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DAY ONE at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM
Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

DAY TWO in LOS ANGELES
On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Saturday, May 5
 

8:00am

Morning Coffee Talk
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Join veteran actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and her business partner Galit Laibow of Foodstirs for a conversation about the economic empowerment of women through entrepreneurship. Moderated by celebrity host, Jeannie Mae, and sponsored by Estee Lauder.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder, Foodstirs
avatar for Galit Laibow

Galit Laibow

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Foodstirs
avatar for Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai

Co-host of "The Real" on FOX


Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
TBA
  • Sponsor Estee Lauder

8:45am

Morning Main Stage Session
Welcome Remarks and Opening: What Does a More United State of Women Look Like? Featuring:
  • Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • Jordan Brooks, United State of Women
  • Alicia Jay, United State of Women and The League
  • Ange-Marie Alfaro, University of Southern California

Blessing and Warrior Women Song, featuring:
  • Tongva and Indigenous Women (feat. Tina and Jessa Calderon)
  • Piper Perabo
  • Olga Segura
  • Natalia Cordova Buckley
                                                       
Vision Statements, featuring:
  • Sarah Eagle Heart, Native Americans in Philanthropy      
  • Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Monica Ramirez, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
  • Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations
  • Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Tiffany Lopez, Jeanette Antolin (U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Wakeland
  • Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action
  • Amber Goodwin, Community Justice Reform Coalition
  • Journey Jamison, Teen Gun Violence Activist
  • Mei-Ling Ho-Shing and Tyah-Amoy Roberts, Parkland Student Activists
  • Jess Weiner, Talk To Jess
  • Richard Dickson, Mattel
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. Fencing Team

Featured performances, featuring:
  • FLETCHER, Singer
  • Maytha Alhassen, Poet

Conversations, featuring:
  • Actress and Activist Jane Fonda with Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and Author of When They Call You a Terrorist Patrisse Cullors.
  • Journalist and Editor Elaine Welteroth moderating a conversation with Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi, Activist, Educator, Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero Brittany Packnett, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris.

United State of Women T-Shirt Reveal, featuring:
  • Danita Short, Founder Land of Distraction

Closing remarks speakers:
  • Jenn Brown, Civic Nation
  • Tracy Sturdivant, United State of Women and The League

Speakers
avatar for Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Professor and Author
avatar for Maytha Alhassen

Maytha Alhassen

Speaker, USOW
avatar for Jenn Brown

Jenn Brown

Executive Director, Civic Nation
avatar for Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors

Artist and Co-founder, Black Lives Matter
avatar for FLETCHER

FLETCHER

Singer-Songwriter
avatar for Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Actor and Activist
avatar for Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles
avatar for Kamala D. Harris

Kamala D. Harris

US Senator
avatar for Sarah Eagle Heart

Sarah Eagle Heart

CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy
avatar for Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation
avatar for Journey Jamison

Journey Jamison

Student Activist
avatar for Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
avatar for Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Founder, Louella
avatar for Brittany Packnett

Brittany Packnett

Activist, Educator and Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero
avatar for Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director; Co-director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Caring Across Generations
avatar for Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman

Olympic Gymnast
avatar for Monica Ramirez

Monica Ramirez

Activist, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
avatar for Danita Short

Danita Short

Founder/CEO, LAND of Distraction
avatar for Amy Elaine Wakeland

Amy Elaine Wakeland

First Lady of Los Angeles, Political Strategist, Public Policy Expert
avatar for Shannon Watts

Shannon Watts

Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
avatar for Jess Weiner

Jess Weiner

CEO, Cultural Changemaker
avatar for Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth

Award-Winning Journalist and Former Editor-In-Chief of Teen Vogue


Saturday May 5, 2018 8:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Intersectional Data-Tech-Innovation Open Office Hours Clinic -- with shift7 (3rd USCTO Megan Smith+Co), GirlDevelopIt, LesbiansWhoTech, TechJobsTour
NO RSVP NEEDED - Drop by during your free time at the Girl's Lounge!

Hosted by: shift7 with theFemaleQuotient/GirlsLounge, GirlDevelopIt!, LesbiansWhoTech, TechJobsTour 

Come workshop how to integrate top tech talent into your leadership team as a force multiplier.
All-day live fun open-office-hours on your topics….run as a workshopping clinic (open tables, come join us and discuss your issues+goals).  Let’s talk about you + Data Science, Design, TQ, AI/Machine Learning, Code, APIs, Open Source, Hack-a-Thon Sprint, Agile Dev, Open Data, Computational Thinking, Design, Digital Art, Digital Engagement, Open Innovation, Live Dashboards, RealTime, Cyber Security, Privacy, et al---  not just for boys (actually, it never was)... come get some of these tools and tech people for your leadership teams!


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
TBA

11:20am

Mentorship Cafe | Funding and Lending
Sign up upon arrival in person in The Center in the Shrine for a 15-minute session with an esteemed advisor in the area of: small business lending, start-up funding, financial literacy, wealth management, career advancement and career changes.

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM |  Funding and Lending
- Christal Jackson
- Michelle Sangster

Speakers
avatar for Christal Jackson

Christal Jackson

Founder, Mosaic Genius
avatar for Michelle Sangster

Michelle Sangster

Vice President, Global Business and Corporate Development, ZestFinance


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Expo Center

11:20am

Breaking Down Stigmas, Lifting Up Women: A Conversation on Mental Health
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Recent studies show women are up to 40 percent more likely than men to develop mental health conditions, and between 1999 and 2014, the suicide rate for women increased by more than 45 percent. Women of color, LGBTQ folks, and other marginalized communities are even more likely to experience risk factors that can lead to mental health issues, as well as lack access to quality care. What happens when these issues are misunderstood or go untreated? How do we break down stigmas and long-held beliefs about who deals with mental health challenges and who doesn’t? This panel of experts will explore what we need to do to transform how we think and talk about women’s mental health.

Speakers
avatar for Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin

Senior Public Policy Analyst, National Disability Rights Network
avatar for Jessica Jimenez

Jessica Jimenez

System's Change Advocate, Disability Community Resource Center
avatar for Kati Morton

Kati Morton

Licensed Therapist & Digital Creator
avatar for Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad

Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad

Founder & President, Muslim Wellness Foundation
avatar for Chloe Sorensen

Chloe Sorensen

Youth Suicide Prevention Advocate
avatar for Dior Vargas

Dior Vargas

Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
2nd Floor Lobby

11:20am

Culture + Creativity + Community: Inside the Trans Liberation Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the last two decades, significant progress has been made for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights. That may be the dominant narrative, but it tells a story of progress that’s uneven. Many of the victories we celebrate have come at the expense of the trans community, in particular trans women of color. Making our country one where we can *all* thrive means centering the most targeted members of our communities. Hear from leading changemakers as they discuss how culture, creativity, and community building work together to create a potent force for change.  

Speakers
avatar for Micah Bazant

Micah Bazant

Artist, Forward Together
avatar for Camila Maria Concepción

Camila Maria Concepción

Writer/Activist/Icon-in-the-Making, 5050by2020
SK

Sally Kohn

Writer, Activist, CNN Political Commentator, Podcast Host, Author of "The Opposite of Hate"
avatar for Audrey Kuo

Audrey Kuo

VigilantLove


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Pavillion 2

11:20am

Imagination + Organizing: Using Culture & Creativity to Accelerate Change
The fact that the president is a reality TV star makes it clear that culture has a bigger influence on politics than we may think. But it makes sense: from the movies we watch, to the books we read, to the sports we cheer for, culture is full of experiences that connect to our emotions, which helps us imagine what could be. That makes culture the perfect place to change people’s hearts and minds. The women on this panel are at the forefront of cultural organizing. Hear about their creative tactics, and get inspired to imagine new ways to bring your ideas, values and beliefs to life.

Speakers
avatar for Marya Bangee

Marya Bangee

Executive Director, Harness
avatar for Beverly Bond

Beverly Bond

Founder and CEO, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
avatar for Bridgit Antoinette Evans

Bridgit Antoinette Evans

Executive Director, Pop Culture Collaborative
avatar for Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi

Electronic Musician, Drummer and Activist
avatar for Paola Mendoza

Paola Mendoza

Filmmaker and Activist
avatar for Anasa Troutman

Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Auditorium (First Floor)

11:20am

Investing in Women: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
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Currently, women entrepreneurs receive only four percent of venture capital funding, and women of color receive 30 percent less than their white counterparts. Even worse, the number of women who are venture capitalists is on a downward slide. Yet study after study shows that investing in women delivers strong returns. Join this powerhouse panel of women leading the fields of entrepreneurship and philanthropy to explore why investing in women is one of the smartest investments we can make -- and how investing with a gender lens can be a powerful tool to help women reverse decades of injustice and discrimination.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Entrepreneur - Impact Investing
avatar for Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
avatar for Sarah Eagle Heart

Sarah Eagle Heart

CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy
avatar for Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño

CEO, BRAVA Investments
avatar for Sarah Vaill

Sarah Vaill

Director of Philanthropy, Liberty Hill Foundation
avatar for Lindsey Taylor Wood

Lindsey Taylor Wood

Founder and CEO, The Helm


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Pavillion 1

11:20am

Leading by Example: Gender Equity in Los Angeles
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Speakers
avatar for Francisca Castillo

Francisca Castillo

Director, Girls Play LA
avatar for Kristin Crowley

Kristin Crowley

Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal, LA Fire Department
avatar for Amanda Daflos

Amanda Daflos

Director of Innovation and Transformation Division for Mayor Garcetti
avatar for Ana Guerrero

Ana Guerrero

Chief of Staff for Mayor Garcetti
avatar for Jeanne Holm

Jeanne Holm

Assistant General Manager and Technology Advisor to Mayor, Information Technology Agency


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Expo Center

11:20am

The Future of Women & The Future of Work
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From women declaring #TimesUp on harassment and assault to the rise of the gig economy, the world of work is changing, and fast. Yet some things remain the same, like the fact that certain work is (and typically has been) done by women. As new models of work emerge, how can we ensure the future of work doesn’t actually keep women -- especially women of color and immigrants -- frozen in the past? This dynamic group of leaders will share their perspectives and a gameplan that ensures that as work moves forward, women advance, too.

Speakers
avatar for Laphonza Butler

Laphonza Butler

President, SEIU Local 2015
avatar for Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director; Co-director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Caring Across Generations
avatar for Carmen Rojas

Carmen Rojas

Founder and CEO, The Workers Lab
avatar for Aquilina Soriano

Aquilina Soriano

Pilipino Workers Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

11:20am

Women of Color Leading the Resistance
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Women of color have always been on the front lines of activism and change, and now more than ever, are leading the charge during this time of resistance. From marches to voting to community organizing, women of color from all backgrounds have once again stepped forward to carry the torch and light the path. Hear from inspiring women leading nationally across the country, and right here in LA, and get ready to answer their calls to action.

Speakers
avatar for Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Professor and Author
avatar for Chrissie Castro

Chrissie Castro

Vice-Chair, Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission
avatar for Emiliana Guereca

Emiliana Guereca

Founder, Women's March LA
avatar for Surina Khan

Surina Khan

CEO, Women’s Foundation of California
avatar for Winter Minisee

Winter Minisee

EMPOWER National Student Leader, Women’s March Youth
avatar for Alexandra Suh

Alexandra Suh

Executive Director, KIWA


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

11:20am

Women, Families & The Criminal (In)justice System
Limited Capacity filling up

Across the U.S., women’s state prison populations grew 834% between 1978 and 2015 — more than double the pace of the growth among men. Black and Latina women are six and two times more likely than white women to end up in prison, respectively. But our mainstream conversations about incarceration often miss the mark, ignoring critical realities unique to women and especially women of color. And, how do families fare when a female caregiver is incarcerated? What unique challenges do women and girls face during re-entry or while on probation or parole? Hear from panelists leading efforts to bring women’s voices and their unique concerns into the process of reforming and overhauling our system of criminal injustice.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Clayton

Gina Clayton

Founder and Executive Director, Essie Justice Group
avatar for Samantha Paige Davis

Samantha Paige Davis

Field Engagement Manager, YWCA USA
avatar for Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Co-Director
avatar for Topeka K. Sam

Topeka K. Sam

Director of #dignity Campaign, #cut50


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
3rd Floor Lobby

12:35pm

Mentorship Cafe | Financial Literacy and Wealth Management
Sign up upon arrival in person in The Center in the Shrine for a 15-minute session with an esteemed advisor in the area of: small business lending, start-up funding, financial literacy, wealth management, career advancement and career changes.

12:35 PM -1:30 PM | Financial Literacy and Wealth Management
- Danisha Danielle Hoston
- Susan Moffat

Speakers
avatar for Danisha Danielle Hoston

Danisha Danielle Hoston

Principal, Hoston & Associates
avatar for Susan Moffat

Susan Moffat

Director and Private Banker, Deutsche Wealth Management


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

12:35pm

Calling #TimesUp for Everyone: Sexual Harassment and Abuse Across Industries
The #MeToo movement has revolutionized the way we talk about and deal with sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Since last fall, certain industries have faced sweeping changes, with powerful abusers losing jobs, money, stature, and more. But what will it take for this reckoning to happen in *every* workplace? These panelists are working to ensure #MeToo is a movement beyond what you might see in the headlines. They’ll tell us what it will take to demand “time’s up” for everyone and how each of us can help.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Bunch

Ted Bunch

Co-Founder, A CALL TO MEN
avatar for Fatima Goss Graves

Fatima Goss Graves

President and CEO, National Women's Law Center
Bio: | Ms. Goss Graves has served in numerous roles at the National Women’s Law Center for more than a decade and has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives—including income security, health and reproductive rights, education... Read More →
avatar for Saru Jayaraman

Saru Jayaraman

Co-founder and President, ROC United
avatar for Monica Ramirez

Monica Ramirez

Activist, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
avatar for Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson

Writer/Director


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium (First Floor)

12:35pm

Change Agents: Young Activists on the Front Lines
Limited Capacity filling up

From gun control to racial justice, young people aren’t just fighting to fix America’s most pressing issues: they are the ones leading the way to a better future for everyone. The young women on this panel are on the front lines of justice nationally, and here in LA. They’re showing us the world *can* and *should* be different. Come learn about their strategies and approach, and get inspired to plug into and support their efforts for bold, unapologetic change.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Black

Marcia Black

Organizer and Archivist
avatar for Marley Dias

Marley Dias

Founder, Author & Activist, #1000blackgirlbooks
avatar for Elle Hearns

Elle Hearns

Executive Director
avatar for Reyna Montoya

Reyna Montoya

Social Entrepreneur, Community Organizer, Educator, Dancer


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

12:35pm

Holding the Line: A Tactical, Practical Session on Reproductive Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2017, we saw federal executive orders that rolled back reproductive rights and more than 400 pieces of anti-abortion legislation introduced in states, making it one of the worst years for abortion rights and reproductive justice we’ve ever seen. But take heart, and get ready to be inspired by the organizers across the country who are holding the line *and* making advances. These are the women fighting back -- and winning. Join them for a tactical, practical conversation about which strategies work, which ones don’t, and how you can be part of their innovative, effective work.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Daniel

Vanessa Daniel

Executive Director
avatar for Laura Jimenez

Laura Jimenez

Executive Director, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
avatar for Julia Reticker-Flynn

Julia Reticker-Flynn

Director, Youth Organizing, Advocates for Youth
avatar for Caroline	Mello Roberson

Caroline Mello Roberson

Nevada State Director, NARAL Pro-Choice
avatar for Monica Simpson

Monica Simpson

Executive Director, SisterSong


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 2

12:35pm

In the Red: Wealth Inequality is a Bigger Crisis Than We Think
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a lot of talk about income inequality, but what about *wealth* inequality? Nearly half of all single women of color have zero or negative net worth, and the median net worth of Black and Latino families is expected to fall to zero in the middle of the century. If that sounds like a crisis to you, then you’re right. So what are we doing about it? We’ve convened a group of experts who work at the many intersections of how women strive to support themselves, and together, we’ll explore what’s keeping women unwealthy and what we can do to get wealth wise.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Carter

Kim Carter

Ambassador/Change Agent
avatar for Azusena Favela

Azusena Favela

Director of Programs
avatar for Anne Price

Anne Price

Afro Futurist and President, Insight


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby

12:35pm

Innovating the Fight for Equal Education
Limited Capacity filling up

In America, education is framed as a great equalizer, but the reality is far from it, especially for children who are marginalized because of who they are or where they live. What can we do to level the playing field? Through their work, the trailblazers on this panel seek to answer that question through innovative and creative tactics that break down the barriers standing between students and education. Learn about the progress they’re making and inspiring ideas that can be used in communities across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Crazy Bull

Cheryl Crazy Bull

President & CEO, American Indian College Fund
avatar for Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Professor and Psychotherapist
avatar for Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Executive Director and Co-Founder
avatar for Jordan Reeves

Jordan Reeves

Co-founder/Innovator, Born Just Right
avatar for Jen Lee Reeves

Jen Lee Reeves

Founder/Executive Director, Born Just Right


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

12:35pm

Our Bottom Line: Prioritizing Women in Our Work and Workplaces
Limited Capacity full
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How do we build companies where women are not only supported, but elevated as leaders? What types of policies and practices does it take to actually shift the culture of a corporation?How does a company ensure they are aligned in their internal policies and their external marketing and communications? Hear from top executives and experts--who are doing things differently--on why creating thriving work environments for women is a win-win for us all.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Engel

Allison Engel

Director, Women's Market, Northwestern Mutual
avatar for Giovanna Gray Lockhart

Giovanna Gray Lockhart

Senior Director of Civic Engagement, The Wing
avatar for Kristin Schaefer

Kristin Schaefer

Senior Vice President of Finance & Strategy, Postmates
avatar for Jess Weiner

Jess Weiner

CEO, Cultural Changemaker


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Pavillion 1

12:35pm

The 2nd Act: From Athletes to Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity filling up

Brought to you by Buchalter Nemer, this accomplished panel includes athletes Gabrielle Reece, Ibithaj Muhammad, Mackenzie Hill, Jen Welter and Leslie Osborne discussing their transition from athlete to business woman.

Speakers
avatar for Swin Cash

Swin Cash

Founder, Swin Cash Enterprises LLC and Cash Building Blocks, LP
avatar for MacKenzie Hill

MacKenzie Hill

Co-Founder, LumiBloom
avatar for Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Founder, Louella
avatar for Leslie Osborne

Leslie Osborne

Former Professional Soccer Player, Co Founder of Sweat Cosmetics, Fox Sports Analyst, Sweat Cosmetics
avatar for Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle Reece

Founder, XPT Fitness
avatar for Jen Welter

Jen Welter

First female Coach, National Football League


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center
  • Sponsor Buchalter

12:35pm

Violence Against Women: Supporting the Needs of Survivors
Limited Capacity seats available

The United Nations describes violence against women as “the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world,” and it takes many forms: from domestic and intimate partner violence, to trafficking, to sexual assault, and more. Add in the fact that how women experience violence is impacted by our layered identities, and it’s clear there’s no one size fits all solution to providing support to survivors. These panelists are leading efforts to support survivors in ways that meet their unique needs, as whole individuals. Join us for a conversation about what informs their approach and inspires their work.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez

Chief Executive Officer, Raliance
avatar for Jess Ladd

Jess Ladd

Founder & CEO, Callisto
avatar for Sonya Passi

Sonya Passi

Founder & CEO, FreeFrom
avatar for Vanessa Sapien

Vanessa Sapien

Clinician, Advocate, Actress
avatar for Catalina Velasquez

Catalina Velasquez

Communications Director, End Rape on Campus


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm
3rd Floor Lobby

1:50pm

Mentorship Cafe | Career Advancement
Sign up upon arrival in person in The Center in the Shrine for a 15-minute session with an esteemed advisor in the area of: small business lending, start-up funding, financial literacy, wealth management, career advancement and career changes.

1:50 PM - 2:45 PM | Career Advancement
- Tracey Russell
- Robyn Ward


Speakers
avatar for Tracey Russell

Tracey Russell

Chief Operating Officer, McCourt LP
avatar for Robyn Ward

Robyn Ward

CEO, FounderForward


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Expo Center

1:50pm

#MeToo: A Movement of Stories *and* Strategies
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After the rise of the #MeToo last fall, a study quantified what millions of stories made clear and many have long-known: sexual harassment and assault impact almost every woman in America. As this watershed moment continues to unfold, what is the role each of us has to play? We’ll answer that question from different angles, looking at what comes next in our workplaces, schools, legal system, and in our own relationships. Join us for a discussion of tangible strategies you can employ wherever you are to ensure #MeToo continues to grow from a moment into a movement.

Speakers
avatar for June Barrett

June Barrett

Domestic Worker/Activist
avatar for Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

Founder, 'me too.' Movement
avatar for Charlotte Burrows

Charlotte Burrows

Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
avatar for Leanne Guy

Leanne Guy

Indigenous Advocate and Activist
avatar for Matt McGorry

Matt McGorry

Actor/Activist
avatar for Tracey Vitchers

Tracey Vitchers

Director, It's On Us


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Lobby

1:50pm

Answering the Call: Public Service In Today's World
Limited Capacity filling up

One thing we know for sure: there are many ways to create change. Be it running for office, working as campaign staff, serving your country or government, or organizing in your community, there are no shortage of ways to be an agent of change. The leaders on this panel demonstrate that being of public service can take many forms, and is one of the most noble and rewarding paths to choose as woman looking to make a difference in the world. Get ready to be inspired, and most importantly, to take their lessons back for your own playbook.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
AJ

Andrea Jenkins

Vice President, Minneapolis City Council
avatar for Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar

State Representative
avatar for Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri

New York Times Best Selling Author


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Pavillion 2

1:50pm

Being a Woman in Today's Media World
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Women are influencing and shaping the media more than ever before, but men are still positioned to tell more of the stories and decide which (and whose) stories get told. Add to that fake news, online trolls, and the harassment that follows women across platforms, and it’s clear that the mediasphere is still a challenging place for women to engage. During this candid conversation with leading mediamakers and influencers, we’ll explore their experiences and discuss how women can leverage our rising media prowess and power to change the field.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Contee

Cheryl Contee

CEO, Fission Strategy
avatar for Morgan DeBaun

Morgan DeBaun

CEO/Founder, Blavity, Inc.
ZM

Zerlina Maxwell

Senior Program Director and Political Analyst
avatar for Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Filmmaker & Founder/CEO, The Representation Project
avatar for Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales

Comedian
avatar for Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran

Actress and Philanthropist


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

1:50pm

By "Trust," You Meant "Support," Right? The Importance of Investing in Black Women
When Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election last December, hashtags like #ThankBlackWomen and #TrustBlackWomen went viral, sparking a conversation about Black women’s power. Black women are trendsetters and trailblazers who routinely shape American culture and politics, but they’re still underrepresented at decision-making tables. How do we ensure “thanking” Black women means investing in them? How do we ensure “trusting” Black women means listening to them when they’re advocating for themselves and their communities? This panel of experts will explore those questions, looking at what it will take for all Black women to have access to all levels of political and social power.

Speakers
avatar for Mayor Aja Brown

Mayor Aja Brown

Mayor of Compton
avatar for LaTosha Brown

LaTosha Brown

Political Strategist, Organizer and Cultural Activist
avatar for Bre Campbell

Bre Campbell

Executive Director, Activist, Actress, Trans Sistas of Color Project-Detroit
avatar for Glynda C. Carr

Glynda C. Carr

Co-Founder
avatar for Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Black Futures Lab, Principal


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium (First Floor)

1:50pm

Female Founders Fast Pitch
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Watch six stellar female founders fast-pitch their innovative tech startups to an esteemed panel of
investor judges from Upfront Ventures, Greycroft, Brava Investments, Backstage Ventures, Halogen Ventures, The Helm and WndrCo.

Startups

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

Halogen Ventures
avatar for Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
avatar for Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño

CEO, BRAVA Investments
avatar for Erin Shipley

Erin Shipley

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Helm
avatar for Ambereen Toubassy

Ambereen Toubassy

Partner and CFO, WndrCo
avatar for Hamet Watt

Hamet Watt

Board Partner, Upfront Ventures
avatar for Sarra Zayani

Sarra Zayani

Investor, Greycroft


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Expo Center

1:50pm

Paving the Road: Growing Powerful Women-Owned Businesses
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Women are redefining the business landscape, and taking names while doing it. But the road to being a female CEO, especially for women of color, still isn't a paved one. In the last 20 years, Black women have become the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs, owning nearly 60 percent of all Black businesses. But women entrepreneurs as a whole receive only four percent of venture capital funding, and women of color broadly 30 percent less than their white counterparts. Hear from extraordinary women executives their experience of navigating this rocky terrain and how we can make this road easier for others to walk.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Finney

Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director, digitalundivided
avatar for Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray

Founder & Managing Partner, The 22 Fund
avatar for KJ Miller

KJ Miller

co-founder & co-CEO, Mented Cosmetics
avatar for Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder & CEO, The Riveter
avatar for Kara Nortman

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures
avatar for Shannon Turner

Shannon Turner

Founder, Hear Me Code


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Pavillion 1

1:50pm

There's No Place for Violence Here: Inside America's Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

As headlines about school shootings become a heartbreaking and recurring sight in our newsfeeds, the demand for solutions is growing bigger and louder. But guns aren’t the only type of violence in our schools. Everyday, girls experience sexual violence, bullying, and other types of harm that require swift and significant action in order to make schools safer for all children. Speaking from their experience working at the forefront of this timely issue, these panelists will offer a look inside America’s classrooms and share the interventions we can help to support.

Speakers
avatar for Lashea Brown

Lashea Brown

Reproductive /Sexual Health Program Coordinator
avatar for Eliza Byard

Eliza Byard

Executive Director, GLSEN
avatar for Amber Goodwin

Amber Goodwin

Founder, Community Justice Reform Coalition
avatar for Livier Gutierrez

Livier Gutierrez

Director of Programs, Alliance for Girls
avatar for Brittany Packnett

Brittany Packnett

Activist, Educator and Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
3rd Floor Lobby

1:50pm

What Do Women Need to Make It Work?
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Can I afford child care? Will I be able to stay home to care for my new baby? Will I get fired if I miss work because I have the flu? Is he making more than I am? Is my paycheck enough to cover my bills? These may be the issues that keep *each* of us up at night, but the reality is, we’re *all* grappling with them. When you add them together, the effects of these pocketbook issues can equal poverty for women. This panel of experts will discuss the roadmap that gets us from economic struggle to economic security.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Actress and Activist
avatar for Mary Ignatius

Mary Ignatius

Statewide Organizer, Parent Voices CA
avatar for Debra Ness

Debra Ness

President, National Partnership for Women & Families
avatar for Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel

Executive Director, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty
avatar for Michelle Rhone-Collins

Michelle Rhone-Collins

Chief Cities Officer, LIFT


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

3:05pm

Mentorship Cafe | Career Change and Career Coaching
Sign up upon arrival in person in The Center in the Shrine for a 15-minute session with an esteemed advisor in the area of: small business lending, start-up funding, financial literacy, wealth management, career advancement and career changes.

3:05 PM - 4:00 PM | Career Change and Career Coaching
- Janine Davis
- Malissia R. Clinton

Speakers
avatar for Malissia R. Clinton

Malissia R. Clinton

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Aerospace
avatar for Janine Davis

Janine Davis

Executive Coach


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Expo Center

3:05pm

A Conversation with the Women from GLOW
Join the women of the Netflix Original Series, GLOW, for a conversation about female empowerment, friendship, self-discovery and making television for today's audience.

Moderated by Netflix Vice President, Original Content, Cindy Holland. Featuring: Creator/Executive Producer, Liz Flahive, and cast members Alison Brie,  Britney Young, Sydelle Noel.



Speakers
LF

Liz Flahive

Creator/Executive Producer, GLOW
avatar for Cindy Holland

Cindy Holland

Vice President, Original Content, Netflix


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
2nd Floor Lobby
  • Sponsor Netflix

3:05pm

Breaking Stereotypes
Speakers with their discussion and stories will Inspire, Motivate & Activate you to engage on actively breaking the stereotypes to be the best version of yourself…EVERYDAY.  

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Kapoor Collins

Shelly Kapoor Collins

Entrepreneur, The Shatter Fund
avatar for Claire Lee

Claire Lee

Head of Early Stage, Silicon Valley Bank


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Expo Center

3:05pm

Can Stories Help Save Us? How to Use Our Words to Shape the World We Want
The stories we tell have the power to shape our world. Stories are how we make sense of what’s going on around us. They help us to see ourselves and others differently, which can change what we think and believe. And in today's connected world, we now have access to stories anywhere, anytime. So how do we seize this huge opportunity? Hear from creatives using storytelling to break boundaries -- in film, television, literature, comedy and more -- and learn why telling *your* story is a crucial part of how you can create change.

Speakers
avatar for Maytha Alhassen

Maytha Alhassen

Speaker, USOW
avatar for Elisa Parker

Elisa Parker

Co-Founder, Project Director, See Jane Do, #50WomenCan
avatar for Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

Social Critic, Host of The Call, Content @Snapchat
avatar for Ahya Simone

Ahya Simone

Director, Harpist, Singer, Femme Queen Chronicles


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium (First Floor)

3:05pm

Here to Fight, Here to Stay: Updates from the DACA and Immigration Front Lines
Limited Capacity seats available

When Trump announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instituted by President Obama, he set off one of the most contentious battles since taking office. Ensuring the young adults protected under DACA can remain in America -- the only home they’ve ever known -- is a battle that impacts all of us and defines the very nature of our country. Hear from organizers on the frontlines of the fight, and the fight for undocumented youth and immigration more broadly, and learn what you can do to help, whoever and wherever you are.

Speakers
avatar for Alida Garcia

Alida Garcia

Director of Coalitions & Policy, FWD.us
avatar for Denea Joseph

Denea Joseph

Communications Coordinator / Immigrants Rights Activist, UndocuBlack Network
ALL-ACCESS
GM

Greisa Martinez

Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Rubí Martínez

Rubí Martínez

Communications Strategist, NextGen America
avatar for Jess Morales Rocketto

Jess Morales Rocketto

Political Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Pavillion 2

3:05pm

How to Stop the Prison Pipelines for Girls of Color
Limited Capacity filling up

In 2012, Salecia Johnson was arrested at school for doing something most six year olds do: throwing a temper tantrum. At the time, mainstream discussion of the school-to-prison pipeline focused mostly on boys of color, omitting experiences like Salecia’s. But in 2015, a groundbreaking report, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, showed that girls of color are being funneled into the juvenile justice system at disproportionately higher rates. Simultaneously, more than 70% of girls in the system report a history of physical or sexual abuse. Hear from women working to dismantle the school-to-prison and sexual-assault-to-prison pipelines on how to refocus our energy so we’re educating -- not criminalizing -- our students.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Dolan-Sandrino

Grace Dolan-Sandrino

Teen Activist, Root Young Futurist, Teen Vogue
avatar for A'Dorian Murray-Thomas

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas

Founder & CEO, SHE Wins Inc.
avatar for Joanne N. Smith

Joanne N. Smith

Founder/Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
3rd Floor Lobby

3:05pm

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint: What Women Need to Keep Fighting for Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Women are often the first to spring into action, and the last to take a break. But when we inhabit our full power, we are unstoppable. So what does it take for women to show up as leaders and changemakers, and how do we create an environment where everyone can do that? We all hear the phrase "self-care," but these women are here to show us what it means to truly advocate for ourselves, and create community for us all. 

Speakers
avatar for T. Morgan Dixon

T. Morgan Dixon

Co-Founder & CEO
SS

Sarah Sophie Flicker

Activist/Creative Director/Aerialist/Mother
avatar for Keisha Mabry

Keisha Mabry

Author, Speaker and Social Entrepreneur
avatar for Jess Weiner

Jess Weiner

CEO, Cultural Changemaker


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Pavillion 1

3:05pm

Our Bodies, Our Identities: What's Standing Between Women and Quality Health Care?
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When tennis star Serena Williams gave birth last September, she had to talk doctors through saving her life. Her story spotlighted an alarming statistic: that in the U.S., Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes than white women. Facts like these underscore the reality that *how* we experience healthcare is directly related to *who* we are -- our race, our immigration status, our ability, our gender identity, our sexual orientation, how much money we make, where we live, and more -- and that in some cases, discrimination and lack of access are costing women our lives. This panel of experts will consider what barriers stand between women and quality health care and what we’re doing to dismantle them.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Barbara Ferrer

Dr. Barbara Ferrer

Director of Public Health, Los Angeles County
avatar for Melissa Hanna

Melissa Hanna

Co-founder and CEO, Mahmee
avatar for Dawn Laguens

Dawn Laguens

Executive Vice President & Chief Brand and Experience Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
avatar for Almas Sayeed

Almas Sayeed

Organizer and Lawyer


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

3:05pm

The Ballot Box and Beyond: Taking the Reigns of Our Democracy
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Voting is the heart of democracy. Many have fought, and are still fighting, for the right to vote. And, casting a ballot is just one piece of our political process. In order for democracy to thrive, we have to think about how it fits into our broader civic life. How do we make sure elections aren’t the only time people get engaged? And what happens when people become disconnected or disheartened from our decision-making processes? The good news: these innovators, who are encouraging Americans to get hands-on with democracy through the ballot box and beyond, are here to share their insights and concrete strategies for action.

Speakers
avatar for Tanzila Ahmed

Tanzila Ahmed

Political Activist, Podcaster and Writer
avatar for Angie Jean-Marie

Angie Jean-Marie

Managing Director, #VoteTogether
avatar for Amanda Litman

Amanda Litman

Executive Director, Run for Something
avatar for Carmen Perez

Carmen Perez

Executive Director, National Co-Chair, The Gathering for Justice, Women's March on Washington
avatar for Ramla Sahid

Ramla Sahid

Executive Director
avatar for Karla Zombro

Karla Zombro

Field Director, California Calls


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

4:20pm

Afternoon Main Stage Session
Performance, featuring:
  • DJ Young1

Afternoon Opening: Consider This Your Call to Action, featuring:
  • Tina Tchen
  • Taylor Barnes, United State of Women

Elected official welcome, featuring:
  • Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council Andrea Jenkins
  • Representative Ilhan Omar

Calls to Action, featuring:
  • Surina Khan, California Women’s Foundation
  • Kalisha Dessources and Joanne Smith, Young Women’s Initiative
  • Rubi Martinez, DACA activist
  • Lillibeth Navarro, Communities Actively Independent and Free
  • Elise Buik, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • Julie Miller-Phipps, Kaiser Permanente
  • Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund
  • Sue Dunlap and Jennifer Torres, Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles
  • Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Center United
  • Tarana Burke, MeToo and Girls for Gender Equity

Conversations featuring:  
  • Actress and Activist Connie Britton
  • Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, Cindy Holland
  • Valerie Jarrett and CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, Sallie Krawcheck
  • Tina Tchen and Actress and Time’s Up Activist Jurnee Smollett

Keynote Conversation, featuring:
  • Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama in Conversation with Actress and Activist Tracee Ellis Ross
                   
Closing Remarks, featuring:
  • United State of Women Team

Speakers
avatar for Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Actress and Activist
avatar for Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

Founder, 'me too.' Movement
avatar for Cindy Holland

Cindy Holland

Vice President, Original Content, Netflix
avatar for Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
AJ

Andrea Jenkins

Vice President, Minneapolis City Council
avatar for Surina Khan

Surina Khan

CEO, Women’s Foundation of California
avatar for Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-founder, Ellevest
avatar for Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States, Special Guest
avatar for Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar

State Representative
avatar for Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress and Activist
avatar for Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen

Executive Director, The Obama White House Council on Women and Girls


Saturday May 5, 2018 4:20pm - 6:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

Eco Women’s Leadership on the Frontlines
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Join with women leaders from Southern California and around the country to learn about their critical work to solve our greatest environmental challenges for our families, communities and the planet.  Featuring notable environmental justice leaders and organizations working from the local to the global.  Come learn about visionary solutions, share your work and discover ways to leverage change!  Networking session to follow panel discussion.  

Reception with lite fare and beverages.  


Speakers
avatar for Martha Dina Argüello

Martha Dina Argüello

Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
avatar for Nalleli Cobo

Nalleli Cobo

STAND LA
avatar for Paula Daniels

Paula Daniels

Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
avatar for Amira Diamond

Amira Diamond

Co-Founder, Women’s Earth Alliance
avatar for Jaime Nack

Jaime Nack

Founder and President, Women in Green Forum / Three Squares Inc.
Jaime Nack is the President of Three Squares Inc., a cutting edge sustainability consulting firm specializing in developing comprehensive sustainability plans for corporate, government, and nonprofit entities. Nack also founded the Women In Green Forum – the premier conference series... Read More →
avatar for Jacqui Patterson

Jacqui Patterson

Sr. Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP


7:00pm

Feminist Majority presents BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY + PANEL
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Head over from the Shrine for this evening event at the Feminist Majority Foundation offices.  Enjoy a complimentary dinner, screening and panel.  Birthright: A War Story is a provocative documentary feature presentation that examines how American women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America and allows states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. This is the real-life Handmaid’s Tale. Runtime: 1 hr 40 min
 
7p  Reception
7:40p Film
9p Panel

Opening Remarks:
Michele Sleighel, Feminist Majority, Research Associate

Moderator: Pat Mitchell, Founding Board Chair, Women's Media Center, Board Chair, Sundance Institute, Board Participant Media, Creator TEDWomen

Panelists:
Civia Tamarkin, Director/Producer, Former CNN Executive
Ana Chu, National Women's Law Center, VP Strategy & Policy
Melissa Goodman, ACLU, Audrey Irmas Director, LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project


Speakers
avatar for Anna Chu

Anna Chu

VP Strategy & Policy, National Women's Law Center
avatar for Melissa Goodman

Melissa Goodman

Audrey Irmas Director, LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project, ACLU
Melissa Goodman, Esq. is director of the LGBTQ, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California. Melissa conducts legal and policy advocacy concerning LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, gender equality, and the rights of people with HIV. She leads ACLU’s... Read More →
avatar for Bettina Hager

Bettina Hager

COO/DC Director, ERA Coalition
avatar for Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

Founding Board Chair, Women's Media Center, Board Chair, Sundance Institute, Board Participant Media, Creator TEDWomen
avatar for Civia Tamarkin

Civia Tamarkin

Birthright Director, Former CNN Executive Producer


7:30pm

LUNAFEST, Short Films By, For & About Women
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Address: The Theatre at South Park Center (1149 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015)

Join LUNA Bar for wine, hors d’euovres, and short films celebrating women. LUNA has always believed in the power of women. In 2000, LUNA started LUNAFEST – a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women in film. The festival raises funds for local women’s causes, as well as the main beneficiary – Chicken & Egg Pictures. LUNAFEST is making a mark in the industry by creating a platform for women’s untold stories and working to increase opportunity for women filmmakers.

7:30 pm: Wine / Hors d'oeuvres
8:30 pm: Film Program


 
Sunday, May 6
 

9:00am

Social Impacts on Women's Health Equity
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LAC Women & Girls Initiative with the Department of Public Health are hosting a panel on three areas that demonstrate how social experience shapes the health of women: domestic violence, substance abuse, and birth outcomes. After the event, participants will be provided with a pass to enjoy the Natural History Museum for the remainder of the day. Location of the Event: This event will take place at the Community Room at the Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Services and Training-Center. The Training-Center is located adjacent to the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Historic South Entrance at 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90007. The Natural History Museum is a family of three museums including the Natural History Museum located in Exposition Park, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum located in Hancock Park, and the William S. Hart Museum located in Newhall. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a national leader in research, exhibitions and education. The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history-with more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Parking: Will be $12 at the Natural History Museum and California Science Center.

Moderators
AL

Abbe Land

Executive Director, LA County Women & Girls Initiative

Speakers
DA

Deborah Allen

ScD, Director of Health Promotion: Birth Outcomes and Infant Mortality
avatar for Susie Baldwin

Susie Baldwin

MD, Senior Physician Preventive Medicine: Domestic Violence


9:00am

50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment
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50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment: How the Media Industry is Tackling #MeToo and Creating a Blueprint for Gender Parity

An interactive dialogue & shared learning with industry leaders who are shaking up the status quo & leading with results & action to create 50/50, round table discussions with the #50WomenCan Cohort, partners & champions who are taking the lead for gender parity in media and entertainment & experience hands-on techniques & tools to redefine power.

For further information about the #50WomenCan initiative go to, www.50WomenCan-Media.com for Level Forward: http://variety.com/2018/biz/news/killer-content-abigail-disney-level-forward-studio-1202664003/


Speakers
avatar for Elisa Parker

Elisa Parker

Co-Founder, Project Director, See Jane Do, #50WomenCan


9:00am

Achieving Equity for Girls in Schools
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In 2015, Alliance for Girls received a competitive National Girls Initiative Innovation Award from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to develop the Meeting Girls Needs
Initiative to support female students of color in Oakland, Calif. Based on the success of an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) pilot project to increase equity for girls and reduce the school to prison pipeline, AFG developed a Meeting Girls Needs toolkit to enable community based organizations to launch similar initiatives in their communities. Learn how you can bring this initiative to your schools, and delve into a case study of how this initiative is being implemented in LA. AFG-LA founding members Motivating Our Students Through Experience (MOSTe) and EmpowHer will guide participants in breakout sessions that explore their program models for effective mentorship and access to opportunity for girls of color in LA, as well as how their programs feed into a collective effort to effect systems change for girls on the margins in LA.

Speakers
avatar for Livier Gutierrez

Livier Gutierrez

Director of Programs, Alliance for Girls
KK

Keyonna Keith

Program Director, EmpowHer
EM

Emma Mayerson

Founding Executive Director, Alliance for Girls
AV

Alejandra Valenzuela

Executive Director, Motivating Our Students Through Experience


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork Gas Tower 555 West 5th Street, 35th Floor Los Angeles CA 90013

9:00am

Athletes as Activists
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Athlete activism is an ever-evolving phenomenon that today looks very different from when we started the conversation a year ago. We believe that activist efforts seek to change the social climate and structures that make volunteerism necessary, yet few people understand their service as an important contribution to larger structural social change.

We seek to help female athletes and laypersons understand the power and necessity of activism in achieving social change, and to reframe volunteerism and service as an effective act of dissent.

This panel discussion will share the stories of athletes, coaches and executives in the sports industry who have found their voice and used it to support causes they believe in while highlighting Play Like a Girl programs and sharing how athletes and those passionate about sport can propel our efforts to level the playing field for girls and women in sports.

Speakers
avatar for Scout Bassett

Scout Bassett

Paralympian, Team USA
avatar for Celeste Bell

Celeste Bell

Major League Baseball
avatar for Dr. Kimberly Clay

Dr. Kimberly Clay

President/CEO, Play Like a Girl
avatar for Liz Loza

Liz Loza

Yahoo! Sports
avatar for Jen Welter

Jen Welter

First female Coach, National Football League


9:00am

Empowered Civic Engagement Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Women's March LA will be hosting the "Empowered Civic Engagement" panel to give attendees the tools to actively engage in their local communities, including how to lobby for community initiatives, re-engaging in local democratic environments, and re-inventing the political process from its current form.  And most importantly, learn how to build power for a sustainable movement!

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Skyline Penthouse 1200 Santee St., Los Angeles 90015

9:00am

La Lucha Sigue: Where Black and Brown Power Unite!
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Meet the young women from South LA who represented their community and shifted the narrative of the “March For Our Lives” movement to include the experiences of youth of color. Learn how you can get involved in the fight to advance equity in public education, transform communities and build the next generation of powerful and impactful Girls and Womyn of Color.

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
The People's Hall Community Coalition, 8101 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044
  • Sponsor Hosted by Community Coalition

9:00am

Lead Like a Boss: Clarify & Communicate your Leadership Vision
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Join Bossed Up, She Should Run, and Platform Women for an engaging series of trainings focused on helping you level up in your leadership practice. Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, corporate boss, or community activist, all leaders must be able to clearly communicate their vision and tell their story in a way that inspires action.

Recent research shows women tend to struggle when it comes to communicating a clear vision - an essential skill for leaders of all ages and stages in one’s career.

Join award-winning trainers from three national organizations for an interactive, engaging, and actionable half-day of training that will leave you equipped to create lasting progress back home.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Addison

Jenn Addison

Digital and Creative Manager, She Should Run
avatar for Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries

CEO and Founder, Bossed Up
avatar for Emi Kamemoto

Emi Kamemoto

Director of Partnerships, Bossed Up
avatar for Jennifer Mandelblatt

Jennifer Mandelblatt

Co-founder and Managing Director, Platform Women


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
University of Southern California, Seely Mudd 123

9:00am

Leveraging Local Boards and Commissions to Build Progressive Social Movements
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How can you impact governance decisions in your city and county? Join the Liberty Hill Foundation to learn how to influence equitable decision-making in your community, to ensure that decisions benefit all residents through City and County boards and commissions. This session will be a conversation for activists who want to interact with commissions; aspiring commissioners who want to represent low-income, communities of color; and existing commissioners who want to deepen their impact.
In any given city or county, there can be dozens and dozens of local commissions yielding great power over local communities. With roots in the Progressive Era (1890-1920), commissions are a bridge between residents and professional politicians. Their appointed members (more than 300 in L.A. City alone) oversee key city agencies and advise elected officials and government employees on core policies, but not even the wonkiest policy wonks can name all the City's 52 boards and commissions, never mind the many dozens of County and State boards and commissions. And yet these policy-making and advisory bodies made up of non-political experts and residents are one of the most important—and powerful—cornerstones of regional government.

How can you impact governance decisions in your city and county? Join the Liberty Hill Foundation to learn how to influence decision-making in your community, and ensure that equitable and fair decisions are being made for the benefit of all residents. This session will be a conversation for activists who want to interact with commissions to defend their communities; aspiring commissioners who want to represent low-income, communities of color; and existing commissioners who want to deepen their impact. This session will include presentations and discussion designed to help you ensure that your city has strong civic leaders to serve on all boards and commissions making decisions every day that will be good for all of our communities.

Through Liberty Hill Foundation’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, Liberty Hill has been running a commissions training program since 2013, providing trainings tailored to the specific interests of social justice advocates and grassroots activists. Through our trainings we have incubated and accelerated the leadership of dozens of organizations and hundreds of Angelenos, and supported the appointments of nearly 40 individuals to city, county, and state boards and commissions.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Kabat

Joanna Kabat

Deputy Director of Training and Capacity Building, Liberty Hill Foundation
avatar for Dr. Guadalupe G. Montaño

Dr. Guadalupe G. Montaño

Board Member, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission


9:00am

No Gender Justice without Racial Justice
Limited Capacity full
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We cannot achieve equity for all women, unless we actively dismantle racism. As we fight for gender equity it is our responsibility to ensure that the voices and experiences of women of color are centered in advocacy efforts and policy solutions. For 160 years, YWCA has been on a mission to to eliminate racism and empower women. Join us, to learn more about our journey and gain tools to strengthen your own journey to fight for justice at the intersection of race and gender.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Paige Davis

Samantha Paige Davis

Field Engagement Manager, YWCA USA


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
United Way 1150 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Host Organization YWCA

9:00am

Self-Care for Freedom Fighters
Limited Capacity full
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From Fannie Lou Hamer to Erica Garner, history has shown us that far too many women have paid for the movement with their health. GirlTrek’s “Self-Care for Freedom Fighters” workshop gives women the opportunity to learn and practice tools to begin pushing past burnout, historic trauma, rampant sexism, institutional racism, and other obstacles that hinder doing the work they’ve been called to do.


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork Fine Arts Building 811 W. 7th St.

9:00am

Sheroes of Organizing: Community Organizing 101
Limited Capacity full
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Often, the biggest barrier for creating change is knowing how to take the first step toward achieving your goal. Our communities need new leaders—and new voices—to get involved. All over the country, women are stepping up to fill this void and make a positive impact on their local communities. In this session, we work to understand the critical nature of establishing a strong, actionable vision; we develop one; and conclude by laying the groundwork for turning it into action.

This session will take a deeper look at the essence and foundation of community organizing—what is it we are truly seeking to achieve by organizing others to action? In this, we’ll highlight some of our country’s most notable women organizers, as well as those who currently display powerful leadership as volunteer organizers through Organizing for Action.

First, we’ll discuss the unique challenges presented to women as they seek to organize and empower their communities to effect change. We’ll look at how operating from our strengths is a more effective strategy—because successful organizing leverages a diverse array of skills, tactics, and ideas. There’s no one right way to organize.

In the second half of our session, we’ll examine some concrete organizing skills and how to apply them. Namely, we’ll start at one of the most fundamental necessities of strong organizing: creating and understanding our vision. What is our purpose? What drives us to action? Why do we organize, and why do we care? These are the questions we must be able to answer to construct our path forward and begin creating the world we want to see. From here, we’ll pivot towards developing an understanding of how to effectively plan and implement a strategy for success based on our visions—Once we know what we’re aiming for, we need to develop a way to get there!

We’ll close our session by outlining what work is left to do in order to organize and impact our communities, including the ways you can get involved with OFA and other progressive organizations working to achieve a world of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This training is geared towards those who seek to make an impact in their communities and want to figure out how a good way to establish a strong foundation. Often, the biggest barrier for creating change is taking that first step towards your goal. We hope to give you the skills, confidence, and drive to get started.

Speakers
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Kevin Lane

Training Project Manager, Organizing for Action
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Traci Wile

Dir. of Community Engagement, OFA


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
ALLIES 1054 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA

9:00am

The “Just Get It” Series Presents: Lead From Within
Limited Capacity full
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Develop and enhance your leadership abilities and mindset for success, in this fun and unique skills-based workshop. Learn the science behind the mind and your thinking, and understand how unconscious programs and archetypes affect women in positions of power today. In this interactive learning lab, overcome imposter syndrome, improve your internal dialogue, clam negation nerves, and combat the fear of, and embrace being “aggressive” or a “bitch”.

Leave this workshop with increased, clarity, excitement and a basic understanding of how to go out, lead from within, and JUST GET IT!

Courtney A. Seard is a Peak-Performance Coach, Business Strategist, Author, and as a certified Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programing, with 20+ years of experience in architecting outcomes and success for Fortune 500 companies and high-profile clients. She uses her life story to inform her innovative business management and behavioral leadership strategies by linking innovation, neuroplasticity, behavioral science, and mindset training.

Come accelerate your success and development, and leave with:

• 5 Leadership Principles
• “Path of Power” A stress reduction and state control exercise
• A Goal Setting Process and Exercise
• Advanced Motivation Techniques

Come with an open mind, excitement, and the readiness to step into more.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney A. Seard

Courtney A. Seard

Peak-Performance Coach and Advisor


9:00am

What The Tech?! A Crash Course for Tech-Curious Changemakers & Community Organizers
Limited Capacity filling up

Calling all changemakers, community organizers and anyone interested in leveling up their tech know-how! Want to learn how to code, but not sure where to start? If you are a complete beginner to coding and want to learn what it’s all about, this is for you. We will walk through the fundamentals of web development and take you through various components of the web and how they work together. Following the workshop, we’ll hear from women from various backgrounds that have transitioned into tech.

Speakers
avatar for Shanise Barona

Shanise Barona

Admin Coordinator, Girl Develop It
avatar for Brenda Jin

Brenda Jin

Staff Engineer, Slack Technologies
avatar for Arelia Jones

Arelia Jones

Design Developer, Sprout Social
avatar for Corinne Warnshuis

Corinne Warnshuis

Executive Director, Girl Develop It


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
University of Southern California, Taper 202

9:00am

Entrepreneurial Empowerment: Female Founders and Access to Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
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"Entrepreneurial Empowerment" is designed to educate and engage women as they identify their purpose, their passion, and their desire to launch and/or expand their entrepreneurial ventures. This inspiring day-long gathering will leverage the knowledge and experiences of diverse leading female entrepreneurs, and cultivate strategies and share tools to empower women through various activities, including panels, experiential exercises, and mentoring.

Dr. Elissa Grossman, Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC, Marshall School of Business
Dr. Sharoni Little, Professor of Clinical Business Communication, University of Southern California,
Marshall School of Business; CEO, The Strategist Company, LLC
Jeymi Choi, Associate Director, MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC, Marshall School of Business
Jackie Yu, Center Coordinator, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC, Marshall School of Business
Elaine Low, Investor’s Business Daily

This will be an engaging and interactive day of learning, networking, mentoring, and empowerment. Parking is available for $12 and there is convenient access to public transportation.

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Grossman

Elissa Grossman

Associate Professor, USC Marshall School of Business


9:00am

#RunAsYouAre: How to Run for Office with VoteRunLead
Limited Capacity seats available

#RunAsYouAre will help you make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and bolster your campaign to win.

We believe you already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve your political ambition. #RunAsYouAre will accelerate the growth of your political networks and know-how with practical and actionable steps. The workshop will help you make a real plan to get to know your political community , find the best office to run for, and bolster your campaign to win. With the unprecedented surge in women interested in running for office, our essential and individualized approach equips participants to campaign and win.

VoteRunLead has 70% win rate and our community is 60% women of color. We specialize in local and state office. You will get insights on digital tools for a modern campaign and access to join our community.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sara Angevine

Dr. Sara Angevine

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Whittier College
avatar for Jehmu Greene

Jehmu Greene

Fox News Analyst and VoteRunLead Board Chair
avatar for Crystal Patterson

Crystal Patterson

Government & Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook
avatar for Erin Vilardi

Erin Vilardi

Founder & CEO, VoteRunLead
avatar for Representative JoCasta Zamarripa

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa

Wisconsin State Assembly


10:00am

How to Support Women Content Creators and Help the Shows You Want to See Stay on TV
Limited Capacity full
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Women make up the majority of the population in the U.S., but in TV and film account for 27% of producers and only 13% of writers and directors. The odds are stacked even higher against women of color, which is why we need to ensure that entertainment is truly inclusive both behind the camera and on TV.

Underground parking lot is accessible on Blackburn Ave.
Join Raben_Impact and the Writers Guild Foundation on Sunday, May 6th for a panel with industry showrunners and special guests, and a training that highlights tools and grassroots communications tactics to support women creators and promote the content they create.

The entertainment industry has enormous influence on how society views women and it must be proactive to 1) not embrace damaging portrayals of women and 2) promote empowering and positive images instead. This starts with an inclusive culture behind the scenes and in the workplace -- one that values the unique perspective of women. Unfortunately, harmful traditional power dynamics often come into play, historically placing more value on the perspective of the straight white men in the room. But its time is up, and together, we can help ensure gender equity in writers rooms and among audiences as well.

A portion of this training will provide insight and advice from successful women writers, directors, and showrunners about how to create diverse writers rooms, casts, and crews that are truly representative of the communities whose stories are being told. The culture change of “who is in the room and how they are treated” is equally as important as the on screen portrayal of characters, because they come to life on screen as an extension of the creative vision.

The second component of the training will focus on grassroots communications tactics and best practices that help support women showrunners. Audiences hold infinite power and when armed with organizing and communications tactics, can influence networks to keep investing in women and ensure that content with strong female leads (the content we want to see) stays on TV.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Buckland

Katie Buckland

Executive Director, Writers Guild Foundation
avatar for Patty First

Patty First

Director, Raben Impact
avatar for Alicin Williamson

Alicin Williamson

Principal, The Raben Group


10:00am

Creating Safe Spaces for Women and Girls
Limited Capacity filling up

Continuing the momentum of the #MeToo movement, this Girl Up workshop co-led by staff and a trained youth advocate will inspire and guide you to create safe spaces in your community for women and girls. You will gain the tools to be an effective activist for girl-led solutions, turning your passion into action to be a change-maker in your community.

When women and girls are not safe walking in their own town, shopping in markets or selling their goods, using community toilets, or simply taking public transit, it has a huge impact on their lives. The experience or threat of violence affects women and girls’ access to social activities, employment, education, and leadership opportunities.

In this interactive session, you will learn about the importance of safe spaces and how to create them in your community. The training will cover:
• Public speaking
• How to pitch your advocacy plan
• Networking
• What effective leadership strategies are
• How to build your communications/media plan
• And more
Girl Up will help you become the leader and change maker you want to be.

The following Girl Up Staff Members and Youth Advocate that will lead you through this training are:

Lisa Napper: Lisa is a former member of the It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee and White House Champion of Change. Upon graduating from Howard University, she began working with Girl Up at the United Nations Foundation as their Program Associate.

Kelsey Carroll: Kelsey is the Communications and Digital Media Associate for Girl Up, housed by the United Nations Foundation. She has a degree from William Smith College in Women’s studies, and is passionate about gender-centered global development and ethical storytelling.

Youth Advocate: Our Youth Advocate is a current Girl Up leader, who is a champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through Girl Up’s leadership programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers.

Speakers
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Lisa Napper

Programs Associate, Girl Up


Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Southern California, Seely Mudd 124

10:00am

Crush That Interview: Message and Media Training 101
Limited Capacity filling up

A good interview with the right media outlet or talk at a high-profile conference can advance your cause or candidacy. Join communications strategists Nell Callahan and Heather Wilson from SKDKnickerbocker for a hands-on training to help you refine your message, prepare for any question that comes your way, and stay in control of your interview or presentation.
 
SKDKnickerbocker, 2016 National and Global Public Affairs Agency of the Year Holmes Report, works with elected officials, candidates, corporate leaders and advocates to cut through the clutter of a crowded media landscape. This session will help you develop an authentic narrative that’s clear, consistent, memorable, and meaningful.
 

Speakers
avatar for Nell Callahan

Nell Callahan

Managing Director & Chief of Staff, SKDKnickerbocker
avatar for Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker


Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Southern California, Taper 106

10:00am

Gen Z Will Save the World: A Look at Teens and Activism
Limited Capacity full
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Join Awesomeness, a leading media company for Gen Z, to learn about this highly influential generation and what inspires and moves them to social action. During the panel, we’ll chat all things Gen Z and explore how they’re going to change or rather, save, the world. We’ll be joined by Gen Z girls to discuss their own advocacy, and explore the role that entertainment, social media, & brands can play in social activism. You’ll leave knowing exactly who Gen Z is and what mobilizes them to action.Awesomeness is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its suite of digital networks- AwesomenessTV, DreamWorksTV, Awestruck- and its film and television studio arms.

Founded in 2012, Awesomeness has spent five years creating original programming and cultivating an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness’ extensive distribution footprint spans across owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York, London and Singapore. Investors include Comcast NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.  

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black

YouTuber, Actress, and Musician
avatar for Hannah Brashers

Hannah Brashers

College Senior, Freelance Writer and Grassroots Organizer
avatar for Catherine Gill

Catherine Gill

Vice President of Brand Marketing, Awesomeness
avatar for Lindsay Miller

Lindsay Miller

News and Culture Director, PopSugar
avatar for Winter Minisee

Winter Minisee

EMPOWER National Student Leader, Women’s March Youth


Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Awesomeness 2701 Olympic Blvd B, Santa Monica, CA 90404

10:00am

I AM EVIDENCE, Documentary Feature + Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Four survivors trace the fates of their rape kits, as officials investigate the systematic failure that’s created a backlog of more than 400,000 untested kits nationwide.  

An HBO Premiere.
Runtime: 89 min

Directors: Geeta Gandbhir and Trish Adlesic
Producer: Mariska Hargitay

Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Haacke Byrd

Sarah Haacke Byrd

The Joyful Heart Foundation
avatar for Jess Davidson

Jess Davidson

Interim Executive Director, End Rape on Campus
avatar for Patty Giggans

Patty Giggans

Executive Director, Peace Over Violence
avatar for Kimberly Kenny

Kimberly Kenny

AVP, Institutional Advancement, Mount Saint Mary’s University
avatar for Helena Lazaro

Helena Lazaro

Sexual Assault Advocate


10:00am

Local Power: Ways State and Local Elected Officials Can Advance Women’s Rights in 2018
Limited Capacity full
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This event will bring together state and local elected officials to discuss policy ideas and strategies for advancing women’s rights in 2018 and beyond. With attacks at both the federal and state level on access to health care, reproductive rights, child care, and workplace policies such as equal pay and paid leave affecting women and families, state and local leaders are at the forefront of protecting gains – and creating further progress - for women’s equality and economic security.  This policy event will include discussions by elected officials on legislation, best practices, and organizing opportunities across a number of women’s rights policy topics.

Speakers:
Valerie Jarrett
Alejandra Castillo, YWCA
CA State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson
AZ State Representative Athena Salman
Shilpa Phadke, Center for American Progress
Jocelyn Frye, Center for American Progress

Brunch will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Frye

Jocelyn Frye

Center for American Progress
avatar for Senator Hannah Beth Jackson

Senator Hannah Beth Jackson

California State Senate
avatar for Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
avatar for Shilpa Phadke

Shilpa Phadke

Vice President, Center for American Progress
RK

Representative Karin Power

Oregon State Representative


10:00am

Reproductive Justice: Addressing the Inequality
Limited Capacity filling up

Reproductive Justice is the human right to control our bodies, our sexuality, our gender, our work and our reproduction. It is a framework created by women of color that expands beyond the womb, encompassing the many intersections of having a child, not having a child and being able to raise a family with dignity and respect. Addressing the wide range of reproductive justice inequities requires an intersectional approach that recognizes the history and barriers that communities of color face. This workshop will look at everyday barriers faced by marginalized Black women and girls from a Reproductive Justice lens and demonstrate how you can implement an Reproductive Justice framework in your own grassroot/campaign work.

Speakers
avatar for Lashea Brown

Lashea Brown

Reproductive /Sexual Health Program Coordinator
avatar for Juana Rosa Cavero

Juana Rosa Cavero

Director, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
avatar for Ruth Dawson

Ruth Dawson

Staff Attorney, ACLU SoCal


10:00am

She Can Have It All: Rise of The Artist-Entrepreneur Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Following registration and light breakfast jump into an action-driven workshop to revamp the scope of vision for your Artist-Entrepreneur career. Whether you're wondering how to engage your own flavor of entrepreneurship or already immersed in self-employment, take your career vision to new heights with best practices from lady bosses that have built companies through ingenuity, creativity and savvy business know-how. The session will begin with pitches from each industry leader about the focus area they will delve into, followed by round-table working groups to hammer out questions on how to make your art practice sustainable, enhance creativity in your brand, or actualize your business concept. We will close out the session with a special motivational performance from Award-winning author and poet Iris Gomez.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Breakfast Mixer & Registration (PROVIDED ON SITE)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, She Can Have It All: Rise of The Artist-Entrepreneur Workshop
Whether you're wondering how to engage your own flavor of entrepreneurship or already immersed in self-employment, take your career vision to new heights with best practices from lady bosses that have built companies through ingenuity, creativity and savvy business know-how. The session will begin with pitches from each industry leader about the focus area they will delve into, followed by round-table working groups to hammer out questions on how to make your art practice sustainable, enhance creativity in your brand, or actualize your business concept.

PRESENTERS:
Anasa Troutman, Founder & CEO, Eloveate
Cristina Pacheco, Creative Producer
Katrina Frye, Founder & Director, Mischief Managed

11:30 AM, Poetry with Iris Gomez

12:00PM, Lunch (PROVIDED ON SITE)

Speakers
avatar for Maytha Alhassen

Maytha Alhassen

Speaker, USOW
avatar for Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Artist and Activist
avatar for Jazz Smollett-Warwell

Jazz Smollett-Warwell

Writer and Producer
avatar for Anasa Troutman

Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative


10:00am

USOW Narrative Short Film Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a series of short narrative films curated to expand the conversations from the USOW main stage and to inspire action. Featuring female voices that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles, these shorts transcend traditional storytelling in capturing big ideas within a limited timeframe. Filmmakers will introduce their selections and be available for questions after the screening.  Runtime: 110 minutes

·    The Counter 1960: Three ‘woke’ black students from 2017 find themselves seated at lunch counter in 1960. Will they be seated? Directed by Tracey ‘Twinkie’ Byrd

·    2500KM: A Guatemalan mother must decide between staying with her abusive husband or running away to the U.S in the hopes of finding a better life. Directed by Daniela Arguello

·    Muted: When her teenage daughter Crystal disappears, a divorced African-American mother of two, is stunned by the inaction of local police. They come to learn the painful lesson that all missing children are not created equal. Directed by Rachel Goldberg

·      Keep Calm & Tampon: Follow a menstruating teen girl on her quest for a single tampon. She must battle teasing boys, tear down gender constructs, and even take on the United States Government, all while singing, dancing, and shedding a uterine lining. Directed by: Claudia Lonow Rapaport

·    Q.U.E.E.N.: A teenage girl who was sexually abused uses rap as her outlet to express her pain. Directed by Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell

·      Vessels: A young transgender woman considers a dangerous black market surgery that may be her only option in gaining a more feminine body. Written & Directed by Arkasha Stevenson

Thanks to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and Los Angeles Womens International Film Festival (LAWIFF) for their assistance in curating these selections. Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.


10:00am

March For Moms Los Angeles
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for a grassroots rally at Pershing Square as we shine a light on the very real issues affecting moms in Los Angeles:

  • Maternal Death
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Family Leave Policies
  • Access to comprehensive reproductive health care
  • Preterm birth disparities
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding
  • Obstetric Violence & consent-based care

We can do better and with your help, we will.

Speakers
avatar for Jadah Chatterjee

Jadah Chatterjee

Registered Nurse, Kaiser Permanente
avatar for Asha Dahya

Asha Dahya

Girl Talk HQ
KD

Kim Durdin

Doula / IBCLC
avatar for Mary Beth Ferrante

Mary Beth Ferrante

Live.Work.Lead
avatar for Babetta Juergens

Babetta Juergens

Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology and Health
avatar for Lindsay Lipton

Lindsay Lipton

When the Bough Breaks
avatar for Taryn Longo

Taryn Longo

Maternal Health Advocate
avatar for Kamala Lopez

Kamala Lopez

Actress, Activist, Filmmaker
avatar for Celine Malanum

Celine Malanum

Long Beach Breastfeeds
avatar for Wendy Silvers

Wendy Silvers

Million Mamas Movement
avatar for Dr. Helena Vissing

Dr. Helena Vissing

Maternal Mental Health Now


10:00am

Women's Leadership Conference - City of West Hollywood
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the City of West Hollywood for its annual Women’s Leadership Conference, a day of programming designed to engage and empower its participants through workshops, panel discussions, advocacy trainings and networking opportunities.

1:00pm

LEGALIZE EQUALITY, Documentary Short Film + Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a resurgence with the recent ratification of Nevada, and votes in Virginia and Illinois happening now. Learn the legal and economic argument for why completing ERA ratification is more critical today than ever. This updated short film is excerpted from the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal, with new footage and commentary. Runtime: 30 min

Written, Directed & Produced by Kamala Lopez, Executive Producer: Patricia Arquette 

Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Emerald Archer

Dr. Emerald Archer

Director, Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University
avatar for Bettina Hager

Bettina Hager

COO/DC Director, ERA Coalition
avatar for Kamala Lopez

Kamala Lopez

Actress, Activist, Filmmaker
avatar for Jyoti Sarda

Jyoti Sarda

Executive Producer, Legalize Equality


1:00pm

Creativity As a Force to Reimagine the World
Limited Capacity filling up

Walk away inspired and informed on how to activate your own vision of prosperity with an insightful panel and fireside chat from some of the most recognized women of our time. Are you an artist or influencer wanting to maximize the social power of your craft, but unsure of how to do it? Are you an activist in need of a creative edge to impassion the masses behind your cause? We get it, and we've got what you need. Join some of the most iconic living trailblazers for an afternoon that explores the science of balancing art, culture, and activism for a living.


1:00 - 2:00 PM, Creativity As a Force to Reimagine the World (PANEL DISCUSSION)
This powerful panel of leaders explores the world of art, culture, and activism. Walk away inspired and informed on how to activate your own vision and imagination towards social change.

PANELISTS:
Gina Belafonte, Co-Director, Sankofa.org
Deborah Santana, Author, business manager & activist
Oge Egbuonu, Actress and producer
Moderator: Anasa Troutman, Founder & CEO, Eloveate

2:00 - 3:00 PM, The Art of Trailblazing (FIRESIDE CHAT)
Be inspired to put fire behind the possibilities of your own legacy after this discussion with two powerful trailblazers. This conversation will explore changing the narrative through art, entertainment, and cultural influence.

SPEAKERS:
Ty Stiklorius, Founder and CEO, Friends At Work
Michelle Dubois, Founding Partner of Values Partnerships



Speakers
avatar for Tina Farris

Tina Farris

Producer, Tour Director
avatar for Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation
avatar for Deborah Santana

Deborah Santana

CEO/Founder, Do A Little Foundation
avatar for Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Artist and Activist
avatar for Anasa Troutman

Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative


1:00pm

Equity and Allies in Hollywood: The Role of Men
Limited Capacity full
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If men comprise 49.2% of the population but hold 82% of the positions of power in Hollywood, then they will need to be partners in finding solutions for everything from sexual harassment, pay inequity, maternity leave, work flexibility and promoting women.  How do we come together and make these men our allies in a real meaningful way?  And how can women engage men in sometimes uncomfortable conversations? This panel will come up with real solutions for collaboration between men and women for greater equality. Join a mix of Hollywood executives, creators, and representatives as we find practical ways to make change.

Other high-level executives, creators, talent, and representatives to be announced

Speakers
avatar for Kent Alterman

Kent Alterman

President, Comedy Central
avatar for Abbi Jacobson

Abbi Jacobson

Co-Creator & Star, Broad City
avatar for Larry Salz

Larry Salz

TV Lit Partner, UTA
avatar for Tara Schuster

Tara Schuster

VP Talent and Development, Comedy Central
CS

Christie Smith

Talent & Literary Manager, Rise Management


1:00pm

Women Who Influence: Being driven by Purpose, not Position
Limited Capacity full
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Women have always been “influencers” in their communities and around the world, it is worth noting that through hashtags and other popular culture, the last few years have now begun to highlight this trend even more. Authors of the International Best-Selling book and surprise guests will share their stories of influence, their projects and how to engage and make impact in the world. Attendees should expect to learn:

1) How to engage in the global 'Chat and Chew' project created to foster greater understanding in difference and building accomplices instead of alliances.
2) How to authentically tell your story and share your experiences to make impact.
3) How to convey your message.Women who are committed to making an impact in the world, step by step, day by day and operating in a life of 'Purpose, Not Position' will share their stories, projects and authentic truths on how to engage and continue to do the work to make change.

Complimentary author books will be available with a book signing.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Peterkin Bell

Desiree Peterkin Bell

Founder & CEO, DPBell & Associates
avatar for Kristy Dubinsky

Kristy Dubinsky

Artist, Educator, and Author
avatar for Kimberly M. Foxx

Kimberly M. Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney
avatar for Melody Garcia

Melody Garcia

Best-Selling Author
avatar for Laura Packard

Laura Packard

Co-Chair, Health Care Voter
Small biz owner, progressive/Democratic digital consultant, co-chair @HealthCareVoter, cancer survivor. #BlockedByTrump
avatar for Brittany Packnett

Brittany Packnett

Activist, Educator and Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero


1:00pm

#MeToo, Now What? Solutions to End Sexual Violence
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Powerful men are finally being held accountable, but what comes next? How do we cement this seismic cultural shift and really work to end sexual violence at work, at school, and at home? Join UltraViolet, National Women’s Law Center, National Domestic Workers Alliance, End Rape on Campus, and more to dig into solutions like teaching children about consent and making it easier for survivors to seek justice as well as how you can take these ideas back to your community.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Boorboor

Emma Boorboor

Deputy Organizing Director, UltraViolet
avatar for Jess Davidson

Jess Davidson

Interim Executive Director, End Rape on Campus
avatar for Jennifer Dillon

Jennifer Dillon

Communications Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
avatar for Emily Martin

Emily Martin

VP for Education and Workplace Justice, National Women's Law Center
avatar for Diana Rhodes

Diana Rhodes

Director of Public Policy, Advocates for Youth


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
University of Southern California, Seely Mudd 124

1:00pm

Aligning Your Messages to Maximize Impact: California’s Efforts to Improve Access to High-Quality Public Arts Education
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Without access to a creative education, students are blocked out of one in six jobs in California. Spitfire, a strategic communication firm working on the front lines of the fight for gender equity, is pleased to partner with Create CA and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on their campaigns to increase access to quality arts education to provide students with the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.

In this combined skills-based and issue-based training, learn about how local and statewide leaders are aligning their messages to maximize impact, using the Arts Education Data Project and the Declaration of Student Rights as grounding examples. Then explore how to target specific audiences that can help advance your issue, understand your audience’s values and craft messages that will resonate with their interests. Participants will have the opportunity to develop message points within Spitfire’s message box.

During this session you will learn strategies for:
• Aligning messages to maximize impact;
• Selecting a very narrow, targeted audience – one that reflects the goal you are trying to achieve and will be most likely to respond to your call to action; and
• Taking into account the values and core concerns of the target audience that will be most likely to move that audience to act.

Trainers:
Leticia Buckley, acting chief deputy/ director of communications, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Denise Grande, director of arts education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Jenny Kern, vice president, Spitfire

Speakers
DG

Denise Grande

Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission


1:00pm

Behind the Movie Lens
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MarVista Entertainment is a leading entertainment studio that produces, acquires and distributes premium film and television content worldwide. Over the past 15 years MarVista has grown to become a pre-eminent supplier of content to major cable networks and platforms in the US including Disney Channel, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, Nickelodeon, various NBC Universal and Viacom Networks and Netflix. MarVista continually strives to provide opportunities for people within the content business. We seek out stories by, for and about women.
In this immersive and inclusive networking event, MarVista will bring various women together from all areas of content creation to discuss their journeys and careers, providing an open dialogue about the opportunities that exist outside the commonly known roles.
Some of these roles may include, location scouts, stunt coordinators, film editors, operation managers, music composers, assistant directors, wardrobe designers, set designers and more.

Snack will be provided and an opportunity to submit resumes is welcomed.



Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
MarVista Entertainment 10877 Wilshire Boulevard, 10th Floor, LA, CA 90024

1:00pm

Building Resilience and Preserving Your Emotional Health in Today's World
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It is safe to say world events are unfolding today in a way that is unlike any other time. With social media and the 24-hour news cycle, we are exposed to news, strong opinions, and calls to action constantly. Contemplating issues or taking a stand can be energizing, but having our beliefs and thoughts about events in mind so often can also be distressing and exhausting. All this can be a significant, destabilizing distraction, interrupting our daily routines and chipping away at our well-being. It's understandable if you or your family members experience increased distress in this highly charged climate - fortunately, there are ways to manage it.

Please join Seleni Institute for a session on how to best help you begin to transform distress or discomfort into resiliency – for both you and your family. In this session, you will hear from clinical experts on how to care for and empower yourself so you can also care for your family and your community in today's fractured world.

The Seleni Institute prioritizes the emotional health of individuals and families to improve the lives of our generation and future generations. With our partners, we treat, train, support, and advocate for emotional health during the family building years.




1:00pm

Crowdfunding: How to Raise the Money You Need to Make Change
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At Crowdpac – we’re working to improve democracy by helping candidates and organizations raise money. Our tools are built to put power back into the hands of the people, instead of big donors and special interests. We empower our users to get more involved in the process, whether that means raising money for an organization, a candidate you support, or running for office yourself (as women, we know that if we really want to fix things, we have to get to work!)  

You can join the thousands of women who are rolling up their sleeves to fix what is broken -- whether you are a first-time candidate running for office, like Jess Phoenix, Regina Bateson, Lori Trahan, or Krish Vignarajah, or stepping up to lead organizations like Spread the Vote, Sister District Project, and One Vote at a Time.

Women are shattering barriers this year, and we’re here to help. Join our interactive workshop at the United State of Women Summit, where we’ll give you the tools you need to create and run a successful crowdfunding campaign. We’ll be joined by Kat Calvin, who will share how her organization, Spread the Vote, has raised ten of thousands of dollars online to fund their voter ID efforts.

You bring an idea you’re passionate about; we’ll help you handle the rest -- from building a targeted fundraising list, to developing a digital media strategy, to getting press and everything in between. With the help of our experts, you’ll leave our workshop with a ready-to-launch Crowdpac page as well as a personalized media kit.

If you’re:
  • Running for office
  • Thinking about it
  • Supporting your favorite candidate(s)
  • Want to raise money for your organization
  • Fundraise for a passion project or cause
Our training is for you.

What are you waiting for? 

Speakers

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
University of Southern California, Taper 202

1:00pm

How to Start or Join a Women's Giving Circle or PAC
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Giving circles are changing the face of community philanthropy--2/3 are organized by women and 53% of their funds go to women’s and girls’ organizations. Women’s political action committees (PACs) have surged, pooling contributions to support or oppose candidates, ballot initiatives, and legislation relevant to women and girls. Meet female founders of several giving circles and PACs, and explore their how-to strategies, lessons learned, how to join, and gender gaps they are determined to erase.

Speakers
avatar for Adina Brin

Adina Brin

Chief of Staff, Fund Her
avatar for Wendy Chang

Wendy Chang

Co-Chair, The OUT Fund
avatar for Susan Genco

Susan Genco

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The XX Fund
avatar for Julie Hermelin

Julie Hermelin

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The XX Fund
avatar for Felicia Jones

Felicia Jones

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Building Leaders and Cultivating Change (BLACC)
avatar for Jamie Kantrowitz

Jamie Kantrowitz

Co-Founder, LA Women's Collective
avatar for Helen MacKinnon

Helen MacKinnon

Chair, Los Angeles Giving Circle
avatar for Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez

President, Latinas Lead California
avatar for Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Executive Director, Nexus Fund - #EndHateforAll Pooled Fund
avatar for Joanna Weiss

Joanna Weiss

President and Founder, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE)


1:00pm

La Lucha Da Energía (The Struggle Gives You Energy): Our Experiences as Trans Women of Color and the Journey Toward Liberation
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This workshop intends to highlight the exclusion trans women of color face in all aspects of society and how this exclusion has created generations of activists mobilizing for their communities’ survival. This teach-in session will include story sharing from grassroots trans LA based organizers, an overview of the issues trans people are currently and have historically faced, and will generate a group discussion on creating more trans-inclusive spaces.

Our session is open to ALL, but intended to amplify the voices of trans women of color. This will be a POC, trans, and gender non-conforming affirming space. All genders, expressions, presentations and sexualities are welcome. The safety and comfort of marginalized people will be prioritized.

Speakers
RF

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan

Director of External Relations, National Center for Transgender Equality


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Family Room at APAIT 3055 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90010

1:00pm

Planned Parenthood's Path to Power: March, Vote, Win
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Planned Parenthood Action Fund's organizing model is about turning the resources we have into the power we need to create change. In this four-hour workshop, participants will be trained on Planned Parenthood Action Fund's unique model of grassroots organizing and will gain the skills needed to help lead successful campaigns within our movement. After the Summit, participants will be connected to local Planned Parenthood affiliates to put their skills to use and join our campaigns to protect reproductive health care access at all levels.

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of Los Angeles

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Headquarters 400 W. 30th Street, LA, CA 90007

1:00pm

Pretty Toxic: How You Can Protect Your Health
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Pretty Toxic shares stories and insights from research with Black hair salon workers, the impacts of occupational exposure, and what you can do as a professional or do-it-yourself hair stylist to protect your health! This workshop will explore the role of chemicals in our personal care products, specifically focusing on hair care and hair styling products and the consequences to our health. Participants will learn about the potential reproductive health impacts of commonly used chemicals, such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (hormone mimickers) and the connection to early puberty, menarche and fibroid tumors. In addition, conversations will surround what can be done on a personal, community, and policy level to eliminate toxics from our consumer products.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Dina Argüello

Martha Dina Argüello

Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
avatar for Marissa Chan

Marissa Chan

Environmental Research and Policy Coordinator, Black Women for Wellness
avatar for Lisa Fu

Lisa Fu

Outreach and Program Director, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative


1:00pm

The Future of Work is Female | Re-designing the Modern Workplace for a United State of Women
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The American workforce is due for an extreme makeover and this time the united state of women are serving both as architect and client, re-imagining the "future of work" discussion as one that centers people and re-designing a workplace where women are treated and compensated equitably, work and family co-exist, and all workers are valued. Seem unrealistic? It's not. Join Equal Pay Today, Equal Rights Advocates, the American Civil Liberties Union, and National Partnership for Women and Families for a solution-focused discussion with the nation's leading thinkers: CEO's and industry leaders, women's rights advocates, academics, and cultural influencers who have recognized the future of work is female and are working to develop and implement innovative workplace policies and practices that center women -- in all our diversity -- and benefit all. Come prepared to learn, engage and leave with ideas for the boss -- and your elected leaders -- on Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Joi Chaney

Joi Chaney

Campaign Director, Equal Pay Today
avatar for Noreen Farrell

Noreen Farrell

Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates
avatar for Sarah Fleisch Fink

Sarah Fleisch Fink

Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel, National Partnership for Women and Families
avatar for Molly Ford

Molly Ford

Director of Global Equality Programs, Salesforce
avatar for Pameyla Herndon

Pameyla Herndon

Executive Director, Southwest Women's Law Center
avatar for Lenora Lapidus

Lenora Lapidus

Director of the Women's Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
avatar for Tolu Lawrence

Tolu Lawrence

Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Representation Project
avatar for Brittany Packnett

Brittany Packnett

Activist, Educator and Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero
avatar for Monica Rodriguez

Monica Rodriguez

Councilwoman, 7th District, L.A. City Council


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
University of Southern California, Seely Mudd 123

1:00pm

There’s A Role for Everyone: Multiple Constituency Organizing - Lessons from the Domestic Worker and Care Movements
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This workshop will explore lessons for cross-class, multi-racial movement building, using the example of domestic workers and employers collaborating to win our country's first state-wide Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in NY and CA, and launching campaigns for Universal Family Care and #SanctuaryHomes. We will discuss how and why to build multi- racial cross-class movements, and concrete ideas for how you can bring these lessons into your relationships and movement building work.


Moderators
SB

Sari Billick

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network

Speakers
MB

Myrla Baldonado

Pilipino Worker Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance
NB

Nikki Brown-Booker

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network
MH

Monique Harris

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network
avatar for Aquilina Soriano

Aquilina Soriano

Pilipino Workers Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance
JW

Julia Wackenheim

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
University of Southern California, Taper 106

1:00pm

Youth Voices Townhall
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Following the March for our Lives, student walkouts, and the inaugural National Youth Action Summit in Memphis, youth organizers and activists will come together to embolden one another through dialogue and education on some of the most critical topics such as immigration, access to education, school to prison pipeline, and civic engagement, especially as it relates to youth involvement and youth-adult equity.

This event is geared toward and led by youth, but all allies and supporters are welcome to join us in this informative and engaging program where we hope to inspire young voices from all communities and build connections among fellow youth activists, allies, and organizations.

The program also includes a National Town Hall in which leaders from around the country will be invited to join live and participate in panels, talk backs, and other aspects of the program.

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1200 Santee Street, Ste. 1200, Los Angeles CA 90015

1:30pm

AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
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Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing and learn
•    How to identify and articulate your personal value
•    How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
•    How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
•    About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences
You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
SAJE office 152 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles 90007

1:30pm

Revolutionizing Hollywood: The Untold Stories of Women Who Paved the Way
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The panel moderated by United Talent Agency Partner Shani Rosenzweig includes actress Gillian Jacobs, journalist and author Lesley Blume, journalist and author Cari Beauchamp who will discuss lesser known female pioneers in Hollywood at the turn of the century who paved the way for women to pursue careers in entertainment today.


Speakers
avatar for Cari Beauchamp

Cari Beauchamp

Journalist and Author
avatar for Lesley Blume

Lesley Blume

Journalist and Author
avatar for Shani Rosenzweig

Shani Rosenzweig

Partner, United Talent Agency


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
United Talent Agency 9336 Civic Center Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1:30pm

USOW Documentary Shorts Film Screening
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Join us for a series of short documentary films curated to expand the conversations from the USOW main stage and to inspire action. Featuring female voices that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles, these shorts transcend traditional storytelling in capturing big ideas within a limited timeframe. Filmmakers will introduce their selections and be available for questions after the screening. Runtime: 105 minutes
 
·      Beauty Bites Beast: In this sneak peek of the feature film, see why "normalizing" empowerment self-defense is a human need and right and see that the drive to protect oneself is not a gendered attribute. Directed by Ellen Snortland

·    The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things: In this sneak peek of the feature film, follow the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Directed by Sarah Moshman

·      K-Town '92: Reporters: Journalists Hector Tobar, Tammerlin Drummond, and John Lee were LA Times street reporters during the 1992 civil unrest. Twenty-five years later, they revisit those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create. Directed by Grace Lee

·      Surviving International Boulevard: See the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two women from Oakland, California - a mother determined to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker “boyfriend” and a nonprofit advocate and survivor. Directed by Sian Taylor Gowan

·      She’s Revolutionary: Explore Tarana Burke’s life as a survivor, activist and mother and how she found the confidence to start a movement (#MeToo) telling other survivors they are not alone. Directed by Brittany 'B Monet' Fennell

·      And She Could Be Next: The story of the unstoppable movement of women of color claiming their political power in 2018. Directed and produced by a team of award-winning women of color.

·      W.O.C.I.T. & Stealing Intimacy: Two award-winning shorts created by Global Girl Media teen reporters.

·     An Everyday Problem: A groundbreaking doc/narrative hybrid film that explores the issue of gun violence at a high school in South Central, Los Angeles. Directed by Camilla Hall 

·      The Bleeding Edge: An excerpt from the documentary feature by the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers of The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground. Now, they turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily.  Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us? Directed by Kirby Dick and Produced by Amy Ziering
 
Thanks to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and Los Angeles Womens International Film Festival (LAWIFF) for their assistance in curating these selections. Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.

2:30pm

CALIFORNIA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN, Documentary Feature + Panel
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This film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders flight for the rights of victims everywhere.

Written & Directed by Melody C. Miller.

Runtime: 93 min

Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Máres (Postil)

Debra Máres (Postil)

Executive Director, Women Wonder Writers
avatar for Nola Brantley

Nola Brantley

Co-Founder, Nola Brantley Speaks, MISSSEY
avatar for Kay Buck

Kay Buck

CEO, CAST
avatar for Amber Davies

Amber Davies

Director, Saving Innocence
avatar for Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

Director, Sowers Education Group


5:00pm

USOW and The Natural History Museum present: The Making of HERstory: Art, Culture and Media as Social Change
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THE LA STORY Mural by Barbara Carrasco and Film Screening of DOLORES

This closing reception to the USOW experience is a potent collaboration of Art and Activism that celebrates Latina/Chicana Icons Dolores Huerta, Barbara Carrasco and Giselle Fernandez. Enjoy a meet and greet as they discuss Barbara's infamous mural "L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective" located in the Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A. exhibit followed by a screening of DOLORES, the award-winning Feature Documentary by PBS. A Panel discussion will be held after the film screening.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Additionally, there will be a food truck onsite and cash bar inside the Museum.

Program/ Panelists:
Moderator: Giselle Fernandez, Journalist, TVHost, Philanthropist
Panelists: Dolores Huerta, President / Founder Dolores Huerta Foundation, Co-Founder, United Farmworkers with Cesar Chavez,  Awardee, Presidential Medal of Honor

Barbara Carrasco, Muralist
Barbara Carrasco is a Chicana artist and activist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is considered to be a "renegade feminist" whose work critiques dominant cultural stereotypes involving socioeconomics, race, gender and sexuality

Juanita Chavez, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Speakers
JC

Juanita Chavez

Dolores Huerta Foundation
avatar for Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Sunday May 6, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. LA, CA 90007

6:00pm

Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change the World
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In this interactive and lively discussion, author and activist Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner will share tactics, stories, and policies you can use, from her new book, "Keep Marching." She will be joined by change makers Ai-Jen Poo and Jessica Byrd to talk about how women can fight for gun safety, health care, turning the tide on sexual assault, fair pay, ending mass incarceration, affordable childcare, family/medical leave, protecting the economic safety net, fair immigration policy, and more. Women know what kind of country we want, we also know what we need to get there, and we're tired of waiting for it! Now there’s a plan to help proactively move our nation towards our shared vision. That plan is laid out in a new book, "Keep Marching," that covers the policies our country needs, along with advocacy tips and tactics that women can use in their communities, with leaders, and with the media. "Keep Marching" is also filled with the voices of women sharing their experiences and stories, illustrating why we need change now.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Byrd

Jessica Byrd

Founder and Chief Doer, Three Point Strategies
avatar for Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director; Co-director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Caring Across Generations
avatar for Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Co Founder and Executive Director, MomsRising


Sunday May 6, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Last Bookstore 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013