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January 2020

Drum Major Celebration: Salute to Greatness

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Ms. Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer of Meyer Memorial Trust and Chair of the Oregon Investment Council, will deliver the keynote address. The following community leaders will be recognized: Dr. W. Bryan Gibbs, OHSU, who helped us understand that gun violence is a public health issue; Mr. Donald Dixon, who has been a leader in public education and programs for young African-American men; Rotary of Portland Peace Builders Committee, who are also responsible for planting “Peace Poles” around the Region;…

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Legislative Forum

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church 1624 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR. 97212, 1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Join us at Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices’ Annual Legislative Forum, where Oregon State Senators, House Members and advocacy representatives will be the panelists discussing plans for the next legislative session. Topics will include: > Environmental Justice > Criminal Justice > Revenue > Housing and Human services > Education If you have an interest in any of these subjects, here is your chance to hear from the people making our laws. And, if you want to make your voice heard…

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Drum Major Celebration: Empower the Dream

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College in McMinnville (the first African American President in 162 years), will be the keynote speaker, and the theme is: “Now is ‘Still’ the Time!” Governor Kate Brown, County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Metro President Lynn Peterson will give greetings, inter-faith leaders will give short messages of hope, the Pacific Youth Choir under the direction of Mia Hall will render music, as will the Linfield College Choir under the direction of Dr.…

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Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing: A Forum & Resource Fair

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bethel AME Church, 5828 NE Eighth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211
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Come learn about innovative ideas for developing affordable housing on land owned by faith and community-based organizations. This event, sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), will present the results of three case studies funded by a grant from Metro. The grant provided consulting services for design and financing work, provided by Bill Hart of Carleton Hart Architects and Sharon Nielson of the Nielson Group. Three organizations received their services: > Muslim…

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February 2020

Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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This will be the biggest Salem Climate Action in 2020! Show our strength by standing together. Send a message to state legislators and Governor Brown to stand up to the powerful oil industry and pass real climate action. If you show up for one action on climate legislation in 2020, make it this one. RSVP Now!

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Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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As Oregonians of faith, we care deeply about the most vulnerable, especially Oregon's children. Yet, Oregon has the highest rate of K-12 homelessness in the country, and the second-highest rate of youth who are homeless and separated from their parents. At Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day, we will hear about legislation that will address youth homelessness. We will also have an opportunity to meet with our elected leaders and urge them to make this issue a priority. Lunch will be on…

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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 Stephenson, “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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