AAUW National's Archive

AAUW Convention: Setting the Tone for Tolerance, Respect, and Discourse

In June the 49th AAUW National Convention will be held once again in Washington, D.C. But let’s go back in time to 1961, when the 21st AAUW convention in D.C. […] Read more »

Blog   |   March 23, 2017
Coretta Scott King 1969 Convention

AAUW’s Most Memorable Convention Speakers

Enjoy learning about some of our most memorable speakers from our past gatherings. Read more »

Blog   |   March 13, 2017
Eleanor Roosevelt's Statue at FDR memorial

Touring D.C.

This page will provide you with helpful information for navigating our nation’s capital during your time at convention. Read more »

Blog   |   March 10, 2017
Celinda Lake Headshot-Landscape

A Woman’s Place Is in the House and Senate and beyond, Thanks to Her

Celinda Lake is the woman behind so many influential women in politics, crunching the numbers and figuring out how to get women candidates and women’s issues into the halls of power. And you can meet her at the 2017 AAUW National Convention. Read more »

Blog   |   February 10, 2017
U.S. Capitol

Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill with AAUW!

For more than 40 years, AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps volunteers have conducted tens of thousands of visits to congressional offices on behalf of AAUW members and supporters — and now you have the opportunity to join in during AAUW’s 2017 National Convention! Read more »

Blog   |   January 09, 2017
Pan-American Union Building (Wikimedia Commons)

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, 100 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
By USCapitol (Bartholdi Fountain at the U.S. Capitol - 1890) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Support Gender Equity In Education

Take the pledge to deliver new Title IX resources to the Title IX coordinators at your schools. Read more »

Blog   |   June 19, 2015