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

The Lockport area branch has been in existence since 1972. Our upcoming year proves to be challenging because of the COVID crisis, yet we have planned a variety of programs which will be presented via a ZOOM link. Our branch meets on the 4th Monday of the month, unless a change is noted.

September 28, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Preparing to Vote on an Important Illinois Issue.”

October 26, 2:00 P.M. Zoom Program: “A Hospital Established to Meet a Pressing Need: How is it Faring?” Scott Hullinger, CEO, Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital.

November 23, 4:30 P.M. Zoom Program: “Media and Information Literacy 101: It’s More Than Fake News.” Natasha Casey, PhD, Blackburn College

December 14, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: Social/Informal sharing of a memory, craft, favorite book, painting, poem, collection.

February 22, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: “Early Brain Development and the Consequences of Missed Opportunities.”

March 24, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: Jane Addams branch Webinar on “Seven Easy Ways to be LGBTQ Friendly.”

April 26, 4:30 P.M. ZOOM Program: AAUW Webinar: “Is Your perspective Inclusive? The Role of our Biases.”

May 24, 6:00P.M. Progressive Dinner at the homes of Mona Wilson, Jean Miller, and Audrey Manley. Installation of Officers and program planning for 2021-2022.

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.