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1 December 2016 - 31 December 2016
Dec 1 Thu
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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.
Presented by Colleen Coover, Jan Eliot, Cat Farris, and Dylan Meconis, moderated by Dr. Susan Kirtley
Our last meetup was powerful. Lets keep it going please.

I want us to build a campaign together, a campaign that is for our city, but is also something that can include people from all over. I want to encourage people to commit to showing up, making changes, and standing up for the people around them.

If you can, please bring food + drinks to share.

PICA is being so kind to share their space again. Please be sure to give them love.

www.facebook.com/events/698503793658804
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
Dec 2 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Dec 4 Sun
Presented by Matthew Cowan and Doug Kenck-Crispin

$6 General Admission / Free for OHS Members
Join us as we camp-in across from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on December 4, leading into our stand-in and rally the next day.

Monday, December 5th, is when the eviction order on the water protectors at Standing Rock goes into effect.

Let's show them that the water protectors are not alone.

Grab a bag, grab a tent; one night is nothing compared to what they have endured.

We need numbers, please bring your friends.

www.facebook.com/events/289839931412600/
Dec 5 Mon
Join us as we camp-in across from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on December 4, leading into our stand-in and rally the next day.

Monday, December 5th, is when the eviction order on the water protectors at Standing Rock goes into effect.

Let's show them that the water protectors are not alone.

Grab a bag, grab a tent; one night is nothing compared to what they have endured.

We need numbers, please bring your friends.

www.facebook.com/events/289839931412600/
After our camp-in at Holliday Park on Sunday the 4th, we will gather on the 5th of December to express our solidarity with the first Americans who fight for us at Standing Rock.

On that day, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to raid the camps at Standing Rock.

We will not be silent this time, we will not simply accept the outcome. This is our land, our future, and our country. We gather in peace against their violence, against their greed, and against their aggression.
When you threaten one of us, you will face all of us.

www.facebook.com/events/1832520286966624/
Join the Oregon Bus Project and Governor Kate Brown for a festive evening at Lagunitas Community Room to support and celebrate the work of Team Bus! Entry is free and the beer's a flowin'. Get in here and celebrate our 2016 victories.

Free Entry
All Ages Welcome
Silent Auction, Lagunitas beer, and all your favorite bus drivers in one place.

www.facebook.com/events/668408319988306/
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.
Dec 6 Tue
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Eastside democratic Club is a member organization Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Steve Elder at the meeting.

Public is always welcome at our meetings.
Come and celebrate the launch of the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan. ABLE plans allow people with disabilities and their families save for the future without losing their vital state and federal benefits. The disability community has worked for ten years to pass ABLE legislation. President Obama signed the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law in 2014. Now it is time to celebrate the fruits of our labor and the opportunities it has created.

Sign up here for your Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
Activities and Craft Table for Kids
Photo Booth
Refreshments
All the information you need to open your ABLE savings account.
Dec 7 Wed
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
PDX city council will consider a proposal for Public Funding of Elections for city officials.

It’s clear that special interest money plays too big a role in the democratic process. "Open and Accountable Elections" is an important step forward to restoring balance to our democracy. It encourages candidates to forgo big money and rely on small-dollar campaign contributions from the people who live in our city. It does this by matching small dollar contributions at 6-to-1. It will also cap all contributions at $250. This puts voters-and not wealthy special interests-at the center of our democracy

More info from Common Cause.
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.
Welcome to the meeting.
Dec 8 Thu
The first City Council hearing for the proposed inclusionary housing program will take place on December 8, starting at 2pm at Portland City Hall. Testimony from the public will be heard at this time.

The Oregon State Legislature passed a bill in March 2016, allowing cities to require affordable housing in larger multi-dwelling projects. Known as Inclusionary Housing, Oregon was previously the only state, other than Texas, where this approach to affordable housing provision was prohibited. The Portland Bureau of Housing (PHB) spearheaded the City’s development of an Inclusionary Housing Program and began to set program requirements with input from community members, a panel of experts, economic consultants, and an inter-bureau technical team made up of representatives from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of the City Attorney. In conjunction, with PHB efforts, BPS began crafting updates to Portland Zoning Code regulations to implement the program and add affordable housing density bonuses granted for projects that comply with program requirements.

Further information of the Inclusionary Housing Program can be found here: www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/70578 and the Proposed Draft of the Inclusionary Housing Zoning Code Project can be found here: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/590320.

www.facebook.com/events/1601628030141316
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
Dec 9 Fri
This event runs from Friday, December 9, 2016 at noon through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5pm.

Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle!

Hours: Friday: 12pm - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
for Clean Air (free beer)
 
Join together to raise funds for those who will be most impacted by the new administration, share vegan food and share your ideas for making the world a better place.

Tickets are by donation--if you bring a dish to share, we recommend that you donate between $10 and $25, and if you just come to eat (which is totally fine!) we recommend you donate between $25 and $50, but it's fine to donate what you can afford! Work trade is also an option.

Sign up in advance to present a project you're working on to make the world a better place and tell attendees how they can get involved.

Proceeds benefit Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a national non-profit civil rights organization formed in 1968 to protect the rights of Latinos in the United States, and Unite Oregon, an organization led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty who work across Oregon to build a unified movement for social justice.

Stay tuned for featured chefs, exciting beverage options and more!

Buy tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/vegan-potluck-for-social-change-tickets-29483810872?aff=Facebookevent

This is event is happening with support from Vegan Iron Chef.

www.facebook.com/events/214833695621075/
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Dec 10 Sat
This event runs from Friday, December 9, 2016 at noon through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5pm.

Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle!

Hours: Friday: 12pm - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm
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.
Dec 11 Sun
This event runs from Friday, December 9, 2016 at noon through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5pm.

Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle!

Hours: Friday: 12pm - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Dec 12 Mon
Author Event
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
"I say Obama, you say Ayres." In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent – or seemed more remote. A manifesto for movement-makers in extraordinary times, Bill Ayers’s Demand the Impossible! (Haymarket) urges us to imagine a world beyond what this rotten system would have us believe is possible. In critiquing the world around us, the insurgent educator, activist, and author of Fugitive Days uncovers cracks in that system, raising the horizons for radical change and envisioning strategies for building the movement we need to make a world worth living in.
Dec 13 Tue
Join BerniePDX for a Nonviolent Direct Action Training from a talented local leader to sharpen your activist and organizer skills!

The training will include:

- A brief overview of the history of direct action and civil disobedience
- The basics of planning direct actions, and how to be a helpful and effective participant
- How to strategize about direct action tactics
- Staying calm and decision-making in high stress situations
- And more!

Come learn these important skills to help us carry on the Political Revolution!
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
Dec 14 Wed
PDX City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal for public fnding of election campaigns for city officials.

It's likely that the vote would be after 11:00 am. Based on what's ahead in line, the vote could be around 12:45 pm. I'd aim to get there at 12:00 just to be safe.
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
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.

Dec 15 Thu
This is a task force established by the Oregon Legislature. It expires in July 2017. It has members from the IPO, Oregon Progressive Party, Pacific Green Party, and Working Families Party, among others.
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.
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
Dec 16 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Dec 17 Sat
Celebrate the holidays while celebrating your community at the 2nd Annual PDX Winter Solstice D.I.Y. Art & Craft Fair.

Shop or barter for holiday gifts with less guilt knowing that you are supporting local creative artists, who are each donating a bit of their proceeds to a local organization. This year's benficiary will be the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project.

www.facebook.com/events/1208148799231640
Dec 19 Mon
On December 19th, the Electoral College gathers to vote for the President and Vice-President elect. We are calling for a vast mobilization throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington to openly question not only Donald J. Trump’s election but his qualifications as commander-in-chief.

www.facebook.com/events/1735558666761948/permalink/1739827603001721
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.
Now ONLINE and in 4 languages on DVD: Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese. Trailer/schedule: whobombedjudibari.com/
The life and inspiration of forest defender & labor organizer Judi Bari, car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while on a musical tour for the redwoods, and almost framed by the FBI.

www.facebook.com/events/412350588831844/
Dec 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
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
Welcome to the meeting.
Dec 22 Thu
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
Dec 23 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Dec 24 Sat
Christmas Eve
 
Dec 25 Sun
Christmas Day
 
Dec 26 Mon
Christmas Day observed
 
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.
Dec 27 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.
Kathryn Scotten
503.284.5009 home
503.234.1297 mobile

Join us as we review the legislative agendas of the organizations in our community that are leading efforts to reform our justice system. Learn how these issues affect the lives of real people, and learn how you can become engaged in the reform effort.
Dec 28 Wed
Since 1994, our market has been offering customers high quality, locally grown produce, fresh from the field and free of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. We also offer a variety of handmade, artisan foods, made using organic, local, and ethically sourced ingredients.
Dec 29 Thu
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
Dec 30 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Dec 31 Sat
New Year's Eve
 
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