FW: Enrolling now for Oregon Tradeswomen's FREE
Tradeswomen is enrolling now for our FREE
pre-apprenticeship class for women!
November 12 and December 10 are the next
Information Sessions before our next class starts on
January 12, 2010.
The Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class is
Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.’s FREE women-only pre-apprenticeship
class designed to help women explore high-skill, living wage
careers in the building and utility trades. Our graduates
have gone on to become electricians, laborers, carpenters,
sheet-metal workers and more. The typical starting wage is
between $10-$16 an hour.
Women should call 503-335-8200 x21 now to
sign up for this required first step to learn about a career
in the trades and the valuable job training we provide. The
class is FREE to participants, thanks to support from the US
GSA, EPA, US DOL Women’s Bureau and PDC Economic Opportunity
Program, as well as local foundations and industry
Class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9-5 for seven weeks.
Next classes start January 12 and March 16,
2010. Eight classes will be held next year.
Participants are required to have a GED or
diploma among other things.
participants should call 503-335-8200 x 21 to sign up for
the next information session,
the first step to come into our classes.Info sessions are held from 2-4 at PCC Metro One Stop at
5600 NE Killingsworth. Next sessions are: November 12,
December 10, January 14 and January 28.
If you are interested in referring women to
our program, you are welcome to attend. Also, please
contact me if you would like more information or materials,
would like to be added to our mailing list, or want to
unsubscribe from this email.
Dawn Jones /
Available only Monday and Thursdays for emails and phone
Lead Instructor/Construction Manager / Oregon Tradeswomen,
dedicated to promoting the success of women in the trades
through education, leadership and mentorship. Check
out our FREE women-only pre-apprenticeship class
and other programs at
Radical Women 625 Larkin St.
94109 Phone 415-864-1278 Fax
A brutal war, fought with rape and
sexual violence, has been waged against women, and the U.S.
done little to stop it. Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to usher in a revolutionary
approach to improving the lives of women and girls globally, but she's
going to need our support to make it a priority this year.
Without a senior-level voice in Washington dedicated to
protecting women’s human rights and promoting gender equality,
women around the world will continue to be deprived of the chance to
make their lives better.
Before many women can even face the hurdles of education, healthcare,
and employment opportunities, they must overcome barriers
created by rape and domestic violence.
Secretary Clinton's commitment to breaking down these barriers is clear:
during her confirmation hearing, she said "Our foreign policy must
reflect our deep commitment to the cause of making human rights a
reality for millions of oppressed people around the world. Of particular
concern to me, is the plight of women and girls..." As a Senator, she
also co-sponsored the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).
Secretary Clinton has our support in making a key element of IVAWA a
Some argue for the status quo and tell us we should meekly accept things as
they are instead of fighting for things as they can be...But many of us
remember that the good ol' days were not so good.
If some had not had the courage to speak truth to power, women still
would not be able to vote, corporate powers would dictate working
conditions, people of color would still be "property," the poor would
starve, the sick would suffer, and
the elderly would cry themselves to sleep each night.
"This evening, I want to acknowledge and honor the women of this world,
whose wise voices for much too long have been excluded and discounted,"
Heinz Kerry, 65, told an enthusiastic, receptive audience of delegates and
alternates inside the Fleet Center. "It is time for the world to hear
women's voices -- in full and at last." "We need to honor women in all
their complexity," Teresa Heinz Kerry
told me. "It's time that we acknowledge the wisdom women have acquired by
managing the chaos of daily life. Women are realists, the glue that holds
society together. They bring a reverence to life that's instinctual, not
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U.S. Government has failed to ratify the Treaty for Women, an
international agreement that women across the world have used to
reduce discrimination and violence and gain basic rights like
the right to vote, the right to inheritance, and the right to
Despite the Treaty's utility and broad support for it in this
country and around the world, a few organizations have managed
to generate significant numbers of calls and appeals to Senate
offices in opposition to the Treaty. That's why we need your
With your help, Amnesty International members across the United
States will meet with the offices of US Senators during the last
week of September -- September 24-28th.
"The spread of evil is the symptom of a
vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the
moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be
no compromise on basic principles."