Mar
28
11:45 AM11:45

City Club of Central Oregon Monthly Forum: Balancing the Sexes

MAN, WE CAN DO THIS!

Studies have repeatedly shown that equality of the sexes results in higher GDPs nationally, improves business profits professionally, and increases happiness personally.  Although a common topic in the workplace, the benefits of equality go well beyond the business setting.

In honor of International Women’s Month, City Club’s March forum will focus on the benefits of gender balance professionally, societally and economically in Central Oregon – and how we all can play a part.

Come find out how we can make #HeForShe become #WeForWe!

[#HeForShe is a United Nations movement for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. Learn how you can hold yourself and others accountable for this greater standard.]

Event details…

Facilitator Mike Riley, Executive Director of The Environmental Center, leads off the discussion with statistics on the benefits of gender equity, defines unconscious bias, as well as opening with some fun facts about everyday things that women invented or discovered and were never given credit.

Carrie Douglass will share her personal experience in seeing the benefits of equality for women. She is a member of the Bend-LaPine School Board and the founder of The Haven – a co-working space focusing on the unique needs of women.

Yong Bakos will share his experience with young women in the classroom focusing on missed opportunities in the business ecosystem as demonstrated from classroom ideas that don’t get traction due to gender bias. He is the Program Lead and Instructor of Computer Science at OSU-Cascades.

Throughout the forum, the speakers will provide examples of how each individual can hold themselves and others accountable for achieving a more gender equal world.  The forum ends with filling out a written personal commitment of what attendees are willing to do to work towards a more gender equal society.

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Women's 'unmentionables' will be viewed through history on the Point Friday

Local author, Amber Keyser’s book, Underneath It All, brings a different focus for Women's History Month.  She succinctly and creatively provides a history of women's undergarments...not just clothing, but an exploration of social and political viewpoints, a statement on fashion and sex, and even a platform for a "revolution".  Tune in for a conversation on the history of Women's Undergarments.

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Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

The Point Wednesday debuts Historic Moments of Central Oregon with Klondike Kate

Kessler Cannon's 1953 conversation with Klondike Kate, who made her name as a vaudeville singer and dancer in Canada's Yukon Territory during the Klondike gold rush, moved to a High Desert homestead in 1912 and then to Bend in 1917.  She became a popular figure around town, earning the nickname "Aunt Kate".

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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Friday's Point will introduce ReachAnother Foundation, serving infants & children in Ethiopia

Joanne Mathews, Team Building Consultant in Bend, visits the POINT to talk about her connection with the ReachAnother Foundation.  She and her daughter, Casey, joined the medical service trip in 2018 and they have never been the same since.  Ms. Mathews talks about her experience, her passion, and how the trip changed their lives. 

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Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

a big adventure in a small boat...hear about One Woman's Journey on The Point Wednesday

Author Susan Conrad, talks about her book, Inside, One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage…a memoir of a big adventure in a small boat along the coast of western North America.  Gail Synder, Executive Director of the Coalition for the Deschutes joins the conversation to talk about an event highlighting Ms. Conrad and benefiting the Coalition. 9 a.m., Wednesday on The Point.

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Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Meet Carter G. Woodson, considered the Father of Black History Month on The Point, Friday

Carter G. Woodson. a black historian, was the first to write African Americans into our nation's history, acknowledging their contributions in building our country, our narrative, and our wholeness. Jack Zika, State Representative for District 53 will visit to offer us an insight into his first few weeks in Salem.

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