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SAVE THE DATE for 2018 Baton Rouge Women’s Week Activities:

AAUW Baton Rouge To Host Open House Sunday, October 7, 2018

AAUW Baton Rouge will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on the Rooftop Terrace at 7711 Goodwood Blvd in Baton Rouge. The guest speaker is to be announced soon. Members of the public are welcome to attend and meet women working together on issues advancing women and girls at the local, state and national levels. Contact VP of Membership, JiJi Jonas, 241 4921 or jonas1134 @ cox.net for info. At the open house, members will highlight the benefits of joining AAUW and the local programs AAUW hosts for members and the community.  AAUW members work on issues that include education equity, equal pay, STEM education, Title IX, and voter registration. Members enjoy book discussion groups, a Great Decisions group, presentations from local leaders at Campus Study luncheons, a gourmet supper club, and work on policy initiatives. A special membership discount will be offered for joining at the AAUW Open House. AAUW membership is open to all college graduates regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table! A Salary Workshop Hosted by AAUW Baton Rouge on Saturday, October 13, 2018

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-in-baton-rouge-tickets-49171105099. We are excited to offer a FREE AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop for working women in Baton Rouge. Thanks to the Mayor’s Women’s Advancement Commission for supporting this training! The workshop will be Saturday,  October 13, 2018, 10am to 12:30pm at Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge. You must be registered to attend! Workshop attendees will gain more confidence and critical skills, receive data on wage disparity, how to research wages and salaries, interactive practice, and more. Contact Rebecca Triche for more details at 362 9007 or rebecca.triche @ yahoo.com.

Baton Rouge Women’s Week 2017 Activities

AAUW Baton Rouge Open House was held Sunday, October 15, 2017 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.

The final Women’s Week offering by AAUW Baton Rouge was 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

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

AAUW Baton Rouge Branch’s Eleanor Earle Scholarship Fund is awarding two scholarships to graduate students in April 2018. Recipients are Dorothy Kemp, a Ph.D. candidate in Human Sciences and Education, researching Biases in the Workplace, especially for women of color and Kelcee Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in Renewable and Natural Resources, researching merging  endangered species recovery interactions with local politics. Both students’ work fit into the issues so pertinent in today’s world.

Equal Pay Day at the Capitol 2018: AAUW Baton Rouge Branch co-hosted an educational table about in the Capitol Rotunda on April 10, 2018, including an “unequal bake sale” to raise money for our scholarship fund while raising awareness about unequal pay for women.

Women’s Lobby Day 2018:  AAUW of Louisiana and many other organizations met at the State Capitol on Thursday April 10, 2018 to lobby for pay equity for women, in additions to other bills before the legislature during this season.

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. Stay tuned for information on next year’s Women’s Equality Day to be held in August 2018.

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.