Click the arrow to view these Highlights from our March 2019 program on the rights of working women and the challenges they face achieving equity in employment and advancement in their work.
Watch the video of the panel discussion on Rights for Working Women: Fairness, Equality, Safety. What still needs to be done in Oregon for women in the workplace?
Rights for Working Women
Fairness, Equality, Safety
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7 – 8:30 PM, Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
MetroEast Video Recording Replay Schedule on Public Access stations
What is the status of working women in the second decade of the 21st Century? What has changed and what progress is still needed? For years, women have asked for equal pay for equal work, help with childcare and family leave, opportunities for jobs and for advancement in fields that men dominate, and safe workplaces, free from discrimination and harassment. Many women—particularly women of color—still face daunting obstacles to equal opportunities. What can be done and what is being done to level the playing field?
These questions and others were addressed by our panel, including:
- Moderator: Emily Evans, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Oregon
- Lili Hoag, Political Director, Family Forward of Oregon
- Patricia Weekley, Director of Equity, Inclusion & Sanctuary, Morrison Child and Family Services
- Mari Watanabe, Executive Director, Partners in Diversity, Portland Business Alliance
Unfortunately, Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen, was unable to participate on the panel, due to unsafe travel conditions on February 12.
About our programs
The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed to inform our community about relevant issues. Please join us for this discussion, and plan to join us for the next program in this Tuesday evening series.
• March 12, 2019 – Climate Justice: How do the impacts of climate change affect different communities?
MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from www.lwvpdx.org. The Carol & Velma Saling Foundation and the Multnomah Bar Foundation provide funding for the recording through grants.
Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar
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Click here to watch Video Voters’ Guide recordings of interviews with candidates running for office in Multnomah County. The Video Voters’ Guide recordings also are linked to each candidate on Vote411.org.
The Video Voters’ Guide includes interviews of candidates for U.S. Congress, Governor, the Oregon State Legislature, Circuit Court, and Metro, County and City offices. There are even interviews with the two candidates in the election for Judge of the Circuit Court, 4th District.
Watch the videos of our 2018 General Election forums. (Scroll down and click on the title of each debate in the lists below.) See the schedules for the playbacks on Comcast and Frontier channels by clicking here for the October 2 forum and here for the October 9 forum.
Multnomah County Auditor Candidate Debate – Scott Learn vs. Jennifer McGuirk (Presented with City Club of Portland)
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Come hear the first of our Second Tuesday series of panel discussions: Juvenile Justice: Are we improving outcomes for youth?
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM
Where: the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, Portland.
Panelists include Kimberly McCullough, Policy Director for ACLU Oregon, Babak Zolfaghari-Azar, Family Care Manager, Community Healing Initiative Program, and DeAnna Horne, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. They will review the history and impacts of Measure 11 on the juvenile justice system
Measure 11 and the juvenile Justice System
According to Multnomah County information, “Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 11 in November 1994 to apply mandatory minimum prison sentences to certain crimes against persons …, with no possibility for any reduction in sentence, such as for good behavior. Measure 11 also mandates that juveniles age 15 and older, charged with the felonies…be tried as adults.
Panelists will tell the stories of youth who are impacted by the juvenile justice system and describe community responses that are shown to improve outcomes. The speakers will discuss legislative remedies that they believe would improve the juvenile justice system, and they will answer questions from the audience.
Getting there & hearing the program
The Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar. If you drive, parking is available on the street.
The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and streaming on this website, lwvpdx.org. The Carol and Velma Saling Foundation and the Multnomah Bar Foundation provided grants to pay for the recordings