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2017 Los Angeles Sparks #WeAreWomen Campaign

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.

“Lactation 101” in Local News

CWLC’s Senior Staff Attorney Amy Poyer was interviewed by local NPR station KPCC to discuss the release of CWLC and BreastfeedLA’s “Lactation 101: Lactation Accommodations in Los Angeles County Higher Education” and the importance of accessible lactation accommodation policies in schools. Listen to the audio and read the article here!  

2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards

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

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.

West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference

Please join the California Women’s Law Center in supporting the City of West Hollywood’s 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Network on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Women’s Leadership Conference features a day of dynamic speakers, panel discussions, trainings and workshops.

Rally & Walk for Equality

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

Insightful Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin

The California Women’s Law Center hosted a Distinguished Guest Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinksy and Michele Goodwin of UCI School of Law on February 22, 2017 at the Feminist Majority Foundation in Beverly Hills. Their presentation titled “Forecasting Reproductive Health and Rights in the Era of President Trump” was incredibly insightful and well-attended. Thank you, Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Goodwin!

2017 Pursuit of Justice Honorees Announced

The California Women’s Law Center is honored to recognize amazing leaders and champions who are pursuing justice for women and girls at our 2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards: The Actors’ Gang Prison Project, California State Senator Connie M. Leyva, and the Los Angeles Sparks.

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

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.”

Fall Update 2016

IN THIS ISSUE… Passage of SB 813 – Eliminating the Statute of Limitations of Rape and Other Sex Related Crimes, Training Webinar: Join Us November 9th!, Distinguished Speaker Series with David Codell: November 16th, October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CWLC and the Los Angeles Sparks #WeAreWomen Campaign

Be Part of History

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

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.

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

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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CWLC Fall Update 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: Distinguished Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinsky, Ninth Circuit Victory on Sweetwater, Legislative Session Wrap Up, Reproductive Justice Coaltion of Los Angeles Hobby Lobby Protest, CWLC Welcomes Laura Riley

CWLC Summer Update 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: Town Hall with Phyllis Cheng, PasadenaLEARNS Settlement, The 2014 Pursuit of Justice Awards Luncheon, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, New Board Member: Christa Demeke

A Discussion About Faith and Reproductive Justice

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.

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

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

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.

CWLC Participates in Rally to Stop the Sultan of Brunei

On May 5th, California Women’s Law Center Interim Executive Director spoke at a rally to stop the Sultan of Brunei’s barbaric policies against women and the LGBT community.  Betsy joined Jay Leno and members of the Feminist Majority along with icons Dolores Huerta, Ellie Smeal, Lorri Jean and many others in front of the Beverly Hills
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Distinguished Guest Speaker Series: Jackie Lacey

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.

Winter Update 2013-14

IN THIS ISSUE: Speaker Series – CWLC launches our Distinguished Guest Speaker Series with Erwin Chemerinsky and David Codell, Defending a Victim of Military Sexual Assault, “Cruz v. Alhambra”, Staff in the Community

Distinguished Guest Speaker Series: David Codell

Thank you to everyone who joined us on January 22nd at Latham & Watkins for David Codell on the topic of “Gender Stereotyping & Anti-LGBT Discrimination.” We had a wonderful turnout and an engaged audience.

David Codell is a nationally respected litigator who recently became Constitutional Litigation Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), after having served as Visiting Legal Director of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law’s think tank focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy.

Third Annual Female Veterans Stand Down – Free Legal Services Provided

On Friday, July 19th, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) was joined by the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, the Inner City Law Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Public Counsel and Levitt & Quinn to provide a wide range of services to women veterans at the Third Annual Female Veterans Stand Down hosted by the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. Vets). CWLC was proud to organize this collaboration between non-profit, private and government attorneys. The Stand Down took place in Long Beach, California and is the largest event of its kind in the country.