The Portland United Against Hate Coalition is pleased to partner with the Office of Community and Civic Life and SE Uplift to provide the following five trainings between October 2019 and June 2020. The trainings all elevate awareness of the prevalence and danger of hate in our city and offer practical guidance on how to safely interrupt hate and provide trauma-informed care. All the trainings are free and open to the public, you are welcome to sign up for a single program or sign up for the whole series. Due to limited seats please inform Muz Afzal if you are unable to make it to a program that you have signed up for. Please contact Muz Afzal for further inquiries.
*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Muz Afzal at (503) 232-0010 ext 319 or email@example.com. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. The program space has parking on-site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Translation services are available upon request. Please contact Muz Afzal at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these workshops do not necessarily represent those of the City of Portland. Funding for the Portland United Against Hate Civic Dialogue Workshop Series has been made possible in part by a grant from the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life.
Implicit Bias Theory is foundational knowledge for all people invested in anti-bias theory and practice. Implicit bias refers to unconscious, negative beliefs about minority groups. Everyone exhibits this bias in some areas, even when they are consciously committed to equality. This training covers the systemic impact of bias and evidence-based practices to reduce bias in workplace decisions. Participants will experience active learning through an engaging combination presentation, hands-on activities, discussion, and planning.
When: Wed, Aug 28th from 1-4pm
Where: SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97214
This training is hosted and sponsored by SE Uplift with the support of the City of Portland Office of Community & Civic Life. For more information on the trainers please click here. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Muz Afzal at (503) 232-0010 ext 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on-site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. SE Uplift can also be accessed through bus lines 14, 15 and 75. Translation services are available upon request. Please contact Muz Afzal at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations.
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 have to stay the whole time but stop by to get some tips!
**For more information about this free workshop, please contact Christina Estimé at (503) 232-0010 ext 312 or email@example.com. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Please contact Christina at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations. Our space is accessible via the 14, 15, 66, and 75 bus lines.
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, and performances from a wide spectrum of our community. We want to highlight and make space to support local vendors of color and their respective crafts. Our mission is to make meaningful connections across perceived differences to create more vibrant communities.
The Exchange is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th 2019. It will be located in our very own yard and block (at 3534 SE Main St. Portland, OR 97214) from 12:00pm-6:00 pm. It is completely FREE to attend and merchandise will be for sale!
Please follow this link to get a ticket: Get your FREE ticket here!
Are there any fees to participate as a guest or vendor?
No, this event is FREE for all! We want to encourage people to support their local vendors by purchasing from them.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, there isn’t a minimum age requirement, this is an ALL AGES event.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are several bus routes that are within walking distance from our location including 75, 14, 15, 2, and 20. We also have on-site bike parking.
If you are driving:
There is street parking but predict that it will be difficult to find one. We highly encourage taking public transportation or biking. If you do choose to drive consider carpooling!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes, for this event we have two organizers. Feel free to email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for any questions that you may have regarding the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope, we appreciate you “getting a ticket” to RSVP to the event.
Will vendors accept cards?
Some of our vendors do and some don’t. If you forget the day of there are a couple of banks walking distance from our location with ATM including OnPoint, Wells Fargo, Advantis, Key Bank, Umpqua, and U.S. Bank.
*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Christina or Gaby at (503) 232-0010 ext 312 or 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Please contact Christina or Gaby at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations.
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 free conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright on Wednesday, July 24th 2019 at 7:00pm at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St. Portland, OR. This program is hosted by SE Uplift* and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Get your tickets HERE!
*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Christina Estimé at (503) 232-0010 ext 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Please contact Christina at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations. Our office is accessible via the 14, 15, 66 and 75 bus lines.
SE Uplift Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) wrapped up a four month learning and discussion series on housing, displacement, and our single-dwelling zones. The focus of our series was to better understand the history and impacts of our current land use patterns and explore current policy proposals (HB 2001 and Residential Infill Project) in those zones. The group also expanded upon the scheduled conversation and explored displacement impacts and potential solutions, climate change and land use patterns, the urban growth boundary, affordable housing policies and strategies, ownership options, financing options and more. The group also took and unexpected deep dive into housing data. However, the conversation is by no means over, and the LUTC will likely continue to explore these issues and invite additional experts and professionals to unpack displacement, the many aspects of housing, climate change, and more. For a summary of the sessions and additional resources, review the information below and continue to engage with the Land Use and Transportation Committee at SE Uplift.
Understanding the context
June 2019 Session 1: Exploring the History of our Single-Dwelling Zones
Meeting Summary: At the June Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC) Allen Lazo from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon summarized the evolution of how single-dwelling zones came to be from the 1920’s to now. Also how their formation contributed (along with a number of other housing and finance policies and practices) to the stark neighborhood segregation and wealth inequality we see still in our neighborhoods today. He also shared some current policy proposals across the state and locally that are challenging our understanding of “normal” land use patterns and housing policy, but are in fact rooted in a racist and elitist past. The group was very focused on the issue of displacement and how to prevent that moving forward with any policy proposal.
Learn More: If you were not able to attend the June Session, watch these two short videos: (1) Segregated by Design and (2) “Zoning Matters: How Land-Use Policies Shape Our Lives”. These videos summarize the history of zoning and housing policies and practices that intentionally segregated people by race and income over the last century which has had devastating and lasting effects on African Americans in particular. If you’d like to dive into the history further, “The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein is an excellent in depth examination of that history. Additionally, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon has resources and occasional training/presentation opportunities that dive into this topic and other Oregon-specific tactics to discriminate within the housing sector.
July 2019 Session 2: Reviewing the Housing Data
Understanding the Present and Looking to the Future
August 2019 Session 3: Diving into Displacement & Exploring other Planning Tools for Housing (Urban Growth Boundary)
September 2019 Session 4: Discussing the Future – Housing Policy & Residential Infill Project (RIP)
Meeting Summary: City of Portland’s Housing Bureau has been working to understand and solve the housing crisis in Portland and, in particular, for the most housing insecure in our community. They produce an annual “State of Housing” report which contains much needed understanding and data on housing need. In September, Jessica Conner, Senior Policy and Planning Coordinator at the Housing Bureau provided the group with an overview of affordable housing and displacement programs the Bureau has available, how they work in partnership with the other Bureaus to support renters, increase access to ownership, implement supportive policies, build affordable housing, and help people who have been previously displaced return to their neighborhoods.
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 boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.
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 important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation?
This is the focus of “Race and Adoption,” a free conversation with Astrid Castro on the 14th of June at 7:00pm at SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition. This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Get your tickets here: Tickets currently available!
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 clay color wash for a natural building either before a final oiling, or to refresh an already oiled natural building. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Contact Christina for any questions at 503-232-0010 x312, or by email at Christina@seuplift.org