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