Welcome to the Austin Branch of AAUW

AAUW Mission Statement

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 made by branch members and continuing since, as recorded in our HERstory under ABOUT US.

YWCA Award Celebration with (L to R) Marsha Endahl Kramer, Shiphrah Evelyn Meditz, Monica Benoit-Beatty, and Anita Knight celebrating Monica's Lifetime Achievement Award, June, 2014.

YWCA Award Celebration with (L to R) Marsha Endahl Kramer, Shiphrah Evelyn Meditz, Monica Benoit-Beatty, and Anita Knight celebrating Monica’s Lifetime Achievement Award, June, 2014.

For more information, please explore our website and/or contact us via link at right. Branch programs are listed under Activities TAB (http://austin-tx.aauw.net/activities/branch-programs/) and upcoming monthly descriptions also follow below.

Voter Registration Project – Dr. Sylvia Garcia worked with “Austin Women Vote” coalition. Every eligible woman voter should VOTE – we worked hard for that right and privilege!

Upcoming Branch Events:  All open to the PUBLIC, but RSVP needed
(Click on any links below for more details as they become available.)

September 13 (Saturday), 10:00 AM“Carole Keeton’s Perspective on Austin” - Carole Keeton; Norris Center, Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 540; Contact: Lynn Cooksey

October 8 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM“Public Policy & Women’s Power” – Dr. Shirley Franklin; Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio St; Contact: Dr. Carol Fritz

November 8 (Saturday), 10:00 AM -  “A conversation with Don Toner at the Austin Playhouse” – Don Toner, Director, Austin Playhouse, Highland Mall; Contact: Diane Brewer

December 14 (Sunday), 3-5:00 PM -  Holiday Open House,Place: TBA; Contact: Judy Reinhart

January 10 (Saturday), 10:00 AM“Challenges, Strengths in Austin Public Schools Today” – Dr. Michael O’Malley, Jennifer Griffis, and Sylvia Flannery; Girlstart STEM Center at 1400 W. Anderson Lane; Contact: Freda Bryson

February 14 (Saturday), 10:00 AM - “ Role of Tejanas in Spanish and Mexican Texas” – Dr. Frank de la Teja; Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Dr. Sylvia Garcia

March 11 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM “Human Trafficking in Austin and Beyond” – Dr. Noel Busch Armendariz; Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Ruth Rubio

April 8 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM“Where Has All the Water Gone?” – Laura Huffman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Contact: Larie Amsler

May 9  (Saturday), 10:00 AM – The University of Texas Fellowships, Officer Installation, & Memorials;  Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Joyce Pulich


See Archive of branch programs for recent past programs and events.