A short course and practicum on Equity & Justice

The work of The Foresight Lab in forging peace & reconciliation outcomes, and guiding the transformation of municipal police departments through the craft of diplomacy is deep and broad.  Their work in this domain directly contributes to their Vision of The Regenerative Economy: An engine...

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Police brutality spiking in Portland

After 6 weeks of continuous protests here in Portland, the movement for Black lives has shown that it’s here to stay. For 46 nights, protestors have gathered at locations like the Justice Center, the North Precinct, and the Portland Police Association headquarters to demand justice for Black lives...

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Racism, our Inner Pandemic

By, Neeraja Havaligi June 2020 Inner Pandemic, A fragile unyoked need for assertion and power one over the other. Fed by fear, shaped by stereotypes, grown in suspicion, evolving sight that only sees, ‘the other’. Inner Pandemic Intimidates into silence, Overlooks, un-hears, And claims it did not...

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Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park

Introducing Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park:  Major improvements complete at historic park (Portland, OR) – Portland Parks & Recreation and Mayor Ted Wheeler are pleased to announce that the former Lynchview Park (SE 167th Avenue and Market Street in east Portland) has been renamed Verdell...

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Read Up on the Links Between Racism and the Environment

This week, amid a surge of protests over police violence against black Americans, there’s been renewed scrutiny on the links between racism and environmental degradation in the United States. To help readers understand those links, I put together a quick reading list about climate change and...

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The Oregon Community Solar Program

The Oregon Community Solar Program is an exciting inclusive statewide opportunity to support access to solar. It overcomes many of the barriers usually associated with solar, such as: You don’t need to own your home You don’t need a roof suitable for solar You can take your subscription with...

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2nd World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Social responsibility and sustainable development are two different concepts, whose integration over the years has led to significant progress in the way enterprises see and perceive their operations. It is not only about policies or steps taken to meet legal requirements, but it also about social...

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Executive Director at the Tualatin Riverkeepers

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is in search of a new leader to serve as its Executive Director. TRK is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tualatin River and its watershed, located primarily in Washington County, OR, and to the surrounding communities that...

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Webinar: Institutionalizing Environmental Justice

Over the past few years, the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has been working to institutionalize environmental justice operations, programs, and projects for the campus community. In this session, student and staff host will present on...

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