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Digest for November 12, 2008

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Presentation and Community Discussion on Chronic Pain and Illness
BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE -- this Thursday!
History Pub – Fun, free program at the Kennedy School
Speaker: Mike O'Brien of OSD - How's *Your* Carbon Footprint? A quick energy audit. ( Wednesday night )
Social media marketing for non-techies, Tuesday, 11/18
Upcoming Herbalism Classes
Exploring inner landscapes
Earth-path to Sustainable Leadership Nov. 21-22
E-learning Internship
Crag Law Center job announcement
Coalition for a Livable Future is currently seeking a part-time Office Manager and Program Assistant
Mercy Kits: Holiday Gifts that Warm Hearts AND Make a Difference
Gypsy Re-invention
Volunteer with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers to transform lives!
Group needed to help spruce up Virginia Garcia's Beaverton Clinic!
Testers and researchers needed for Growth Mindset Course

Events

Presentation and Community Discussion on Chronic Pain and Illness

Dicentra presents "When Language Run Dry" (Cuando el Lenguaje Se Seca) zine release and discussion about the experiences of those with chronic pain, their allies, and the inter-related issues of care, support, and how we deal with these issues in our community. Presentation by the editors and contributors of When Language Run Dry, fellow zine writer, Emiko Badillo, followed by a community discussion on chronic illness, and finally a mini-workshop on practical care tools.

Thursday November 20th 6 PM at the Red and Black Café 400 SE 12th Ave. at Oak www.redandblackcafe.com

For more information: Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 503-289-0298.

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BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE -- this Thursday!

Please join BroadArts Theatre along with twenty extraordinary women and two terrific men, community organizers, neighbors, artists, and friends at the BroadArts Visionary Salons. Each Salon features four speakers of diverse experience, tradition and organizational affinity. Interspersed are songs and monologues performed by The BroadArts Band, illuminating the issues and topics of the speakers. Then, we initiate the conversation between you, the audience and community speakers about how we each personally and organizationally contribute to a better future for Portland and in our world.

Thursday, Nov. 13: The Friendly House 2617 NW Savier St 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Environmental issues

Saturday, Nov. 15: Jefferson High School 5210 N Kerby Ave 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Education

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History Pub – Fun, free program at the Kennedy School

November 24, 7:00 pm

Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland 

“90 Seconds Over Toulon”

Wilton Jackson, WWII Bombardier

 

A partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest History to you in a lively pub setting! Come learn more about the region’s fascinating past while enjoying food and drinks. A bombardier with the 17th Bombardment Group, Wilton Jackson survived 61 bombing raids over Europe during WWII.

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Speaker: Mike O'Brien of OSD - How's *Your* Carbon Footprint? A quick energy audit. ( Wednesday night )

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/content/mike-obrien-hows-your-carbon-footprint

Start: Nov 12 2008 - 7:00pm

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As of today, we have to figure out our own ways to measure our energy and carbon footprints. Some parts are fairly easy--for example, our utility bills can tell us a lot about our energy use. But what about food? What's the embodied energy and carbon emissions of our diet? Did you know a meat-eater could reduce their CO2 as much by going vegetarian as by switching to a Prius?

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Social media marketing for non-techies, Tuesday, 11/18

"Social media marketing for non-techies: Social networks"

Do you have and update your LinkedIn or Facebook profile? Do you engage in online communities? Do you participate in conversations about your cause? Do you share resources with others? The workshop will offer practical information about online social networks and how you can harness their potential to promote yourself, your socially responsible organization, and your cause.

Semiosis Communications and CubeSpace are proud to present the second in a series of workshops on how to make the best of Web 2.0 in your organization's marketing. Building an online presence, connecting and interacting with stakeholders, contributing content and sharing expertise is now more important than ever.

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Upcoming Herbalism Classes

Join the Arctos School for upcoming workshops on using herbs and making home remedies! Classes are sliding scale, so as to be accessible to nonprofiteers and other low-income folks.

Herbs for the Immune System - with Missy Rohs - Thursday, November 20th, 7pm-9pm At this time of year, colds and viruses abound. How can we use herbs to keep the immune system strong and alert? Join us as we sample teas and tinctures while learning about the medicinal properties of Pacific Northwest plants. Location: SE Portland. Registration required by Nov. 17th -- email [email protected] Cost: $30 (sliding scale available)

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Exploring inner landscapes

Living Earth Dharma Reflection Circle

Friday Nov. 14 and 28, 7:00-8:30 pm  (twice-monthly schedule)

Yoga Shala SE, 3249 SE Division

Living Earth folks gather to explore the quiet terrain of our hearts, where the wonderful, pesky, complicated aspects of our all-too-human nature cross the vast field of our deepest knowing. Time to reflect and connect in community.  All are welcome; suggested donation $5. www.livingearthgatherings.org for more information.

 

 

Betsy Toll

Living Earth Gatherings

PO Box 86960, Portland, OR 97286

503-788-7311 ~ www.livingearthgatherings.org

 

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Earth-path to Sustainable Leadership Nov. 21-22

Nov. 21-22: Beautiful True Nature ~ The Earth-Path to Sustainable Leadership

What if we applied the principles of sustainability in all our relationships, as we aim to do in our consumption practices? What if we could develop sustainable practices in communication, personal relationships, and in our approaches to project management and conflict resolution? Join us for this evening-daylong workshop exploring principles of deep democracy, collective intelligence, and eco-centric archetypes that can transform our approach to leadership. Judy Chambers facilitates this workshop for Living Earth.  Info and registration online at www.livingearthgatherings.org.

 

 

Betsy Toll

Living Earth Gatherings

PO Box 86960, Portland, OR 97286

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Jobs & Internships

E-learning Internship

Medical Teams International is seeking an E-Learning Intern to help create an online course for our staff, partners, and volunteers around the world.

The e-learning intern will develop a web-based course from a detailed design using MTI's content management system, working together with our program and technology staff.

Qualifications: - Basic HTML and web design skills. - Familiarity with content management programs. - Basic graphic design skills. - Ability to edit, synthesize, and convey information for educational use.

Scheduling is flexible, 8-10 hours per week. This internship is unpaid.

If you're interested or have questions, please contact Molly Brandt: [email protected] or 503-624-1011. Thanks!

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Crag Law Center job announcement

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY POSITION

Crag Law Center is offering a two-year fellowship as an Associate Attorney starting in the fall of 2009.  Our ideal candidate has at least 1 to 3 years of litigation experience, which could include recent graduates with significant experience gained while in law school and/or through a judicial clerkship.  The position could begin sooner depending on availability of the candidate.     

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Coalition for a Livable Future is currently seeking a part-time Office Manager and Program Assistant

Coalition for a Livable Future is seeking a part-time Office Manager and Program Assistant.

Duties include managing the CLF office, bookkeeping, donor and member database management and a variety of program support activities, including supervising volunteers. Candidates should be attentive to detail, highly organized, possess strong communication skills, and be able handle multiple priorities at once.

Friendly,fast-paced office requires flexibility. IT skills a big bonus! View fulljob description and application information here: http://www.clfuture.org/about/jobs/

People of diverse backgrounds,including women and people of color, encouraged to apply.Position open until filled. Apply immediately.

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Nonprofit News

Mercy Kits: Holiday Gifts that Warm Hearts AND Make a Difference

GIVE THE GIFT THAT MATTERS

Mercy Kits touch the hearts of those closest to you and extend that warmth to struggling children and families around the world. Created by Portland-based Mercy Corps, Mercy Kits are a unique, heartfelt way to support those in need while giving gifts that feel good to everyone.

New for the 2008 Season:

*All new designs *Eight new kits *Convenient online bulk order option *Wider price range to fit every budget

HOW MERCY KITS WORK

Mercy Kits are a wonderful way to add meaning to your holiday gifts. The purchase of a Mercy Kit helps to support Mercy Corps’ worldwide humanitarian programs.

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Q & A

Gypsy Re-invention

Hello,

My name is Julie Fraser, four weeks ago, I re-located to Portland from Yakima, WA. I have worked for the only not-for-profit hospital in Yakima for the past 19 years. I wore several hats simultaneously while working for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, the most recent have been that as Hospice Volunteer & Bereavement Coordinator and Childbirth Educator. I sold the home I raised my children in and decided I needed a Gypsy re-invention of sorts. I now find myself in the lovely city of Portland where my daughter works at the Re-Building Center.

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Volunteer with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers to transform lives!

Want to transform lives by helping bring high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary healthcare to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties? Come join the Virginia Garcia Volunteer Team! We are currently recruiting volunteers for several of our clinic locations. Check out our website for more information on what we are all about and locations (www.virginiagarcia.org)!

Here are some of our current opportunities:

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Group needed to help spruce up Virginia Garcia's Beaverton Clinic!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to think about all that you are thankful for. It's also a great time to give back to the community and help those in need!

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center serves more than 30,000 low income and uninsured patients each year offering primary care, vision, dental and mental health services through 4 health clinics, 3 dental clinics, a school-based health center and a mobile health van.

Our Beaverton Clinic is in need of some sprucing up and could use YOUR HELP!

We are looking for 12 volunteers to help us shampoo the carpets at the Beaverton Clinic on November 28 from 8:30am-12:30pm. We will provide rug doctors, shampoo and goodies. What a great way to work off some Thanksgiving calories!

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Testers and researchers needed for Growth Mindset Course

Studies have found that the development of the growth mindset improves mentoring abilities, intelligence, motivation, and cooperativeness. Would you enjoy testing a growth mindset course or collaboratively exploring existing research on the growth mindset?

More information: http://www.chira.net/growth

Or contact: Ko Chira, Email: [email protected] Tel: 971.248.3083

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