The American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
AAUW-Davis was formed as a Davis-Dixon-Woodland branch in the spring of 1966. AAUW Davis promotes activities such as Tech Trek, Book Club, and Celebrating Women in STEM.
Check us out on Facebook or email us at Davis-CA@aauw.net with any comments/questions or for information about membership or donations.
On Saturday, April 7th, we discussed Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, a book described by the Washington Post as, “A breathtaking symphony of black women’s voices”. The book selected for Saturday, May 8th at 9am is The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce. We welcome you to join in on the literary journeys and interesting conversations!
Book Group dates and zoom links are posted on our calendar.
May Celebrate the NineTEAnth
We have an exciting event planned for our May Celebrate the 19th! We will be joined by Annie Chen, one of our AAUW@UCD students who graduated in 2019. She will be hosting a virtual tasting of teas from her home country of Taiwan, on Wednesday, May 19th at 5pm.
The teas will be sent from Taiwan to Davis, and we’ll distribute them to those who are able to join us. We sent out an email last week with a Google Form for members that would like to join.
We look forward to seeing you there!
NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders)
NCCWSL 2021 will be a fully virtual experience! Each year, AAUW National brings together hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration, and networking.
The workshops, panels, speakers, and activities provide endless learning opportunities and peer networking. This year, we look forward to sending our two interns and several officers of AAUW@UCD to the conference! To learn more about NCCWSL, click this link.
Upcoming AAUW CA Webinars
- 5/26/2021: “Don’t Hesitate…Communicate! Oral, Written, Non-Verbal Communication Skills and Speaking across generational divides.
Join Marlene Cain in learning how to lead (not herd) cats in leadership roles and work with diverse personalities.
Check out other upcoming webinars hosted by AAUW California here.
AAUW’s annual election began April 7th and will run through May 17th. AAUW members will vote on a long-standing membership requirement, which creates a barrier to women who do not hold a college degree. This proposed change is recommended by the AAUW Board of Directors and the AAUW Governance Committee, and has been voted down in the past.
Check out this link to read the information provided by AAUW National in order to make an informed opinion and vote!
Make sure to check out our most recent edition of our newsletter, The Spokeswoman! In this month’s newsletter, we discussed what happened at the International Women’s Day celebration with Barbe Chambliss, AAUW National Voting, a summary of the March book group book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and more.
Click this link to access the newsletter, and check out past newsletters under the “newsletters” tab of our website!