Advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Through AAUW San Jose you will be able to
- Support equity and education for women and girls
- Advocate for societal change
- Connect with your community
Create new friendships through interest groups
Per guidance issued on March 16, 2020 by our county and city leaders, gatherings of 10 or more people are not allowed until May 3 except for those specified in the ordinance issued. This will curtail AAUW San Jose activities. Watch this page for information about upcoming events.
Stay safe and well.
The San Jose chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is leading White Privilege Workshops for organizations within our community. We are very honored to have the SURJ team bring this workshop to our 3rd Wednesday Program on June 17. This is particularly timely and important in light of recent events in our country. SURJ is a national network of chapters, affiliates, and individuals working to undermine white supremacy, and moving people and systems toward racial justice.
Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. These sessions are designed to introduce attendees to the concept of white privilege and how it impacts our nation, community, and our own lives. The workshop will engage us in guided reflection and discussion to explore the role of white privilege and white supremacy in our own lives. We look forward to this very powerful evening. As we continue to Shelter in Place, SURJ will bring this workshop to us virtually via Zoom.
Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88194073752?pwd=REhWWkI3ZzQrSnIvUUxNcUF4b2pndz09
Meeting ID: 881 9407 3752 / Password: 452304
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sari Fitzwater.
Group 1% For Good Willow Glen awards grants to local organizations actively making a positive difference in our communities. Since 2012, Sereno Group 1% For Good Charitable Foundation has donated $3,061,465. Each quarter, Sereno agents from the various offices pool their profits and donate 1% of that amount to a worthy local non-profit. They will be supporting AAUW San Jose’s Local Scholarship program from April thru June 2020.
Featured on the poster is 2018 Local Scholarship recipient, Patricia (Tricia) Rich, who is currently enrolled in the Education Master’s program at USF.
Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration
August, 26, 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, where women took their rightful place in the voting booth. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution establishing the Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council, of which Sharon Bouska from our Branch is a member. The first county-wide task force met November 14, 2018, where over 40 leaders from the community began an introductory session to plan what a centennial celebration would look like. For more about the council and a schedule of upcoming meetings, see the link on the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy website: Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. You can also check our BONFIRE newsletter for updates from our AAUW San Jose member on the Council, Sharon Bouska.
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