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The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN OREGON The February 26th  event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project. Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. How might we build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities? Participants will consider questions of up-rootedness, hospitality, identity, perception and… Read More »The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

Welcoming Our Neighbors

Welcoming Our Neighbors from All Over the World There are some people who want to build walls. And others who want to build bridges. If you’re a bridge builder, People-Places-Things (P-P-T) would like to invite you to help us make Portland a more welcoming place for immigrants & refugees, newcomers, and other non-native speakers of English. We are providing free cross-cultural facilitation training to Portlanders through Southeast Uplift. Are you… Read More »Welcoming Our Neighbors

Building Leaders, Building Your Board: New Neighborhood Association Board Member Orientation

Building Leaders, Building your Board: Neighborhood Board Member Orientation   Learn skills to improve the effectiveness of your neighborhood association. Be more effective as a board member. New and returning neighborhood association board members are invited to join us for a lively and interactive training on board service. Topics will include an overview of Portland’s community involvement system, SE Uplift’s information sharing and advocacy models, board roles, responsibilities, and regulations,… Read More »Building Leaders, Building Your Board: New Neighborhood Association Board Member Orientation

Green Cleaning Workshop

The average person in the U.S. uses some 40 pounds of household cleaners each year, and many of those products have harmful or toxic ingredients.

Neighborhood Small Grants Info Sessions

SE Uplift invites ordinary Portlanders like you to shape and create your neighborhood by applying for a Neighborhood Small Grant. Through this grant you can tap into your creativity and leadership to develop projects that improve your community. Join us at one of our grant workshops to learn how!

A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon

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Click for Eventbrite link At the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, and raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that… Read More »A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon

Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. This is the focus of “Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon,” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew

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