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1 November 2016 - 30 November 2016
Nov 1 Tue
Do Not Resist

Directed by Craig Atkinson
United States, 2016, 73 mins., English

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Do Not Resist starts on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown and offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and glimpses into the future of increasingly militarized forces. From a ride along with a South Carolina SWAT team, to a look inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence,” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of armed-combat equipment, a picture emerges of a future of high-end weapons and battlefield tactics in communities large and small.

Sponsored by School of Social Work at Portland State University
The Road

Directed by Zanbo Zhang
China/Denmark, 2015, 95 mins.

In 2008, the Chinese government initiated an ambitious plan to build a superhighway in the Hunan province in an attempt to stimulate the economy. Zhang’s film, four years in the making, chronicles the imposed project, from villagers forced to leave their homes, to the plight of migrant construction workers accepting hazard and low pay, to the project managers as they negotiate with Communist Party members, careless employers, and local gangsters. The portrait that emerges reveals not just the corruption and violence surrounding the Xu-Huai highway, but also the road that China has taken in trying to build a modern economy with little regard to human and environment cost.
Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Nov 2 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.
Nov 3 Thu
PDX city council will consider a proposal for Public Funding of Elections for city officials.

It’s clear that special interest money plays too big a role in the democratic process. "Open and Accountable Elections" is an important step forward to restoring balance to our democracy. It encourages candidates to forgo big money and rely on small-dollar campaign contributions from the people who live in our city. It does this by matching small dollar contributions at 6-to-1. It will also cap all contributions at $250. This puts voters-and not wealthy special interests-at the center of our democracy

More info from Common Cause here
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.
From Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, authors of Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide (Ten Speed), Schatz and Stahl tell engaging and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success. Based on the beloved Dead Feminists letterpress poster series, Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring’s illuminating Dead Feminists (Sasquatch) looks at 27 women who’ve changed the world. Dead Feminists takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too).
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
Nov 5 Sat
Join us for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, featuring on-stage author interviews and discussions (with over 100 authors), pop-up events, a book fair and exhibition, writing workshops, and more. A full schedule, ticketing information, and other festival details are available at Literary-Arts.org.
Nov 8 Tue
General Election
 
Hosted by Bri Pruett, with local election analysis from Jefferson Smith.

www.mississippistudios.com/event/1367627-election-night-in-america-portland/
Live Election Results! Games, Prizes and Party Favors! Guest Speakers! Drink Specials! Taco Trucks on Every Corner! Skittles! Dance tunes provided by DJ Gregarious! FREE FREE FREE!

...the Mercury has a Donald Trump piñata ready to be dramatically and ceremoniously destroyed during our Election Party by lucky audience members!

Play a round of “Grab That Pussy” (as in, cat) with Wm. Steven Humphrey!

Participate in our wall-building contest. Build the best wall, the most tremendous wall to keep out the bad hombres and WE’LL pay for it. Believe us.

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Oregon Progressive PartyDrop your ballot off at the Multnomah County Election Office and then meet Team Chloe and James Ofsink (for Oregon Senate District 21) across the street at Holocene to watch the returns roll in! DJs! Karaoke! Fun! All ages until 9pm. 21+ after 9pm. It's going to be crowded, so we recommend people arrive early.
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Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Nov 9 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.
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.
Nov 10 Thu
In their enlightening book "All the Real Indians Died Off" (Beacon), scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. They deftly show how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land. "All the Real Indians Died Off" challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history.
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
Nov 11 Fri
Veteran's Day holiday
 
Nov 12 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.
Nov 14 Mon
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
PDX - Election Methods Study Meeting
 
Nov 15 Tue
Every year we gather together to discuss the latest civil liberties and civil rights issues at our annual membership meetings.

Join us to hear a brief update on our work, take a deeper look at the state of privacy in Oregon, and learn how you can get involved in the fight for civil liberties and civil rights.

Note that ACLU of Oregon has consistently opposed having limits on political campaign contributions or expenditures and has expended considerable time and effort in engaging in litigation to stop such campaign finance reforms. RSVP
Born on Third Base, A One Percenter Makes The Case For Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, And Committing To The Common Good, by Chuck Collins

Come join us for a conversation with Chuck Collins about his new book, Born on Third Base.

With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth; limits our ability to address crises like climate change; and creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in. In Born on Third Base, Collins calls for an end to class war, busts the myths that define our views of rich and poor, and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future.

Collins grew up in the 1 percent as the great grandson of meatpacker Oscar Mayer, but at age 26 he gave away his inheritance. He has been working to reduce inequality and strengthen communities since 1982 and in the process has cofounded numerous initiatives, including Wealth for the Common Good (now merged with the Patriotic Millionaires), United for a Fair Economy, and Divest-Invest.

Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Bernie PDX Biweekly Meeting
Nov 16 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.
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.
From Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch (who coined the phrase "net neutrality"), comes The Attention Merchants (Knopf) – a revelatory look at the rise of "attention harvesting" and its transformative effect on our society and our selves. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials, and other efforts to harvest our attention. Over the last century, few times or spaces have remained uncultivated by the "attention merchants," contributing to the distracted, unfocused tenor of our times. Wu argues that this is not simply the byproduct of recent inventions but the end result of more than a century’s growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention.
Nov 17 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
Nov 18 Fri
get this bookAboard fishing vessels from Alaska to Maine, inside restaurants of top chefs, and from the halls of Congress, in The Fish Market, journalist Lee van der Voo tells the story of the people and places left behind in this era of ocean privatization—a trend that now controls more than half of American seafood. Following seafood money from U.S. docks to Wall Street, she explains the methods that investors, equity firms, and seafood landlords have used to capture the upside of the sustainable seafood movement, and why many people believe in them. She also goes behind the scenes of the Slow Fish movement—among holdouts against privatization of the sea— to show why they argue consumers don’t have to buy sustainability from Wall Street, or choose between the environment and their fisherman.

 "In The Fish Market, Lee van der Voo uses her gifts for storytelling and imbedded reporting to skillfully lay out the economic, environmental, and societal trade-offs of privatizing American commercial fishing. In a world where establishing sustainable seafood is essential, van der Voo paints a future that must balance the rights of the individual fisher with the more effective conservation practices of private enterprise. A timely page-turner of a book!"

        - James McClintock, author of A Naturalist Goes Fishing
Nov 19 Sat
Winona LaDuke will speak on Nature’s historic position as “property” and the international call to legally recognize Nature’s right to exist, persist and naturally evolve. This global movement is dedicated to normalizing the notion of “rights of Nature”.

Many nations have expanded their body of legal rights to recognize a human right to a healthy environment, including Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, and Finland. However, as global warming accelerates and ecosystems are pushed to collapse, we are finding that the human right to a healthy environment cannot be achieved without securing the highest protections for the natural environment. This means recognizing in law the right of the environment itself to be healthy and thrive.

Rights of Nature laws recognize the inalienable and undamental rights of natural communities and ecosystems to exist, thrive, regenerate, and evolve. This includes the Rights of Nature to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. Activities that would interfere with or violate these rights are prohibited.
Nov 21 Mon
Join community leaders, artists, friends, and neighbors to brainstorm how to put our fears and frustrations into positive action. ALL are welcome. Organizations will be present to advise on how to get involved both locally and nationally on issues such as immigration, discrimination based on race, gender, and sexuality; reproductive health, income inequality, climate change, and more.

Together we can continue to demonstrate our values of tolerance, engagement and positive action.

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” - Toni Morrison

Doors 5:30pm
Program 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Speakers (more confirmed soon!): Alberto Moreno, Elizabeth Woody, Ana del Rocio Valderrama, Kevin Carroll
LIVE MUSIC by Lost Lander and a SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST!
Tabling/Fair 7:15-9pm
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.
In Ancient Places (Sasquatch), Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. Ancient Places is a compelling collection of stories about the natural and human history of our region. Join naturalist Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest. The Hidden Lives of Owls (Sasquatch) explores questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology.
Nov 22 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.
Mark Larabee and Barney Mann’s The Pacific Crest Trail (Rizzoli) celebrates the history, beauty, and importance of the West Coast’s most iconic hiking trail. The only illustrated book officially published with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, The Pacific Crest Trail explores this legendary footpath with over 250 spectacular contemporary images, unpublished historical photos and documents from the PCTA archives, and even the official trail map folded into an inside pocket.
Nov 23 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.
Nov 24 Thu
Thanksgiving Day holidays
 
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
Nov 25 Fri
Thanksgiving Day holidays
 
Nov 26 Sat
Public Meeting
Jo Ann Hardesty or Cynthia Harris
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
General membership meeting
Nov 28 Mon
Portland, Oregon, is one of the most beautiful, livable cities in the United States. But liberal Portland is also the whitest city in the country. This is not circumstance; the city has a long history of officially sanctioned racialized displacement that continues today. Over the last two and a half decades, Albina – the one major Black neighborhood in Portland – has been systematically uprooted by market-driven gentrification and city-renewal policies. In What a City Is For (MIT), Matt Hern uses the case of Albina (and others) to investigate gentrification in the 21st century.
Nov 29 Tue
Join Friends of Family Farmers for an informative discussion on the environmental and social impacts of mega-CAFOs Confined Animal Feeding Operations)in Oregon, learn all about pasture-based, socially responsible alternatives for dairy and meat production, find out what you can do to help prevent the spread of new mega-CAFOs across Oregon.br br More info
Sponsored by Ending the New Jim Crow, social justice group of the First Unitarian Church

From The Guardian: “There is something bracing, even exciting, about the intellectual rigour that Ava DuVernay brings to this documentary about the prison system and the economic forces behind racism in America. The film takes its title from the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery but left a significant loophole…” From The New York Times: “Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13TH will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking.” The discussion following the film will feature Orentheo Rivers, who works with clients in reentry at the Volunteers of America. If you can, please bring a finger snack or beverage to share.

Free - All Welcome
David France’s How to Survive a Plague (Knopf) is the riveting story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Powerful and heart-wrenching, France’s book is destined to become the definitive history of the battle to halt the AIDS epidemic.
Nov 30 Wed
Occupation-Free Portland invites all to attend the City Council Hearing on the recommendations of the Socially Responsible Invesments Committee. Come one and all to hear testimonies on why the City of PDX should place companies that violate human rights, labor justice, destroy the environment and have really bad ethics on the DO NOT BUY LIST. Caterpillar, Wells Fargo and Bank of NY Mellon were recommnded by the SRI Committee. Let's all be there to be sure the City Council does the right thing.
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.
Is there a business or organization that you have a Request for? Bring your ideas for how to make it better: more thoughtful, ethical or compassionate, and less dehumanizing, selfish or harmful. We'll help you turn your ideas into Requests.

Visionary Society Requests is a new system that the community can use to engage with businesses and organizations in a way that wasn't possible before. Come to this Meetup to learn about Requests and start building them!

We all go to businesses and organizations: cafes, restaurants, stores, theaters, schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, etc. Think about the places you use and how they operate. You can leave this Meetup with an active Request that you can actually use – with our Invitation Cards, and by spreading the Request in the community to help it gain momentum.

Join us in this new, innovative area of Visionary Society! For more information and to RSVP please go to our Meetup page at www.meetup.com/meetup-group-BzTsXpFt/events/235336590/
Young Professionals' Discussion Group - Castro's Legacy

Fidel Castro was one of the few remaining symbols of the Cold War, and a polarizing figure. To many of the world's marginalized people, he was a hero and inspired decades of independence and anti-imperialist movements. In the West, the focus was often on his autocratic domestic policies and refusal to abdicate power. What does Castro mean in the post-Cold War context? How will historians remember him? What does he symbolize for today's youth? How does the perception differ around the world?

New to Discussion Group? This is an informal affair, no registration required. Simply come ready to listen and discuss. Send questions to youngprofessionals@worldoregon.org.
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