The Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was organized by 15 women in 1923, at the Driskill Hotel, with many contributions and accomplishments being made by branch members and continuing since.
Austin AAUW is a nationwide community of more than 150,000 members and supporters from all walks of life who advise, mentor, and support one another, including 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. We believe in the mission of AAUW to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW has been a catalyst for change. AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.
Veronica at Health Care Rally (along with Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood) at Texas Capitol, March 13
For more information, please explore our website and contact us via link on lower right. Branch programs are listed under Activities TAB and monthly descriptions follow below.
Voter Registration Project – Program VP Dr. Sylvia Garcia worked with “Austin Women Vote” coalition
The May 4th meeting of the Austin branch was our annual presentation of The University of Texas at Austin Fellowship Recipients. The meeting was held at the Lone Star room, Wyndham Garden Hotel. Five UT Fellowships were awarded to the following Ph.D candidates: Katherine H. Bannar-Martin, Physical Anthropology; Summer Harlow, Journalism; Brittany Needham, Cell & Molecular Biology; Molly Polk, Geography; and Viktoriya Rybalko, Exercise Science. Thanks to Rana Squires and her selection committee!
Brandi Clark Burton will speak on ”Networking for the Environment” at the LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd., 9 :00 AM. Read about the Austin EcoNetwork here. Did you know Brandi Clark Burton was voted Best Environmentalist - 2012, by The Austin Chronicle? Learn more about Brandi here.
If one is driving from downtown, the Redbud Center is on the left corner of Lake Austin Blvd. and Redbud Trail. There is plenty of parking available, as well as lovely grounds with tables and chairs for a picnic. There is access to a viewing platform of the dam, so feel free to bring a pair of binoculars.
The program will start promptly at 9:30 A.M., followed by the annual business meeting, and conclude with a box luncheon at 11:30 A.M. The box lunch is catered by Schlotzky’s for $15.00. Please signup online at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sylvia Garcia and leave a message at 512-221-2863. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
National Women’s History Month has the theme of “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?” Lots of things to do/share/contribute, including Girls in STEM Conference preparations; Contact: Lilac Bauer.
Join us on Tuesday, March 25th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for the exhibit “Women Shaping Texas in the 20th Century” and at 6:00 PM the first lecture in a series on women, by Dr. Ann Stuart, Chancellor and President of Texas Women’s University, titled “Educating for the Future.” Call 936-4649 to RSVP for the lecture.
Take time to celebrate the many accomplishments of women….Timeline of U.S. Women’s Rights Movement. More about Women’s History Month here.
A night at the theater to benefit the
AAUW Ann Richards Fellowship
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged)
Paradox Players, February 21, 2013, 8:00 PM
Howson Hall Theater, First Unitarian Universalist Church
4700 Grover Avenue (between Burnet and Lamar, south of North Loop Blvd)
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! This irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays was London’s longest-running comedy – 10 years in the West End! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. The Montreal Gazette has called this “The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime.”
(Tickets were $20 in advance [$25 at the door, if available] and included light refreshments. Sponsorships were also available at $50-$200.)
Dr. Peter Trubowitz: “Presidential Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy”
Doubletree Hotel, 303 W. 15th Street, 9:30 AM (breakfast included)
Contact Sylvia Garcia for more info or RSVP at email@example.com.
Peter Trubowitz is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in international relations and US foreign policy. His current research focuses on American grand strategy and Sino-American relations. Dr. Trubowitz has held research and teaching positions at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the University of California at San Diego, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Universidad de Chile, and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.
Texas Students work with AAUW & Win National History Competition
Four Austin, Texas middle school girls interviewed AAUW staff for their entry in the National History Day Competition, and their website (see link to right of HOME page: http://76705925.nhd.weebly.com/) about the history of Title IX won first prize in the Junior Website Category. During their DC visit, they visited AAUW’s headquarters and the Newseum.
TX girls preparing for history competition, meeting branch members at VJ’s house
In the spring of 2012, as they prepared their entry, they met with Austin Branch members.
Smrithi Mahadevan, Maanasa Nathan, Priya Ramamoorthy, Kavya Ramamoorthy from Noel Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas!!