Changing the Climate for Women and Girls: Local Women Rising

Imagine a community with endless possibilities for speaking up for women and girls! Participate in Community Action Projects – Financially Fit for Life, Gifts for Teens, Local Scholarship, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Tech Trek … See how AAUW San Jose advocates for Pay Equity … Discover how to negotiate salaries through Start Smart and how to get elected through Elect-Her … Encourage high school students to attend a Strong Girls, Strong Women conference … Explore Interest Groups  Attend Programs that are open to a wide audience …  Watch for Open House events and New Member Socials throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

Open House for Prospective Members
March 2, 7:00 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters

1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

Please join us for an Open House on March 2. We will describe Community Action Projects and Interest Groups, serve refreshments, enjoy conversation, and answer questions. Contact the Membership Committee for more information.

Strong Women Leadership Conference
March 18, 
8:45 AM – 1:30 PM, Free
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135
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Register Here

The Strong Women Leadership Conference is a collaboration with Evergreen Valley College supported by the Commission on the Status of women, the Office of Women’s Policy and AAUW San Jose.

The conference empowers women of college age and above to be strong, committed community members and leaders. It features workshops on finance, sexual assault, healthy relationships and positive body image. Breakfast and lunch are included.

AAUW Morgan Hill 34th Annual Wildflower Run
Annual Fundraiser for AAUW Fund, Tech Trek and local scholarships for women and girls

Sunday, March 26
Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill

The Run features:

10K USATF Certified Run
5K Run/Walk/Stroller
Kids’ 2K Fun Run
Senior 2K Run/Walk (ages 60+)


Reduced registration fees through March 16. Family and group rates available.
Details and registration at

In Memoriam

AAUW San Jose mourns the loss of member Mary Ann Roberts this past Christmas Eve. Her close friends in the Branch say she was a fun, gracious person who never lost her Georgia accent or Southern charm, and loved to share stories of her youth and her prolific garden. An original member of the Vegetarian Gourmet interest group, she introduced healthful eating habits through vegetarian meals to improve well-being. She and her husband sponsored many exchange students from Ecuador and other parts of the world. Mary Ann will be fondly remembered by the Branch.

Quote of the Day

“You can’t be what you can’t see.”
                                                             Marian Wright Edelman

Ms. Edelman is an African-American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. In 1973, she founded the Children’s Defense Fund as a voice for poor children, children of color, and children with disabilities. The organization has served as an advocacy and research center for children’s issues, documenting the problems and possible solutions to children in need. She also became involved in several school desegregation cases and served on the board of the Child Development Group of Mississippi, which represented one of the largest Head Start programs in the country. Read more at Wikipedia.