Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman
author of Sisters in Law
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Date : March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free Click Here to learn more and register
Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with Action Ideas
Equal pay day falls on Tuesday, April 4 this year. This is a day to show the discrepancies between what men and women are paid for the same job in the US.
On average, women earn 20 percent less than men. Therefore, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
Continue reading for ideas to address this important issue
Coffee on Us
Saturday, May 6,
Sideboard in Lafayette (3535 Plaza Way next to old Park Theater)
AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry
AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice.
Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful. Continue reading…
Glimpses from the 2017 Women’s March
January 24, 2017
On January 21, 2017, at least half a million people descended upon Washington, D.C., to march for gender equality. Millions more joined in sister marches across the United States and around the world. Never content to sit out history, AAUW members were right there front and center. AAUW staff, members, and supporters marched to make their voices heard in our nation’s capital and across the country. The AAUW delegation came to D.C. by bus, plane, train, and automobile. All came with the same goal: to proclaim that women’s rights are human rights.
In addition to sharing chants and signs, members raised their voices through local and national media outlets to get out the message that AAUW stands up for equality and civil rights of all Americans.
As a nonpartisan organization, AAUW marched to remind elected officials that women are watching and will make their voices heard on any action (or inaction) on women’s issues. Now that the march is over, take the next step with AAUW. And remember to check out AAUW’s Facebook page to see even more highlights from marches across the country!
AAUW’s accomplishments in 2016
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.
● 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
● 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
● 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
● 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
● 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
● 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
● 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
● 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
● 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations
WE HAVE MOVED!
As of September 2016
Monthly OML meetings will be held at the
Orinda Community Church
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.
Latest AAUW Report
Why 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.