About Us

AAUW Lake Oswego Branch
Organized 1976

Welcome to an organization of members from Lake Oswego, Oregon City, West Linn, and surrounding communities in Clackamas county, OR. We are dedicated to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Study, special interest, and social groups are formed to meet the needs of members and to further AAUW goals.

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.

The branch organizes monthly meetings on issues related to the AAUW Mission, and it offers several interest groups that provide multiple opportunities for its members to enjoy common interests in smaller groups. These include five different book clubs, Lunch Bunch and Delightful Dining, Story-telling, and Public Policy and Advocacy.

One of the branch’s most important activities is providing scholarships to non-traditional female students in both academic and trades areas.  Current scholarships are being offered to support Oregon Tradeswomen.  

The Lake Oswego Branch maintains a web site www.loaauw.org which provides a source of information to its members in addition to a newsletter which informs the membership on a monthly basis.

AAUW Condemns Racism

We condemn racism, which is so deeply rooted in our country and demonstrated in many aspects of our lives.  There can be no justice or equality when any individual or community is treated with indignity or denied equitable access to health care, quality education, desirable housing, opportunities for job advancement and economic security.

On January 8, 2022, Dr. Marvin Lynn of Portland State University addressed the branch on the subject of “Critical Race Theory.”  We invite you to read the slides from his presentation.