Two women representing local groups working for equity in San Diego County will speak at the Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women virtual program on Saturday, January 8, 10 a.m. at noon. The Zoom room opens at 10 a.m. Invitees should send their name and email address to [email protected] to receive a Zoom link to the meeting and to have their name recognized when they enter the Zoom Lobby. Questions for speakers can be submitted during the presentation using the chat function.
Arcela Nuñez-Alvarez is co-founder and co-director of the Popular University, “La Universidad del Pueblo,” a grassroots community organization that promotes health, education, and a culture of trust and civic participation in the nation’s democratic process. He is actively involved in organizing vaccination clinics for underserved Latinx and other populations.
Sonya Williams is Executive Director of Pathways to Citizenship, a group founded in Solana Beach in 2013 to help local immigrants from around the world navigate the complex legal and cultural pathways to citizenship. She will tell how her caring and dedicated team of attorneys and accredited representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ), who are licensed to practice immigration law, have achieved their remarkable success rate and share the programs they have developed to help the immigrants.
AAUW is a national organization that promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership is open to all college graduates with an associate’s degree or higher. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
The Del Mar-Leucadia branch serves San Diego’s coastal communities and reflects the diverse interests of its members with monthly meetings (open to the public) and special interest groups such as Great Decisions, restaurants, books, movies, and bridge groups. The branch welcomes new members.
The local AAUW branch raises scholarship money for local college students and local middle school girls who are chosen to attend AAUW’s Tech Trek, a STEM camp for girls. The branch also supports Speech Trek for local high school students and the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund.
For more information, visit delmarleucadia-ca.aauw.net or contact Karen Dorney, [email protected]