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

AAUW National Convention 2017

While attending the 2017 AAUW National Convention, many members went to the Capitol to lobby our senators and representatives. More details to follow.

 Three years ago 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.

Highlights of AAUW Baton Rouge Branch Community Outreach in 2017

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