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.
Lecture Kat Taylor: Breaking through financial exclusion
Join us on July 27, when Mercy Corps Northwest presents social entrepreneur and banker Kat Taylor in a talk about asset poverty.July 27, 2016, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibit Street Art by Displaced Youth from Syria and Gaza on View at Nau
We are pleased to announce that select artwork from our recent exhibit Finding Place: Street Art by Displaced Youth from Syria and Gaza will be on view at Nau in Northwest Portland from July 7 – July 31, with a kickoff First Thursday reception on July 7!July 7 - 31; First Thursday event July 7, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lecture June Arunga: Innovative Technology and Powerful Progress
Named by Forbes as one of the Youngest Power Women in Africa, June Arunga will share the powerful lessons of innovation she has learned while running multiple businesses in Africa. Sponsored by globalenvision.org, Mercy Corps' blog about market-driven solutions to poverty.May 12th 2016, 7:00 — 8:30 pm