UPCOMING LOCAL AAUW EVENTS:
Saturday, April 22 — AAUW CA Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 29, 10 am
The San Ramon branch is holding a Shredding Event Fundraiser, from 10 am – 1 pm (or until the shredder truck is full. Bring documents you want shredded to Bollinger Hill Cabana, 2949 Morgan Dr, San Ramon. Suggested donation: $5 per banker’s box or grocery bag. All proceeds benefit the branch.
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm
The Benicia-Vallejo branch, in collaboration with Kappa Beta Omega’s Vallejo Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Vallejo Unified School District, presents BLACK GIRLS CODE, with speaker Kimberly Bryant, founder of “Black Girls Code” and recipient of AAUW’s 2016 Woman of Distinction award.
Bryant has served successfully as an engineering manager for various Fortune 100 companies employing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathe
matics (STEAM) professionals. Bryant has helped Black Girl CODE grow from a Bay Area organization to an international non-profit organization serving more than 3,000 African/African-American, Latina, and Native American girls. Bryant was honored in 2013 as a Champion of Change by the White House for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls
Join us to learn innovative ideas so girls and you might change industries and the world. Door prize raffle offered.
The event will be held at Hogan Middle School Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave, Vallejo. Doors open at 6 pm, and the talk begins at 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 pm
The Hayward-Castro Valley branch, in collaboration with the Alameda County Library and League of Women Voters of The Eden Area, presents I RAN FOR OFFICE AND WON: Five women candidates tell their story. Learn what inspired them to run and about their experience as candidates and elected officials.
The event will be held at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley. Free admission. Advance registration at EventBrite assures enough chairs and handouts will be available. Refreshments with be served.
Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13
The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch is holding its 17th annual AAUW Garden Tour. Celebrate Mother’s Day and Spring by experiencing the beauty of five colorful and whimsical gardens in Alamo and Danville. While traditional and non-traditional plants and flowers abound, these gardens were planned with outdoor entertaining and comfort in mind. In the mist of the flowers, don’t be surprised to see a sprinkling of bronze statues, wind sculptures, and art work.
All proceeds go to the AAUW Fund, the largest source of graduate aid to women in the United States, and the source of other great AAUW projects, since as Start Smart/Work Smart, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, and the Legal Advocacy Fund.
The garden tours will be held 10 am – 4 pm on both days. For information on how to purchase a ticket, go to the branch website. Tickets are $35 through April 30, and $40 after that date.
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.
The San Ramon branch will be selling ice cream products at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival in this FUNraiser for the branch’s general funds. The festival is held in San Ramon’s Central Park.