Welcome to the Danville Alamo Walnut Creek Branch of the American Association of University Women. Advocating for equal rights, gender equity and education for women and girls since 1881, we are tenacious and trailblazing!
We sponsor and fundraise for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education through TechTrek and Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) for local girls and each year our branch awards scholarships to local women to help them complete academic degrees and graduate programs.
Besides sharing a love for community service around women’s equity and education, we enjoy a rich social event calendar as well as a broad selection of interest groups – Books, Movies, Bridge, Gourmet, Writing, Art and Garden, Mah Jongg, Hiking, and Great Decisions. Please explore our website and contact us if you would like to learn more.
Join us for our 2022-23 Kick-off Membership Brunch
Saturday September 17, 2022
Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe vs Wade
We were deeply disappointed and disturbed to learn of today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling for women’s reproductive rights. Besides taking away a long-established right for people to control their bodies, it sets a terrible precedent for future decisions by the court to potentially overturn other contested rights. I would like to share National AAUW’s summary regarding this as well as a link to their website with their full statement. (6/24/22 – Joanne Quijano, President DAW Branch)
AAUW Statement on Dobbs Decision
AAUW strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. AAUW believes everyone has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive lives without government interference. Abortion access is vital to women’s ability to control their lives, bodies and futures. Without reproductive freedom, there can be no equity.
Please click here to read the latest from our Co-Presidents, Chris Ritter and Joanne Quijano, on the programs and happenings of our branch.
April ’22 Program: Vineyard Stroll, Sipping and Supporting for AAUW
It was a great success! We helped raise money for Scholarships for women and girls in the San Ramon Valley. Thank you for everyone who contributed and joined our special day.
May ’22 Program: Leading and Finding Solutions:
Women in the Workplace and in Retirement
Speaker Lucinda Jackson had lots of great information to share with this interesting presentation.
Click here for details and to revisit our zoom meeting