Free Trainings and Events in October

We’re gearing up for a busy month of trainings and events and we want to be sure you know about all of the upcoming opportunities!  We hope to see you at some of these free activities!

Understanding Domestic Violence
Ways to Support Friends and Neighbors
Brought to you by NECN & the YWCA Social Change Program
 Thursday, October 3rd
6:30pm – 8:00pm, 6pm networking & snacks
NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
Space is still left! Please RSVP to or 503.388.6088

Skills for Effective Communication and Collaboration
 Join NECN and Resolutions NW for an introduction to Non-Violent Communication and the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.  This free workshop focuses on processes for communicating and resolving conflicts in the community setting.  We will introduce tools for working with others, practice using them, and explore how to apply non-violent communication in our workplace and community settings.  Please RSVP to or call 503.388.6088.
Wednesday, October 16th, 6-9pm
6-6:30pm networking & snacks, 6:30pm – 9pm workshop
NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.

Brownfields Redevelopment: Turn Brown Into Green
 Join a variety of panelists including Rep. Lew Frederick and Bureau of Environmental Services staff Abigail Cermak to learn practical info and how to access resources to redevelop potentially polluted land at low cost through brownfield redevelopment projects.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 7pm to 9pm
6:30pm networking & snacks
NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.

Land Use and Transportation Meeting – Mapping Workshop
 This month’s regular LUTC meeting will feature a presentation from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s new Comprehensive Plan online Mapping application.  Learn how to use interactive mapping tools to weigh in on decisions about physical development in the City over the next 20 years.  Also, save the date of December 4th for a visit to LUTC by Commissioner Steve Novick and PBOT’s new Director, Leah Treat.
Wednesday, October 23rd
7pm to 8:30pm
NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.

Free Trees for Humboldt, Eliot and Boise Neighbors!
 NECN is the fiscal sponsor for a collaborative project engaging high school students from Rosemary Anderson High School in community outreach through tree planting. Grants from the Bureau of Environmental Services and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District are providing student learning opportunities and also free neighborhood trees to Humboldt, Boise and Eliot neighbors.  More about the project and how to sign up for free trees here.

Help Depave the King Neighborhood Facility Parking Lot
 Join the King Neighborhood Association and DePave for another project fiscally sponsored by NECN and help create a bioswale and manage the heat island effect in the community gathering space south of King School.
Saturday, October 26th
10am to 2pm
NE 7th Ave. and Wygant

Bee Friendly Portland Carrotmob
 Get on your bee colors and join NECN small grant recipient, Bee Friendly Portland, for a Carrotmob thanking Garden Fever for taking neo-nic pesticides off their shelves and to bring some attention to the impact of pesticides on bees.  They’ll have information about honey bees, native bees and how to grow a bee-friendly garden.  Carrotmobs are about voting with your dollars and showing appreciation to businesses that are doing the right thing.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Noon – 4pm
Garden Fever Nursery – 3433 NE 24th
Thank them for being a bee-friendly nursery and refusing to sell neonics
What to Wear: Yellow and black, or dress like a bee

Alameda Neighborhood Haunted House
 The Alameda Neighborhood Association hopes you’ll come out to their first annual haunted house at the end of this month! They’ve planned 400 square feet of creepy fun at NE 28th between Dunkley and Bryce from 5-8:30pm.  Admission is FREE and the witches and goblins will be specifically created with younger kids in mind.  Of course, they’ll have LOADS of candy too!
Thursday, October 31st
5pm – 8:30pm
NE 28th between Dunkley and Bryce

NECN Partner Events – These are not free, but they are two great training opportunities!
Coalition for a Livable Future’s Regional Livability Summit
Equity in Action: Map to a Healthy Future
Friday, October 11th, 2013
8:30am – 5:00pm
PSU – Smith Memorial Union
More info and registration here

Resolutions Northwest Presents:
Actionship: Basic Anti-Oppression and Interrupting Racism for Everyday Living
Saturday, October 19th, 8am – 5pm
More info and registration here

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