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. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, June 22 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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

We are accepting used book donations NOW, May 1st – May 31st!   If you have a large donation, click here to send us an email.

We have SEVEN convenient used book drop-off donation sites!

Wheaton:
Wheaton Sport Center, 1000 W. Prairie Ave.
Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St.
Glen Ellyn:
Health Track, 875 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Main Street Rec Center, 501 Hill Ave.
Spring Avenue Rec Center, 185 Spring Ave.
Lombard:
Sunset Knoll Rec Center, 820 S. Finley Rd.
Villa Park:
Cornerstone Used Bookstore, 22 S. Villa Ave.

Click here for more details.
Click here for the Book Sale flyer. It includes all drop-off sites.

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May Calendar

May 3 – AM Lit, 9:30 a.m., Glen Ellyn Public Library, 1st Floor Meeting Rooms, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn
May 72024-25 Branch Programming Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
May 10 – Film Group, 7:00 p.m.
May 15Board Transition Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
May 20  – PM  Lit, 7:00 p.m.
May 22PM Non-Fiction, 7:00 p.m.
June 1Spring Luncheon & Installation of Officers, 12:00 p.m., Adelle’s Fine American Fare, 535 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton
June 6Spice Routes (Sicily), 6:00 p.m.

* Members: Click here to access Twigs. Password required. Click here for assistance

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As you know, in May, members are requested to vote for national AAUW Board members and proposed Bylaws changes (vote by May 15). Click here for more information and voting links.

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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.