PLUS Foundation WLN Event - SanFrancisco
Catharine A. MacKinnon: Abusers and Accusers: How Women Leaders are Changing the World
May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
PLUS Foundation Women’s Leadership Network in Partnership with the PLUS Northern California Chapter Presents:
Catharine A. MacKinnon
Abusers and Accusers: How Women Leaders are Changing the World
*Please note: There is limited seating available on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact PLUS at 1-800-845-0778 as soon as possible to register. We will begin a waiting list once the event is sold-out. In case anything changes you will be contacted in the order received. Thank you!
A fireside chat with Dr. Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School and The James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. From Hollywood to Congress, women are bravely challenging gender dynamics, including sexual abuse, in the workplace. The seeds of this tectonic cultural shift were sown in civil rights cases of the last millennium, and have grown through the efforts of tireless advocates such as Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon, whose work for legal and social justice for women knows no geographic bounds. Learn the genesis of today’s headlines, and how women throughout the country and around the world are making a difference. The fireside chat with Dr. MacKinnon will be moderated by PLUS Member Louie Castoria, Co-Chair Professional Liability Practice Group, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
3:00 p.m. - Registration
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Program with Keynote Catharine MacKinnon
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
Hosted at the Clyde & Co Offices
101 Second St, 24th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
A fireside chat with Q&A... bring your questions for Dr. MacKinnon!
Members and non-members welcome!
This event is open to all...Men and Women encouraged to attend!
Seating is limited. Register today!
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Sponsorships must be received by PLUS on or before May 11, 2018.
The PLUS Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Network creates opportunities to network and learn from the experiences of women who are leaders by virtue of their achievements. The Foundation aims to raise corporate awareness of the value of developing and diversifying leadership. Proactive companies that encourage employees to participate in these events will help realize the overall industry goal of increasing the percentage of women in leadership roles.
|Discounted Pkg 10 Admissions||$425.00|
|Discounted Pkg 10 Admissions||$425.00|
|Tuesday - May 22|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm|
Come early for registration. No reserved seating. Seating is limited.
|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm|
PLUS Foundation Women's Leadership Network Presents Catharine A. MacKinnon
Join us in the Conference Room on the 24th Floor for Keynote Speaker Catharine A. MacKinnon. Come prepared for the the Fireside Chat which will include robust questions from the audience.
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
Networking with food and drinks will immediately follow the fireside chat.
|Catharine MacKinnon (KEYNOTE)
<div style="text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri';font-size:11.00pt;"><span style="font-family:'Calibri';font-size:11.00pt;"><img src="https://plusweb.org/Portals/0/CHAPTER/Catharine_MacKinnon.jpg"></span></span> </span></div> <p> <em>Catharine A. MacKinnon </em><br/> Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (long-term). She holds a B.A. from Smith College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale, specializing in equality issues, especially sex equality, under international and domestic (including comparative, constitutional, and criminal) law and in political theory.<br/><br/> Professor MacKinnon pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and proposed the Swedish model for abolishing prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada has largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech, which have been influential internationally as well. Representing Bosnian women survivors of Serbian genocidal sexual atrocities, she won with co-counsel a damage award of $745 million in August 2000 in Kadic v. Karadzic under the Alien Tort Act, the first legal recognition of rape as an act of genocide.<br/><br/> Among the schools at which she has taught are Yale, Stanford, Minnesota, Chicago, Osgoode Hall (York University, Canada), Basel (Switzerland), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), and Columbia. She was awarded residential fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Stanford, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the University of Cambridge, UK.<br/><br/> Professor MacKinnon's thirteen scholarly books include <em>Sexual Harassment of Working Women</em> (1979), <em>Feminism Unmodified</em> (1987), <em>Toward a Feminist Theory of the State</em> (1989), <em>Only Words</em> (1993), <em>Women's Lives, Men's Laws</em> (2005), <em>Are Women Human?</em> (2006), the casebook <em>Sex Equality</em> (2001/2007/2016), and <em>Traite, Prostitution, Inegalité</em> (2014). Her latest book, <em>Butterfly Politics</em> (April, 2017), proposes a theory of social change through law by strategic reflection on a collection of interventions spanning forty years. She is widely published in scholarly journals, the popular press, and many languages, of which she is competent in three in addition to English. <br/><br/> Professor MacKinnon practices law, consults nationally and internationally on legislation, litigation, and activism, and works regularly with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), and The ERA Coalition. Serving as the first Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (The Hague) from 2008 to 2012, she helped implement her concept “gender crime.” In 2014, she was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women's Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI). <br/><br/> Empirical studies document that Professor MacKinnon is among the most widely-cited legal scholars in the English language and the most widely-cited woman. <br/><br/> <a href="http://plusweb.org/Portals/0/CHAPTER/Catharine_MacKinnon_CV_Sept_2017.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here to download a copy of Catharine A. MacKiinnon's Curriculum Vitae</a> </p>
|University of Michigan School of Law & Harvard Law School||PLUS Foundation Women's Leadership Network Presents Catharine A. MacKinnon|
|Louie Castoria (MODERATOR)
<p> Louie Castoria is a professional liability defense and coverage attorney, and, as his photo for the PLUS Conference suggests, a published humorist. His session will address the “Baby Boom” generation’s plight and its effect on a wide range of professions’ potential liability. <br/><br/> Himself a Boomer, Louie is the Co-Managing Partner in Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP’s San Francisco office. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Educational Association, where he remains a Director. Louie authored portions of PLUS’ RPLU curriculum on Miscellaneous professional liability. He is Hearing Officer under contract with the City and County of San Francisco.<br/><br/> Louie is a frequent speaker at insurance industry educational events. He assists California businesses and professional offices in avoiding liability exposures, and defending them in court when such exposures become lawsuits. Louie has written insurance policies for carriers and chapters in the multi-volume series “Insurance Agency Risk Management,” published by Thomson-Reuters. He writes quarterly columns on avoiding E&O exposures for <em>National Underwriter Property & Casualty 360</em> magazine and for the <em>Los Angeles Daily Journal.</em><Br/><br/> His weekly humor column, Quip Tide, is published by the Half Moon Bay Review. </p>
|Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP||PLUS Foundation Women's Leadership Network Presents Catharine A. MacKinnon|
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