Past Events

2019 Pursuit of Justice Awards

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Thank you for Supporting CWLC’s 2019 Pursuit of Justice Awards and Recognizing 30 Years of Work on Behalf of Women and Girls! 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
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The Fight for Equal Pay with Activist Lilly Ledbetter

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation

California Women’s Law Center’s Distinguished Guest Speaker Series Presents: The Fight for Equal Pay with activist Lilly Ledbetter       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
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A Discussion with Women Jurists

Date: Thursday, March 7
Location: Skirball Cultural Center

A Discussion with Women Jurists   Special thanks to our Co-Hosts Theane Evangelis, Pamela S. Palmer, The Law Offices of Victor L. George, Jones Day, and Chris Hollinger/Sleeping Lion, Inc.                                                    
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Sexual Discrimination, Assault and Harassment: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Location: Webinar

January 30, 2019

Handbags of Hope

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Location: LASD Youth Activities League

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

Date: Wednesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 11, 2018
Location: The California Endowment

                            This year, BreastfeedLA’s summit focused on barriers and inequities that people face when attempting to start or continue breastfeeding. Individuals such as women of color, women from low socio-economic communities, and transgendered individuals all face substantial barriers that are often overlooked.
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The Supreme Court: What’s At Stake

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Location: Feminist Majority Foundation

The Supreme Court: What’s At Stake?                 The Feminist Majority Foundation and CWLC 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. Kavanaugh
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The FACT Act Decision and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on the Future of Reproductive Health Care

Date: Tuesday, August 14
Location: Online

CWLC and Professor Michele Goodwin presented an important webinar about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent NIFLA v. Becerra decision re CA’s FACT Act.

2018 Los Angeles Sparks WeAreWomen Campaign

Date: Sunday, August 5th
Location: STAPLES Center

        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 will be recognizing women in Los Angeles who INSPIRE others and who are making a REAL DIFFERENCE out in the community. CWLC is proud
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The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools

Date: Tuesday, July 31
Location: Online

Join us as we discuss the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools

2018 Pursuit of Justice Awards

Date: May 17, 2018
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

2018 Abby J. Leibman CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S LAW CENTER PURSUIT OF JUSTICE AWARDS Recognizing outstanding leaders and champions who are pursuing justice for women, girls and families throughout the state. Rita Hall served as a Los Angeles County Sheriff for nearly three decades. Following retirement, she created Holy Helping Hands, a non-profit organization committed to providing
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Distinguished Guest Speaker Series with Congressman Adam Schiff – April 21, 2018

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers

On Saturday, April 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,
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Women, Law, & Technology Symposium

Date: April 20-21, 2018
Location: UC Irvine School of Law

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
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Tackling Inequality in Public Schools

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Location: LA Law Library

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. The panelists guided a discussion, responded to questions and concerns
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“Political Animals” Talkback

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Location: UCI School of Law, Education Building Room 1111 401 E. Peltason Drive Irvine, CA 92697-8000

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

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.