Healing Arts Education Center


2714 NE Alberta St.


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Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 7-9:30pm
You are hereby invited to the first StU Salon, a production of Speaking the Unspeakable® We live with many uncertainties; the snow and ice are great reminders of this. Earthquakes, the economy, water supply, as well as climate change all set the stage for an unpredictable future. Preparedness and Resilience become key attributes in times such as these. Community and collective co-empowerment become essential. Do you have a plan? How prepared are you? Do you know your neighbors? What resources are available? How will you and your family fare? How can you prepare and be resilient? Come for an interactive evening where we will open an Unspeakable dialogue to get to the heart of Emergency Preparedness and Community Resilience. This evening will have something to offer everyone from those who have barely thought of preparedness to those who have been planning for years and are interested in community building. The evening will include short presentations followed by highly interactive components offering opportunities to start an emergency plan, troubleshoot existing plans, build community connections and develop resilience strategies. There is no silver bullet solution for the unexpected, yet with proper planning, adequate preparations, community building and resilience training, we can come together to make the best and the most of challenging circumstances. Join us for the 1st StU Salon: Community Resilience for Uncertain Times! (note: each month will be a different unspeakable topic) Sunday March 2nd 7-9:30p Healing Arts Education Center 2714 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR $11-22 reciprocity requested Donations cover expenses as well as supporting local non-profits working in the topic area Alternative contributions can be made, please contact Amanda directly to discuss Amanda Rain (503) 395-8069 or speakrain@gmail.com Terms we will be working with: Community Resilience: “Communities and individuals harnessing local resources and expertise to help themselves in an emergency, in a way that complements the response of the emergency services.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Preparedness Emergency Preparedness: “Preparedness is the response to knowledge that sometimes, at some level, things go haywire.” http://transitionculture.org/2011/11/22/community-resilience-transition-and-why-government-thinking-needs-both/ ~*~ Presenters ~*~ Jeremy O’Leary Jeremy is a permaculture enthusiast, focusing on community resilience which simultaneously boosts emergency preparedness and long term sustainability. He has worked on several local policy efforts (Peak Oil Task Force, Climate Action Plan, Multnomah Food Initiative, PDX Plan,...) and firmly believes we can build a resilience future while creating habitat and having a good time doing so. “We must prepare for business as unusual.” ~ Jeremy O’Leary Mark Lakeman Mark is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed, facilitated, or inspired designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and it’s various affiliates such as the The City Repair Project (501(c)3), The Village Building Convergence, and the Planet Repair Institute, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities. Facilitated by Amanda Rain Amanda founded Speaking the Unspeakable® to support people in speaking their truth with heart and power. Her unique blend of rhetorical studies, speech communication, shamanic studies, activism, political advocacy, debate, and life experience weave her communication consulting and interactive workshops into a potent experience of personal growth and essential skill sharing. She inspires courage to face our personal and collective pain to free ourselves to walk with honesty, integrity and truth as one human family. Her voice offers hope for the spirit and medicine for the soul. http://www.facebook.com/events/133167070187109/