Women march for women's rights

Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement

The struggle for reproductive freedom can sometimes look different for women of color. Kimala Price, a 2009–10 AAUW American Fellow and an associate professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University, has been active in the movement for two decades. As a scholar and activist, Price has studied how the varying histories and lived realities of different groups of women affect their struggles for reproductive freedom. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 08, 2016
Mahnaz Rezaie presenting her photos

Art as a Voice for Afghan Women

2015–16 AAUW International Fellow Mahnaz Rezaie has dedicated much of her time as a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and poet to advocating for the rights of Afghan women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2016
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

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 »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016
AAUW fellows and grantees

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2016–17 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 15, 2016
Johnson at work on the ocean

Navigating Ocean Conservation as a Woman of Color

2010–11 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson works as an independent consultant with nonprofit organizations that specialize in ocean conservation. Being a leader and a woman of color in a white, male-dominated field has not come without its bumps in the road, but, she says, she refuses to allow these stereotypes to stop her from doing her job. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim Is Using Tech to Make the World a Better Place

Joyce Kim left her law career to start a nonprofit that helps workers transfer money to their home countries at little or no cost. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016

Juggling Motherhood and a Career in the Arts

AAUW American Dissertation Fellow Jessica Valiente talks about how she balances being a mother while also trying to make it as a professional musician in a male-dominated field. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016

AAUW Change-Makers to Watch in 2016

Our 2015–16 fellows and grantees are sure to be the world’s next big names in education, human rights, technology, and public health. Here are eight to keep our eyes on in 2016 and beyond — just remember you heard about them here first! Read more »

Professional photo headshot of Sherie Randolph

The Challenges of Being in Academia from a Black Feminist, and How She Has Addressed Them

Sherie Randolph, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and former AAUW American Fellow, recently published the first comprehensive book on Florynce “Flo” Kennedy. She shared with us what has helped her succeed as a woman of color and feminist in academia. Read more »