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					                                                  State of Oregon

        Diversity Events Calendar
                                          January – February 2008
                                                  A joint publication of the
                      Department of Human Services, Office of Multicultural Health
                                Department of Administrative Services



                                       JANUARY
Date    Event                                                                                     Contact Information
Jan 1   NEW YEAR’S DAY. New Year’s Day is the only secular holiday that the entire world observes regardless of race or
        religious beliefs. It is based on the solar calendar established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and adopted by most
        countries. However, the Orthodox Eastern churches continue to use the earlier Julian calendar with the New Year
        falling on January 14. Some cultural groups, includes Jews, Chinese, Hindus, and Muslims, use a lunar calendar or some
        combination of a lunar and solar calendar.
Jan 1   EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves in the Southern states to
        be free, effective on this date in 1863.
Jan 3   CONCILIO LATINO DE WASHINGTON COUNTY. La Mision del Concilio                                Lily Cáceres
        es de velar por los intereses de la comunidad Hispana/Latina y ser una voz                  503/981-2556
        representativa frente a los asuntos que le afecten. Meetings are held once a month, on lily.caceres@state.or.us
        the first Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm at El Centro Cultural located on
        1110 N Adair Street, Cornelius, Oregon (503/992-1556).
Jan 4   BIRTHDAY OF LOUIS BRAILLE (1809-1852). Blinded in an accident at the age of three, Braille attended the
        National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris on a scholarship and began teaching there in 1826. While still a student he
        became interested in a form of writing that used raised dots to encode a message. He developed this idea into a
        complete writing system that bears his name, a series of arrangements of six dots. Braille’s writing system, published in
        1829, has become the most widely used form of writing for the blind.
Jan 4   S&A’S FIRST FRIDAY LIVE IRISH MUSIC & DANCE. Historic, Winona                               503/691-2078
        Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street (on the NW corner of The Commons),                       http://mysite.verizon.net/res0i
        Tualatin, Oregon. 7pm lesson, 8pm dance. Sam Keator will teach and call the                 3uk/samkeator/
        traditional dances with local brilliant musicians every month, October – May. Cost:         http://roughlyhewn.com/
        All ages, $10 with $40 family max and everyone over 9 are encouraged to dance a jig!
Jan 5   OREGON ASSEMBLY FOR BLACK AFFAIRS BOARD MEETING. The                                        OABA at oaba@peak.org
        Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) Board meets the first Saturday of each             Aneesah Furqan
        month from 10:00-Noon, at the Salem WMCA, 685 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon. 503/463-0327
        Its mission is to improve the political, educational, social-health, legal, and economic    aneesahfurqan@msn.com
        status of Blacks in Oregon.
Jan 6   BIRTHDAY OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON (1891-1960). Hurston spent years collecting folklore among the Black
        people of the rural South and celebrated their culture in her stories and novels. Her best-known work is the novel Their
        Eyes Were Watching God.
Jan 6   THREE KINGS DAY (Día de los Reyes), also known as the Epiphany, is a Christian celebration that commemorates
        the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. This religious
        holiday is widely celebrated in the Latino community. Historically, gift-giving happened on Three Kings Day, but today,
        many Latino families concentrate their gift-giving around the Christmas holiday. A popular tradition practiced on Three
        Kings Day is serving the Rosca de Reyes – a crown-shaped sweet bread decorated with candied fruits to resemble
        jewels. Three Kings Day is always celebrated 12 days after Christmas.




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Jan 8    SALEM HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMISSION                                       Marilyn Johnston
         MEETING. The Commission is appointed by the Mayor of Salem to advise the City              503/588-6261
         Council on Human Rights issues and to hear complaints of discrimination in housing,        mejohnston@cityofsalem.net
         employment and public accommodation. The public is welcome. The Commission                 www.cityofsalem.net
         meets the second Tuesday of the month at Salem City Hall, 555 Liberty Street SE,
         Room 305, Salem, Oregon.
Jan 9    NW CHINA COUNCIL BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTATION:                                            NW China Council
         PREVENTING LIABILITY FOR YOUR PRODUCTS FROM CHINA.                                         503/973-5451
         12:00-1:30pm at House of Louie Restaurant, 331 NW Davis, Chinatown, Portland,              www.nwchina.org
         Oregon. Featuring guest presenter: Josh DeCristo. Mr. DeCristo will discuss how
         product liability issues impact small and mid-sized Oregon firms doing business in
         China. He will offer strategies that businesses can use to manage the risks associated
         with product liability lawsuits and recalls, with an emphasis on the possibilities for a
         cooperative approach with Chinese firms. Cost for Lunch & Talk: $20 members; $30
         general; $15 for students with ID.
Jan 9    HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                  www.hmccoregon.com
         WORKSHOP: How To Start a Business (In Spanish). 6:00-7:00pm at Virginia                    MaryAnn Potter
         Garcia Clinic, Hillsboro, Oregon. Free.                                                    503/222-0280
                                                                                                    hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 10   HISPANIC INTERAGENCY NETWORKING TEAM (HINT) MONTHLY                                        Diane Schwartz
         MEETING. The Clackamas County Hispanic Interagency Networking Team meets                   503/655-2518
         the second Thursday of every month at the Willamette Falls Medical Center, 1500            diane.schwartz@lasoregon.org
         Division Street, Oregon City, Oregon.                                                      ChiEn Montero
                                                                                                    503/263-4944
                                                                                                    hintmontero@hotmail.com
Jan 11   OAME ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL                                       Oregon Association of Minority
         (AEPT) MEETING. 7:30-8:00am.                                                               Entrepreneurs (OAME)
         OAME CONTRACTORS’ COMMITTEE. 8:00-9:00am. All minority                                     503/249-7744
         construction businesses are welcome to participate. You will have a chance to find         www.oame.org
         out current bid opportunities as well as networking with other business.
Jan 11   ARCTIC LIGHT: ORTHODOX MUSIC FROM FINLAND. 8:00pm at St.                                   www.cappellaromana.org
         Mary’s Catherdal Portland, 1716 NW Davis St., Portland, Oregon. Composer and
         conductor Ivan Moody returns to direct a program of music only rarely heard outside
         Finland, music that combines the shining clarity of the northern choral sound with
         the sonic richness of Russian and Byzantine singing. Moody was recently named
         chairman of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music in Joensuu,
         Finland. Scott Tuomi will give a pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Jan 12   BIRTHDAY OF HELEN HAJE (1929-1998). Sometimes referred to as the “mother of Arab American organizations
         in the United States,” this daughter of Lebanese immigrants grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The mother of three
         children, Haje left Altoona in the early 1940s after her husband died and moved to Washington, D.C., to work for
         Catholic Charities. Becoming increasingly concerned about the negative image of Arabs among the American public, in
         1972 she joined the National Association of Arab Americans, the first political Arab American organization, as its first
         executive secretary. She continued her work to champion Arab American interests in the United States until her death.
Jan 12   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: HIGH                                            www.hmccoregon.com
         SCHOOL PATH TO SCHOLARSHIPS WORKSHOP. 9:00am-3:00pm at                                     MaryAnn Potter
         Linfield School of Nursing, Peterson Hall 110, McMinneville, Oregon. Free, but             503/222-0280
         please RSVP to reserve your spot. Space is limited.                                        hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 12   NAACP CORVALLIS-ALBANY BRANCH MEETING. Meetings are generally Zel Brook, President
         held the second Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd              art@zelbrook.com
         Street, Corvallis, Oregon.                                                                 541-829-3023
Jan 15   BIRTHDAY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gained
         national prominence during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus Boycott of 1955-1956 and soon became the acknowledged
         national leader of the growing movement to obtain civil rights for African Americans. His commitment to nonviolence,
         his courage, and the moral power of his vision, eloquently expressed in masterful oratory and writings, won him the
         Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Toward the end of his life, King became convinced of the interrelatedness of all forms of
         social, economic, and military oppression, and broadened the sphere of his activism. He spoke out against U.S.
         involvement in the war in Vietnam and was preparing to lead a massive Poor People’s March on Washington when he
         was assassinated on April 4, 1968. His birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on January 16 in 2006.



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Jan 16   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BROWN                                        www.hmccoregon.com
         BAG WORKSHOP: Hot Topics for Employers. Presented by: Jennifer Morrissey,              MaryAnn Potter
         Attorney, Black Helterline LLP. 12:00-1:00pm at Hispanic Chamber Training Room,        503/222-0280
         Portland, Oregon. Free.                                                                hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 16   PHILIPPINE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF OREGON                                      www.pacco.org
         MONTHLY MEETINGS. The monthly networking meetings are held on the 3rd
         Wednesday of each month at the Holladay Park Plaza Penthouse, 1300 NE 16th
         Avenue, Portland, Oregon from 6:00-8:00pm. Complimentary food and refreshments
         are provided. Everyone is welcome.
Jan 16   WORKSHOP: SETTING MEANINGFUL GOALS. 7:30pm at Souk, 322 NW                             Summer Abbott
         6th Avenue, Suite 200 (between NW Everett and Flanders). Sponsored by: Young           503/544-4369
         Women Social Entrepreneurs. Come create 2008 with powerful women. Join us with         www.ywse.org/weblog
         Coach Wendy for a goal setting workshop and take away: insight into your greatness
         and what's possible for you; an empowering relationship to your goals ; a plan
         complete with incentives. Bring your goals with you or create while you are there to
         make 2008 great. Wendy Hupperich is a certified professional coach with
         Accomplishment Coaching. She is a tri-athlete, lover of water and has an extensive
         background of solo travel around the world.
Jan 17   PSU MLK DAY EVENT: INTERACTIVE STUDENT SESSION. 12:00pm at                             503/725-5342
         Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238, Portland State University, Portland,
         Oregon. In the honor of Dr. King's timeless teachings, this forum will focus on
         purpose through service and social integration in US society. Featured speakers
         include award-winning filmmaker Daniel Wolff (Right to Return: New Home Movies
         for the Lower 9th Ward) who will present post-Katrina chronicles and PSU Professor
         Jose Padin who will discuss the sociology of equal opportunity. Attendees are
         encouraged to join the discussion and share their various perspectives. Light
         refreshments will be available. Sponsored by: PSU Martin Luther King
         Commemoration Committee and the PSU Multicultural Center.
Jan 17   MID-COLUMBIA LATINO PROVIDERS NETWORK MONTHLY                                          Angeles Ramirez
         MEETING. This is a network of providers located in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman,         541/296-8118
         Gilliam and two Washington Counties. Meets the third Thursday of each month at         angelesr02@hotmail.com
         noon. Meeting location alternates between Hood River and Wasco County, so please
         check.
Jan 17   SALEM-KEIZER INDIAN EDUCATION PARENT BOARD MEETING                                     Salem-Keizer School District
         usually meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm. Student Services         Indian Education Program at
         Building, Rooms 1&2, 2575 Commercial SE, Salem.                                        503/399-3353
Jan 17   NAACP SALEM-KEIZER CHAPTER MEETING. Usually meets the third                            Sam Pierce
         Thursday of the month at the Crossroads Project Charter School, 999A Locust Street     503/371-8221
         NE, Salem, Oregon. General meeting is 6:00-7:30pm.                                     503/566-8876
Jan 17   PSU MLK DAY EVENT: LIVING THE LEGACY: PURPOSE THROUGH                                  503/725-5342
         SERVICE. 7:00pm at Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall, room
         175 (1620 SW Park Ave), Portland, Oregon. Guest Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman.
         Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.
         Under her leadership, the Children's Defense Fund has become the nation's strongest
         voice for children and families. Mrs. Edelman, began her career in the mid-60s when,
         as the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP
         Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968, she
         moved to Washington, D.C., as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign that Dr.
         Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death. She has received over one
         hundred honorary degrees and many awards including the 2000 Presidential Medal of
         Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. Main event
         performances by the Highland Chair. Cost: $10 general public, Free with valid
         student ID. Tickets: PSU Ticket Office, 1825 SW Broadway, room 102, 503/725-
         3307, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Seating is Limited. Sponsored by: Oregon Public
         Broadcasting, Office of Academic Affairs, PSU Alumni Association, PSU Food
         Industry Leadership Center, Office of International Affairs, Educational Activities
         Speakers Board, Associated Students of PSU, Multicultural Center, and University
         Communications.
Jan 17   THE SCANDINAVIAN CLUB. Meets the third Thursday of the month at Norse                  Cathy Bjork
         Hall, 111 NE 11th, Portland, Oregon. General meeting is 7-9pm.                         503/358-5883


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Jan 17   OREGON STATE HISPANIC EMPLOYEES NETWORK (OSHEN)                                        Lily Cáceres
         MONTHLY MEETING. Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00-                  503/981-2556
         3:00pm at the DAS Executive Building, Conference Room B, 155 Cottage Street,           lily.caceres@state.or.us
         NE, Salem, Oregon.
Jan 17   OSU MLK CELEBRATION: STUDENT COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM --                                    541/737-4381
         SERVE LOCALLY, THINK GLOBALLY! 6:00-8:00pm, Club Level, Reser
         Stadium, OSU Campus, Corvallis, Oregon. “It’s a day on, not a day off!” Take this
         opportunity to actively engage in a campus-wide event to be the positive change you
         wish to see. Make a commitment to learn about the power of service we all possess
         and create an action plan. Participate in a “World Café” style open discussion to
         shape your future through a conversation that matters. Interact with others to
         brainstorm solutions to solve real world problems by applying Martin Luther King Jr.
         and Ghandi’s principles. Dinner provided and Terryl Ross as guest speaker. Co-
         sponsors: Student Leadership & Involvement, ASOSU Non-Traditional Task Force,
         Community Service.
Jan 18   MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION. 3:00-                                  541/737-4381
         5:00pm at Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, Oregon. FREE. Sponsored by: Corvallis
         Montessori School.
Jan 18   HISPANIC HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL MEETING. Open to any agency                            Araceli Avilla
         or community group that works with or provides service to the Hispanic community       503/856-7077
         in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. Networking session and quarterly guest
         presentations precede Council meetings. Meeting are held the third Friday of every
         month at Catholic Community Services, 3737 Portland Rd. NE, Salem. Location
         may change due to special events.
Jan 18   HISPANIC SERVICES ROUNDTABLE. The Hispanic Services Roundtable is a                    Lily Cáceres
         community-based organization dedicated to heightening the awareness of services        503/981-2556
         available to the Hispanic communities of Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas          lily.caceres@state.or.us
         Counties in Oregon. Identifying gaps in service provision and developing creative
         solutions to fill those gaps. Fostering cross-cultural education and sensitivity;
         involving political public and private leadership in addressing the lack of services
         available to Hispanic community members. Providing education and support toward
         creating a healthful life for the Hispanic community of Oregon and Washington.
         Meetings are held at the American Red Cross Building, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
         Portland, Oregon. They are usually scheduled for the third Friday of the month, with
         a few exceptions. 1-3pm.
         Website: http://www.geocities.com/hispanicservicesroundtable/
Jan 18   PORTLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA. 7:00 pm at Grant High School Auditorium,                      http://portlandjazzorchestra.org
         Portland, Oregon. Fundraiser for various Portland Public Schools jazz programs,
         including those of Grant High School, Beaumont Middle School and Sellwood
         Middle School. TICKETS: Tickets go on sale in late 2007. Check back for details.
Jan 18   3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CÉILÍ. 8:00pm Lesson, 9:00pm Dance at the                      503-206-9311
         PPAA, 618 SE Alder Street, Portland, Oregon. Music by: Dan Compton & Mark              www.ceili.wizardisland.org
         Roberts. Ages 12 and Over. Cost: $8 students/seniors, $10 non-members, members
         $2 off. The Portland Céilí Society (PCS) is a not for profit organization whose
         mission is to promote, preserve, educate and encourage the practice of traditional
         Irish folk dances, songs and music in the Portland metropolitan area. Ceili is the
         gaelic word for an evening of gathering with fun, music, dance. Get your jig up as
         you listen or dance. All ages above 12 years old are welcome. No experience or
         partner necessary, but is more fun!
 Jan     PSU MLK DAY EVENT: NEW HOME MOVIES FROM THE LOWER 9TH                                  503/725-5342
18-19    WARD. 7:00pm at 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St), Portland, Oregon.
         Documentary by: Jonathan Demme.
Jan 19   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: HIGH                                        www.hmccoregon.com
         SCHOOL PATH TO SCHOLARSHIPS WORKSHOP. 9:00am-3:00pm at                                 MaryAnn Potter
         Linfield School of Nursing, Peterson Hall 110, McMinneville, Oregon. Free, but         503/222-0280
         please RSVP to reserve your spot. Space is limited.                                    hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 18   OREGON DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES: MLK CELEBRATION 2008.                                  Sheryl Dash
         12:30-3:30pm at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St.,           503-945-6966
         Salem, Oregon. Sponsored by: DHS Diversity Development and Coordinating                Sheryl.A.Dash@state.or.us
         Council.


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Jan 18   3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CÉILÍ. 8:00pm Lesson, 9:00pm Dance at the                           503-206-9311
         PPAA, 618 SE Alder Street, Portland, Oregon. Music by: local Portland fiddler, Dan          www.ceili.wizardisland.org
         Compton and Mark Roberts. Dan plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and button
         accordion. He has been active in the Pacific Northwest folk music scene for over 20
         years, performing at many concerts, festivals, and music- and dance camps – as well
         as the odd pub gig, contradance and céilí. Dan also teaches extensively, does studio
         session work, and writes and performs music for film and theater. Ages 12 and Over.
         Cost: $8 students/seniors, $10 non-members, members $2 off. The Portland Céilí
         Society (PCS) is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve,
         educate and encourage the practice of traditional Irish folk dances, songs and music
         in the Portland metropolitan area. Ceili is the gaelic word for an evening of gathering
         with fun, music, dance. Get your jig up as you listen or dance. All ages above 12 years
         old are welcome. No experience or partner necessary, but is more fun!
Jan 19   OVERLOOK NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRATION. 11am-2pm at Interstate                                   503/46-7499
         Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland, Oregon.                     www.ourunitedvillages.org
Jan 19   1ST ANNUAL PORTLAND SEAN-NOS FESTIVAL. 11am-5pm at                                          David Ingerson
         Performance Works NW, 4625 SE 67th, Portland, Oregon. Workshops with Maldon                 ingerson9@gmail.com
         Meehan (dance) and Sean Williams (singing). This all day festival will include              503/459-6050
         workshops in Irish Sean-nós singing and dancing and performance. Performing and
         teaching sean-nós songs will be Sean Williams. Sean Williams holds a Ph.D. from the
         University of Washington. She currently teaches at the Evergreen State College.
         Performing and teaching sean-nós dance will be Maldon Meehan. Maldon holds a
         Masters of Dance from the University of Limerick. She currently teaches and
         performs in Portland. Sean-nos, literally meaning old style, is a highly improvisational,
         low to the ground, rhythmic dance form in which the dancer is free to iterpret the
         music. The dancer is the visual/percussive expression of the musical tradition and
         musician and dancer are in conversation. Cost: $25 pre-registration, $30 day of event.
         Website: www.seannosdance.com/NewsEvents/pdxfestival.html
Jan 20   2ND ANNUAL DRUM MAJOR ECUMENICAL SERVICE. 3:00pm at                                         Izora Green
         Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, Oregon.            503-282-9496
         Second Annual Drum Major Ecumenical Service honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther
         King Jr., Coretta Scott King, and Rosa Parks. Five local individuals will receive the
         Drum Major award for their contributions in the spirit of these three drum majors.
         The program will feature words of expression from Keynote Speaker, Honorable
         Oregon State Senator Peter Courtney, local dignitaries and clergy. A special
         performance by the Northwest Gospel Project featuring Patrick Lamb, Julianne
         Johnson, Janice Scroggins, among others.
Jan 20   KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR                                              Vision Action Network of
         CELEBRATION. 4:00pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney                    Washington County
         Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97008. Sebe Kan African Dance Ensemble, Morgan                      503-846-5792
         Spriggs and Family Drumming and Recitation, Southridge High School Girls Choir              www.vision-west.org
         director (Robert Hawthrone), Reflections of community leaders, speaker: Mona
         Mayfield of Islamic Society, and New Thought Ministries of Oregon Choir director
         (David York). Sponsored by: Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County,
         City of Beaverton, Portland Community College, Human Rights Council of
         Washington County, Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission, Vision Action
         Network of Washington County.
Jan 20   PSU VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION: TET LUNAR NEW                                           503/725-5855
         YEAR CELEBRATION. 12:30pm at Main gym of the Peter Stott Center located                     vietnampsu@yahoo.com
         on the Portland State campus (930 SW Hall St), Portland, Oregon. The Portland State
         University Vietnamese Student Association is hosting the annual Tet Lunar New
         Years celebration which will feature a lion dance, traditional dances, modern dances,
         fashion shows, singing performances, and a variety of other cultural and modern
         performances. Day events are FREE and open to the public. EVENING DANCE:
         8:00pm-midnight at Peter Stott Center located on the Portland State campus (930 SW
         Hall St). Guest singer at the dance will be Andy Quach. The dance will also feature a
         live band and DJ Manic. Cost for Dance: C$8 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets
         can be purchased at the PSU Box Office located in the Smith Memorial Student
         Union, inside the entrance from Broadway Street. Tickets are also available through
         all Ticketmaster locations.


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Jan 21   OSU MLK CELEBRATION: 26TH ANNUAL PEACE BREAKFAST AND                                       541/737-4381
         EVENTS. 7:30-9:00am at the Memorial Union Ballroom, OSU campus, Corvallis,
         Oregon. Presentations: Phyllis S. Lee Award & Frances Dancy Hooks Coalition
         Builders Awards. Guest Speakers: LaVonda Wagner, OSU Women's Basketball
         Coach, Renee Roman Nose, Graduate Student, Native American Longhouse. Music
         Groups: "Outspoken" OSU Men's Group, OSU Multicultural Students Video: MLK,
         Jr. On the War, "In His Own Words" created by Terryl Ross. Sponsor: OSU
         Community and Diversity. Tickets: MU Business Office, Non-students $10; Students
         $6, Children age 5 and under free. Or, tickets can be purchased at the Breakfast.
         10:00am-Noon: KIDS FOR EQUITY at the Native American Longhouse.
         6:30-7:00pm: CANDELIGHT VIGIL at MU Steps.
         7:00-9:00pm: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION at MU Lounge.
Jan 21   UNITED WAY OF THE COLUMBIA-WIILLAMETTE HOSTS MLK DAY                                       Mindy Coolidge
         OF SERVICE. Join the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette in community                    503/413-8902
         service projects throughout the four-county Portland/Vancouver metro area. With
         the help of Hands on Greater Portland, the United Way has identified a wide variety        http://handsonportland.org/A
         of service projects. Help change lives. Honor the dream. Volunteer. For more               boutUs/index.php/mlk_day_2
         information about available projects and to volunteer, visit.                              008.htm
Jan 21   PSU MLK Day Event: “A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF!” 9:00am-2:30pm.                               David Dittman or Kyle Bray
         Participants meet at Hoffman Hall lobby (1833 SW 11th Avenue), Portland, Oregon.           503/725-9727
         In recognition of Dr. King's birthday , Portland State University students, faculty, and   studlead@pdx.edu
         staff, along with several of the university’s long-term community partners, will engage
         in a variety of service projects designed to honor Dr. King's legacy of service.
         Participants will share a light breakfast and hear a keynote address, and will then be
         divided into project groups and will break off to specific project sites. Transportation
         from PSU to project sites is available. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at
         project sites. All necessary project supplies will be provided (Student Leaders for
         Service and PSU are not responsible for lost or stolen items). At 1:00 p.m., volunteers
         will return to PSU for a pizza lunch and reflection session. TO REGISTER:
         http://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsserviceday.html. Sponsored by: Student Leaders for
         Service, the Center for Academic Excellence, PSU Student Fees, Oregon Campus
         Compact, and Oregon Volunteers.
Jan 21   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY MLK CELEBRATION: CAMPUS EVENTS                                       Office of Multicultural Affairs
         FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. www.willamette.edu/go/mlk                                 503/370-6265
Jan 21   SALEM COMMUNITY EVENT: “OUR WORK FOR THE NEXT 40                                           Office of Multicultural Affairs
         YEARS: REALIZING THE DREAM 2048”. 7:00pm at Hudson Hall-Mary Stuart                        503/370-6265
         Rogers Music Center, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Rev. Dr. Jamie
         Washington will challenge us not to forget the lessons learned over the 40 years as we
         move into a time where access to information has increased but access to the human
         spirit has decreased. How do we insure that we keep moving forward in positive ways
         and not regress?
Jan 21   WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MLK CELEBRATION: DR.                                             503/838-8834
         MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATIVE DINNER. 6:00-7:30pm
         at Western Oregon University, Werner University Center, Monmouth, Oregon. Cost:
         $10 at door/$7 pre-sale. This first annual event will focus on the life of Dr. King, and
         feature authentic Southern cuisine and live entertainment. Attendees are asked to
         bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Ella Curan food bank. Open to the
         public. Tickets: 503/838-8834.
Jan 21   NAACP SALEM-KEIZER CHAPTER – GENERAL MEETING. Held the 3rd                                 Sheryl A. Dash, President
         Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Chemeketa Community College, Multi-cultural               SherylDash6@msn.com
         Section, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon. Salem/Keizer NAACP Youth                    503/566-8876
         Group Meetings. Meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Mano A Mano Family
         Center, Rm 160, Salem, Oregon. Leaders – Christian Epps & Rashad Furqan;
         503/363-3909.




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Jan 21   16TH ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY GALA. Riverhouse, Bend Oregon.                             541-389-8799
         The tourism industry celebrates its 16th Annual GALA fundraiser at this semi formal     maureen@visitcentraloregon.com
         event with an evening of Cocktails & Silent Auction; Five-Course Dinner; Live
         Entertainment & Oral Auction. Every year 100% of the proceeds are dedicated to
         the selected beneficiary. This year’s beneficiary is Heart of Oregon Corp, an
         organization dedicated to marshaling the time, talent and energy of young people to
         build a healthier, safer and more sustainable Central Oregon. Individual Tickets to
         the event are $100 each and Corporate Tables with Preferred Seating for 8 are
         $1,250.
Jan 22   REED COLLEGE EXHIBITION: WORKING HISTORY: AFRICAN                                       503/777-7755
         AMERICAN ART & OBJECTS. Winter hours: noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through                  http://events.reed.edu/
         Sunday, through March 2, in the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Hauser
         Memorial Library, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. An original exhibition of art by
         significant, contemporary African American artists in diverse media—fabric,
         photography, video, printmaking, mixed media, sound, and painting—exhibiting
         them in relationship to related historical artifacts and ephemera. This project was
         made possible in part by a grant from the Oregon Council for the Humanities
         (OCH), a statewide nonprofit organization and independent affiliate of the National
         Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OCH’s grant program.
Jan 22   DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. 12:30-                                  503/399-5143
         2:00pm at Chemeketa Community College, Multicultural Center, Salem, Oregon.             www.chemeketa.edu
Jan 22   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                               www.hmccoregon.com
         WORKSHOP: Un Mejor Futuro Financiero/Towards a Better Financial                         MaryAnn Potter
         Future. 6:00-7:00pm at Midland Library, Rockwood, Oregon. Free.                         503/222-0280
                                                                                                 hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 22   CLARK COLLEGE MLK CELEBRATION: KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE.                                    http://www.clark.edu/news_ev
         5:30pm at Foster Auditorium, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver,         ents/NewsReleases2008/2008
         Washington. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Preston Pulliams, district president of Portland       MLKEvents.php
         Community College (PCC). The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30pm, and
         the address and entertainment will begin at 6:00pm. Dr. Preston Pulliams became
         PCC’s fifth president in 2004. He came to Portland Community College after serving
         as vice-chancellor for Community Colleges for the State University of New York
         (SUNY) where he coordinated and directed the activities of the 30 community
         colleges in the SUNY system. Dr. Pulliams is a community college graduate. After
         receiving his associate degree in science from Muskegon Community College, he
         went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in social science from Michigan State University,
         a master’s degree in counseling and personnel from Western Michigan University and
         a doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Michigan.
         Following Dr. Pulliam’s presentation, the Vancouver AME Zion Church Choir will
         perform. Parking will be available in the college’s red, purple and yellow lots.
         Sponsored by: Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs.
Jan 23   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AFTER                                         www.hmccoregon.com
         HOURS NETWORKING EVENT. 5:30-7:00pm at NW Health Foundation,                            MaryAnn Potter
         Portland, Oregon. Free. Sponsored by Northwest Health Foundation.                       503/222-0280
                                                                                                 hmcc@qwest.net
Jan 23   ESTAMPAS PORTEÑS IN “TANGO FIRE”. 7:30pm at the Arlene Schnitzer                        www.tango-fire.com
         Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon. Artistic Director: Carolina Soler. most acclaimed
         tango company, will make its Portland debut with their intoxicating Tango Fire—a
         journey from the red light district of Buenos Aires, to the glamour of the Roaring
         Twenties, into the world of contemporary ballroom dance. This colorful production
         features a quartet of brilliant young musicians, ten passionate dancers and one
         lustrous singer performing the music of the legendary Astor Piazzolla and other great
         tango composers.
Jan 23   CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICA: THEN AND NOW. 6:00-7:30pm at Western                           503/838-8834
         Oregon University, Werner University Center, Monmouth, Oregon. A facilitated
         discussion of civil rights in the U.S. during the civil rights movement compared to
         today. Free. Public welcome.




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Jan 23   EQUAL ACCESS FOR GIRLS COALITION MEETING. Generally held on                                 Pam Patton
         the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon-2pm (please call to verify). A                 503/233-4356
         coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the equal access for girls and
         young women to all the appropriate gender-specific services and supports they need
         to develop their full potential. Rosemont Treatment Center & School, 9911 SE
         Mount Scott Boulevard, Portland, Oregon.
Jan 24   PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE RECITAL SERIES: SUSAN CHAN,                                          www.pdx.edu/events/15400/
         PIANO. 12:00-1:00pm at PSU Lincoln Recital Hall, Rm 75, 1620 SW Park Avenue,
         Portland, Oregon. A lecture-recital, featuring a multimedia performance of selections
         from Chopin Preludes, Op. 28 as well as Bach/Busoni’s Chaconne in D Minor
         accompanied by projections of works of art. FREE. Presented by the PSU
         Department of Music
Jan 24   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY MLK CELEBRATION: UNIVERSITY                                           Office of Multicultural Affairs
         CONVOCATION. 11:30am-12:30pm at Cone Chapel. Willamette University                          503/370-6265
         campus, Salem, Oregon. Film - “Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni”. Once crowned
         “The Princess of Black Poetry,” the prolific and political Nikki Giovanni has become
         one of America’s most popular poets. The film highlights the life and work of a poet
         whose verse appeals to everyone interested in poetry and modern American life. This
         lyrical and visually provocative film details the poet’s coming-of-age against the
         background of her times: the Civil Rights struggle, Vietnam, and the Women’s
         Movement. In this dynamic portrait, selected readings by Giovanni reveal the values
         and personal history which have deeply influenced her poetry.

         CIVIL RIGHTS FILM SERIES: COFFEE DATE. 7:00pm at Montag Den,
         Willamette University campus, Salem, Oregon. Coffee Date, A celebration of LGBT
         rights, this movie explores gay stereotypes and brings comedy to take on the
         challenging task of raising awareness. Discussion following with representative from
         Basic Rights Oregon
Jan 25   OAME COFFEE AND ISSUES FORUM. 7:00-8:30am. “Coffee and Issues”                              Oregon Association of Minority
         Forums are held to maintain communications between ethnic minority owned                    Entrepreneurs
         businesses in Oregon and the general business community. “Coffee and Issues”                503/249-7744
         Forums are usually held at 7:00 am on the last Friday of the month and attended by          www.oame.org
         approximately 90-140 businesses.
Jan 25   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY MLK CELEBRATION: “TRUTH IS ON                                         Office of Multicultural Affairs
         ITS WAY”. 7:30pm at Smith Auditorium, Willamette University campus, Salem,                  503/370-6265
         Oregon. Nikki Giovanni with Rainbow Dance Theatre
         Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and
         educator. Over the past thirty years, her outspokenness, in her writing and in lectures,
         has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely-read American
         poets, she prides herself on being “a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a
         professor of English.” Giovanni remains as determined and committed as ever to the
         fight for civil rights and equality. Always insisting on presenting the truth as she sees
         it, she has maintained a prominent place as a strong voice of the Black community.
         Her focus is on the individual, specifically, on the power one has to make a difference
         in oneself, and thus, in the lives of others. Nikki Giovanni is a University
         Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Rainbow Dance
         Theatre is directed by internationally renowned dancer-choreographers Valerie
         Bergman and Darryl Thomas. Its name highlights its roots in Hawaii, the “land of
         rainbows”, as well as the ethnic diversity of its company members and the diverse
         cultural influences in the choreography performed by the Company. The Company
         celebrates this diversity as well as state-of-the-art technology in dance theatre
         performance with its virtuosic style that fuses West African Dance, Haitian Dance,
         Hip Hop, Martial Arts and American Modern Dance with computer animation and
         aerial choreography. Tickets available for the General Public at the Putnam
         University Center Information Desk beginning at 9am on January 21, 2008 Tickets
         are $5 each (up to 4 total).
Jan 25   OSU MLK CELEBRATION: ALL-UNIVERSITY DANCE. 10:00pm-2:00am at                                541/737-4381
         International Forum/Club Escape, OSU Campus, Corvallis, Oregon. FREE to all
         OSU Students. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Linn-
         Benton Food Share. Co-sponsors: Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc., Omega Delta
         Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Jan 26   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY’S MLK CELEBRATION: STRIDE                                           Office of Multicultural Affairs
         TOWARD FREEDOM 5K RUN/WALK. 9:00am at Brown Field, Willamette                             503/370-6265
         University campus, Salem, Oregon. Proceeds to benefit Fabric of Cultures:
         Performance & Lecture Series for @ Salem Multicultural Institute. Cost: $15
         (includes t-shirt and snacks). Online registration available through www.active.com.
Jan 26   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: TASTE OF HAWAII. Kaneko Commons,                                   Office of Multicultural Affairs
         Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Sponsored by: The Hawaii Club.                      503/370-6265
Jan 26   NAACP PORTLAND CHAPTER MEETING. Meetings held at PCC Cascade,                             Charlene McGee, President
         Terrell Hall, Room 112, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, Oregon from                   charlene.mcgee@pdxnaacp.org
         10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Meetings are held the 4th Saturday of each month. “Educate.          www.pdxnaacp.org
         Empower. Engage.”
Jan 26   DALE RUSS FIDDLE WORKSHOP. 2-4pm at Wee Céilí Room, Tualatin,                             503/691-2078
         Oregon. $35, must reserve seats, all ages.                                                sam.keator@verizon.net
Jan 26   AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY MEETING: INTRODUCING THE                                       Dr. W. G. Hardy, Jr
         AVEL GORDLY CENTER FOR HEALING. 3:00pm at Highland Christian                              503/287-9567
         Center, 7600 NE Glisan (enter through 78th street), Portland, Oregon. An                  GordlyCenter@gmail.com
         opportunity for the African American to hear about the Avel Gordly Center for
         Healing that is scheduled to open in Feb 2008. The center will offer culturally-
         responsive mental health treatment for African Americans. Sponsored by: African
         American Mental Health Commission.
Jan 26   KALANJALI. 4:00pm at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus                          www.aidportland.org
         Auditorium, Portland, Oregon. A celebration of Indian Classical Dance. All proceeds       480/861-4546
         will go towards development projects in India. Tickets: available at
         www.indogram.com. Cost: $15 adults, $8 children (age 5-10). Sponsored by:
         Association for India's Development Portland Chapter.
Jan 26   ASOCIACION PERUANA DE OREGON - PERUVIAN ASSOCIATION OF                                    Lily Cáceres
         OREGON. 6:30-8:30pm. Meetings are held once a month, usually on the last                  503/620-2366
         Saturday of each month. Call for location information. This non-for-profit
         corporation's primary purpose shall be to unify and integrate Peruvians and their
         next-of-kin, who reside in Oregon; and thus to attempt to promote the civic, cultural,
         educational, professional and social advancement of its members.
Jan 26   NIGERIAN COMMUNITY IN OREGON & SOUTHWEST                                                  Efosa Odighizuwa
         WASHINGTON (NCOSWA). Meets the last Saturday of each month from 6-8pm.                    503/731-4646 x2318
         Usually meets at the State Farm Insurance Bldg, 6527 NE Martin Luther King Jr.            efosa1@aol.com
         Blvd, Suite C, Portland, Oregon. NCOSWA works to build bridges with other                 www.geocities.com/ncoswa
         Nigerians, Nigerian and African Organizations, and the community.
Jan 26   CEILI DANCE: NANCY CURTIN, DALE RUSS & CARY NOVOTNY. 7pm                                  503/691-2078
         at Wee Céilí Room, Tualatin, Oregon. Cost: $15. Must reserve seats, all ages.             sam.keator@verizon.net
Jan 27   12th ANNUAL JAPANESE AMERICAN NEW YEARS CELEBRATION:                                      www.mochitsuki.org
         MOCHITSUKI 2008 WITH ALOHA. Noon-4pm at Portland Community                                info@mochitsuki.org
         College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The Portland            503/804-9991
         area Japanese American community invites the public to join in its lively celebration!
         Welcome the new year with a stage program of taiko drumming, hula, traditional
         japanese folk dance and storytelling, and cultural fair featuring a community stage,
         displays and hands-on activities for all ages. Sponsored by: Japanese American
         Citizens League, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland Community College
         Multicultural Center, Portland Taiko.
Jan 28   CLARK COLLEGE MLK CELEBRATION: LIVING VOICES &OBO                                         http://www.clark.edu/news_ev
         ADDY AFRICAM DRUMMING PERFORMANCES. 11:00am-1:00pm in                                     ents/NewsReleases2008/2008
         Gaiser Student Center, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver,                 MLKEvents.php
         Washington. “The Right to Dream” recreates a young man’s coming of age as an
         African American in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. This program
         illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight
         against prejudice has shaped our history. Living Voices uses theatre, video, and live
         interaction to create a high impact experience allowing audiences to discover history's
         relevance to their lives. Obo Addy is an Ghanaian drummer and dancer who was one
         of the first native African musicians to bring the fusion of traditional folk music and
         Western pop music known as “worldbeat” to Europe and then to the Pacific
         Northwest. Sponsored by: Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs. Parking will be
         available in the college’s red, purple and yellow lots.


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Jan 28   CHILDREN’S CHOIR FROM CHINA. 8:00pm at Beall Concert Hall, University                      541/346-5678
         of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. Guest Ensembles - Two choirs touring from
         the China National Symphony. Cost: $7 general, $5 student/senior.
Jan 29   CLARK COLLEGE MLK CELEBRATION: SPEAKER & COMEDIAN                                          http://www.clark.edu/news_ev
         DEBBIE WOOTEN. 12:00-1:00pm in Gaiser Student Center, Clark College, 1933                  ents/NewsReleases2008/2008
         Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington. Wooten was born with spina bifida               MLKEvents.php
         then contracted polio when she was just five months old. Following Wooten’s
         speech, members of the Clark College community will present two speeches to honor
         Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Members of the Clark College Multicultural Student
         Union will present the “I Have a Dream” speech, which is credited with mobilizing
         supporters of desegregation and prompting the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The year after
         delivering the speech, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Clark College
         physics professor Dick Shamrell will then present the “I See the Promised Land”
         speech, which King delivered in Memphis, Tennessee the day before his
         assassination. Sponsored by: Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs. Parking will
         be available in the college’s red, purple and yellow lots.
Jan 29   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                  www.hmccoregon.com
         MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. 11:30am-1:30pm at Marriott Waterfront, Mt.                            MaryAnn Potter
         Hood Room, Portland, Oregon. Keynote Speaker: Luis Machuca, President & CEO                503/222-0280
         Kryptiq Corporation. Cost: $25 Members / $30 Non-Members.                                  hmcc@qwest.net
         Sponsored by Stacy Witbeck.
Jan 29   PSU LECTURE: “KABUKI GIRLS AND BEAUTY QUEENS: WOMEN,                                       503/725-8577
         CLASS, AND PROPRIETY IN THE EDO PERIOD AND POSTWAR                                         cjs@pdx.edu
         OKINAWA”. 5:00-6:00pm at Smith Center room 238, Portland State University,                 www.pdx.edu/cjs
         Portland, Oregon. Lectured by Linda Angst & Leila Wice, Lewis & Clark College.
         Professor Wice will speak on Early Edo-era theater regulations (culminating in the
         ban on women performers) as they relate to restrictions on off-stage "kabuki
         styles"(kabukitaru-tai) within sumptuary regulations. These regulations were attempts
         to manage competing military masculinities during the formative years of the
         Tokugawa Bakufu, which legislated appearances as part of establishing the legitimacy
         of warrior rule during an era of relative peace. Professor Angst will talk about how
         the US military occupation leaders in Okinawa tried to introduce American
         democratic values by winning the hearts and minds of Okinawans through a range of
         social and cultural practices, focusing on the ways in which women were invited to
         participate through social venues such as fashion shows and beauty pageants. The
         presentation addresses questions of gendered nationalism through the transformation
         of traditional Okinawan and Japanese attitudes about propriety and women's etiquett
         and examines how these practices were consumed, accepted and/or rejected by
         Okinawans? Sponsored by: PSU Center for Japanese Studies.
Jan 30   CLARK COLLEGE MLK CELEBRATION: SLAM POET LAURA “PIECE”                                     http://www.clark.edu/news_ev
         KELLEY JAHN. 12:00-1:00pm in Gaiser Student Center, Clark College, 1933 Fort               ents/NewsReleases2008/2008
         Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington. Laura "Piece" Kelley Jahn is a nationally            MLKEvents.php
         recognized spoken word poet, hip-hop artist and arts educator whose cutting edge
         materials is described as “a vehicle for social change.” Laura will perform original
         poetry. Sponsored by: Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs. Parking will be
         available in the college’s red, purple and yellow lots.
Jan 30   BROWN BAG TALK: “MLK: REMEMBERING AND HONORING DR.                                         503/399-5143
         KING.” 3-4pm at Chemeketa Community College, Bldg. 2 Multicultural Center,
         Salem, Oregon. Diversity and Equity Director, Taylor Marrow, will speak. Sponsored
         by Cultural Forum, and the Diversity Advisory Committee. Additional talks will be
         held Feb. 13 and Feb. 27.
Jan 31   CROSS-CULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS 101. 12:30-4:30 pm at Ecotrust                                TACS
         Conference Center, 721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, Oregon. Presenters: Cliff Jones and           Technical Assistance for
         Guadalupe Guajardo, Senior Associates, TACS. Cross-Cultural Effectiveness is a             Community Services
         baseline skill for nonprofit staff and is central to high quality service delivery.        www.tacs.org
         Increasing cross cultural capacity is a life long process of learning about differences
         and gaining new skills for navigating both the visible and invisible terrain of cultural
         differences. Cost: $85. Registration required.




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Jan 31-   VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION IN LATIN AMERICA: HUMAN                                        Oregon Consortium for
 Feb 2    RIGHTS, MEMORY AND DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE. 7:00pm at Erb                                     International & Area Studies
          Memorial Union, University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. This three-day                (OCIAS)
          conference explores the multiple and contested ways in which Latin American                541/346-5051
          societies attempt to deal with their recent past of extreme violence and human rights
          violations, as well as the lessons they offer for the process of building democratic and
          just societies in the region. The conference features more than 20 speakers from the
          U.S. and Latin America. The keynote speakers will be Arturo Escobar, UO; Greg
          Grandin, NYU; and Arturo Arias, University of Texas, Austin. Free. Website:
          http://las.uoregon.edu/events/conference.htm.




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                                       FEBRUARY
                                         Black History Month
In 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson instituted a weeklong celebration of the contributions of African Americans to history. Dr.
Woodson chose the week of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (February 12). In recent years the observance has expanded, and now
the entire month of February is celebrated as African American History Month or Black History Month.

 Date      Event                                                                                       Contact Information
 Feb 1     FREEDOM DAY. President Abraham Lincoln approved the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution on this day in
           1865, which abolished slavery.
 Feb 1     BIRTHDAY OF LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967). Hughes emerged as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in
           the 1920s and became the most influential African American writer of his time. His poetry, which drew on the
           traditional Black art forms of spirituals, blues, and jazz, won an especially wide audience, but Hughes also distinguished
           himself as a writer of fiction, drama essays, and history.
 Feb 1     WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: FOUNDER'S DAY -- INDIAN COUNTRY                                       Office of Multicultural Affairs
           CONVERSATIONS. 4:00-6:00pm at Hudson Hall, Willamette University, Salem,
                                                                                                        503/370-6265
           Oregon. "Art/Culture/Homeland: Voices from the Umatilla Reservation". Hallie
           Ford Museum of Art Exhibition opening and reception following: 6-8 pm. Art/
           Culture/Homeland will introduce the public to the Umatilla Indian Reservation,
           home and inspiration to James Lavadour, whose work is featured in the exhibition
           The Properties of Paint, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art - Feb 2-March 30, 2008.
 Feb 1     BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AND RECEPTION: Living
           in the Peculiar Paradise. 7:00pm at Trinity Ballroom, Reed Opera House (corner
           of Liberty and Court), Salem, Oregon. Keynote: Dr. Darrell M. Millner, Professor of
           Black Studies, Portland State University. Special Presentation Recipients: Senator
           Margaret Carter, Senator Avel Gordly, Senator Jackie Winters. World Beat Gallery
           Exhibit, African American Exhibit. Sponsored by: Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers,
           Oregon African American Museum Project, The Salem Multicultural Institute.
 Feb 1     1ST FRIDAY CÉILÍ OF THE VALLEY. 7pm at VFW Hall 630 Hood Street NE,                          503/585-4542
           Salem, Oregon. To carpool from Portland, call 503/206-9311.
  Feb      MIRACLE THEATRE GROUP: BODAS DE SANGRE. Miracle Theatre, 525                                 503/236-7253
  1-28     SE Stark Portland, Oregon. A Spanish language production written by Federico
           García Lorca, directed by Olga Sanchez. Inspired by a true story, Bodas de Sangre
           takes us to Andalucía of the 1930s, where a young bride-to-be yearns to escape the
           constraints of an arranged marriage to be with her lover. In one of his most popular
           plays, Lorca fuses poetry with visual metaphor, transforming the moon into a witness
           whose sole purpose is not to illuminate, but to expose what’s hidden in the shadows.
           Here, love is a precursor to a stunning climax of betrayal and violence. Bodas de
           Sangre will be presented in the original Spanish featuring Teatro Español, the only
           Spanish-language acting ensemble in the Pacific Northwest. Sub-titled in English
           Thursdays and Fridays (except opening night) and Sunday matinees.
 Feb 2     GROUNDHOG DAY.
 Feb 2     IMBOLC CÉILÍ. 6pm Song & music; 7:30pm dancing. 4505 East 18th Street,                       360/737-0656
           Vancouver Washington. Michael Servetus Unitarian Universalist Fellowship                     comhaltas@ccecolumbia.org
           $7 admission.
 Feb 2     OREGON ASSEMBLY FOR BLACK AFFAIRS BOARD MEETING. The                                         OABA at oaba@peak.org
           Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) Board meets the first Saturday of each
                                                                                                        Aneesah Furqan
           month from 10:00am-Noon, at the Salem WMCA, 685 Court Street NE, Salem,
                                                                                                        503/463-0327
           Oregon. Its mission is to improve the political, educational, social-health, legal, and
                                                                                                        aneesahfurqan@msn.com
           economic status of Blacks in Oregon. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS are
           held quarterly – March, June, September, and December from 10:00am-Noon.




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Feb 2     REED COLLEGE BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: HAROLD                                            503/777-7755
          FORD JR. “An Afternoon with Harold Ford Jr.: The Economy and the 2008                       http://events.reed.edu/
          Elections”. 2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Harold Ford
          Jr. served Tennessee in the United States Congress for 10 years. Described by
          President Bill Clinton as “the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to
          go in the 21st century,” Ford is now chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council,
          visiting professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University, and vice chairman of
          Merrill Lynch and Co.
Feb 2-3   VIETNAMESE TET FESTIVAL – LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION.                                       http://ovcausa.org
          Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon. Health Fair,
          activities and festivities. This will be a 2-days event filled with plenty of traditional
          Vietnamese activities, fund raising activities, dance, Miss Ao Dai (Long Dress) of
          Oregon beauty pageant, the traditional Lion Dance, cultural entertainment, art
          exhibits by local Vietnamese artist and many more. There will also be a Health
          Education and Prevention forum that will be directed by Dr. John T. Pham, OVCA
          Vice President. This forum will help educate the Vietnamese Community on the
          importance of various health issues, prevention, and effective therapy.
Feb 4     NAACP SALEM-KEIZER CHAPTER – EXECUTIVE MEETING. Executive                                   Sheryl A. Dash, President
          Board Meetings are the 1st Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm at Chemeketa                SherylDash6@msn.com
          Community College, Multi-cultural Section, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon.            503/566-8876
          Salem/Keizer NAACP Youth Group Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-
          8:00pm at Mano A Mano Family Center, Rm 160, Salem, Oregon. Leaders –
          Christian Epps & Rashad Furqan; 503/363-3909.
Feb 4     ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS ALLIANCE MONTHLY NETWORKING                                         www.aabaportland.org
          MEETING: FENG SHUI BUSINESS SUCCESS. 5:30-7:30pm at Port of
          Portland, Commission Room, 121 NW Everett Street, Portland, Oregon. AABA
          holds bi-monthly dinner meetings the first Monday of every other month to promote
          networking, educate and motivate. It is an excellent resource for fellow Asian
          Americans to learn what is going on in our business community--what opportunities
          exist for jobs, services, information, news, etc.
Feb 5     BLACK BAG SERIES: RACE AND THE MEDIA IN PORTLAND. 12:00-                                    503/725-3472
          1:30pm at Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union 228, Portland State
          University, Portland, Oregon. Presented by Nick Budnick (Willamette Week) &
          Renee Mitchell (The Oregonian). Sponsored by: Multicultural Center and Black
          Studies Department, Portland State University.
Feb 5     HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                   www.hmccoregon.com
          WORKSHOP: How To Start a Business. 6:00-7:00pm at Midland Library,                          MaryAnn Potter
          Rockwood-Portland, Oregon. Free.                                                            503/222-0280
                                                                                                      hmcc@qwest.net
Feb 5     REED COLLEGE LECTURE: LUCY ORTA. 7:00pm at Vollum Lecture Hall,                             503/777-7755
          Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Designer and artist Lucy Orta invented “Refuge              http://events.reed.edu/
          Wear,” “Body Architecture,” and “Nexus Architecture” (1992–2002), in which a
          variable number of people wear suits connected to each other, shaping modular and
          collective structures that visualize the concept of Social Link. She was a founding
          member of the “Man and Humanity” Master in Industrial Design for the Design
          Academy Eindhoven (2002), a pioneering master program which stimulates socially
          driven and sustainable design solutions, alternative systems, and products; and was
          invested as the first Rootstein Hopkins Chair at London College of Fashion,
          University of the Arts, London (2002–07).




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Feb 6   NW CHINA COUNCIL BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTATION:                                           NW China Council
        HIRING FOR THE CHINA MARKET: DOES CULTURE MATTER?                                         503/973-5451
        12:00-1:30PM at House of Louie Restaurant, 331 NW Davis, Chinatown, Portland,             www.nwchina.org
        Oregon. Facilitator: Dr. Scott Marshall, Academic Director, Master of International
        Management Program, Portland State University; Panelists: Joel Enderle, Sr. Director
        of Footwear Manufacturing, Columbia Sportswear; Lane Kagey, Chief Operating
        Officer, LG International. The panel will discuss their experiences with employment
        issues in China including hiring, selection, communications and management, etc.
        Each speaker will speak briefly about their companies’ involvement in China. They
        will then answer questions from the audience regarding the desired skills, cultural
        sensitivity issues, roadblocks encountered and ways their organizations have found to
        help ensure success in doing business with Asia. Cost for Lunch & Talk: $20
        members; $30 general; $15 for students with ID.
Feb 6   UO LECTURE: SQUAW: DISCOURSE, STEREOTYPES, AND                                            Shirley Marc
        INDIGENOUS WOMEN. 12:00–1:00pm at 330 Hendricks Hall, University of                       541/346-5015
        Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. Presented by Debra Merskin, associate professor,
        School of Journalism and Communication. This lecture is part of the CSWS
        Wednesday at Noon talks. Free.
        Website: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events/noon.shtml
Feb 6   PSU PRESENTATION: SWORDLESS SAMURAI: BUSHIDO IN TODAY’S http://www.timclark.net/
        JAPAN. 5:00-7:00pm at Smith Center, Room 236, Portland State University,                  www.pdx.edu/events/17618/
        Portland, Oregon. A look at contemporary Japanese culture through the lens of
        Bushido, the ancient chivalrous samurai code of behavior. This talk is by Tim Clark,
        local entreprenuer and author of multiple books on Japan. FREE and open to the
        public.
Feb 7   CHINESE NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE RAT. The first day after the new moon is a religious and cultural festival
        celebrated by Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans of Buddhist and other backgrounds. Each year is represented by one of
        twelve animals (rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey rooster, dog and boar) in a repeating cycle.
Feb 7   CONCILIO LATINO DE WASHINGTON COUNTY. La Mision del Concilio                              Lily Cáceres
        es de velar por los intereses de la comunidad Hispana/Latina y ser una voz                503/981-2556
        representativa frente a los asuntos que le afecten. Meetings are held once a month, on lily.caceres@state.or.us
        the first Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm at El Centro Cultural located on
        1110 N Adair Street, Cornelius, Oregon (503/992-1556).
Feb     PSU AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBITION:                                        Isaka Shamsud-Din
7-28    “RHAPSODY IN BLACK”. In celebration of black history month, the African                   AAVAS
        American Visual Arts Scholarship (AAVAS) committee has curated an art show                503/232-1671
        featuring prints of personal and cultural significance by African American artists.
        White Gallery, Portland State University, Smith Union, RM 289, Portland, Oregon.
        OPENING RECEPTION: Feb 7th at 5:00-7:00PM. Nationally and locally
        acclaimed artists Adriene Cruz and Isaka Shamsud-Din, Katherine Pennington and
        Henry Frison head an impressive list of local talent. Mo (an AAVAS scholarship
        recipient), Artissa Gaines, Andrew Johnson, O.B. Hill, and Stephan Alexander are
        included in the list of artists. Crystal Hudleson and Felicia Capuia are newly selected
        winners of the AAVAS scholarship to enable them to continue their studies at
        Portland State University. Presented by: African American Visual Arts Scholarship
        committee at Portland State University and Paint A Difference.
Feb 7   AMICI D’ITALIA MONTHLY MEETING. Usually meets the first Thursday of                       Jim Zuffrea
        the month. 7:30pm. St. Michael’s Church, Portland, Oregon.                                503/650-1969
Feb 8   DAWES GENERAL ALLOTMENT ACT (1887). This law dissolved American Indian tribes as legal entities and
        divided former tribal lands among individual property owners.
Feb 8   OAME ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL                                      Oregon Association of Minority
        (AEPT) MEETING. 7:30-8:00am.                                                              Entrepreneurs (OAME)
        OAME CONTRACTORS’ COMMITTEE. 8:00-9:00am. All minority                                    503/249-7744
        construction businesses are welcome to participate. You will have a chance to find        www.oame.org
        out current bid opportunities as well as networking with other business.




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Feb 8    PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH                                             www.pcc.edu/black-history
         CELEBRATION. 8:00am at OMSI, SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Speaker:
         Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III – “The Access Imperative: Creating a Climate of
         College-Level Success for all Students”. Dr. Hrabowski, an exciting and dynamic
         speaker is the President of UMBC (The University of Maryland Baltimore County).
         He is a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of
         Health. He graduated from college at 19 with highest honors in mathematics,
         received a M.A. in mathematics, and four years later at the age of 24, received his
         Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration/Statistics. FREE. Sponsored by: The
         Union Bank of California and PCC. RSVP required: www.pcc.edu/black-history.
 Feb     HOUSE CONCERT. 7:00pm at Wee Céilí Room, Tualatin, Oregon. Performance                      503/691-2078
 8-9     by: Kevin Burke & Cal Scott. 40 seats available. All ages welcome. $25 per seat. All        sam @ sam.keator@verizon.net
         seats must be reserved by emailing Sam @ sam.keator@verizon.net.
Feb 9    IRISH FIDDLE WORKSHOP. Wee Céilí Room, Tualatin, Oregon. Instructor:                        503/691-2078
         Kevin Burke. Cost: $35 per player, all ages. All seats must be reserved by emailing         sam @ sam.keator@verizon.net
         Sam @ sam.keator@verizon.net
Feb 9    4TH ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE: OREGON ASSN OF LATINO                                         www.oala.info
         ADMINISTRATORS (OALA). Western Oregon University, Werner Univerity
         Center, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, Oregon. This annual event provides a
         venue for Latino and non-Latino educators, business, and community leaders to learn
         about ongoing and emerging educational issues impacting the Latino community.
         This conference will support the efforts of numerous educators by
         providing valuable information on a range of innovative strategies for the fastest
         growing ethnic U.S. segment—Latinos. The focus of this year's conference is "The
         leadership Imperative – Educating our Latino Children with Equity and Excellence."
         Conference strands will include: programs and practices that promote equity and
         opportunity, instructional pedagogy, and family and community.
Feb 9    2008 ART CONTEST: ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS                                            Ronnie Meyers
         AWARENESS DAY. 1:00-5:00pm. Location: TBA but in Portland, Oregon. Theme:                   503-988-3030 x25677
         Prevention is Power. Three age group categories: age 8-12, age 13-18, age 19 years          ronnie.w.meyers@co.multnoma
         and above. Eligible categories: visual art, written word, live performance art.             h.or.us
         Sponsored by: African American AIDS Awareness Action Alliance (A6).
Feb 9    SOL NAL KOREAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL. 5-8pm at Living Savior Church,                            www.nkcs.org
         8740SW Sagert St, Tualatin, Oregon. Celebrate the lunar new year with a traditional         503/699-3342
         Korean meal. Children’s games and activities and cooking workshops for teens and
         adults. Korean meal includes rice cake soup, rice, bulgogui, chapchae, Korean side
         dishes, kimchee and Korean pancakes. Cost: $10 adult members/12 adult non-
         members; $8 child member/$10 child non-member; children age 4 and younger are
         free. RSVP by Feb 1st to ensure adequate food.
 Feb     NORTHSET FAMILY AND KIDS FESTIVAL. Washington County Fair                                   www.kuik.com
 9-10    Complex, Main Exhibit Hall, Hillsboro, Oregon. Produced by KUIK Radio.                      503/640-1360
                                                                                                     spencer@kuik.com
Feb 10   REED COLLEGE BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: MARY                                              503/777-7755
         FRANCES BERRY. “Race, Politics, and the 2008 Elections”. 3:00pm at Kaul                     http://events.reed.edu/
         Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Mary Frances Berry has been a
         pioneering intellectual, civil servant, and social critic for more than four decades. In
         the 1970s and 1980s, Berry served as assistant secretary for education in the U.S.
         Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; she served on the U.S. Commission
         on Civil Rights from 1980 to 2004, and was chair for 11 years. A co-founder of the
         Free South Africa Movement.
Feb 10   FORMAL LAUNCH: FILIPINO FAITH AND CULTURE SHRINE AT                                         Pia de Leon
         THE GROTTO. The Grotto Conference Center, NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard,                      pia.de.leon@comcast.net
         Portland, Oregon. The Filipino Faith Community of Oregon in partnership with The            503/481-5228
         National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) of Portland, Oregon is
         spearheading a project to build a shrine at The Grotto to represent the Filipino faith      Judee
         and culture. The shrine will feature the image of the Blessed Mother, the Santo Nio         judee@macg.org
         (image of the Child Jesus), and San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint (symbols of      503/235-6474
         the Filipinos) cultural affinity to these intercessors. The Shrine is envisioned to serve
         as a lasting legacy of today’s Filipinos in Oregon to the future generations. The           Maryann Gaviola
         dedication of the Shrine will be in September 2008, in time for the celebration of the      maryanngaviola@hotmail.com
         feast day of San Lorenzo Ruiz.                                                              503/399-2752

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Feb 11   READING: CELESTE AND STARLA SAVE TODD AND WIN BACK THE www.ptwks.org
         DAY. 7:00pm at Theatre Noir, Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont Street, Portland,
         Oregon. By: Francesca Sanders. Portland Theatre Works is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
         organization dedicated exclusively to developing new work for the theatre. Our goal
         is to provide playwrights with the time, space, tools, and artistic support required to
         fully develop their plays and refine their craft. Free admission.
Feb 12   BIRTHDAY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Feb 12   SALEM HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMISSION Marilyn Johnston
         MEETING. The Commission is appointed by the Mayor of Salem to advise the City 503/588-6261
         Council on Human Rights issues and to hear complaints of discrimination in housing, mejohnston@cityofsalem.net
         employment and public accommodation. The public is welcome. The Commission                www.cityofsalem.net
         meets the second Tuesday of the month at Salem City Hall, 555 Liberty Street SE,
         Room 305, Salem, Oregon.
Feb 13   3RD ANNUAL MAYORS’ INTERFAITH LUNCHEON: “UNITY IN                                         Vision Action Network of
         DIVERSITY”. Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana. 11:45am-1:30pm at                   Washington County
         Kingstad Center, 15450 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon. Tickets are $25 per            503-846-5792
         person; RSVP Required. RSVP deadline: Feb 8, 2008. Sponsored by: The Inter-               www.vision-west.org
         Religious Action Network of Washington County
Feb 13   BROWN BAG TALK: “WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY.” 3-4pm at Chemeketa 503/399-5143
         Community College, Bldg. 2 Multicultural Center, Salem, Oregon. Diversity and
         Equity Director, Taylor Marrow, will speak. Sponsored by Cultural Forum, and the
         Diversity Advisory Committee. Additional talk will be held Feb. 27.
Feb 13   LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION: IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF                                      Erick Hoffman
         CIRCLES: CALLIGRAPHY IN ZEN BUDDHISM. 6:00-7:00pm at Jordan                               541/346-3162
         Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. Cost:
         Please contact JSMA for admission information. A native of Japan, calligrapher and
         Buddhist scholar Kaz Tanahashi has taught and exhibited internationally. This
         program made possible by support from the Oregon Humanities Center, UO
         Department of Religious Studies, Eugene Zendo and the JSMA. Website:
         http://jsma.uoregon.edu
Feb 13   THE FILMS OF CUBA’S SPECIAL PERIOD, 1994-2003. 7:00-9:00pm at 129                         Tania Triana
         McKenzie Hall, University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. Screening of Cuban            541/346-4052
         film, "La vida es silbar" (Life is to Whistle, 106 min., 1998) directed by Fernando
         Pérez. UO professor Priscilla Peña Ovalle (English) will moderate discussion
         following the event. Free. Website: http://rl.uoregon.edu
 Feb     10th ANNUAL VAGINA MONOLOGUES. 7:00-9:00pm at Agate Hall, University Lauren Zavrel
13-14    of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon. Cost: $10 students/ $15 general. The Vagina             541/346-4095
         Monologues celebrates its 10th year and the final year for the ASUO Women's Center www.vday.org
         to host this production. Join a student and community cast as they perform Eve
         Ensler's monologues. This event raises awareness about violence against women.
         Website: http://www.uoregon.edu\~women
Feb 14   VALENTINE’S DAY. The origins of this day are confused. There appear to have been two or three early Christian
         martyrs named Valentine. One was probably executed on February 14. One man named Valentine secretly married
         young sweethearts in opposition to the Roman Emperor Claudius’ ban on marriage. Another legend mentions flowers
         grown by Valentine and given to children. When Valentine was imprisoned the children remembered him by throwing
         nosegays and notes into his prison window.
Feb 14   MINISTER RICHARD ALLEN (1760-1831). Allen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1787,
         which gave African Americans the opportunity to worship in a setting free of racial discrimination.
Feb 14   BIRTHDAY OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1817-1895). Born a slave, Frederick Augustus Bailey escaped at the
         age of 21, changed his name, and became a renowned campaigner for the abolition of slavery. After publishing his
         autobiography in 1845, Douglass made a lecture tour of England, where friends raised money to buy his freedom.
         Upon his return, he founded a newspaper called the North Star. During the Civil War, Douglass urged President Lincoln
         to free the slaves and arm African Americans. After the war Douglass held a variety of federal offices, including that of
         Minister to Haiti.
Feb 14   RACE RELATIONS DAY is an U.S. Protestant holiday started in 1924 to encourage understanding among all races.
Feb 14   BIRTHDAY OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820-1906). Born in Adams, Massachusetts, Anthony was a leader of the
         movement to gain women the right to vote. As a leader of the Women’s Temperance Movement along with Elizabeth
         Cady Stanton, she secured the first laws in New York State giving women control over their children, property and
         wages.



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Feb 14   HISPANIC INTERAGENCY NETWORKING TEAM (HINT) MONTHLY                                     Diane Schwartz
         MEETING. The Clackamas County Hispanic Interagency Networking Team meets                503/655-2518
         the second Thursday of every month at the Willamette Falls Medical Center, 1500         diane.schwartz@lasoregon.org
         Division Street, Oregon City, Oregon.                                                   ChiEn Montero
                                                                                                 503/263-4944
                                                                                                 hintmontero@hotmail.com
Feb 14   NAACP CORVALLIS-ALBANY BRANCH MEETING. Meetings are generally                           Zel Brook, President
         held the second Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd           art@zelbrook.com
         Street, Corvallis, Oregon.                                                              541-829-3023
Feb 15   REED COLLEGE ARTIST TALK: NICK CAVE. 6:30pm at Vollum Lounge,                           503/777-7755
         Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Opening reception: Working History: African             http://events.reed.edu/
         American Art & Objects. Nick Cave discusses his work in connection with the
         current exhibition, followed by a reception at the Cooley Art Gallery.
Feb 15   HISPANIC HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL MEETING. Open to any agency                            Araceli Avilla
         or community group that works with or provides service to the Hispanic community       503/856-7077
         in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. Networking session and quarterly guest
         presentations precede Council meetings. Meeting are held the third Friday of every
         month at Catholic Community Services, 3737 Portland Rd. NE, Salem. Location may
         change due to special events.
Feb 15   HISPANIC SERVICES ROUNDTABLE. The Hispanic Services Roundtable is a                    Lily Cáceres
         community-based organization dedicated to heightening the awareness of services        503/981-2556
         available to the Hispanic communities of Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas          lily.caceres@state.or.us
         Counties in Oregon. Identifying gaps in service provision and developing creative
         solutions to fill those gaps. Fostering cross-cultural education and sensitivity;
         involving political public and private leadership in addressing the lack of services
         available to Hispanic community members. Providing education and support toward
         creating a healthful life for the Hispanic community of Oregon and Washington.
         Meetings are held at the American Red Cross Building, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
         Portland, Oregon. They are usually scheduled for the third Friday of the month, with
         a few exceptions. 1-3pm.
         Website: http://www.geocities.com/hispanicservicesroundtable/
Feb 15   3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CÉILÍ. 8:00pm Lesson, 9:00pm Dance at the                      503-206-9311
         PPAA, 618 SE Alder Street, Portland, Oregon. Ages 12 and Over. Cost: $8                www.ceili.wizardisland.org
         students/seniors, $10 non-members, members $2 off. The Portland Céilí Society
         (PCS) is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, educate
         and encourage the practice of traditional Irish folk dances, songs and music in the
         Portland metropolitan area. Ceili is the gaelic word for an evening of gathering with
         fun, music, dance. Get your jig up as you listen or dance. All ages above 12 years old
         are welcome. No experience or partner necessary, but is more fun!
Feb 16   OUR HOUSE AUCTION 2008/AN EVENING OF HOLLYWOOD                                         503-736-9276
         GLAMOUR. 6:00pm at the Governor Hotel, downtown Portland, Oregon.                      events@ourhosueof
         Featuring Master of Ceremonies: Dale Johannes & Auctioneer Extraodinaire Jeff          portland.org
         Randall. Honoring the Our House Occupational Therapist and Social Workers.
         Sponsored by: Our House of Portland.
Feb 18   PRESIDENTS DAY. The birthdays of U.S. Presidents George Washington (February 22, 1732) and Abraham
         Lincoln (February 12, 1809) are observed on this day.
Feb 18   “STAND UP FOR JUSTICE: THE RALPH LAZO STORY” AND “FROM                                 Office of Multicultural Affairs
         9066 to 9/11”. 4:00-7:00pm at Paulus Lecture Hall, College of Law, Willamette          503/370-6265
         University, Salem, Oregon. Film Screening and discussion with the filmmakers and
         local Japanese Americans affected by 1942 Executive Order 9066.
Feb 18   NAACP SALEM-KEIZER CHAPTER – GENERAL MEETING. Held the 3rd Sheryl A. Dash, President
         Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Chemeketa Community College, Multi-cultural           SherylDash6@msn.com
         Section, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon. Salem/Keizer NAACP Youth                503/566-8876
         Group Meetings. Meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Mano A Mano Family
         Center, Rm 160, Salem, Oregon. Leaders – Christian Epps & Rashad Furqan;
         503/363-3909.
 Feb     WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: AFRICA WEEK. Salem, Oregon.Events                               Office of Multicultural Affairs
18-22    Include: WEB Movie “Blood Diamond”, Jan Haaken Workshop: Speaking Out:                 503/370-6265
         Women, War and the Global Economy, Africa Puzzle Activity and Poster Session,
         Films, Convocation: Willamette in Africa, and Africa Market.

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Feb 19   BEGINNING OF JAPANESE INTERNMENT (1942). On this date President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an
         executive order requiring the removal of most persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast to internment camps
         in rural Arizona, Colorado, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. This act, a response to anti-Japanese
         feeling in the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, uprooted 120,000 people, including 71,000
         U.S. citizens. Each year, on February 19, the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the Japanese American internment is
         remembered both for the pain it caused and the lessons that can be learned – with the hope that history will not repeat
         itself.
Feb 19   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: SPEAKER SHIZUE SEIGEL. 4:00-6:00pm                                Office of Multicultural Affairs
         Hatfield Room Hatfield Library, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Talk and           503/370-6265
         discussion on cross racial alliances for civil liberties during war time with the author
         of In Good Conscience.
Feb 19   DEPRIEST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE. 6pm Reception & 7pm                                       Office of Multicultural Affairs
         Dinner/Program at Hilton Executive Tower and Hotel, downtown Portland, Oregon. 503/370-6265
         Sponsored by: Volunteers of America Oregon
Feb 19   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: NISEI RECOGNITION CEREMONY.                                       503/370-6265
         7:30-9:00pm at Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Building, Willamette
         University, Salem, Oregon. Free. Willamette University will host a Day of
         Remembrance by recognizing and honoring the Nisei, Japanese American students
         whose studies at Willamette University were interrupted because of their World War
         II incarceration in the Internment Camps. Scheduled is Lawson Inada, Oregon’s Poet
         Laureate.
 Feb     REED COLLEGE MASTERCLASS: HLO BAROQUE TRIO (THE                                          503/517-7472
19-20    NETHERLANDS). 7:00pm at Eliot Hall chapel, Reed College, Portland,Oregon.                503/777-7755
         Members of the HLO Baroque Trio—Wilbert Hazelzet, baroque flute; Jaap ter                http://events.reed.edu/
         Linden, baroque cello; and Jacques Ogg, harpsichord—have scheduled a 90-minute
         masterclass at Reed. Participants include a youth baroque ensemble from the
         Community Music Center. No registration is required.
Feb 20   THE BLACK UNITED FUND OF OREGON: 11TH ANNUAL                                             Christina Jenkins,
         COMMUNITY UNITY BANQUET. 6:00pm – reception & silent auction;                            503 282-7973
         7:00pm – dinner. Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Proceeds cjenkins@bufor.org
         from this event will benefit the Black United Fund of Oregon's invaluable programs       www.bufor.org
         and scholarship fund.
Feb 20   PHILIPPINE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF OREGON                                        www.pacco.org
         MONTHLY MEETINGS. The monthly networking meetings are held on the 3rd
         Wednesday of each month at the Holladay Park Plaza Penthouse, 1300 NE 16th
         Avenue, Portland, Oregon from 6:00-8:00pm. Complimentary food and refreshments
         are provided. Everyone is welcome.
Feb 21   SAY HEY NW! 5:30-8:30pm at Tonkon Torp LLP., 888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite                  Vicki Nakashima
         1600, Portland, Oregon. The quarterly welcome reception is designed to welcome           Partners in Diversity
         new professionals of color to the area and to help make their transition to              nakashimav@mac.com
         Oregon/SW Washington easier and more welcoming. In addition, the event is great          503/516-3505
         place for newcomers as well as the more established
         supporters of diversity in the workplace and community to build new networks.
         Everyone is welcome!
Feb 21   ASIAN CULTURE AWARENESS CELEBRATION. 12:30-2pm at Chemeketa                              503/399-5143
         Community College, Multicultural Center, Salem, Oregon.
Feb 21   MID-COLUMBIA LATINO PROVIDERS NETWORK MONTHLY                                            Angeles Ramirez
         MEETING. This is a network of providers located in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, 541/296-8118
         Gilliam and two Washington Counties. Meets the third Thursday of each month at           angelesr02@hotmail.com
         noon. Meeting location alternates between Hood River and Wasco County, so please
         check.
Feb 21   SALEM-KEIZER INDIAN EDUCATION PARENT BOARD MEETING                                       Salem-Keizer School District
         usually meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm. Student Services           Indian Education Program at
         Building, Rooms 1&2, 2575 Commercial SE, Salem.                                          503/399-3353
Feb 21   THE SCANDINAVIAN CLUB. Meets the third Thursday of the month at Norse                    Cathy Bjork
         Hall, 111 NE 11th, Portland, Oregon. General meeting is 7-9pm.                           503/358-5883
Feb 21   OREGON STATE HISPANIC EMPLOYEES NETWORK (OSHEN)                                          Lily Cáceres
         MONTHLY MEETING. Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00-                    503/981-2556
         3:00pm at the DAS Executive Building, Conference Room B, 155 Cottage Street, NE, lily.caceres@state.or.us
         Salem, Oregon.
Feb 22   BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.
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Feb 22   BIRTHDAY OF ZITKALA-SA (GERTRUDE BONNIN) (1876-1938). Born in South Dakota to a full-blooded
         Sioux mother and a white father, Zitkala-Sa became an eloquent writer of essays and memoirs and a leader in the
         movement to advance the civic, educational, and economic opportunities of American Indians while recognizing and
         preserving American Indian cultures. As secretary of the Society of American Indians and then president of the
         National Council of American Indians, she lectured, wrote, and lobbied on behalf of Indian legislation, and was
         instrumental in the passage of the Indian Citizenship Bill of 1924.
Feb 22   OAME COFFEE AND ISSUES FORUM. 7:00-8:30am. “Coffee and Issues”                               Oregon Association of Minority
         Forums are held to maintain communications between ethnic minority owned                     Entrepreneurs
         businesses in Oregon and the general business community. “Coffee and Issues”                 503/249-7744
         Forums are usually held at 7:00 am on the last Friday of the month and attended by           www.oame.org
         approximately 90-140 businesses.
Feb 23   BIRTHDAY OF W.E. DU BOIS (1868-1963). Scholar, writer, and editor, William Edward Du Bois was the most
         important leader of the effort to secure basic civil and human rights for African Americans in the first half of the
         twentieth century. He wrote a number of scholarly works about the social conditions of Blacks in America. The most
         famous of these, The Souls of Black Folk, was especially influential; it attacked Booker T. Washington’s strategy of
         accommodation and urged a more activist approach to improving the conditions of Black Americans. Du Bois founded
         the Niagara Movement, an organization of Black intellectuals working for civil rights, in 1905, and in 1909 helped to
         found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Feb 23   CELTIC MUSIC EVENT. Klamath Falls, Oregon. Stefan Savides is proud to                        Stefan
         present Kevin Carr and Maureen Brennan with an evening of Celtic music at Stefan's 541/885-2912
         Avian Design studio/home. The show opens at 7 pm with Klamath's own "Wild Irish stefan@aviandesign.com.
         Jerry" performing a few traditional Irish songs. Limited to 75.
Feb 23   NAACP PORTLAND CHAPTER MEETING. Meetings held at PCC Cascade,                                Charlene McGee, President
         Terrell Hall, Room 112, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, Oregon from                      charlene.mcgee@pdxnaacp.org
         10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Meetings are held the 4th Saturday of each month. “Educate.             www.pdxnaacp.org
         Empower. Engage.”
Feb 23   EUGENE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2008. 10:00am at Room 175 at the                                   Alice Endo Aikens
         Knight Law Center, University of Oregon Law School, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene,               aikensae@comcast.net
         Oregon. WWII Internment and Incarceration: Japanese Ancestry Persons in the
         United States, Canada, and Latin America. During WWII thousands of persons of
         Japanese ancestry in the United States, Canada, and various Latin American countries
         were dispossessed from their homes, and without a charge, trial by judge and jury, or
         sentence of guilt, were interned or incarcerated for an indeterminate time period. Dr.
         Tetsuden Kashima will respond to these questions in "WWII Internment and
         Incarceration: Japanese Ancestry Persons in the United States, Canada, and
         Latin America." He was born in Oakland, California, and incarcerated at the
         Topaz WRA Center during WWII. Free and open to the public. Parking available in
         the large parking lot east of the Law School.
Feb 23   OREGON ASSOCIATION FOR LIBERIA (OAL). Meets the last Saturday of                             Joseph Yeaney
         each month from 5:30-7:30pm at the Mt. Tabor Community Church Fellowship Hall, Joseph.L.Yeaney@state.or.us
         7412 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon. OAL mission: To serve Liberian
         Community in Oregon and Southwest Washington maintain better life.
Feb 23   ASOCIACION PERUANA DE OREGON - PERUVIAN ASSOCIATION OF Lily Cáceres
         OREGON. 6:30-8:30pm. Meetings are held once a month, usually on the last                     503/620-2366
         Saturday of each month. Call for location information. This non-for-profit
         corporation's primary purpose shall be to unify and integrate Peruvians and their
         next-of-kin, who reside in Oregon; and thus to attempt to promote the civic, cultural,
         educational, professional and social advancement of its members.
Feb 23   NIGERIAN COMMUNITY IN OREGON & SOUTHWEST                                                     Efosa Odighizuwa, 503/731-
         WASHINGTON (NCOSWA). Meets the last Saturday of each month from 6-8pm. 4646 x2318
         Usually meets at the State Farm Insurance Bldg, 6527 NE Martin Luther King Jr.               efosa1@aol.com
         Blvd, Suite C, Portland, Oregon. NCOSWA works to build bridges with other                    www.geocities.com/ncoswa
         Nigerians, Nigerian and African Organizations, and the community.
Feb 23   NORTHWEST CHINA COUNCIL ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR                                              503/973-5451
         AUCTION AND DINNER. Legin Restaurant Ballroom, Southeast Portland,                           www.nwchina.org
         Oregon. Auction items are still being collected. Please contact the Council if you are
         interested. It will be a fun and exciting event with great people, plenty of food and
         drink, exceptional entertainment and the best silent and live auctions around.




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Feb 24   SAVING LIVES BLACK-TIE DINNER & AUCTION. 6:00pm at the Holiday                              The Light-Saving Lives Benefit
         Inn Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. We are hosting a spectacular dinner and            503-516-9148
         auction that will surely be one not to miss. The auction will be the highlight of the       thelight03@netzero.com
         evening with items - Sports Memorabilia including rare rookie cards, paintings,
         landscaping services, photography packages, jewelry, gift certificates, house wares, gift
         baskets, clothing and much more. Sponsored by: The Light-Saving Lives Benefit.
Feb 24   NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION: CORPORATE RECEPTION.                                        www.nbmbaa-portland.org
         Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Keynote: Williams W. Wells, Jr., the NBMBAA                  portlandseattlenbmbaa@yahoo.
         Board Chair.                                                                                com
                                                                                                     503/327-4420
Feb 24   REED COLLEGE BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: FAITH                                             503/777-7755
         RINGGOLD. “Thirty Years as an Artist, Author, and Activist”. 3 p.m., Kaul                   http://events.reed.edu/
         Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Faith Ringgold is internationally
         renowned for her painted story quilts—works that combine painting, textile, and
         storytelling. Ringgold, who comes to Reed in conjunction with the Cooley Art Gallery
         exhibition Working History, has work in the permanent collections of the
         Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Studio
         Museum in Harlem; and the Museum of Modern Art, among others.
Feb 26   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                   www.hmccoregon.com
         MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. 11:30am-1:30pm at the Benson Hotel, Portland,                          MaryAnn Potter
         Oregon. Keynote Speaker: Victor Merced, Director, Oregon Housing & Community                503/222-0280
         Services Dept. Cost: $25 Members / $30 Non-Members.                                         hmcc@qwest.net
         Sponsored by Pacific Power.
Feb 26   12TH ANNUAL WOMEN HELPING WOMEN LUNCHEON. 12:00-1:00pm                                      www.ywcasalem.org/events.ht
         at the Salem Conference Center, Salem, Oregon. Keynote Speaker : Patricia Moss,             ml
         CEO, Bank of the Cascades. Ms. Moss joined Bend-based Bank of the Cascades in               503/581-9922
         1977 and has served in a variety of capacities in her 27-year career with the bank.
         Starting as a teller in Bend, she rose to president and CEO in 1998. In January Ms.
         Moss was ranked the number 4 CEO in the nation among a list of the top ten CEOs
         by US Banker Magazine, a leading financial industry trade journal. The YWCA will
         hold a special reception with Ms. Moss prior to the noon luncheon for all President’s
         Circle, Circle of Leaders and Wonder Women capital campaign donors. The
         luncheon, the YWCA’s largest annual fundraiser, expects to have over 700 women in
         attendance. Presented by Bank of the Cascades
Feb 27   EL PODER DE LA MUJER 2008 ANNUAL LATINA CONFERENCE. Red                                     www.elpoderdelamujer.org
         Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.                                    latinasconference@elpoderdela
                                                                                                     mujer.org
Feb 27   BROWN BAG TALK: “SEXUAL PRACTICES AND COLLEGE                                               503/399-5143
         STUDENTS.” 3-4pm at Chemeketa Community College, Bldg. 2 Multicultural
         Center, Salem, Oregon. Diversity and Equity Director, Taylor Marrow, will speak.
         Sponsored by Cultural Forum, and the Diversity Advisory Committee.
Feb 28   EQUAL ACCESS FOR GIRLS COALITION MEETING. Generally held on                                 Pam Patton
         the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon-2pm (please call to verify). A                 503/233-4356
         coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the equal access for girls and
         young women to all the appropriate gender-specific services and supports they need
         to develop their full potential. Rosemont Treatment Center & School, 9911 SE
         Mount Scott Boulevard, Portland, Oregon.




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Upcoming Events in MARCH 2008:

Date     Event                                                                                    Contact Information
 thru    EXHIBITION: FROM RAGS TO RICHES. U of O, Jordan Schnitzer Museum                         http://jsma.uoregon.edu
Mar 30   of Art, Eugene, Oregon. This installation showcases Japanese Buddhist robes, known       Erick Hoffman
         as kesa. Although made from luxurious brocades and silks, these garments still           541/346-3162
         employ a patchwork pattern that symbolizes the monks' vow of poverty and
         renunciation of the material world.

         EXHIBITION: TEMPLES IN THE SNOW: THE ROLE OF BUDDHIST
         MONUMENTS IN THE SHIN HANGA (NEW PRINT) MOVEMENT.
         U of O, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon. In the early 20th century,
         the New Print movement revitalized the woodblock print tradition associated with
         the earlier "floating world" of Ukiyo-e. This exhibition examines the important role
         played by Buddhist monuments---temples, pagodas, shrines, and so on---in the prints
         of such prominent shin hanga artists as Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, Toshi
         Yoshida, and Tsuchiya Koitsu.
 Mar 4   PERFORMANCE: JIGU! THUNDER DRUMS OF CHINA. 7:30pm at                                     503/375-3574
         Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem, Oregon. JIGU! In Chinese it means to 'beat or          www.elsinoretheatre.com
         touch the drum' and you will clamor for more as you are thrilled by the powerful
         Thunder Drums of China! Hailing from the Shanxi province, this world-renown
         company of 28 drummers, percussionists and musicians will astound you in this ultra-
         sensory entertainment experience.
 Mar 8   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY 6TH ANNUAL SOCIAL POW WOW. Cone                                    Office of Multicultural Affairs
         Fieldhouse, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. The Native American                    503/370-6265
         Enlightenment Association (NAEA) invites you to join with them in singing, dancing,
         visiting, renewing old friendships, making new ones and a sharing of talents and
         crafts. The Pow wow is a gathering of people for a time to remember and preserve
         the rich heritage of traditions and beliefs. The Pow wow is free and open to all
         people.
 Mar 8   CATHOLIC CHARITIES 11th ANNUAL CELEBRATION. 6:00pm at the                                Kathy Thomas
         Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom, Portland, Oregon. The Annual                503/231-4866 x117
         Celebration is Catholic Charities’ most important fundraising event of the year. This    www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org
         event is an opportunity to increase awareness of Catholic Charities' work in the
         community and to raise critically needed proceeds to assist Catholic Charities in
         continuing its mission of bringing hope and help to the poor and most vulnerable.
         Net proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of Catholic Charities in
         the Portland metropolitan area including at-risk infants, children and youth; homeless
         women; young women who are pregnant or parenting; low-income families, seniors
         and persons with disabilities seeking affordable housing; and, victims of domestic
         violence. Dinner, presentations, dessert and music. Tickets: $125 (individual); $1,250
         (table of 10).
Mar 13   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM: “THE PROPERTIES OF                                      Office of Multicultural Affairs
         PAINT”. 6:30-8:30pm at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem,          503/370-6265
         Oregon. An Interdisciplinary Discussion about the Conceptual and Material
         Foundations of Art and Science, featuring James Lavadour, painter from the Umatilla
         Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR.
Mar 15   A NIGHT IN VIENNA. 6:30 pm at the Historic Ashland Armory, Oak Street,                   www.rvsymphony.org
         Ashland, Oregon. Black Tie suggested; Viennese Waltz, Polka, Modern Ballroom;            office@rvsymphony.org
         and Viennese dinner included. Dinner and Dancing to the Rogue Valley Symphony            Cathy Tschanen
         Viennese Orchestra. Expected attendance is 300. Tickets: $75 for dinner and dancing      541/552-6354
         or $30 for dance only. Sponsored by: Rogue Valley Symphony.
         Website: www.vienneseball.org.
Mar 20   WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: “GRASSROOTS RISING” ON ASIAN                                      Office of Multicultural Affairs
         IMMIGRANT LABOR IN LOS ANGELES. 4:00-6:00pm at Hatfield Room                             503/370-6265
         Hatfield Library, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Film screening and
         discussion with guest speaker Chanchanit Martorell, Director of Thai Community
         Development Center and major organizer for the El Monte Sweatshop and labor
         trafficking cases.

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Mar 20   OAME BUSINESS AFTER HOURS NETWORKING. 5:00-7:30pm at OAME,                           Oregon Association of Minority
         4134 N. Vancouver, Portland, Oregon. Take the opportunity to meet with minorities,   Entrepreneurs (OAME)
         women, emerging small businesses, purchasers, buyers, lenders, key contacts from     503/249-7744
         government agencies and private businesses. There will be a buffet featuring three   www.oame.org
         types of ethnic food and a no host bar. A $5.00 donation is requested from OAME
         members and $10.00 from non-members. Quarterly “Business After Hours”
         Networking meetings are held every three months and attended by approximately
         100-200 businesses.
Mar 25   HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                            www.hmccoregon.com
         MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. 11:30am-1:30pm at the Benson Hotel, Portland,                   MaryAnn Potter
         Oregon. Keynote Speaker: will speak about “community giving”. Cost: $25 Members      503/222-0280
         / $30 Non-Members.                                                                   hmcc@qwest.net
         Sponsored by Pacific Power.




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Multicultural Health Electronic Newsletter:
DHS Office of Multicultural Health sends out a free electronic newsletter that contains information regarding current
multicultural health issues. Information about upcoming health conferences & events, current events, funding opportunities,
interesting health websites, career opportunities, etc are featured in each electronic newsletter. This listserv is opened to
everyone interested in joining, and is a service provided through the Oregon State Library. Here are two different ways to
subscribe to the listserv: 1.) Go to http://webhost.osl.state.or.us/mailman/listinfo/cultural-health, enter your email address and
submit; or 2.) Send a message to cultural-health-request@webhost.osl.state.or.us, include the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject or
message field. INFO: Jenny Lee Berry at 971/673-1240 or jenny.s.lee-berry@state.or.us.


Note:
This information is prepared by Jenny Lee Berry at the Oregon Dept. of Human Services, Office of Multicultural Health. Please
contact Jenny at 971/673-1240 or jenny.s.lee-berry@state.or.us if you have any additions, corrections, or suggestions.

To purchase a copy of the 2007 Multicultural Resource Calendar from Amherst Educational Publishing, please call
800/444-7139.

Updated calendars available at: http://egov.oregon.gov/DAS/HR/diversity.shtml

An electronic copy of the Calendar is available through the Oregon State Library. Here are two ways to subscribe to the listserv:
1.) Go to http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/listinfo/div-cal, enter your email address and submit; or 2.) Send a message to
div-cal-request@listsmart.osl.state.or.us and include the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject or message field.


Alternate Format:
To receive the Diversity Events Calendar in an alternate format, please contact Jenny Lee Berry at 971/673-1240 or by e-mail
jenny.s.lee-berry@state.or.us.


Event Submission Deadlines for 2008:
To have events listed in the Diversity Events Calendar, please email your requests to nicole.browning@state.or.us by the
following deadlines: March/April 2008: February 22 | May/June 2008: April 25 | July/August 2008: June 25
September/October 2008: August 25 | November/December 2008: October 27




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