The Lockport area branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered on April 20, 1972. The branch has enjoyed a 44 year history of community involvement; action on key legislative issues at the local, state, and national level; support of the Education Funds which enable women to pursue doctoral and post-doctoral research; support of the Legal Advocacy Fund which enables women who have been victims of discrimination to pursue justice; and support of Research and Development funds. All of our programs are enhanced by our commitment to AAUW’s mission: to advance equality of women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. In particular, the members are very active advocates of public policy issues, such as the gender wage gap, women’s health, Title IX enforcement and STEM initiatives, and educational topics, such as sexual harassment and bullying in schools. The use of AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist is encouraged.
Programs for the 2016-2017 year include: a tour of the Will County Historical Museum, a program by our local high school science teacher who is a Nautilus Ambassador doing STEM research, a concert by a dulcimer group, a program by a local female judge, a program on the importance of maintaining balance, and a presentation by the Joliet area Hospice. All programs, with the exception of the September and November meetings are at the White Oak Library in Lockport. All programs begin at 4:30 P.M.
The Lockport branch welcomes new members. Please fill out our application and mail to membership chair Mona Wilson, 2012 Boehme St., Lockport, IL 60441. Dues are $80.00 annually. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mona Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail Mitchell at email@example.com.