Once a year, we have a social work intern join us for the year to observe and support our work, getting hands-on training in a fast-paced learning environment that is aligned with their graduate curriculum. This year we’ve been working with Jenna Borowski, a graduate student in the Social Work master’s program at Portland State… Read more »
Month: March 2017
Thoughts on Striking
By Martha Ruttle, Family Forward Activist Striking isn’t an option for most women I know, and it sure isn’t an option for this single working mom! I thought about marking the day with an hour-by-hour accounting of my time to illustrate what it might look like if I stopped doing any of it. But I… Read more »
Day Without a Woman
Today we recognize International Women’s Day, in honor of laboring women across the nation and around the world. For Family Forward it’s not just about today. We honor a history of women’s strikes and their paid and unpaid labor every day, in our ongoing advocacy to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. Women deserve to… Read more »
March 23, Public Hearing for Paid Family and Medical Leave!
Last fall, we launched Time for Oregon, a campaign to win paid family and medical leave for all Oregon families. We named this campaign Time for Oregon because it’s high time to prioritize caregivers and to recognize the value of caregiving – and because it’s time for Oregon to make this long-overdue change a priority…. Read more »