Portland Architecture & Urban Design: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 5:30 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, 6 to 7 p.m. program at Neil Kelly Design Center, 804 N. Alberta St., Portland. Join us for an evening with Portland architect and city planner George Crandall, FAIA, principal of Crandall Arambula, PC. A graphic presentation will include Portland successes and failures, and future challenges for our city. Tickets are $25 per person; register securely online. Limited to 50 guests. Proceeds benefit the ministries of EMO. For more information, call (503) 221-1054. Download event flyer.
EMO's Refugee & Immigrant Ministry Celebration. 4 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock, Portland. Come celebrate the decades of hard work and services provided by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's (EMO) Refugee & Immigrant Ministries: Russian Oregon Social Services,Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees, and SOAR Immigration Legal Services. Our programs successfully integrate immigrants and refugees from around the world into Oregon's communities.
Please join us for an evening of socializing, recognition, multicultural foods and entertainment. Free event and no RSVP required to attend. For more information, call (503) 777-3437. Download event flyer.
Circles of Support and Accountability: Community Information Session. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Interchurch Center, Pamplin Conference Room, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Portland (directions). Learn about Circles of Support and Accountability
in Oregon (CoSA) at an open community information session
with Dr. Robin Wilson, Andrew McWhinnie, and Multnomah County CoSA Program Coordinator Rev. Audrey deCoursey. Any and all community supporters and potential volunteers are invited to this evening program. Meet others interested in restorative justice and help launch this important program for our state. To RSVP, contact Audrey deCoursey at (503) 988-8580 or email@example.com.
Circles of Support and Accountability: Volunteer Training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Interchurch Center, Hughes Conference Room, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Portland (directions). Join us for an introductory training in Circles of
Support and Accountability with Dr. Robin
Wilson and Andrew McWhinnie. Learn how to be
an effective volunteer to help prevent victimization and
protect our communities by forming positive social
support for high-risk sex offenders coming out of
prison. CoSA is simple yet profound: No More Victims. CoSA follows a restorative justice model, working alongside the treatment and supervision sex offenders are already provided, by offering practice in pro-social relationship building. Community volunteers meet regularly with a sex offender through the first year of release from prison, to prevent the isolation that can raise the risk of re-offending. To RSVP, contact Audrey deCoursey at (503) 988-8580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: February 11, 2015
Interfaith Advocacy Day in Salem. More details coming soon.
Save the Date: May 7, 2015
EMO Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner. At the Hilton Hotel in Portland.