Come celebrate with us and support Oregon's low-wage, immigrant and contingent workers!
Third Annual Celebration of Worker Justice
October 1, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205
THE PROGRAM THIS YEAR INCLUDES:
Rebecca Smith, Deputy Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Having recently co-authored a report on the subject, she will talk about how the new "gig economy" -- represented by companies like Uber, Lyft, Handy, and others -- is undermining basic worker protections, and what can be done about it.
TRIBUNE OF WORKER JUSTICE AWARD
Our award recipient this year is Midge Purcell, former Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Urban League of Portland for her long-time advocacy for job equity and for her tireless efforts to win Ban the Box protections for those re-entering the workforce after incarceration.
Midge has recently returned to her native U.K., but we are honored to have Urban League's President and CEO, Nkenge Harmon Johnson receive the award on Midge's behalf.
DINNER MUSIC, FUN and a SILENT AUCTION!
Award-winning chef Phil Oswalt will be preparing a fantastic dinner for us, and we'll have live music by a local artist, Oregon wines and microbrews at our no-host bar, and the opportunity to bid on great items -- all going support our work and Oregon low-wage workers!
Looking forward to seeing you there!