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Digest for May 14, 2009

Digest Contents:

Citizen Solutions: Building the New Civic Movement, May 19, 2 pm, PSU
Deliberative Democracy: Building the Public Will for Action on Critical Problems, May 29, 1 pm
Nomadic's "The Last Show You'll Ever See" opens 5/15
Policy Program Intern
Northwest Service Academy: GIS Technician and CROPS Coordinator
Free! Lead-Safe Home Projects Workshop
Space Still Available for Ready to Rent Instructor Training
Transgender Children in Transition Workshop at PSU
Capillary Blood Sample Clinician Volunteer with the Josiah Hill III Clinic!
Bilingual Outreach Assistant Volunteer with the Josiah Hill III Clinic!
SCRAP - volunteer opportunities
Take Care of Oregon at Tryon Creek

Events

Citizen Solutions: Building the New Civic Movement, May 19, 2 pm, PSU

Talk by Harry Boyte, Co Chair of the Obama Campaign's Civic Engagement Group Tuesday, May 19th, 2:00-3:30 pm Smith Memorial Student Center at Portland State University Room 338, 1825 SW Broadway

Join Harry Boyte for a look past and a look forward into the realm of engagement and good governance. What's on the engagement horizon as technologies and demographics shift? Are there lessons to be gleaned? Can the diverse strands of civic effort add up to more than the sum of the parts? Folllowing Dr. Boyte's presentation there will be time for questions and discussion.

Flyer can be found here: &http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=29385&a=244117

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Deliberative Democracy: Building the Public Will for Action on Critical Problems, May 29, 1 pm

Friday May 29, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, 5-7 p.m. Reception, White Stag Building, 70 N.W. Couch St, Portland, Oregon, Open to the public.

Registration required: Email [email protected] Donations accepted.

What are the strategies and tactics for strengthening public discourse? How can deliberative processes be used as a vehicle for building public understanding of critical problems and develop commitment to long term policy solutions. This forum will share the findings from some of the leading applied researchers and practitioners with the goal of improving public discourse.

Flyer can be found here: &http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=29013&a=244655

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Nomadic's "The Last Show You'll Ever See" opens 5/15

A woman. A trombone. Apocalypse.

THE LAST SHOW YOU'LL EVER SEE http://www.nomadictheatre.org/last_show.html

There are still some tickets left for opening weekend of THE LAST SHOW YOU'LL EVER SEE. Come early, get a drink and get ready to laugh!

Dates: May 15-17 & 22-24

Times: Fri & Sat at 10pm, Sun at 7pm

Location: Curious Comedy, 5225 NE MLK Blvd, Portland

Tickets: $12 general / $10 students. Available at www.curiouscomedy.org (503.477.9477) $2 off online with code word "petroleum"

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Jobs & Internships

Policy Program Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Sustainable Northwest
position summary:

Job Description: Sustainable Northwest is seeking applicants for an approximately 6 month internship beginning in the month of June, 2009 to provide coordination and administrative support to the Policy Program. Possible assignments would include working with the Policy Program staff to help organize and prepare for the Core Group Retreat (August) and Annual Policy Meeting (December), supporting the coordination of the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC), creating and managing a database of policy contacts, or helping maintain the policy website, among other projects.

Salary / Pay Rate:Dependent on budgetary constraints
more info...

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Northwest Service Academy: GIS Technician and CROPS Coordinator

POSTION ONE:

Northwest Service Academy's Professional Placement Program seeks a GIS Technician to be placed at National Center for Conservation Science and Policy (NCCSP).  

The GIS Technician will provide direct GIS support services to our Climate Futures Forum projects by analyzing climate change projection data and producing the maps and graphs necessary to help communities understand what climate induced disturbances they are likely to experience in the coming decades. The Technician will assist with facilitating science workshops in the communities that are hosting Climate Change Futures Forums and in writing the technical aspects of the final reports for each pilot project site.

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Trainings

Free! Lead-Safe Home Projects Workshop

It’s spring, and that leads many of us to think about home projects. Have an old house that needs work? Refinishing that old door? Thinking of sanding a window-sill in your 1930 home? Lean how to do it lead-safe! Community Energy Project is offering this free shop teaches participants how to conduct lead-paint disturbing projects in a safe and manageable way. Qualified participants also receive a free kit of materials – sanding sponge, bucket, HEPA grade mask, plastic, and have access to borrow a dual-sealed professional-grade HEPA vacuum cleaner to do lead-safe cleanup.

Thursday, May 21st from 6:00-7:30pm at Community Energy Project (422 NE Alberta Street, Portland OR)

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Space Still Available for Ready to Rent Instructor Training

This three-day training will equip agency providers with the necessary tools to successfully guide clients through the Ready to Rent process. The training consists of an interactive, participatory learning environment that will stimulate thinking, encourage growth, increase knowledge, enhance teaching skills, and motivate attendees to provide clients with a life changing learning experience.

Training will be held June 2-3, 9:00am-4:00pm and June 4, 9:00am-1:00pm. Registration fee: $250 for first 15 paid registrations, $450 thereafter. Fee includes all training materials, local licensing fee, and continental breakfast.

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Transgender Children in Transition Workshop at PSU

Please join us for this workshop in Human Services Continuing Education at PSU. 

Gender Transition III: Transgender Children in Transition with Reid Vanderburgh Fri 8:30am-4 pm May 15, 2009 Focus on the issues that arise when children transition. At pre-pubescent ages, social transition at school (actualizing a new gender role) is often optimal but presents challenges for parents, teachers, and administrators. During adolescence, issues arise over hormonal interventions as well as more typical issues such as dating and relationship development.

Click on the link following the description for more information, including registration instructions:

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Volunteering

Capillary Blood Sample Clinician Volunteer with the Josiah Hill III Clinic!

Volunteer Description:

About the Josiah Hill Clinic

The Josiah Hill Clinic is a grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by the late community activist, Josiah Hill III.  Our organization provides mobile blood lead testing, green cleaning workshops, and healthy home check-ups, as well as environmental health outreach/education at community events.  In addition to services which help protect children from environmental hazards, JHC works to develop community leaders and advocate for policies which create healthier housing for children.  With only two full time staff members, Josiah Hill Clinic relies on the support of their strong diverse volunteer base to reach thousands of community members each year.

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Bilingual Outreach Assistant Volunteer with the Josiah Hill III Clinic!

Volunteer Description:

Bilingual (Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali-Maay) Outreach Assistant

About the Josiah Hill Clinic

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SCRAP - volunteer opportunities

Lend a Hand - Get Involved - We need you!

Whether you are interested in a one time event or long term placement, we’d like to hear from you. Last year SCRAP Volunteers contributed nearly 5000 hours of their time & energy to help us fulfill our mission.

Current Opportunities: (posted 05/12/09)

Retail Store Assistants: Work with Staff to receive, track, sort and stock donated materials; Provide customer service including individual problem solving, project planning and resource acquisition. Various 3 hour shifts available.

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Take Care of Oregon at Tryon Creek

Down by the Riverside Ivy Pull at Tryon Creek

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Time: 9:00 – Noon

Where: Meet at the Nature Center at Tryon Creek State Park

Description: The Friends of Tryon Creek are hosting an Oregon Take Action day in honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday.  SOLV is organizing state wide events for groups and individuals to work throughout the region and state to make our communities a better and healthier place to live.  Please contact SOLV at (http://www.solv.org/) in order to sign-up and help out here at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.  We will be removing invasive English ivy to protect our special, urban forest that provides fish and wildlife habitat as well as recreation and education activities for visitors.

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