State Convention and Events

2024 AAUW of Hawaii Day of Action

We are gathering together on Thursday March 7th, 2024 to engage AAUW of Hawaiʻi members and supporters in the community who are passionate about advancing gender equity to advocate for affordable child care, paid family leave, and pay equity at the Legislature.  This Day of Action will also offer the members and supporters an opportunity to meet each other and local women leaders.  Register to reserve your spot at the Lobby Day and/or Luncheon with Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke.  Registration and payment for the luncheon must be received by Monday February 26th.  You must register for the Lobby Day by Monday March 4th.

2023 AAUW of Hawaii Lobby Day

Members of AAUW of Hawaii convened at the Hawaii State Capitol on March 15th, 2023 to  advocate with Hawaii state legislators for the equal pay bill, SB1057.    We also joined Planned Parenthood Advocates Alliance Hawaii to advocate for reproductive rights bills including SB1.

SB1 became a Hawaii state law on March 22, 2023 effective immediately.  See the state level abortion policies post Roe.  We know we are fortunate to live in a state with abortion access.  SB1057 became a Hawaii state law on July 5, 2023 effective January 1, 2024.  See research on how pay transparency improves business outcome and productivity.  Mahalo to the state legislators, governor and AAUW partners for their leadership and support.

Join the AAUW Hawaii public policy network if you want to be notified of 2024 lobby day.

2022 AAUW of Hawaii State Convention

It was inspiring to be a part of a community across the Hawaiian islands committed to advocating for the women and girls of Hawai’i.  Mahalo to AAUW Hilo for hosting the convention, the wonderful speakers who shared their knowledge about their respective fields, and the members who donated to send the UH Manoa and KCC students to the convention.

Time/Date: September 30th to October 2nd, 2022

Location: Volcano, Hawaiʻi at Kilauea Military Camp

Theme: Climate Change and its Impact on Women

Kristen Kubut, Executive Director of Recycle Hawaii discussed the nexus between plastic and climate change; micro-plastic pollution in human systems.

Anna Ezzy, Graduate student at U H Hilo discussed Environmental Science Agroforestry to combat climate change and support food sources

Layla Kilolu, PHD student at UH Manoa, Urban and Regional Planning discussed climate change and social equity/indigenous perspectives

Joanna Amberger, president of AAUW Hawaii, and Malinda Gaul, Board Vice Chair of AAUW National, gave us an update on national and state-level business.

Jennifer Stotter, Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equal Opportunity UH Hilo, recently made Commissioner representing Hawaii Island on the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women (HSCSW) discussed Equality for Women.

Other Past Events

2023 AAUW Hawaii Annual Meeting – Slides

2022 Big Island AAUW LWV Candidate Forum – Recording

2022 Oahu AAUW LWV Candidate Forum – Recording

2022 AAUW Hawaii Annual Meeting – Slides

2022 Lieutenant Governor Primary Candidate Forum – Recording

2022 Governor Primary Candidate Forum – Recording

Forum on 2022 Legislative Session – Recording

 2021 Annual Meeting – Slides