On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the Diversity Committee of the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a presentation and discussion examining the many understandings of feminism. Leading the conversation will Elizabeth “Lisa” Norton, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians where she has lived and worked for over 30 years; and Franki Trujillo-Dalbey, Ph.D., a third generation Latina whose family has lived in Toledo for nearly 100 years. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.
The discussion will focus on how our own understanding of feminism impacts our ability to enjoin people of different identities. This interactive presentation will include time for answering questions and sharing resources. The public is invited to join in for a thoughtful and inclusive exploration of this complex but crucial foundational concept.
Presenter Lisa Norton has been a sexual assault advocate for over five years, both on and off the reservation. She earned her Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Portland State University, and is working on her Ph.D. in Social Work and Research. Her research interests include community-based, participatory action research. She also is looking at ways to reduce secondary trauma as a result of sexual assault in Indian Country. Most recently she served as Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place. Currently she is an Indian Child Welfare Director and is a Trainer for the Oregon Sexual Assault Taskforce and the Siletz Tribe.
Presenter Franki Trujillo-Dalbey is a diversity trainer and teacher and a past senior investigator for the Civil Rights Division. She was a faculty member at Portland State University’s Communication Department, teaching interpersonal, family, conflict, and intercultural communication classes. Last year she was a speaker for the Oregon NOW Annual Meeting on the topic of intersectionality and was the keynote speaker for the Central Coast Community College graduation ceremony. She is the board president for KYAQ 91.7 FM, and is an officer for Central Oregon Coast NOW.
Following the discussion the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend. For more information: NOW Website: www.centraloregoncoastnow.org.