Tix on Sale for 2017 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Staceyann Chin!
Please join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon for a special breakfast event with Staceyann Chin, the Jamaican writer, political activist and spoken-word poet known for her one-woman shows and the Tony Award-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. Chin speaks all over the world and has written for many publications, including The New York Times Magazine and Essence, and has discussed issues of race and sexuality on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and PBS.
The author of the brave and candid memoir The Other Side of Paradise, Chin has appeared in the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States. She lives in Brooklyn with her 5-year-old daughter, Zuri, with whom she has made a series of viral “living room protest” videos.
We will also proudly present the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award and the Volunteer Excellence Award to honor longtime leaders of our movement.
WHAT: 2017 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Staceyann Chin
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17th (doors 7:30am, breakfast 8-9am)
WHERE: Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland
COST: $125 general admission, $250 VIP admission available here
Every year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award to recognize leaders who go above and beyond in advocating for reproductive health care. We are proud to announce that this year’s honorees are the Chief Sponsors of the Reproductive Health Equity Act: House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, Representatives Jeff Barker and Julie Fahey and Senators Laurie Monnes Anderson and Richard Devlin.
PRO-CHOICE COALITION OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE
SALEM, Ore., April 14, 2017 - The Oregon House Healthcare Committee today passed landmark legislation to ensure reproductive health equity across the state.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act (House Bill 3391) removes financial barriers and ensures that every Oregonian is empowered to make their own decisions about whether and when to become a parent. Limitations on reproductive health services can have profoundly harmful effects on public health and on an individual person's life opportunities ...
Every woman in Oregon should be able to make decisions about whether and when to be a parent based on what’s best for her.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is working hard to ensure that health insurance — whether paid for by individuals, employers or government funds — covers the full range of reproductive health services: preconception care, contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care.