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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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This Thursday, Jan. 30, 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…

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February 2020

Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 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. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will join Renew Oregon for a Climate Emergency Day of Action at the Oregon Capitol, with a rally from 12 to 1:30…

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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, 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 your own,…

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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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Trauma Echoes: Surviving and Thriving

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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$30

Have you experienced traumatic events or any incident that has left a lasting mark? Are you having a hard time doing things like you used to, trusting people, mood changes, fearful, more anxiety? Do you need help understanding what is happening with your mind and body? Want to explore ways to cope with the trauma? Come for a support session from a knowledgeable trauma therapist to learn about how trauma impacts the brain and body. Plus, explore tools to help…

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