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August 2018

The Darkness Sings: The Church’s Unfinished Symphony

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Ascension Camp & Conference Center, 1104 Church Street
Cove, Oregon 97824 United States
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The history of Western Christianity is a racialized history with biblical images of light and dark mapped positively and negatively to race: whiteness and blackness. The Rev. Jemonde Taylor examines how well-intentioned theological practices contribute to or re-instantiate the exclusionary power of race in U.S. society. Some Christian practices around worship and spiritual formation re-inscribe racism instead of disrupting racism. Conference attendees will examine the biblical imagery around darkness, experience worship in the Ethiopian Christian tradition, and study the writings…

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Walk with Refugees and Immigrants

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97220
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Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Sunday Parkways, invites you to Walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds. Hear refugee and immigrant stories Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities We invite all neighbors, faith-based…

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Somali Festival

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lents Park, SE 92nd and SE Holgate
Portland, Oregon 97266 United States
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The second annual Somali Festival will include free food, music and parking, as well as a soccer tournament. Music by Niceupradio - CMB Sound.

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September 2018

AIDS Walk 2018

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Join EMO's HIV Day Center Team! Walk &/or raise funds for AIDS awareness to raise funds for EMO's HIV Day Center. The Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) generously gives the HIV Day Center 60% of the funds we raise for our team! Use our free registration code: DayCenter (the code is good until the day of the walk). To register, go to aidswalkportland.org/registerstart.asp. Enter the “Promo Code” DayCenter and then hit “Payment.” Our team cheerleader will be in touch throughout August…

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Coming Home: Second Home Celebration Gala

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ecotrust (Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center), 721 NW Ninth Ave.
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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What does “home” mean to you? Join us in a fun-filled, informal, pizza- and love-fueled fundraising celebration for Beaverton Second Home, a community-wide commitment to provide safe and stable homes for the unaccompanied high school students among us. This event is family-friendly in every way. Enjoy live music and bid on silent auction prizes. All contributions go towards sustaining Beaverton Second Home. Your support will truly make a difference in the lives of our young people! Please make your reservation…

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ALICE: Active Shooter Response Training Course

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212
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ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach. This two-day course is designed to give you the background and research behind the optional response strategies and hands-on experience with the ALICE proactive response. Upon completion of the course you will be…

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October 2018

Human Rights in the Holy Land – The Rest of the Story: A Palestinian Film Festival

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$5 – $10

Film festival includes: >> Friday, October 5, 7 pm: Israel & Palestine 101 (6 min), Steadfast Hope—The Big Picture (17 min). Feature: The Stones Cry Out, (58 min). Panel Q&A. >> Saturday, October 6, 3 pm: Steadfast Hope—A Tale of Two Peoples (11 min). Feature: The Wanted 18 (75 min). Steadfast Hope—Response: Theirs and Ours (15 min). >> Saturday, October 6, 7 pm: Steadfast Hope—Telling the Story (15 min). Feature: Imprisoning a Generation (50 min) (images may be disturbing for…

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A Call to Action: Cultivating Peace

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Keynote speaker Arun Gandhi will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Arun teaches the philosophy of nonviolence to move our world in the direction of peace. This is free community event; donations welcome for Arun Gandhi's Schools in India.

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November 2018

2018 Collins Summit “Human Migration: Claiming roots in an uprooted world”

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
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Registration is now open for EMO's 2018 Collins Summit exploring the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders. The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and…

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