Fighting for Women's Equality

Featured Events


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Join us to volunteer at San Francisco Pride! For this fun, laid back volunteer opportunity, we’ll meet at the end of the Parade Route at Civic Center, where groups of volunteers will be briefly trained about how to provide information to Pride attendees about ERA’s services. We’ll also ask attendees to take a quick, tangible action on their phones right then and there to support gender justice and equality, and we’ll give out ERA swag. Bring your friends and volunteer together! Wear your funnest Pride gear, or whatever you’re most comfortable in (especially comfortable shoes).

  • Fun volunteer opportunity!
  • Sunday, June 30
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (leave early if you need to)



ERA’s 45th Annual Gala Luncheon

June 14, 2019

Join us June 14 for our 45th annual Gala Luncheon in San Francisco!  Click here for more information. 


Events Featuring ERA Staff

May 6, 2019

Arbitration and Access to Courts: A Discussion About the History, Complications & Future of Arbitration for Workers & Consumers

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court split 5-4 on yet another arbitration case. The result is that an employee was forced out of court – and left either to use single-file arbitration or get no remedy at all. The four dissenting justices filed four opinions detailing the different ways in which they disagreed with Chief Justice Robert’s majority decision. Panelists will discuss the history of arbitration within the American legal system, how arbitration has developed for employees and consumers, and the current policy and legislative outlook on arbitration.

  • Free Webinar
  • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT (3:00 ET)
  • Speakers:
    • Jessica Stender, Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice and Public Policy, Equal Rights Advocates
    • Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School


Community Events 

May 14, 2019

The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists for an international conference. Their goal? To examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem using the tools of comparative law.

ERA is a partner organization for this conference, which will feature 50 speakers from 20 countries representing six continents. Keynote addresses will come from Catharine MacKinnon (Harvard Law and Michigan Law professor, and scholar-activist who invented the term “sexual harassment” and defined it as a form of sex discrimination and a violation of civil rights); Saru Jayaraman (of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley); and Purna Sen of the United Nations. Workshop topics will include the role of litigation in finding solutions to harassment, the role of law reform in finding solutions to harassment, the role of social media, and the due process rights of complainants and respondents. This is an opportunity for practicing lawyers, activists and legal scholars to exchange ideas and find common ground in addressing the problem of sexual harassment and violence.

  • UC Berkeley School of Law, 225 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA3092 16th St., San Francisco
  • Hosted by the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group and Berkeley Law Executive Education
  • Learn more or Register


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