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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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

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Welcome to our website! We are happy to provide information for other users interested in the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women and assorted activities we are involved in. To find specific information, there is a search panel on the right and you can go through the archives. E-mail if you have questions, please be patient as we all have other jobs and don’t always check the email daily. Thank you!

Peaceful Paths Fundraiser

When, Where, What

About the tournament

Join us for the best beanbag toss tournament around! We are very excited to be partnering with First Magnitude Brewing Company as the host Peaceful Paths 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament. Two person teams will compete for a trophy and cash prize while having a great time for a good cause. Register online by Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – space is limited to the first 25 teams. Entry fee is $50 per team and includes one beverage per team member. There will be a food truck onsite so be sure and bring cash for food!  We will also have a chance drawing and a 50/50 raffle.

Myth of Equality in the Workplace

CEDAW Update

“The Myth of Equality in the U.S. Workplace”
This article appeared in Huffington Post. Read here

By JoAnn Kamuf Ward & Hillary Scrivani

Despite the United States’ array of legal protections, women continue to face barriers to equality and the full enjoyment of their human rights.

Currently, the U.S. is the only industrialized country that fails to ensure workers are provided paid parental leave. As a result, only 12 per cent of the private sector workforce is eligible for paid family leave, offered voluntarily by their employer. Yes, that means the majority of working women do not have access to paid family leave when they have a baby. This has real and tangible psychological, physical, emotional, and economic consequences.

Human rights call for equal pay for men and women; for maternity leave with pay; for policies that enable parents to balance family obligations with work responsibilities; as well as for special workplace protections for pregnant women. These protections are laid out in the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a treaty on women’s rights, also known as CEDAW. International human rights experts have also specifically called on the U.S. to introduce paid parental leave and to address the pay gap.

There is cause for optimism that the U.S. is moving in the right direction. In the absence of federal movement on paid family leave, paid sick time, and pregnancy accommodations, three U.S. states, namely New Jersey, California and Rhode Island have enacted legislation requiring employers to provide paid family leave insurance to their workers. Four states, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts and Oregon, the District of Columbia, and twenty localities now have paid sick time laws insuring a minimal amount of paid sick time to most workers. Additionally, sixteen states, the District of Columbia, and four localities have protections that offer at least some accommodations for pregnant workers.

These are positive steps, but further action is needed at the state and federal levels. Federal legislation that has been introduced such as the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Schedules that Work Act, the FAMILY Act, and the Healthy Families Act would contribute to improving gender equality in the workplace and prove better support for families. If enacted, these laws would bring the U.S. much closer to human rights standards for fair treatment in the workplace.
Grounding our thinking about gender equality in human rights terms offers us a framework to shape the types of laws that will better protect women, children, and families.