UPCOMING LOCAL AAUW EVENTS:
WOMEN’S MARCH. The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
AAUW joins other organizations in encouraging participation in the Women’s March events being held across the state and Bay Area for those who cannot attend the one being held in Washington, D.C. AAUW CA is supporting the marches being held across the state, including the Bay Area marches, and one in Walnut Creek. Visit the AAUW CA website for information about how to order an AAUW t-shirt to wear as a participant.
Saturday, January 21, 2017; 6:15 pm
The Benicia-Vallejo AAUW branch presents BUNCO NIGHT. Enjoy a fun game, good food, and a silent auction to raise funds for Tech Trek scholarships and branch programs.
The event will be held at the Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L Street, Benicia. Doors open at 6:15 pm, and play begins promptly at 7 pm.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 or at the door for $20. To purchase advanced tickets, mail a check made out to “Benicia-Vallejo AAUW” to PO Box 1876, Benicia, CA 94510.
Saturday, January 28, 10 am
The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch presents “Foster Care: Local Challenges, Disadvantages, Successes” featuring speaker Paulina Astafuroff. Paulina will share her personal story and experiences while growing up in the foster care system, transitioning out of the system, and finding her way to UC Berkeley, where she is currently enrolled. She will also speak to us about how the foster care system works and what challenges girls in particular face during and after their foster care experience.
The program will be held at Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St, Danville. There is no admission fee, but RSVP is required to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, January 29, 2 pm
Friday, February 10, 9am – 4 pm
The Oakland-Piedmont branch presents “Social Media Boot Camp,” an all-day workshop held at the Rockridge Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland) conducted by Suzanne Frew, President of The Frew Group, a woman-owned company specializing in social media for community leaders.
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will understand the challenges and trends of social media, know how to use social media platforms and applications, understand the basics of message development and online outreach, and have practical knowledge on how to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The cost of the workshop is $60, and includes two 3- hour sessions (9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM), with a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. To ensure individualized instruction and hands-on training, the workshop is limited to 20 persons. Participants must have open accounts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and bring their own laptop or ipad. For more information or to reserve a place in the workshop, please contact Lenore Gallin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Saturday, February 25
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, 12-1:30 pm
There will be a StartSmart workshop held at the Diablo Valley College. See the IBC Program page for more information.
Saturday, April 1 — AAUW CA Leadership Training at Cal State East Bay Concord Campus
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.