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Solomon and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia River.

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River

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Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

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10 Ways to Fight against Sexual Assault on Campus

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The chance of a woman being sexual assaulted during college is about the same as her chance of catching the flu during an average year — except she can’t just take Nyquil and rest in bed for a few days. Here are some ways you can take action. Read more »

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Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

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This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

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Blazing Trails on the Stock Market Floor: Julia Montgomery Walsh

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Although women have made tremendous strides in the financial world, it’s still largely male dominated. However, more than 50 years ago, one AAUW member broke through barriers for women right on the floor of the stock exchange. Read more »

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Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt

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Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »

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Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

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  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

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