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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 03 December 2008

AIDS Awareness Training
The African American AIDS Awareness Action Alliance is holding a training in observance of
World AIDS DAY 2008. Come get the lowdown on HIV/STI Information and how HIV/STIs are impacting Africans and African Americans in Oregon.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St. inside Luther Hall, room 122. Space is limited and dinner will be served. To RSVP and for more information, contact Charlene McGee at [email protected] or Khalil Edwards at [email protected]. The event is open to both males and females.
The African American AIDS Action Awareness Alliance is a collation of community based organization working to increase the African American community Awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in Portland. The coalition organizations include: Multnomah County Health Department, Unity Project of Oregon. Cascade AIDS Project, The Links. Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., White Rose Inc.

Landlord Study Hall
The Vancouver Landlord Study Hall hosts its next monthly forum on "Capitalizing on a down real estate market when buying a good rental: What to look for, what makes good financing, how to calculate gross rent multiplier and cap rate, evaluation of location. "
Kathryn King, principal Broker, KJK Properties, P.C., and Scott Forseth, mortgage consultant, Sunset Mortgage, will speak. The forum is free, at the First Baptist Church, 108 W 27th Street, Vancouver,  Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Landlord Study Hall is a free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord tenant law, protecting their assets, and creating safer neighborhoods.
For information, changes, or to RSVP to attend call 503-997-9035 or 503-772-8825, or email [email protected] kjkproperties.com.
The goal at Landlord Study Hall is to empower owners of residential and multifamily homes, providing education and information.

Support for Lions Medical Work
Albina Fuel recently donated $25,000 to the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation designated for the fuel and operating costs of the Mobile Health Screening Unit Program.
The year-round program provides free community and school screenings statewide with most of the charges covered by the Foundation and local sponsoring Lions Club. 
Each truck is set up like a small clinic providing testing for vision, hearing, glaucoma, cholesterol and diabetes. By providing consistent access to preventative health screenings, the group offsets some of the potential medical risks and related costs of potentially life threatening conditions.
Since August 1994, the two semi-trucks have traveled the state, visiting over 500 cities and delivering health screenings to more than 300,000 adults and children. With the support of sponsors like Albina, the program can continue to offer vulnerable Oregonians critical health solutions.

Vision into Action
The Vision into Action Coalition — a broad, community-led alliance of organizations, businesses, government and individuals acting collectively to ensure implementation of Portland's community vision — will host an action event Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., at Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate.
The event is the first time the entire coalition will come together to address the challenges and opportunities facing the people of Portland. Participants will network with other coalition partners and friends; learn how people are using the vision to advocate for change; get involved in VIA actions and projects currently underway; find out what resources partners and friends bring to the coalition; share resources and help shape future coalition work.
Call seven days in advance to request special assistance for ADA accessibility or language interpretation. TTY, 503-823-6868.
For more information call 503-823-9585 or go to www.visionpdx.org.

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