Upcoming Events

2021 Events

Speech Trek

A speech contest for girls in grades 10 and 11 will take place on March 6, 2021 on Zoom.

Contest Prizes: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200

Contest Theme: Women’s Progress in Equity (in honor of Women’s History Month)
Expository speeches should address ONE of the following:

  1. Discuss a historic or current woman who has excelled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field. – or –
  2. Discuss a historic or current woman who has been an effective leader for equity and social justice. – or –
  3. Discuss a historic or current woman who has been an effective leader in government.

We strongly encourage you to consider a woman of color, a woman who is LGBTQIA+, a woman with a disability, or a Native American woman for your speech.

Online Registration

Contest Forms and Information

Judge’s Ballot

Registration Deadline February 13, 2021

Forms that must be signed and submitted before the contest:

Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release Form

Parent/Guardian Permission Form


2020-21 Events

January 16, 2021      Willie Richardson of  Oregon Black Pioneers

December 13, 2020     Holiday Event

November 14, 2020

Eddy Binford Ross of South Salem High school

“Youth Activist Speaks on Civics Education and Social Justice”

October 17, 2020

Jayne Downing from the Center for Hope and Safety

Survivor Services during a Pandemic and Wildfires”

September 19, 2020

Salem Branch Oral History Project – Honoring nine long-time Salem Branch members

August 26, 2020

Women’s Equality Day, Chalk the Vote

'Votes for Women' in chalk on sidewalk

Speech Trek  – February 2020

Speech Trek 2020 Participants

Speech Trek 2020 Participants

Speech Trek 2020 on KMUZ: Listen Here

Past Women’s History Month Events

2019: Hear Micki Varney and the 2019 Speech Trek Winners on KMUZ’s Willamette Wake up! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/2OoH5hm

2018: Rosie the Riveter: Stories from Women Who Were There. Watch this event on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHpr31coMoM&t=164s

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