It's with a heavy heart that we inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Equali-Tea due to concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19. AAUW-Murfreesboro is devastated by the news. However, we understand the importance of taking this precaution. We were looking forward to an evening of fellowship as we shared in the words of Dr. Mary Francis Berry and celebrated Tempest Award honoree Dr. Carmelita L. Dotson. In an abundance of caution, the Equali-Tea organizing committee has decided not to reschedule. We invite you to make a donation to the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls to help fund our scholarships and programs for the next year. Look for the Tea to return in 2021.

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AAUW-Murfreesboro Statement Cancelling 2020 Equali-Tea


2019 Scholarship Recipients

Equali-TEA is a (hats optional) high tea held annually in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This event raises scholarship and programming funds for the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls, a 501(C)3 organization, in support of the mission of AAUW Murfreesboro: to level the playing field for women and girls in education and in the workforce.

MTSU Student Union is located at 1768 MTSU Blvd. (MAP)

If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation in the amount of $50. Donate now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

MTSU Student Union Ballroom

Nashville native Dr. Mary Frances Berry is an American historian who is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Berry will deliver remarks on the topic of  Women & Voting: A Mandate for Elected Officials.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mary Frances Berry

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Honorary Co-Chairs

Liz McPhee, MTSU First Lady


Tara McDougall, 

Discovery Center CEO


Founded in 1913, AAUW Murfreesboro seeks to level the playing field for women and girls to work and learn. The Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls, a 501(c)3 organization, is the charitable arm of AAUW Murfreesboro. Over the last 50 years, AAUW Murfreesboro has offered the Ruth M. Houston Memorial Scholarship to an undergraduate woman at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2017, AAUW Murfreesboro launched the Butler-Fouts Memorial Graduate Scholarship for an underrepresented woman pursuing a graduate degree at MTSU. Each provides $2000 for the academic year.