Just For Fun

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Glendale branch meeting will be held as a Zoom conference on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. To receive an invitation, contact Marilyn “Susie” Robinson at Marilyn_Robinson@hotmail.com with your name and email address by Tuesday, Jan. 5.
The speaker will be Andy Winnick, professor emeritus of economics and statistics at California State University, Los Angeles and president of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy (tapid.org). His career in academia spans the globe.

A political economist, Winnick is an expert teacher about the interface of economics, political science, sociology and history. He has published two books, including “The Changing Distributions of Income and Wealth in the U.S.”

His topic for AAUW will be voter suppression focusing on three measures of a nation’s commitment to democracy as shown by its electoral system: Are citizens easily able to register and qualify to vote? Do all registered voters have an opportunity to vote? Is there “one person, one vote” with every vote having the same weight?

He will provide a brief overview of the foundation of the American electoral system starting with the Constitution and will move forward to the current situation. He will describe problems, outline possible solutions and analyze why the country faces the current situation.

His talk will draw upon material from a paper he recently wrote entitled “Voter Suppression, Disproportionality and the Failures of Democracy in America.” To receive a copy of this paper, email andy.winnick@gmail.com.

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information about membership, activities and meetings, visit https://glendale-ca.aauw.net/.

The Glendale Historical Society and Historical Novel Society present “History Talks!” tonight, Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

The event is complimentary but advance RSVP required. A Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event to those who RSVP.

The panel discussion is being held on Victorian life, death and medicine.

Residents of the Doctor’s House were among those who faced challenges that are distant to the modern world, but oddly relevant to those that are being faced today. Participants will travel back to the Victorian era with a panel of historians as they discuss daily hazards like gunshot wounds and concussions, treatment by medical doctors and indigenous healers, the establishment of poor farms for the mentally ill and indigents, mourning etiquette and more.

To RSVP or to get more information, visit https://glendalehistorical.org/victorian-medicine.