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November 20, 2018

Portland: Art & Power: Centering the Voices of Native Artists November 21

How are Native artists reclaiming space and building community in Portland? What are the current successes and challenges? How can art institutions better support, celebrate and amplify the voices of Native artists and communities? Join the last Art & Power of 2018 to listen, learn and reflect with Portland-based artists, Anthony Hudson, Jaqueline Keeler and Rose High Bear as they discuss their experience navigating Portland as Native peoples and practicing artists, and the intersection of these and other identities.

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November 20, 2018

Mount Hood: #OptOutside Hike November 23

Hit the trails instead of the stores this Black Friday. Choose to #OptOutside and join REI, 52 Hike Challenge and Mtn Chicks for an easy, family friendly, 5.2 mile hike. Change up your routine and bring some friends. This out and back hike is in a beautiful old growth forest in Welches. It is a relatively flat scenic hike along the Salmon River full of Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars. This hike will have giveaways! Please make sure that you register and sign the liability waiver.

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November 20, 2018

Portland: Conversation Project: What is Cultural Appropriation? November 30

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

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November 20, 2018

2019 Safe Routes to Parks Application due December 10

Communities are invited to apply for the 2019 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program. The program provides tailored technical assistance for 11 communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans.  Grantee communities will work closely with staff at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership from February through September 2019 to develop action plans aimed at improving safe, equitable access to local parks in their communities. Applications are due by 11:59 PM PT on December 10.

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November 20, 2018

Facebook LIVE: Take 15: Jumpstart Employee Wellness in 2019 December 18

January signifies the time for change; a new year with new healthy lifestyle resolutions. Learn how you can take advantage of this momentum to boost participation in your staff wellness initiatives. Tune into Facebook LIVE on December 18 at 3:45 PM EST for a conversation with Healthy Schools Program Manager Fancy Flores on ways to take employee wellness to the next level in 2019. In this session, Fancy will share ideas to get your colleagues excited about wellness in the new year and examples of what schools across the country are doing to promote employee wellness

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