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: 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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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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Apply for 2018 Responsive Program Grants to address timely issues—deadline September 30

Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grants support programs created in response to timely issues or events that the applicant organization is qualified to help the public explore. Awards of up to $1,000 are made on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes in Oregon. Letters will be accepted through September 30.

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Dear Stranger: Connecting Oregonians, one letter at a time

How can we understand the experiences of people living in such different places throughout Oregon? How can we work together for the good of all? Dear Stranger, a letter-exchange project that connects Oregonians from different parts of the state through the mail, strives to create understanding across the vastness of this place. Letters will be received through October 26.

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