Welcome to the San Luis Obispo (CA) Branch of AAUW!

Happy New Year! 

Join us for our January meeting!

  Monday, January 10th at 7:00pm

Via Zoom

“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” — Oprah Winfrey

Please join us at January’s meeting (via Zoom) to learn about some of the businesses in our area that are owned and operated by African American women. How did they go about building their businesses? What are the some of the services they offer? What have been some of the successes and challenges they’ve experienced in building their businesses in SLO county? How has COVID affected their work?

Among our guests will be Michelle Rogers of Michelle Ann Photography who specializes in Family, Baby, and Branding photography. On her website, Michelle writes, “I’m a Southern California native, currently living on the gorgeous Central Coast of California. My style as a photographer is simple, warm, creative & fun. My goal is to make you look great all while having fun. I offer a wide range of services and am always open to new ideas and projects if they resonate with me. I’d love to get the chance to create something beautiful with you!”

Our meeting will be on Monday, January 10 at 7 pm via Zoom. Watch for your invite!

Our AAUW Branch has been part of the community for over 75 years.

The branch was instrumental in the creation of Mission Plaza and the Art Center of San Luis Obispo.  We also initiated Art Park, a summer arts program for children, and were founding members of the SLO County Women’s Legacy Fund.  We continue to sponsor candidates’ and issue forums.

Today the branch consists of more than 60 women from varied backgrounds who promote the Association’s goals.

Our current community actions include:

    • Tech Trek:  is a math and science camp for middle school girls
    • Adopt-a-Poll: staffing a voting site during elections
    • San Luis Obispo High School Scholarships: our branch raises money to provide scholarships for college-bound high school girls.
    • Scholarship & Loan Committee: was created to assist re-entry students at Cuesta College. The Committee is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
    • Support for the Educational Foundation: Provides fellowships and grants to women for graduate study and community action
    • Support for Legal Advocacy Fund: Provides support for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in academia and the workplace
    • Friends of the Library/AAUW In-School Reading Program: Volunteers read with children in a classroom setting to provide literacy experiences that encourage, support, and celebrate children’s efforts to learn to read.

Branch meetings are generally held once a month on either Monday evening or Saturday during the day at various locations around town. These monthly programs provide opportunities for members to discuss and learn about critical issues affecting women and the community.  For more details on upcoming programs please see the programs page. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to talk to a branch representative before attending a meeting, please feel free to contact us.

We also have a variety of special interest groups you may enjoy.  These include two bridge groups, two book clubs, craft group, hiking, and dining out.  Please join us!

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