2020-2021 Camden County NJ Branch Programs

The Cherry Hill Public Library was secured as our new meeting place for the 2020/2021 program year and we look forward to the day we can meet there in person. Until then, we will continue to meet for programs, book clubs, and movie nights via Zoom.

April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

“Stoney the Road We Trod: Black Women and the Suffrage Movement.”
Presented by Janice Harris Jackson

How “stony the road” was for the Black suffragists who participated in the long and arduous journey to the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment. Join us as we learn more about the legacy that Black leaders created for all women—with an emphasis on New Jersey and Camden County women.

Past Events

March 3, 2021

Our Speaker will be Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Professor in the Rutgers School of Labor and Employment Relations. Dr. Rodgers (Harvard, Cornell) will discuss the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on women in the workplace.

February 2021

Members Sue Lawn and Jenny Stark will facilitate what we hope will be a lively discussion. Discussion Topic: “This spring, AAUW members will vote on a long-standing membership requirement, which creates a barrier to women who do not hold a college degree.”  We will discuss this vote and review the comment dates and vote deadlines.

December 2020

The December Program will be a selection of holiday music pre-recorded by the Atlantic Brass Band. The ABB is one of the premier (volunteer) performing ensembles in the greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area. It is a traditional British-style brass band and has a repertoire that includes hymns, marches, orchestral pieces, and pop music.

November 4, 2020

Please join us on Zoom where we will view the 28-minute video, “Life Magazine and the Power of Photography”. Katherine “Kate” Bussard, Curator of Photography at Princeton University Art Museum and creative force behind this work, will join us after the film to answer our questions and respond to our comments.

October 7, 2020

Guest speaker Bonny Beth Elwell, Library Director of the Camden County Historical Society will join us at 7:00 pm on Zoom to present “Notable Women of Camden County.” All are invited. Please contact Jenny Stark for Zoom link.

September 2, 2020

Branch members Diana Sobota and Sue Lawn will lead a discussion centered around “The Lily” article about racism/equity in feminist groups, including AAUW, and the AAUW’s response.

June 10, 2020—Via Zoom—6:30
TED Talk: Ideas worth spreading
Professor of Sociology, Michael Kimmel
, discusses “Why Gender Equity is Good for Everyone…. Men Included.” This is a humorous and enlightened lecture. Dr. Kimmel’s books include: “Angry White Men,” “Guyland,” “The Guy’s Guide to Feminism” and “Privilege.”

May 12, 2020—Via Zoom—6:30
AAUW 2020 Convening: State of the Association. Kim Churches, CEO

March 4, 2020
Speaker Sharon M. Hallanan, a member of the New Jersey Bar Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau discussed the 19th Amendment and the role of local activist Alice Paul.

December 4, 2019
The South Jersey Sound Chorus preformed a wonderful selection of Holiday music.

November 11, 2019
The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking’s speaker, Ginny Lyttle, led our program. The NJCAHT works to serve as a hub of community efforts statewide to increase coordination and visibility of NJ’s commitment to end human trafficking.

October 2, 2019—Tech Trek Round Table Discussion.

Several of the high school aged young women who participated in this year’s Tech Trek at Stockton University, will discuss their experience.

September 4, 2019—Speaker is Richard Keiser. Topic: Historical Assets and Obstacles for the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States.

June 5, 2019
Installation of Officers, Strawberry Festival

May 1, 2019

April 3, 2019 – 90th celebration of CCAAUW
Details are forthcoming.

March 6, 2019

Feb. 6, 2019 – Distributing Dignity/ Joannie Balderstone
Distributing Dignity’s mission is to distribute new bras, tampons, and pads, enhancing the dignity of women.

Jan. 2, 2019 – No branch meeting

Dec. 5, 2018 – Musical program
Musical presentation by Antonello DiMatteo and Daniel Choi

Nov. 7, 2018 – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Tessa Haas, curatorial assistant at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, will be presenting the new exhibit at PAFA this fall; Rina Banerjee: ‘Make Me a summary of the World’. This talk will be an introduction into Banerjee’s large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout the world, Banerjee’s works investigate the splintered experiences of identity, tradition, and culture, prevalent in diasporic communities.

June 6, 2018
Program: Installation of officers

May 2, 2018 – Annual Meeting
Program: Title IX
Representatives from various schools will discuss the impact of Title IX on today’s students.

April 4, 2018
Program: Constitution Center representative
A representative of the Constitution Center will provide an overview of the exhibits and resources available.

March 7, 2018
Program: Library Resources
A representative from the Camden County Library System will explain the various resources available.

February 7, 2018
NO branch meeting

January 3, 2018
Program: Forensic Archeology in Philadelphia
Kimberlee Sue Moran, forensic archaeologist of Rutgers-Camden, is working to excavate and catalog more than 160 sets of human remains and counting that were discovered at a construction site in Philadelphia’s Old City. The remains were from the former burial ground of Old First Baptist Church and date from the mid-1700s -1860.

December 6, 2017
Program: Holiday Music

November 1, 2017
Program: Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms
Laurel McLaughlin, co-curator of a dual-sited exhibition with Mechella Yezernitskaya, at both PAFA and Bryn Mawr College, will present Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms. It draws upon two collections of “works by women artists,” namely the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women at PAFA, and The William Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women Artists. The exhibition examines the subversive formal strategies that these artists employed in order to defy patriarchal modes of art-making and theory. In thinking through these subversive strategies, the exhibition queries the continued relevance of collections of “women artists” and such terms.

October 4, 2017
Program: Tech Trek
The Camden County representatives to Tech Trek 2017 will discuss their experiences at Tech Trek.

September 6, 2017
Program: Changes in the Girl Scout organization
Ginny Marino, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, will speak about the opportunities that Girl Scouts offers.