Join an invigorating discussion on and by Bay Area Women on the Political Front Lines with Rose Aguilar, KALW, Host, YOUR CALL; Christine Pelosi, Chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus; Jackie Smith, candidate for CA State Assembly, 6th District; Clare Winterton, Chief Operating Officer at Global Fund for Women, Natasha Middleton, candidate for Oakland City Council, and Moderator Kath Delaney, Madera Group.
Panelists will discuss new directions and opportunities for women entering politics in the Bay Area, state-wide and beyond. They will address how women can take leadership roles to make an impact on civic engagement and governance at this critical time. From grassroots organizing to global initiatives—come join this conversation with experts on social change. There is much to talk about with the upcoming mid-term elections, the recent social movements, increased income disparity, and our changing demographics.
This event is part of the world-wide programming for 50/50 to promote a gender-balanced world, produced by local filmmaker Tiffany Shlain/Let It Ripple. http://www.letitripple.
About 50/50 Day
Join the second annual 50/50 Day on April 26, 2018, and the greater #GettingTo5050 Movement. There are already over 20,000 events signed up in companies, schools, classrooms, museums, and homes around the globe to work toward getting to a more gender-balanced world that’s better for everyone across all parts of society, from the economy and politics to culture and home. We provide short engaging films, action pledges, discussion materials, and a global LiveCast Q&A. Everything is free: http://www.letitripple.org/
Kath Delaney (Moderator) founded Madera Group, a San Francisco Bay Area development and communications agency in 2004, to advance the causes that are critical to social and political change. Kath and her colleagues have raised millions of dollars for progressive organizations and political candidates. She has promoted opinion leaders, heads of state, and cultural and policy initiatives to global audiences through the press and media. Kath works in partnership with her clients on vital campaigns for women’s leadership, health care reform, economic and social justice, environmental and climate change initiatives, global security issues, and the arts.
Jackie Smith is running for CA. State Assembly 6th District in 2018. She is a small business owner, community organizer and has served on the board of several local non-profit organizations. Her community work has included Habitat for Humanity, Save the Bay, Sierra Club, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the American Cancer Society. She has served as a long-time board member of the Sunburst Project – a camp for kids with HIV/AIDS, and the ALS Foundation, in memory of her mother who died from the disease.
Rose Aguilar is the host of KALW’s Your Call, which covers Bay Area, national, and international politics and culture. Your Call was recently named the country's Most Valuable Local Radio Show by The Nation Magazine. She is the author of the book Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland, and is currently working on a book about older women activists. She has written for The Guardian, AlterNet, Truthout, and The Nation, is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, and mentor-editor for The OpEd Project, an organization that works to increase the range of voices we hear in the media.
Attorney, author, and activist, Christine Pelosi is currently serving as the Chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus. A former Executive Director of the state party, Christine led the state party’s Platform Committee for thirteen years, and has been elected six times to the Democratic National Committee, where she cofounded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council. She is the author of Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders and Campaign Boot Camp 2.0: Basic Training for Candidates, Staffers, Volunteers, and Nonprofits.
Clare Winterton is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Global Fund for Women. During her four year tenure at Global Fund for Women she has led grant-making, advocacy and strategic planning, with a focus on supporting grass-roots movements to advance women’s rights worldwide. Clare formerly led the International Museum of Women (IMOW) for five years as its Executive Director. During her leadership, IMOW created seven exhibitions which inspired and activated over 2 million visitors, and held events and installations in 14 countries on five continents. She led IMOW’s merger with Global Fund for Women to create a bold new force for awareness and action on women’s human rights. Clare is a former Head of Communications for Prince Charles’ charity for at-risk youth, The Prince’s Trust, and a former Vice President of the Women’s Funding Network. Clare holds an MBA with distinction from Cambridge University, with an emphasis on international business strategy and nonprofit leadership.
Natasha Middleton is a candidate for Oakland City Council, District 6. She is a management analyst at the Alameda County Probation Department who advances policy reforms that affect young people and adults in the criminal justice system. Natasha has served as a City of Oakland Commissioner and a board member for the Family Law Violence Center and League of Women Voters. She co-organized the Feed the People Burritos Project to feed the homeless in Oakland. Natasha raised her 20-year old son in Oakland and went back to school as a working mom to earn a master’s degree in Public Policy at Mills College.