Who we are
AAUPW is a private organization based in Munich, Germany for American and other English-speaking women graduates of an American accredited college or university.
How to join
If you’d like to know more about AAUPW, why not come along to one of our monthly gatherings to see if our group and its activities reflect your personal interests?
Recent & Upcoming Events
Program Meeting – November 2017
Fat Rights are Human Rights – Wednesday, November 15 at 18:30
“Fat hatred” should be banned just like racism or sexism, says the Massey University lecturer, a pro-fat scholar who argues that obesity isn’t a health problem. “The war against fat” and “fat phobia” are much more damaging than carrying a few extra kilos or, in her case, a lot.
Her claims fly in the face of an obesity epidemic taking hold of the Western World. Governments are fighting health budget blowouts, hospitals are buying bigger beds and equipment, and airlines are charging travelers for their overflowing flab
But Dr. Pause, who has a PhD in human development, says it is “fattism” that should be feared, not expanding waistlines.
“If what we want is a healthier, happier country, then I think one of the ways we get there is by changing the way we talk about fatness, because … it’s not just all these fat people that have to live in a culture that openly hates them … it’s also about what that fat hatred does for non-fat people as well.”
So whether it’s young girls who are going on diets by age five, because they’re terrified of being fat, or middle-aged women who would rather lose years off their life than gain five kilos, fat hatred is bad for people of all sizes, not just for fat people.”
Dr. Pause’s work appears in scholarly journals, as well as online in The Huffington Post and The Conversation, among others. She is also involved in sociable scholarship; her work is highlighted in her social media presence, Friend of Marilyn, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and her blog. Her fat positive radio show, Friend of Marilyn, is travelling the world this year!
Excerpted from an article appearing online in: Stuff.co.nz. Read the full article at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7256608/Fat-hatred-should-be-banned-scholar
For more information about being a guest at this months meeting, please contact our club president at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Events: November - December
MING Events for November
Included in the presenting groups is the Table for Two (TFT) initiative that focuses on providing funding for school lunches for children in areas highly impacted by hunger while promoting meals that provide high nutrition while reducing or preventing obesity.
Art exhibit and book reading for kids!
Lena Hesse is one of Germany’s up-and-coming author / illustrators and her artwork will be on display at the Pelkovenschlössl in Moosach in November. At the Vernissage, you’ll not only be able to see her work, but also meet the artist and watch a video that shows how she creates her illustrations from the sketch to the finished work. Plus there will be appetizers and wine.
Kids are welcome to join her for a trilingual reading (German, English and Turkish) of her story “A Box of Nothing” followed by a mini art workshop with Lena.
Vernissage: Friday, Nov. 10, 7 – 9 PM
Exhibit: Nov. 11th – 17th (check the opening hours of the Schlössl on their website!)
Reading: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 – 3:30 PM
Location: Kultur- und Bürgerhaus Pelkovenschlössl, St.-Martins-Platz 2 (Moosach!), 80992 München
STAGE KISS by American playwright Sarah Ruhl
Entity Theatre – English-language theater in Munich
Nov. 23 – 26 and Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. “Stage Kiss” is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.
“Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Funny: There’s nothing like it.” – New York Post
Sarah Ruhl has received numerous award for her plays, which have been produced both on and off Broadway as well as regionally all over the country and internationally. To date, her plays have been translated into twelve languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University. She won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006, and most recently, the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She was the recipient of the PEN Center Award for a mid-career playwright, the Whiting Writers award, the Feminist Press’s Forty under Forty award, and a Lilly Award. She is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama. Her book of essays on the theater and motherhood, “100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write,” was a Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Please note new venue, near Harras :
(U6, busses, trains)
For Tickets and more information: www.entitytheatre.com
EUR 18 (concessions: EUR 12) + online booking fee
American Drama Group
My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English. Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich. Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English. Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich. Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).
Coming in 2018: Romeo and Juliet, and Fahrenheit 451. Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com
Book Club - Fall 2017
October – Egalia's Daughters
An interesting thought-provoking satire on gender roles and in particular the fortunes of one “masculinist” boy who tries to fight against the oppression of his gender. It’s an upside-down society, in which men are repressed and taken advantage of, and women have all the power.
November – The History of Bees
The Founding Gardeners
The follow up to the award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison’s passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. The Founding Gardeners offers a fascinating look at the revolutionary generation from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen and farmers.
Interesting conversations, professional advice, and good friends — AAUPW has been my lifesaver!
AAUPW has provided outstanding personal and professional networking opportunities.