Leaven Community Building Activities
*LION House Meetings begin April 28th
*Living Intentionally in Our Neighborhoods
Meet neighbors and reflect more deeply on your housing stories
Discover where your stories connect
Deepen community relationships
Last summer and fall Leaven Community members experienced the "community muscle of relational power" together with others in MACG* member institutions, as we gave public testimony, met with city officials and attended public hearings in MACG’s successful campaign to increase funding for affordable housing in Portland by 67 million dollars.
This spring, in our one-to-one conversations with our neighbors and people we know, we have shared how we landed in our neighborhoods and what would make our neighborhoods more livable. Issues around affordable housing (rising rent, home prices, stabiity and displacement) are still the number one issue on most poeple's minds.
You are invited to come and bring a neighbor/friend to a house meeting near you over the next month to give more people opportunity to be heard. Bring whatever food you can and share a meal for the first 30 minutes of the gathering. The sharing of our stories, group reflection and updates around housing affordability will continue afterward. Go here to get the full schedule.
May 18th, May 25th, June 1st
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave
Portland, Or 97211
Bring whatever you have and share a meal and conversation with neighbors living in N, NE, SE and SW Portland.
Story & reflection Circle 7-8pm
Listen and reflect on our connections around the housing story of a neighbor with readings, song, one-to-one conversations, group reflection and closing candles. Childcare provided.
Mark your calendar...
Leaven Community Assembly
June 12th, 5-7pm
Gather and celebrate the conversations that are shedding light on the neighborhood issues rising to the top in our collective housing stories. Discern where our energy lies for next steps and celebrate the community relational power growing out of our common public story.
Preparing the Children's Garden Site
Saturdays, April 16th, 23rd, 30th
Anytime between 11 am - 2 pm
Contact: Maury or Andrew: email@example.com
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