Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Our National Student Advisory Council members were ready to represent!
August 26, 2017


Time: All day

Location: Online, in your home, and at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.!

Cost: None



Today’s women stand on the shoulders of the brave revolutionaries who fought for our rights. But we know the fight’s not over for women and girls, and we’re here to do something about it. After all, you know what they say about well-behaved women.

Saturday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote in 1920. It is also a time to acknowledge that the Nineteenth Amendment didn’t include all women and that 97 years later the fight for gender equality is far from over.

Here’s how you can help us empower women and girls this Women’s Equality Day.


Attend our event with the Newseum.

Come in suffrage costume and your admission to the museum is free! There will also be suffragist button-making and sash-creating stations, an outdoor exhibit on women’s suffrage, an interactive Polaroid photo booth, and more!

Join AAUW at the Newseum for Women’s Equality Day, and make sure you check out the Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less online learning module!


Change your profile pic!

Show your support for gender equity by changing your Facebook or Twitter profile picture to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. (You can also find our official Facebook frame here; search for “AAUW.”)


Join @AAUW’s #WomensEqualityDay tweet chat!

Join @AAUW for a tweet chat on Friday, August 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET to learn about current barriers to women’s educational success and — most important — solutions to achieve equity.We’ll be chatting with Generation Progress (@GenProgress), Young Invincibles (@YoungInvincible), Heads Up America (@HeadsUp_America), Higher Ed, Not Debt (@HigherEdNotDebt), Student Debt Crisis (@DebtCrisisOrg), and more. We’ll share tips and resources for women, policymakers, and others looking to advance gender equity in education.

Most women of color are even deeper in debt (infographic)


Sign up for our urgent policy emails!

Two-Minute Activist is the cornerstone of AAUW’s online advocacy efforts. By signing up, you receive email notices to contact your elected officials on gender equity issues.


Become an AAUW member!

Take advantage of our special, tax-deductible introductory membership rate of $21 for new national members. By becoming a member, you have the chance to amplify our cutting-edge research, advocacy, philanthropy, and programming to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and beyond.

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