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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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When: April 30th (Tuesday) 4:30-6:30pm
Where: EAT Oyster Bar, 3808 N. Williams Suite 122 PDX 97227
Senator Shields is inviting small business owners from Senate District 22 to attend a happy hour at Eat Oyster Bar to share success stories and any issues you want Senator Shields to address. Snacks will be provided.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
COME ONE, COME ALL to our
ANNUAL CLEANUP FUNDRAISER!
When: Saturday, May 25 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: HenryV Parking Lot, 6360 NE MLK (@ Holman), PDX, OR 97211
Do you hate the dreaded Spring clean (cupboards, closets, basement, garage, yard, car)?
Well, we can make it easier on you because after all that hard work, you can dump all your unwanted stuff in one place! No need to make the inconvenient dump run (think price of gas & time), or numerous trips to thrift stores, or piling up all your unused computers/monitors/printers/cell phones, etc. Just load everything into your vehicle of choice and come dump on us! Plus, you’ll get a wonderful bag of helpful info and local coupons!
This is Woodlawn’s ONLY fundraiser.
FEES are based on vehicle and load size ($10 and up).
YES, WE DO ACCEPT:
Household Junk / BAGGED Trash / Glass Wood / Metal / Furniture / Small Appliances Electronics ($5-$10ea) / Tires ($3ea) Mattresses / Reusable & Fixable Items
**DO NOT BRING**
Yard debris, Concrete, Hazardous materials (paint, oil), Large appliances (washer/dryer/fridge), UN-bagged garbage
Hope to see you May 25th! No need to RSVP unless you want to volunteer (current count is at 10).
** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**
We need LOTS of hands to help with: post signage before the event, take tickets & money, direct traffic, unload vehicles (BIG job!), sort items (BIG job!), and clean up after. In turn, we promise great eats, drinks, a good workout, and some neighborly camaraderie!
Volunteer at least 2 hours, and you can dump ONE carload for FREE! First 20!
**Call or email Jan NOW to sign up**
503-327-5146 / email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541 505-4741
Cheaquetta Johnson, email@example.com, 503-719-1939
We can do this! Thanks again for your help!
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is conducting a public review of the City’s Administrative Rules. As part of the review, BPS is proposing changes to the Residential and Commercial Administrative Rules.
There is opportunity to review the rules and to suggest changes. Submit comments in advance or at the public hearings (instructions below.)
For More Information on the Proposed Rule Changes
Garbage, Recycling and Composting Collection Proposed Administrative Rule Changes
Current Residential Administrative Rules
Current Commercial Administrative Rules
Tuesday June 4th, 2013
4:00 to 6:00 pm Commercial and Residential Administrative Rule Hearing
City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Room 7A.
The BPS plans to adopt any changes shortly after the hearing. We will notify you of any change in the date, time or location of the hearing. If you would like to suggest changes to the rules but do not plan to attend the hearing, please send your comments in writing.
In order to incorporate your comments into the discussion at the hearing, please send them by 4:00 p.m. on Monday June 3, 2013. All comments must be received no later than the end of the public hearing, unless the deadline is extended at the hearing. You may submit comments the following ways:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note “Admin rules review” on the subject line.) We will respond to email by email unless
you request otherwise.
Fax: 503-823-4562 (Please note “Admin Rules Review” on the document.)
US mail or hand delivery:
Solid Waste and Recycling Rules Review
1900 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
Thursday, March 28, the NECN Schools Committee will host a discussion with Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, rescheduled from February.
Commissioner Smith will provide short update on her office initiatives, including her work fighting for youth education and jobs programs, information regarding SUN School programs within the Jefferson Middle College Cluster, and thoughts on how to extend the TriMet Youth Pass.
We hope you will join us and share this announcement with your networks!
What: Discussion about county-level youth initiatives with Commissioner Loretta Smith
When: Thursday, February 28th, 6:30pm
Where: The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Avenue