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May 11 Celebration Brunch

Our annual Celebration Brunch will be in the Card Room at the Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda Saturday May 11 PLEASE NOTE earlier start time –**10:00 am** We will be honoring the Volunteers of the Year, thanking the outgoing Board Members,and installing the 2019-2020 Board for the AAUW Alameda Branch.Come dressed up for a festive occasion and recognize our special fellowmembers for all they do to make this Branch vibrant!Join us for a delicious brunch menu consisting of assorted quiches; waffle sandwiches with egg and bacon; mixed fruit, yogurt,and granola;“Danish”pastries; and orange juice, coffee,and tea.Checks for $32 made out to AAUW Alameda Branch should be sent to Penny Washbourn by May 3, 2019 to 501 Lagunaria Lane, Alameda CA 94502.Thanks! (510)748-7455,


Alameda Authors Series III

AAUW Alameda Branch and Friends of the
Alameda Free Library present
Alameda Authors Series III

Alison Hart
on her novel
Mostly White

May 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
in the Stafford Room
Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street
Alameda 94501
Reservations requested:

Books available in advance at Books Inc. or your favorite independent bookstore.
For more information, please contact
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)


For the third year, AAUW Alameda presents a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda and nearby, now co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Our May author Alison Hart will discuss her novel Mostly White, and her current writing projects.

About the book:

Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-genera­tional trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. The novel begins with Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian residential school in 1890s Maine. Beaten and locked in a closet for days, Emma flees to the woods where she meets Bird Man, an Irish bootlegger. Three generations later, aspiring actor Ella contends with her mixed-race heritage as she navigates color lines in 1980s New York City.

Throughout this sweeping and compassionate novel, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters strug­gle with racism, poverty, and how to honor the call of their ancestors while forming their own iden­tities. Mostly White unflinchingly examines aspects of America’s difficult past—and the many ways this past pervades our present.

TP ISBN: 978-1-937226-95-4 | E ISBN: 978-1-937226-99-2 | $16.95 | 200 pages | November 2018

About the author:

Alison Hart studied theater at New York University and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native Ameri­can, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color.

She was recently introduced by best selling, award winning author Isabel Allende at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Isabel’s response to Mostly White: “So compelling it gave me goosebumps from the very first lines.”

Her poetry collec­tion Temp Words was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere. Hart lives in Alameda, California.

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at or see our Web site at
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)


Women’s Day

Come Celebrate International Women’s Day

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:30 am
Dragon Rouge Restaurant
2337 Blanding Ave, Alameda
with Veronica Ufoegbune Ed.D.

A personal perspective on education for girls and women in 
Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.

Dr. Ufoegbune (oof-way-boo-nay) is currently Director of Headstart for the City of Oakland. A native of Nigeria, she received her BA in Modern European languages (French and German) at University of Benin, Nigeria. Veronica is a dedicated specialist in Early Childhood Education and received an MA in Education from Mills College and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Formerly Executive Director of UC Berkeley Early Education Program, she is also an adjunct education instructor at Chabot College and CSU East Bay. She is an active supporter of girls’ education and the rights of girls, youth and women in Nigeria and globally. She is on the Board of the United Nations Association-East Bay and Chair of the UN Flag Day.

$35 all inclusive

Appetizers: Crispy Calamari and Mango Vietnamese Salad

Entrees: Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops and Dragon Fire Garlic Noodles with Tofu. Steamed Rice

Dessert : Green tea ice cream

Beverages: Iced Tea, Coke, Sprite, Water

RSVP by March 2. Send Check for $35 to Penny Washbourn, 510-748-7455 .

501 Lagunaria Lane, Alameda 94502. Made out to AAUW-Alameda Branch.