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.

2014-15 Branch Events:  All open to the PUBLIC, but RSVP needed

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

Dr. Shirley Franklin spoke powerfully of her onetime roles as City Manager, working with Mayor Andrew Young of Atlanta, Georgia, and of her own 9 years as Mayor of Atlanta.  Learn More….

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

Charismatic Austin Playhouse founder and Producing Artistic Director Don Toner held 49 branch members and guests in the palm of his hand on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Standing under stage lights, Don shared his challenges and joys in bringing quality professional theatre to Austin. Learn More…

December 14 (Sunday), 2-4:00 PM –  Holiday Social, Westminster Manor Solarium; 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