Join the OWLS Portland Chapter the second Tuesday of the month at 11:45 at the U.S. District Courthouse on SW Third Avenue.
March 13, 2018: Dare to be Powerful – Women of Color in Politics
In 1987, women held just 4.7% of all seats in the U.S. Congress; as of 2017, it is still only 19.4%. A far smaller percentage are women of color: 38 women of color served in the 115th Congress, alongside four delegates. Although many strides have been made since the first African American woman won election to the Congress in November 1968, the work of equity and inclusion is far from done. Among many other issues, no Native woman has ever been elected or served in the U.S. Congress.
Come and be inspired at “Dare To Be Powerful – Women Of Color In Politics” by two incredible women on Tuesday, March 13th at noon at the federal courthouse in Portland or via FacebookLive on the Queen’s Bench Facebook page. Our speakers include the impressive Tawna Sanchez (the first Native American to represent Portland in the state Legislature) and Joann Hardesty (who served in the Oregon House of Representatives from January 1995 – June 2000 and is currently running for Portland City Council).
CLE credit is being sought.