Past Events 2017-18

Branch Transitions

Saturday June 2, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

The June program celebrates accomplishments of our current year and introduces
the AAUW 2018-2019 Officers for the upcoming year. Co-Presidents Sharon Westafer and Cacilia Kim will install the 2018-2019 elected officers including Co-Presidents Denise Montoya and Shelly Arnold. Their leadership and professional experience will bring special insight and ideas to our branch for the upcoming year. Continue Reading



It’s a Garden Party!

Saturday May 5, 2018

Spring is here and it is time to celebrate with the AAUW Long Beach Branch’s Annual Garden Party. Relax and socialize with members and meet our new members. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the home of AAUW Long Beach Branch member Janice Furman. Continue Reading


Gawking, Stalking, and Doxxing – Oh My!

Saturday April 7, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Gender‐Based Harassment from the Street to the Screen
From catcalls on the street to comments from anonymous internet trolls, genderbased
harassment permeates both physical and online public space. What does this mean for the ways in which women experience and navigate these spaces? How are women resisting and organizing against harassment? Our April program will explore these topics and more, and imagine a future in which harassment is no longer a daily lived experience. Continue Reading


Women at Work— in Art and Theatre

Thursday March 8, 2018, The Grand Long Beach

Sparking Curiosity was a three year community based theatre research project directed by Andrea Caban, Head of Voice & Speech in the Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Each year, a group of CSULB and Long Beach High School students were cast as researcher/performers. The group identified core questions, then … Continue Reading


Women’s Health Issues As We Age

Saturday February 3, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Healthcare matters, and for women, certain health issues specific to women, such as pelvic
floor conditions, i.e. pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with sex, incontinence, as well as pre and post-menopausal and pre and post-partum symptoms, are often overlooked or misdiagnosed by doctors.  Why? And what can be done about this? … Continue Reading


Can it Happen in Long Beach?

Saturday January 6, 2018, The Grand Long Beach

According to the Department of Homeland Security, “Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.”
While human trafficking is most often thought of as a form of sex trafficking, every year millions of men, women, and children are trafficked globally for purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude, or removal of their organs. It is estimated that human trafficking is second only to drug trafficking generating billions of dollars … Continue Reading


Celebrate the Holidays with Wassail

Saturday December 2, 2017

This is a festive and joyous time of year when we all come together with AAUW members, family, and friends to celebrate our annual Holiday Wassail. The word wassail is a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to a person. … Continue Reading

Women and Wealth: What You Need to Know

Saturday November 4, 2017, The Grand Long Beach

Money matters, and for women, we are at even greater risk if 1) we don’t have stable finances,
2) we are not confident in our financial literacy, and 3) we don’t have our finances in order. Research shows that 90% of women … Continue Reading


Luncheon Most Deadly

with Best-selling Author Anne Perry

Saturday October 14, 2017, The Old Ranch Country Club

Attend a luncheon with mystery writer Anne Perry! Anne Perry is the international bestselling author of over fifty novels, which have sold over 25 million copies. The Times selected her as one of the 20th Century’s “100 Masters of Crime”. There will be a luncheon, speech, book signing and silent auction to benefit AAUW Long Beach, a non-profit organization benefitting women and girls (some of your ticket price is tax-deductible!)

For more information click here.

October Vantage can be found here.



Food Insecurity and Displaced Students

Saturday September 9, 2017, The Grand Long Beach

Housing and food insecurity are growing problems on college campuses. The rising cost of tuition and the increasing number of nontraditional students mean that more students are living on a shoestring budget. Today, one in 10 California State University students … Continue Reading


Branch Transitions to 2017/2018 Year

Saturday, June 3, 2017, Old Ranch Country Club

The American Association of University Women Long Beach Branch’s Installation of Officers was held at Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, California … Continue Reading