Welcome to the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of AAUW!

GET READY FOR DUPAGE COUNTY’S PREMIER LITERACY EVENT!
THE WHEATON-GLEN ELLYN AAUW USED BOOK SALE!

Sale Dates and Times:
Thursday, June 20 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Friday, June 21 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, June 22 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Location:
Westfield Elementary School
2S125 Mayfield Lane, Glen Ellyn

  • Where is Westfield School? The school is south of Roosevelt Road and east of Route 53. From Route 53, go east on 22nd Street (the Butterfield West subdivision) to Mayfield Lane. Turn right (south), go past the tot lot and you are there.

Our May collection of used books was a great success! Thank you to all who donated. We expect to offer over 12,000 books at the sale.

If you still have books to donate, our members will be at the school getting ready for the sale this week. They can accept your books at the school, June 11 -14, between 9 AM and 5 PM. Also, if you can’t get there between 9 and 5, there will be a collection bin at the sale location (Westfield Elementary School, 2S125 Mayfield Lane, Glen Ellyn). The last day for the collection bins will be June 14. If you have a large donation, click here to send us an email.

Click here for more details.
Click here for the Book Sale flyer.

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Summer Calendar

June 1Spring Luncheon & Installation of Officers, 12:00 p.m., Adelle’s Fine American Fare, 535 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton – Reservations were due May 24 for this event.  Please contact Karen Bondy (bondykj@aol.com) for questions or dietary requirements.
June 5Buffalo Theater Tickets Deadline, Deadline to buy BTE tickets at the MAC box office for maximum discount
June 6Spice Routes, 6:00 p.m.
June 7AM Lit Book Selection & Lunch, 9:30 a.m.
June 12Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Zoom
June 14Film Group, 6:00 p.m., the patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
June 17PM Lit Book Selection & Pot Luck, 6:00 p.m.
June 26 AM Non-Fiction, 10:00 a.m.
July 12AM Lit, 9:30 a.m., Wheaton Public Library, Room 2B, Upper level, 225 North Cross Street, Wheaton
July 12Film Group, 6:00 p.m., the patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
July 15 PM Lit, 7:00 p.m., TBD
July 24PM Non-Fiction, 7:00 p.m.
August 2AM Lit, 9:30 a.m., TBD
August 9Film Group, 6:00 p.m., the patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
August 19PM Lit, 7:00 p.m., TBD
August 28AM Non-Fiction, 10:00 a.m.

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Lilac Parade

Lombard’s Lilac Parade has never looked as good as it did on May 19th when members marched to publicize our outstanding Branch!!  The organizers thought so too!!  See our award below!!

Our members are always showstoppers!!

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AAUW CEO Gloria Blackwell issued the following statement strongly condemning the US Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutionally protected right nearly 50 years ago and ignores the will of the American people, 80% of whom support legal abortion.

AAUW believes everyone has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive lives without government interference. Abortion access is vital to women’s ability to control their lives, bodies and futures. Without reproductive freedom, there can be no equity.

Being able to choose whether and when to become a parent improves women’s well-being and fosters economic security—a crucial component of AAUW’s mission. This is particularly important in a country that lacks accessible maternal health care, paid caregiving leave and workplace protections for pregnant workers.

The Court’s decision hurts all of us, but it will do the most harm to low-income people, women of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people, because these

groups already face substantial barriers to accessing reproductive services and health care.

While the Court’s decision is a major setback for all Americans, AAUW remains steadfast in our commitment to protecting reproductive rights, a vital component of gender equity.

Branch members and supporters marched at the Naperville Reproductive Rights Walk

Carolyn and Marilyn represented our Branch at the Women’s March for Reproductive Rights in January.

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Other Branch Activity Updates:

  • Our new Branch initiative, Science Girls on the Go™, is reaching parents looking for at home STEM activities during the pandemic. Click here for more information.

  • Click here if you would like to donate to the Branch’s Opportunities Fund. This fund annually provides Higher Education Incentive Awards to girls from local high schools who are continuing their education at the College of DuPage. From time to time, the Opportunities Fund also supports other Branch-sponsored gender equity initiatives and national AAUW projects.

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What is AAUW?

AAUW’s Mission:
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Click here for more information on AAUW’s Mission, Vision and Values.  Join us!

As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement. Click here to read the complete plan.