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Branch Meeting

Singing Bird and the Importance
of Native American Women in Illinois History
Wednesday, March 6, 7 pm
Elmhurst Public Library

Dressed in native regalia, Kim Sigafus delves into the day-to-day lives of Native American women to learn about courting, marriage, and child-rearing practices, and how they affected the history of Illinois. Presented with the Elmhurst Public Library.

Registration begins on February 17 and is required. When registration links are available, they will be activated. Click here to register for the in-person presentation. To attend by Zoom, click here.

Interest Groups

Book Discussion
Thursday, February 22, 1 pm
Elmhurst Public Library, Gathering Room

ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Discussion Leader: Marcia Goltermann

Half the Sky
Tuesday,February 27, 7 pm

Join the round-table discussion at at Carolyn Heiney’s home.  The group collects a voluntary $5 contribution/month. At this meeting they will decide what group to support this year. The topic for discussion is the School of Leadership in Afghanistan. Bring an article to share with the group or watch a video and share your impressions. Make some snack bags for ICDI during the meeting and talk about future meetings.

If you plan to attend the February meeting at Carolyn Heiney’s home, please RSVP so Carolyn knows how many will attend. For more information, please email Betty Laliberte

Join Half the Sky for work sessions, field trips and learning modules. ALL AAUW members are welcome. Come often or come when you can.

D. E. I
Creating Allyship
March 12, 2024, 7-8:30 pm
Multipurpose Room, Mary E. Kies Recreation Center
Centennial Park, 151 E. St. Charles Road. Elmhurst

Join us for “Creating Allyship,” a program co-sponsored by the Elmhurst Area Branch of the American Association of University Women, ComeUnity, and the Elmhurst Park District. The program will feature a short film, “Creating Allyship,” in which author and activist Dr. Joy DeGruy shares an example of “allyship,” when her lighter skinned sister-in-law recognized and confronted discriminatory behavior toward Dr. DeGruy as an ally. Discussion in small groups will follow.

This program is free; registration is required and is open now. Register by calling the Elmhurst Park District at (630) 993-8193.


AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch Strategic Plan

  • Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy
  • Vision: Equity for all
  • Values: Nonpartison, fact-based, integrity, inclusion, and intersectionality
  • Specific Areas of Focus: Education and training, economic security, leadership, governance, and sustainability
  • Work Smart Workshop: Training to successfully advocate for yourself and help close the pay gap for women everywhere

The Elmhurst Area Branch is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit affiliate of The American Association of University Women. Donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions.