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Course guide for Anth 201 taught by Charlene Makley.

Event Calendars

Greater Portland Area

Track 1: Volunteering

Community Organizations

Rockwood Community Development Corporation

“We work with our neighbors and family in Rockwood [a community in East MultCo] to build a place where everyone can learn, earn and belong.” (Home page)

  • This opportunity has not yet been confirmed! Reach out to info@rockwoodcdc.org if you are interested in volunteering with Rockwood CDC for this project.

Education

People-Places-Things

“People-Places-Things exists to provide intercultural communication services to the emerging America that embraces its multiethnic, multilingual identity. Our vision is living in integrated communities which nurture their language and cultural diversity.” (About page)

  • Opportunities to shadow/teach 1:1 English language classes with local adult language learners, and some people from outside the US. 

  • This organization has been contacted and is ready to welcome Language, Culture, Power students!

 

Torus

“Torus bridges gaps between people and communities by facilitating transformative experiences of language and culture sharing.” (VolunteerMatch page)

  • To volunteer with Torus, register at torustransforms.org and indicate that you are a part of this Reed College class.

  • This organization has been contacted and is ready to welcome Language, Culture, Power students!

Labor

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project

“Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.” (Mission page)

Political Organizations

Causa, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization

“Causa works to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement.” (About page)

  • This opportunity has not yet been confirmed! Reach out to causa@causaoregon.org if you are interested in volunteering with Causa for this project.

Religious Organizations

Catholic Charities of Oregon

“Our mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians. The services we provide across the state of Oregon include affordable and supportive housing, financial empowerment, mental health & counseling, pregnancy and parenting support, legal services, intensive case management and more.” (About page)

  • This opportunity has not yet been confirmed! Reach out to volunteer@ccoregon.org if you are interested in volunteering with Catholic Charities of Oregon for this project.

 

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

“EMO is a statewide association of Christian, ecumenical & interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians.” (Who We Are page)

  • This organization has been contacted and is interested in working with Language, Culture, Power students!

  • Reach out to Paul LeFeber, Director of Development & Communications (plefeber@emoregon.org), if you are interested in volunteering with EMO.

Track 2: Events

Education

Portland Public Schools

  • Board of Education Meetings: Biweekly (every two weeks) Feb 9, Feb 23, March 9, March 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, start at 6pm. Meetings streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/user/ppscomms/live. Highly recommended that you screen capture, since there can be a lag between when the livestream happens and when the recording is made available publicly.

Government

Portland City Council

  • City Council Meetings: Every Wednesday from 9:30am–12:30pm. Meetings streamed live, more details at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/28258. Highly recommended that you screen capture, since there can be a lag between when the livestream happens and when the recording is made available publicly.

 

Portland Housing Bureau

 

Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners

“The Commissioners conduct all legislative activities of the County.  As such, they adopt policies; sit as the budget committee; review and amend the executive budget; hold hearings; and adopt the County budget.” (About page)

Labor

Portland Jobs with Justice

“Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a coalition of more than 100 labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.” (About page)

  • This organization has been contacted and is ready to welcome Language, Culture, Power students!

  • Recording these meetings is NOT permitted, however, you are able to take field notes while the meetings occur.

  • Jobs with Justice Steering Committee Meetings: First Monday of each month from 5:30–7:00pm, reach out to sarah@jwjpdx.org to request Zoom info (she is aware of the project).

Policing & Safety

Don’t Shoot Portland

“Don’t Shoot Portland is a Black-led human rights nonprofit that advocates for accountability. Since 2014, we have implemented art, education and civic participation within our programming to create social change.” (About page)

  • See upcoming events on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDX/events/?ref=page_internal.

  • Not appropriate to attend planning meetings, but you could (carefully and ethically) observe and record outdoor public events like rallies and speeches (if there are at least 2 planned during the semester).

 

Portland Police Bureau

  • Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month, 6–8pm. For information on how to attend a PEAC meeting on Zoom, email brody.sargent@portlandoregon.gov (he is aware of the project and ready to welcome LCP students, but is still looking into whether recording / note-taking will be allowed).

 

Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council

“The Multnomah County LPSCC engages in a variety of activities to improve and reform the criminal justice system.” (Home page)

  • Executive Committee Meetings: Once per month, 1:30–3:00pm. Zoom login info will be posted at https://multco.us/lpscc/lpscc-2021-executive-committee-meetings prior to each meeting.

  • Videos are posted on the website 2–3 days after each meeting.

  • Individual recordings are not permitted, but the videos are posted later. Make sure to take good notes while it happens in real-time!

Political Organizations

Portland DSA (Democratic Socialists of America)

“We are a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and beyond.” (Home page)

  • This organization has been contacted and is ready to welcome Language, Culture, Power students!

  • Recording these meetings is NOT permitted, however, you are able to take field notes while the meetings occur.

  • Variety of events held through Zoom, which can be found at https://portlanddsa.org/events/. For their monthly General Meetings, you can register ahead of time and simply attend (these meetings typically have 100-150 people). However, if you are interested in attending smaller meetings, you must first email info@portlanddsa.org to get in touch with the co-chair(s) who will be facilitating those meetings and ask for permission (be transparent about why you’ll be there!).