In Celebration of Mothers

Join Us Friday, May 6, 2016!

"In Celebration of Mothers" 13th Annual Luncheon- Keynote: Peggy Orenstein

The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap
333 Biscayne Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901

Watch our promotional slideshow by clicking here! Peggy Orenstein

We are so excited to announce our speaker for 2016 - Peggy Orenstein! Come hear her take as a mother and journalist on raising girls in today's society, with the launch of her new book this spring: GIRLS AND SEX: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

This even will sell out, so look for registration to open in late February!

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, and Schoolgirls—still a classic, cornerstone work of girls’ studies twenty years after it was first published. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, The New Yorker and other publications, and has contributed commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered. Orenstein has appeared on myriad shows, from Today to Fox & Friends to CNN. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their daughter, Daisy.  

As Peggy Orenstein pulls back the curtain on the reality of girls’ sex lives in the modern world in her new book, GIRLS AND SEX, due out March 2016, Peggy provides a timely and eye-opening examination of the sexual landscape in the post-princess state of girls’ development, while also providing girls and their parents comprehensive and in-depth information with which to navigate this complicated terrain.

Orenstein—whom People calls “such a breezy, funny writer, it’s easy to forget she’s an important thinker too”— explores the widening gap between what parents may think they know about their daughters’ sexual lives and what girls are actually experiencing, as well as how they feel about it. Even as the media focuses on the controversies around campus rape and assault, Orenstein pursues a much broader agenda, examining how contemporary culture, saturated in sexting, casual hook-ups, and internet porn, affects high school and college girls and the choices they make.

Ways To Get Involved!

Sponsor the Luncheon!
We rely on financial sponsorships to cover the cost of the luncheon so all of the profits from the event go directly to support our services and the people who use them!

Donate to our Auction!
Our event committee is always on the hunt for inkind donations to fill out our giant silent auction.

Become a Table Captain!
If you have been moved by the work of Center for Domestic Peace, here is your opportunity to share that inspiration with your community. The seats of the Luncheon are filled by a team of committed Table Captains who invite friends, family, and community. Being a Table Captain is a fulfilling way to partner with Center for Domestic Peace, have your community learn more about your passion, and help make the Luncheon a successful event.

If you’re interested in sponsoring, donation, or learning more, please email Marla Hedlund at