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Teaching About Women in the World "Holding Up Half the Sky" - A conference for K-12 Educators & Youth Leaders
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 8:30am to Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

The World Affairs Council of Oregon’s Global Classroom Program,
in conjunction with
the 2014 International Speaker Series 
“Women Changing the World”,

A FREE Conference for K-12 Educators and Youth Leaders

Teaching About Women in the World
"Holding Up Half the Sky"

Saturday May 17, 8:30am - 3:00pm at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union

  • Why does investment in girl’s education and women entrepreneurs matter? 
  • What roles have women played in grassroots revolutions around the globe? 
  • What roles do women play in the economic bloom of developing countries?
  • How do women across the globe live, work and play?
  • How do we ensure that the future for girls is bright, safe, equal and rewarding?

Teaching About Women in the World is a professional development opportunity for educators and youth leaders that will explore these and other big questions in a day-long conference. Participants will leave with teaching tools around global women’s issues addressing history & equal rights, education & leadership, politics & governance, health & the environment, trade & economics, media literacy, culture & the arts, oppression and much more. 

Expand your knowledge with experts from: PSU’s Center for Women's Leadership & Women’s Studies Department, The United Nations & the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Oregon Health Science University & Women in Architecture, Engineering and the Trades, VoteERA, The UN’s Girl Up Program, Intel’s Girl Rising, Girls, Inc., Music Camp for Girls in Bahrain, & more!

The Conference is free for K-12 Educators  & Youth Leaders with a $10 fee for lunch.
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World Affairs Council MEMBERS can attend the full-day conference for only $10 registration fee (plus additional $10 lunch fee); Conference is free for educators and youth leaders with a $10 fee for lunch.

The registration deadline is May 13. Early registration is highly recommended!

Think globally, teach locally - and join us for this exciting day of resource gathering and personal enrichment.

Questions? Contact Karen Ettinger, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Global Classroom Director at