Events

Saturday, September, 21, 2019
Oakland-Piedmont Kick-Off Meeting

Come Hear Keynote Speaker Cheryl Sundari Dembe

Keyote Speaker Cheryl Sundari Dembe Cheryl Sundari Dembe, chemistry professor and author of The Choice of Happiness: Glimpses from an Extraordinary Ordinary Scientific Mystical Life, is our featured Kickoff speaker.

She was a graduate student at the University of Chicago in 1971 when her thesis advisor suddenly died and no other team was willing to take a female on! Now Nearly 50 years after her scientific research was interrupted, Dembe was awarded her doctorate there.

Dembe’s academic journey was propelled by a female chemistry teacher. “I thought by studying chemistry I would learn the truth about the universe and what it was made of,” she said.

All my life, I had thought of myself as a woman who didn’t make it,” said Dembe, now in her 70s and living in Lafayette. “I am extraordinarily grateful, after all these years, to be taken seriously.”

Refreshments:  Finger foods & beverages will be available.

Date:         Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time:         9:30am to Noon
Location:  Telegraph Hill Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              3003 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Parking:   
Parking is available in the back of the building. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          Signage will direct you to the event from there
Cost:           Free to attend . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Questions:  Contact Diane Rawicz here

Everyone is Invited to attend this free event – Bring a friend!

Program:

Mingle: 9:30 – 10:00 | Welcome: 10 – 10:15 | Tech Trek Girls: 10:15 – 10:45 | Cheryl Dembe: 10:45 – 11:30 | Announcements: 11:30 – Noon

Cheryl Sundari Dembe being honored

Cheryl receiving her doctorate diploma at last!

Previous Events

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Women’s Advocacy Day in Sacramento

Join Fund Her at California’s first-ever Women’s Advocacy Day, where we’ll hear amazing speakers, learn how to lobby, and help California lead the nation by urging our legislators to:

1. Expand paid family leave (SB 135, AB 196)
2. Protect survivors of sexual assault and harassment (AB 1510, AB 51)
3. Achieve gender equity in product pricing and local board representation (SB 320, AB 31, AB 931)

The event is free to attend (women, men, and children 12+ are welcome)!

Featured speakers:  include State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen, two dynamic statewide leaders Fund Her helped elect in 2018.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time:  8am to 3:30 am

Cost: Free to Attend

Location: Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St., Sacramento, CA

If you want to stay overnight:  Discounted rooms at the Citizen Hotel are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more info and to register for this event, go to: FundHer.org

Powering Progressive Women to Lead California

April 2,  2019

Help Raise Awareness to Gain an Equal Pay Day!

Equal Pay Day - Arm Wrestling Graphic w StatsOn average, women must work until April 2, 2019 to earn what men earned in the previous year.

Join Us on Tuesday, April 2, 4-6 PM at the Rockridge BART Station: 

* Come out to have your picture taken with the Un-Equal Dollar or our AAUW picture frame.   Then post it on social media to help spread the word!
* Come see AAUW members distribute PayDay bars to BART riders as they inform riders about the Wage Gap.

Branch Members:  To help set up these events and/or participate at either location, contact Barbra Norum.

To see additional prior events, go to the blog archive for all event posts at:

https://oaklandpiedmont-ca.aauw.net/category/calendar/