Educational Justice and Social Change
The second Ventura County Women's Forum was held at California State University Channel Islands. The keynote "Gender Equity in Education: Looking Back and Moving Forward" was given by Anna DiStefano, Fielding Graduate University, which was followed with a panel discussion on Gender Equity and Educational Leadership/Teaching as a Gendered Profession.
Session topics included Empowering Underrepresented Women and Girls; Gender, Educational Policy, and Reform; Gender Equity in Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology; Sex Education.
2008 Steering Committee:
Co-Chairs Diana Goodrow, 2008 Forum Co-Chair, Ventura County Commission for Women, Women's Intercultural Network/California Women's Agenda and Kim Marra Stephenson, AAUW - Camarillo, CA Branch; Julia Balén, Center for Multicultural Engagement, CSUCI; Victoria Bortolussi, Dean Emeritus, Moorpark College; Sue Broidy, McCune Foundation, Ventura County Housing Commission; Helen Conly, Ventura County Rainbow Alliance; Shanté Morgan Durisseau, Ventura County Commission for Women, Ventura County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Tiffany Marra, SmartGirl.org, Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan; Maricela Morales, CAUSE, City Council Member of Port Hueneme; Mary Pallant, Ventura County Commission for Women, Ventura County Speaker Series, Oak Park Community Foundation; Hugh Ralston, Ventura County Community Foundation; Lee Riggan, Ventura County Commission for Women, Business and Professional Women of Conejo Valley, Promotoras y Promotores Foundation; Celeste Weingardt, National Women's Political Caucus