AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy,
education, philanthropy and research.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization that promotes equality for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Our commitment to these issues is reflected in our activism. Our branch has more than 100 active members; we meet regularly as a group for programs of common interest and also in smaller interest groups. Many lifelong friendships are forged through the activities of the branch.
Save the Date - Special Event
The film, nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary
Thank you to all who helped make our 60th Birthday Celebration such a wonderful success: State president, Alicia Hetman, National Director,
A full house at the 2013 Tech Trek Tea
Five of the seven wonderful young women whom we sponsored to attend Tech Trek camp at Sonoma State University this past June attended the Birthday Party/Kick-Off. They each shared with us how Tech Trek made a difference to them and expressed their thanks.
On January 24, 1952, seven women met at Reinhardt House on the campus of Mills College in Oakland to organize an AAUW branch. On April 16, the National Board of Directors officially recognized the Branch, and at the State Convention in May 1952, the Oakland Branch became the 83rd branch in California. In 1968, we changed our name to Oakland-Piedmont in recognition of the substantial number of members who are Piedmont residents. For many years, the Oakland-Piedmont Branch has won recognition from AAUW-CA and the Association for achievements in programming, membership and philanthropy.
Advocacy and Public Policy
AAUW’s advocacy work builds upon a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and international levels. AAUW conducts comprehensive advocacy to pursue its public policy priorities, developing and implementing coordinated legislative and grassroots strategies to break through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.
Late Breaking News: You may now register to vote online, if your signature is on file with DMV. Click here to go to the CA Secretary of State's Office to begin!
The Suffrage Parade in Oakland
was a huge success ...
Upcoming Branch Activities
are detailed in this month's
newsletter: THE VOICE
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATION
Thursday, May 2, 10am
Home of Irene Olson
May 4 and 5
Please see VOICE
Please see VOICE
Thursday, May 9, 7:30pm
Home of Joanne Sandstrom
Friday, May 10, 12:30pm
Saturday, June 8
Annual Branch Meeting and
National Convention, New Orleans
Hostesses Ann Johnson and Irene Olson at the Tech Trek Tea
In addition to classes in math, science, geology, engineering, technology, astronomy, biology, and animal science, the students at Tech Trek at Sonoma State University will experience a wide range of challenging and interesting field trips in 2012.