As part of the Women's History Month celebration, the River Falls Branch of AAUW recognizes two western Wisconsin women as 2019 Role Models for Equity: Mary Conroy Johnson and Dr. Stacy Johnson Myers.
Conroy Johnson was one of the founders of the Pierce and St. Croix County Free Clinic and has worked tirelessly to sustain and expand it since its founding in 2007. Johnson Myers, Minister of Education at the First Congregational Church in River Falls, has served the community as member and then president of the River Falls School Board since 2008.
Recipients of this award must reside in Pierce or St. Croix counties, demonstrate involvement in one or more aspects of civic life and exemplify commitment to advancing equity and advocacy for women and girls, the primary mission of AAUW. This year's recipients have been role models in their commitment to and advocacy of equity in healthcare and education in our community.
The awards will be made at the end AAUW's monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) The meeting will be followed at 7 p.m. with a showing of the movie "RBG," which relates the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her struggle for equity. The film is co-sponsored by the River Falls Public Library as a part of Women's History Month and is open to friends of the recipients and the public.