Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
The AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc. was established in 1934. It is comprised of approximately 90 members from Midland and the surrounding area who come together to work on philanthropic projects as well as on topics of mutual interest. The branch holds General Meetings that are open to the public.
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Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW! If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues. Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.
Upcoming Branch Events and Programs
(Click on the links below or on the corresponding date on the calendar on the right for details. If you would like further information about any of our programs, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mark your calendars and save the dates! The Fall Used Book Sale will be September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016 at the Midland Mall.
Recent past programs and events:
- Spring Luncheon – May 19, 2016
- Spring Used Book Sale will be April 29-30 and May 1 at the Midland Mall!
- AAUW Start Smart Workshop: April 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). Learn about the AAUW Start Smart Workshops here
- Annual Dinner Meeting and Election of Officers and Delegates – March 17, 2016
- Understanding the Hearts of Women – February 11
- Women in the Foreign Service: She Believed She Could, So She Did! – January 21, 2016
AAUW National Highlights
- Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees. AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888. Read more >>
You have something special to give new college grads: one year of free national membership! It’s easy, and you can give AAUW memberships to as many recent graduates as you like. Read More >>
Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing asks why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing — and explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees.
May 16 represents the symbolic day when the median pay of mothers who work full time, year- round, catches up to the pay that working fathers received the previous year.
Mothers typically are paid only 73 cents for every dollar fathers are paid — mothers face a pay gap larger than the 21-cent gap between women and men overall. Read More >>
Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. In 2016, of the 42 governors who gave speeches or wrote addresses, only two governors discussed equal pay. Check out where your state ranks nationally, and learn about the existing state laws. Read More >>
One gender gap we don’t hear about often is the literary gender gap. In 2014, 41 percent of books reviewed by the New York Times were by women; for Harper’s Magazine, it was 28 percent. And the numbers are even worse for women of color: 15 percent for the New York Times and 7 percent for Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. The 2016-2017 reading list is out! Use it to make plans for your book club and be sure to join in upcoming online author discussions. Read More >>
—June 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET – Online: Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves
—July 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET – Online: Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
AAUW 2016 Calendar
July 19-20: Anniversary of the Seneca Falls, First Women’s Rights Convention
July 25: Public Policy Program survey closes
July 28: ¡Adelante! book discussion with the author of Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
July 31: Marion Talbot’s birthday
August 1: Fellowship and Grant applications open
August 1: Campus Leadership Program applications open for National Student Advisory Council and Campus Action Projects
August 14: Social Security anniversary
August 18: Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
August 23: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
August 26: National Women’s Equality Day
September 8: Congressional Voting Record released
September 15: The Simple Truth updated