AAUW was started over 137 years ago by 17 women college graduates who joined together to find greater opportunities to use their education and to open the door for other women to pursue higher education.  As of 2018, there were 170,000 members and supporters, with branches in every congressional district, state and U.S. territory.

AAUW’s strategic plan focuses on three priority areas – education and training, economic security and leadership.

Membership is open to women and men holding an Associate, Bachelor or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.  Contact with questions concerning joining the Racine, WI branch of AAUW.  Prospective members should contact for information.


The Racine Branch of AAUW joins the community in mourning the losses of countless people of color who have been unjustly targeted and killed across our nation.  Our country needs healing, but healing will only come with justice.  Systemic racism is firmly rooted in our nation and in our community. Today’s injustices mirror our shameful history and warrant our attention.

Until Black and Brown communities are seen as deserving of basic human and civil rights, there can be no justice and equality.  On behalf of our branch members, we commit to advocating for justice and long-term and lasting change.  We stand in solidarity against racism.

We will raise awareness within our membership of everyday injustice that has been accepted as normal.  And, we will look for opportunities to stand with people of color in advocating for equal justice for all.


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