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5 June 2018 - 4 July 2018
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.

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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.
Jun 12 Tue
Speakers: Rep. Rob Nosse; Rep. Sheri Malstrom; Jeremy Vandehey, Health Policy Director for Oregon Health Authority; Felisa Hagins, Political and Health Policy Director for SEIU Local 49
Jun 13 Wed

Since the election of Trump, there has been an explosion of women's organizing, highlighted by the "Me Too" movement. And in recent years the power of women's organizing has also been felt in workplaces, as teachers, nurses, hotel workers, domestic workers, fast food workers and others, have organized and fought for better wages and working conditions, and increasingly, expanded social services and new progressive taxes as well.  But the fight for women’s equality and power is far from over.

Come hear four women from our community talk about the challenges faced by women in the workplace and the effort of unions to respond to these challenges, as well as how unions and working women have historically influenced the broader women's movement.   We'll also get a chance to think about and discuss what issues and struggles might well be next for women and their unions and how contemporary struggles by women in unions might welcome in a new "working class feminism.”

 

Presenters: Reyna Gillet, campaign organizer of grocery workers; Jennifer Graham, Vice President of Oregon Unite-HERE Local 8; Andrea Lemoins, organizer with AFSCME District Council 75; and Nikki Mandel, Professor Emerita of History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Jun 14 Thu
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.
Jun 16 Sat
Umpqua Valley Garden Tour
 
Jun 17 Sun
Father's Day
 
Jun 20 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
Jun 21 Thu
Peace in the City film Series
 

Please join us June 21 for our series opener:
two short films about the transformative power of food.

Knife Skills is an Oscar®-nominated documentary about second chances. Following the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, where all the staff are just out of prison, the film follows three trainees, tracing their struggle to launch new lives on the outside. (40 minutes)

America’s First Foodie is Portland director Elizabeth Federici's fascinating biography of Portland, Oregon native James Beard...and his indelible mark on America's good food movement. (55 minutes)

This double-header screening will be followed by a Q&A with director of America's First FoodieElizabeth Federici.

Purchase tickets in advance here
Doors open at 6 PM.

Jun 24 Sun
Not in Portland is a gathering of Portlanders who see ICE's actions as unjust and find their continued operations in our city to be unacceptable.
The Cuba Caravan is Coming to Town
 *Movie t Pot Luck
*Information on the Cuban Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba end of July

“Dare to Dream” is a 30-minute documentary that reveals the stories of US students who graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana Cuba. The students received full scholarships from the Cuban government. ELAM, the largest medical school in the world, is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level.

John Waller – National Caravan Coordinator for Pastors for Peace will address how in 1959, the Cuban people “Dared to Dream” a different future for their country.

Since then, the US government has been trying to destroy that dream by economic blockade. Make sure your members of Congress cosponsor legislation for normal travel and trade between the US and Cuba. How can Cuba’s accomplishments inspire us to Dare to Dream? How can we end the US blockade?

For more information call 971-205-2254. Sponsored by Portland Central American Solidarity Committee, Workers World PDX, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Jun 25 Mon
Powell’s Books presents
DAN PFEIFFER
Pod Save America Cohost and Former Senior Advisor to President Obama
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland
$38 (reserved seating)
On November 9, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? 

Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here.
Yes We (Still) Can
An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country. After all of the sex scandals, oligarchs, rhetoric, dramatic firings, and ill-advised hirings, Pfeiffer will remind us why we were desperate for "Hope and Change." In a conversation based on his new book, Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama and current Pod Save America cohost, gives real-world advice to Democrats in 2020. 

Price includes a copy of Pfeiffer's Yes We (Still) Can. Books distributed at event.
Jun 26 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.
Jun 27 Wed
n January 2017, an idea on social media launched the global March for Science movement. In a few short months, more than 600 cities, 250 partners, and countless volunteers banded together to organize a historical event that drew people of all backgrounds, interests, and political leanings. On April 22, 2017, more than one million marchers worldwide took to the streets to stand up for the importance of science in society and their own lives – and each of them has a story to tell. Through signs, artwork, stories, and photographs, Stephanie Fine Sasse’s Science Not Silence (MIT Press), coedited by Lucky Tran, shares some of the voices from the March for Science movement. Science Not Silence celebrates the success of the movement, amplifies the passion and creativity of its supporters, and reminds everyone how important it is to keep marching. 
Jun 28 Thu
Most of us would agree that natural resources and our surrounding environment have value, but what that value is—and how to protect it—are usually up for debate. Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we protect our common resources such as land, water, and air? How are our values reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies?

This is the focus of “How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?” a free conversation with Monica Mueller on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 3 PM at SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97210. This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Monica Mueller is an instructor of philosophy at Portland State University and specializes in ethical and political philosophy. She published the book Contrary to Thoughtlessness: Rethinking Practical Wisdom and is interested in discussing the seemingly overwhelming problems of living together in a world with others.

*For questions/concerns or to request accommodations please contact Muz Afzal at muz@seuplift.org or call (503) 232-0010 ext 319.

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Jun 29 Fri
 On Friday, June 29th, Portland-area groups will host an important panel
    discussion concerning the US pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive
    Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran.

The forum is free and open to the public.
 
    Speakers will include:
 
    Jamal Abdi-- VP for Policy & Incoming Executive Director for National  Iranian American Council (NIAC)
 
    Reese Erlich--Acclaimed investigative journalist and author of numerous books on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Middle East
 
    Catherine Thomasson, MD--Former Executive Director National Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), traveled on a PSR delegation to Iran
    in 2007 to promote diplomacy
 
    Jeff Curtis-Former Peace Corps volunteer in Iran (1967-70), Attorney,Active in Portland-Shiraz Friendship Community, recently returned from
    travel to Iran
 
    In May, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)--known widely as the Iran Nuclear
    Deal. Diplomats both internationally and in the US fear that this increases the risk of war between the U.S. and Iran. President Trump
    has selected advisors (John Bolton, as National Security Advisor and Mike Pompeo, as Secretary of State) who have openly positioned
    themselves as eager to go to war with Iran.
 
    In this climate, it is imperative that community members have the
    opportunity to hear expert speakers discuss the current reality and how
    a dangerous path to war can be averted.
 
    "The Obama Administration handed Trump a nuclear deal that was working and a diplomatic framework for Iran that could have been built upon to
    secure U.S.. interests. Singularly obsessed with unraveling the accomplishments of his successor, and now surrounded by a cohort of
    advisors who have been planning for war with Iran for years, Trump's push for war with Iran is his most reckless policy for America to
    date."  From NIAC Statement by Jamal Abdi.
 
    Partial list of Co-sponsors of the Forum on Iran:
    American Iranian Friendship Council-Portland
    Portland Shiraz Friendship Community
    War Prevention Initiative of the Jubitz Family Foundation
    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
    Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East--
      Portland Chapter
    Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
    KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio
Jun 30 Sat
 

Families Belong Together - Portland Rally  Sign up to Attend

GOOD NEWS! WE NOW HAVE A CONFIRMED LOCATION. Portland’s Families Belong Together Rally will be held at North Park Blocks, which are located north of Burnside in the Pearl District, and just a stone's throw from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. After the close of the program, the Center will be open for admission during its normal Saturday hours and we encourage participants to visit its exhibits examining discrimination as a tool used against groups in Oregon’s history.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Washington Co Unit Summer Potluck
 
 
Jul 2 Mon

Non-League, event of interest
Speakers: Rep. Margaret Doherty; Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon; Peg Cornell, Corvallis Teacher and Corvallis Education Association President
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (Chelsea Green), environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change.
Jul 3 Tue
Public Meeting
David Delk 503.232.5495
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Eastside democratic Club for our annual July pot luck picnic.
 
Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 3rd, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
Location: Backyard of Joe and Christine Meyer
                1915 SE Alder, (near 20th and SE Morrison)
                Portland, Oregon
                503-358-0938 
Not associated with the Democratic  Party.
 
This picnic is free and open to the public.
 
Please note. No grill will be available, but food can be warmed with the stove top or the oven inside.
 
Please bring a chair 

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.
Jul 4 Wed
Independence Day
 
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