The AAUW-CA Program Committee has chosen the Benicia-Vallejo branch to be the first “Outstanding Branch Program of the Month”. The branch joined with other like-minded organizations to present a free screening of Miss Representation on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
The coalition of organizations were: Benicia Unified School District, CSU California Maritime Academy, League of Women Voters – Benicia, Solano Community College, Soroptomists International of Benicia and Vallejo Unified School District.
CONGRATULATIONS, Benicia-Vallejo Branch, for your outstanding mission-based program!
It’s My Vote…I Will Be Heard
California AAUW branches have started out the new year participating in “It’s My Vote…I Will Be Heard” on their local college/university campuses. Some that have held successful registration days are: San Carlos at Canada College, Notre Dame de Namur and Belmont Library, San Mateo/San Francisco at Academy of Arts University, Pacifica/North Peninsula at Skyline College, Benicia/Vallejo at Solano Community College, Napa Valley College and Cal Maritime, Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista with Fallbrook/Escondido at Cal State University/San Marcos, and Hayward at Chabot College.
Santa Rosa Branch started out their new year with a skit of “Quotable Women” which featured Queen Elizabeth, Julia Child, Mae West, & Billy Jean King. Members of the branch wrote the skit and are willing to share it with other branches!
Oaks and Ontario-Upland-Rancho
Both Thousand Oaks and Ontario-Upland-Rancho branches, in conjunction with League of Women Voters, held programs viewing the documentary Patriocracy that focuses on solutions for the current political polarization.
Rancho Bernardo‘s September program focused on “child trafficking”.