Since its first meeting in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been a catalyst for change. Today, with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college and university partners, AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored. For over one hundred and twenty years, AAUW has been advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
In 1949, American Association of University Women (AAUW) started a local Huntsville, AL chapter. The Huntsville Branch has a rich history of supporting equity and educational issues at the local, state and national levels and involvement in matters of local and state interest.
Other projects have included initiation of the Alabama Writer’s Conference and Legislative Forums. AAUW is actively supporting Constitutional reform in Alabama.
*AAUW members have monthly meetings with programs from September through May.
*AAUW holds the “Breaking through Barriers” luncheon with speaker of note, providing scholarships to the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.
*AAUW members work with elementary students each week leading discussions of readings from the Junior Great Books.
*AAUW members sing and perform with “Singing Sisterhood.”
*AAUW members assist and judge at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by and held at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
*AAUW partners with the Women’s Economic Development Council and other organizations on appropriate projects.
*AAUW members support and provide volunteers for the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights.
*AAUW members support and volunteer at WLRH and WJAB during the twice-yearly fundraisers.
*AAUW members participate in training individuals who wish to run for office with “Ready to Run,” a state AAUW project.