Upcoming Speaker: Jenny Almquist, Fierce Freedom

AAUW-Eau Claire welcomes Jenny Almquist, founder and executive director of Fierce Freedom, a local advocacy organization dedicated to ending domestic human trafficking. Learn more about human trafficking in the United States and Wisconsin, and find out how local activists are taking action on this problem.

Domestic Human Trafficking

Speaker: Jenny Almquist, Fierce Freedom

Date and time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:30 pm

Location: UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, Third Floor, Room 330A (Ojibwe Room A) (map of the Davies Center)

Any parking space in the lot adjacent to the Davies Center is available after 6:00 pm.


Soup & Cinema

Andy Warhol's

Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans”

Our tastiest, most popular annual event is coming up!

Soup & Cinema

Saturday, January 18

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Home of Linda Spaeth (see your membership booklet for address information)

First, we’ll enjoy a selection of homemade soups, breads, and desserts. You’ll hear some updates from the board about AAUW’s spring activities. And then we’ll gather for this year’s film:

The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War on Women

Watch a trailer for the documentary here

We hope to see our members there!

Annual Lunch & Silent Auction

Join AAUW-Eau Claire for our annual Holiday Lunch & Silent Auction

Invite a friend and join us for a lovely lunch, an exceptional silent auction, and thoughtful comments from a recipient of our branch’s scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCSWL)!

RSVP with entrée choice by November 1, 2013 to aauweauclaire@gmail.com

Saturday, November 9, 2013

11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Lunch served at 11:45 AM

Auction closes at 1:15 PM

Clarion Hotel Campus Area (formerly the Holiday Inn Campus Area)

2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per person (please bring cash or check)

Lunch Menu

Choose one of  the following entrees:

Spinach Tortellini

Roasted garlic and spinach filled tortellini tossed with sun dried tomatoes in a tomato garlic cream sauce. Garnished with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Chicken a la King

Boneless chicken breast with fresh garden vegetables simmered in a savory sauce and presented in a puff pastry boat. Served with a side of fruit.

Entrees will be served with a house salad, fresh bread, and coffee or hot tea.

Cocktail servers will take orders on a cash basis.

Would you like to contribute an auction item? Email aauweauclaire@gmail.com with details about your contribution!

Book Sale volunteers needed

Our Annual Used Book Sale is coming up: Oct 11-13.     booksalesliver

We are in need of members to help with the following:

  • Sorting:  Every Wednesday night sorters meet at Lois Helland’s home.  Or you can sort on your own any day, during reasonable hours
  • Farmer’s Market:  On Sept. 28, we need 6 volunteers to pass out postcards outside the Farmer’s Market in one hour shifts
  • Pre-sale Set-up:  On the days leading up to the sale, we need help with set up
  • Book sale shifts: On sale days, we need volunteers to man the cash registers, straighten the books, and help with the last day “clean up.”

For information on this or to volunteer, email aauweauclaire@gmail.com or contact Nadine Jentzsch directly.

Film Screening: The Invisible War

Invisible War Poster

Join us March 11th or 12th to see Oscar nominated documentary, The Invisible War!

Coming soon, AAUW Eau Claire is proud to sponsor the Eau Claire premiere of The Invisible War, an Oscar nominated documentary about the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. Watch a trailer for the film and join us in March!

The Invisible War

Monday, March 11th, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00 pm

Location: UW-Eau Claire, Davies Center, Woodland Theater (third floor).

Free admission!

Free parking is available after 6:00 pm in most UW-Eau Claire parking lots. More parking information.

AAUW Eau Claire is proud to sponsor this film screening in partnership with UW-Eau Claire’s Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center.

See the Volume One announcement about this film, and let us know if you’re coming on March 11th or March 12th!

Soup & Cinema

Shooting Women documentary

Image courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com.

Our most popular annual event is coming up! Join us for Soup & Cinema on Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 am at the home of Linda Spaeth.

First we’ll enjoy a selection of homemade soups, breads, and desserts. After we eat, we’ll watch a documentary about women who make films around the world. More about the film:

Shooting Women, a documentary by Alexis Krasilovsky

Watch a clip from Shooting Women!

Featuring more than 50 camerawomen from around the world, and shot over a period of six years, Shooting Women, by pioneering filmmaker and cinema studies professor Alexis Krasilovsky, celebrates the amazing talent and unflinching spirit of image-making women from the sets of Hollywood and Bollywood to the war zones of Afghanistan.

This internationally-acclaimed documentary, based on Krasilovsky’s book “Women Behind the Camera,” broaches the persistent issues of the glass ceiling, sexual harassment, and childcare for professional camerawomen around the globe—working from environments where raising such issues is seen as “unprofessional.”