Alison Kiser and Becky Mock
The Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina 2012 Champions of Choice Breakfast was an energizing and inspiring event on January 19.
The highlight for me was seeing Becky Mock receive the PPCNC Margaret Sanger award for lifetime contributions to advancing women’s rights. Alison Kiser, who grew up in Alamance County and considers Becky one of her mentors, presented the award.
Both Becky and Alison are members of the branch. Other AAUW members there were Anne Mackie and Dana Jennings from the Tar Heel Branch, Lisa Price and Dona Jean Koeberl from the Chapel Hill Branch, and national member Laura Roselle. If I missed seeing you, please let me know or post a comment!
If you’re near enough to Chapel Hill to attend this event mark your calendar for next January and plan to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with friends from around the region.
The AAUW Raleigh/Wake County Branch will hold a revitalization meeting Tuesday, August 16 6 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Community Leadership/Room #104 in the Junior League Building 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. FREE PARKING in back of building off St. Mary’s and Morgan Streets. Please enter the building from the entrance facing Morgan St. At the meeting, the branch will elect 2011-2012 officers and hear from those who attended the AAUW Convention in DC. Tar Heel branch member Joan Robertson is one of those who has volunteered to lead the branch in the next year. If you’d like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opposition to Human Trafficking may not be in the AAUW Public Policy Program explicitly, but this is certainly in line with all the other AAUW principles of civil rights; freedom from violence; and economic, social, and physical well-being of all persons. So you may be interested in these events in honor of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in North Carolina and January 11 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
You can find much more information on all these events and campaigns at http://ncstophumantrafficking.wordpress.com/.
- Tuesday, 1/11, 10:00-2:00: Demonstration on the Quad
- Tuesday, 1/11, 6:30-8:30, Documentary screening
- Tuesday, 1/11, 12:15-1:15, Press Conference
- Monday, 1/17, 6:30-8:30, Documentary Screening
Greensboro: Tuesday, 1/11, 6:30-7:30: Prayer Vigil
Greenville: Tuesday, 1/11, 11:00-Noon: Proclamation signing
- Monday, 1/10, Noon-1:00: Press conference presenting an overview of human trafficking
- Tuesday, 1/11, 6:30–7:30: Soroptimist Meeting on Hope House shelter in Asheville
- Thursday, 1/13, 6:30-8:30: Documentary screening
- Wear white on Jan. 11 to be the light in the darkness for victims of human trafficking.
- Facebook connections and photo sharing are encouraged
- Charlotte has drop off points for emergency bag supplies