2020-21 Continuing Ed Series

AAUW-OR’s Continuing Ed Series on YouTube

The Traumatic Origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States with Eve Nañez

Eve Nañez is the Indigenous Event Coordinator, Reed College Multicultural Resource Center. In this session of our anti-racism series, she talks about the traumatic real origins of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, as distinct from the mythology celebrated in popular culture. In addition to contextualizing historical events and their consequences for native people today, this workshop goes on to explore ways in which reparations can begin to be made. Handouts: Eve’s resource list and a few slides: https://bit.ly/33TIDsy Resource list from Eve and session participants: https://bit.ly/2Ioi8DV Check out this map of which tribes originally lived where some of our largest cities now are: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trav…

Branch Leadership Succession Planning and Mentoring for a Smooth Transition

This Continuing Education session, led by past AAUW of Oregon president, Kathi Dew on November 16, 2020, walked participants through tips, ideas, and strategies that can help branches develop new leadership and encourage new ideas. Get the handout she shared here: https://bit.ly/38Xeb42

Robert’s Rules Mock Meeting with Claudia Gray

This fun “mock meeting” of the Crabapple Club, demonstrates various do’s and don’t’s of the use of Robert’s Rules of Order for conducting a business meeting – followed by a lively Q&A. This session is helpful for those who preside over meetings and those who want to understand the “rules” to more effectively achieve group goals.


  1. How to Conduct a Meeting: https://bit.ly/3oL3qai
  2. What Minutes Should Include: https://bit.ly/35OoWCC
  3. Parliamentary Procedure Motions Chart: https://bit.ly/37Yaomn

What Needs to Change – Dismantling White Supremacy with Markisha Smith, EdD

Dr Markisha Smith, Director, City of Portland Office of Equity & Human Rights joins AAUW of Oregon to discuss white supremacy and cultural systemic oppression. From an exploration of the meaning of “culture,” to examples of overt and covert white supremacy, Dr Smith helps us better understand how white supremacy is embedded in our cultural “norms.”


  1. Dr Smith’s presentation slide deck: https://bit.ly/3oUTQ54
  2. Racism Interruptions handout: https://bit.ly/2HLdmQO
  3. Here’s a list of children’s books that adults can use to engage young children in difficult conversations about race: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/pa…


  1. UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures Series: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Race…
  2. Your Racial Autobiography: https://bit.ly/35QUEiI