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30 April 2017 - 29 May 2017
Apr 30 Sun
Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser.

Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams

Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion about possible plans for a Vanport memorial.

Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required:
www.eventbrite.com/e/wake-of-vanport-tickets-33261030638
 
Discuss the decline of the Democratic Party, its history, what happened to it, and where it should go next. Will they ever be the party of the people or have they sold out to the big moneys? Here are some books on the subject or select your own on the subject (put in comments). You only need to read one, but overachievers are welcome to read more.

*The Democrats: A Critical History - Lance Selfa

*Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? - Thomas Frank

*A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America - Michael McGerr

Can't make it to the Hillsboro Library?! You may join remote into the discussion via Google Hangouts (very easy to set up, loads of youtube tutorials). Here's a link to join Remote Club Hangout then at the top of the chat channel click on the video button: hangouts.google.com/group/F0gOph3VTitdfen62

www.meetup.com/Portland-Move-to-Amend/events/237210651/
 
 
May 1 Mon
Gather at Noon
Rally at 2 PM
March at 3 PM

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st. More info here. here
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The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
May 2 Tue
Free and open to the public. 
Not associated with the Democratic Party.

Please bring food that does not need to be heated to share if you are able
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First Presentation:
Margot Black, speaking on behalf of the Portland Tenants Union 

Second Presentation: 
Greg Burrill, presenting in favor of Portland Public School bonding measure on the May, 2017 ballot

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May 3 Wed
Welcome to the meeting.
 
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
 
May 4 Thu
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS! Come join us to further the human rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic justice, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis.
 
May 5 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
 
May 6 Sat
A FEW HIGHLIGHT SPEAKERS/TOPICS:

Nichoe Lichen, Secretary of the Public Banking Institute: Creating a Portland municipal bank that benefits Community Projects and Portland citizens.

Former City Commissioner Steve Novick: A New Form of City Governemnt.

A Just Energy Transition proposal that addresses climate change on a local level and its disproportionate impact on communities of color. The coalition behind this project includes organizations such as 350pdx, NAACP, Coalition of Communities of Color, etc.

Help get big money out of politics. Join the fight to bring contribution limits to the City of Portland and to the State of Oregon, just like we did with ballot measure 26-184 at Multnomah County.

Trainings on topics by local experts on effective local lobbying and advocacy, running for office, civic engagement, and others.

Opportunities for attendees to pitch their own projects for collaboration and recruitment.

More Information

 
May 7 Sun
Bonamici will provide an update on her work in Congress and take questions from residents.

Parking may fill quickly. Please consider carpooling or public transportation.
 
May 8 Mon
The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. In Growing a Revolution (W. W. Norton), MacArthur Fellow David R. Montgomery lays out a solid case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems, helping feed us all, cool the planet, and restore life to the land.
 
May 10 Wed
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
 
May 11 Thu
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.

Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. The movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia. And now the effort starts in Portland.
 
May 12 Fri
"We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule”

Are you freaking out more than usual over these past few months about the state of our nation, and wondering whether our activism could become a LOT more effective at challenging corporate rule than it currently appears to be (and yes it certainly could!) this workshop may be for YOU.

There are now more than 200 communities and counties in nine states that have successfully passed locally-enforceable Community Rights ordinances, banning a whole variety of harmful corporate activities. We could do this here too! But first we would need to build up the numbers of local people who are fluent in Community Rights strategy.

There’s a very affordable sliding scale. No prior experience is necessary.

Click the link for all the details, including the specific times for each day....paulcienfuegos.com/node/91
 
We the People 2.0 The filmmakers have dubbed the community rights movement “The Second American Revolution” - a battle not against a foreign power, but against corporate power. Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is featured

Q & A follows with Paul Cienfuegos, Portland organizer for Community Rights and Nancy Ward with the Clean Columbia County organization which has a community rights ordinance on the November ballot.
www.wethepeople2.film

Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.
More Information:
 
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
 
May 13 Sat
"We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule”

Are you freaking out more than usual over these past few months about the state of our nation, and wondering whether our activism could become a LOT more effective at challenging corporate rule than it currently appears to be (and yes it certainly could!) this workshop may be for YOU.

There are now more than 200 communities and counties in nine states that have successfully passed locally-enforceable Community Rights ordinances, banning a whole variety of harmful corporate activities. We could do this here too! But first we would need to build up the numbers of local people who are fluent in Community Rights strategy.

There’s a very affordable sliding scale. No prior experience is necessary.

Click the link for all the details, including the specific times for each day....paulcienfuegos.com/node/91
 
We are laser focused on working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.

We have a solid and growing chapter with 20-30 core members who are committed to our approach. We meet twice a month, on 2nd Saturdays (national conference call) and 4th Wednesdays (Social Action Night). We'd love to meet you. Come join us for a brew or some good solid action that makes a difference.

Call Tamara if you need to be let in to the church building: 503 703 7058.
 
May 14 Sun
"We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule”

Are you freaking out more than usual over these past few months about the state of our nation, and wondering whether our activism could become a LOT more effective at challenging corporate rule than it currently appears to be (and yes it certainly could!) this workshop may be for YOU.

There are now more than 200 communities and counties in nine states that have successfully passed locally-enforceable Community Rights ordinances, banning a whole variety of harmful corporate activities. We could do this here too! But first we would need to build up the numbers of local people who are fluent in Community Rights strategy.

There’s a very affordable sliding scale. No prior experience is necessary.

Click the link for all the details, including the specific times for each day....paulcienfuegos.com/node/91
 
Mother's Day
 
May 15 Mon
CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON! - let the PUC know we don't want Carty!
5:00 pm Chapman Square, downtown Portland
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PUBLIC HEARING @ 6:00-8:30pm
Portland Building
Please wear RED.
more info: www.facebook.com/events/1668267846816322
PUC meeting announcement: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6d-n2SKtlZNX2FqUkNta1IwNms/view
 
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
 
May 16 Tue
HATCH - Workshops & Events
Tuesday, May 16 at 12:00 PM

FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members We will discuss types of legal entities available for social enterpr...

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/gzzpslywhbvb/
 
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members We will discuss types of legal entities available for social enterpreneurs.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/gzzpslywcbwb/
 
May 17 Wed
join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route.

Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome.

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).

Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Enter the church down the brick pathway midway between SW Salmon and Main St, using the right hand door at the end of the pathway. Remember that sometimes the church may be locked up at 7:15, after which access may not be possible. If you are locked out, you can try calling 503.373.4222.

 
Welcome to the meeting.
 
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
 
May 19 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, May 19 at 5:45 PM

Democratic Sociables Meetup 2nd Fridays at Cerulean Winery Bistro for Friends fun food or Happy Hour prices (if you arrive and order by 6)also FOLLLOW...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/xcqrtlywhbzb/
 
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
 
May 20 Sat
General Meeting – For Active 350PDX Members
Saturday, May 20th 3-5p, Potluck 5-6p

All active members of 350PDX are invited to attend. This will be a space for us to come together to share what each team has been working on, look forward to what’s next, and to build on what was discussed in the first General Meeting of 2017, back in February.
 
We can provide childcare in the playroom downstairs if you want! Please email maya@350pdx.org with the subject “Childcare” if you anticipate using this so we can ask sitters and reserve the space.
The building is wheelchair accessible.
May 23 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in the fight against coal.
Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Kathryn Scotten
503.284.5009 home
503.234.1297 mobile

Join us as we review the legislative agendas of the organizations in our community that are leading efforts to reform our justice system. Learn how these issues affect the lives of real people, and learn how you can become engaged in the reform effort.
 
May 24 Wed
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
 
May 25 Thu
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.

Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. The movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia. And now the effort starts in Portland.
 
May 26 Fri
ALMOST SUNRISE is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary by director Michael Collins and producer Mart Syjuco, the film follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation.

A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America’s heartland, ALMOST SUNRISE is also the first film to explore “moral injury:” the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

Watch Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkzrFfoli8

Directed by: Michael Collins
Produced by: Marty Syjuco
Year: 2016
 
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
 
May 27 Sat
Family-friendly vigil in Multnomah Village on SW Multnomah Blvd. & SW 35th – across the street from Marco’s from Noon-1:30. Bring signs, dogs, children and rain gear as needed. We also have extra signs to borrow. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. Planned by the SW Team of 350PDX. See you there!
May 29 Mon
Memorial Day
 
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