What We Do!

What has our chapter been up to? Read some of our events below to learn what our amazing chapter works on.

Upcoming and Recent Events

SEE IT, BE IT: A Night Celebrating Women in STEM

January 28th, Leslie Rubin from our Davis branch moderated an evening for girls from 7-12th grade to listen from five distinguished professional women in STEM!

After hearing the panelists, each speaker rotated through groups of eight girls in order to answer any questions. The night ended with cocoa, tea and cookies.

Thank you to the speakers, sponsors, and volunteers for making this evening a success!

 

Woman’s March

Estelle’s report:

The mission of Women’s March is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change” (WomensMarch.com).

In that spirit, Estelle, friend Karen, and UCD student Eva and three friends joined the more than 10,000 women, children, and men who participated in the fourth Sacramento Women’s March on January 18th.

Book Club

The next meeting for our bookclub is on January 4th, 9am, at Three Ladies Cafe! We will discuss Beloved by Tony Morrison. The group welcomes readers to join in on the literary journeys and interesting conversations.

Book Club dates posted on our calendar.

 

CELEBRATING THE 71ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

We celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as in previous years, by reading the document in as many languages as possible and English.

Thank you to those who joined us this year!

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Annual Holiday Gathering

Branch members and UCD AAUW students celebrated the holidays on Saturday, December 14th.

Speaker this year was Jan Judson of Make it Happen. In the spirit of the season, we supported Make it Happen with donations of gift cards from Target and Walmart.

 

Quilt Raffle 

We would like to thank all those who purchased a raffle ticket. All proceeds go to funding Teck Trek campers as well as other branch projects!

Grand prize-a beautiful queen-size reversible quilt, lovingly made and donated by Marti Abbott. 

Second prize- a stunning jewel-toned mohair/wool shawl, handwoven and donated by weaving instructor Verena Borton. 

 

 

United Nations Day 2019: “Our Planet. Our Future”

On October 27th from 3:30-5:30pm, the Davis Chapter of the United Nations association of the United States (UNA-USA) celebrated United Nations Day!
Thank you to our speakers, Troy Wolfe-the Senior Director of Education Programs and Learning at the UNF, Jolynn Shoemaker from UCD Global Affairs, and Chris Granger & Lynne Nittler from Cool Davis!

We loved seeing you all there!

 

International Festival Davis 2019

On Sunday, October 6th 2019, AAUW tabled at the International Festival in Central Park. We had a wonderful time getting to know everyone and look forward to seeing you all at future AAUW events!

Thank you to the members who made this event a success!

Find out more about the International Festival Here!

 

 

Tech Trek

July 21-29th, “the wildly successful Tech Trek inspired campers in STEM education on the UC Davis campus.

Our Visit Day welcomed 33 members from 13 Northern California and Nevada branches and 33 visitors from Community invitations!”

 


Annual Events

Tech Trek:

This camp for girls is very special to our hearts here at the AAUW-Davis Chapter.
Tech Trek offers girls hands on experience and knowledge from top women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and technology. The week long emersion program allows these young students the opportunity to explore their interests while building their confidence as powerful innovators for the future. We are very excited to share that there will be a camp at the UC Davis campus in late July!

STEM Panel Evening 2019

On Tuesday, January 29th at Da Vinci Charter Academy MPR in Davis, the AAUW-Davis Chapter will hosted our annual STEM Panel! Speakers Presented Included:

Allison Goodman, Principal Engineer at Intel

Paulina Zielinska, Director of the Office for Global Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Cecilia von Beroldingen, Laboratory Director, California Department of Justice DNA lab

and more!

Annual Luncheon 2019

The Davis AAUW Professional Branch hosted its annual Luncheon January 26, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Plates Café (an employment learning program for formerly homeless mothers with children) and Catering in Sacramento.

Speakers Included:

Kait Murray: an educator and researcher of community leadership, focusing on historically marginalized people in science and agricultural education.

Andrea Morgan: an environmental engineer, pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public policy and environmental engineering at U. C. Berkeley.

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More on STEM:

STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering & MathSupporting women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM has been a part of AAUW’s mission since 1881. Throughout its history, AAUW has encouraged women to work and study in these traditionally male fields, invested millions of dollars in graduate fellowships and grants, as well as engaged in research, programming and advocacy to break through barriers for women and girls.