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ERIC Number: ED557832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-28
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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Gender Equity and the Role of Women in Poland
American Association of University Women
In 1920 AAUW's predecessor, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, helped raise $100,000 for Polish scientist Marie Curie to purchase a gram of radium. Members honored Curie in New York City as she kicked off her triumphant 1921 fundraising tour of the United States, which allowed her to continue her relentless work and eventually establish the Radium Institute for Research. The institute eventually became the Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, the government-funded, largest cancer research and treatment facility in Poland. In fall 2014, a delegation of seven American Association of University Women (AAUW) members traveled to Curie's hometown, Warsaw, to learn about what life is like today--nearly a century later--for Polish women. The group toured the Polish capital November 1-9, performing research, attending cultural events, and meeting with leaders in education, law, politics, medicine, and science. This paper summarizes the delegation's nine-­day visit.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Association of University Women
Identifiers - Location: Poland