CALL TO ACTION: Convened by California Women’s Agenda (CAWA) and the

                                 California Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW)


Conference Program

                        “Moving the Agenda for California Women, 2005”



Friday, December 3     

 Opening Session: 

Welcoming Remarks:

Jerry Flynn, Executive  Director,  Regulatory & Constituency  Relations,  SBC

Mary Wiberg, Executive Director bio webpage, CCSW

Marilyn Fowler bio, State Coordinator, CAWA, President/CEO Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN)

“Circle of Courage” award to House  Minority Leader Nanc Pelosi 

Conversation with California Legislators on Priorities for 2005

Moderator: Elmy Bermejo, Chair, California Commission on the Status of Women


Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi webpage- invited
Congresswoman Barbara Lee  webpage- invited
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey bio     
Assemblywoman Wilma Chan bio webpage 
Assemblywoman Sally Lieber bio
San Francisco Supervisor Sophie Maxwell bio
Closing remarks:  Aileen C. Hernandez bio, Chair, CAWA



Saturday, December 4


Registration and Networking

Opening Session

Indigenous Blessing: Suscol Intertribal Council

Introductions and Opening Remarks, Elmy Bermejo bio, Chair, CCSW

Overview of the Day:  Aileen C. Hernandez, Chair, CAWA


PANEL 1: Health

Moderator: Roma Guy, Department of Health Education, SFSU


Crystal Crawford bio, Black Women’s Health Project
Barbara Garcia, Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Ellen R. Shaffer, Director bio, Center for Policy Analysis

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions and Reporting on Health Priorities


PANEL 2: Women and the Economy

Moderator: Linda Burnham, Executive  Director, Women of Color Resource Center


Barbara Kasoff bio, Vice President, Women Impacting Public Policy
Aimee Durfee bio, California Families for Economic Self-Sufficiency 
Veronica Rayas Gomez bio, VP Human Resources, Reiter Affiliated Companies
Facilitated Roundtable Discussions and Reporting on Women and the Economy Priorities
Facilitated Roundtables:  Other Beijing Plan of Action and Emerging Issues
Award to Billie Heller, Chair bio, National Committee on the UN
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

PANEL 3: Progress on CEDAW in California

Moderator: Elahe Amani bio, Coalition of Women from Asia and the Middle East, CSU Fullerton; Women’s Intercultural Network


Emily Murase bio, Executive Director, SF Department on the Status of Women
Paula Petrotta, Executive Director bio, LA Commission the Status of Women 


PANEL 4: Education

Moderator: Kathleen Cha bio, President of  California AAUW

Panelists:Antonia Ecung bio, Dean of Learning, Porterville Community College
Dr. Adela De La Torre bio, Director of Chicano Studies, UC Davis
Mary Perry bio, Deputy Director, EdSource, “Clarifying Complex Education Issues,” K-12

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions and Reporting on Education Issues

Group Discussion: Setting Priorities for 2005


Aileen Hernandez bio, CAWA Chair
Mary Wiberg, Executive Director, CCSW
Mary Corrigan bio, Graphic Recorder


Next Steps

Moderator: Marilyn Fowler, WIN/CAWA


Organizing The Grassroots: Eva Royale bio,
Development Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
From the Grassroots of California to Beijing + 10: Betsy Apple bio, 
Deputy Director of Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)


Closing Remarks: Aileen  Hernadez,  CAWA Chair



Call To Action Panelists Bios