2017-2018 Season

 
 
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SEPTEMBER 2017 / INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM

What is intersectionality and why is it critically important to feminism and allies of feminism? How do women's overlapping identities impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination? Dr. Robin Mitchell speaks about intersectional feminism and how to engage this concept in order to create a more diverse and inclusive feminist movement. 

 
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NOVEMBER 2017 / EMPOWERMENT, HEALING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH CULTURAL ACTIVISM

This presentation addresses some often overlooked, but absolutely necessary, avenues to the change of hearts and minds that make social change take deeper hold and survive the inevitable backlash that change inspires. 

Dr. Julia " Jules" Balén: A Queerly Joyful Noise

Veronica Xochitl ValadezXicana ARTivism 

By experiencing the work of these artists we will explore the role of evoking the senses, feelings, and emotions in social justice work.

 
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JANUARY 2018 / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

When children's exposure to trauma increases, resiliency decreases. How can we mitigate domestic violence trauma and childhood exposure?

With Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Executive Director of thecoalition.org, we will look at The Adverse Childhood Experience study, which sheds light on the effects of exposure to domestic violence and trauma on children. 

 

FEBRUARY 2018 / EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

Equal Means Equal offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today by uncovering outdated and discriminatory attitudes that influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system.

Director, Kamala Lopez, reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. 
 To learn more, visit: www.equalmeansequal.com.

 
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MAY 2018 / WOMEN'S CRUCIAL ROLE IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

Since the Beijing Women’s Conference in 1995, women have been striving for more opportunities to manage natural resources and to safeguard the environment. Today, unequal access to education and health care persists, further reducing women’s agency with this issue. As a result, we’ve seen worsening climate pollution that disproportionately impacts women. 

Jan Dietrick, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ventura, will speak about women in climate leadership and stewardship, the education of girls as a climate action, climate literacy, and the carbon tax policy designed to help women and other vulnerable communities.