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.
March 4th – Human Trafficking
Join us for a free, brown bag forum covering the topic of human trafficking.
Speakers include: Suzi Hanson of OATH
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)
March 27th - Female Incarceration
Speakers include: 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)
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)
Location: Enid YWCA
Time: 11:30 to 1:00 PM