AAUW of Oregon joins the country and our other branches in other states in mourning the losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other people of color who have been unjustly killed across our nation. Our country needs healing. But healing will only come with justice. As an organization we condemn racism.
Systemic racism is firmly rooted in the U.S. and today’s injustices mirror our shameful history — from police brutality to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. There can be no justice or equality when Black and Brown communities are seen as less deserving of basic human and civil rights. We in Oregon have seen this in our own history.
On behalf of our 1200 members and supporters, we commit to fighting for justice, long-term and lasting change, and we stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that as an organization we have our own work to do.
AAUW of Oregon will continue to advocate with strength and urgency for a time when safety and justice are rights shared by everyone.
We actively support national AAUW programs by raising awareness of Public Policy Issues and by fundraising for AAUW Fund, which awards fellowships and grants. Our branch also awards a scholarship to a woman who attends Portland Community College in preparation for a 4-year degree.
MEMBER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Our mission of advancement for women is a priority for our branch. We offer fellowship, networking, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends. Our interest groups include:
- Book Discussion
- Movie Group
- NW Discoveries: Excursions that are sometimes off the beaten track. In addition to known Portland attractions such as the Art Museum and the Rose Garden, we have explored more eclectic interests, such as going behind the scenes with a judge or learning how to decorate a cake. Usually, a docent or instructor brings our subject to life; then we talk about our experiences over lunch.
For more information about our branch and how to join contact: Membership Vice President:
Linda Liebenstein 503-598-1833
Click here to download the Membership Application!