AAUW Outlook Magazine

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Winter 2018

The Reckoning

Cover art for the Winter 2018 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine. Quotation from Anita Hill.

In this issue of Outlook, you’ll find features on how we can respond to the momentum on fighting sexual harassment, the anniversary of a pivotal global human rights document, a spoken-word poetry project at a historically black university in the nation’s capital, and a look at the legacy of AAUW’s Coretta Scott King Fund. Also in this issue, you’ll find updates on the 2018 Bylaws Amendment Vote, new AAUW research, and more.

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Anita Hill, J.D., testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on October 14, 1991. Getty Images.How We as AAUW Can Fight Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the ongoing cultural reckoning with sexual harassment, where can AAUW exert an impact?


Youth leaders address the opening meeting of the 61st sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women.The Power of Women’s Voices at the United Nations

It’s the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ pivotal document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learn about AAUW’s role in this global work then and now.


Three members of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Campus Action Project (CAP) team. The CAP team will create a mentoring program for a diverse group of women.Hear Them Lead

The Campus Action Project at the University of the District of Columbia fosters leadership through peer mentoring, poetry, and performance. Find out from the participants what the project means on campus and in the nation’s capital.


Coretta Scott King, AAUW President Anne G. Pannell, and Nell Painter at the AAUW National Convention in Chicago in 1969.The Importance of the Coretta Scott King Fund, Then and Now

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. AAUW established a fund in his widow’s name to support women scholars who could contribute to racial justice — an effort that is still relevant today.




Letter from the Editor
From Managing Editor Hannah Moulton Belec

New pay gap data in major metropolitan areas and more

Alumnae News
Working for the rights of African women and more

On Your Bookshelf
Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

From the Archives
Coretta Scott King Fund recipients at the 1969 national convention

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Our Award-Winning Coverage

Excel awards
are given to association publications and media for outstanding work in design, editorial, marketing, and communications. Outlook has won four for excellence in single-topic reporting. Check out some of our award-winning issues.

Association Media & Publishing Excel Awards logoSpring/Summer 2012, Silver
Title IX Turns 40: Changing Women’s Lives

Winter 2014, Bronze
A Step Closer to Equality: Advancing LGBT Rights

Fall 2014, Silver
What Year Is It Again? The Rollback of Birth Control Access

Fall 2015, Bronze
Solving the Equation: How to Recruit More Women into Engineering and Computing

Read Past Issues

Cover art for the Fall 2017 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine. AAUW members attending the 2017 AAUW National Convention in Washington, DC, in a crosswalk with the U.S. Capitol building in the background. 2017 AAUW Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW.
Fall 2017
Summer 2017 AAUW Outlook Magazine cover art: The Student Debt Connection
Summer 2017
Cover art from the Spring 2017 AAUW Outlook magazine. Marching into action. Women's rights are human rights.
Spring 2017
The Next Four Years. Cover image of Winter 2017 AAUW Outlook magazine. Image of the White House.
Winter 2017