The Invisible War
Selecting our February Branch Program of the Month was difficult, and we’re proud to announce that California Online is the winning branch for an outstanding program on “The Invisible War”.
As preparation for the weeklong discussion, interested members signed up for the program listserve and branch program director, Krys Wulff asked these participants to view the documentary on their own, inviting prospective members to join them. For more background, Krys also provided a link to a NY Times blog article with excerpts from an interview with one of the filmmakers, Kirby Dick. The level of engagement of the members was amazing, with 35 members “attending” the program while 16 actually shared opinions and insights. Remember, this program was carried out entirely through the branch’s program listserve. Holly Kearl, AAUW LAF Director, also answered questions about the cases in the film and provided links to more details. She also provided a list of actions that can be taken by members inspired by the film. Krys ended the program with a challenge, offering to match participants’ donations to LAF.To date, the on-line branch has raised over $1200 for LAF.
High Tech = High Pay Career Women’s Event
The AAUW CA program committee has selected San Diego for the Branch Program of the Month recognition for January.
San Diego presented an event entitled “High Tech = High Pay Career Women’s Event”. Held at the Women’s Museum of California in San Diego, the event featured community college student presenters and a panel of San Diego County high profile female STEM and social media entrepreneurs, who described their paths to success. Publicity was accomplished through affiliate organizations, online and traditional media.