AAUW: Empowering women since 1881

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1000 branches, and 100 college/university partners. For 134 years, AAUW members have examined and taken on the fundamental issues of the day-educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Welcome to the AAUW Lake Oswego Branch. Organized in 1976, the branch draws members from Lake Oswego, West Linn, and surrounding communities.

AAUW is open to all graduates who hold the Associate or higher degree from a college or university on the AAUW list of qualified institutions. We seek a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. The branch supports AAUW Funds as well as providing a local scholarship at Clackamas Community College.


ALL PUBLIC EVENTS CANCELLED

Due to our current concern about the corona virus, Lake Oswego AAUW will not be holding any public events until further notice.

However, we are setting up virtual meetings, using ZOOM, to continue with our many book clubs and other Interest Groups.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

The photo on this page is of a quilt that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that recognized the right of women to vote. It takes the viewer on a tour of eleven of the most influential US suffragists, including: Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Abigail Scott Duniway, Alice Paul, and a representative of the Silent Sentinels.  It also gives homage to the Iroquois women who met many of the suffragists and gave them a glimpse of a society where women had full and equal rights.

Four women of the AAUW LO Branch have created this work of art and history – three who have designed, sewn and quilted and one who has rendered the suffragists’ quotes on the quilt in calligraphy. The quilt is approximately 51 inches wide and 64 inches long. It can be used as a wall quilt and includes a sleeve on the back to accommodate hardware for hanging.

This quilt will be raffled off on August 26, 2020, the day the 19th Amendment went into effect and eight days after ratification.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each.  The proceeds of the raffle go entirely to our Education and Scholarship Fund to support, in particular, the further education of non-traditional women students.  You do not have to be present to win.

Further information about the quilt and on how to purchase tickets can be found at https://www.loaauw.org/ .

 

AAUW Lake Oswego
PO Box 416
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Email:  loaauw@gmail.com
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