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Sunday
Apr 30, 2017
East County Town Hall
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd

Join Representative Hernandez and Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson on Sunday, April 30th to hear about the work they are doing in Salem and here locally around housing, education, transportation, pedestrian safety and more.

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Friday
Jul 28, 2017
Myth of Bipartisanship In the 2017 Legislative Session - City Club Friday Forum
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Though the 2017 Oregon legislative session did result in a balanced budget, the passage of a large $5.3 billion transporation funding package as well as some progress on healthcare and housing, there were a number of issues lawmakers punted including corporate taxes and PERS reform, and a more comprehensive housing bill. Join us as we debrief this year's highly contentious legislative session and discuss the Oregon Legislature's bipartisanship both currently and historically.

Speakers

  • Dr. Jim Moore, Political Sience Professor, Pacific University; Director, Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation

  • John Horvick, Vice President and Political Director, DHM Research

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Saturday
Aug 19, 2017
Milenio.org's Basics of Photojournalism Workshop - Location Change!
Central Library, 801 SW 10th

LOCATION CHANGE:

  • Mt Hood Community College - Small Business Development Center
  • 484 SE 187th Ave at Stark, Portland, OR 97233

Come and learn more about the basics of Photojournalism and volunteer opportunities.


Milenio.org facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

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Friday
Sep 22, 2017
Back to School: An Update on Statewide Education Initiatives
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

In May 2017, Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved two statewide education initiatives designed, in part, to provide students with meaningful hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Measure 98, the High School College and Career initiative, provides high school students across Oregon with access to vocational/career technical education (CTE) opportunities, college-level classes while in high school, and drop-out prevention strategies and support. Measure 98, Outdoor School for All, provides every Oregon sixth grader with access to a full week of science-infused outdoor learning. Both citizen initiatives garnered huge support with more than 65% voter approval. Once passed, the Oregon Legislature drastically cut voter-approved funding, but the programs are intact enough to make a significant impact as this school year starts. Join us to learn what’s happened since voters approved these measures and what students can expect this year and beyond.

Presenters:

Toya Fick, Oregon Executive Director, Stand for Children After beginning her career as a middle school science teacher, then serving in education policy roles at the state and national levels (including policy adviser to Senator Hillary Clinton), Toya joined Stand for Children as the Director of Government Relations. She became Stand’s Oregon Executive Director in 2014. Together with the Latino Network and Governor Ted Kulongoski, Stand for Children was a leading force behind the successful Measure 98 citizen initiative passed in May 2017. Toya formerly served on Portland City Club’s Board of Directors and is currently on the boards of the Oregon Food Bank and Meyer Memorial Trust.

Nancy Bales, Executive Director of the Gray Family Foundation and Chair of the Outdoor School Advisory Committee for Oregon State University Extension Service Nancy Bales joined the Gray Family Foundation, a supporting organization of The Oregon Community Foundation, in 2014 after 13 years at Ecotrust. Gray Family Foundation seeks to engage the people of Oregon in becoming active stewards of their natural and built communities through investments that increase meaningful outdoor learning experiences for K-12 students. Nancy was part of the core leadership team for the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition and the foundation was the principle funder of the Outdoor School for All campaign. She is the current Chair of the OSU Extension Service’s Outdoor School Advisory Committee.

Moderator:

Cheryl Myers, Director of Culture & Inclusion, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Cheryl Myers served as the first Chief of Staff at the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Council before becoming HECC’s intellectual leader and convener on equity and diversity issues. She previously served as the Governor’s Director of Economic & Business Equity and has two decades of private sector business ownership experience. Cheryl served eight years as an elected school board member for the North Clackamas School District. She serves on numerous local and national nonprofit boards.

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Friday
Sep 29, 2017
Addiction, Recovery and Public Policy (City Club)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Oregon faces a growing epidemic of substance use disorders: alcohol, opioids, and a variety of other addictive and dangerous substances.President Trump recently declared a “national emergency” around the nation’s opioid crisis. Join us for a frank discussion about how Oregon and the nation can move forward on this crucial health care issue.

William Moyers is vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He is also the author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, a best-selling memoir about his multi-decade struggle to overcome addiction. He will discuss the impact of addiction on his family, career and community.

Dwight Holton, former U.S. Attorney for Oregon and current CEO of Lines for Life, a not-for-profit organization working to prevent substance misuse and maintain a 24-hour crisis line, will interview Moyers. Holton also is the statewide coordinator for the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds, which was founded in 2013 to reduce misuse and overdose from prescription drugs.

This event honors National Recovery Month, created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to increase understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover.

A special thank you to the Alano Club for supporting the travel and hospitality of Mr. Moyers.

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Friday
Oct 27, 2017
The State of the Nation's Housing Report: What Oregon Can Learn (City Club)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Join City Club for a conversation with Dr. Christopher Herbert, Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, about the recently published State of the Nation's Housing Report. Elisa Harrigan, Affordable Housing Initiative Program Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust will moderate.

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Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Where Are We Going? The Future of Transportation in Portland (City Club)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

In 2017 the Oregon Legislature passed an unprecedented $5.3 billion transportation package. What does Oregon’s largest investment in transportation infrastructure and programs means for the metro region? What are the big wins, near misses, and shifts in philosophy that the package contains? How does the package contribute to our reputation as transportation innovators? Join us to explore these timely questions with Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, State Representative Barbara Smith Warner, and Sarah Iannarone, Associate Director of First Stop Portland.

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Monday
Nov 13, 2017
Urban Natural Areas Under Stress: Climate Change
Central Library, 801 SW 10th

An expert panel will discuss the effects of climate change on urban areas such as Portland. The event is free, but please RSVP at the registration page. The panel will include:

  • Renee Myers, Executive Director of the Forest Park Conservatory
  • Kendra Peterson-Morgan, Natural Areas Supervisor, West Lands Stewardship, Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Jonathan Soll, Science and Stewardship Division Manager, Metro
  • Steve Holgate, chair of City Club's Environment Issue Forum, will moderate the conversation.
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Friday
Nov 17, 2017
Rural Healthcare in Oregon
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Rural Oregonians suffer shorter life expectancies, higher death rates from chronic diseases, and poorer access to healthcare than Oregonians in urban areas. Some rural areas in Oregon have no health providers at all. What makes healthcare so challenging in rural Oregon? What must Oregon do to raise the quality of healthcare to rural Oregonians who need it? Our panelists and moderator will address these questions and recommend methods for Oregon to meet the needs of its rural residents.

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Friday
Jan 5
Up for Debate: Measure 101 (City Club)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

On January 23, 2018, Oregonians will decide whether to approve sections of House Bill 2391 that assessed new fees on hospitals and other health care providers to pay for the expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.

At this Friday Forum—just two-and-a-half weeks before the votes will be counted—we'll host a debate featuring those who support the measure and those who oppose it.

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