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1 September 2018 - 30 September 2018
Sep 3 Mon
Labor Day
 
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.
Sep 13 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.
Sep 17 Mon
Constitution Day
 
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#
 
Sep 18 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/
Sep 19 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
First Unitarian Church, SW 12th & Salmon, Portland OR
Go down brick pathway, enter on your right and view directory for room location.
Ttext 503 649-5511 for help entering the church.
 
Sep 20 Thu
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.
Sep 23 Sun

the Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices, Jobs for Justice, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty will sponsor a forum on "Faith and Why Unions Matter,” at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock.  Forum will discuss the relationship between declining labor unions and increasing income inequality.  We believe that unions can be a corrective force for assuring the God-given dignity of employees by giving them a voice in  the work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There will be presentations by Dr. Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor emeritus of economics from Lewis and Clark, Father Jack Mosbrucker,  retired Catholic priest and long-time labor activist,   and Sunita Patel, a Legacy Employee and union activist.   Question & Answer session will follow presentations.

Sep 25 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.
The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.

Sponsored by First Unitarian Church and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
An evening with Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence and Nobel Price nominee. 
 

Join author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly (pictured above, left, with youth in Afghanistan), co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, for an evening of insight and inspiration on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. Kathy's talk is titled "Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope in Countries Devastated by US Policy."

Kathy Kelly has dedicated her life to bringing peace to those in conflict zones. Her particular focus on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen helps expose the direct impacts of US policies including sanctions, war, drones and military support for warring parties. She is a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and her writings are posted widely.

Ms. Kelly's visit comes just 10 days before the 17th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan, which is said to be this country's longest war.

This event is free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by Associated Students of Portland Community College and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Other sponsors include KBOO Community Radio, Network Against Racism and Islamophobia, Oregon PSR, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065.

Download the event flyer.

Sep 28 Fri

Dark Money, a documentary about untraceable money in our elections will be showing at the NW Film Center September 28th & 29th at 7pm. Move to Amend is partnering with Wolf-Pac for an after movie discussion on September 29th. Keep an eye out for us passing out invitations before the movie. And be sure to purchase your tickets early here.

Sep 29 Sat

Dark Money, a documentary about untraceable money in our elections will be showing at the NW Film Center September 28th & 29th at 7pm. Move to Amend is partnering with Wolf-Pac for an after movie discussion on September 29th. Keep an eye out for us passing out invitations before the movie. And be sure to purchase your tickets early here.

Sep 30 Sun
Celebration
Food
Free
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebration for Unity (progressive groups and measures)
 
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