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26 January 2018 - 25 February 2018
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!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/152767922024758/?active_tab=about

Jan 31 Wed
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/
 
Feb 1 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.
Feb 5 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 8 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.
Feb 10 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.
This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

--> One of the few remaining black-owned businesses on North Mississippi Ave, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge
--> The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church
--> The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland
--> Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.
Feb 11 Sun
Learn about the connections between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s/1970s and the social justice movements that are currently occurring - how things have changed, how they have stayed the same, and what they can do to get involved.

Hosted by Oregon Black Pioneers

Feb 12 Mon
Captain Moore discovered the floating "plastic island" in the Pacific 20 years ago - and has been fighting plastic pollution ever since. Come hear Captain Charles Moore, discuss his research and book Plastic Ocean, and how to take action to stop plastic pollution.

Learn the shocking truth about the unintended consequences of the “Age of Plastics”...how we got here, & what we must do to stop adding to the millions of tons of plastic choking the world’s oceans.
Feb 13 Tue
Capt. Moore speaks about "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Free event in Eliot Chapel
One of the first to sound an alert and draw attention to the growing mass of plastic pollution in the world's oceans will be here to share the latest information and discuss the options.
Author Charles Moore will be in Portland to present current research at an international science conference on ocean health, and has offered to make a free public appearance at First Unitarian.
He will discuss the history as well as the current status of what we know about the rapid accumulation of plastic pollution in the world's oceans, and what we can do about this enormous problem. Moore has been a frequent guest on TV and his TED talks have been viewed well over a million times.
Come hear him in person and stay for the Q&A. This event is co-sponsored by Community for Earth and UU Animal Ministry groups, with support from the Caring for Creation group at St. James Lutheran Church.
Feb 14 Wed
Valentine's Day
 
Feb 15 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
Feb 19 Mon
Public holiday in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
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#
 
Feb 20 Tue
From Earl Blumenauer:

"Throughout my career serving in Congress and local government, I’ve been critical of the disastrous impacts of the War on Drugs. This decades-long, $1 trillion policy failure has criminalized the most marginalized among us. Americans struggling with homelessness, mental illness, and addiction have been hit hardest, particularly in low-income communities of color. Here in Oregon and across the nation, we are struggling with how to address these intersecting crises, and people everywhere are realizing that incarceration is not the answer.

"Jailing those most in need of our support has only served to worsen their plight and further destabilize under-resourced communities. If we intend to make all of our communities safer, healthier, and more humane places, we need to truly address criminal justice reform, homelessness, and mental health and addiction by ending the failed War on Drugs and paving a new path forward.

"As I continue gathering information about comprehensive solutions, I want to hear from you. I'm hosting a public forum to discuss what we can do about this issue together. I want to hear your ideas and questions about ending the failed federal War on Drugs."

Earl's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, Executive Director of the Avel Gordley Center for Healing at OHSU
Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, President & CEO of Central City Concern
Shannon Wight, Deputy Director of Partnership for Safety and Justice
Feb 21 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
\Meet the candidates BerniePDX will vote to endorse for Metro!
Ask them your questions, hear about why they're running, and their plans for the Portland Metro area. Afterwards, we'll send out an endorsement poll via email for you to cast your vote.
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.

Feb 23 Fri

JOIN US FOR A DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE!

February 23rd 9:30am-2pm
Oregon State Library
Rooms 102 and 103
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Day at the Legislature is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oregon. Angela Crowley-Koch of the Oregon Environmental Council will speak about the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, Allison McIntosh of Neighborhood Partnerships will speak about housing issues and Legislative Fiscal Officer Ken Rocco will speak about the state budget. State Treasurer Tobias Read, Rep. Barbara Smith Warner and Rep. Carl Wilson will also join us. Registration begins at 9:30, lunch at noon. Morning coffee and pastries included in ticket price.


lwvor.org/event/day-legislature-2018/
Feb 24 Sat
Come meet our farmworker labor union workers and others who support farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest at: Farm Worker Ministry Northwest's Community Forum

We will hear from PCUN – Oregon’s Farm Worker Labor Union, United Farm Workers, Western Farm Workers Association, and Familias Unidas Por La Justicia, the new farmworker labor union in Washington State.

For more information, contact: Rev. Connie Yost, FWM-NW President, 503-885-0155, fwm-nw@nfwm.org *(enter double glass doors off of 14th Ave., go right to the Fellowship Hall directly beneath the Sanctuary) Snacks provided. Free will offering goes directly to support farmworkers.

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