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Tuesday
Jul 11, 2017
Bystander Intervention Matters Communities of Color Unite
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison

Beginning in July #DontShootPDX will be hosting a series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Jewish Faith. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter.

There's a history of solidarity amongst the black civil rights movement and the survivors of the Jewish Holocaust. Our history and struggles have roots in Americas culture of racism and political social terrorism. The struggles are real though our solidarity needs a renewal and revival of engagement due to the racist violence happening currently in Oregon and across the nation. Let's come together in this series which will continue every 2nd Tuesday at #ART

Each month Bystander Intervention Dialogues and community building panels will inspire and encourage innovative and direct action for those seeking outreach strategies and solutions to ending racial terror and violence.

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Monday
Aug 7, 2017
The Business Of Diversity
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

A conversation about the impact of diversity on the economy and business in Oregon. The Oregon Secretary of State hosts and Verbio Group moderates a panel of successful business owners, educators, and community leaders as they discuss the Business of Diversity.

Doors open at 11am, program will begin at 11:30 am and go till 1pm.

Gain business advantage through:

  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Fostering business growth and opportunity
  • Building diverse business teams
  • Cultural communication within the state

Exhibit by renowned international photo-journalist Venetia Menzies. Sponsored by the Oregon Secretary of State and hosted by Verbio Group.

Spanish interpretation and American Sign Language are available upon request - 503-914-1119

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Tuesday
Aug 8, 2017
Bystander Intervention Matters Communities of Color Unite
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison

This Summer #DontShootPDX kicks off a hosted series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Asian Ancestory. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter.

There's a history of solidarity amongst the black civil rights movement honored in the Legacy of activist Grace Lee Boggs. Our history and struggles have roots in Americas culture of racism and political social terrorism. The struggles are real though our solidarity needs a renewal and revival of engagement due to the racist violence happening currently in Oregon and across the nation. Let's come together in this series which will continue every 2nd Tuesday at #ART

Each month Bystander Intervention Dialogues and community building panels will inspire and encourage innovative and direct action for those seeking outreach strategies and solutions to ending racial terror and violence. Building Community Matters!


Dont Shoot Portland

In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
Oregon Labor Candidate School's 9 Things You Should Know
Oregon AFL-CIO, 3645 SE 32nd

Join us for an informal conversation with experienced candidates on what to do, and not to do, when running a candidate campaign at the local level. Joining us are Reps.Rob Nosse and Barbara Smith Warner, ESD Directors Mary Botkin and Frank Acosta, school board candidate Trish Stephens, and more!


The Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) was created by a coalition of Oregon unions to meet the growing need for labor champions in elected office.

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Monday
Aug 14, 2017
Bystander Intervention Workshop, benefit for Don't Shoot Portland
Ecdysiast

Space is limited so please register in advance. Registration link coming soon!

With the recent uptick in hate crimes, it's time for us to come together and learn how we can stand up for our friends and neighbors. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Monday, August 14th from 3-5pm at Ecdysiast, for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop. We are asking for a suggested $20 sliding donation to benefit Dont Shoot Portland, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.

Questions and inquiries regarding Bystander Intervention Programs can be answered by sending an email to bystander.interventionpdx@gmail.com.


Dont Shoot Portland

In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Saturday
Aug 19, 2017
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, bystander intervention workshops have been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Dont Shoot Portland. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Saturday, August 19th at TaborSpace in the Annex (lower level, wheelchair accessible) for a bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raiford, Lara Jones and Hanna Davis.

We are asking for a suggested $20+ sliding scale donation to benefit Don't Shoot Portland.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-organized-by-dont-shoot-portland-tickets-36863841743


Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Sunday
Aug 27, 2017
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Clark Public Utilities

With the attack on the Portland MAX in May, hate crimes on the rise in the U.S. and with our current climate emboldening white supremacist, it is important that we have the skills to safely intervene on behalf of others in a threatening situation. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an alley, and reduce danger when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please RSVP at the link below and donate on a sliding scale of $5-20 to attend this event, as Don't Shoot PDX is doing important work and needs our support.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-with-humanitarian-united-movement-and-action-network-tickets-37160954415

We hope to see you there! HUMAN


HUMAN: Humanitarian United Movement & Action Network. Strengthening Clark County communities through a collaboration of action, education and advocacy.

Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch, New Zealand
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny

Join the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Mercy Corps on Wednesday, October 18th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for a conversation about community resilience with Mayor Lianne Dalziel of Christchurch, New Zealand. Mayor Dalziel will share her thoughts on Christchurch's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and experience as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program.


Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Government Organization · Portland, Oregon
Official Facebook page for the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM). The purpose of this site is to facilitate communication between PBEM and the public.

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Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon
SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

This is the focus of Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon, a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at SE Uplift Building 3534 SE Main St Portland, Or 97214. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Drew is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.

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Sunday
Nov 5, 2017
A Humble Fierceness: Queer Meditation & Conversation
Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Our world can be intimidating. Despite a slowly growing acceptance of queers, we continue to face homo- and transphobia daily, along with all the other isms. Those in power are ramping up their hateful efforts to keep those of us not like them in our place. To stand up for ourselves is to invite more attacks. It is tempting to react with more hate and aggression, thus becoming like our oppressors. That is a trap of darkness and fear that keeps us from our authentic caring, fearless selves. The path of humble confidence requires both compassion and fierceness. It requires impeccable attention to both our vulnerability and our strength.

Join us for meditation and conversation on this topic.

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. The group serves to send a message to newcomers that they are welcome in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and to explore (perhaps in ways that may be unintentionally overlooked or excluded in our regular programming) how we as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender, genderqueer and intersex individuals can incorporate the teachings in our everyday lives and in our various social circles. We're scheduled to meet every first Sunday of the month 2-4pm.

Experience your mind as discovered through meditation - instruction is available to you. We practice mindfulness as a group - noticing what arises and constantly coming back to the present moment. We also practice generosity by bringing a small monetary donation (one or two dollars) to each meeting if possible. These funds help to keep the Shambhala Center, our host, operational.

Come as you are - no experience necessary and there are plenty of cushions and chairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 17
Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 7414 SE 52nd

FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT CREATING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

The upcoming event is part of Oregon Humanities statewide Conversation Project.

More and more organizations and communities are working toward being inclusive. But what does that entail? Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do we know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all? This is the focus of Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities, a free conversation with Rachel Bernstein on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 7 pm at Moose Lodge 7414 52nd Ave Portland, OR 97206. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Rachel Bernstein is the partnership and training manager at Oregon Humanities. For the past decade, as a political and nonprofit professional, her work has focused on building the civic capacity and engagement of coalitions, organizations, groups, and individuals. As a Conversation Project leader, she appreciates discovering what Oregonians are already doing to create inclusive communities and what questions they are still struggling with. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503) 232-0010 ext 319 or muz@seuplift.org.

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