Welcome to AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc.!

 Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

About AAUW

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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Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

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 aauwmidland@gmail.com)

Recent past programs and events:

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AAUW National Highlights 

Tune In for Our Panels on How to #StandUptoSexism
AAUW’s new #StandUptoSexism campaign has sparked lively conversation on social media, in the news, and in communities. AAUW and NYU Washington, DC, are convening a series of panel conversations. Join us online or in person and learn how you can fight gender bias. Read more.

 

Nominate an AAUW Member for a U.S. Postage Stamp. There have been more than a dozen women involved with AAUW who have appeared on postage stamps. Including Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, and Rachel Carson. We’d love to see more AAUW women represented on our nation’s postage stamps — so we’ll be choosing one woman from AAUW’s rich history to nominate for a commemorative stamp. We’ll select the winning nominee to propose to the U.S. Postal Service. Voting closes April 30 at 12 p.m. EST. Read more.

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017) 
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. The figure is even more dire for African-American, Hispanic or Latino women. While many occupations have managed to narrow or even close the pay gap, disparity still exists.
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses the issues such as the pay gap in each state; the pay gap by age, race/ethnicity, and education; guidance for women facing workplace discrimination; resources for fair pay advocates etc.
Interested in learning more about these issues and preparing for Equal Pay Day? Click here for the full report and details.

Get The Simple Truth in Spanish! Now available en español, use this resource to educate decision makers and your community about the gender pay gap. Read more.

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with Weekly Actions  
Equal pay day falls on Tuesday, April 4 this year. This is a day to show the discrepancies between what men and women are paid for the same job in the US. On average, women earn 20 percent less than men. Therefore, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. Each week until April 4, we’ll share a new tip for how you can take action in your community and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly. Continue Reading..

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 >>

AAUW Winter Outlook Magazine
The Winter 2017 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine is now available. Get in-depth feminist news and resources while supporting an organization that empowers women and girls.

AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance
The Trump administration rescinded Obama administration’s guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
As a strong supporter of Title IX rights, AAUW stands for the civil rights protections of transgender students. 
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AAUW Member Benefits 
Membership with AAUW means you’re part of a community dedicated to changing the climate for women and girls. As an AAUW member, you will not only have access to valuable resources but also get discounted pricing on some merchandise and services. It’s one more way to express our gratitude for all your support to empower women and improve the lives of millions of women and families. With each purchase, AAUW receives a royalty that is used to support the work we do. Click here to find out more about AAUW Member Benefits

AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry
AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice.
Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful. 
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2017 Women’s March
This January, millions of people worldwide and over a half million in Washington, D.C., marched together in support of women’s rights and other issues. AAUW staff, members, and supporters attended the march across the country to make their voices heard in the fight for the gender equity through chants and signs. Continue Reading

Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill with AAUW! 
You’ve marched on Washington, now come to the 2017 AAUW National Convention, to be held June 14-17, 2017, in Washington D.C and take your voice directly to Capitol Hill. As we prepare for the changing political climate, your voice is needed now more than ever. By participating in Lobby Day at the convention, you too can hone your advocacy skills and apply them to meetings on Capitol Hill, at your statehouse, and in your community. Read more…

To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories
Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, which prohibitsattend-work-smart employers from requiring salary history information before receiving a formal job offer.

Other states have followed suit in diminishing this harmful practice. Governor of California, Jerry Brown (D), signed into law a bill saying that salary history can’t be the only reason to point to if a wage discrepancy exists. Legislators in Maryland, Delaware, Utah, and Nebraska also passed equal pay bills in 2016. Red, blue, and purple states are realizing that the pay gap is real and are taking steps to close it.  Read more >>

 


 

AAUW National – 2017 Calendar

April 4:              Equal Pay Day!  2–3 p.m. Eastern Time  “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day with AAUW on Twitter!   It’s that time of year again — soon women will come together to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day. The typical woman working full time, year-round in the United States is paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man is paid, which means she has to work until April 4, 2017, to be paid as much as the typical man took home by December 31, 2016. Sound fair to you? Join @AAUW and equal pay advocates for an #EqualPayDay Twitter storm on Tuesday, April 4.

April 14:                  How to #StandUptoSexism Panel. Panel 2: The F-word: How to Be a Feminist in the Workplace. This panel will focus on the challenges women face while navigating their feminism at work. Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Location: NYU Washington, D.C., 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005. Moderator: Nicole Quiroga, General Manager of Telemundo WZDC-25 (Washington, D.C.) and WZTD-45 (Richmond, Virginia). Register here.

April 30:                Voting closes at 12 p.m. EST for Nominating an AAUW Member for a U.S. Postage Stamp.

May 2:                   7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as we talk with 2013–14 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Park about her book Re Jane. Where:  Online (You just need to register). Cost:  Free! Click here to learn more and register.

May 31–June 3:  National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. An opportunity to grow you network, meet some influential leaders and enhance your leadership skills by participating in powerful workshops.  Where : University of Maryland, College Park.  The early bird registration for the NCCWSL opened on December 5, 2016 and will end on February 28, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity! Learn more and register

June 14-17:        2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington D.C. Registration is open 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!