Five Civic Dialogues in SEUL Coalition

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; all 5 trainings will take place in the SE Uplift Coalition area.*

The first workshop is Hate, Housing, and the Landscape of our City on Tuesday, Oct 1st at 6pm @ St Philip Neri Church on SE 16th & Division.

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. Neighborhood Associations are welcome to become sponsors by helping with logistics, hosting, space or promotion of the series. Click here for RSVP and more information about each of the workshops.   Follow this event on Facebook.

*Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) will be hosting Workshop #3 on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). 

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Renters Rights Workshop / Taller de derechos de inquilinos

(Desplácese hacia abajo para español.)

Join us for a free Renters Rights Workshop on October 8th, 6:30-8:30PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Learn what your rights are as a tenant and the obligations of your landlord.  Childcare, food, and Spanish translation provided!  FREE tickets available on EventBrite.  This event made possible by a partnership between Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, and Community Alliance of Tenants.

This event is ADA accessible with easy transit from the Line 71.

Únase a nosotros para un Taller gratuito sobre los derechos de los inquilinos el 8 de octubre, 6:30-8:30PM en Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Conozca cuáles son sus derechos como inquilino y las obligaciones de su arrendador. ¡Se ofrece cuidado de niños, comida y traducción al español! Entradas GRATUITAS disponibles en EventBrite. Este evento fue posible gracias a una asociación entre la asociación vecina de Brentwood-Darlington, la Coalición Vecinal del Sureste y la Alianza Comunitaria de Inquilinos.

Este evento es accesible a la ADA con fácil tránsito desde la Línea 71.

SE Uplift’s 1st annual Cultural Exchange: A Multicultural Day Market

From SE Uplift: 
You are invited to attend SE Uplift’s 1st annual Cultural Exchange: A Multicultural Day Market on Sat, Aug 17th from 12-6pm. SE Uplift along with our partners Northeast Coalition of Neighbors and the East Portland Community Office are neighborhood coalitions located in SE Portland, NE Portland, and East Portland. We work at a grassroots level to create meaningful connections among neighbors to work together toward positive and inclusive civic engagement. It is completely FREE to attend and we are very excited to work on a new event that brings the coalitions together in an effort to support a variety of business owned and operated by People of Color. Click here for more info.

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Office of Community and Civic Life Code Change Survey

There is now a survey to provide feedback on the draft-in-progress for the rewrite of City Code 3.96 directed by City Council last July regarding Office of Civic and Community Life. Please take the survey and share widely with your networks.  After May 23 an official draft will be published for additional feedback.  Take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J7NF2CP

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Resources and Food for Thought

On March 19th, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and SE Uplift hosted a Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live.  Facilitator Jen Mitas led a wonderful conversation with a group of neighbors from around Southeast Portland.  If you missed this Conversation, you can check into the thought provoking resource list below.

Resource list for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live”

Comic: This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society

Birch, Eve, ‘The Art of Being a Neighbor’, NPR, 2009. <https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102961694>

Campbell, Alexia Fernández, ‘Neighborhoods Can Shape Success – Down to the Level of a City Block.’ The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 23 May 2016. <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/how-a-neighborhood-block-can-affect-a-perso ns-success/483983/>

Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, ‘Being A Good Neighbor in Farm Country,’ <https://conservationdistrict.org/resources/rural-property/being-a-good-neighbor-in-farm-country> Dunkelman, Marc J., The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014)

Lorish, Philip and Sam Speers, ’On Politics and Neighborliness,’ 2016. <https://newcitycommons.com/culture-briefing/on-politics-neighborliness>

Mock, Brentin, ‘Toward Being a Better Gentrifier,’ CityLab. 2017. <https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/>

Moran, Lauren, ‘Scores for a Block Party,’ 2018. <http://files.cargocollective.com/185228/ScoresforaBlockParty.spreads-ilovepdf-compressed–1-.pdf > Pfister, Carolina, ‘I See You,’ 2018. <https://www.carolinapfister.com/i-see-you>

Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Rosenblum, Nancy, Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton UP, 2016)

Rodney, Seph, ‘A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers To Confess Their Sins,’ Hyperallergic. 2016. <https://hyperallergic.com/300831/a-public-art-project-invites-gentrifiers-to-confess-their-sins/>

Rothman, Joshua, ‘Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor,’ The New Yorker. November 7, 2016. <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/red-neighbor-blue-neighbor>

Warnick, Melody, This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live (Viking, New York, 2016)

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-Up 2019!

Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more! NO COMMERCIAL LOADS!

Suggested Donation:
Car/Minivan $30
Truck/Van $40
Mattress $10
Trailer $35

We accept cash, checks, and cards. Please make checks out to, “BDNA.”  Look for our flier in the May issue of the The Bee to save $5! 

RSVP for this event on Facebook or NextDoor to stay up to date!

So what is “bulky waste”? Things like chairs, sofas, lamps, mattresses, old doors, piles of cardboard or bales of old newspapers, or anything else that cannot be left curbside for regular waste pick-up. We also accept scrap metal like washers, dryers, and dishwashers, old metal chairs, poles, wire, cable, ducts, and locks. Plus, drop off your yard waste that can’t go in the compost bin; like branches, vines, bushes, small trees, and stumps.

Please note, the list of prohibited materials was updated April 11, 2019 to reflect new rules.  

As per Metro, we cannot accept:

  • Building/construction/demolition materials, including:
  • Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic
  • Walls: Painted wood, plaster, decorative plaster
  • Siding: cement siding, shingles, “Transite”
  • Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture
  • Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite
  • Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
  • Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing
  • Home and office appliances
  • Computers/components, monitors or TVs
  • Food in any form, including kitchen garbage/food waste
  • Refrigerators/freezers or air conditioners (containing Freon or ammonia)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Toilets
  • Tires
  • Railroad ties
  • Barrels
  • Propane tanks
  • Explosives
  • Lead containing materials
  • Oil, mercury, or PCBs
  • Fluorescent bulbs & ballast
  • Marijuana (in any form)

 

Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live

A free discussion about our relationships with our neighbors

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00PM at Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave Portland, OR 97206

Join Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host the Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live, in partnership with SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.  This free conversation with Jen Mitas focuses on neighbor interactions and relationships.  Read more and RSVP by visiting the official event post at SE Uplift.  RSVP to this event on Facebook here.