Every year AAUW San Jose hosts our Fall Event where prospective members, new members and long-time members connect or re-connect with one another and with the many activities of the San Jose Branch. Enjoy the year in review: how AAUW San Jose has made a difference in the lives of women and girls. Meet Tech Trek campers and Local Scholarship recipients. Hear the stories of women whose lives have been changed by their membership in AAUW San Jose. All the interest groups and Community Action Projects will have displays. Fall Event is on Saturday, September 13 9:30 am to 1 pm at the First Congregational Church (corner of Hamilton and Leigh). Everyone is welcome. 2014-09 BONFIRE
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New California Law Helps Level the Playing Field for Girls in Sports
The law signed this week requires California public primary and secondary schools offering competitive sports to report on the number of students playing sports by gender. This is one of the Title IX compliance indicators that was checked when Branch members used the AAUW “Know The Score” checklist for local high schools. Now the data will be public and readily accessible so that female students and their teachers, coaches and families will be able to assess and rectify inequalities.
AAUW San Jose offers 1400 sq.ft. of general office space for rent. Walk to downtown Willow Glen shops and restaurants; second floor of Craftsman-style house with separate entrance; parking and signage and water, garbage and landscaping included in lease. Contact Info@aauwsanjose.org for information.
This May, AAUW San Jose awarded twelve women scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $1,500. Recipients attend San Jose State University, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay and SF State University. These women are majoring in engineering, nursing, prelaw, psychology, occupational therapy and administration of justice.
AAUW San Jose and the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy present Strong Girls, Strong Women, a leadership conference for high school girls and adults. Last year the conference had more than 200 attendees and was recognized by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the California Legislature. Dynamic and interesting workshops are offered including our own Branch members presenting workshops on financial literacy and sexual harassment. Breakfast and lunch are included. Saturday, May 3, 8 am– 1:30,
Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave. Free. Pre-registration Required at http://www.sgsw2014.eventbrite.com or 408-299-5152.Strong Girls Strong Women