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Forum: Strategies for Increasing Youth Employment (Gresham, Troutdale, East County)
EVENT: Springdale Job Corps presents a forum
DATE: Wednesday, March 12th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Springdale Job Corps, Dining Hall 31224 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, OR 97060
Guest Speaker: Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith
* Join other professionals & community minded individuals to look into the challenge of increasing youth employment
*Panelists will discuss issues and answer questions from the audience.
* What is the current outlook for youth employment?
* What are the barriers to employment that young people face?
* What is the role of traditional and non traditional education in youth employment?
Questions or to RSVP, contact Anna Snyder 503-695-2245 Ext 244, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was enthusiastically endorsed Thursday by Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners as a chance to have frank conversations about the stigma that contributes to stubbornly high HIV rates in the African-American community.
“It’s important for us to know what our health status is,’’ said countyCommissioner Loretta Smith. “It’s critical to make sure you get the right health care information.
“In many ways it’s not an easy conversation,” Commissioner Smith said. “But it’s a courageous conversation we need to have.”
Before the board voted unanimously for a proclamation to mark Friday, Feb. 7 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Multnomah County, commissioners heard from representatives of the Cascade AIDS Project and the Albina Ministerial Alliance about the alarming rates locally and nationally of HIV infection.
In 2010, African-Americans comprised 14 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for 44 percent of all new HIV infections. About one in 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, as will one in 32 black women. Blacks and African- Americans in Oregon are more than three times more likely than whites to acquire HIV infection.
“We need to start early so we can prevent this from becoming much larger than it already is,” said Alaiyo Foster, Cascade AIDS Project’s manager of education services. “It affects all of us.”
Speakers said the troubling numbers place a huge premium on the nationwide effort to mobilize black communities to “get educated, get tested, get involved and get treated.”
“The national strategy is being tested, being engaged and getting treatment,” said Maurice Evans, a CareLink networknavigator with Cascade AIDS Project. “There is more that needs to happen.”
For a complete list of Cascade AIDS Project events for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as well as for other services, visit the Cascade AIDS Project’s website.
VIA: Urban League of Portland Young Professional News
Join me as I partner with the Urban Leauge of Portland Young Professionals and local leaders to discover how the Urban Leauge of Young Professionals can earn a power seat at "the table" to make history in Portland and beyond.
EVENT: Power, Players and Politics: A General Body Meeting Honoring Oregon's Black History
DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2014
TIME: 6:30-8:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Urban Leauge of Portland, 10 N. Russell St. Portland, OR 97227
Do you need Health Insurance?
Cover Oregon/OHP Application Fair!
Come ask questions, get information and apply! Application Assistance Available
DATE: Friday, February 14, 2014
TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Multnomah County Health Department
McCoy Building 10th floor
426 S.W. Stark St.
Portland, OR 97204
***Please call in advance for interpreter requests
EVENT: 4th Annual Women & Girls Health Fair for Women & Girls of all Colors & Ages and the Men & Boys who Love Them!
DATE: Friday, March 21st, 2014
LOCATION: PCC Cascade Campus 705 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR 97214 Terrell Hall: 112,122
TIME: 6:15 P.M. -8:45 P.M.
* Join us for refreshments, discussion and showing of the film "Cover"
EVENT: 4th Annual Women and Girls Health Fair for Women & Girls of all Colors and Ages and the Men and Boys who Love Them!
DATE: Saturday, March 22, 2014
LOCATION: PCC Cascade Campus 705 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR 97214 Student Center
TIME: 10:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
* Have some breakfasr and get inspire by our amazing speakers, workshops, wellness testing and much more
For Advance Registration and Lunch Please RSVP
Contact Alaiyo Foster: email@example.com, 503-278-3875 by March 14, 2014