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1 June 2016 - 30 June 2016
Jun 1 Wed
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
Welcome to the meeting.
Come to our first open meeting! We'll be discussing local efforts currently underway to improve the democracy of our city and state. Specifically, we'll be identifying what our volunteers can do to ensure these efforts are successful. Whether you're a member, just curious, or want to collaborate, we would love to meet you in person, and hear your advice.

Can't make it to this one? A OK! 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!

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Jun 2 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.
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
Jun 3 Fri
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LWVOR & LWVWA Joint Council 2016
 
For a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. With your generous support, we continue to grow and deepen our relationship to the struggles of working people. Our continued work and success is only possible because of your support!

Purchase tickets, digital ad space, or to become a sponsor click here!

There are many ways to support our Annual dinner, ranging from sponsorship, digital ad purchases, individual tickets, in-kind donations as well as a donation of your skills or time.

To download a mail-in ticket and sponsor form click here.
To download a full sponsor packet click here.
Tickets: actionnetwork.org/fundraising/justice-jubilee-25th-anniversary-and-annual-dinner/manage.
Jun 4 Sat
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
LWVOR & LWVWA Joint Council 2016
 
Jun 5 Sun
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LWVOR & LWVWA Joint Council 2016
 
Jun 6 Mon
Music, word, and visual art program will pay tribute to 47 lives lost in Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster

As part of the annual U.S. and Canadian observation of “Stop Oil Trains Week of Action”, participants and the public will gather to remember the lives of the 47 individuals who were killed in North America’s deadliest oil train derailment. Since the tragic event in Lac-Mégantic three years ago, there has been a record-breaking number of oil train derailments and explosions. In light of the recent Mosier oil train derailment and fiery explosion, this year’s commemoration expresses concern for - and connection with - communities threatened by oil-by-rail in Oregon, Washington, and everywhere.

Who: Sponsored by Climate Action Coalition, Greenpeace NW, Colombia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Oregon PSR, Friends of Colombia Gorge, Stand Up to Oil
What: 3rd anniversary program commemorating the 47 victims lost in the July 6, 2013 oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
Jun 7 Tue
Join the Eastside democratic Club on our monthly meeting with two guest presentations.

Free and open to the public.
Not associated with the Democratic Party.
Please bring food to share if you are able.

First Presentation:
Speaker: Jules Boykoff, professor and Department Chair, Politics and Government at Pacific University, Forest Grove
Topic: Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. Jules is the author of this new book and will speak of the contemporary era of the games corporate control.

Second Presentation:
Speaker: Brandon Thompson, campaign manager for Keep Oregon Working.
Topic: Keep Oregon Working and Defend Oregon's Ballot is a campaign to educate and inform leaders, union members, volunteers, activists, and others about the destructive impact of a series of anti-progressive measures making their way towards the November ballot.

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.
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.
Jun 8 Wed
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
In 1958 a crew of Quaker peace activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to interfere with US nuclear bomb testing. This bold nonviolent direct action inspired a worldwide movement leading to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

After five years of restoration by Veterans For Peace and many friends, the Golden Rule is once again sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future!
  • REV. GENKO RAINWATER, of Dharma Rain Zen Center, will lead a five-minute meditation
  • HELEN JACCARD, Golden Rule crew member
  • HARVEY WASSERMAN, Solartopia, Solar Energy proponent and vocal opponent of nuclear power
  • KIANNA JUDA-ANGELO,  Living Islands Marshall Islanders support organization
  • MIMI GERMAN, Founder of No Nukes NW/RadCast
  • TERESSA RAIFORD, Don't Shoot Portland
  • FRED SCHAFER, National Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans
  • CHUCK JOHNSON, Physicians for Social Responsibility, works to close the Columbia Generating Station
Music by DAVID ROVICS Suggested donation: $10, nobody turned away Event sponsored by:
  • Veterans For Peace Portland Chapter 72
  • No Nukes NW
  • Alliance for Democracy Oregon
  • Education WithOut Borders
971-282-9986 or 206-992-6364
Jun 9 Thu
Ryan Anfuso, Esq., a successful practicing criminal defense attorney in our city, will advise the membership on the projected plans for a campaign of civil disobedience around the issue of police reform.
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
Jun 13 Mon
Dr Sachs is economic advisor to Ban Ki Moon of the United Nations and Chair of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and New York Times bestselling author of “The Price of Civilization.” He will present, then interact with two panels covering the following topics:

> Why Achieving Peace is Possible, The Paris Climate Change Agreement and Oregon Leadership.

> The UN Millennium Development Goals-What’s next.

Ethical and faith perspectives on the topics will be shared by leaders from diverse faith traditions.

Sponsored by the Wholistic Peace Institute and EMO's Oregon Interfaith Power and Light. Call 503-221-1054 ext. 211 for information. From PDX take bus 35 ,Oregon City TC, to Lake Oswego Town Center.

Suggested donation: $25. Students and seniors $15. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wholism-of-our-times-peace-climate-change-sustainable-development-goals-tickets-7379402993
Jun 14 Tue
Oregonians, impacted landowners, and community groups opposed to the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Pipeline are headed to Salem to show our opposition to the Jordan Cove project and to tell the State Land Board to Stand with us in finality against this dangerous gas export proposal.

Despite denial of federal permits for the project, Oregon agencies continue to move forward with permitting. Many have been fighting this proposal for over a decade and it is time our elected officials stood with the people of Oregon by denying this project. We must hold our elected officials accountable, and remind them that their job is to protect the waterways and people of Oregon. We are headed to Salem to tell them that enough is enough, it is time to shut down Jordan Cove LNG!

The State Land Board, made up of Governor Brown, Ted Wheeler, and Jeanne Atkins, oversees the Department of State Lands which is currently up against a decision on removal fill permits for the Jordan Cove project. Their decision deadline is Friday June 10th.

The State Land Board meeting is June 14 at 10:00 AM. We will show up in red and those who are interested can attend the State Land Board meeting. After the meeting, there will be a rally outside the building with art and signs. We will continue the rally by marching to the state capitol building. If you are coming, please RSVP here:
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It is time for our elected leaders to Stand with the people of Oregon and not corporate fossil fuel interests. Please join us in this show of opposition and let’s shut down the Jordan Cove project once and for all!

If you’re interested in carpooling to Salem as a driver or rider, please call, text, or email me by 12noon on Monday, June 13th.
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
Jun 15 Wed
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
Join Matthew Vines, a nationally recognized leader on inclusion, with local voices, to be part of this spirit-led, faith driven movement for inclusion. In this Pride-centered event, Matthew Vines will share his own story and what the Bible actually says about same-sex orientation. We’ll also be joined by out worship leader Christina Cobb (Seattle’s EastLake Church) who will share music as well as hear perspectives from Portland’s own Robin Knauerhase.

Free tickets (required): www.eventbrite.com/e/god-the-gay-christian-an-evening-with-matthew-vines-on-lgbtq-inclusion-tickets-25528055100
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.
Jun 16 Thu
Join Neighbors for Clean Air, the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, and 350 PDX as we tour some of Portland's worst air polluters.

Portlanders are more aware than ever that our airshed is full of toxic pollution. On this tour, we will ride to or near the sources of major air pollution in order to better inform people about what is going on, how we got here, and what we can do to get clean air.

Bring your signs, masks, costumes. We'll bring good air-themed music. When we're finished, we'll stop in somewhere for a drink to chat & unwind.

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There has been an outpouring of grief, mourning, anger, and solidarity in the wake of the horrific hate crime targeting the LGBT community in Orlando in which 50 people were murdered. Thousands of ordinary people have attended inspiring rallies in Solidarity with the victims, to mourn, show their pride, and continue the struggle for LGBT liberation and opposition to all oppression.

Meanwhile politicians, the media, and those at the top of society are attempting to exploit this tragedy by turning homophobia into Islamophobic bigotry, promising to further erode our civil liberties and increase state surveillance, and outdoing each other with threats of doubling down on the disastrous war on terror which has devastated the Middle East and led to the instability which has created fertile ground for groups like ISIS.

Please join us for a discussion on how we can fight back against homophobia, transphobia and fight for LGBT liberation while rejecting Islamophobia and standing building solidarity with all the oppressed and marginalized in our society.

No #homophobia -- no to all forms of oppression. #lgbtpride #lgbt #lgbtq #gayliberation #socialism #equality #feminism #muslimlivesmatter #gaylivesmatter #translivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #feminism #feminist #antiimperialism #lgbtequality #transgender #solidarity #love

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Please join us for our regular Third Thursday program, Dirty Energy & Dirty Money: How money in politics skews the fight against climate change… and how we can fix it!Common Cause Oregon teamed up with environmental advocates to investigate how big money tried to block major clean energy reform in the Oregon legislature. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
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
Jun 17 Fri
Kick off Pride Weekend with action! Rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its egregious human rights violations at Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, which has been signed but not ratified,

  • creates no human rights accountability for Brunei, where same-sex relationships are punishable by stoning, or Malaysia, where being LGBTTQ can mean imprisonment
  • privileges profit of pharmaceutical companies over access to medicine
  • offshores good U.S. jobs to create jobs with unliveable wages along the Pacific Rim
  • gives corporations rights to sue countries through the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism
  • creates closer trading ties with Malaysia, a country known for its slave labor and human trafficking
  • further consolidates U.S. power and imperialism and perpetuates a U.S. driven world economy
  • threatens indigenous sovereignty and way of life
  • rolls back environmental standards put in place under the last Bush administration

  • On Friday June 17th at Noon, join Oregon Fair Trade and allies, show your pride, rally, and march,all to keep pressure on Congress, specifically Earl Blumenauer, to vote NO on this destructive trade deal!
    Jun 18 Sat
    General admission — $70
    Student and Need-Based admission — $35
    Admission includes lunch and snacks throughout the day.

    For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxmthood-2016-endeavor-tickets-22512001001

    Your admission includes a full day of awesome experiences:

    Talks and performances by 12 incredible community members who have an idea worth spreading
    Breakfast and lunch
    Specially curated TED Talks around the theme "Endeavor"

    Questions? Concerns? General excitement to share? Let us know at hello@tedxmthood.com
    Jun 20 Mon
    Agenda will include:
    • report on DEQ's North Portland Air Monitoring project 
    • Q&A with DEQ, OHA, Multnomah County Health and University of Portland Environmental Science researcher, Dr. Ted Eckman
    • update on Diesel Workgroup
    Jun 21 Tue
    We are pleased to host: Dr. Erin Moore, a Portland-based Naturopathic physician and founder of the new non-profit ParticipAid. When the magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated Nepal last year, Dr. Erin was living in a village in one of the hardest hit regions of the country. She served as a medical first responder, and stayed to coordinate improvised emergency relief for her community. Her experience led her to establish ParticipAid - working now to change the way that vulnerable communities rebuild after natural disasters.

    For free tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/79m-nepal-earthquake-the-firsthand-experience-of-dr-erin-moore-tickets-23207758029
    Jun 22 Wed
    Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
    Jun 23 Thu
    Near 2,000 people - most jobless and with no place to call home - bed down for the night on sidewalks and in public places. Can Portland and its suburbs find a fix? What's the right thing to do now: for the homeless, for citizens, for businesses?

    For free tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-idea-homelessness-tickets-25408774328

    Len Reed, editorial writer for the Oregonian | OregonLive, will moderate a panel of community members and experts to discuss this important issue facing Portlanders.

    Panelists
    • Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer and Portland's next Mayor
    • Deborah Kafoury, Chair, Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
    • Israel Bayer, Executive Director of Street Roots
    • Mitch Hornecker, Chairman of the Board, Portland Business Alliance
    • Michelle Cardinal, CEO, R2C Group, North Park Blocks
    Together, we will begin to strategize ways to build momentum for this campaign. We will:


    Briefly review past divestment movements, and see how we may be able to model after past successes
    Hear from a financial expert about how the PERS fund is managed, the investments it contains, and which parts of the fund may be candidates for divestment targets
    Discuss a strategy for moving forward with our divestment campaign (working with unions, lobbying, legislation, etc.)
    Brainstorm ways to bring more people, and organizations, into the fold as we look to grow this campaign

    This is a new campaign in its infancy stages, so it’s a great time to get involved!! No prior experience is needed, and we welcome anyone to get involved!



    Looking forward to meeting you all soon!
    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
    Jun 24 Fri
    For information on EPA's shockingly inadequate plan: willamette-riverkeeper.org/superfund. Even the Oregonian described it as "doing nothing for the vast majority of the 10-mile-long contamination zone."

    EPA will offer two presentations on the Proposed Portland Harbor Superfund Plan during each public meeting at the following times: 12 noon - 12:30pm and 6:00pm - 6:30pm.

    EPA will accept oral and written comments at the meeting.

    Comments on the Proposed Plan may also submitted in writing to EPA at:

    Online using EPA’s Portland Harbor Proposed Plan comment form
    Email: harborcomments@epa.gov
    Postal mail: ATTN: Harbor Comments, U.S. EPA, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205
    Jun 25 Sat
    Public Meeting
    Jo Ann Hardesty or Cynthia Harris
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    General membership meeting
    Jun 26 Sun
    Resistance Continues!
    Just three weeks after the Mosier oil train derailment, Union Pacific is planning to restart sending oil trains through Oregon and the Columbia Gorge!
    A new report released on Thursday reveals that Union Pacific is “solely responsible”
    for the Mosier derailment. “When it comes down to it, it’s Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track led to this incident,” said Sarah Feinberg, who heads up the Federal Rail Administration.
    Join us for a community meeting Sunday for a night of scheming and dreaming against Union Pacific and oil-by-rail in Oregon.
    **Do not park on 44th Ave*
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    Celebrate Postal Heritage Day & the 241st Birthday of the U.S. Postal Service. Eat birthday cake, hear from our first revolutionary postmaster general, Ben Franklin, and rally to Save Our Downtown Postal Service.

    The Main Post Office in downtown Portland will be replaced, either at its current location or close by.

    More info, contact Portland Communities and Postal Workers United, Send Mail
    Jun 27 Mon
    80 seats available 
    RSVP to pgvoices@comcast.net to ensure admittance

    5:30 pm  Reception/Snack
    6:00 pm  Movie Screening 
    7:30 pm  Talk by Roger Humble, CGAC III
    8:00 pm end
    Common Cause Oregon teamed up with environmental advocates to investigate how big money tried to block major clean energy reform in the Oregon legislature.
    And now we want to share our research with you.
    Find out:
    • Which legislators accepted money from the fossil fuels industry?
    • How did big oil lobbyists try to rewrite our laws?
    • What scare tactics did they use to attempt to block reform?

    Click here to RSVP

    Featuring insights from:
    Nick Abraham--Executive Director, Oil Check NW
    Angela Crowley-Koch--Government Relations Director, The Oregon Environmental Council
    Nikki Fisher--Executive Director, The Bus Project
    Daniel Lewkow--Political Director, Common Cause Oregon
    Jun 28 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
    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.
    Jun 29 Wed
    For information on EPA's shockingly inadequate plan: willamette-riverkeeper.org/superfund. Even the Oregonian described it as "doing nothing for the vast majority of the 10-mile-long contamination zone."

    EPA will offer two presentations on the Proposed Portland Harbor Superfund Plan during each public meeting at the following times: 12 noon - 12:30pm and 6:00pm - 6:30pm.

    EPA will accept oral and written comments at the meeting.

    Comments on the Proposed Plan may also submitted in writing to EPA at:

    Online using EPA’s Portland Harbor Proposed Plan comment form
    Email: harborcomments@epa.gov
    Postal mail: ATTN: Harbor Comments, U.S. EPA, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205
    Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
    Common Cause Oregon teamed up with environmental advocates to investigate how big money tried to block major clean energy reform in the Oregon legislature.
    And now we want to share our research with you.
    Find out:
    • Which legislators accepted money from the fossil fuels industry?
    • How did big oil lobbyists try to rewrite our laws?
    • What scare tactics did they use to attempt to block reform?

    Click here to RSVP

    Featuring insights from: Angela Crowley-Koch from Oregon Environmental Council, Daniel Lewkow from Common Cause Oregon, Nick Abraham for Oil Check NW, David Delk from The Alliance for Democracy, and Amira Streeter, from the Columbia Network of the Sierra Club
    Jun 30 Thu
    We will call on City Council to refer to voters this ballot measure that will create deeply affordable homes for thousands of Portlanders.

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    It's the official launch of the Yes For Affordable Homes campaign, where you'll join fellow supporters to learn what it's going to take to pass this bond in November and how you can help. Together, we can make Portland a place everyone can afford to call home.

    www.facebook.com/events/1818711441685277/
    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
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