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.

It’s time to renew your membership!!

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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)Used Book Sale

  • 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:

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AAUW National Highlights 

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 >>

 

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most mothers-EPD-2016-homepage-seesawwomen of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up.

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 gender-pay-gap-by-state-map-768x644respective 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 >>

AAUW Policy Guide to Equal Pay in the States

One gender gap we don’t hear about often is the literary gender gap. In 2014, 41 percent of Adelante-book-cover-collage-2016books 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.

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Women are not new to leadership; think of Cleopatra or Queen Elizabeth. Think of the women who led the civil rights and education reform movements. But women are still outnumbered by men in the most prestigious positions, from Capitol Hill to the board room. Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership examines the causes of women’s under representation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and suggests what we can do to change the status quo. Download the Full Report.