Might We hosts a monthly morning lecture series on topics relating to well-being, health and mindfulness. The event is free. Breakfast snacks, coffee, kombucha and juice are provided.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1605 NW Everett St,
Portland, OR 97209
October 30, 2019
7am - 9am
Cupid Alexander and Steve Messinetti
“Mindful Engagement In Our Communities”
As we become more mindful of our own thoughts, habits and patterns though individual practice, how do we start to bring that new knowledge into connection with community? What issues in our community need our focused attention?
Cupid Alexander, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Portland Mayor, Ted Wheeler
A lifelong Portlander, Cupid Alexander has spent of majority of his career as a housing casemanager, program implementation and development administrator, analyst and policy advisor. With a focus on housing accessibility, equitable housing initiatives, and anti-displacement efforts, Cupid has lead efforts on policies aimed at restoring community in gentrified parts of portland, increasing resources for vulnerable community members needing legal expungement services, and developing out policies to help protect vulnerable renters. Winner of the National Association Of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) 2018 Emerging Leaders Award, Cupid is the NAHRO Pacific Northwest regional President, member of Habitats Ambassador Board, and serves on various local and national housing, equity, and policy commissions and committees.
Steve Messinetti, CEO, Habitat For Humanity
Steve began his 25-year Habitat for Humanity career working at Habitat’s International
headquarters in Georgia. Since taking the helm at Habitat in Portland 15 years ago, the
organization has tripled the number of people served annually, and currently has plans
to triple this number again over the next three years. Under Steve’s leadership, Habitat
has been recognized as the Green Home Builder of the Year by Earth Advantage, one of
Portland Business Journal’s Most Admired Nonprofits, and received the Rotary Oregon
Ethics in Business Award. Steve currently serves as vice chair of the US Council of
Habitat International and is an active member of numerous local housing committees.
WHAT TO EXPECT
coffee, juice, breakfast, find a seat
introductions, speaker presentation, Q&A
Mingling and Wrap-Up
*If you need to be at work by 9:00, feel free to leave when necessary.