Empowering Women: Locally, Nationally and Internationally

First Fall Event - Membership Appreciation Day

New Member Dues Discount — Join our branch at this event and pay reduced dues. New members and lapsed members (2 years or more) are eligible to receive $25.50 off annual dues.*

Our membership includes women from Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Capistrano, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and neighboring communities. Many are dual members in other branches.

We will have information about our branch available at the meeting. Please take this opportunity to find out about us and what we do.

Time: September 12, 2010 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Place: Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Program: Guest speaker CeCe Sloan will talk about how the simple act of planting trees by a few empowered women in Kenya evolved into a nationwide movement to protect the environment, human rights, and democracy. Segments of the documentary "Taking Root" will be shown, followed by commentary and discussion.

More about the film. . .

"We have just completed the month-long book tour [The Challenge for Africa] and … hardly was there a place we went that people did not mention Taking Root. It has been a wonderful project… I hope the film will continue to inspire people across the globe especially as the message is so fitting for our time." Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder of the Green Belt Movement



* Dues discount is offered through AAUW's Shape the Future program.

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