OneVoice Educational Forum Series

We are excited to introduce the OWC OneVoice Free Educational Forums in 2013. Our issue committees are working hard with committee members and OWC Coalition Partners to hold forums throughout the state in order to help educate the public on issues affecting women and girls. It is our goal to not only spread awareness on these issues, but for participants to leave with action items that will enable them to become part of the solution.

Forum Schedule

Each educational forum is free, but we ask that you please register by emailing:  Please feel free to bring a lunch to the forums.

March 4th – Human Trafficking

Join us for a free educational forum covering the topic of human trafficking in Oklahoma, and hear a woman’s powerful story of how she was taken at the age of 11, forced into the world of sex slavery, and how she survived. Learn how you can get involved to end human trafficking in our state.

Speakers: Suzi Hanson, OATH (Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans)

Chris Landolt, FBI

Jeannetta McCreary, Human Trafficking Survivor

Location: The University of Oklahoma College of Law – 300 W. Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019  (Classroom 2)

Time: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (this is a brown bag event – please feel free to bring your lunch)

RSVP by emailing

 

March 27th - Female Incarceration

Speakers: Dr. Laura Pitman, Deputy Director of the Department of Corrections

Kris Steele, Former House Speaker, Executive Director of TEEM

Monty Gray, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Also, a panel of three Oklahoma women who have been incarcerated will share their stories of rebuilding their lives.

Location: United Way of Central Oklahoma - 1444 N.W. 28th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (this is a brown bag event – please feel free to bring your lunch)

RSVP by emailing

 

April 18th – Women’s Health

Join us for a free educational forum covering the topic of women’s health in Oklahoma. Participate in “community cafes,” where you can spend time in interactive discussions on specific issues including chronic disease, maternal/child health, mental health, health education in schools, prevention/wellness and more. Learn why our state is ranked 42nd for women’s health and wellness, why that’s bad for Oklahoma and what you can do to get involved. 

Speakers: Dr. Stephen M. Prescott, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Dr. Robert Mannel, OU Cancer Center

Location: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation – 825 NE 13th St, OKC 73104, Conference Room A.   (Park in the 15th street parking garage and walk across 15th street on the south side of the garage to the building. Enter the building through the sliding glass doors into the OMRF Acree-Woodworth building and go to the elevators. Take the elevators down to P1 (tunnel) and follow the signs in the tunnel to Conference Room A.)

Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (box lunches are available for $8 each – please specify if you want a lunch when you RSVP)

RSVP by emailing

 

 June 27th - Domestic Violence

Join us for a free educational forum covering the topic of domestic violence and learn how you can get involved in this issue that touches 1 in 4 women. Hear from women who experienced domestic violence, including a near-death survivor who was left for dead by her abuser.

Speakers: Janet Sullivan-Wilson, PhD, RN, Founding Member of the OK Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and Internationally Recognized Researcher in Family Violence

Kathy Bell, MS, RN, Tulsa Police Department, Expert on Forensics

Kim Blankenship, Executive Director, YWCA Enid

Shelly Collins, OCADVSA, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Also, we will have a panel of Oklahoma women who survived domestic violence and will share their stories to spread awareness of the prevalence of this issue and call our community to action to end it. Panel Moderator is Ayanna Najuma.

Location: YWCA Enid – 525 S. Quincy, Enid, Oklahoma 73701

Time: 11:30 to 1:00 PM (this is a brown bag event – please feel free to bring your lunch)

RSVP by emailing

 

October 9th- Female Incarceration

Join us for a free educational forum! Learn  why our state is ranked #1 for female incarceration, why that’s bad for OK and what you can do to get involved in this issue.

Speakers: Dr. Susan Sharp, David Ross Boyd Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Yousef Khanfar, an award-winning international author and photographer.

Also, a panel of three Oklahoma women who have experienced incarceration,  rehabilitation, or re-entry into the community. Panel Moderator is Gwendolyn Fields, Executive Director of The Advocacy Council & Activist in Residence at OU Women and Gender Studies Social Justice Program.

Location: United Way of Central Oklahoma - 1444 N.W. 28th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (this is a brown bag event – please feel free to bring your lunch)

RSVP by emailing