How Are The Women
and Girls of Sacramento County?
We’d like to hear from you.
Thanks to your work and support, Sacramento County will have a
Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
You can support the work of our new commission by joining in the building of a community-based “Friends of the Commission” non-profit. Sign up for our list to receive updates about meetings, dates and times, and/or email us to find out more SacWomensCommission@gmail.com.
For more information about the proposed vision and mission of the new Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, check out our December, 2020 report to the Board of Supervisors. This report will serve as a touchstone for the work of the new commission so that it begins with all of the work we have done together over the past three years.
The exhibition, presented by the Sacramento General Congress of Women (SGCW) and hosted by Compassionate Sacramento, features over 60 artists and portrays artistic expressions of activism in four categories: social justice, empowerment & self-agency, environmental justice, and health and well-being. The exhibition is open for public viewing at the Crocker Art Museum, Thursdays through Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm at 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA. Tickets are available online and at the door. The full exhibition is also accessible online.
We’d like to highlight a special Women’s Equality Day event and four others that you won’t want to miss!
Also, please check out the calendar of an amazing line up of over 70 exhibition related online events and programs listed here
The Commission met between December 2019 and November 2020 to fulfill its mandate to “advise the Board of Supervisors and public about the structure, role, value and responsibilities” of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission. Five ad hoc advisory committees were formed to carry out this work, which culminated in a report to the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2020.
The Commission’s report was well received and resulted in a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors to establish a Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
The Blue Ribbon Commission will continue meeting through September 2021 to support formalizing the new Commission and a nonprofit “Friends of the Commission.”
Women’s commissions exist to promote equality and economic and social well being for women and girls. The vision of women’s commissions internationally, nationally and across California is that all women and girls will experience fairness and equity in health care, housing, safety, high-quality education, wages and employment. Learn More.
Through listening circles, events, outreach, surveys, and art projects, we are connecting with women and girls across Sacramento County. Join us today as we work to uplift the voices and experiences of women and girls in Sacramento County.