Welcome to the Jane Addams Branch of AAUW!

 Oct. 12, 2017 ERA IL Update AAUW Webinar

A. J. Conroy, a practicing attorney and member of Chicago, Inc. AAUW is a passionate advocate for the ERA. She is the Social media manager for ERA Illinois, Equal Pay Day Chicago and Chicago Craftivists.

ERA IL Update Webinar recording

Kathryn Modisette, ERA Advocate and member of the Leadership Council of the Tazewell County Progressives and the Progressives of the Washington IL Area, and a member of NOW and the #Blono4era coalition.

Upcoming Jane Addams webinars:

To add your name to our webinar email list, just sent an email to aauwjaneaddams@gmail.com

Oct. 26: Attracting Members Using Social Media

November: Not Your Grandmother’s Book Discussion List

AAUW Tech Savvy Conference at  Triton College, River Grove, IL, March 24, 2018.

Tech Savvy imageThe AAUW Jane Addams Branch along with members from local Chicagoland AAUW branches are offering an all-day AAUW Tech Savvy STEM career conference for 6-9th grade girls and their parents/mentors at Triton College on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 8.30 – 4:00 pm.

For more information, see our Tech Savvy Tab.


Jane Addams was an inspired Illinois woman and founding member of the Chicago AAUW branch.

She is best known as the founder of Hull-House, offering women the opportunity to become agents for social, political, education, and economic change in their own lives and in the lives of others as well. Among many achievements, Jane Addams was:

  • A founder and the first president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • The first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Find more information about the virtual Jane Addams branch by contacting Kate Skegg.


September

September 27 National Voter Registration Day


October

October 15 AAUW Southern Conference, Springfield, IL


October 21 AAUW Northern Conference, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL


AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches


Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

Whether you joined us in D.C. or not, we must be stronger than ever in our dedication to progress for women and girls. Whether you participated in the convention and feel ready to channel that energy, or you missed it and need an action plan for gender equity, here are five steps to get you started. Read more.

 

AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm


AAUW members from Minnesota met with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.

 


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