MLK Day of Service at Learning Gardens Lab

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Community Conversations on Homelessness with Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler is convening a series of meetings across the City of Portland for community members to learn about and engage with future policy related homelessness and livability.  Join Southeast and East Portland neighbors and local businesses on Saturday, February 1 for a conversation about what we can do to help solve the homelessness crisis.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 – 12:00 pm
PCC Southeast Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
You can RSVP for the event (optional) and share the issues you want to discuss at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/wheeler/80228

The City of Portland Homelessness Toolkit

Volunteers needed at Lane Food Pantry!

Lane Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help set up, run, and clean up the Lane Middle School food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact Maria Velez (503-954-9236) at Latino Network know if you are available!

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Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces: FREE WORKSHOP

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is proud to partner with SE Uplift, Portland United Against Hate, and the Office of Community and Civic Life by hosting the February 4th Civic Dialogue: Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces (3 hours).

Ensuring the safety of our communities is paramount. Yet public vitriol is skyrocketing, tensions flare at a moment’s notice and Oregon is consistently ranked in the top five states of per capita hate incidents. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and overcome the inhibitions that prevent them from supporting targets of hate. They will learn and use tactics for interrupting verbal hate; while centering and empowering the target. They will understand the risks involved in intervention and how to de-escalate a situation. Offered by As the Spirit Moves Us. 

Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30 PM @ Brentwood Darlington Community Center 7211 SE 62nd Ave Portland, OR 97206. 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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.

Code Change 3.96 Report Meeting TOMORROW November 14th!

From Office of Community and Civic Life:

A Code for All Portlanders: Writing Racial, Disability, and Social Justice in the Office of Community and Civic Life, presents Committee 3.96 recommendations, the process for community engagement, and an understanding of how these changes might impact the work of Civic Life.

November 14, 2019, 5:30-8:00PM
Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI), 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, 97227
(doors open at 5:00pm, meeting will end promptly at 8:00pm)
Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.

On November 14th, 2019, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly will present a Resolution to authorize a three-year extension for Neighborhood District Coalition Office contracts and to convene a multi-bureau work group to conduct a policy review of cross-referenced responsibilities for public involvement (click here to see a timeline of the work proposed in the Resolution). Bureaus within the work group will work together to address their own public involvement practices so all Portlanders can be equitably serviced citywide. The meeting will also be an opportunity for Portlanders to learn about the work of Committee 3.96.  For details from Civic Life, click here.

BDNA Note: 

Since it will be difficult for most Portlanders to attend this session, it is important to voice your opinion on the existing public involvement code by mail, email, and phone.

TED WHEELER
MayorWheeler@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4120
1221 SW 4TH AVE, ROOM 340, PORTLAND, OR 97204

NICK FISH
Nick@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-3589
1221 S.W. 4TH, ROOM 240, PORTLAND, OR 97204

AMANDA FRITZ
Amanda@PortlandOregon.gov
1221 SW 4TH AVENUE, ROOM 220
PORTLAND OR 97204
(503) 823-3008

CHLOE EUDALY
Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4682
1221 SW 4TH AVE, SUITE 210, PORTLAND, OR 97204

JO ANN HARDESTY
JoAnn@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4151
1221 SW 4TH AVE STE 230, PORTLAND, OR 97204

Answers from Civic Life to Code Change 3.96 Forum Questions

Answers to Questions from Code Change 3.96 Community Engagement Forum (hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association September 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM).  Questions were sent to Office of Community and Civic Life on September 25, 2019 by Board Chair, Chelsea Powers.  Answers were received from Sabrina Wilson, Code Change Project Manager at Office of Community & Civic Life, on October 25, 2019.

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