Woodmere Library Wish List 2018-19

Heads Up, Community Members!  School may be out for the summer, but September is closer than we think!  Woodmere Elementary students have a library wish list for next year and you can help!  See the list below and then check your bookshelves or pick a book or two up from your favorite source. Let’s fill those empty shelves!
Books are listed with author then title(s).  Want to send your gift to the school?  Direct ship to Woodmere Elementary, Attn: Librarian, 7900 SE Duke St, Portland, OR 97206.  Ordering from Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and choose “Woodmere Parents Group” to make your gift twice as nice!

Woodmere Elementary 2018-19 Library Wish List

  • John Greene – The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines, Turtles All the Way Down
  • Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway
  • Rachel Renee Russell – Dork Diaries – Dear Dork: Tales From a Not So Happy Heartbreaker, Tales From a Not So Secret Crush Catastrophe, Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter
  • Bob Buya – Saving Mr. Terupt, The Perfect Score, The perfect Secret
  • Dav Pillkey – Dog Man series
  • Ann M. Martin – California Diaries, Babysitters Club Graphix (Collection)
  • Lana Telgemeier – Smile, Drama, Sister, Ghosts, Comics Squad Recess
  • Victoria Jamieson – Roller Girl
  • Betsy Bird – Funny Girl
  • Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
  • Scott Roentgen – Nyxia
  • Andy Weir – Artemis, The Martian
  • Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
  • Wendy Mass – The Candymakers, The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, Pi in the Sky, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
  • Chris Grabenstein – Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (series), The Island of Dr. Libris, The Hanging Hill, Whack a Mole
  • Kwame Alexandro – Solo
  • Alex Gino – George, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
  • Scott Caution – Five Nights at Freddy’s (series), The Freddy Files
  • Jillian Dodd – Spy Girl (series)
  • Corinna Luyken – The Book of Mistakes
  • Sheree Fitch – If I Had a Million Onions
  • Simon Rose – The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Emerald Curse
  • James Heneghan and Bruce McBay – Nannycatch Chronicles
  • Silvana Goldenberg – Victoria
  • Glen Huser – Time for Flowers Time for Snow
  • Allie Condie – Matched (series)
  • Kanu Kibushi – Amulet 8 (series)
  • Jane Goldman – Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Katy Kay – The Confidence Code for Girls
  • Becky Albertalli – Love, Simon, Simon vs. The Homosapiens, Leah on the Offbeat, The Upside of Unrequited
  • Max Brooks – Minecraft: The Island, The Complete Handbook Collection
  • Mavashi Kishimoto – Naruto (series)
  • Mo Willems – Should I Share My Ice Cream, Waiting is Not Easy, The Thank You Book, I Broke My Trunk
  • Chloe Perkins – Living in China
  • Barbara Dee – Star Crossed
  • Kelly Barnhill – The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Dustin Brady – Trapped in a Video Game
  • Tim Federle – Five, Six, Seen, Nate! (Better Nate Than Ever)
  • Michael Gerhart – Love is Love
  • Justin Sayre – Husky
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Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness

From Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness
DateSaturday, May 19th
Time9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 5415 SE Powell Blvd
Registration requiredClick here to register

Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive, and the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Associations are collaborating to bring the community together for a community forum on May 19th. Attendees will learn about, and engage with, members of Portland’s houseless community to brainstorm ideas for solving community challenges relating to houselessness, and participate in discussions and exercises led by those with lived experience of housing displacement and survival outside.

Join us early for morning coffee. Doors open at 9:30 am.Program starts at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation services are available with prior arrangement.

This event is made possible by a Neighborhood Small Grant from SE Uplift.

White Ally Toolkit at SEUL

From Southeast Uplift:

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There is increasing scientific evidence that shows that empathy-based dialogues are the way to go if you want to have a chance to change adults’ minds. According to this research, the best way to foster “debiasing” is to first listen empathetically to skeptics so they feel heard, and after that, raise experiences and facts that invite them to a broader and more nuanced perspective.

But you don’t have to simply take this on faith. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Have you ever observed situations where someone’s views were hardened after they experienced a private lecture from someone who thought they knew “the truth”?
  2. Have you ever observed situations where someone’s views were authentically changed for the better after they experienced a private lecture from someone who thought they knew “the truth”?
  3. Have ever been times when you someone listened to you empathetically (not necessarily about race) and this experience helped expand your view of a situation?
  4. Have been times when you listened to someone closely and empathetically (not necessarily about race) and this experience helped someone else expand their view of a situation?

If anti-racism allies are going to change any minds, empathetic listening will likely be important. But, the anti-racism movement should not expect POCs to empathetically listen to white racism skeptics. White people are in a much better position to execute listening-based strategy with people who are skeptical about whether racism is real.

On a daily basis, POCs must endure the indirect expression of white skepticism that racism really matters, and they must do so as they are they are experiencing overt and subtle racism in many parts of their lives. Some people of color might want to choose to have conversations where white people’s racial skepticism is consciously expressed. But it would not be fair to expect people of color to endure this.

This is a workshop for anyone in the who believes racism still exists and has questioned how to approach the topic of race with other white people in their communities. For more info, check out this website: https://www.whiteallytoolkit.com/

RSVP REQUIRED

If you are unable to pay the $10 cost for the training please contact Muz, muz@seuplift.org, (503) 232-0010 ext 319, for information on how to obtain a scholarship to cover the cost of attending the training.

*Contact Muz at muz@seuplift.org or call (503)232-0010 ext 319 if you require special accommodations.

SPARC Community Kickoff Event

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30PM
WHERE: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, Portland, OR

Come to Revolution Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 PMon March 19 to kick off of a community-led initiative designed to explore and address racism as a driver of homelessness, and disparities among homelessness, in Multnomah County.

The initiative is named SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), and it’s coming to Multnomah County this year to build on research into roots and best practices already under way in 10 other communities. SPARC is an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation (C4).

The March 19 gathering is part of a week of events for community members, service providers and other key partners. The kickoff event will include light refreshments and a panel discussion featuring local leaders and service providers. SPARC will then spend the year working closely with community members and partners in A Home for Everyone, our community’s nearly four-year-old effort to address homelessness.

RSVP for the free event to reserve your spot at sparcportland.eventbrite.com

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

From Southeast Uplift:

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. Interpretation services in Spanish available, please let Muz at Southeast Uplift know if anyone needs other accommodations.

August Wilson Monologue Competition

From The Red Door Project:

August Wilson Monologue Competition, Portland Regional Finals on February 26!

GET READY TO EMERGE!

A diverse group of high school students performing August Wilson, the foremost chronicler of the African-American experience in dramatic literature; world-class musicians Darrell Grant, Bobby Torres, Redray Frazier, DJ David van Overeem, Mic Crenshaw, and Oluyinka Akinjiola and Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater!

We welcome photography throughout the evening from press sources including, but not limited to, behind-the-scenes access to watch student participants warming up and witness the powerful interactions between students and teaching artists before the show.

This event is tailor-made for photographic journalism and provides a compelling story about what can happen when we mix it up and see what emerges.

WHO: Portland-area high school students, world class musicians. Kevin Jones, founder of the August Wilson Red Door Project, award winning actor and director. Popular Portland actress, Chantal DeGroat emcees.

WHAT:  The August Wilson Monologue Competition Portland Regional Finals

WHEN: February 26, 2018, Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:00pm.

WHERE: Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Support the celebration and elevation of the African-American culture in Portland. For more information about the AWMC and the August Wilson Red Door Project, visit http://www.reddoorproject.org/awmc. Contact Jory Bowers, Operations Coordinator, at jory@reddoorproject.org to coordinate your participation in our Regional Finals event.

For more information, media inquiries and press access:

Contact: Jory Bowers, Operations Coordinator, (612) 239-4449 or jory@reddoorproject.org

Aging and People with Disabilities 2018 Legislative Stakeholders Teleconference Call

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

ODHS Aging & People with Disabilities 2018 Legislative Stakeholders Teleconference Calls start February 7th, 2018

The Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) Director’s office has announced it will once again be holding Legislative Conference Calls during the 2018 State Legislative Session. The meetings are telephonic only and can be accessed at 1-877-336-1829. The participant code to enter is 8307334#.

The dates and times of the conference calls will be:

  • Wednesday, February 7th, from Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 21st, from Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7th, from Noon to 1 p.m.

It is hoped that those interested in following the legislative issues regarding aging Oregonians and Oregonians with disabilities will be able to participate. More information about services for seniors and people with disabilities may go to the Oregon Department of Human Services website.