Changing the Climate for Women and Girls: Local Women Rising

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Tessora's Barradi VinoAn Adventure in Wine: International Wine Tasting
Fundraiser Benefiting AAUW Fund and LAF

Sunday, June 25, 3-5:30 pm
Tessora’s Barra di Vino – 234 E. Campbell Avenue

Featured Guest Speaker:  Ruth Silver Taube, Esq.

AAUW San Jose will host an afternoon of wine tasting, featuring wines from five countries, each paired with a complementary appetizer.
Tessora’s Barra di Vino is a woman-owned and operated company.

Guest speaker, Ruth Silver Taube, will share insights and information around women’s discrimination issues in the Bay Area, including unfair pay, sex trafficking and more.

Advance Tickets: $45; at the Door: $55. With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive three raffle tickets. Raffle begins at 5 pm. We encourage you to purchase bottled wine while at the event to enjoy at home. You will receive a 10% discount and 10% will be donated back to AAUW San Jose. We estimate the fair market value of the goods and services received to be $30. The amount that may be deductible as a charitable contribution is $15. For tickets, please contact Louise Persson (408-629-8614).


Congratulations to the 2016 Branch-Named Gift Nominees for AAUW Fund!

  • Archives Committee: Diana Taylor (Chairperson), Marilyn Jackson, Lida Kluzek, Judith Ohland, Grace O’Leary, Laura Manthey, Bernice Redfern, and Barbara Gilbert
  • Jane Guinther, Chairperson of Tech Trek
  • Jacqui Rogers, Chairperson of Public Policy and coordinated the Human Trafficking program

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