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Oregon NOW 2019 Meeting & Annual Conference

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

To register and purchase a ticket: https://bit.ly/2Ihx98h 

Scholarships available email info@noworegon.org

Sponsors: Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Congressman Peter DeFazio, Congressman Kurt Schrader, Victoria Lara CEO Lara Media Services LLC

Sponsors (venues): Portland Community College Women’s Resource Center, Mother’s Velvet Lounge

Donations: Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Val Hoyle, Heather Buch, Lane County Commissioner, Sophorn Cheang & Chanly Bob, Jake & Heather Weigler

Scholarship Donations (for registration fees): Anonymous, Jim Nam

Oregon NOW 2019 Meeting & Annual Conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PCC Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium (Room #104) 705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217. 


Welcome & Opening Remarks, Oregon NOW President Christine Chin Ryan

Ali King, Field Representative for Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Congressman Earl Blumenauer Statement

Sophorn Cheang, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Governor Kate Brown

Emily McLain, Executive Director Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Advancing Access to Reproductive Rights and Justice

The Uncomfortable Truths About Racism
This panel will unpack the realities in which racism impacts individuals in the movement for justice

·         The Unheard Voices of Afrita Davis, Facilitator

·         Victoria Lara

·         Court Morse

·         Dr. Nadjoua Moumen

·         Ashley Tjaden

Dr. Rosa Colquitt, Vice President Greater Portland NOW, NAACP Board
Follow up panel remarks


Becky Callison, Chair, Oregon NOW Legislative Task Force
Oregon NOW 2019 Legislative Update

The Unheard Voices of Women Veterans
To understand the needs, challenges, barriers and experiences of women veterans

·         Elizabeth Estabrooks, Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator, Facilitator

·         Taisheka Broom

·         Lisa Graham

·         Erica Reid-Dixon

·         Sarah Suniga

·         Jeannie Watkins

Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
How Oregon is fighting back to defend access to reproductive healthcare

Officers & Board Elections

Oregon NOW President Closing Remarks

No-Host Pre-Conference Happy Hour Reception on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mother’s Velvet Lounge 212 SW Stark St., Portland OR 97204.  Join us for light appetizers and a no-host pre-conference happy hour.  Come meet with like-minded feminists and bid on silent auction items to support Oregon NOW.  Silent auction items sampling:

  • Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum – Lunch for 2
  • Speaker Tina Kotek, HD 44 – Lunch for 2
  • Representative Rachel Prusak, HD 37 – Lunch for 2
  • Representative Tawna Sanchez, HD 43 – Lunch for 2
  • Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty donated: “Enjoy Luncheon for Two with Portland city Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty” at Nel Centro Restaurant Downtown
  • Jamie Mcleod-Skinner, 2018 Democratic Nominee for Congress – Lunch for 2
  • Jillian Schoene, Executive Director Emerge Oregon – Lunch for 2
  • Central Oregon Coast NOW basket
  • Greater Portland NOW basket
  • Mid-Willamette NOW basket
  • South Willamette NOW basket
  • Royal Comfort Wines from China: Chateau Rongzi – Linfen, Shanxi Xiao Rongzi – Blue Label (2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine), 2015 Vin Rose, 2014 Red Label – Marselan Red Blend
  • Portland Chinese Museum: 2 Admission Tickets & Tee Shirt
  • Essance Skin Care Certificate
  • Dr. Rosa Colquitt, Vice President GP NOW donating a basket
  • Kerry Yu, O’Pearl Brands, Handmade Waterfall Crystal Necklace
  • Sue Castner, Vintage Japanese Haori
  • Forest Park Wellness – 90 Minutes Acupuncture Exam and Treatment
  • Forest Park Wellness – 60 Minutes Chiropractic Exam and Treatment
  • Côi Vũ donating a basket
  • Representative Janelle Bynum

To register and purchase a ticket: https://bit.ly/2Ihx98h

Scholarships available email info@noworegon.org

For questions, please email info@noworegon.org


May 4, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


PCC Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium (Room #104)
705 N Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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