Welcome to the Benicia-Vallejo Branch of AAUW

Coming Events

Spring Forward

AAUW Sponsors “Spring Forward: Step into the Light of Poetry”
—Juanita J. Martin

The American Association of University Women or AAUW will sponsor a free poetry event, Saturday, March 20, 2021, 2-4 pm via Zoom.
The public Zoom program link will open at 1:45 pm for socializing and meeting the poets.
This event will feature 20 Solano County poets and poet laureates. Some of these readers are  also members of AAUW.

Among the presenters will be the current Benicia Poet Laureate, Mary Susan Gast,
8th poet laureate of Benicia. Genea Brice, First Poet Laureate of Vallejo, Emerita and
DL Lang, Poet Laureate Emerita, will also be among the celebrated laureates to present.

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International Women's Day

Eventbrite Registration Link:  https://aauw-womensdaycelebration.eventbrite.com

Voting boxAfter the election
Where do we go from here?

We have written postcards, texted, phone banked and donated money for the past election. Now what? Is it all over? No!!! Please join us on

Sunday, February 28th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

for a talk and discussion, with Andrea Miller founder of the Center for Common Ground and the Reclaim our Vote Campaign. Andrea will discuss new initiatives that Common Ground will be working on and how we may get involved. Some of these initiatives include:

Empowerment of underrepresented voters, specifically focusing on young adults from the ages of 18-24, of all races and all ethnicities.

Advocacy for S1/HR1, “For the People Act.” This Act would mandate that all states must allow early voting, voting by mail and online voter registration. It also includes provisions to reform redistricting, campaign finance, and restoration of the right to vote after release from prison.

Virginia statewide elections for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and the entire state house. Reclaim our Vote will begin a postcard campaign to encourage voters who have been purged from the voter rolls, to register for the June primary.

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Benicia-Vallejo, CA Branch, American Association of University Women

Please join us to hear AAUW Career Development Grant Recipient, Denise Mitchell.



ZOOM starts at Noon: Come to say hello!

Denise Mitchell

Denise Mitchell
AAUW Career Development Grant Recipient

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Candidate Forums October 2020

Tune in to the Solano County League of Women Voters  YouTube channel for all Solano Candidate forums!

All Benicia Mayoral and City Council Candidates will participate in a virtual candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6- 8 pm. After opening statements, candidates will answer League-generated questions posed by our moderator, followed by screened public questions from the chat box, and finish up with their closing statements. The event is being co- sponsored and run by the Solano League of Women Voters, the Benicia-Vallejo AAUW, and Carquinez Village.

Vallejo Candidate Forums, Oct 3 and Oct 10 both 10 am
There will be two candidate forums in Vallejo, one for the Mayoral election and one for City Council.

National Giving, Local Impact

There are many ways to honor or memorialize someone special or recognize an important event by investing in women and girls through AAUW.

  • Celebrate Your Milestone: Establish an Honorary or Memorial Fund

Sponsorship is a powerful way to show your support for AAUW national initiatives and see the results at the local level- Sponsor one of the AAUW programs in your community.

AAUW is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Membership provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth, community leadership and friendship. We invite women and men who hold an associate or equivalent or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join us in our efforts to promote equity and education for women and girls.  Students enrolled as undergraduates in a two- or four-year regionally accredited educational institution can enjoy opportunities for activism, leadership training or internships by joining as affiliates.

Regular meetings and events feature speakers discussing current issues and other topics of special interest to the group.  Members have the opportunity to join various interest groups or to form new groups.

One of the main projects of the branch is to raise funds to send 7th grade girls to Tech Trek, a week of science and math experiences at a Bay Area college.  Other projects have included workshops on financial literacy for women and co-sponsoring election forums.

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