Past Council Events
Mary Christina Wood explores new approaches to global climate change policy that would hold governments morally accountable to protect our natural resources on behalf of the beneficiaries—the citizens of today and tomorrow.
On December 2, educators and middle and high school students from across the region will immerse themselves in the cultures of the African continent and learn the true meaning of the expression 'Africa Rising'.
Join the expedition as we gather for a raucous evening of food, drinks, crazy costumes, an exotic travel auction, and international trivia. We’ll be fundraising for the Global Classroom education programs to inspire students and support educators teaching about the world.
Nearly 100 million people around the world depend on coffee for their livelihood, including Portland. Join writer Hanna Neuschwander (Left Coast Roast) for a percolating conversation with Portland Roasting Company’s Mark Stell and David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest about how Portland’s thirst for coffee connects us to the world.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Rich Read and photographer Jamie Francis of The Oregonian recently returned from Jordan and Lebanon where they spent two weeks reporting on the plight of Syrian refugees.
Laila El-Haddad (co-author with Maggie Schmitt of the recently published book The Gaza Kitchen) explores the distinctive cuisine and heritage of Palestine – offering both a universal and a singular view of the region’s cultural richness through the lens of food.