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February 2020

Palestine, Liberation and Americans of Faith

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave
Portland, United States 97212 United States
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An evening with ELCA Oregon Synod Bishop Laurie Larson Caesar, fresh off her second trip to Palestine, and Mark Braverman, peace activist and author of A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine. Since a visit to Palestine in 2006, Mark has devoted himself full-time to the movement for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. You can learn more about Mark, and purchase his book, on his website. This event is free…

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March 2020

Safe Harbor

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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You are invited to attend a performance of Mother of Exiles by the Resonance Ensemble. The Mother of Exiles Project is seeking support to help give voice to people around the world who are in need of asylum. Portland Composer Theresa Koon has adapted Emma Lazarus' famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in an anthem for choir that will soon be heard around the world. Mother of Exiles will be recorded in Prague in December 2019 and released…

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Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice

March 6 - March 7
First Presbyterian Church, 501 Mission Dr.
Newberg, Oregon 97132 United States
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Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice brings a holistic lens to being in relationship with our justice-involved neighbors: helping people of faith and goodwill, in the words of Bryan Stevenson, “get proximate” with those members of our society who have lived experience of the justice system. We hope to frame participants’ understanding of the “issue” of criminal justice as a matter of faith in action. As people of faith, we know that our communities bring together people beyond the labels placed…

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April 2020

Dining Out For Life

April 30

We Dine Out to End HIV. We Dine out to Give Back. When you dine at a participating restaurant on April 30, 2020, between 20 to 35 percent of your bill goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center and OHSU’s Partnership Project. Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs and services to individuals living with HIV in the Portland Metro area. Check back to find out which restaurants will be participating in 2020! You may also make a…

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May 2020

EMO’s annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW Sixth St.
Portland, OR 97201
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In the words of Harriett Tubman, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” Join us at EMO's annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration to applaud the dreamers from across the state for their contributions in our communities. Check-in, silent auction and reception begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, live auction and awards celebration at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $150 per person ($125 if purchased by April 30). A table of ten is $1,500 (or $1,250 if purchased by April…

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