Fridays, 2-4 p.m.
ASRC (Rec Center Building), Room 650 (New Room)
1800 SW 6th Avenue
Free and open to the public
Friday - Jan 30, 2-4pm
Co-Creating Abundance in West Africa
This session discusses new ways to address root causes for suffering in West Africa as defined by West African peoples. We will explore new strategies and processes to reinforce local efforts, achieve more efficient and effective "development" projects, and how to move from "international aid" to "international engagement and empowerment". We will explore sustainable economics, strategic partnerships, hybrid/cross-sector models, and how hybrid organizations/partnerships offer new potential.
With Deidre Schuetz, the Co-Founder and Co-Director for Lanyi Fan, a nonprofit, international non-government organization in West Africa
More info coming
Winter 2015 Schedule
Feb 6 Ryan Bender, The 2015 Sustainability Conference in Copenhagen
including her presentation: Community-based Participatory Research Framework to Identify Social and Cultural Sustainability via Community Gardening: Wellness Promotion and Healthy Food Access in Rural Portland, Oregon
Feb 13 Genetic Engineering and Agriculture: A Report from Oregon’s State Task Force with Jennifer Allen
More to come!