Reflecting on the kindness of 2010.
Yesterday, I went downtown and asked folks to reflect on the kindness they experienced this past year. Today I present the Vox Pop pdx Kindness Report 2010.
I invite you to reflect on the kindness you have experienced this past year. What kindness have you noticed? What has moved you to commit acts of kindness? How about kindness directed toward you? How did you receive it? What acts of kindness did you witness? I’d like to hear about your experiences. Share with me on facebook or twitter @VoxPoppdx
I have been blessed with so much kindness this past year. I am deeply grateful for each and every experience of kindess. I dedicate this show to the people in my life who have given of themselves to me and also to everyone I have met on these radio adventures this past year. Thank you.
I am celebrating the closing of 2010 and the birth of a New Year remembering kindness.
Thank you so very much for listening,
Support for Somali refugee families in Portland, OR
My Voice Somali Organization (MVSO) is a non-profit organization devoted the empowerment of refugees and immigrants in Portland, Oregon and its vicinity. We seek to educate them on how to achieve a prosperous life in their new-found communities, while preserving their culture and identity; how to become self-sufficient, as well as provide resources that meet their changing needs. We aim to offer support services, provide motivation, counseling (with their cultural needs in mind), general health education, substance abuse prevention, and interpreting services (as a basis for communication in an effort to start bridging the gap between refugee newcomers and social services for refugees and immigrant youth). Through these efforts we hope to become a driving advocate for the special needs of this growing population.
Vox Pop pdx in “the couve” Tomorrow at Noon.
Vox Pop pdx in “the couve”.
Our radio adventure guide is native Washingtonian artist Colleen Lindsay. We go in search of unknown and unpublished art and poetry in Vancouver, Washington. We also attend the unveiling of The Brautigan Library.
Inspired by a fictional library described by Richard Brautigan in his 1971 novel, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966, The Brautigan Library provides writers a public shelf for their unpublished manuscripts, free of restrictions on content or quality.
Do you get the idea?
Share your favorite Brautigan verse or passage or maybe one of your own unpublished poems or passages. You can post on the Vox Pop pdx FB fan page or submit your entry to this blog.
The Brautigan Library is a permanent, interactive exhibit at the Clark County Historical Museum, in Vancouver, Washington. Future plans call for reopening the Library for digital submissions from authors keen to share their narratives.
I will post more info and links tomorrow after the broadcast.
Subscribe to Vox Pop pdx podcast (it’s free).