Kimberly Ellis

‘Shift Happens:’ San Francisco Summit Pursues Equitable Future for Women

The San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women (DOSW) moved one step closer to helping transform the Golden Gate City into a fully-gender equitable city by staging an event centered on women’s voices, perspectives, and ideas.   In partnership with the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC), DOSW presented the “Shift Happens: Women’s Policy Summit” that attracted nearly 600 women to City View at The Metreon in downtown San Francisco on April 13.  

Black Women Focus of Discussion At Meeting of California Democratic Party Leaders

The California Democratic Party, the largest Democratic Party organization outside of Washington, D.C., held a candid discussion with Black women about Black women and the Democratic Party at its summer executive board meeting in San Jose Saturday. Hosted by the Party’s Progressive Caucus, over 200 people, including newly elected Party chair Rusty Hicks listened intently as a panel of Black women from around California discussed their continued disappointment in how the Party treats its most loyal voting block.

Black Women in California Say Democratic Party Takes Their Vote and Voice for Granted

They plan to share those grievances with fellow Democrats and officials of the party at the state CPD annual convention May 29 – June 2 in San Francisco. Activists have also organized a number of other events, including a rally and march on the State Capitol on June 22 to speak about some of their concerns and celebrate Black womanhood as they consolidate their political presence and power in the state.