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Portland Metro: Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit Online Open House

Missing sidewalks, unsafe crossings, and other barriers can make it harder to get to transit safely and comfortably. TriMet’s Pedestrian Plan will help cities and counties make decisions about which projects take priority when working to fix those barriers. Submit your ideas to the online open house to improve pedestrian access to transit.

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Oregon’s Illinois Valley F.E.A.S.T. Community Conversation March 14

F.E.A.S.T. is a community conversation series for cooks, farmers, educators, gardeners, grocers, bakers and anyone who eats. At this facilitated conversation, visualize your ideal community food system and brainstorm strategies and projects to achieve this vision. Attend this initial discussion and then come together at a county-wide supper and form ideas into project proposals. Funding of up to $5,000 is available to distribute to projects that arise from these conversations.

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Portland: Portland’s Parks Friends & Allies Summit March 14

Join Portland Parks Foundation and Portland Parks & Recreation for the Portland’s Parks Friends & Allies Summit. The Summit brings together fans of Portland’s parks for a celebratory afternoon to highlight and honor the volunteerism, advocacy and programming of groups devoted to parks. Share success stories, find learning opportunities and celebrate the recipients of the U.S. Bank Parks Champion Awards.

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Grants Pass: F.E.A.S.T. Community Conversation March 17

F.E.A.S.T. is a community conversation series for cooks, farmers, educators, gardeners, grocers, bakers and anyone who eats. At this facilitated conversation, visualize your ideal community food system and brainstorm strategies and projects to achieve this vision. Attend this initial discussion and then come together at a county-wide supper and form ideas into project proposals. Funding of up to $5,000 is available to distribute to projects that arise from these conversations.

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Albany: Implicit and Unconscious Bias March 18

Join Employer’s Partnership for Diversity for a workshop designed to increase understanding of implicit and unconscious biases, how they are developed and the ways these biases cause harm. Learn skills to mitigate the impact of implicit and unconscious biases. This workshop will be led by Dr. Markisha Smith, the new Director for the Bureau of Equity and Human Rights at the City of Portland.

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