This topic affects people and communities in a variety of ways. Our event aims to: a) develop a shared understanding of key dimensions of houselessness, b) cultivate compassion, understanding, and open new communications channels, c) share/help generate innovative ideas, and d) build momentum around steps and actions we can take. The event is free but space is limited. We ask that you be able to join us in Portland for the full day and be willing to provide feedback.
Location: NW Natural, 220 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97208Time: 9:00-5:00
Please respond by September 27, 2017. We are not yet sure of demand, so we will confirm your space in early October.
This event will include: 1. An introduction to systemic oppression and key issues affecting unhoused people - regional trends, policies, and equity concerns from Israel Bayer, Executive Director of Street Roots.2. An overview of trauma and Trauma Informed Care from a statewide collaborative housed at Portland State University, Trauma Informed Oregon. Director Mandy Davis will make linkages to natural resource contexts.3. Practical engagement strategies with tash shatz and Robin Davis of Multnomah County. These will emphasize tools that natural resource professionals can immediately apply in the field through their interactions with unhoused people.4. An opportunity to hear and share out of the box ideas to address all or part of an issue related to people sheltering in natural areas and conservation concerns, with an introduction by Ibrahim Mubarak from Right 2 Survive, and Cassie Cohen from the Portland Harbor Community Coalition.5. A debrief session to share ideas, concerns, needs, definitions of success, next steps.
Questions? Contact Kathleen Guillozet; firstname.lastname@example.org; 971-678-2605