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Branch Holiday Party – Online Edition

Branch Holiday Party – Online Edition by Kim Rutledge

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend our lives, the AAUW Sacramento Branch Program Committee continues to find new, creative ways of upholding our branch’s time-honored traditions. The pandemic will keep us from celebrating the holiday season with a luncheon at the Northridge Country Club this year, but it will not keep us from gathering online for a festive celebration.

On Dec. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., grab a mug of cider, put on your favorite ugly holiday sweater and join us on Zoom for the AAUW Sacramento Branch Holiday Party – Online Edition. Our guest speakers will be three local women artists – visual artist Franceska Gamez (http://www.franceskagamez.com), jewelry designer and metalworker Omonivie Okhade  (https://www.tulainbloom.com), and abstract painter Caiti Chan (http://www.caitichan.com). The women will each give a brief presentation on their work and experiences in the Sacramento art scene. We will also enjoy holiday music by the California State University, Sacramento, Clarinet Quartet.

To keep things fun, festive, and interactive, we will hold an ugly holiday sweater contest – judged by our artist guests. Prizes will be awarded to the three branch members with the tackiest sweaters. There will also be time for virtual socializing at the end of the program.

To join in the holiday fun, please sign up at Eventbrite by clicking here. We look forward to celebrating this unusual holiday season with you all.

Policies Affecting California Women’s Well Being Are November Program Focus By Cathy Locke

Women have made considerable progress since securing the vote 100 years ago, but they still face disparities on a range of issues including economic security, health and participation in political leadership.

Representatives of the California Budget & Policy Center will update us on the status of women in Sacramento County and statewide during a November 14 presentation on the California Women’s Well Being Index. This free meeting will be held virtually, using Zoom. Please mark your calendars!

The Women’s Well Being Index, prepared by the California Budget & Policy Center, is a multifaceted composite measure looking at five dimensions of women’s well-being by county: health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security and political empowerment.

The California Budget & Policy Center (calbudgetcenter.org), formerly the California Budget Project, was founded in 1995 to provide an independent source of information on how budget and tax policies affect low- and middle-income Californians. The center provides analyses and commentary on issues including tax policy, economic trends, health and criminal justice.

Come learn about the issues affecting California women and how you can advocate for change.

“Interbranch Council Luncheon on Jan. 24. Don’t miss it!” by Cherril Peabody

Please join on us January 24 at the annual Capitol Counties Interbranch Council Luncheon at Plates Restaurant, 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento. This will be our January branch meeting in conjunction with other branches in our district. It is a great opportunity to meet members from other branches and hear some inspiring speeches from AAUW fellows.

Casey Knifsend, a fellow from last year who is an Assistant Professor in psychology at California State University, Sacramento, received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She researches how adolescent girls connect with their peers through sports and extracurricular activities.

 Jennifer Randles, a fellow from this year, is an Assistant Professor in sociology at California State University, Fresno. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She investigates how social and economic inequities affect American families.

The cost of the luncheon is $26, including tax and gratuity. The deadline for reservations is January 19. Please use the registration form located here: 1-24-15 IBC Luncheon Plates


Registration required by April 17th for April 25th Branch Meeting! No walk-ins will be allowed

The meeting is Featuring Our special Guest Speaker, Assemblyman Richard Pan.

We will be electing the Sacramento Branch Officers for the 2013-2014 Year. We need a branch quorum For the Election.

April 25th, 6:30 pm (check in at 6pm) at the Rancho Cordova Library, located at 9845 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95827

You must register to attend this event with Brandy Shiners by April 17th. Please email Brandy Shiners at brandyshiners@gmail.com.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit your request to Brandy Shiners.