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1 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
Jul 1 Sat
Jul 3 Mon
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
Jul 4 Tue
Independence Day
 
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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.
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 7 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
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
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/
We discuss public issues and how to get things done.
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.
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
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
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.

Conference call info: (712) 775-7031 209-508-222#

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
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org.
Forum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Connect with and learn from people other altruistic Portlanders. Listen to speakers from completely different backgrounds speak about their shared mission to make the world a better place.

Helpers United is a monthly showcase of local projects to make a positive impact and a networking event for those interested in such things. Each month we have five speaker give a five minute presentation about what they are doing to help, followed by five minutes of Q&A with the audience.

Contact: dominickukla@gmail.com
Jul 21 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, July 21 at 5:45 PM

Democratic Sociables Meetup 2nd Fridays at Cerulean Winery Bistro for Friends fun food or Happy Hour prices (if you arrive and order by 6)also FOLLLOW...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/xcqrtlywkbcc/
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
Jul 22 Sat
Jul 25 Tue
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 SW Portland at Suki's Bar -2401 SW 4th Ave 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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The **Oregon Working Families Party** is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!
Join us for a free film screening and discussion of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film of interracial solidarity will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People's Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations.

This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color.

Web page: multcolib.org/events/american-revolutionary-film-screening-and-panel-conversation/77021
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.
Support The International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners with Rose City Antifa!

Here is more information about #J25antifa :
itsgoingdown.org/call-third-annual-international-day-solidarity-antifascist-prisoners-july-25-2017/

We will be showing the new Swedish documentary, The Antifascists! There will be a discussion after this.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd4Wd56q6Ag

This will be followed by listening the finest antifa tunes with DJ Dark Entries, and writing post cards to antifascist prisoners. This will be RCA's third year doing #postcardstoprisoners in support of our POWs!

There is a suggested donation on $3-$5 at the door which will go towards prisoner support!

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**Red and Black Subculture Club** -

We are a group of people in Portland and who throw parties and show films about Antifascism, Left-wing politics and Subculture.

**Rose City Antifa**

Tags: Rose City Antifa, RASH NW, The International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners, film screening, letter writing, antifascist
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 26 Wed
As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Be sure to register at www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/

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The **YWCA of Greater Portland**'s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
- Celebrate Postal Heritage Day (Happy 242nd birthday, US Post)
- Protest Massive Job Cuts (15,000+) of Clerks and Mail Handlers
- Protest Long Lines at the Post Office!
- Protest Mail Delays !
- Rally to Save Our Jobs, Save Our Service!
- Defend Door Delivery!
- Save Our Downtown Postal Service !
- Hear from Ben Franklin, the first Postmaster General in 1775
- Eat birthday cake, rally, picket, chant and sing ...

Sponsored by Communities and Postal Workers United
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/
In our quest to live the values we stand for, the Multnomah County Democrats will convene a Social Justice Committee to have a race-informed conversation about the challenges of People of Color (POC) in our county.

If you are a person of color, a person in allyship with a person of color, or simply a Democrat that would like to see more equity and fairness in our community as it relates to race, please come to this, our first organizing meeting.
One marked accessible parking spot is available behind the office. Street parking is also available.

Please be prepared to have a respectful conversation that is challenging and will help us bring meaningful actions to support the various communities of color in our fold. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

Sincerely,
Rachelle Dixon, Vice Chair 1, Democratic Party of Multnomah County
Zaher Wahab, a native of Afghanistan, will present a critical analysis of the political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war-torn country. Zaher, formerly a professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the American University of Afghanistan. He has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system.

This event is free but donations are accepted to help pay for Zaher’s travel costs and the use of the venue.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open 6:30 pm, Zaher at 7:00 pm.

Co-sponsored by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and KBOO
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 27 Thu
All are welcome to gather in Vigil as we express our support and love for families affected by I.C.E. detentions in Oregon.

Join this monthly gathering to lift up the Reality of what happens every day at the this I.C.E. facility - and participate in different interfaith expressions and ritual in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers…

We encourage carpooling, as parking is very limited!

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**Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice** -
A Portland, OR interfaith coalition called by faith and conscience to respond to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters living in the U.S.
Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work.

At the hearing we will hear testimony from:

- Local construction workers about why they organizing, current treatment and exploitation by contractors, and why they believe equity policies within the construction industry are so important,
- Wage theft experts who can place the rampant exploitation in the Portland-area within a broader context, and
- Immigrant rights advocates on the importance of protect immigrant workers.

At Portland Jobs with Justice, we truly believe that an injury to one is an injury to all, and that showing up in solidarity and supporting each other’s struggles is vital to building a successful labor movement. In that spirit, we hope that you will be able to attend this important hearing!

Music by Bajo Salario. Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available at the hearing. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare.

Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.
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Freimeros de madera inmigrantes han sido victimas de desenfrenados robos salariales y explotación en medio del crecimiento de la construcción en Portland. Durante los últimos cinco años BOLI ha recibido 148 reclamos de salarios prevalecientes y reclamos con un valor de $1.2 millones en el condado de Multnomah solamente. Pero los trabajadores ya están peleando. Se están organizando y están exigiendo un aumento de $27 por hora con el argumento que todos merecen salarios iguales por el mismo trabajo.

En la audiencia escucharemos testimonios de:

-Trabajadores de construcción locales acerca de por qué se están organizando, como son tratados actualmente y explotados por parte de los contratistas,
-Expertos en robo salarial los cuales pueden ubicar la explotación desenfrenada en el área de Portland con un contexto más amplio, y
-Defensores de derechos de los inmigrantes acerca de la importancia que tiene el proteger a trabajadores inmigrantes.

En Portland Trabajos con Justicia (Jobs with Justice), realmente creemos que una lesión a uno es una lesión a todos, y que mostrarse solidario y apoyarse mutuamente es vital para construir un movimiento laboral exitoso. Con ese espíritu, esperamos que usted pueda asistir a esta importante audiencia.

Música por pare de Bajo Salario. Comida gratuita, interpretación en Español, y cuidados para niños será disponible en esta audiencia. Favor de mandar un correo electrónico a justin@jwjpdx.org si necesitara servicios de traducción o cuidados para niños.

La cena comenzara a las 6pm. El programa comenzara a las 6:30pm.
Join us and learn more about the Jewish community in Portland. Representatives from many Jewish organizations will be present and will be serving Jewish food, from the traditional to the surprising!


** Q Center** -
provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.

**Jewish Federation of Greater Portland** -
The strength of a people. The power of community.
Jul 28 Fri
EXPLORE CULTURAL ORGANIZING TOOLS, RESOURCES, & OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON:

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department and action network, inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. In this 3 hour gathering, you will meet other local organizers, community members, and citizen artists through games and co-created conversations that exemplify the USDAC’s organizing tools. You will walk away with a deeper local network, some organizing/art making/facilitation tools, and a connection to a national network of people planting seeds for collective imagination!

Local Organizers include: Candace Kita, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University ...more to be announced

RSVP Required: actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here usdac.us | youtu.be/FOb4z6hfE7k
More about Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS): www.apano.org/resources/rent-our-space/

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The **APANO/Jade Multicultural Space** is a community space, serving Jade District residents with neighborhood events, activities, and meetings.

The **U.S. Department of Arts and Culture** is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.
Though the 2017 Oregon legislative session did result in a balanced budget, the passage of a large $5.3 billion transporation funding package as well as some progress on healthcare and housing, there were a number of issues lawmakers punted including corporate taxes and PERS reform, and a more comprehensive housing bill. Join us as we debrief this year's highly contentious legislative session and discuss the Oregon Legislature's bipartisanship both currently and historically.

Speakers

- Dr. Jim Moore, Political Sience Professor, Pacific University; Director, Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation

- John Horvick, Vice President and Political Director, DHM Research
Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work.

At the hearing we will hear testimony from:

-Local construction workers about why they organizing, current treatment and exploitation by contractors, and why they believe equity policies within the construction industry are so important,

-Wage theft experts who can place the rampant exploitation in the Portland-area within a broader context, and

-Immigrant rights advocates on the importance of protect immigrant workers.

At Portland Jobs with Justice, we truly believe that an injury to one is an injury to all, and that showing up in solidarity and supporting each other’s struggles is vital to building a successful labor movement. In that spirit, we hope that you will be able to attend this important hearing!

Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available at the hearing. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare.

Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.
We are inviting you to our monthly Last Friday get togethers. This one is extra special and important because we are gathering stories from people who have been affected by hate crimes. We are having people join in a safe space to build ties amongst each other to help us build our new effort to push back against hate.

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**Unite Oregon** -

Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon
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
Jul 29 Sat
THE LIBERATED ARCHIVE: A FORUM FOR ENVISIONING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO ARCHIVES

Hosted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm as part of the annual Society of American Archivists conference in Portland, Oregon. The Liberated Archive goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Held at the Oregon Convention Center (Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232)

FULL SCHEDULE:
archives2017.sched.com/type/education+session/the+liberated+archive
The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

The agenda will be:

- Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
- Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
- Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided (www.eventbrite.com/e/homeless-camp-sweeps-town-hall-tickets-35869826617?aff=mnasocial) Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

There will be coffee, tea, and pastries!
Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

**No Media Allowed**

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The **Montavilla Neighborhood Association**
meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave
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!
Don’t buy #NikeLies! Nike will have you believe they promote #equality and empower women, but continue to exploit the labor of working women inside their factories. We are standing up to the world’s largest sportswear brand to demand justice for workers fighting for job security, a living wage and respect for freedom of association. Across Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala and most recently Honduras - Nike is pulling production from union factories to non-union factories in order to avoid responsibility for exploitative practices.

Join United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ), Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (ORFTC), and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) to call for worker justice at Nike stores in 25 cities in the U.S. and around the world. In solidarity with workers fighting back against Nike’s anti-worker practices, we call on everyone to join us at The Nike Factory Store in Portland on July 29th at 1:30.

Please join us on Saturday, July 29th to hold Nike accountable!
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The Nike Factory Store is located in NE Portland on MLK Jr. Boulevard between Knott St and Russell St.
Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!
Jul 30 Sun
Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, July 30 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit JOIN: connecting the street to a home.

About JOIN: connecting the street to a home:

"JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:

- strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
- operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
- pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.

These efforts are performed in service to the vision of a community where outcomes cannot be predicated based on a person’s perceived identity."

For more info and to donate online, please visit joinpdx.org and facebook.com/joinpdx
Medicare is a highly successful system that provides health care access for over 55 million Americans. It is also a government run system that provides a model for how we can implement single payer health care in the United States.

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Medicare and to build a movement for Medicare for All.

Meet at North Park Blocks at 11 AM (Corner of W Burnside and Park Ave)
March to Skidmore Fountain 11:30 AM for the cake.
Jul 31 Mon
Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.

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The **YWCA of Greater Portland**'s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
REGISTER here: www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36080668250

6:00pm networking, snacks and seating time. Workshop begins at 6:30pm.

SWAG and UNLOC, two local social action groups, are excited to partner with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland to bring her hands-on, interactive workshop on bystander support & intervention to Multnomah Village. The primary focus of this workshop is learning how to be an ally and accomplice when encountering threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger while keeping ourselves and others safe.
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Please get your tickets early (a small number of tickets will be available at the door). A sliding scale donation of $10-$25 is requested to secure your ticket. All donations benefit Don't Shoot Portland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact swactiongroup1@gmail.com for questions.
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