Branch Meetings and Programs
Monthly Branch Meetings are held each month (except January, June, July, and August). Check each month’s Twigs for further details. All meetings are open to visitors.
The dates and topics of Branch meetings for 2020-2021 are listed below. For further information, click here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 — Gwen Henry, Women in Leadership
Gwen Henry, DuPage County Treasurer since 2006 and former Mayor of the city of Wheaton will discuss Women in Leadership. 7:00 PM, Zoom meeting.
Saturday, September 11, 2020 –– Fundraising Walk for the Branch Educational Opportunities Fund. This year we will have a completely outdoor event at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve on Route 53 just south of Butterfield Road in Downers Grove. The walk will be about 2-½ miles around two scenic small lakes. Masks are required. Coffee and donuts will be served after the walk. We will gather at 9:00 am in the parking lot area to the left as you enter the park. Please bring a folding chair to help with social distancing while we eat our donuts.
9:00 AM, Hidden Lakes Forest Preserve (Parking Lot), Downers Grove.
Saturday, October 10, 2020 — Diversity and Inclusion
Viewing of AAUW National webinars on diversity and Inclusion, followed by small group discussions. Time and place to be determined.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 — Staying Healthy and Managing Stress. Speaker is Dr. Julia Liebich. 9:30 AM via Zoom.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — Influencing Legislation on Issues of Importance to AAUW. Discussion with Wheaton and/or Glen Ellyn state legislators on influencing them on AAUW issues of importance. 7:00 PM via Zoom.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 — Women in the Law. Dr. Linda Hirshman, Esq., will be the presenter. She is the author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. 7:00 PM via Zoom.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — Votes for Women: The 72 Year Struggle for Women”s Rights. Leslie Goddard, an award-winning actress and scholar, will present an illustrated slide lecture exploring the long struggle women endured as they worked toward suffrage. In the
72-year struggle to gain the right to vote, women worked tirelessly and persevered in the face of strident opposition. 7:00 PM, Zoom meeting.
Saturday, March 6, 2021 — Critical Conversations: Engaging with Social Justice. Speaker: Jennifer Kelley, College of DuPage Reference Librarian and Faculty Professional Development Coordinator. This is also our annual meeting for election of Branch Officers. Date, time and place to be determined.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — 10 Easy Ways to be LGBTQ Friendly. Katie Slivovsky, Chicago Children’s Museum Exhibit Development Director and LGBTQ Access and Inclusion Chair will speak to us on the topic. Time and place to be determined.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 — Lunafest. This second annual cultural/fundraiser event will feature award-winning documentaries by women filmmakers. 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 131, Naperville.