May 17 AAUW-Loveland Scholarship Awards Celebration
Plan to attend this meeting to congratulate the 2021 Louise Stone Women’s Scholarship awardees and to learn from two past scholarship recipients who will speak about what they are doing now in their education and careers.
AAUW-Loveland is inviting you to the Scholarship Awards Meeting on Zoom.
Fall Meeting Preview
Party (Kick the Heck out of Covid)
August 28th, 6pm at Teri Smith’s house
Invite your spouse, partner, friend
New Member Get Together
Sept. 27th, 6pm at Claudia Ward’s house
Conversations with Authors (fundraiser)
Best Western October 9 9:00-noon breakfast
Plan to bring a friend or two!
April 19 Meeting Minutes
March 15 Meeting Minutes
January 18 Meeting Minutes
December 2020 Meeting
Topic: Our guest speaker will be Rebekah Shardy, a local writer and trainer who will present a program titled Dialog from Discord: A Process for the Peaceful Exchange of Ideas.
December 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes
AAUW – Loveland: Meeting Notes from Sept. 21, 2020
Attendees: Kathy Wilson, Claudia, Linda French, Leni, Lori Bratton, Beth Franklin, Kari Gomez Smith, Jan Witt, Teri Smith, Karla Marroquin, Barbara Clark, Karolyn, Fran Feinerman, Martha DiCicco, Chris Wertheim, Beth Franklin, Karen Danbom, Di Worner, Wanda
Alternatives to Violence Guest speaker: Alternatives to Violence – Amanda Michell, Volunteer to training manager
Mission: Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
Longstanding organization in the community since1982.
What do they do? Safety: 24 hour crisis intervention, shelter, crisis hotline
Options: advocacy and support; adult and child programs
Stability: Community education; transitional living programing; support groups; non residential support and advocacy; life skills training
1 in 3 women; 1 in 4 men will be a victim of DV in their lifetime. Probably under reported. Women between 16-24 have the highest rate of DV. In 2019, ATV served 1397 individuals. 7 individuals received jail time. 194 were arrested.
Types of abuse: physical, mental/emotional, verbal, sexual, financial/economic, stalking; religious/cultural, systems (using government systems), digital, identity
Cycle of abuse: Stage 1: tension builds, walking on eggshells; Stage 2: release of tension, abuse occurs; Stage 3: promises that it will never happen again.
Power and Control Wheel: what is happening
Equality Wheel: what you deserve
Red flags: fast involvement, quick to anger, extreme jealousy, controlling behavior, isolation, blames others, no remorse for actions, Jekyll/Hyde personality, threats of violence, putting on pedestal, blurred boundaries, negative talk about past partners
What can we do to help? Listen (having empathy, do not interrupt, let them tell their story, believe them). Educate and awareness (attend other trainings and educational events, tell others what you have learned)
Resources and referrals: *know the resources in your community; *be a safe space for someone to talk; *expect the confidential conversations to be uncomfortable.
Northern CO has one of the highest human trafficking in the country and state. (Greeley)
Volunteer Roles: non direct and direct; go out with the police; attend court; educational support.
Covid impact: calls greatly reduced in March (40%), calls up 60-70% over 2019 since April, skyrocketing number of calls; *unemployment, isolation driving increase; *underlying issues before Covid, Covid makes it worse.
For more information contact ATV regarding training availability. firstname.lastname@example.org
Loveland AAUW has agreed to make ATV our charity for end of year. Donations (personal care items) can be taken to Karla or Claudia houses. Will get list from Amanda of items needed. Suggestion to donate the $45 AAUW normally pays for meeting rent at the Art Space.