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Jan 15, 2020

Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week

City Mayor, Ted Wheeler, proclaimed second week of January 2020 to be Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week. 

(Pictured left to right) Melanie Yudin, Svetlana Hedin, Irene Konev, and Tiffany Mancillas with the signed Proclamation at City Hall

Melanie Yudin, Johnson Creek Watershed Council Speak Creek Russian language intern, and Tiffany Mancillas, Community Outreach Coordinator, attended the City Hall Proclamation of Slavic Heritage week. Melanie and Tiffany were excited to celebrate the heritage week and hear the proclamation live.

Are you a part of the Slavic Community in Portland? Please join Johnson Creek Watershed Council at Melanie’s Event, Oh Deer! Exploration at Leach Botanical Garden

The below text and images are added from the City of Portland Oregon website

Slavic Empowerment Team (SET)

Slavic Empowerment Team (SET) is a voluntary, employee-driven affinity group that is organized around shared interest in Slavic Culture and/or self- affiliation with a Slavic Cultural heritage. SET is open to any and all employees within the City of Portland regardless of their race, religion, gender, marital status, family status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or veteran status.

 For more information, please contact: Svetlana Hedin or Irene Konev

City Mayor, Ted Wheeler, proclaimed second week of January 2020 to be Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week. 

Proclamation at the City Hall

[Members of Slavic Empowerment Team, IRCO, City Commissioners and Mayor, Ted Wheeler standing in a semicircle holding 2020 Proclamation] 

Two couples dancing traditional Slavic dance
Girls dancing
several people standing wearing traditional clothing representing country their from
Slavic Cultural display
Slavic Cultural display
traditional wedding dress