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RACE TALKS 2, a free series presented by the Office of Equity & Diversity and Donna Maxey, Founder/Director of RACE TALKS has moved to Jefferson High School’s Cafeteria, 5210 N. Kerby Ave. between Killingsworth & Alberta in the Cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 pm. The series provides an opportunity for the community to hear speakers from a wide variety of ethnic, gender, religious and political ideologies, while maintaining a safe environment to discuss the topics under the guidance of small group dialogue facilitators who are provided by Uniting to Understand Racism, the City of Portland’s Intergroup Dialogue Program and Resolutions Northwest.
RACE TALKS 2:
Jefferson High School
5210 N. Kerby Ave.; Portland, OR 97217
between N Killingsworth & Alberta
1st Tuesday every month
6:30-8:30 PM in the CAFETERIA
*Light snacks available for purchase
MAY 7th The African American Experience in Oregon Speakers: Lolenzo Poe, Portland Public Schools Chief Equity & Diversity Officer; Carl Talton, Executive Chair, Portland Family of Funds; and Lavert Robertson, Principal, Cesar Chavez
JUNE 4th The Muslim & Middle Eastern Experience in Oregon
JULY 2nd Perspectives from Lesbian & Gay People of Color in Oregon
AUGUST 6th Socialization Timeline
(Teachers and substitutes can receive
2 hours PDU’s)
Portland Public Schools Office of Equity:
McMenamins Kennedy School
Brewery and Pub
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
1 block north of NE Killingsworth Street
2nd Tuesday every month
7 – 9 PM in the GYM
*Food & beverages available for purchase
MAY 14th The Law & Racial/Ethnic Profiling Speakers: Portland Police Chief Mike Reese; Dan Handelman, CopWatch; & Jayce Kama, Center for Intercultural Understanding
JUNE 11th Interracial Couples
JULY 9th Cross-Cultural Communication
AUGUST 13th Micro-aggressions: Small Things Can Hurt
Donna Maxey, Founder/Director
P.O. Box 28011; Portland, OR 97228-8011
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RACE TALKS step out of the box of the typical lecture series and welcome all ages, from 9-90, into a more interactive realm of audience participation. Through facilitated discussion groups, the participants leave with a tangible task toward dismantling racism in our own communities. The Tuesday, May 7, 2013 RACE TALKS 2 features “The African American Experience in Oregon”. The panel includes Lolenzo Poe, Portland Public Schools Chief Equity and Diversity Officer; Carl Talton, Executive Chair, Portland Family of Funds; and Lavert Robertson, Principal, Cesar Chavez School: all Jefferson High graduates.
RACE TALKS 2 is an off-shoot of the highly acclaimed RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism, An Opportunity for Dialogue series in its third year held at McMenamins Kennedy School which has provided diverse and engaging topics free of charge to over capacity audiences on topics ranging from the genesis of RACE in America to “Bicycle Lanes on Williams Avenue” and “Race and the Effects of Fluoride.”
Due to the growing needs of the community and public demand, RACE TALKS 2 was developed and will feature the same program topics as held in year one of RACE TALKS: an introduction to the diverse Communities of Color in Portland. Please join us for both! Come as strangers, leave as friends. We’re looking forward to you joining our RACE TALKS family!
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The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in our community and we thought that your family might enjoy this great deal. Each child receives 2 FREE Games of Bowling Every Day All Summer and last summer nearly 2,000,000 kids enjoyed this great program.
Here’s How You Can Register Your Children/Family
1. Go to http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/
2. Click on the State and then select the bowling center that you’d like to
3. Register your children to receive Free Bowling all summer long
4. Sign up the adults and/or older children for the optional Family Pass which allows up to 4 adult family members including parents, grandparents, older siblings or an adult babysitter to join in the bowling fun.
Returning season sponsor The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland is teaming up with Portland Farmers Market again this year to offer Kids Cook at the Market, the Market’s deliciously fun cooking program for young chefs-in-training. This year, the classes will be offered almost every Saturday throughout the summer, so there will be many more little cooks in the kitchen.
“We’ll be cooking up a storm just about every Saturday this summer with the Kids Cook program,” said Mat Kline, Culinary Director of The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland. “The team from AI is passionate about teaching kids how to cook local food, and the Kids Cook program is a great way to train and inspire young chefs to appreciate our local bounty! It gives them a taste of what it’s like to cook a meal at home.”
Returning for its 11th season, Kids Cook at the Market lets junior chefs age seven to eleven cultivate their culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of farm-fresh foods. At these classes, kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers and gain first-hand experience preparing ingredients purchased fresh at the market.
New this year, Portland Farmers Market is offering a free preview Kids Cook class on Saturday, May 18. Led by Portland Farmers Market staff, this class is a great way to taste test the program free of charge and kick-off a summer of cooking fun for children. All other classes will be taught by instructors and alumni of The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland and include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction and recipes to take home so students can share the fruits (and veggies) of their labor with family and friends.
All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 10:00 a.m. and take place near the music stage at the Portland Farmers Market at PSU, located at SW Park between Hall and Montgomery. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as class size is limited. Each class costs $5 per child. For more information and to register for classes, contact Anna Curtin at email@example.com or 503.241.0032.
Kids Cook Schedule:
May 18, 2013 (free preview class)– Fresh asparagus ribbon salad
June 1, 2013
June 8, 2013
June 15, 2013
June 22, 2013
June 29, 2013
No class on July 6
July 13, 2013
July 20, 2013
July 27, 2013
August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
Market Play Zone at Buckman and King Markets
The crew at Portland Farmers Market is also offering activities for kids of all ages every week at Buckman Portland Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, and King Portland Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, from May through September. The Market Play Zone will offer little shoppers new things to do every week. The activity schedule includes mini music workshops, make your own Mr. Potato Head, food-themed art projects, drop-in cooking activities, fruit and veggie bingo, and recess-style games to get kids moving.
“We know it’s a little easier to shop when the little ones are engaged in some fun, wholesome activities,” said Anna Curtin, Program Manager of Portland Farmers Market. “We’re glad to expand our offering to make it even easier for young families to visit the market regularly.”
Portland Farmers Market is generously supported by community partners the Art Institute of Portland, COUNTRY Financial and Dave’s Killer Bread.
About Portland Farmers Market:
Founded in 1992, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run local 501(c)6 nonprofit, which receives no ongoing support from government agencies, employs five full-time and four part-time employees who manage eight weekly farmers’ markets in the Portland area year round. More than 650,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales in 2012. In addition to operating markets, Portland Farmers Market also serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment, and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.
Riley, 8th grade, West Sylvan M.S., Sequoia, 11th grade, De La Salle North Catholic H.S., Kelsey, 8th grade, Lake Oswego J.H.S., Rylee, 7th grade, Woodlawn E.S., and Jenna, 6th grade, Gordon Russell M.S.
Rylee and four other local students are working together to host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser/Silent Auction/Bake Sale. The local Oddfellows Lodge is donating their space and Classic Foods is donating the dinner.
The girls will be traveling to seven countries in Europe this summer. During part of their trip, they will stay in the home of a family from a different country, participating in their activities and meals. Besides visiting sites they have only read about in school, this will enable them to look at the world, its people, and international events differently.
Location: PENINSULA ODDFELLOWS LODGE, 4834 N. Lombard St, Portland OR 97203
When: April 27, 2013. Dinner begins at 5 PM
Tickets: $25/ Couple; $15 Single; $10 Student; $5 Child (5 and under)
Limited number of tickets available: To support Rylee directly, please contact her (or her parents) by 04/18/13 to purchase tickets.
Autism Training and Research Center at Portland State University
Free Workshop Series
Designed for parents of young children with autism (birth to 8 years).
Saturday, April 20th 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Introduction to Autism and Teaching Positive Behavior
Saturday, May 18th 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Building Communication Skills
Saturday, June 8th 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Teaching Independence & Play Skills
This workshop series focuses on building upon your child’s strengths and creating more opportunities for their success. You will learn how to use research-based strategies to help your child display positive behaviors, communicate more, and become more independent in daily activities.
For more information please visit: www.autismstudy.pdx.edu
or call 503-725-8009
Transition to Kindergarten
Preparing for a Successful Transition to Kindergarten
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
124 NE 181st, Gresham, Portland OR 97230
(Enter on 181stSt.)
To register, Click on the location: (Portland/Gresham) or visit Events here.
Call 1-888-988-FACT (3228)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or assistance with registration.
This workshop is FREE!
Click here to view the flyer.
Woodlawn neighborhood has been offered a special discount code for $10 off adult tickets to any performance of Clybourne Park at Portland Center Stage. The code word NEIGHBOR can be redeemed online or through our box office (503-445-3700). The full run dates of the show are April 6 – May 5, and more information can be found at www.pcs.org/clybourne.
The upcoming production of Clybourne Park follows the evolution of a Chicago neighborhood from the 1950s up until present day, exploring how the demographics, neighborhood values and tensions shift in the neighborhood over time. Essentially, the play embodies how the inhabitants and community of a neighborhood play a pivotal role in its evolving structure. One of the reasons why Portland Center Stage wanted to bring this play to Portland is because it could very well be taking place in one of our own neighborhoods. We’re lucky to live in a city with such a unique and diverse collection of neighborhoods. They make Portland…well, Portland!
A white community in 1950s Chicago splinters over the black family about to move in. Fast forward to our present day and the same house represents very different demographics, and neighborhood values and tensions. Decades apart, neighbors pitch a hilarious—and appalling—battle over territory and legacy that forces us to consider how far our ideas about race have evolved—or not.
When our houses become our homes, and our neighborhoods become our identities, what will we do to protect them? And from what?
Clybourne Park won the 2012 Tony Award, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Tuesday – Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Thursday matinees at noon
What: Guildhall Fundraiser for Community Supported Everything
When: March 30th at 5:00 pm until midnight
Where: 1626 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR
Community Supported Everything is a volunteer-run community platform for social evolution. CSE is creating systems where people can thrive together by doing the things that they love! They operate in the gift economy, through partnership and resource sharing, and kickstart a huge variety of projects….
- Permaculture projects
- Green Building initiatives
- Free School (collaborative-design education initiative)
- Implementing Public Spaces
- Community Supported Brewing
- Bee Hive Making and Education
- Community Work Space
- City Wide Silent Discos
- City Wide Scavenger Hunts
- Cupcake Trains
Together, we are co-designing a model where we can live richer, more meaningful lives with the freedom to engage in processes and projects that inspire and support community engagement and collaboration. The whole is greater than the sum of our parts.
Join us on March 30th at the Guildhall on NE Alberta and 16th to celebrate, support and learn how you can get involved!
There will be musical performances, fire, community supported brews and inspiring conversation.
Suggested Donation $5-$15 dollars.
For more information visit: www.communitysupportedeverything.org
NECN is hosting several important opportunities for civic engagement and we invite you to attend!
NECN Land Use and Transportation Committee to discuss Infill Development in your neighborhood:
Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00pm, NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland,OR 97211
LUTC will first have a guest presentation Trimet’s budget, and then go into discussions concerning infill development. You can’t help but notice that things are being built across NECN- houses, apartments, mixed-use, big and small. We will talk about what we have currently going in, and then move to what our neighborhoods would like to see in the future. Are current developments missing the mark? Is there a particular site or area that could use more attention or investment? The NE District Planner liaison will be in attendance to help identify opportunities in the Comprehensive Plan Update that could influence the type of development that our neighborhoods will experience in the future.
Click the image to view the PPS School Board Candidates Forum flyer.
Portland Public Schools Candidates Forum co-hosted by NECN, City Club of Portland and Concordia University:
Wednesday, April 3rd.
Doors open at 6:30pm, forum at 7:00pm, at Concordia University.
PPS School Board Candidates: Martin Gonzalez, Pam Knowles, Steve Buel and Tom Koehler
Master of Ceremonies: Sam Adams, Executive Director, City Club of Portland
Moderator: Mark Langseth, President and CEO, “I Have a Dream” Oregon
It Takes a Community!
Woodlawn elementary school PTA’s end of the year fundraiser
We are inviting the community to hear our exciting plans for this event, as well as contribute in any way that our community sees fit! Please join us for a presentation about the event and learn more about the ways that you or your business can help.
We will have snacks, but our budget is limited, so we are not able to provide a dinner.
When: Monday April 1st, 6pm-7pm
Where: Woodlawn, 7200 NE 11th Ave
Why: We need our communities help in making this a great celebration and a successful fundraiser!
We are planning a silent auction, cake auction, activity and information booths, entertainment and food sales. We need auction items, volunteers, entertainers, food donation and anything else you can think of.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Questions or Comments please contact:
Lluvia Merello, email@example.com, 541 505-4741
Cheaquetta Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-719-1939
We can do this! Thanks again for your help!