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Digest for October 14, 2008

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Join OHSU, March of Dimes, and The Barker Foundation for the Second Annual Nutrition in the Womb Course
Portland State University to hold Feminisms Conference October 31
Kimya Dawson Concert ( musical inspiration behind the movie Juno) to Benefit the Village Free School
Volunteer at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Women’s Weekend Retreat -- Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008
Watershed Programs Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
INTEGRATED TREATMENT SPECIALIST: Mental Health/Chemical Dependency
Homeless Veterans Housing Case Manager
World Travel 101 presentation on October 15th
Database Specialist Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Free Aquarium with fish
Bureau of Planning Recruits Members for a Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan
Help us continue to empower young women!
AtlasTi Qualitative Software Training Nov 19th & 20th
Volunteer at the YWCA
YWCA On-going Volunteer Work
Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Events

Join OHSU, March of Dimes, and The Barker Foundation for the Second Annual Nutrition in the Womb Course

“The diets of mothers today are determining the health of future generations.”

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Portland State University to hold Feminisms Conference October 31

Portland State University to hold Feminisms Conference October 31

The 2008 Feminisms Conference, entitled “Under Pressure: Women, Oppression, and Leadership” will take place Friday, October 31st from 9am to 5pm in the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University. An array of campus groups have come together for this conference to address how gender oppression cannot be addressed without understanding oppression based on race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, and to build coalitions between local and campus groups working for social justice.

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Kimya Dawson Concert ( musical inspiration behind the movie Juno) to Benefit the Village Free School

Hello CNRG Community,

I wanted to invite you all to come to this amazing event. If you don't know Kimya Dawson, ask your teenage friends--she's amazing and has become very well known since her music was featured as an integral part of the movie "Juno" and her work with the band The Moldy Peaches.

Opening for Kimya is the critically acclaimed Jonah Matranga of Far, onelinedrawing, and now solo performing across the globe.

Also performing is Village Free School's own band, the Free Choir!

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Volunteer at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter

On Saturday, October 18th we will be cleaning and organizing our shelter in preparation for our November 1st reopening. Join us from 8:00 am to noon for a morning of meaningful work with caring people.   Also, for those interested in volunteering at the shelter once we re-open in November, there will be two volunteer trainings in October: on the 14th and the 22nd from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

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Women’s Weekend Retreat -- Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008

Celebrate the changing seasons through ceremony, meditation and play, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at Menucha Retreat Center in The Gorge. It’s an opportunity for women of all ages to convene in the way our ancient ancestors did. Spiritual retreat will renew both body and spirit! Scholarships available. For more information email Deandra Ellerbe at [email protected] or call 503.704.6715.

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Jobs & Internships

Watershed Programs Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership

Watershed Programs Coordinator – Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership   Post Date:  October 10, 2008 Close Date:  November 24, 2008

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Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc.
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This position provides services primarily at our busy Old Town service center which provides both shelter and outreach services.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to [email protected], or by FAX to 503 823 9210, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 475 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209.

JOB DESCRIPTION October 13, 2008

Position: Integrated Treatment Specialist (Mental Health/Chemical Dependency) Supervisor: Glisan Center Director Hours: Full-time Mon – Fri 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Salary / Pay Rate:$15.00/Hr ($15.39 if bilingual English/Spanish)

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Information

organization:The Salvation Army Harbor Light
position summary:

Provide Housing Case Management to Homeless Veterans in a V.A. Per Diem program. The Case Manager will establish and maintain relationships with clients assigned to his/her case load. The Case Manager will perform screening interviews with clients wishing to gain entrance to the program. This position will maintain all client-related documentation, write case plans, meet weekly with each client and act as an advocate for the client with the Veterans Administration and outside agencies. The Case Manager will be responsible for presenting cases to the team for consultation. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing follow-up assistance as requested by the client for up to one year.

Salary / Pay Rate:$14/hour

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World Travel 101 presentation on October 15th

World Travel 101 10/15/2008 7:00 PM

Presented by Hostelling International.

Geared towards the first-time traveler planning a trip abroad. Whether you are planning an adventure trip to the Serengeti plains, a group study tour to the Mayan ruins, or an exotic honeymoon to Phuket, this workshop will help you maximize your time and minimize frustrations.

You will be given tools and tips on everything from budgeting, packing, finding accommodations, managing health concerns, rail transportation, language barriers, getting the most out of your trip and more.

Location: REI Portland, 1405 NW Johnson St, Portland Oregon Contact:Customer Service, 503-221-1938 Cost: Free Registration Required? No. Web: http://www.rei.com/stores/events/13

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Database Specialist Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Database Specialist (20 hours per week, non-exempt) Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (Portland, Oregon)

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Nonprofit News

Free Aquarium with fish

Free aquarium to a non-profit agency. I have functional large aquarium complete with stand, food, fake plants, decor and 3 interesting fish. I would like the aquarium to go to a non-profit that could benefit from having a nice visual presentation in their lobby, office, community room, etc. Please contact Natalie Mitchell-Royce at [email protected]

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Bureau of Planning Recruits Members for a Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan

The City of Portland is accepting applications through October 31, 2008, for 12 community members to serve on the Community Involvement Committee (CIC) for the Portland Plan. The Portland Plan is a comprehensive, three-year planning project lead by the City’s Bureau of Planning. The purpose of the Portland Plan is to develop policies and actions to guide Portland’s growth and development over at least the next 20 years. The planning effort will result in an update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan and the Central City Plan.

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Q & A

Help us continue to empower young women!

Springdale Job Corps, home to over 200 students ages 16-24, needs help in continuing to assist and empower its young women.

We are in search of community partners who might be able to assist us in situations dealing with rape crisis, domestic violence, women’s health, women’s shelters, etc. Though we provide a variety of resources, we are looking for partners and could use outside assistance in some cases with specialized counseling, or other resources having to do with empowering women.

All you have to do is call or email at the information below and let us know how we can work together. This could be as simple as a list of shelters or clinics or as complex as a partnership where we refer students to you.

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Trainings

AtlasTi Qualitative Software Training Nov 19th & 20th

As part of its continuing professional development and training series, OPEN (Oregon Program Evaluators Network), offers a two-day workshop on Nov 19-20th in ATLAS.ti, a powerful computer application for qualitative data analysis, led by leading ATLAS.ti trainer Dr. Nick Woolf.

Day 1 covers the basic concepts behind the program and its features; strategies for setting up your project and designing your data analysis; using ATLAS.ti appropriately for different approaches to qualitative research; and the theory and practice of coding.

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Volunteering

Volunteer at the YWCA

Want to make a difference quickly. Come join us for one or two days of cleaning as the YWCA SafeHaven Shelter for Families in north Portland gets ready to welcome the many families needing shelter in the cold winter months. No training needed. Friday, Oct 24th in the late afternoon or Saturday the 25th of Oct from 10 am to 4 pm, you pick the day. Other dates and times can be negotiated. Contack us at [email protected]

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YWCA On-going Volunteer Work

Change the life of a child in just a few hours per-week. SafeHaven Shelter for Families in north Portland is looking for family and shelter support volunteers. A short orientation and you can help with children's activities, support shelter and many family events. There are a wide variety of activities to choose from. For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Currently we have a great need for volunteers to help us clean the shelter! there are also other opportunities working directly with our shelter manager throughout the summer. Please contact us as soon as possible! We would love your help!

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Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Are you interested in craft?

Help support the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s mission to enliven and expand the understanding of craft and the museum experience – be a volunteer!

Museum of Contemporary Craft is located at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland’s Pearl District. We are open regional hub where people connect creatively, professionally and socially through craft. The Museum presents excellence in contemporary craft by deepening and expanding the understanding and appreciation of craft.

We are seeking dedicated individuals in the following areas: • Guest Services • Art Education • Events • Administration • Gallery Sales

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