay for the convention through PayPal and don’t see it. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!

  5. Paula Maggio permalink
    February 14, 2013

    Here is the Equity Day & Convention 2013 Registration Form. The cost is $60 per day. Other details are included on the form. More information will be posted soon on the AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2013 page.

  6. Cindy Weisheit permalink
    February 13, 2013

    Is there a convention sign up sheet yet? I’d like to know what the prices are for convention.

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