Local author Kimi Cunningham Grant will be the guest of the Huntingdon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the February meeting The public is invited to the program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Brumbaugh Academic Center (BAC) BAC C116.

Kimi is the author of two books. The first, Silver Like Dust, recounts the internment of her Japanese-American grandparents during World War II. Her second book is a mystery, Fallen Mountains, set in a small town in Pennsylvania where fracking has just begun and will be released in March, 2019.

She is a Lecturer for the College Writing Seminar at Juniata College and a two-time winner of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry. She is also the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction. Her poetry and essays have been published in Literary Mama, RATTLE, Poet Lore, and Whitefish Review. She is a graduate of Bucknell University and Messiah College where she studied English.

Amy Chen, a Juniata College student and member of the student AAUW group, will present information on her attendance at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in 2018.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institutional partners. Since AAUW’s founding 130 years ago, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW’s commitment to educational equity is reflected in its public policy advocacy, community programs, leadership development, conventions and conferences, national partnerships, and international connections. Call Pat Croissant for further details on membership, 643-0606.


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