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Candlelight Vigil Flyer 2017 - correct

The City of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of the Women and the YWCA of Glendale would like to invite you to their Annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the YWCA of Glendale, located at 735 E. Lexington Drive, Glendale, CA 91206. 

This year’s event will focus on voices against violence, an evening of remembrance and celebration to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, as well as to lift up the voices of survivors. There will be light snacks, speakers, a peace vigil for hope and safety, and other community organizations there to promote healthy and safe communities and homes. 

The event will also feature a Clothesline Project to spread awareness of violence against women. Survivors touched by violence express their emotions by painting messages on t-shirts. As testimony to the problem, the t-shirts are prominently displayed across a clothesline, for supporters to view.

The City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is seeking two new Student Ex Officio members. The CSW is composed of seven volunteer members: five of whom are appointed by the City Council and two Student Ex Officio members who are appointed by the current Commissioners. The CSW is currently searching for its 2017-18 Student Ex Officio members to serve on the CSW for one year (Nov. 2017 – Oct. 2018). 

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Glendale is a city where the fully realized potential of all women and girls enriches the entire community; where all women and girls have equal rights, opportunities, and choices exercised freely, comfortably and safely; where all women and girls have a strong voice and equal participation in the affairs of the community; and where diversity is celebrated.


Our work shall be guided by the following values:

  • Equality
  • Justice
  • Fairness
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Respect

Pledge to our Community

Given these values, the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, in order to build trust and establish credibility in the community, pledges to work in an open, collaborative, and culturally inclusive manner for the betterment of all women and girls who live, work or study in Glendale; to be respectful and sensitive to the City’s many diverse cultures; and to acknowledge the services provided by existing agencies which support and assist women.


The purpose of the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, is to advance social justice and equity and ensure equality of rights and opportunities for all women and girls in Glendale by building new and strengthening existing bridges between the City’s diverse groups, organizations, agencies and individuals; by increasing the level of knowledge in the community regarding women’s issues and the status of women in our community; by encouraging and promoting participation and by increasing visibility of women in all spheres of life in Glendale (including home, work, school, and government).


The Glendale City Council established, by ordinance, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as an advisory commission on August 5, 2003.

The Commission on the Status of Women is charged by City Council with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • assesses and evaluates the needs and issues of women in the city;
  • informs and advises the City Council, city departments and divisions, and other community agencies and organizations of those needs and issues;
  • recommends programs or legislation to the City Council to promote and ensure equal rights and opportunities to and for women in the city;
  • promotes education on issues regarding the needs of women and prepares and distributes such information;
  • provides outreach information and education that empowers women to achieve self-sufficiency and self-esteem; and
  • maintains an active liaison with groups, organizations, agencies and individuals in regard to issues related to women.

Currently, the Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of five commissioners and two students:

  • Diane Lambillotte, Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women
  • Sitting Commissioners: Ilin Magran, Seda Khojayan,Lynda Burns, and Armine Perian
  • Student Ex Officio Members: Lina Petrossian and Vivica Rush