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Homelessness + Brain @ p:ear

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WHAT:   “Homelessness & the Brain” sessions @ p:ear

WHERE:   p:ear, 338 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209;  http://pearmentor.org

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 27;  10am – noon

UPDATE:  See what we did @ p:ear!

NW Noggin is partnering with p:ear to welcome area graduates and undergraduates studying anxiety, depression, resilience, drug use disorders, employment discrimination, implicit bias, schizophrenia and sleep, along with homeless youth who are writing sleep diaries and creating art and testimony from their own experience, public officials who develop and implement policy, and representatives and clinicians from p:ear and Central City Concern to plan a public “Homelessness and the Brain” event this fall.

We know from our own outreach how transformative art can be in exploring concepts and ideas, and permitting significant, effective expression by academic priority students, those currently under-represented in STEM, and the extraordinary young people we’ve met at p:ear…

This opportunity is invite only;  however, the formal p:ear training is not a requirement for participation in these two sessions.  More details about these efforts below  –  please RSVP to griesar@pdx.edu and jleake@pdx.edu if you can join us in June!


NW Noggin volunteers LOVE collaborating with this critical community center for services and support for homeless youth.  P:ear provides a warm, welcoming, arts-filled educational space in downtown Portland, filled with caring staff and volunteers for young people, many of whom lack access to safe housing.


June 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


338 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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(503) 228-6677