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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.

Countdown to East Bay Gives May 4

East Bay Gives! is one day of giving for many projects in the East Bay and we are counting the days to the big one! Day zero is on May 4, and your chance to join with thousands of others to contribute to the welfare of our region. Alameda Branch of AAUW is participating in this endeavor with our Tech Trek Project, raising funds to send our next crop of 7th grade girls to camp in the summer of 2018. The link to our East Bay Gives page is https://www.eastbaygives.org/AAUWAlamedaBranchTechTrekProject . Copy and paste it to your calendar on May 4!

Here is a video that tells about the group effort of the whole project:

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: Enhancing Opportunities for Women in STEM

An enthusiastic crowd of women college students and high school students from the College of Alameda, the Peralta Community College District, and local high schools, paid close attention to nine women in STEM careers who shared personal and professional experiences. The diverse group of panelists: Cat Bobino, Biological Sciences; Cady Bow, Geography; Erin Creel, Chemistry; Peggy Cawthon, Epidemiology; Divya Kumaria, Biochemistry; Theresa Gonzales , Technology; Elizabeth Merritt, Physics; Azania Selden, Chemistry; Ana Ulloa, Civil Engineering reflected on their educational and professional journeys and what it was like to work as a women in a predominantly male field. Cosponsored with the College of Alameda MESA program and Girls Inc of the Island City Eureka Program, the panel was moderated by Char Perlas, AAUW Alameda member and Dean of Math and Science at Chabot College.

The tattoo of a plasma physics equation on Dr Elizabeth Merritt’s arm commemorates the last test she had to take in graduate school.