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Join us Saturday, May 20th for the

20th annual Soup Bowl Benefit Night!

Last year, The Harbor provided services to nearly 500 survivors in Clatsop County, and prevention education to 300 middle and high school students. We provided training and education to businesses, faith groups, and community partners, increasing our community's response to and understanding of domestic and sexual violence. From securing a grant to ensure survivors can receive trauma-informed care during sexual assault forensic exams 24/7 at Astoria Birth Center, to partnering with Clatsop Community Action to open a 22-room shelter this spring, The Harbor continues to create and sustain meaningful resources to meet the needs of survivors in our community. 

We couldn't do this work without your support! This year, we are pleased to present the Soup Bowl at Bob Chisolm Community Center, in Seaside. Doors open at 5pm, event starts at 6pm. 

As the co-host of NBC’s National Dog Show since its inception in 2002, David is seen every Thanksgiving Day by the largest TV audience for any dog show—more than 20 million total viewers in 2022. It is the same role that he perfected in 27 years as the longtime (1990-2016) co-host of USA Network’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He is the founder of Angel On A Leash, a much-beloved therapy dog charity. His true passion comes from the work that his own therapy dogs have performed over the past 20+ years in Seattle, New York, and Seaside. David’s award-winning second book, Angel On A Leash (named after the charity), is his view of his world of therapy dogs and his life in dogs.
In 2015, Dog Fancy Magazine, in it’s final issue, included him in a retrospective, “45 People Who Changed the Dog World.” And in 2018, David was named to the prestigious Dog Writers Association of America’s Hall of Fame.

The Harbor is pleased to announce Sally Eck, Roberta Hunte, Amanda Singer, and Laura Diamond as this years' speakers!

 

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Claiming Well being in a World of Harm

Sally Eck, Roberta Hunte, Amanda Singer

While news headlines and social media posts scream about the brokenness of the world, we insist on recognizing and restoring the resilience of the human spirit. Domestic Violence is a reality in the brokenness of our world, requiring our ongoing attention and activism. We must find effective ways to support survivors, and we must fight to create systems that hold perpetrators accountable.  

Amanda, Roberta and Sally will be sharing their collective wisdom and experience in how to make the world a better place, and how to support ourselves and each other in continuing the good work of social change and human connection.  

Sally Eck is a social justice advocate and trainer who teaches in the Women's Studies Department at Portland State University and has a dynamic international  consulting practice.. Sally earned a B.S. in both Sociology and Women's Studies, with an MS in Education. Currently her courses include Girl power Capstone, Local Justice Capstone, Social Justice Education, Women's Studies Inquiry, Gender and Education, and Spring Celebration. Sally has a personal commitment to issues surrounding Feminist Pedagogy, Oppression Theory, and feminist parenting, and she is convinced everyone counts and together we can change the world.

Roberta Hunte is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work. She received her M.S. in Conflict Resolution from PSU, and her doctorate from the University of Manitoba in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is affiliate faculty in Women,  Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Black Studies. Hunte is a community engaged Black feminist scholar, whose academic interests include sexual and reproductive justice, cultural work for social change, and how Black, Indigenous, and People of Color navigate institutions: particularly construction, maternal healthcare, and higher education. Her creative critical scholarship includes the theatre piece “My Walk Has Never Been Average,” and short film 
“Sista in the Brotherhood,” both informed by her research with Black tradeswomen and devised theater piece entitled “We are BRAVE,” based on reproductive stories from people of color and transgender people.

 

Amanda Singer is a social justice educator with 30 years of experience working with diverse communities to heal trauma and transform conflict. Dr. Singer is an Associate Professor at Portland State University, where her teaching and research focus on unsettling the role of identity in conflict, understanding enmification and hatred as root causes of violence, developing peacebuilding strategies to prevent mass atrocities, and exploring the arts as dynamic peacebuilding practices. Current research interests are focused on the role of the arts in generating social change, the restoration of dignity in the aftermath of atrocity, and the active role of imagination in possibilizing a welcoming future.

What is Restorative Justice and What's Possible in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence

Laura Diamond

Laura Diamond, from Conflict Artistry LLC, will share her knowledge on Restorative Justice, why survivors may want to go through the process with their abusive partners, and how this impacts the community.

 

Conflict Artistry is a collective of conflict resolution specialists and dialogue facilitators providing direct-action community services rooted in Restorative Justice. As practitioners they believe that all people deserve access to culturally responsive forms of healing-centered engagement, that harm must be repaired when possible, and that those most impacted are essential to a restorative process. They practice consent-based decision making at every level of their organization and programming. 

 

Conflict Artistry seeks to connect with and serve individuals who have experienced and/or caused harm. They are particularly interested in working with underserved members of our community, many of whom are disproportionately criminalized by punitive systems. Their goal is to prevent unnecessary system contact through early-stage intervention. 

 

When harm occurs, so much is impacted, including the social fabric of our wider community. They are actively engaging new community service partners from a variety of sectors that align with their vision of holistic Restorative Justice to address basic needs and human rights

Laura Diamond is a Conflict Resolution practitioner with a passion for Transformative and Social Justice. She received her Master's degree from the University of Oregon's Conflict & Dispute Resolution (CRES) program with a specialization in International and Regional Conflict. While getting her Master's, she researched youth-centered peacebuilding in Jerusalem through a lens of cultural and systemic awareness. Laura developed her meditation practice as a volunteer for Lane County Small Claims Court and Center for Dialogue and Resolution's adult diversion program. She currently works as a Community Facilitator for Community Supported Shelters (CSS) in Eugene and as the Interim Program Manager of the CRES degree program.

 

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We're so grateful to this years sponsors:

Wauna Federal Credit Union

TLC Fibre Credit Union

Providence Seaside Hospital

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Thrivent

Columbia Pacific CCO

Columbia Bar Pilots

Fort George Brewery

Seaside Attorneys

Roland Schorr and Tower

 Vesta Realty Group

Astoria Granite Works

Looking for other ways to support our event? Businesses that sponsor this year's Soup Bowl will receive recognition for their support, and additional perks such as free admission to the event. Please contact Melissa at melissa@harbornw.org or call (503) 325-3426 for more information about event sponsorship.

We are also accepting donated goods, services, and experiences for our silent auction. All donations are tax deductible, and donors will be recognized for their generous donations at the event and on our website.

We are thrilled to announce that David Frei will be returning to emcee our event this year!

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