This May, SE Uplift is providing a series of trainings, conversations and resources to support our efforts to Stay Safe, Stay Home, and Be Prepared for whatever might come our way. We are partnering with the East Community Safety Team at the Office of Community & Civic Life, Portland United Against Hate, and Portland Bureau of Emergency management to host five free learning opportunities throughout the month. See topics and… Read More »Stay Safe. Stay Home: Community Safety Series
Welcome to SE Uplift’s virtual earth week! Each year, SE Uplift hosts Earth Day litter pickups, clean-ups, and events with staff, neighborhoods, and community partners. This year, SE Uplift will celebrate earth day’s 50th anniversary with a week-long virtual earth week! Starting Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th we will be sharing activities, livestream events, share information on recycling and waste-related topics, fun reuse tips, and more! Check out… Read More »SE Uplift Virtual Earth Week 2020
Race & Adoption: A FREE Community Conversation In honor of National Adoption Month this month, SE Uplift is hosting a FREE community conversation in partnership with Oregon Humanities & Astrid Castro discussing the topic of Race & Adoption! National Adoption Month is a month to raise awareness of the need of adoptive families for children and youth currently in the foster care system. SE Uplift is proud to raise awareness… Read More »Race & Adoption Conversation Project
SE Uplift & Bikes for Humanity PDX Hosting Bike Maintenance class on July 10th! Are you interested in living more environmentally friendly? Interested in owning a bike? Then this class is for you! Join SE Uplift & Bike for Humanity PDX in this intro course on bike maintenance and the like. This event will start at noon and go on until 4:30pm. You can bring your bike! You do not… Read More »Bike Maintenance Day with Bikes for Humanity PDX!
Gaby Saldana-Lopez and Christina Estimé, SEUL Staff SE Uplift, along with our partners Northeast Coalition of Neighbors and the East Portland Community Office, is incredibly excited to work on a new event that brings the SE, NE, and East Portland coalitions together in an effort to support a variety of businesses owned and operated by People of Color! The Exchange is a multi-cultural day market that will bring together food, art,… Read More »The Exchange: A Multi-Cultural Day Market!
SE Uplift is hosting another session of this awesome community conversation! Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? Join a free community conversation that investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. This is the focus of “Why DIY? Self-Sufficiency and American Life,” a… Read More »FREE Community Conversation: Why DIY? Self-Sufficiency in America
We are hosting a FREE movie showing at SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition! In honor of pride month, we will be hosting a cult classic public viewing here at at SE Uplift. You can follow THIS LINK to get a ticket! Never heard of this movie? Here is a synopsis! Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing… Read More »But I’m a Cheerleader: Pride Month Movie Showing
The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? How do we talk to children about… Read More »Race & Adoption: A Conversation Project
Help us to uphold the tradition of maintaining previous VBC projects by joining SE Uplift in brushing a clay color wash onto its two beautiful cob benches. Follow this link to sign up to volunteer: Volunteer Here! SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition supports its neighborhood associations and community partners by providing education and training for neighborhood leadership, urban planning, fiscal management and communications. Thursday, June 6th @ 10-4pm! Learn to create a… Read More »Volunteer with SEUL at the Village Building Convergence!
In 1992, in the midst of riots sparked by the acquittal of police officers who brutally beat him, Rodney King asked, “Can we get along?” This iconic American question still resonates today. What is it that drives this question, and why can it be so difficult to answer? What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to and have the potential to break… Read More »Can We Get Along? Examining Our Personal Experiences of Connection and Community