04-28-2017  4:43 pm      •     
The Wake of Vanport
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NEWS BRIEFS

Oscar Arana Chosen to Lead NAYA’s Community Development

Oscar Arana to serve as NAYA’s next Director of Community Development ...

High School Students Launch Police Forum, May 16

Police Peace PDX is a student-founded organization that bridges divides between community and police ...

POWGirls Announces Two Workshops for Summer 2017

Workshops open to girls ages 15-19 ...

Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade Cancelled Due to Threats

Public safety concerns have shut down the parade scheduled for Saturday, April 29 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Take Care of Yourself, Your Health and Your Community

Sirius Bonner, Director of Equity and Inclusion for Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, writes about the importance of...

Sponsors of Hate Today Must Be Held Accountable

The Foundation for the Carolinas has spent tens of millions of dollars over the years supporting groups that sponsor hate ...

John E. Warren on the Woes of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's rating downgraded from "Outstanding" to "Needs to Improve" ...

CBC Opposes Nomination of Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Should Too

Americans need a Supreme Court justice who will judge cases on the merits, not based on his or her personal philosophies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The African American Health Coalition invites the public to the Health Disparities Luncheon on Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Song Community Center. This year’s theme, “Health Equity: What Do We Want? What Must Be Done?” will address the principles of practice towards equity and the rationale for equity.  Two of the country’s leading experts will be keynote speakers—Dr. Brian Gibbs, vice president,  Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Sciences University and Dr. James Mason, chief diversity officer, Oregon Region, Providence Health & Services. Please call (503) 413-185 to reserve tickets.

The coalition will also be celebrating its 24th Annual Wellness Village on Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., also at New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell Street.  The event is free and open to the public. There will be family activities, such as healthy cooking demonstrations, health,  blood pressure and diabetes screenings, eye exams, health prevention classes, healthy lifestyles, numerous activities and exercise.  AAHC promises  fun, games and prizes for everyone.

 These are some of the questions  that will be answered: Where do you start to improve your health? How do we get sedentary kids active? How do I eat to live? Is my food my medicine or poison?  

The 24th Annual Wellness Village is free. Sponsors are:   Foot Traffic, New Seasons Market, Fred Meyer, Oregon Health Sciences University, OHSU Casey Eye Institute, Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, Aetna, Pharma, Family Care, Moda Health and United Salad Company

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