Branch Programs

November 9, 7 pm
The Image of Women in Advertising
Elmhurst Public Library

Elmhurst College professor and branch member Jane Jegerski will show the film Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women. You will see how advertising creates damaging gender stereotypes in both print and television ads. These images and messages reinforce unhealthy perceptions of beauty and sexuality. Sex sells, but do we want it to? Jane will guide us through a discussion of the issues raised in the film and make us more aware of the ways advertising affects us.

December 14
Holiday Party
Anne Klein’s home

Join us for a festive evening of holiday cheer when Anne Klein graciously opens her home for our Holiday Party. Enjoy the wonderful music of Les Caltvedt. Members whose last names begin with A-L bring an appetizer while those with M-Z bring a dessert. A $5 fee, collected at the party, covers beverages and other incidentals. For more information contact Pat O’Dwyer or Sally Schuster.

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is dedicated to the AAUW mission
of advancing equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to all of our meetings.  If you are interested in joining our branch, please come to one of our meetings and ask for a membership application.

Elmhurst Branch Philanthropic Activities

For over 50 years, the Elmhurst Area Branch has sponsored an annual Used Book Sale. This is our primary fund raising activity. The sale is usually held the first Thursday-Sunday in August at an Elmhurst school. The proceeds from this sale are used to fund AAUW research and programs on the national level as well as scholarships at the local level. The 2015 Book Sale was another resounding success, raising funds for scholarships and providing an inexpensive place for the community to shop for a complete range of books.

Elmhurst Branch Activities

The Branch has general meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held at the Elmhurst Public Library.  For details on this year’s program line up, see the Program page.

In the summer, our members are actively involved in preparing for the Annual Used Book Sale. Volunteers are always welcome.

The Branch also has a number of special study groups.  These currently include:

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Noontime Potpourri of  Ideas Discussion Group
    • Half the Sky

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Accepting members with Associates Degrees or higher.