Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Teaching the Black History of Portland

Presenter: Sarah Anderson, Teacher, Cottonwood School of Civics and Science  Description: This place-based curriculum prepares students and educators for meaningful discussions about race, history and current events. We will sample a few lessons and learn about the content and skills covered by...

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Enthusiastic response to PCEF’s first request for proposals

PCEF received 140 applications from community groups to invest in climate action that advances racial and social justice. At the close of the two-month application period on November 23, the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) received 140 applications from more than 110 Oregon...

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#GGKPWebinar | Green jobs and a just transition

Why must green jobs be central in national recovery strategies? What sectors are leading in green jobs creation? What are some new green job profiles? How can governments support workers during a green transition? What are key social protections as job profiles change or shift to new green...

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PORTLAND’S PAST, PRESENT AND POSSIBILITY

Join us for @ This Moment. Our panelists explore the legacies of racism and oppression in Portland, including life in Vanport, gentrification and displacement, and inequities in education. OUR SPEAKERS Ed Washington, director of community outreach and engagement, Global Diversity & Inclusion...

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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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