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WPI DECEMBER HOLIDAY PEACE LUNCH;
NOON TO 2:00pm; TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH; Lunch Hosted by the Larson Legacy Is Free but Please RSVP: Three Speakers - Andrea Vanderby - Student; Ibrahim Mubarak - Right 2 Dream Too; Barbara Attridge - Dress For Success.
Our Speakers Are – Andrea Vanderby – Middle School Student Will Discuss the WPI Student Peace Education & Leadership Program; Ibrahim Mubarak – Founder of Right 2 Dream Too will discuss this homeless camp; Barbara Attridge, Executive Director of Oregon Dress For Success will detail how a simple business suit can make the difference in a job interview.
During this special Holiday Lunch we also want to honor three programs and three speakers who we feel also deserve some attention. They are:
Ms. Andrea Vanderby, Student, Athey Creek Middle School – Ms. Vanderby will give a short talk on the WPI’s Student Peace Education & Leadership Program in the Oregon School System and why it has meaning. The mission of the WPI school peace program is to bring Nobel Peace Laureates to Oregon Middle and High Schools as leadership models; to provide teaching curriculum to teachers; and by working with ODE and OEA require peace education in the Oregon School System. By joining or renewing your WPI membership for 2014 you help us continue to offer this work on peace in Oregon schools.
Mr. Ibrahim Mubarak, Founder of Right 2 Dream Too, located in Portland at SW Third & Burnside. Right To Dream Too (R2DToo) was established on World Homeless Action Day, October 10, 2011 and is a nonprofit organization operating a space that provides refuge and a safe space to rest or sleep undisturbed for Portland’s homeless community who cannot access affordable housing or shelter – this homeless camp located in the heart of downtown Portland helps those who are homeless to have a safe place to live.
Mr. Mubarak was also instrumental in helping to start Dignity Village, Portland’s first homeless alternative. Please bring donations of: hats, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, and food with high protein content such as canned meat, tuna, protein bars, peanut butter, and other non perishables including coffee, tea bags, etc.
Ms. Barbara Attridge, Executive Director of Oregon Dress for Success located at 1532 NE 37th Ave, Suite B, Portland, OR. The mission of Dress for Success Oregon is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Please bring donations of high end women’s clothing such suits, hats, and scarf’s, blouses, and dresses, etc that one would wear to a job interview.
Presentation of the Wholistic Peace Institute’s 2013 “Peace & Humanitarian Prize – To Operation Nightwatch – Gary Vaughn, Founder – Gary Davis, Current Executive Director, Operation Nightwatch was founded in 1981 by Gary Vaughn and is currently run by Gary Davis providing the homeless a center where they can socialize over coffee and sandwiches and be provided blankets, as well as its foot care clinics and monthly birthday parties’ and movie nights; and many other functions when no other social service agencies are open.
Here is our program for the day
1. Noon to 12:30pm: Begin Serving Gourmet Lebanese Food Served Family Style (Buffet and Family Style meal will be served until 2pm)
2. 12:30 – Introductions by Gary Alan Spanovich, Wholistic Peace Institute
3. 12:45 – 10 minutes – Andrea, student to speak about the WPI’s peace work with Nobel Peace Laureates in our schools – please consider renewing your WPI membership.
4. 12:55 – 10 minutes – Ibrahim – community leader will speak about Right 2 Dream Too, please consider donating two cans of high end food or hats, gloves, sleeping bags, for him – it is cold out there!
5. 1:05 – 10 minutes - Barbara will speak about Dress for Success – please consider donating any women’s suits or dresses that low income disadvantaged women can wear to job interviews.
6. Presentation of the Wholistic Peace Institute’s 2013 “Peace & Humanitarian Prize – To Operation Nightwatch – Gary Vaughn, Founder – Gary Davis, Current Executive Director
1:20 - Question & Answer of all
7. 2pm – Lunch closes
If any have temporary or permanent jobs available for this community please see Ibrahim at the lunch – this would be a great Christmas present for one of them.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
JOIN THE WHOLISTIC PEACE INSTITUTE AND HELP US WITH THE TEACHING OF PEACE TO SCHOOL STUDENTS
Gary Alan Spanovich, Executive Director
Wholistic Peace Institute
Nobel Peace Laureate Program
an Independent Center at Concordia University
2811 NE Holman Street; Portland, Oregon 97211
Gary’s Cell: 503-314-5955
Office Fax: 503-280-8522
Located in Centennial Hall