November Public Board Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT November 1st, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will talk about our annual work plan and action streams.  Plus, a presentation from organization Enough is Enough PDX and a Q&A session with Leah Fisher from Southeast Uplift. Please note that the agenda has been updated to reflect additional speaker names.

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SEUL 50th Anniversary Celebration

From Southeast Uplift:

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of SE Uplift is just weeks away! Please join us and spread the word far and wide!

Come enjoy music, food, fun, and activities right here at the SE Uplift building, 3534 SE Main Street.

We will be honoring several long-serving volunteers, and have activities related to our five-decade history of building healthy neighborhoods and promoting community involvement. Please RSVP by clicking here.

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training at SEUL

Interested in Land Use? You have two opportunities to take an in-person training at Southeast Uplift.

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training held at SE Uplift Office 3534 SE Main Street

  • Session 1: August 20th I 6:30-9pm
  • Session 2: September 17th I 6:30-9pm

For more information and to RSVP, click here!

Care Packages for Asylum Seekers

From Southeast Uplift: 

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is putting together care packages for asylum seekers locked up in Sheridan.  Below is a list of items needed for these care packages. If you are able to donate, please email Muz at Southeast Uplift.

Resources:

  • calling cards (especially for international calls)
  • burner phone
  • flash light (LED)
  • paper and pencil

Tangible:

  • radio
  • eye glasses
  • sun glasses
  • mirror
  • cosmetics
  • clothing

Essential:

  • toothbrush
  • tooth paste
  • toilet paper
  • medication (Aleve, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Vitamins)
  • socks
  • shoes
  • water bottles
  • water
  • gift cards

We The People Live Show

From Southeast Uplift:

We The People‘ is the first of its kind, human and humor focused documentary web series that highlights the challenges of modern immigration. The series aims to throw a light on real immigrant stories with a focus on the positive, light-hearted and relatable nuances of making a new place, your home. If you haven’t already, check out the trailer below:

The screening is sponsored by SE Uplift. SE Uplift collaborates with the SE Portland community to build informed, inclusive, and participatory neighborhoods that support our social and ecological well-being.  Click here to find out more.

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.

Neighborhood Clean-Up 2018!

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Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more!

Suggested Donation: Car $20, Truck/Van $30, Trailer $15, Mattresses $5. NO COMMERCIAL LOADS! 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!

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 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.

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
  • 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

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

Want to save $5?

Download and print our flier or look for it in The BEE newspaper.