Happy Hour for Health sponsored by Green Zebra!
You’re invited to Upstream’s first Happy Hour for Health!!
The Commons Brewery in SE Portland recently received the "Beer of the Year" award from the Willamette Week! Come try this award winning beer at Upstream Public Health’s first Happy Hour for Health at the Commons Brewery!
This event, sponsored by Green Zebra Grocery, will be the first in a series of Happy Hours for Health aimed at keeping you up to date on upstream approaches to improving the health of Oregonians.
Presenters Lisa Sedlar, owner of Green Zebra Grocery (and former CEO of New Seasons), will share about the importance of access to fresh, local food, and what she's doing to get more of it into underserved neighborhoods. Come to learn with and connect to other like-minded upstream thinkers, enjoy appetizers, wine, and try a complimentary Commons Brewery beer! Also, learn about how to join Upstream’s new monthly membership club called the Upstreamers Network. Anyone who joins the Upstreamers Network at the event will receive a free Hawaii raffle ticket!
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support Upstream, click here!
Tell your friends! Please RSVP by Monday, December 2nd!
Join us for a special forum: How Inequities in the Food System Shape the Health of our Communities
The HOPE Coalition is very excited to present internationally renowned activist and speaker LADONNA REDMOND at our special forum:
HOW INEQUITIES IN THE FOOD SYSTEM SHAPE THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES
Join us in welcoming LaDonna, an incredibly dynamic and powerful speaker, to Oregon and participate in a discussion on steps the HOPE Coalition is taking to address Food Justice issues here in Oregon.
Click HERE to R.S.V.P by Friday, June 21!
Farm to School Webinar from Convergence Partners
Farm to School and School Gardens in Oregon: Past, Present and Future
Join us for a webinar on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM PST.
Farm to School policy in Oregon has achieved some notable successes at both the state and local levels. The Oregon Department of Education has recently announced 11 new Farm to School and School Garden awards to school districts throughout the state. Public health, agriculture and education advocates have found common ground in supporting Farm to School and School Garden programs, and an expanded Farm to School bill has been introduced in the 2013 legislative session. Please join this webinar to learn more about Farm to School and School Garden programs in Oregon, the recent grants to expand Farm to School programs in 11 school districts, and opportunities to support the legislative initiative this session.
This webinar will be led by Megan Kemple of the Willamette Farm & Food Coalition, Rick Sherman of the Oregon Department of Education, and Kasandra Griffin of Upstream Public Health. This webinar is hosted by the Northwest Regional Convergence Partnership, a collaboration involving Kaiser Permanente Northwest, the Meyer Memorial Trust and the Northwest Health Foundation. Please note that the policy positions expressed by discussion leaders are not necessarily the policy positions of any of the contributing Convergence Partnership funders.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Join the Center for Intercultural Organizing for their Lobby Day on February 13th!
A bill that would allow for all Oregonians to receive in-state tuition at public universities, no matter what their documentation status is. Currently undocumented students have to pay out of state or international rates in tuition, even if they have spent their entire K-12 experience in Oregon schools.
Tuition equity will:
• Add tuition dollars to Oregon public universities through higher enrollment
• Help guarantee that every Oregonian has fair access to a quality and affordable higher education
• Capitalize on the existing Oregon investment in all K-12 students
• Boost the education level of Oregon workforce
• Attract businesses/jobs for a highly skilled workforce
WHERE? Salem state capital
THE COALITION HAS BEEN TRYING TO PASS THIS BILL FOR 10 YEARS!!! WE BELIEVE THIS IS THE YEAR IT WILL PASS BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Since this is the day before Valentine’s Day, we are going to show our love for ALL Oregon students. Be sure to wear red, and we’ll be delivering valentines to all 90 legislators!!!
Lobby day agenda:
6:00am: Light breakfast/ Leave CIO
8:00-10:00: Tuition Equity Hearing
10:15: Group pictures
10:40: Walk to State Library, debrief and lunch
12:00: Distribute valentine’s cards and start meeting with legislators
Never lobbied before? We will have training sessions Monday, Feb. 11th from 6pm-7pm at CIO Portland AND Beaverton.