2016 State Convention Highlights

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AAUW Colorado Program VP Linda Groth (left) with University of Colorado Boulder Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance Valerie Simons. CU is moving the needle on sexual misconduct prevention and response! How? Click here to learn more.


AAUW‘s intrepid VP of Government Relations Lisa Maatz traveled all the way from DC to rev up our advocacy work, especially on Title IX — which is about so much more than athletics! Click here to learn how you can get new US Dept. of Education resources into your local school’s Title IX Coordinator’s hands. Watch Lisa’s Title IX talk below!


NOTE: You’ll find the 2016 AAUW State Convention Booklet in the Member Center of this website, per adopted convention rules.

AAUW National Update Video

Scenes from the Convention

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On the convention floor

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AAUW Director Melissa Cooke Johnsen (center, standing, blue dress) gave the AAUW National Update showing how we as an organization are changing the climate for women and girls.

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Mighty fine grub at this dude ranch!


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NCCWSL alum Danielle Jordan shared her conference experiences.


AAUW Colorado President Marilyn Zimmerman (left) presenting the 2016 Legacy in Leadership Award to a surprised and delighted Diane Fuchs

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On the convention floor


Loveland City Council Member Leah Johnson encouraging more women to run for office, especially on the local level because that’s where positive change is happening now

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AAUW Loveland (CO) Branch President Martha DiCicco and her branch members hosted a fantastic state convention!

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President and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and 2014 inductee to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Lauren Y. Casteel told her moving life story and reminded us that intersectionality and inclusion are key factors in social and economic activism and empowerment.

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No horsin’ around at this state convention!

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Well, maybe a little horsin’ around …


Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Co-owner David Jessup, who is also a historical fiction writer, told us about the ranch’s storied past and led us in singing various versions of “Git Along, Little Dogies” to show us how the ranch is transforming to sustainable infrastructure and agriculture.