FALLBROOK – Fallbrook American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted a joint meeting recently with Temecula and Vista chapters at the Vista Valley Country Club. Over 80 women and girls were in attendance.
The girls, students involved in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, were featured in skits where they assumed the roles of famous women in history.
The students designed their own costumes exemplifying the character of their choice, many from different decades, centuries and space dimensions. The skit covered a parallel universe combining historical women of 350 years ago with those of today.
Some of the women honored were contemporary favorites Oprah Winfrey and Christiane Amanpour along with Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, Jane Austin, Lady Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Delores Huarta, who partnered with Cesar Chavez in forming the United Farm Workers.
These women all had a “profound love of truth, wanting fairness and equality for all,” explained Jessica Salas, who portrayed Christiane Amanpour.
The program closed with the Electric Light Orchestra’s song, “Hold On Tight To Your Dream,” led by Dennis David on keyboard and sung by all the presenters.