Sponsors & Advisors


unnamed FEM Talks: Fem Talks supports women by creating waves of practical change by supporting, endorsing, and applauding local women leaders, educators, and healers to unleash their gifts.
Code Pink Code Pink: CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
PPC Precita Park Cafe: Precita Park Café, has been an integral part of the Bernal Heights neighborhood since opening in 2011. Precita Park Cafe serves sustainable fare from a curated list of purveyors. They aim to create a warm, inviting environment, an extension of Precita Park across the street and the growing, vibrant community.
1 Billion Rising: One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.



Pilar Pilar Gonzales: Pilar Gonzales is an accomplished advisor and consultant to nonprofit organizations and to donors with over 20 years in fundraising. Her personal philanthropic story has been featured on NPR’s Marketplace, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Bolder Giving, and in PEOPLE Magazine, who listed her as one of the “Heroes among Us” for her commitment to helping marginalized workers in California. For the past 8 years, she’s been part of a founding team at Rudolf Steiner Foundation Social Finance, which produces a documentary Conversation on Money, Race & Class. And from Native Americans in Philanthropy she was awarded the Flying Eagle Woman Award for her practice of community-based philanthropy. In 2010-2011, she proudly served as the Interim Vice President of Philanthropy at the Global Fund for Women.
Penny hi-res pic Penny Rossenwasser: Penny Rosenwasser is a lifelong heartfelt rabble-rouser for justice and prioritizes her intersecting identities as feminist, Jewish, queer, anti-racist. The author ofVisionary Voices, Women on Power: Conversations with shamans, activists, teachers, artists & healers and Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears, Penny earned a Ph.D. in Transformational Learning & Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also a founding Board member of Jewish Voice for Peace, and a member of the European American Collaborative for Challenging Whiteness.
Cecilie Surasky: Cecilie Surasky has been a stalwart of the Bay Area Rising movement. Participating with us for all of our performances, she has been our photographer, our video specialist, and our cheerleader. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to this superstar of a woman.
Lv Anuja Mendiratta: Anuja Mendiratta is a Bay Area-based philanthropic advisor and independent consultant working with foundations, donors, nonprofits, and coalitions on a range of environmental, human rights, and social justice issues. Anuja manages the Race, Gender and Human Rights Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California. She recently launched a book project that will culminate in an anthology by Women of Color and Indigenous Women working on an array of environmental issues. Anuja serves on the funding board of the Center for Environmental Health’s Justice Fund and was part of the 2015 grants review committee of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Climate Change Solutions Fund..
Other Supporters and Advisors: Vicki Randle, Cecelie Surasky