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January 31, 2012

Feb. 2012 Program Meeting - Update

In February we are happy to welcome Jane Scheiring, Program Manager, Election Services, of Overseas Vote Foundation.  (Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, originally scheduled to speak, has been unexpectedly called away on business.)

Jane is from Minnesota, has lived in Munich for nearly 20 years, and has been with OVF for about two years now. The Overseas Vote Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps overseas and military voters participate in federal elections by providing public access to interactive web services.

We're looking forward to hearing how we overseas voters can register, and why we should be passionate about the presidential election coming up this year!

For more information about Jane and her organization, go to:

Potential members are welcome to visit. For info about meeting time and location, please contact Claudia at http://aaupw@yahoo.de

When:     Wednesday evening, February 15

February Book Club

This month's reading is Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto, originally scheduled for last October. It is a very interesting take on the American education system and its impact on our kids. Gatto’s storytelling skill shines as he relates tales of real people who fled the school system and succeeded in spite of the popular wisdom that insists on diplomas, degrees and credentials. He focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling that cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a by-product of rote-memorization drills.

John Taylor Gatto taught for thirty years in public schools. He climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. That same year, he resigned from school-teaching in the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to bring about school reform.

Come for what is sure to be an interesting discussion on what could be a hot topic!

When: Monday evening, Feb. 6th

Girls' Night Out

How often have we heard the line: “Oh, I know this great little Italian place…..“? And lucky for us, there are quite a few out there. This time, we visit one of our favorite Italian restaurants near the university.

When: Friday evening, Feb. 17th

January 10, 2012

January Program Meeting

Our January speaker will be Sonia Allinson-Penny.  She will cover the topic 'The Female Antidote to Corporate Greed' at this month's AAUPW meeting.

Sonia will take us through important shifts in the business world, where governing bodies have learnt valuable lessons from high profile and widespread corporate failures that, in part, can be attributed to a homogeneous group being in positions of power. She will draw linkages between the move by Stock Exchanges to impose gender quotas for board membership, to the increase in emotional intelligence being applied in the business world, to a shift in our understanding of what drives and motivates us and wider societal changes -- a current and controversial topic that promises to generate good debate.

For more information, please contact aaupw@yahoo.de

When:   Wednesday evening, January 18, at 18:30

January 9, 2012

January 2012 Book Club

Come join us for the January Book Club where we will be discussing:
In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan.

His bracing and eloquent manifesto on food shows us how we might start making thoughtful choices that will enrich our lives and our palates and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy. Food is the one thing that Americans hate to love and, as it turns out, love to hate. What we want to eat has been ousted by the notion of what we should eat, and it's at this nexus of hunger and hang-up that Michael Pollan poses his most salient question: where is the food in our food? What follows in In Defense of Food is a series of wonderfully clear and thoughtful answers that help us omnivores navigate the nutritional minefield that's come to typify our food culture.

When: Monday, 09. January 2012 at 18:30

Coming Up:
Feb: Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto (originally from October)