Study and Interest Groups

Educational Equity

Educational equity for women and girls has been the primary focus of AAUW programs for a number of years. The Association, through the Educational Foundation, has conducted and published a number of studies on how gender makes the difference in the way boys and girls are taught in school to the detriment of the girls. The Deerfield Area Branch has supported the Association efforts by holding a number of branch and public meetings on equity, sponsoring a career day for junior high school girls and placing copies of AAUW research reports in local libraries.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions meets on eight consecutive Wednesday afternoons in February and March to study and discuss current international issues, using a study guide published by the Foreign Policy Association.

Daytime Book Group

Daytime Book Group meets the second Monday of each month from 12:45. December meets at noon. All meetings will be virtual until further notice. Contact Kay Madden for Locations cynthia.andersen@gmail.com.

Day Time Book Group 2020 – 2021 Reading List

  • Sep. The Overstory – Richard Powers
  • Oct.  Becoming Mrs Lewis – Patti Callahan Henry
  • Nov. Redlined – Linda Gartz
  • Dec. Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth – Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
  • Jan. American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
  • Feb.  The Splendid and the Vile   – Eric Larson
  • Mar.  The Leavers –Lisa Ko
  • Apr.  Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
  • May Caste – Isabel Wilkerson
  • July Pick the Books Luncheon
  • Evening Book Group

    Evening Book Group meets virtually on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Exceptions: Sats., Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. Contact Donna Hicks for locations.

    Evening Book Group 2020 – 2021 Reading List

  • Sep. 17 The Far Field – Madhuri Vijay
  • Oct. 7 The Dutch House – Ann Patchet
  • Nov. 4 The Women’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote – Elaine Weiss
  • Dec. 2 Island of Sea Women – Lisa See
  • Jan. 6 The Last Days of Night – Graham Moore
  • Feb. 3 White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing – Gail Lukasik
  • Mar. 3 The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead
  • Apr. 7 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – Elizabeth Kolbert
  • May 5 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration – Isabel Wilkerson
  • June 2 Save Me the Plums – Ruth Reichl
  • July tbd Book Selection Brunch
  • Culture Vultures

    Branch members, spouses, and friends are invited to participate. Cultural excursions are currently canceled throughout the 2020 – 2021 schedule.

    Bridge Group has been canceled until further notice

    This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. New members and regular substitutes are welcome.