Welcome 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.
Book Sale News – Read the History
AAUW’s annual Used Book Sale is an Ann Arbor institution; in 2013 it had gross sales of more than $36,000 and every penny earned, after expenses, went to support local and national scholarships. Now Polly Pan has written the story of the sale’s evolution, from its humble beginnings in 1953 as a small informal effort at the Michigan League to “A small business that recycles 100% of its materials, runs for a very short time, and is staffed with 100% volunteers.” Read it here.
The 62nd annual book sale will be held on September 5 – 7, 2014 in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. Details about how and where to donate books will be posted as soon as they are available.
NEXT BRANCH MEETING:
The Curatorial Eye: Emerging Artists
Tues., April 15 • 7:30 PM (Socializing 7 PM)
Anne Rubin, Artist and Director, Washtenaw Community College Art Gallery
Rubin will discuss why she chose to focus a year on the promotion and encouragement of emerging artists at the WCC Art Gallery. Her presentation will include a visual demonstration of selected works from the past year’s shows and some real-life examples of the difference that the Gallery’s support has made in the lives of some of these emerging artists. This program also will include the annual Branch business meeting.
Make a Difference! Learn New Things!
Make New Friends! Have Fun!
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
Ann Arbor Branch President, Mary Rea, welcomes new members at the fall open house and interest group sign up.