Women of Culture Celebration aims to honor and acknowledge the diversity within women in different communities. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to our campus by providing workshops, keynote speakers and a variety of interactive activities involving different issues and aspects that affect women.  This event is inclusive for any member of the WOU community in the pursuit of educating our campus on the importance of women’s rights within different traditions.

Please join the Multicultural Student Union for this year’s Women of Culture Celebration Dinner which features Keynote Speaker,

Mitra Shahri

March 6, 2019

6-8pm, Columbia Room, WUC

Sign up for your Free Ticket in the MSSP Office 


Bio: Mitra Shahri is the Founding partner of the Employment Law Firm of Mitra Law Group.  Ms. Shahri received her law degree in 1993 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she graduated with top honors and was designated a William H. Leary Scholar. While there, she also earned membership for academic achievement in the Order of the Coif, served on Law Review and Moot Court. Mitra received her undergraduate degree in medical technology with honors from Wichita State University in Kansas, where she also played for the Wichita State Women’s Basketball team.

Mitra began her legal practice in 1993 in Los Angeles at a large insurance defense firm. In 1995, she opened her own law firm in L.A representing employees in whistle blowing and Sexual harassment claims against Hollywood celebrities, and movie studios where she earned the reputation as a fierce and prominent “casting couch lawyer.”

Mitra moved to Portland in 2002 in search of a better quality of life and since then she has also become a prominent and respected member of Oregon legal community. Mitra has been featured in a number of local and national media and newspapers.  She has been publicly recognized by Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Oregon State Bar and the American Bar Association for her tenacity in fighting against sexual harassment and corporate corruption. The American Bar Association just listed her as “one of the 12 most fascinating lawyers of 2018”.

She is also an author and a motivational key note speaker for diversity, female empowerment and employees’ rights.  Mitra is a member of National Speakers Association and a stand up comic who twice has won the competition for the funniest lawyer in Oregon.

For more information on our keynote, please go to: Mitra Law Group