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1 January 2017 - 31 January 2017
Jan 1 Sun
New Year's Day
 
Jan 2 Mon
New Year's Day observed
 
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
Jan 3 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 that does not need to be heated to share if you are able.

First Presentation:
Daniel Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
Topic: Climate Action and Pacific Northwest Fossil Fuel Projects in 2017

Second Presentation:
John Elizalde, Representative of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
Topic: Moving from individual church action to combat poverty to collective action, what does it look like and where are we going

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Come hang out, connect, and converse about how we can continue our revolution in this new year! There's good food and drinks available for purchase.

www.facebook.com/events/1385503748169163/
Jan 4 Wed

We need your help to stop the world'ss largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in the small town of Kalama, Washington. A draft permit to dump toxic pollution into the air is out for public comment and decision-makers need to hear from you.

Attend a public hearing:

What: Draft Air Pollution Permit for Northwest Innovation Works public hearing

When: Wednesday, January 4, 2017; Open house from 4:00-5:00; presentation by Northwest Innovation Works from 5:00-6:00 pm; public hearing from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please arrive by 4PM if you want to give public testimony!

Interested in carpooling from Portland or Vancouver? Please email Jasmine@ColumbiaRiverkeeper.org

Submit public testimony today:

The Kalama methanol refinery would be the #1 air polluter in Kalama—dumping up to 53 tons of toxic and hazardous pollution into the air annually. Submit your public comment to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

And then there’s climate change. This one refinery would consume more natural gas than all industry in Washington state combined. The Kalama methanol refinery alone would emit over a million tons of carbon dioxide a year. Speak out today to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen how our voices can force decision-makers to prioritize public health and a clean environment over dirty fossil fuel projects. Speak out today to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

Talking points for written or verbal testimony:

  • If built, the Kalama methanol refinery would be the largest methanol refinery in the world.
  • The Kalama methanol refinery is slated to become the largest source of air pollution in Kalama.
  • Kalama methanol refinery would dump up to 53 tons (106,000 pounds) of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the air annually.
  • Kalama methanol refinery emit over a million tons of carbon dioxide a year—that’s the equivalent of about 227,287 cars.
  • Kalama methanol refinery’s air pollution risk is massive. They propose to emit up to 53 tons (106,000 pounds) of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the air annually. By comparison, Emerald Kalama Chemical released six tons of toxic and hazardous pollution in 2015, according to the EPA.
  • The plant also could emit up to 62 tons (104,000 pounds) of very fine particulate matter — dust and soot particles — annually. Fine particulate matter can enter into the respiratory system and cause long term health impacts.
Sign-up 4 pm: Hearing 6-8 pm. Please wear RED.

Carpools Jasmine@columbiariverkeeper.org or Bonnie @ 503-705-1943 / goto350pdx@gmail.com

More info at Methanol info/video from Columbia Riverkeeper: columbiariverkeeper.org/our-work/methanol/
Welcome to the meeting.
Jan 5 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.
In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure that if built would lock us into the fossil fuel economy and its carbon pollution for decades to come. The Fossil Fuel Resistance team seeks to stop new fossil fuel projects from being built in Portland or to service the Portland metro area, and to engage in regional fights to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the PNW and beyond!

We hope you can join us at our next meeting on January 5th where we’ll talk about the status of fossil fuels in the PNW and start planning our next campaign to stop new fossil fuel power plants from being built to power Portland.

This past September, 350PDX and partners learned that Portland General Electric has plans to build two new LARGE natural gas plants to service the Portland metro area, locking us into burning natural gas for decades to come.

Join us at our next meeting for a short informational presentation on Carty/Boardman and to jump right into the campaign to stop these new gas plants.

Breaking: PGE is moving ahead with these gas plants and just filed for the first of 2 permits they need. The comment period only lasts 45 days, so we have our work cut out. Join us!

What does the Fossil Fuels Resistance Team work on?

* Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Portland
* Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure built to service the Portland Metro Area
* Regional fights opposing fossil fuel exports and new major pipelines, power plants and refineries.
* Rapid response campaigns, like ShellNo.
We will prepare for the Kick-Off Meeting on January 12th. We will also discuss the upcoming National Convention, a weekend when delegates from branches across the country convene to determine the political motivations and focus of the organization for the coming year. All are welcome!

Members: This meeting is especially important after the long break and in order for us to be on the same page for winter term. Please attend if you are able!

www.facebook.com/events/226135884504282/
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
Jan 6 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jan 8 Sun
Join us on Sunday, January 8th, as we do a progressive tour of five Portland homes. Four of these homes belong to members of the Portland Minimalist group and we also will be touring Footprint Hollywood Microhomes. Start at my house where you will get a map and schedule. The home tours will take about 4-4.5 hours with travel, questions and time with other minimalists. This is limited due to our homes not being big, so we are using Eventbright to manage those attending between our Facebook and Meetup sites. Please only get a ticket if you know for sure you can attend and you have 4 hours for the tour.

TICKETS:
www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-minimalist-home-tour-tickets-30798675668
Jan 9 Mon
On January 9, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump’s reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.

Please join us for a rally outside of Senator Wyden’s Portland Office at 911 NE 11th Ave.

A few folks will meet with Wyden’s staff in order to deliver our collective message that we, the people, will hold him accountable to do all he can to fight against Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks, including the following climate deniers:

– Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
– Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
– Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
– Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn’t be in the White House cabinet. It’s up to the Senate to stop these nominations — and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump’s Climate Denial Cabinet. That starts with rallies with all of our friends and neighbors, calling out our Senators to do the right thing and reject the nominations, and having direct conversation with the Senator’s staff to pass along the message that we, as constituents and voters, do not accept Trump’s dangerous nominations.
Jan 10 Tue
Join BerniePDX at its regular meeting time to hear from organizers of the January 20th rally and march to help organize and volunteer for this important event. Other agenda items will be added, and as always we will discuss local events and announcements at the end. Come be part of our Revolution as we continue to plan next steps and build our organization long term.

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/666991296814522/
We are a network of people making a positive impact.

Connect with and learn from people other altruistic Portlanders. Listen to speakers from completely different backgrounds speak about their shared mission to make the world a better place.

*Weather Permitting*

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Jan 11 Wed
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.
"Zaher Wahab was born, raised and schooled in Afghanistan. He received his BA from the American U. of Beirut, an MA from Columbia U., an MA in Anthro and the PH.D. in International Development Education from Stanford U. He taught at Lewis and Clark College for forty years and then went to the American U. of Afghanistan full time in 2014. He is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at AUAF.

Zaher has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system. He knows the country well and knows about US/NATO involvement there first hand. He has just returned from Kabul for a brief visit, and will go back soon. His Talk consists of a critical analysis of the Political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war torn country."

www.facebook.com/events/731777696978739
Jan 12 Thu
Kent Nerburn’s Voices in the Stones (New World Library) is a rare combination of personal memoir, cultural insight, and spiritual teaching that shines a light on our American past while offering us lessons in our quest for a more humane American future. The genius of the Native Americans has always been their profound spirituality and their deep understanding of the land and its ways. For three decades, Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people. Voices in the Stones is a unique collection of his encounters, experiences, and reflections during that time. In his deeply touching work, Nerburn reveals the spiritual awareness that animates all of Native American life, and shows us how we have much to learn from one another if only we have the heart to listen.
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
Jan 13 Fri

Now Is The Time, Healthcare for Everyone Documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg

The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls how that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.

Q & A session follows the screening with a Doctor from Mad As Hell Doctors and a representative from Health Care for All Oregon.

Date/Time: Friday, January 13, 2017. Doors open at 6:30; event starts at 7 PM.
Location: Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon
Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Committee-First Unitarian Church
Alliance for Democracy
Healthcare for All Oregon
www.nowisthetimemovie.com

Click here for a printable poster.
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jan 14 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.
Experienced activists offer workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We'll have a full day of sessions in strategic action planning, media, community outreach, messaging, peace-keeping, tactical design, legal observing, Know Your Rights, non-violent direct action, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

During the MLK Holiday Weekend, we can bring a legacy of activism and non-violent tactics to the present.
Join us on January 14 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We'll have a full day of sessions in strategic action planning, media, community outreach, messaging, peace-keeping, tactical design, legal observing, Know Your Rights, non-violent direct action, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

BerniePDX is cosponsoring this exciting event!! Organizations will be tabling throughout the day. Childcare is provided; RSVP to reserve a spot. Please bring a sack lunch.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect: actionnetwork.org/events/stand-together

Doors 9:30am, opening panel 10am, workshops 11am-5pm.
PICA hosts a weekend's worth of workshops helping attendeeds learn valuable organizing, safety, and protest skills to be used in the ongoing resistance against the Trump administration. Includes self-defense training.

For information, contact: Kirsten Saladow, kirsten@pica.org, 503-242-1419

RSVP Requested: https://t.e2ma.net/click/8lthm/g0td1q/oqjx0d>

http://pica.org/event/first-100-days

On January 28, 2017, First 100 Days will follow up with a day-long event at PNCA (511 NW Broadway) focused on building longer term resistance strategies within the arts community.
Jan 15 Sun
PICA hosts a weekend's worth of workshops helping attendeeds learn valuable organizing, safety, and protest skills to be used in the ongoing resistance against the Trump administration. Includes self-defense training.

For information, contact: Kirsten Saladow, kirsten@pica.org, 503-242-1419

RSVP Requested: https://t.e2ma.net/click/8lthm/g0td1q/oqjx0d>

http://pica.org/event/first-100-days

On January 28, 2017, First 100 Days will follow up with a day-long event at PNCA (511 NW Broadway) focused on building longer term resistance strategies within the arts community.
NOT My President
Sunday, January 15 at 12:00 PM

Follow this link to RSVP. Our MoveOn.Org meeting follows at 2:00 nearby on Hayden Island. go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/gplqsl The D...

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236798173/
MoveOn.org has planned a national day of meetings across the country, prior to the inauguration to develop local agendas to resist Trump.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236410099/
Jan 16 Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
Jan 17 Tue
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members We will discuss types of legal entities available for social enterpreneurs.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/gzzpslywcbwb/
Jan 18 Wed
join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route.

Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome.

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).

Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Enter the church down the brick pathway midway between SW Salmon and Main St, using the right hand door at the end of the pathway. Remember that sometimes the church may be locked up at 7:15, after which access may not be possible. If you are locked out, you can try calling 503.373.4222.

Welcome to the meeting.
Jan 19 Thu
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org.
The evening before the inauguration of Donald Trump, we will be discussing the best ways for revolutionary socialists to unite with various other groups on the left in order to work in solidarity towards common goals. This meeting will be essential preparation for the Inauguration Day protests and for the Women's March the following day.

www.facebook.com/events/613575432175860/
Related group that's focused on communication between people of differing perspectives.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236881744/
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
Jan 20 Fri
Join us in standing up to a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people...

www.meetup.com/Portland-Vancouver-Sierra-Club-Outings-Events/events/236912610/
“This is where the rubber meets the road. The way our generation can change things is by marching in the streets peacefully. Get up on your feet and speak loudly. Share with all your friends and family. We will march from Pioneer Square and voice our outrage for the system that has allowed us to come this far. This is the revolution, join us.”

www.facebook.com/events/676732405838621/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1482195017682306
Democratic Sociables is a fun group for Dem voters 45 and up.

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/235660001
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jan 21 Sat
The election of Donald Trump is a stark reminder of the importance of community, solidarity, and working together to build a just society and economy that truly works for everyone.

Trump's agenda is dangerous for all working people, our unions and especially immigrants, people of color, women and LGBTQ people, muslims, and our jewish sisters and brothers, which means that now is the time to call for a labor-led mass mobilization to give our members and other workers the confidence and determination to unite and fight back.

The Oregon AFL-CIO is encouraging its affiliates to join with other labor unions for local protest actions on Inauguration weekend. We, the undersigned, urge all unions, student, community and faith-based organizations to join us for this action. A united front of all those threatened by the Trump presidency will be needed to defend each. This is only the beginning.

An Injury to One is An Injury to All!

This event will end in time for people to join the Women's March PDX at 12pm.
The Portland International Socialist Organization is excited to be joining the Women's March On Portland. While Trump's bigotry is being inaugurated in DC today, the Women's March signals the inauguration of the Anti-Trump resistance.

While we organize direct resistance with thousands in the streets to Trump's bigotry and misogyny we also want to build lasting organization that can provide a socialist alternative to the system which spawned him. If you are a member of the ISO, an allie organization, or simply interested in socialist politics and want to learn more, come march with us!! We will have the placards above but please feel free to bring your own signs and banners.

The ISO will prepare for joining the march at Noon. www.facebook.com/events/208282922945133

To prepare for engaging the crowd, folks should read the two articles below.

socialistworker.org/2017/01/04/the-anti-choice-onslaught-under-trump
socialistworker.org/2017/01/13/why-solidarity-can-trump-hate

If folks have any questions please contact our contingent coordinators:
Sarah- (503) 200-4181
Jordan- (850) 264-6677

www.facebook.com/events/254864684938283
Jan 22 Sun
We don't give up.
We don't quit.
We will not be silent.

Our inaugural event to introduce our #queerresistance and unique style to the public. The idea here is to use the imagery of funerals and mourning to draw attention to the fight we have on the horizon. We plan toacquire a fake coffin, drape it in a rainbow flag, dress in our freakiest funeral attire and march it through downtown with a funeral dirge playing as an act of mourning for and calling attention to the explicit threats and assaults already being made from positions of power and influence against our rights and well beings; ending with a ceremony and a "laying to rest" of the coffin before a mock headstone we will set up, laying flowers across it.

More info on Facebook
Local singer-songwriter and storyteller Ed Haynes hosts a post-election open mic night featuring an array of post-election-themed performances and speakers. Proceeds go to benefit the Central City Concern. Also says open mic.
Jan 23 Mon
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.
Jan 24 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in the fight against coal.
Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Join us for a viewing of the documentary 'Small is Beautiful - the Tiny House Documentary'. TRAILER: vimeo.com/76514066 "Small is Beautiful ...

www.meetup.com/PDXSustainability/events/236620663/
Kate Gonsalves has led political campaigns with community groups, progressive nonprofits, and unions in multiple states, including directing campaign strategy for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club in California; building political programs and lobbying for the American Federation of Teachers; and advancing ballot measure campaigns at Our Oregon. Kate is passionate about decreasing systemic inequalities in the justice system. Her commitment to criminal justice reform stems from her work with Dr. David Baldus and the American Civil Liberties Union linking race and death penalty sentencing along with coursework examining race and mass incarceration under Dr. Angela Davis.
Free - All welcome
Author Event
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice is heard above the rest. In his New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin’s Press) – a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. In the tradition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time – short, emotional, literary, powerful – this is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
Jan 25 Wed
Hear legislators and the governor's office discuss health policy legislation likely to come before the February session. And pay $45 to hear them.

www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-health-forum-the-2017-legislative-session-postponed-from-121516-tickets-29068894847?aff=eprofsaved
Want to know how you can keep your money where you live? Interested in creating prosperous communities in Oregon, and supporting small business?

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

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/mpsjllywcbhc/
Author Event
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
America faces huge challenges – climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder (co-founder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES! magazine) suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. In The Revolution Where You Live (Berrett-Koehler), join van Gelder as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done.
Jan 26 Thu
We want to invite you (on very short notice!) to a volunteering ‘scramble’ this coming Thursday, where a number of our team leaders will be available all at once to meet with you.
From 3 to 6 pm, drop in for about a half hour. You’ll have a short conversation with someone about your interests and skills, and they will point you to the person in the room who will be able to get you started. We’ve never done this before! Different circumstances call for trying new things, and we’re hoping to be flexible with both the increasing urgency of stopping fossil fuels, and the large number of people ready to get involved.
Join Portland Rising Tide for Round 3 to DEFUND DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)! It is CRUCIAL that we make the DAPL project financially unreasonable to complete. We are spending a day getting as many Portlanders as possible to take their money out of banks that fund DAPL. There will be cocoa, talking to strangers, and the merry jingle of the sounds of oil corporation bankruptcy.

We'll meet up at the Rising Tide office, go over the strategy and talking points and then at 2:30 we will leave to fan out to as many different banks that fund DAPL as possible. Armed with tastefully designed "move your money" info packets (provided at the office), we will stand outside the banks, or on busy intersections or parks, in pairs or small groups and ask folks to move their money to a credit union or local bank that doesn't fund environmental destruction and violate indigenous rights. The goal is to have as many personal conversations with folks as possible and leave with new friends! After banks close we'll meet at The Standard Bar (on 22nd & Burnside) for a tasty beverage and a debrief.

Check out the de-fund DAPL withdrawal tracker, over 43 million and counting! www.defunddapl.org/defund
Let's make this number skyrocket!

Can't make it to the event? Download and share your own Move Your Money packet! portlandrisingtide.org/move-money-packets

What to Bring:
-Warm clothes, snacks and water.
-Treats to entice strangers to talk to you (optional)
-A sign related to NODAPL (optional)
-Musical instrument (optional)

If you can't join at 2pm, check back here and we will post places for people to join in throughout the afternoon.

www.facebook.com/events/804729903000649
Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NOT My President
Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM

Meeting focus/agenda and location to be announced later--- but we wanted to give advance notice of this planned meeting.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236615128/
Let's build momentum by planning for our effective participation in the 1/15 MoveOn event, as well as other protest/opposition events.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236615082/
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
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
Jan 27 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jan 28 Sat
10:00 AM Assembly at Martin Luther King Jr Statue at 777 NE MLK Blvd (at Oregon St, by the Convention Center)

10:30 AM SHARP: March begins

11:45 AM: Rally at Maranatha Church (tabling and refreshments)

March sponsored by Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. Endorsers include Portland NAACP, Urban League of Portland, Portland Copwatch and others.

Guidelines for AMA Coalition Actions and Demonstrations:
1. All AMA Coaltiion actions are guided by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s non-violent direct action principles.
2. Language use in rallies, marches and civil disobedience or other actions must be family and children friendly.
3. All organizations and individuals participating in AMA Coalition demonstrations and actions must show respect for one another.
4. All demonstrations and actions of the AMA Coalition are under the leadership of the AMA Coalition Steering Committee.
The Peace & Justice Ministry Team
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ
presents a workshop with Sally Eck, facilitator

No fee charged
Child Care available
Reservations required. Limited to 30
503.253.5457
office@parkroseucc.org

Jan 29 Sun
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law, one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Proposition 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway.

The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines — prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation? A co-production of American Documentary | POV and ITVS.

A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Discuss Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. How can we use ideas from the book and apply them to Move to Amend? www.meetup.com/Portland-Move-to-Amend/events/236710539/
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