Past Events

Roe at 45: When Rights ≠ Access

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Location: National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

CWLC is proud to be a co-sponsor of “Roe at 45: When Rights ≠ Access.”

Tackling Rape and Sexual Harassment at Universities and Colleges Seminar

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: Los Angeles

          Public Policy Exchange’s Changing Culture, Supporting Victims Seminar: Tackling Rape and Sexual Harassment at Universities and Colleges Tuesday, December 5, 2017 This symposium provides an opportunity for universities, community and private colleges, Title IX coordinators, health professionals, security officers and other stakeholders to come together to discuss latest developments, progress,
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Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Location: California Museum for History

        CWLC is a proud co-sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative.    

CWLC hosted an exciting Speaker Series on Women in Sports on October 25th, 2017

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the California Women’s Law Center hosted a Speaker Series with Sue Enquist, Lauren Fendrick, Gwendolyn Oxenham and Violet Palmer titled “Women in Sports: Challenges & Opportunities.”

2017 Los Angeles Sparks #WeAreWomen Campaign

Date: August 27, 2017
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles

In 2015 and 2016 the Los Angeles Sparks broke records and barriers, by impacting the community through sport and setting a new franchise record for the first STAPLES Center sell out in Sparks Franchise history. This was all made possible by their team of Ambassadors, which includes CWLC.

Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Training

Date: August 31, 2017
Location: California Endowment 1000 N. Alameda Street Yosemite Hall Los Angeles, CA 90012

CWLC co-sponsored a breastfeeding advocacy training on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Webinar: “Teen Dating Violence: Detect, Address and Prevent”

Date: July 27, 2017
Location: Online - Webinar

CWLC hosted a Teen Dating Violence training on Thurs. July 27, 2017

Free Legal Housing Clinic

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Venice Housing Community 720 Rose Avenue Venice, CA 90291

CWLC hosted a Free Legal Housing Clinic for residents of the Beach Cities.

2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards

Date: May 16, 2017
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

The California Women’s Law Center was honored to recognize amazing leaders and champions who are pursuing justice for women and girls: The Actors’ Gang Prison Project, California State Senator Connie M. Leyva, and the Los Angeles Sparks. Sponsorship opportunities available.

West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference

Date: May 13, 2017
Location: West Hollywood Park/Library 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Women’s Leadership Conference featured a day of dynamic speakers, film screening and reception, compelling panel discussions, expert-led trainings, interactive workshops, keynote luncheon, exhibitor hub area, and so much more! It was an exciting daylong event geared toward women who live, work and play in West Hollywood.

Webinar: “A Level Playing Field: Title IX and Gender Equity in K-12 School Athletics”

Date: May 10, 2017
Location: Online - Webinar

Amy Poyer of CWLC and Kim Turner from Legal Aid at Work, formerly known as the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, hosted a Title IX Athletics training webinar titled “A Level Playing Field: Title IX and Gender Equity in K-12 School Athletics” on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST.

Gun Violence & Trauma Town Hall Meeting

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

CWLC and UCI Law School hosted a Town Hall Meeting about gun violence and trauma at the Feminist Majority Foundation. Led by Michele Goodwin, UCI Law School Professor and Director for the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, there were important discussions 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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