Semana de la Raza 2019: Unraveling Hidden Narratives
Apr
22
to Apr 27

Semana de la Raza 2019: Unraveling Hidden Narratives

One of the year's signature events at PCC's Rock Creek Campus, Semana de la Raza is a week-long celebration of the diverse experiences and widespread contributions of Latinx cultures and communities in the greater Portland metro area. All events are free for the public (hourly parking permits available onsite), including lectures, music, film, performances, awards, and more.

The theme for 2019, "Unraveling Hidden Stories," is designed to highlight the often silenced voices within the Latinx community, such as women, Afro-Latinx, indigenous, and LGBTQ+.

Check out http://www.pcc.edu/semana for the complete event schedule, more info, or to get involved.

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EMO's Annual Benefit Dinner & Community Celebration
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

EMO's Annual Benefit Dinner & Community Celebration

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration is the single most important annual fundraiser for our vital ministries to the poor, the vulnerable, the hungry and the sick throughout the state of Oregon. Funds contributed by sponsors and guests enable us to serve those in need and to advocate on their behalf at the Oregon Legislature for a just, equitable and sustainable society. We will also honor extraordinary individuals and organizations whose courage, moral vision and commitment to action have contributed profoundly to making Oregon, and the world, a better place.

Cost: $100 per Person Festival Seating; $2,000 for a Table of Ten (Includes Bronze Sponsorship and Reserved Seating).

This event is at the Benson Hotel.

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PDX Global Eats 2019
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

PDX Global Eats 2019

PDX Global Eats is a fun event that brings people together to enjoy global cuisine, with tastings of food around the world to sample.

The event will feature food made by refugee and immigrant chefs in Portland metro area.

Poetry performance, live speed painting, story telling + more!

Ticket Price: $35 + Free Drink Token
LINK: https://therefugeecenter.org/global-eats/


All proceeds go towards helping refugees and immigrants build new lives in the US.

Event Website Link: COMING SOON.

Open for sponsorships and partnerships.

Email: wilson@therefugeecenter.org

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Conozca sus Derechos // Know your Rights
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Conozca sus Derechos // Know your Rights

Te invitamos a participar en el Taller Conozca sus Derechos.

Evento totalmente gratuito y en español para inmigrantes y aliados que desean aprender sobre derechos humanos y laborales. Además, tendremos una fería de recursos en la que acompañaran organizaciones como:

- SOAR (Servicios Legales de Inmigración)
- Pueblo Unido
- Adelante Mujeres
- Entre otros

Los asistentes participarán para una consulta legal GRATIS. Tendremos comida gratis al final del evento.

ESTACIONAMIENTO GRATUITO.


¡No faltes!

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Togo Independence Day Celebration
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Togo Independence Day Celebration

Join us on the 27th of April for our annual Togolese Independence Celebration! Traditional Drumming and Dancing, DJ Music and Dance, tasty food and much more on the program.
Follow the link to buy the early birds tickets! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/togo-59th-independence-day-celebration-saturday-april-27-2019-tickets-55394756207?fbclid=IwAR076A5ZAjqSAxFimG-8MUys49YAKnEL5foqCYEg97DM4BmbX-WbAhZuPeM

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Spring Party!
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Spring Party!

When it is time to party, there is nothing quite like doing it with NW Entertainment. After our successful Valentine’s party, we decided to host another one upon your requests. Our goal is to meet a variety of music tastes from different countries by introducing singers and performers with different origins to provide an appealing environment to our Middle Eastern community in the state of Oregon.
For reservations, please call 5038198511 or 5038473030. Pick up your tickets from the following locations:

Cedar Halal (Beaverton)
Genie Hookah Lounge (Tigard)
Bazzar Market (Beaverton)
Sultan Lounge (Portland)
Yahya Corp Warehouse (Portland)

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Makers de Mayo: a Decolonized Market & Celebration
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Makers de Mayo: a Decolonized Market & Celebration

ENGLISH: This Cinco de Mayo, spend your day supporting local BIPOC makers at Makers de Mayo: a decolonized market and celebration hosted by Noche Libre and the Portland Mercado.

By now many people have learned that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration honoring the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican armies defeated the French. However, the celebration came to the United States in the 1960's as a direct result of Chicanx activists seeking to highlight an event representing strength and resilience as the army that overthrew the French were indigenous and far outnumbered, yet still persevered. By the 1980's, however, alcohol corporations capitalized on the event, seeing it as a marketing opportunity to target Latinx communities.

So, this Cinco de Mayo, shop for goods made by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color makers, eat delicious food, and soak in sounds provided by the Noche Libre Latinx DJ collective.

ESPAÑOL: Este Cinco de Mayo, pase su día apoyando a los fabricantes locales de BIPOC en Makers de Mayo: un mercado descolonizado y una celebración organizada por Noche Libre y Portland Mercado.

Ya muchas personas han aprendido que el Cinco de Mayo es una celebración en honor de la batalla de Puebla, en la que los ejércitos mexicanos derrotaron a los franceses. Sin embargo, la celebración llegó a los Estados Unidos en la década de 1960 como resultado directo de activistas de Chicanx que buscaban resaltar un evento que representaba fuerza y resistencia, ya que el ejército que derrocó a los franceses era indígena y muy superado en número, pero aún así perseveró. Sin embargo, en la década de 1980, las corporaciones de bebidas alcohólicas capitalizaron el evento y lo vieron como una oportunidad de mercadeo para las comunidades Latinx.

Por lo tanto, este Cinco de Mayo, compre productos hechos por creadores negros, indígenas y de gente de color, coma comida deliciosa y absorba los sonidos proporcionados por el colectivo Noche Libre Latinx DJ.

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Una Vida Mejor: A Tribute to the Original Dreamers
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Una Vida Mejor: A Tribute to the Original Dreamers

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

https://bit.ly/2TqIhS6

Much love,
The Power to the Dreamers Team

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Last year we put together our very first event as a group, We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA - raising $16,000 to give back to organizations doing work for the immigrant community.

This December we are doing it again, but shifting the focus from DACA to a different part of the undocumented community: the original dreamers, the parents.

The event will feature:

- Artwork by several undocumented artists
- Raffle with several participating Portland businesses
- Food & Drinks by our amazing organizers & caterers
- Presentation
- Very special musical guest & DJ to follow
- New merch for sale

Our goal is to raise $20,000, and we think we can do it with your help. 80% of the money we raise will go directly to our friends at Pueblo Unido, who continue doing really good work to help out folks with a vulnerable immigration status. The other 20% will go back to our team for more programming in 2019.

TICKETS: (coming next week)

*We will reserve some tickets at the door as well.

If you are a business that wants to join our raffle, or an individual who wants to volunteer, please keep an eye out for future posts, and make sure to follow us on Instagram at @powertothedreamers.pdx

More soon.

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21 Cartas
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

21 Cartas

21 Cartas explores the issue of immigration by amplifying the human stories behind the headlines.

Friday, May 10 | 7:30 PM, doors at 6:30 PM

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 719-6055

Tickets $30 general, $20 senior, $10 students with ID
$5 tickets available at the door with Oregon Trail Card

https://www.darrellgrant.com/tickets/21-cartas-tickets-may-10-2019-alberta-rose-theatre

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21 Cartas
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

21 Cartas

21 Cartas explores the issue of immigration by amplifying the human stories behind the headlines.

Saturday, May 11 | 7:30 PM, doors 7 PM

Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center
527 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Tickets $20 general, $15 senior, $10 students with ID
$5 tickets available at the door with Oregon Trail Card

https://www.darrellgrant.com/tickets/21-cartas-may-11-2019-walters-cultural-center

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Rosewood Community Health and Wellness Fair
May
17
3:00 PM15:00

Rosewood Community Health and Wellness Fair

Join us for Rosewood's 2nd annual Community Health and Wellness Fair in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month!
https://www.facebook.com/events/411413509431306/
Several organizations and partners will be on site providing FREE health screenings and resource connection (see below for a list of available services and partners).

All fair participants can enter into a drawing to win a FREE 1 YEAR GYM MEMBERSHIP to Crunch Fitness on Division along with other raffle prizes!

Ceasar the No Drama Llama will also be visiting from 3-4:30pm for free hugs ♥

Translators will be provided in Spanish and Rohingya during the event. If you have a request for translation services please let us know ASAP. Translated flyers will be coming soon.
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FREE services include:
Kids Sports Physicals
Acupuncture
Light Massage
Haircuts
Rapid HIV Tests
PrEP Screening
Fitness demonstrations - learn workouts you can do in your own home!
Safe Prescription and Needle Disposal
Enrollments in Trimet's low-income fare
Depression, Anxiety, & PTSD screening
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening
SNAP & Oregon Health Plan Enrollment
Lead Testing for Children and Pregnant People
Resource Connection
and there are more exciting services in the works!

Partners include: Bishops Cuts/Color, Crunch Fitness, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing, Q Center, Rockwood Boys and Girls Club, Cascade AIDS Project, Concordia University Nursing Program, Dr. Daniel Agosta, Multnomah County Student Health Centers, Guerreras Latinas, Keep OR Well, Multnomah County Crisis Line, Multnomah County Health Department, Multnomah County SNAP Outreach Team, Planned Parenthood, Project Access NOW, Sunshine Division, RIHO, Wallace Medical Concern, Working Class Acupuncture, YMCA, Metro, Trimet, P:ear, and more!

Come spend time with your fellow Rosewood community members, we will also have snacks!

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Voices of Change Annual Gala
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Voices of Change Annual Gala

This intimate gathering brings together donors, organization supporters, community partners, and stakeholders who seek a just and joyful Oregon for Asian and Pacific Islanders. The evening's program will include program speakers, auctions, and spending time with supporters of APANO, while we look back and celebrate achievements of the past year.

We truly hope you will join us as one of our outstanding guests. Achieving APANO's mission and serving our communities will not be possible without our friends like you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the program, or about the sponsorship and table hosting opportunities.

Get your tickets here : https://secure.everyaction.com/0ebuYAXcl0-V4OzInKRl6Q2

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More Opportunities To learn: Mental Health First Aid
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

More Opportunities To learn: Mental Health First Aid

We appreciate your enthusiasm to receive the MHFA training in our agency. Due to the overwhelming response from volunteers, Catholic Charities is proud to host two Mental Health First Aid trainings just for volunteers.
We recognize your commitment and aspiration to provide the best service and support you can. 
 
However, because this will now be two additional trainings to accommodate so many volunteers, we have to charge a small fee to compensate our facilitator. We are excited to offer you this opportunity to complete a professional Mental Health First Aid training, for just $25. This training would typically cost over $100, plus the cost of the book, and we are thrilled to offer you this discounted rate. Your fee covers the cost of our staff facilitator, and helps offset the cost of the terrific material (which you get to take home!)
 
We will offer two trainings; one split between two Wednesday mornings, and one all-day training on a Saturday. 
 
Wed. May 22nd (part one) 9:00am-1:00pm
Wed. May 29th (part two) 9:00am-1:00pm
 
Saturday June 8th  8:30am-5:00pm. (Will include both sessions)  

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Black Business Summit
Jun
1
7:30 AM07:30

Black Business Summit

On June 1 2019, the Pan African Festival of Oregon in collaboration with Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, the Business Outreach Program and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will welcome aspiring and current business owners along with their supporters from across the state to join us for the first ever Black Business Summit in Oregon.

The Black Business Summit will celebrate black business owners and bring together leading business experts to inspire and educate business leaders with new tools, strategies, and best practices to bring back to their companies and communities.

Pan African small businesses are being left out of the economic boom in Oregon. In August 2018, the Portland Business Journal reported that the number of black-owned businesses receiving Small Business Administration (SBA) loans by Oregon banks plummeted in the years following the economic recession, dropping from at least 50 loans per year a decade ago, to single digits in 2010. Recent figures show that only three black-owned businesses in Oregon received SBA loans in 2017. Realizing public goals of inclusive economic development requires an approach targeted towards historically disinvested and disenfranchised groups.

The Summit will highlight business leaders we have met along the way, who will share their inspiring stories of success and perseverance. The Summit programming will build rich moments for dynamic networking opportunities as well as breakout sessions on topics as diverse as taxes, cyber security, branding, marketing, and business growth strategies.


Cost

Free for previous Pan African Festival business owners and vendors. For all other attendees, the summit registration is $45 per person which is tax deductible. If you are a past Pan African Festival vendor, please call Nafisa Fai at 503-752-2102 to receive your code to register for free.

For more information:

Nafisa Fai, 503-752-2102

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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival 2019
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival 2019

91st Annual Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Music, Dancing, Games, Nordic Food,
Vendors, Beer Garden, Kids Area & More!

Presented by: Nordic Northwest and The League of Swedish Societies
Sponsored by: Scan|Design Foundation

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00-6:00pm
Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR

Adults $TBA
Seniors & Students $TBA
Families $TBA
Kids 11 & Under Free
(tentative prices)

Scandinavian of the Year Awarded: 1:00pm
Raising of the Maypole: 2:00pm

Midsummer Guests, who show their Midsummer Stamp at the Oaks Park Ticket Booth will receive a Deluxe Ride Bracelet for TBA

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Scandinavians have a long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with bonfires and the raising of the Maypole. Here in Portland, that tradition has been celebrated for 91 continuous years at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!

Everyone is welcome at this summer solstice festival! As anyone who's been there before knows, that it's always a fun, family-friendly day filled with games, dancing, food, Nordic vendors and crafts and, of course, the raising of the Maypole.

Scandinavians in traditional dress will greet hundreds of visitors beginning at 11 AM. Food and crafts are available all day from local Nordic clubs and vendors. Two stages of entertainment and a beer garden promise continuous entertainment with live music and dancing, all with a Nordic flavor. The Maypole will be raised at 2 PM and the Scandinavian of the Year award will be awarded at 1:00pm.

The festivities are a collaboration of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the League of Swedish Societies. Lead sponsors include the ScanǀDesign Foundation, and IKEA Portland. Also sponsoring are Swedish Society Linnea, New Sweden Cultural Society and Finlandia Foundation.

Nordic Northwest at Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd.
Portland, OR 97223
503-977-0275
https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/

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La Lucha Sigue: Voz's 19th Annual Dinner
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

La Lucha Sigue: Voz's 19th Annual Dinner

Save the date!

Mark your calendars for La Lucha Sigue, Voz's 19th Annual Dinner. Celebrate with us as we honor our day laborer leaders and the champions who advocate for worker and immigrant rights in Oregon and beyond! Eat, drink, dance, and support immigrant worker-led organizing. La lucha sigue, will you join us?

Where: The Madeleine (3240 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97212)
When: Thursday, June 20th, 6:00 - 9:30

Purchase tickets here: https://portlandvoz.salsalabs.org/2019AnnualDinner

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or have any other questions, please contact our Development Director Andrea Berg at: andrea@portlandvoz.org.

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This year's Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament for refugee and immigrant community
Jun
28
to Jun 29

This year's Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament for refugee and immigrant community

This year's Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament for refugee and immigrant community is Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, at Delta Park!

Individual players are encouraged to sign-up for the tournament by attending our registration event. A limited number of free jerseys, socks, and shin guards, will be available to teams on a first come, first served basis. All genders welcome!

WHAT: WORLD CUP REGISTRATION DAY
WHEN: 10:00am on Saturday, April 13, 2019
WHERE: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97216, multi-purpose rooms 1-3

15 players per team, ages 14-17, ages 18-21, and age 21 and under for girls teams. More details to follow.

For more information about this event, call or text Som Subedi at 503-260-2487 or email som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

Read more about Portland Parks & Recreation's Parks for New Portlanders program at portlandoregon.gov/parks/newportlanders.

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WALK with Refugees & Immigrants
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

WALK with Refugees & Immigrants

Calling for community partnerships!

This year’s "WALK with Refugees & Immigrants" event will happen in East Portland on Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 11am so let us know (if interested in partnering) by commenting below or email at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov

The first event planning meeting and the location is TBD!

Last 2 years hundreds of thousands of Portlander's walked! We expect to have the same great turnout this year!

This event is in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways (always) and 74 community organizations last year!

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IRCO ILS Citizenship Day 2019
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

IRCO ILS Citizenship Day 2019

Join us on Saturday, April 20th for IRCO's Citizenship Day!

This is a FREE one-day clinic where you can talk to an experienced immigration lawyer who can help you or your loved ones with your citizenship application. Please call us at 971-271-6537 or email ircoils@irco.org for more information and to make an appointment. There are a limited number of walk in appointments, and walk-ins will only be accepted until 10am.

If you're interested in volunteering or providing support, please email our volunteer coordinator at IsabelL@irco.org

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Driver's Licenses for All Hearing/Audiencia Pública
Apr
17
4:30 PM16:30

Driver's Licenses for All Hearing/Audiencia Pública

¡Únase con nosotros para una audiencia pública sobre la propuesta de ley Licencias Para Todos! Necesitamos llenar el Capitolio para mostrar a los legisladores que es hora de pasar esta ley y que la comunidad la apoya.
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Join us for a public hearing on Driver's Licenses for All! We need to pack the Capitol to show legislators it's time for them to take action on this everyday need for Oregon's families.

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Concert for the Community: Music of the Americas
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Concert for the Community: Music of the Americas

Everyone’s invited! This year’s Concert for the Community celebrates music of North, Central, and South America, with a cameo by Hillsboro’s Mariachi Una Voz. Free and open to the public (tickets are required).

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Reserve tickets: https://www.orsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/1819/concert-for-the-community/?fbclid=IwAR3_2yObC0exJjxxf2pj8RGmz6XlLGv95ETlZ20mpRh-CciEOEYkJIQn3Nc#utm_source=fb&utm_medium=concert-for-the-community&utm_campaign=cpc

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This Is Home: a film about refugee resettlement in the US
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

This Is Home: a film about refugee resettlement in the US

This Is Home tells the story of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and beginning to rebuild their lives. The film goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis.

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.

Gender neutral bathrooms are available

There is a parking lot although parking is limited. Please refrain from parking where RESIDENT signs are posted (far north parking lot). Street parking is available please be mindful not to block neighborhood driveways.

Co-sponsored by: Unite Oregon, Cascadia Behavior Health, YWCA of Greater Portland, We are all Oregon, and Immigration Counseling Services

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In-depth Discussion about the Rohingya Crisis
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

In-depth Discussion about the Rohingya Crisis

Saturday, April 6th at 2 PM

Oregon Historical Society

This event is free and open to the public.

The Rohingya crisis is ongoing, but few are aware of it beyond brief and disconnected news headlines. To give background and context to this crisis, panelists, including former Burma MP Shwe Maung, Yusuf Iqbal of Americans for Rohingya, Reza Uddin of Friends of Rohingya USA, and photographer Greg Constantine, discuss Burma’s carefully planned genocide of the Rohingya as well as the current situation for Rohingya living within and outside Burma.

This program is presented as part of Exiled to Nowhere: A Symposium on the Rohingya Crisis. For more information about the symposium, please visit https://bit.ly/2tTBaHo.

Thanks to our sponsors: Never Again Coalition, WorldOregon, Americans for Rohingya, The Immigrant Story, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Friends of Rohingya, The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University, Refugee Assistance and Information Network International, American Jewish World Service - AJWS, and Crime Victims Rights Alliance at Lewis and Clark Law School.

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The Immigrant Story is proud to be a part of Exiled to Nowhere: A Symposium on the Rohingya Crisis
Apr
5
to Apr 11

The Immigrant Story is proud to be a part of Exiled to Nowhere: A Symposium on the Rohingya Crisis

Our exhibit, “Portrait of a Rohingya Refugee: Mohammed Husson Ali,” will appear in conjunction with the larger photographic exhibit “Exiled to Nowhere” by Greg Constantine, who has spent 13 years documenting the ongoing abuses against the Rohingya.

Our display, along with our partner Jim Lommasson’s seminal work “What We Carried,” is a part of “To Bear Witness”, a project of The Immigrant Story. Through this project, we seek to draw attention to senseless mass killings by telling stories of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Portland photographers John Rudoff and Andrew Stanbridge have contributed images that enrich these gripping personal histories.

The complete story that complements our exhibit, “Fleeing a 21st Century Genocide” by Elizabeth Mehren, can be found at The Immigrant Story,  https://theimmigrantstory.org/fleeing/

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Welcoming Our New Neighbors Meeting
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Welcoming Our New Neighbors Meeting

You are invited to the upcoming Welcoming Our New Neighbors Meetinghosted by Salem For Refugees this coming Monday, April 1st from 12:00 - 1:30pm in Cedar Hall at Salem Alliance Church: 555 Gaines St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. These meetings are a great opportunity to stay educated, network, and collaborate in support of our new neighbors. Snacks will be provided.

On April 1st, we will hear a presentation from the Employment Resource Team about the process for new neighbors to find work in Salem. This will include an interview with a new neighbor about her experience finding a job, as well as an interview with an employer who has recently hired two refugee employees.

After we meet together as a large group, we will break into Resource Teams focused on developing resources for our new neighbors in the following areas: Employment, Education, English, Healthcare, Housing, Meals, Transportation, and Legal Support. For new attendees, there will be a Salem For Refugees 101breakout session where you can learn more about refugee resettlement and opportunities to get involved. All are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Doug and Anya Holcomb
Co-Directors
Salem For Refugees
www.salemforrefugees.org

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PRSG / RIHO Middle Eastern International Bake Sale
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

PRSG / RIHO Middle Eastern International Bake Sale

Portland Refugee Support Group (PRSG) and the Refugee and Immigrant Hospitality Organization (RIHO bakers are at it again with another wonderful Bake Sale. Our December sale was a huge success and we hope to see many return faces - as well as many new ones.

Our bakers are refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. They bring with them delicious and authentic recipes from their home countries. Come treat your tongue and enjoy some coffee, tea and neighborhood cheer.

The Rosewood Initiative 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, Oregon 97233

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APANO Washington County Town Hall
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

APANO Washington County Town Hall

Saturday, March 30th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Community of ChristChurch

(5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124)

What is a Town Hall Meeting?:

An event hosted by elected officials to help establish a sense of
communication between the government and its constituents.

Why you should attend:

1. Allows you to meet the people who represent you.
2. You can discuss the matters that concern you.
3. It exercises your rights as American citizens.
4. It allows for open dialogue between officials and constituents.
5. You can meet other members of the community who share the same concerns.


For questions or request specific accommodations, please contact Jai Singh at jai@apano.org

Please RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/HxlYvfdeVUWxfy1nR1zvjw2?fbclid=IwAR2hH0hWflXbp9TAvRuUj9PtFjI6QKFBraCNmbxenh_fHe9IemkSPC5-YIc

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A Talk with Taz Ahmed and traci kato-kiriyama at Reed College
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

A Talk with Taz Ahmed and traci kato-kiriyama at Reed College

Hosted on Thursday 3/28 from 7 to 8:30 PM in Performing Arts Building Room 320, at Reed College (3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202)

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Come celebrate the first event of Reed College's inaugural Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and
traci kato-kiriyama!

Reed College is honored to host these speakers for a discussion about how the importance of highlighting and openly discussing the experiences of Muslims in the Asian and Pacific Islander community, and how the legacy of Japanese internment is being reflected events facing this community today.

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Speaker Bios:
Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising. Taz was honored in 2016 as White House Champion of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling. She is cohost of The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast that has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Wired, and Buzzfeed as well as live shows recorded at South by Southwest and the White House.

traci kato-kiriyama is: a writer/actor and one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble; director/co-founder of Tuesday Night Project - presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe series (currently the longest-running Asian American-produced mic series in the country); and Writ Large Press author of a new book still in the birthing process. She has been presented as a performer, poet, theatre deviser, guest lecturer, speaker, facilitator, emcee, and Artist-in-Residence at innumerable venues from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Hawai'i to Philadelphia, Florida, New York and Toronto.

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Seaside beach clean up
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Seaside beach clean up

We are excited to join forces with SOLVE and Oregon State Parks to clean up the Beach at Seaside. Please sign up here by Tuesday, March 19.
https://goo.gl/forms/DNAOxrLxdJ8wb3W32

Children younger than 10 years old need to have a parent/legal guardian with them.

A bus will leave from Bilal Masjid (4115 SW 160th Beaverton OR 97007) at 8:15 AM. You can also meet us at the beach directly.

This event is part of the annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, a statewide effort to keep our beaches healthy and reduce the impacts on marine life.

Dress for rain or shine and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. However, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag, gloves, and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. Don’t forget about the small stuff! The #1 items found on Oregon beaches are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which are harmful to shorebirds and marine life. Bring an old colander to sift the sand for these items.

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Family Night w/ APANO & Forward Together!
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Family Night w/ APANO & Forward Together!

Oregonians should not have to choose between caring for yourself or your loved ones and paying the bills. Yet, a majority of families across the country do not have access to paid leave policies. But we can change that in Oregon!

RSVP here → http://bit.ly/ORFamilyNight

The FAMLI Equity Act (HB 3031) would allow families of all formations, including chosen families, to take paid time off. Join Forward Together and APANO for a Family Night to learn more about the FAMLI Equity Act, screen “Zero Weeks” film and how you can take action.

When: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Latino Network
410 NE 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

RSVP here → http://bit.ly/ORFamilyNight

Free and open to the public.
Dinner and childcare will be provided.

Please email Jakki at jackeline@forwardtogether.org with any questions.

About the film: “Zero Weeks” explores America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. ZERO WEEKS is the fourth film by award-winning director, Ky Dickens, a female director with a track record of using her work to shift public opinion.
http://www.zeroweeks.com/

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/GCS9Hpm0oCI

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Community Chai & Dialogue Meeting Kulanka Shaaha & Wadahalka Bulshada
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Community Chai & Dialogue Meeting Kulanka Shaaha & Wadahalka Bulshada

LOCATION: AYCO OFFICE,1390 SE 122ND AVE SUITE UE, PORTLAND, OR 97233

Come join us to share experiences, stories and cultures. Be a part of building a safer, more understanding community. We meet and enjoy traditional Somali chai tea, mandazi and Sambussa while discussing community goals and building trust.

Noo imaaw si aad noola wadaagto qibradaada, sheeko iyo dhaqankaba. Qeyb ka noqo dhisida bulsho bad qabta oo is fahamsan. Waan kulanaa oo ku sheekeeysanaa shaah, man-dazi iyo sambusa iyadoo noo socoto dooda hadafka bulshada iyo dhisida isfahamka.

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Your Community, Your Voice!
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Your Community, Your Voice!

Join us for a community conversation about the new Tigard Triangle development and directly contribute to the prioritization of urban renewal projects in our neighborhood.

Free child care, dinner, and interpretation in Somali, Spanish and Arabic will be provided.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 6pm - 8pm

WHERE: Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223

CONTACT: Cristina Palacios · cristina@uniteoregon.org
Please share widely.

Thank you!

[Español]
Tu Comunidad, Tu Voz! 
Conversación comunitaria sobre equidad
¡Queremos escuchar sus opiniones acerca de la equidad y el desarrollo en Tigard! Lo invitamos a participar en una conversación
que contribuirá directamente al desarrollo de la comunidad y a las prioridades de los proyectos de renovación urbana en el área Triangulo de Tigard. Cuidado infantil, comida e interpretación en Español, Árabe and Somali GRATIS.

Cuando: Jueves Marzo 21, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
Donde: Tigard Public Library, -Libreria Publica de Tigard 13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223

CONTACTE A: Cristina Palacios · cristina@uniteoregon.org
Por favor compartan la informcacion.

Gracias!

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Driver's Licenses for All, FAMLI Equity
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Driver's Licenses for All, FAMLI Equity

Causa and APANO will be hosting a workshop to discuss the importance of giving immigrants the chance to apply for a driver license. We will also talk about the necessity of paid medical leave for families. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn about campaign messaging and the best way to take action. With your help, we’ll send a message that our community is committed to making Oregon a better place for all.

Oregon AFL-CIO 3645 SE 32nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202

RSVP at: https://secure.everyaction.com/z0cj0tuBY0q7igV9ZMEgRw2

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Cooking class for the Little Chefs
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Cooking class for the Little Chefs

Cooking class for 5 -11 years old. In this class, we will be working with FISH!!! Please register here.
https://impactflow.com/event/little-chef-cooking-class-fish-10220

Parents will need to assist them.

Date and time: Sat, March 16, 1- 3 PM
Location: Community Kitchen, 2nd Floor Whole Foods, 1210 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Filleting a fish can be intimidating (and messy) and many people tend to overcook it. Register your Little Chef for this class where Professional Chefs will walk them through the basics of how to fillet, prepare and cook fish and help build their cooking confidence.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants

  • Southwest Community Center - Portland Parks & Recreation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal, and celebrate.We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.

We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard.

This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov to sign up by February 15, 2019.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.


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Free Food Market
Mar
15
12:30 PM12:30

Free Food Market

In Cooperation with Oregon Food Bank, ISOS hosts Free Food Market , fresh, and healthy fruits and vegetables and pantry staples.
Open to whole community. Everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in volunteering with food distribution at Masjed Bilal, please let us know by emailing: info@i-sos.org

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IMIrJ Gathering in Washington County!
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

IMIrJ Gathering in Washington County!

Join us on Monday, March 11th from 6:30-8:30pm at First Congregational UCC of Hillsboro for an opportunity to connect as faith communities around immigrant justice. Together, we'll share about what we're hearing and seeing in our neighborhoods, take a look at upcoming state legislation, and build powerful relationships as we look at the year ahead.

We are also excited to introduce you to IMIrJ's new Executive Director, Alaide Vilchis-Ibarra. Alaide moved to Oregon in January from Washington DC, where she served as the Director of Migration Policy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She's excited to meet you all too!

If you were a part of our Quarterly Gatherings last year, this will be a great chance to reconnect and re-root ourselves in our work together. If your congregation is new to this work, we are eager to connect with you!

First Congregational UCC is located 494 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Will you let us know if you can make it?

See you soon!
Ron, Sarah, and Alaide

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Washington County South Asian Listening Circle
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Washington County South Asian Listening Circle

Please join APANO's Washington County South Asian Listening Circle on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 from 2PM - 4PM at the Sikh Center of Oregon to help advance equity in Washington County. Come share how you would define and measure success in education, economic empowerment, and civic engagement.

** Please note this is specifically for Asian and Pacific Islander identifying folks. Allies interested in supporting our work are encouraged to join in advocacy days with our partners.**

Sikh Center of Oregon, 17514 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007

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Updates on US Immigration Policy Changes: Where We Stand Now
Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Updates on US Immigration Policy Changes: Where We Stand Now

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR:

Updates on US Immigration Policy Changes: Where We Stand Now and What They Mean

Presenter: Jessica Therkelsen
Title: Human Rights Lawyer

This webinar is an overview of US Immigration Policy Changes. Hear the updates, get your questions answered, and know your rights!


Three takeaways: Attendees will leave with the following information:

- Which immigration policies the administration has changed since January 2017 and how these compare to international standards

- What these policies mean for refugees, asylum seekers, and people seeking naturalization

- Access to resources to help attendees make choices for themselves and their families

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Refugees Welcome Bill Rally and Committee Hearing!
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Refugees Welcome Bill Rally and Committee Hearing!

On February 27 at 1pm, HB 2508, or the Refugees Welcome Bill, will be heard by the HHS committee at the state capitol building in Salem. Join us at noon on the capitol steps for a rally!

Cuts in refugee admissions and funding at the federal level put local refugees at risk of falling through the cracks, experiencing economic hardship and their path to becoming full participants in our communities in jeopardy. In addition, funding gaps from federal sources for refugee resettlement are jeopardizing Oregon's history of welcoming refugees.

HB 2508 would secure state funding for refugee and asylee services for the first time. Studies have shown that with proper support and case management, refugees are generally employed within six months and bring immense contributions to the economy, diversity, and social fabric of the state.

Let's show our elected representatives that we support state funding for the vital, life-saving work! 

If you need a ride to Salem, please contact sushma@uniteoregon.org.

WHEN: February 27, 2019 at 12pm - 2pm

WHERE: State Capitol Building
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

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M.I.A Film Screening - ICS is co-hosting!
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

M.I.A Film Screening - ICS is co-hosting!

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI/ MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.

Light refreshments will be served.

* Registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Free admission, SUGGESTED DONATION IS $5. Please click the ticketing link below for registration and parking information.

https://www.ywcapdx.org/mia-film-screening/?fbclid=IwAR2xeDx6EloXyBfw76nzvW_Jph2rsMXGW38t3-7NJ-mkkXZQ04smB_Q89tE

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