There’s something for everyone in our programming and events! Please see below for our upcoming programs and…
Fall Bulletin 2020 is now available for viewing
Due to concern for the health of our members during this COVID-19 pandemic, ALL AAUW Programs are scheduled on Zoom until further notice.
Monday, October 5, 2020
9:30 – 10:30 THE ARTS on Zoom
Craft: Why Making Matters
Speaker: Christian Novak, Membership Manager, American Craft Council (ACC)
Novak will discuss the role of craft in contemporary society and the ACC’s vision to link and engage communities through craft. The ACC strives to connect and galvanize diverse communities in order to cultivate and advance craft’s impact on contemporary American life. It focuses on engaging new audiences, supporting and recognizing artists at every career and practice stage, and acting as a catalyst for the field. Annually, ACC hosts four national craft shows, including the St. Paul show, which takes place October 9-11, 2020.
The Urgent Need for Action to Combat the Climate Crisis
Speaker: John Dunlop, Engineer, Renewable Energy Policy Consultant based in Minneapolis
Dunlop managed renewable energy programs for 35 years for the Minnesota State Energy Office and then for the American Wind Energy Association. He will address urgent climate policy actions that can be addressed at the state and local level. These include eliminating carbon emissions from electricity generation by using renewable energy, electrifying the transportation and building sectors, and supporting a high-voltage nationwide transmission system.
12:00 noon ANNOUNCEMENTS
1:15 – 2:15 HEALTH on Zoom
Your Magnificent Microbiome: Latest Insights on Optimizing Your Health
Speaker: Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, Founder and Medical Director, Minnesota Personalized Medicine
Plotnikoff previously addressed us about the science behind the statement, “Gut health is the foundation for all health.” Today he will introduce the latest data on the connection between the intestinal microbiome and non-intestinal issues, with a special focus on neurologic, metabolic, and mental health concerns. Included will be the latest information on the role of the oral microbiome in health and disease. He will give practical guidance on how to optimize your microbiome via lifestyle measures.
See Carol Sheldon’s email for Zoom invitations
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