Branch Programs

Program Calendar

The Program Committee has put together a schedule of programs for the upcoming year that is sure to have something to please every AAUW member. While you will find some events that have become a tradition, such as the annual International Women’s Day Dinner, others will be new ventures. We’ve tried to include a variety of topics, and a mix of educational offerings with plain old fun. For questions please contact Program VP Lillis McLean, and watch for further postings!

Monday, September 26, 5:30 pm
Old Members and new – Fall supper at Christ Methodist Church at Harlem and Saratoga, 5:30 pm.

Saturday, October 8, 10:30 am-3 pm
District Conference in Jamestown.   “Building a Pipeline to Leadership”, Jamestown Community College. That evening, optional attendance at a free performance of “Seven, The Play” at SUNY Fredonia.

Saturday, October 22, luncheon, 11:30 am luncheon at the Protocol Restaurant.
Lauren Belfer discusses her latest book “And After the Fire”

Saturday, November 12, at The Foundry
Sue Ventresca, the Buffalo School System District Wellness Coordinator, presents challenges, programs and opportunities  to  guiding and informing  Buffalo’s  school age children.

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 pm at The College Club, 264 Summer Street
Jimmy Berger, a senior at Tapestry, is studying to be a classical pianist. He presents a selection of holiday favorites. Refreshments and a discussion of the history of the College Club follow the concert.

Saturday, January 28, 12:00 noon at Kabab and Curry Restaurant
Member Mary Ellen Shaughnessy, PhD, will present a program  on “Literature and the Law” including clips from “Twelve Angry Men” and “Reversal of Fortune.”

Saturday, February 18, 12:00 noon at the Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway in Buffalo
“African Americans’ Migration to Buffalo” is the courageous tale of African Americans leaving the South. Presenters:

  • Sharon R. Amos, PhD, President of the Buffalo Genealogy Society of the African Diaspora
  • Michelle Ragland, of the Buffalo and Western New York African American History Group

Wednesday, March 8 (International Women’s Day) at 6:00 pm at the Center for Tomorrow, UB North Campus. Kristen Stapleton, PhD, Harvard trained scholar on China presents an historical perspective on the women of China. A second speaker, Qiong Liu, a graduate student at UB,  talks about women in 21st Century China.

Saturday, March 18, Tech Savvy 12
University at Buffalo North Campus

April 21-23, DoubleTree Hotel at Syracuse
AAUW-NYS Convention, “Women and Power”. See the state website – – for details.

Saturday, May 13, Protocol Restaurant
Annual meeting, awards, and elections

Wednesday-Sunday, May 31-June 4
63rd Annual Scholarship Booksale at the Burlington Plaza