State President Alicia Hetman Named Title IX Champion

Posted At : March 6, 2014 5:28 PM

 AAUW's new Title IX Champions program has recognized Alicia Hetman in the first group of champions selected for their work on behalf of Title IX. California has placed highly in the new program as the group of five champions includes Roseville-South Placer Branch and Laura Manthey of San Jose Branch. Their stories and photos have been posted on the national website HERE

AAUW California salutes them all!

Lilly Ledbetter to speak March 8 at SJSU

Posted At : July 31, 2013 10:12 AM

 San Jose branch president Geri Madden announces that Lilly Ledbetter and San Jose State University have signed a contract.  Lilly will be the keynote speaker at the university's Womyn's Conference.

San Jose AAUW is a co-sponsor of the event.  More details will appear in the months to come.

LAF Luncheon 2013 Was an Inspiring Success!

Posted At : March 25, 2013 4:11 PM

Burlingame's Embassy Suites buzzed on Saturday, March 16 with the sound of AAUW women supporting one of our favorite causes.  

Jennifer Reisch, Legal Director for Equal Rights Advocates spoke to the group about her work as attorney for Betty Dukes in her suit against Wal-Mart.  Her words were inspiring as they demonstrated how LAF funds are used to support the case.

During luncheon conversation with AAUW CA President, Alicia Hetman, Jennifer was also inspired -- to complete the application form and become a member of AAUW!

Pictured: Sharon Westafer, AAUW Funds Director; Hetman; Reisch.

With a matching funds challenge from Gloria Weston, longtime supporter and activist for LAF and for whom the Gloria Weston Outreach Fund is named, luncheon attendees were inspired to raise $3600 on the spot.

AAUW Has Influence!

Posted At : June 28, 2012 11:15 AM

Sue Miller, our Public Policy Director, reports the following:

In response to a complaint filed by the Chico Branch AAUW California, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has concluded that the Chico Unified School District (CUSD) fails to comply with Title IX regulations for the sport programs at the two high schools.

The OCR determined that the high school sports program did not meet any of the three prongs used to assess whether a school is providing nondiscriminatory sport opportunities for both sexes. The District is not effectively accommodating the interests and abilities of female students and there is a pattern of disparities favoring boys with regard to locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, the time of day for competitive events, and publicity.


Title IX Litigants in Mansourian v. UC Davis to Speak at Funds Luncheon November 5

Posted At : August 4, 2011 9:31 PM

The female athletes supported by AAUW in their Title IX suit against UC Davis will be the featured speakers at an AAUW Funds luncheon to be held on November 5 at the Burlingame Embassy Suites Hotel.

Reservations for the luncheon can be made in the AAUW Funds section of this website, under 2011 Funds Luncheons HERE.

Attorney Noreen Farrell reported the Court found in favor for the Title IX claim against the University, but let the individual UC officials off the hook for the constitutional claim.  The Court was not supportive of the women wrestlers, but could not avoid the clear facts of the case showing a program-wide Title IX violation when they were students.  

AAUW's support was very important in this case.

LAF case against UC Davis to be heard in Federal Court in Sacramento

Posted At : April 12, 2011 11:18 AM

The  Mansourian v UC Davis case is going to trial on May 23 in federal court in Sacramento. A time has not been yet set but will probably be around 10:00am. The Mansourian lawyers would love to have local AAUW members there to show support.
The US Federal Courthouse in Sacramento is located at 501 “I” Street, Suite 10 – 100, Sacramento, CA.  There is a two story parking structure at 7th Street and “G” Street.
Amtrak has a station at 401 “I” Street, Sacramento, easy walking distance to the Courthouse.

April 19 Event Cancelled

Posted At : April 16, 2010 12:03 AM

We regretfully announce that the Gloria Weston Campus Outreach Program scheduled for Monday, April 19th at the Claremont Colleges, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

We hope to be able to reschedule the event.

Rozanne Child, AAUW-CA AAUW Funds Director



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