Category Archives: Branch Events

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.

Human Trafficking Seminar

Photo and Article by Char Perlas, CoA

From left to right: League of Women Voters Co-President, Alice Fried College of Alameda President, Dr. Joi Lin Blake AAUW Chapter President, Patti Heimburger District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley City of Alameda Mayor, Trish Herrera Spencer FBI Agent, Marty Parker

From left to right:
League of Women Voters Co-President, Alice Fried
College of Alameda President, Dr. Joi Lin Blake
AAUW Chapter President, Patti Heimburger
District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley
City of Alameda Mayor, Trish Herrera Spencer
FBI Agent, Marty Parker

The March 16, 2016 Human Trafficking Seminar, hosted by the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters and College of Alameda’s Community Change and Urban Leadership (CCUL), was attended by over 80 community members (including Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer), faculty, staff and students.

President Joi Lin Blake along with our keynote speakers, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and FBI Agent Marty Parker, emphasized the seriousness of this epidemic.

Marty Parker shared that Human Trafficking offenders range from mothers to drug dealers and, that the Human Trafficking business has a higher rate of return than selling drugs because the abused victims can be consistently ‘re-used’.

To find out more, go to: http://www.heatwatch.org/ , an organization spearheaded by Nancy O’Malley. Spread the word and help us stop Human Trafficking!