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September 22
"Portland's Future: How Do We Accommodate Growth & Global Warming?" an evening with Portland urban architect George Crandall. 5:30 p.m. wine & hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. lecture, at Neil Kelly Design Center, 804 N. Alberta St., Portland. In the next 20 years, Portland will experience dramatic change: 260,000 new residents are expected, accompanied by a 40 percent increase in traffic volumes. And along with the rest of the world, Portland will need to reduce carbon emissions significantly. Portland’s recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan and soon-to-be-adopted Central City Plan supposedly address these challenges. Unfortunately, both plans are long on generalizations and short on specifics. Crandall’s slide presentation will identify the plans’ strengths and weaknesses and suggest alternatives for consideration. Tickets are $25; limited to 50 guests. Reserve tickets securely online. Proceeds benefit EMO's ministries.

George Crandall is the founder of Crandall Arambula, PC. He has been responsible for more than 50 key urban and community design projects across the country and throughout the West. Many of his local projects have made Portland and Oregon models for planning in America. He has served as President for the Architectural Foundation of Oregon, Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon, President of the Portland Chapter AIA, and Chair of the AIA Urban Design Committee. As an architect with many major projects in his portfolio, he understands what it takes to get plans built.

October 21-23
Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) Volunteer Training. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Interchurch Center, 0245 SW Bancroft, Portland. Session I, "The CoSA Model," will explore CoSA history, Circle dynamics and reentry realities for sex offenders. Session II, "Restoring Justice," will cover supervision, treatment and the community role in restorative justice. Session III, Trauma and Healing," will cover ACEs, victim voices, addictions and self care. RSVP for this training and find out more at (503) 988-8580 or

Save the Date: November 3
The 2016 Collins Lecture, "Redeeming the Soul of America: Race, Justice and Reconciliation," with the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III.
1 to 5:30 p.m. Seminar, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Lecture, at Concordia University in northeast Portland. With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality. More information about the 2016 will be coming soon!


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