Galvanize California!

Thank you to all of the attendees, community partners, and sponsors that made Galvanize California a success!

Please consider supporting the Galvanize program. To make a donation, click here.


The day begins with an engagement fair and local marketplace for attendees to network with local organizations and partners before transitioning to a high-energy mainstage session. The afternoon has attendees break into tracks to in-depth and skill-based trainings. Please note that when selecting your Galvanize ticket, you are also selecting your breakout track. Attendees will only be able to attend one training.

  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration, Engagement Fair, and Marketplace
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Mainstage
    • Opening Remarks
    • State of Gender Equity in California
    • Performances by Shelby Vice and Suzette Shaw
    • Gen Z Takes the Lead
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch, Engagement Fair, and Marketplace
  • 12:30 p.m – 1 p.m. Fireside Chat
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Breakout Trainings
  • 5 p.m – 6:30 p.m. Afternoon Mainstage
    • Performance by XPosed Dance Company
    • Immigrant Women Rising
    • Created Change Through Consent Education
    • Accessing Your Reproductive Rights
    • Counting California
    • A Conversation with Dolores Huerta
    • Closing Remarks

Speakers include:

  • Tina Tchen, Co-Chair of the United State of Women, Incoming President and CEO of TIME’S UP, and former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Dolores Huerta, President and CEO of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Ebony Harper, Director of the National Alliance for Trans Liberation and Advancement
  • Tyah-Amoy Roberts, USOW Ambassador, Executive Council, Team ENOUGH, Board Member, March for Our Lives
  • Edna Chavez,Los Angeles Community Coalition, March for Our Lives
  • Edith Grace Williams (South Sacramento Indigenous Activist, Brown Issues
  • Jas Johl, Gender Equity Officer, Mayor Tubbs
  • Charlotte Banks, Health and Wellness Director, Black Women United
  • Kolieka Seigle, President, CA NOW
  • Brittany Bray, Prevention Education, WEAVE
  • Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count
  • And a special performance by XPosed Dance Team!

Community Partners

AAPI Women Lead, ACLU Northern California, Alliance for Girls, Alquimia Global, Black Women Birthing Justice, Black Women United, Brown Issues, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, California Black Women’s Health Project, California National Organization for Women (NOW), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, A Community for Peace, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence California Capital Women’s Campaign, Chill Sacramento/Compassionate Sacramento, Department of Women’s Studies, CSU Sacramento Women’s Museum of California, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative, Gender Health Center, League of Women Voters Sacramento County, Muslim Women Professionals, PDI Surgery Center, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Project Rebound, UCLA LABOR CENTER – Dream Resource Center, WEAVE, WeEmbrace, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Women’s Foundation of California, Women’s Resources and Research Center, UC Davis, Women’s March Sacramento, Women’s Resource Center, Women for Equality, World Institute on Disability, Young Latinas Aspire, YWCA Glendale


A huge thank you to our sponsors Duggan Law Corporation/Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Beneficial State Bank, ACLU NorCal, WEAVE Inc., Pachamama Coffee, and Tides Foundation!


Join Haley Snyder Graphic & Web Design, Unicorn Scouts, Afakasi Prints, Vive Cosmetics, Merry Mack’s, and Goldfeather at our marketplace!

Accessibility Information

We will have closed captioning available and present throughout the event, as well as ASL interpreters as needed – please request when registering. Service animals are welcome. Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) are also welcome at no additional charge. There will be wheelchair-accessible seating spaces throughout both the main stage speaker sessions (in the union ballroom) and the breakout sessions. Larger chairs with no arms will be available to participants as well. There will be no flashing lights used in this event.

We will provide alternative material formats (including large font and electronic text files) – please request your format of choice in your registration.

The Sacramento State Union Ballroom and breakout rooms are ADA accessible. There are two wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms on the first floor (near the entrance closest to the Tschannen Science Complex, and the entrance leading from the Well & Parking Structure III). There are additional all-gender restrooms on the second floor. Please click on the following links for PDFs of the first and second floor layout plans.

Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. This helps ensure that attendees with chemical sensitivities are able to participate safely!

Please reach out to if you have any access questions or concerns, or any requests for specific accommodations. We are committed to making this an accessible event for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Galvanize California? The University Union at Sacramento State (6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819). Click to open a MAP OF GALVANIZE CALIFORNIA!
  • How do I get to The University Union? As we expect a large number of attendees, rideshare apps are an alternative to driving. If you will be driving, you can find a map of the campus parking here, and parking structure 2 is a great option. A Sac State parking pass must be displayed at all times. A daily parking pass can be purchased for $7 online or at permit machines located across campus.
  • I am a representative of a California-based nonprofit, can I be involved? Yes! Our engagement fair is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with attendees. Please see our community partner form for more information.
  • I am a women- or queer-owned business, how do I apply to vend at your marketplace? Please apply here to vend at our marketplace and a member of our team will reach out with more information!
  • What should I bring? Make sure you bring cash and credit/debit card for the USOW Marketplace featuring # California-based women-owned businesses! There, you’ll find vendors like Haley Snyder Graphic and Web Design, Unicorn Scouts, Afakasi Prints, Vive Cosmetics, Merry Mack’s Handmade Ceramic Wares, Goldfeather Vintage Store, and the USOW team. We’ll be selling items from our website (save on shipping!) and merchandise exclusive to Galvanize events, like The Feminist To-Do List Notebook!
  • What should I wear? Wear whatever makes you feel strong! And since the day will be action-packed, we’d also recommend comfortable footwear.
  • Will food be provided? Coffee will be provided in the morning, but please plan to eat before you arrive. Boxed lunch will be provided on Saturday before the breakout sessions. There will be a vegetarian option. If requested during registration, vegan and gluten-free options will be provided.
  • Can I take pictures and/or post on social media About Galvanize California? Absolutely! Make sure to use the hashtag #GalvanizeCA and follow @USOWomen to get in on the conversation.