Copyright Springfield City Club 2017

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City Club events occur on the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning at noon and ending at 1:00 p.m. We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3285 Gateway Street.

The meeting involves a presentation of about 25 minutes followed by a period when each table can discuss the presentation and prepare a question to be asked by the table

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.

May 17

#MeToo #TimesUp

Sexual Harassment and You

Since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements began last year, we have been forced to look at impact that sexual harassment has made on careers of both women and men, businesses, and the country. It is easy to get discouraged by the constant discussion of the flaws in the justice system and everything that we are doing that is not working to end harassment. In this presentation, learn how to identify the signs someone is experiencing harassment, effectively provide support, and the 7 strategies Meredith Holley has found that do work, and that she uses with her clients to help them end harassment, heal, and find work that feels safe and powerful. 

Meredith Holley is a lawyer, life coach, and #1 international bestselling author of the book Career Defense 101: Is Your Career Safe From Sexism? Meredith founded the Freedom Resource Center to help women end sexual harassment and heal so that they can find work that feels safe and powerful. Around 80% of women report experiencing sexual harassment, and around 1 in 4 women leave careers because of it. Meredith helps women take control of their careers and end harassment using legal and practical strategies.

Is there a way for the United States---or Oregon—to get to universal health care?  If so, what format is most likely to be successful in providing the best coverage for all?  What can be learned from the experience of other countries?  Come hear two experts share their experience and knowledge about healthcare.  Drs. Marmor and Okma are visiting many of the City Clubs around Oregon thanks to the Oregon Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. City Club of Eugene and the Springfield City Club are proud to present these world-renowned speakers on this important topic.

Theodore H. Marmor, PhD, is emeritus professor of public policy of public policy and management at Yale University.  He has written and presented extensively on social security, healthcare policy and healthcare reform since his participation in the creation of Medicare in 1965. In addition to many scholarly publications he is also a national senior doubles squash champion.  

Kieke Okma, PhD, is a visiting professor at McGill University in Canada and has spoken around the world on international healthcare policy.  She has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in Netherlands and as Advisor to the World Bank on Health policy.  She has published in several languages and in 2011 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

May 18



Joint Meeting with Eugene City Club

U of O Baker Center\975 High STreet