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28 July 2017 - 27 August 2017
Jul 28 Fri
EXPLORE CULTURAL ORGANIZING TOOLS, RESOURCES, & OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON:

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department and action network, inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. In this 3 hour gathering, you will meet other local organizers, community members, and citizen artists through games and co-created conversations that exemplify the USDAC’s organizing tools. You will walk away with a deeper local network, some organizing/art making/facilitation tools, and a connection to a national network of people planting seeds for collective imagination!

Local Organizers include: Candace Kita, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University ...more to be announced

RSVP Required: actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here usdac.us | youtu.be/FOb4z6hfE7k
More about Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS): www.apano.org/resources/rent-our-space/

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The **APANO/Jade Multicultural Space** is a community space, serving Jade District residents with neighborhood events, activities, and meetings.

The **U.S. Department of Arts and Culture** is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.
Though the 2017 Oregon legislative session did result in a balanced budget, the passage of a large $5.3 billion transporation funding package as well as some progress on healthcare and housing, there were a number of issues lawmakers punted including corporate taxes and PERS reform, and a more comprehensive housing bill. Join us as we debrief this year's highly contentious legislative session and discuss the Oregon Legislature's bipartisanship both currently and historically.

Speakers

- Dr. Jim Moore, Political Sience Professor, Pacific University; Director, Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation

- John Horvick, Vice President and Political Director, DHM Research
Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work.

At the hearing we will hear testimony from:

-Local construction workers about why they organizing, current treatment and exploitation by contractors, and why they believe equity policies within the construction industry are so important,

-Wage theft experts who can place the rampant exploitation in the Portland-area within a broader context, and

-Immigrant rights advocates on the importance of protect immigrant workers.

At Portland Jobs with Justice, we truly believe that an injury to one is an injury to all, and that showing up in solidarity and supporting each other’s struggles is vital to building a successful labor movement. In that spirit, we hope that you will be able to attend this important hearing!

Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available at the hearing. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare.

Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.
We are inviting you to our monthly Last Friday get togethers. This one is extra special and important because we are gathering stories from people who have been affected by hate crimes. We are having people join in a safe space to build ties amongst each other to help us build our new effort to push back against hate.

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**Unite Oregon** -

Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon
Jul 29 Sat
THE LIBERATED ARCHIVE: A FORUM FOR ENVISIONING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO ARCHIVES

Hosted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm as part of the annual Society of American Archivists conference in Portland, Oregon. The Liberated Archive goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Held at the Oregon Convention Center (Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232)

FULL SCHEDULE:
archives2017.sched.com/type/education+session/the+liberated+archive
The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

The agenda will be:

- Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
- Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
- Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided (www.eventbrite.com/e/homeless-camp-sweeps-town-hall-tickets-35869826617?aff=mnasocial) Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

There will be coffee, tea, and pastries!
Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

**No Media Allowed**

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The **Montavilla Neighborhood Association**
meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave
Family-friendly vigil in Multnomah Village on SW Multnomah Blvd. & SW 35th – across the street from Marco’s from Noon-1:30. Bring signs, dogs, children and rain gear as needed. We also have extra signs to borrow. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. Planned by the SW Team of 350PDX. See you there!
Don’t buy #NikeLies! Nike will have you believe they promote #equality and empower women, but continue to exploit the labor of working women inside their factories. We are standing up to the world’s largest sportswear brand to demand justice for workers fighting for job security, a living wage and respect for freedom of association. Across Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala and most recently Honduras - Nike is pulling production from union factories to non-union factories in order to avoid responsibility for exploitative practices.

Join United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ), Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (ORFTC), and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) to call for worker justice at Nike stores in 25 cities in the U.S. and around the world. In solidarity with workers fighting back against Nike’s anti-worker practices, we call on everyone to join us at The Nike Factory Store in Portland on July 29th at 1:30.

Please join us on Saturday, July 29th to hold Nike accountable!
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The Nike Factory Store is located in NE Portland on MLK Jr. Boulevard between Knott St and Russell St.
Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!
Jul 30 Sun
Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, July 30 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit JOIN: connecting the street to a home.

About JOIN: connecting the street to a home:

"JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:

- strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
- operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
- pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.

These efforts are performed in service to the vision of a community where outcomes cannot be predicated based on a person’s perceived identity."

For more info and to donate online, please visit joinpdx.org and facebook.com/joinpdx
Medicare is a highly successful system that provides health care access for over 55 million Americans. It is also a government run system that provides a model for how we can implement single payer health care in the United States.

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Medicare and to build a movement for Medicare for All.

Meet at North Park Blocks at 11 AM (Corner of W Burnside and Park Ave)
March to Skidmore Fountain 11:30 AM for the cake.
Jul 31 Mon
Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.

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The **YWCA of Greater Portland**'s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
REGISTER here: www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36080668250

6:00pm networking, snacks and seating time. Workshop begins at 6:30pm.

SWAG and UNLOC, two local social action groups, are excited to partner with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland to bring her hands-on, interactive workshop on bystander support & intervention to Multnomah Village. The primary focus of this workshop is learning how to be an ally and accomplice when encountering threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger while keeping ourselves and others safe.
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Please get your tickets early (a small number of tickets will be available at the door). A sliding scale donation of $10-$25 is requested to secure your ticket. All donations benefit Don't Shoot Portland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact swactiongroup1@gmail.com for questions.
 
Aug 1 Tue
11:30 a.m. (optional): Planning meeting - In the courtyard

12:00 p.m.: Speak with staffer

**Indivisible Oregon** -

We are dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda through grassroots advocacy, working through our own Members of US Congress. We are part of a national movement that is implementing the strategy outlined at IndivisibleGuide.com.
The Safety and Savings Act passed and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us as we commemorate this truly amazing victory, share stories, and get energized about the exciting work we will be embarking on in the coming year.

We will be serving up delicious Salt & Straw Ice Cream and toppings so be sure to bring your sweet tooth. This party is family-friendly and all are welcome to attend!

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**Partnership for Safety and Justice** -
We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just.
This is our chance to be heard. Let’s get a strong showing! Indivisible Clackamas will provide suggested questions ahead of time.

Don't forget your AGREE/DISAGREE signs. Look for the "Indivisible Signs" at the event!

Representative Kurt Schrader

- Clackamas County Town Hall
- Tuesday, August 1st from 6 to 7 pm PT
- Milwaukie Center
- 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
- Milwaukie, OR 97222

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**Indivisible Clackamas** -

We are a place for groups in Clackamas County to organize, resist the harmful agenda of the Trump administration, and support worthy causes.
Big Money Out of Oregon Politics

Sign the ballot petition to put an Oregon constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot to allow campaign contribution limits in our state! David Delk will update us on this game-changing initiative and how we can help pass it!

Public Banks?
David will also discuss the efforts to create a public bank in Portland and how this can stimulate the local economy, help insulate us from financial crises, and break our connection to big banks.

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**BerniePDX**
is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.
Aug 2 Wed
Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival
pre-booked tickets $10 before July 25.

Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

*Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock* is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (*Gasland*, *How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change*), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (*Incident In New Baghdad*) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

*Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock* will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page.
Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.

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**Be Space** -
Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.
Welcome to the meeting.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Aug 3 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.
Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

“Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

– Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

“Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

– Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.
Aug 4 Fri
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
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Aug 5 Sat
Mark your calendar for another fun day at the 18th Annual Iranian Festival.

- Live music, dance performances including kids’ Rainbow Dance, costume fashion show, and more
- Delicious and local Iranian food, dessert and beverages
- Fun activities for children and adults
- Traditional arts and crafts
- Showcasing of traditional outfits
- Iran-related book fair
- Vendor and business booths
- Visual art showcase including calligraphy and traditional Persian carpets
- We are proud to support Oregon Food Bank, and we welcome canned food donations at the festival

Exhibitors: Please call 503.862.8362 for more information, or click here for Booth Rental Form.

Attendance is free, thanks to the generous support of Andisheh Center; our donors; many volunteers; and the local businesses participating in the event.

- www.andisheh.org
- twitter.com/AndishehCenter
Parking is limited. Please consider carpooling or taking public transit if possible.
Enter at South side of school off SW Vermont Street.
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
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    9:15 PM
Saturday 08/05/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Sunday 08/06/17
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Monday 08/07/17
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Tuesday 08/08/17
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Wednesday 08/09/17
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Thursday 08/10/17
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Aug 6 Sun
[endorsing organizations below]

On June 4th, Portland Stands United Against Hate, with the endorsement of 70+ community, faith, labor, and student organizations, peacefully rallied at City Hall with over 1,500 concerned residents to send a message to far right bigots, who were staging a “Trump Free Speech” rally across the street.

Although we successfully confronted their hatred on June 4th, the same group subsequently provoked violence at Portland’s June 17 Trans Pride march and staged a violent “Freedom March” on June 30th. This is not an isolated group. Rather, they represent an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.

On Sunday, August 6th, these same extremists are staging a “Freedom March” on the waterfront at the Salmon Street fountain. Though they have softened their rhetoric, make no mistake, their plan is to instill fear and attack Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

We are gathering in solidarity with communities who are under attack and calling on activists and concerned residents to join a peaceful mass mobilization on the Portland waterfront, in front of the Battleship Oregon Memorial (SW Pine) on Sunday, August 6th at 1:30 pm. We must continue to show up to prove that Portland stands united and will not tolerate white nationalism in any of its guises.

- Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance
- Portland Jobs with Justice
- Portland International Socialist Organization
- Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
- YWCA of Greater Portland
- Veterans for Peace 72
- Jewish Voice for Peace
- Council on American Islamic Relations - Oregon
- March for Truth PDX
- Portland's UnShul
- Congregation Shir Tikvah

{TO ENDORSE, message this page or pdxstandsagainsthate@gmail.com}
This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!

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**Washington County Educate and Organize** -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

**Washco Solidarity** -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.
Holy Trinity will be hosting a viewing and discussion on the documentary 13th on Aug. 6th at 6:30pm. The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system. There will be a discussion afterwards of the film. Join us in community for this powerful film.

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**Holy Trinity Lutheran Church**
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Saturday 08/05/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Sunday 08/06/17
    1:30 PM
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    7:00 PM
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Monday 08/07/17
    7:00 PM
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Tuesday 08/08/17
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Wednesday 08/09/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Thursday 08/10/17
    7:00 PM
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THE PEARL is the third film in our Made in Oregon summer screening series. The film was directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher Lamarca.

This free screening will feature a Q&A with Co-Director Christopher LaMarca via skype. We will also offer a small selection of beer and snacks.

The Pearl explores the raw emotional and physical experience of being a middle aged to senior transgender woman against the backdrop of post-industrial logging towns in the Pacific Northwest. The film leans into the struggle of those who were reared and successful as men and have reached middle age or later with a burdensome secret that they can no longer keep.
Aug 7 Mon
A conversation about the impact of diversity on the economy and business in Oregon. The Oregon Secretary of State hosts and Verbio Group moderates a panel of successful business owners, educators, and community leaders as they discuss the Business of Diversity.

Doors open at 11am, program will begin at 11:30 am and go till 1pm.

Gain business advantage through:

- Understanding cultural differences
- Fostering business growth and opportunity
- Building diverse business teams
- Cultural communication within the state

Exhibit by renowned international photo-journalist Venetia Menzies.
Sponsored by the Oregon Secretary of State and hosted by Verbio Group.

Spanish interpretation and American Sign Language are available upon request - 503-914-1119
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Saturday 08/05/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Sunday 08/06/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Monday 08/07/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Tuesday 08/08/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Wednesday 08/09/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Thursday 08/10/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM


PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today
Aug 8 Tue
Join us for the final public meeting in Salem at the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) on PGE’s Energy Plan! This is the last public meeting before the PUC makes their decision on August 31st about whether to approve or deny PGE’s energy plan (Integrated Resource Plan).  While it seems very likely that PGE is walking away from Carty 2 and Carty 3 — the fracked gas power plants at Boardman — they are still trying to squeeze in as much fracked gas as they can.

MEET UP from Portland Sierra Club office at 1821 SE Ankeny St at 8 am – available by demand only – please RSVP and note that you will participate in the meet-up.

Join us to make a statement that Oregonians – including PGE customers – want 100% clean energy. Not fracked gas.

Please wear red!

After the public meeting we will go over to La Margarita restaurant across the street to have lunch together and debrief.

Tickets: 350pdx.nationbuilder.com/tell_pge_no_fracked_gas_puc_meeting.
Basic Rights Oregon and our friends at the Artists Repertory Theater invite you to Front and Center, a performance benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color! The evening's performances will run the gamut of performance art, spoken word, singing, and dancing. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund the racial justice and transgender justice programs at Basic Rights Oregon.

This year our headliner will be Monica 'Spirit' McIntyre (Spirit-They-Them), a Cellist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Wellness Advocate, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Artist & Black Excellent -- promoting empowerment and healing by any medium necessary. Spirit believes in the power of vulnerability, breath, creating intentional artistic relationships, honoring lovability, being seen/seeing, and growing compassionately through tight places to find authentic expansion. Healing affirmations, meticulous storytelling, self-love and metaphor saturate their lyrics. They use their voice and cello to seamlessly genre blend -- Blues, Soul, Folk, Classical, Reggae and other Diasporic sounds mix into an unforgettable musical landscape.

Early bird tickets are $20, or you can pay at the door for $25.

No one will be turned away from the event due to an inability to pay. If you require a comp ticket, please visit the ticket link to request one. You can also sponsor a ticket for someone else to attend!

This event is ADA accessible and ASL interpreted.
This Summer #DontShootPDX kicks off a hosted series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Asian Ancestory. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter.

There's a history of solidarity amongst the black civil rights movement honored in the Legacy of activist Grace Lee Boggs. Our history and struggles have roots in Americas culture of racism and political social terrorism. The struggles are real though our solidarity needs a renewal and revival of engagement due to the racist violence happening currently in Oregon and across the nation. Let's come together in this series which will continue every 2nd Tuesday at #ART

Each month Bystander Intervention Dialogues and community building panels will inspire and encourage innovative and direct action for those seeking outreach strategies and solutions to ending racial terror and violence. Building Community Matters!
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Saturday 08/05/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Sunday 08/06/17
    1:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Monday 08/07/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Tuesday 08/08/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Wednesday 08/09/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM
Thursday 08/10/17
    7:00 PM
    9:15 PM


Aug 9 Wed
Bring your signs and passion to protest displacement/demolitions, ripsac*, State Senate bill fights, mandatory retrofits, and keep Portland portland/livable...

Residential Infill Proposal (RIP), the Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC)
The Pink Party is back! This family-friendly happy hour will feature drink specials, the ever-popular photo booth, face painting, raffle prizes, all-ages games and the talents of DJ Moodytwoshoes and DJ Graceless!

The Pink Party is the largest annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's award-winning Multnomah County Leadership & Advocacy Team, which works to keep Oregon the No. 1 state in the nation for reproductive freedom and birth control access. Learn how you can join us at the local level to make a real difference in promoting access to lifesaving, affordable, nonjudgmental health services.

- COST: $5 general admission, $10 VIP admission (includes a limited-edition "Don't F@#^ With Us. Don't F@#^ Without Us" notebook), FREE for kids younger than 10
Join us for an informal conversation with experienced candidates on what to do, and not to do, when running a candidate campaign at the local level. Joining us are Reps. Rob Nosse and Barbara Smith Warner, ESD Directors Mary Botkin and Frank Acosta, school board candidate Trish Stephens, and more!

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The **Oregon Labor Candidate School** (OLCS) was created by a coalition of Oregon unions to meet the growing need for labor champions in elected office.
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
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TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Aug 10 Thu
Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. Our walk emulates the migration of peoples, and bears witness to the daily suffering of immigrants and their families.

Mindful walks occur every 2nd Thursday of the month at the ICE processing center at SW Macadam and Bancroft. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of opening our hearts to transform suffering through peace-walking meditation will be given at the start of each event.

May our united action share burdens, cast light, and transform this time we live.

The next event will take place on August 10, followed by a subsequent walk on September 14.

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**Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland** -
bpfportland.com/

Portland, Oregon Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship

bpf.org/
COME JOIN US TO CELEBRATE: After eight successful years of leadership in civic empowerment and creative placemaking, we at Know Your City have a special announcement from our board and two of our staff members, Cameron Whitten and Lydia Grijalva: Cameron is stepping down as Executive Director, and Lydia Grijalva is stepping up as our Interim Executive Director.

Cameron Whitten has served with Know Your City since 2013. First, as a Board Member, then as Board President, and since September 2015, Executive Director. After two years of service, Cameron is leaving his position as Executive Director.

We would like to publically thank Cameron for everything he has done to make KYC what it is today. His leadership has been pivotal in setting the groundwork for us to leverage our impact in Portland.

But don’t worry! He’ll still be around. You can catch Cameron leading the Hidden History of Albina and People’s History of Portland tours, and guest starring in special events. No matter where he goes, Cameron will always be a part of our Know Your City family. Cameron has made sacrifices time and time again to ensure that these important programs were successful. Cameron has given so much to our organization, and we’re so thankful to have had him on staff.

Additionally, we are honored to welcome Lydia as our Interim Director. Already, we see that she is a capable, strategic, and passionate leader who is sure to facilitate continued success for Know Your City. We can’t wait to see what the future brings!

Come join us at the Q Center for a potluck and to celebrate our leaders!
A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Same film also shows:
Friday 08/04/17
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Saturday 08/05/17
    1:30 PM
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Sunday 08/06/17
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Monday 08/07/17
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Tuesday 08/08/17
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Wednesday 08/09/17
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Thursday 08/10/17
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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.
The Institute for Anarchist Studies, in conjunction with our comrades at AK Press, have proudly published Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible, by Kevin Van Meter. Join Kevin and friends and comrades as he launches his book at Powell’s Books, on Hawthorne, in Portland, Oregon.

Feminist-scholar Silvia Federici says it is “beautifully written” while illustrating “the power of the refusal of work of those capitalism has subjugated,” radical philosopher George Caffentzis believes it is an “important exploration of the revolutionary possibilities of our time.”

Come hear Kevin read from his new book!

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**Team Colors Collective** -

Team Colors is a collective engaged in militant research to provide strategic analysis for intervention into everyday life.

**Institute for Anarchist Studies** -

The IAS gives writing grants, publishes Perspectives and also puts out books with AK Press. In addition, we do educational activities.

**AK Press** -

Official page for AK Press. 26 years of anarchist publishing and distribution, and still going strong!
Aug 12 Sat
Calling all concerned youth! The international organization Plant for the Planet is coming to Portland to offer their one-day Climate Justice Ambassador youth training.

Open to 4th to 12th graders, this training is FREE and great for kids who would like to learn more about how to speak up and make a difference! Sat, Aug. 12, 9 am – 2 pm near Tryon Creek, in Southwest Portland, OR.

The training will be led by current youth Ambassadors, with adult coordinator support, and helps the next generation of climate activists learn to speak about the issue and how to spread action to others.

Are you an adult or parent and would like to volunteer? Register here.
For more info, or to register, go to climatechangerecovery.org

Tickets: bit.ly/CCR-Aug12-2017-Reg-Students.
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.
Join us on August 12 in Pioneer Square for a day of celebration filled with food, vendors, live entertainment, fashion show and much more! The goal beyond that day is to empower, mobilize and organize the pan african community. The event is free and everyone is welcome!
This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!

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**Washington County Educate and Organize** -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

**Washco Solidarity** -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.
Aug 13 Sun
New member orientation at 1:10pm

Childcare will be available! Please contact Ben at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

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** Portland Democratic Socialists of America**
is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.
Please join the Greater Portland NOW Chapter for the GP NOW Annual Meeting and Elections

Meeting Objectives/Output

1. Have fun! Welcome NEW members!
2. Decide on Board Proposal Suspending 6 month requirement to run for office for 2017
3. Elect officers

More details are available at www.noworegon.org/uploads/1/2/7/5/12754387/gp_now_election_process_2017_pdf.pdf
Aug 14 Mon
PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today
Aug 15 Tue
You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.
In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.
Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.
At this very special event, Chase will share his compelling narrative and timely perspective, and you’ll see a video presentation from Danny describing how the subjugation of indigenous peoples in the Dakotas is, in fact, an attack on our essential freedoms.
We invite you to join us for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

Please RSVP here (www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092?aff=eswgnotif&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email&utm_term=checkoutbtn&utm_content=EBnotification&ref=eswgnotif#tickets) today, and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission.
Aug 16 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.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Aug 17 Thu
Forum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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.

Helpers United is a monthly showcase of local projects to make a positive impact and a networking event for those interested in such things. Each month we have five speaker give a five minute presentation about what they are doing to help, followed by five minutes of Q&A with the audience.

Contact: dominickukla@gmail.com
Aug 18 Fri
19th Amendment ratified
 
Propaganda Party- Community Defense: Eclipse Edition

Propaganda Parties are events where artists and organizers gather to hang out and distribute free material (posters, prints, stickers, flyers, banners, anything), to socialize and to imagine better ways to link art and movements. Live screenprinting of slogans, images, graphics and designs reflecting political and social themes is part of the party too. The third Portland Propaganda Party will take place in the Paragon Gallery at PCC Cascade Campus, 815 North Killingsworth, from 5-9 pm on Friday August 18th.

The theme of this event is Community Defense. In the aftermath of the violence and alienation of the past several months, we want to create a context where people can consider what it means to defend communities. Tell your friends, your colleagues and your comrades to come hang out, pick up some art, and help us figure out how to use art to help movements do the work that needs to be done.

These events are put together by a group of Portland artists and organizers who work in a variety of movements, and using a variety of tactics. We have in common a belief that visual art can shift consciousness and bring people together, and we want to use that power to uplift communities and help them feel strong enough to defend themselves in the current climate.

Any questions? Contact Roger at toosphexy@gmail.com or Esther at estherpdx@gmail.com
Hosted by Portland's Resistance

On Friday August 18th Portland’s Resistance will be holding a non-violent rally and march in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, Virginia after last week’s tragedies.

There will be speakers, collaborative banner making, and a strong showing of community. Just like Charlottesville, Portland has recently and historically faced tragedy at the hands of white supremacy. We’ve seen the destruction that it brings both here and across the country. We will not tolerate hate in our city.

We must stand against the rise of fascism and empower marginalized communities. This is Donald’s Trumps America. Is it yours? If not, join us to stand against hate. Let’s show the millions of people coming to Portland this weekend what we stand for.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, August 18 at 5:45 PM

Democratic Sociables Meetup 2nd Fridays at Cerulean Winery Bistro for Friends fun food or Happy Hour prices (if you arrive and order by 6)also FOLLLOW...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/xcqrtlywlbxb/
Come learn about NAACP Portland's efforts to support People-of-Color owned businesses and address economic disparities.
Aug 19 Sat
On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Please join us on August 19th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

\#PersonalSafetyMatters
\#HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy
This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!

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**Washington County Educate and Organize** -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

**Washco Solidarity** -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.
NOWHERE TO HIDE: "More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." Maybe the most disturbing aspect of watching “Nowhere to Hide,” Zaradasht Ahmed’s gripping portrait of a male nurse in Iraq, is accepting how empathy itself has become collateral damage. Detachment may be a survival mechanism, but for Nori Sharif, a young father of four and a dedicated medic in an emergency hospital not far from Baghdad, it’s a luxury he can’t afford. And when he’s handed a small video camera by his director and asked to film his life, the resulting diary of perseverance and suffering has a raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving. #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

The look is rough, the emotions always hovering near the surface. Yet, buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality, these can sometimes be defiantly upbeat. Moments like this are few, though, as he documents the rising tide of danger and displacement that follows the 2011 withdrawal of coalition forces and the eventual arrival of the Islamic State. Throughout, his director (who was born and raised in Iraq and has been observing families in the region for years) maintains a determinedly hands-off approach. This allows Mr. Sharif’s bewilderment over what he calls “an undiagnosed war” to become the story, one that speaks specifically to the profoundly destabilizing nature of lengthy conflict.

It also honors those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness Is for free.” And the men dance.More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

It also permits us to honor those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness you can get for free.” And the men dance.
Aug 20 Sun
in Daisy Bingham. UU Animal Ministry Film Series continues with Alma. This film is a documentary about the ongoing destruction of tropical rainforests to make way for raising cattle and cattle feed. Without any narration, the poetic beauty of the lush rainforests and inhabitants are revealed as a contrast to the endless invasion to feed our demand for food and products. Beautifully shot, but alternately joyful and startling, the film captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Brazilian Amazon. Award-winning filmmaker Patrick Rouxel creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land.
Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Free snacks. Discussion follows.
Aug 21 Mon
PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today
Aug 22 Tue
Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-oregon-state-legislature-panel-tickets-34611205046
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.
Come hear presentations by:

Jani Turner, Laborers 737
Marty Hart-Landsberg, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Lewis and Clark College
Reverend Linda Jaramillo, United Church of Christ

The last few decades have been marked by aggressive attempts to weaken if not actually destroy labor unions in order to roll back the gains that they have won for their members and the broader community. One consequence of these attacks is that families today are facing a world shaped by diminishing employment opportunities, ever more precarious working conditions, deteriorating social services and growing social divisions.

Historically, faith leaders and faith communities have played vital roles in important social movements. The same is true today. Pope Francis has called inequality “the root of social evil” and consistently defends workers against a profit-first mentality. Other faith traditions also have strong roots in justice for workers and the rights of families to just living conditions.

Why do unions matter? Why do unions and social justice matter to people of faith? What can faith leaders and faith communities do to help strengthen local labor and social justice movements?

Sponsored by Portland Jobs with Justice Faith-Labor and Portland Rising Committees.
Aug 23 Wed
Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics – and their impact on people of color – are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Yale legal scholar James Forman Jr. weighs the tragic role that some African Americans themselves played in escalating the war on crime. As Forman shows, the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office around the country amid a surge in crime. Drawing on his experience as a public defender, Forman writes with compassion for individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas. The result is an original view of our justice system as well as a moving portrait of the human beings caught in its coils. Forman will be joined in conversation by Mitchell S. Jackson, Ernest J. Gaines Award-winning author of The Residue Years.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Aug 24 Thu
Join us for our reading group! Members and non-members welcome. Feel free to bring food/drink. Please bring a few dollars if you are able to help contribute to the use of the space.


Readings:

Chapter Six: “Abolitionist Alternatives” (p. 105-115) from Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis

collectiveliberation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Are_Prisons_Obsolete_Angela_Davis.pdf

“What is Community Justice?” by Jocelyn Simonson

nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/what-is-community-justice/

“The Bad Kind of Unionism” by Shawn Gude

www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/the-bad-kind-of-unionism

“In Defense of Police Unions” by Jeff Spross

theweek.com/articles/635690/defense-police-unions

Bonus Cuts (short optional readings from DSA and DSA members)

medium.com/@DSA_Praxis/abolish-police-and-prisons-fa263c44b3cb

www.dsausa.org/justice_for_michael_brown
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.

Conference call info: (712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
In 1883, railroad financier Henry Villard brought Portland and the Pacific Northwest their first transcontinental railroad. Earning a reputation for boldness on Wall Street, the war correspondent turned entrepreneur set out to establish Portland as a bourgeoning metropolis. To realize his vision, he hired architects McKim, Mead & White to design a massive passenger station and a first-class hotel. Despite financial panics, lost fortunes, and stalled construction, the Portland Hotel opened in 1890 and remained the social heart of the city for 60 years. While the original station was never built, Villard returned as a pivotal benefactor of Union Station, saving its iconic clock tower in the process. In Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon (History Press), author Alexander Benjamin Craghead tells the story of this Gilded Age patron and the architecture that helped shape the city's identity.
Aug 25 Fri
Join us, along with honorable guest Oregon State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, in celebration of our End Profiling (HB 2355) bill victory this legislative session.

Refreshments and light fare event.
Join us! For Know Your City's LGBTQ History Walking Tour, Pride Forever, with comedian/activist, Belinda Carroll and historian, Melissa Cornelius Lang! Join us for an evening exploring over a century of action and resilience in the LGBTQ community.

Highlights of the Tour:

- 19th Century Cross-Dressing
- 1912 YMCA and 1913 Greek Scandals!
- Vaseline Alley and the Pink Triangle
- Measure 9 and the fight against anti-gay legislation
- AIDS Epidemic (and how you can help!)
- Darcelle, the longest performing drag queen - Guinness Book of World Records
Aug 26 Sat
Forty-six years ago, in 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” Thanks to Congresswoman Bella Abzug who got it passed, the date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. Observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
If you are a dues-paying DSA member, please join us to discuss and finalize Portland DSA's platform and brainstorm possible campaigns in the context of our platform and aspirational goals.

Members only.
Family-friendly vigil in Multnomah Village on SW Multnomah Blvd. & SW 35th – across the street from Marco’s from Noon-1:30. Bring signs, dogs, children and rain gear as needed. We also have extra signs to borrow. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. Planned by the SW Team of 350PDX. See you there!
Come learn about what NAACP Portland is up to & how you can get involved. Committees will report about economic development, legislative advocacy and other important racial justice work.
It's time for our third annual Momentum Convention: An Unconventional Celebration of Equity! Join us as we bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate our young people and all of the amazing work that they have been doing this year! We will share stories, learn from each other, and embrace Momentum Alliance’s core values—Intersectionality, Vulnerability as a Strength, Deep Relationships, Love, Shifting Power, and Valuing Everyone’s Story.
Come out for a night of fun, relationship building and celebration!

Free food and cash bar!

To purchase or sponsor tickets follow this link: portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1901&cid=120

If you are a young person 14-23 you can register to recieve 1 FREE ticket to attend Momentum Convention! Registr here: docs.google.com/a/momentumalliance.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfr_SPmY-qnYfuQdt1BnI70_e84ggraKuLXqwE7Btw7tAcGQ/viewform

**Sponsorships are still available!! Contact dorian@momentumalliance.org for more information about sponsorship levels!**

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**Momentum Alliance**

We are a non-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually & collectively & to mentor future social justice leaders.
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