AAUW Naperville Area Locations: See specifics below.

Sept. 11, 2018 at 6:15 pmGlobal Women’s Perspectives & Ethnic Potluck
Location:  First Congregational Church, 25 E. Benton St., Naperville

Come and share your heritage and learn about varied cultural heritages!  A panel of women from different parts of the world will share their culture’s role of women, education, politics, and share challenges of living in the United States.
Bring a favorite dish of your heritage (to serve 8) with an index card labeling your dish. If you like, wear your favorite ethnic costume that could reflect your heritage or your travels.


The F-Word: How to Be a Feminist in the Workplace 
panel discussion recording.

Discussion groups:
On Thursday evenings, the Evening Book Browsers will meet at 7 pm to discuss the following books:
December 21 An Evening of Poetry of Our Choice
January 18 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
February 15 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
March 15 In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
April 19 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
May 17 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
Contact Barb Bilardello or Sue Mortenson to join the group.

The  Afternoon Book Browsers will meet on Thursdays at 12:30 pm to discuss the 2017-18 books listed below:
January 25, 2018 White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class In America by Nancy Isenberg
February 22, 2018 Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
March 29, 2018 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
April 26, 2018 Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
May 24, 2018 A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
Please contact Diane at if you want to join the discussion group.  New members are welcome.

Movie Fans Group: Join the group for viewing a film together.  Optional coffee and discussion following the film or eat together before an evening film.  MovieCOD

Interested in seeing and discussing  awesome movies? Join us for the next outing in  2017. Contact Becky Glimco for specific movie group events,

Outstanding movies are shown on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. by the Afterhours Film Society at the Tivoli Theatre at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove.  Cost is $10 – nonmembers and $6 for members.  Information is available at

Travel Talk:  April 26, 7 pm Learn from expert world travelers about amazing New Zealand.  We always encourage newcomers, and since there usually are some, we all wear name tags to make socializing more comfortable. After the first half-hour enjoying light refreshments, we settle in for the night’s presentation.  If travel is your passion, contact Sue Mortenson or Nancy Steinberger

Wine & Whine (W & W): Members meet on occasional evenings to unwind and chat about whatever is on our minds. What we say at W & W stays at W & W!
The next gathering will be in May. If you are interested in attending, send an RSVP to Marge Marek.

The 2018 Great Decisions international policies discussions, jointly sponsored by the AAUW Naperville Area Branch and the Naperville Public Libraries, meets at the Naper Boulevard Library at 7:15 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays from January to March.  For the evening discussions, contact Becky Glimco at or 630-922-9448. A group also will meet in members’ homes on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 am.

AAUW has sponsored a Great Decisions discussion group for more than 30 years. The groups are open to all – male/female, AAUW members and non-member alike. Discussions are always lively, interesting and enlightening. The 2018 discussion topics were:   

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges
    The briefing book can be purchased online from the Foreign Policy Association at  You may call: 1-800-477-5836, Mon-Fri, 9-4 to order.

Money Talks: Come join us to explore financial and other resources to plan ahead.  RSVP to Sue if you are interested in attending. 630 717-5743 or Estela Hammond at Everyone is welcome!

Our Bridge groups raise a significant amount each year toward our scholarship for a mature woman in financial need returning to finish her college degree.bridge table
Are you a bridge player?  We are looking for individual women, pairs of women or couples to complete the Marathon Bridge games and social groups sponsored by AAUW.   We have a number of marathon groups whose pairs play another pair September through May.   There is also a social bridge group that plays once a month in the afternoon as well as some duplicate groups.  A banquet will be held this year in June for all the groups where prizes will be awarded and an evening of additional bridge play will happen.  Our bridge groups are a fundraiser for our scholarship, a wonderful way to meet people, and a good way to practice and improve your bridge skills.  Please e-mail us if you are interested in learning more about participating in one of our groups.  Players need not be members of AAUW to participate.  For more information, email:  


Nov. 2017 – Women in Media
Dr. Sabryna Cornish, Asst. Professor of Communication and Media Studies and Dr. Chelsey Crawford, Visiting Professor of English and Film Studies, both of North Central College


It was an animated exploration of women in the media — from how film and TV cameras represent women’s (and men’s) bodies — to the narratives and character types used to represent women. Using a variety of media including film, newspapers, and others, our speakers shared their research and conclusions.

Annual Used Book Sale — Raising funds for our local scholarship, national fellowships and research or community grants for women administered through AAUW Funds.  Over 30,000 volumes are offered for sale each June.

TechSavvy2014Educational Equity Task Group is charged with implementing key findings of AAUW research in projects that involve local schools and the community as a whole.  The emphasis is on assuring females equal access and participation in education and careers, particularly in the areas of math, science, and technology.