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12 January 2017 - 11 February 2017
Jan 12 Thu
Kent Nerburn’s Voices in the Stones (New World Library) is a rare combination of personal memoir, cultural insight, and spiritual teaching that shines a light on our American past while offering us lessons in our quest for a more humane American future. The genius of the Native Americans has always been their profound spirituality and their deep understanding of the land and its ways. For three decades, Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people. Voices in the Stones is a unique collection of his encounters, experiences, and reflections during that time. In his deeply touching work, Nerburn reveals the spiritual awareness that animates all of Native American life, and shows us how we have much to learn from one another if only we have the heart to listen.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Jan 13 Fri

Now Is The Time, Healthcare for Everyone Documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg

The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls how that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.

Q & A session follows the screening with a Doctor from Mad As Hell Doctors and a representative from Health Care for All Oregon.

Date/Time: Friday, January 13, 2017. Doors open at 6:30; event starts at 7 PM.
Location: Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon
Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Committee-First Unitarian Church
Alliance for Democracy
Healthcare for All Oregon
www.nowisthetimemovie.com

Click here for a printable poster.
Jan 14 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.
Experienced activists offer workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We'll have a full day of sessions in strategic action planning, media, community outreach, messaging, peace-keeping, tactical design, legal observing, Know Your Rights, non-violent direct action, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

During the MLK Holiday Weekend, we can bring a legacy of activism and non-violent tactics to the present.
Join us on January 14 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We'll have a full day of sessions in strategic action planning, media, community outreach, messaging, peace-keeping, tactical design, legal observing, Know Your Rights, non-violent direct action, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

BerniePDX is cosponsoring this exciting event!! Organizations will be tabling throughout the day. Childcare is provided; RSVP to reserve a spot. Please bring a sack lunch.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect: actionnetwork.org/events/stand-together

Doors 9:30am, opening panel 10am, workshops 11am-5pm.
PICA hosts a weekend's worth of workshops helping attendeeds learn valuable organizing, safety, and protest skills to be used in the ongoing resistance against the Trump administration. Includes self-defense training.

For information, contact: Kirsten Saladow, kirsten@pica.org, 503-242-1419

RSVP Requested: https://t.e2ma.net/click/8lthm/g0td1q/oqjx0d>

http://pica.org/event/first-100-days

On January 28, 2017, First 100 Days will follow up with a day-long event at PNCA (511 NW Broadway) focused on building longer term resistance strategies within the arts community.
Jan 15 Sun
PICA hosts a weekend's worth of workshops helping attendeeds learn valuable organizing, safety, and protest skills to be used in the ongoing resistance against the Trump administration. Includes self-defense training.

For information, contact: Kirsten Saladow, kirsten@pica.org, 503-242-1419

RSVP Requested: https://t.e2ma.net/click/8lthm/g0td1q/oqjx0d>

http://pica.org/event/first-100-days

On January 28, 2017, First 100 Days will follow up with a day-long event at PNCA (511 NW Broadway) focused on building longer term resistance strategies within the arts community.
NOT My President
Sunday, January 15 at 12:00 PM

Follow this link to RSVP. Our MoveOn.Org meeting follows at 2:00 nearby on Hayden Island. go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/gplqsl The D...

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236798173/
MoveOn.org has planned a national day of meetings across the country, prior to the inauguration to develop local agendas to resist Trump.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236410099/
Jan 16 Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. 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.
Jan 17 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/
Jan 18 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.

Welcome to the meeting.
Jan 19 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. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
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.
The evening before the inauguration of Donald Trump, we will be discussing the best ways for revolutionary socialists to unite with various other groups on the left in order to work in solidarity towards common goals. This meeting will be essential preparation for the Inauguration Day protests and for the Women's March the following day.

www.facebook.com/events/613575432175860/
Related group that's focused on communication between people of differing perspectives.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236881744/
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Jan 20 Fri
Join us in standing up to a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people...

www.meetup.com/Portland-Vancouver-Sierra-Club-Outings-Events/events/236912610/
“This is where the rubber meets the road. The way our generation can change things is by marching in the streets peacefully. Get up on your feet and speak loudly. Share with all your friends and family. We will march from Pioneer Square and voice our outrage for the system that has allowed us to come this far. This is the revolution, join us.”

www.facebook.com/events/676732405838621/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1482195017682306
Democratic Sociables is a fun group for Dem voters 45 and up.

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/235660001
Jan 21 Sat
The election of Donald Trump is a stark reminder of the importance of community, solidarity, and working together to build a just society and economy that truly works for everyone.

Trump's agenda is dangerous for all working people, our unions and especially immigrants, people of color, women and LGBTQ people, muslims, and our jewish sisters and brothers, which means that now is the time to call for a labor-led mass mobilization to give our members and other workers the confidence and determination to unite and fight back.

The Oregon AFL-CIO is encouraging its affiliates to join with other labor unions for local protest actions on Inauguration weekend. We, the undersigned, urge all unions, student, community and faith-based organizations to join us for this action. A united front of all those threatened by the Trump presidency will be needed to defend each. This is only the beginning.

An Injury to One is An Injury to All!

This event will end in time for people to join the Women's March PDX at 12pm.
The Portland International Socialist Organization is excited to be joining the Women's March On Portland. While Trump's bigotry is being inaugurated in DC today, the Women's March signals the inauguration of the Anti-Trump resistance.

While we organize direct resistance with thousands in the streets to Trump's bigotry and misogyny we also want to build lasting organization that can provide a socialist alternative to the system which spawned him. If you are a member of the ISO, an allie organization, or simply interested in socialist politics and want to learn more, come march with us!! We will have the placards above but please feel free to bring your own signs and banners.

The ISO will prepare for joining the march at Noon. www.facebook.com/events/208282922945133

To prepare for engaging the crowd, folks should read the two articles below.

socialistworker.org/2017/01/04/the-anti-choice-onslaught-under-trump
socialistworker.org/2017/01/13/why-solidarity-can-trump-hate

If folks have any questions please contact our contingent coordinators:
Sarah- (503) 200-4181
Jordan- (850) 264-6677

www.facebook.com/events/254864684938283
Jan 22 Sun
We don't give up.
We don't quit.
We will not be silent.

Our inaugural event to introduce our #queerresistance and unique style to the public. The idea here is to use the imagery of funerals and mourning to draw attention to the fight we have on the horizon. We plan toacquire a fake coffin, drape it in a rainbow flag, dress in our freakiest funeral attire and march it through downtown with a funeral dirge playing as an act of mourning for and calling attention to the explicit threats and assaults already being made from positions of power and influence against our rights and well beings; ending with a ceremony and a "laying to rest" of the coffin before a mock headstone we will set up, laying flowers across it.

More info on Facebook
Local singer-songwriter and storyteller Ed Haynes hosts a post-election open mic night featuring an array of post-election-themed performances and speakers. Proceeds go to benefit the Central City Concern. Also says open mic.
Jan 23 Mon
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.
Jan 24 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.
Join us for a viewing of the documentary 'Small is Beautiful - the Tiny House Documentary'. TRAILER: vimeo.com/76514066 "Small is Beautiful ...

www.meetup.com/PDXSustainability/events/236620663/
Kate Gonsalves has led political campaigns with community groups, progressive nonprofits, and unions in multiple states, including directing campaign strategy for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club in California; building political programs and lobbying for the American Federation of Teachers; and advancing ballot measure campaigns at Our Oregon. Kate is passionate about decreasing systemic inequalities in the justice system. Her commitment to criminal justice reform stems from her work with Dr. David Baldus and the American Civil Liberties Union linking race and death penalty sentencing along with coursework examining race and mass incarceration under Dr. Angela Davis.
Free - All welcome
Author Event
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice is heard above the rest. In his New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin’s Press) – a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. In the tradition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time – short, emotional, literary, powerful – this is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
Jan 25 Wed
Hear legislators and the governor's office discuss health policy legislation likely to come before the February session. And pay $45 to hear them.

www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-health-forum-the-2017-legislative-session-postponed-from-121516-tickets-29068894847?aff=eprofsaved
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/
Author Event
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
America faces huge challenges – climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder (co-founder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES! magazine) suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. In The Revolution Where You Live (Berrett-Koehler), join van Gelder as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done.
Jan 26 Thu
We want to invite you (on very short notice!) to a volunteering ‘scramble’ this coming Thursday, where a number of our team leaders will be available all at once to meet with you.
From 3 to 6 pm, drop in for about a half hour. You’ll have a short conversation with someone about your interests and skills, and they will point you to the person in the room who will be able to get you started. We’ve never done this before! Different circumstances call for trying new things, and we’re hoping to be flexible with both the increasing urgency of stopping fossil fuels, and the large number of people ready to get involved.
Join Portland Rising Tide for Round 3 to DEFUND DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)! It is CRUCIAL that we make the DAPL project financially unreasonable to complete. We are spending a day getting as many Portlanders as possible to take their money out of banks that fund DAPL. There will be cocoa, talking to strangers, and the merry jingle of the sounds of oil corporation bankruptcy.

We'll meet up at the Rising Tide office, go over the strategy and talking points and then at 2:30 we will leave to fan out to as many different banks that fund DAPL as possible. Armed with tastefully designed "move your money" info packets (provided at the office), we will stand outside the banks, or on busy intersections or parks, in pairs or small groups and ask folks to move their money to a credit union or local bank that doesn't fund environmental destruction and violate indigenous rights. The goal is to have as many personal conversations with folks as possible and leave with new friends! After banks close we'll meet at The Standard Bar (on 22nd & Burnside) for a tasty beverage and a debrief.

Check out the de-fund DAPL withdrawal tracker, over 43 million and counting! www.defunddapl.org/defund
Let's make this number skyrocket!

Can't make it to the event? Download and share your own Move Your Money packet! portlandrisingtide.org/move-money-packets

What to Bring:
-Warm clothes, snacks and water.
-Treats to entice strangers to talk to you (optional)
-A sign related to NODAPL (optional)
-Musical instrument (optional)

If you can't join at 2pm, check back here and we will post places for people to join in throughout the afternoon.

www.facebook.com/events/804729903000649
Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NOT My President
Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM

Meeting focus/agenda and location to be announced later--- but we wanted to give advance notice of this planned meeting.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236615128/
Let's build momentum by planning for our effective participation in the 1/15 MoveOn event, as well as other protest/opposition events.

www.meetup.com/NOT-My-President/events/236615082/
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Jan 28 Sat
10:00 AM Assembly at Martin Luther King Jr Statue at 777 NE MLK Blvd (at Oregon St, by the Convention Center)

10:30 AM SHARP: March begins

11:45 AM: Rally at Maranatha Church (tabling and refreshments)

March sponsored by Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. Endorsers include Portland NAACP, Urban League of Portland, Portland Copwatch and others.

Guidelines for AMA Coalition Actions and Demonstrations:
1. All AMA Coaltiion actions are guided by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s non-violent direct action principles.
2. Language use in rallies, marches and civil disobedience or other actions must be family and children friendly.
3. All organizations and individuals participating in AMA Coalition demonstrations and actions must show respect for one another.
4. All demonstrations and actions of the AMA Coalition are under the leadership of the AMA Coalition Steering Committee.
The Peace & Justice Ministry Team
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ
presents a workshop with Sally Eck, facilitator

No fee charged
Child Care available
Reservations required. Limited to 30
503.253.5457
office@parkroseucc.org

Jan 29 Sun
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law, one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Proposition 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway.

The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines — prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation? A co-production of American Documentary | POV and ITVS.

A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Discuss Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. How can we use ideas from the book and apply them to Move to Amend? www.meetup.com/Portland-Move-to-Amend/events/236710539/
 
Feb 1 Wed
Thanks to the election of President Trump, we need our legislature to step up now more than ever. We need to send them the message that his hateful rhetoric and policies are not okay and that this is not normal.

We need action. We need progress. We need it now. We need our state officials to insulate us from Donald Trump, not with walls, but with policies. This requires action on a houseless bill of rights, no-cause eviction, rent control, environmental protections, air quality protections, criminal justice reform, protecting our immigrants, healthcare, and so much more.

In order to do this, we need pressure from the people. We need our elected officials to see our faces. We need them to hear our stories. We need to show them that our lives matter.

To that end, we will all be bussing people from Union Station to the State Capitol in Salem on the first day of the legislative session.

For the new legislatives members, their first day in office is going to be a memorable day, no matter what. Let’s fill those memories with the stories and the faces of We the People so that they can carry our message with them for the rest of their tenure in office. For those returning to office, this will be a powerful message that this is different. We cannot afford business as usual.

We will hold a rally at the Capitol and deliver hundreds of letters from our communities to the legislators. We will be leaving Union Station by 11:30 AM and plan to be back by 4:00 PM.

If you would like to join us on the bus, please email your first and last name with the subject line “RESISTANCE ROAD TRIP” to portlandsresistance@gmail.com. Also, please help collect stories from your friends and neighbors.

You can also drive on your own. This is not an event for only Portland residents. No matter where you live, please join us.

If you cannot join us on the bus you can still send us your letter via email or if you would like to hand write your letter you can bring it to Union Station prior to our departure.

To find who your specific state legislator is click here: oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html

#LaResistencia
Welcome to the meeting.
Feb 2 Thu
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has proposed the boldest tenant-protection law the city has ever seen: requiring landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants displaced due to no-cause evictions or rent hikes. You can read more at the Willamette Week: www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/01/24/city-council-releases-plan-to-make-portland-landlords-pay-moving-costs-for-renters-they-evict-for-no-cause/

We'll be hosting a rally at City Hall at 1pm, and the hearing itself will begin promptly at 2pm.

More on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1801497243400692/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1485569111838968
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.
Lessons Learned from Standing Rock: Next Steps for Continuing Battles in Oregon and Washington.
An open misogynist is the 45th President of the United States. Trump pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade, sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and to turn the clock back on women’s rights and empower misogyny in other ways.

But with increased oppression comes increased resistance. The Women's March on January 21st smashed expectations, with people taking to the streets in record numbers to resist Trump and his oppressive agendas. The resistance must not stop there. In order to be most effective in combatting women’s oppression, we need to understand where it comes from, the relationship of reproductive rights to the state and its economic structure, and what types of movements are most effective for defending women’s rights and ending women’s oppression altogether. This means mobilizing working class women of all races and rejecting corporate-friendly “power feminism” campaigns like Hillary Clinton’s. We are stronger when we fight together -- immigrant, Muslim, Black, white, LGBTQ, men, and women -- linking struggles that affect us all, so we can stand up to whatever the Republicans and Democrats throw our way.

Jessica Hansen-Weaver, a long-time ISO member from San Fransisco will be presenting. There will be a discussion after the talk. All are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: Childcare will be provided for this event in the Smith building by PSU's Little Vikings. Spots must be reserved in advance. Please contact Nikki at nikw2@pdx.edu by January 26th to reserve a spot!

www.facebook.com/events/634380810091856/
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 3 Fri
Sen Wyden Multnomah County town hall
We are very excited to announce our inaugural gathering!

We are holding two (2) "Welcome!" gatherings this weekend to accommodate community members' different schedules.

Please RSVP for only 1 of the 2 "Welcome!" gatherings.

Price: 6.00 USD

www.meetup.com/womensmarch/events/237347473
Feb 4 Sat
Have you experienced an eviction or your rent rising beyond your control? Share your story with Oregon State lawmakers who can stop this crisis. Come out to the Highland Christian Center on February 4 at 3pm to learn more about how you can get involved to end no-cause evictions and unregulated rent hikes for all Oregonians! Sponsored by Community Alliance of Tenants. Childcare and language translation available upon request. Email pam@oregoncat.org or call 541-590-2289. Click Here to RSVP
www.facebook.com/events/234907833618580/
Feb 5 Sun
The Mexican/Latino community is seeking assistance next Sunday on February 5th from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. Today, several bigoted individuals were outside the church harassing folks as we were entering Sunday spanish mass by yielding racists chants and challenging folks to fight. Church located 87th and SE Foster.

www.facebook.com/events/961723500595729/
We are very excited to announce our inaugural gathering!

We are holding two (2) "Welcome!" gatherings this weekend to accommodate community members' different schedules.

Please RSVP for only 1 of the 2 "Welcome!" gatherings.

Price: 6.00 USD

www.meetup.com/womensmarch/events/237347473
Feb 6 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.
Feb 7 Tue
Join the Eastside democratic Club on our monthly meeting with two guest presentations.

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 2 PM; Doors open at 11:30 AM
Free and open to the public.
Not associated with the Democratic Party.
Please bring food that does not need to be heated to share if you are able.

Special Note: Peanut Butter Drive. At the last meeting, we decided to have a Peanut Butter drive to benefit Oregon Food Bank. So, please bring a unopened jar of Peanut Butter to the meeting.

First question will be: At the last meeting, we had a presentation regarding a proposed resolution by Amnesty International for enactment by the Portland City Council. Shall Eastside democratic Club support the efforts of Amnesty International to have the Portland City Council enact a statement supporting the closure of the Guantanamo base in Cuba? The proposed statement is attached for your review prior to the meeting.

First Presentation: Ryan Rittenhouse, Conservation Organizer, Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Topic: Fossil Fuels and the Columbia Gorge

Second Presentation: Jeffery St. Clair, Author and editor of Counterpunch, a national progressive news magazine
Topic: Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From A Failed Revolution, and other topically issues. Jeffery will bring copies of his book (above) for sale.
Join us over drinks and food to watch Bernie make a stand for universal healthcare and dance intellectual circles around Ted Cruz. Co-sponsored by Portland Democratic Socialists of America and BerniePDX.

www.facebook.com/events/637455903107610/
Bernie PDX and Democratic Socialists of America are hosting a party to watch Bernie Sanders debate Ted Cruz about the ACA! The debate starts at 6:00pm at Click here/a> to RSVP on Facebook.
Climate Odyssey Introduction & Climate Café
with Barbara Ford

Welcome to the Climate Odyssey program! Designed to offer support to those who feel a need for community, connection, and resilience in these turbulent times, the Climate Odyssey offers experiences, skill-building, and community resilience practices to strengthen the Climate Justice Community.

We’ll also do some sharing in community via a process of facilitated small group conversation called the Climate Café, designed to help us get to know each other, share our concerns and hopes, and grow in the understanding of our individual and collective capacity to respond to the challenges at hand. This process emphasizes the value of our collective wisdom and compassion, as well as works to diminish the isolation that some of us experience in the feelings of overwhelm related to the news of the day.
Some participants will be veterans in the climate movement. Some will be new to this community. All are welcome to share and support each other to bring our best gifts to the world. Please RSVP

Barbara Ford has been involved with climate activism and education since 2001, mostly in the interfaith community. She is the past president of the national Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth. Barbara is keenly interested in the intersection between the arts, spirituality, and activism, and offers workshops on hope and creativity for social change.
In the 1940s and ’50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls (Back Bay) tells the stories of these women – known as "human computers" – who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.
Feb 8 Wed
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.
Feb 9 Thu
This week’s meeting will be an organizational meeting.

The first part of the meeting will be spent assessing the work our branch has done since Trump’s election and discussing our next steps. In addition, we will be discussing and clarifying our organization’s perspective on the use of violence in our movements. The last part of the meeting will be dedicated to preparing ourselves to be a presence at the Protect Planned Parenthood Vigil on Saturday, February 11th. The vigil was planned as a counter-protest after anti-choice groups organized national protests at Planned Parenthood locations. We will have a contingent at the vigil.

All are welcome!

If you are new to the ISO, feel free to join us at 5 pm for our new cluster on the second-floor lobby of SMSU! Members will be available to answer questions.

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TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 10 Fri
 
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
This documentary examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of the filmmaker's father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family. She discovers the political phenomenon recurring in living rooms everywhere, and reveals the consequences conservative media has had on families and a nation.

Screening following by discussion/Q &A with the filmmaker, Jen Senko.

Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

More information:

Feb 11 Sat
 
Do you teach for social justice?

Worried about the harm and threat the Trump administration poses to our students and their families?

Scared that your own ability to teach for social justice is under attack?

We’re stronger together. Join us for strength, community and resources:

Teaching in a Time of Trump: Saturday Teach-In

RSVP at tinyurl.com/TTTRSVP
(so that we can provide adequate refreshments and materials)

What to bring: All your good thinking about what educators must do in our classrooms, at our schools, and in our communities to resist the Trump agenda.

Suggested Donation: $5-$15

The Teach-In will provide a forum for social justice educators across the Portland metro area to discuss and strategize ways we can protect our students, our families, and our public schools. The Teach-In will also feature a panel discussion of local leaders from movements and organizations fighting for immigration justice, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, economic justice and climate justice.

Questions? Contact Us! teachingintimeoftrump@gmail.com and
tinyurl.com/TeachingInATimeOfTrump

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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.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
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