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9/22: Branch Fall Kickoff Meeting and Brunch

September is a time of new beginnings, including the start of the Fall season and the new Branch year.  We are hoping that there will be a good turnout of members and prospective members on the morning of September 22 so that we will have a good start to another engaging Branch year!

We ask that you RSVP HERE  or by sending an email to so that Marie Wolbach, our VP of Programs, may get an approximate number of attendees for the event


5/12: Branch Spring meeting

Please join us for our final general meeting, lunch and program of the 2017-2018 Branch year!

  • Time: 11:30a to 1:30p
  • Place: Embarcadero room at Rinconada Library in Palo Alto
  • What: Lunch, pleasant conversation and an entertaining drama reading by members of the Drama Reading Section.

RSVP to Charlotte Jackson so that we may have sufficient food and beverages for all attending.

3/27 @ 11:30 – Defining the Limits of Free Speech: Hate Speech and its Impact on Civic Engagement

AAUW Palo Alto is a co-sponsor of this League of Women Voters event:

Join us for a timely discussion about our First Amendment rights with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, author of Free Speech on Campus and co-chair of the board of the new National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C.  Dean Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of the School of Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

We would love to have you and members of Beth Am attend this event. Your only responsibility as a Co-Sponsor is to publicize this event and encourage your members to attend.  But above all else, please publicize this event to your members and encourage them to participate, even if you choose not to be a Co-Sponsor.

            Please let us know ASAP and no later than March 9, if you would like to be a co-sponsor so that our final flyer can list your name.

Seating is limited so individuals who would like to attend, please RSVP early at or 650-903-0600. Reservations for in-person attendance will be taken no later than March 25.
            This event is free and open to the public and there is plenty of parking in the lot or on the street.

1/20 @ 2:30– Meet Marie Curie – free film screening “Humanity Needs Dreamers”

Humanity Needs Dreamers invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest
to isolate two elements —polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to
groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures, and triumphs
behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist and
husband Pierre Curie.
Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs
Dreamers is the cinematic version of the acclaimed one-woman theatrical show. As an
immersive science film, this unique format breaks the wall between live theater and cinema,
past and present, scholar and performer.
Event includes post screening Q & A with filmmaker Jen Myronuk and science trivia with prizes!
RSVP here:
Sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women) and the Palo Alto PTA
Council. For more information about AAUW Palo Alto, please visit