Expand your knowledge and make friends at AAUW San Jose’s Interest Groups. These groups meet socially for mutual interests and hobbies. Members choose topics and places to meet. See the Bonfire Newsletter for the contact person and to sign up. If you don’t see a group that appeals to you, you are also welcome to start a new one.
Interest Groups include:
Members take trips to regional art museums. Trips have included the Asian Art Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, de Young Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and Rengstorff House.
Different groups of members gather to play Bridge for Social and Duplicate, Day and Evening.
A wide variety of book discussion groups meet mornings and evenings, including Mystery and World Literature.
Family history research trips have included Oakland Regional Family History Center, Sutro Library in San Francisco, and Santa Clara Family History Center.
Members take turns selecting films to see to provoke discussion or just have fun.
Parlez-vous français? Members come together to converse in the French language.
Members meet for fun and friendship playing games.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Members come together to converse in the German language.
Members gather for Light, Couples, International, and Vegetarian meals together.
Great Decisions Study Group
Members read and discuss current affairs. Topics of interest have included Middle East Realignment, Promoting Democracy, Cyber-security, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq, State of the Oceans, and Energy Geopolitics.
Members come together to knit and enjoy problem solving, learning and chatting.
Members meet at local restaurants to enjoy friends over a good meal.
Title IX/Sports Equity
AAUW strongly supports Title IX and opposes any efforts that would weaken its effectiveness or undermine its enforcement. Title IX has made it possible for girls and women to be educated in, and prepared for, careers in athletics, law, medicine, science, and many other fields of interest. Sports Equity partners with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI). The BITS program encourages women to “Be In The Seats” at local women’s and girl’s sporting events as a visible demonstration of support for and interest in sports. Athletics are promoted as a way to enhance all aspects of the lives of girls and women.
Members meet for a one-hour walk on most Saturday and Sunday mornings. Once a month, members take turns planning an “off the trail” walk; that is, a walk somewhere other than the usual route on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. We’ve walked the Stairways of San Francisco and the Steps at San Jose’s Communication Hill, seen birds at Alviso and butterflies in Pacific Grove and followed a docent over unmarked trails in local Open Space Preserves.