Welcome to AAUW Long Beach!

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AAUW has been empowering women since 1881. The mission of AAUW is advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. For more than 130 years, AAUW has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. And now that we’ve won the fight to give women equal access to education, we’re taking on one of the most defining issues of our time: gender equity.As a local branch of AAUW, our focus is in meeting the vision and mission of AAUW in the greater Long Beach area by providing programs, education, and resources.

We are non-partisan. We have been around since 1920, support opportunities for activism and have monthly program meetings that promote education and equity. not just for women and girls, but also for the City of Long Beach. We strongly value and encourage a diverse membership.  We support public education and among other things, we sponsor a yearly STEM Conference for Long Beach Middle School girls, raise funds for scholarships (local and national), help fund rising 7th grade girls to attend a week-long residential STEM camp, and are kicking off a program to encourage young high school women to pursue a career in public service.  We also have multiple interests groups.

You’ve come to the right place if you,

  • have an Associate Degree or higher (or Equivalent), or are a college or University student
  •  believe in Pay Equity, Voting Rights, a woman’s choice to make health decisions about her own body, and equal rights for girls and boys, men and women.

Watch this short Video to learn how AAUW is Changing the Climate for Women and Girls.

Please check out our Website.  We would love to have you join us!

AAUW Statement Strongly Condemning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization  (June 24, 2022)

 

AAUW Celebrates Title IX’s Golden Anniversary

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” —Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

50 years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 changed the face of education. This groundbreaking civil rights law prohibits sex discrimination in education and protects people of all genders, both staff and students, in any educational institution or program receiving federal funds. Title IX ushered in an era of enormous progress for girls and women from classrooms to playing fields, but advocates continue to fight efforts to weaken it. Join AAUW as we honor five decades of advancing educational equity for all and engage where advocacy is still needed to achieve the full promise of Title IX.

  • Learn about the history of AAUW & Title IX: This page offers a look into AAUW’s contributions of research and advocacy that laid the groundwork for Title IX’s passage and how it evolved over the decades, as well as a list of AAUW resources and events around the 50th anniversary.
  • Hear from experts on the AAUW public policy webinar: On June 15 at 3 pm ET, join AAUW’s public policy team and guest speakers from the Women’s Law Project and GLSEN as they explore tough policy issues by taking a closer look at transgender athlete participation in women’s sports and Title IX.
  • Join AAUW for a 50th anniversary celebration: On June 23 at 4:30 pm ET, join AAUW and inspiring guests as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, highlight AAUW’s role leading up to Title IX’s passage, and reflect on its continued challenges and evolution.
  • Engage in critical grassroots advocacy: The Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2021 (GEEA) is designed to fully implement and reinforce Title IX’s protections. GEEA would ensure schools and educational institutions have the resources they need to comply with this landmark civil rights law.

The long-awaited return to a stronger Title IX: The Department of Education’s proposed rule change is due this month. While the change was expected two months ago, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona stated publicly he plans to unveil the Title IX proposed rule sometime in June. The expected Title IX regulation update is designed to rescind and correct changes made during the last administration. Much of the delay is related to the Biden Administration’s efforts to protect transgender students from any additional discrimination. AAUW provided public comment in 2021 that emphasized the need to create regulations that uphold the commitment to ensuring equal and nondiscriminatory access to education for students at all educational levels. Stay tuned for this critical update.