[R]tists for [R]NW: Verbal Escape & more!

Starts: December 10, 2018 6:00 pm | Ends: December 10, 2018 8:00 pm

Join us December 10 for an RNW fundraiser & celebration in association with Give!Guide. *Free, All ages*

Celebrate the season, community (that’s YOU!), and our work together – to facilitate honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance social & racial justice. Plus: raffle, youth performances, storytelling, & more!

Date: December 10, 6-8pm
Location: Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

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Jamie AaronsonJamie works at the intersection of race, gender, and economics. She grew up as a gymnast and dancer and her love of movement brought her to yoga and meditation. She received her MBA from UC Berkeley and focuses her career on dismantling systemic injustice. Early in 2018, she traveled to Sierra Leone with One World Women’s Health to provide doula/maternal healthcare and media support alongside an integrated ObGyn team of doctors and nurses. She is inspired by her mother who emigrated from Communist Romania in 1961 with her parents who survived Nazi-Occupied Hungary and Auschwitz/various labor and concentration camps.

Stephen FowlerStephen Fowler is a performing artist, activist, justice advocate, and community educator from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating community members, teachers, law enforcement, parents, and students about the practice of restorative justice for community rehabilitation and also showing adolescents the power of their own voice and story. Stephen is a co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Black Educational Achievement Movement, and is affiliated with Morpheus Youth Projects.

Jae R. TaiI spent the first part of my professional career navigating work in digital media and tv/film production in the competitive regions of New York and Los Angeles. My work experience ranges from on-camera talent to production behind-the-scenes. My positions include; principal roles in a Spike Lee Joint, and It’s Your Nature.org; Associate Producer for Cisco and Disney Planet Challenge.  These days my focus is exposing my children to an environment with a balanced racial narrative. Since returning to Portland, I have worked with Self Enhancement Inc. and taken a more active role in race relations by working with Resolutions NW as a race dialogue facilitator. Tiny Tech Academy supports my desire for creativity and social change. Learn more: tinytechacademy.com

Christina AlboChristina serves as the Executive Director of Resolutions Northwest. She has worked at RNW for the past 10 years in a number of different roles including Director of Mediation Services, Director of Restorative Justice, and most recently Deputy Director. Prior to RNW, she was the Youth and Family Mediation Coordinator for Clackamas County Family Court Services. Christina has been working in the field of conflict resolution and restorative justice for the past 15+ years with an unwavering commitment to cultural and racial justice.

Sierra GonzalezSierra is an undergrad social work major studying at Warner Pacific University. She came to Portland 3 years ago from Southern California and now happily calls Portland home! She is in her social work field placement, here at RNW and loves it! She is excited to grow and learn lifelong skills and tools that will help her in her future endeavors. Sierra has a passion for social and restorative justice especially among communities of color and within the LGBTQ+ community. In the future, she hopes to work in adult corrections doing restorative justice and re entry services and eventually go to law school to do work in public policy and law making to impact undeserved communities. Sierra's biggest passion in life is to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex and bring love and compassion to people who need it most. Sierra will be interning with RNW until late April and will be graduating with her Bachelor's in Social Work in May 2019. When Sierra is not doing homework or intern work, she enjoys working at The Boys and Girls Club, cooking, singing, and spending time with her cat Venus.

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December 10, 2018 6:00 pm


December 10, 2018 8:00 pm

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Jamie Aaronson

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[R]tists for [R]NW: Verbal Escape & more!
The Oregon Public House, Northeast Dekum Street, Portland, OR, USA

Jamie Aaronson

December 10, 2018 6:00 pm

December 10, 2018 8:00 pm