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Central Library, 801 SW 10th

801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Monday
    Dec 11 2017
    Community Listening Session on Mental Health

    Accessible and effective mental health care is one of the most important needs facing Multnomah County. In order to address what often may seem like a fragmented system of care, Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are conducting a study of the local mental health system.

    As part of the study, we are meeting with members of the community to learn about your experiences regarding current resources and needs, and hear your thoughts on what a better mental health system could look like. The goal is to help the County and HSRI understand how the system is actually working in Multnomah County so as to identify opportunities for meaningful change.

    Food will be provided. Childcare and translation services are available by request. Let us know if you'll need childcare, translation services or any other accommodations when you RSVP so that we may plan accordingly.

    This event is free, but we ask that you RSVP at the "ticketing" link in this event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwVg5Iw6WoueoadWSDhZFnIIFShiC4m3woH5zYca3C9WFIUw/viewform

    If you have any questions, contact my office at (503) 988-5220 or district1@multco.us

  • Sunday
    Nov 19 2017
    Minoru Yasui: Historical Lessons to Be Remembered

    The late civil rights leader Minoru Yasui deliberately protested the military curfew laws on Japanese Americans during World War II and was subsequently arrested, leading him to challenge the constitutionality of the order. In 2015, Minoru Yasui was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

    Those were dark historic chapters when America rounded up thousands of its own citizens, stripped them of their freedoms and placed them into camps behind barbed wires. Come and hear Mr. Yasui's story and other untold stories of Japanese Americans and their plight during World War II, which is hauntingly relevant in the face of our government's current travel ban.

    Presenter Peggy Nagae served as Minoru Yasui’s lead attorney in reopening his World War II case and securing a vacation of his original conviction in 1983-84. She is the inaugural recipient of the Minoru Yasui Justice Award by the University of Oregon School of Law.

    Presenter George Nakata was a personal friend of Mr. Yasui, as a second generation Japanese American, who together with his family lost everything during the hysteria of World War II and spent those years incarcerated in an American concentration camp.

    Q&A will be moderated by Multnomah County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Nan Waller.

    Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation and organizational support of Multnomah County Circuit Court. CLE credit pending for Oregon State Bar members.

    First come, first served. Web page: https://multcolib.org/events/minoru-yasui-historical-lessons-be-remembered/81780

  • Saturday
    Nov 18 2017
    Oregon State Senate & House Majority Leaders November Town Hall

    Please join me, Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick and House Majotity Leader Jennifer Williamson for my first town hall. I look forward to hearing your views and seeing you there!

  • Global Islamphobia Awareness Day

    Come and learn about Islam and ways to speak out about Islamphobia you or people you know have experienced, through an informational display and presentation. Join Muslimahs United, Madison High School MSA and University of Washington MSA for sweets and discussion on ways youth and others can speak up against Islamphobia.

    Open to the whole community!

    Muslimahs United
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Muslimahs United is an Oregon based group of women working to strengthen our communities through advocacy, inclusion, and education.

  • Monday
    Nov 13 2017
    Urban Natural Areas Under Stress: Climate Change

    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.
  • Sunday
    Oct 1 2017
    Generations of Pride: Coming Out Stories from Diverse Voices

    Join Multnomah Country Library as we jump start the month with an intergenerational diverse storytelling event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino.

    We'll have LGBTQ stories, live music and light refreshments.

    This event is free to the public, no library card required.

  • Saturday
    Sep 16 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists of America Labor Branch Meeting

    Join the Labor Branch of Portland DSA! We'll be talking about possible future campaigns, leadership of the branch, and how socialists fit into the labor movement.

    We will be meeting in the US Bank room of the Central Library.

    Portland Democratic Socialists of America - Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

  • Saturday
    Aug 19 2017
    Milenio.org's Basics of Photojournalism Workshop - 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.

  • Thursday
    Aug 17 2017
    Women Leading through Adversity, a panel discussion

    Multnomah County Library and the U.S.-Japan Council present an afternoon of learning and leaning in.

    Imagine starting over after losing everything. Female small business owners in Japan and the U.S. share their story of devastation and recovery, and their journey of overcoming adversity to become leaders in their communities.

    The first panel are women entrepreneurs from Japan who survived the March 2011 horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan and are now bringing economic prosperity to their tsunami-ravaged hometown. The second panel are local women who lived through hardship and, because of their strength and resiliency, are now prominent leaders in our community.


    Multnomah County Library's 19 neighborhood locations serve the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Locations and hours: multcolib.org/hours

  • Saturday
    Jun 10 2017
    Refugee State: Global Visions in a New Land

    Central Library, 801 SW 10th

    Join LA-based // nomadic theater company, TeAda Productions, for a community sharing of....

    REFUGEE STATE: GLOBAL VISIONS IN A NEW LAND A Theater project for and by recent refugee communities in Portland!

    In partnership with Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization and Multnomah County Central Library

    What stories come from the home country? What was the journey like? What has it been like to be in the US? In Portland, OR?

    Refugee State provides a platform for new arrivals to express themselves, and to foster understanding, compassion and unity for all-- between refugee and immigrant communities and beyond.

    Join us in welcoming their stories through live words, movement and imagery.

    REGISTER at this link to reserve your seat! https://t.co/DT687Eh7ag

    For more information: https://multcolib.org/events/refugee-state-global-visions-new-land/76343

    About TeAda Productions: is a nomadic theater of color rooted in the stories of immigrants and refugees. We are committed to healing and honoring the lives of the displaced, exploited and overlooked. Our artistic process starts and ends with conscious listening, community building, and creative courage. Through theater workshops and performances, TeAda offers acts of service that are transformative and impactful.

    TeAda has a strong record of building partnerships and developing curriculum based on the needs of the group. We support organizations and groups to build tools for collective reflection, self-care, public speaking, conscious listening and group power building.

    For more info or to book workshops and performances, check out our website: http://www.teada.org

  • Sunday
    Apr 30 2017
    MAY DAY Educational Event

    Join us this Sunday, April 30th, for an educational event where we explore the history of May Day and it’s significance in the labor struggle today. We’ll be learning about the Haymarket Affair and the role it played in the international labor movement. This is a free event and all are welcome. The event will be held in the US Bank Room at the Central Library.

  • Sunday
    Apr 9 2017
    Workshop - Misinformation and Political Propaganda

    We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”.

  • Saturday
    Apr 8 2017
    Milenio.org Public Meeting- Your turn to speak out

    Please join us on April 8th for our second public meeting at Central Library U.S. Bank Room. This public meetings are intended to establish ways for people to come together to express their opinions, hear a public speaker or proposed plan and engage in shared learning about a topic and work together to develop solutions. Please email us at info@milenio2016.org if you want to request 5 minutes in the microphone. Bring it to the table.