Alexandria House

WomenSpeak is an annual event that provides a platform for women of accomplishment and compassion to speak about their work for approximately 20 minutes. Its theme is “Words into Action: The Transformational Power of Women’s Words.” Previous speakers have included:

  • The Honorable Jackie Goldberg, Activist, Politician
  • Kamala Lopez, Actress, Director, Activist, and Film Maker of the documentary "Equal Means Equal"
  • Margaret Prescod, KPFK Radio Host and Women’s Activist
  • Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, an author and educator
  • Julie Su, Attorney, Litigation Director of the Asian Pacific Legal Center and Co-Founder of Sweatshop Watch
  • Ima Matul—a survivor of human trafficking, former resident of Alexandria House, and member of the Survivor’s Advisory Caucus of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
  • Sandy Banks, Los Angeles Times Columnist
  • Val Zavala, Producer, and creator of Su. California zInitteia Unitedif So.
  • Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobbying organization, and one of the initiators of  the “Nuns on the Bus” tour
  • The Tolbert Family, including Tony Tolbert who gave up his house to a family that is homeless for a dollar a month for a year.  (Director Charysse Tia Harper made a documentary entitled “12 Months” that has been shown globally including at the recent Pan African Film Festival).


For more information about WomenSpeak, please contact Pam Hope at 213-381-2649 or