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December 2013 eNewsletter

In this issue: we kicked-off We Are BRAVE, say good-bye to two staff members and take a look at Michele Norris's Race Card Project

Updates abound in this last month of 2013 - we announce the We Are BRAVE project, staff transitions and the upcoming Facing Race Oregon report card. 


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Kelley Weigel, Executive Director

We Are BRAVE: A New Project

We Are BRAVE Advisory CommitteeWhat if our communities and families had all the resources we need to make good decisions for our bodies, genders and sexualities? What if the stigma, shame and taboo about abortions are lifted? These are the questions want to address in our new reproductive justice project, We Are BRAVE. Read more... 

Staffing Transitions 

Nancy-NinaGoodbyes are never easy. We want to extend special appreciation to Nancy Haque and Nina Narelle as they transition our as staff members! 

Nancy, who in the past six and a half years have led the VOTE program to support dozens of groups in advancing policy changes toward social justice. Nancy’s versatility, deep conviction to social justice and strong training skills are present across the Center’s programs. Read Nancy’s message.

As the Trainer and Organizer, Nina brought new organizational development and visual facilitation skills to the Center for the last two years, which she will continue with in the private sector. We will sorely miss both Nina and Nancy! 

What Are Your Six Words?

Jen 2013Jen Lleras reflects on how Michele Norris's Race Card Project is a great way to start race dialogues, which helps to facilitate policy change such as the work highlighted in Facing Race 2013: Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, set to be released next year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read more...

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