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Portland: Meyer Memorial Trust Equity Speaker Series | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II November 14

Join Meyer Memorial Trust, the Coalition of Communities of Color and the Oregon Center for Public Policy as they welcome Reverend Dr. William Barber II as the next speaker in their Equity Speakers Series. Rev. Dr. Barber is a nationally recognized social justice advocate building a broad-based grassroots movement. Through a lens of ethical and moral treatment of people in social justice, Barber merges moral and activist traditions to create a framework for action that strengthens civic engagement and inspires people to imagine a more humane society.

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North Bend: Third Annual Healthy Aging Conference | Achieving Positive Health Outcomes November 7

The Third Annual Healthy Aging Conference, presented by the South Central Coast Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative, will explore topics including pain management, legal issues concerning older adults, dementia and depression. Plus, a panel with Coos County Behavioral Health Providers.

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Portland: My Peoples Market 5 November 9

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists and culinary wizards. Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this free event. Support over 100 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. Enjoy live music, art, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat.

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Union County: Anti-Oppression Training October 15

Shelter from the Storm, in collaboration with Racial Justice of Eastern Oregon, is pleased to bring a training on anti-oppression to Union County. This training is for advocates against interpersonal violence and racial injustice and will cover theory and tactics of oppression, interpersonal vs. institutional oppression, and the impact on survivors of interpersonal violence.

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Lake Oswego: Multi-City Equity Summit October 19

This day-long summit will build a shared understanding of social equity across Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard and Tualatin and address diversity, equity and inclusion. This event will seek to collectively deepen our understanding of how racism and discrimination are experienced in our communities, share ways that our communities respond to the problem in neighborhoods, schools and city government and explore ways to address these issues at the local level. Citizen and business leaders, government and police representatives, school teachers and administrators, and residents of all ages are welcomed.

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