Welcome to the AAUW Vienna Area (VA) Branch

Author Paula Whitacre and her book about Julia Wilbur

A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time:
Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose

Meet the author, Paula Whitacre
March 13, 2018, 7 p.m.
Patrick Henry Library
101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna

Our guest speaker, author Paula Whitacre, found references to abolitionist Julia Wilbur at the Alexandria Historical Society a few years ago. Whitacre eventually uncovered more than 50 years of Julia’s letters and diaries that had been stored and donated by Julia’s descendants.

Based on primary sources, Whitacre’s book brings to life the captivating story of a 47-year-old woman who left her family’s farm in New York in 1862 and boarded a train to Washington, D. C. She spent most of the next several years in Alexandria, devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers.

Join us to hear more about the wide-ranging accomplishments of Julia Wilbur both during and after the Civil War. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is co-sponsored by the Patrick Henry Library.
It is free and open to the public.


AAUW Campus Action Projects:
Empowering College Women
from D.C. to Brazil

UDC’s CAP team organized spoken word workshops to empower women on campus.

The year 2017 showed us that women are not slowing down in the face of inequality, from the #metoo movement to Hollywood women launching Time’s Up. The AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grant recipients are no exception.

CAP grantees focus on developing campus women’s leadership initiatives for students, faculty, and staff. Our grant recipients represent a breadth of campuses from around the nation, as well as one international campus in Brazil.

Learn more about the 2017-2018 grantees here.

CAP team from a Brazilian university initiated the project, Campus Female Empowerment Actions.