Womens issues

Oregon Senate Hears Testimony on Right to Rest

News In Depth
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Thu, 03/12/2015
Today, the Oregon Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood held a public hearing on the Right to Rest bill, which would override local bans on camping, sleeping on sidewalks, and sleeping in cars by people experiencing homelessness.
20:09 minutes (18.45 MB)

Feminist Film: Sisterhood of Night

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Mon, 03/09/2015
Jan Haaken talks with film director, Caryn Waechter, about Sisterhood of Night---a feminist-inspired mystery drama where a group of girls form a secret society. From the film's website: "When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial." It is the opening film of the 2015 Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (Thursday March 12th at the Hollywood Theater). 10:43 minutes (9.82 MB)

Pathways on 03/08/15

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Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

In-Depth: Security Guard Harassment

News In Depth
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Thu, 03/05/2015
An overzealous security guard has allegedly been harassing music festivalgoers in Oregon from as far back 2012. 
Several people have accused Joseph Hernandez of impersonating a sheriff, unlawful detainment, death threats and intimidation, theft, and harassment that borders on assault.
Their story is told to greater length, along with official documents, at beloved-festival-nightmare.blogspot.com.
KBOO reporters Niko Kwiatkowski and Sam Bouman filed this report about Hernandez and the little-known world of event security.
15:26 minutes (14.13 MB)

Bread and Roses is Women History Month every Friday!

What? Is this really happening?  I thought to myself: “Here is a fifty some year old man, sitting at my kitchen table, describing to me, without me prompting the conversation, the strong women who influenced the way he lives his life.” He spoke about his mother, his grandmother, his aunt and other women activists he met throughout his life that have had a strong impact on him. Wow. My first conclusion was I am so lucky to have a friend like Christopher who is able to speak about the strong women in his life in a totally casual way. He talked about being Dine’ (Navajo) and the matriarchal social system that is at the heart of his believes and world view. And then I said to him “Thank you Chris!

Washington County Board Votes to Close Clinics

Evening News
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Thu, 02/26/2015
On Tuesday, February 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to proceed with a plan to close the last two public health clinics in the county and move those services to non-governmental providers. Health and Human Services director Marni Kuyl says the goal of the plan is to expand primary care to uninsured, low-income patients. The plan has proven controversial however, both in content and process, with many members of the medical community as well as advocates for farm laborers and immigrants fighting against the closures. KBOO reported on the opposition to the plan back in September. 
6:28 minutes (5.93 MB)

Don't Kill a Trans Woman Week

program date: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Iven Hale reads the names of the transwomen killed in the US so far this year, and calls attention to Worldwide Don't Kill a Trans Woman Week, which has a page on facebook.
See also
HRC report on AntiTransgender Violence

TransGriot on Anti-Trans Hate Speech

Planet TransGender on Can you stop killing us. 1:27 minutes (683.92 KB)
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