Monday, May 21, 2018

LWVT 66th Annual Meeting to be held on June 18, 2018, ILO Annual Dinner on June 13th.

The LWV Teaneck Dinner is now in its 66th continuous year. All Members are urged to come enjoy the dinner and discussion.

Margi is sharing her hospitality for this event.

Details will follow by email.

Members may go to the ILO Dinner and Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 6 pm, Paramus Public Library. Potluck:bring your specialty.

Speaker: Valerie Vanieri  Huttle.


Send a note via Lwvteaneck@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Voters' Guide here! LWVT HOSTS CANDIDATES' FORUM: TOWN COUNCIL

CANDIDATES’ RESPONSES to LWV prepared QUESTIONS:
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4/03/2018  LWVT CALENDAR & BOARD LISTING

LWVT CALENDAR 

Wed., March 21, 2018:Annual Women's History Discussion: Heroines in Literature.  Janet's house, 7:30 pm
 Wed., April 18, 2018 Board Meeting at Shirley's house, 7:30 pm. 

Thurs.,  April 19, 2018: LWV Teaneck Candidates Forum, Teaneck High School, 7:30 pm
(for County wide events, including Teaneck's)










2017-2018 Board Officers

Vice President, Program Planning      Arlene Gartenberg

Vice President, Voter Service      Barbara Ostroth
Secretary Joyce Jacobs
Treasurer, Patricia O’Brien Libutti
Membership Shirley Sosland

Directors
Director, Women’s History  Janet Austin
Director, Advocacy:  Doris Long Thurber
Editor, LWVTeaneck Blog , Facebook Page
      Patricia O’Brien Libutti 
Observer Corps 
     Margot Embree Fisher and  Barbara Ostroth
Ex officio  Louise Williams

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

LWVT WOMEN'S HISTORY DISCUSSION RE-SCHEDULED to MARCH 28th-SEE DETAILS & HEROINES




Annual Women’s History Discussion: 
Heroines in Literature
This year promises to be the scene of a fascinating discussion, continuing the theme of ”Women We Consider Important and Why.” But the wrinkle is: they have to be fictional!

HEROINE? 
the chief female character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MEMBERS

From Janet:  The Handmaid’s Tale  by Margaret Atwood (book)-Offred, heroine.

From PatMy Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, (Neapolitan Novels) Elena, heroine
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, —Scout, heroine.

From Sara:
The Red Tent:  Strong women from the Bible. Dinah, heroine.

Charleston, SC in the pre-civil war era, moving to the civil war. Based on a true story.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, heroine.

The Space Between Us -Novel about class and gender in Bombay, India.  Serabai and Bhimi, heroines.

Rules of Civility - Novel about a strong woman in 1920’s NYC.  Katy Kontent, heroine.

The Birth of Venus-about a girl/woman who grows up with Italian cultural values. Alessandra Cecchi, heroine.

Being Polite to Hitler 1950’s account of life in new ‘suburban’ American society following WWII and the social norms that women and families had to abide by. Agnes Scofield, heroine. 

Heartwrenching novel of Afghani women. Mariam, heroine.

From Barbara: Rosamunde Pilcher. Shell seekers
Penelope Keeling, heroine.

Monday, March 19, 2018

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR OVER 25 YEARS? —-POSTPONED TO MARCH 28, 7:30 pm, Janet’s



Janet Austin has been involved with the celebration of LWVT Women’s History as planner and leader for over 25 years. Each year, she initiated selection of a book or a topic that was discussed. Below is a list of all the topics documented in LWVT newsletters. We were fortunate enough to work with other leagues and other civic groups, especially with film presentations. 

Thanks, Janet! (Thanks for the purple frosted cupcakes, too.)


WOMEN'S HISTORY DISCUSSIONS 


Backlash Susan Faludi

Women at School,  Women at Work: How Schools Shortchange Girls. Video, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Education Committee Report  (AAUW)

Fountain of Age Betty Friedan

Economic Lives of Women. Speaker Phoebe Seham

Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars John Grey 

 Light Side of Feminism Fran Leibowitz, Florence King

Women on the Web  Looking at bias on the Internet

Infidel: My Life Ayaan Hirsi Ali

First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents Bonnie Angelo

Images of Women. Online Gallery, LWV

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in AmericaBarbara Ehrenreich

 Silk Legacy. Richard Brawer

Iron Jawed Angels  (Film)


25 Women: Historic Women of New Jersey (Rutgers Women's Project database.)
‘A Mercy. Toni Morrison.

bell hooks Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. (Yes, it is "bell hooks")

Remembering When: Women and Ms. Magazine

How Did It Start for You? Beginnings of Feminism

Crime after Crime (film)

Most Important Woman in Your Life (Diaries, Letters, Photos) 

Daisy Bates (film)   

Storming the Vote (film, LWVNJ)

Our Voices, Our Votes: Women, Landmark Legislation, and Our Votes.

Media Moments for Women (TV focus on depiction of women)

Power and Protest (Events in history that Women have affected through protest—-following January 21,  2017 Woman’s March.)

And this year: Heroines in Literature

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1/20/2018: WOMEN'S MARCH




In Morristown
There was a very large turnout at the Morristown March, whose theme was “Power To The People.” Nancy Hedinger, President of LWV NJ, picture below, gave a rousing speech before the March that highlighted many issues of concern to the League and other March participants, including voter registration, getting voters to the polls and directed at the LWV’s basic purpose-“making democracy work.”  Our Teaneck League was well represented and marched behind the LWVNJ banner.









The March, with thousands of participants, started at Town Hall and ended on the Morristown Green, where dozens of speakers, including Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Elizabeth Meyer, founder of the Women’s March on New Jersey, called for the crowd to continue to demonstrate their energy, efforts and political engagement.


In NYC 


NYC Women's March -- crowd jammed Central Park West from 61st Street up past 86th Street!  We heard a large number of speakers at the rally including women who spoke about immigration reform, DACA and its effects on their families and friends, health care needs, sexual and physical abuse experiences, job inequality, etc. as well as Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg, etc. 

Then we marched down past Trump International Hotel to 59th St, east to 6th Avenue then down to 45th Street.  The streets were lined with more supporters with signs (including apartment windows off Central Park North!) and a small pro-Trump rally on Columbus circle protected by many cops. 

The mood was upbeat, signs were creative, and there were MANY young people mixed into the crowd along with a huge diversity of men and women.