HERSTORY/History! Click HERE to re-visit an article written ten years ago by Bonnie Henry, Arizona Daily Star, November 27, 2006. (AAUW-Tucson Branch website today is tucson-az.aauw.net, not as listed 10 years ago at the end of the article.)
July 1st, 2016. Update to the Lois Sands Mitsch Research and Projects Grant
AFTERNOON TEA & BOOK CLUB meets September through May on the 3rd Monday of the month at 2pm at a different hostess’ home each month. Click here to see the book selections for 2016-2017. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! Contact Percy Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*NEW EVENT* EQUALITY: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
A PIMA COUNTY TUCSON WOMEN’s COMMISSION 40th ANNIVERSARY and WOMEN’s EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION!
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way
Luncheon and Program $65/per person, Reservations Required
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Warner
For more information and to register online click HERE and on the Women’s Commission website click on ‘Events’ in the top bar and scroll down for the registration form.
Sarsaparilla to Spaceships
A Century of Activism –
American Association of University Women
The AAUW Tucson Branch celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009. To commemorate this centennial event five branch members with a common interest were determined to share the unique history of our Tucson Branch.
The authors, Pat Spoonamore, Lou Bagnara, Patricia Gilbert, Connie Harrison and Baleka Baker were not without experience in AAUW and Tucson Branch activities. Pat Spoonamore was a Past State President, a Past Tucson Branch President and a Tucson Branch Historian. Lou Bagnara and Connie Harrison were also Past Tucson Branch Presidents. Pat Gilbert, was a past editor of the AZ Sun (our state newsletter) and a past editor of the Tucson Branch Saguaro Sentinel and Baleka Baker was also a past editor of the Saguaro Sentinel.
Many other people were involved in creating this book. Beginning in 2009 branch members came and sorted, filed, and tossed duplicates. Members made file folders, and put material in order by decades. We thank Jean Brady, Carol Dow, Maxine Heiman, Cary Hillyer, Nieves Miljure, Shirley Muney, Ardis Noonan, Jane Rohwer, Nancy Sauder, Esther Scher, and Nancy Woodling for all their time and work on the files without which our task would have been much more difficult.
The cover design silhouettes represent the evolution of women in the Tucson Branch from the turn of the century bustle to the 21st century woman in a STEM career. In our century of activism AAUW members have participated in and supported national, state, and community issues based on AAUW’s groundbreaking research concerning women, families, education, advocacy, leadership development and expansion of job opportunities because “Equity is still an Issue”.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.