Transformational Policy: Portland’s New Paid Pregnancy Loss and Chosen Family Bereavement Leave Michelle Rodríguez, Senior Policy Advisor to Commissioner Mapps Anne Milligan, Deputy City Attorney, Portland City Attorney’s Office
First Wednesdays are the result of the virtual chapter interest meeting on September 23, 2021 when OWLS members came together for a video conference to discuss the format and goals for OWLS programming that provides a virtual event for networking with members of the OWLS community. The consensus was to hold lunch hour Zoom events on a regular schedule with short programs and extra time for small group discussion and networking. The OWLS Membership Committee has started a shared sign up sheet for OWLS members to sign up to host a breakout room and to add topic suggestions with links to a video, article, or speaker bio around a common theme for each date. We’ve selected some short videos to get the schedule started and hope to feature OWLS members as speakers and panelists on topics selected by OWLS members.
This is your opportunity to share ideas for OWLS programming.
Please save the dates: December 1, January 5…
The 20 minute (or less) program is intentionally short, so there is plenty of time to meet other members in breakout rooms. We are asking members to sign up to host a breakout room, which might include joining a panel to share your thoughts during the program on dates when the topic is from an article.
Please view the schedule and share your topic ideas or volunteer to host a breakout room here.
11:45 Room open for early arrivals (multiple breakout rooms available for conversations)
12:05 Announcements and Participant Introductions (name, area of law, location)
12:25 Speaker, Video, or Panel of room hosts sharing their thoughts on the article.
12:40 Breakout rooms (small group discussion)
If there is interest in formalizing a virtual chapter (and volunteers for the leadership team), then the format, leadership structure, and other details will be further developed in the Spring 2022 to request official recognition by the OWLS Board. In the meantime, membership committee members and the OWLS office will facilitate the schedule.
We hope to see you December 1 at noon! RSVP here