Upcoming Mercy Corps Events

October 28, 2009 at 6:40 am 1 comment

Indonesia: A Journey from Megalopolis to Village – Fri – October 30, 2009
Join Mercy Corps’ Senior Writer Roger Burks for a lunchtime presentation in the Action Center. Roger will talk about his recent three-week journey through the world’s fourth most populous country with award-winning photographer Thatcher Cook, sharing his experience through photographs, personal observations and the stories of the people we serve. This is a brown bag, so bring your lunch and enjoy!

Friday, October 30th
Noon – 1 p.m.

Aceh Room, Mercy Corps Global Headquarters
45 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR

For more information, call 503-896-5002 or visit Mercy Corps Action Center.

Blessings & Blues Benefit Concert for Mercy Corps Clean Water Projects in Liberia – Sun – November 1, 2009
As the November temperatures drop, come get your dose of cool with Janice Scroggins, Portland’s own pianist & Gospel music legend along with Fiona Boyes, Australia’s international blueswoman.They’ll be putting on a benefit concert for Mercy Corps clean water projects in Liberia and the Cascade Blues Association Musician Relief Fund.

Enjoy special guests, Lloyd Jones, Jimi Bott, Dave Kahl, Dover Weinberg, La Rhonda Steele and others.

See more at the Mercy Corps website.

Sunday, November 1, 2009
7:00 pm

Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
1535 NE Seventeenth Avenue
Portland, OR 97223

$10 suggested minimum donation per person
Tickets available through Grace and at the door.

Portland Business Alliance Presents Business Leadership Evening with Neal Keny-Guyer – Wed – November 4, 2009
Business Leadership Evening celebrates exceptional leadership in the business community and is an opportunity to connect with fellow business professionals. The evening keynote speaker will be Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, who will discuss Mercy Corps’ commitment to helping those in need and spurring economic development around the world. The evening also includes the presentation of the William S. Naito Outstanding Service Award to J. Clayton Hering, President of Norris, Beggs & Simpson. The award recognizes exceptional leadership and service to the business community and is named in honor of the late Bill Naito.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR

To register, go to Portland Alliance. Table of 10: $1200. Individual ticket: $125

Presented by Wells Fargo. Sponsored by Hoffman Construction Company, Regence, Miller Nash, TransCanada, PGE and Oregon Business Magazine.

First Thursday in November with Portland Ten Thousand Villages – Thurs – November 5, 2009
Come start your holiday shopping in Portland’s Pearl District at Portland Ten Thousand Villages on Thursday, November 5th, when this unique shop will donate 15% of sales for the day back to Mercy Corps. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by artisans from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term buying relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to unique gifts, accessories and home decor from around the world.

First Thursdays are generally held from 5-8pm during the evening on the first Thursday of each month, year-round, and for your convenience, the shop is open all day on the 5th. This popular art walk in Portland’s Pearl district showcases the area’s many outstanding shops and galleries. First Thursdays makes for a festive night for anyone interested in gallery-hopping and grabbing a quick bite or a leisurely meal.

Thursday, November 5th
Shop 10am-9pm

Portland Ten Thousand Villages
938 N.W. Everett Street
Portland, OR

Located in the Heart of the Pearl District on the corner of NW 10th and Everett.

For more information, go to Mercy Corps at First Thursday.

Photojournalism – Youth Workshop – October to December, 2009
For six Saturdays, kids in grades 9-12 can take part in this unique set of training weekends devoted to photojournalism.
The class culiminates in an online photoblog and a gallergy exhibition hosted by the Mercy Corps Action Center with a First Thursday opening.

Six Saturdays
October 24 – December 5th (excluding Thanksgiving weekend)

Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW First Ave.
Portland, OR

Cost $195 per student

To register or check for availability for this Saturday Academy offering, go to Saturday Academy.

Short Video Storytelling – Youth Workshop – November to December, 2009
Kids in grades 9-12 are invited to learn how to construct a compelling video production using powerful imagery and messaging. Flip cameras are provided; all shooting will be done during class time. Instructors will be practitioners drawn from Mercy Corps and the Portland community.

Four Saturdays November 7th – December 5th (excluding Thanksgiving weekend)

Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW First Ave.
Portland, OR

Cost – $80 per student

To request a registration form, email pdxactioncenter@mercycorps.org.


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  • 1. Jenna  |  October 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm

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