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, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and more. Please check out this website for more detailed information about our branch.


Oswego Heritage House
9:30 Social Time
10:00 Program
Saturday, April 13, 2024
“A” Avenue and 10th St., Lake Oswego

April’s meeting features the Lake Oswego Reads book – Honor by Thirty Umigar. This is
the one event each year where we co-host and engage with another community
organization. Alicia Yokahoma from Lake Oswego Library will facilitate the discussion.
Each topic will be introduced by a brief video excerpt from an interview with the author. The
discussion will focus on four topics:

  • culture differences between small communities and urban areas
  • revenge
  • role of journalism, and
  • the secrets we keep

Honor is two stories. The first is Meena’s story. A poor, illiterate young woman from rural
India, who has the audacity to take a job in a local factory, meets a young man, Abdul, falls
in love, and marries him. Abdul is a Muslim, Meena is a Hindu. Meena’s brothers and the
village will not tolerate the disgrace to the family and arrange an honor killing for revenge.
Meena seeks justice for her husband’s killing.

The second story is Smita’s. She was born in Bombay, India and moved to Ohio at a young
age. She is a global journalist, who covers women’s issues. A fellow journalist asks Smita
to come to India to cover the trial for her. Smita is reluctant to return to India for the first
time. Finally she agrees and here the two stories intertwine.

For those members who have read the book, you should enjoy the discussion. For those
who haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from attending. The discussion topics are
universal, and your comments will make the discussion much richer.


We have several book clubs and other interest groups that meet throughout the year.  Please check the Interest Group tab and the newsletters for detailed information.

Not a member but interested?  Please contact our Membership Chair, Stephanie Wagner, at Stephanie@natureed.org



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