The American Association of University Women - Lincoln will host a luncheon October 12 to raise funds for programs that advance equity for women and girls. Dr. Ahsan Naseem and Senator Pansing-Brooks will address "Sexual Trauma, PTSD and Legislation." The luncheon will be held at The Holiday Inn Southwest, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Road, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

     A non-profit organization, AAUW focuses upon increased education for women and girls. AAUW provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time or preparing research for publication. AAUW also provides community action grants for organizations seeking funding for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

International fellowships are offered by AAUW to women who are not U.S. citizens, who are pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S.

      AAUW provides graduate fellowships in programs where women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business and medicine. 

     Funds from this luncheon specifically support STEAM workshops to be held at Southeast Community College, Spring 2020. STEAM topics include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  

     Registration for the luncheon is open until October 4. Tickets are $40, student price is $20. A table for six can be purchased for $220. 

     On line registrations is available at

To register via email contact Emily Schmale at Participants may also send a check, with choice of salmon or chicken, to Emily Schmale, Treasurer, 5905 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln NE 68507.

     Dr. Ahsan Naseem is a dual board certified psychiatrist in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. He is the Medical Director of Heartland Psychiatry at Bryan Health Network and partner at Cheney Psychiatric Associates. Dr. Naseem served as an Associate Chef of Staff at the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Healthcare System for six years and was one of the architects of the Transition Clinic design for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. He was instrumental in implementation of Telehealth services at the VA, which was adopted as a national model.

     Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks is a wife, mother and small business owner of Brooks, Pansing Brooks law firm. The Senator represents Legislative District 28 of Lincoln, Nebraska. She served as Chair of the Legislature’s Department of Corrections Special Investigative Committee.  Recent awards were received from the ACLU of Nebraska, Nebraskans for Peace, the Women’s Foundations of Lincoln and Lancaster County, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, the Nebraska Children and Working Families, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association. 

     The luncheon is open to everyone, not just females. AAUW seeks support from our community to advance equity for women and girls.


  • Occurred Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 1:30 am – 1:30 pm


The Holiday Inn Southwest

2500 Tamarin Ridge Road
Lincoln, NE 68512