UPCOMING LOCAL AAUW EVENTS:
Saturday, March 25, 11 am
The San Ramon branch presents “Muslim Women: Beyond the Stereotypes” at 11 am at the Dougherty Station Library, 17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon.
Islam’s view of women is one of the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the religion and its practitioners. This presentation describes Qur’anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women, including the roles that women play in Muslim life.
The featured speaker is Ameena Jandali, a founding member of Islamic Networks Group, ING. Ameena has delivered hundreds of presentations in schools, colleges, universities, churches, and in the news media, speaking on issues relating to American Muslims.
Saturday, March 25, 10 am – noon
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Danville resident Lubna Jahangiri talk about her book The Little Stepmother, A Novel, her experiences living in Pakistan, and issues impacting young girls and women in Pakistan today.
Lubna’s book is based on the real-life story of a woman she considers to be a hero. It tells the story of Jameela, a 12 year old girl in an arranged marriage to an older man becoming his second wife and stepmother to his two children while living in north-west Pakistan. It is a haunting story of her struggle through physical and emotional adversity to become a strong and successful woman.
Lubna Jahangiri is a lawyer, wife, and mother originally from Pakistan. Born on International Women’s Day, Lubna has always considered this a sign and is honored to share stories of countless voiceless women who don’t have advocates.
This free event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Your RSVP is needed by end of day March 19 to help us plan our event arrangements and refreshments.
For additional information, go to http://daw-ca.aauw.net/international-womens-day/ Please RSVP and send any questions to email@example.com
Saturday, April 1 — AAUW CA Leadership Training, 9:30 am – 3pm
Leadership Days are for all AAUW members – board officers, incoming officers, as well as those who are considering taking a leadership position in a branch but are not quite confident that they have the skills to become a leader. The workshops planned should provide you the tools necessary.
More information about the workshops and advance registration is posted on the AAUW CA website.
Monday, April 3, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, April 22 — AAUW CA Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 13, 1-4 pm
The Concord branch presents the 5th Annual Art, Wine (and Beer!) Walk. Participants will stroll around Todos Santos Plaza and Salvio Pacheco Square in Concord, while enjoying fine wines, craft beer, and appetizers, viewing beautiful art, and meeting local artists. Proceeds support educational scholarships for local girls and women. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; participants must be 21 or older. Tickets and more information may be found at the Concord branch website.