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Voices on the Ground Community Practice Conference June 1st

The Portland Chapter of the Social Welfare Action Alliance and the Portland State University School of Social Work are holding their third Community Based Practice Conference "Voices on the Ground." This year's theme is Resistance and Resilience.
The event is being held Saturday, June 1st at PSU School of Social Work
1800 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 600, Portland Oregon
Doors open at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Programming ends at 4:30 pm
Lunch provided for pre-registrants
Registration information and other details available at www.tinyurl.com/voicesontheground

On Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at Portland State University's School of Social Work, a one-day conference will be held on the theme: "Voices on the Ground: Resistance and Resilience"

Hosts of this event include:

School of Social Work, Portland State University (Community-Based Practice Concentration)

Social Welfare Action Alliance - Portland Chapter

This third annual gathering seeks to build a network of community-oriented practitioners, and to help catalyze and consolidate community social work in the region. All are invited to attend and participate, including human service workers, activists, service users, students, academics, and other allies.

This year our theme is "Resistance and Resilience", and we are organizing around the focus areas of Human Rights, Criminalization, Revolutionary Tools and Margin to Center:

We are very proud to announce our keynote speaker, Ethel Long-Scott!

Executive Director of The Women's Economic Agenda Project, (www.weap.org) Ethel Long-Scott has fought in every arena, from legislative bodies making public policy to the lowest income streets, to bring about permanent progress in the elimination of poverty, the human right to healthcare and the advancement of women's economic, social and cultural rights. For over 40 years, Long-Scott has worked in various positions, in collaboration with political, economic and civic establishments, to increase social and economic justice. Long-Scott's reputation as an effective leader, who is inspiring, charming, focused and direct, speaks for itself. She regularly participates in international conferences, writes on the Web, gives speeches to thousands, works one-on-one, trains activists and participates in college classes. She is an inspiration to all who are passionate about the economic, social and humanitarian advancement of women across the world.

Registration information available on the conference website:  http://tinyurl.com/voicesontheground. While this is a fee-based event, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information (including registration information, keynote and other program details), please visit:  http://tinyurl.com/voicesontheground