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Breaking Down Poverty's Barriers: An Interview with Dr. Donna Beegle

Poverty is more than a lack of resources. It creates barriers that isolate the poor from the rest of the community and from opportunities to break free from its grip. That isolation also extends to having a voice in research and program development for breakding down poverty's barriers.

Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a national expert on poverty, grew up in a migrant labor family. At 15 she dropped out of school, married, and after ten years of abject poverty became a homeless divorced mother with two children. Through a pilot program that helped her gain self-confidence as well as connections to resources and mentors, she returned to school, eventually achieving a doctorate in educational leadership. For the past 17 years she has conducted research on poverty, authored See Poverty...Be the Difference, and founded the non-profit PovertyBridge to work directly with people impacted by poverty. On March 7, she will be holding an "Opportunity Conference" with 200 Portlanders living in poverty. Her own experience with poverty is part of a PBS documentary, Invisible Nation which will air later this year.

Join Jo Ann and Dave this Thursday as they discuss with Dr. Beegle how to reach across the barriers of poverty to build a more equitable Portland. Can't call in during the program? Send us your questions for Dr. Beegle in advance through the comments section of this blog!

Voices from the Edge on 02/05/09

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Thu, 02/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Breaking down the poverty barriers: An interview with Dr. Donna Beegle

Poverty is more than a lack of resources. It creates barriers that isolate the poor from the rest of the community and from opportunities to break free from its grip. That isolation also extends to having a voice in research and program development for breakding down poverty's barriers.

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

author: TWAC e-mail: twac@riseup.net

We are happy to announce that there will also be a Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp gathering of eco-activists, who are also working to bring down patriarchy. This will be a 6 day training and workshop event in the Cascadia bio-region from June 20th-26th, 2009. We need workshop presenters!

As you may know, organizing for the Earth First! Round River Rendezvous 2009 in Cascadia has already begun.

Gender Blender on 01/27/09

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Tue, 01/27/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How gender transition impacts friends and loved ones

As the transgender community gains visibility, more attention is paid to the major transformations trans folk undergo  in gender transition. But what 's it like for everyone around that trans individual?  What about co-workers, family, friends and loved ones that have to adjust to the changes, to new gender pronouns, new names?

Profile of Brooks Nelson, Guest on 1/27 Gender Blender

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I recently profiled Brooks Nelson in my TransNation column.  Brooks is a Portland, Oregon filmmaker and a guest on tonight's show, where we will be discussing his new documentary, Switch:  A Community in Transition

Here's more about Brooks from TransNation,which appeared on NationalGayNews.com, Wednesday, January 14, 2009.

Chapter two!

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If you're intending to start from the start, go to the previous post. 

 

In this chapter, we meet the Bun, who have just arrived at our planet....

TWO

Life During Wartime on 01/28/09

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Life During Wartime
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Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/29/2009 - 1:00am
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Raging punk and hardcore spun by your favorites plus live performances from Iron Lung and Australia'

Dirty Burly Bitch Show THIS Fri Jan 23

Dirty Burly Bitch Show
Because independent media is sexy!

What do you get when combine professional burlesque with a dirty open mic?  A great show and a benefit to help keepBitch Magazine going strong!

Join the lovely and talented Sahara Dunes, of Burly Girl Productions, and Sossity Chiricuzio, of Dirty Queer, as together we bring you the Dirty Burly Bitch Show!     THIS Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Bread and Roses

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 01/16/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan hopes for change; women in Liberia stop war.

Hosted by Carole Scholl

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan woke up the slumbering US peace movement when she dared to camp out at Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas after the death of her son, Casey, in Iraq. She will speak about her hopes for change and the need to conintue to act. Also, the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell playing at the Hollywood Theater explores the inspriing story of women in Liberia who helped stop the Civil War there. We'll speak with renowned director Gini Reticker.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Fri, 01/16/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Family Business (Pilot program)

My business is your business is everyone's business!  Tune in and call in to hear perspectives from two midwives on the impact of the epidural in childbirth.  Host Anna Keith interviews Carol Gray, local midwife and
craniosacral therapist and Cara Muhlhahn, New York City amazon midwife featured in Ricki Lake's recent movie, "The Business of Being Born." Cara also just wrote the book "Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir."

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