Thursday, June 28, 2018

LWVT Annual Scholarship Award 2018: Nuha Syed

Barbara Ostroth, Nuha Syed at Awards Night, June 14, 2018

At the Community Scholarship Fund of Teaneck Awards Night on June 14th, League of Women Voters of Teaneck Vice President Barbara Ostroth presented THS Class of '18 graduate Nuha Syed with the annual LWVT Scholarship. 

Nuha Syed is a most deserving candidate, ranking #1 in her graduating class. She is going to Rochester Institute of Technology, where  she will be majoring in international relations. Besides membership in the National Honor Society and Fencing Team, Nuha served on the township's Youth Advisory Board with Lizette Parker.

Monday, May 21, 2018

LWVT 66th Annual Meeting to be held on June 18, 2018

The LWV Teaneck Annual Meeting and Dinner is now in its 66th continuous year. All members are urged to come enjoy the dinner and plan the year in the meeting.

Margi is sharing her hospitality for this event.

Details will follow by email.


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