Welcome to the Baton Rouge (LA) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Baton Rouge will host events during Women’s Week 2017:

AAUW Baton Rouge Open House has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, October 15, 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Main Library on Goodwood, upstairs on the rooftop terrace. Meet AAUW members and hear a presentation from Meredith Smith who is responsible for implementation of Title IX programs at Tulane University. Please put our Open House on your calendar and invite friends and acquaintances who share AAUW’s vision to join us! Free registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-baton-rouges-open-house-rescheduled-to-oct-15-tickets-37468785145

CANCELLED EVENT DUE TO WEATHER: AAUW Baton Rouge has a Great Decisions discussion group and the public is welcome to join the group on Monday evening, October 9, at the Jones Creek location of the public library at 6:30 p.m. THIS IS CANCELLED but you can learn more about participating at our Open House on October 15. Thanks!

The final Women’s Week offering by AAUW Baton Rouge will be an original play by Dr. Aileen Hendricks. Her Louisiana Voices of Women theater group will present the play “Women Who Built Baton Rouge” in the Black Box Theatre of the Magnolia Building at Baton Rouge Community College on Friday and Saturday October 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and again Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m

AAUW National Convention 2017

While attending the 2017 AAUW National Convention, many members went to the U.S. Capitol to talk to our senators and representatives about women’s issues. More details to follow.

AAUW Baton Rouge Branch Community Outreach in 2017

Women’s Equality Day was observed on the LSU Campus Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2017 and co-hosted by AAUW Louisiana along with several other organizations. The event featured a panel of speakers on equal pay and Title IX — among other issues of importance to women.

AAUW Baton Rouge Branch’s Eleanor Earle Scholarship Fund awarded two scholarships to graduate students in April 2017. Recipients were Christie Cognevich, a Ph.D. candidate in English Romantic and Victorian Literature and Emily Kraus, a researcher in entomology for a food source.

Equal Pay Day at the Capitol: AAUW Baton Rouge Branch co-hosted an educational table about in the Capitol Rotunda on April 12, 2016, including an “unequal bake sale” to raise money for our scholarship fund while raising awareness about unequal pay for women.

Women’s Lobby Day 2017:  AAUW of Louisiana and many other organizations met at the State Capitol on Thursday April 20, 2017 to lobby for pay equity for women, in additions to other bills before the legislature during this season.

AAUW sponsored an event during  Women’s Week in 2015 that is very important to our city and region. 

A. Hays Town Sr. explained in his discussion “Saving our Water”, about the pending crisis with the drinking water supply of Baton Rouge and many surrounding areas. In case you missed it, click the links below for some details.  (The files were split for space reasons only.)

Save our Water 2015, pt1

Save our Water 2015, pt2

In 2014 we celebrated our 100th Anniversary

The AAUW Baton Rouge Louisiana branch is part of the national organization of AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women). AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Founded in 1881 by seventeen alumnae of eight colleges, AAUW is the largest, oldest national organization dedicated to the advancement of women and education. For more than 128 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.