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29 December 2017 - 28 January 2018
Dec 30 Sat
Family-friendly vigil in Multnomah Village on SW Multnomah Blvd. & SW 35th – across the street from Marco’s from Noon-1:30. Bring signs, dogs, children and rain gear as needed. We also have extra signs to borrow. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. Planned by the SW Team of 350PDX. See you there!
Dec 31 Sun
New Year's Eve
 
 
Jan 1 Mon
New Year's 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 3 Wed
Welcome to the meeting.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Jan 4 Thu

League of Women Voters of Deschutes County and the Deschutes Public Library are co-sponsoring a forum for Measure 101.  This measure will be for the January 23, 2018 Special Election.

The forum will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 4, 2018 at the Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend.

The speakers will be State Rep. Andrea Salinas representing yes on Measure 101 and State Rep. Julie Parrish representing no on Measure 101.

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.
Measure 101 forum, a panel discussion of pros and cons. Contact: lindaziedrich@gmail.com
Jan 5 Fri
On January 23, 2018, Oregonians will decide whether to approve sections of House Bill 2391 that assessed new fees on hospitals and other health care providers to pay for the expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.

At this Friday Forum—just two-and-a-half weeks before the votes will be counted—we'll host a debate featuring those who support the measure and those who oppose it.
An investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city, this feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification, and what neighborhood life means after the era of "The Ghetto."

Featuring a Q&A with director Cornelius Swart, and special guests Michelle Lewis and Percy Hampton, subjects of PRICED OUT.

Directed by: Cornelius Swart
Year: 2018
Jan 6 Sat
Register here: bit.ly/2jxK20B
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
5150 SW Watson Ave, BEAVERTON

Some of the trainings and workshops include:

- Promoting your events to broadcast media
- Get the most out of Twitter
- Electoral strategies: Yes for Healthcare and Indivisible 435
- Intro to activism: Indivisible Oregon District 1
- Safe bystander intervention training by Oregon Peace Institute (separate registration required for this session)
- Keynote address

All this, plus connecting with other inspiring grassroots activists from OR-1 and beyond. Join us!

Tags: Indivisible OR-1, Washington County, beaverton, Training

Imported from: pdxactivist.org/events/2572
Jan 7 Sun
CALLING ALL ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THAT BELIEVE IN HEALTHCARE FOR ALL OF OREGONIANS:

We want you to show off your love for healthcare for all Oregonians by joining in on a PARADE FOR 101 where costumes of any and all themes, props, signs and flags, flash and pizzazz to attract the eye of onlookers are all welcome.

On Sunday January 7, 2018, at 10am a whole creative community of people who support YES ON MEASURE 101 will gather to parade down streets in SE Portland with music, costumes, props and fun while passing out flyers to neighbors and Portlanders along the route encouraging everybody to turn in their ballots marked YES!

This grassroots spectacle of moving street art, a marching band, wheelchair brigade and creative costumes of all kinds starts and ends in the yard at Sunnyside School (SE Yamhill between 34th & 35th)

YES on MEASURE 101 maintains healthcare for children, seniors, people with disabilities and those who purchase their own health insurance.

Organizers encourage everyone to come motivate and celebrate yes votes for healthcare on MEASURE 101!

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An informational event on Measure 101, which will be on the ballot for the January 23rd Special Election.
Jan 8 Mon
Unit discussion on Measure 101, League of Women Voters of Lane County. Other LWVLC units scheduled Jan. 8-12.

Contact: league@lwvlc.org - 541-343-7917


lwvlc.org/
Jan 9 Tue
The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure (Peter Graven, OHSU), a speaker for the Yes Campaign (Rob Nosse, State Representative and Yes for Healthcare) and a speaker representing the opponents (TBD from opposing group).

More here: lwvpdx.org/ballot-measure-101-election-forum/

Featuring State Rep. Cedric Hayden & State Rep. John Lively
(Moderator: Rachael McDonald, KLCC interim news director)
Jan 10 Wed
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brookings - M101 Forum
 
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Jan 11 Thu

Doors open at 11 a.m. – buffet served at 11:30

Open to the public, reservations required
RSVP call 541-343-7919 or league@lwvlc.org
Lunch $17, beverage only $5
(speakers/format tba)
 Contact: league@lwvlc.org - 541-343-7917
On Thursday, January 11, 2018, communities across Oregon and Northern California are heading to Salem to ask Governor Brown to stand up for the climate by stopping the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. Can you join? RSVP HERE.

WHAT: Join us as Oil Change International releases a new report detailing the climate changing pollution from the Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal.
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oregon State Capitol Building, 900 Court St NE., Salem, OR 97301.
Meet up with allies from around the state. Please wear RED.

Together, we stopped LNG export on the Columbia River, but our allies in Southern Oregon are continuing the struggle against Oregon’s last remaining LNG proposal—a project that would be Oregon’s largest greenhouse gas polluter. The 229-mile pipeline and fracked gas export project would threaten 400 waterways and impact tribes’ rights. And, like the Bradwood and Oregon LNG fights, this project would trample the rights of landowners through use of eminent domain, put existing jobs in fishing, tourism, and other sectors at risk, drive up energy prices, and become the largest source of climate pollution in the state of Oregon. Can you join the day of action?

RSVP HERE: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBAyCKtsdrcGaahKu_5D6bTLHXQFkX471XhcIwKZsN0iS4wQ/viewform.
Join us on January 11th for a vigil marking the 16th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay. Join us to stand in solidarity with those who are held without trial and demand that the detention center be shut down once and for all.

We will be sharing poems and letters from the prisoners to uplift their stories and voices in our continued struggle to resist and organize against state violence and mass incarceration.

From Rikers Island to Guantanamo, Prisons Have Got to Go!!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/932124826942541/

Panelists:

Cedric Hayden (recommending a “NO” vote) – Oregon State Representative, District 7 and Petitioner to Refer the Measure to the Voters

Janet Bauer (recommending a “YES” vote)Healthcare Policy Analyst for the Oregon Center for Public Policy

Sara Gelser 

Moderator: Tony Van Vliet – Former Oregon State Representative from Corvallis

YES vote retains the funding and the federal matching funds.

NO vote removes the funding provisions in the bill.

Please join us for a timely and informative program. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.


Co-sponsored by the LWV of Corvallisand the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library


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 13 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.
By far our highest demand from tenants is seen on our Tenants’ Rights Hotline. We answer hundreds of calls a month from renters in crisis and our need for more volunteers to meet that need is ever-expanding. Hotline volunteers require a special amount of training and therefore we ask for a 6-month commitment at 4 hours per month for those willing to take on this community need.

Interested in other forms of volunteering? No worries. RSVP at our ticket link and let us know if you'd prefer one-off or shorter-term commitments. bit.ly/CAThotline

Email Tim@Oregoncat.org to find out more.
Jan 14 Sun
The Internet is under attack and the City of Portland is fighting back.

We are demanding the city immediately prioritize the development of a municipal broadband network.

Comcast and other large internet service providers have successfully lobbied to repeal net neutrality, sell information about what you do online, and prevent localities from properly regulating them. Municipal broadband is the last line of defense against internet service provider abuses which threaten freedom of information, digital equality, and democracy itself.

Municipal broadband is something many cities such as Tacoma, WA and Sandy, OR already have. In Portland we have been planning to build a municipal broadband network decades, now that our internet freedoms are under attack, it’s an idea whose time has come.

Event Schedule:
2:00 pm: Gather at City Hall
2:15 pm: Speakers
2:40 pm: Letter writing
2:50 pm: March
3:15 pm: Return to city hall for more speakers
4:00 pm: Wrap up and future plans

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1775718709399941/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1515121344764789
Jan 15 Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and of the opening of our newest exhibit from the Oregon Black Pioneers, Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years, admission to the Oregon Historical Society museum will be FREE for the entire day!

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and White.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will engage in the examination of the repression and violence against African Americans that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit explores how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.
"33rd Anniversary "Where Do We Go From Here..."

as People, as Family, as Community?"

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. Tribute

For more information: Executive Producere - Ken Berry, 503.816.9001

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
Join a meeting via ezTalks. It’s a professional video conference app for getting our team together.
Time: Nov 19, 2018 6:50 PM 
Meeting ID: 34519770
 
Or join by telephone, dial: United States(Toll)  1.201.439.8092 

Agenda will include:
  • updates on campaign finance reform - State, Multnomah and Portland
  • updates on public bank
  • how did our nominated/endorsed candidates do
  • how ballot measures supported/opposed faired in election
  • status of public funding of candidate elections- state and city level
  • recruiting more candidates
  • funding future OPP candidate ballot statements
  • Municipal broadband
  • Dealing with Oregon's diesel emissions
  • How do we support single-payer healthcare
  • our position on Kevin Mannix redistricting reform initiative.  Should we develop our own position on gerrymandering? 
  • Ranked Choice Voting position - possible initiative? 
  • party growth
Jan 16 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 17 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
The candidates are Shemia Fagan, Kayse Jama and Rod Monroe.

Do you have concerns or questions about whait is happening in your neighborhood or community?

Come and hear the candidates speak and let them hear from you. The last half of the program will be reserved for taking audience questions.

Hosted by Multnomah Councty Democrats.

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.

TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Jan 18 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.
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
Jan 20 Sat
Come join us for an all-day party to kick off our exhibit opening at the Oregon Historical Society!
50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/309568409553975/?active_tab=about
Hosted by Don't Shoot Portland

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. Last year we joined in to help! In one Year Community action Plans fed over 6k people hot and cold meals. Hundred of pounds of clothes given out to hundreds of families and house less youth.

Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!!Join Us!!

Please join us on January 20th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/204386390123894/
Jan 23 Tue
Special Election Day for Measure 101
 
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.

“District attorneys are the most powerful players in the criminal justice system, but most people don’t know who they are or what they do. They Report to You empowers Oregonians to improve our criminal justice system by redefining the role of district attorneys, increasing voter engagement with these important elected positions, and advocating for reforms that appropriately balance the enormous power and discretion of prosecutors.” Campaign Manager Daniel Lewkow will join us next month to introduce the ACLU’s new criminal justice reform campaign, which will focus on the power of Oregon’s district attorneys and the potential power of concerned citizens like us. For more information: theyreporttoyou.org/

Jan 27 Sat
January 27th, 2018 is the first anniversary of Trump's Muslim Ban. Trump has labeled our neighbors, community members, and their relatives back home as "a threat" & treated them like "terrorists." He reduced the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to only 45,000 this fiscal year. We will honor individual community members who have been affected by this un-American action at this peaceful event

I urge ALL Americans to join us and show your support!

Bring your friends, families and signs!

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