“The problem is not that there isn’t enough food in the United States to meet the needs of everyone in our communities. The problem is that we have to have the political will to do it. And it’s solvable.” Kate Leone, Chief Government Relations Officer for Feeding America, largest hunger relief organization in the United…

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Reflecting on Recent Engagements & Looking Ahead to the End of the Year This summer we’ve been able to partner with a range of clients to bring our transformational healing approach to hundreds of first-time participants!  Portland Public SchoolsWith the leadership of long-time partner, Dani Ledezma, and Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero, LJIST offered a series of…

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“Partnering with LJIST and being able to bring this listening practice to our community will transform the Gorge region. This listening practice has profoundly impacted my own healing and refocused my work to dismantle systems of oppression.” Todd Dierker, Consulting Services Project Manager, The Next Door, Inc. Like all great partnerships, our new Licensing Program with…

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LJIST started working with Prosper Portland as it was beginning to re-imagine what economic and urban development with equity as a defining value could look like. This City of Portland agency is committed to building an equitable economy through a comprehensive range of economic development programs which support small business, improve access to workforce training,…

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Nanci recently joined best friends and business partners, Katel and Sara, during their weekly show about work, friendship, and feminism: Strong Feelings. During the interview, Nanci discusses why building intimate relationships and allowing ourselves and others the space to release feelings aren’t just feel-good tactics. They’re acts of revolution. Click Here to Listen to the…

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Nanci met Sankar Raman, founder of the The Immigrant Story, during the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s recent Sunday Parkways Green Loop Event. The Immigrant Story is a team of volunteer journalists, storytellers, writers, photographers, graphic designers, web developers and marketing specialists publishing the stories of immigrants and refugees to enhance empathy and create an inclusive community.…

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