AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economical barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
This branch serves the communities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and Irving Texas. Our student affiliate is located at Brookhaven Community College in Farmers Branch.
Member Carol Dingman Wins Art Award
Farmers Branch Carrollton AAUW members are proud of Carol Dingman for having had her entry, Sunny Days and Garden Maze, selected as one of six to be part of the 2017 AAUW Artistic Notecard collection. These cards will be available through the Shop AAUW page on the national website later this year.
Carol has always enjoyed drawing and art but never took art courses in school. That all changed 13 years ago, when she began weekly drawing and painting lessons and found her passion at age 62. Nature is Carol’s primary inspiration.
She says, “Just last week my class discussed taking risks in your art work. I did my painting, Sunny Days, after several years of doing more realistic depictions. I guess you could say I took a risk with my art. I prefer to think of it as taking up a challenge.
“I love the AAUW mission of promoting equity and education for women and girls. There is no power equal to that of raising your hand to vote when it counts. Best of all I have found a social circle of like-minded women in AAUW and a few close friends. AAUW has truly enriched my life and continues to be a partner in causes close to my heart.”
August Book Discussion
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: 55 Degrees on the Square
1104 Elm Carrollton, TX 75006
The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *New York Times Bestseller *
When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.
With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.
– Amazon synopsis
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