Racine & Me: Association of University Women Gigantic Book Sale

Racine & Me: Association of University Women Gigantic Book Sale

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Denise Anastasio, Joyce Gregg, and Marlene Salley from the Association of University Women (AAUW) joined us virtually for Racine and Me to promote their efforts in our community and a few upcoming events.

The group advances gender equity for all women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Membership is open to women and men holding an Associate, Bachelor or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. The Racine Branch has about 200 members. The Branch was organized in 1923; 27 women signed the charter.

The adopted constitution had a three-fold purpose:

1. To encourage interest in higher education in young women

2. To promote friendship and friendly interest among college and university women

3. To assist in all movements for civic betterment. 100th Celebration –May 8, 5 – 7 pm, Racine Public Library, Free; public is invited – Laura Gellott, Professor of History Emeritus, UW-Parkside will speak on Empowering Women, recognition of 50-year Branch members & past presidents, Racine mayoral proclamation.

Light refreshments. Gigantic Used Book Sale – May 3-6 & 11-13, 10 am to 6 pm each day, lower level of CVS Pharmacy, 1122 West Blvd., Racine – 1000s of well-sorted books in multiple genres. Most books $1 or $2; second week of sale half price. Also, games, puzzles, LPs, CDs, DVDs. Proceeds from the semiannual sale are used for higher education for women, including the scholarships AAUW Racine awards to Racine County women. This is our largest fundraiser.

Community Involvement – AAUW’s community involvement includes being one of the sponsors of the annual GEMS (Girls Empowered through Math and Science) Conference. Over 400 middle school girls attended the 10th annual conference in January of this year at UW-Parkside. Miss America Grace Stanke was the keynote speaker. I am enclosing photos from past book sales and GEM conferences.

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