Q Center

Location

4115 N Mississippi
Portland
,
OR
97217
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US

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Past Events

Sunday
Jan
29
2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 9:30am-4:30pm
9:30am-4:30pm
Venue:
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Q Center
***** Winter Version *** Proceeds from this class go to support the Winyan and Two Spirit Camp at Standing Rock. To register: go to http://bpt.me/2710568 This is a one day workshop focused on building a greater understanding of trauma and liberatory health for change makers, activists, healers and clinicians. This trauma primer covers the basics of trauma and beyond. We’ll review the current theories and understandings of emotional (as well as cultural, historical, systemic and ontological) trauma. Participants will come to understand the primary contributors and the major investigations in the realm of trauma. We will follow the physiological narrative of traumatic experiences centered within neuroscience, with special attention paid to the epigenetic processes. Each of these aspects will be placed within the context of radical public health and structural violence. The physiology of oppression (and privilege) will be reviewed. Clinical and community interventions will be covered, including herbal, naturopathic and allopathic. We’ll wrap up our day with a focus meaningful self-care and trauma stewardship. Cost: 60$ There is a sliding scale of 30-90$ with the true cost of the class being 60$. If cost is not a concern for you, please consider donating towards the top of the pay scale. This class is 6 CEUs for NDs and the cost is 150$. There are .5 pharm hours included. Simply pay 150$ at check out and you will receive your certificate upon completion of the class. The instructor is Lydia Anne M Bartholow, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, educator and community herbalist. Lydia specializes in the intersections of trauma, oppression and addiction. Hosted and sponsored by the Q Center! -- “Lydia somehow makes the neurobiology of trauma really fun and really easy to understand. I was [originally] intimidated but I left feeling energized” – Anonymous Student, 2015 “I had a strong appreciation for how much physiology was in the class, specifically within an anti-oppression context, which is widely underrepresented in trauma courses. I've been to so many over the last decade where trauma was only ever represented as a climatic experience, rather than a continuum so many people face” – Clara Bella Story Parnell, Herbalist, LMT, Medicine Maker "Lydia is an amazing, dynamic teacher who is teaching cutting-edge material about trauma. Taking her class turned ideas I had about trauma work on its head" -- Elissa Mendenhall, ND www.lydiabartholow.com https://www.facebook.com/events/604852159694780/
Wednesday
Oct
26
2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5-6pm
5-6pm
Venue:
@
Q Center
This benefit concert stands to bring us all together to fight for awareness, to fight for justice, to survive together and to bring us all into the light together. For Diversity, BRING THE FIRE and lets burn it all down together. Intersex Awareness Day is October 26, and Intersex people want you to know that #WeAreHere. To feature local Portland artists and performers, lineup TBA. Bring your diverse bodies and shake your butts, we're gonna tell this patriarchy whats up. XOXY https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWIntersex/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1085240454858155/
Wednesday
Nov
11
2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Q Center
Author Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky celebrates the release of The Occupiers and the anniversary month of Occupy! Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protesters filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of two years of on-the-ground investigation, Gould-Wartofsky traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discussion of the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts their evolving strategies, tactics, and tensions as they seek to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Displaced from public spaces and news headlines, the 99 Percent movement has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofsky maintains, its offshoots may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come.
Saturday
Apr
18
2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6pm through Sunday, April 19, 2015 at midnight
6pm through Sunday, April 19 at midnight
Venue:
@
Q Center
FUSE ME Is an arts showcase featuring Latina artists celebrating individuality, their becoming identities as they challenge clichés and cultural conventions. The artists’ work will express both the success and failure of integration with the Latino community, Portland metropolitan area, and the United States. The event offers local art, poetry, music, a workshop exploring identity as well as a panel discussion featuring Latina leaders and their personal experiences of cultural integration and misfires.The evening event closes with a social featuring a DJ set by Coast2c. Bites of love will be provided by La Bonita Restaurant. ---- This event is free, register at TinyUrl.com/fuseme11. FUSE ME is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council in collaboration with Fusionarte. ---- FUSE ME Program Set Times: 6:00 pm – Doors open 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm – Bites, music and drinks 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion: Individuality vs. Cliches and Cultural Conventions. Moderator Ivonne Saed with panelists Jessica Lagunas, Gisella Contreras, Carina Guzman, Sofia Basto and Araceli Ortiz. 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Workshop: “Aqui entre nos” with Nelda Reyes, a theatrical reading and guided discussion about women’s empowerment and identity. 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Music: Trovas with Edna Vazquez 9:30 pm – 9:45 pm – Poetry: Luna Flores 9:45 pm - 10:00 pm – Words by visual artists Julieth Maya, ElizabethLeon and Myriam Marcela 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm – pm Performance Art: Pochas Radicales. 10:30pm - 12:00 pm – Bites, drinks and DJ set Featured Artists and Panel: A diverse group of Latina artists have been selected to showcase their work. The artists featured are both established artists with a longstanding careers, as well as emerging artists who are developing their voice and presence. Artists featured are: theatre performer Nelda Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico); painter and collage artist Julieth Maya Mayacraftroom (Medellin, Colombia); photographer Elizabeth Leon (Mexico City, Mexico), poet Luna Flores (Mexico City, Mexico); performers Blanca Stacey Villalobos (Beaumont, California) and Kenia Perez Correa (Reno, Nevada) who make up the duo Pochas Radicales (pochasradicales.tumblr.com) ; fashion designer Myriam Marcela (Monterrey, Mexico. www.myriammarcela.com); chanteuse Edna Vazquez (Colima, Mexico. www.ednavazquez.com). The panel will be moderated by writer and photographer Ivonne Saed (Triple cronica de un nombre, saedgraphic.com). She will lead the discussion with a group of panelist comprised of artists, leaders and community members. Panelists include: student leader and dancer Carina Guzman (Bogota, Colombia); Zumba instructor Gisella Contreras (Hood River, Oregon), financial aid director Araceli Ortiz (Michoacan, Mexico); and cultural arts producer Jessica Lagunas (Toluca, Mexico). http://www.facebook.com/events/799083513479945/
Monday
Mar
30
2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Q Center
Come share yummy food and learn more about Icarus Portland's Closed Group at an Open House and Potluck. Get plugged-in to rad mental health resources! You are not alone and your experiences are important and have meaning! This is a chance to meet other Icarus people (Icari?) and check out the "closed-group" model. Our group meets weekly and is not usually open to drop-ins. In the closed-group model, when people join the group they agree to show up consistently to meetings and be accountable for their impact on the group, which allows people to build strong community, develop trust and go deep in sharing feelings and experiences. Our goal is to build mutual aid networks and support each other in ways that are validating instead of pathologizing. The Icarus Project describes itself as: "A support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences." (theicarusproject.net) http://www.facebook.com/events/419089994916204/