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Digest for January 26, 2010

Digest Contents:

Join us for a presentation on animal consciousness.
The Politics of Immigration, Labor and Food
Senior GAP Coordinator
OMSI Human Resources Intern
Community Organizer, Urban League Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project
Healthy Kids Case Manager
LAST CHANCE - Apply by Friday 1/29 for Pro-Bono Consulting
Free Community Workshops
Holistic Health Brown Bag Seminars at PSU
Zenger Farm Spring Field Trip Volunter

Events

Join us for a presentation on animal consciousness.

Can fish feel pain? Are birds stupid? Is all animal behavior just instinct? Science has come a long way from the days when it was thought that only humans had emotions, could think, or were conscious. Now, the more we look, the more we find animals that communicate, cooperate, and think. Even chickens have a vocabulary. In many cases, animal senses and sometimes their memory skills exceed our own.

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The Politics of Immigration, Labor and Food

On January 29, Paul Apostolidis will examine American immigration reform through the stories of immigrant meatpackers. He will explain how these immigrants protected themselves during hazardous factory work, how they democratized their union, and how, in partnership with local consumers concerned about food safety, they made the slaughterhouse safer for workers and consumers alike.

Apostolidis will argue that immigration reform should not only give immigrants new rights to reside here, but should also recognize the unique abilities of immigrants to strengthen American democracy and develop creative solutions to social problems that intertwine the fates of all.

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Jobs & Internships

Senior GAP Coordinator

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Senior GAP program. Impact NW recognizes the value of a diverse work force and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.

  ENTRY WAGE: $12.20 to $13.94/hrFull Time

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OMSI Human Resources Intern

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Human Resources Intern. This is an unpaid position which offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved in human resources at a major non-profit. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Summary of Position: This internship position will aid the Human Resources staff in balancing the museum's strategic objectives with the everyday needs of the staff. The Human Resources intern will manage specific projects, conduct and present research and assist with general office duties in the Human Resources Department as needed.

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Information

organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

The Urban League is seeking a part-time, highly motivated and energetic Organizer to work with African American and other community residents to be more engaged in decision-making on such issues as City housing, community development and planning, employment and economic development policies as part of the League’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience

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Information

organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

Healthy Kids is expanding Oregon's child health coverage options for working families. The Urban League’s Healthy Kids program will reach out to African Americans in North and NE Portland to increase awareness about the availability and eligibility for enrollment in the Oregon Health Plan. The Healthy Kids Case Manager will encourage and help eligible families apply, and help shape the identity of the Urban League of Portland as a resource for case management and client advocacy.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.00-$15.00/hr depending on experience

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Nonprofit News

LAST CHANCE - Apply by Friday 1/29 for Pro-Bono Consulting

The Community Consulting Program (CCP) is an outreach effort sponsored by the Organizational Development Network of Oregon and provides pro-bono consulting services to Portland area public benefit non-profits. CCP is accepting applications through January 29th for our Spring Round of consulting assistance. For more information, client testimonials, and to download the application, go to the ODN Oregon homepage and look for the CCP link on the left menu: www.ODNoregon.org

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Community Workshops

Please join us for these free estate planning classes covering health care directives(state and federal), guardianship, conservatorship, probate, powers of attorney, wills and living trusts. These workshops will be conducted by Richard B. Schneider, attorney and author, as part of the following community programs:

WED 02.03.10 6:30-7:45P SE BELMONT LIBRARY

SAT 02.06.10 10:30A-12P N OVERLOOK HOUSE

MON 02.08.10 6:30-7:45P NE HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY

WED 02.10.10 10:30A-12P Wilsonville WILSONVILLE CENTER

SAT 02.20.10 11:30A-12:15P Expo Ctr BABY BOOMER LIFESTYLE EXPO(free admittance)

MON 02.22.10 1-2:30P Hillsboro HILLSBORO COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

Regards, Devra

Devra Augusson Education & Public Affairs Coordinator

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Holistic Health Brown Bag Seminars at PSU

Holistic Health in Practice: Body Symptoms, Fulfillment, and Creativity with Katje Wagner, MS A 3-part brown bag series dedicated to holistic health: an everyday way of being as we encounter the real challenges in our lives and the possibilities they contain.

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Volunteering

Zenger Farm Spring Field Trip Volunter

Come volunteer at Zenger Farm this spring!

Zenger Farm is a small non-profit farm and wetland area in Southeast Portland.

We are hosting a training for spring field trip leaders. Field trip leaders spend two to four hours at the farm each week helping lead our hands-on programs for youth.

Spring Training is 9:30-2:30 on Friday February 26th. At the training we will learn about local flora and fauna, discuss the fine art of behavior management, and get our hands dirty on the farm!

If you are interested please contact Education Director, Alice Froehlich [email protected] - 503.282.4245

www.zengerfarm.org

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