The Ventura County Women's Forum Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ventura County women around the 12 critical areas of concern outlined at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995: Poverty, Education, Health, Violence, Economic Justice, Power Sharing, Institutional Mechanisms, Human Rights, Media, Peace, Environment, and the Girl-Child. These concerns were reviewed and reinstated at the Beijing + 15 Conference in New York, 2010, and the Beijing + 16 Conference (New York, 2011).
Between 2006 and 2012, we held five major, full-day forums with broad community attendance. In the Fall of 2013, we introduced a new format to provide a vehicle for our many member organizations to host single topic, 45 minute presentations on subjects related to our stated issues through a gender lens. Click on the tabs above for more information about past forums and seasons.
2015-2016 Season, Upcoming Forums:
Join us on November 9, 2015, for a discussion on The United Nations women’s rights treaty, CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) and The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) and what we can do locally to support these important pieces of human rights legislation.
January 2016: Girls and Body Imaging
March 2016: A Candid Conversation About Race
May 2016: Ethics in Leadership
Click on the Co-Host a Presentation tab above to find out how to co-host an upcoming forum.
Forums are held on the second Mondays of September, November, January, March, and May at the Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012 from 5:15-7 pm:
5:45-6:00 Introductions and announcements
6:45-7:00 Questions from the audience
After each forum, members are welcome to stay for a steering committee meeting from 7:00-8:00.
Cost: FREE to members; $10 suggested donation per forum for non-members.
Membership: $15 annually for individuals; $25 annually for organizations (click on the Membership tab above)
Show your support by becoming a member!