The Hinsdale, Illinois, branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered on October 6, 1934, and had fourteen members.
They were not new to the cause of women’s rights. Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW had been a catalyst for change. What started out as the Association of Collegiate Allumnae –17 like-minded women who had defied society’s standards by earning college degrees–had been growing.
In 1917, a group of college women had stood vigil outside the White House, protesting the fact that women could not vote—and in doing so, these AAUW members became the first group ever to picket the White House for a political cause.
Today, with more than 100,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 500 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.
The Hinsdale/Oak Brook Area chapter of AAUW offers its members
Social and Intellectual Connection
Membership in a national organization committed to a shared cause
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