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 100 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
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Recent past programs and events:
- Annual Fall Open House – September 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Midland Country Club
- 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
AAUW National Highlights
It’s My Vote: I will be heard! The AAUW Action Fund It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign harnesses the power of AAUW members to register and turn out millennial women voters nationwide at a time when, research shows, young women are less likely to vote. Read more >>
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Run Like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates Throughout History. Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. This year, two high-profile women entered the race, and Hillary Clinton has now become the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling. Read more >>
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap. Why are men paid more than women for the same job role? To find out, read The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Fall 2016 edition. This addresses the gender pay gap issues in the United States for all ages, races, and education levels and also proposes solutions on what you can do to close it.
Equal Pay Laws by State. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. While some states do have stronger laws than other states, AAUW members will keep working to make the whole country a better place for women to live and work. Read more >>
Leadership Lessons from Equity‘s Women of Wall Street. In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, American Psycho, Margin Call, Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short … the list of blockbuster films depicting the moneyed world of Wall Street are overwhelmingly written by men, directed by men, produced by men, and — you guessed it — starring men. Women in powerful business roles are sparse.
AAUW 2016 Calendar
September 8: Congressional Voting Record released
September 27: National Voter Registration Day
September 28: 7:30pm Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club author discussion. Join AAUW and other members in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a discussion of The Ones I Bring with Me/Los Que Llevo Conmigo: Iowa’s Latinas on Education, Identity, and Success. We will talk with the authors, Carol Spaulding-Kruse and Kelsey Lepperd, about this bilingual English and Spanish book that explores the experiences of young Latinas who take part in Al Éxito, an educational program originally established by AAUW of Iowa with support from an AAUW Community Action Grant. The book tells the story of overcoming barriers that keep Latinas from completing school. The Ones I Bring with Me/Los Que Llevo Conmigo shows the character and determination of students and their young adult mentors who tell about their struggles with identity and experiences as people of color. Register now.
October 1: Registration opens for the 2017 AAUW National Convention, June 14-17, 2017 in Washington D.C. Every two years, AAUW hosts the national convention where women leaders from across the nation gather together to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity. Register now!
October 2: Deadline to apply for Campus Action Project Grants.
October 3 – December 5: AAUW National Election. You Have a Voice in AAUW’s Future: It’s time to tell us what changes you’d like to see to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program. The comment period opens October 3 and ends December 5, 2016. Visit the website to comment, propose an amendment, or make a resolution.
October 20: 7:30pm Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club author discussion. Join AAUW and other members for a special discussion featuring former AAUW American Fellow Heather Boushey, executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She will be talking about her new book, Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict, which was hailed by Vogue as “the feminist econ book you never knew you needed.” Hosted by the Younger Women’s Task Force, this special discussion will tackle everything from earned sick leave to affordable child care. Register now to join us we talk with Boushey about contemporary issues in work-life balance and women’s economic security.
November 1: Latina Equal Pay Day
November 3: 7:30pm Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club author discussion. Join AAUW and other members in recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month by discussing an original novel based on the true story of the first blind and deaf person to learn language: Laura Bridgman. In what one critic called “riveting, poignant detail,” Kimberly Elkins’ What is Visible: A Novel tells the story of how Bridgman lost four of her five senses at age 2 to scarlet fever and by age 20 was considered by her contemporaries to be one of the 19th century’s most famous women — second only to Queen Victoria — thanks to her mastery of language and universally charming brilliance. Register now to join us as we talk with Elkins about how she took a century-old story that has been buried for more than a century and made it — and the remarkable American woman at its center — visible again.
November 15: Deadline for nomination to the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund.
AAUW 2017 Calendar
June 14-17: 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington D.C.