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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!

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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Day 2 - Afternoon [clear filter]
Sunday, May 6

1:00pm PDT

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.

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Dr. Emerald Archer

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

COO/DC Director, ERA Coalition
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Kamala Lopez

Actress, Activist, Filmmaker
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Jyoti Sarda

Executive Producer, Legalize Equality

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mount Saint Mary's University - Rose Hills Auditorium

1:00pm PDT

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.

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Desiree Peterkin Bell

Founder & CEO, DPBell & Associates
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Kristy Dubinsky

Artist, Educator, and Author
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Kimberly M. Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney
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Melody Garcia

Best-Selling Author

Laura Packard

Co-Chair, Organizing 2.0
Laura Packard is a digital/new media and communications strategist, progressive political consultant, voting rights and health care advocate, writer, and small business owner, currently based in Las Vegas. She has worked on Democratic campaigns from city council to U.S. Senate and... Read More →
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Brittany Packnett

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

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Petty Cash Taqueria

1:00pm PDT

Crowdfunding: How to Raise the Money You Need to Make Change
Limited Capacity full
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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? 


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

1:00pm PDT

How to Start or Join a Women's Giving Circle or PAC
Limited Capacity full
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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.

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Adina Brin

Chief of Staff, Fund Her
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Wendy Chang

Co-Chair, The OUT Fund
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Susan Genco

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

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

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

Co-Founder, LA Women's Collective
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Helen MacKinnon

Chair, Los Angeles Giving Circle
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Diana Rodriguez

President, Latinas Lead California
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Sally Smith

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

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

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Liberty Hill Foundation

1:00pm PDT

La Lucha Da Energía (The Struggle Gives You Energy): Our Experiences as Trans Women of Color and the Journey Toward Liberation
Limited Capacity full
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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.


Raffi Freedman-Gurspan

Director of External Relations, National Center for Transgender Equality

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Family Room at APAIT

1:00pm PDT

Planned Parenthood's Path to Power: March, Vote, Win
Limited Capacity full
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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

1:00pm PDT

There’s A Role for Everyone: Multiple Constituency Organizing - Lessons from the Domestic Worker and Care Movements
Limited Capacity seats available

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.


Sari Billick

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network


Myrla Baldonado

Pilipino Worker Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance

Nikki Brown-Booker

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network

Monique Harris

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network
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Aquilina Soriano

Pilipino Workers Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance

Julia Wackenheim

Hand in Hand; The Domestic Employers Network

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

1:00pm PDT

Youth Voices Townhall
Limited Capacity seats available

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 PDT
1200 Santee Street, Ste. 1200, Los Angeles CA 90015