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Women's Museum of California

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16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

Five San Diego women will be honored at the 16th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2017.  Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.    

Kate Yavenditti

Kate Yavenditti

Kate Yavenditti
2009
Activist

Kate Yavenditti, Acivist who created structural change to better women's lives and shift our way of thinking and doing. As a lawyer and pioneer in the field of domestic violence since the 1970s, she has devoted her career to advancing pro bono family law services to the disadvantaged. She founded the first domestic violence restraining order clinic and was a co-founder of the County's Task Force on Domestic Violence. She has been a senior Staff Attorney since 1986 at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, organizes the legal services component of the annual Women’s Resource Fair, trains colleagues, is central to minor's counsel rules and standards, and conducts yearly legislative update training for professionals (Statewide Coalition for Battered Women). She was a founding member of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and through the National Lawyers Guild is a “Legal Observer” to ensure that hate crimes and civil rights violations are properly handled.

Kate Yavenditti, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame