Northwest Valley AAUW Branch to host Sun City West program


The Northwest Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a program 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 inside the Webb Room at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 20450 N. Stardust Blvd.

The speaker, Janet Cantley, has curated approximately 20 exhibitions at the Heard Museum. Her focus recently has been an update of the groundbreaking exhibition “Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience,” which opened in 2000. “Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” places archival materials, works of art, filmed interviews, audio and interactive technology in an immersive environment, that reopened in February 2019.

She has worked with the team at Mid-America Arts Alliance to plan a traveling exhibit based on the narrative from “Away From Home,” which will be on the road with National Endowment for the Humanities support from April 2020 to April 2025. Ms. Cantley has also worked with the digital technologies/websites manager to develop a microsite on the boarding school story, which can be found at Https://

The event is free and open to the public.

The Northwest Valley Branch is one of 14 branches within Arizona. Arizona is part of the Rocky Mountain Region of the AAUW. Visit