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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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Mar 8, 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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14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park at Creston Park

June 3, 2017 from 11am to 4:30pm
Practicing Peace, Embracing Community14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the ParkDharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme WorkshopsActivities for ChildrenTabling by Buddhist CommunitiesBuddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland is proud to host the 14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park on Saturday, June 3, with the theme, Practicing Peace, Embracing Community.  Due to renovation of Colonel Summers Park, the festival will be at a new location this year, at Creston Park on Powell Blvd.Expressing…See More
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Juvenile Justice in Oregon: Turning Lives Around at Lakewood Community Center (Lower Level)

June 8, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Falling into Oregon’s Juvenile Justice System can change the life course of a young person who has been adjudicated for violating the law. If a youth is adjudicated, the Juvenile Justice System focuses on providing a safe and stable environment while holding youth accountable for their behavior; it also encourages them to finish school, learn skills, and live a productive, crime-free life after completing their probation or commitment to the Oregon Youth Authority. This program presents a…See More
May 19
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Artistic Portland’s First Thursday Gallery Art Walk - June 1, 2017, 4-6 p.m. at Artistic Portland

May 15, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Art co-operative Artistic Portland will welcome visitors to stop by for the First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on June 1, 2017, 4-6 pm.  Travelers from near and far are invited to meet the artists, view their latest creations and express their own creativity by painting a bowl for charity (2-6 pm).  All supplies will be provided by the art co-op.  After glazing and firing the bowls, they will be available for $10 with all proceeds to nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town…See More
May 15
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America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show at Portland Expo Center

July 15, 2017 at 9am to July 16, 2017 at 4pm
There’s nothing more enjoyable than strolling around on a beautiful summer day, going treasure hunting at an all vintage show. The range of diversity makes sure there is something for everyone. Some examples include jukeboxes, vintage clothing, 40s kitchenware, estate jewelry, old tools, fishing, pop culture items from the 1970s and 80s, princess phones, die-cast toys, old board games, Sci-Fi books and comics and, well you get the drift.  If fine antiques are your preference, the Expo also…See More
May 9
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Restaurants for Raphael House at various locations in Portland, OR

May 17, 2017 all day
Dine out for a cause on Wednesday, May 17th and support survivors of domestic violence! More than 45 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day’s proceeds to aid Raphael House of Portland’s life-saving shelter and violence prevention programs. You can make a difference simply by enjoying a meal – or several – at any participating eatery in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton. Find a full and growing list of involved restaurants online at…See More
May 8
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The Portland Ballet presents Balanchine's Who Cares? at Lincoln Performance Hall

May 26, 2017 at 7:30pm to May 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Portland Ballet will feature highlights of George Balanchine’s Who Cares? in its Spring Concert May 26-27 at Lincoln Performance Hall. The concert will also commemorate the Ballets Russes with Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides and Tom Gold's Festival Russe. This year marks the 100th anniversary that the legendary ballet troupe performed in Portland. The program also includes a new work by Portland choreographer Lane Hunter.May 26-27, 7:30 p.m.Lincoln Performance Hall1620 SW Park Ave.Portland,…See More
May 5
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Outdoor Trivia Night at Lagunitas Community ROom

May 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership & REI for Outdoor Trivia Night. Doors open at 6, trivia begins at 6:30. Gather your trivia team of up to 6 folks and buff up on your Pacific Northwest nature and outdoor know-how. We'll test your knowledge of PNW natural areas, recreation, and Forces of Nature.We have great raffle items and prizes for the three top-scoring teams from REI. Andy "The Walrus" Lindberg returns as our MC for the evening. Lagunitas beer, cider, and Flying Pie pizza will…See More
May 2
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Brain-computer interfaces: Ethical challenges and opportunities at The Lucky Labrador Pub on Hawthorne

May 8, 2017 from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each informal Conversation explores a topic in biomedical science and its relationship with ethics, medicine, research and society, connecting people to the biomedical research community. This event will feature Dr. Eran Klein, well-regarded neurologist and philosopher, who will guide us through a discussion about brain-computer interface (BCI) research.  BCI uses connection between our brains and computers, including but not limited to using the brain to control wheelchairs, computers and…See More
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