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Healthier Generation’s National Healthy Schools Award due March 27

Earning a National Healthy Schools Award indicates that your school is a leader in school health and wellness. Healthier Generation’s team of school health experts evaluate schools based on their ability to serve healthier meals and snacks, get students moving more, offer high-quality health and physical education, and support staff wellness. Learn more and apply today.

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Tillamook: Fat Adventure Club Oregon Coast Self Care Retreat March 13

Fat Adventure Club is heading to the Oregon Coast for their 1st annual Spring Yurt Retreat! Spend two nights at a beautiful campground in yurts or tents. As always, Fat Girls Hiking retreats are a place to focus on self care, community, body liberation, connection and nature.

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Bend: Spiritual Activism & Social Justice with Ericka Huggins February 12

Join Central Oregon Community College for the 2020 Season of Nonviolence with human rights activist, educator and former Black Panther Leader, Ericka Huggins. Ericka is a human rights activist, poet, educator, former Black Panther leader and former political prisoner who has devoted her life to the equitable treatment of all human beings.

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Portland: PUSHOUT | The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Screening February 3

Join HOLLA and Bars to Bridges for a screening PUSHOUT. This documentary film examines the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupt one of the most important factors in girls’ lives – education. Refreshments will be offered before and during the screening. The event will kick off with a social from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The film starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Youth from both HOLLA and B2B will share their personal stories immediately following the film.

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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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