Friday, December 4, 2015
Starting at 8:30am
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Join us at our December event to learn more about the role economics play in shaping women’s health. This lecture will cover the structural and social conditions that contribute to women living in poverty and the effect it has on personal and family health. We will also discuss how policy and social change can improve the lives of women and ways you can make a difference. Presenter details to follow.
Sharon Bernstein is co-founder and deputy director of Family Forward Oregon, a non-profit organization devoted to economic justice for women and families. After many years working in social-change organizations, it was her experience of the economic barriers she encountered when she became a new mother that really taught her that we can’t make social change through individual decisions alone — we must work together. This led her to find others to join forces with and create Family Forward Oregon, where she wears many hats but primarily oversees operations and outreach efforts to engage Oregonians in building grassroots power.
Ryan Deibert, Ending Homelessness Program Coordinator, City of Portland Housing Bureau
Housing is a primary social determinant of health, and homelessness and housing instability lead to increased health care costs and poor health outcomes. Ryan will discuss how we collectively created modern homelessness through more than four decades of local and national economic and policy choices, describe what homelessness looks like in Multnomah County now (with a focus on women), and talk about why ending homelessness is possible and what we’re doing to get there.
Cassie Russell, Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Bradley Angle
Carrie has spent her career supporting economic empowerment programming in a variety of settings. She is passionate about promoting college access, credit building opportunities, and safety through financial security. Cassie enjoys building partnerships with other community based organizations and the private sector to support the needs of survivors in the workplace. http://bradleyangle.org/
As always, OWHN Lectures are free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, please use the registration link to let us know you are attending.