Welcome to the Deerfield Area Branch AAUW Website

The American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. In principle and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

Our Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

Our vision: Equity for all

Our Values: Nonpartisan. Fact based. Integrity, Inclusion and intersectionality.

For more information about AAUW Deerfield Area please contact cynthia.andersen@gmail.com, 708-363-3791.

Key upcoming dates:


September


September 10, 1:00pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting
Location: Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL
Speaker: Laurie Stein, Curator at the History Center, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff
Topic: “From Gowns to Gavels, The Life and Work of Virgina Feister Frederick, Lake Forest Fashion Designer and State Legislator”.
Curator Laurie Stein will discuss the local designer and state legislator who influenced legislation on womens’ issues.


September 25 National Voter Registration Day


October


October 15, 1:00pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting
Location: Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL
Speaker: Dr. Shawn Healy, McCormick Foundation Democracy Program Director
Topic: “Bringing Civics Back to Illinois Students.”
Dr. Shawn Healy will share how he chaired the Illinois Task Force on Civic Education, Leading the successful push for a required high school civics course in Illinois, and how he plays a key role in the Program’s work in the areas of Advocacy and Public Policy.


October 19 Northern Conference, IIT, Rice Campus, 201 E Loop Road, Wheaton IL


November


November 12, 1:00pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting
Location: Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL
Speaker: Dr. Ilene Burns-Zare, PSYD, MS, ACC,CMC
Topic: “Navigating in the Second Half of Life, Part 2.”
Dr. Ilene Burns-Zare will continue her presentation on research,
showing the best ways to optimize happiness and fulfillment later in life.


December


December 6 6:30pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Holiday Party
Event: Holiday Party, 6:30pm
Location: Demetri’s Restaurant, 600 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield
Reservations need to be sent by 11/17


March 2020


March 10 AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting
Location: Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL
Presenter: Barbara Hebert
Topic: “Cognitive Behavioral Tricks.”
Learn about fun ways to use cognitive/behavioral principles to improve your life,
your relationships, and just be happier from Therapist Barbara Hebert.


AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches


Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

Whether you joined us in D.C. or not, we must be stronger than ever in our dedication to progress for women and girls. Whether you participated in the convention and feel ready to channel that energy, or you missed it and need an action plan for gender equity, here are five steps to get you started. Read more.

 

AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm


AAUW members from Minnesota met with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.

 


Stay Up To Date With AAUW’s NEW Advocacy Tool


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