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Digest for January 14, 2010

Digest Contents:

What if you changed your face?
Green Night Out - CANCELED!!
Free! Metro President Candidates Forum 1/19
"dont u luv me?" performances to benefit Raphael House
Field Crew Technician
United Way: Administrative Assistant Position Opening
Herbalism courses and workshops with the Arctos School
SOLV's Volunteer Action Training, Thurs. Jan 28
Oregon Action Community Leadership Development Training
Refugee and Immigrant Family Literacy Tutors Needed
KBOO Community Radio seeks New Board Member
MLK Day at Tryon Creek

Events

What if you changed your face?

An identity and mask making workshop for teenagers

A unique 5 day mask making class that encourages youth to develop a positive view of their heritages through artistic creation of a mask. The class will include making the mask and exploration of it through performance techniques.

This class is put on by the Multiple Heritage Family Resource Center through the Portland Parks and Recreation.

Class begins 1/21/10 at the SW Community Center. Cost: $80 (includes materials and registration fee)

To enroll call the SW Community Center at 503-823-2840 and register for course #309438

For more information about the Multiple Heritage Family Resource Center visit our website at www.multipleheritagefamilyresourcecenter.org

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Green Night Out - CANCELED!!

Due to the unforeseen circumstance of the Agency Ultra Sports Lounge being evicted today, Green Night Out – Music for Conservation, a fundraiser for Project Wilderness, is canceled.

We sincerely apologize and regret any inconvenience this may cause any of our attendees. Every board member of Project Wilderness is very excited to meet all supporters of our cause and we hope that you are able to join us at future events. We would like to especially thank our sponsors for their generous donations and continued support of Project Wilderness and assure them they will be featured and promoted at our next event. We also want to thank the bands Pilar French and Jackson Jackson and The Citizens. Thank you for your continued support.

www.Projectwilderness.org

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Free! Metro President Candidates Forum 1/19

Care about the sustainability of our region? You have the power to decide who will be the next elected leader of Metro. Bring your questions to quiz the candidates for Council President of Metro. Local labor and Environmental leaders will also be there to throw in their two cents.

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: McMenamin's Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Portland. In the gymnasium.

Cost: Free! With free food, too.

For more information, contact [email protected]

This event is sponsored by AFSCME Green environmental caucus, AFSCME Local 3580, LIUNA Local 483, and the Coalition for a Livable Future.

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"dont u luv me?" performances to benefit Raphael House

January 21 and 22, 2010 Doors open 6:30pm Show begins 7pm

Southridge High School 9625 Southwest 125th Avenue Beaverton, OR 97008

Directed by Thomas Varga, local teens present "don't u luv me?," a dramatic work by Linda Daugherty Tickets $6 All proceeds to benefit Raphael House of Portland. After the show, staff from Raphael House will host a discussion about teen dating violence with audience and cast members.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Friends of Trees / Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
position summary:

Friends of Trees (FoT) is a local non-profit dedicated to greening Portland area streets and open urban spaces and Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (Portland OIC) is a non-profit dedicated to the education and employment training of young adults. With support from the Portland Development Commission and Work Systems, these organizations are seeking to hire and manage a weekday field crew to plant trees in eligible Urban Renewal Areas in Portland along Portland’s Multi-Use Path from January 2010 through early April 2010.

The Field Crew Technician (FCT) will be part of a team of five other FCTs who will be planting trees and shrubs, mulching and watering newly installed plants, and potentially helping to direct volunteers.

Salary / Pay Rate:$8.40/hour - plus a set of rain gear and work boots

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United Way: Administrative Assistant Position Opening

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant to perform a wide range of administrative duties in support of the Vice President-Resource Development/Workplace Giving and the Workplace Giving Team.  3-5 years experience required.  Additional information:  www.unitedway-pdx.org.  Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected]  Reference Job #200.  Position closes 1/24/10.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Trainings

Herbalism courses and workshops with the Arctos School

Come and start out the new year with new knowledge! The Arctos School always offers sliding-scale classes for nonprofit workers and other low-income folks.

The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies http://arctosschool.org Herbalism Workshops, Plant Walks, & Courses Winter 2010

Sustainable Herbalism -with Gradey Proctor Monday, January 18th, 7pm-9pm Join us at Cascadia Wild for this free introductory class. We will discuss and taste many different medicinal plants and talk about medicine making. From the grocery shelf to wildcrafting, we will also explore different ways of sustainably acquiring our own herbs. Location: Cascadia Wild’s office (3945 SE Hawthorne). Cost: Free – donations to Cascadia Wild gladly accepted.

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SOLV's Volunteer Action Training, Thurs. Jan 28

SOLV’s Volunteer Action Training

Learn how volunteers can help your community accomplish more with less. This workshop is designed to help community members organize a SOLV project focused around litter cleanup and removal, invasive plant removal, native planting, or watershed maintenance and monitoring.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Oregon State Office Building

800 NE Oregon St

Portland, Oregon

This workshop will focus on recruiting and leading volunteers; preventing volunteer burnout; working with the media; and fundraising. The training will help you work with your neighbors to improve your community. It is free for anyone planning a SOLV project; otherwise there is a $75 fee for training materials.

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Oregon Action Community Leadership Development Training

Oregon Action Community Leadership Development Training

Every Wednesday in February 2010 Feb, 3rd, 10th, 17th and, 24th 6:30-8:30 Food, Beverage, Materials Provided

Building Social Movements Learn about local movements and how they have shaped the Portland community. Come away with a historical understanding of social justice movements and how it relates to today

Organize, Mobilize, Educate: Building Organizing Skills Hear stories from local grassroots leaders who have made change happen in their community. Participants will learn how to be an effective advocate, and how to organize campaigns around issues or problems in their community.

Impacting Public Policy How does city government work? Learn how you can impact decision making on a local level.

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Volunteering

Refugee and Immigrant Family Literacy Tutors Needed

Refugee and Immigrant Support and Education (RISE) Family Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to teach English and life skills to refugee and immigrant families. RISE volunteers work 3-5 hours per week with immigrant/refugee families from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, and several African countries. They provide in-home culturally and linguistically appropriate English lessons and activities that empower their families to address housing, food, educational and health needs upon arrival in the United States.

For more information about becoming a RISE volunteer, contact Gail Snyder at: [email protected] or call 503-731-9572.

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KBOO Community Radio seeks New Board Member

KBOO Community Radio is interested in appointing one individual to serve on the KBOO Board of Directors. This appointment will be until September 30, 2010. We are particularly interested in applicants who would be able to serve as Secretary to the Board.

An ideal person to fill this position would have excellent organization and note taking skills. This person would be a team player and have an eagerness to be involved in making decisions that will define the future for KBOO. To find out more about this opportunity, contact [email protected], or check out kboo.fm/governance.

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MLK Day at Tryon Creek

Happy MLK Day! 

 

Please join us for a morning of forest restoration at Tryon Creek State Natural Area! 

 

From 9am to 12pm, we will work to restore and preserve our 650-acre mixed forest by removing invasive English Ivy. 

 

Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and expect to have a great time!  All minors must be checked in by their parent/guardian and those 15 & under will need their parent/guardian to stay with them throughout the activity.

 

Please contact Amy Hoffman at 503-636-4398 or [email protected] with any questions.

 

 

 

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