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World War I Didn’t Stop These Ladies from Demanding Change

The 49th AAUW National Convention is coming to Washington, D.C., but of course this isn’t the first time our association has convened in the nation’s capital. In April 1917, 90 years prior, AAUW’s predecessor organization, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA), organized a convention at a time when the nation was on the brink of war. Read more »

Blog   |   December 06, 2016

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap over a 50-Cent Lunch: 1892 Convention

The very first convention in Washington, D.C., was held in October 1892. The 1890s were a period of tremendous societal change and technological advances, and women were playing a more active role in society than ever before. Read more »

Blog   |   October 17, 2016

Get Inspired by Women’s History in the Nation’s Capital

While the District has undergone many changes since it last hosted a convention in 2011, D.C. remains a hub for cultural enrichment. As you plan your D.C. trip, consider allotting time to visit and be inspired by the extraordinary efforts of the women immortalized in these sites. Read more »

Blog   |   September 22, 2016

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