Sepandārmazgān is an ancient Iranian festival to celebrate Love, Friendship, Earth, and Women.
The Iranian Student Association of Portland invites you to celebrate with a Persian singer, Persian dinner, dance performances, a dance party, and more! Free for PSU students, $7 advance sale for the general public. Reserve your tickets now!
Sepandārmazgān is an ancient Iranian festival to celebrate Love, Friendship, Earth, and Women.
ome and enjoy a wide variety of international delicacies: Baklavas, Egg Rolls, Cupcakes, Zaatar pies, Meat pies, Cheese pies, Kaftahs, Samosas, Brownies, Cakes, Bread, Ethiopian Food, Bengali Food, Afghani Food, Turkish Food and more...
Proceeds help support Oregon's Muslim Youth ( OMY أمي ) Scholarship Fund: A Muslim Educational Trust youth enrichment, engagement, and mentorship program benefiting all youth within our community at large
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.
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 email@example.com to sign up by February 15, 2019.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Som Subedi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR
Seniors & Students $TBA
Kids 11 & Under Free
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
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
AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR!
When: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Where: PICA 15 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR 97212
Time 12:00 pm-1:30 pm African Dance
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Community Fair
Suggested Donation of $10 per participant
The African Dance Workshop is for all dance levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Topic for the February Community Resource Fair is Finance. We will have advising, accounting & more.
Kúkátónón is inviting the community to participate in our African dance workshop & community fair to provide tools & resources to create a net of support for individuals and families.
Come out to have dance, mingle, connect & learn some things!
Next workshop is March 16th, 2019. The April date is to be announced. If you are a business or space that would like to host our future workshops, please contact us at email@example.com or 503-539-5952.
The Nepalese Student Association at Portland State University is pleased to announce our 5th annual Nepalese Cultural Night on February 15th, 2019! It is a truly unique event that celebrates the vibrant Nepali culture and our culturally and linguistically diverse Nepali students at PSU.
Your support has been an instrumental to make this event successful in past. We hope you will support us this year as well to make this event successful.
We hope that you will joining us to help promote and celebrate Nepali culture, build community and connect with PSU community and beyond.
Usher in the Year of the Pig in Downtown Portland! Drummers, dancing lions, and a 100-foot dragon will parade from the Portland Chinatown Museum, through downtown Portland, and up to the Oregon Historical Society for an afternoon of performances and festivities.
Parade begins with firecrackers at 315 NW Davis Street, around the corner from the Portland Chinatown Museum at 11:30. Afternoon performances at the Oregon Historical Society begin at 1:00.
The afternoon schedule of performances at the Oregon Historical Society is:
1:00pm – 1:15pm As the parade arrives: Opening Remarks, National Anthem by Kylie Kamikawa
1:30pm – 2:00pm International Lion Dance
2:00pm – 2:30pm Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team
2:30pm – 3:00pm Lee’s Family Association Lion Dance
3:00pm – 3:30pm Oregon Hope Chinese School
This event is free and open to the public.
EXHIBITION AND OPENING RECEPTION:
The Immigrant Story is proud to present our newest exhibition, “Our Community, Our Stories,” honoring immigrants and refugees who are building new lives in our community.
This exhibition features eight profiles, portraits and personal stories of Hillsboro immigrants and refugees. Our staff documented these stories in 2017 and 2018, chronicling journeys, the search for belonging, and the struggles these immigrants faced in their adopted country.
This is a free community event.
The exhibition will be on display at the Hillsboro Civic Center beginning January 15, 2019,and running through April 2019.
Please join us for an opening reception during the First Tuesday Art Walk on February 5, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123.
After the reception, please join The Immigrant Story to address the Hillsboro City Council.
Snacks, appetizers, and drinks provided.
The Immigrant Story is proud to be a platform for all underrepresented voices in our community. Our hope is that this display will provide an opportunity for visitors to explore the strength, resilience, and diversity within our community and to celebrate the vibrancy that our new neighbors bring with them to their new home.
The Immigrant Story believes that by sharing our stories, we can enhance empathy and thereby contribute to the creation of a shared community and a greater humanity.
When you help us share these powerful stories, you help change the narrative in today’s America.
We are thankful to the city of Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts division for providing this opportunity. We also want to thank our partners, Pro Photo Supply, Rhino Digital Printing, and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County for their sponsorship.
HANDS-ON AND CLASSROOM DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING
For new immigrants/refugees over the age of 18, and English language learners over 18. Offered to only 50 students, first come, first serve.
Saturdays, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & March 2nd 9:00am—4:00pm
You must attend on February 2nd to be eligible for the rest of the classes.
Portland Police Training Facility
14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR
On completion of course, there may be opportunities for lower auto insurance rates from participating carriers, and driver license behind-the-wheel testing through ODEC rather than the DMV. Limited number of vouchers for driver license test fees. Please refer to the following link for a video of prior courses: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/70227
Call 503-297-4813 or go online to register http://drivereducationcenter.com/adultcr.html
Supported by the Portland Police Bureau, with funding provided through grants from the East Portland Action Plan 2015 Municipal Partnership Project, a City of Portland Municipal Grant, and State Farm Insurance.
Talk to Volunteer Lawyers About:
Your Family (Custody, Divorce, Parenting Plans)
Injury (From work or car accidents)
Work (Your rights)
Plan for the Safety of your Family and your Assets.
Notaries will be available to to notarize the documents right away
Tiene por finalidad ayudar a los actuales y futuros dueños de carros de comida ambulante conocidos también como unidades móviles de alimentos (Mobile Food Trucks) en el proceso de abrir y administrar un negocio de comida ambulante.
Cuando se trata de la seguridad de los alimentos, todos los carros de comida tienen que acatar las mismas reglas según la ley estatal de Oregón. También le daremos consejos generales sobre cómo manejar un negocio de comida ambulante de forma eficaz y segura para un proceso más fácil.
Regístrate en nuestro taller, tenemos 30 espacios disponibles!
PROGRAMA DEL EVENTO:
OBTENGA CONSEJOS SOBRE CÓMO INICIAR SU NEGOCIO DE CARRO DE COMIDA.
APRENDA LAS REGLAS SEGÚN LA LEY ESTATAL DE OREGÓN
APRENDA CÓMO LA CÁMARA HISPANA PUEDE AYUDAR A SU NEGOCIO.
PRESENTANDO ANGEL GONZALEZ DE QUALITY FOOD TRAILERS INC.
LA CAMARA HISPANA
Se requiere registro para asistir. Por favor regístrese en el enlace de Eventbrite.
Its purpose is to help current and future owners of mobile food carts, also known as Mobile Food Trucks, in the process of opening and managing a mobile food business.
When it comes to food safety, all food carts have to follow the same rules under Oregon state law. We will also give you general advice on how to run a mobile food business efficiently and safely for an easier process.
Sign up in our workshop, we have 30 spaces available! EVENT SCHEDULE: GET TIPS ON HOW TO START YOUR LUNCH CARE BUSINESS. LEARN THE RULES ACCORDING TO OREGON STATE LAW LEARN HOW THE HISPANIC CHAMBER CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS. PRESENTING ANGEL GONZALEZ OF QUALITY FOOD TRAILERS INC. QUESTIONS: CLAUDIA CARDENAS THE HISPANIC CAMERA 503-222-0280 Registration is required to attend. Please register on the Eventbrite link.
Come celebrate 2019, the Year of the Boar, in a new venue! We'll have even more space than before. There will be mochi samples, food vendors, stage performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid lines at the door.
January 27th at PSU's Viking Pavilion, 11am-4pm.
Visit the website for more details: mochipdx.org
For tickets: mochitsuki.brownpapertickets.com
PUAH is hosting our first ever open Quarterly Coalition Gathering. You're invited! RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/r0eohoOMII7MMPjl1
Join us to launch our new hate incident tracking tool -- ReportHatePdx.com -- get updates about anti-hate legislation, do some culture shifting experiments with us, and meet/mingle with coalition members.
All coalition members, future coalition partners, and supporters are welcome to attend.
RSVP here, please: https://goo.gl/forms/r0eohoOMII7MMPjl1
Come view a powerful and moving photo exhibit from Bienestar called Dreamers of Oregon: Out of the Shadows, currently showing in our Open Spirit Gallery throughout the month of January. Portraits and stories of DACA recipients in Washington County.
Mark your calendars for Thursday evening, January 24th at 6:30pm. You are all invited to a reception and presentation, including a panel discussion with some of the Dreamers featured in the exhibit.
This is a free event! Bring your friends and family!
In the meantime, stop by Community of ChristChurch Sundays from 9am-Noon and Tuesday through Thursday every week from 9am-4pm and see the work for yourself.
Gather with friends and learn how you can make a difference.
Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Light Refreshments Provided
Medical Teams International Headquarters
Join us to hear speakers Kelly Kirk, Program Support Officer for Medical Teams’ field operations, and Fowzia Abdulle, Case Manager Supervisor for Catholic Charities’ refugee services, followed by a Q&A.
Women refugees from war zones have often faced a range of stress factors that are experienced by no other population. In their home country traumatic experiences may have included bombs, imprisonment, torture, and exile. The flight from their home is often fraught with danger and once in the country of exile, life still has its challenges.
“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well”
- from the poem Home by Warsan Shire (British- Somali poet)
Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the history of traditional African storytelling and explore the moral lessons behind the stories. Come together with other African American children, families. and elders to share the history of your families.
Presented by Javelin Hardy.
Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.
First come, first served.
View the event on our website: https://multcolib.org/events/history-african-storytelling/99337
We are excited to share with you the first event in our year-long series that highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants. On January 14, 2019 we are honored to welcome Kelsey LeBrun Keswani and Bernal Cruz Munoz from RAIN International. They will present their workshop, Changing the Narrative, that provides tools to people working with refugee and immigrant populations on how to effectively change the narrow and one-dimensional narratives of migration.
We hope you can join us on January 14, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Cascadia Garlington Center. To learn more about the event, please visit our website, https://who-we-are.wixsite.com/2019
We would greatly appreciate your RSVP to the event so we can plan accordingly. You can find the RSVP on the website.
Dance and celebrate with Jujuba, a 10-piece afrobeat and juju ensemble featuring Nigerian master talking drum legend, Nojeem Lasisi.
Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project.
Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.
First come, first served.
SOAR Immigration Legal Services
Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a 14-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are taught by a volunteer from SOAR Legal.
Study English reading, writing, speaking, and U.S. history for the USCIS naturalization exam and interview. Receive free study materials. Learn important skills for your interview. Prepare to become a U.S. citizen. All are welcome!
Dates: Sundays, January 6 to March 31
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
17917 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233
To register, contact Angie at (503) 384-2482 ext. 116 or email email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to bring you the 4th Annual Bake America Great Again fundraiser event! The sale will take place on Wednesday, December 19th, from 6-9PM at Baerlic Brewing in SE Portland. (Please note the NEW location this year.)
The proceeds from the sale go directly to IRCO - the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.
There will be treats for sale from some of the best bakers, restaurants, and bloggers in Portland. In addition, we will have baked goods for sale from local refugee women in our community. (The money from these goods will go directly to the refugees, all other items and raffle prize proceeds will go to IRCO.)
Before the holidays, APANO wants to thank you for your amazing contributions this year! They invite community members, volunteers, donors, and allies to celebrate a night filled with insane amounts of fun.
Join us December 17th at the Filipino-American Association Center (8917 SE Stark St, Portland) from 6-9pm. Enjoy dancing, karaoke, food, a photo booth and more!
RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/9WKIvPClok-sMX6usf9bKg2
The Portland Refugee Support Group and the Rosewood Immigrant and Hospitality Organization are bringing back our amazing bakers for another Holiday Bake Sale. Baklava, Fatayer, Harissa, Ma'amoul, Ma'arouk, Qatayef, Za'atar Manakish and so much more. You don't want to miss these flavors for the holidays!
Our bakers are refugees from Syria, Afganistan, 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.
Join us for a free all ages program celebrating some of Oregon’s immigrant communities!
12pm Vietnamese Adult Choir & Vietnamese Children’s Choir
1:15pm Iraqi Cultural Music and Dance
3:15pm Borana Women’s Group Cultural Music and Dance
Activities for All Ages
12pm – 4pm
• Tissue Paper Stained Glass Suncatcher
• Dragon, Cow, and Goat Hand Puppets
• Sponge-patterned Gift Bags
• Borana Tribe Artifact Table
• Bosnian Artifact Table by BECO
Families are also invited to visit History Hub, OHS’s permanent exhibition made for kids, by kids. In History Hub, youth and families can explore the topic of diversity through fun, hands-on interactives and pictures. View historic artifacts like suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway’s typewriter, learn about different cultures by reading books in the “Book Nook,” and discover how Oregonians have stood up for fairness throughout history.
Thank you to this month’s Family Day partners:
• Abba Choir
• Bosniaks Educational Cultural Organization (BECO)
• Huong Viet Performing Arts Group
• Sabbo Gonna Sisters
If you are in need of Utility Assistance, please stop in at Rosewood on Mondays Noon-5:00pm or Tues-Thurs 10am-5:00pm to schedule an appointment. (Do not leave a message via phone we won't be able to schedule for an appointment this way).
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. COMMUNITY AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
Energy Assistance Program hosted at The Rosewood Initiative
Most Wednesdays from 10 am – 3 pm (*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
You do not have to be past due to be eligible for energy assistance.
Please visit the event page to view documentation required to apply for energy assistance.
MET invites you to join them on Saturday, December 8th for their Award/Appreciation/Auction Night.
Every year, the Muslim Educational Trust recognizes dedicated individuals for their positive contribution to MET and the community at large by presenting awards for Leadership, Community Service, Student Achievement, and Friends of MET.
Palestine Refugees Need Your Help!
The lives, rights, dignity, and future of over 5 million children, women, and men are at risk after the abrupt withdrawal of US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since 1950, UNRWA has provided this vulnerable community with quality education, healthcare, protection, employment, and essential services, pending a just and lasting solution for their plight. Now, this vital relief and development agency faces the greatest challenge in its proud history.
In response, we invite you to join us for an educational benefit dinner to raise awareness and support for UNRWA and the refugees it serves. Dinner will include a talk given by keynote speaker Mohammed Eid (Palestine refugee from Gaza, UNRWA beneficiary and former employee, and current Rotary Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University).
Palestinians who have received UNRWA support will share their stories. Join us and be part of the campaign to make a difference! Tax-deductible donations made to UNRWA USA are greatly appreciated and can be made on this platform any time through December 28, 2018.
This event is presented by the United Nations Association of Portland.
6 pm: Reception, networking, and resources tabling
6:30 pm: Buffet dinner catered by Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine
7 pm: Program begins featuring a presentation by Mohammed Eid
First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall
1226 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205
U-Park: SW 12th between Main and Salmon
City Center: SW 11th and Main
Lawyer's Lot: SW Main between 12th and 13th
Accessible by Public Transit
Portland Meet Portland is assisting and supporting Akram Sarraj (Iraqi Artist and Refugee) in showing and selling his original artwork at this gallery showing. This is the Pearl District First Thursday opening event but the show will go through December 29th.
As part of the showing, Akram's Stories from the Diaspora video will also be on dsiplay. Please come out and support PMP and Akram!
Info on the gallery show below---
"In December, Charles Siegfried will be presenting The Immigrant Show at Blackfish Gallery. This exhibition will showcase artworks by 30+ immigrants born outside the U.S. who were invited to respond in original words and images to the prompt: “What are your experiences living in America?” The Immigrant Show gives the immigrant and refugee communities a voice.
The artists showing work represent an array of ages, ethnicities, countries of origin and art backgrounds, giving the wider Portland community a unique opportunity to view visual and written
artwork from a diverse population that many in the Portland metro area are not familiar with."
Join us at Portland Mercado for a trivia night that gives back!
Hosted by Future Prairie and Questions About Everything, this trivia night will cover current issues, pop culture, music, and more, and ALL proceeds will benefit the work of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.
Food from La Arepa
Chips and salsa from Kaah Market
Drinks from Barrio
Comedy by Laura Anne Whitley
Additional sponsorship from Xocotl and Airbnb
Cost: $40 a team or $5 a person (suggested donation)
Teams of 6 max.
Don't miss out on amazing prizes from:
Lepage Food & Drinks
Little Bird Bistro
Tell your friends! RIHO (Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization) is starting a new Monday morning class beginning Monday November 26 from 10am-Noon!
Classes are offered Mondays from 10:00 am - Noon and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and run now through June 30, 2019.
Childcare is free and all levels are welcome!
East Portland's Diverse populations celebrate the winter season. Bundle up and come out to Gateway Discovery Park to enjoy the cultural organizations that will demonstrate how their culture celebrates the winter season. Local businesses will host activity stations as you take an international winter tour. Hot Beverages and Kids activities!
This event is presented by the Gateway Area Business Association.
Learn more about Gateway Discovery Park at gatewaydiscoverypdx.org