Lombard Area AAUW

The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW has served the communities of Lombard, Villa Park, and surrounding areas since 1959.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

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Did you know the first woman to vote in Illinois was Ellen Martin. On April 6, 1891, attorney Ellen Martin voted in Lombard with 14 prominent women.

View this marker at the Historical Society – 23 W Maple in Lombard.
Read more about Ellen Martin

Here are a few Lombard Area AAUW members admiring the new marker.

Upcoming Events

All of our programs until at least May 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom. For details, contact us.

(No program in January)

Thurs, Feb 4, 7pm:  Travels, Triumphs, and Tribulations of Nellie Bly
Nellie Bly (1864-1922) was an investigative reporter, world traveler, business owner, patent holder, suffragist, war correspondent, and advocate for abandoned children and single mothers.  Nellie Bly will be portrayed by Mary Hobien.
Joint program with Downers Grove AAUW

Thurs, March 18, 7pm; Eleanor Roosevelt
In this program, Eleanor grapples with whether or not to join the United Nations. As she considers her options, she shares stories of her childhood, her marriage , her work during two wars, her husband’s bout with polio, coming to the White House in 1933, and Franklin’s death. As she speaks, she reveals the warm, honest, and passionate woman she was. Historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard.
Joint program with Downers Grove AAUW

Saturday, April 10,  noonish:  Frida Kahlo as portrayed by photographers and artists; presentation by Mary Marshall


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

AAUW’s Vision
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

AAUW Value Promise
By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women and girls have a fair chance.

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