AAUW Murfreesboro, the Fund's parent organization, has a rich history of providing mission-based programming to the public of Middle Tennessee. Since the organization was founded in 1913, AAUW Murfreesboro has organized and hosted workshops, speakers, panels, and more in pursuit of their mission to make Middle Tennessee a better place for women and girls to work and learn.
In the 1930s, AAUW Murfreeboro hosted an open discussion with African American poet Dr. James Seldon Johnson. In 1955, the branch invited Dr. H.C. Brearly of Peabody College to speak on the timely issue of racial integration in education. Programming in the 1980s included work on adult literacy and promoting women in elected offices. In the '90s, the branch began partnering with Middle Tennessee State University on the Expanding Your Horizons science and technology conference for middle and high school girls, a program that is now thriving in its 21st year.
Today, your support of the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls helps AAUW Murfreesboro continue to offer great mission-based programs, including Start Smart salary negotiation workshops for college students, advocacy training in preparation for the annual Women's Policy and Action Day on the Hill, and National Women's History Month programs hosted in partnership with the June Anerson Center at MTSU.
Visit AAUW Murfreesboro's website for the full calendar of upcoming events.
The annual Equali-TEA is a scholarship fundraiser, educational program, and social event all in one. In 2017, a diverse group of women and men in Rutherford County came together to support scholarships for nontraditional women students at MTSU and to learn about the history of the fight for fair pay over a cup of tea. Look for more information about the 2018 Equali-TEA coming soon!
MTSU student Haley Tate staffs an educational table for Equal Pay Day 2017.
Panelists in a 2014 forum on Women in Local Government include, from left to right, Laura Bohling, Circuit Court Clerk; Donna Scott Davenport, Juvenile Court Judge; Joyce Ealy, County Commission; Madelyn Scales Harris, City Council; and Lisa Nolen, County Finance Director.