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AAUW Meet Focuses On Reproductive Health Care

Maria de Soccoro Santillan is on the front lines battling to safeguard access to reproductive health care for women and girls in the Central Valley of California. She has been active in this struggle since starting her first job as a Health Educator at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte shortly after she graduated from CSU Fresno in 1996. Now the Director of Public Affairs, she works tirelessly to insure that Planned Parenthood remains a sanctuary for everyone in need.

On Thursday, Jan. 12, Santillan will speak to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch about the ongoing effort needed to protect and ensure women’s reproductive freedom.

Members, guests and prospective members in the Oakdale, Riverbank, or Escalon area are invited to attend this 7 p.m. on-site/online meeting. Attendees to in person meetings must be fully vaccinated. Email for location or Zoom information.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Learn more at Branch information is at or by emailing the branch at Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.