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AAUW West Contra Costa Branch in Northern California represents communities from Berkeley to Richmond and beyond. It is a dynamic group of intellectually curious women with a common interest. We have been working to break through barriers for women and girls since 1949. We are not finished!


Upcoming Programs 

September 15,  Welcome Back!  Tech Trek Scholars will share some of their Tech Trek Camp experiences at Sonoma State

October 20,  Sisters in Crime mystery writers will introduce their books.  Susan Shea’s Love and Death in Burgundy is a French village mystery.  Simon Wood’s Saving Grace  is a crime or procedural fiction.  Margaret Lucke’s  Snow Angel is a Jess Randolph mystery.

November 17,  Beth Goldberg from the non-profit Youth Homes will describe how they serve the needs of over 200 at-risk, foster and former foster youth in

Contra Costa County each year.  For more information see www.youthhomes.org.

December 15,  ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERING at 2:00.  Holiday treats and entertainment at the Walenta’s home in El Cerrito.

Please join us on Monday, October 17 at noon for the first Lunch Bunch gathering at the Crepevine restaurant at Shattuck and Cedar in Berkeley.  Contact

Maria at 510-527-44378 for more information.


Our Mission — AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Our Promise — By joining AAUW, you will be part of a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers to give women and girls a fair chance.

Our members gain:

  • Friendships with educated women of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • In addition to monthly general meetings, access to interests groups including book club, bridge, global events, and lunch bunch.
  • Intellectual development at monthly meetings through education on current issues that impact women and girls.

As a branch we support:

  • Scholarships that send at least eight seventh grade girls each summer to Tech Trek, a science and math camp at Sonoma State University.
  • A $1,500 scholarship to advance the education of one talented female student from Contra Costa College in honor of Mary Ellen Bales.

Join the fight to advance equity for women and girls and make new friends along the way. Become a member today.

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