Lecture Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on Gaza
Join us on September 27 at 12:30 PM for a brownbag lecture when Mercy Corps Deputy Mission Director in Gaza, Wafa Ulliyan, will share personal stories of her life in Gaza including the crisis of 2008-2009 when she had to flee the port of Gaza City. Ullilyan will also provide a glimpse into how Gazans carry on through conflict with a look at how conflict affects market development before, during and after conflicts and crises.September 27, 2016 // 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Returning to Safe and Strong: Peter Loach, Mercy Corps Guatemala
Guatemala has six times the global rate of homicide. The chronic insecurity in urban areas limits the country’s economic potential, driving youth to migrate alone to the United States. Hear about a new Mercy Corps initiative that strengthens communities from within to curb violence and migration.September 29, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Frontline Diplomacy: Dante Paradiso on the Liberian Civil War
Author and Foreign Service Officer Dante Paradiso provides a graphic retelling of the Liberian civil war and a view into the frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Oregon.October 20, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Shifting Boundaries in Global Migration
In 2015, 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes and many of them are seeking refuge across borders. Join us to hear attorney and immigration specialist, Daniel Costa, provide a current snapshot of the state of global migration and its effect on U.S. immigration.October 26, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Measuring Peace: Using metrics of peace to transform conflict, alleviate human suffering, and address global poverty
Join us for a panel discussion on November 3 when Michelle Breslauer from the Institute for Economics and Peace, Rebecca Wolfe from Mercy Corps, along additional key academic and practitioners will discuss how measuring peace can influence realities of humanitarian work, poverty and human suffering caused by conflict, and share peace research insights and opportunities for community engagement.November 3, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Stories from the Field
You are invited to our annual field update as we share vivid stories about our work addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. See how we partner with communities to move beyond the urgency of survival to build better lives for good.November 10, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture The Neuroscience of Displacement: Helping refugee youth reclaim their future
Head to OMSI on November 15 to hear Mercy Corps Youth Director, Matt Streng, and OHSU Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, describe the effects of prolonged stress on the adolescent brain and how this informs Mercy Corps’ programming for youth refugees in Syria and beyond.November 15, 2016 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location and hours
Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the Action Center for free during open hours!
***The Action Center will be closed Monday, September 26th.***
We encourage visitors to use public transportation or bicycle. We are on the Red and Blue Max lines (Skidmore Fountain stop) and within two blocks of bus lines 12, 16, 19 and 20. Plan your trip with Trimet.
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