Legislative Bill Analysis, Reports, Presentations, Publications, and Community Service
My work reflects the objectives and the contexts of my employers and clients and spans a broad range of women’s policy issues-welfare reform, poverty and low-income and minority women needs, workplace equity and advancement, elder and child care, immigration, affordable housing, women’s health and reproductive rights, and women in higher education
Legislative Bill Analyses
Draft Language for San Francisco State University Academic Senate Resolution to “Support the College Option for CalWORKs and Low-Income Student Parents” Academic Senate, San Francisco State University
Draft Language and Comments: AB 908: Gender Equity Training in Public Schools. Prepared for California Assemblywoman Elaine Alquist and the American Association of University Women, The San Francisco Urban Institute, Office of the President, San Francisco State University
Draft Language and Bill Analysis: AB 3021: Comprehensive Pre-Natal Care for Media-Cal Services, California, Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA
A Report on Academic Women at UC Davis: Barriers to Retention and Promotion and Recommendations for Action. Report to Academic Affairs, Women’s Resources and Research Center, University of California Davis, CA
A Report on Factors Related to Discrimination of Non-Academic Female Employees at the University of California Berkeley, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, University of California, Berkeley. CA
A Report on Whether California Needs a Center for Disease Control? Preventative Medical Services, Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA
Taskforce Report on California Assembly Bill 799: Medi-Cal Contracting, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.
Taskforce Report on CalWORKs and Low-Income Scholarship Fund, San Francisco Department of Health Services, The San Francisco Urban Institute, Office of the President, San Francisco State University
“Structural Barriers for Women Academics at Research Universities: A Case Study of Academic Women at UC Davis.” Sociologists for Women in Society, San Francisco
“Academic Women at the University of California, Davis, “Problems and Prospects.” Faculty Women’s Research Group, University of California, Davis
“Women, Medi-Cal and the Feminization of Poverty.” Women’s Economic Agenda Project Conference, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA.
“The Relationship Between Work and Health: Suicide and Housewives.” International Association for the Study of the Political Economy of Health, Rome, Italy
“Community Clinics and Women’s Access to Health Care,” Program for Women in the Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco.
“Trends in Health Care Delivery and Their Effect on Women’s Employment in Health.” Laney College, Oakland, CA.
“The Politics of the Women’s Movement,” KPFA Radio, Berkeley.
“Women in Industry” Conference on Values in Industry, The Wright Institute, Berkeley.
Panel Organizer & Moderator
Innovative Gender Equality Initiatives at Work: Models from California and Kenya. 57th Annual NGO/COSW Conference on the Status of Women, United Nations, New York.
Overcoming Barriers to Women in Science: Programs and Practices that Support STEM Careers. 56th Annual NGO/COSW Conference on the Status of Women, United Nations, New York.
SFSU Teach-in: Reclaiming Public Education Amidst an Economic Crisis, CSU Alliance, San Francisco State University.
Katrina Teach-in: College of BSS Faculty Panels: Rebuilding on a New Foundation of Justice. San Francisco State University.
Bay Area Higher Education Workshop on the College Option for CalWORKS and Low-Income Student Parents The San Francisco Urban Institute, San Francisco State University.
Coding Gender: Women and the Politics of Representation in the Media. Annual Public Lecture Series in honor of Women’s History Month, San Francisco State University.
“The Case of California: Coming to Schools Near You. New Left Forum, Pace University, New York.
“Activist Scholarship Through a Gendered Lens.” Annual Public Lecture Series for Women’s History Month: Reading, wRioting, and Reclaiming: Feminism(s) Empowerment and the Crisis in Public Education. SFSU Women’s History Month Public Lecture Series, San Francisco State University.
“The National and Global Meltdown, Its Impact on California’s housing, K-12, and Higher Education.” Teach-in Reclaiming Public Education Amidst an Economic Crisis. CSU Alliance, San Francisco State University.
“Environmental Justice and Women’s Health.” Gender, Power, and Resistance in a Global Context. SFSU Women’s History Month Public Lecture Series, San Francisco State University.
“The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective.” Whose Lives? Whose Liberation? Women and Global Justice/Injustice. SFSU Women’s History Month Public Lecture Series, San Francisco State University.
“Programs and Models that Work: The Stay in School Family Resource Center at San Francisco State University.” Paper presented at Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Center Welfare Reform: A conference convened by the Metropolitan College of New York, the National Urban League, The College Board and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Metropolitan College of New York, New York.
Johnson, K. “Making Gender Trouble.” In Marge Penn Lasky (ed.) You Say You are Doing What? Older Women’s Tales of Adventure and Achievement. Regents Press, Berkeley, CA.
Johnson, K. “Sexual Harassment: No Longer and Individual Problem on College Campuses.” California Women III.
Balbo, Laura & Johnson, K. et al., ”Notes on Women’s Work in the Welfare State.”Kapitalistate.
Johnson, K. “Why do Women Kill Themselves? Durkheim Revisited.” Journal of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Johnson, K. “A Women’s Caucus: Problems-Possibilities,” Journal of Social Problems.
Member, Planning Committee, American Council of Education San Francisco State University Chapter. “Conference for Women Administrators.” San Francisco State University
Liaison, Edelman Institute University/Community. “Taskforce for the Working Poor”, National Community and Economic Development and Law Center, Oakland, CA.
Organizer, Educational forum/fundraiser, “Empowering Women and Their Children: The Politics of Welfare Reform Re-Authorization San Francisco Democratic Women in Action.
Representative, San Francisco State University’s Urban Institute, Taskforce on the Advancement and Retention of CalWORKs Recipients. San Francisco Department of Human Services, San Francisco.
Chair, San Francisco Department of Human Services, San Francisco State University’s Stay in School Family Resource Center Low-Income Student Parents Scholarship Fund, Department of Health and Human Services, San Francisco, CA.
Member, Academic Subcommittee, Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee, University of California, Davis.
Delegate, University of California, Council of Women’s Programs, University of California, Davis,
Member, Sexual Harassment Subcommittee of the Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee, University of California, Davis.
Vice-Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA..
Board of Directors, Coalition for the Medical Rights of Women, San Francisco, CA.
Chair, Women’s Advisory Committee, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.