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Tamanika Ferguson (American Fellowship 2021-2022). tferguson@allegheny.edu Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Allegheny College
Tamanika Ferguson, AAUW 2021-2022 American Fellow
NCCWSL 2024 Registration is Open

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AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

Join AAUW on May 30 – June 1, 2024 in DC metro area for this year’s NCCWSL.

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Barbara Smith (AF 1978-79)
Celebrating Black History Month

Honoring AAUW Alumna Barbara Smith

In celebration of Black History Month, AAUW honors Barbara Smith, the 2023 Alumnae Recognition Awardee, for her profound influence as an author, activist, and scholar. Barbara’s seminal work in shaping dialogues around intersectionality and pioneering Black women’s studies has left an indelible mark on social justice and gender equity movements. Her leadership, both in publishing and community service, exemplifies her dedication to advancing AAUW’s mission.

Black History Month Webinar Spotlight

Join AAUW in conversation as we honor the profound contributions of Black Americans through our exclusive webinar series. Dive into our past webinars and keep an eye out for future events that celebrate, educate, and inspire during Black History Month and beyond.

In Conversation with Alumna Dr. Keisha Blain

Join AAUW in celebrating Black History Month by tuning into our special webinar featuring Alumna Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and author. In this engaging session, Dr. Blain discusses her acclaimed book, “Until I Am Free,” spotlighting the influential civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer.

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Featured Article

Your employer can now match your student loan repayments as 401(k) contributions

Gloria L. Blackwell, CEO of AAUW, was featured in The 19th* discussing how employers can match employees’ student loan repayments as 401(k) contributions, which could be a ‘game changer’ for Black women, who, on average, have the highest student loan debt.

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Research & Data

Deeper in Debt: Women & Student Loans

Student debt is making it nearly impossible for many women to afford their basic living expenses after graduating from college, but AAUW is dedicated to getting the college debt crisis under control. Learn more about how women are disproportionately impacted by student loans — and steps we can take to make college more affordable and accessible for all!

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Members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent email notices and text messages when their advocacy is needed most. With our online Two-Minute Activist tool, it takes just minutes and an internet connection to make your voice heard on issues impacting women and girls!