For more information about the Contra Costa County Interbranch Council (CCC IBC) and the work of the AAUW branches that make up its membership, visit our About CCC IBC page and IBC Programs page.

UPCOMING LOCAL AAUW EVENTS:

Saturday, February 25, 11 am

The Concord and Clayton branches present their annual AAUW Fund Luncheon at 11 am at the Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord.

Featured speaker will be Absiola Kusimo, who is currently working on her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  Her research focuses on the incorporation of care, future ethics, and voice into the design of sustainable sanitation products and services.  The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she hopes to improve design practices for people interested in international sustainable development.

Tuesday, March 7, 11:30-1:30 pm

There will be a Start Smart workshop for college students held at the Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill campus.  See the IBC Program page for more information.

Saturday, March 11 — AAUW CA Leadership Training, 9:30 am-3 pm

If East Bay AAUW members cannot attend the April 1 Leadership Training (see below), we recommend you attend this West Bay Leadership Training at San Jose City College..

Tuesday, March 15, 12:30-2:30 pm

There will be a Start Smart workshop for college students held at the Diablo Valley College, San Ramon campus.  See the IBC Program page for more information.

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

The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch presents:  International Women’s Day:  Personal Stories Of Pakistan, featuring Danville Author Lubna Jahangiri at the Danville Town Hall, 201 Front Street.

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 hollys.difference@gmail.com

Saturday, April 1 — AAUW CA Leadership Training, 9:30 am – 3pm

The AAUW CA East Bay Leadership Training will be held at the CSU East Bay, Concord Campus, 4700 Ignacio Blvd, Concord.  Registration begins at 9:30, with the first session beginning at 10 am.

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.

Saturday, April 22 — AAUW CA Annual Meeting

The 2017 AAUW CA Annual Meeting and Speech Trek Finals will be held at the Marriott San Francisco Airport Hotel.  Visit the AAUW CA website to register.

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.

June 14-17, 2017 — AAUW Convention, Washington, DC

For more information about the national AAUW convention, visit the AAUW website.  Registration opened October 1, 2016, and the best rates are for those who register by January 14, 2017.