The Thousand Oaks Branch has been the creator of “living history” in California for many, many years. This year they outdid themselves with a full celebration of the California Suffrage Centennial. They wrote four California suffragists’ scripts that are available to all branches, presented “Rally For The Vote” at the Thousand Oaks Library on March 12, 2011 and included Suffrage music and songs. They continue to provide the “Women’s History Project” in schools throughout Ventura County. If you are interested in the “suffrage scripts”, please contact [email protected]. Thousand Oaks Branch also has three volumes of women’s scripts that are simple and easy to re-enact.
The Santa Barbara County Interbranch Council Annual Luncheon featured Laury Oaks, PhD, UCSB Associate Professor, Feminist Studies who spoke on “Womanpower: The Impact of Women’s Suffrage.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch presented an original play of My Mother Marie (Marie Curie), written and directed by member,Jacqueline Mason, and performed by the AAUW/PVP Readers Theatre. Jacqueline is willing to share this play with other branches. The PVP branch newsletter, “Coast Lines” also provided a Marie Curie Quiz in their April issue.
The Paradise Branch observes Women’s History Month by purchasing and donating books on women’s history to local school libraries.
The Concord, San Carlos and California Online Branches sponsored a “Pay Equity Teleconference” on April 12, 2011 that provided information on how to identify direct & indirect forms of pay inequality, as well as many other helpful information.
The San Diego Branch developed “The 12 Days to Pay Day” in preparation for “Equal Pay Day“. They encouraged members and the community to share information and statistics which shed light on current circumstances of America’s working women in relation to pay equity.
WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
The Benicia/Vallejo branch presented an outstanding celebration of Women’s Equality on August 26th, that not only included our AAUW CA Public Policy Director, Sue Miller, but also the Solano County Women Legislators and other local leaders.