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15 October 2017 - 14 November 2017
Oct 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
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
Oct 19 Thu
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.

Oct 21 Sat
More here:

LWVOR’s Fall Workshop –
Mediating the Message: The League’s Role in the 21st Century

Saturday, October 21st from 9:30am – 3:00pm

Lane Community College
Center for Meeting and Learning
4000 E. 30th St, Building 19
Eugene, OR 97405
"Current Wars, New Wars, Street Wars"
a forum connecting the US wars in Iraq, Syria Afghanistan
Libya, Pakistan, Yemen & Somalia,
threats on Korea / Iran, the re-ignited cold war with Russia,
and the rise of right wing extremism
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 PM
Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill
1 block south of Belmont / #15 bus

Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is hosting a forum titled
"Current Wars, New Wars, Street Wars" on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30
PM at Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill (one block south of
Belmont, #15 bus). The forum's goal is to connect America's ongoing
wars (in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia),
the new threats of war (with Korea, Iran and Russia) and the rise of
right wing extremism and violence in the streets at home. The event is
free but donations will be accepted at the door. There will be five
short presentations on the main topics followed by a Q&A session.

This event is being funded in part by the Jan Bone Memorial Fund for
Public Forums, but please consider making a donation to the Iraq
Affinity Group to support this important forum. Send a check to PO Box
42456, Portland OR 97242 or follow the "Donate" button on the website.

Note: There is wheelchair access to the space at Sunnyside Community
House, but it requires one of our volunteers to open extra doors,
please let us know ahead of time if you will need assistance.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or

Facebook page:


Link to this announcements for updates:
Oct 24 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: 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.
Oct 25 Wed
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.
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
Oct 28 Sat
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!
Oct 29 Sun
Come listen to ten compelling stories about the re-entry experience told by people recently released from prison.

Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Parking is free until 4 PM in the lot across the street on SW 12th Ave.


Sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council, Ending the New Jim Crow Action Group of the First Unitarian Church.
Public · Hosted by Portland Rising Tide and Civil Liberties Defense Center

As we continue to build our capacity to resist and challenge the corporate state, it is vital that we know how to protect ourselves and each other against the intensifying state repression under the current administration. We invite you to join the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a 4 hour intensive training structured to build our collective knowledge and skills to increase the security of individuals and political organizing groups. This training will include a Know Your Rights session and cover security culture, legal observing/copwatching, digital security for activists, and the various ways we are facing state repression (Grand Juries, SLAPP Suits, RICO) and how to effectively combat it. This training is designed to offer an introduction to security for people who are completely new to organizing, as well as provide development and reminders for those who have been organizing for awhile.

Nov 1 Wed
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
Nov 2 Thu
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS! Come join us to further the human rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic justice, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis.
Nov 3 Fri
Films for Resistance and Justice

With unfettered access, Director David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities in NO MAN'S LAND. During the 41-day siege, the filmmakers were granted remarkable access to the inner workings of the insurrection as the occupiers went about the daily business of engaging in an armed occupation. NO MAN’S LAND documents the occupation from inception to demise and tells the story of those on the inside: the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic, attempting to uncover what draws Americans to the edge of revolution.

Doors open at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.
Free Admission
Door open at 6 PM.
7 PM Film & Discussion

"A must-see documentary for any American. Powerful, funny and insightful, it shines the light on the courage and determination of some of our military's hidden warriors."
~ Cameron Smith, Director, OR Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Nov 4 Sat
Socialism or Barbarism, The Urgency of Fighting for a Better World

In the Trump era, people are yearning for ways to speak out against injustice and have their voices heard. Taking a stand is an important first step. From there, we need to build the kinds of organization and engage in the political dialogue that will both strengthen our struggles, but also build a concrete alternative to Trump and the rot of the capitalist system as a whole. The Pacific Northwest Marxism conference is an important step in that direction. Join activists and those new to politics who insist that another world is possible as they discuss and debate political theory as well as the best next steps forward. We need your voice -- we need each other -- because only through solidarity is victory possible. Join us today to build tomorrow!

Topics include:
What is Fascism?
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution
Morbid Symptoms: How do we fight the rise of the far right?
Marxism, class and oppression
Reform or Revolution
What kind of party do we need?
Get ready ahead of time! Readings on the matters-at-hand:

Want more readings? Can't wait to dive in? Email us at

We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook:

Register for the conference online:

The main event: a massive rally in Portland, which will be broadcast live to house parties across the state. It won’t be massive without you. Give only a couple of hours. Remember it as a day when you showed up!

RSVP to the rally

Our state can be a leader on climate protection, with the Clean Energy Jobs bill. It cuts down the pollution that hurts Oregonians -- our health, dynamic landscape, and beloved fishing industry. Clean Energy Jobs puts a price on pollution to fund solutions -- making clean power like solar available to more people, improving energy efficiency in homes and businesses to save money, building affordable housing near transit and investing in more transportation options.

Let’s insist our lawmakers in Salem pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill in 2018. All you have to do is RSVP; invite a few friends. Every day we allow fossil fuel companies to pollute our atmosphere for free is another day of ruined businesses, damaged health, and lost lives. Oregonians can take action and say “no more” right now. We’ll see you on the 4th!

The first book of Jeff Stookey's trilogy, Medicines for the Blues, is now released and you are invited to the book launch party.

Medicine for the Blues is a work of LGBT historical fiction that explores the complexities of gender and sexuality through the historical lens of the early 1920s. Jazz was becoming popular, Freud was all the rage, social mores were shifting, the Ku Klux Klan was growing in influence, liquor was illegal, and women had just gotten the vote. Based on extensive period research, this trilogy tells a touching love story set against the dramatic backdrop of this influential era.

“In this gay historical novel I want to encourage understanding and acceptance by asking readers to shift their frame of reference. Society and history are not static, they are constantly changing.” —Jeff Stookey
Nov 5 Sun
Just as Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades. Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso) provides a deeply researched and authoritative report on the growth of fascism and far-right terrorism.
Nov 7 Tue
Are you concerned about the fact that Oregon's corporate income tax system is opaque and contributes far too little to support the common good?

If so, we're pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on corporate tax transparency. Corporate tax transparency refers to requiring large corporations to make public certain information about the taxes they pay or don't pay in Oregon.

The panel will feature two of the nation's leading experts on state corporate tax policy, Michael Mazerov of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Dan Bucks, former Montana Director of Revenue and Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission.

The panel will also feature State Representative Barbara Smith Warner and the Oregon Center for Public Policy's Chuck Sheketoff.

Corporate tax transparency refers to corporations disclosing information about their taxes. While publicly traded companies disclose some state information in the aggregate, there is currently little state-level disclosure to guide local decision-making. As a result, tax policy at the state and local level is based on assumptions, and proposals to change policy are difficult for lawmakers and the public to fully evaluate.


Nov 8 Wed
Justice Advocates and the Multicultural Center at Portland Community College Southeast are sponsoring a free showing of the documentary "13th", an in-depth look at the US prison system and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Film followed by discussion.

Info: 971.722.6052, Rut Martinez-Alicea, Multicultural Center Coordinator.
Climate-Jobs PDX will make a presentation and facilitate a discussion about why workers and unions need to take climate change seriously. The presentation will examine the dangers facing working people, especially low income people and people of color, from a lack of action to combat climate change. The presentation will highlight how labor unions could benefit from taking on a robust fight for a just transition program that shifts economic activity towards a more sustainable path while protecting labor rights and well being, as well as explore the challenges of taking on such a campaign. The presentation will also look at promising efforts to advance this transition, including the work of Climate-Jobs PDX.

We hope you come to this timely discussion hosted by Portland Rising!
Snacks will be provided.
$15 suggested minimum donation
“Join the Oregon Justice Resource Center (which administers the Oregon Innocence Project) for a night at the movies in support of a great cause: justice! We'll be screening the powerful documentary The Central Park Five which tells the story of one of America's most shocking cases of wrongful conviction and how it was put right. Last year, Donald Trump told CNN that he still believed the five were guilty, despite DNA evidence exonerating them and a confession from the real perpetrator. Get your questions about how this can happen to innocent people and what we're doing about the problem in Oregon answered after the movie by our panel of experts who will share their knowledge and real-life experience with you. All proceeds from this event will go to the Oregon Justice Resource Center's work which includes the Oregon Innocence Project. This is a Willamette Week Give!Guide event.” For more information:
Senator Rod Monroe from Oregon's Senate District 24 has two primary challengers, Kayse Jama – Executive Director of Unite Oregon, and Shemia Fagan – Attorney and former Representative from House District 51.

This is your chance to hear the candidates answer a series of questions from the event organizers and then take questions from the audience.

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
Nov 9 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.

Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Repeats on Thursday, Dec 14.

For more info: EVENTS
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.

Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. The movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia. And now the effort starts in Portland.
Nov 11 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.
Celebrate Armistice Day with VFP Chapter 72

We will gather at 10:30 am; at 11:00 we will chime our bells 11 times to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the end of World War 1. We will observe two minutes of silence - one minute dedicated to the many millions of solders who died in WW1, and one dedicated to the living - the wives, children and families left behind but deeply affected by the conflict. After a brief statement from Veterans For Peace, those present will be invited to speak or recite prose or poetry in an open mic format. Bring a bell!

Almost a hundred years ago, the world celebrated peace as a universal principal. The first World War had just ended, and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was born and was designated as "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated."

After Work War II, the U.S. congress decided to rebrand November 11th as Veterans Day. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day was flipped from a day for peace into a day for displays of militarism.

Veterans For Peace has taken the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th-as a day for peace. As veterans, we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. We want generations after us to never know the destruction war has wrought on people and the earth.

This Armistice Day, Veterans For Peace calls on the UlS. public to say no to more war and to demand justice and peace, at home and abroad. We know Peace is Possible and call for an end to all oppressive and violent policies, and for equality for all people.

info: Contact Dan at 503.750.7649

Nov 12 Sun
In the tradition of Al Franken and Michael Moore, Ed Asner – a.k.a. Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show – reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it. Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. In The Grouchy Historian (Simon & Schuster), Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted.
Change of date! DAVID BARSAMIAN: RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Journalist, author, activist David Barsamian radically altered the Media Landscape when he invented Alternative Radio nearly 30 years ago. Great thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Arundhati Roy, Vandana Shiva, Tariq Ali, Edward Said and many more have been widely broadcasted for the first time through the media work of Barsamian's radio programs. GET TIX:

any remaining tix will be sold at door- suggested admission $7-20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! All proceeds got to support KBOO community radio.

Barsamian will be speaking about the broad coalition in opposition to the Trump Administration is growing: environmentalists, women’s groups, pro-diplomacy policy organizations, ecumenical and interfaith religious groups, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, LBGTQ communities, progressive Democrats, concerned Republicans.
He'll be reflecting on the core issues at stake today, and why are so many people from such a range of identities and perspectives challenging the administration
Nov 13 Mon
Did you know that the anti-immigrant movement in Oregon has ties to white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups and they have a track-record of scapegoating immigrants for environmental problems caused by corporate polluters?

Join us for an evening to learn more about how environmentalists in Oregon have an important role to play in stopping attacks on immigrant rights.

This event is a part of the effort of the Sierra Club and the One Oregon coalition. One Oregon is a coalition of more than 30 groups working together statewide to defend against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and ballot measures and works to ensure that all Oregonians, regardless of country of birth, are treated with dignity and respect.

Featured Presenter: Kalpana Krishnamurthy, National Field and Policy Director, Forward Together

You'll learn:

- How white supremacist, neo-Nazi and other far right groups are trying to influence Oregon
- History of immigrant struggles in Oregon and how it connects to environmentalism
- Why it's critical that environmentalists oppose Initiative Petition 22 (IP 22) and other attacks on immigrant rights - IP 22 is a potential 2018 ballot measure that would repeal -
- Oregon's 30-year-old sanctuary law. Our goal is to stop this measure before it gets on the ballot.
- How you can take action

Oregon's Anti-Immigrant Movement and What Environmentalists Can Do to Stop It: A Workshop
Monday, November 13
6 p.m. - 7:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm for food.
Sierra Club Office (1821 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214)

RSVP is required here:

Space is limited and available on a first come basis.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options will be provided.

We hope you can join us on November 13th. Please look for a confirmation email to ensure that we will have sufficient space for you to attend as space is limited.


Laura Stevens and Noelle Smith

P.S. Check out this op-ed from the Sierra Club and OLCV in The Oregonian for some background.
Nov 14 Tue
Tue, November 14, 7pm – 9pm

Featuring Mat dos Santos (Portland ACLU), Michael Mills ( National Policy Consensus Center, PSU), and Wendy Willis, Executive Director of Kitchen Table Democracy.

Please join us for a conversation about the interplay of our Constitutional right to free speech and our desire to create civil discourse.
Free and open to the public.
Join universal basic income advocates and economic justice seekers for a night of discussion and a keynote with the founders to kick off Basic Income America's advocacy activities.


(Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Please join us for a dialogue on free speech and civil discourse with

Mat dos Santos Portland ACLU
and Michael Mills Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center

Audience questions after speakers on supplied 3X5 cards.

This Civic Education Program is Just in Time for Thanksgiving!
If you are dreading holiday dinner conversations in this era of politically volatile issues compounded by social media, consider joining the League of Women Voters of Portland for the November Civic Education panel on “Promoting Civil Discourse.”
You won’t come away with any formulaic answers, but our panelists, Mat dos Santos and Michael Mills will give you food for thought.

Please join us for a dialogue about the interplay of our Constitutional right to free speech and our desire to create civil discourse.

Contact for more information: Marion McNamara,

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