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Our Childcare Crisis: "No Small Matter" screening and panel discussion

When: September 16,2020 , 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Virtual event
Join us for a viewing of the "No Small Matter" documentary and a panel discussion immediately afterward.

Event details:

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

  • Documentary screening: 4:00pm – 5:20pm
  • Break: 5:20pm - 5:30pm
  • Panel discussion: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

You must register to access the documentary and the panel discussion. Registration is free. Detailed instructions below.

Background:

Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Child Care Resource & Referral of Clackamas County and Greater Portland Inc invite you to join a virtual community viewing of the "No Small Matter" documentary, which addresses our country’s challenges in providing quality, accessible childcare and its long-term impacts on our economy and society.

These impacts include:

  • Forcing women to make job decisions based on child care availability
  • An estimated annual loss of $12.7 billion to American companies

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges throughout the nation and our region, and we hope this event educates our partners and facilitates a discussion around solutions.

The film is just under 90 minutes long and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion with regional leaders advocating for high-quality and accessible childcare. We encourage you to watch the film in its entirety during our virtual community screening (a secure link to watch the documentary will be sent to registrants the day of the event). You can preview the film via the trailer.

Panel participants:

  • Bridget Dazey, Clackamas Workforce Partnership (moderator)
  • Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Kali Ladd, KairosPDX
  • Nita Shah, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

Instructions:

  1. Register for the event here.
  2. Please hold the event time on your calendar.
  3. The morning of the event, we will send all registrants links and instructions to watch the documentary and join the panel discussion.
  4. If you have trouble registering, please contact Jocelyn Sanchez at jocelyn.sanchez@greaterportlandinc.com.

Disclaimer: This virtual event is being hosted for educational purposes. Neither Greater Portland Inc, Clackamas Workforce Partnership nor Child Care Resource & Referral of Clackamas County endorse messaging in the film.

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