AAUW-OML

February 20, 2018 General Meeting
9:30 ~ 11:30 am

Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall

21 Irwin Way Orinda 94563

The #MeToo Movement and the State of Women in Higher Education

Guest Speaker:  MONICA FITZGERALD
Professor of History, Saint Mary’s College

• How are institutions responding?
• What are the unique challenges for women faculty?
• How are faculty, staff and students creating alliances?
• What is the responsibility of colleges to be leaders?
• What role does curriculum play in addressing gender inequity?

 Parking is available in the 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.

Help Choose OML’s 2018 Distinguished Woman!

The Distinguished Woman Award is among the highest honors the OML Branch presents one of its members.  Any member of our branch who has made a significant contribution to her community, profession and AAUW may be honored. You can help recognize a member by writing a letter on her behalf and asking her friends and colleagues to
do the same.  In your letter please include the reasons why your nominee should be recognized
for her contributions. The following are suggestions:
  •   AAUW Leadership
  •  Community Leadership
  •  Professionalism, Professional Growth
  •  Commitment to Equity for Women
  •  Creativity, Initiative
  •  Personal Growth, FriendshipThe nominations are confidential as the award is intended to surprise the honoree and will be announced at the March General Meeting.

    Deadline: March 6

Send or email letters to:
Mary Ann McLeod,
100 Greenfield Drive,
Moraga, CA 94556

Email: mabill100@comcast.net


AAUW EYH STEM Conference 

March 17, 2018

The third annual STEM Conference for middle school age girls is almost here: March 17 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. The conference creates educational opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This year, the keynote speaker, Eve Phillips, Group Product Manager, GOOGLE, and Council Member, Orinda, will kick off the conference with an inspirational talk about her background, career path and expertise. Then, the girls will attend 3 hands-on workshops presented by STEM professionals, (FBI crime scene technology, building bridges, exploring the inside of computers, creating optical art, understanding the physics of air and space flight, etc).

If you are interested in registering for the conference, please use this link: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
READ OUR BROCHURE FOR MORE DETAILS.


General Meeting March 20, 2018
9:30 – 11:30 AM

Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall
21 Irwin Way Orinda 94563

Guest Speaker Ashley Holmer

Red Sweater Project is a non-profit organization that collaborates with developing communities in rural Tanzania to create affordable, accessible, and innovative opportunities for secondary education where it currently does not exist for the majority of children. Founded by Ashley Holmer in 2011, the organization has become a model for other international development programs, seeking to create partnerships that honor tradition and local leadership, encourage sustainability, and recognize education as a crucial step in interrupting the cycle of generational poverty.

 Parking is available in the 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.


Stay Up To Date With AAUW’s NEW Advocacy Tool

Are you ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Opt in to AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist Mobile. This exciting new tool will allow AAUW to send more timely and targeted communication straight to your cell phone via text message. That means we can provide you with more strategic opportunities to take action when your advocacy can make the difference.

Sign up online or text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333 now to join.


Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

Image by Tony Cairns, Flickr Creative Commons

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.  Read more.

 


Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Simply put, the gender pay gap is the gap between what women are paid and what men are paid. The most commonly cited gender pay gap statistic in the United States compares the median annual earnings of women who work full time, year-round against the median annual earnings of men who work full time, year-round. There are as many ways to calculate gender pay gaps as there are ways to calculate average pay earned by workers, as long as the original data source records whether workers are men or women. Though the ratio of women’s pay to men’s pay varies depending on the data source and analysis, the finding that women are paid less than men is extremely consistent.  Continue reading.


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.


Latest AAUW Report

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Women’s success in postsecondary education is shrinking the gender pay gap and opening up opportunities, but at what price? Women not only take on more student debt than men do, but women also pay back their loans more slowly because of the gender pay gap.


 

AAUW-OML

Monthly OML meetings are held at the Orinda Community Church, Fellowship Hall, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda, 9:30 a.m. social; 10–12 a.m. meeting.

Parking is available in the 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.

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.