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AAUW ART CONTEST
Caroline Sanchez, Dora-Thea Porter, and Martha Slavin have entered AAUW’s 2016 Art Contest and are looking for your support. Unlike previous years, “Members may vote one time for their 10 favorite images.” Voting begins February 3rd and continues through February 29th. (http://www.aauw.org/contests/) Please Vote! These ladies are already winners so let’s make it official.
For You by Dora-Thea Porter
Color Me: Camellia by Martha Slavin
Color Me: Flowering Fruit Trees by Martha Slavin
Congratulations Charla Gabert! Our January 2016 Program – “Hidden in Plain Sight” was a Tremendous Success
On Thursday, January 21, over 200 members of AAUW and the community gathered at the Danville Veterans Memorial Hall to hear four local experts on human trafficking.
Titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the Bay Area,” the program was timed to coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness month.
The speakers included the founder of a local anti-trafficking nonprofit, a social worker who counsels survivors, the coordinator of Contra Costa County’s human trafficking project, and the deputy district attorney who prosecutes these crimes. A San Ramon police detective also attended.
The speakers educated the audience on what sex and labor trafficking is and how it happens in our communities. They explained how victims are being helped and perpetrators are being arrested and punished. Finally they shared tips and ideas on how we can help stop this modern form of slavery.
The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek and San Ramon branches co-sponsored the program.
For more upcoming events, view our 2015-2016 DAW Branch Calendar.
The following is our 2015-2016 Executive Board:
Co-President: Kathy McKnight and Liz Williams
President Elect: Melanie Wade
Program Co-Vice President: Charla Gabert and Judy Lauper
Membership Vice President: Soni Leighton
AAUW Funds Vice President: Carol Highton
Secretary: Kate Reed
Treasurer: Marilyn Lawver