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REJOICE! In Celebration of Rosie Williams

Long-time p:ear supporter/volunteer/pillar Rosie Williams passed away last week after battling with cancer. p:ear Executive Director Beth Burns reflects back on what Rosie meant both personally and to p:ear. Several weeks ago I was rummaging through books on Rosie’s shelf and a piece of paper…

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A Reflection on Starting p:ear

What did it take to start a non-profit? Assistant Director Joy Cartier’s story about the creation of p:ear in Our Portland Story, edited by Melissa Delzio. It was in the financial slump of 2001 and we were sitting outside at the Basserie Monmarte (now defunct or…

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Out of Discrimination: A Generous Gift

Last fall, Seth Stambaugh was dismissed from his student teaching position in the Beaverton school district for following interaction: The class had been working on a journal activity when a student asked Stambaugh if he was married. Stambaugh replied that he wasn’t, and when the student asked him why, he replied that…

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