[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-03-02

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 2 15:49:01 PST 2011

In this issue:
1.  Capitol kickoff planned for suffrage centennial
2.  Workshop to help organizations diversify
3.  National Trust offers diversity scholarships
4.  Yaquina Head lighthouse to be closed


Secretary of State Kate Brown and Century of Action will begin the
countdown to 2012 and the centennial celebration of Oregon woman
suffrage at a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 8 in Room 50 of the
Oregon Capitol in Salem.

The evening’s featured speakers, former Governor Barbara Roberts and
former Secretary of State Norma Paulus, shaped today’s Oregon with
their votes and their actions. The event will highlight the launch of
the Century of Action website, the Oregon Blue Book online woman
suffrage exhibit, and the official reading of the Statewide Heritage
Proclamation for the Oregon Woman Suffrage Centennial.

Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your spot at the event,
visit info at centuryofaction.org 


The recent US 2010 census highlighted once again Oregon's changing
demographics. The 2010 Oregon Heritage Vitality Report notes the ongoing
change is one of the biggest challenges for heritage organizations
wanting to attract new people to their organizations and activities.

"Filling the Seats: Opening Your Organization to Diversity" will be a
two-hour workshop at the Oregon Heritage Conference that will help
people learn ways to make the culture of their organizations welcoming
to a variety of ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, etc. as staff,
volunteers and visitors. This session is designed to help organizations
take action.

The workshop leader will be Cliff Jones, who has more than 30 years’
experience in social services, community education and human rights
advocacy. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project
manager, and executive director. He is co-founder of Tools for
Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural team that
addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports
building culturally competent organizations.

Jones' consulting services include skill-building for boards and
supervisors, planning, mediation, workplace diversity, multicultural
alliances, conflict resolution, and group facilitation. He has consulted
for all kinds of nonprofits, grassroots groups, social service agencies,
and government bureaus. As an individual consultant, and as part of a
team, Jones has worked with city, county, and state agencies to define
and implement large scale diversity training and staff development
initiatives. Jones has served on many boards, including the McKenzie
River Gathering Foundation. A graduate of the University of Oregon, hee
is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service

The workshop will take place April 7 at the Heritage Conference in
Astoria. It is free with conference registration. For a registration
form and more conference information, visit


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting applications
for its diversity scholarship program to help people attend the 2011
National Preservation Conference taking place Oct. 19-22 in Buffalo,

The program provides financial assistance to community leaders from
diverse social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The
National Trust seeks culturally diverse applicants whose attendance at
the conference will benefit their communities and whose commitment to
historic preservation will be reinforced by their participation.

For program and application information, visit
or contact scholarship at nthp.org  The application deadline is June 1.


The Bureau of Land Management at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
will close the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse to
the public March 7-12.  A new coat of paint will be applied to the
staircase and interior walls. The lighthouse will reopen to the public
at noon March 13. All other areas of the park will remain open from dawn
to dusk while the lighthouse is painted.  The interpretive center is
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about Yaquina Head, contact the BLM at (541)
574-3100 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily or visit the park website at:
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