Diversity & Inclusion

AAUW State College embodies the goals and spirit of inclusion, diversity and intersectionality across all AAUW activities and participants. The public is welcome to join branch members at all diversity programs. To participate contact us at info@aauwstatecollege.org.

International Perspectives on Women in Society is an annual lunch program, held each winter, that the branch sponsors with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows. The Fellows are a group of career professionals from around the world who come to Penn State for a year of advanced study. The program features a few of the Fellows as panelists, where they share what life is like for women in their home countries. It is an eye-opening program that broadens the horizons for all participants.

The Cultural Empowerment for Women lunch program is co-sponsored with the Community Diversity Group, whose mission is to bring diverse peoples together to cultivate inclusive, engaged communities. It is offered twice each year, in March and October, and features a panel of diverse women along different themes.

Our ¡Adelante! Book Club (¡Adelante! means meaning “moving forward” in Spanish) is modeled after the AAUW Diversity Outreach for Impact Program. We meet during the afternoon every other month on the third Thursday of the month. Currently, we meet via zoom. Book selections portray diverse cultures either in fiction or nonfiction.

The National Day of Racial Healing was founded by the Kellogg Foundation in 2017. The event is an opportunity to bring all people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. AAUW State College is leading several community groups for National Day of Racial Healing events in the winter of 2024. Contact info@aauwstatecollege.org for details.