AAUW: Empowering women since 1881


Welcome to the Lake Oswego Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  Organized in 1976, the branch draws members from Lake Oswego, West Linn, and surrounding communities.

AAUW was established in 1881 and is now a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1000 branches, and 100 college/university partners. It is nonpartisan, but not value neutral. AAUW fights to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity. It trains women to negotiate for pay and benefits and to pursue leadership roles. AAUW also advocates for federal, state and local laws and policies to ensure equity and end discrimination.

AAUW is open to all graduates who hold the Associate or higher degree from a college or university. We seek a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. As an organization, we condemn racism. 

November Meeting – On Zoom

Saturday Academy:  Girls Engage Technology

November 14, 2020:  10:00 a.m. (9:30 Social)

Please join us as we welcome Barbara Miner, Ph.D., the coordinator and founder of the Girls Engage Technology Program (GET) at Portland’s Saturday Academy.

Saturday Academy is dedicated to inspiring girls to follow their curiosity in technology and engineering through classes and camps designed specifically for girls through the GET program. Teens, with some experience in programming or engineering, are trained by professional female mentors to lead projects for fourth and fifth graders.

The Academy began in 1983 and today has four programs:  Classes and Camps; After School (SA2U); Apprenticeships for Science and Engineering (ASE); and GET.  Tuition assistance is available.   The Academy’s mission is to engage young people, including those from under-represented communities, in hands-on, in-depth learning by connecting them with local experts as both educators and mentors.  

Login information for this meeting will be sent to all members prior to the meeting. If you are not a member but would like to join the meeting, please contact us.  The “doors” will open at 9:30 for those members who would like an opportunity to socialize before the presentation.

Please join us as we celebrate being together even when we can’t!

Due to our current concern about the corona virus, Lake Oswego AAUW will not be holding any public events before March 2021 at the earliest.

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.

 

 

AAUW Lake Oswego
PO Box 416
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Email:  loaauw@gmail.com
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/aauwlakeoswegobranch/