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
September 13 (Saturday), 10:00 AM – “Carole Keeton’s Perspective on Austin” – Carole Keeton; Norris Center, Northcross Mall. Thanks to Lynn Cooksey for inviting friends, family and fans of Carole to help AAUW celebrate her special birthday!
Carole described how being mayor of Austin shaped her leadership skills and provided the framework for a long list of firsts as a woman in public service. She learned the law “by osmosis, not by degree”! Learn More …
Shirley Franklin joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013. Professor Franklin, who served as Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 2002 to 2010, was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of any major Southern city. 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
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