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Check here often to catch the latest and greatest on our 2017 National Convention in Washington, D.C.! Plus, take a look back on our National Conventions in San Diego in 2015 and New Orleans in 2013.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date for Your 2017 Eduvacation

Our 2017 Convention is the perfect two-for-one deal, offering both education and vacation activities to give you an amazing experience. Read more »

Blog   |   August 19, 2015