Branch Programs

Upcoming Lakewood AAUW Branch Programs

Jill Teitjen to Speak at March Lakewood AAUW Meeting

Thursday, March 12 – 6:30 pm Social/7:00 pm meeting
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9th and Kipling, Lakewood

Jill S. Tietjen, PE, is an author, national speaker, and an electrical engineer. After 40 years in the electric utility industry, her professional focus is now on women’s advocacy, worldwide. A former blogger for The Huffington Post, she speaks nationally on the accomplishments of women, nominates women for awards, and continues to write books (9 published to date), following in the footsteps of her bestselling and award-winning book, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America (written with Charlotte Waisman). She is a frequent keynote speaker as her positive energy and her ability to relate to the audience result in inspired and
energized listeners. The recipient of many awards, her induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010 remains one of her most treasured. In 2019, her latest book Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies was released and she was inducted
into the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame.

Past Events (2018-2020)

February 1, 2020
AAUW  Colorado Public Policy Day
“Immigrant Conversation”

January 9, 2020
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, that supports under-resourced entrepreneurs to help them launch and grow their businesses.

December 12, 2019
Holiday Social – Members Only

November 14, 2019
Dr. Annette Cannon, Jefferson County Coroner, talked about her background and how it led to her becoming Coroner.

October 10, 2019
A forum on the Jefferson County School Board election was held. Four candidates are running for two seats. They are District 3 – Stephanie Schooley and Robert Applegate and District 4 – Joan Chavez-Lee and Susan Miller. A ballot issue forum on the statewide Proposition CC and Jefferson County 1A followed.

September 12, 2019
Jean Dobofsky, a Boulder attorney, the first female Colorado Supreme Court justice and former Deputy Attorney General, spoke on “How Race Affects Where We Live.” She is in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

May 11, 2019
Zack and Perwana Hutcheson will speak about their experiences of transitioning from life in Afghanistan to life in America.

April 11, 2019
 Avital Miller speaks about her best-selling book “Healing Happens.”

March 21, 2019
Happy Anniversary, Lakewood. Memories of 50 years of the City of Lakewood’s history were shared through videos and live presentations of former mayors and current Mayor Adam Paul.

February 2, 2019
AAUW Colorado Public Policy Day. Theme: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Engaging Members for Action. Keynote speaker: Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, founder of the Equity Project.

January 10, 2019
Sarah Platt Decker, a suffragist, reformer, and advocate for women, children, and working people. Presented by Gail Beaton. 

December 13, 2018 
Holiday Social — Members Only

November 8, 2018
“Gratitude – The glass is always half full”
 Colorado AAUW President Stormy McDonald

October 11, 2018
Former Colorado State Senator Betty Boyd will moderate this discussion of several important ballot issues.

September 13, 2018

“Talking Ed”

Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Schools Superintendent

May 10, 2018

“Community Colleges of the Future”
Dr. Michele Haney, President of Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), will speak on meeting the needs of students and employers, especially as traditional four-year colleges become even more unaffordable for many students.

April 12, 2018
“From Town Hall to the UN and Beyond: An AAUW Journey”
AAUW Colorado President Amy Blackwell

March 8, 2018 
“Immigration 101” Understanding Immigration Issues Presented by: Professor Violeta Raquel Chapin, CU Law School, Immigration Lawyer

February 3, 2018
AAUW Colorado Public Policy Day
“Human Trafficking — It’s Closer Than You Think.”

January 11, 2018
“From State Geologist to Women’s Healthcare Champion,” Vicki Cowart,
Executive Director and CEO, Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains