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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

"Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project

  "Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project Explore stories revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how we find "home." Featuring: Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim; poet Emily Newberry; writer Bill Alton; preacher-poet Emmett Wheatfall; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Holiday Cheer: International Development Showcase

Holiday Cheer: International Development ShowcasePlease join the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon as we celebrate the holidays and showcase Oregon’s vibrant community of international development nonprofits. Revel in style with a crowd of fellow globally-engaged Oregonians who support good work around the world. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Year-End Holiday Member Party

Year-End Holiday Member PartyPlease join us for a year-end gathering as we celebrate and say "thanks" for your continued, generous involvement with the World Affairs Council throughout the year! Mingle with friends, colleagues and other globally-engaged community members, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, gingerbread treats and a no-host bar. Read More ››

Teach the World

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School Delegations

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School DelegationsJoin us for this Youth Forum for High School Delegations, a day-long conference for educators and students on December 4th that will focus on the theme of the 2014 International Speakers Series: Women Changing the World. Think globally, teach locally – and join us for this exciting day of resource-building and curricular enrichment. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Starting a Discussion Group...the A to Zs

Great Decisions: Starting a Discussion Group...the A to ZsWould you like to join or start a group to participate in the Great Decisions series? Join us for an informal session on what you need to know and just how simple it can be to become part of the longest-running, largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Join the YPs for an evening of Berber Music, Culture & Art

Join the YPs for an evening of Music, Culture & ArtKat + Maouche extends a special invite to WAC YPs to join them for an informal event celebrating the rich Berber culture of North Africa. Melangez-Vous! Come mix with a Moroccan twist. Read More ››

WorldQuest

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programs

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programsWorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes off on Friday, November 21, 2014 - with an international intrigue and spy-happy theme. Reserve your table today! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous Peoples

Edith Mirante

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous PeoplesA look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands. Read More ››