Please join us on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm for our Empire State Virtual Branch Board meeting followed by presentations by two AAUW NYS Fellows at 7:15 pm.
Danielle Thomsen, American Fellow, Empire State Virtual Branch member & graduate student at Cornell University will share with us her research concerns in the legislative representation of women in politics. Women are grossly underrepresented in American politics, and it is her goal to help ameliorate this inequality through teaching and research.
Mwaka Nachilongo, Empire State Virtual Branch member & International Fellow will present her work on “Human Rights & Gender Equity”. Mwaka has been part of a team in Albany, NY conducting a pilot project aimed at training Karen Women from Burma. The Karen refugee women of Burma residing in Albany have an informal support network but many are victims of domestic violence and they face numerous cultural barriers in accessing supportive services.