AAUW History

Convention History in DC: Revisiting the Harmonious 1973 National Convention

June is quickly approaching, which means the 49th National Convention — set to take place in Washington, D.C., — is right around the corner. Read more »

Blog   |   April 20, 2017

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
AAUW Hospitality Committee 1924

Convention History in D.C: Why We Didn’t Support the ERA and More

Later this year AAUW will hold its 49th National Convention in Washington, D.C. So we’re thinking back on our history of holding conventions in the capital city, especially our 1924 event and the historic things that happened there. Read more »

Blog   |   February 01, 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