Welcome to the Tucson (AZ) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Tucson Installation of New Officers!
Saturday May 8, 2021 11:00 am

Register HERE and Zoom information will be sent to you on May 7 in the afternoon.

Our 2021-2023 Slate of Officers is:

Diana Charbonneau  —-  President
Mary Elizabeth Venezia  —-  Vice President, Programs
Jane Russ  —-  Treasurer

We will also have a special treat — a tour of the University of Arizona’s World of Words (WOW). This is one of the largest collections of children’s books in the world and we have a renowned expert who will be our tour guide — Dr. Kathy Short, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, and Director of WOW.

The motto of WOW is to Open a book…Open a Mind…Change the world.

Knowledge of the world and an understanding of global perspectives have become a necessity, not a luxury. Children no longer have a decision about whether or not they will lead global lives–but they do need to decide how they will live in a global society.

One important resource for building bridges across cultures is global children’s literature. Literature provides an opportunity for children to go beyond a tourist perspective of gaining surface-level information about another culture.

Literature expands children’s life spaces and takes them outside the boundaries of their lives to other places, times, and ways of living to participate in alternative ways of being in the world. Come Join The World of Words!

Register HERE and Zoom information will be sent to you on May 7 in the afternoon.

Sincerely, Linda Alepin

President, AAUW Tucson


Tucson Branch AAUW May Newsletter  

Tucson Branch Supports
Community Educational Initiatives

The Tucson Branch will be supporting Tucson Educational Initiatives through partnerships with the University of Arizona and other local community organizations.

Join us in this grassroots effort to strengthen, improve and promote excellence in education..

Find out all about our new partnerships with the University of Arizona and other local community organizations. Under our Branch Activities Menu – Educational Initiatives.