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YWCA of Greater Portland

4610 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97213, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Aug 10 2017
    August YW ACT Meeting and Active Bystanders Training

    YWCA of Greater Portland

    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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  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    CANCELLED, 7/27: Practical Allyship

    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
    Jun 20 2017
    Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

    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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  • Wednesday
    Jun 14 2017
    Understanding Oppression

    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 6 2017
    Dismantling Racism

    YWCA of Greater Portland

    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
    May 31 2017
    Dynamics of Poverty

    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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  • Thursday
    May 25 2017
    Self Care in the Workplace

    YWCA of Greater Portland

    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 3 2017
    Culture of Gendered Violence

    This training offers an exploration of the historical and cultural causes of violence against women. We will examine how it is a logical, though completely intolerable, extension of a firmly entrenched misogynist worldview, imposed upon women, children and men over thousands of years. We will explore how this violence is used to help to maintain patriarchy, male dominance and oppressive stereotypes.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 12 2017
    Dismantling Racism

    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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