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Digest for April 21, 2009

Digest Contents:

The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future
Shakers' Ball: Raising Awareness of Young Onset Parkinson's
The Role of the Port in Portland
Native American Art Show - Last Sunday
Nontoxic Cleaning workshop in Clark County
FSC Media Release- Women & Islam
Spring Work Party at Zenger Farm Next Saturday
TACS Workshop: Building a Brand Worthy of Your Mission, 5/14 Portland
Film: A Sense of Wonder--Rachel Carson
Affordable Summer Filmmaking Program for Teens Enrolling Now
Sunday Parkways - N, NE, SE Portland
ACLU of Oregon Annual Dinner Planning Committee
Volunteer for Hollywood Farmers' Market!

Events

The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future

The Global Oneness Project invites you to a free film event recognizing the role of local communities in global change. Join us to exchange ideas, foster relationships, and strengthen the changes already happening in our world.

Featuring: —Short films from the Global Oneness Project —Interactive cafe-style conversations —Guest speaker Orland Bishop, founder of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Watts, Los Angeles, and a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban truces and restoring community —Q&A with filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

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Shakers' Ball: Raising Awareness of Young Onset Parkinson's

The 5th Annual Shakers' Ball, a family-friendly afternoon of music, is this Sunday (April 26th) at The Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland). The artistic lineup features fantastic local talent: Keeter Stuart Band, The Bart Ferguson Band, Lisa Mann Band and Pilar French Intention.

Come for a set or stay for the afternoon - either way we know you will have a great time and rest easy knowing you are supporting an important cause.

Tickets are just $10 (in advance or at the door) and children under 16 are free! The first set starts at 1:00 pm and we play on until 5:00 pm. To purchase admission tickets or for more information, call Parkinson's Resources of Oregon at 503-594-0901.

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The Role of the Port in Portland

Oregon’s economic vitality depends heavily on trade, transportation and manufacturing, areas in which the Port of Portland is deeply involved. In addition, the Port funnels much of Oregon’s whopping $19.4 billion of annual exports, inextricably linking Port activities to the growth and success of the regional economy. On April 24 at City Club of Portland's Friday Forum, Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Port of Portland, will discuss the importance of balanced economic development strategies that include blue, green and white-collar jobs. He will address industrial and transportation land-use planning as it relates to the Port, and will describe how good planning is essential for job growth.

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Native American Art Show - Last Sunday

Native American Art Empowers “Invisible People” Red Lodge Transition Services Native American Prisoner Art Show Northeast Community Center 1630 NE 38th Ave Portland, OR 97232

April 26th Elizabeth Woody Native American Poet, 1:30pm

Native American speakers, drumming and Red Lodge community members there to share information about Red Lodge. Over 50 artists, whose work will be displayed, are incarcerated in Oregon prisons. They have donated their artwork in support of the Women’s Transition House Fund. Nine Oregon prisons have participated in this project. Reproductions of the art work will be offered at affordable prices. *Admission is free of charge. *This is a great family opportunity to experience Native American culture.

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Nontoxic Cleaning workshop in Clark County

Make a Green Cleaning Kit!

Learn how to save money and the environment by making your own cleaning products. Leave with a green cleaning kit to give away or keep for yourself. Start out the spring with nontoxic products keeping your pets, children and the environment healthy!

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: CASEE Center, 11104 NE 149 Street, Brush Prairie

Cost: Workshop is free, however there is a $15.00 charge for supplies if you want to make a kit during the class.

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: (360) 397-6060 ext. 0 or email jenifer.naas[email protected] for more information.

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FSC Media Release- Women & Islam

For Immediate Release:         April 20, 2009

Contact:         Michelle Kroll (503) 794-8542

Email:             [email protected]  

Attachment:    Media Release

Re:                Women & Islam

Date:             April 27, 2009

Time:            7:00pm –9:00pm

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Spring Work Party at Zenger Farm Next Saturday

Spring Work Party

Saturday, April 25th (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Tis' the season to plant and weed! Spend an afternoon playing in the dirt and help us keep our farm fields and gardens thriving. While you're here, visit the chickens, check out the wildlife in the wetland and enjoy a spring day on the farm. Please RSVP by sending your name, phone number, email address, # of people attending to [email protected] or call 503.282.4245.

Prairie Hale

Community Involvement Coordinator

NWSA AmeriCorps Member

Friends of Zenger Farm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

503.282.4245

[email protected]  

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TACS Workshop: Building a Brand Worthy of Your Mission, 5/14 Portland

Presenter: Rich Bruer, Principal, R.Bruer Company

Date: May 14, 2009

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Each nonprofit has a unique character and impact, but many fail to fully communicate it. Lacking a distinct brand, organizations may be hard-pressed to achieve their mission, and never more so than in today's difficult fundraising environment. Designed for executive directors, board members, and other leaders, this workshop will show how you can build a brand that sets your nonprofit apart and engages donors and supporters in your mission.

Learn a process for:

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Film: A Sense of Wonder--Rachel Carson

The Columbia Group of the Sierra Club is proud to present an Earth Day celebration of the writer and scientist whose inspiration gave birth to the modern environmental movement:

A Sense of WonderRachel Carson’s love for the natural world and her fight to defend it--a film dramatization of an interview with Rachel Carson, as portrayed by Kauilani Lee.with a live musical introduction by Pacific Northwest artist:Alexa Wiley (http://www.myspace.com/awileyp)

When: April 22, 2009. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The program will begin promptly at 7 PM.

Where: Sierra Club at 1821 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR 97211

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Jobs & Internships

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Nonprofit News

Affordable Summer Filmmaking Program for Teens Enrolling Now

Project Youth Doc (PYD) is an intensive course in documentary film production for teens 13-16 that takes place each summer at the Hollywood Theatre in NE Portland. Our students experience documentary film as a vehicle for self-expression, an empowering process through which they create their own message and their own visual language. In doing so, they forge stronger connections to their peers, to their community and to themselves.

Through this work, we help students develop valuable life skills. We also hope that in working with others – both adults and their peers – students learn the art of compromise and of respectful self-expression and constructive criticism, and in doing so, build character throughout this remarkable artistic journey.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Sunday Parkways - N, NE, SE Portland

This summer thousands of people will be out walking, biking, rolling, and running in the traffic-free streets, plus enjoying music, food, entertainment and activities in some of Portland’s beautiful parks.

Volunteering for Sunday Parkways is a great way to help make this a successful event while having fun.

Over 400 volunteers are needed for each event in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland. As a volunteer you will receive a really cool Sunday Parkways t-shirt, an informational training, snacks and so many smiles it will knock your socks off!

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ACLU of Oregon Annual Dinner Planning Committee

The ACLU Foundation of Oregon Event Committee helps to protect precious freedoms by raising money for the organization through the planning and executing of our Annual Dinner. The proceeds from this event support ACLU programming in Oregon. The Annual Dinner Committee consists of 6-10 volunteers who meet on a monthly basis to share ideas and plan this signature event.

Hours: The Annual Dinner Committee meets once per month, meeting times are adjusted based on volunteer availability. Follow-up and next steps after these meetings may require up to five additional hours per month.

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Volunteer for Hollywood Farmers' Market!

Organization: Hollywood Farmers' Market

Come out and help support local, sustainable agriculture! At the Hollywood Farmers' Market you can help with setting up the market, staffing the info booth, greeting customers, and breaking down the market at the end of the day. Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, April 25th from 10 to 12.

To volunteer please contact Jody Anderson at 503.803.7279 or [email protected]

To learn more about Hollywood Farmers' Market go to www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org

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