As you get your newsletter we are putting
on our one day seminar in Los Angeles entitled
"Ending Violence Against Women Making
It Happen in L.A." The seminar is being
held on March 12th at the California Endowment.
are six workshops – "What’s
love got to do with it? Contributing factors
to violence against women"; "Will
you tolerate this?”; "Inclusion
for a solution. Practitioners and survivors
in partnership to end violence."; "Meet
the press. Sites and settings for violence
against women."; "Effecting positive
change from lifespan perspectives. Identifying
gaps in service to underserved populations";
"Stop in the name of love. Intervention
and prevention of violence against women”.
Each of the workshops will have a facilitator
and scribes. Lynn Brandstater will be one
of the facilitators.
the morning we have two speakers Leslie
Wright from Zonta International who will
give an overview of the Secretary General’s
report to the United Nations. The second
speaker is Rocky Delgadillo, L.A. City Attorney.
workshops will meet in the morning to discuss
the issues and then reconvene after lunch
to come up with some solutions to the problems
that they identified. At the end of the
day each of the workshops will have an opportunity
to present their solutions to a Listening
Panel. Members of the Listening Panel include
Steve Cooley, District Attorney for Los
Angeles County, Mary Wiberg, Executive Director
California Commission on the Status of Women,
Sharon Papa, Assistant Chief LAPD, Pat Harvey,
Anchor KCAL9, and Paul Krekorian, Assemblyman.
goal is to come up with one or two things
that we can do over the next year to make
a change toward ending violence against
our website to find out more –
thank you to those members of Valley Sunset
District who are participating in this important
day by helping with registration, hosting
a table for lunch, being scribes or just
plain running around when needed.