Bulletin Board

Traditional music jam to be held

MARQUETTE — From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam in the library’s community room.

Bring a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other acoustic musicians and vocalists for a community jam session. Celebrate the traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and others. It’s a chance to share the love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for those not familiar with the songs. Listeners and singers are always welcome.

There is no admission charge to attend this event which is sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.

Call 906-226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

‘Title IX Under Fire’ discussion

MARQUETTE — “Title IX Under Fire” will be discussed by the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m. Thursday at 104 W. Ridge St. in Marquette.

Title IX has been much in the news lately, as the Department of Education has withdrawn tools that schools used to clarify their responsibilities in responding to charges of sexual violence.

What is Title IX? This legislation prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally-funded education programs. It protects girls’ and women’s rights to access to school and university-related activities, including academics, athletics, research, technical training, and career opportunities. It protects students from discrimination based on pregnancy or parental status.

Title IX also offers protection against sex-based harassment or assault to both male and female students. The law requires that immediate steps be taken to remediate hostile environments, mandates that grievance procedures be fair to both accuser and accused, and requires that educational institutions maintain a Title IX coordinator to ensure compliance with the law.

The recent rollbacks involve two sets of guidelines from the Department of Education–guidelines that schools and universities had requested–which set forth their responsibilities in the face of allegations of sexual violence. With the rollback, essential protections were eliminated.

The AAUW, which is a non-partisan organization, urges that in today’s climate now is the time to enforce, not weaken, these protections.

Karlyn Rapport, who serves as Public Policy Representative for Marquette’s AAUW branch, will examine Title IX’s history and current threats to its effective enforcement. She will also lead a discussion about what can be done to support Title IX’s crucial work of protecting students.

The meeting is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

For more information contact Karlyn Rapport, AAUW Public Policy Representative at 906-226-8060 or email krapport@chartermi.net.

Annual soup luncheon, bazaar

NEGAUNEE — The Mitchell United Methodist Church, located at 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee, will be holding its annual Soup Luncheon and Bazaar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for the luncheon are free for children under the age of 5; $3 for ages 6-12; and $5 for adults.