6:00 PM18:00

UC Berkeley Salon Gala

Event Schedule 

6-7 PM Cocktail hour

7-7:30 PM Brandt and Anderson Awards Presentation

7:30-8:30 PM A Coalition of the Center featuring featuring William Galston and William Kristol, in conversation with Aimee Allison



This year, registration will take place upstairs at the entrance of the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Please proceed directly to the 15th floor upon entering the building. The IGS Event Staff will assist with event check-in. 

Dress Code

The dress code for the IGS Salon Gala is business casual.

Parking and Transportation 


Starting at 5:30 pm complimentary valet parking services will be provided to all guests, curbside at 465 California Street.


The nearest public parking garages are located at:

  • St. Mary's Square Parking Garage, 433 Kearny Street @ California
  • Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny Street @ Clay

Public Transportation

The Montgomery BART station will provide the nearest access to the Julia Morgan Ballroom.  Upon exiting the station, proceed 4 blocks north until reaching California Street, and turn right. The Ballroom is located mid-block on the right side facing Market Street.

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10:45 AM10:45

Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report

  • 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Full Event from 8:30am to 11:45pm.

Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson, issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. The report was produced in response to civil unrest that raged across the country. In the 1968 report, the commission concluded that, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” Today, many of the same issues plague the country, and concerns over civil rights, racial division, and racial disparities are, in many ways, more pressing than ever.

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to Feb 25

Power Rising Summit


The Power Rising Summit provides a space for Black women, from coast to coast, to come together as one.

Every election season, the sophistication of voter engagement efforts increases and becomes more dynamic. Therefore, it's important for organizers and community leaders to understand new methods for reaching voters - both in-person and digitally - and how they can maximize their work to effectively increase turnout at the polls. 


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8:00 PM20:00

Black Women in San Francisco Politics Panel

This discussion, "Democracy Rescued: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Black Women in Politics,” will explore some of the challenges Black women face when navigating the political space and the ways that we can do more to make room for Black women to lead.

Featuring: Aimee Allison, Hon. Malia Cohen, Kimberly Ellis, Christine Johnson, and Meena Harris (moderator)

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8:00 PM20:00

Women's March San Francisco

Aimee is speaking around 12:30 p.m. on the main stage!

The Women's March Bay Area will unite in San Jose and San Francisco to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.

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to Dec 7

Vision 2020

Need a real dose of hope?

Join Dolores Huerta, Marianne Williamson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Sister Jenna, Stephen Dinan, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Joan Blades, Shariff Abdullah, Michael Lerner, Andrew Harvey and other bold leaders, activists, and “solutionaries” who are sharing their best practices for BEING the change the world needs right now!

During this unparalleled 3-day gathering, you’ll learn about exciting initiatives in key areas, including:

  • Racial & Social Justice

  • Women's Leadership

  • Immigration

  • Youth Leadership

  • Education Reform

  • Social Impact Entrepreneurship & Economic Justice

  • Resilient Community-Building

  • Climate Change & Green Energy

And so much more!

Join us for Vision 2020, December 5-7.

RSVP at no charge here: http://vision2020summit.us/

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to Nov 5

Left Coast Forum

Los Angeles, CA

Aimee’s keynote topic:

She the People: The Heart of the Progressive Movement

"Women of color are the core of the progressive movement as activists, culture makers, voters, and next generation political leadership. She the People imagines a politics that we have not yet seen - one that elevates and invests in women of color, America's most underrepresented and progressive group, to forge an intersectional political agenda that addresses the unfinished business of the left and prepares our movement for victory. She the People reimagines democracy, as women of color become the majority of all women and people of color in the U.S."

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to Oct 29

Women's March Presents: The Inaugural Women's Convention 2017

Detroit, Michigan

Women's March Presents: The Inaugural Women's Convention 2017
The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27-29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.

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to Oct 22

Oregon Democratic Summit 2017

Sunriver, Oregon

Saturday October 21, 2017
8:55-9:10 am–Statewide Breakfast–Homestead
Aimee Allison Keynote

2:30-3:45 pm–Great Hall Conference Center & Homestead Building
The New American Majority: Changing the Way the Democratic Party Approaches Elections–Homestead 2

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