Welcome to the Portsmouth, VA Branch of AAUW!

Our April 19 branch meeting via Zoom featured a presentation by Christonya Brown, History and Social Studies Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education. Ms. Brown shared information about the new African American History course that has been piloted in 16 schools in Virginia this school year. Joining our meeting were two of the teachers from Portsmouth and Suffolk. Following a highly successful pilot program this year, the course will be available to every school in Virginia in 2021/2022. Ms. Brown explained how the content and the approach to instruction have been developed and implemented this year. We were pleased to have representatives from Norfolk and Suffolk AAUW as well as members of our community join us for this meeting.



Monday, May 10, 2021
7 p.m. via ZOOM
Members will discuss BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us for the link.

Monday, June 14, 2021
7 p.m. via ZOOM
Members will discuss DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett


Monday, May 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM
Annual Branch Picnic and Social

If you would like to join us for any of these events, please click on our contact us link.

In Memoriam
Mary Swain American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW Portsmouth Branch celebrates the life and memory of our longtime friend and member, Mary Martin Swain.  Mary, age 80, ​ passed away Sat. Nov. 7, 2020. She was born on June 24, 1940. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was survived by ​ her husband of 53 years, Robert Swain, ​ 2 sons, 4 grandsons and 2 great grandchildren.
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