Saturday, January 19 – 9:30am
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Jessica Supinski will be speaking on the proposed changes to Title IX and the effects they would have on our schools. She believes that supporting Title IX efforts is part of a larger effort to understand how systems of oppression, power, and privilege intersect. Jessica is an AAUW Career Development Grant recipient. As always, visitors are welcome to this presentation.
In November, Federal education officials proposed rules that would make it more difficult for students to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence—and easier for schools to ignore them when they do. This is an important issue for AAUW, and our Chief Executive Officer, Kim Churches, said that “These proposed rules are completely at odds with the promise of Title IX – access for all students to an education free from sex discrimination.”
Jessica Supinksi is the Director of Student Programs & Engagement at Renton Technical College (RTC), where she serves as a Title IX educator and advocate on campus, supporting campus community members who have been impacted by sexual misconduct.
As a 2015-2016 AAUW Career Development Grant recipient, she co-developed a workshop called “What Is Consent?” to help college students develop healthy communications about sexuality. This workshop has been embedded into the curriculum for the quarterly College Success 101 class that all new students are required to take. She has a Master’s Degree in instructional design from Western Governors University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University School of Education, with a concentration on organizational leadership studies.
Comments on the new restrictions on Title IX enforcement can be made up to January 28, 2019, at the Federal Register website: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal.
Come Join Us!
Location: Best Western Plus Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave North, Seattle, WA
Cost: $15 inclusive – No charge for students with ID (reservations required)
Menu: Hot breakfast buffet including breads, fruit juice, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea.
Parking: Free in hotel garage. Members who park in the garage or hotel lot can 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 $1.50 per hour. Bus: #8 on Denny.
Reservations required by Friday, January 11th
To reserve your place, send an email to: RSVP@aauw-seattle.org
Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!
2018-2019 Seattle Branch AAUW Programs
- Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:30 am – Jessica Supinski, Title IX Educator & AAUW Grant Recipient at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn.
- Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30am – Michelle Meriweather, President of Urban League at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn.
- Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:30 am – Immigration and Refugee panel led by AAUW member Barbra Spraker at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn.
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:00 pm – Scholar Recognition with speaker from Blue Origin at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn.
- Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:30 am – Annual Meeting with Pamela Beer, President of Women Painters of Washington at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn.
- Saturday, September 8th, 9:30am – DeLancey lane, AAUW-WA College and University Outreach
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 am – FairVote WA at Best Western Executive Inn.
- Saturday, November 10, 2018 – FREE Program – Humanities Washington Speaker Dr. Anu Taranath on Not Just For Kids: How Children’s Books Inspire Bold Adult Conversations at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. This program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and hosted by AAUW Seattle and Edmonds SnoKing Branches.
- Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:30 am – Annual Holiday Program at Seattle Yacht Club with Fourcast a cappella chorus.