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October 2010 E-newsletter

In this issue: Kelley's first message as ED, CSTI Highlights, Welcome Steve!

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to announce that as of September 15, 2010 we’ve successfully made a leadership transition at the Center. Read Kelley Weigel’s first message as Executive Director. Also in this e-newsletter we've highlighted some fond memories of CSTI 2010.

In Solidarity,

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Amy Herzfeld
Board Chair of Western States Center

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Kelley

I’m thrilled to begin my journey as Western States Center’s Executive Director. When I was an organizer in the college town of Eugene, Oregon, I longed to connect to a larger social change world. I was very grateful to come into contact with the Center as a part of the first leadership development program in 1991. Read More...


Click here to see the CSTI 2010 slideshow.

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“More than just practical, CSTI has inspired me to be bold.”

“I made a more serious commitment in social justice with my CSTI experience.”

These inspiring messages from participants get us excited about organizing CSTI.

Close to 400 individuals attended this year’s CSTI (Community Strategic Training Initiative) held at Reed College on July 30 through August 1. To commemorate our 20th year we organized a special discussion, moderated by Suzanne Pharr, on the recent rise of the radical right and strategies to stand up and response capturing.

Check out the highlights of the days, slide shows and videos we've compiled.


We welcome a new member to our team – Steve Mayessteve headshot


Steve Mayes joined the staff as Operations and Finance Manager on September 20. Since 2003 Steve has been Financial/Administrative Manager for Oregon Action. He brings over two decades of experience performing accounting services for not-for-profit organizations, and has assisted non-profit organizations as well as small businesses with fiscal management, technology, high level management and board consulting. We are excited to have Steve on board.

This Month on Our Blog

Picture of the Month:

Aimee & Kids

Aimee and her children, Gabe, Miyka and Iyara at the OPAL Bus Rider Rally.

 

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