Vienna Area

AAUW Vienna Area Branch
in the Northern DistrictCo-Presidents:

Sarah Jane Brady

Kate Macleod

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Profiles of Women Past and Present

This reader’s theatre production in honor of Women’s History Monthwill be performed on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East in Vienna. The Vienna Branch of AAUW presenters are delighted to co-sponsor this program with the Patrick Henry Library. The dramatic presentation profiles outstanding women, including polar explorer Ann Bancroft, pilot and humanitarian Jerrie Cob, and nuclear physicist Chien-Sheung Wu.  Adults, teens, and school-age children are invited to attend this free program. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact: . Please register for the program online at or by phone at 703-938-0405.

About AAUW Vienna Area Branch

Expand your network
Come to the monthly meetings of the AAUW Vienna Area Branch  and get to know writers, designers, lawyers, educators, retired professionals, volunteers, and homemakers—a diverse cross-section of the Vienna/Oakton area.  By working on branch projects you will contribute to our community and perhaps make lifelong friendships in the process.

You also will be part of an influential national organization of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 college and university partners, founded in 1881 and recognized for its research and advocacy for education for women and girls.  AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2015–16 academic year. AAUW also supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.

Stretch your mind and promote equity and education for all women
AAUW Vienna Area Branch offers you continuing education at its monthly meetings.  Topics range from the impact of globalization on women, to ending homelessness in Fairfax County.  Join one of our literature discussion groups (evening or morning, fiction or nonfiction) and engage in a lively debate about a classic or a recent best seller.  Learn about the latest legislative issues and participate in the annual Capitol Hill Day or volunteer as an AAUW Lobby Corps member.  Support the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund in its efforts to combat sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.  Attend workshops at the Virginia AAUW annual convention and Northern Virginia District events.  Develop your leadership skills through branch volunteer opportunities, and acquire lifelong skills in the process.

Have fun
AAUW Vienna Area Branch provides time for fun and fellowship, too. We hold informal potluck luncheons and dinners two or three times a year as part of monthly meetings, and we visit a local restaurant for a holiday luncheon in December to benefit a local women’s shelter.

Come join us!
Follow the contact information to come to a meeting.

2015-2016 Branch Programs 

September 12: The Branch Open House. See flyer.

October 13: Branch Meeting: Human Trafficking in Northern Virginia. A panel will describe the “Just Ask Prevention Project.”

November 10: Branch meeting highlighting local authors. Urmilla Khanna, “Boundaries of the Wind,” and Veronica Li, “Confucius Says.” The focus will be on how women successfully deal with the challenges of bridging modern and traditional cultures.

December 5: Holiday Luncheon. Our speaker will be a former resident of Artemis House, who should give us fresh perspective on the shelter experience.

Saturday, January 9: Branch Meeting at the Vienna Art Center on Pleasant Street (Vienna Arts Society). We will hear about unknown women artists, many from this area. The Vienna Art Center is located in a charming building and is full of work from local artists. Tea will be served..

Saturday, February 6: Branch Meeting. A Tai Chi instructor at the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna will take us through a class for members and guests who come wearing workout shoes. This is all about “Health and Wellness.”

March 8: Women’s History Month, Readers Theater. Branch members represent various women in history.

April: Internal branch planning for state conference: please contact our representative above if you would like to help.

May: Branch Salad Supper/Installation of Officers.