Celebrating 65 Years of Empowering Women and Girls!
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.
June 1-22 – Book Sale Collection, Sort, & Set-Up, times will vary; Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 3 – AM Lit, Book Selection & Potluck, 9:30 a.m. Phyllis Fogel’s home
June 8– Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Carolyn Oesterle’s home
June 10– Film Group, 7:00 p.m. Anne Hanley’s home
June 20– PM Lit, Book Selection & Potluck, 6:00 p.m. Bonnie Wheaton’s home
June 23 & 24– Used Book Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 25– Used Book Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 25– Book Sale Clean-Up, 12:00 p.m. Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 29– AM Non-Fiction, Book Selection, 10:00 a.m. Peggy Connolly’s home
July 4– Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Parade, 12:00 p.m. Arrive at Carolyn Oesterle’s home at 10:00 a.m.; leave for parade at 11:00 a.m.
July 8– AM Lit, 9:30 a.m. Wheaton Public Library, Basement Room 2C, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton
July 9– Film Group, 6:00 p.m. Patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
July 13– Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. TBD
July 18– PM Lit, 7:00 p.m. Carole Yesensky’s home
July 27– PM Non-Fiction, 7:00 p.m. Jean Lindsey’s home
Aug. 5– AM Lit, 9:30 p.m. Wheaton Public Library, Basement Room 2C, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton
Aug. 10– Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. TBD
Aug. 12– Film Group, 6:00 p.m. Patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
Aug. 15– PM Lit, 7:00 p.m. TBD
Aug. 24– AM Non-Fiction, 10:00 a.m. Sue Herrmann’s home
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 Educational 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.
What is AAUW?
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.
When you shop on Amazon, first go to smile.amazon.com and select AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP. By doing so, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the branch. It may not seem like much of a donation for a single purchase, but if we all remember to include smile.amazon.com in our purchases, it can add up to real money in support of our mission. Amazon has donated more than $100 to the branch since November 2018. Thank you in advance!