“Loving” Film Screening

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

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.

Marina Rinaldi Fundraiser Event

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!

Cultural Competency in Representing Veterans

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.

#WeAreWomen: 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.

Spring 2015 Update

IN THIS ISSUE: CWLC Honors Dolores Huerta, Lilly Ledbetter and Peg Yorkin, CWLC’s Film Screening of The Hunting Ground, Columbia Law Students Visit CWLC, CWLC Presents at the Women’s Veterans Summit, #WeAreStrong Campaign with the Los Angeles Sparks

Partner Event: Pepperdine School of Law – Student Life, Relationships and the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education

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

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

Summer 2014 Update

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACTS: Vicky Barker, California Women’s Law Center (323) 951-9276, vicky.barker@cwlc.org.   Elizabeth Kristen, The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (510) 501-4692, ekristen@las-elc.org.   Brad Walsh, Title IX Coordinator, Alhambra Unified School District (626) 943-3520. walsh_brad@ausd.us   Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case Female
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Date: September 26, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew DeBlock andrew.deblock@cwlc.org   LOS ANGELES – Today, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) announced that Tiffany Rollins, a student in the Veterinary Technology Program at Yuba College, has successfully completed her coursework and earned an Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Ms. Rollins was the
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Summer 2013 Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Our Annual Pursuit of Justice Awards, Our Four New Board Members, Free Legal Services Provided to Female Veterans, Senator Barbara Boxer’s Press Conference at CWLC Highlighting Military Sexual Trauma, Two New Grants Focused on Improving Access to Healthcare for Female Veterans

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.