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.
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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.
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