CFBPW Winter Board and Public Policy Conference, February 24-26, 2017 at Azure Hotel and Suites, 1945 East Holt Blvd., Ontario


CALL: To Winter Board of Directors Meeting &

Public Policy Conference

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, February 24-26

LOCATION: Azure Hotel & Suites, 1945 East Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 909.390.7778
DEADLINES: Hotel reservations must be made by Friday, February 10, 2017

Meeting registration must be received by Monday, February 8, 2017

2017 Winter Board & Public Policy Conference

Abbreviated Agenda

Friday, February 24

11:00 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 P.M. Registration

1:00 P.M. Winter Board Meeting Call to Order

3:00 P.M. Break

5:00 P.M. Recess

Dinner on your own

Saturday, February 25

8:30 A.M. Registration

9:00 A.M. Bill Screening – Vice Chair of Public Policy Armen Yedalyn

10:30 A.M Break

10:45-11:30 Keynote Speaker: Nicole Esparza

12:00 Lunch

1:00 P.M. Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Eva McCraven

1:45 P.M. Break

2:00 P.M. Afternoon at the Movies: “Equal Means Equal” and “Generations: American Women Get the Vote”

4:00 P.M. Wrap Up and Adjournment

6:00 P.M. Women of Influence Dinner

Sunday, February 26

8:00 A.M. Winter Board Meeting Reconvenes

11:00 A.M. Adjournment

Saturday’s program will start at 9 am with bill screening moderated by Public Policy vice chair, Armen Yedalyan. The panel members will be Linda Lucas, Juelle-Ann Boyer, and Sally McMahan. Attend and learn what our newly elected legislators are proposing in the first months of the new session.

Homelessness is a much talked and written about current subject. The City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles, as well as many other communities in California, are saying that this is now a crisis and new taxes have been enacted or proposed to help alleviate the problem. The keynote speaker, Nicole Esparza, will address this issue and explore ways in which we can become involved. Ms. Esparza is an Assistant Professor in the USC School of Public Policy. Please see her biography in the California Woman.

The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Eva McCraven, President and CEO at Hillview Mental Health Center in the East San Fernando Valley. As listed on their website, one of their many programs is Hillview Village is Permanent Housing for the Formerly Homeless. Dr. McGraven will share with us the relationship between mental illness and homelessness.

Also planned is an “Afternoon at the Movies” including “Equal Means Equal” a film directed by Kamala Lopez. Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spearheads a national media campaign to raise awareness for the need for women’s equality under Federal law and a second film is “American Women Get the Vote”. This film was the result of work at the National Women’s History Project.