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This program is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us as we celebrate this Bay Area author at our Dougherty Station Library.


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Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the Bay Area

CC HT Poster 12x18-01Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm   Veterans Memorial Building  400 Hartz Ave, Danville

The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch and the San Ramon Branch of AAUW presents: Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the Bay Area. Please join us to  learn about this modern form of slavery, what is being done to fight this crime, and what local agencies and non-profits are doing to rescue victims. Find out what you can do to help!

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Contra Costa County Unfortunately, human trafficking is happening right here in our communities. Perhaps you read about the arrest last fall of a sex-trafficking ring based right here in San Ramon and Danville. California is one of the top four destination states for human trafficking, and the Bay Area is one of the top destinations in the entire country.

Human trafficking disproportionately affects girls and women, which is why AAUW has focused on this issue during the last decade.

Come learn about this modern form of slavery, what is being done to fight this crime, and what local agencies and non-profits are doing to rescue victims. Find out what you can do to help.

Our panel of experts from Contra Costa County and the Bay Area will give you a comprehensive view of this important issue on the local level.

Speakers include:

Brian Wo, – Co-Founder Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Aron DeFerrari – Deputy DA, Contra Costa County

Alexandra Madsen – Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinator, Zero Tolerance Initiative, Contra Costa County

Cynthia Peterson and Carly Devlin, Community Violence Solutions.

Matthew Malone, Detective, San Ramon Police Department and a trafficking survivor will attend as guests.


Cost Per Person is $5.00  Reservation and Payment Due By Jan. 18, 2016

You may pay online now by credit card using PayPal. Cost is $5 + $0.46 processing fee per person.

Or mail in your registration and payment by downloading the form below.

2015 Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW Reservation Form:

January 21, 2016 – Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the Bay Area,



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Please mail this reservation form and your check payable to:

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW,  PO Box 996 Alamo, CA 94507

Please contact Charla Gabert, Programs Co-Chair, ( with any questions. This program is co-sponsored with the San Ramon AAUW branch.









All the Winter/Spring 2015 programs are FREE and open to the public. We hope you will join us and share in the conversations.


A list of auction items can be found here for tomorrow night’s scholarship committee fundraiser.








AAUW Funds Fall Luncheon
Honoring Funds Fellows & Grant Recipients
Sunday, November 2, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville

The highlight of this event will be hearing from 10-12 California women who have received 2014-2015 Grants or American or International Fellowships to further their education, change careers, take community action, or research subjects pertinent to women & girls.

Cost is $40 per person, RSVP by October 22. Luncheon includes a chicken or vegetarian salad, dessert, and beverage. Guests welcome. Register at AAUW CA


Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan presents: California Water Woes - Are there Solutions?

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan presents: California Water Woes – Are there Solutions?








State Assembly District 16 candidates Congressional District 11 Candidates

State Assembly District 16 candidates
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Transitioning from Foster Care: A Speakers Panel

Transitioning from Foster Care: A Speakers Panel








SRVUSD School Board Candidates Forum

SRVUSD School Board Candidates Forum
















Installation Dinner



































making_a_differenceMaking a Difference

Featuring Jeanne Benedetti

Thursday, April 11; 7:00 PM

San Ramon Community Center – Alcosta Room

12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon

Jeanne holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.B.A.,and Juris Doctorate degrees. She is currently a Senior Director of Project Development for Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. in Pleasanton. Fulcrum is developing clean, cost effective, sustainable biofuel facilities that will convert municipal solid waste into renewable advanced biofuels through the deployment of an integrated gasification and proprietary alcohol synthesis technology.

From bringing power to local communities where villagers do not even have toasters to converting your garbage into transportation fuel, Jeanne is “making a difference.”

Join us for this inspirational program!



Explores Inspiring Story of Modern China’s First Feminist

“With all my heart I beseech and beg my two hundred million female compatriots to assume their responsibility as citizens. Arise! Arise! Chinese women, arise!”– Qiu Jin

The San Ramon Branch of American Association of University Women will present a FREE screening of AUTUMN GEM: A Documentary on Modern China’s First Feminist on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at  7:00pm.

Producers Rae Chang and Adam Tow will introduce the film and participate in a Q-&-A
session afterwards.

AUTUMN GEM explores the extraordinary life of the “Chinese Joan of Arc” Qiu Jin (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin spoke out against footbinding and other oppressive practices and demanded equal opportunities for women. She attempted an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty and became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution. Qiu Jin is celebrated as a national heroine today.

While Qiu Jin is a familiar figure in China, she is largely unknown outside of the country. AUTUMN GEM is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. Using scholar interviews, archival materials, and dramatic reenactment scenes based on her original writings, AUTUMN GEM brings the story of Qiu Jin to life.

The hour-long film was produced and directed by two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow. It stars former China National martial arts champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. AUTUMN GEM has screened at over 120 venues worldwide, including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Princeton, Brown, University of Maryland, Australian National University, and University of Hong Kong.

As 2012 marked the centenary of the end of imperial rule in China, it is especially crucial to
acknowledge the role of women in the country’s transition to a modern nation. AUTUMN GEM sheds light on a seminal figure who continues to serve as an inspiration to Chinese women today.

What: FREE screening and filmmakers’ discussion of documentary AUTUMN GEM
Where: San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00pm
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7:00pm   Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Alcosta Room – San Ramon Community Center    12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon CA

Today, more women than ever are responsible for their financial well-being, and the financial well-being of their families. But women often face unique financial challenges that can impact their ability to achieve financial security. That’s why it’s so important that no matter what life stage they’re in, women know how to save, invest, and plan for their future.

Our quest speaker is Diane Woodward, CFP®, an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, and owner of Oak Tree Wealth Management. Diane is a registered representative with and securities, advisory services and financial planning offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Visit Diane Woodward’s website at or her LinkedIn page


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