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12 May 2018 - 11 June 2018
May 12 Sat
Inspired by a history of effective change-makers in Portland’s past who organized similar events to address the needs of their day, this event is motivated by the need to put Portlanders in charge of smart public policy that promote equity and common good.

This year, we’re taking a deep-dive into 3 subjects:
  • Local campaign-finance reform at the city and county levels, including a potential Portland-area-challenge to Citizens United
  •  Our region’s Clean Energy Transition, with a specific focus on racial justice and broad accessibility (and the Just Energy Transition initiative)
  • The growing interest in City Council Districts and what that transition might entail
We’ll get updates from experts in each fields, and open the floor to hear from you.

More Information here.
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.
Excited to start collecting signatures for the Portland Clean Energy Fund? Attend this brief training for signature gathering instructions and get on your way with all you need to start gathering signatures! The training will be about 30 minutes and you will be provided with a signature gathering kit. www.facebook.com/events/164368387577987/

In 1970, over 40 orca were brutally captured from the Salish Sea, one of the world’s richest and biologically diverse inland seas, located in northwest Washington.  The killer whales were taken to marine parks around the world. Tokitae is the sole surviving whale.

 

The Lummi Nation is working to bring Tokitae home, protect the Salish Sea, and raise awareness about a local story of resilience and healing.  
Join us in solidarity with the Lummi Nation and the Portland Harbor Community Coalition, a coalition of Native, African American, immigrant and refugee, and houseless people working to clean up a century of toxic industrial pollution in the 11-mile Superfund on the Willamette River.

 

 

 

HOSTED BY:  The Lummi Nation, The Portland Harbor Community Coalition, and the Sierra Club

WHO: All are welcome!

FACEBOOk:
www.facebook.com/events/187370902061571/

May 13 Sun
Mother's Day
 
May 15 Tue
Oregon primary election
 
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/
 
May 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.

May 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
May 18 Fri
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MarionPolk Annual Meeting
 
May 19 Sat
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Coos County Annual Meeting
 
 
May 21 Mon
Portland DSA is taking our Tax the Rich campaign to the state Capitol! Governor Kate Brown is calling a special session to cut taxes to businesses. Join us to protest this anti-working-class tax cut on Monday, May 21st. 

As reported in The Oregonian (http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/05/kate_browns_tax_plan_would_mos.html) this tax plan will mostly benefit high-income individuals making well over $200,000 a year. It would force working-class Oregonians to pay higher tax rates than their wealthy bosses. And it would take away critical revenue needed to fund schools, affordable housing and other vital services. 

So join us for a rally on the Capitol steps in Salem from noon to 1 p.m. to tell our state officials loud and clear that the days of neo-liberal austerity and welfare for the wealthy are over. We demand they fund and support the working class! It's time to TAX THE RICH!!

More details to come!!

Also, we will be organizeing carpools and transportation, so please RSVP for that by filling out this form: tinyurl.com/taxtherichcarpool
In his new book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change (Orbis), activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation, and shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. He reflects on how Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence will help us deepen our solidarity with the earth and do what we can to resist catastrophic climate change. 
May 22 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
May 23 Wed
Dinner, Business meeting, and Speaker, -- Marge Easley, "Have We Turned the Corner on Gun Safety?"

Me- ask for help!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Linn County State Unit potluck and spring celebration, home of Wendy Greenwald and Greg Schneider
 
For the past 25 years, Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times bestsellers (including The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma ), has been writing about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and, now, in the plants and fungi humans use to alter consciousness. Pollan’s unique and elegant blend of science, history, travel writing, and first person reportage has inspired millions of readers to look at familiar experiences in a whole new light while sparking vital national conversations about our relationship to the natural world. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (Penguin Press) is Pollan’s brilliant and brave investigation into psychedelic drugs and what they reveal about the human mind, the self, and our connection to the natural world and each other. A deeply personal exploration of human consciousness, Pollan’s “mental travelogue” is not just about psychedelic drugs, but also how, in a world that offers us both struggle and beauty, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

Please note: Tickets for this event, $38, include admission and a copy of How to Change Your Mind, and are available online at Portland5.com, at the Portland’5 box office, by phone at 800-273-1530, and at all TicketsWest outlets. Books will be distributed at the event.

May 25 Fri
Strategize on next stage of work toward 2019 passage of public funding for some campaigns.
May 28 Mon
Memorial Day
 
May 31 Thu
This movie screening is brought to you by New Seasons Market (presenting sponsor) and Association of Oregon Recyclers. 

Movie screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. An informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, "Wasted!" takes you around the world, showing the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and the people fighting hardest to prevent it.

Other supporting sponsors include Food Waste Stops With Me and Imperfect Produce.

Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $7

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows ushow each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. Proceeds support AOR programs and educational events
Why are women expected to do all of the domestic and reproductive labor for free? How does capitalism's dependence on this unpaid "women's work" reinforce patriarchy?

RSVP to the Facebook event

Get your hands on the literature early:
Where We Stand
Sponsored by ISO
University of Oregon Kritikos Lecture 2017-18

MARGO JEFFERSON, Journalist and Cultural Critic

Margo will explore the We in We the People

The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) is honored to host Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, cultural critic, journalist, and professor Margo Jefferson, who will give the final lecture in the OHC’s “We the People” series. Her lecture, titled “From ‘I’ to ‘We’: The Role of the Citizen-Critic,” will take place in Eugene on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m. in 182 Lillis Hall on the UO campus, and in Portland on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. at the UO in Portland, 70 NW Couch Street. The OHC was fortunate to be able to reschedule Margo Jefferson’s Oregon visit after having had to cancel her visit planned for last May.

Jefferson asks, “how do we teach ourselves to go beyond the limits of our own experience?” stating, “I think we all need to be citizen-critics. I think our task is to bring all the traditions that have shaped us—intellectual, political, aesthetic—to complex questions of identity and community.”
The daughter of a prominent physician and social worker-turned-socialite mother, Jefferson grew up in an upper-middle class black neighborhood of Chicago in the 1950s and ’60s. She writes about her experiences growing up in post-war America as a member of a privileged African American family in her memoir, Negroland, which won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, The International Bridge Prize, and The Heartland Prize.

She writes, “‘We the People’ is an affirmation, but it’s a provocation too. It provokes each of us as individuals, as 'I's who cherish our particular identities, to think about how those identities can join forces in a community. And by 'forces' I mean beliefs, achievements and dreams, but also uncertainties and conflicts: histories and traditions that often clash. 'We the People' are a nation of communities and cultures struggling hard to make sense of one another. What kind of 'we' is worth dreaming of and working for?”

Jefferson currently teaches writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. Her previous book was On Michael Jackson. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek, and has published in New York Magazine, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Believer, and Guernica. Her essays have been anthologized in: The Best American Essays, 2015; The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death; What My Mother Gave Me; The Best African-American Essays, 2014; The Mrs. Dalloway Reader; Black Cool; and The Jazz Cadence of American Culture. She also wrote and performed a theater piece, Sixty Minutes in Negroland, at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Culture Project.

Both lectures are free and open to the public. The Eugene lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing. For disability accommodations (which must be made by May 23, 2018) or for information, call (541) 346-3934.

 
 
Jun 2 Sat
National Gun Violence Awareness Day
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LWV of Curry Co. Annual Meeting
 
On Sunday June 4th, 2017, just a few days after one of Joey Gibson’s fan boys murdered 2 people of the max train, Gibson and his goons invaded our city. He invited violent alt-right out of town agitators, Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman and “Baked Alaska”, as guests of honor. Our local officials, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and then chief of police Mike Marshman, invited Joey to speak with them in a private meeting before the event, accomplishing nothing but stoking the fire of anger in our community. Portland showed up in force to counter Gibson’s hateful rhetoric, outnumbering their attendance by at least 1000 people. After hours of peaceful protest, PPB attacked the counter protesters to create cover for Gibson’s rally to leave the park. The police created a war zone in downtown Portland that day, shooting protesters with pepper spray bullets and throwing flash bang grenades into crowded areas, forcing the crowd to leave the area, kettling and detaining over 300 people in a mass illegal roundup. PPB has a well detailed, sordid history of overuse of force. They continually murder, terrorize, and abuse; people of color, children, people in mental health crisis, and the houseless in Portland, all of our most marginalized neighbors. They attack peaceful protesters and protect the violent fascists at every turn. It’s time we take our town back, and stand up to the Portland police and tell them we will no longer allow them to bully, abuse, and murder us with impunity. Join us for a solidarity rally on Sunday June 3rd, 2:00pm, at Chapman Park. Tags: June 3rd, June 4th, kettled, kettle, solidarity, anti cop, Rally.
Jun 3 Sun
On Sunday June 4th, 2017, just a few days after one of Joey Gibson’s fan boys murdered 2 people of the max train, Gibson and his goons invaded our city. He invited violent alt-right out of town agitators, Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman and “Baked Alaska”, as guests of honor. Our local officials, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and then chief of police Mike Marshman, invited Joey to speak with them in a private meeting before the event, accomplishing nothing but stoking the fire of anger in our community. Portland showed up in force to counter Gibson’s hateful rhetoric, outnumbering their attendance by at least 1000 people. After hours of peaceful protest, PPB attacked the counter protesters to create cover for Gibson’s rally to leave the park. The police created a war zone in downtown Portland that day, shooting protesters with pepper spray bullets and throwing flash bang grenades into crowded areas, forcing the crowd to leave the area, kettling and detaining over 300 people in a mass illegal roundup. PPB has a well detailed, sordid history of overuse of force. They continually murder, terrorize, and abuse; people of color, children, people in mental health crisis, and the houseless in Portland, all of our most marginalized neighbors. They attack peaceful protesters and protect the violent fascists at every turn. It’s time we take our town back, and stand up to the Portland police and tell them we will no longer allow them to bully, abuse, and murder us with impunity. Join us for a solidarity rally on Sunday June 3rd, 2:00pm, at Chapman Park.
An evening with Jeff cohen, Viewing and Discussing his Film:  All Governments Lie

Jeff Cohen, producer of ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE, is the founder of FAIR, co-founder of RootsAction.org, former CNN, Fox News and MSNBC commentator and author of Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. 

I.F.Stone - He challenged propaganda, wars and racism for decades.

A documentary celebrating indy journalists like Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald

"A damning indictment of mainstream media"   ~ Los Angeles Times
 
Jun 5 Tue
First Presentation
Speaker Joshi Shilpa from Renew Oregon will talk on their legislative  campaign to put a price on pollution for large polluters in Oregon and use the 
dollars raised to invest back into energy efficiency and clean energy projects in low income communities. She will have copies of the proposed bill and
 fact sheets detailing and the bill’s economic benefits reduction in carbon footprint.

Second Presentation:
Speaker Juan Carlos Ordonez will be talking about the “Wage gap and the Wealth gap as a direct result of public policy.

LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click https://www.facebook.com/events/958379144270088/ 
Food
Picnic
portlandfwd@gmail.com
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Most Americans agree that family comes first. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without facing financial disaster. 

At some point in our lives, all of us will have a sick partner, an aging parent, a new baby or adopted child, or get sick ourselves. And since taking care of family is non-negotiable, we all need to be able to take time from work without worrying about losing our jobs or going into serious debt. This is why Oregon needs a paid family and medical leave insurance program and why we're bringing you this special screening of ZERO WEEKS, the fourth documentary by award-winning director, Ky Dickens. Dickens was inspired to make a film about paid leave, after facing financial depletion, emotional turmoil and guilt of having “not enough time,” due to a lack of paid leave, after the birth of her first child.

Join us on Tuesday, June 5th from 7-9:00pm at Clinton Street Theater in Portland. After the screening, a panel of leaders will share thoughts on what a paid family and medical leave insurance program could mean for Oregon.

This event is FREE! 

For more information about the film, visit the official Zero Weeks website. please visit www.zeroweeks.com

For more information about this event, please contact Luann Algoso at luann@familyforward.org.

**Note about accessibility into Clinton Street Theater**
"We have two bathrooms, and both are gender neutral. Our bathrooms are not accessible, unfortunately. We don't have ramps, but there is easy access into the lobby and auditorium as there are no stairs. The floor of the auditorium is sloped, and in two rows we have cutouts for wheelchairs. Because of the slope, wheelchairs must be locked."
Jun 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.
Dafna Tachover is an attorney and founder of We Are the Evidence. In 2009, she developed electromagnetic sensitivity from wireless technology radiation. Since then, she has dedicated herself to exposing the epidemic of sickness caused by this technology; to protecting the rights of the injured; to eradicating the misrepresentation that wireless technology is safe; and to pursuing those who betray the public’s trust. She has also been fighting against the deployment of Wi-Fi in schools. Her work includes public speaking engagements, educating the medical profession, generating media initiatives and interviews, lobbying, consulting and litigation. She is one of the leading global advocates on this topic.
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
Jun 8 Fri
Protest in solidarity with Gaza
Jun 9 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.
JOIN US (War Resisters League - Portland) to protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard warships at the downtown seawall and military recruiting booths at CityFair.
 
Sat. June 9th - 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  We will meet by NW Naito Parkway, a
couple of blocks north of the Burnside Bridge.
 
We will have plenty of signs and banners, but feel free to bring your own.
Help us make a public statement for peace and against the glorification
of war and militarism.  See you there for all or part of the time.
GENERATION ZAPPED investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology; it’s effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. From its links to breast and brain cancer, to its associations with increased infertility and genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD, to newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS). Following the film, Dafna Tachover of We are the Evidencewill speak and answer questions from patrons.
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