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Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston

8010 N Charleston Avenue
Portland, OR 97203, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Jan 4 2018
    Course: Portland's Urban Native Americans: How to Be an Ally (PUGS)

    4 weeks

    Explore issues impacting Native Americans in today's Portland as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people.

    Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? This experimental and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans.

    Instructor: Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.

  • Saturday
    May 6 2017
    Portland Forward : Spring Thing

    We're aiming to bring together a diverse and multi-generational group of citizens who are invested in leaving this city better than we found it, to empower citizen voices, and make change happen.

    Our goals for the day:

    • Develop leadership equipped to create dynamic and sustainable change.
    • Ignite the spirit of participatory democracy in Portland by bringing new voices to the table.
    • Bring people together across generations and across backgrounds to implement creative solutions to our city’s needs.

    How we plan on doing it:

    • Through creative collaboration and the right mix of experienced and rising-leaders in the community, we are creating a hybrid unconference-style format in which attendees work together to create solutions for the sustainable growth of our city.
    • Featuring speakers, workshops, attendee-led panels, and pitches. Some current agenda items include: Nichoe Lichen, Secretary of the Public Banking Institute: Creating a Portland municipal bank that benefits Community Projects and Portland citizens.
    • A presentation on a Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative being put together by our leading social justice and climate organizations that will be a model of how we equitably move to a fossil free economy
    • Help get big money out of politics. Join the fight to bring contribution limits to the City of Portland and to the State of Oregon, just like we did with ballot measure 26-184 at Multnomah County.
    • Trainings on topics by local experts on effective local lobbying and advocacy, running for office, civic engagement, and others.
    • Opportunities for attendees to pitch their own projects for collaboration and recruitment.