Welcome to the Saint Louis (MO) Branch of AAUW!

Go to the About-Us tab > Newsletters to see current activities and events.  

The next movie night is November 27, 2023.  Watch If Beale Street Could Talk on Netflix.

This movie is a 2018 American romantic drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on James Baldwin‘s 1974 novel of the same name. It stars an ensemble cast that includes KiKi LayneStephan JamesColman DomingoTeyonah ParrisMichael BeachDave FrancoDiego LunaPedro PascalEd SkreinBrian Tyree Henry, and Regina King. The film follows a young woman who, with her family’s support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.

Watch the movie and then join us in the discussion.  Discussion guidelines are sent via e-mail.  We meet via Zoom at 7 p.m.  Contact Ellen for a link (ironnew@msn.com).  Upcoming movies are Marshall in December and Miss Simone in January.

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Make plans to come to our St. Louis Branch Annual Meeting…     

  • When:     Sunday, May 21, noon – 2 pm.  In person!
    Where:   At Linda Lindsey’s home. We will have beautiful and comfortable
    indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy for our socializing, program, and business.
    What:      * A potluck luncheon & games
        •  Honoring Carol Davis McDonald for her 50th anniversary of AAUW membership!
        •  Conduct our annual elections:  *President position is up for election.  *There are some open slots on the Board (nominees to be sent out soon – let us know if you are interested in being on the board!)
        • Brief program (to be announced)

This is a wonderful opportunity for newer members to get to know our branch members better and for all of us to enjoy AAUW fellowship in a relaxed setting. Please plan to come!

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Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, via Zoom*

“A Timely Update on Key National Legislation and the Status of Bipartisan Efforts in Congress”

 Presented by Kathleen Farrell

The Equal Rights Amendment, Title IX, and the Pregnant Workers Protection Act, among many other bills affecting women and girls, are currently hot topics in the news.  We care deeply about this legislation but find it difficult to keep up with it.

Fortunately, St. Louis Branch Member Kathleen Farrell has offered to present us with the most current updates and changes in key national legislation.

Kathleen will also give us insight into how our legislators are operating to move bills forward – is it really as divided as it seems in Washington, DC or is bipartisanship still alive? Join us for this enlightening and energizing session with Kathleen.

*Contact web manager for Zoom link

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Women typically are paid less than 80 percent of what men are paid – less for women of color. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop (https://salary.aauw.org/) to learn how to ask for more.

We break through barriers for women and girls!

The American Association of University Women  (AAUW), founded in 1881, is an organization of more than 170,000 members and supporters, open to graduates who hold the associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified college or university. The St. Louis Branch, founded in 1893, is one of five branches in the St. Louis area.  Other branches may be found at https://stlouis-ibc.aauw.net/

AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Branch Meetings

Members have been getting together on the second Tuesday each month to discuss plans and possible projects for the branch.  These meetings have been held at 5:30 p.m. at The Pasta House on Delmar at Bonhomme in University City.  However, during Covid-19 restrictions, we meet via Zoom.  Ellen Irons has been issuing e-mail notices to members.  Please join us.  Contact Ellen for the Zoom link. We welcome ideas for activities and events. If you have a recommendation for a different meeting place, please let us know.

To see what our branch has been doing, click on About Us > Newsletters
and Programs and Events.

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AAUW St. Louis has a movie group.  Members watch a designated movie and then discuss it via Zoom.  All but one of our movies have been available on Netflix (in case you want to see some good movies):  My Octopus Teacher, The Social Dilemma, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Dig, Penguin Bloom, The Trial of the Chicago Seven, Audrey, Philomena, The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Best of Enemies, Radium GirlsThousand Pieces of Gold, Te Ata, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  We range from 5 to 9 members participating.  All are welcome!

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