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October 14, 2015
Earthquake Info Fair Saturday
A free earthquake information
fair for the public will be held Sat-
urday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.to 5
p.m. at the University of Portland
Chiles Center in north Portland.
Fair attendees will receive im-
portant tips on how to commu-
nicate when a disaster disrupts
familiar lines of communication.
The event will also offer infor-
mation on how to search homes,
schools, and workplaces after an
earthquake when such things as
glass and heavy objects are placed
in dangerous places. Information
on fire safety, first aid, water ra-
tioning and filtering, food storage,
pet care, sanitation, and earth-
quake insurance and seismic home
retrofits, will also be covered.
The event is sponsored by the
Cascadia Region Earthquake Work-
group with support from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Black Male Achievement Focus
Representatives from across the coun-
try will be in Portland this week to focus
on the Black Male Achievement initiative.
Portland was selected as one of 11 cit-
ies to participate in the national program
to improve outcomes for black men and
boys. The program is designed to work
across public and private sectors and
among jurisdictions to help support youth
in for key areas – education, employment,
family stability, and criminal justice.
At the moment, Portland’s chapter is
housed in the Office of Equity and Hu-
man Rights within Mayor Charle Hales’
portfolio, and the organization works with
officials in the Multnomah County gov-
ernment, as well as with for-profit and Michael Alexander, former president of the Urban League
non-profit groups to create access to jobs of Portland, speaking with youth from the Black Male