2016 Tech Trek Tea on April 16th

We are sending 11 girls to camp this year!

Tech Trek Girl ImageBring a friend and come on April 16th — hats optional — to the annual tea benefit in support of our branch’s scholarship winners.

The week-long camp at Sonoma State University for middle-school girls will encompass a variety of science, math and technology programs.

Any contribution at your comfort level is most appreciated; see page 5 of the April VOICE for details on making a donation.

DATE:   Saturday, April 16, 2016
TIME:    3pm to 5pm
PLACE & RSVP:  Check page 5 of the April VOICE
COST:    Donations of any amount are welcome!

March 16, 2016 Program – Human Trafficking

Presented in Partnership with the Alameda Branch of the AAUW, the League of Women Voters and the College of Alameda

March Program on Human Trafficking






Join keynote speaker, Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley, and Marty Parker, of the FBI, as they discuss how to recognize and respond to this growing problem.  The presentation will be followed by Q & A session afterward.

There will also be research tables with material from Heat Watch, Misssey, Modern Slavery & Awareness Project, and City of Alameda Task Force.

DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
TIME: Noon to 1pm
PLACE: College of Alameda, Building F, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway in Alameda
COST: Free

Note:  Please make sure to register in advance to receive a parking pass. . . . . . . . . . .  RSVP at:  http://coaaauwhumantraffic.eventbrite.com

Readers Theater: Speaking A Woman’s Life

Public Program for February 20, 2016

Readers TheaterSpeaking A Woman’s Life

Come hear a dramatic journey into the psychological country of women, which will feature readings from women writers breaking silence about their age, color and sense of self.

This premier performance is an original audience participation production created by AAUW branch member and author Kathleen Cha. The piece stars branch members taking on the voices of women from around the world through reading selections from a broad range of women writers.

DATE:  Saturday, February 20, 2016​​

TIME:  10:30am – 12:30pm

PLACE: Rockridge Library, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland

COST:  Free

Contact Lenore Gallin​: for more information and if you plan to attend: lgallinm@dvc.edu​

Award-Winning ‘ Roominate’ STEM Toy for Girls

An award-winning line of complete building sets designed for girls, Roominate was developed by Stanford engineering grads Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen in 2012 to help bridge the gender gap in STEM.

To date, Roominate has picked up multiple awards for its gender-bending, building toys, including Forbes “Top 10 Toys to Watch in 2015,” TIME “Toy of the Year” and the 2015 TOTY Finalist.

Roominate consists of 12 sets, some for 6 years and up, and others for 8 years and up. Children can build interactive sets like a school bus, amusement park and many more that come to life through the use of things like motors and lights.

Interactive apps also allows kids to remotely control motors and lights and get design ideas from fellow players (or “Roominaters”).

To learn more, visit:    http://www.roominatetoy.com/

To find a local store, visit:  http://www.roominatetoy.com/store-locator/

September 2015 Program with Mayor Libby Schaaf

Annual Fall Kick-Off Meeting with

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

2015 9 September Program Image


Join us for a Town Hall Forum with Mayor Libby Schaaf on the status of women in Oakland.

9:30 am:  Registration – Continental Breakfast – Silent Auction.

10 am:  Program with the Mayor and introduction to the Oakland-Piedmont branch of the AAUW.


DATE:    Saturday, September 12, 2015
TIME:     9:30am to Noon
PLACE:  East Bay Parks Trudeau Training Center
………….11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland


For more information:   Contact branch President Barbara Norum at:  barbara@norum.ca

Program & Budget Planning for 2015 – 2016

Members Events for June 2015


Your voice is needed!  Help us plan for next year.  …………………………. Join us at either or both meetings.

Wednesday June 3rd:  Program Planning for 2015 – 2016

Program planning for next year will start with a potluck salad & dessert dinner followed by discussion.

Wednesday, June 10th:  Budget Planning for 2015 – 2016

All are welcome and needed to plan for the year ahead.

RSVP:   Contact Barbara Norum about both meetings.

2015 April Tech Trek Tea

Members Event on April 18, 2015:

Tech Trek Tea

’Tis time to attend the annual Tech Trek Tea, a benefit in support of Tech Trek
Science/Math/Technology Camp.

We are sending 10 girls to camp this year!

Tech Trek Girl ImageThe Tea will feature April flowers and treats galore!

Hats are optional.   Bring a Friend!

Any donation at your comfort level appreciated.  Please refer to page 7 of the April Voice  to see how you can help our branch continue to make available such a wonderful opportunity for middle-school girls.

For more information on Tech Trek:  please see the AAUW
webpage: aauw-techtrek.org.

DATE:   Saturday, April 18, 2015
TIME:    3pm to 5pm
PLACE & RSVP:  Check your copy of the April Voice
COST:    Donation of any amount

Tech Trek Scholars - Summer 2014

Scholarship winners from 2014 Summer Tech Trek Camp:  Left to Right: Front row – Kaii, Gabriela & Doanh and Back row – Maria, Moncerrath, Dagney and Hannah.

The 33rd Annual Children’s Summer Camps & Programs Fair

Summer Camps Fair Logo

Find a summer program or camp for your child at

AAUW Oakland-Piedmont’s 33rd Annual
Children’s Summer Programs Fair

Meet directors and representatives of programs on sports, music, drama, technology, adventure and much more!   Both day programs and overnight camps are available.

To learn more and to download the Fair flyer with complete information, go to the Summer Camps & Programs page.

DATE:   Sunday, March 8, 2015
TIME:    1pm to 4:30pm
PLACE:  Scottish Rite Center in Oakland

January 2015 Program

Alison GopnikMeet the Author:  Alison Gopnik

Come hear Alison Gopnik, a leader in the study of children’s learning and development and a pioneer in the field of cognitive science.

She will speak about  her books and about her experiences as a woman working in a scientific field.

About the Author:  Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley.   Among the books she has authored are:  The Scientist in the Crib, How Babies Think, and The Philosophical Baby.

Some of the books authored by Alison Gopnik

Some of the books authored by Alison Gopnik

DATE:   Saturday, January 31, 2015
TIME:   1pm to 3pm
PLACE:  Dimond Branch Library
……….. 3565 Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland
COST:    Free