AAUW San Jose Branch programs provide information that empowers women to make knowledge-based decisions about their daily lives and informs members about issues and initiatives affecting women and their families. Here are some examples of recent collaborations and some past programs.
Attendees learned how sexual harassment can interrupt a student’s education. Maha Ibrahim of Equal Rights Advocates presented research showing how harassment can get girls off track. A panel of local experts shared their experience with the impact of harassment at middle school, high school and college levels. A safe learning environment is a core part of Title IX protections. The importance of increasing awareness in the community-at-large was emphasized, including to parents, guardians, and neighbors. We each have a role to ensure that Title IX is upheld to advances equity in education for all. Hosted by AAUW San Jose, the event was held on February 10, 2019 on the San Jose City College campus.
Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic, ethnic and religious boundaries and affects every part of the lives damaged by it. Although the problem is complex, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence believes the solutions must be client-centered, community based, and engage diverse groups of community leaders, volunteers, donors, advocates and clients in order to create real solutions that eradicate domestic violence for good. Next Door believes in peace and social justice for all and operates every day knowing that peace in the community begins with peace in the home.