imagesHoliday Wine and Cheese Get Together
Friday, December 9, 2016
4 pm- 6 pm

Home of Sandy Fox-Sohner
27 Williams Drive
Moraga, CA 94556
Co-hostesses: Jan Coe and Heidi Mayer

imagesDecember Holiday Coffee

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10 – 12 am

Home of Jean Tuemmler
3250 Philips Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
Co-hostess — Mary Ellen Judson

Public Policy News

AAUW intends to approach our work with both the new administration and Congress with AAUW’s mission in mind. After this hyperpartisan election year, AAUW’s nonpartisan leadership and research-based advocacy is needed now more than ever.

AAUW will find common ground with the Trump administration and the new Congress on issues that are important to women and working families. Women want progress on issues that affect them, and AAUW intends to be a valued ally and fierce critic, depending on what is warranted.

Election 2016 touched on many issues that affect women and families at every level: local, state and federal. We still face congressional gridlock over the Paycheck Fairness Act. Students are still waiting for real action on college affordability and high student debt, and they expect a continued commitment to combating campus sexual assault. Working families are still looking for good jobs with paid family and medical leave and other workplace equity policies. And Americans still don’t have the basic necessity of a full Supreme Court.

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Join AAUW for a webinar to discuss the book  “The Poisoned Table” the-poisoned-table-cover
by Diane Michael Cantor.
Genre : General Friction, Historical
Date : January 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free   Register Here

Looking an engaging holiday read? Look no further than AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club pick The Poisoned Table, a “compelling historical novel” written by AAUW member Diane Michael Cantor. The book is based on the writings of renowned British actress Fanny Kemble and her life in 19th-century England and the American South.

Described as “fiction mixed with real-life people and fascinating situations … [to make] a page-turning read,” The Poisoned Table portrays a passionate rivalry between fictional actress Isabel Graves and real-life Shakespearean stage sensation Kemble. A tale of ambition, romance, and betrayal, the novel traces their unconnected adventures and acting careers in the Old and New Worlds, as well as their introduction to the horrors of American slavery. Cantor’s thorough research explores the circumstances that led Kemble, an ardent abolitionist, to pen her famous Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838–1839. This account, published in England in 1863, is sometimes credited with dissuading Britain from aiding the Confederacy.

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As of September 2016
Monthly OML meetings will be held at the
Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall
10 Irwin Way, Orinda 94563

And a NEW TIME     9:30 a.m.  Social     10-12 a.m  Meeting

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN AN UPPER LOT which is marked with “Event Parking” arrows. Please leave parking in the lower lot available for anyone with mobility issues.  Thanks for helping everyone attend who need closer access to the Fellowship Hall.

2014-02-07-valentine-partyAAUW OML Scholarship Fund’s Fourth Annual Valentine’s Event

Amphora, Purveyor of Fine Olive Oil
7 Fiesta Lane, Lafayette
Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Learn About the Art of Olive Oil Making From Industry Experts
Enjoy a Private Tasting of Premium Extra Virgin Oils • Fused and Infused Olive Oils • Aged Balsamic Vinegars

Savor an Array of Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Exceptional Desserts

Drinks Include Wine and non-Alcoholic White Balsamic Vinegar Spritzer

Cost: $30 Per Person10959597_10153452101096487_5113354737997536116_n
($15 Plus a Percentage of Sales Benefit Scholarships)
Funds Raised Will Be Awarded to Young Women of Lamorinda

Limited to 40 Guests Only!
Make Checks Payable to AAUW-OML Community Outreach Fund, Inc.
For Tickets Contact Bonnie Fend, or 510-219-9455

To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, attend-work-smartwhich prohibits employers from requiring salary history information before receiving a formal job offer.

Other states have followed suit in diminishing this harmful practice. Governor of California, Jerry Brown (D), signed into law a bill saying that salary history can’t be the only reason to point to if a wage discrepancy exists. Legislators in Maryland, Delaware, Utah, and Nebraska also passed equal pay bills in 2016. Red, blue, and purple states are realizing that the pay gap is real and are taking steps to close it.

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Latest AAUW Report

barriers-and-biasWhy do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, explores this question, drawing from scholarly research and paying special attention to stereotypes and bias. The report provides recommendations for individuals and those in the education, corporate, and political sectors to contribute to an environment in which gender is no longer a barrier to leadership.


Our branch serves Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, small California towns nestled in rolling hills about 15 miles east of San Francisco. We have much to offer our members, including activities, events, interest groups, and educational opportunities.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters in 1000 branches across the United States and 800 college/university members. It lobbies and advocates for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program and our support for AAUW Funds. Read more about AAUW Funds.