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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
Table with cappuccino, camera, map and book

D.C. No-Cost Destinations Worth a Metro Ride

Our nation’s capital is known for its monuments and museums, but it also offers other outings you can experience without breaking the bank. Read more »

Blog   |   March 03, 2017
Dr. Tererai Trent

2017 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee: Tererai Trent, Ph.D.

Rooted in humble beginnings, Trent grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe. Despite facing many obstacles, she never lost sight of her dreams of an education. Read more »

Blog   |   February 14, 2017

Volunteer for the 2017 AAUW National Convention!

Volunteers are vital to making the 2017 AAUW National Convention happen and help create many memorable and exciting experiences. Read more »

Blog   |   February 14, 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
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
Judy Woodruff Headshot

Meet the Woman Who Was Not Deterred, but Determined

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS. Read more »

Blog   |   February 01, 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