About Us

More Than 70 Years of Championing Equity for Women


Disability Pride Awareness was first recognized by the United States when George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990 and chose July to recognize the issue. The purpose “is to listen to what the voices of disabled people have to say about their rights and what they need”.

Disability pride is described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity”. Given how vastly experiences of disabilities differ from one person to the next or even from one day to the next for a single individual, it is important for accessibility to be at the forefront of thinking about disability pride.

How to celebrate:  Amplify the voices of people with disabilities.  Share stories of people with disabilities, how they embrace their individuality and the obstacles they face daily.  Educate non-disabled employees on ableism and common examples of ableism. [Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled.]

June - LGBTQIA Month

May - National Mental Health Month

April - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Our Vision Is Simple

We bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.

Our Mission Is Sound

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW Redding Branch

When you join the AAUW Redding Branch, Inc., you join over 13,000 members in California with a long-standing commitment to equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Since 1942, our branch has served members from throughout Northern California. Membership is open to those with an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

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Branch membership offers friendship with like-minded people and an arena for making a positive contribution to your community.


Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students who are currently enrolled in college may apply for a Student Affiliate membership.

Branch membership offers friendship with like-minded people and an arena for making a positive contribution to your community. Benefits include a subscription to California PERSPECTIVE, our state print publication.

Local dues include state and national membership. Sharing and supporting the values and positions of AAUW is very important. In addition to the Association benefits offered all AAUW members, branch members enjoy opportunities to network at the local level, sponsor community action projects to promote equity, and serve in branch leadership positions.

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AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to advance our work to empower women and girls. With the member-endorsed Public Policy Priorities as our guide, AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women.

Membership Renewal

Members may pay dues online at the national website by following the link below.