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21 June 2017 - 20 July 2017
Jun 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
Demand and Deliver Action to Oregon Business Council

We will be delivering a message to the Oregon Business Council (OBC) office that the extreme members of OBC should join main stream businesses in supporting a Corporate Activity Tax. During this, a delegation we will be marching outside of their building spreading the message to the general public.
Sponsored by SEIU and Jobs with Justice

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is leading a planning process in coordination with TriMet to develop the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan. This plan will help identify where transit priority, streamlining, and access treatments could be most beneficial on the planned TriMet Frequent Service network within the City of Portland. Such improvements can help make transit more a more attractive and reliable option for people to get to work, school, and to meet their daily needs, especially for people who depend upon transit. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/73684

Join us for a presentation at 5:30 PM. Otherwise, you are welcome to drop in anytime to review materials at your own pace.

Come review and provide us feedback on the following:
- candidate corridors
- existing conditions
- initial criteria, methodology and evaluation results
- toolbox of capital and operational treatments
- Staff recommended candidate transit projects to submit for the Metro RTP 2018 Update Call for Projects
- staff recommendations on corridors to select for a closer look over this summer and test the ETC toolbox. This will enable us to learn from applying the toolbox in different contexts and start developing conceptual investment plans.

Arriving by transit? Nearby transit lines: Bus line 6, Streetcar Loop, MAX Red Line, Blue Line and Green Line.

Light refreshments to be provided.

Questions? Email us at ETCplan@portlandoregon.gov
Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. (NR)

Join Trinity friends (and bring other friends as well) as we explore our commitments to radical hospitality, and respecting the dignity of every human being, through the screening of three well-regarded films this summer. The series, sponsored by Trinity’s Red Door Initiative, will provide insight and opportunity to talk about the situation of refugees, immigrants, and homeless people in our community and the world.

- 6:00 pm Dinner - Sign up required at the Information Wall, located outside Kempton Hall. $10 donation at the door.
- 7:00 pm Movie - Free admission. A shared discussion will take place after the movie.
Take your camera to this meeting,oer Darla's request
S. Brian Willson (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011100283618&fref=hovercard), longtime peace activist and environmentalist (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Willson), will talk about his new projects in Nicaragua, where he is relocating. Brian plans to start a permaculture farm (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture) at his new home, and also a center for healing for disabled Sandanista veterans like Cesar Augusto Garcia, standing next to Brian.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Brian from 7 to 9 pm.
Free with donations accepted for the venue, nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Bus transportation available.
Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Vets for Peace #72 and Physicians for Social Responsibility are co-sponsors.
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
Jun 22 Thu
On June 4th, the Portland Police once again showed their true alliance with white supremacists and fascist organizations. Not only did police violently attack anti-fascist protesters, but they were actively helped by the pro-Trump fascists in carrying out arrests. The chief of police later claimed that citizen collaboration in arrests was normal. THIS IS NOT NORMAL! The police also kettled hundreds of people and took their photograph with their ID in order for them to leave. The chief of police later denied that this even happened. THAT IS A LIE!

As a result of the extremely biased and excessive force used by the Portland Police on Sunday, 11 people were arrested. After our court date on June 9th there are 6 of us who still have charges pending. Our next court date is June 22nd at 9:00am. Please come show your support!

Please gather peacefully outside of the JUSTICE CENTER at 8:30am.

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No sponsoring bodies as of 6/10/2017
Jun 23 Fri
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
Celebration
Music
w/ Food
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
There has been a lot of beautiful and much needed solidarity going around since last year's election of a presidential administration that poses a grave threat to our communities.

Solidarity and showing up for other people's struggles is the foundation of JwJ, and we believe that the upsurge in solidarity we've seen recently is something worth celebrating. Building a movement to strengthen and defend our community against reactionary forces is long and hard work, and we all need to be sure we are taking time to relax, replenish, and have some fun so we can continue to be effective in our work.

So let's celebrate! Join Portland Jobs with Justice for our Summer Solidarity Celebration and meet our new Executive Director, Will Layng! There will be food, alcoholic drinks for purchase, great people, and a DJ. You don't want to miss out so get your tickets now!

RSVP and get tickets at actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/summer-solidarity-celebration?source=direct_link&
Jun 24 Sat
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
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!
Come find out what our committees have been working on & how you can get involved. NAACP Portland's committees include: Political Action, Economic Development, Membership, Religious Services, Education.

We will be meeting in Luther Hall, building #1 on this map:
www.cu-portland.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/campus_map.pdf
Jun 25 Sun
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, a bystander intervention workshop has been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland.

The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Sunday June 25th from 2-5pm at Living Room Realty's NE office, for a hands on bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raoford of Don't Shoot Portland. We are asking for a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation to benefit Don't Shoot Portland, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.
Jun 26 Mon
Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. *Fame* sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life.

Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Outside the Frame, which was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. OTF partners with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

To thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met, and OTF offers a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public.

Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.

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**Outside the Frame** changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.

**Clinton Resistance Series** shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit
Patricia Kullberg will read from and sign copies of her new book, *On the Ragged Edge of Medicine*, at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

*On the Ragged Edge of Medicine* offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author’s decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don’t survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.

This collection of narratives is filled with questions about the realities people face in their everyday lives and the inadequacies of medicine to remedy them. A life-saving procedure is refused without explanation; an agoraphobic woman suffers silently and fails to cope; an accidental overdose takes another life. Delving into her daily interactions with patients, Kullberg muses on the impact of scarce resources, the ways she managed to succeed, the fall-out of her own mistakes, and the strategies she used to keep her sanity.

Written for anyone interested in the limits and possibilities of medicine within a context of social inequity, *On the Ragged Edge of Medicine* draws the reader into the big tragedies, small victories, and everyday mishaps of medicine when ministering to the destitute.
Jun 27 Tue
11:30 a.m. (optional):
Planning meeting - In the courtyard

12:00 p.m.:
Speak with staffer
Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

This time we will be in NE Portland at Church Bar on Sandy from 5-7pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

We hope to see you there!

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**Oregon Working Families Party** -
The WFP is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!
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.
David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

More agenda items to come. As always, we'll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!

**BerniePDX** -
Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.
Jun 28 Wed
Call to Safety and Stroll PDX are partnering with Critical Resistance Portland for a joint solidarity letter & postcard writing night.

Call to Safety/ Stroll PDX & CR PDX believe that the Prison Industrial Complex is a source of immense harm in our communities and we want to bring awareness to the many ways in which our loved ones and community members are criminalized and caged for simply surviving. We'll be highlighting sex workers at this event as one the groups highly targeted and criminalized by policing and the prison industrial complex.

Please join us for a night of solidarity post card & letter writing to both Stroll PDX/Call to Safety's list of nationally imprisoned sex workers & CR PDX's list of folks in Oregon and Washington prisons. We'll have letters to respond to and postcards and message templates for folks to use as well as more information on how to get involved in supporting our shared work of supporting those most impacted by the prison industrial complex and working towards PIC abolition.

Transportation:
On street parking is available near event site. There is no off street parking or nearby dedicated disability parking spot unfortunately. The #4, #44, #72, and #6 all run nearby the event location.

There are no stairs and the floor is mostly level hardwood with a slight rise/ramp up in to the main event space.

About CR:
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

About Call to Safety:
Working to fulfill our mission of ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community, Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy. Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Our advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing homelessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and sex workers. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.

About Stroll PDX:

Stroll PDX is a volunteer based organization that emphasizes harm reduction, intersectional feminism, and grass root community outreach. We focus on empowering sex workers of all forms through lobbying, organizing support groups, fundraising for legal resources, and offering clothing and food to houseless women, transgender individuals, and low income sex workers. We also publish Working it Portland, a Sex Worker run and written zine. While all individuals are welcome to volunteer we are determined to give leadership roles to Sex Workers and put the rights of POC Trans Sex workers at the forefront of our fight for sex workers rights.
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/
Join Living Stages, Ignorant/Reflections and Laquida Landford for an interactive community dialogue about community displacement. Through interactive performance, conversation, and theatrical games we'll build community and explore questions of place, home, and possibility within a framework of ongoing community displacement in Portland.

This event is made possible by a grant from APANO Jade/Midway Placemaking Initiative, with much appreciation to APANO for support in this project.

**Living Stages** -
Theatre of the Oppressed
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
Jun 30 Fri
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit law firm specializing in defending grassroots climate/environmental justice and social change activists. Their projects educate people about their rights, defend front-line activists from corporate/state aggression, and expose and confront the persistent erosion of our civil liberties.
 
The CLDC is currently representing dozens of Standing Rock Water Protectors, the valve turners who shut down the 5 pipelines bringing Canadian tar sands into the US, the 52 Break Free defendants from the Break free action in 2016, and many other front-line defenders. With the current administration, attacks on the environment, threats to at-risk communities, and direct action is more important than ever and this summer is likely to be full of direct actions in the north. Come support their work defending front-line activists in the northwest & across the country!
 
The organization’s Executive Director, Lauren Regan, will be giving an update on the cases & projects they are working on and introducing their newest staff member, Erin Grady.
 
Join us for a night of comedy, music, and fun at CLDC’s Summer of Resistance! The night will be hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw featuring comedy from: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts, & Jay Shingle and live music by Tom Dandelion & the Fresh Fruits.
 
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket includes one free drink token additional drink tokens are $4. There will be beer, wine, pizza, and more food!

Tickets: cldc.org/product/summer-of-resistance-tickets/.
 
Jul 1 Sat
Jul 5 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
Jul 6 Thu
Come join Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.

We (Family Forward and other social service organizations) want to send a strong message to Senators in DC, they are trying to make massive changes to the ACA by passing a bill that would take health care away from millions of people all to give the very wealthy a tax break. Many people affected are the most vulnerable in our country: elders, children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities.
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.
Jul 8 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.
Jul 9 Sun
Hello and Welcome!

What is the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp?

The Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC) is a 6-day summer camp to empower youth around the state of Oregon by providing age-appropriate training and mentoring. The workshops, trainings, and activities will provide a group of young activists between the ages of 14 and 18 with the tools and information that they need in order to engage in climate justice or social justice organizing. Teens will come together to form alliances, learn from experienced mentors and frontline organizers, gain skills and have fun in an old growth forest setting.

Who should attend?

This camp is for teens ages 14-18 who are interested in social and environmental issues and want to gain hands on skills. The camp will provide information on social movement history, climate justice campaigns, how to plan and run a campaign, non-violent protest planning, media and outreach skills, protest art making, cultural sensitivity trainings, as well as know-your-rights trainings. The camp will also provide outdoor fun, such as swimming, time for sports, hiking through an old growth forest, games, team building and so much more! Camp Latgawa has volleyball courts, basketball courts, swimming holes, and natural waterfall and nearby lakes. There are cabins to sleep in and an industrial kitchen facility. Full scholarships available to anyone who can't pay tuition.

Why is this important?

The quickening climate disaster is intensifying the need for unified action and diverse partnerships more than ever before. Our present generation must be ready to confront these issues that connect the environment, economy, energy and social justice. Youth aren't learning about these issues in schools, and they are not being trained on how to stand up for what they believe in. Without these lessons, our young generation is missing an important foundation on which to base their participation in society. Throughout the week of camp, the youth will be planning a public event on a campaign of their choosing, and carrying out their plan at the end of the week. It is a great opportunity for them to practice using their skills and to build a community of activists their own age.

What skills and workshops will be offered?

Right now we will be offering trainings on campaign organizing, cultural sensitivity, media skills, demonstration planning, know your rights trainings, art for activism, drumming for demonstrations and more! We are still working on content, if you have of specific trainings you would like to see, or if you have any skills to share, let us know!

Camp in the Woods, hike in nature, sit around campfires, listen to frontline organizers speak on their lives in activism and enjoy a full week of wholesome activist education and summer camp fun.

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***
Register Here: cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/
(Register even if you are applying for a scholarship)

541-687-9180
www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
Benefit Screening of Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, OR

Proceeds will benefit the Portland chapter of the NAACP.

The Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development. We believe that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit. Your NAACP leadership in Portland includes the following committees:

Criminal Justice
Legal Redress
The Freedom Fund
Economic Development
Youth Council and Youth Leadership

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements.

Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, Arresting Power creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police.
Jul 10 Mon
According to the Oregon Constitution, the even-year session must end on this date.
*Under certain circumstances the legislature may vote to extend session.
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
Jul 11 Tue
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion in the growth of food charity. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but the jobs never came back, and the "emergency food system" became an industry. In Big Hunger (MIT Press), Andrew Fisher takes a critical look at the business of hunger and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement. From one perspective, anti-hunger leaders have been extraordinarily effective. Food charity is embedded in American civil society, and federal food programs have remained intact while other anti-poverty programs have been eliminated or slashed. But anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. Reliant on corporate donations of food and money, anti-hunger organizations have failed to hold business accountable for offshoring jobs, cutting benefits, exploiting workers and rural communities, and resisting wage increases. They have become part of a "hunger industrial complex" that seems as self-perpetuating as the more famous military-industrial complex. Fisher lays out a vision that encompasses a broader definition of hunger characterized by a focus on public health, economic justice, and economic democracy. He points to the work of numerous grassroots organizations that are leading the way in these fields as models for the rest of the anti-hunger sector. It is only through approaches like these that we can hope to end hunger, not just manage it.
Jul 12 Wed
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
In Sick Around the World, FRONTLINE teams up with veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent T.R. Reid to find out how five other capitalist democracies -- the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland -- deliver health care, and what the United States might learn from their successes and their failures.

Film from 12- 1pm plus discussion 1pm to 1:30 pm facilitated by Ken Rosenberg

film website: www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/etc/synopsis.html
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
Jul 13 Thu
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.


TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road...

TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Tomorrow is also a book: www.chelseagreen.com/tomorrow
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.
Jul 14 Fri
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
"ALEX Exposed - The Workshop" tells the story of the American Legislative Exchange Council, founded to present corporate-favored, corporate written legislation to conservative business backed state legislators who take that legislation back to their state governments as if they had written it themselves. ALEC presented itself as a public interest gathering of legislators working for the public good while, in fact, they were writing and voting on legislation that would then get submitted in legislatures throughout the nation without disclosing the source.

This workshop was designed for people who knew enough to be alarmed, people who knew nothing, and people who understood what was happening and how serious this assault had been.

The assault continues.

After the screening, attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to our panel:
* David Delk - President of Alliance for Democracy and advocate for election reform and an end to corporate domination, he has been a chief petitioner for statewide limits on campaign contributions, advocated for fair trade agreements in place of corporate agreements like NAFTA and TPP, and currently heads an effort to create a public bank for the City of Portland.
* Mayor Mark Gamba - Mayor of Milwaukie OR, founded a small environmental group to try and cause local change. Mark has served two years as a planning commissioner and was involved in code re-writes to make Milwaukie more sustainable. As Mayor, he works to make Milwaukie entirely equitable, delightfully livable, and completely sustainable.
* Deb Mayer - spokesperson for Parents Across America, a non-partisan grassroots organization that connects parents and activists from across the US to share ideas, work together on improving our nation's public schools. PAA is committed to bringing the voice of public school parents - and common sense - to local, state and national educational debates.

Admission: Donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Jul 15 Sat
For details, see this event on July 9 or click: HERE

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

***YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP***

Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship) 541-687-9180 https://www.facebook.com/events/186975598489077/
Jul 17 Mon
(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#

For this meeting only, we will have representative from Wolf-Pac in attendance to make presentation.
The story of Portland, Oregon, like much of history, has usually been told with a focus on male leaders. Tracy J. Prince and Zadie Schaffer’s Notable Women of Portland (Arcadia) offers a reframing of Portland's history. Many women made their mark and radically changed the Oregon frontier, including Native Americans Polly Johnson and Josette Nouette; pioneers Minerva Carter and Charlotte Terwilliger; doctors Marie Equi, Mary Priscilla Avery Sawtelle, and Bethina Owens-Adair; artists Eliza Barchus and Lily E. White; suffragists Abigail Scott Duniway, Hattie Redmond, and Eva Emery Dye; lawyer Mary Gysin Leonard; Air Force pilot Hazel Ying Lee; politicians Barbara Roberts and Margaret Carter; and authors Frances Fuller Victor, Beverly Cleary, Beatrice Morrow Cannady, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Jean Auel. These women, along with groups of women such as "Wendy the Welders," made Portland what it is today.
Jul 18 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/
Jul 19 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
No Revolution Without Organization is another speech by another one of our ideological teachers, Kwame Ture, speaking to the importance of an organized united front, as well as cultural and political education in the struggle for African liberation all over the world.
A Community Forum on Keeping Public Lands in Public Hands

Public lands are under attack! On July 19, the Oregon Public Lands Alliance (OPLA) is organizing a community forum about the war on public lands and efforts underway to keep them in public ownership.

Our program will feature detailed presentations from Oregon Wild, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Bark on the many values of public lands and the current proposals to take them away. Panelists will also discuss the successful campaign
to keep the Elliott State Forest public and the role Oregon’s public lands play in fighting global climate change.

This event is part of a series of community forums taking place across the entire state thissummer to help build greater awareness of public lands, their many values, and their current political threats.

For more information, visit: oregonwild.org
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.

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
Jul 20 Thu
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
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