Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch Member,
on her book
“A Far Cry From Here”


Saturday, Septmber 19, 2015 at 9:30am
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor St. N
Seattle, WA

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Seattle Branch member Theresa McCormick will discuss her memoir, A Far Cry From
Here – Growing Up and Out of Fundamentalism. This book tells the story of the
author growing up in rural Texas in a fundamentalist Christian family. It is the story of
her struggle to maintain the love and connection with her family while developing her
own identity as a feminist activist professor, writer, and artist. Overlapping threads
about the impact of racism, sexism, and fundamentalism weave throughout this memoir,
making it a timely and compelling book laced with humor and love of family.
Theresa will also talk to us about the importance of telling our own story and how to go
about it. She’ll discuss some first steps as well as some pitfalls in this fascinating

Events are open to the general public. You do not have to be a member to attend. More Upcoming Events – Save the Dates!


MENU: $15 inclusive  (No Charge for Students with ID (Reservations Required))

Menu: Thick cut Challah French Toast topped with powdered sugar, served with sweet whipped butter, maple syrup, bacon, a fresh fruit cup, and chilled fruit juice, freshlybrewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, or tea.

Parking: Free in hotel garage or lot; members just need to sign the book at the front
desk and give their name and license plate number. 10-hour curbside pay stations on Taylor and on Thomas at $1per hour; nearby lots $5-10/day.

Bus: #8 on Denny.

Reservations required by Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Contact Tonna Kutner at or (206) 322-3169, or check our web site at to pay in advance via PayPal.

$15 for AAUW Monthly meeting

(No charge for students with ID, reservations required contact Tonna Kutner at


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Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!

2015-2016 Seattle Branch Programs

  • September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL student at University of Washington South Campus Center, Seattle, WA.
  • December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA. 
  • January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speaker TBD on homelessness at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on topic TBD.
  • March 19, 2016 – TBD
  • April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.

Past Programs Seattle Branch 2014-2015

  • July 18, 2015 – 1pm.  Annual Garden Tour at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens.  Fundraiser for Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund.
  • May 16, 2015 – Annual Meeting & “Trip to Madagascar” with Tonna Kutner, Seattle-AAUW Branch member.
  • April 22, 2015 – 7-9pm – with Renee Agatsuma, AAUW-Seattle Branch member, as our Keynote Speaker.
  • February 21, 2015 – “Slavery in Washington” with Eva Abram, Storyteller.
  • January 17, 2015 – “The Health of Seattle…What’s Coming in 2015″ with Hyeok Kim Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • December 20, 2014- Holiday Program at The Seattle Yacht Club
  • November 15, 2014 – “Fisher women of Iceland:  Gender, Quotas, Crashes, and the International Fisheries ‘Crisis’” with Margret Willson, AAUW Award recipient at UW
  • October 14, 2014 – Megan McCloskey of Lotus Circle will speak about women’s rights in Viet Nam
  • September 20, 2014 – “GambiaHelp” with Shelby Tarutis
  • July 12, 2014 – Annual Garden Party at Chase Gardens in Orting with Highline Branch to benefit the Mary Lou Hughes R & P Grant
  • May 17, 2014 – “Garden Color…It’s Not Just About the Flowers” with Victoria Gilleland, Garden Designer at Cottage Garden Designs & Annual Meeting
  • April 9, 2014 – Scholar Recognition Reception, speaker Deborah Jensen, CEO Woodland Park Zoo
  • March 15, 2014 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) at Seattle University
  • February 15, 2014 – David Ward of Legal Voice to speak about PayEquity
  • January 18, 2014 – Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times Columnist, “Who is Practicing the AAUW Mission in Our Community?”

Additional Past Programs and Events