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