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.
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
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. Join us at 5:30 for a special reception where you will have the chance to taste authentic food samples from Nigeria and Guatemala, learn about our programming in these two countries, and participate in various activities.November 10, 2016 // 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lecture Measuring Peace: How conflict affects humanitarian and development issues
Join us for a panel discussion on November 3 when Michelle Breslauer from the Institute for Economics and Peace and Rebecca Wolfe from Mercy Corps, will discuss how conflict affects humanitarian and development issues in some of the most fragile countries in the world.November 3, 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 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 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 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.