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

Gloria Weston Campus Outreach Event April 19

Posted At : March 25, 2010 7:10 PM

The American Association of University Women-CA, Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges, and the Scripps College Department of Gender & Women’s Studies are pleased to announce Pay Equity Events on April 19, 2010 at the Claremont Colleges in honor of Equal Pay Day.  

We are thrilled to have Michael Kimmel as our honored guest and speaker.  Dr. Kimmel will meet informally with faculty, visit classes and also speak to the greater college and local community at 7 pm.  He will also conduct a gender equity outreach workshop  for students, faculty and staff as part of AAUW-CA’s Gloria Weston Campus Outreach Fund at 4:15 pm in the Mallott Commons, Pomona College. 

The Gloria Weston Campus Outreach Fund provides funding for programming on college campuses in California that promote gender and pay equity. For additional information, please contact Carlynne McDonnell 909-964-3187.

LAF Luncheon Attendees Hear Henley's Horror Story

Posted At : January 31, 2010 12:37 PM

Approximately 75 attendees listened intently Saturday as Michelle Jaureguito Henley related the horrific details of the unjust treatment she and her two co-plaintiffs received from the administration and trustees of Feather River Community College.  At times overcome with emotion, even though the case began nearly five years ago, Henley slowly and deliberately revealed the events of her story.

In the photo, from left: Gloria Taylor, AAUW CA Co-President; Henley; AAUW Funds Director, Rozanne Child

After being unjustly accused of participating in and condoning the bad behavior of her staff member, Henley lost her career, her credibility in the community and her marriage.  She spoke of the many times she had felt like just giving up and walking away from the fight, but each time she was spurred on by the encouragement of her co-plaintiffs and by AAUW members who have heard her story and offered their support.

Details of Henley's case can be found on the AAUW national website by clicking HERE.

Michelle Jaureguito Henley to Speak at LAF Luncheons

Posted At : January 18, 2010 5:59 PM

Current California LAF supported plaintiff, Michelle Jaureguito Henley from Feather River Community College, will speak later this month at two luncheons.

NORTHERN California
January 30, 12:00 - 3:00
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville

SOUTHERN California
January 31, 12:30 - 3:30
Kellogg West Conference Center
3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona

 For information, contact

Important Dates for AAUW Funds

Posted At : November 1, 2009 1:16 PM

Donations for 2009 AAUW Funds are due by December 1, 2009.
Please remember they must reach our AAUW Funds treasurers by December 15th for proper crediting in 2009.  You may download the forms on our California Website at  Just click on forms and documents and go to AAUW Funds and LAF.  Please make out all checks to AAUW Funds and in the memo line signify the fund number. Send the donation forms to:

  • AAUW Funds Treasurer 8925 E. Callita St. San Gabriel, CA 91775
  • LAF Treasurer 7632 Woodland Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact Rozanne Child AAUW Funds Director at Remember all donations to AAUW Funds including LAF are 501(c)(3) and are therefore tax deductible.  Thank you for you generous donations to AAUW Funds.  Let’s make it another Banner Year for AAUW California!

AAUW Funds Assessments are due November 15, 2009.  Your branch treasurer will be receiving an assessment letter in the mail.  When you receive your assessment please mail a check to AAUW California Office, PO Box 160067, Sacramento, 95816-0067.  These monies will be used to help complete the California Unfinished Endowments.  Thanks for your support.

Rozanne Child, AAUW Funds Director

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