Past Events

Gun Violence & Trauma Town Hall Meeting

Date: May 5, 2017
Location: The Feminist Majority Foundation 433 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Please join CWLC and UCI Law School for an upcoming Town Hall meeting about gun violence and trauma to be held at the Feminist Majority Foundation. Led by Michele Goodwin, UCI Law School Professor and Director for the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, we hope you can attend this important discussion with policy makers, academics, advocates, and law enforcement.

Training: “The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX and California Law”

Date: April 18, 2017
Location: Online - Webinar

This informational webinar reviewed the laws protecting pregnant and parenting students in California to enable practitioners to identify and remedy these harmful forms of discrimination, shared the results of the ABC’s of Breastfeeding Report Card grading lactation accommodations in K-12 schools in Los Angeles County, and discussed next steps in expanding the impact of the report card.

Rally & Walk for Equality

Date: March 26, 2017
Location: Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Feminist Majority Foundation, CWLC and various sponsors and supporters attended the Rally & Walk for EQUALITY on March 26, 2017.

Distinguished Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin of UCI School of Law

Date: February 22, 2017
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation, Beverly Hills

On February 22, 2017, the California Women’s Law Center and our sponsors Sleeping Lion, Inc. and Lois & Jim Thompson and co-hosts Cathy Kim & Matthew Kelly and Rasha Gerges Shields hosted a Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin titled “Forecasting Reproductive Health and Rights in the Era of President Trump.”

Rally to Save Roe

Date: January 19, 2017
Location: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles (NCJW|LA)

Individuals joined the National Council of Jewish Women|Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) and several cosponsoring organizations to Rally to Save Roe, which was a rally and training to defend women’s reproductive rights in America. The rally began at 6:00 pm and on Fairfax Avenue between Clinton Street and Rosewood Avenue.

In the face of an uncertain political climate, supporters demonstrated their commitment to upholding the right to abortion that was established 44 years ago in the historic 1973 Supreme Court Case, Roe vs. Wade.

Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination

Date: December 8, 2016
Location: Online - Webinar

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 the California Fair Pay Collaborative, comprised of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, and California Women’s Law Center, presented a webinar titled “Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination.”

#GivingTuesday 2016

Date: November 29, 2016
Location: Online

#GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. On this day, non-profit organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals around the world recognize the importance of giving to those in need.

Speaker Series with David Codell

Date: November 16, 2016
Location: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

David Codell is a Los Angeles-based attorney whose private practice focuses on constitutional, business, and entertainment litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts, both at the trial-court and appellate level, and he has secured victories in numerous cases with historic rulings advancing civil rights.

“Audrie & Daisy: A Netflix Documentary” Film Screening

Date: November 10, 2016
Location: Santa Monica High School, Barnum Hall

The California Women’s Law Center invited individuals to attend a screening of the Sundance-nominated film Audrie & Daisy: A Netflix Documentary. This documentary film will raise the awareness of our parents, students and community on the topics of underage drinking, sexual assault, cyber-bullying and suicide.

Training: “Breastfeeding Rights in California Schools”

Date: November 9, 2016
Location: Online - Webinar

On Wednesday, November 9th, the California Women’s Law Center and BreastfeedLA presented an informational training webinar, “Breastfeeding Rights in California Schools.” Every major health organization recommends breastfeeding and recognizes its overwhelming health benefits for parent and child.

“Loving” Film Screening

Date: November 3, 2016
Location: Landmark Theater at Westside Pavilion Mall

The California Women’s Law Center was proud to co-sponsor an advanced screening of the new Focus Features film “Loving” on November 3, 2016 at the Landmark Theater in the Westside Pavilion Mall. This fantastic film is based on the seminal 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia. CWLC proudly partnered with the Writers Guild Foundation, GLAAD …

Equal Pay Webinar with LAS-ELC and ERA

Date: October 12, 2016
Location: Online - Webinar

The California Pay Collaborative—comprised of Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, and the California Women’s Law Center—hosted a webinar on October 12th titled “Equal Pay in California: Your Right to Equal Pay in the Workplace.”

Handbags of Hope 2016

Date: October 8, 2016
Location: Hope in Christ Community Church, Compton

Handbags of Hope took place on October 8, 2016 at the Hope in Christ Community Church in Compton. This is an annual event that CWLC has participated in for the past three years. Each year, the effort centers around new or slightly used handbags being stuffed with personal care items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion,

Title IX Webinar with LAS-ELC

Date: October 6, 2016
Location: Online - Webinar

On October 6th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST, CWLC and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) hosted an informational training webinar for attendees to learn about Title IX as it applies to athletics in schools, including Title IX requirements, how to identify violations, and examples from real life cases.

Marina Rinaldi Fundraiser Event

Date: September 24 & 25, 2016
Location: Marina Rinaldi, Beverly Hills

A fantastic event to support CWLC where individuals were invited to discover the Fall/Winter 2016 collection by Tsumori Chisato from Marina Rinaldi on September 24th and 25th, 2016 at the Marina Rinaldi in Beverly Hills. 5% of the proceeds from this event were donated to the California Women’s Law Center!

All Access: Local Stories

Date: September 10, 2016
Location: Barnsdall Theater, Los Angeles

On Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Barnsdall Theater in Los Angeles, CWLC and the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice (LACRJ) hosted a free, multi-cultural, multi-generational storytelling evening highlighting the stories of women and girls. As we approached the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment …

Aging, Women and Poverty In California Forum 2016

Date: June 3, 2016
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

On June 3rd, the California Women’s Law Center co-hosted “Aging, Women and Poverty In California Forum” at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. CWLC was honored to partner with the California Commission on Aging and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to discuss the priorities and perspectives that community …

2016 Pursuit of Justice Awards

Date: May 17, 2016
Location: Milennium Biltmore Hotel

Since 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center has been the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to meeting the needs of women who are homeless or extremely low-income. Reaching more than 3,000 women annually through housing, health, job readiness, advocacy, and basic needs programs, DWC works to end the homeless cycle among the women they serve.

Distinguished Speaker Series: David Codell on “Gender, Privacy and Sexual Orientation: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court in 2016”

Date: February 3, 2016
Location: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

David Codell has a Los Angeles-based private practice that focuses on constitutional, business and entertainment litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts, at both trial-court and appellate level, and has secured victories in numerous cases with historic rulings advancing civil rights.

STOP Teen Dating Violence – CWLC Partner Event

Date: October 26, 2015
Location: Online - Webinar

Teen dating violence is a pervasive problem that affects all communities, and schools should take an active role to prevent and address it.

The S.T.O.P. Teen Dating Violence presentation addressed the legal responsibilities that schools have to address teen dating violence, as well as discussed a model policy that schools can adopt to address dating violence. This session provided rule of law and policy updates enacted since the first 2010 training on this topic.

UCLA School of Law Conference 2015 – CWLC Partner Event

Date: November 6, 2015
Location: UCLA School of Law

CWLC Staff Attorney Laura Riley spoke at the UCLA School of Law’s Sexual Assault and the Campus: The Role of Title IX Conference during the breakout session.

Title IX Training Series: Gender Discrimination in Education

Date: October 21, 2015 & November 16, 2015
Location: Online - Webinar

Led by Staff Attorney Laura Riley of the California Women’s Law Center, this three-part webinar series covered: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in Schools, Equality in High School Athletic Programs, and The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students.

Distinguished Guest Speaker Series 2015 – Incarcerated Women and Girls

Date: September 2, 2015
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation

On September 2nd, 2015, CWLC’s Distinguished Guest Speaker Series examined California’s corrections system and the unique needs of incarcerated women and girls. The discussion focused on ways we can work together to address some of the realities of incarceration and ensure people re-entering the community after serving their sentence have the resources they need to not return to prison and lead successful lives.

Cultural Competency in Representing Veterans

Date: July 29, 2015
Location: LA Law Library

The California Women’s Law Center in partnership with the Veterans Legal Institute presented a workshop to civilian attorneys about the unique aspects of military culture and how to familiarize yourself with the service and language “Do’s and Don’ts” to help attorneys connect with their clients in a way that builds trust.

Be Part of History

Date: August 30, 2015
Location: Staples Center

As a proud ambassador of the #WeAreWomen campaign, the California Women’s Law Center hopes you will also support this effort to fill the Staples Center on Sunday, August 30, 2015. The Los Angeles Sparks women’s professional basketball organization wants to help recognize the everyday women who are serving as pioneers, business leaders and community activists.

Pursuit of Justice Awards 2015 – Honoring Dolores Huerta, Lilly Ledbetter and Peg Yorkin

Date: June 18, 2015
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel

On June 18th, 2015, CWLC was honored to recognize Dolores Huerta, Lilly Ledbetter and Peg Yorkin at the 2015 Pursuit of Justice Awards held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Thank you to those of you who attended and our event sponsors who helped acknowledge our honorees commitment to creating equal opportunities for all.

Distinguished Guest Speaker Series 2015 – Amy Ziering Screens The Hunting Ground

Date: April 22, 2015
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation

CWLC was honored to screen The Hunting Ground and host producer Amy Ziering and film participant Kamilah Willingham for a question and answer session following our Distinguished Guest Speaker Series on April 22, 2015, at the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Partner Event: Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft – Wage Theft Ordinance Hearing Press Conference

Date: December 9, 2014
Location: LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Wage Theft Ordinance will be heard in the Economic Development Committee at City Hall. The Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft needs your support to show City Councilmembers that Los Angeles needs an anti-wage theft policy now. Our partners will be hosting a press conference at City Hall at 12:30pm
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Distinguished Guest Speaker Series 2014 – Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Date: November 5th, 2014
Location: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles 400 30th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please Join Our Sponsors THE LAW OFFICES OF VICTOR L. GEORGE CATHY KIM & MATTHEW KELLY For the California Women’s Law Center Distinguished Guest Speaker Series Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Dean & Distinguished Professor UCI Law School Discussing “The Supreme Court and Women’s Rights” Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 5:30 pm – Reception and Light Dinner
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Partner Event: Hobby Lobby & Contraception: What Skeletons Does Hobby Lobby Have in Its Closet?

Date: October 11, 2014
Location: Hobby Lobby’s Burbank Store: 641 N. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502

The Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles is hosting: Hobby Lobby & Contraception: What Skeletons Does Hobby Lobby Have in Its Closet? Did you know that Hobby Lobby, a corporation, opposes certain forms of contraception on religious grounds? So much that they took their protest of the ACA’s contraceptive mandate to the Supreme Court? And won?!
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Partner Event: Pepperdine School of Law – Student Life, Relationships and the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education

Date: October 10, 2014
Location: Pepperdine University School of Law

Pepperdine University School of Law welcomes you to this gathering to address domestic violence in higher education. Panelists will explore various aspects of domestic violence on our college campuses and discuss how universities should respond to the epidemic of dating and intimate partner violence on campus. This conference will address domestic and intimate partner violence
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National Women’s Law Center Webinar: The Supreme Court & Women’s Health and Economic Security

Date: October 2, 2014
Location: Online - Webinar

If you’re a Supreme Court watcher, you probably know the first two are recent Supreme Court decisions of particular importance to women. But do you know about the third case, coming up next?

Town Hall Meeting with Phyllis W. Cheng, Director of DFEH

Date: July 31, 2014
Location: LAFLA’s West Office

CWLC and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) hosted a town hall meeting with the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Gregory Mann, DFEH’s Senior Staff Counsel. The discussion centered on recent developments at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and how legal advocates could most effectively work with DFEH to improve services

LAAC Traveling Training in Fresno: Legal Issues Impacting Women Veterans

Date: October 14, 2014
Location: Fresno, CA

This training presented an overview of the multiple (and often interconnected) legal issue areas that currently impact women veterans, particularly those with a history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to Military Sexual Trauma. Training will focus on a variety of topics, including legal standards in military medical fitness hearings, and legal barriers to housing, disability benefits, employment, and health care.

A Discussion About Faith and Reproductive Justice

Date: September 10, 2014
Location: Planned Parenthood - Los Angeles

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our panel on faith and reproductive justice on September 10th co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles.

Partner Event: JVS Veterans First – Professional Development & Empowerment Cohort for women veterans

Date: August 4-8, 2014
Location: 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 233, Marina Del Rey, CA

Our friends at JVS Veterans First started an exciting new program. They were seeking 15 women veterans to participate in a Professional Development & Empowerment Cohort “A.I.M. for Success” at their office in Marina Del Rey.

Partner Event for Women Veterans: Hey Sista Listen Up Series

Date: July 21, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Location: National Women Veterans Association of America

On July 21 through August 1, 2014 the National Women Veterans Association of America (NWVAA) held the “Hey Sista Listen Up Series” with Miramar College. Registration was free for women veterans only. If you wanted to be a sponsor or participate, you should have contacted Angie Downing, Women Veterans Director at (619) 244-4203 or Alice McKoy (202) 765-7869.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Hon. Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye – Chief Justice of California

Date: June 2, 2014
Location: Loyola Law School: Merrifield Hall, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

On June 2nd, the California Women’s Law Center hosted a conversation with Hon. Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, the Chief Justice of California, and Betsy Butler, CWLC Interim Executive Director. California’s Chief Justice addressed the limitations and far-reaching consequences of an under-funded court system. These financial challenges profoundly impact access to justice for women and girls in our state.

Pursuit of Justice Awards 2014 – Honoring Senator Barbara Boxer

Date: June 3, 2014
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

In June 2014, CWLC honored US Senator Barbara Boxer and UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Nancy Lemon at the 2014 Pursuit of Justice Awards. Thank you again to all of our guests and our sponsors who made the event such a success and our work possible.

Distinguished Guest Speaker Series: Jackie Lacey

Date: March 19, 2014
Location: O’Melveny & Meyers, LLP, Los Angeles

On March 19th, O’Melveny & Meyers, LLP, generously hosted an evening with Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. She spoke before an engaged audience and argued for the expansion of alternative sentencing courts in order to help address prison and jail overcrowding in California.