Morning Session 9:52 – 11:10am

Gender Justice/Queer Justice Track
Gender Justice 101: The Well-Being of our Community Depends On It
Presenters: Kara Carmosino and John Akira Harrold
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore messages and beliefs about gender and sexuality in order to apply new insight to our existing focus on community health. This workshop is geared towards individuals who are currently engaged with or interested in gender justice. All are encouraged to participate regardless of familiarity with the topic!

Reproductive Justice Track
Reproductive Justice Timeline and Challenging the Gears of Oppression
Presenters: Jillian Toda and Marilou Carrera
Reproductive autonomy and reproductive justice are essential to the health of a community. Our communities should be able to make decisions about our own bodies, gender, and sexual and reproductive lives. We deserve the rights, resources, and recognition that allows us to make these decisions, in order to make the best decisions for our families. This workshop connects participants with a history of reproductive oppression and reproductive justice. Participants will engage with a framework to challenge the barriers individuals experience in accessing reproductive health at the individual, cultural, and institutional levels.

Policy Advocacy Track
Power of Participation
Presenters: Paolo Esteban and Kathy Wai
In this interactive workshop we will watch and discuss a short video, “Understanding Power”:  how do we define it, how does it impact our lives, and what can we do to build power for our families.  We will explore how state and local policies impact our community’s health, and how individuals can inform decision makers. This workshop will also introduce APANO’s policy priorities around safe and accessible healthcare for women, immigrants, and workers. We ask that you consider how your family’s voices can be heard to shape those policies.

Community Organizing Track
Power and Oppression 101
Presenters: Y Le and Jessica Yu
This workshop explores the different systems of oppression and the intersections of those systems, from white supremacy to patriarchy to capitalism. We look to break down the people and groups of people who have power and privilege and how people have that power at the expense of other people. The workshop will also break down how we experience the types of oppression in our schools, in our music, and in ourselves.

 

Afternoon Session 1:40- 2:55pm

Policy Advocacy Track
Turning our Stories to Action
Presenters: Paolo Esteban and Kathy Wai
We all have important stories to tell about how well the health care system is working for our families.  Our experiences with health are often shaped by our culture, upbringing, and whether or not we have access to resources. This workshop will focus on how to tell our stories in a safe and supportive environment, and how it can be used for social change. We will connect our stories to the policies APANO is working on, and provide a brief training on lobbying and communicating with key decision makers. Join us as we make our voices heard!

Reproductive Justice Track
Centering People’s Lives: Decision-making in Reproductive Health and Justice
Presenters: Marilou Carrera and Pamela K Santos
Reproductive autonomy and reproductive justice are essential to the health of a community. Our communities should be able to make decisions about our own bodies, gender, and sexual and reproductive lives. We deserve the rights, resources, and recognition that allows us to make these decisions, in order to make the best decisions for our families. Women, especially, face significant policy-barriers that threaten their ability to make the best decisions for their families. Participants in this workshop further develop their analysis to challenge the strategies of reproductive oppression and explores the complexities in decision-making when it comes to bodies, pregnancy, and health.

Community Organizing Track
Community Organizing 101
Presenters: Karn Saetang
This workshop will introduce the “why” of organizing, and explore some best practices and principles of community organizing and it’s role in transformative change and the fight for liberation.

Gender Justice/Queer Justice Track
Women On the Brink: How the Inequality Economy is Impacting Women and the Families They Lead
Presenters: Lili Hoag

This workshop will help us understand the challenges facing so many working women, especially working mothers, in Oregon, including the impact of low wage- part time work and erratic work schedules that wreak havoc on the lives of working parents. We will also explore the lack of paid sick or family leave, the gender gap in pay, responsibility for care-giving, and childcare costs. We will also discuss new strategies and alliances to improve the lives of working women and strengthen our families and communities.

 

 

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