Lecture Somali Youth Leaders Initiative Brownbag
This event has been cancelled.July 31, 2017 // 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Community Take Action Happy Hour
On the eve of World Refugee Day, we are hosting a Take Action happy hour at the Mercy Corps Action Center with special musical guest Portland Cello Project. We are asking for your help with two activities: writing letters to legislators in support of refugees and foreign aid, and writing/distributing refugee messages.June 19, 2017 // 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Lecture Keith Luse: Mutual Understanding with North Korea - Is it a Bridge Too Far?
Join us for a candid talk at World Affairs Council of Oregon with Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, a NGO with significant expertise in (and with diverse perspectives on) North Korea - from humanitarian aid, food security, sanctions, and education, to nuclear security issues, economics, and rising tensions in the Korean peninsula.June 12, 2017 // 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: World Affairs Council of Oregon
Lecture Cascadia: Our geology, our selves
University of Portland environmental scientist Robert Butler explores the long, varied geologic history of the Pacific Northwest and the forces at work beneath Earth’s surface. Butler is joined by Mercy Corps Director for U.S. Disaster Preparedness & Community Resilience, Susan Romanski, who brings new insight to the case that any disaster response is only as strong as the community’s readiness.May 25, 2017 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Coming of Age, Part II: A day in the life
Hear from Mercy Corps Senior Global Communications Officer and first responder Christy Delafield as she shares inspiring stories of youth forging a stronger future — from a student thriving in Zaatari refugee camp to a young Syrian break dancer — despite coming of age in conflict.May 16, 2017 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lecture Globalization: Where are we now?
Don’t miss your chance to hear from noted Yale professor Jeffrey E. Garten as he examines the evolution of globalization and discusses how and what the international community must do to adapt in modern times. Garten draws from his new book, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives.April 27, 2017 // 7:00 — 8:30 pm
Lecture Coming of Age, Part I: The road to resilience
Please join us for a field update from Regional Youth and Adolescent Advisor, Amie Wells, and Project Coordinator, Noura Shahed, as they discuss Mercy Corps youth programming in the Middle East that has empowered more than 12,000 adolescents in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.April 11, 2017 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Community Cascadia: Starting the conversation at your school
Mercy Corps, in collaboration with local partners, is facilitating preparedness discussions in schools and with community organizations to help parents, schools, and neighborhoods prepare for a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.Dates through Spring 2017
Lecture Great Decisions: Afghanistan and Pakistan
Join us at Portland State University for the World Affairs Council Great Decision lecture series. Mercy Corps Deputy Regional Program Director, Najia Hyder, will discuss whether the incoming U.S. administration faces a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.January 20, 2017 // 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Portland State University
Community Dear Aleppo: We are with you
Many Portlanders have been watching the horrific violence unfolding in Aleppo, Syria this past week, and are asking how they can get involved and help. Bring your family and friends to the Action Center this Wednesday to write and send messages of support to Mercy Corps aid workers in Syria and the people they are helping. Hot beverages, snacks and many colorful markers provided.December 21, 2016 // 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.