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Today’s calendar

special events

Wednesday, August 14

7 p.m.Celebrate Women’s Right’s Day with a fiery feminist poetry fest. Women’s Right’s Day is the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the United States. The celebration will be an evening of open mic poetry and seditious spoken word. The event is located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. To arrange childcare, rides, work exchanges or for more information please call 503-240-4462.

workshops

Wednesday, August 7

11-11:30 a.m. On-Campus Recruiting Orientation. Learn to use PSU CareerConnect to sign up for on-campus interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center on USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Thursday, August 8

2-4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates in interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Monday, August 12

3-3:30 p.m. On-Campus Recruiting Orientation. Learn to use PSU CareerConnect to sign up for on-campus interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Saturday, August 17

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Writing Your Humor. Participants will explore their authentic humor and bring it to life on the page. Working in fiction and creative non-fiction, the workshop will explore different ways of writing their humor through exercises, discussion and sharing of work. The cost of the workshop is $75 and space is limited. For information about how to register contact the Center for Excellence and Writing by e-mail at [email protected] or call at 503-725-9422.

art

Now through Saturday, August 31

Little Secrets Exhibition by Melinda Alexander. This exhibition elevates the parts of culture that have been discarded by appropriating magazines, maps and candy wrappers to reference how art and low art reflect a child’s world or an adult world. The exhibit is in the Littman Gallery in SMC 250.

health

The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. This new community resource provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.

If you are a woman who has a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line, 503-281-2442, or women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

weekly events

Mondays

Noon-1 p.m. Weekly Brown Bag Lunches. Discuss such topics as the “Cradle Will Rock.” Event located in SMC 323. Presented by the Progressive Student Union.

6:15-8:15 p.m. Communication and Leadership Training: Portland Toastmasters. Meeting located at Radisson Hotel 1441 N.E. Second. For more information call 503-725-4805.

Thursdays

1-2:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group, Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining this group please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 503-725-4423.

3-4:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining this group please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 503-725-4423.

Fridays

10-11:30 a.m. Three-week De-Stress Educational Workshop. The workshops focus on procrastination, stress and anxiety. Group 1 meets July 12 and 19 and Group 2 meets July 26, Aug. 2 and 9. If you are interested in joining this group please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 503-725-4423.

volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, July 17 through Monday, August 12

Portland Women’s Crisis Line is in need of volunteers to advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide services including 24-hour crisis intervention on the hotline, legal advocacy and sexual assault victims’ advocacy. Free basic advocacy training provided. The training is on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:15-9:15 p.m. and Saturday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 503-232-4176.

Hyalite is a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers with grant writing skills. Volunteers will be writing grant support to complete historical documentaries about African Americans during the Civil War and African Americans during the movement west. Send resumes to http://hyaliteinc.org/index.htm or call 503-220-8282.

Oregon for Health Security seeks to unite health care professionals, consumer organizations, caregivers and concerned citizens to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable and secure health care. The organization is looking for interns and volunteers for upcoming terms. For more information contact the Oregonians for Health Security at 503-655-2793 or e-mail at oregoniansforhealthsecurit[email protected]

Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) is seeking tax-deductible donations of PCs and computer parts. Please help create free computer training and communication/Internet access centers. Mercy Corps is a Portland based nonprofit that is working in over 30 poor countries. For more information contact Matthew at 503-796-6803 or e-mail at [email protected]

The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out the opportunities to help REACH and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to www.reachcdc.org for more details.

Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. The partnership is currently looking for volunteers to work on its various programs. For more information call 503-244-5211.

Clackamas Women’s Services has many opportunities for compassionate, open-minded women who want to help women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You may also be able to earn college credit if you are a current student. We are currently seeking volunteers for days, evenings or weekends. For more information call 503-654-2807.

Wish you could do something to help end domestic and sexual violence? The Bradley-Angle House is looking for volunteers to work its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups and serve on the board of directors. The organization is also seeking volunteers to do administrative and maintenance work. The Bradley-Angle House provides quality service for women and children of all races, religions, sexual orientations, ages and backgrounds. Ongoing education regarding homophobia, racism and oppression is required of all staff volunteers. Please call and donate your services at 503-282-9940. Make a difference!

Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center is looking for caring individuals to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of women and children. There are many opportunities to share your skills and all are invited to apply. No prior experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca at 503-640-5352.

Transition Projects has a year-round need for hygiene items like soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at the Clark Center and also the Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.