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Just over 110 years ago a small group of women graduates in Ann Arbor gathered together to form the Ann Arbor Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumni – the forerunner of AAUW. Today we are a vibrant, active group of some 300 intellectually curious women, devoted to improving the lives of women and girls through education. Along the way we manage to improve our own lives – and have a lot of fun. We welcome new members.
The AAUW Ann Arbor Branch Offers
- A group of educated women with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Informative and stimulating monthly programs
- More than 35 small interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities
- A used book sale that raises money for national fellowships, local scholarships, and awards to graduating high school seniors
- Community outreach activities like Brains Rule! and Let’s Read Math
- Membership in national and state AAUW organizations
Spring Luncheon: Weds., May 20, 2015 • Noon (socializing 11 AM)
Polo Fields-Washtenaw, 2955 Packard Rd., Ypsilanti
Celebrate spring at the annual luncheon that wraps up our branch program year, celebrates local scholarship winners and Eleanor Roosevelt honorees, and welcomes next year’s Board. This year our luncheon speaker will be Mehri Mohebbi, an AAUW research fellow in the College of Design, Arts, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Her talk will be titled From the Middle East to Middle Eastern Life in the United States: Fostering the motivation of Muslim women for social interaction. Ms. Mohebbi’s main research interest is women’s issues in urban contexts, mainly Muslim communities. Presently, she focuses on distinct ethnic groups’ approaches to inner-city travel, with an eye toward maximizing social acceptance of green transportation development. She is working on the Detroit metropolitan area, with its large population of Muslim women. This event is for members and their invited guests. Advance reservations required.
Successful Book Sale News
Members of the Ann Arbor branch work hard virtually all year round to make our annual Used Book Sale a success, and through their efforts we raise thousands of dollars for scholarships for women. Read the final report of the 2014 sale or check out Polly Pan’s AAUW Funds Report for 2014 to learn exactly how we disburse all that money.