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

Join us for our new 2023 Programs!

Monday, February 13th at 7:00 pm, via Zoom

February is Black History month and for our zoom Branch meeting on Monday, February 13, we are welcoming Rabbi Micah Hyman who has worked many years on the connection between the Jewish people and their Black neighbors.

Rabbi Micah Hyman is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth David. He has served Pulpits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris and Tel Aviv. With a Degree in Jewish Art and Material Culture, he has served Museums around the world exploring the nexus of Art and Text, Jewish/Islamic Art and experiential programming for families. He lives with his sons Nathan and Theo in Morro Bay where they smoke salmon and brine.

The relationship of Blacks and Jews is complicated from the “get go” (like the fact there are many, many Jews of Color).  We will explore the biblical, historical, and current issues facing our culture today to address how our understanding of the past, present, and future can influence how and who we choose to engage.  May it be for good.

Our AAUW Branch has been a 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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