Women’s Equality Day Event

Our recent Women’s Equality Day event August 24, 2013 was a raging success at the African-American Arts and Culture Complex in San Francisco!  We discussed critical concerns that are challenging California women and girls and related them to the global  Beijing Platform for action.  We were graced with the presence of Christine Pelosi, who accepted our Princess Leia award for her amazing mother Leader Pelosi.  Accepting our Circle of Courage Award was Lys Anzia, Founder and Executive Editor of Women News Network , and Rebecca Blanton,  dynamite new Executive Director, California Commission on Women as of March , briefed us on her work and vision for the state CSW.

Sign on to participate in co-creating the  2015 California Women’s Agenda (CAWA) with us and to receive updates on plans and emerging issues for  Beijing+20, 2015. Join WIN HERE , send in the WIN Member Form, or email us at win@WINaction.org

View the Outcome Summary Report from the Discussion Tables at the event.

More photos from the Women’s Day Event August 24, 2013 and videos with soon to come!  There’s a whole lot more!

Attached is Leader Pelosi’s letter of acceptance of our award  and  a commendation letter from Senator Dianne Feinstein.  We’re so proud of our women legislators!

“Call to Action on Issues Impacting Women and Girls”
Priority issues raised at this event will help co-create agendas for a California and US Women’s Plan of Action that goes to the UN Commission Session for a celebration of Beijing+20 in 2015 as part of efforts to amplify women and girls’ voices and impact US and global deliberations. Read more here. We welcomed farm worker leaders from the Central Valley, grassroots activists, women’s organizations, legislators, and other interested groups. Participants discussed priority issues important to their communities. Among those were  economic justice, education, health, violence against women and human trafficking. These key concerns were framed by a shared consensus on the ratification of CEDAW at the federal level as a founding document for further progress in women’s rights. Our event was a beginning, a step forward in creating empowerment, identifying critical issues, and problem solving with strategic solutions.

Be sure to read Board Member Kathleen Cha’s Concluding Remarks.

YOUR VOICE COUNTS!  Join WIN now and be part of the CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S AGENDA, 2015.

For more information on how to add your voice to CAWA+20 email  us at win@WINaction.org!

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Christine Pelosi accepting the Princess Leia Award

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Board members Jessica Buchleitner and Ana Maria Sanchez standing with the amazing Aileen Hernandez (center in orange hat) and Elahe Amani, Chair of WIN Global Council

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With Jessica Buchleitner (Board Secretary), Marilyn Fowler (President and CEO of WIN), Emily Salgado, Rebecca Blanton (Executive Director of CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls), Emily Murase (SF Department on the Status of Women).

Group photo of WIN and our partners!

Group photo of WIN and our partners!

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Join us! 2013 Women’s Equality Day!

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Join us for our annual Women’s Equality Day meeting in San Francisco at the African America Arts and Culture Complex, Hall of Culture!

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The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (SFDOSW) and Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) invite you to join us for lunch celebrating the 93rd Anniversary of US women achieving the vote, honoring key social justice activists, with provocative conversation, good food and great networking. We will also acknowledge the 25th Anniversary of the March on Washington in process in DC also.

Forum tables on the issues driving California women with policy activists, legislators, interested media, corporate partners and everyday women and girls of all ages and cultures

Every five years we ‘reboot’ our agendas for a California and US Women’s Plan of Action that go to the global agenda at the UN. This is a critical year to launch an effort for the most important gathering of women since 1995 – a celebration of Beijing+20 in 2015.

Join us on August 24th and hear about a game plan for the first grassroots US Women’s Plan of Action since 2000 and for San Francisco’s leading role in the first National Women’s Conference since 1978. We are launching a REBOOT of the US WOMEN’S PLAN OF ACTION that will go to the UN Beijing+20 Review and give women and girls a stronger voice in US and global deliberations.

The discussions that we hold and the stories we hear on August 24th will be included in these Action Plans. We need to hear the voices of all California women and girls and YOUR VOICE COUNTS.

See last year’s Equality Day page for an idea of the energy generated by participants with some of the outcomes. (www.win-cawa.org/events/wed.html)

Event Highlights: Rebecca Blanton, Executive Director, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, dynamite researcher, activist and political psychologist; Lys Anzia, Founder and Editor-at-Large, WOMEN NEWS NETWORK, and other Special Guests to be announced.

This event is ideal for women’s groups and anyone interesting in advancing women’s equality!