Great turn out at last night’s meeting. This is the slide deck and resource list we promised.




This educational and inspirational program will expand on the AAUW CA initiative, The School Board Project plus National’s recent presentation School Boards: The Battleground for the Education Culture Wars.

Join us for a relaxed conversation focused on the current climate and public education issues in the San Ramon Valley School District. School Board President Laura Bratt will be interviewed by Ravneet Julka, local PTA leader, parent, and lawyer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a better understanding of what SRVUSD School Board and other School Boards around the nation are facing Learn what you can do to support quality public education in our community.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch members will be our guests. The event is free to all.

An Evite has been sent to members of both branches, please respond to ensure we’ve an accurate count of attendees.

The public is asked to email to RSVP, not required but as a courtesy so we know to expect you.

For more information on the School Board Project, visit our website page at


March 4–10
Local Scholarships Fundraiser at Dos Coyotes
3191 Crow Canyon Place
1-925 242-1100

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We hope you will join us for our “Tips for Change” fundraiser. We receive 10% of the sales and 100% of the tips for meals served that evening. It is a fun event, where our members fill in as the waitstaff. Enjoy a tasty meal, catch up with friends, and support Tech Trek!
Reservations can be made online or by calling Gianni’s at (925) 820-6969.

You may learn more about AAUW’s Tech Trek Program by visiting



Guest Speaker, Kristy Higares of Girls Garage, will share background and detailed information about this extraordinary, first of its kind organization. She will wow us with descriptions of the great design projects their students have built at their local site where the girls learn to “Fear Less. Build More.”

Kristy is an educator, writer, and arts administrator who has worked for over 20 years serving schools and communities in Oakland. She is inspired by the intersection of arts, education, community, and impact. Her passion and vision have been motivated by her work with Bay Area teens at The Crucible, an industrial art school in West Oakland, where she worked for 12 years.

In 2010, Kristy was honored with a Jefferson Award in Public Service for her work at The Crucible, which included managing educational programs, teambuilding, volunteer and workforce development programs, studio operations, public art, and events.

She was an YBCA Equity Fellow in 2016 and created a photojournalism exhibit, interviewing and documenting residents in Oakland along International Boulevard.

Girls Garage is a nonprofit design and construction school for girls and gender-expansive youth ages 9–18 in the Bay Area. Founded in 2013, Girls Garage is the first-ever design and building workshop for female, non-binary, trans, and gender-expansive youth in the United States.

Through after-school and summer pathways, Girls Garage provides free and low-cost programs in carpentry, welding, architecture, engineering, and activist art to a diverse community of 200 students per year. Their programs equip youth with tools to build the world they want to see through integrating technical skills, college and career guidance, and community leadership.

To date, participants have built 184 projects ranging from a geodesic dome for the Eames Institute, book benches, shelves, and displays for a transitional housing shelter, furniture for a domestic abuse shelter to a greenhouse for a community garden and 500 square foot chicken pavilion for an urban farm. Learn more about Girls Garage here.

The public interested in attending may email us at to RSVP.


October Program

The School Board Project

Protecting Honest, Inclusive Education in the
San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Overview of AAUW CA Initiative

Background, Discussion, and Actions!

Thursday, October 19, 2023       6:30PM – 8:30PM

Danville Congregational Church

989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville, CA

Social time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm       Meeting starts: 6:30pm

The School Board Project, developed by AAUW CA Public Policy team, is designed to ensure school boards throughout California include members who are committed to the maintenance of high standards of education for all students – including access to diverse and historically accurate information. In partnership with the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch, join us for a panel discussion focused on protecting honest, inclusive education in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

We look forward to an informative, energizing presentation!

Click here to RSVP!

Click here for the Power Point presentation on The School Board Project.

California AAUW Public Policy Committee announcement of The School Board Project.

To watch the Sept. 21 CA AAUW Webinar on the subject and read up on resources available click here.