Join the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to install hundreds of native, pollinator-friendly plants and cut the ribbon on the new natural landscape with our guest of honor and park namesake, Dick Hazeltine. We will also be planting a tree to honor Mr. Hazeltine’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the development of the original park. (There will be a second event to finish spring planting on March 23rd.)
Portland Parks and Recreation has launched their online community survey for Errol Heights Park. Until September 22nd, 2018, CLICK HERE to take this survey!
Join Portland Parks and Recreation at Errol Heights Park (SE 52nd Ave and SE Tenino Court) for a Community Open House! They are seeking neighbor input on two park designs, park programming and guiding principles. The open house runs Saturday, September 8th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and will include guided trail walks. Refreshments provided.
For more information contact Christine Egan, email@example.com or 503-823-5596. Project information: portlandoregon.gov/parks/errolheights
Don’t miss our annual Brentwood-Darlington 4th of July Parade! This Wednesday, July 4th, join us at 10:00AM at Lane Middle School for bike/scooter decorating. Then march with us at 11:00AM as we wind our way around the neighborhood. This all ages and abilities parade is for EVERYONE! Following the parade, we’ll have games and snacks at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. Bring a snack or drink to share, if you can. Can’t march in the parade? Set up along the route and cheer us on! Please note: Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Childcare is NOT provided!
TriMet General Manager, Doug Kelsey, will host a series of town hall listening sessions and he’d love to meet you, hear your ideas and concerns, and answer questions about TriMet. Come by the session of your choice, have a snack and get a free $5 Hop card (supplies limited). You can also meet the TriMet board member who represents your neighborhood.
The closest listening session to our neighborhood is in Lents. Information from TriMet’s website below.
Tuesday, June 5
TEAM Events Center
9201 SE Foster Rd., Portland
Share your thoughts with TriMet’s new general manager, Doug Kelsey, and board member Lori Irish Bauman.
From Portland Parks and Recreation:
We are recruiting a diverse group of community advisors!
Are you interested in creating a new Errol Heights Park? Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting community members for a new advisory committee to help refresh the vision for Errol Heights Park and guide a $5 million improvement project.
Errol Heights Park is located at SE 52nd and SE Tenino Court in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The new park will include areas for play, sports, picnics, and gardening.
We want to hear from you!
Do you live, work or play nearby? Are you enthusiastic about parks, natural areas, sports, gardens, and your community? Apply by telling us about your experiences and interests. To apply for the Advisory Committee CLICK HERE. Deadline is April 29, 2018 at 5:00pm.
Meetings and Schedule
The first meeting of the Advisory Committee is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Woodstock Community Center. The committee will meet 5 more times on weekday evenings in 2018. A light dinner will be provided, and TriMet passes and childcare will be provided upon request.
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:
- 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”?
- 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”?
- 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?
- 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/
If you are unable to pay the $10 cost for the training please contact Muz, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call (503)232-0010 ext 319 if you require special accommodations.
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