Friday, February 25, 2011

Motherhood Manifesto - March 10th mtg

Our next meeting will be part of Women's History Month - please spread the to your co-workers!

Motherhood Manifesto – A film by

March 10, 2011

12:00 to 1:00

Portland Building Auditorium

Light snacks provided

Sponsored by: CityMamas – Working Mom’s Affinity Group

Film description and reviews:

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen, The Motherhood Manifesto shows dramatically just how far behind all other industrial countries the United States lags in its support for families.

Moving personal stories combined with humorous animation, expert commentary and hilarious old film clips tell the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in America and how enlightened employers and public policy can make paid family leave, flexible working hours, part-time parity, universal healthcare, excellent childcare, after-school programs and realistic living wages a reality for American families.

"The Motherhood Manifesto documentary is a funny, fascinating, informative, and finally infuriating film about motherhood in America. At the end of this one, you'll want to jump out of your seat, rush out the door, and start demanding change immediately!"
-- Ann Crittenden, author, The Price of Motherhood

"Beautifully shot, incredible, well researched content. It had me laughing, crying, mad, sad but most of all MOTIVATED."
-- Cooper Munroe, business owner

CityMamas is an approved affiliation of Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP). For more information, contact co-chairs Courtney Duke, Darcy Cronin, and Lora Lillard.

1 comment:

  1. Lainie DeckerMarch 08, 2011

    Hi there,

    Is this event open to the public or is it for City employees only?

    Thank you!
    Lainie Decker