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Friday
Feb 16
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

Location: To Be Determined

As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Presenter bio:

Rabbi Debra Kolodny is a veteran of several social justice movements, bringing a spiritual perspective and an activist passion to racial and economic justice, women’s, environmental, peace and LGBTQ causes since 1981. She currently serves as the spiritual leader of Portland’s UnShul and recently ended her tenure as Executive Director of Resolutions Northwest.

From 2002 until 2011 she served as Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, the headquarters organization of the Jewish Renewal Movement. She moved to Portland to serve P’nai Or as its rabbi for three years, and then lead Nehirim-a national retreat and advocacy organization for LGBTQ Jews.

Since 1998 Rabbi Debra has worked at the intersection of faith traditions, a place she considers to be a fulcrum of power and potential. She has taught in hundreds of venues on the topics of Judaism and sexual orientation, gender identity, meditation, prayer, environmentalism, Eco-Kashrut, Restorative Justice, mysticism, peace, deep ecumenism, healing the wounds created by religion and more.

She published the anthology: Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith in 2000, and dozens of essays and interviews on blog sites, in anthologies and magazines.

Rabbi Debra graduated from Cornell in 1981, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985 and from the ALEPH Jewish Renewal Seminary in 2011.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
Legal Advocacy
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class, participants will learn about civil remedies available in the State of Oregon for survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. We will also look at the resources available in Multnomah County for getting a protective order and receiving support for that process. We will discuss the new I-file process (which replaced Turbo Court in October) and what happens after the order is granted, including service, contesting, modifications, dismissals, and renewals. Special considerations for survivors with children will also be addressed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES. PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Understand the difference between civil and criminal remedies and what legal advocacy might look like for each
  • Understand the criteria and process for all 4 types of protective orders, and processes after an order is granted
  • Safety planning in the restraining order process
  • Resources available for survivors working with the civil legal system

BASIC OUTLINE:

  • What is legal advocacy? What it isn’t!
  • Why might a survivor not want to access the legal system? And how we can address these concerns.
  • Civil Legal versus Criminal Legal remedies
  • Oregon Protective Orders – Qualifications, protections available, limitations, and process
    - FAPA
    - EPPDAPA
    - SAPO
    - Stalking Protective Order
    
  • Special Considerations for petitioners with minor children
  • Odyssey Guide and File/Paper filings
  • Pros and Cons of Protective Orders
  • Safety Planning during the protective order process
  • Legal Resources & Legal Advocacy at Multnomah County Courthouses

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Saturday
Jan 20
YW ACT Bystander Intervention
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This highly interactive workshop, led by the Portland Peace Team, is focused on techniques that anyone can use to move from bystander to peacemaker safely.

  • Practice grounding yourself in nonviolence and compassion for others.
  • Try out various de-escalation techniques to find the ones that work for you.
  • Join with other like-minded people to gather support for intervening.
  • Experience the power that comes from knowing when and how to act in uncertain situations.

The event is hosted by YW ACT, a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA. Members champion issues and legislative actions to assist the YWCA in achieving its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Thursday
Jan 18
Overcome Volunteer Meeting
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. Overcome provides these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Thursday, January 18th from 6-730pm. An overview of Overcome and its volunteer needs will be provided.

**Donations are always needed to support the needs of women released from Coffee Creek. Items such as hygiene products, duffel bags, backpacks, new linens and blankets, new pots and pans, new small kitchen appliances, supermarket gift cards, or TriMet bus tickets and passes.

Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
Dismantling Racism
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

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Wednesday
Apr 19, 2017
Safety Planning and Adovcacy Skills
7211 SE 62nd Ave

Attendees will learn and practice advocacy skills vital to supporting survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault. Using real-life scenarios, we will work in small groups to apply these learned skills in crisis response situations & when creating safety plans. Discussions will also include healthy boundaries & tips for working with survivors.

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
How to Identify, Understand and Disrupt Microaggressions
through Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

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Thursday
May 25, 2017
Self Care in the Workplace
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

The class will provide current self-care research, theories, and techniques to improve ways we manage stress to improve our skills as professionals and improve general quality of life.

Participants will engage in the presentation through sharing experiences and techniques that have affected their stress. Participants will be asked to engage in mindfulness techniques and other stress reduction practices.

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Wednesday
May 31, 2017
Dynamics of Poverty
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status). We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

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Tuesday
Jun 6, 2017
Dismantling Racism
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Workshop Objectives: Understand racism in a historical and current context Learn about white privilege Develop knowledge of institutional racism Address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society

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Wednesday
Jun 14, 2017
Understanding Oppression
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.

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Tuesday
Jun 20, 2017
Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Using examples of historical and present state sanctioned violence, we explore the broader impact that exclusionary practices impact the way LGBTQ survivors may experience barriers with identifying violence and when seeking supportive resources in the community.This workshop aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of the nuanced ways intimate partner violence shows up and is exacerbated within LGBTQ relationships, as well as some tangible considerations to adopt when providing support to survivors.

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Thursday
Jul 13, 2017
CANCELLED: Personal Safety and De-Escalation
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd

CANCELLED: JULY 11, 2017. FB PAGE DELETED

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
  • Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
  • Learn skills to de-escalate someone
  • Identify non-physical options for escape

Be sure to register at: https://www.ywcapdx.org/personal-safety-de-escalation/

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Wednesday
Jul 26, 2017
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Be sure to register at https://www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Monday
Jul 31, 2017
CANCELLED, 7/27: Practical Allyship
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CANCELLED, 7/27

Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Tuesday
Aug 8, 2017
How Perceptions Affect Workplace Interactions
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd

Given that we are all “diverse” individuals, with upbringings that are affected by different socio-economics, ethnic cultures, regions, religions, politics and other ideologies, we see the world through different “lenses.” Therefore when we interact with people who have different worldviews than ours, we tend to think of them as “difficult,” “strange,” or even “weird.” In this two hour facilitated session, participants will gain an understanding of how our lenses, or “perceptions” affect how we view the world and therefore impact the interactions we have with our colleagues and customers.

Presented by Lillian Tsai, founder of TsaiComms

Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and programs. She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of minorities. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate Global Director of Corporate Marketing assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Thursday
Aug 10, 2017
August YW ACT Meeting and Active Bystanders Training
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Join YW ACT for our August meeting! YW ACT is a community driven, advocacy focused leadership program designed to give community members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts of the YWCA of Greater Portland.

Join us from 5:30-6 before the general body meeting for a training in "Active Bystanders"-Legal Norms and Strategies for Stepping Up, presented by Paul Newton, JD, CIP

The purpose of this introductory training session is to provide basic legal background of the unusual role of an “Active Bystander”, and to give practical guidance regarding what one should and should not do to help a person in imminent danger of being attacked.

Paul Newton, JD, CIP is an attorney with a long background in criminal law, juvenile law, and bioethics.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Sunday
Sep 10, 2017
Rally/March Against White Nationalism
Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW 3rd

Portland Stands United Against Hate will be mobilizing again to confront a white nationalist gathering in our town. We intend to draw out thousands to discourage these racists and haters.

Joey Gibson’s “Patriot Prayer” is mobilizing on September 10th a “Portland Freedom March — Entire Nation” featuring Billy Sessions, a Confederate monument defender, who has been active in violent clashes with those trying to remove these symbols of slavery and racism.

The merging of the “old South” rebellion with “alt-right” white nationalism is an ominous development. Their plan is to instill fear and attack Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

After the rally we will be marching to the Salmon St. Fountain. We will be collaborating with Portland's Resistance and are in communication with Rose City Antifa. We are committed to community safety and protecting marginalized communities. Ours will be a disciplined and secure event.

October Conference: Confronting the Far Right

“Patriot” rallies are not an isolated phenomenon. Rather, they represent an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.

PSUAH plans to host a day long conference to include expert education on the white nationalist movement with extensive time for local groups and activists to integrate that learning into coherent strategies for building the Portland left as well as fighting the Right.

Stay tuned for further details.

INITIAL ENDORSERS:

  • Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance Council on American Islamic Relations - Oregon VOZ Workers Rights Education Project Portland's Resistance Muslim Community Center of Portland IndivisiblePDX Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland PCUN - Oregon's Farmworkers Union YWCA of Greater Portland International Socialist Organization Portland Democratic Socialists of America Portland's UnShul Emily Georges Gottfried Fund Portland Socialist Alternative Vancouver Democratic Socialists of America Portland Peaceful Response JVP Network Against Racism & Islamophobia Congregation Shir Tikvah War Resisters League - Portland Oregon Badass Teachers First Congregational United Church of Christ Augustana Lutheran Church

Community leaders: Arun Gupta, independent journalist

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Monday
Sep 25, 2017
Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

  • What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
  • How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
  • Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
  • Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

YWCA of Greater Portland
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Overcome Project Volunteer Orientation (YWCA of Greater Portland)
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. We're looking to rebuild our Overcome project team to provide these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Monday, September 25th from 6-8pm.

An overview of Overcome and how it fits into the Y's Family Preservation Project will be provided, as will time to break into committees and start brainstorming for the future.

**Donations are always needed to support the needs of women released from Coffee Creek. Items such as hygiene products, duffle bags, backpacks, new linens and blankets, new pots and pans, new small kitchen appliances, supermarket gift cards, or TriMet bus tickets and passes.

Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

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Wednesday
Oct 4, 2017
YWCA's Opening the Door to Equity
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Institutional Equity: Shift your outcomes by shifting your systems

When you look at the outcomes of your work, are you advancing racial equity? Or are you replicating systems of racial injustice, despite your best intentions? In this workshop, we start by reviewing the difference between equity and equality. Then we introduce you to our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are seeing. This may include external outcomes (your impact on program participants and community), your internal outcomes (within the workplace of staff and volunteers), or both. You will have a chance to apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you could take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes.

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Friday
Oct 13, 2017
YWCA, Portland: Clarifying Communication Professional Development
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Learn the difference between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication.

Understand the different communication styles interculturally, and how they interact.

This session will also cover different modes and objectives of communication in the workplace.

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Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Domestic Violence 101 Professional Development (YWCA of Greater Portland)
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

It's DV Awareness month !

Domestic Violence (DV) 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women and gender-based violence and increases understanding of the many forms of DV and how to respond.

We will define and discuss sexism and misogyny & explore the history of the movement to end violence against women. Looking broadly at the types & general dynamics of violence against women, we will learn about domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Then we will hone in on domestic violence specifically & discuss the role of an advocate in supporting survivors of abuse.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn about the history and root causes of violence against women
  • Explore gender roles, sexism, patriarchy and misogyny in relation to violence against women
  • Discuss the importance of prevention and social change
  • Define domestic violence and understand both types and dynamics
  • Define advocacy and discuss the role of the advocate
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Race and Domestic Violence
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

Featuring an original poem by a survivor of color, keynote speaker Representative Tawna Sanchez , and a panel of culturally specific DV service providers, this event will provide the general public with a greater understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in relationship to domestic violence (DV).

Program will also include facilitated discussions about available resources (particularly culturally specific ones) and ideas on how we can all take action to prevent DV and support those who are impacted by it.

Hosted by: – the NAACP – Adelante Mujeres – Bradley Angle House’s Healing Roots Program – Micronesian Islander Community Organization – NAYA – ROSS – Community Member Leocadia Hainley – the YWCA of Greater Portland


Micronesian Islander Community
Nonprofit Organization
The Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational purpose and to promote cultural awareness programs and events that provide social needs, economic growth and justice to Micronesian communities among Oregon.

Native American Youth and Family Center
School · Portland, Oregon
The Native American Youth and Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

YWCA of Greater Portland
Public Service · Portland, Oregon
The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Bradley Angle
Social Service · Portland, Oregon
Offering survivors of domestic violence options for safety, empowerment, healing, and hope.

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Wednesday
Dec 13, 2017
Dynamics of Abusers (YWCA training workshop)
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Class description

The training aims to increase understanding of power and control and the dynamics of abusive behavior including definitions and prevalence of intimate partner violence perpetration, violence as an individual choice supported by societal and institutional norms, and the content and effectiveness of educational intervention programs designed to address intimate partner violence within a coordinated community response.

Presented by: Eric Mankowski, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Portland State University

This location is fully accessible.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Survivors
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Class description

While domestic violence is a global problem, its cultural interpretations and expressions vary. In this training, we will explore traditional cultures of Immigrants and Refugees and how it can impact access to services that may be crucial for survivors of domestic violence. We will also discuss distinguishing dynamics of domestic violence and how we can better assist the Immigrant/Refugee communities here in Portland. Learning objectives. Participants will:

Have an improved understanding/awareness of…

  • What domestic violence looks like in an immigrant and/or refugee community.
  • How culture plays a role.
  • The challenges immigrant survivors of domestic violence face in accessing services.

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

Accessibility Info for 4610 SE Belmont:

  • A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St)
  • A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building
  • Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers
  • All 3 levels of the building have elevator access
  • Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors
  • Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door
  • Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Thursday
Jan 11
YW ACT January Meeting
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Join YW ACT for our January meeting! YW ACT is a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA.

Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions!

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