Phoenix Rising Transitions

Phoenix Rising Transitions has an exciting opportunity to further enhance their training program for Prison Leadership. As we continue our mission to empower incarcerated individuals to become leaders within and beyond the prison walls, we recognize the need to refresh our training approach and expand our core team.

To provide a brief overview, we are looking to revitalize our training program by bringing in new perspectives and expertise. Our goal is to ensure that our participants receive the most comprehensive and impactful training possible, equipping them with the skills they need to inspire positive change within the prison community.

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Wrestling Planning Meeting at Havurah Shalom

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our in-person Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization meeting at Havurah Shalom. MACG would like to thank Rabbi Benjamin for hosting the event and allowing us to use this sacred space for planning and reflection. We also thank Rabbi Benjamin for opening the meeting with the use of instrument and song. This added to the richness of culture and feeling welcomed by Havurah’s traditions. Solveig brought us “7 Principles for Awakening Leadership” based on EcoFaith Reccovery’s practices. 

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Mental Health Awareness May Update

Meeting recap and next steps / Resumen de la reunión y próximos pasos

Last night was a huge step forward in the development of this campaign! And we want to bring with us as many people as possible so that we have strength in numbers! Check out the meeting recap and next steps below to stay in the loop.

¡Anoche fue un gran paso adelante en el desarrollo de esta campaña! ¡Y queremos traer con nosotros a tantas personas como sea posible para que tengamos fuerza en números! Consulte el resumen de la reunión y los próximos pasos a continuación para mantenerse informado.

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Public Comment Action and Workshop

MACG invites you to join the St Anthony Women's Justice Circle in an upcoming opportunity to take collective action on mental health. The Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists are requesting public comment on the proposed reduction to the licensed professional counselors (LPC) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) supervised clinical experience requirements for licensure. These changes would help many to become licensed more quickly in Oregon and grow the pool of mental health professionals that can meet the growing demand for mental health treatment. In particular, this change could also increase the number of providers from diverse backgrounds. 

Join us Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM for an online, bilingual (Spanish/English) workshop where we will...
  • learn more about this proposal 
  • Share a template and example public comment 
  • Write and submit our public comments TOGETHER as a community.
  • Discuss how this action is part of a larger campaign we're building

 here. The zoom details are below. Please pass this open invitation along to everyone in your networks who might be interested in improving access to mental health. I look forward to hearing from everyone!

Zoom Details
Meeting ID: 862 7531 0667
Pass Code HD07xV

Know a member or organization that wants to answer this call to action, please forward this email or this
 flyer to others within your member organization.
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Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is an initiative of IAF Northwest and offered locally in conjunction with local Native-led organizations and MACG. The IAF Northwest’s Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization initiative is anchored by a five session virtual series, a 10-hour process that was developed by a talented team of Indigenous North Americans, Aboriginal Australians, and Maori New Zealanders. An additional three 2-hour virtual sessions have been added for an action based follow up of the training materials. 

Registration is now closed: If you would still like to attend, please send an email to [email protected]

Introductory Briefings: You must attend one of the briefings before the main sessions begin.   

Thursday, January 19th 2023: 2:00-2:30 PM PST   

Tuesday, January 24th 2023: 5:30-6:00 PM PST

First 5 Sessions:

Thursday, January 26th 2023/February, 2nd & 9th: 5:30-7:30PM PST

Tuesday, January 31st 2023/February, 7th 5:30-7:30PM PST.

Last Three Sessions:

The last three sessions will be spaced out over three months and designed to continue each individual's personal wrestling, dig into local histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples, and identify action opportunities. The final dates for these sessions will be set during the first five sessions happening in February.

Please forward this email or this flyer to others within your member organization.


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