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8 December 2016 - 7 January 2017
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.

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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
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.

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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
OR Legislative Days
 
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
OR Legislative Days
 
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
OR Legislative Days
 
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.
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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 24 Sat
Christmas holidays
 
Dec 25 Sun
Christmas holidays
 
Dec 26 Mon
Christmas holidays
 
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 our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
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
 
Jan 2 Mon
Holiday
 
Jan 3 Tue
Join the Eastside democratic Club on our monthly meeting with two guest presentations.

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.

First Presentation:
Daniel Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
Topic: Climate Action and Pacific Northwest Fossil Fuel Projects in 2017

Second Presentation:
John Elizalde, Representative of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
Topic: Moving from individual church action to combat poverty to collective action, what does it look like and where are we going

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Come hang out, connect, and converse about how we can continue our revolution in this new year! There's good food and drinks available for purchase.

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Jan 4 Wed

We need your help to stop the world'ss largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in the small town of Kalama, Washington. A draft permit to dump toxic pollution into the air is out for public comment and decision-makers need to hear from you.

Attend a public hearing:

What: Draft Air Pollution Permit for Northwest Innovation Works public hearing

When: Wednesday, January 4, 2017; Open house from 4:00-5:00; presentation by Northwest Innovation Works from 5:00-6:00 pm; public hearing from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please arrive by 4PM if you want to give public testimony!

Interested in carpooling from Portland or Vancouver? Please email Jasmine@ColumbiaRiverkeeper.org

Submit public testimony today:

The Kalama methanol refinery would be the #1 air polluter in Kalama—dumping up to 53 tons of toxic and hazardous pollution into the air annually. Submit your public comment to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

And then there’s climate change. This one refinery would consume more natural gas than all industry in Washington state combined. The Kalama methanol refinery alone would emit over a million tons of carbon dioxide a year. Speak out today to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen how our voices can force decision-makers to prioritize public health and a clean environment over dirty fossil fuel projects. Speak out today to block the Kalama methanol refinery’s draft air pollution permit.

Talking points for written or verbal testimony:

  • If built, the Kalama methanol refinery would be the largest methanol refinery in the world.
  • The Kalama methanol refinery is slated to become the largest source of air pollution in Kalama.
  • Kalama methanol refinery would dump up to 53 tons (106,000 pounds) of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the air annually.
  • Kalama methanol refinery emit over a million tons of carbon dioxide a year—that’s the equivalent of about 227,287 cars.
  • Kalama methanol refinery’s air pollution risk is massive. They propose to emit up to 53 tons (106,000 pounds) of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the air annually. By comparison, Emerald Kalama Chemical released six tons of toxic and hazardous pollution in 2015, according to the EPA.
  • The plant also could emit up to 62 tons (104,000 pounds) of very fine particulate matter — dust and soot particles — annually. Fine particulate matter can enter into the respiratory system and cause long term health impacts.
Sign-up 4 pm: Hearing 6-8 pm. Please wear RED.

Carpools Jasmine@columbiariverkeeper.org or Bonnie @ 503-705-1943 / goto350pdx@gmail.com

More info at Methanol info/video from Columbia Riverkeeper: columbiariverkeeper.org/our-work/methanol/
Welcome to the meeting.
Jan 5 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.
In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure that if built would lock us into the fossil fuel economy and its carbon pollution for decades to come. The Fossil Fuel Resistance team seeks to stop new fossil fuel projects from being built in Portland or to service the Portland metro area, and to engage in regional fights to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the PNW and beyond!

We hope you can join us at our next meeting on January 5th where we’ll talk about the status of fossil fuels in the PNW and start planning our next campaign to stop new fossil fuel power plants from being built to power Portland.

This past September, 350PDX and partners learned that Portland General Electric has plans to build two new LARGE natural gas plants to service the Portland metro area, locking us into burning natural gas for decades to come.

Join us at our next meeting for a short informational presentation on Carty/Boardman and to jump right into the campaign to stop these new gas plants.

Breaking: PGE is moving ahead with these gas plants and just filed for the first of 2 permits they need. The comment period only lasts 45 days, so we have our work cut out. Join us!

What does the Fossil Fuels Resistance Team work on?

* Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Portland
* Stopping Fossil Fuel Infrastructure built to service the Portland Metro Area
* Regional fights opposing fossil fuel exports and new major pipelines, power plants and refineries.
* Rapid response campaigns, like ShellNo.
We will prepare for the Kick-Off Meeting on January 12th. We will also discuss the upcoming National Convention, a weekend when delegates from branches across the country convene to determine the political motivations and focus of the organization for the coming year. All are welcome!

Members: This meeting is especially important after the long break and in order for us to be on the same page for winter term. Please attend if you are able!

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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
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