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AAUW Asheville

Founded March 17, 1915 | Fourth Oldest Branch in North Carolina

The Asheville branch of AAUW traces its history from 1915 when sixteen local women college graduates organized what would locally become AAUW Asheville.  Its work in Asheville has been ongoing and influential in the community, nation, and world, assisting women through such related projects as refugee relief and improvement of public schools. Its history is replete with names of local women who made significant inroads for women and girls.  Learn more about our history, projects, and interest and study groups, review our latest branch news, or contact us at ashevilleaauw@gmail.com to see how we can work together to advance education and equity for all women and girls.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Centennial Celebration

AAUW Asheville Members: 

As you know, 2015 marks the one hundreth birthday of our AAUW branch, initiated in March of 1915.  To kick off our year-long celebration, we will be holding a Centennial Celebration in the Century Room of the historic Pack’s Tavern, downtown, at 20 South Spruce Street, on the park at Pack Square.  Please plan to bring friends and family to join us in the upstairs Century Room, on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4.  We’ll have hors d-oeuvres, beverages, a cash bar, and a fun fashion show featuring our members — fashion through the decades:  “What we women achieved and what we wore.”

You can purchase tickets at the branch meeting on February 5, or to mail your check for $20 per person, see the February newsletter (p.4) on this website under Members Only.

We hope to see you all there.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our organization.

We are committed to being an organization that reflects and understands the population it serves – members and the community at large. As such, we will foster diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our activities – membership, volunteers, programs, speakers and projects.

Branch meeting February 5


The Slow Food Movement of Asheville

First Baptist Church, Charlotte Street, 11:30

Our speaker will be Katie Peterson, a board member of Slow Food of Asheville:  “Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and environment.” In the Asheville area the movement sponsors cooking classes, Heritage Foods Education, Slow Food on Campus and many other slow food events.

It’s not too early to start thinking about vegetable gardens and tailgate markets!

Reservations by Feb. 1 to amoscolell@aol.com