Partner Profile: The Immigrant Story

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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Ricky’s Legacy

Born in 1938, Erica “Ricky” Sherover-Marcuse was a dedicated social activist from a young age. A published author with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of California, San Diego, she was most known for her revolutionary workshops which coined the term “unlearning racism.” Ricky’s workshops were dynamic, moving, and life-changing. She utilized listening, storytelling and…

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Constructivist Listening: The Most Powerful Political Tool

Nanci Jimenez Constructionist Listening

Everywhere I turn, I hear messages such as: “be a good listener,” “become a better listener,” or “good leaders know how to listen.” Almost every list of essential leadership qualities includes listening. And with this mandate, we decide to listen more. Nonetheless, the common misperception persists: I’ll become a better listener by listening more. Listening more…

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