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Welcome to the Lockport Area (IL) Branch of AAUW!

The Lockport area branch has been in existence since 1972. Our second year operating under the shadow of Covid has made us all aware of how fleeting life is.  We have planned some great programs with the caveat that things may have to be changed quickly.

September 28, 3:00 P.M.  The Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery is hosting “Fashioning Illinois 1820-1900” exhibit.  Our branch is one of the many sponsors of this event.  Members are invited to attend a special tour.  Members will then go to local restaurant Mama Onesta’s for a meeting and camaraderie to open our year.

October 25, 4:30 P.M.  Presentation by Dr. Dennis Cremin of Lewis University on “Israel/Palestine:  Sauntering Through History”. Event will take place at the White Oak Library, Lockport Branch.  Meeting and fellowship will follow.

November 22, 4:30 P.M. Program:  Will County Energy and Conservation Plan and Bioswales.  Meet in Lewis University Science Department to learn about sustainability and facilities.

December 13,  4:30 P.M.  Program: Social/Informal  Christmas Celebration at a member’s home

February 28, 4:30 P.M.  ZOOM meeting to discuss the book CASTE:  The Origins of our Discontent.

March 28, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: “The Power and Effects of Cultural Diversity”

April 25, 4:30 P.M. 50th Anniversary celebration,  TBA

May 23, 12:00P.M. Picnic Lunch and Planning Meeting for the 2022-23 year.

Throughout its history, our branch has remained true to the goals of advocacy for women and girls, education, philanthropy, and research. Cornerstones of our public policy are civil rights issues, education issues, economic security issues, and Title IX issues. Branch members are actively engaged in the national’s Two-Minute Activist.

For information on joining the Lockport AAUW, please contact membership chair Sandra Greenham, sandygreenham@gmail.com or 815-685-8709.  You may also join by visiting the link listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.