Membership Brunch

It’s not too late to see the Membership Brunch! 

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We kicked off our year with our virtual Fall Membership Brunch featuring AAUW FUND Fellow, Araceli González, speaking on the topic “Educational Equity and Access in Rural School Districts”.   As there was no charge for this event, we request that you celebrate the occasion by donating the usual cost of the brunch, $40, to the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund(Be sure to enter your member ID on the payment page.)

Also on the agenda were new-member introductions, Interest Groups updates, and unveiling of our Calendar of Activities and other special initiatives for this year.  Please watch the meeting video to hear about our exciting plans for the year.

Our feature brunch speaker, Araceli González is a Ph.D. is a candidate in the School Organization and Educational Policy program at UC Davis’ School of Education. Prior to the doctoral program, Araceli worked as a grant writer for a farm worker service nonprofit organization in the San Joaquin Valley.

Araceli was born and raised in a rural community of Jalisco, México and migrated to California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley at the age of 13. Araceli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Political Theory from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.

As the daughter of migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley, Araceli examines education equity and access in rural school districts as it relates to socio-political racialization of farm work and the regional political economy. More specifically, her research centers the experiences and education leadership practices of Latinx farm work dependent mothers of immigrant background as they actively seek access to a quality education for their children in K-20 systems. This research addresses the dearth of knowledge on rural education and illuminates the historical legacy of racialized labor, gender, class, and power relations in and outside of educational settings.

For questions or comments regarding our Membership Brunch, please contact our President, Chris Ritter or our Membership VP Marsha  Anderson-Landau by clicking here.