… “Helping Women and Girls Realize Their Potential”
AAUW Doylestown Branch was organized in 1958. Our charter was granted on May 20, 1958 with a membership of sixteen. Branch membership has now grown to 100+ members.
This branch of AAUW has long tradition of attempting to solve educational issues for women and girls. For example, in the early 1970′s it was a group of Doylestown Branch members who founded ‘Aid for Girls’, the organization that later became ‘Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County’.
FULFILLING OUR MISSION
AAUW Doylestown branch contributes to the community:
- By awarding an Annual scholarship granted to a graduating girl from Central Bucks East, South or West.
- By awarding an Annual Scholarship granted to a young woman graduating from Bucks County Community College and continuing her studies.
- As a supporting member of the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
- By conributing to AAUW Funds and the Legal Advocacy Fund
Branch meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday evening of each month at Wesley Enhanced Living (formerly Heritage Towers), Veteran’s Lane, Doylestown. Meetings begin with a half-hour informal social gathering at 7 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
AAUW Doylestown Branch Meeting Notepad
Guests are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 8th
Brown Bag Lunch
Beverages and desserts will be provided
"Gateway to Equity" Award
Film and discussion of
Wesley Enhanced Living, formerly Heritage Towers
This Saturday lunch meeting provides an opportunity for our members and guests to view and discuss the video that has been highly recommended by those who have seen it. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman's primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality and not in her capacity to lead, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential.
Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interwove stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. Following the video, Susan McNamara will engage the audience in reflection and discussion. We look forward to a stimulating afternoon. Please plan to attend.
"Fracking: The Practice and The Effect"
You and your guests are invited to join us for what promises to be a lively interchange of ideas and opinions from four expert panelists and a moderator. This is a meeting you will not want to miss!