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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Annual Open House/Membership Drive – August 23, 2023
Save the Date – Wednesday, August 23, 2023 for our Annual Open House at Busboys & Poets on K Street NW. Additional details to follow. Open to everyone! Register here: https://AAUWDCBRANCHOPENHOUSE.eventbrite.com
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Barbara Zia – President, League of Women Voters – DC SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Meghan Kissell, Senior Director, Policy & Member Advocacy, AAUW National
Annual Holiday Party – December 2, 2023
SAVE THE DATE: December 2, 2023. I will host the Annual Holiday Party for the branch in coordination with a local nonprofit organization. Additional information to come. Open to everyone!
Member Led Networking Event – March 19, 2023 (POSTPONED)
What: Meet up at Busboys and Poets for a Sunday brunch, and afterwards, cross the street and tour the newly installed DC Hall of Fame-Walk of Fame with our own member Toby Horn.
Where: 450 K Street NW
When: 12 noon
What else: Enjoy the company of our wonderful members and potential members and have some lively discussion.
Please RSVP to email@example.com. Open to everyone!
Strategic Planning Meeting – March 25, 2023
To ensure that we are utilize our time effectively, we will break up the strategic planning discussion by focus areas led by a facilitator and the program chair for that focus area. During this meeting we will develop goals, objectives, and an action plan for our branch’s STEM education outreach activities. The following are the logistics for the meeting. MEMBERS ONLY
Member Lead Networking Event: US Capital Visit – April 19, 2023
JoAnn has reserved a time slot for our members to visit the new Mary McLeod Bethune new statue at the US Capitol on April 19 at 12:50pm. This is the first Black American statue in the National Statuary Hall collection. We have 15 passes available for branch members and their family/friends. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to JoAnn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc Harriet (email@example.com). Once you RSVP, additional information (meet up location, etc.) will be sent to you directly. Thank you, JoAnn, for taking the lead on this event for our branch. Check out the pictures here.
Book Club Discussions – Monthly
The book club discussions will continue via Zoom as scheduled. If you have questions or would like to be added to the book group mailing list, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are generally on the first Tuesday of the month. Also, book club membership is open to everyone – you don’t have to be a member to join.
DC STATEHOOD ACTIVITIES -ONGOING
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.
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 in 2020. 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.