AAUW Baton Rouge will host events during Women’s Week:
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
Check back for information on the AAUW Women’s Week Activities as part of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge (WCGBR) to be held in October 2018.
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
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 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.
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.)
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.