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.
NEXT BRANCH MEETING:
Join us at Cleary College: 3601 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 This is a free event; registration and tickets are not necessary.
Jennifer Fopma, Executive Director, SAFE
The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force is a 90-member non-profit organization that focuses on identifying and prosecuting offenders and on working with human trafficking victims to become survivors. This talk recognizes that human trafficking – sexual and labor exploitation – is the third largest criminal enterprise in the world with children, women, and men as victims. In Michigan, modern day slavery is taking place in our communities. And it is those communities that play a vital role in identifying ways to assist victims. Collaboration is the key to prevention and anti-trafficking strategies. Jane P. White, Founder and Director, Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force
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
Breast Cancer: What’s New in Treatment & Research?
Tamara Ghormley, Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center was our presenter Tuesday February 18, 2014. Ghormley discussed cutting-edge research in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Her discussion included the latest developments in breast oncology, how breast cancer cells grow and metastasize, and recent strides in creating individualized treatment plans for breast cancer patients. We thank you for an insightful presentation.
During our social time we visited with old friends and met new ones. Welcome new member Judith B. Judith recently moved to Ann Arbor and was introduced to AAUW by her real-estate agent, Co-Program Director, Ann LaCivita. Visit our Facebook page to welcome Judith to the AAUW-Ann Arbor branch. https://www.facebook.com/pages/AAUW-Ann-Arbor/330969827028406?ref=hl
2013 Winter Luncheon
Our 2013 winter luncheon had a great turnout as college and university partners, and our liaisons sat together to discuss and promote common interests. The pianist was provided by Rislov Foundation with thanks to Joanne Savas. Pictured to the right is the Named Gift Recipient, Karen Bourdon. Among many other of her volunteer activities with AAUW-Ann Arbor, as the 2013 lead Book Sale Co-Chair, Karen turned out a very successful year. This year the 61st Annual Used Book Sale raised more than $36,000 in sales and donations. As always, all profits will be used for scholarships. For the full book sale report, visit the Book Sale page.
Ann Arbor Branch President, Mary Rea, welcomes new members at the fall
open house and interest group sign up.