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SAGE Event Participant

Thank you the wonderful Giving Forward workshop. I very much enjoyed brainstorming volunteerism with like-minded Boomers. Maybe we will change the world after all.

SAGE Event Participant

In our busy lives, many of us rarely have a chance to pause and share our views about the challenges facing the future, or our ideas about how … we can innovate new solutions to address those challenges. I appreciated how SAGE prompted that conversation, giving guests a chance to share their views, and then steering the discussion to highlight various ways to give forward in our community.

SAGE Event Participant

I am concerned for my grandchildren, and I want them to have the same if not more opportunities than I had growing up.

SAGE Event Participant

Want to engage and make a change and give my energy to ‘give it forward.’

SAGE Event Participant

What a wonderful and inspiring workshop you folks hosted on Saturday! -- very well done and very inspiring.

Guest at our Visiting SAGE Event

Everybody was in great spirits. There was an exciting energy in the room.

Past Events

Addressing Implicit Bias: Aligning our Work and Values

Virtual Event

September 23, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us on September 23 for a thought-provoking presentation on how to understand and recognize the potential impacts of implicit biases on ourselves and our approaches to supporting social causes.

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Addressing Implicit Bias: Aligning our Work and Values

Virtual Event

July 7, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

SAGE hosted a thought-provoking presentation by Professor Erik Girvan on how to understand and recognize the potential impacts of implicit biases on ourselves and our approaches to supporting social causes.

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Climate Change: Working Across Generations to Build a Brighter Future

In-Person Event

June 15, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

SAGE and Next Generation Innovators co-hosted an intergenerational conversation on climate change to share thoughts and ideas for action. Guests from different generations gathered and shared how the issue of climate change affects them, their families, and friends. They then shared their own ideas and actions and created their own personal action plans to make a difference.

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Climate Solutions Fair at Robert Gray Middle School

In-Person Event

May 18, 2022, 9:00am - 3:00pm

SAGE’s Vision 2030 team partnered with Robert Gray Middle School to offer an all-day fair for over 500 students. Students at the school helped plan this special event. Students visited multiple exhibits during the fair to learn about a range of climate solutions including energy efficiency, green building, renewable power, sustainable fashion, and reducing waste.

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Generational Equity: Inspiration for giving forward so future generations thrive

In-Person Event

May 7, 2022, 9:00am - 10:30am

SAGE raises awareness about major educational, environmental, and economic challenges facing future generations, and inspires older adults to work across generations to address those challenges. During this event, we played a game called Generational Jeopardy to test participant's knowledge of challenges facing the future, with a prize to the winner. We also shared good news about how people are making a difference. We concluded with tips to follow your passion.

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Earth Day Fair at Roseway Heights Middle School

In-Person Event

April 22, 2022, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

SAGE’s Vision 2030 team partnered with Roseway Heights Middle School to offer an Earth Day event for over 600 students. Students at the school helped plan this special event, received a hands-on lesson to learn about our region’s climate goals and solutions and practiced building their own solar powered light units.

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Youth and Opportunity - What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?

Virtual Event

April 15, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In partnership with Portland Community College, SAGE hosted an online forum on Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive? During the forum, guests had the opportunity to discuss and deliberate three options for creating a better future and stable economy for all young Americans. Option one is to equip people to succeed. Option two is to give everyone a fair chance. And Option three is to focus on our economic security.

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Empowered Resilience: A Conversation with Dr. S. Renee Mitchell

Virtual Event

March 9, 2022, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

SAGE hosted a presentation and conversation with Dr. S. Renee Mitchell, visionary founder of the nationally award-winning, youth-development organization I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Ourselves Resilient Everyday).

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Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty: A workshop on poverty, race, and consciousness

Virtual Event

October 2, 2021, 9:30am - 3:00pm

SAGE hosted a workshop facilitated by Drs. Shariff Abdullah and Donna Beegle. Participants explored the intersection of poverty, race and class, and examined how subconscious bias gets in the way of breaking down barriers to poverty. Guests also learned practical, doable strategies to eliminate racism and poverty.

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2021 Visiting SAGE on Generational Poverty featuring Donna Beegle with Shariff Abdullah

Virtual Event

September 22, 2021, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

SAGE hosted its seventh Visiting SAGE speaker on Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty: From Understanding to Solutions. We featured nationally renowned expert on the causes and experiences of poverty, Dr. Donna M. Beegle. Dr. Beegle is known for her work to break down barriers that prevent people from coming up with real and lasting solutions to poverty.

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Neighbors: The Power of the People Next Door

Virtual Event

June 23, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAGE featured Dr. Brenda Krause Eheart, leading authority on how intentional neighboring can help us build community across generations and heal from the pandemic.

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Climate Careers in Action

Virtual Event

April 28, 2021, 10:30am - 11:30am

SAGE’s Vision 2030 team partnered with Portland Public Schools on a special event for middle school students to learn about our region’s Climate Action Plan and careers where people develop solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, transportation, and more.

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Big Jobs for a Big World

Virtual Event

January 20, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

SAGE’s Vision 2030 partnered with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce to present an event on climate careers in Spanish. Students joined us to learn more about constructing the buildings of the future through careers in architecture, construction, HVAC systems, solar panels, energy efficiency and weatherization. Students also met with four local business professionals to help them get started in a great career in these fields.

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Stay connected to your grandchildren and create a better world together – no matter the distance between.

Virtual Event

December 8, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am

SAGE hosted Kerry Byrne, PhD, Founder of The Long Distance Grandparent, for a special webinar on how to stay connected to your grandchildren and build strong bonds from a distance. Grandparents are uniquely positioned within families to influence children’s lives, values, and commitment to community. Kerry shared her 5-part framework, Your Grand Path to Connection, developed with and for long distance grandparents.

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Climate Careers Summit

Virtual Event

December 2, 2020, 10:00am - 11:00am

SAGE’s Vision 2030 Team partnered with Portland Public Schools to offer an online Climate Careers Summit for over 800 high school students.

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Advocacy in Action

Virtual Event

November 14, 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Civic engagement by people of all ages and from a variety of life experiences is critical to foster lasting change and build lasting bridges. SAGE hosted a great group of speakers who shared tips, tools and inspiration to help you give forward.

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SAGE Awards Honoring Jay Bloom and Bridge Meadows

Virtual Event

November 12, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

SAGE honored Jay Bloom and Bridge Meadows with our SAGE Awards for their work promoting intergenerational relationships and building communities in which all generations are valued.

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Civics 101 – Learn about local government and how you can make an impact

Virtual Event

October 15, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In partnership with JoAnn Herrigel, SAGE hosted a four-part series for participants to learn about the Portland metropolitan area’s quirky local government structure, how these bodies interact, and for guests to speak with elected officials!

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Visiting SAGE on the Future of our Oceans Featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle

In-Person Event

May 19, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

SAGE featured world-renown oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle as our 2019 Visiting SAGE. Popularly called "Her Deepness," Dr. Sylvia Earle is a hero for the planet. She spoke about the world’s oceans as the source of all life, why they’re in peril from pollution and climate change, and how we can save them. She shared her hope inspiring message: together, we can restore the blue heart of our planet.

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Visiting SAGE on Bridging Divides Featuring Van Jones

In-Person Event

September 12, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

SAGE honored Van Jones as its 2018 Visiting SAGE speaker. Van Jones is a world-renowned social entrepreneur, best-selling author, and the host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Jones calls out the hypocrisy on both ends of the political spectrum and — with humor, wit, and empathy — points a way out of the divisions that are tearing America apart.

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Visiting SAGE on Climate Solutions Featuring Paul Hawken

In-Person Event

May 12, 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

SAGE hosted best-selling author Paul Hawken as its 2016 Visiting SAGE. Hawken spoke about his upcoming book, Drawdown, which features solutions to solve the climate crisis to bring more security, more prosperity, more jobs and better health.

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Visiting SAGE on Addressing Inequality in America Featuring Robert Putnam

In-Person Event

June 10, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

SAGE honored best-selling author Robert Putnam as its 2015 Visiting SAGE. Putnam discussed his newest best-seller Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which looks at the growing barriers to upward mobility faced by children and families.

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Visiting SAGE on Finding Your Path Featuring Nicholas Kristof

In-Person Event

October 5, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

SAGE hosted Visiting SAGE Nicholas Kristof to share his experience reporting from six continents, and the core message from his new book – A Path Appears – to inspire us to make a difference in the world as a conscientious citizen. Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, a celebrated columnist with The New York Times, and Oregonian.

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SAGE Awards Honoring Jeanne and Dick Roy

In-Person Event

November 21, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

SAGE honored Jeanne and Dick Roy with our SAGE Awards for their pioneering work to promote sustainability in Oregon and beyond.

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Visiting SAGE on Living a Legacy Featuring Marc Freedman

In-Person Event

May 23, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

SAGE was pleased to host Marc Freedman as our first Visiting SAGE speaker. Freedman is the Founder and CEO of Encore.org.

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