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23 March 2017 - 22 April 2017
Mar 23 Thu
The environmental community will come together at the Oregon State Capitol to hold our elected leaders accountable and ensure Oregon is taking the lead on fighting climate change and protecting our natural legacy.

Join 350PDX and allies for a rally to let our State Senators & Representatives know we want bold climate action and we want it now! 

Let us know you plan to join for the rally! Carpools will be leaving from Portland at 10:30am
Come join us for an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country where unlikely allies - farmers, shippers, scientists, fishermen and conservationists - are working together to sustain the sea and our ocean economies.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. 6:50 Brief intro. Free admission

ABOUT THE FILM

Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy is a powerful film that chronicles efforts to plan for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. It explores the intersection of national security, maritime commerce, fishing, and recreation, plus expanding industries such as offshore wind energy and aquaculture, coupled with scientific discovery. The film tells the story of how ocean planning helps us manage and balance all the uses of our ocean to keep it thriving for generations to come.

Along we will learn about the monumental changes that are coming to America, by way of the sea. They come by way of larger vessels and heavier maritime traffic shipping the nation's cargo. They come by expanding forays into offshore energy and aquaculture. They come by the heightened urgency to restore and protect coastlines and ocean habitats. And from the mounting needs of our armed forces to defend them all. From Maine to Virginia, seaward 200 miles, an unprecedented collaboration of state and federal agencies and Native American tribes are working with new ocean data and extensive stakeholder input to keep national security strong, the economy growing, and to protect vital ocean habitat.

Bring something to share if you are able. We will provide pizza and beverages.

Mar 24 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
POLITICAL POEMS TO INSPIRE CLIMATE ACTION!

Poetry as Insurgent Art ( & Other Political Poems)by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Read by Hester Schell

Valve Turner & Climate activist Ken WarD reads Seattle Poet Emily Johnston and speaks about his recent and pending Washington re-trial.

$20. Donation(suggested)

Cash at the door or bring your online donation receipt.

Donate online at SHUTITDOWN.ORG
RESERVATIONS: valveturnerdefense@yahoo.com
Mar 28 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.
Eggs: Going Beyond the Carton will include a panel discussion and Q&A with local experts on the differences between conventional, cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs and why these distinctions matter to you.

Panelists are:

Mark Anderson, Champoeg Farm
Laura Ohm, Grand Central Bakery
Andrew Gunther, Animal Welfare Approved

and, the evening's moderator, Kathleen Bauer, freelance writer and author of 'The Future of Our Food' series and other items at the blog GoodStuffNW.

Panelists will address:

What are the benefits of pasture-raised eggs to you, the chickens, and the environment? They can cost more, but are they worth it?

Why would farmers want to do the extra work of pasturing their hens, and what are the consequences of not letting chickens outside, on grass?

What do you need to know about egg carton labels when purchasing eggs?
Mar 29 Wed
Portland is hugely invested in DAPL funder, Wells Fargo. If we pack the hall perhaps we can encourage them to change that.
WEAR ORANGE to distinguish yourself as a fossil fuel divestment supporter
More info: 350pdx.org/event/renewal-city-portland-not-buy-list-2pm-time-certain/
Please wear orange, if possible, to show support for Fossil Fuel Divestment. Last December’s resolution required the Treasurer to bring this resolution to Council by April 1. We expect it to recommend reinstating the former do-not-buy list, i.e. Walmart and the Carbon 200.

We’ll have orange wavers for you. Large signs are not allowed. 2pm time certain.
Come celebrate fossil fuel divestment!
Want to know how you can keep your money where you live? Interested in creating prosperous communities in Oregon, and supporting small business?

Come along to your local InvestOR meetup to learn how to make it happen. Oregon’s new securities crowdfunding rules were published in early 2015, making it legal to invest in local businesses. but where do you start? What’s a security? How do you know if you should invest? What’s due diligence? Come along and engage in this practical discussion using a toolkit developed by Hatch Innovation, the nonprofit that led the way for local investing in Oregon.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/mpsjllywcbhc/
Mar 31 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
 
Apr 1 Sat
Apr 3 Mon
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.
Apr 4 Tue
LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click www.facebook.com/events/958379144270088/

Eastside democratic Club is a member organization Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Steve Elder at the meeting.

Public is always welcome at our meetings.
Apr 5 Wed
Welcome to the meeting.
Represent Wednesdays are the first Wednesday of every month at various locations across Portland, always at 7:00 p.m.! Can't make it any Wednesday? Contact Represent Portland, and we'll be sure to loop you in however we can! Every single person makes a difference, and we want to be sure anyone can get involved!

https://www.facebook.com/events/609350155891321/
Apr 6 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.
Apr 7 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
Apr 8 Sat
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.
Apr 11 Tue
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
Apr 13 Thu
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
 
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.
Apr 14 Fri
Food Chains – The Revolution in America's Fields. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of Floridian tomato pickers who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed.

www.foodchainsfilm.com

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
Apr 15 Sat
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the American people he would release his tax returns and come clean about his business dealings, as presidential candidates and presidents have done for decades. Despite intense public pressure, President Donald Trump has not yet done so. In refusing to release these tax returns, he is able to hide his business dealings, financial ties, and conflicts of interest. Within days of his inauguration, the White House petition calling on Trump to release his tax returns garnered the most signatures on a White House petition, ever. The Trump administration's response? "People don't care."

On April 15th, Oregonians from all political backgrounds are taking to the streets of Portland to show that we do care. Thousands of Oregonians will join people all across the country to send a clear message to Donald Trump: The president is accountable to the American people. He must answer to us.

More info here
Bonamici will provide an update on her work in Congress and take questions from residents.
Apr 16 Sun
Easter Sunday
 
Apr 17 Mon
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.
Bonamici will provide an update on her work in Congress and take questions from residents.
Apr 18 Tue
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members

We will discuss the legal and tax rules applicable when a non-profit organization engages in revenue generating activity.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/fxzpslywdbcc/
Heat Islands are areas where the temperatures are unusually hot in hot weather. Often they overlap with communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. Our panel will discuss this phenomenon and its impacts in Portland, as well as what might be done to mitigate them.
Participants will include Vivek Shandes, Founder of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab at Portland State University; Jim Labbe, Urban Tree Canopy; and Eric Hesse, Urban Climate Planner.
Free and open to the public
news.streetroots.org/2016/09/01/portland-s-hot-spots-urban-heat-islands-pose-threat-lower-income-residents
Apr 19 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.
Apr 20 Thu
Join Health Care for All-Oregon Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a Senate Committee on Health Care hearing on our single payer bill and the RAND study, legislative visits and a rally on the West Capitol steps in Salem in support of universal, publicly funded health care.

Tentative Schedule:

9 a.m, to 4 p.m.: Registration and Legislative Packet pick up, Room 243 Oregon State Capitol
9 a.m, to 4 p.m.: Legislative Visits (set visits with your Senator and Representative in advance.)
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Rally on the WEST Capitol steps (by the circle of state flags); wear t-shirts, bring signs and banners (no signs or banners allowed inside Capitol).
1 p.m.: Senate Committee on Health Care Hearing, Hearing Room E, (we will have scheduled individuals to testify).
We expect several hundred statewide HCAO activists carrying signs and banners while they listen to inspiring speakers at a noon West steps rally. There will also be the opportunity for you to organize visits with your legislators. There is nothing like sharing your personal story with your legislators to educate and move them on this issue!

Carpooling available.
More info:hcao.org/senate-hearing-and-rally-april-20
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
Apr 21 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, April 21 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/237820572/
NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

Watch Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9kBDjT6Jr8

Directed and Produced By: Sonia Kennebeck
Year: 2016
The Student Sustainability Center with the Sustainability Leaders Network will be showing three movies Gaining Ground on Feb 24, Seed: The untold story on Mar 10, and Queen of the Sun on Apr 21.

Doors Open 6:00pm
Film Screening 6:30pm
Q&A with Activist and Filmmaker

Free for PSU Students with PSU ID
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
Apr 22 Sat
Come celebrate with the city's greatest blues festival. All proceeds benefit Health Care for All Oregon, advocating for single payer health care system, "Everybody In, Nobody Out"

Admission:
$20 in advance; $25 at the door

Call 971.277.8485 for more info
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