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1 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
Apr 1 Fri
This April Fools Day, join human rights advocates, workers, healthcare and patient activists, and environmentalists to remind Oregon's Senator, Ron Wyden, and Oregon's Representative, Earl Blumenauer, not to be fooled by multinational corporations' sales pitch on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Attendees encourages to bring signs, we'll have giant postercards we plan on delivering to our Senator and Congressman.


The time for exposing the foolishness in passing more free trade deals fueling a global race to the bottom is now.

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Recording here: One of a series of candidate forums this spring. Candidates for Lane County Commissioner, North Eugene. are feaured at this event. $5 for non-City Club of Eugene members; free for members
From Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas, comes Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Metropolitan), a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics – a book that asks: What's the matter with Democrats? With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals – the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America.
Apr 2 Sat
FREE EVENT - Eastside Portland Air Coalition (EPAC) presents a forum for concerned neighbors dealing with the impact of Portland's toxic air pollution.

3:00 - 3:45 Community Tables Meet with citywide advocacy groups, neighborhood associations, medical and naturopathic doctors, environmental health consultants and others who will be able to give advice to residents.

4:00 - 7:00 ERIN BROCKOVICH will deliver the keynote address, followed by an open mic session where people can share stories and ask questions. We will also hear from a panel of citywide advocacy groups, experts and lawyers.

Apr 3 Sun
You are invited to join us for this screening of multimedia works produced during the Vanport Multimedia Project—now updated with new stories—dedicated to collecting and preserving Vanport survivors’ stories. Community members, local historians, artists, media makers and educators collaborated to turn oral history interviews into short and powerful pieces of digital audio and visual narrative.

Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion with survivors and producers. Refreshments will be served.
Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required. Click the red button above to reserve your seat.

Reservation required
Apr 6 Wed
Welcome to the meeting.
Apr 7 Thu
Sponsored by LWV Lincoln County (Newport)
Join in conversation with climate activist, Tim DeChistopher. Tim will speak on how the insecurity of our time requires us to tap into a kind of power that honors our vulnerability.

Doors open at 6. Tickets cost: $5-20 (sliding scale, no one turned away) at the door.

Reception to follow. No ticket pre-sales.

Tim DeChristopher speaking about facing fear and confronting climate change: soundcloud.com/timdechristopher/facing-fear-confronting-change-march-6-2016

About Tim DeChristopher: As Bidder 70, Tim disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. His actions and 21 month imprisonment earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently, the Climate Disobedience Center.

Sponsored by: 350 PDX, Oregon Climate, Greenpeace Pacific Northwest, KBOO, Community Rights PDX, UU Voices for Justice Oregon, Emo's Interfaith Power & Light, and Alliance for Democracy

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Tim DeChristopher
Founder, Climate Disobedience Center

Tim DeChristopher, posing as Bidder 70, disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. 

His actions and 21 month imprisonment earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to do organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently founded the Climate Disobedience Center.

He continues the work to defend a livable future.

Tickets: http://www.firstunitarianportland.org.

American media has a long history of using stereotypes to support foreign policy, military presence abroad, and domestic divides. From caricatures of the Japanese "Yellow Threat" during the Second World War, to misrepresentations of Native Americans in America's Wild West, to the typecasting of Middle Eastern cultures as incubators of religious extremism, popular media often follows whichever current of fear grips with the largest fascination of the moment.

Join us in conversation with community leaders as they respond to the film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, a companion film to Jack Shaheen's book of the same title. Speakers will discuss about how they deal with Islamophobia in their own communities, and audience members will have the chance to ask questions about how to best confront Islamophobia.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Apr 8 Fri
Listen at: klcc.org/post/city-club-eugene-candidate-forum-eugene-mayor

Candidates for Eugene mayor. A repeat forum featuring Eugene mayor candidates will be held at 7 pm on April 28, Willamette High School.
Oregon Opportunity Network, The Community Alliance of Tenants, JOIN: connecting the street to a home and Street Roots are sponsoring this candidates forum focused on housing, renters protections and homelessness. Please join us for an opportunity to hear candidates speak to their plans to address Portland's housing crisis. The forum will be moderated by Shannon Singleton, JOIN's Executive Director. The forum will be held at the Eliot Chapel of the First Unitarian Church.

This event is free and open to the public.

(Note: all current mayoral candidates will be invited to participate.)

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Apr 9 Sat
This workshop is part of the Sewell Lecture - Speaking of Justice.

The series has a fee of $40, which includes the April 7 Tim DeChristopher lecture.

Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. His actions and 21 month imprisonment earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently, the Climate Disobedience Center.

Tickets: www.firstunitarianportland.org

Apr 12 Tue
Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, Oregon House District 46, will host a panel discussion with key climate action groups in Portland. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the monthly series “Let's Talk Climate,” held at TaborSpace, located at SE 54th and Belmont. Representatives from Oregon Environmental Council, Renew Oregon, 350PDX, Rising Tide, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and others have been invited to share their recent successes, their roles in climate action as advocates and activists, and their sense of next steps. As part of Earth Month 2016, this event will celebrate Oregon’s legislative achievements and other bold climate planning successes.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-climate-success-an-earth-call-to-action-tickets-23202475228
Join us for a pictorial history of food in Oregon from 1850 to 1940 with an emphasis on the agricultural bounty that makes the state one of the best places to eat in the world! Culinary historian Heather Arndt Anderson (Portland: A Food Biography) and Oregon Historical Society archivist Matthew Cowan will present a collection of historic glass lantern slides—hand colored and projected using an original 1930’s projector—depicting Oregon's cornucopia and the stories behind them.
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
City of Eugene voters are invited to attend a forum for candidates running for Eugene City Council, Ward 1. The forum is one of a series presented by the LWVLC in collaboration with several local organizations to provide voters the opportunity to learn more about candidates for election in contested races in the May 17 Primary Election. Free
Apr 14 Thu
The candidates for this position are incumbent Doug Breidenthal, Gordon Challistrom, Bob Strosser and Jeff Thomas.
Geoffrey Riley, from Jefferson Radio, will be the moderator.
Our League is formulating questions for the candidates and you are welcome to submit yours by email to VoterServices@lwvroguevalley.org or we will take written questions at the forum.

This coming Thursday April 14th, 2016 tens of thousands of workers across the country will go on strike and take part in the largest day of action for $15 and a union in history.

Oregon's minimum wage may be going up, but we all it's too low, and too slow for Portland. Campus workers at Poverty State University can't wait 2023 for $15. Students face high tuition, poverty, and long lines at the campus food pantry. Campus workers face poverty wages, soaring rents, and homelessness while university president Wim Wiewel makes over $600,000 per year, well more than the average state university president. All campus workers at PSU need $15 NOW so they can pay their tuition, afford housing, and feed their families.

Join PSU student workers, janitors, food service workers, childcare workers, community members, and the Portland Area Campaign for $15 for this national day of action to Fight for $15 NOW for all campus workers at PSU.

Come support climate action in the comprehensive plan!
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A Powerful documentary on Native American activists who helps block energy company Solar Milleniums's destruction of sacred land in California's Mohave Desert.
,br> Film maker Robert Lundahl will introduce the film and remain for Q &A.

Sponsored by KBOO Radio

During the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured "coolies" who worked alongside African slaves in the Caribbean; and Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and South Asian immigrants who were recruited to work in the United States only to face massive racial discrimination, Asian exclusion laws, and for Japanese Americans, incarceration during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a "despised minority," Asian Americans are now held up as America's "model minorities" in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States.
As a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman and then as news analyst for KGW-TV, Floyd McKay was known for asking tough questions and pulling no punches. Half a century later, amid today’s cynicism and disillusionment with media, politics, and politicians, Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State (Oregon State University) serves as a reminder that charged politics and bitter rivalries can also come hand-in-hand with lasting social progress.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Apr 15 Fri
Eugene voters are invited to learn more about the candidates running for City Council Ward 1. Questions will be taken from audience members.
Come enjoy some sunshine along with your favorite anti-corruption campaigners! Learn about Represent Portland's goals, what we're doing in 2016 to achieve them, and learn how corruption affects us all, from people who have experienced it directly. Plus stickers and pins for kids (or adults)! Most importantly, find out how you can help us fight corruption in our city and state! There will be speakers who have experienced corruption firsthand, and workshops to see if how we're taxed actually reflects our values. And of course, snacks galore.

Also, be on the lookout for a lobbyist biker being chased by a desperate Congressman!

Apr 16 Sat
Details and Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-forward-spring-thing-tickets-22148622125

We are bringing together a diverse and multi-generational group of Portland's citizens who are invested in leaving this city better than we found it to empower all citizens voices and make things happen.

How we plan on doing it:
  • Through creative collaboration and the right mix of experienced- and rising-leaders in the community, we are creating an unconference-style format in which attendees work together to create solutions for the sustainable growth of our city.

  • Featuring speakers, workshops, attendee-led panels and pitches, some current agenda items include:
  1. Campaign Finance Reform and paving the way for Honest Elections
  2. Portland's Comprehensive Plan
  3. initiative pitches that address the impact on communities of color and young people, telling and gathering stories to create lasting change, houselessness and/or the changing climate
  4. plus: breaks that include music and food and other opportunities to engage with other passionate citizens.
We can't wait to spend the day making change for Portland - you are a valuable part of that change; we want your brain and energy there!

 Using the honor system, purchase a ticket (top) at the cost level of your ability. Thank you!
Through our continued presence in print, marches, public events, and hearings, we have clearly registered our opposition to the expansion of COAL, OIL, and GAS projects. Facing the accelerated effects of climate change, we need a strong message, and unified action. Plans are underway for non-violent, civil disobedient events. Coming up, for example: Break Free-Pacific Northwest BreakFree video


To join us in either risking arrest or supporting others who do, please consider being part of this effort.
LOCATION INFO & RSVP: email goto350pdx@gmail.com, text or call 503-705-1943

Free Training includes…
-Personal Grounding
-Possible Legal Consequences
-Know Your Rights
-Action  Roles and Tactics
-Action Practice and Planning

Your friends and relatives are welcome. Please have them RSVP so we’ll have plenty of snacks and materials.


Additional CD Workshops will be held on April 9th in Bend and on April 24th in Corvallis.
David Swanson is an author and activist who has dedicated himself to challenging the repetitive falsehoods generated by those in power to justify armed conflict. "War Is A Lie "is a handbook of sorts, an engaging, always informative manual that can be used to debunk future lies before new wars have any chance to begin.

For this edition of the book, the original 2010 version has been updated and expanded with material on lessons from the United States' most recent wars, more pointers on what can be done to end warmaking, and an epilogue that analyzes new trends in war lying and in resistance to it. No one to whom you give this book can claim they haven't been warned!

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Social Justice Fund NW is proud to announce our annual Oregon Summit with the simultaneous launch of the Fight the Far Right Momentum Giving Project!

Spend a glorious afternoon in social justice community learning about grassroots organizations in our five-state region that are resisting right-wing backlash. We've seen and been part of enormous steps toward social justice that were unimaginable even 5 years ago - victories in the courts, in halls of power, and in the streets are opening the flood-gates for real and positive change. Join us in this gathering that fuels the momentum and supports the movement for liberation!

Sign up for Open Mic, please register for (free) lunch, and get ready to share your voice, your heart & your mind!

Program includes:
*SJF Grantees sharing their work & updates from the front-lines of our struggles for justice
*Social Justice Open Mic interspersed throughout the day - sign-up to share for 90 seconds - your social justice spoken word, writing, inspiration, or a favorite published piece of social justice poetry or prose
*Facilitated Discussion and lots of effortless ways to meet new people, and connect with friends
*Social Justice Music & Sound!

Please:
REGISTER for LUNCH - instructions on how to do so will be provided during the registration process
Sign-up for OPEN MIC - share your social justice spoken word, writing, inspiration, or a favorite published piece of social justice poetry or prose

ACCESS: Wheelchair accessible / Gender Neutral bathrooms
Accessible by buses 6 & 72 - see TriMet.org for stops and schedules

This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and go to the "Fight the Far Right" Momentum Giving Project. Our goal is to raise $5000.

Get on up! Get Fired-Up!

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Benefit event for Health Care for All Oregon

Two stages of top Portland Bands including Norman Sylvester, Marilyn Keller, Terry Robb

Portland Musicians are gathering once more for a fun-filled event that will benefit Health Care for All-Oregon that is working toward universal, affordable healthcare for all Oregonians. Hosts Carl Wolfson, Renee Mitchell and Paul Knauls will briefly fill the audience in on the benefits of a single payer “Medicare for All” type health care system. There will be a silent auction, coffee and dessert bar, dinners and two bars to serve you (sorry all non-host). Also a chance to ask questions about our work to bring single payer to Oregon.

Tickets in advance: $20 ($1 discount for CBA members)
Purchase at:
Ticket Tomato
Music Millennium: 3158 E. Burnside, Geneva’s Pure Perfection: 5601 MLK Jr. Blvd.,
Musician’s Union Local 99: 325 NE 20th
Tickets at door for $25.00 They often sell out prior

The Music party for Health Care for All- Oregon

The Inner City Blues Festival in the 1980's & 1990's was a community event for various civil rights & social justice causes.
It has returned for the past 5 years to support Health Care for All~ Oregon (www.hcao.org) the campaign to bring Universal Health coverage to everyone! Musicians support this movement with 2 stages of eight amazing performances;

* NW Women in Blues featuring; Sonny Hess, Rae Gordon, Vicki Stevens & True Blue Lady Kat
* Roseland Hunters w/ LaRhonda Steele
* Terry Robb * Steve Cheseborough * Tevis Hodge Jr.
* Norman Sylvester Band featuring; Shoehorn, "Sweet Thangz" Lenanne Sylvester & Sarah Billings
* Bloco Alegria Brazilian Percussion & Dance Troupe
* Augustana Church Jazz Quartet w/ Marilyn Keller
* Appearances by; Carl Wolfson, Renee Mitchell, Paul Knauls & the Mad as Hell Doctors
Tickets: advance- $20.00 www.tickettomato.com or outlet's; Music Millennium, Geneva's, CBA meetings, Peninsula Station& Musician's Union Hall
Door- $25.00 (doors open @ 5:30pm) 21 and over event

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Apr 17 Sun
New Visions for Our Justice System Film Series presents Guilty Except for Insanity: Maddening journeys through an American asylum, a documentary filmed at the Oregon State Hospital that recounts stories of real patients in this infamous hospital for the "criminally insane" and reveals the craziness of a system in which one must commit a crime to receive psychiatric help.

Director and professor of psychology Jan Haaken will provide background and answer questions

Free; all welcome.
Sponsored by Ending the New Jim Crow.
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Apr 19 Tue
Candidates attending will be: State Senator- Jessica Kensinger -R,
Incumbent Jeff Kruse- R, Judge of the Circuit Court – 15th District, Ryan P. Hughes, Rick
Inokuchi, Megan L. Jacquot , Curry County District Attorney - Eric Bryant, Incumbent Everett Dial, Curry County Commissioner Position #2 - Sue Gold, Ron Hedenskog, David G. Itzen, Christopher Paasch, Curry County Commissioner Position #3 - Court Boice, Incumbent Susan Brown, Eric Hanson, Carlton A. Strom.
Lane County residents are invited to learn more about candidates for State House District 14 at this forum to be held at Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. This forum will be followed by another one featuring candidates for County Commissioner, North Eugene. Free.
Lane County voters are invited to learn more about candidates for County Commissioers, North Eugene. Another forum, featuring candidates for State House District 14, preceeds the County Commission event at 7 pm. Both are at Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Free
Apr 20 Wed
Candidates attending will be: State Senator- Jessica Kensinger -R,
Incumbent Jeff Kruse- R, Judge of the Circuit Court – 15th District, Ryan P. Hughes, Rick
Inokuchi, Megan L. Jacquot , Curry County District Attorney - Eric Bryant, Incumbent Everett Dial, Curry County Commissioner Position #2 - Sue Gold, Ron Hedenskog, David G. Itzen, Christopher Paasch, Curry County Commissioner Position #3 - Court Boice, Incumbent Susan Brown, Eric Hanson, Carlton A. Strom.
Welcome to the meeting.
Apr 21 Thu
Join with the diverse partners in the Prison Divestment Coalition to learn more about this important issue. We will use our power in numbers to demand Senator Wyden to use his voice on the Congressional Joint Tax Committee to revoke the unfair tax break that private prison corporations now enjoy and profit from!!

11:00 am Canvass, 12;#0 PM Inspirational Speakers More info, contact: Amanda Aguilar Shank, 503.660.8744 Send Mail

Recent revelations of toxic air in Portland have shaken the city. But it’s not the first time we’ve been dealing with a public health threat around our air quality. And it’s not the first time the state Department of Environmental Quality has been criticized for its lax approach to environmental polluters. How on earth, in green Portland, did our air get so bad and why has the state moved so slowly to deal with the potential threats? Are there more looming threats or hotspots on the horizon? And what can we do as a community to get back on track?

Rob Davis, investigative environmental reporter for the Oregonian | OregonLive, will moderate a panel of community members and experts to discuss this important issue facing Portlanders.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-idea-toxic-air-tickets-23738259774
Join us at Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub for a presentation and conversation about an innovative way to protect our streams. Room opens at 6pm. Presentation at 7pm. Come early and have dinner.

What if we could save stormwater underground during the heavy winter rains and use it in the dry season to keep streams flowing?

JASON MELADY, Senior Hydrogeologist with GSI Water Solutions will give a presentation on Potential Use of Aquifer Storage (and Recovery) as a Tool for Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration.

Jason is currently working on a feasibility study for storing stormwater on Cooper Mountain in a well for supplementing summer creek flows.

Jason has 14 years of experience managing and supporting water resource, groundwater supply, and water rights projects. He is an expert in the design and operation of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) well systems. Jason has a comprehensive understanding of hydrogeologic investigations and regulatory policies and procedures, and has conducted groundwater supply investigations, ASR feasibility evaluations, and provided ASR operational support for several municipal, agricultural, and industrial clients. He has experience evaluating and designing water supply and irrigation wells, and is familiar with well drilling techniques and developing technical specifications for public procurements. As a certified water rights examiner, Jason has a thorough understanding of Oregon water law, and completes water right transfers, permit applications, limited licenses, ASR permits, and beneficial use claims.

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Candidates attending will be: State Senator- Jessica Kensinger -R,
Incumbent Jeff Kruse- R, Judge of the Circuit Court – 15th District, Ryan P. Hughes, Rick
Inokuchi, Megan L. Jacquot , Curry County District Attorney - Eric Bryant, Incumbent Everett Dial, Curry County Commissioner Position #2 - Sue Gold, Ron Hedenskog, David G. Itzen, Christopher Paasch, Curry County Commissioner Position #3 - Court Boice, Incumbent Susan Brown, Eric Hanson, Carlton A. Strom.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Apr 22 Fri
Moderator: TBA
Candidates: Aaron Cluette, James Manning, Julie Fahey
Public Meeting
6:00 PM
Earth Day CelebrationEliot Chapel  6:00 pm - 8:30 pmBuchan Reception Hall (B102-Middle Section)  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Apr 23 Sat
Public Meeting
Jo Ann Hardesty or Cynthia Harris
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
General membership meeting
Apr 24 Sun
Portland's urban forest is rooted in the city's history. Bring your bike and join historian Dave Hedberg on a 2-mile tour using historic photographs, archival collections, and living trees to explore Portland's oldest living artifacts Tour Heritage Trees. Not only will you learn about Portland's past but also the many ways to see and interpret both history and nature in the Portland landscape, including our own First Unitarian Church. Bring the whole family. Facilitator: David-Paul B. Hedberg is a graduate student in the History Department at Portland State University and the author of the award-winning publication From Stumptown to Treetown: A Field Guide for Interpreting Portland's History Through its Heritage Trees, produced in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation and Oregon Historical Society.

Details: Sunday, April 24 1 - 3 p.m. Fee: $10/person, $15/family Reference #: C29WS16
Sign up online: tinyurl.com/1stCh-Registration
According to Travel Oregon, "Whether you're into road biking, mountain biking or in-town cruising, Oregon has the trails and bike paths to suit your cycling. We have the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation as well as world class single-track mountain bike trails winding through deep forests and along wild rivers."

Please join local cycle enthusiasts and experts for a discussion on what makes Oregon such a great state for those who prefer transportation of the two wheel variety. The panel includes Alison Graves, Executive Director of Cycle Oregon, Mychal Tetteh, CEO of Community Cycling Center, and Rob Sadowsky, Executive Director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
Apr 25 Mon
“Gas Tax” Ballot Measure
Wayne Morse Center, Panel: Betsy Boyd, Jeff Mapes, Serena Cruz, and Jack Robertson
FINDING PLACE is a day-long educational experience for high school students to explore both global and local perspectives and hear the human stories of families on the move. Students will leave with tools to better understand the political, social, cultural, and economic issues that impact newly arrived youth and their families in both school and community. They will also leave with content knowledge and a deeper understanding of what it means to be displaced.

The Youth Forum is FREE and welcomes delegations of between 10 & 20 students per school or organization.

Space is limited so CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY:
worldoregon.org/civicrm/event/register?id=541

Questions? Email K-12 Education Director, Karen Ettinger: karen@worldoregon.org
Apr 26 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Kathryn Scotten
503.284.5009 home
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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.
Apr 27 Wed
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LWVPDX - Candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner & Metro Councilor
 
In her stirring and insightful analysis, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket), activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and the persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and black unemployment. In this context, Taylor argues that the new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation. This is event is sponsored by Rethinking Schools.
Apr 28 Thu
This should be good for a laugh.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-town-hall-w-gov-john-kasich-tickets-24867906578
Sponsored by LWV and Salem City Club
For more info call Chair of Voter Service, Cathy Frischmann 208-406-4559
Eugene Voters are provided an opportunity to to learn more about candidates running for Eugene Mayor
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Apr 29 Fri
This event runs from Friday, April 29, 2016 at midnight through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at midnight.

Description:
Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Spring Used Book Sale is happening
April 29 - May 2nd. We have thousands of quality books, dvds, cds, audio books, and LPS starting at just $2. We will have a Collector's Corner on April 29th and 30th filled with unique books! Test your literary knowledge at our trivia event taking place on Sunday, May 1st starting at 1p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Multnomah County

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The Bus Project and Know Your City present AMERICA’S NEXT TOP CANDIDATE, an election year showcase that reveals a more interesting side of the local leaders who are competing for your vote.

Join us for an entertaining night full of whacky contests and displays of talent, and sometimes lack of talent. We’ll even (occasionally) discuss relevant stuff, like reducing barriers to voting, institutional racism, and access to a quality education.

We’re also holding a “Straw Poll” at the event - each attendee will get a straw during entry and will choose their preferred candidate by dropping a straw in the respective bucket. The winner of both races will be announced at the end of the event.

This year's America’s Next Top Candidate features the candidates for Secretary of State Candidates and six candidates running for Mayor of Portland.

Get $16 Tickets
Apr 30 Sat
This event runs from Friday, April 29, 2016 at midnight through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at midnight.

Description:
Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Spring Used Book Sale is happening
April 29 - May 2nd. We have thousands of quality books, dvds, cds, audio books, and LPS starting at just $2. We will have a Collector's Corner on April 29th and 30th filled with unique books! Test your literary knowledge at our trivia event taking place on Sunday, May 1st starting at 1p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Multnomah County

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At Portland State University Parkway North in Smith Student Union Building

The popularity of Bernie Sanders’ campaign is evidence of widespread anger toward the deep inequality and oppression in our society. Many people are seeking out an alternative to capitalism and are for the first time embracing socialism. This conference will bring students and workers to discuss and debate strategies for building a socialist movement and a better world.

RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1105335972856467

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A People's History of Portland highlights the roots of Portland's downtown immigrant and working class communities, and celebrates the ongoing decades of social justice leaders and grassroots movements.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, the foundation of the city was built by immigrant labor.This tour tells Portland’s story from the viewpoint of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and LGBTQ communities, whose histories are often left out of the mainstream. A People's History of Portland tour challenges you to take a closer look at Portland and how we got to where we are today.

Our special May Day themed tour includes new sites of significance that are important places for labor activism and direct action.

Tour Highlights:

  • Portland's "Old" and "New" Chinatowns
  • The site of Portland’s first African American community
  • "Nihonmachi," Portland’s Japantown
  • LGBTQ roots in Old Town
  • Jewish roots in Portland
  • Marie Equi in Portland and early Portland women’s history

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Suggested $5 donation Sliding Scale: No one will be turned away from the film. A special presentation by the Multnomah County Green Team. Contact Shawn Postera for more information (503) 988-7995, or shawn.postera (at) multco.us

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