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Sentinel Hotel

614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Friday
    Jul 21 2017
    Streets to Stage: How Law Enforcement Is Learning From Theatre - Friday...

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    The frequent and ongoing conflicts between police and communities of color have scarred countless families, neighborhoods, and cities across the country, including here in Oregon. However, a Portland theatre company and local law enforcement have collaborated on a unique response to help the Portland community to heal and connect. Through the August Wilson Red Door Project’s continuous productions of The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, actor and director Kevin Jones and his cast have ignited a conversation on racial justice that resonates deeply with many Portlanders-- including communities of color and the local police department. Join us as Kevin Jones of the August Wilson Red Door Project and Captain Robert Day of the Portland Police Training Division share the stage to discuss this production, its impact on both law enforcement and community, and this amazing partnership that began with a monologue.

    This conversation will be moderated by Dmae Roberts, two-time Peabody Award winning radio artist & writer, and co-founder of MediaRites and Theatre Diaspora.

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  • Friday
    Jul 14 2017
    From Housing Crisis to Housing Action - Friday Forum

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    The Oregon legislature has engaged in months of debate over bills that could address the housing crisis, including two bills focused on rental affordability that City Club supported. One aspect of the housing crisis that has been underreported is the deepening shortage of affordable homes for first-time homebuyers. What ideas and programs can Portland or Oregon lead on to address this problem at the scale of the need?

    Join us as we take a hard look at steps to close the minority home ownership gap now. Moderated by Janet Byrd, the panel will include Margaret Salazar, Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services, Ernesto Fonesca, the new Executive Director of Hacienda CDC, and Maxine Fitzpatrick, the Executive Director of Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative.


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    We Call This Home This year, in a series of conversations, We Call This Home, brought national leaders together with local experts to explore the depth and complexity of wealth inequality, race and home ownership in our region. Based on research conducted by EcoNorthwest, we learned that if the regions' current trend continues there will be no affordable homes available for a median-income household in any Portland neighborhood within the next five years. This reality has devastating effects for many Portland residents, but is particularly difficult in communities of color.

    We Call This Home is proudly presented by Portland Housing Center, in partnership with : Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, City Club of Portland, EcoNorthwest, Neighborhood Partners, North Star Civic Foundation, Open:Housing, Oregon Humanities, with support from J.P. Morgan Chase, HomeStreet Bank and Wells Fargo.

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  • Friday
    Jun 30 2017
    Sen. Ron Wyden Discusses Net Neutrality and more - Friday Forum

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    City Club of Portland is excited to welcome Oregon's Sen. Ron Wyden back to the Friday Forum stage.

    Portland was on the front lines defending an open and neutral Internet when cable companies first planned high-speed broadband in the late 1990s. Portland’s fight became what is now the net neutrality issue — the idea that Internet content should not be favored, blocked or slowed down based on where the content originates. Supporters of net neutrality say that it ensures that the website of your school, small business or doctor loads as quickly as the website for HBO or the NFL. In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule requiring that the Internet be open, neutral and fair to all. This is based on the principle that Internet access is a necessity like utilities – everyone needs equal access.However, the FCC voted in May to roll back the legal basis of net neutrality. If finalized, what will “voluntary” net neutrality mean for consumers, small businesses and the future of Internet access? Will a handful of gatekeepers charge higher rates for “fast lanes” at the expense of consumers, schools and small businesses?

    However, the FCC voted in May to roll back the legal basis of net in favor of voluntary net neutrality. If finalized, what will voluntary net neutrality mean for consumers, small businesses and the future of Internet access? Will a handful of gatekeepers charge higher rates for data fast lanes at the expense of consumers, schools and small businesses?

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has advocated nondiscriminatory and affordable Internet access from the earliest days and is nationally recognized as one of Congress’ leading proponents of Internet freedom and consumer rights, including privacy. David Olson, past director of the Portland Cable Office, was an architect of Portland’s fight for an open Internet in the 1990s. Please join us for a unique conversation with two Oregon pioneers on why this issue matters and how the FCC’s attempt to roll back the clock might affect Oregonians and the world.

    Co-Presented by City Club of Portland and the World Affairs Council of Oregon


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