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

AUW-Louisiana is holding a state convention. Click here for details.

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 2016

AAUW Baton Rouge Branch’s Eleanor Earle Scholarship Fund awarded two scholarships to graduate students in April 2016. Recipients were Lydia Jagetic, a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Physics and Perla Fernandez, a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate from the LSU School of Music.

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 Equality Day 2016: Celebrating the 19th Amendment & 96 Years of Women Voting. Co-sponsored with AAUW of Louisiana on Friday August 26, 2016 at LSU Women’s Center in Baton Rouge. With special historical readings presented by LA VOW Theatre Company and keynote address by State Representative Helena Moreno.

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Candidate Forum on October 3, 2016 at the Louisiana State Archives Building.  AAUW Baton Rouge Branch co-sponsored with several other organizations and helped with planning and promotion.  Five candidates participated and it was moderated by Jim Engster, host of The Jim Engster Show. This event was open to the public and broadcast on local media.

 

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