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Tuesday
Mar 6
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with RNW: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Would you like concrete tools to support yourself and others in responding to the trauma overwhelm of recent violent events, past violent events, and the everyday impact of racism and systemic oppression?

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be built using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

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Started Tuesday
Feb 6
Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
through Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

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Started Thursday
Feb 1
Crop Diversity: Change Your Palate, Change the Future (PUGS)
through SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

NOTE: There is no class February 8th.

Agrobiodiversity refers to the variety of crops and organisms that make up an agricultural system. This diversity is necessary for the system to function, adapt to a changing climate, and fight pests and diseases. It’s what keeps our food growing.

Historically, we knew and used more crop varieties than we know and use today. A lot of that change has to do with our picky palates. In this course, we will explore why (and how) our current food system makes us vulnerable. You’ll learn how to cultivate agrobiodiversity through your palate, plate, and pocket so you're eating more sustainably and ensuring crop production and food security for the future. We’ll also learn about “gleaning,” the process of collecting leftover crops, and about gleaning opportunities in the Portland area.

Instructor: Dr. Neeraja Havaligi is a practicing agriculturist, educator, scientist and a life-long learner of the power of growing, cooking, and sharing food. Her background is in agronomy and plant physiology and her current focus is urban agrobiodiversity.

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Saturday
Sep 16, 2017
The Les Femmes Organization's All White Party
Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook

This event is an annual fundraiser for the Les Femmes Organization. The proceeds of this fundraiser will assist programming and scholarship to young women 6th - 12th grades who active serve the community. It is an old school, 21 and over and all white dress attire event. Limited tickets will be sold for this event.

Tickets available at the door.


Les Femmes Organization
Organizer of All White Party
The Les Femmes Organization has served youth in the Portland Metropolitian Area since 1951.

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Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps for Youth Professional Development
through NARA Youth Center

Train facilitators to implement this curriculum in their community. Provides a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American adolescent boys (ages 13 to 21 years). Based upon Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change.

24 Continuing Education Hours are available through NAADAC with this training.

Price $550.00


White Bison, Inc.
White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3.

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Raising the Roof Benefit Breakfast
Hilton Vancouver

Raising the Roof benefit breakfast will be a gathering of 600 diverse community members at the Vancouver Hilton Heritage Ballroom on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Come together for a free breakfast to celebrate with us and learn more about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and its impact on affordable housing in Clark County. This impressive crowd includes proud Habitat homeowner families, business partners, elected officials, donors and volunteers. Join us to demonstrate your values and investment in this community and support Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

Program – 7:30am – 8:30 am

Doors open at 6:30am (remember to plan an extra 10-15 minutes of travel time for parking).

We’ll be sure to keep you entertained with live music and plenty of coffee if you can join us early.

As guests enjoy their complimentary morning meal, habitat families will be sharing personal, open, and honest stories about how they have been impacted with permanent, affordable housing. Learn from the parents and children who are new and established Habitat homeowners.

Building Update: McKibbin Commons has been our focus in 2017 – we’ll share a progress report and our plan for the future.

We’ll be inviting the entire audience to contribute to our mission during an important part of our event as well as honoring three entities and/or individuals for exemplary service and action (more details on award winners coming soon).

A powerful, succinct program is top priority and we will conclude our presentation promptly at 8:30am.

Register on our website: evergreenhabitat.org/2017breakfast


Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Providing simple, decent, and affordable housing to those in need. Vancouver, WA

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Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
Revive! 2017 Black Women's Empowerment Breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center

GET READY for the 2017 2nd Annual REVIVE Black Women's Empowerment Breakfast...We expect a sell-out once again.

http://bit.ly/RE-VIVE

Motivational Keynote; Fabulous Raffle; Tribute to Sister Warrior Elders; R & R Energizer; Presentation of Specially Commissioned Spoken Word Piece for Revive, a full breakfast with home-made biscuits and cheesy grits, and MORE!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $69, Regular Registration, $79. Special Register with a Sisterfriend Rate, $120 For FULL DETAILS AND TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/RE-VIVE

Regular Registration Rate now in effect: http://bit.ly/REVIVE79RegRate

Special Register with a Sisterfriend Rate, $120 http://bit.ly/REVIVE2017SisterfriendRate

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Emerge Oregon Annual Celebration
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

We have a lot to celebrate - in Oregon and across the nation! Join us!

We have had an incredible year - and invite you to celebrate all that we have achieved!

Come hear about our accomplishments in Oregon and across the country!

Because it's not just about electing women - but also about getting things done - join us to hear from these electeds about what they have accomplished in office!

  • Rep. Julie Fahey, Eugene
  • Rep. Karin Power, Milwaukie
  • Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, Woodburn
  • Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, Portland
  • Rep. Sheri Malstrom, Beaverton

Special Guest: A'shanti Gholar - Political Director, Emerge America
For 15 years, A’shanti Gholar has been a grassroots organizer and activist for women, communities of color, and progressive causes. She has experience in building coalitions, program development, and community and political engagement. In her role as Political Director for Emerge America, A’shanti works with all of the national political organizations and elected officials. She also assists in the creation of new state affiliates.

Prior to coming to Emerge America, A’shanti served as the National Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Director of African American Engagement for the Democratic National Committee. A’shanti has also served as the Manager of National Partnerships for United Way Worldwide, as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as the Director of Public Engagement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte, NC. A’shanti is based in Washington, D.C., but as a native of Nevada, she calls the West home.


Emerge Oregon
Political Organization · Portland, Oregon
Our Vision: To change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive all.

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Sunday
Sep 24, 2017
And the ban played on - the long saga of censorship
Midland Library

Registration required; register on the library's website at https://multcolib.org/events/and-ban-played/80130


Many rulers and societies throughout history have attempted control who is remembered, what is to be seen and heard, and how we are to behave. In our country, where the First Amendment remains a nearly sacred document, there’s always been heated debate regarding exactly how “free” creative minds really are when it comes to expressing feelings and ideas.

This program explores some of the history of the long saga of censorship and the need some cultures have to silence certain writers, artists and musicians. We’ll examine the probable roots/causes of censorship and explore whether total freedom of expression is actually possible.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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That's What She Said: Feminist Comedy - Back 2 Cool benefitting Cascade AIDS Project
The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis

Doors 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm!
TICKETS $10: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076094

Hey, cool kids! Grab your Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers, glitter gel pens & pink college-ruled paper 'cuz school is back & SO ARE WE!!!

"That's What She Said!" Feminist Comedy Collective™ Presents: BACK 2 COOL, a night of queer comedy benefiting Cascade AIDS Project's Camp KC.

http://www.cascadeaids.org/

Featuring HOT & COOL jokes from:

  • Caryn Brooks
  • Carolyn Main
  • Katie Piatt
  • Shannon Sales
  • Collin McFadyen
  • Kate Aguilar

Headlined by Portland's Funniest Person:
Caitlin Weierhauser


That's What She Said Feminist Comedy Collective
Performing Arts
Crushing the Patriarchy one joke at a time, Portland's newest stand-up group is dedicated to writing and performing Queer comedy all over the Rose City.

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Native Ways of Being and Knowing - With Illarion Merculieff
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett

Native and modern Western ways of being are rooted in different assumptions about the world and our relationship to it. Ilarion was brought up in a traditional way in Alaska, that rooted in him a deep appreciation for Native ways of being, knowing and caring for the earth. He is a co-author of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning. This presentation and dialogue is free for those staying overnight at Menucha. The cost for commuters is $20. (See URL - Select the eighth item down on the registration menu.

Bio: Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. For his entire career, Merculieff has been a passionate advocate for indigenous rights/wisdom, and harmonious relationship with the Earth Mother. He has given keynote addresses at forums such as the National Academy of Sciences. Ilarion was born and raised on St. Paul Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, where he lived for half his life. He was among the last generation of Unangan (Unungan), or Aleut, peoples raised in a traditional way. He now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
Theatre for Community: Image Theatre Dialogues - Advance Registration
New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont

Join Living Stages for a 6-week course on Theatre for Community: Image Theatre Dialogues!

In this class, we'll practice community-building theatre games to warm up our bodies and our creativity, connect with each other, and explore how movement, sound, and images can help us explore and share our stories. Using methods of Brazilian theatre artist and activist Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed) we'll develop image-based scenes to facilitate community dialogue about experiences and issues that are important to us.

This class is open to all community members-- no theatre experience necessary, and shy people welcome! Image Theatre is an excellent tool and experiential process for educators, students, working artists, activists, organizers, service and community workers, and those working in healing arts and mental health fields.

Classes will be held Tuesdays 5:00-6:45: September 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 *

(*possibility of rescheduling October 31st, based on input from participants)

Tuition for 6-week class is $165, with some financial assistance and payment arrangements available. Email tamara@livingstages.org to request information about financial assistance.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theatre-for-community-image-theatre-dialoges-tickets-37701959576


Living Stages
Arts & Entertainment · Portland, Oregon
Theatre of the Oppressed

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SuperThank Presents: A Joint for Black Portland!
Pensole Footwear Design Academy

A live storytelling event focused on gratitude for the people, organizations and events that make Black Portland special. Featured storytellers will share moving personal stories to unerase our experiences and community.

At PENSOLE Shoe Academy, 10 NW 5th Avenue, Portland.

Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Followed by DJ Klyph until 10.

Sliding scale donation - $5 minimum, $10 suggested.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superthank-presents-a-joint-for-black-portland-tickets-37788153384

Have a story to share? Email stories@superthank.org or visit http://superthank.org/tell-a-story.

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Friday
Sep 29, 2017
Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders
Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/


By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

“This training has been so valuable for me and I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career.”

People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will invite each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

As individuals, and an organization, that are continually striving to “walk our talk” around equity, Carlos and Teri invite you to join us for this training in the spirit of mutual exploration.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/

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Portland Queer Film Festival 2017
through Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

Now in its 21st year, the Portland Queer Film Festival (PQFF) takes place September 29 - October 5, 2017 at Portland’s historic Cinema 21. The festival showcases feature, documentary and short films from all over the world that are made by, about or of interest to the LGBTQ community.

After two decades of support from the queer community of Portland, the festival is working to give back. This year’s Opening Night Gala on September 29th will be a benefit for Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and SW Washington. Additional benefit screenings are in the works and will be announced as they are confirmed.

Film is a dynamic medium with the power to educate, inspire, intrigue and bring people together. PQFF is proud of its provocative and entertaining queer cinema programmIng. Over the years, the festival has been supported by the extremely generous support of our sponsors. More than ever, PQFF needs the support community members, allies and local businesses.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email info@pdxqueerfilm.com.

And stay tuned for our upcoming schedule!

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Saturday
Sep 30, 2017
Pride Foundation Presents: The Equity Awards
Vibrant Table Catering & Events

Please join us for a very special evening to honor the legacy of Equity Foundation, celebrate our merger, and toast the future of LGBTQ philanthropy in Oregon.

The Equity Awards is a celebration of the impact Equity Foundation has had in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We will be recognizing and honoring the leaders, groups, and organizations that have made the incredible progress of our community possible.

We would love for you to join us and our host, Poison Waters, for this fun and momentous occasion to honor the work that has come before and to energize us for the work ahead.

Get your tickets today!

6:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Dinner

Drumroll please...and the Equity Awards Honorees are:

  • Equity Award for Building Community: Sankofa Collective Northwest
  • Equity Award for Advocates for Justice: TransActive Gender Center
  • Equity Award for Compassionate Care: HIV Alliance
  • Equity Award for Community Philanthropy: Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund

We can't wait to celebrate with you in Portland!


Pride Foundation
Education · Seattle, Washington
Pride Foundation supports people, places, & ideas that are transforming our region. Together, we're building a shared movement for equality focused on our shared humanity through grants, scholarships, community organizing, policy advocacy, and investments

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Thursday
Oct 5, 2017
A Seat at the Table: 11th Annual Center for Women's Leadership Power Lunch!
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

We know that given the opportunity and training, girls and women will lead for a lifetime. Don't miss out on your chance to build the next generation of leaders. Buy tickets or sponsor a table at the Center for Women's Leadership 11th Annual Power Lunch here: http://psuf.schoolauction.net/cwl2017/

Presenting Sponsor: Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, Bank of America

Leadership Sponsors: First Tech Fed, Cambia Health Solutions, Comcast NBCUniversal, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Community Connector: PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, City of Portland

Building Block Sponsors: Chalkboard Project, Port of Portland, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health, Living Room Realty, KGW Media, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Commissioner Nick Fish, McGee Wealth Management, Portland State University Office of the President, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Stoel Rives LLP, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, City of Portland, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, PSU Hatfield School of Government

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Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Meet and Greet with Maria Hinojosa in Hillsboro! Advance registration
Hillsboro Civic Center

We are excited to announce that Maria Hinojosa, nationally-recognized journalist is coming to Washington County on Friday! VAN, the City of Hillsboro and Centro Cultural are co-hosting her from 5 - 6:45pm at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

A little bit about Maria…. For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.

This casual event will include social time and an address from Maria, along with other local leaders.

Please join us at our Defend DACA Vigil afterwards! https://www.facebook.com/events/488445261530634

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Saturday
Oct 7, 2017
Camp United Nations for Girls Portland 2017
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Camp United Nations for Girls is a political leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to international politics and the work of the United Nations. The program begins with a lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken in the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and guided through researching her country then writing a position paper. When the General Assembly convenes delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates, caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting. All activities will be guided by a camp counselor in small working groups of delegates. Girl Scouts participating in Camp United Nations for Girls will earn a Girl Scouts Global Action Award.

Camp United Nations for Girls is ideal for girls with an interest in politics. The delegate fee is $160. The Girl Scout delegate fee is $120. The delegate fee covers all program materials and meals. The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the event. For additional information visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email info@girlsinpolitics.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52698319

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. "Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht" https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo

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Sunday
Oct 8, 2017
A Culture of Success W/ David Banner
Self Enhancement Inc / SEI Academy

A Culture of Success is a all ages event series created by StarChile and Dj O.G. One to put influential speakers, athletes, artists, musicians, teachers & more in front of young adults and anyone else who needs inspiration and motivation.

This series will tackle a wide range of topics including Overcoming Obstacles, making sound life decisions, financial literacy and much more!

For this first event in the series, we would truly like to thank SEI and BMA for their help!

Make sure you get there early to get your seat. David Banner will start speaking promptly at 5pm.

For tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-culture-of-success-with-david-banner-tickets-37668174524
$20 ADV
$25 @ the door
$40 VIP (includes Meet & Greet) VIP tickets are limited!

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Monday
Oct 9, 2017
The Coming Out Monologues (Basic Rights Oregon)
Fremont Theater

The Coming Out Monologues are back for the third year, directed by Ted deChatelet and produced by former Equality PAC Chair, CM Hall!

This storytelling event features a unique collection and representation of experiences and coming out stories authored and performed by people in our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, non-binary, genderqueer or as straight or cisgender allies. It is a raw, inspiring, transformative and intimate live event with limited seating. These stories include unique backgrounds and perspectives as well as periods of time—from people who came out this year to yesteryear. These stories run the gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful and hopeful.

In past seasons, the response we've received was incredible. This popular event will sell out quickly, so get your tickets while you can!

This event is a benefit for Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC, which helps to elect pro-equality candidates.

The Coming Out Monologues - Season 3!

Monday, October 9, 2017
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. If you can't afford a ticket and would like to attend, please email julie@basicrights.org. If you'd like to sponsor a ticket for someone to attend, click here: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8120

The Monday, Oct 9th performance will be ASL interpreted.

Purchase your tickets here: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3950


Basic Rights Oregon
Political Organization · Portland, Oregon
Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
Allies for a Healthier Oregon (AHO) 2017 CCO Forum
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

A special Allies for a Healthier Oregon (AHO) Forum Meeting focused on Coordinated Care Organizations

AHO is a program of We Can Do Better Featuring: Consumers/Patients, Providers, Advocates, Policy Makers

Invited Speakers include Rep Mitch Greenlick and Zeke Smith Oregon Health Policy Board Chair and United Way. Registration now open!

If you require a full or partial scholarship, please contact our AHO Coordinator at aho@wecandobetter.org


We Can Do Better
Bringing people together to improve health care and health.

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The Coming Out Monologues
Fremont Theater

The Coming Out Monologues are back for the third year, directed by Ted deChatelet and produced by former Equality PAC Chair, CM Hall!

This storytelling event features a unique collection and representation of experiences and coming out stories authored and performed by people in our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, non-binary, genderqueer or as straight or cisgender allies. It is a raw, inspiring, transformative and intimate live event with limited seating. These stories include unique backgrounds and perspectives as well as periods of time—from people who came out this year to yesteryear. These stories run the gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful and hopeful.

In past seasons, the response we've received was incredible. This popular event will sell out quickly, so get your tickets while you can!

This event is a benefit for Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC, which helps to elect pro-equality candidates.

The Coming Out Monologues - Season 3!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. If you can't afford a ticket and would like to attend, please email julie@basicrights.org. If you'd like to sponsor a ticket for someone to attend, click here: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8120

Purchase your tickets here: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3951


Basic Rights Oregon
Political Organization · Portland, Oregon
Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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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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Saturday
Oct 14, 2017
Young Democrats of Clark County Volunteer Retreat
through Various Locations

Come out and join your fellow Young Dems for a weekend of service and community building!

On Saturday, we will be working from 8 to 4 with Anne McEnerny-Ogle at a Habitat for Humanity build day in McKibben Commons. Bring water, and wear layers and closed-toed shoes! Lunch, tools, and training are provided.

Afterwards, we'll stop for some food before heading up to Battle Ground to stay in this gorgeous home with a pool, hot tub, sauna, and grill. Recommended donation is $30 if you want a bed, $20 if you plan to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. The donation to attend covers the cost of the building rental and some food/drinks for Saturday night. If the ticket price is a struggle, talk to Gwen about possible scholarship opportunities!

On Sunday, we will sleep in late before getting brunch and heading out to staff the annual Share Soup's On fundraiser in Jantzen Beach. If anyone is busy that night, feel free to head out early and help them with set-up instead!

This is going to be a great experience, and I'm so excited we get to do this!


Young Democrats of Clark County
Political Organization · Vancouver, Washington
YDCC is a political organization based in Clark County, WA. Members are Democrats under the age of 36. Get involved! YDClarkCo@gmail.com

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Teach the World Workshop #1: Understanding Islam to Enrich Civic Education and Diversity in Schools
MET (Muslim Educational Trust), Tigard

World Affairs Council of Oregon and the Muslim Education Trust are offering: Teach the World Workshop #1: Understanding Islam to Enrich Civic Education and Diversity in Schools

Session topics include:

  • Overview of the fundamental beliefs of Islam
  • Brief history of Muslims in the United States and Oregon
  • Addressing stereotypes of Islam
  • Background on the meaning of Islamophobia

*Each session will make connections to the classroom.

Grade Levels: K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 8:30am-12pm

Location: Muslim Education Trust
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Al-Andalusia Hall, 2nd Floor

Registration Fee: $35 (Includes breakfast)

Professional Development Units Offered: 3

Please email Samara Chism-Winfield if you're interested in learning more about this workshop: samara@worldoregon.org

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Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Classroom 101 Professional Development - advance registration
People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st

What is this? A professional Development Workshop for educators and school staff from all levels to learn strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom for LGBTQ+ students. Develop skills for navigating conversations and becoming an ally in your school. We will cover small, simple steps, examples of lesson plans, and opportunities to troubleshoot real classroom needs.

Who is facilitating the workshop? Instructors come from the LGBTQ+ community and have professional experience in classrooms. Tory Waggoner, Teacher, M.Ed and Sam Skye, Child and Family Therapist, MA, LPC intern. They are the co-founders of Q+, a new organization offering workshops and consulting designed for educators to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.

Who should attend? Any educator: classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, instructional assistants, etc. If you work in a school, you are invited to attend!

What will happen at the workshop? We will cover some of the basics of working with LGBTQ+ identified folks (vocabulary, statistics, etc.). We will also spend at least half of the workshop looking at specific, manageable steps you can take back to your school on Monday, including curriculum ideas.

Why should I attend? By attending this workshop you are showing your dedication to making your classroom and school an inclusive space for all students. You will take away strategies that you can incorporate easily to make your LGBTQ+ students feel safer and supported. You will also get 4 PDUs.

When is the event? Saturday, October 14th 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Where is the event? People's Co-op community room. The room is located upstairs, but has a wheelchair lift. The day of the event we will have signs posted to help you find the room. The room itself is a large, open space with several windows. There are a couple photos of the room on the Peopele's Co-Op website http://www.peoples.coop/community-room/. It will be arranged with folding tables and folding chairs, plus a projector for the presentation. We realize that for some folks sitting in hard chairs for extended periods of time can be difficult. If you need to bring items like cushions for your comfort, please do so. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at qpluscontact@gmail.com. We would be happy to help with you with any accessibility concerns.

How can I get there? People’s Co-op is located near the 9, 66, and 10 bus routes, as well as the Orange Max Line. Parking can sometimes busy, but usually not too difficult. There are also bike racks available.

How do I attend? Register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/44jebb8grOvCt3n52 This first workshop is only open to 20 people, so register today to secure your spot!


QPlus
Education · Portland, Oregon
Inspiring educators and professionals to bring inclusivity into everything they do. Offering training, consultation, and resources.

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Know Your City: Hidden History Of Albina
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

Know Your City presents the Hidden History of Albina tour! The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

Here are some of the historic locations that will be visited:

  • The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church!
  • One of the few remaining black owned businesses on North Mississippi, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge!
  • The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland!
  • Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building!

Know Your City
Tourist Information Center · Portland, Oregon
Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects.

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Disability Art and Culture Project's An Evening of Comedy
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites you to attend our upcoming fundraiser!

Advance Tickets: $30, available now through Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-comedy-featuring-nina-g-tickets-37469773100

Admission is $35 at the door, so make to sure to get your tickets early.

DACP will bring Nina G, the San Francisco Bay Area's favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one), to Portland for an evening of comedy, and a silent auction!

'Nina G has been challenging attitudes about Disability since she did stand-up for the first time in 2010. “How many people with Disabilities does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Answer: “One to screw it in and 5 able bodied people to say 'You are such an inspiration!"' (Branch). She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.

Our fundraiser will support the second biennial Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is dedicated to sharing the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. It consists of award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality and is hosted in cities across the country. We are excited to bring these films back to Portland in the spring of 2018!

In addition to being a stand up comedian, Nina is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. Learn more about Nina G WWW.NinaGcomedian.com, her one person show: Going Beyond Inspirational, or purchase Nina's book: Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities

“An Evening of Comedy” Featuring Nina G is made possible by the Northwest Health Foundation.

Learn more about the 2016 Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival, and stay up to date with developments for 2018: http://portland.reelabilities.org/

Event photo by Shannon Knight. [Image description: Nina G speaks into a microphone.]

Citation: Branch, Valerie. "Comedian Who Stutters Goes Beyond the Punch Lines." 2014.

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Friday
Oct 20, 2017
We Are the Change: The PFLAG National 2017 Convention - advance registration
through Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

PFLAGers and equality advocates from across the country will converge in Portland, OR to learn new skills, build relationships, and shape the future of the movement for LGBTQ equality, and the goal of creating and maintaining a strongly diverse and inclusive world.

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Saturday
Oct 21, 2017
Teach the World Workshop #2: Invite the World to your Classroom
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

You are invited to attend this first ever Culture Box Workshop where you will “dig in” and explore these treasures and visit with teachers K-12 who have had extensive experience with them.

The Global & Multicultural Resource Center (GMRC) is the heart of World Affairs Council of Oregon's K-12 Global Classroom Youth and Education Program housing an extensive 30 year collection of Culture Boxes on over 100 countries of the world. These boxes are filled with hands-on, authentic treasures and lessons about the art, culture, and daily life of people from every continent.

Our Equity Materials Library addresses multicultural, anti-bias, civil and human rights issues both here and around the globe. Our Cultural Immersion Program helps transform your school into a microcosm of the world with cultural displays, guest speakers, artists-in-residence, and props. Last year our Culture Boxes were enjoyed by over 10,000 students K – 12.

Please email Karen Ettinger at karen@worldoregon.org for a list of Culture Boxes and their Alignment with Oregon Standards and Common Core.

Registration Fee: $35 (includes breakfast)
Professional Development Units Offered: 3
Please register early the space is limited to 40 people. http://worldoregon.org/events/workshop2

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Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Restorative Practices (Family Workshops) by DSC PPU RNW
through Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

One of the events in our DSC Dignity In Schools Week of Actions Events. https://simplysheilas.wixsite.com/2017weekofaction

Peace Center Coordinator/Trainer at Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) In Chicago Illinois... Karen Lynn Morton The Trainer http://www.klmortonenterprises.com/restorative-justice.html

We love this woman. Please join us and allow her to love you up!.

Hi Everyone I am Karen Lynn Morton (call me Lynn) I am passionate about helping women and girls especially become all they desire to be. I am also dedicated to helping school adminstrators and teachers create a restorative atmosphere that will help students excell and teachers love their jobs again.

Restorative Justice Definitions Restorative Justice (RJ) is a philosophy that is focused on the belief that those affected by harm can work together to repair it and that a collective effort leads to true accountability. Restorative Justice Practices are structured differently from systems we are used to in that they allow for a safe space for people to express their vulnerabilities, strengths, challenges and accomplishments. As a result, the process humanizes all those involved and promotes deeper bonds, a sense of responsibility and healing for all involved – offender, victim, anyone else affected by the crime/offensive action

Restorative Justice in Schools Restorative Justice is a set of practices and values that holistically prevents and repairs harm, builds community and relationships resulting in a positive, supportive school climate.


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Community
How can we support, love up, help each other. We can and have to live with Chronic Illness? Lets support each other. Love is Here Sheila W. Warren

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Nonprofit Organization
We are now organizing parents/families to connect to the resources and supports necessary to be powerful advocates for their children and all of Portland’s Children.

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Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Interrupting Racism Actionshop - advance registration
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

We’ll provide a historically and contextually grounded space to talk deeply about racism and the evolution of Racial Codes. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold the racial order. At the same time, creating systemic change requires interrupting the learned and daily behaviors that reinforce racism to move toward building healthy communities.

A note from the trainers: For many Black and Brown people in our community, nothing has changed. For others, especially for many white people, the last Presidential election and events such as the May 26 white-supremacist attack here in Portland have increased their motivation to find out what they can do. The Interrupting Racism Actionshop is not a response to these specific events. This is not a training in self-defense or nonviolent resistance. We will continue to focus the training, as we always have, on internal, interpersonal, organization, and systemic racism and the work we need to do as individuals to change these systems.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


Resolutions Northwest
Social Service · Portland, Oregon
Creating change. Balancing equity, privilege and power in our conversations and services.

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Thursday
Nov 2, 2017
Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God's Call for Climate Justice (2017 Collins Lecture)
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th

1 to 5:15 p.m. Seminar | 7 to 9:15 p.m. Lecture

We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue?

  • Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation.
  • Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions.
  • Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home.

Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta.

The cost to attend the seminal and lecture (includes dinner is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students.

Learn more and register at www.emoregon.org.

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Tuesday
Nov 7, 2017
Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs (PUGS course) - advance registration
HatchLabs, 2420 NE Sandy

Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs:
Understanding & Moving Beyond the Current Prison Crisis

Mass incarceration is the racial justice issue of our time. The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than any country in the world, and incarceration rates are acutely and disproportionately concentrated in communities of color. What are we going to do about it?

Tuesdays, November 7 to December 12 || 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Hatch || 2420 NE Sandy Blvd

Many Portlanders are free to close their eyes and ignore mass incarceration, while others must face the legal system’s injustices every day. We can’t allow this to happen any longer. In this class, we’ll learn the roots and real-life experiences of mass incarceration, and we’ll hear from local experts who have been directly impacted by the system and are working for change. By better understanding the history, impact, and complexity of mass incarceration, and connecting with those already working to address it, we can develop meaningful ideas to disrupt the status quo. We'll plan what we can do individually and collectively to join the movement to dismantle mass incarceration within Oregon.

In class meetings, we’ll discuss the lecture material and gather critical information to put into action. In the last two classes, we will co-create class projects aimed at disrupting mass incarceration at the local level. Let’s work together to end mass incarceration and transform our community!

PUGS Instructor
Nicole Lindahl has worked to dismantle mass incarceration for the past 20 years. Most recently, she earned her PhD from UC Berkeley researching the life histories of people who were convicted of violent crimes and served long sentences in California.

https://www.pugspdx.com/november-2017-courses/mass-incarceration-the-war-on-drugs-november-2017

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Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency-2/

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with RNW: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Would you like concrete tools to support yourself and others in responding to the trauma overwhelm of recent violent events, past violent events, and the everyday impact of racism and systemic oppression?

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be built using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency-2/

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Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
Trans Action & Care Conference - advance registration
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/luh0OoTW32T3QbB02
Submit Workshop Proposals Here: https://goo.gl/forms/heEM1tLXPwuI6CDO2

We're excited to announce our first ever Trans Action & Care Conference, a full day of events aimed at the trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community!

if you have an idea for a fantastic workshop or activity and you're interested in facilitating it at TACC you can submit it here, please submit it to the link above.

The event will include:

  • Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
  • Workshops by trans folks for trans folks
  • Self Care and Quiet Rooms
  • Board and Video Game Night
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Saturday
Feb 3
How to Apologize (PUGS)
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Apologies have been in the news lately, but have you ever thought about how to make a good apology and why it's so hard to do so?

Join us in this one day workshop as we learn how to make a skillful and conciliatory apology. We will review recent high profile "apologies" (Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK) along with examples from the past (Bill Clinton, Bob Packwood). In deconstructing them, we’ll identify the difference between an apology and non-apology and the barriers (emotional, legal, PR) to a good apology.

In the end, an apology is good when one shows they understand the offense and humbly seeks forgiveness. When we subject ourselves to another in hopes of healing and emotional growth for each of us, we’re doing our small part to keep compassion, justice, and grace at the center of our shared humanity. With that in mind, let’s ask ourselves: Who do I need to ask forgiveness from? And to whom do I need to offer it?

Instructor: Douglas Tsoi, JD, is the founder of Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS), a school for everyday life. Before PUGS, he managed a $4 million education and training program at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Previous careers include teaching high school history and ethics, as well as being a intellectual property lawyer. A nationally renowned education expert called Douglas "the best teacher I've ever seen teach."

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