Week of March 15, 2017 Edition

The 22nd Annual Women in Leadership
Awards & Reception

woven
(8674 Melrose Ave.)
6:00 pm
$15.00
Join the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the 22nd Annual Women in Leadership Awards & Reception. The awards honor the achievements of local women in the professional and commercial/industrial business community.
This year's honorees are:

    • JD Disalvatore, Activist & Filmmaker
    • Patti Giggans, Executive Director, Peace Over Violence
    • Pamela Magette, Executive Director, PAWS/LA
    • Maria Shtabskaya, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
    • Anna Paola Snaidero, VP of PR and Advertising, Snaidero USA
       
Event proceeds to benefit the
National Council of Jewish Women/ Los Angeles.
Wine generously sponsored by Classic Wines and Roasted & Toasted.  Food generously sponsored by Bristol Farms.  

Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and woven

To purchase a ticket, please  click here or call (323) 848-6823 or email wilrsvp@gmail.com. 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
2nd Annual Hollywood NOW HERstory Awards & Reception

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
7:00 pm 
FREE!
In honor of Women's History Month, Hollywood NOW  presents its 2nd Annual Herstory Awards & Reception event. The event features toasts & roasts of this year's honoree, legendary transgender rights activist Bamby Salcedo,  President, TransLatin@ Coalition

This event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board.

Space is limited! Please click here to RSVP.
For more information, please e-mail hollywoodnowchapter@gmail. com
Friday, March 17, 2017
Queer View - Religion & Identity in 2017





West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
6:00 pm 
FREE!
Join the American Academy of Religion's Queer Studies Caucus for an interactive program featuring the short films:  My Mother's Orphan , Directed by Melissa Perez;  Transmormon , Directed by Torben Bernhard; and  The HomoFiles , Directed by Kimberly Esslinger.  The short film program will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with the directors and scholars as well as feature a Q&A.  The film festival will conclude with a screening of the film 
A Sinner in Mecca,  Directed by Parvez Sharma.

To RSVP, please click here or e-mail queerstudies.aarwr@gmail.com

Co-Sponsored by the Queer Studies Caucus of the American Academy of Religion Western Region, the City of West Hollywood, the Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of West Hollywood, the American Academy of Religion Western Region, the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, Hollywood NOW, and Muslims for Progressive Values.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
NCJW|LA Young Leaders Advocacy Brunch


NCJW|LA Council House
(543 N. Fairfax Ave.)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5.00 suggested donation
Come brunch with NCJW|LA Young Leaders!
Get involved in advocacy, volunteering, and community-building.  Design your poster for the next rally! Posters and supplies will be  provided but feel free to bring more.

To RSVP, please e-mail Alexa at alexa@ncjwla.org or call (323) 852-8513.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Activism Through Rallies and Protests: You Have the Power!
NCJW|LA Council House
(543 N. Fairfax Ave.)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE! Suggested $5.00 Donation
Join the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles and co-sponsors Hollywood NOW, Together We Will, the ACLU of Southern California and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for a panel discussion on opportunities and pitfalls of protest and rallies.
Panelists include:
  • Brendan Hamme - Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
  • Pastor William Smart - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Carol Sobel - Civil Rights Attorney and National Lawyers Guild.  
To RSVP, please click here or e-mail advocacy@ncjwla.org or call (323) 852-8514.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Staying Green: Keeping California Clean in 2017
LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator)
525 S. Hewitt St.
 5:00 pm
Join Broads Circle and LACI for an event focused on clean energy, water and the environment and how public, private and philanthropic organizations are working to keep California clean. Meet some up-and-coming companies in the cleantech/ sustainability space and learn what local leaders in business and government are doing to help California stay green in 2017!  

To purchase tickets, please click here. 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mount Saint Mary's University Launch of the 6th Annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California
Skirball Cultural Center
(2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Mount Saint Mary's University at our 6th Annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™! The 2017 event will have a unique focus on health and wellness, and the public release of the report will showcase local and national leaders dedicated to ensuring the physical, mental and spiritual health of women and girls everywhere. This year's main program will be followed by a special Architects of Change conversation and luncheon with Maria Shriver.

To learn more and to register, please c lick here.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board Reception & Monthly Meeting

West Hollywood City Hall 
(8300 Santa Monica Blvd.)
5:30 pm - Reception 
7:00 pm - Meeting
FREE! 
The City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board advised the City Council of policies and other issues pertaining to women, advocates on behalf of women's rights, and provides programming addressing women's concerns.  Join members of the WAB beginning at 5:30 pm for a Meet N' Greet and stay for their meeting at 7 pm featuring special guest speakers.

For more information, please visit www.weho.org.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Los Angeles Women's Internationl Film Festival Opening Night Gala Screening of The Drowning
LA Live Regal Cinemas 3
(1000 W. Olympic Blvd.)
8:00 pm 
The 13th annual Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival will open Thursday, March 23 8pm at the LA Live Regal Cinemas in Downtown Los Angeles with a Gala screening of The Drowning, directed by Bette Gordon starring Julia Stiles, Josh Charles and Avan Jogia. 

The film, based on the novel Border Crossing by Booker Prize-winner Pat Barker, is a psychological thriller that explores shifting identities as a psychiatrist faces the past, present and future.The screening is followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and a gala reception.The four-day festival continues through Sunday, March 26 with features, documentaries and shorts, as well as a series of panel discussions.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here. 
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2017 Salute to Black Women Business Conference



Sheraton Grand
(711 S. Hope Street.)
8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
The Black Business Association will honor women who have successful challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.  Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. 
Join them for an exciting, day-long event honoring the achievements of black women in business.
To purchase tickets, please click here.  
Saturday, March 25, 2017
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Health Fair & Capitol Drugs Sample Saturday
Capitol Drugs/PowerZone
(8578 Santa Monica Blvd.)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Join 100+ vendors & exhibitors. 1,000+ products & samples. There will be booths on h ealth, sports, nutrition, holistic, aesthetics and medical.
 
If your business is interested in being a vendor, please contact Vic Gerami, Manager of Events, for more information at  310.880.8563 or  vgerami@wehochamber.com
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Women's Journey Foundation Presents - Making HERstory 1st Annual Luncheon


University Synagogue
(3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Women's Journey Foundation will host a luncheon with music and a panel of historical women in costume designed to educate, entertain and engage attendees of all ages.

To purchase your tickets, please click here. 

To nominate an individual, please click here
Sunday, March 26, 2017
SAVE THE DATE - LA Equality Walk



Pan Pacific Park 
(7600 Beverly Blvd.)
8: 30 am
Without the Equal Rights Amendment, women and girls must fight for their rights on a state-by-state and law-by-law basis. This effort will help the work needed to secure girl's and women's equality in the U.S. Constitution. The ERA is needed more now than ever!

To sign up for the Walk for Equality, please click here.  

To help sponsor the event, please click here.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Women in Film Speaker Series

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
7:00 pm 
$10.00 - General Admission 
The Women In Film Speaker Series features filmmakers and industry leaders across many areas of entertainment who share valuable professional insights into the art and craft of film, television, and media-making. Past events have included experts in production, entertainment law, pitching, digital funding and crowd-sourcing, screenwriting, and many more. Speaker Series events also always provide Members and guests time to network and learn more about who's in the room. The Speakers Series is generally held monthly on the last Monday of the month. 

It is co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board.

For more information, please click here.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
California NOW Screening of "This is Life with Lisa Ling" and Panel Discussion on Parental Rights to Rapists
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE! 
Join California NOW for a screening of CNN's "This is Life with Lisa Ling," which featured an in-depth discussion of the parental rights laws for rapists.  The event will be followed by a panel discussion of experts and advocates with special guest speaker Lisa Ling, Host, "This is Life with Lisa Ling."
 
It is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board.
 
Free onsite parking in the 5 story parking structure with validation.

For more information, please click here or e-mail Jerilyn Stapleton, President, California NOW at jerilyn@canow.org
Save the Date -
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Outreach Event 


Sunday, April 9, 2017
Various West Hollywood Locations 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE! 
Volunteers wanted! The City of West Hollywood will commemorate sexual assault awareness month, with a local outreach activity promoting its public-awareness campaign-  Only Yes Means Yes-  to encourage people in the community to be more aware of sexual assault and to promote a message of consent.  
 
For more information, please e-mail wehovcorps@gmail.com or call (323) 848-6885.
Call for Films -
Justice on Trial Film Festival

The Justice on Trial Film Festival  seeks films that project the stories of those impacted by the injustice of mass incarceration, providing a voice that is often deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented in the media.

To learn more, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE - 11th Annual West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference & Network 

May 13, 2017
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