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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.


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.

April 2017 Luncheon

Saturday, April 8 AAUW, Alameda Branch Luncheon

Location: Asena Restaurant
2508 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Menu Choices:

Salad for all guests:
Organic mix green salad, spicy pecans, kalamata olive,
Gorgonzola cheese, honey balsamic vinaigrette.

Choice of Entree:
1. Filo pastry, fresh spinach, caramelized onion, French
feta, fire roasted bell pepper coulis.
2. Pan seared Petaluma chicken breast, artichoke, basil
olive tomato buerre Blanca.
3. Parmesan cheese crusted fresh Tilapia fillet,
Mediterranean, green apple-caper salsa.

All will enjoy Asena’s bread with olive oil/balsamic vinegar.

Creme Brûlée

Cost for lunch is $39.00
$1.50 Processing fee for online orders

Reservation deadline is 3 April, 2017
Please send check to Mary Ann Rose
933 Shoreline Dr. #306
Alameda, CA 94501
Please list Entree choice on memo line of check.

Reserve here! 

Enjoy author Melissa Cistaro tell of her literary life, her
literary pursuits after graduating with honors from UCLA
and continuing in UCLA’s Extension Writers’ Program
and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland. In addition
to raising children, writing, bookselling, teaching horseback
riding, and curating a business in equestrian antiques, Melissa
wrote her first memoir, Pieces of My Mother.

Alameda Authors Series

AAUW Alameda Branch and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present

Alameda Authors Series

Three conversations with local authors in the Living Room at Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda, 7:00 p.m.

March 20: You are loved…an email memoir with Lisa Lucca & Mark Fiore

The book: “Capturing the essence of what it means to risk everything and redefine your life, Mark and Lisa’s story takes you on a journey that explores the nature of love, truth and the choices that shape our lives.
Eventbrite = Alameda Authors Series

April 19: Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom with Bronwyn Harris

The book: “The inequality in American education is rapidly increasing, but statistics cannot possibly tell the whole story.

Bronwyn Harris was a new teacher thrust into a classroom mid-year in the part of Oakland, California that the police call the “Killing Zone.” Her teacher preparation classes had not covered making child abuse reports, teaching traumatized children, helping students cope with difficult emotions, or keeping a class calm during a lockdown.”
Eventbrite = Alameda Authors Series 2

May 17: The Hour of Daydreams with  Renee Macalino Rutledge

The book: “In this contemporary reimagining of a Filipino folktale, Manolo Lualhati, a respected doctor in the Philippine countryside, believes his wife hides a secret. Prior to their marriage, he spied her wearing wings and flying to the stars each evening. As Tala tries to keep her dangerous past from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories, and his suspicions push him even further from the truth.”

Eventbrite = Alameda Authors Series 3

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net

Free and open to the public! Please make a reservation using the Eventbrite links for each event.

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.

Previous Event – Politics, Elections, and Gender Luncheon

We had strong attendance and energetic dialogue with our speaker for this timely event.