Category: Portland

Portland: Understanding the Effects of Trauma & Trauma Informed Care Trainings January 20 and 26, March 4, April 1

Free and open to all, these upcoming trainings will go through the effects of trauma, trauma-informed communication, intersecting triggers, and de-escalation of self and others during trigger responses. Hosted by Regional Arts & Cultural Council and Impact NW, all four trainings are identical, except for specific case studies and responding to participant questions.

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Portland: Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods restoration grant pre-application due January 29

Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to create partnerships in local communities that connect people with nature and improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat. Community groups, watershed councils, neighborhood associations, nonprofits, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status may apply.

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Portland: Taking Action as an Ally with Anastacia-Renee Tolbert March 13

For Black History month, focus on how we can help individuals who are systematically and subconsciously racially targeted or consistently being treated unfairly. Navigate the path to a better understanding of ally-ship through a conversation with Anastacia-Renee, a Civic Poet from Seattle. She is a hybrid genre-writer, workshop facilitator and performance artist.

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National Park Service Fee-Free Day January 21

The National Park Service announced five fee-free days for 2019, applying to the 115 park sites that normally charge visitors, including Crater Lake, Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks, among others. January 21 is the first fee-free date of the new year! The free days only cover entrance fees, and don’t apply to camping, lodging or other costs inside the parks.

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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman

Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leadersand continue to leadin the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements.

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