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Portland: Indigenous Healing on January 24

Join Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare for a panel discussion on history, trauma, resiliency and how to work with Native Americans in a culturally responsive way. Developing an awareness of the multi-generational effects of colonization is vital to understanding Native experiences. Sharing stories of historical and present-day challenges helps in the healing process. In this seminar, learn about the concept of historical trauma and its importance when working with individuals, families, tribes, communities and larger systems.

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Portland: MLK Day ON 2020 Event with Walidah Imarisha and Julianne Johnson January 20

Celebrate University of Portland’s Inaugural MLK Day ON 2020 event, featuring keynote speaker Walidah Imarisha & reknown singer and ’83 Alumna Julianne Johnson. You are cordially invited to join the University of Portland community as together they consider the question, “Why aren’t there more Black People in Oregon?” The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required to manage seating.

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Welches: Fat Girls Hiking, Oregon: Winter Retreat on January 23-26

Fat Girls Hiking’s Adventure Club is heading to the Mount Hood National Forest for their 4th annual winter weekend retreat! Spend three nights in a cozy home in Mt. Hood Village, cosmic tubing, hiking, crafts, journaling, games/karaoke in the evenings. Meals are provided. The focus will be on self care, community, body liberation and connecting to ourselves, each other and nature!

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Portland Area: Nature Education Grants Application due January 29

Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods community grants provide opportunities to connect people with nature across greater Portland. The nature education grants are offered every two years. Nature education and outdoor experiences grants support and create partnerships in local communities that improve water quality, restore fish and wildlife habitat and connect people with nature.These grants prioritize programs that advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion, make communities more resilient to climate change and include greater community engagement. Applications are due January 29, 2020.

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Portland Area: Metro’s 2020 Community Placemaking Grant Application due February 3

The Community Placemaking program supports creative, community-driven projects that strengthen social fabric, foster connection to place and involve and benefit communities of color and other historically marginalized communities. These grants support community-driven initiatives. Learn more about the application process and consider attending an optional information session. Applications are due February 3, 2020.

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