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Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI): Student Presentations at Mercy Corps Action Center

July 28, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm
For the fifth year, the Mercy Corps Action Center with Portland State University welcomes student leaders from the MENA region to study conflict resolution, leadership, democratic systems, and project management. During their time at Mercy Corps, they build their understanding of the necessary steps and tools for effective project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.…See More
Jul 18, 2016
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Kat Taylor: Breaking through financial exclusion at Mercy Corps Action Center

July 27, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Globally, over 2.5 billion people are excluded or underserved by financial systems. Mercy Corps works to introduce new, or expand existing, financing mechanisms and products through a diverse range of models to strengthen access to financial services.  Here in Oregon, one in four people live in "asset poverty." Mercy Corps’ domestic program — Mercy Corps Northwest — works with low-income populations in a variety of ways, including helping provide access to financial education and services. …See More
Jul 13, 2016
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Finding Place: Street Art by Displaced Youth from Syria and Gaza on Display at Nau at Nau Portland Store

July 7, 2016 at 5pm to July 31, 2016 at 5pm
Finding Place depicts the imaginations and aspirations of youth from Syria and Gaza who have been forced to flee their homes because of violence. The exhibit demonstrates how Mercy Corps and aptART partner to engage youth in activities that not only help them process the trauma of displacement, but brings flashes of bold color and hope inside the confines of refugee camps and…See More
Jun 21, 2016
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Speed Networking: Around the World in 3 Minutes at Mercy Corps

April 14, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm
Join us April 14 for our newest event, Around the World in 3 minutes: Speed Networking, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Mercy Corps Headquarters. Through this event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet representatives from international nonprofit organizations, hear what they do, and network with globally-minded people while enjoying appetizers and two complimentary drinks. It’s very fast and a lot of fun as you’ll only have 3 minutes to chat before you move onto the next seat! We’ll start with a panel…See More
Apr 1, 2016
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Syria 5-Year, Part I - Five Years of Upheaval: Where Are They Now? at Mercy Corps Action Center

March 15, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Tickets: $5 Student/Senior, $10 Regular; Available here. Tickets can also be purchased in the Action Center during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 11 - 5 pm. All tickets purchased in person do not include additional fees.Five years after the start of the Syrian civil war, more than 4.2 million Syrian refugees have fled the country and more than half are under 18. In this two-part lecture series, attendees…See More
Mar 7, 2016
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From Theory to Action: Entrepreneurs Take on World's Pressing Problems at Mercy Corps Action Center

February 4, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Skoll Foundation CEO and President Sally Osberg discuss Osberg’s new book, co-authored with Roger Martin, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works. Passionate about mobilizing communities, these two two leaders offer an invigorating dialogue about the power of social entrepreneurship and best practices for transformative change, from theory to action.See More
Jan 20, 2016
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Iraq and ISIS: Strengthening Community in the Midst of Conflict at Mercy Corps Action Center

November 18, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
Brown Bag lecture begins at 12 p.m. Light refreshments provided.The road to a stable and prosperous Iraq is fraught with challenges as citizens struggle to survive against a backdrop of political reform, financial crisis, conflict and displacement. Mercy Corps understands the needs and complexities within Iraqi communities and the importance of improving governance in order to reduce support for violent extremism. Join us Wednesday, 11/18, for this noon-time event when we'll hear from Lorina…See More
Nov 16, 2015
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Event at Mercy Corps - Recovery, Rebuilding and Resiliency in Nepal: 6 month update at Mercy Corps Action Center

October 27, 2015 from 7:30am to 9am
RSVP here. Join us Tuesday morning, 10/27, to enjoy coffee, tea and breakfast rolls while you hear an update from the field and see the impact of so many people’s generosity. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Director of Programs, Jeffrey Shannon and find out what is next for a resilient Nepal.It is approaching the six month mark since two major earthquakes –…See More
Oct 14, 2015
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Located in Mercy Corps' global headquarters, the Action Center promotes global literacy through lectures, films, exhibits and seminars, and youth workshops for middle and high school students.

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Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

March 17, 2017 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 at 2pm
A World Premiere! What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time. Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever.See More
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Wild and Reckless at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

March 16, 2017 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 at 2pm
A World Premiere! Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black…See More
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Tell Me the Truth About Love at The Portland Ballet

April 29, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Portland Ballet presents an intimate evening of cabaret love songs with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Eklund and pianist Sandra Hyslop. The benefit, “Tell Me the Truth About Love,” will feature the beloved music of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Érik Satie, and more. Funds raised go towards finishing off TPB's Studio Theatre, located in Hillsdale. Only 102 tickets available, which include desserts and drinks. Visit theportlandballet.org for more information!See More
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Óye Oyá at Milagro Theatre

April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm to May 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
World Premiere - Spanish LanguageBook by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefanía FadulApril 27 - May 27, 2017Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PMABOUT THE PLAYAn original Spanish language musical inspired by the Cuban zarzuela and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This musical is a journey of love, the power of compassion and forgiveness, and finding home. This musical promises to be the biggest production ever seen…See More
Mar 20
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Gathering of the Guilds & Ceramic Showcase at Oregon Convention Center

April 21, 2017 at 10am to April 23, 2017 at 5pm
Gathering of the Guilds and the Ceramic Showcase More than 300 Northwest artists will be showcasing their work in beads, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood at the 2017 Gathering of the Guilds featuring the Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase. Whether you're shopping for mother's day gifts or looking to commission custom furniture or find the perfect home decor items, this is the place to come! Artists include members of Creative Metal Arts Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers,…See More
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Gustafer Yellowgold's Show at Clinton Street Theater

April 30, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
“The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York TimesAn absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor.This live performance will feature material from the Grammy® nominated DVD/CD set "Gustafer Yellowgold's Dark Pie Concerns" along with plenty of fan favorites from the six previous Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets.See More
Mar 14
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Artistic Portland Celebrates April Showers on the First Thursday Gallery Art Walk at Artistic Portland

April 6, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Artist co-operative Artistic Portland celebrates April Showers on Thursday, April 6, 2017 between 4-6. Beginning April 19, they will be showcasing their ceramic artists this month as they welcome visiting attendees at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Visitors are invited to join some of our artists to paint bisque-fired ceramic bowls at First Thursday starting around 2:00 p.m. Giving back to the community is the goal by donating 100% of the proceeds from the…See More
Mar 13

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