Blog Posts 2017-11-11T00:47:01+00:00
501, 2018

Yes for Healthcare! Promote – Learn – Advocate – Vote

Promote - Learn - Advocate - Vote This is our first rodeo of 2018. Let’s post a win right out of the gate and keep up the momentum through the year at each upcoming election cycle! We need your support in promoting, advocating, getting out the vote (canvassing / calling / texting) and voting for Yes on 101. Below is your guide for how to get involved. Promote Yes on 101 with a YARD SIGN! Do you want a yard sign? Reply to this email and we’ll get you hooked up with a yard sign for you to display your support

1012, 2017

Fundraiser for Latino Community Association

It was a full house on Thursday, December 7 at the Latino Community Association’s annual fundraiser luncheon hosted at the Unitarian Universalist’s beautiful sanctuary. We heard from a mother of three children who fled the violence in her hometown in search of a better life for her children. She joined her cousin in the US and left behind everything that she knew and turned to a country whose language she did not speak with an unfamiliar culture with the dream of providing hope for her children. She shared with us her story of how she found support from the

1509, 2017

Welcoming Week Starts Tonight!

As many of you know (some because you joined us at City Hall in a show of support; thank you!), Bend has declared itself a "Welcoming City" to immigrants and refugees and has joined other cities in becoming a member of Welcoming America. Tonight is the start of Bend's official Welcoming Week, which includes a host of activities spanning 10 days: September 15-24. Please see the attached flyer with a listing and short description of those activities and plan to attend as many as you can to show your support for diversity and inclusivity in our fair city.

609, 2017

Welcoming Week in Bend Calendar of Events

Welcoming Week is a series of events that raise awareness about our status as a Welcoming City and the benefits of welcoming everyone in Bend. Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the injustices that are happening and wondering what you can do to make a difference in our community? Given the latest attack by the Trump Administration and its supporters on our immigrant community by revoking DACA, I am left wondering, how do we maintain the energy to keep fighting against ALL of these injustices? Our answer is to leverage the power of our community and encourage broad participation in

609, 2017

The Bend Welcoming Week Family “Kick-Off”!!!

The Bend Welcoming Week Family “Kick-Off” - Organized by Central Oregon Neighbor-Love Alliance (CONL) Location: Ponderosa Elementary School (3790 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701) Date/Time: Saturday, September 16th from 9am - 3pm Citywide Kickball Tournament: 9am-12pm (13 & up) Kids Kickball Game: 12pm-1pm (12 & under) Championship Citywide Round: 1pm-3pm Contact: Anthony Machi Recruit and sign up your team for Bend’s first ever city-wide Kickball tournament!  Each team must be comprised of 11 players with a minimum of 5 women/girls. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team as well as the best costumes / uniforms. This family-friendly day will

609, 2017

Welcoming Week in Bend Event: Bend Open Streets

Welcoming Week: Bend Open Streets Location: Cascades East Transit Hawthorne Station (334 NE Hawthorne Avenue) Date/Time: Sunday, September 17th from 12:00-4:00p Join us for the #IWelcome photo booth and learn more about what it means for Bend to be a Welcoming City. Bend Open Streets is an initiative of Commute Options, the City of Bend, and Bend Park & Recreation District. Temporally closing 2 miles of streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, biking, skating, playing and more! Taking place in Bend's Central District. It is free, family focused and dog friendly! Bring your bicycle, or just