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1 August 2016 - 31 August 2016
Aug 1 Mon
TV Show
Campaign $$$ Reform
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Intrepid filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO’s Emmy-winning Journeys with George) takes viewers behind the scenes at top-dollar fundraisers and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors from both political parties to find out why they are pouring millions into the election. It will show many times on various HBO channels and be available on HBO On Demand on August 2.
Aug 2 Tue
Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Aug 3 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.
Author Event
7:30 PM
Nestled in the floodplain between North Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, a housing project was built to help house World War II shipyard workers. Its very name, Vanport, is derived from Vancouver and Portland. When the U.S. entered the war, the demand for ships and for workers to build those ships became a huge priority. Portland had a serious lodging shortage, so much so that these workers lived in cars, tents, parks, and whatever shelter could be found. Vanport, built in a little over a year to house them, was a city that did not sleep. In its heyday, Vanport was the second-largest city in Oregon, with a population of over 40,000 residents. And on May 30, 1948, it was a city that disappeared just as quickly as it came into existence, leaving a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Published to coincide with the 68th anniversary of the flood that destroyed the city, Zita Podany’s Vanport (Arcadia) tells the storied history of Vanport.
Aug 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.
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
Aug 6 Sat
Elected officials from around the Tualatin Basin and beyond race in canoes and kayaks for honor, glory, and a hideously ugly canoe paddle trophy. Elected officials can reserve a boat here. The rest of you can come and cheer on your favorite politician.

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Aug 7 Sun
The North Portland 350 Group is excited to offer a guided bike ride of North Portland’s energy hub, where 90% of all Oregon’s oil is brought and distributed and stored.
The ride will highlight the area’s natural geography and history. We plan on stops that offer information on air pollution, gas tanks, trains, and pipe lines. We will look at public transportation and the many efforts people and groups are making for change.

The ride will start at the University of Portland with a brief overview of climate change and how Portland’s climate change resolution in light of North Portland’s current infrastructure and oil import/export systems. We will also connect the superfund sites to climate change.
Ride will be about 6 miles and take about 2.5 hours.
All riders must wear helmets. Please bring water and a lunch.
Aug 9 Tue
Oregon PSR and partner organizations invite you to join us for Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Creating a Nuclear Free Future, our 2016 memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider, a hibakusha (survivor of the atomic bombing) who made a profound impression at our 2011 commemoration, will be back to share her remarkable story this year. Also joining us will be Unit Souzou, a Portland based taiko ensemble, performance artist and educator Chisao Hata, and our event emcee will be Lynn Longfellow, Executive Director of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
After we all view Jesse Williams’ BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance speech, our panel of Women of Color from various ethnic and religious backgrounds will discuss whether Williams’ speech has relevance for cultures other than African Americans. Speakers include Deka Ali, Samira Brotherson, Norma Hernandez, Leocadia Montero-Hainley and Fahima Osman.
Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Aug 10 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 Economic Justice Action Group and the City Repair Project for an evening with Charles Eisenstein. Charles is the visionary author of “Sacred Economics” and “The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible”, with live music by East Forest

More info on EJAG website

Aug 11 Thu
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
Aug 13 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.
Aug 15 Mon
Featuring distinguished guest Reverend Traci Blackmon, Pastor at King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri; with Terry McCray Hill, Pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal; and artist Arvie Smith. Moderated by Teressa Raiford.

Join us for this presentation and intimate panel discussion about issues ranging from police accountability in the 21st century, the shifting landscape of social justice activism in the United States since the death of Michael Brown, and the vital role that artists play across all aspects of this social movement. Presented in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Women in Ministry Social Justice Luncheon.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reverend Traci D. Blackmon is the Acting Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for The United Church of Christ. She is also a Pastor at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri, where she has served since 2009. Reverend Blackmon previously served as Pastor of Simpson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Columbia, Missouri. She received a B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College and an M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary. Reverend Blackmon served on the Ferguson Commission, and was also recently appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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Public Forum with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Mayor Charlie Hales about adopting a system of public funding of campaigns for city elected offices.

The Open and Accountable Elections package features a public campaign finance matching system, increased penalties for willful violations of election laws, improved contribution reporting requirements, and other reforms to increase transparency and accountability. Details will be shared and feedback will be encouraged.

A second meeting will be held on September 9 to present the final draft prior to filing the ordinance.

For more information: Christina Nieves 503-823-3990 (Cristina.Nieves@portlandoregon.gov) or Tim Crail 503-823-3988 in office of Commissioner Fritz.
Aug 16 Tue
Aug 17 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.
$6 or $7

Join NAACP Portland Chapter and Oregon Sierra Club for a special screening of Time To Choose and featuring a special keynote address by social justice activist, leader, and NAACP Portland Chapter President Jo Ann Hardesty.

Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and it is also our greatest opportunity. We have the solutions we need, but we are in a race against the clock to implement a just transition in time.
Narrated by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac and directed by Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson, TIME TO CHOOSE captures the urgency and innovation of this critical moment and leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat.

Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an in-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.

Film Duration: 97 mins. | Rating: NR

Tickets: www.omsi.edu/calendar?keywords%5B%5D=345#nodeid-9182.
Adult $7.00 Senior $6.00 Youth $6.00
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.
Come join The Bus Project for an evening of saucy political trivia!

We know it's the same night as the PPAO Pink Out Party! We plan to be there too. And then we play to head on over to the Waypost!

Make sure to bring your squad -- the mo' people, the mo' money, the BIGGER the prize.

The Waypost is donating $1 to the Bus from each signature Bus Project drink purchase during trivia! The event is 21+.

Cost: $3 for individuals, $10 for a group of 4

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Aug 18 Thu
19th Amendment ratified
 
We'll be meeting at Refuge PDX again to listen to some badass presentations and share how we're working to make the world a better place. Speakers this month include:
  • Mackenzie Wolf: Elementary school English teacher, Voluntaryist
  • Kyle Hubler: Special needs teacher at Evergreen Middle School
  • Chris Krantz: Unusually badass high school english teacher at LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory
  • Emily Bookstein: Chapter President at Resource Generation. Active with SURJ and SJF
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Presentations begin at 6:30 pm.

Please RSVP! Otherwise, you'll have to donate $5 to buy books for local homeless: www.meetup.com/HelpersUnited/events/233177897/
We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. In Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation), journalist Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country. They are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it – and in many cases, they already have. Jaffe will be joined in conversation by Matt Bors, editorial cartoonist and editor of online comics for The Nib.
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
Aug 20 Sat
On Saturday, August 20, thousands of Oregonians will come together to demonstrate their unified opposition to the largest free trade agreement ever: the TPP. Join us for an afternoon teach-in at Portland State University covering the environmental consequences of the TPP, then march with us to a free concert and rally at Director's Park in downtown Portland from 5 - 10pm.
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm: Teach In at PSU
  • 4:00 - 4:45pm: March/Bike Ride (S. Park Blocks)
  • 5:00 - 10:00pm: Concert and Rally Against the TPP (815 SW Park Ave)
Rock Against the TPP is a nationwide uprising and concert tour meant to raise awareness about the threats of the TPP and the likely vote in Congress right after the election. This massive event is sponsored by the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Alliance for Democracy, the Sierra Club, Fight for the Future, Firebrand Records, and many others. For more information and to get your free tickets CLICK HERE. (p) Featuring Anti-Flag(acoustic), Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly, Downtown Boys, Bell's Roar, Evan Greer, Taina Asili, and more

Join us for this family-friendly concert with food carts, a beer garden, trade-themed carnival games, and more! Get your free tickets today!
Hosted by actress Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag (acoustic), Downtown Boys, and others will perform at a FREE concert to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a secretive trade deal that threatens our most basic rights.
Learn more and RSVP (required): www.rockagainstthetpp.org/portland-or/
Presented by Fight for the Future and Firebrand Records. Sponsored by CWA, CREDO, Sierra Club, Demand Progress, Public Citizen, Citizens Trade Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Teamsters, Top Secret Plans, UFCW.

Full line-up:
  • Anti-Flag (acoustic) Legendary political punk band from Pittsburgh
  • Downtown Boys Bilingual dance party dubbed ‘America’s Most Exciting Punk Band’ by Rolling Stone.
  • Evangeline Lilly Golden Globe nominated Actress, known for her roles in Lost, The Hobbit, Hurt Locker, and Ant-Man
  • Taina Asili  Puerto Rican singer, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.
  • Sihasin  Brother and sister duo known as the drummer and bassist of legendary indigenous Navajo Nation punk band Blackfire.
  • Bell’s Roar  NY-based Firebrand Records multi-instrumentalist and producer blending synth-pop, rock, and soul.
Tickets: www.rockagainstthetpp.org/portland-or/.
Aug 23 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.
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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.
Aug 24 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.
Aug 25 Thu
Join us on the one year anniversary of the city's declaration of a housing emergency to demand a REAL response with REAL impact to our housing crisis. will we let our lack of tenant protections continue to add our families, our sick, and our elderly to the growing homeless population this winter?

Together we can control the rent. But only if we do it together. WE NEED EVERYONE there to show our city that this is a problem we can ignore no longer. We won't settle for any more excuses -- but that goes for all of us too. YOU need to be there to show that renters aren't just a special interest group -- that we are Portland. And being able to have safe, stable, secure, healthy, affordable housing in the communities we built and mututally depend upon is good for everyone, good for the city, and vastly more important than an entitlement to profit.

We need moms, dads, grandparents, kids, teens, aged, business owners, homeowners, union members, policy makers, doctors, nurses, laywers, truck drivers .... every age, size, ethnicity, nationality, and color. This march is LEGALLY PERMITTED and will be SAFE and FAMILY FRIENDLY because EVERYONE NEEDS HOUSING.

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Imagine turning abandoned parking lots into solar fields. Picture curbing carbon pollution from power plants to save billions of dollars, and lives. What if local residents could earn a family sustaining wage from the money they earn back by installing solar panels on local schools and churches?

This vision of the clean energy economy is part of what the Clean Power Plan is about. Join us to learn more about the Clean Power Plan and possible local benefits, including for low-income communities.

Our panelists will discuss the latest efforts in Oregon, the implication of upcoming hearings in Washington D.C., and elements of the Clean Power Plan that are directed towards low-income communities. You will also learn how you can take action to ensure that Oregon does its part in implementing a strong Clean Power Plan.
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
Aug 26 Fri
A discussion presented by All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon and Black Lives Matter Portland in solidarity with PDX March to End Prison Slavery: September 9th and National Prison Strike September 2016

George Jackson was 18 years old when he was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing $70 from a gas station. Shortly after he was locked up, Jackson began to organize with African political prisoners and helped form a revolutionary organization, the Black Guerilla Family. His punishment for daring to struggle for our freedom was the indefinite extension of his prison term without trial. Jackson would spend 10 more years in prison, 7 of them in solitary confinement.

While held captive for a decade by a state that rightfully fears when we organize, Jackson dedicated himself to the African revolution and the liberation of African people, organizing to build the consciousness and power of prisoners across the country.

At age 29, George Jackson was shot in the back and executed by a prison guard. Two days later, one thousand prisoners rose up in rebellion and seized control of one of the nations most barbaric and inhumane prison facilities - Attica. Their demand was to be treated as human beings.

Join us to talk about George Jackson's writing and politics, the history of the prisoners rights movement, the conditions that led to the Attica Uprising, and why #BlackLivesMatter and all liberation movements resisting capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy must support prison resistance now.

Aug 27 Sat
Public Meeting
Jo Ann Hardesty or Cynthia Harris
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
General membership meeting
Aug 28 Sun
On August 28th, we will celebrate and uplift women & diversity in Portland with a screening of four documentaries filmed by young filmmakers, ages 12-17. This is a night to keep it local and learn about the experiences of women in Portland. We will watch four short documentaries by Portland’s powerhouse young filmmakers from Produced By Her by Vox Siren. Their shorts will explore The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Oregon, The Importance of Safe Space in the LGBTQ community, women and street art, and the experience of black girls in Portland. Vox Siren will also be presenting a short documentary about the girls experience becoming becoming filmmakers.

This event is sponsored by Vox Siren, POWGirls, GirlsInc PNW, Metro, Travel Portland, RACC, Cycle Oregon.
Aug 30 Tue
Join us to hear about environmentally responsible agricultural practices employed by Oregon farmers. Learn about how the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program bolsters farmers using conservation practices through funding and educational support. And learn how consumers can play a roll in climate smart agriculture.

Our Panel: -Kimberly Galland- Conservation Specialist with NRCS
-Eric Harvey & Louis Kemp- Farmer at Our Table Cooperative
-Leslie Carter- co-owner of Jo-Le Farms

Cost: Free, open to the public and all ages are welcome

Alan Wieder will read from his new book "Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but mostly Conversation."

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Monthly Review says:

"Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch. We see Studs, the eminent oral historian, the inveterate and selfless supporter of radical causes, especially civil rights. We see the actor, the writer, the radio host, the jazz lover, whose early work in television earned him a notorious place on the McCarthy blacklist."
Move to Amend Spokespeople David Cobb and Ruthi Engelke are visiting Vancouver this month in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America.

Move to Amend is a national coalition of over 400,000 people and organizations whose goal is amending the United States Constitution to end corporate rule by building a multiracial, cross-class democracy movement.

Ruthi and David’s presentations including a rousing talk called "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule," part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! They will also explore the Rights and Privileges timeline exercise, which helps us to better understand those struggles and the importance of being considered a person under the Constitution.

This event is FREE AND OPEN to the public! Move to Amend finances these tours through the generous donations of event attendees.

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Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Aug 31 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.
Come hang out with James Ofsink and the campaign staff to learn about our volunteer opportunities and begin working on taking a bold step forward for Oregon!

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Dr. Peter deFur will review the EPA's Proposed Plan for clean up of 10 miles of the Willamette River. Come learn why the plan proposed by EPA is inadaquate and how it can be improved.

Sponsored by Unite Oregon, formerly Center for Intercultural Organizing & Oregon Action.

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