The Sonoma Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a presentation by AAUW member Rae Lewis on the Chicuchas Wasi Project, an alternative school for girls in Cusco, Peru, focusing on providing free education to poor indigenous girls otherwise forgotten by mainstream education (see more at The talk, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, will be accompanied by a slide show. The event, which will be held in Trinity Episcopal Church’s Buttrum Hall, 275 E. Spain St., is free and refreshments will be served.

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