Coretta Scott King stands at a podium and delivers a speech.

Yearning for a Unified Society in 1960s America

I am a child of the 1970s, so regrettably I have no personal recollections to offer on the previous decade, but I am fascinated by 1963. The year was a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 21, 2013
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3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day

On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   August 20, 2013
An old bottle of birth control pills with Enovid label

Women’s Reproductive Rights from “8” to “B”

Would it surprise you to learn that AAUW’s position on birth control can be traced as far back as 1935? That year, Dr. Louise Tayler-Jones (1870–1941), member of the AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 14, 2013
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Summertime, and the Kids Go Hungry: The School Lunch Problem

For the fortunate children among us, the burning question of the morning is usually, “Should I buy or should I bring?” Sadly, this question is a luxury for many kids. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 06, 2013
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AAUW Alumna Making Strides in Miami’s New Urbanism

It is difficult not to feel inspired when listening to someone speak passionately about what they do. AAUW alumna Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk revealed an infectious drive behind her words as she told us the story of her professional achievements. Read more »

Vera Schwarcz

In Search of Authenticity

Maybe it was her offhand mention of a few of the languages that she is fluent in, or her dogged enthusiasm for finding truth in her research, or all of it together that swayed me: Vera Schwarcz is an impressive AAUW alum. Read more »

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After a Century, We’re Still Plugging Preschool

From finger painting to playing in the sandbox to learning your ABCs, who would debate the critical importance of the preschool years to the development of young children? Preschool provides […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 10, 2013
Pam Yuen (bottom row, second from right) stood with the president as he made the call for everyone to be paid fairly. Watch the video.

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013
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Remembering a Pop Psych Icon

On May 13, 2013, America lost a popular icon, Joyce Brothers. A well-known psychologist, television star, and author, Brothers brought popular psychology and talk therapy to the American public in […] Read more »

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It’s Time to Vote in AAUW’s Election

  Voting ends June 10 — in less than two weeks! — so please cast your vote online now. Voting provides every member with a voice in directing the future […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 05, 2013