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Welcome to the Alameda, California Branch of AAUW!

Read this article about our recent event “American Muslims: Islam 102”

Also read the East Bay Times article on “Alameda: Library forum aims to shed light on Islam, local Muslims.


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American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

Cinema Club

AAUW Cinema Club is open to members and spouses or partners of members. We see a movie at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex Sunday afternoon, followed by refreshments and conversation at Tucker’s Ice Cream or happy hour refreshments at Cinema Grill.  We vote on the film to attend the week before, when the schedule comes out. To get on the email distribution to vote, contact Kevis Brownson, or use the form on the Activities Page . We meet at the Alameda Theatre October through June; summer events are sometimes scheduled at nearby East Bay theaters such as the Piedmont, the Grand Lake, or theaters in Berkeley.

Museum Group

The Museum Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from September through June. We go to various museums in the Bay Area to see the latest art shows. Included most years are the de Young, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Cantor at Stanford, Asian Art, MOMA and Oakland Museums. The carpool meets at Ross’ parking lot at South Shore to leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp. We have lunch at the museum and return between 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interested persons may contact Judy Sparks, Barbara Ihling, or Marlis White.

4th Tuesday Book Club

 

Book and StonesOur group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm at members’ homes for book discussion and dessert, beginning our year in August. The last meeting of the year in June is a dinner where we select books for the following year. We read a mix of fiction and non-fiction.

Book selections for 2016-2017:

  • Lady Susan (Love & Freindship) by Jane Austen (2016 film Love & Friendship) (August)
  • The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory (September)
  • A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (October)
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Pulitzer Prize)  (November)
  •  No meeting (December)
  • Alexander Hamilton  by Ron Chernow (2 meetings) (January)
  • Alexander Hamilton  by Ron Chernow (author Pulitzer Prize for biography of Washington)(February)
  • H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald (Samuel Johnson Prize) (March)
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George  (April)
  • The Girls by Emma Cline (debut novel) (May)
  • Organizing meeting– pick books for 2017-2018

Contact person for the group is Cindy Silva.

AAUW Alameda Human Trafficking program selected for “Wall of Fame” Award

AAUW Alameda has been selected for statewide recognition. The award certificate reads: “Your branch’s mission-based program has been chosen for the AAUW CA Wall of Fame.

AAUW Alameda Certificate 2016

Chaired by Penny Washbourn and the Branch Outreach Committee in partnership with Alameda League of Women Voters and College of Alameda, the program “Human Trafficking” was a highly collaborative and successful effort.

See the previous article and photos about the March 16 program, Human Trafficking Seminar. On April 27, a follow-up program featured the film, It Happened Here at COA to highlight the problem of sexual assault occurring on American college campuses.