Welcome

Welcome to the Washington DC Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUWDC). We are glad you are here.  Click here to read the President’s Message.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!!

DC STATEHOOD ACTIVITIES

Join us on June 16th at 7:00pm for a Zoom call with Anne Anderson, Chair, League of Women’s Voters DC (LWVDC) Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens to discuss what this means for the residents of DC as well as next steps.  Please share this link with anyone who wants to learn more about what it means to be the 51st state.  Learn more.

DC BRANCH OPEN HOUSE NETWORKING EVENT

Stay tuned for our post COVID networking event on August 5, 2021 at Busboys & Poets on 14th & V Street NW.   This open house like event will take place in downtown DC and sponsored by the branch.  This event is open to everyone!   See the below for details.

Event Summary

DATE: Thursday, August 5, 2021

TIME: 6-9pm

LOCATION: Busboys & Poets – 2021 14th St, NW (14th & V Street)

METRO: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (green line)

PARKING: Street Parking

WHAT TO BRING: A guest (not required – suggested).

To RSVP:  Click RSVP.

AGENDA:
6:00 – 7:00pm: Branch Meeting (open meeting- all are welcomed)
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Open House

Branch Meeting Details
Welcome
Update from the program committee
Update from the book club chair
Update from statehood initiatives
Update from president
Open discussion

Open House Details
Networking & Refreshments
Special Guest Welcome Remarks (Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives – invited)
Overview on AAUW
Overview & History of AAUW-DC branch (report outs from program members and book club chair)
Networking & Refreshments

Please RSVP no later than August 2, 2021. We want to have badges and need a head count for food. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask. Working together is the key to a successful branch.

Our last branch meeting was September 2019! Looking forward to see all of you in person.

 

RACISM & GENDER: EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN 

In honor of Juneteeth and to celebration the new federal holiday, we are replaying the Race & Gender discussions we had last year.  We are proud of the fact that our branch was responsible for racially integrating AAUW in 1954, thanks to the leadership of Alice Cole and Mary Church Terrell. The decision split the branch in two and probably other branches as well, but it made the AAUW a leader in racial equality as well as gender equality. As the result, our board approved the Race and Gender discussions that took place between June and November 2020.  Watch the recordings.