America is currently facing a soul-searching moment surrounding an outdated, irrational and dehumanizing immigration system. One hundred years ago, America took all comers to its shores. Now our byzantine immigration system encourages would-be immigrants to put their livelihoods on the line in order to seek the American dream. It makes criminals out of business owners and farmers, who hire people to do work that no one else will do. This same work that Americans benefit from and take for granted every day.
City Club of Portland: Because bringing civic-minded people together is what we do. Civic Drinks, the 1st Tuesday of each month, is a mix of informal conversation, connection and cocktails. It's your opportunity to mingle with local leaders, City Club members, and others involved or interested in civic issues.
The combination of changes in technology and the Great Recession have had a major impact on the media enterprises that Oregonians traditionally have relied upon for news and information. What's the future of news in Oregon and how will media organizations need to change in order to meet the information needs of Oregonians?
Professor Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts- Amherst
May 10, 2013 - 12:15pm
Professor Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts- Amherst
From our locally-owned stores, to our farmer’s markets and food carts, Portland is a leader in the movement to buy local. It’s cultural, it’s trendy, and it’s smart for our local economies. In our increasingly global economy, many communities are trying to encourage local forms of economic development that could generate more stable employment and help build social capital. These community initiatives aim to develop local economies, sustain local forms, generate more stable employment, and build social capital.
A conversation between business, natural resources, and farming.
As the legendary statewide planning act turns 40, look at what's working and what isn't, and what needs to change. This conversation brings together experts in business, natural resources and farming. Join Doug Krahmer, farmer and chairman of the Oregon Agricultural board, Sara Vickerman from Defenders of Wildlife, and Bernie Bottomly Portland Business Alliance and aficionado of economic development.
Lucky Lab- North, 1700 N Killingsworth St., Portland
Jonathan Maus, Editor & Publisher of BikePortland.org
National trends show that bicycling is becoming more inclusive as a wider variety of people adopt cycling as a mode of transportation. What changes can we expect Portland's burgeoning bike industry to embrace as a result? What will the future of Portland's streets look like as bicycling becomes even more of a force in our city and region?
Allen Temple CME Church, 4236 NE 8th Avenue, Portland
A conversation with Lois Leveen, educator and author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser
The Secrets of Mary Bowser is based on the true story of a woman born into slavery, freed and educated in the North, who returned to the South and became a Union spy in the Confederate White House. Named one of the top 10 books of 2012 by The Oregonian, the novel is introducing readers across the country to little known aspects of American history, and to a real-life African American heroine. In this conversation, author and education expert Lois Leveen will discuss how the history behind the novel offers important lessons for the twenty-first century, particularly how Mary Bowser's journey from slavery to freedom can serve as a model as we work to achieve educational equity for all young people in Portland.
During the last three decades, Metro has played a unique role in coordinating public planning and preservation projects that cross city and county lines. In 2010, leaders across the region agreed on Six Desired Outcomes that focus on what matters in people’s everyday lives. Join Council President Tom Hughes as he discusses how Metro is working with the cities and counties in our region to sustain and grow good jobs, restore and protect our natural ecosystems and enable all of our region’s people to enjoy the benefits of growth and prosperity.
Join City Club’s New Leaders Council for a Sunday matinee and talk-back for Dance for Dollar at Milagro Theatre. The play takes place in the dance-club Las Palmas in Queens, where man can take the hand of the woman, embrance his culture and while away the cold. At Las Palmas, las muchachas que bailan run the joint and serve up los hombres a little home-style dignity. Check your worries at the door and feel your body come to life among the joyful sounds of duranguense, folklórico and cumbia!
Meyer Freeman, Chief Operating Officer of the Oregon Sports Authority
Major League Baseball? The NBA All-Star Game? NCAA Women’s Final Four? The Oregon Sports Authority works to grow Oregon’s sports landscape, through the attraction of franchises like the Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops, to mega-events like the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s World Cup Soccer. So what’s in store for Oregon’s sports future and how do we get there?
Kristin Lumm, MS, QMHP, Program Coordinator for New Options for Women of Lifeworks NW will talk about their work with sex trafficking victims. We will also discuss the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, with Audrey Loberfield and a few other "Reedies" - college students from Reed who recently hosted Nikolas Kristof.
WHEREAS, Asian and Pacific Americans have helped advance Oregon’s prosperity through their contributions to the fields of education, business, the arts, economic development, and science and technology -- Oregon Governor Proclamation. Celebrate with APANO for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Voices of Change Celebrationwill be a gathering of 200+ community leaders and supporters for an afternoon and early evening of unique music, a sampling of Asian and Pacific Islander foods, and cultural performances.
NoHo's Hawaiian Café, 4627 NE Fremont St., Portland
Liz Casson-Taylor, Principal of Beaumont Middle School
The number of students of color is nearly 50% of the overall student population of Portland Public Schools. What conversations do we need to have, and what actions do we need to take, to delve into the issue of race and its impact on student achievement?
Join us for a conversation about the unique nature of academic museums and their potential to shape the educational communities within and around them. We will explore how Reed College does this through the Cooley Gallery and in what ways this outreach will grow in the coming years. What distinguishes an academic gallery from a public museum? How different are their civic roles and responsibilities? How can an academic museum use its resources to benefit the community?
Portland is a city where people travel by car, public transit, walking and bicycling. Each is here to stay. Biking is part of our city's culture, and in 2012, Bicycling magazine ranked Portland as the most bike-friendly city in the country. With the release of City Club’s report on bicycle transportation in Portland, we’ll answer the question: "How should we improve our transportation system to optimize choice, efficiency and safety for all modes of transportation?" Click here to read more.