In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin is not a household name, but she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture. Known for the beautiful, detailed renderings of many famous buildings, she was the second woman to graduate from MIT with a degree in architecture and the first woman registered to practice architecture in Illinois.
Lance Tawzer, Elmhurst History Museum’s Curator of Exhibits, leads our branch’s private tour of the museum’s amazing biographical exhibit.
Do you know someone who would like to learn about local history, find out more about AAUW, and get to know some great women as well? Make plans now to contact a friend and have them save the date.
Members are encouraged to BRING a FRIEND to the March Meeting.
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap
Elmhurst Public Library
This year Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Speaker Lisa Cherry from AAUW’s Gender Equity Fund will address issues involving the lower wages women are paid. Using AAUW’s research Lisa explains the pay gap in the United States; how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels; and what you can do to close it.
Other Upcoming Branch Activities
March 22 – 7:30 pm
Half the Sky
Topic: Half the Sky NGO’s
Betty LaLiberte’s Home
March 23 – 1:00 pm
“The Ladies’ Paradise”
by Emile Zola
Hostess: Darlene Van Meir
Leader: Anna Kinnan
Tech Savvy – A STEM Program of AAUW
Saturday, March 25th at Triton College
Click here for information about the Tech Savvy Conference
Click here for Volunteer Information
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Returning Student Scholarship
Please visit our Scholarship page for more detailed information.
Application Deadline is April 1, 2017
Coming Soon!!! 2017 Used Book Sale
Dates/Times and locations are still to be determined.
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 2016 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
- 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.