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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.

November Branch Meeting

Branch Meeting November 27th, 11:30 am,

First Baptist Church, upstairs dining room (2nd floor )

Speaker: community activist/speaker Marta Alcala-Williams

The Equity Committee will present speaker Marta Alcala Williams, community  organizer, ACS Parent/Family Coordinator, and co-creator of “Motheread” and the “Marvelous Math Club”.

Her talk, “Racial Equity and Adverse Childhood Experiences” will discuss the value of the right environment for children to learn and to build relationships, and how addressing childhood traumas respectfully will help us to understand the problem rather than just fixing it.

  RSVP Deadline Nov. 21 , Johanna Manasse jvm795@gmail.com 

Annual Swannanoa Woman’s Correctional Center Children’s Book Donations Collected this meeting    Please donate a book suitable for  5-10 yr old. They are given to mothers at the facility to read, record  and give to their children as a gift.



Asheville Branch Centennial

On March 27,1915 sixteen progressive alumnae formed our branch, now one of the largest and oldest in the state. Our historically impressive works and members were showcased during 2015 as we celebrated ten decades of continued good deeds for city and county residents. 

With nearly 170 members, the Asheville Branch is the largest in the state.  A chart on the AAUW NC website shows membership numbers for all North Carolina branches:

More about AAUW Asheville’s first hundred years:   AAUW Avl History

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.