Events

All events have been postponed until further notice.

We are hoping the Equal Pay Day event can be re-scheduled sometime this summer:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Equal Pay Day Event

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. March 31st marks the day when the average woman worker earned as much in 15 months as a man in the same job made in 12.

Note well that for women of color “pay equity” day is even later in theyear — from August to November. As part of the national campaign, the call goes out to Wear Red on Equal pay Day to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay.

Our branch will mark this pay inequity day by having a “connection” table in the downtown mall plaza across the street from City Hall. We will hand out Pay Day bars and cards, discuss Working Smart workshops to the many who work downtown, and take lunch in the Plaza. Our table is our visible way to raise awareness about and organize action around the gender pay gap in our community.

Please join your fellow members at this event as we engage Oaklanders and of course
remind them to vote and to be part of the census.

Date:          Tuesday, 31, 2020
Time:         11:30 am – 1:30pm
Location:  Oakland’s Downtown City Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Across the street from City Hall

Cost:          FREE to attend

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Saturday, January 11, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakland-Piedmont  AAUW

Our Documentary Film Showcase Presents:

Seeing Alred

When a woman makes a public claim of gender bias or sexual harassment, Gloria Allred is often at her side.  Using archival footage and interviews with her supporters and critics, this documentary provides an engrossing look at the crusading lawyer.  Gloria Allred has championed women’s rights for decades – come see how she has helped us fight for justice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:         Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time:         2pm – 5pm
Location:  Diamond Branch – Oakland Public Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .3565  Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602      

Cost:           FREE to attend . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 

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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/