To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Equity for all.
Inclusion and Intersectionality
AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Annual membership dues support the operations of the Northwest Tucson branch, as well as our state and national organizations. By joining AAUW, you can belong to an organization that works to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have an equal opportunity. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, class, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Northwest Tucson Affiliate
Our Affiliate (otherwise known as Branch) has a rich history that has supported the AAUW Mission since 1998. Initially a satellite of AAUW Tucson, our branch called itself AAUW Casas Adobes Tucson after the then-well-known northwest neighborhood where it was located. As the Tucson metropolitan area drastically expanded over the next 30 years to include Oro Valley, Marana, Dove Mountain, and Saddlebrooke, the Casas Adobes designation became increasingly irrelevant, and the Branch changed its name to AAUW Northwest Tucson in 2018
Due to concerns about exposure to the Covad 19 virus, all branch activities are canceled until further notice.
June 1, 2020
AAUW Stands Against Racism
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.