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.
The AAUW Midland Branch, Inc. is on Facebook! ____________________________________________________________________
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recent past programs and events
- Spring Used Book Sale – April 28, 29, and 30, 2017 at the Midland Mall (in the center court, between Younkers and Ruby Tuesday)
Spring Used Book Sale – Thank You!!
A big Thank You to all who helped make the AAUW Midland Branch Spring Used Book Sale a great success! Your generous support allows our branch to offer scholarships for women at the local and national level. Unsold books were donated to various non-profit organizations and nursing homes in the community. We are very grateful for your continued support!
***Mark your calendars and save the dates! The Fall Used Book Sale will be September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017. Please check back in late August for donation barrel locations.***
- Equal Pay Legislative Day – April 25, 2017. Lansing, MI. The AAUW Midland Branch is calling on all AAUW area branches and other women’s groups to join us in a rally in Lansing for Equal Pay Legislative Day on the steps of the Capitol.
- Annual Dinner Meeting – March 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Community Room, Lower Level
- Valentine Tea – February 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Creative 360
AAUW National Highlights
2017 AAUW National Election. Learn about your candidates for election to the Board or apply for appointment to the board; read up on the proposed by-laws amendments, the proposed public policy platform, and resolutions on this year’s ballot in the Voter Guide; or learn how to turn your branch meeting into a polling place so everyone can vote! Read more.
Deeper in Debt. Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. AAUW takes a close look at that oversight in the new research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Register for the livestream launch event on May 24 or be the first to know when the report is released. Read more.
Mother’s Equal Pay Day. Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 73 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women, not just mothers, working in America. This month Mother’s Equal Pay Day is May 23. 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.
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 >>
Give a Grad a Gift. Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Read more.
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. Read more.
Storming the Capital. The very first convention in Washington, D.C., was held in October 1892. The 1890s were a period of tremendous societal change and technological advances, and women were playing a more active role in society than ever before (sound familiar). Since then, our association has convened in the nation’s capital 13 times, tying with Boston for the most frequented convention city! Learn more about the history of AAUW’s Convention in Washington, D.C. and the women’s history to be explored during the 49th AAUW National Convention from June 14 to 17, 2017. Read more.
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.
AAUW National – 2017 Calendar
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.
June 14-17: 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington D.C., June 14-17, 2017. 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.
June 21: Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating LGBT Pride Month as we talk with Amy Ellis Nutt about her book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Join hundreds of members that have experienced one-on-one virtual conversations with a diverse group of female authors. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, is the 9th and final ¡Adelante! Book Club Discussion of the 2016-2017 year. Read more. Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Where: Online (You just need to register). Cost: Free!