AAUW will celebrate “Women’s History Month” and the African-American History of Harford County at their monthly meeting on Monday, March 20 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Room 204 of Fallston Hall on the HCC campus. The presenters, Terry Roxann Redd-Wallace and Margaret Ferguson, will speak about their weekly on-line pamphlet “Bringing Communities Together by Sharing History” which records the lives of local residents of color. The authors, copy editors and reviewers have been putting this pamphlet out for a year. Those wishing to join the ever-increasing list of subscribers may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill Walters, daughter of esteemed member Sharon Walters, presented a compelling description of her work with drug-addicted pregnant women serving prison terms. She described human and helpful program she directs in Delaware.
AAUW Harford members and guests visited Evergreen Mansion in Baltimore in late February. Ladies participating in the special excursion enjoyed a tour of the fascinating mansion/museum owned first by Thomas Harrison and Alice Whitridge Garrett and then John Work and Alice Warder Garrett. Both generations collected books, artifacts, paintings, and prints. The library contains over 35,000 books, 8,000 of which are housed in the main library of the mansion. The collection includes the best collection in the country of Audubon, a large number of Shakespeare’s first folios, a 1450 text by Thomas Aquinas, the letter of Christopher Cumulus to Queen Isabella, the first printed document in Maryland, and one of a few collections of all at least one other document by the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The library and mansion, owned by Johns Hopkins University is a Baltimore Treasure. The travelers are pictured here by the main entrance.
AAUW’s public lecture on “Treating Substance Use Disorders in Pregnant Women” will be presented by Jill Walters, MA, LCDP, CADC. HCC, Fallston Hall, Room 205, 7:00 PM.
AAUW Harford President, Bernadette Low, presents a book scholarship to Harford Community College student Krissi Bauer.
Each year AAUW Harford offers scholarships to Harford Community College women. This year three $500 book scholarships were awarded to the following students: Krissi Bauer majoring in business management-human resources; Joy George, majoring early childhood education; and Margaret Rice, majoring in pre-nursing.