Holiday Get Together!!!!

On Friday December 16th we will have our annual Holiday Get Together for all the members of the GCOSW and their committee members, and anyone from the public interested in our organization! It will be at 5:30 at Northwest Grille   5115 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL  32606

This is a time to celebrate and have convivial conversations, have a nice dinner and maybe some drinks, and be Merry!

If you have any questions please email gcosw.org@gmail.com

Thank you!!

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How Suffragists Used Cookbooks As A Recipe For Subversion

NINA MARTYRIS- NPR

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In the Meryl Streep period movie Suffragette, Englishwomen march on the streets, smash shop windows and stage sit-ins to demand the vote. Less well-known is that across the pond, a less cinematic resistance was being staged via that most humble vehicle: the cookbook.

Between 1886, when the first American suffragist cookbook was published, and 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote, there were at least a half-dozen cookbooks published by suffragette associations in the country.

These books were the descendants of the post-Civil War charity cookbooks, published to raise funds for war victims and church-related issues.

Read more  here at NPR

 

FCSW Awards Luncheon

On Thursday September 23rd, 2016 several of our Board members attended the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) Florida Achievement Awards held here in Gainesville. Two of the people being honored are from Alachua County. Sherry Nungesser Houston and Susan Webster. It was a very affirming and interesting time, the keynote speaker was the University of Florida First Lady Linda Fuchs.

The Florida Achievement Awards are given by the Commission to recognize meritorious women who have improved the lives of women of Florida and/or who have served as positive role models for women and girls in their community. You can see more information on the history of the award here.

“The Florida Commission on the Status of Women recognizes and supports women of all ages as they strive to achieve their fullest potential,” said Patti Hamilton, Commission Chair. “We are proud to honor outstanding women for their tremendous achievements and dedicated service.”

JoAnn Wilkes, Lt. Bella Blizzard, Molly McGowan and Taraneh Darabi
JoAnn Wilkes, Lt. Bella Blizzard, Molly McGowan and Taraneh Darabi

GCOSWblogSeptember 19, 2016

Hello everyone! We are in the planning stages of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women Conference for 2017. The only thing settled so far is the date, so we wanted to at least get that out as soon as possible. For other updates please check the GCOSW facebook here.

If you have ideas for speakers or are able to help with marketing/PR please email us.

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FOSBA

Hello everyone! If you haven’t already bought your tickets for the Friends of Susan B. Anthony Luncheon on 8/27/2016 you only have a few days left! It is always a fun time with lots of informational tables and great speakers. Here is the information for this year’s luncheon. See you there!

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The Friends of Susan B. Anthony will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day in Gainesville on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at an annual luncheon at 11:30 am at the Gateway Grand Best Western. This year FOSBA will recognize co-honorees Nancy Griffin and JoAnn Wilkes of the Santa Fe College Displaced Homemaker Program with the 2016 Friends of Susan B. Anthony Award. The featured speaker will be Dean Laura Rosenbury of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, whose expertise is in family law and gender issues.

This event celebrates the 168th anniversary of the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 and the 96th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (woman suffrage) in 1920.

Before the luncheon, attendees are encouraged to visit the table showcase of sponsoring organizations beginning at 11 am. Organizations who wish to sponsor a table and share information should contact FOSBA at 352-374-8158 or fosba@fosba.com. The doors to the dining room open at 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for under 18 years of age. Tickets must be purchased in advance by August 22, 2016 and will not be available at the door.

When you purchase a ticket, your name will be on a list when you arrive so you will not have to present a ticket. Your name tag is your ticket.

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WHERE
Best Western Gateway Grand – 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 – View Map
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Rustic Field Salad (Mixed Greens w/Fresh Pears, Goat Cheese, & Sugar Spiced Walnuts), Chicken Bruschetta (Boneless Chicken Breast Roasted Garlic & Tomato in Basil and Cream); Seasonal Vegetable; and Herb Rice Pilaf.

Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Cannelloni (Thin Pasta Rolled with Vegetables, Red Sauce, & Mozzarella); Seasonal Vegetable; and Roasted New Potatoes.

Warm Rolls & Whipped Butter; Water and Iced Tea; Coffee Service.
Chef’s Choice Dessert (1/2 of table Chocolate Cake and 1/2 of table New York Cheesecake)
 
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To order by mail, print the Reservation page below, fill out, send with check to: 
 
FOSBA
c/o Rebecca Rogers
7635 NW 38th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
 

 

Last Year’s Major Sponsors

Alachua County Library District: Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee; Altrusa International; American Association of University Women, Gainesville Branch; Baha’is of Gainesville; Black Nurses Association; Democratic Women’s Club, Alachua Co; Gainesville Friends Meeting; Latina Women’s League; League of Women Voters, Alachua County/Gainesville; The Links, Inc., Gainesville Chapter; Phoenix Rising Community; Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida, Inc.; Radiant Hands; SFC: Displaced Homemaker Program, Focus on the Future; Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Social Justice Council; UNA/USA, Gainesville; UF: Women’s Studies and Gender Research; UF: Counseling Center; Visionaires; Voices Rising Community Choir.

 

Wear your Susan B. Anthony pin, Women Count – Vote. Please give us your email address to facilitate communication and delivery of next year’s invitation. Donations of any amount appreciated (since we have no membership dues) – full co-sponsorship: $25 or more.                                                                    http://www.fosba.com

Friends of Susan B. Anthony Luncheon              27 August 2016

RESERVE EARLY!  Deadline 5 p.m., August 22.  No sales at the door!

Citizenship Workshop

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN?

Receive FREE legal assistance on your application

FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP

Sunday, June 12 & 26

3:00pm- 6:00pm

St.  Augustine Catholic Church

1738 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603

Info: 352-222-6601

Please contact to register to: castrolrg@gmail.com

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ESTAS PREPARADO PARA VOLVERTE CIUDADANO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS?

Reciba ayuda legal gratis con su aplicación

TALLER DE CIUDADANIA GRATIS

Domingo, 12 de Junio & 26 de Junio

3:00pm- 6:00pm

Iglesia Católica San Agustín

1738 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603

                                           Información: castrolrg@gmail.com o 352-222-6601

Para registrarse: Llame al 352-372-3533, ext. 110

THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF LATINA WOMEN’S LEAGUE, Saint Augustine Church, UF Hispanic-Latino Affairs, Hispanic Advisory Council, St. Augustine Catholic Church, David Stoller Immigration Lawyers,  Immigration Law Office of Yomayra Vallejo PLLC

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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

This is a wonderful article on two women who looked at and found areas of need in our county and did something about it. By finding that both the rates of child abuse, poverty and crime were concentrated in one area with no resources, they set about to change that. Through them came the initiative for the SWAG (Southwest Advocacy Group) Family Resource Center, along with help from many other people and groups. Now run by an independent board, it is a grassroots organization whose goal is to address the needs of the community by connecting individuals and families to services and resources through advocacy and from agency and community partners.

Thank you to Dr. Nancy Hardt and Sheriff Sadie Darnell for working to make our county a better place for children and families.

Please read and listen. 

Read more about SWAG here.

Annual Conference

Our GCOSW Conference was a wonderful day of good programs and speakers, much Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on it. More information will be added soon about the speakers and issues.

If you have feedback, please email to gcosw.org@gmail.com

 

Annual GCOSW Conference

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Good Morning!

 
We are just ONE Day away from the 35th Annual GCOSW Conference!
 
For anyone still interested in joining us, this is the final day to register online for a reduced rate.
Feel free to review the keynote and workshop details in the attached program.
 
Click HERE to Register!
If you prefer to register in person, we will accept check or credit card when you arrive at TUMCtomorrow.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out, we would be happy to help!

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow,
 
GCOSW Conference Planning Committee