Free Legal Housing Clinic – October 10 & 24, 2020

OCT

10

2020

For the past few years, the California Women’s Law Center has hosted free monthly legal clinics to help renters understand their legal housing rights and avoid eviction. As the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates financial challenges for women and families, safe and affordable housing is an increasingly urgent need. CWLC makes available attorneys specialized in housing law
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Free Legal Housing Clinic – September 26, 2020

SEPT

26

2020

For the past few years, the California Women’s Law Center has hosted free monthly legal clinics to help renters understand their legal housing rights and avoid eviction. As the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates financial challenges for women and families, safe and affordable housing is an increasingly urgent need. CWLC makes available attorneys specialized in housing law
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Free Legal Housing Clinics – August 15 & 29

Aug

15

2020

CWLC hosts free bi-monthly legal clinics for renters who are facing eviction or other legal issues related to their housing. Please RSVP for a 30 min appointment with an attorney specialized in housing law.

Online Discussion: NCAA Data Shows Gender Equity in Sports is Getting Worse

Jun

23

2020

California Women’s Law Center teamed up with Champion Women to perform an in-depth analysis of data available from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act. Because athletics is sex-segregated, discrimination and gaps are easy to measure. The data shows discrimination throughout intercollegiate sports and that the inequality is growing at an unrestrained rate, and we presented our
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2019 Pursuit of Justice Awards

May

29

2019

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the California Women’s Law Center, we thank you for your generous support and partnership in working to secure justice for women and girls throughout California. In celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year, we were proud to recognize Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chris Hollinger, and Cindy Robbins at CWLC’s 2019 Pursuit of Justice Awards for their commitment to build a safer, more healthy environment for women and girls throughout the state and across the country. We thank Lilly Ledbetter, Nancy Solomon, Kathy Spillar and Dee Dee Myers for participating in the event and making our celebration even more memorable.

CWLC Speakers Series: The Fight for Equal Pay with Activist Lilly Ledbetter

May

28

2019

When Lilly Ledbetter learned she was paid less that her male colleagues, she spoke up – and ultimately prompted President Obama to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009. To continue the discussion on the persistent gender wage gap, we joined Lilly and other expert panelists: Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, The Williams Institute;
Prof. Brad Sears, Associate Dean of Public Interest, UCLA School of Law; Kathy Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation; Betsy Butler, Executive Director, California Women’s Law Center (Moderator)

CWLC Speakers Series: A Discussion with Women Jurists

MAR

07

2019

March is Women’s History Month, and we hope you will join the California Women’s Law Center and University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Reproductive Justice Initiative for a discussion about women in law. Moderated by UCI Law School Chancellor’s Professor Michele B. Goodwin, the conversation with women jurists will include the Honorable Judge Pamela G. Alexander from the Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota, the Honorable Chief Judge Michelle Brown-Yazzie of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico, and the Honorable Chief Judge Glenda Hatchett of Fulton County Juvenile Court in Georgia.

Handbags of Hope

OCT

13

2018

Handbags of Hope took place on October 13 at the LASD Youth Activities League in Los Angeles. The California Women’s Law Center is grateful to everyone who participated in the 2018 Handbags of Hope event which collected more than 1,100 bags in Los Angeles and thousands more across the country. CWLC has been a proud participant
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Taking Action to Reduce Infant Feeding Inequities in LA County: Our Collective Responsibility

OCT

10

2018

CWLC’s Amy Poyer spoke on a panel at BreastfeedLA’s summit “Taking Action to Reduce Infant Feeding Inequities in L.A. county: Our Collective Responsibility.” This discussion addressed the barriers and inequities many women face in accessing prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care as well as breastfeeding and lactation support.

The Supreme Court: What’s At Stake

AUG

21

2018

CWLC and the Feminist Majority Foundation hosted an informative and important conversation about the Supreme Court and the direction of the federal judiciary on August 21, 2018 with panelists Michele Goodwin, Robert Bradley Sears, Amanda Hollis-Brusky, and moderator Betsy Butler.

The FACT Act Decision and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on the Future of Reproductive Health Care

Aug

24

2018

CWLC and Professor Michele Goodwin presented an important webinar about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent NIFLA v. Becerra decision regarding California’s FACT Act. We addressed the reasons the FACT Act was implemented, its application to “crisis pregnancy centers” in California, the Supreme Court’s ruling, and the future of reproductive rights in the wake of this decision.

2018 Los Angeles Sparks #WeAreWomen Campaign

Aug

5

2018

The #WeAreWomen campaign kicked off in 2015, selling out the Staples Center for the first time in Los Angeles Sparks franchise history. At this fourth annual event, the Sparks recognized inspiring women in Los Angeles. CWLC is proud to sponsor this event for the fourth year in a row.

2018 Pursuit of Justice Awards

May

?

2018

CWLC was proud to recognize four outstanding leaders and champions who are pursuing justice for women, girls and families throughout the state. The 2018 honorees were Rita Hall, It’s On Us, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and Lois Thompson.

CWLC Speakers Series: Congressman Adam Schiff

Apr

21

2018

CWLC was honored to host Congressman Adam Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and hear his perspective on a number of pressing matters affecting our country. CWLC thanks our co-hosts the Law Offices of Victor George, Genie Harrison Law Firm and Chris Hollinger/Sleeping Lion, Inc., and our sponsors Theane Evangelis, Esra Hudson, Adam and Diana Leiden, Pamela Palmer and Rasha Gerges Shields, for making the event possible.

Women, Law, & Technology Symposium

Apr

20

2018

CWLC was proud to co-sponsor University of California, Irvine School of Law’s “2018 Women, Law, & Technology Symposium” on April 20-21. The 2018 symposium on Women, Law, and Technology, brought together renowned scholars, activists, tech engineers, and policy makers to examine the ways in which technologies enhance the lives of women and girls, but also curate the spaces for sabotage, harassment, sexualization, and even the gendering of technology.

Tackling Inequality in Public Schools

Feb

16

2018

CWLC’s Senior Staff Attorney Amy Poyer was a panelist on the Tackling Inequality in Public Schools, a program that was part of the month-long series of public education classes and continuing legal education programs held at LA Law Library in celebration of African American History Month 2018.

“Political Animals” Talkback

Feb

8

2018

CWLC’s Executive Director Betsy Butler participated in a talkback after the screening of the film Political Animals. This film was part of University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival that began on February 1, 2018 and ran through March 29, 2018.

Roe at 45: When Rights ≠ Access

Jan

14

2018

CWLC is proud to be a co-sponsor of “Roe at 45: When Rights ≠ Access” alongside the National Council of Jewish Women and the City of West Hollywood.

Tackling Rape and Sexual Harassment at Universities and Colleges Seminar

Dec

5

2017

CWLC’s Senior Staff Attorney, Amy Poyer, was a key speaker for this event hosted by Public Policy Exchange. The symposium provided an opportunity for schools and other stakeholders to come together to discuss progress and challenges to ending sexual assault on campus.

Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative

Jan

8

2018

Women are at greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease, they provide the majority of unpaid family caregiving, and they are the front line of our long-term care workforce. Join policymakers, thought leaders, community members, and clinicians at this special event.

CWLC Speakers Series: Women in Sports

Oct

25

2017

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

Aug

27

2017

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.

2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards

May

16

2017?

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.

Gun Violence & Trauma Town Hall Meeting

May

5

2017

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.

Rally & Walk for Equality

Mar

26

2017

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

CWLC Speaker Series: Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin of UCI School of Law

Feb

22

2017

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!

Rally to Save Roe

Jan

22

2017

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.

CWLC Speakers Series: Discussion with David Codell

Nov

16

2016

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

Nov

10

2016

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.

“Loving” Film Screening

Nov

3

2016

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 …

Handbags of Hope 2016

Oct

8

2016

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, and other items which are then distributed to support survivors of domestic violence.

All Access: Local Stories

Sep

10

2016

CWLC and the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice 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, we explored what abortion and reproductive health care access has meant for different women over time and what it means to this day.

Aging, Women and Poverty In California Forum 2016

Jun

3

2016

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 and policy leaders should address as our population ages.

2016 Pursuit of Justice Awards

May

17

2017

CWLC was proud to honor the Downtown Women’s Center, The Kaiser Family Foundation, and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles with the 2017 Pursuit of Justice Award.

CWLC Speakers Series: David Codell on Gender, Privacy and Sexual Orientation: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court in 2016

Feb

3

2016

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.

UCLA School of Law Conference 2015 – CWLC Partner Event

Nov

6

2015

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.

#WeAreWomen: Be Part of History

Aug

30

2015

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

Jun

18

2015

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.

CWLC Speakers Series: Amy Ziering Screens The Hunting Ground

Apr

22

2015

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 Speakers Series on April 22, 2015, at the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft – Wage Theft Ordinance Hearing Press Conference

Dec

9

2014

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.