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22 February 2019 - 21 March 2019
Feb 25 Mon
Punishment Without Crime (Basic) offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly misdemeanor. Legal scholar Alexandra Natapoff reveals the inner workings of a petty offense system that produces over 13 million cases each year. People arrested for minor crimes are swept through courts where defendants often lack lawyers, judges process cases in mere minutes, and nearly everyone pleads guilty. As a result, vast numbers of Americans – most of them poor and people of color – are stigmatized as criminals, impoverished through fines and fees, and stripped of driver’s licenses, jobs, and housing.
Feb 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.
Feb 27 Wed
Oregon currently has the weakest laws on the U.S. west coast for oil train emergency response. This legislative session, we have a chance to change that.

One week from today, join us for our next Action Night to discuss and take action on bills pending in the Oregon Legislature this session on oil trains. We’ll be joined by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, who proposed House Bill 2858, and learn more about how grassroots movements can be involved to make sure we pass oil train legislation that is as strong as possible.
 
Action Night: Stand Up to Oil Trains!
Wednesday, Feb 27, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Oregon Sierra Club (1821 SE Ankeny St.)
Pizza and drinks, too! 
Feb 28 Thu
See how our rights have been usurped in plain sight & learn how we can take back local control!

6-9pm: Photography Exhibit Opening Reception

“Hidden in Plain Sight” explores the myriad of ways that corporations exercise their constitutional “rights” all around us, 24/7, and we no longer even notice!

7-9pm: Brief Presentations, Trivia Contest, Small Group Conversations, Open Mic, Raging Grannies, & Much More!

Presented by: Move to Amend Pdx and CommunityRights.Us
Sponsored by: KBOO, Pacific Green Party, Alliance for Democracy Pdx, Wolf-Pac OR

More info: Paul Cienfuegos <paul@communityrights.us>paul@communityrights.us>
On the heels of the City Club of Portland's report on the Portland's Commission Form of Government and on our at-large election system, it is the PERFECT time to start the conversation about whether Portland should form city council districts and if so, (most importantly) HOW should we go about it.

Both our history and the data have shown us that the current structure is inequitable and doesn't serve the people of this city. Winning an "at-large" or city-wide election is expensive and has led to mostly wealthy white men being elected from the West side of the City. By creating geographical districts we could ensure representation from every part of the city.

Join us in starting the conversation about what our city elections and government should look like to better serve all of Portland's communities, not just the corporations, developers, and wealthiest individuals.

Our featured presenters will address the problems of the current form of elections and government and the need for change. We will also facilitate a discussion about what all of you would like to see from a new form of government.

Hosted by Portland Forward and My Brother's Crawfish

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2019 ACTION NIGHTS series: where we'll be joining together every other week in community to take meaningful and strategic action together. From January to June, when the 2019 Oregon Legislature is in session, many Action Nights will be centered upon what's happening in the Capitol, with opportunities to hear direct reports from our Conservation Director and Lobbyist, and hold our elected officials accountable to the people who got them elected. Action Nights will be all about praxis: we'll be learning and growing our organizing skills, then we'll immediately put our new skills to use around a current issue happening in the session.
 
Mar 1 Fri
Women's History Month
 
Mar 3 Sun
Rally
Campaign $$$ Reform
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Find out more  here 
Mar 7 Thu
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
Mar 8 Fri
Hosted by International Women's Strike US/ Paro Internacional de Mujeres EUA

In the spirit of renewed radicalism, solidarity and internationalism, the International Women’s Strike US continues to be an organizing center by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards the 99% of women: working women inside and outside of the home, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, cis, queer and trans women. We see our efforts as part of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, criminalization and policing, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.

Women across the world are leading labor and political strikes. Come hear about them 🙂
We will rally at 4 in Pioneer Courthouse Square; Speakers, tables, press. At 5 we march to Salmon Street Springs Fountain. Legal observer and security teams are lined up.
If you have capacity for any of the following asks, please let us know

1. Share this event page with a message encouraging people to turn out
2. Forward this event to potentially interested contacts
3. Send us a quote endorsing IWS 2018 from you and/or your organization
4. Write an affirming article or social media post about IWS
5. Pledge to bring a friend or group to the strike
6. Confirm that you would like to table at Pioneer Courthouse Square
7. Indicate interest to speak at the rally; Explaining to the crowd how your work relates to the project of Feminism for the 99%
8. Volunteer to give a lift to people close to you, in need of transportation
9. Host your own event, promoting the strike
10. Donate to International Women's Strike

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Mar 10 Sun
Daylight Saving Time starts
 
Sunshine Week
 
Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society.

What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act as individuals and communities to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon? This is the focus of “Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew. This program is hosted by People's Food Co-op and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

The Community Room is located on the 2nd floor up a flight of stairs. It is also accessible by elevator lift--just let a cashier know you need to use it and they will help you!

Facilitor Bio: Drew is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.

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.

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Bridging Oregon, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Mar 11 Mon
Sunshine Week
 
Mar 12 Tue
Sunshine Week
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LWVPDX Climate Justice, Multnomah County Board Room
 
Mar 13 Wed
Sunshine Week
 
Mar 14 Thu
Sunshine Week
 
Sunshine Week
 
2019 ACTION NIGHTS series: where we'll be joining together every other week in community to take meaningful and strategic action together. From January to June, when the 2019 Oregon Legislature is in session, many Action Nights will be centered upon what's happening in the Capitol, with opportunities to hear direct reports from our Conservation Director and Lobbyist, and hold our elected officials accountable to the people who got them elected. Action Nights will be all about praxis: we'll be learning and growing our organizing skills, then we'll immediately put our new skills to use around a current issue happening in the session.
Mar 15 Fri
Sunshine Week
 
Hosted by  Parks for New Portlanders - Portland Parks & Recreation 

Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal, and celebrate.We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.

We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard.

This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov to sign up by February 15, 2019.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

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Mar 16 Sat
Sunshine Week
 
Mar 17 Sun
St. Patrick's Day
 

Have you heard about the Fair Access In Renting (FAIR) Ordinance?  

On April 3rd and 4th, Portland City Commissioner (and Portland Tenants United member!) Chloe Eudaly is bringing a bill to the City Council which would

  • Cap the cost of security deposits
  • Protect tenants against having our security deposits stolen
  • Make the rental application process more transparent and equitable
  • Establish clearer rules on what landlords can and can’t consider when evaluating applicants

The FAIR Ordinance was crafted over the past two years in a community-driven process with tenants rights advocates front and center. This historic law will benefit every tenant in Portland by reducing barriers to housing and protecting against landlord retaliation.  

Join us THIS Sunday, March 17, from 6 to 8 pm at SEIU 49 (3536 SE 26th Ave) to learn more about the FAIR Ordinance and how tenants can mobilize to pass it.

Jamey Duhamel, Chloe Eudaly’s policy director and a proud PTU member, is joining us at a public meeting this Sunday to explain the proposed law and answer questions and concerns. Join us at the meeting to learn about how the FAIR Ordinance will change your life as a renter, and take action with your fellow tenants to get this law passed!

SEIU 49 is wheelchair-accessible and is transit-accessible on the bus lines 9, 10 and 66. We'll start at 6 pm sharp, so please arrive early to say hello, grab a seat, and have some snacks!  

Mar 18 Mon
Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we’re doing our bit to make things better. Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.  January 14: Dirty Dancing January 21: King: A Filmed Journey February 4: The Wiz February 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll February 18: Do the Right Thing February 25: Cry Freedom March 4: The Great Muppet Caper March 11: The Big Sick March 18: DOGMA March 25: Meet the Parents
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 Conference call-in number: (712) 775.7031; Access code: 209-508-222#
Mar 21 Thu
Message from Rep Blumenauer: 
 
Drug prices have risen at an alarming rate, and we need to protect the affordability of necessary medications.  New drugs for cancer and rare diseases can cost more than $100,000 a year. Even generic medicines for chronic conditions, such as insulin, have seen prices triple or more between 2002-2013.
 
We can and must do more.   We should be providing better, more affordable care for all people, which includes access to affordable medicine.  The days of choosing between health and financial security must end.
 
I hope you will join me for a public forum to discuss prescription drug pricing and affordability.


        March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)                      
 
Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly. 
 
Transportation and parking:  Parking will be limited at this event. Please consider taking public transportation, biking, or walking.            
 
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