American Association of University Women
SAVE THE DATE
March General Meeting: “Women Helping Women Around the Globe”
When: Tuesday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. social / 9:30 a.m. program.
Where: Holy Trinity Serbian Church Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga, CA
Note: Open to the public.
For more information: read the latest newsletter.
Women are often the innocent victims of conflict, ignorance and political turmoil in diverse regions around the globe. Our March program will present an international panel of three fascinating women who will address the issues of conflict, education, and the empowerment of women and girls in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Cambodia. Come and experience how women are making an enormous difference in the lives of other women and girls! The panelists will be:
- Minoo Moallem, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of The Middle East, University of California at Berkeley
- Ksenija Olmer, AAUW-OML member and Vice-President of the Cambodian Child’s Dream Organization, has been instrumental in the building of 820 water wells in rural Cambodian villages.
- Zohra Tawakali, representative and spokeswoman for Trust In Education (TIE), a grass roots organization that provides educational, economic, health care, food, and clothing assistance to villages in Afghanistan. She will demonstrate the new “miracle” Mylar Solar Ovens designed by volunteers for TIE.
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 100,000 members in 1300 branches across the United States and 550 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.
- The Educational Opportunities Fund, one of the most important programs of AAUW, is the nation’s oldest foundation awarding fellowships and grants to women. It supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success.
- The Legal Advocacy Fund, another important program of AAUW, supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.