Author Archives: jerisw1

About jerisw1

Activist, artist , story teller ,writer currently working for the City Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

Made in Native America-Virgil Ortiz

what hat do I wear to tell this story?

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My Personal MAPS Goals

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”         Benjamin Franklin As I am coming closer to the end of this educational experience I am feeling a bit anxious. Where do I go from here? I feel that this program … Continue reading

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What Makes a Socially Intelligent and Diverse Leader?

Jeri Jimenez WP-11/9/2016 I love this topic. I’ve been a socially and emotionally intelligent diverse leader here in Portland since 1994. During that time, I have met wonderful leaders like Dolores Huerta who worked with Cesar Chavez in the Farmworkers … Continue reading

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My summer of Forced Displacement

My summer of Forced Displacement   So my neighbors and I have until August 31st to vacate our affordable units. I have lived there for 7 years. Others had lived there for 15 and 20 years. When our landlord sold … Continue reading

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Don’t talk about it ~be about it~ we have the ability to change direction

As we destroy the earth, we are destroying ourselves.                             J. Williams 10/6/14 Our society’s vulnerability to natural hazards with a focus on my experience and needs.        From my first memories as a child I remember believing in God and … Continue reading

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Justice Journal 4- up all night edition not for the faint of heart

Justice Journal 4 More personal and not for the faint hearted. You’re never given more than you can handle?     If you looked at these situations through the lens of a psychologist you could identify clearly the model of … Continue reading

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Justice Journal ~ DOJ

Justice journal 3 Jeri Williams –Mother, Grandmother, artist, writer, prayer warrior, enrolled member of the Klamath Tribe, activist, trainer, city employee                My name is Jeri Williams and I have lived in Portland for 25 years and was raised in … Continue reading

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