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Kayla Martin-Yvette Wernick-Michaela TaylorLauren Shakleford and MWelcome to the website of the Ann Arbor Branch of AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women)!

Visitors are welcome at all our Branch meetings. For more information about meeting times and locations, visit the Programs page or contact us.

Final Book Sale Report

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.

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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 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                               

Next Branch Meeting:  Weds., November 19, 2014 • 11:30 AM

The Arab American National Museum
Anan Ameri, PhD

Anan AmeriAnan Ameri is the Founding Director (2005-2013) of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, the only museum in the United States dedicated to telling the story of Arab Americans.  Her presentation will discuss how the museum, its exhibits, and its public programming were designed to dispel many of the misconceptions about Arab Americans, and to highlight the similarities between their experiences and that of other immigrants.  Dr. Ameri, a Palestinian American who emigrated to the U.S. from Amman, Jordan, is a widely respected sociologist, scholar, and author on Arabs and Arab Americans. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Wayne State University and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  She received the Detroit News 2005 Michiganian of the Year award, in large part for her pivotal role in conceiving, planning, and raising $16 million for the creation of the museum.

For more information on how to register for lunch, https://annarbor-mi.aauw.net/activities/programs/