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Prison & Reentry Services Stakeholder Convening
January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Mercy Corps Northwest invites you to attend the second community-wide conversation about how we can wraparound individuals being released from prison, address the greater system perpetuating disparities, and create a better post-prison environment.
This event will be attended by a wide range of stakeholders and does not involve a financial contribution. Join us to learn about our journey until this point, our innovative response to the growing incarceration epidemic, and to collaborate on the development of this initiative. We cannot do this without support from our community- we invite you to join us in being a part of something bigger.
Join us on Thursday, January 9th from 9:30-11:30 AM at our Portland Headquarters building (45 SW Ankeny) to learn more about creative solutions to post prison joblessness, engage in a brainstorm session, and celebrate our collective work.
It is time for action. In a time where many have grown skeptical that people can change and are suspicious—even fearful—of those who are not like them, it takes true bravery to reach beyond what is safe. It takes bravery to stand against the tide of “no” and see the possibility in others. To see the possibility in yourself. We want to celebrate the bravery that is within us. That sparks our fight to flourish. That finds a way to thrive. That recognizes that we are part of something bigger and invites others to celebrate with us.