|Jan 23||Tue|| |
Special Election Day for Measure 101
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-238-0442 x305.
“District attorneys are the most powerful players in the criminal justice system, but most people don’t know who they are or what they do. They Report to You empowers Oregonians to improve our criminal justice system by redefining the role of district attorneys, increasing voter engagement with these important elected positions, and advocating for reforms that appropriately balance the enormous power and discretion of prosecutors.” Campaign Manager Daniel Lewkow will join us next month to introduce the ACLU’s new criminal justice reform campaign, which will focus on the power of Oregon’s district attorneys and the potential power of concerned citizens like us. For more information: theyreporttoyou.org/
January 27th, 2018 is the first anniversary of Trump's Muslim Ban. Trump has labeled our neighbors, community members, and their relatives back home as "a threat" & treated them like "terrorists." He reduced the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to only 45,000 this fiscal year. We will honor individual community members who have been affected by this un-American action at this peaceful event
I urge ALL Americans to join us and show your support!Bring your friends, families and signs!
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.
|Feb 1||Thu|| |
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
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.
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.
This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.
This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:
--> One of the few remaining black-owned businesses on North Mississippi Ave, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge
--> The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church
--> The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland
--> Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building
The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.
|Feb 11||Sun|| |
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about the connections between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s/1970s and the social justice movements that are currently occurring - how things have changed, how they have stayed the same, and what they can do to get involved.
Hosted by Oregon Black Pioneers
Captain Moore discovered the floating "plastic island" in the Pacific 20 years ago - and has been fighting plastic pollution ever since. Come hear Captain Charles Moore, discuss his research and book Plastic Ocean, and how to take action to stop plastic pollution.
Learn the shocking truth about the unintended consequences of the “Age of Plastics”...how we got here, & what we must do to stop adding to the millions of tons of plastic choking the world’s oceans.
Capt. Moore speaks about "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Free event in Eliot Chapel
One of the first to sound an alert and draw attention to the growing mass of plastic pollution in the world's oceans will be here to share the latest information and discuss the options.
Author Charles Moore will be in Portland to present current research at an international science conference on ocean health, and has offered to make a free public appearance at First Unitarian.
He will discuss the history as well as the current status of what we know about the rapid accumulation of plastic pollution in the world's oceans, and what we can do about this enormous problem. Moore has been a frequent guest on TV and his TED talks have been viewed well over a million times.
Come hear him in person and stay for the Q&A. This event is co-sponsored by Community for Earth and UU Animal Ministry groups, with support from the Caring for Creation group at St. James Lutheran Church.
|Feb 14||Wed|| |
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.
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From Earl Blumenauer:
"Throughout my career serving in Congress and local government, I’ve been critical of the disastrous impacts of the War on Drugs. This decades-long, $1 trillion policy failure has criminalized the most marginalized among us. Americans struggling with homelessness, mental illness, and addiction have been hit hardest, particularly in low-income communities of color. Here in Oregon and across the nation, we are struggling with how to address these intersecting crises, and people everywhere are realizing that incarceration is not the answer.
"Jailing those most in need of our support has only served to worsen their plight and further destabilize under-resourced communities. If we intend to make all of our communities safer, healthier, and more humane places, we need to truly address criminal justice reform, homelessness, and mental health and addiction by ending the failed War on Drugs and paving a new path forward.
"As I continue gathering information about comprehensive solutions, I want to hear from you. I'm hosting a public forum to discuss what we can do about this issue together. I want to hear your ideas and questions about ending the failed federal War on Drugs."
Earl's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, Executive Director of the Avel Gordley Center for Healing at OHSU
Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, President & CEO of Central City Concern
Shannon Wight, Deputy Director of Partnership for Safety and Justice
|Feb 21||Wed|| |
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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
\Meet the candidates BerniePDX will vote to endorse for Metro!
Ask them your questions, hear about why they're running, and their plans for the Portland Metro area. Afterwards, we'll send out an endorsement poll via email for you to cast your vote.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
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