Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 10 The World and China

The Mercy Corps Action Center in their new offices is open today to you. Mercy Corps does human-centered self help projects around the world and operates a local social entrepreneur network. The Action Center is based on the idea that world problems are solvable and that it is an individual burden on each of us that those problems have not yet been solved. The Center asks, What can I do, if I have one minute, if I have one hour, if I have one day, if I have one month, if I have one lifetime? Everyone has one minute, so let's get started, and you can do it in the Action Center. The center is filled with interactive videos, particularly three minute videos filmed in Mercy Corps field stations; and projects like the homes and classrooms Mercy Corps makes possible in countries worldwide. There is also a Google Earth-driven navigator to their projects. In the new Mercy Corps office - the building next to Saturday Market at Ankeny and SW 1st. 10-5 Free

China. The diversity is incomprehensible. Zoom in to the youth and creative culture in cities like Shanghai and Beijing and you have some thing to dig in to. That is your opportunity tonight as John Jay, executive creative director of the ad agency Weiden+Kennedy shares his insights on China Youth Now. He has a keen professional and personal interest in China, he opened the W+K creative office in Shanghai. Jay speaks at the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park 7PM $12, $5 members.