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15 December 2016 - 14 January 2017
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.

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
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 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.

www.facebook.com/events/1385503748169163/
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!

www.facebook.com/events/226135884504282/
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 8 Sun
Join us on Sunday, January 8th, as we do a progressive tour of five Portland homes. Four of these homes belong to members of the Portland Minimalist group and we also will be touring Footprint Hollywood Microhomes. Start at my house where you will get a map and schedule. The home tours will take about 4-4.5 hours with travel, questions and time with other minimalists. This is limited due to our homes not being big, so we are using Eventbright to manage those attending between our Facebook and Meetup sites. Please only get a ticket if you know for sure you can attend and you have 4 hours for the tour.

TICKETS:
www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-minimalist-home-tour-tickets-30798675668
Jan 9 Mon
During Organizational Days, members-elect are sworn in as legislators, bills are introduced, and committee membership is announced. The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.
On January 9, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump’s reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.

Please join us for a rally outside of Senator Wyden’s Portland Office at 911 NE 11th Ave.

A few folks will meet with Wyden’s staff in order to deliver our collective message that we, the people, will hold him accountable to do all he can to fight against Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks, including the following climate deniers:

– Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
– Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
– Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
– Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn’t be in the White House cabinet. It’s up to the Senate to stop these nominations — and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump’s Climate Denial Cabinet. That starts with rallies with all of our friends and neighbors, calling out our Senators to do the right thing and reject the nominations, and having direct conversation with the Senator’s staff to pass along the message that we, as constituents and voters, do not accept Trump’s dangerous nominations.
Jan 10 Tue
During Organizational Days, members-elect are sworn in as legislators, bills are introduced, and committee membership is announced. The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.
Join BerniePDX at its regular meeting time to hear from organizers of the January 20th rally and march to help organize and volunteer for this important event. Other agenda items will be added, and as always we will discuss local events and announcements at the end. Come be part of our Revolution as we continue to plan next steps and build our organization long term.

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/666991296814522/
We are a network of people making a positive impact.

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.

*Weather Permitting*

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Jan 11 Wed
During Organizational Days, members-elect are sworn in as legislators, bills are introduced, and committee membership is announced. The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.
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.
"Zaher Wahab was born, raised and schooled in Afghanistan. He received his BA from the American U. of Beirut, an MA from Columbia U., an MA in Anthro and the PH.D. in International Development Education from Stanford U. He taught at Lewis and Clark College for forty years and then went to the American U. of Afghanistan full time in 2014. He is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at AUAF.

Zaher has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system. He knows the country well and knows about US/NATO involvement there first hand. He has just returned from Kabul for a brief visit, and will go back soon. His Talk consists of a critical analysis of the Political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war torn country."

www.facebook.com/events/731777696978739
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.
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