Welcome to the St. Augustine, FL Branch of AAUW!

Advancing Gender Equity through Research, Education and Advocacy

The St. Augustine Branch of the AAUW 

  • Instrumental in the building of the first library in St. Johns County.
  • Spearheaded the formation of Learn to Read in St. Johns County.
  • Established scholarships for students who have completed their first year of college.
  • Initiated a Read-A-Loud Program in local schools.
  • Started STEM Spark, a STEM career event for middle school girls to meet women STEM professionals.
  • Instrumental in supporting three research studies on Women’s Economic Security.
  • As a non-partisan organization, encouraged every citizen to vote.

Join AAUW Flagler County to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!   Sat, August 28 from 12 – 1:30, First United Methodist Church of BunnellWomen's Equality Day flyer

Womens Equality Day 2021 Invitation

State and Local Dignitaries, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, JROTC, Refreshments

Lunch Bunch –

July 14, 1:00   Beaches at Vilano Restaurant

AAUW women getting together for conversation and good food. Contact Debbie Brinsfield at cdbrins@yahoo.com to make a reservation to join the group. The restaurant is located at 254 Vilano Road, St Augustine.

Lunch Bunch at St Augustine Fish Camp – Great Conversation

Branch Meetings   

September 9, 11:30   Meet and Greet with Light Lunch

Vista Cove Community Room ~ 1000 Vista Cove Road (off Masters Drive)

Join AAUW St Augustine to learn about the wonderful events this year as we continue to advance gender equity.  Make new friends and catch up with old friends.  Maxine Burns, Director for Membership, will provide info for prospective members and interested friends.  Please contact her to reserve your lunch and receive info on the gate code. Donation requested. mmmburns@yahoo.com






October 14, 11:00  Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

Group Tour and Discussion on Civil Rights         102 Martin Luther King Street

Contact Maxine Burns for reservation and cost of tour.  Public welcome to join us for the tour.  Maxine Burns, Director for Membership, will provide info for prospective members, interested friends and members.  Please contact her to reserve the tour and payment info. Lunch on your own.   mmmburns@yahoo.com


Author to be Announced    Save the Date

November 11, 11:30  Serenata Beach Club

3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach

Public Policy

Human Trafficking:  St Augustine Branch Public Policy Committee Focus

Stop Human Trafficking

AAUW supports legislation to prevent human trafficking. We believe in accordance with National, “global interdependence requires national and international policies against human trafficking that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, and mutual security for all people.”   Get quick facts about human trafficking.

Women’s Economic SecurityFlorida State Senate District 7 - Hudson [R] - Hunter [D]


Op-Ed in Florida Courier, April 24, 2020

Florida Black Women Who Are Essential Workers Are Economically Insecure


Full Report:

Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity:  A Story of Racial and Gender Inequality    by Mary Gatta, PhD with Jessica Horning, MSSW    April 2020

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Sarasota and
and Tampa Branches supported this research through AAUW-Florida state grants, and the Weston
branch supporting through member contributions

Executive Summary: Black Working Women in Florida

Full Report: Florida’s Hispanic Women – Striving But Not Economically Thriving

Dr. Mary Gatta, PhD with Jessica Horning, MSSW     May 12, 2019

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and St. Augustine Branches supported this report and infographics through financial support from members and a grant from AAUW Florida

Florida’s Hispanic Women – Striving But Not Economically Thriving:  Executive Summary

Work Smart Salary Negotiation Online Training      Free

Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.


Final Florida Report Gatta

The Lily – article


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