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One Institution's Listening Goes Deep. Plus - Save the Date: Discernment Assembly May 18

April, 2015 -- MACG's 2015 listening campaign is in full swing, with many institutions having completed listening activities such as house meetings or one to ones. One institution in particular, Havurah Shalom, has executed a model listening process which we will describe here for inspiration. MACG's listening campaign will end with a Discernment Assembly on May 18 - save the date!

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Training for 180 on Executive Immigration Action; Sparks Rich Discussion

Training for 180 on Executive Immigration Action; Sparks Rich Discussion

March, 2015 -- On February 15, 180 people – many of them undocumented immigrants – gathered for MACG’s Executive Action on Immigration Training at St. Andrew for a briefing and discussion on the new Federal immigration policy which President Obama issued in November. The training was a success by many measures. Almost double the number of people attended as were expected. But most of all, there was rich discussion coming from different table groups as participants did an analysis together about what the policy would mean for them and their families, and the larger political climate affecting the Executive Action.

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Language Partners Bridge Cultural Divides

Language Partners Bridge Cultural Divides

March, 2015 -- After the amazing organizing effort around Measure 88, there was a strong desire to continue building relationships between the Latino and English speaking communities at MACG member institution St. Andrew Catholic Church. MACG had already been working with St. Andrew and People-Places-Things PDX to provide English classes in the summer, but we saw there was a strong desire for something more personal. And developing authentic relationships is the best way to learn language, anyway!

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Have a Story to Tell? Next Few Months at MACG: Listening

February, 2015 -- At the last Metro Organizing Team meeting, MACG member institutions decided to embark on a listening “campaign”. The goal is for MACG leaders to listen to each other within their institutions, to generate stories and take note of issues that we share commonly in our community.

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Welcome to new Latino Organizer Paul Riek!

Welcome to new Latino Organizer Paul Riek!

January, 2015 -- MACG has a new Latino Organizer! Paul Riek is bilingual/bicultural community organizer with many years' experience working with marginalized Latino communities. He is a member of MACG member St. Andrew Catholic Church.

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts NOW!  -- Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts NOW! -- Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

November, 2014 -- The MACG Health Care Action Team wants you to know: NOW is the time to sign-up for health insurance! Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

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Open Enrollment: Here's What You Need to Know

Open Enrollment: Here's What You Need to Know

November, 2014 -- The countdown is on for enrolling in health insurance for 2015. With all of the changes coming to health care in Oregon, it’s more important than ever to get the facts about what’s happening and how you and your family can get coverage that works for you. Here’s OSPIRG's guide to Oregon’s open enrollment period, which starts November 15.

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Bilingual Safe Roads Assembly Draws 450 People, 5700 Commitments

Bilingual Safe Roads Assembly Draws 450 People, 5700 Commitments

November, 2014 -- The bilingual MACG Oregon Safe Roads Assembly on October 2 was attended by 450 people with representation from all 23 MACG member institutions and 14 other institutions. The assembly was an action on MACG itself to spread the word as widely as possible during the final month of the Oregon Safe Roads YES on 88 campaign before election day on November 4th.

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National College of Natural Medicine Joins MACG!

National College of Natural Medicine Joins MACG!

June, 2014. -- The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in downtown Portland is MACG’s latest member institution! Read the story of how the College came to know MACG and ultimately join up.

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Exciting Opportunity to Support Latino Organizing

Exciting Opportunity to Support Latino Organizing

May, 2014 -- To address a need in its community, MACG Latino leaders have formed a partnership with People-Places-Things Intercultural Communication to offer ESL classes to our Latino members and other non-native English speakers from member institutions wanting to improve their language skills. We’re looking for native English speakers to learn this unique experiential method and to teach the classes.

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Upcoming Events
MACG - Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting Jun 28, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 SE Lake Rd, Milwaukie
MACG - Summer 2018 Leadership Institute (Part 1) Aug 17, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Prince of Life Lutheran Church, 13896 S Meyers Rd, Oregon City, OR
MACG - Summer 2018 Leadership Institute (Part 2) Aug 18, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM — Prince of Life Lutheran Church, 13896 S Meyers Rd, Oregon City, OR
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