May Meeting: Women in Leadership, Mothering the Planet

This year, at our May Mother’s Day For Peace meeting, we ask local women who are community leaders to address the question of whether we have reached a tipping point for women in leadership and what this could mean for matters of peace and justice.


Sunday,  May 6

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura

We’ve invited guests to open the conversation:


Kat Shore, one of the organizers of the March for Justice in Ventura in January 2017, one of the many marches in the country in reaction to the election of 2016.  She continues to support people  uniting against unjust and discriminatory practices through peaceful action.  She works as a family practice physician at the Ventura County Medical Center.


Carmen Ramirez, public interest lawyer who has served the community since she was admitted to practice in December of 1974, focusing on consumer matters, Social Security Disability cases as well as immigration.  She is currently a member of the Oxnard City Council.

Mary Haffner, a VUSD board member and representative on the Ventura Social Services Task Force, the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance, the Family, School and Community Partnership, and the Healthy and Green Schools Partnership.   She is a partner in the downtown Ventura law firm, Haffner Law Group.  Apart from her law practice and her work with the Ventura Unified School District, Mary brings her passion for engaging and thought-provoking art into the community through her art gallery, The Blue Cube.


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