Welcome to the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of AAUW!

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Next Branch Event:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7:00 PM
(via Zoom)

AAUW Issues of Importance

Terra Costa Howard, State Representative (D) for Illinois General Assembly District 48 (includes Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and parts of Wheaton and Lisle), will speak to us again as she did in September 2019. Since taking office in January, 2019, Representative Howard has served on many committees, such as Judiciary-Civil, Mental Health, Veterans’ Affairs, etc. . We anticipate learning how the current Illinois General Assembly is working towards helping in the fight against COVID-19, rising unemployment, small businesses closing, Black Lives Matter, and other hot topics of today. Please join us and hear Representative Howard speak to us as a returning legislator. A Question & Answer session will follow this presentation.

Contact Frankie for Zoom details.


Branch Activity Updates:

  • The January 6, 2021, (Wednesday, 7 PM ZOOM) Branch Meeting will feature the author, Linda Hirschman, who wrote Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

  • 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.

  • The Lunafest Film Festival is planned for May 1, 2021.

  • The Used Book Sale previously planned for May 2021 is cancelled. The Branch is no longer collecting books.


Members: Sign Up for 2020-21 Interest Groups

This year, many Branch Interest Groups are meeting by Zoom or in small groups until pandemic restrictions are lifted. Keep up to date on Branch events and meetings by receiving email updates from group leaders and committee chairs:

The Branch’s Public Policy Committee has been very active this year. Contact Patricia to join the email list. No meetings are involved but being on the email list will keep you informed of action items in state legislature or Congress related to AAUW’s public policy positions.

Book Groups:

  • AM Lit meets the first Friday of each month by Zoom at 9:30 AM. Contact Jean to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • AM Non-fiction meets October, December, February, April and June by Zoom at 10:00 AM. Contact Sue to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • PM Lit meets the third Monday of each month in a small group outdoors (weather permitting) or by Zoom at 7:00 PM. Contact Susie to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • PM Non-fiction meets September, November, January, March, May and July by Zoom at 7:00 PM. Contact Ewa to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.

Film Group — We will meet in an open air setting on October 11. (Sunday instead of Saturday due the Saturday Branch meeting.) In November and thereafter (until further notice), we will meet on Zoom on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Anne to add your name to email updates, receive notice of the film to be discussed and other details.

The Spice Routes Dinners are currently on hiatus due to the pandemic. Contact Peggy to add your name to the group email list so that you will be notified when dinners resume.


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.



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