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July 18, 2007

This weekend in DC: Free screening & discussion of The Motherhood Manifesto - plus, event next week

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This weekend, local moms and dads are coming together to watch and discuss the one-hour documentary The Motherhood Manifesto, which recently aired on PBS and spotlights the issues that trip up parents in creating work-family balance - as well as what some parents, employers, and policymakers are doing to make positive changes.

The screening is free and open to the public this Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the historic True Reformer Building (1200 U St. NW, DC). Childcare and snacks will be provided. If you plan to attend or need more info, contact Liz Chimienti at 202.293.5380, ext. 110.

The event is sponsored by DC Councilmember Mendelson with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, DC ACORN, the DC Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, Empower DC, Jubilee Jobs, Inc., the National Association of Mothers' Centers, Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the National Women's Law Center. Financial support is also being provided by the Washington Area Women's Foundation.

Hope to see you there!

Also, a heads-up for an event being hosted for attorney-moms (and non-attorney moms, too) by the Women's Bar Association of DC. A presentation on "Workplace Flexibility: How to Negotiate It & the Pros & Cons of Different Arrangements," with guests Ellen Jakovic of White & Case, Katherine Neville of Neville Career Consulting, and Consuela Pinto from the Center for WorkLife Law. Takes place Tuesday, July 24 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the offices of Janner & Block (601 Thirteenth St. NW, Suite 1200 South). Cost is $15 for WBA members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for law students.

Here's a description:
"Whether entering the field, considering a new job, returning to the workforce, or exploring alternatives within your current position, before negotiating terms of an offer or proposing to alter your work schedule, it is critical to recognize that all work arrangements involve trade-offs. Each strategy to achieve more time for non-work-related responsibilities involves pros and cons, which can carry different weight over the course of a career. This breakfast panel discussion will offer perspectives on negotiating alternative schedules and provide an overview of factors to consider in weighing the various options."

To register, click here.

Posted by Sarah at 11:48 AM.