The Lockport area branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered on April 20, 1972. The branch has enjoyed a 48 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, gender equity, 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.
A listing of meetings for the 2019-2020 year is as follows:
September 23 Informational and educational presentation on “All About Bees”
October 28 March of the Women, Music for the 100th Anniversary of the Suffrage
November 25 Travel Safety Tips for All
December 16 Christmas Social
March 23, 2020 Helping Those in Need–information about services available at the Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital
April 20 Fundraiser for AAUW Funds: “Lady Bird, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford” as presented by Chicago-area re-enactor Dr. Leslie Goddard
May 18 Progressive Dinner
This year’s meetings are being held at the White Oak Library in Lockport, Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Lockport, Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, and members’ homes.
All in all, the Lockport area branch endeavors to have educational, informative and entertaining for its diverse membership.
The Lockport branch welcomes new members. Please fill out our application and mail to membership chair Sandra Greenham, 302 Thornton, Lockport, IL 60441 . Dues are $90.00 annually. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mona Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail Mitchell at email@example.com.