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AAUW Annual Art Contest

Every year AAUW members cast their vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards. This year, AAUW gave special preference to submissions that reflect our mission and values.

For more information on submitting artwork or to see last year’s art gallery, please visit the AAUW Art Contest page .

Contest Winners

Fortune Magazine article featuring AAUW CIO Kim Churches

The following is a statement from AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches

AAUW joins the country 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.

On behalf of our 170,000 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.

And, as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we will work to advance the policies and systemic changes identified in the New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing and Vision for Justice platform.




Kim Churches talking about National Election Voting

at the AAUW NJ Annual Meeting (2019)



January 21, 2017

Women’s March on Washington

This January, millions of people worldwide and over a half million in Washington, D.C., marched together in support of women’s rights and other issues. AAUW staff, members, and supporters attended the march across the country to make their voices heard in the fight for the gender equity through chants and signs.  Continue Reading

Pictures – AAUW at the Women’s March 2017

(on Facebook)

See Highlights of the NJ Marchers

WMW_Guiding Vision & Definition of Principles

“We did it! On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard.

June 14 -17, 2017

The 2017 AAUW National Convention was a blast!


See pictures & videos!

See Tererai Trent, Ph.D. Video


Women’s Equality Day (August 26)

Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive

Student debt protest. Image by Ryan via Flickr Creative Commons

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the passage of
the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. One battle we are still
waging is for women in education. AAUW estimates that due to disproportionate student loan
burden and a longer debt repayment period, women currently hold almost two-thirds
of student debt in the United States.

AAUW NJ Member Linda Harmon Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors

at Arlington National Cemetery

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May 24, 2016

“She was passionate and not afraid to do anything. This is a woman who went bungee jumping at 75 because they offered free jumps to senior citizens.”

Gosset v. Lasch, Cooper, Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California:

A Sexual Harassment Case

nathalie-gosset-lafNathalie Gosset, a senior director at Alfred E. Mann Institute at the University of Southern California alleges that she experienced sexual harassment by her supervisor and faced retaliation and termination from the job after she reported the behavior. She also lost full four-year scholarship awarded to her daughter by the university through its tuition exchange program.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates the Federal law Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion

AAUW National Convention

San Diego, CA

June 18–21, 2015

By: Michelle J. Douglass, Esq., Public Policy Chair,

AAUW-NJ, Atlantic County Branch; NJ Tech Trek Director