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September, 2020

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This will be a regular meeting, held via Zoom. There will be a program on the ballot issues that BPW has a position on, as well as a short business meeting.
Jacquie Healy's home

RSVP to Teresa at by August 31st
5:30 PM
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Have Typewriter will Travel! Let’s Go To Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Pakistan. Presentation by BPW Aurora member, Mary Ellen Lewis.

Potluck—Jacquie will fix marinade flank steak . Bring a salad, appetizer, bread or dessert, or whatever you like.
Syrup Cherry Creek
9:00 AM
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International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity
Thank you to our United Nations Chair, Susan O‘Malley, NFBPWC is excited to share this event with our members. Please register by Wednesday!

On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, and in the midst of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.

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Speakers Moderated by Nozipho Tshabalala.

Thorsteinn Viglundsoon former minister of social affairs and equality, Iceland
Megan Rapinoe, Captain of US National Women‘s Soccer team
Samira Ahmed, BBC journalist
Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO of Schibsted ASA Norway
Iris Bohnet, academic
Nadia Soubat, Executive Bureau Member from CDT Morocco
Remarks by the EPIC Secretariat:
Guy Ryder, Director General, ILO
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Call to action:
Sylvie Durrer, Swiss representative and Chair of EPIC
Representatives of the EPIC Steering Committee will participate in a curtain raiser video.

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Zoom connection details will be shared by email on Wednesday, 16 September.

Please register by Wednesday, 16 September.

Join the conversation by using #EqualPayDay and follow us on Twitter at @epic2030.
For further information, see International Equal Pay Day: only together can we build a more inclusive and fair world of work
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Please join us for a conversation on rights of women and women organisations in a webinar on Monday 21st September 2020 at 4pm – 6pm (UTC+3). The webinar will be held in English.

Joining the conversation are
- International Equality Price winner of 2019, Global Executive Director of Equality Now, Yasmeen Hassan
- Secretary General of European Women’s Lobby, Joanna Maycock together with
- President of the National Council of Women of Finland, MP Eva Biaudet.
- Comment speech: President, Martha Organization MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen
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Are you fascinated by the suffragettes and their journey to get the right for women to vote? What do descendents of suffragettes know and what stories do they tell? Come join us on September 22 when Mila Johannsen tells the tale of her great grandmother‘s (Jessie Haver Butler) journey as a suffragette. You‘ll be inspired.

About the Speaker:
Mila Johansen is a professional speaker and writer. She is the author of twenty-two plays and musicals that circle the globe along with two teaching manuals, "101 Theatre Games" and "50 Scenes to Go". She has written just under ten screenplays and enjoying the process. Mila has one YA historical novel finished and ready to publish, "The Four Thieves" along with several children’s picture books. She also has three provocative upmarket fiction novels almost completed.

Mila has just finished her book, "From Cowgirl to Congress", about her famous suffragette grandmother, Jessie Haver Butler, for the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Jessie was there on the front lines with Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul as the lobbyist in D.C. for the movement. Before that, in 1911, she put together the Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Jessie later opened a series of speech classes and taught thousands of women public speaking. She often spoke along Eleanor Roosevelt who enthusiastically endorsed Jessie‘s classes. When Jessie was in her early 90s, Mila followed her around as she shared the podium, several times, with Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas and Jane Fonda. Mila is now a professional public speaker—trained by Jessie.

Mila lives on her organic citrus ranch in Northern California with her husband, four dogs and a cat.
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The program for tonight is "Financial Wellness: Back to Basics" accessible by Zoom! Bring your dinner/drink! We will be networking following the program!
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Facilitated by Sher Singh, California and presented in Partnership with NFBPWC National and NFBPWC Virtual.
September 26, 2020 on Zoom
1 PM Pacific, 2 PM Mountain, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern.

This 90 minute workshop will be an introduction to Cultural Competency: the ability to understand and interact with people from different cultures.

• Join a comfortable space to discuss uncomfortable topics
• Participate in open dialogue; listen and share experiences
• Learn about tools to use in your daily interactions
• Learn about laws, policies, and practices
• Take a closer look at your own cultural norms and those of others

Sher Singh has facilitated Cultural Competency workshops for over 25 years. She was president of the Cultural Task Force of Orange County, NY. She facilitated trainings for non-profits, for profits, educational institutions and civic groups. Sher sat on a domestic violence board and mental health board dealing with under-layers of cultural imbalances. She created the first ever Pine Bush Central School District Diversity Committee including students, staff and community members. Sher is an Orange County Humans Rights Commission award recipient.