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12 November 2017 - 11 December 2017
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: cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/shows/64659

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: tinyurl.com/ycj4k9pe

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.

Sincerely,

Laura Stevens and Noelle Smith

P.S. Check out this op-ed from the Sierra Club and OLCV in The Oregonian for some background. www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/06/anti-immigrant_ballot_measures.html
Nov 14 Tue
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.

Faebook: www.facebook.com/events/141310119837669/?acontext=%7B"ref"%3A"4"%2C"feed_story_type"%3A"308"%2C"action_history"%3A"null"%7D

We discuss public issues and how to get things done.
(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, civiced@lwvpdx.org

Nov 15 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
Justice Advocates and the Multicultural Center at PCC Southeast are sponsoring this panel discussion about

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Oregon
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
Nov 16 Thu
Join us on Thursday, November 16 to hear a unique perspective on the pipeline and its implications for water and climate. Panelists will include youth from the Yurok Tribe, traveling all the way from Northern California to share their perspective and a video recently produced by the Klamath tribes in southeast Oregon in opposition to the massive proposals to pipe, liquefy, and export fracked gas through the Northwest. We hope to see you there! The proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal threaten to dramatically impact salmon fisheries, water quality, and our climate.

WHO: Youth from Yurok Tribe and the Portland Area Discuss Threats from the Proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal. Co-Sponsors: Stop Fracked Gas PDX, 350PDX, Columbia Riverkeeper, Greenpeace USA, HELP PDX!, HOPE, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017, doors at 6:30 pm, youth panel at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR.

RSVP here: columbiariverkeeper.org/events/water-is-life/
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.
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
Nov 17 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
A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s. Unknown to most Americans today, this "second Klan" largely flourished above the Mason-Dixon Line – spanning the continent from New Jersey to Oregon. Historian Linda Gordon’s The Second Coming of the KKK (Liveright) helps explain the dangerous appeal of today’s welter of intolerance.
Nov 18 Sat
At the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, and raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to a home?

This is the focus of A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon, a free conversation with Cristina Palacios on Saturday, November 18th at 3 pm at SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St. Portland OR 97214. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at muz@seuplift.org or call (503) 232-0010 Ext 319.
Nov 20 Mon
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.
(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#
Nov 21 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/
Nov 22 Wed
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 23 Thu
Thanksgiving Day
 
Nov 24 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
Nov 25 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!
Nov 26 Sun
Doors open at 1:00 pm where attendees can visit tables of organizations with which you can become involved.

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Town Hall for Progressive Democracy. The Platform Convention for the Democratic Party of Oregon is coming up soon. One of the items to be added is support for the National Popular Vote legislation. If we are successful in adding it to the platform, it is an additional tool to use when talking to Democratic legislators the next time the legislation is introduced in Oregon.

The process for getting involved with the Platform Convention will be shared at the Town Hall, along with other opportunities to move the legislation along.

Exciting speakers have already been lined up, including Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, CA, and candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, and our own awesome Jo Ann Hardesty, candidate for Portland City Council.
Nov 28 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.
Nov 29 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.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/mpsjllywcbhc/
A message from Monty Neill:

"The damage to teaching and learning caused by over-reliance on standardized tests is widely acknowledged. It includes narrowed curricula, teaching to the test, and one-size-fits-all instruction. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers a significant opportunity for states and districts to revamp their assessment systems.

Unfortunately, few states plan to replace standardized tests with educationally superior forms of evaluation. However, many are eliminating the bulk of No Child Left Behind-style punitive sanctions. This provides an opening for districts to stop teaching to standardized tests and adopt assessments that support more high-quality, in-depth and engaging learning."

ESSA presents an opportunity to improve assessment. States should replace standardized tests with educationally superior forms of evaluation. Monty Neill talks to parents about how this goal can be achieved here in Oregon.

Join us for a new look at assessments and get the facts. Monty is prepared to answer your questions about high stakes standardized testing and the choices we have.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * Parents Across America Oregon is an all volunteer organization. No one here is paid a salary, but we do have expenses when presenting quality programming to the community. Thank you for supporting our work by purchasing a ticket for this event.

Sponsored by Parents Across America.

$5.oo donation requested.

Tickets and more info here!

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
 
Dec 1 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
Dec 4 Mon
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.
In an original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America’s rise as a world power and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the 21st century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy’s In the Shadows of the American Century (Haymarket) exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power.
Dec 5 Tue
LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click www.facebook.com/events/958379144270088/

Eastside democratic Club is a member organization Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Steve Elder at the meeting.

Public is always welcome at our meetings.
Dec 6 Wed
We will be celebrating our historic Fair Work Week win, 10 years of fusion voting in Oregon, and also the 10 year anniversary of the Oregon WFP all over again since last year's event got snowed out!

Join us to celebrate Fair Work Week and get down on the dance floor!


About pricing: This event is our biggest/only annual fundraiser, but we still want to keep it affordable for those in need. Tickets are $20/each with a $10 reduced rate option. OR become a WFP Hero, Champion or Advocate and join us as a sponsor of the event - your support will help keep Oregon Working Families' boots on the ground, in the capitol building and across the state.

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/136409693771164/
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
Dec 7 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.
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Join Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Exec Director of Move to Amend, on
Creating the Democracy Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood

The program will focus on how Portland can contribute to the growing national movement to affirm that only human beings have constitutional rights and thatmoney can be regulated in elections and is not defined constitutionally as free speech. Spooci-Belknap will report on and discuss actions that have taken place in hundreds of communities across the natoin in support of the federal We The People Amendment, HJR48 as part of a larger movement of needed fundamental democratic changes.

Sponsored by Move to Amend PDX, Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, Alliance for Democracy, Common Cause Oregon, OR Progressive Party. Donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Dec 8 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
Dec 9 Sat
Join the Working Families Party for an electoral organizing workshop to get ready for 2018! Led by WFP National Organizing Director Nelini Stamp, this workshop will help you build your activism toolkit whether you have worked on dozens of electoral campaigns or are only getting your feet wet for the first time. Activists of all levels of experience are welcome.
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.
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