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

  • Tour of Central Elementary School – November 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

Recent Past Events and Programs

The 2017 Fall Used Book Sale was a Huge Success – Thank You!!

Used Book Sale Fall 2017

A very heartfelt Thank You from the AAUW Midland Branch to all who helped make the 2017 Fall Used Book Sale a resounding success! Your generous support allows our Branch to fund educational projects in the community and to offer scholarships for women at the local and national level. Unsold books were donated to various area nursing homes and nonprofit organizations.

To the best of our recollections, this is our 120th Used Book Sale! We are very grateful to the community for its support over the years!

***Mark your calendars and save the dates! The Spring Used Book Sale will be April 27, 28 and 29, 2018  at the Midland Mall.***

  • Fall Used Book Sale – September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017 at the Midland Mall (in the center court, between Younkers and Ruby Tuesday)
  • Update on the Environment (Protecting the Great Lakes) – September 19, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Chippewa Nature Center (Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Midland Area)
  • Annual Fall Open House – September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 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.

 

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AAUW National Highlights 

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX.  

Image by Tony Cairns, Flickr Creative Commons.


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX. Read more.

Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive.  Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. One battle we are still waging is for women in education. AAUW estimates that due to disproportionate student loan burden and a longer debt repayment period, women currently hold almost two-thirds of student debt in the United States. 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. Read more.

AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.
The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Left on its own, the gender wage gap won’t close for another 135 years, which is unacceptable and explains why numerous cities are collaborating with AAUW.
AAUW Work Smart has expanded beyond Boston, where it first launched just two years ago, to Washington, D.C.; Tempe, Arizona; and Long Beach, California. Read more

4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth. At AAUW we’re moving the needle on the gender pay gap through our innovative research, powerful advocacy, and salary negotiation programs for women across the country. You can sign up for a workshop near you, but in the meantime here are four tips for you. Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these four steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more.

Younger Women’s Task Force – Greater Lafayette Chapter

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism.  Intersectional feminism is to acknowledge multiple overlapping social identities and related systems of oppression. So, while we may want to work under the umbrella term ” women” there is not one global women’s experience. Here are three ways to make sure that your feminism is intersectional. Read more

 

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017)   You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 80 percent statistic. Read more.

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.

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 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.

 


AAUW National – 2017 Calendar

September 6:               Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we talk with Joan Biskupic on September 6 about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. How did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Latina justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? Veteran journalist Joan Biskupic follows the story behind that question Read more.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Where:  Online (You just need to register). Cost:  Free!

September 25:                Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day.

October 26:                    Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club  in commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we talk with Kim E. Nielsen, Ph.D., about her book A Disability History of the United States. Read more. Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Where:  Online (You just need to register). Cost:  Free!