HYBRID: BIPOC Women's Speaker Series at Mary's Woods: Rep. Tawna Sanchez

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm

Join us for a monthly BIPOC Women's Speaker Series in the Dunn Community Center at Mary's Woods! Over the course of this series, we'll hear from accomplished, local BIPOC women as they answer the questions "What is your story? What are your passions?" This free community event will be held at Mary's Woods in the Dunn Community Center in Cascadia Hall (17520 Mesnard Street), and live-streaming will be provided by the West Linn Public Library (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dVxnBLhjZg). Please note that Mary's Woods requires all guests to wear masks.

Our speaker on Thursday, January 12 will be Oregon State Representative Tawna Sanchez, who represents District 43–North and Northeast Portland–and who has spent her life working to strengthen our community. Tawna is Shoshone-Bannock, Ute and Carrizo and grew up in Portland, and for many years has been a leader fighting for the rights of women, indigenous people, and the most vulnerable. As the Director of Family Services at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Tawna helped create the Early College Academy, expanded early childhood services, affordable housing development, elder support, and assisted in building a nationally recognized domestic violence wrap-around service model. We look forward to Rep. Sanchez sharing her story and her passions with us.

The BIPOC Women's Speaker Series will continue through March. Please save the dates: February 9, and March 23.

Parking Information: Enter Mary’s Woods campus on Holy Names Drive. Take your first left into the large parking lot. Drop-off location in front of the Dunn Community Center on Mesnard.

This program is sponsored by Mary's Woods, Respond to Racism, LO for LOve, African American Women of Lake Oswego and Surrounding Areas, the Lake Oswego Public Library, the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, the City of Lake Oswego, the West Linn Public Library, and the West Linn Alliance.