California Perspective, June 2014

Posted At : June 21, 2014 11:09 AM

 The latest issue of our state newsletter, California Perspective, has been posted HERE  on our website. It features the election results and a report from the April convention. An email with a link to it was sent to every member's email address. If you didn't receive the email, please make sure your email address is listed correctly in the membership records held at national AAUW.

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Awards $10,775 in Scholarships

Posted At : June 6, 2014 10:22 AM

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch of AAUW honored ten women with scholarships totaling $10,775 at their installation and awards ceremony Thursday, May 29 at Roundhill Country Club in Alamo.
Pictured are five of the scholarship recipients: (l to r): Jennifer Ashley Horton, Taylor Nicole Rascano, Kathryn Ahlberg Navarra, Raquel Camille Royal and Caitlin Kawaguchi.
These scholarships were funded through our December Holiday Home Tour. It also funds 12 incoming eighth grade girls to Tech Trek, a week long STEM camp at Sonoma State this summer.

Program of the Month: May 2014

Posted At : June 1, 2014 5:56 PM

The Program Committee has chosen the Laguna Beach branch as the May Program of the Month.  


Darla Olson, Chief Development Officer of Human Options, spoke at the May branch meeting about the effects of domestic violence on women and the community. She revealed that 1 in 4 women in Orange County reported physical or sexual abuse after the age of 18.  

Founded in 1981 in Laguna Beach, Human Options is a local nonprofit organization, which uses a unique therapeutic approach to help the women and children in their program heal.  The program was open to Laguna Beach members and to the public.   

DOL Women's Bureau Forum on Working Families

Posted At : June 1, 2014 11:54 AM

 On Monday, May 26, a forum was held in San Francisco on Working Families. Representing AAUW were: Kathleen Cha, former national AAUW director at large and past president of AAUW CA; Harriet Tower, AAUW CA Communications Chair and California Online branch president; Cathy Corcoran, San Francisco branch president.

The regional forum was one of many held around the country in preparation for the White House summit later this month, collecting input and hearing stories about working families' problems and needs.

Attendees were welcomed by SF Mayor Ed Lee and heard remarks by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. US Representatives Mike Honda, Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman also spoke. Panel discussions dealt with the issues of working family policy -- minimum wage, paid leave and childcare.




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