What began with a meeting in 1881 of 17 like-minded women who defied society’s standards by earning college degrees has grown into a powerful network of more than 100,000 women who have influenced—and at times even shaped—the debate over fundamental issues of the day—educational, social, economic, and political.
The Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is one of 1300 branches across the country. We gather together to study and learn, to have a voice in government on critical women's and civil rights issues, to make friends and network, and to enjoy the company of people who share our concerns.
The monthly membership meeting usually includes a speaker, a panel, a film -- always on a topic that is relevant and engaging.
Smaller special interest groups meet throughout the month. Those groups include a literary discussion, day and evening bridge groups (all levels; subs often needed), film discussions with covered dish supper, and public policy discussions.
In addition, our branch sponsors frequent trips, by bus, to museums and cultural events throughout the region.
See our calendar for currently planned events.
Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Vision: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.Members can participate in regional, state, and national AAUW activities.
The AAUW Educational Foundation — the world's largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women — supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for individuals seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. It is the nation's largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education.
The national theme for 2007 (PDF)
We welcome you at any of our events and would be delighted to have you become a member.