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Praxis Academy

Social Entrepreneurship (SE), is a misunderstood field. Most see it as a fancier way to categorize non-profits or define corporate social responsibility (CSR) which is when companies provide money or services to a social issue but do not solely work for the purpose of that social issue. If you are somewhat familiar with the term, you may think of TOMs, the shoe company that is known for giving a pair of shoes to someone in an underdeveloped country when you purchase a pair. However, Social Entrepreneurship is far more than that, it’s a movement, it’s a mindset, a calling.

The Social Entrepreneurship program at Warner Pacific started in 2013. Being fairly young, the program is always seeking new resources and opportunities for their students, such as Praxis Academy. In 2017, the five-day program took place at Biola University in La Mirada, California. The impactful and rigorous program requires individuals to apply for a place in the academy.

The candidates are undergraduates, law students, graduate students, and those who have already graduated from an undergraduate/graduate program. Praxis Academy had representation from over 80 colleges and universities from all over the world, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Stanford University and our very own Warner Pacific.

The cost of the program can be a barrier for some but Praxis offers scholarships for those who need financial assistance and some institutions offer scholarships as well. William Huschka ‘18 and I had the opportunity to represent Warner Pacific at Praxis Academy on scholarship. Huschka, is a senior who is studying Social Entrepreneurship and Accounting. I am a junior studying Social Entrepreneurship and minoring in Political Science and Communications. William and I heard about Praxis from an email sent to all Social Entrepreneurship majors. We were both intrigued by the idea of networking with people around the globe to talk and expand our understanding of the field we hope to pursue.

The program consisted of social entrepreneurs who were in the same shoes we are currently in; we want to create change and we want to do it with a business approach, but how do we get started? The week was full of round tables, workshops, and presentations. Round tables gave us an opportunity to talk to the entrepreneurs in smaller groups. The presentations shared their stories and passion for change and business. Workshops were classes led by the entrepreneurs that were there and each workshop included advice they had for us to start our ventures.

One of the most impactful workshops I attended was on where and how to start your idea. The presentation was given by Jessica Kim and Anthony Flynn. At the age of 19, Kim started “Jessica’s Wonders,” a baked goods company that grew to national distribution. Later, she founded BabbaCo., a company that helps parents build a stronger presence in their children’s lives. Before founding and being CEO of Gifted, Flynn was a CEO of a nationally recognized non-profit in California. He is not only Founder/CEO of Gifted, he is also a consultant and executive strategist.

The workshop was amazing because not only did they give us great advice for starting a business, they provided us with encouragement and authenticity. They each shared their experiences from when they were children, college, to now that helped them come up with a process to starting a business:

  1. Your story. We work hard to get ahead and better ourselves and/or others, but we sometimes lose sight of how we started this journey to begin with. We dream of being the next Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or Steve Jobs when your goal should be being the best you.
  2. Do what you love and the money will follow. Knowing who you are and what you love will make it easier to know what you want to do.
  3. Competencies. Take your skills and experiences and create it into a job you love. This doesn’t mean you stop learning, it means you work out the muscles you don’t use and keep working on the ones that are already strong. You can never be too strong. Learn and work hard.
  4. Ideas don’t self-execute. You need to work for it as much as you want it. As Jessica Kim said, “You start with the who and then you do. The do is what separates the entrepreneurs from the dreamers.” You can want something with all your heart but you will never come near getting it if you don’t make the effort to get there.
  5. Idea concentration, what this means is you treat your idea like a job. One shouldn’t take this as advice to quit your job and go full throttle with your idea. Set a schedule. If you work 40 hours a week try to commit 10 hours outside of work to researching, investigating and planning your idea.
  6. Don’t start a business… solve a problem. If you look at your idea as just a business you will lose the social in social entrepreneurship. This doesn’t mean don’t focus on the business portion because then you will lose the entrepreneurship part. It’s all about finding that balance.
  7. Persistence, curiosity and the grind. To be a social entrepreneur means to be creative and inventive. We look for solutions that no one is looking for to a problem that is there but not being acknowledge. This means we work even when others don’t see the big picture yet. Entrepreneurs don’t need a million people to say yes they need one to keep going in order to educate the millions that don’t understand yet. So we work hard and work smart with all the efforts we have.
  8. Fall in love with the problem not the solution. Sometimes we focus so much on the solution we forget who we are helping. A problem can always be changing and there are external factors that can affect it. It’s like finding a cure for a disease. You don’t just ignore all of those who are suffering through it. Every person is different and requires different solutions. Today a person could need help with the fatigue feeling from the disease but tomorrow a different person with the same disease could need help with the constant fevers they are getting. Same disease different solutions.

For William, his inspiration came from Stephen Buchanan, the founder and President of More Media. His company is located in Los Angeles, California and works on media and content. He also produces music videos and commercials with some of the most inspiring story tellers in the industry. William states, “It was Stephen Buchanan that stood out to me. During a round table event he responded to a question doing projects he wasn’t passionate about and doing projects he was passionate about. He said his motto was, ‘one for the meal and one for the real’ the meaning of this had two parts. One, you will have to take projects you may not necessarily like but you need to make money to feed your family and employees. Two, you may not make money off the projects you are passionate about, but they are still worth doing.”

When we weren’t talking business we worshipped together, through song, prayer, or discussion. The week was unforgettable and incredible. I would recommend this event to anyone who has a passion for business, social change, technology, networking, and anyone who likes to learn. There was so much information being given that each day felt like two but once the week was coming to an end it felt like less than three days. Praxis is helping entrepreneurs succeed in the future endeavors they wish to pursue.

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

 

 

Fall Music Concerts

This month there will be three opportunities to hear and experience the musical talents of Warner Pacific students. Come out and enjoy the beautiful music WPC is sharing! Warner Pacific Wind Ensemble

The WPC Music Department presents its Annual Fall Jazz Concert on Wednesday night, November 15 at 7:30 pm in McGuire Auditorium. Kelly Ballard directs Vocal Jazz and Gene Burton leads the Jazz Band in rock, ballad, funk, and jazz styles. This event is free and very family friendly.

Dr. Kelly Ballard directs the Concert Choir and Warner Chorale in their Fall Choral Concert on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm in McGuire Auditorium. Featuring gospel, classical, and contemporary works by Thomas Morley, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre and others, this is a free family friendly concert.

All are invited to attend the Warner Pacific Wind Ensemble in their Winter Concert on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm in McGuire Auditorium.  Under the direction of Gene Burton, the Ensemble will feature works from composers of a variety of eras and styles. This concert will also feature some of your holiday favorites presented not only by the Wind Ensemble, but also our brass choir and saxophone quartet.

All events are free, family friendly and open to the public.

 

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

Advent Brunch (December 2)

Please join us for the 6th Annual Advent Brunch hosted President Andrea Cook; a joyful time of fellowship, reflection, and renewal.

Details

  • Saturday, December 2
  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland)
  • Gourmet Brunch
  • Help us spread joy this season by bringing and donating a new or gently used children’s book for the Children’s Book Bank Drive and help us give kids throughout Portland the gift of reading
  • Be our guests (there is no charge to attend); however, please RSVP to reserve your spot.
  • Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 28

Give the Gift of Reading

We are excited to once again partner with the Children’s Book Bank, supporting their work to bring the gift of reading to kids throughout Portland. Easy access to books is foundational to literacy development. The scarcity of books in the home is one of the greatest obstacles that must be overcome by children living in poverty. Children with books in the home become better readers and do better in school.

Please bring your new or gently used books to the brunch and help us give  Portland’s most vulnerable children the gift of reading. Types of books most in need are Dr. Seuss and Spanish-language books. Other requests are picture books, board books, alphabet books, and counting books. (New books are preferred for Christmas.)

Click here to purchase books specially requested by the Children’s Book Bank.

Chldren's Book Bank

Dr. Trentaz Nominated and Appointed to a Committee Member Position for the American Academy of Religion

Professor TrentazDr. Cassie Trentaz has been nominated and appointed to a position with the American Academy of Religion in the Status of Women in the Profession Committee. The position is a four year, non-renewable term, that would begin January 2018 and end December 2021. The Status of Women in the Profession Committee, a group of six, works toward encouraging and providing freedom to women in the Academy by recommending policies, practices, and developing programs for women in the profession to increase their eminence.

Dr. Trentaz is an Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics and Church History and Department Chair of Religion and Christian Ministries at Warner Pacific. In 2001, she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religious Studies, from Anderson University, in the fields Bible/Religion and Christian Ministries, and a minor in Philosophy. From Anderson School of Theology, she earned a Masters of Theological Studies in 2004. Dr. Trentaz also earned a Ph.D. in 2010 from Chicago Theological Seminary in Theology, Ethics, and the Human Sciences. Trentaz is also a member of various professional groups, such as Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, Wesleyan Theological Society, American Academy of Religion, and Church of God Ministerial General Assembly. She is also an institutional partner for Interfaith Youth Core. Dr. Trentaz has also published various papers and a book, “Theology in the Age of Global AIDS & HIV: Complicity and Possibility.”

Dr. Trentaz shared gratitude for the nomination and appointment, “Women help to make the world go. In many religious communities, women are the backbone of those communities. And yet, they have not always been present or visible in leadership roles in some faith communities or in the academy. As a parent, partner, activist, and academic, I’m grateful and humbled to have been invited to serve on this committee committed to helping women (and men) to not only have presence and ‘balance’ as we have appropriately talked about recently, but begin to flourish in work and life in contexts across the academy and world.”

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) strives to bring reflection and knowledge about religion because it is embedded in our surroundings through politics, education, communities, and more. AAR, consist of about 9,000 members who are academic researchers and educators. All of whom are located in various parts of the world at seminaries, universities, colleges and other institutes.

 

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

Beyond the Statistics

According to Estes and Weiner from the University of Pennsylvania, “at least 100,000 American children are being exploited through pornography or prostitution every year.” This does not mention all the men and women who are exploited outside of the country. Estes and Weiner continue with “1 out of every 5 pornographic images is of a child; and 55% of child pornography comes from the U.S.,” proving human trafficking is more of an epidemic than we think.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Warner Pacific’s Social Work Program hosted the “Beyond the Statistics” event; a night dedicated to discussing the unfortunate epidemic of human trafficking. It featured a small fair at the beginning, followed by a few introductions, a table group conversation, and proceeded the rest of the night with a panel discussion.

The small resource fair featured organizations that were making an impact for survivors. One of the programs was YES, Youth Ending Slavery, a student led Portland-based nonprofit that started at St. Mary’s Academy. The nonprofit focuses on raising awareness and fighting against modern slavery by hosting and speaking at various events. Students facilitate chapters in middle/high schools, colleges, and universities. The students are also involved in legislation and political policies. Another organization there was Shared Hope International. They work on teaching minors to avoid unsafe situations with traffickers and they train professionals to read signs of trafficking to identify victims. They also help victims find resources like shelter and counseling services, after escaping the trafficking world. Shared Hope also partners with lawyers to help strengthen state and federal laws to protect the victims from prosecution and charge buyers and traffickers aggressively.

Dr. Stephanie Mace, the director of the social work program at Warner Pacific, welcomed the attendees and shared her excitement of hosting Beyond the Statistics at the College. She then continued to introduce and thank Dr. Andrea Cook, president of Warner Pacific, for participating and supporting Beyond the Statistics. President Cook shared gratitude to all who work in the social work field, saying “I appreciate all of you who are trying to make whole a world that is very broken,” and concluded with how we can all contribute to the solution of ending human trafficking. After President Cook concluded her introduction, Dr. Mace introduced the moderator of the night, Elizabeth Alston, the CSEC Coordinator for the state of Oregon. Ms. Alston started our evening with a short video to introduce the topic of the night.

The video contributed to the next activity of a small table discussion. Each table member spoke about why they have a passion to end human trafficking. Some shared that they knew a survivor and that they could never imagine the pain and horror they had to face. Others, such as myself, knew this was a problem around the world but never thought it was a huge problem in the U.S., especially in Oregon. The video sparked conversation on the current policies, victims being prosecuted for prostitution, and traffickers/buyers receiving lenient charges. However, this is being changed with advocacy and altering the narrative of human trafficking. We spoke about how silent the epidemic is because we live in an environment that fails to see the signs and characteristics of a human trafficker and a victim. Many tend to embed a stereotype of what a trafficker and victim look like. We often perceive certain areas as more prone to facing this issue because of the socioeconomic title they hold. This sort of crime is committed in even the quietest neighborhoods and pleasant areas in town. For example, in Beaverton, Oregon, a residence that was known as a massage establishment was performing sexual acts for money in January of this year. This issue is spreading from the city out to smaller towns or neighboring cities.

After the video discussion, the evening continued and ended with a panel discussion that discussed the personal motivations that sparked them to join the fight against human trafficking. One panelist spoke about how difficult it is to trust certain support systems because she knew a victim who was lured into trafficking by an interpreter she had at a hospital. The victims contributed to that by saying “anyone can be a trafficker,” there is not one specific way they look. It can be a man or woman, young or old, charming or anti-social. Anyone can be a potential threat which is why you just have to be careful. One of the victims shared her trafficker was actually her boyfriend at first and he later sold her to buyers to perform sex acts. Unfortunately, she stated that having trust in your trafficker is a common way to get reeled into this “relationship.” This makes it hard to see the pain that is being inflicted. The panel spoke about how they try to receive justice in the courtroom and in the law, even though some laws need update. They spoke about research and services that prove this problem is spreading and is more prevalent than what we often assume.

Warner Pacific professor Dr. Stephanie Mace.

The Warner Pacific Social Work program is known for the rigorous, thought-provoking course work and two-year field experience that is required for obtaining the degree.  Dr. Stephanie Mace shared a few words on the program and the unique characteristics it is known for,

“The Warner Pacific Social Work Program is unique in a lot of ways. We are a small program with a small faculty so one-on-one interaction is embedded in our program. We have a trauma-informed curriculum in the social work practice series courses and are intentional about addressing this. Our field education program is the signature pedagogy of our program and we strive to place students in internships that reflect their career aspirations and develop skilled social work practitioners. We also provide not only academic advising, but professional advising and mentorship too.”

The WPC Social Work Program did an amazing job on piecing everything together to create an impactful event that brought awareness to a problem that is creating so much pain and brokenness in this world.

The resource fair included:

  • Abolition Now
  • Adorned in Grace
  • Compassion Connect
  • DHS Child Welfare
  • Door to Grace
  • Fight Against Sex Trafficking & Fight Against Slavery/Trafficking (FAST)
  • Home Free, Volunteers of America
  • Giving Connection
  • Janus Youth Program
  • LifeWorks Northwest
  • Morrison Child & Family Service: SAGE Youth Residential Program
  • Native American Rehabilitatio Association of the Northwest. Inc. (NARA)
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
  • Shared Hope International
  • Youth Ending Slavery (YES)

The panel consisted of:

  • JR Ujifusa, a senior Deputy District Attorney, who is also a special assistant US Attorney for Oregon focusing on federal human trafficking crimes.
  • Andrea Benson, a survivor leader.
  • Marisa Benson, an advocate and sister to survivor.
  • Officer Ariana Ridgely, a Task Force Officer for the local FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and PDX Sex Trafficking Unit.
  • Tatyana Bondarchuk, a bilingual Crime Victim Advocate for the Lutheran Community Services NW Program and member of the National Crisis Response Team.
  • Marsha Hayes, a survivor and Warner Pacific
  • Stephanie Mace, a researcher and Director of the Social Work Program at WPC.

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

Join Dr. Luke Goble for Lunch and “Worshiping Politics” Discussion

On Tuesday, October 10, Dr. Luke Goble will share insights from his new book, “Worshiping Politics” and host a discussion session over lunch after Chapel. The event is free and open to the public but a lunch reservation is requested. The Chapel service will take place in McGuire Auditorium at 10:00 AM and continue in Egtvedt 203 with the book discussion and lunch at 11:15 AM. Please register for the lunch here.

Dr. Luke Goble is an Associate Professor of History and Humanities at Warner Pacific, having taught at the College since 2007. Dr. Goble has a bachelor of arts in English and American Literature from Harvard University and a doctorate in American Studies from State University of New York at Buffalo.

His new book, “Worshiping Politics: Problems and Practices for a Public Faith,” explores the connections of politics and faith. The country is facing a time of brokenness and pain but when faith is thrown into the mix of politics how do we know what to believe and accept? Dr. Goble explains the difference between believing in something from faith and from cultural or societal norms. Goble suggests we need to focus on the impacts a problem has on others in order to decipher how best to respond from a Christ-centered place of love and care for our neighbors.

“Worshiping Politics” was published by Cascade Books, a selective imprint for Wipf and Stock Publishers, on May 8, 2017. The imprint was established in 2004 and publishes books that combine academic rigor with broad appeal and readability in the areas of theology and religion. His book can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s Books and other websites.

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPC featured in New Book Exploring Diversity

The book, “Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the future of Christian Higher Education,” was published on August 8, 2017. It explores the unique need for diversity in Christian universities and colleges. The book begins with various universities and colleges that have made diversity a goal and priority.

President Cook writes about her experience prior and during her time as president of Warner Pacific College. She saw a lack of effort in prioritizing diversity, so she committed to the challenge of shifting the paradigm. She stated,

“I shared with him [Jay Barber, former President of Warner Pacific College] that I felt we were misplacing our mission emphasis and that we needed to go all-in with our urban identity… God loves the city, and he loves the students we serve. This is his work. If we are available and willing to take the risks as he beckons, I believe the days ahead for Warner Pacific and for Christian colleges and universities   across the world are very bright.”  (pp. 65 & 76)

In her chapter, President Cook spoke of the details her journey, which consisted of reaching out to organizations in the community for support, to cutting language barriers between students and Warner Pacific. Her intention was to provide as much detail as possible to help other universities and colleges who are striving for diversity as well. During her time at Warner Pacific, President Cook has managed to achieve an astonishing statistic: “…as of Fall 2016, 57 percent of the students at Warner Pacific College are students of color. This is more than a 400 percent increase from when I arrived in 2005!” (p. 71). Since the writing of the book, diversity has continued to grow. As of Fall 2017, 64 percent of the students attending Warner Pacific come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The book is published by Abilene Christian University Press, a publishing company that focuses on twelve genres, one being Christian higher education. “Diversity Matters” is available online on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, or Powell’s Bookstore.

The book features many contributors, with Dr. Karen A. Longman serving as the general editor. Dr. Karen A. Longman is a professor and program director at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She teaches in the school of behavioral and applied sciences in the higher education department, where she also directs the Ph.D. Higher Education program. Dr. Longman, also an author and editor, has contributed to over 20 publications and edits the journal: Christian Higher Education. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

 

 

Adult Degree Program Dean’s List for Spring 2017

The following Warner Pacific College students from the Adult Degree Program have achieved a place on the Dean’s List for the 2017 Spring term.

In order to accomplish this students must be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 credits) and achieve a 3.5 or greater grade point average. Those who have an asterisk (*) before their name earned a 4.0 GPA.

Congratulations Knights on you academic accomplishment!

4.0Student NameHome City, State
*Raineka AckleyPortland, OR
Yesica AldacoSalem, OR
*Dorothy AlexGresham, OR
Monica AlvaradoCanby, OR
Rebecca AmanVancouver, WA
*Christine AndersonPortland, OR
*Lauren AndradaGladstone, OR
*Melinda AndrewsPortland, OR
Vicki AndrewsPortland, OR
*Adrian ArechigaPortland, OR
Adrienne ArmstrachanFort Worth, TX
*Madison BaconVancouver, WA
*Susan BakerVancouver, WA
*Amber BarberPortland, OR
*Amy BarchiniVancouver, WA
*Lisa BartlettPortland, OR
*Noemi BartleyLongview, WA
Matthew BatchelorWoodland, WA
Robert BellonGladstone, OR
Elizabeth BergenPortland, OR
*Katheryn BergenPortland, OR
Samantha BernalLake Oswego, OR
*Tonia BertellottiLongview, WA
Holly BriggsVancouver, WA
*Tammi BrightmonVancouver, WA
*Emily BrownRidgefield, WA
*Jordan BrownPortland, OR
Adrienne Brown-DunnPortland, OR
Amanda CalcanoPortland, OR
*Jamie CaldwellMilwaukie, OR
Sara CamposBeaverton, OR
*Jennifer CanaanVancouver, WA
*Mishka CarpenterWest Linn, OR
*Lindsay CarusoSan Diego, CA
*Destiney ClarkPortland, OR
Kristen CoghillSheridan, OR
*Billie CokleyPortland, OR
*Stephanie CookPortland, OR
*Carolyn CoutuPortland, OR
Hannah CramerVancouver, WA
*Adam CrouseGresham, OR
*Yohana CualioGresham, OR
*Christine CulkinsOregon City, OR
Anthony CushingFairview, OR
*Naomi CutshallSaint Helens, OR
*Steven D’AmbrosiaPortland, OR
Leah DanleyFairview, OR
*Cherie DavisPortland, OR
Monica DavisLayton, UT
Pamela DawsonVancouver, WA
*Elizabeth DeardorffTroutdale, OR
Kimberly DeckerYacolt, WA
*Sara DeclercqueKennewick,WA
*Dallas DelagrangeLongview, WA
Valynda DemelSherwood, OR
Bishnu DhungelPortland, OR
*Andrey DmitriyevBattle Ground, WA
Carmen DouglassPortland, OR
Adrianne DoumaWestport, OR
*Ashley DoumitLongview, WA
*Elke DownerPortland, OR
*Jason DuClosPortland, OR
*Jija EberhardtPortland, OR
*Holly EdwinsBattle Ground, WA
*Jessica FarmerGresham, OR
*Rachelle FarwellBeavercreek, OR
*Emily FazioHappy Valley, OR
*Sanela FetherolfHillsboro, OR
*Marla FoertschVancouver, WA
*Andrea ForstagPortland, OR
Mitchel FroehlichPortland, OR
*Beth FroschauerEl Cajon, CA
*Josh FurlongKalama, WA
*Emir GarciaWood Village, OR
*Susan GarciaSilverlake,WA
Lisa GettingGresham, OR
Jillian GibidesPortland, OR
Kerry GillockTigard, OR
*Kathleen GoldsberryLongview, WA
*Lyubov GoncharovMilwaukie, OR
*Joshua GossageVancouver, WA
Olga GradinarPortland, OR
*Phillip HackworthPortland, OR
Allison HallAstoria, OR
*Madison HamerLongview, WA
*Clayton HanchettAloha, OR
Mark HannaTroutdale, OR
*Andy HardingPortland, OR
*Jennifer HarpPortland, OR
*Robert HarpPortland, OR
*Patricia HarrisPortland, OR
*Terrance HarrisPortland, OR
*Shelly HarrymanWashougal, WA
*Kimberly HartwellMcMinnville, OR
Camillia HattonPortland, OR
*Jennifer Haveman-ChristianVancouver, WA
*Terra-Beth HendersonLongview, WA
*Tracy HensleyKelso, WA
Maria HigaVancouver, WA
*Alicia HigashiSalem, OR
*Ann Marie HigginsCanby, OR
Jamie HoganBellevue, WA
*Alexia HoltPortland, OR
Lynndie HortonPortland, OR
Caleb HowardWashougal, WA
*Travis HowePortland, OR
Katie HoytPortland, OR
*Valarie HrubyDamascus, OR
*Cayci HughesMidland, NC
Adanna IfamaMilwaukie, OR
Katie Jackson-AngusBeaverton, OR
*Sara JantzeWilsonville, OR
*Andrew JennessGresham, OR
*Ann JennessGresham, OR
Robin JohnGresham, OR
*Edward JohnsonVancouver, WA
Jacqueline JonesPortland, OR
*Linda KasingerVancouver, WA
*Mark KernellVancouver, WA
*Christina KingVancouver, WA
Jonathan KirchemPortland, OR
*Jeniffer KirtonPortland, OR
Brandy KnutsonScappoose, OR
Daniel KnutsonScappoose, OR
*Chelsea KunzeWashougal, WA
*Machelle KurtzLongview, WA
Julia LairdCamas, WA
*Kristin LaulainenLongview, WA
*Ashlee LavoyHappy Valley, OR
*Janelle LawrenceMilwaukie, OR
Thang LePortland, OR
Michael LeblancPortland, OR
Zellard LemonVancouver, WA
Leslie LivelyGresham, OR
Trisha LockeGladstone, OR
*Dusty LomelandVancouver, WA
*Lestan LoomisTroutdale, OR
*Heather LucasGaston, OR
Kristine LuceroGladstone, OR
*Caleb LutherLongview, WA
*Antonette LyonPortland, OR
*Karalynn MacRae-SmithVancouver, WA
*Lita MaffiVancouver, WA
*Chanh MaiPortland, OR
Pamala MariniBattle Ground, WA
*Leslie MathiesPortland, OR
Reanna McBroomIndpendence, OR
*Robert McGuffieWashougal, WA
Katie McWherterRedmond, OR
*Beth MeansBattle Ground, WA
*Lauren MessengerClackamas, OR
*Jacqueline MillerPortland, OR
Erica MoorePortland, OR
*Shelli MortonBeaverton, OR
Jenelle MosesCanby, OR
*Dan MurphyLongview, WA
*Patience MwanzaKing City, OR
*Ashley NelsonPortland, OR
*Sarita NissaniPortland, OR
*Tavis OehleyVancouver, WA
*Johntai OliveVancouver, WA
*Lori OrthPortland, OR
Terry PanglePortland, OR
April ParkerPortland, OR
MeLeesa PattenPortland, OR
*Jennifer PeacockSandy, OR
Louis PellegrinoLake Oswego, OR
Erin PerkinsBeaverton, OR
Christina PetersonBeaverton, OR
*Shannon PittmanRidgefield, WA
Zachary Preciso-TemplePortland, OR
Mandy PutnamPortland, OR
Alejandra QuintanillaHappy Valley, OR
*Amber RennellsLongview, WA
Brianne RichartPortland, OR
Cynthia RileyPortland, OR
*Kimberly RojasHillsboro, OR
Kelsey RoldnessVancouver, WA
*Sara RueckerVancouver, WA
*Yolanda Ruiz-SimonSalem, OR
*Taylor SaeleeSacramento, CA
*Meuy SaeternGresham, OR
*Karina SanchezVancouver, WA
Crystal SchultzVancouver, WA
John SegarLebanon, OR
*Celeste ServoGladstone, OR
*Bryan ShawEstacada, OR
*Trevor ShultzWest Linn, OR
Tanya Simantel-CarrBeaverton, OR
*Gayle SingletonBattle Ground, WA
*Stefanie SmithVancouver, WA
*Sarah SoderbergBeaverton, OR
Ryan SorensenOregon City, OR
*Linda StandingbearPortland, OR
*Megan StarksLake Oswego, OR
Andrew StevensMilwaukie, OR
Jennifer StewartLake Oswego, OR
*Jennifer StreetHillsboro, OR
Christie StumbaughVancouver, WA
Jennifer TaylerClackamas, OR
Estius ThelusPortland, OR
Marcus ThomasPortland, OR
Mychal TilleryPortland, OR
*Amanda TrippPortland, OR
*Melissa TrottierVancouver, WA
Jasmine TurnerClackamas, OR
Alison UnverferthPortland, OR
Jennifer UtterbackVancouver, WA
Stephanie VarelaCottage Grove, OR
Brenda VenturaVancouver, WA
Sarah VerserSandy, OR
Darya VinokurovGresham, OR
*Samantha WagnerKelso, WA
*Kelly WahlIndependence, OR
*Julie WalchVancouver, WA
*Sharon WalkerLongview, WA
*Kevin WarneckeWausau, WI
*April WassomMolalla, OR
*Amanda Wehrley HazenClatskanie, OR
Nicholas WehrmanVancouver, WA
Molly WhitakerTroutdale, OR
Jameson WilentHillsboro, OR
*Marlo Williams-AcciusHappy Valley, OR
*Nina WilliquetteLongview, WA
Chelsea WilsonWashougal, WA
*David WilsonPortland, OR
*Dawn WilsonVancouver, WA
Eric WitmerBeaverton, OR
Jessica WoltersEagle Creek, OR
*Eryn YeatsKelso, OR
*Nicole YoungSandy, OR
*Lillie ZableVancouver, WA
*Serghei ZahariaPortland, OR
Sara ZeaToledo, WA

 

-Cristina Lopez Alonso ’19

Behind the Statistics: Workshop to Support Survivors of Sex Trafficking

The Warner Pacific College Social Work Program invites you to BEHIND THE STATISTICS: REAL STORIES OF SEX TRAFFICKING.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland

Program Includes:

  • Panel of experts who will share real stories of trafficking in the Rose City.
  • Resource Fair to provide information about organizations and services in the community.
  • Table discussions that offer engagement opportunities.

NO COST TO ATTEND, FREE PARKING
Donations for survivors are welcome. This would include items such as $5.00-10.00 gift cards for places like Walmart, Fred Meyer, and Walgreens or fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.

In collaboration with Giving Connection: Community Support for Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking.