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13 February 2017 - 12 March 2017
Feb 13 Mon
 
Set in Washington's urban, suburban, and other "altered" landscapes, Adrienne Ross Scanlan’s Turning Homeward (Mountaineers Books) creates an accessible narrative of the complicated joys of rolling up one's sleeves and reaching out to help repair our beautiful, broken world. Scanlan weaves her personal story with the natural history of Puget Sound and the complex issues around urban renewal and river restoration. Turning Homeward speaks to a simple truth spreading through our society: the nature we cherish lives alongside us, and by restoring it, we heal both home and heart.
Feb 14 Tue
 
Valentine's Day
 
Vigil and public announcement
Da Vinci Middle School, 2508 NE Everett St.
Outside on east side of building, wheelchair accessible

Portland United Against Hate mobilizes to improve reporting and tracking of hateful acts and support communities in need: A community initiated partnership of community organizations of color, neighborhood groups, and the City of Portland are building a rapid response network – Portland United Against Hate – that combines reporting and tracking of hateful acts and provides support and protection our communities need in this uncertain era.

About: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/627652
Joint Statement: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/627581

Africa House   APANO   Asian Family Center   Causa Oregon
Coalition of Communities of Color
IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)
Latino Network   Milagro Theater   Native American Youth & Family Center
North Portland Neighborhood Association
Office of Neighborhood Involvement City of Portland
Portland African American Leadership Forum
Portland Two-Spirit Society   Q Center   Resolutions Northwest
SE Uplift   Unite Oregon   Urban League of Portland   Verde   YWCA www.facebook.com/events/745202855647407/
Today we're having a Valentine's for Bernie gathering! Hang out and connect with fellow progressives over drinks and food this Valentine’s Day! We’ll make “Valentines” for Bernie and then send them to his Senate office. Feel free to bring extra materials if you’re able (but NO glitter)! Click here to RSVP on Facebook!
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
Author Event
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In her informative, entertaining account, The Nature Fix (W. W. Norton), Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. Williams demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.
Feb 15 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
Join Neighbors for Clean Air, Oregon Environmental Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond Toxics, and others as we take the case for clean air to our legislators in Salem.

There are many bills currently being considered in the Oregon legislature that will affect air quality including diesel engine standards, amendments to Right to Know legislation, the DEQ funding package, increasing Title V permitting fees, greenhouse gas rules, and more. The best chance for our legislation

We will charter a bus from Portland to Salem and back on 2/15. More details will be provided ASAP.

Ready to Sign Up? Great! Let us know on this short sign-up form: www.classy.org/salem/events/lobby-for-clean-air-day/e115927

www.facebook.com/events/1258498047550251/
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.

Portland’s Climate Action goals call for all new buildings to achieve zero-net carbon emissions by 2030. Can it be done?

Advances in science and technology have now made it possible to build homes that cut energy use to close to zero and are still affordable. Just like advances in wind and solar technology, these ultra-low energy buildings are becoming more accessible every day, and some are now being built as affordable housing.

Here in the Portland metro area, the low-energy Orchards at Orenco complex, built by REACH, recently completed phase II for families whose income is under $30,000/year. The building is expected to achieve nearly 90% energy reduction for heating and 60-70% less overall energy use compared with a typical building of the same type and size in the Pacific Northwest. Innovative features include triple-paned windows, a heat-recovery system, and a super-insulated extremely airtight building envelope.

Come hear from the experts how it’s being done and what practical pathway Portland might follow to ahieve this ambitious goal for all new buildings by 2030.

Michael Armstrong, Senior Sustainability Manager at City of Portland BPS
Alexander Boetzel, Board Member, Passive House Northwest; Chief Operation Officer, Green Hammer
Josh Salinger, Vice President, Passive House Northwest; Founder and President, Birdsmouth Construction
Jessica Woodruff, Director of Housing Development, REACH

www.meetup.com/PDXSustainability/events/237046410/
www.letstalkclimatepdx.org/
www.facebook.com/lets.talk.climate

contact@letstalkclimatepdx.org
Welcome to the meeting.
Feb 16 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. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
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.
Talk of revolution is everywhere. People are becoming aware that capitalism doesn’t work and is, in fact, responsible for much of the suffering in the world. The few are profiting off the many and the many are fed up. Revolution seems like a possibility now more than ever. But history has taught us that without organization, revolutions cannot be sustained and society will fall back into patterns of exploitation.This talk and discussion will examine why a revolutionary party is necessary, how the ISO understands such a party as based on the Marxist tradition, and what steps we can start taking today to bring about a better world.

This is a public meeting. All are welcome!

www.facebook.com/events/238658299877193/
Is Trump a Socialist? Roy Zimmerman knows the answer.

The Oregon Center for Public Policy and More invite you to join us for Roy Zimmerman: ReZist! tour show in Portland. "ReZist!" is 90 minutes of Roy's hilarious, rhyme-intensive, original and political folk songs.

Folk singer Roy Zimmerman answers the question in his hit song "Socialist."

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Price:
$25 a ticket ($30 at the door)
$200 for a packet of 10 tickets.
Sorry, no minors allowed.

Gety your tickets here
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 17 Fri
 
On Friday, February 17, We the People have called for a GENERAL STRIKE - nobody works, nobody shops - to send a message to the Trump Administration that We the People will continue to RESIST against a regime founded on hate and the destruction of our planet.

WELLS FARGO DIVESTMENT: THE PLAN

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being constructed against the wishes of the people. For exercising their First Amendment rights, water protecters have braved freezing weather and police violence to make their voices heard.

Their voices have been ignored. Let's get them where it really hurts.

We will gather at 12pm outside the Wells Fargo at Lloyd Center (bring signs and banners!) for a mass divestment from Wells Fargo. If you have an account, go on in and close it down! When they ask why, tell them it is because you are taking a stand for the planet, that you are voting with your dollar, and encourage them to do the same. (They may not even know what their employer is doing.)

We will also have a petition to sign, urging Mayor Ted Wheeler to divest the City of Portland from Wells Fargo and other banks that support DAPL.

If you are unable to join us here or at the events downtown, we urge you to go to your closest banking location and divest your account. Share your activism online using the hashtag #DivestPDX. You can also go to www.defunddapl.org/ to add the total dollar amount you divested.

#earthisourmother
#nodapl
#mniwaconi
#waterislife
#divestpdx

At 3 pm, we will march toward Pioneer Square to join the downtown march and We the People will deliver our petition to the city calling on our leaders to #DivestPDX from DAPL. We the People will let the world know that Portland does not stand with the big banks, with big oil, with the greed that is killing the Earth, our Mother.
At 1 PM (PT) on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide #GeneralStrike strike planned for the same day.

In Portland, gather at 1 pm at the Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

This is an opportunity for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda.

Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (nlg.org)

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org)
#Law4BlackLives (law4blacklives.org)
People's Law Office (peopleslawoffice.com)
Sugar Law Center for Social and Economic Justice (sugarlaw.org)
Water Protector Legal Collective (waterprotectorlegal.org)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
(nationalimmigrationproject.org)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (latinojustice.org)\
Abolitionist Law Center (abolitionistlawcenter.org)
Palestine Legal (palestinelegal.org)
TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) (tgijp.org)
Defending Dissent Foundation/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
(bordc.org)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (srlp.org)
Civil Liberties Defense Center (cldc.org)
Law@theMargins (lawatthemargins.com)
National Conference of Black Lawyers- Michigan Chapter
Black and Pink (blackandpink.org)
The Jericho Movement (thejerichomovement.com)
Black Movement-Law Project (bmlp.org)
New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU (nyclu.org)
Human Rights Defense Center (humanrightsdefensecenter.org)

If your legal organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email NLG Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org.

SPREAD THE WORD! Use #LawStrikesBack along with #F17 and #GeneralStrike.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 18 Sat
 
Oregon City High School gym
19761 S Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City, OR
“What's your BLACK experience in Portland? We're asking individuals that self-identify as African-American, Black and/or African Diaspora - specifically parents, youth (15 and up), native and transplant residents, school administrators/teachers and organization/business representatives - to join the Playhouse's African-American staff and actors in a facilitated conversation... To RSVP, e-mail jeff@portlandplayhouse.org with "FADE TO BLACK" in the subject header and include the names AND e-mail addresses of all attendees.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
In this hands-on training we will cover what community defense is, successful examples of community defense and how to identify and organize your community against threats and challenges to your safety and well being.

Childcare will be provided. Space is accessible.

Have questions or want more information, email pdxactnow@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/events/1709422406036929/
Please RSVP here (not required but much appreciated):
350pdx.nationbuilder.com/general_mtg_feb2017

**Childcare provided!**
Send Maya an email to let her know how many kids and the ages. maya@350pdx.org

This will be a space for all active members of 350PDX to come together to get a sense of what has happened recently across the organization, and look forward to what's next. We plan to have a potluck social 5 - 6 pm for people who want to stay, as well as childcare for the whole meeting.

Previously, 350PDX general meetings were open to the public so that people who were interested in getting involved could see what we were working on. Now that we have regular volunteer orientations, we've decided to exclude the general public from the general meeting so we can dig in. However, new people that are joining and are ready to plug in with a team are absolutely invited.
Documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls how that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing toclear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.

Q & A/discussion session follows the screening with Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, the documentary filmmakers.

Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by
  • Economic Justice Action Committee-First Unitarian Church
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Healthcare for All Oregon

www.nowisthetimemovie.com
More Info here

Around 7pm we will reconvene at Lloyd Center Max stop for an evening bar crawl. We will walk around to various bars in inner SE to do outreach and pass out leaflets for our upcomming events and to engage community members in conversations about Keeping Portalnd Powerful in the face of Trump!
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 19 Sun
 
Here is your chance to come hear what Senator Wyden has to say and to ask questions.
Frustrated with increasing gun violence? Would you like to do something about it? The Peace Action Group is sponsoring a forum to help you become involved. Speakers include state leaders from gun sense organizations working on proposed 2017 legislation. The forum is free and open to the public.
LGBT, queer and trans people gather with their allies to mourn our losses and strengthen our resistance in this public demonstration. We are are working together to fight for our rights and show solidarity with other compromised communities and community members. We emphasize our support all those visible vulnerable and especially brown and black community members, immigrants, religious minorities, people with disabilities and people of size. Portland will always show up and speak out against intolerance.

More information More Information here!

Meet and greet with Senator Wyden.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 20 Mon
 
Public holiday in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Since Inauguration Day, the rights of too many have been threatened, attacked, or withheld.

We are all stronger when we stand together in unity. Resistance to attacks on members of our community requires a strong, steady and collective voice. Be part of that collective voice, take action and march on Presidents’ Day in downtown Portland to show our unified resistance to injustice.

Sponsors of this event include:
Basic Rights Oregon
Causa Oregon
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon AFL-CIO
Portland Jobs with Justice
Unite Oregon, formerly Center for Intercultural Organizing
Oregon Action
SEIU

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Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
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.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 21 Tue
 
Theme for this year's annual Faith Labor breakfast is "Showing Up for Each Other: Faith in Action"

In the wake of the 2016 election, many communities are justifiably concerned for their health and safety. This year's theme highlights the stories of marginalized communities and the actions we can take together to create positive solutions to show up for each other and protect and strengthen our community! Cost for the breakfast is $15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Click here to register and purchase tickets online now - actionnetwork.org/fundraising/15th-annual-faith-labor-breakfast?link_id=8&can_id=9116b0e7ba027ec86f570ea590386ed5&source=email-jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&email_referrer=jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&email_subject=jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&link_id=5&can_id=7d98506b9a37e31756db95c815f2f66c&email_referrer=solidarity-picket-renters-rights-union-art-and-interfaith-organizing&email_subject=solidarity-picket-renters-rights-union-art-and-interfaith-organizing.

Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Meet and greet with Congressman Kurt Schrader
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 22 Wed
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
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/
The ​number of people experiencing homelessness in Portland and across the nation​ is increasing​.​ What are the root causes of homelessness and what does someone experience when they become homeless? What services are available to people exiting homelessness and finding stable housing again? What is our community already doing to end homelessness and what do we still have to do?

More Information here

Meet and greet with Congressman Kurt Schrader
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 23 Thu
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
The battle against fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest rages on! In the face of last year’s historic Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, which mandates the closing of all in-state coal plants by 2020, Portland General Electric (PGE) is rolling out a plan to keep the PNW locked into fossil fuel power for the next 30+ years.

Ignoring vast potentials for renewable energy, PGE is instead proposing to build two new gas-fired power plants as we phase out coal-generated power. If built, the Carty-Boardman generation station would be Oregon’s new largest source of climate pollution. We want Oregon to be powered by clean, renewable energy, NOT dirty fossil fuels.

The fossil fuel industry wants to argue that fracked gas is a bridge fuel to an imagined clean energy future, but we know that it’s only a bridge to further climate devastation. A number of groups are joining forces to demand that PGE replace coal power with 100% renewable energy.

Join the Climate Action Coalition, 350PDX, the Sierra Club, Portland Rising Tide, Greenpeace and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility in building a popular campaign to resist the fossil fuel industry and to build a climate justice future. LOCATION TBA.

RSVP: 350pdx.nationbuilder.com/bridge_to_disaster
The Sierra Club is working with a broad coalition of groups to stop Portland General Electric’s plan to build two new gas-fired power plants next door to their Boardman coal plant.

Join us to learn about our shared campaign to get PGE to break their addiction to fossil fuels.

There is widespread public support for moving away from expanding fossil fuel use and towards clean, renewable energy. People recognize that the only way to lessen the worst impacts of climate change is to start NOW, with no more new fossil fuels added to our energy supplies.

Come on out and help us build a clean energy future on February 23rd. Your participation can make a big difference.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 24 Fri
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows a pro-gun Evangelical minister and the mother of a gun-violence victim through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. This is the first in our free film screening series, Peace of the City, which shares powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming deep divides in the fractured political and social landscape of our time.

More information: Peace Of The City.com

The Student Sustainability Center with the Sustainability Leaders Network will be showing three movies Gaining Ground on Feb 24, Seed: The untold story on Mar 10, and Queen of the Sun on Apr 21.

Doors Open 6:00pm
Film Screening 6:30pm
Q&A with Activist and Filmmaker

Free for PSU Students with PSU ID
Feb 25 Sat
Join us on February 25 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. Experienced activists will present a full day of sessions in Non-Violent Direct Action, Legal Basics/Know Your Rights, Digital Security, Peacekeeping, Non-Violent Communication, Positive Energy for Resistance, Photography for Actions, Strategic Planning, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

9:00 am Doors
9:30 am Panel: “Beliefs In Action-Our Own Stories–Personal Tales of Resistance”
11:00 am-4:30 pm Workshops
Childcare Provided. Reserve a space here: tfitzgerald@firstunitarianportland.org by noon on Feb 16.
Whether you are brand new to 350PDX or have you been part of a team for a few months, I invite you to join me for a (semi-) formal introduction to the organization. I will provide an overview of all teams and campaigns, what it means to be a contributing volunteer with us, and offer materials for strengthening your organizing skills. Please RSVP! 
This event will be led by Maya, Volunteer Coordinator.
Tickets: 350pdx.nationbuilder.com/volunteer_orient_feb_2017.
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Feb 26 Sun
Portland Activist Connection Event (ACE) hosted by Grassroots IMPACT. Hear from and meet local activists and connect with grassroots groups fighting for change in your community. This ACE is a great chance to expand progressive relationships within the activist community.
Grassroots IMPACT is an alliance, building communication, collaboration, and cooperation among grassroots organizations.

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Web: BerniePDX.us
Facebook: Bernie PDX & Portland for Bernie
Twitter: @Bernie_PDX
A protest concert in direct opposition to the policies of the new administration. All profits and ticketing fees to benefit ACLU and Unite Oregon.

5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show
All ages welcome
$20 advance | $50 VIP | Limited volunteer tickets available at wavePDX.org

“HELL NO!” Speakers:
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Gregory McKelvey of Portland’s Resistance

Lola’s will be hosting information booths representing many of Portland’s local non-profit organizations.

Volunteer your way into the event! If you would prefer to EARN your ticket you can volunteer through our friends at wavePDX.org where we have a limited number of volunteer tickets available.

VIP tickets include early entry and access to VIP viewing section on the Crystal Ballroom floor.

More info: www.crystalballroompdx.com/events/166182-HELL-NO-
Feb 27 Mon
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.
Feb 28 Tue
Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario invite you to a peaceful protest at The Terry Schrunk Plaza. At this public action we will be announcing our City, State And Federal Demands. Milenio and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario Organizers, local activists and community members will rally for Immigrant Justice at the Plaza Blocks on February 28th. We will call on elected officials at the city, state and national levels to protect DACA, stop deportations and the separation of families, to protect all immigrants, to welcome refugees and to oppose anti-immigrant efforts at the city and state level. For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org or Shea Flaherty-Betin at flahertysh@milenio2016.org
or vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com
Les esperamos! Fraternalmente

Rally por la PROTECCION de DACA, por un ALTO a las deportaciones y un ALTO a las separacion de familias LATINAS.
MARTES 28 DE FEBRERO A LAS 5:00 P.M.
EN LA PLAZA Terry Schrunk Frente al edificio federal en el centro de Portland.
Demandaremos que oficiales electos a nivel de la ciudad, condado, estado y federal tomen acciones inmediatas para abogar por nuestra comunidad inmigrante LATINOAMERICANA
Te INVITA Milenio.org y Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario

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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.
NEXT ACTION GROUP EVENT A LEGISLATIVE FOCUS ON MANDATORY MINIMUMS

“Here’s a riddle,” the Slate Magazine article below begins. “What state incarcerates a higher percentage of its black population than Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana? I’ll bet you didn’t guess Oregon.”

What’s that about? Largely, it’s about mandatory minimums.

Join us as we watch the December 2 City Club Friday Forum on mandatory minimum sentencing. Charged with exploring the impact on “communities of color and underserved communities,” the panel featured David Rogers, executive director of the ACLU of Oregon, Shannon Wight, deputy director of the Partnership for Safety and Justice, and Lucy Flores, former Nevada assemblywoman. Bobbin Singh, founding executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, served as moderator. After the video, we will hear first-hand accounts of how mandatory sentencing affects real people as they struggle to make their way through our justice system. Finally, we will share information about the legislative agendas and volunteer needs of the community organizations committed to urging Oregon lawmakers to address some of the problems Measure 11 and Measure 57 have created in Oregon. ou can become engaged in the reform effort.
 
Mar 1 Wed
Women's History Month
 
Rank Schenck, randschenck@msn.com
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Hearing on Clean Energy and Jobs: March 1, Salem

A public hearing to cap and price carbon pollution is scheduled at the state legislature, on Wednesday March 1 from 3:00 to 4:45, in Hearing Room F. Wear Blue

The March 1st hearing will provide opportunity for public testimony. For the March 1 hearing, we need to fill the hearing room and overflow rooms with supporters of action on climate. A rally on the Capitol steps prior to the hearing will also be held at 1pm - please attend that if at all possible as well.
Join us for a screening of Outside the Frame's documentary, the Lost Boys of Portlandia, and a panel discussion with youth who have experienced homelessness.

The Lost Boys of Portlandia is a film where Homeless youth in Portland, OR, debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story of Peter Pan.

“On its surface, it’s a film about the making of a film, but the backdrop is flooded with one of Portland’s most pressing social issues.” -KGW-TV

Hosted by the Tikkun Olam Committee of Havurah Shalom.
Free, all ages. Refreshments provided.

Trailer:vimeo.com/otfpdx/lostboyspdx
For more information visit otfpdx.org

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Welcome to the meeting.
Mar 2 Thu
Announcing PIELC 2017: One Cause, One Voice

Over the last 35 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. PIELC is a nexus for the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and strives to bolster the environmental movement’s human capital through illuminating discussion, productive debate, and collaborative workshops. Each year, the contribution of conference attendees and participants makes a meaningful, positive impact on the natural environment and the people around the world who love and depend on it. Free to the public.

More info: pielc.org
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.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Mar 3 Fri
Announcing PIELC 2017: One Cause, One Voice

Over the last 35 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. PIELC is a nexus for the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and strives to bolster the environmental movement’s human capital through illuminating discussion, productive debate, and collaborative workshops. Each year, the contribution of conference attendees and participants makes a meaningful, positive impact on the natural environment and the people around the world who love and depend on it. Free to the public.

More info: pielc.org
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Mar 4 Sat
Announcing PIELC 2017: One Cause, One Voice

Over the last 35 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. PIELC is a nexus for the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and strives to bolster the environmental movement’s human capital through illuminating discussion, productive debate, and collaborative workshops. Each year, the contribution of conference attendees and participants makes a meaningful, positive impact on the natural environment and the people around the world who love and depend on it. Free to the public.

More info: pielc.org
This experiential workshop develops insight and tools for actively integrating social justice, collective liberation, and ecological sustainability. We will explore topics of structural oppression, institutional power, white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism, within an intersectional, anti-oppression framework. Through various activities we will build cultural competency, lay the groundwork for true solidarity, and investigate the interconnection of anti-oppression and sustainability. This workshop draws from the practices of Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, Generation Waking Up, Deep Culture, and Theatre of the Oppressed. RSVP

Barbara “BJ” Jefferson is a queer, black, gender non-conforming experience designer and facilitator specializing in solutionary leadership, anti-oppression, personal and community development, and collective healing. BJ thrives when creating “brave spaces” for individuals to critically and wholeheartedly nurture their purpose in service of social, political, ecological, personal, economic, and spiritual change.
BJ is a lead trainer with The Work That Reconnects, Generation Waking Up, and Young Women Empowered; and a full-time business student.
Join your friends and neighbors as well as area allies for a festival of LOve in downtown Lake Oswego! Let's show the state and country that we are in solidarity with ALL human rights!

We are meeting at Millennium Park at 11:00 a.m. and then will make our Stand along State Street/Hwy 43 before returning for a celebration in the park with information-sharing, music, speakers, face painting, and fun.

Bring your rainbow garb, signs with positive messaging, balloons, a sense of humor, some snacks, and lots and LOTS of your friends and family members! Remember to dress for the weather. This event will take place rain or shine!

This is a non-violent action. We will follow a code of conduct in alignment with the values of non-violence.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1279704208784400/
We would like to invite you to a town hall meeting with Representative Kurt Schrader and Oregon State Representative Teresa Alonso Leon in Woodburn. This is an opportunity to ask Congressman Schrader and Represntative Alonso Leon questions, express your concerns and hear from them about the work they are doing in the U.S. and Oregon Legislatures.
On January 20, Portland police opened fire on peaceful protesters, spraying them with pepper spray for standing and shooting people with rubber bullets as they yelled “peaceful protest.”

Innocent protesters and KIDS were sent to the hospital by the police, the people who are sworn to protect us. Instead, they assaulted us and violated the First Amendment.

A couple of days after, we demanded that mayor Ted Wheeler fire the police chief. Of course the answer was “no” with not even a second thought, so on January 25, we took to City Hall, protesting Ted Wheeler and the police chief. We did what we warned--we shut down Portland and cut off intersections. They gave us no justice and we gave them no peace.

We call everyone out to come join us on Saturday, March 4th at Pioneer Square to protest police brutality and of course, Trump.

See you then!
#MarchonMarch

REMEMBER! This is a NONVIOLENT protest we cannot get our message through if we are violent

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Mar 5 Sun
Announcing PIELC 2017: One Cause, One Voice

Over the last 35 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. PIELC is a nexus for the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and strives to bolster the environmental movement’s human capital through illuminating discussion, productive debate, and collaborative workshops. Each year, the contribution of conference attendees and participants makes a meaningful, positive impact on the natural environment and the people around the world who love and depend on it. Free to the public.

More info: pielc.org
Mar 6 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.
In BIG FARMS MAKE BIG FLU, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.

While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace's collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. BIG FARMS MAKE BIG FLU integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rob Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer. He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota and an advisor to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. He has consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on avian influenza. He is previously a co-author of FARMING HUMAN PATHOGENS: ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE AND EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS

Date/Time: Monday, March 6, 2017. Doors open at 6:30; event starts at 7 PM.
Location: Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon
Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy
Economic Justice Action Group
Oregon UU Voices for Justice
UU Animal Ministries

Author Event
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Do we belong to the earth or does the earth belong to us? The question raised by Chief Seathl almost two centuries ago continues to be the defining quandary of the wet, wild rainforests along the shores of the Pacific Northwest. In Piano Tide (Counterpoint), the breathtaking debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist, and author Kathleen Dean Moore, we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in this remote Alaskan harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs head-long into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axel’s next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.
Mar 7 Tue
LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click www.facebook.com/events/958379144270088/

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.
DEQ Public Meeting about oil refiner APES' permit renewal & their planned expansion.

Why is it important to attend? In the past, local oil refinery air contamination permits were extended because not 'enough' people showed concern.

It's been almost a year since DEQ told us to "shut our windows and try not to breathe it" when residents complained about how the toxic emissions from Portland's two oil refineries affect their health.

Last August, DEQ revealed that they've known since 2011 that the required emission control devices had been removed. DEQ's lack of transparency about the oil refinery issues is negligent and has eroded our trust in their ability to protect us and the environment.

Meanwhile, APES is still allowed to release poisonous VOCs and heavy particulates 24/7 without ANY emission control devices.

Watch the 10 short educational videos at pdxnhn.org/ called 'Pulling Back The Curtain' and get fired up to speak up on March 7.

www.oregon.gov/deq/getinvolved/documents/031417americanpetrol.pdf
Mar 8 Wed
On this day we celebrate and honor the lives of Women, Women of Color, Transgender. Queer, Non-Binary people who are women aligned, indigenous and immigrant women. The Women's March on Portland recognizes the intersectionality of "womenhood and we celebrate and honor this across all communities. But on this special day, we are dedicating this day to go on strike as we work to fight against the hate rhetoric and inequality that many of us face on a daily basis. Even though we will not be hosting a rally here in portland we want to share with you some ways for you to be involved in standing in solidarity with women and women aligned people all across this nation.

1. Take the day off from paid and unpaid labor
2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small women- and minority-owned businesses)
3. Wear RED in Solidarity with A Day Without a Women

We mark A Day Without a Woman, we do so in support and solidarity of these and all efforts for equity, justice, and human rights. www.womensmarch.com/womensday
You can take action to help ensure democracy is working for all Oregonians by joining us on March 8th for our Democracy Day of Action at the Capitol! Transportation and lunch will be provided. We advocate:

~ Pre-voter registration for 16 year olds
~ Paid Postage on ballots
~ In-language tools for minority-language voters
~ National Popular Vote

When: Wednesday March 8th, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Meet at Bus office (333 SE 2nd Ave) at 7:45 am to ride the bus down to Salem with us!

RSVP here!
*Spanish below*

We invite you to a community forum with lawyers who will speak about immigration laws. We will review our rights if approached by border patrol or Immigrant Customs Enforcement. It is important for families and community to make a plan together, so we want to provide a safe space for you to begin.

Interpretation, childcare and food will be provided for those who RSVP.

Los invitamos a un foro comunitario con abogados de inmigracion quien les va a platicar sobre las leyes federales ahorita. Repasaremos informacion de como protegerse si inmigracion llega a casa. Es muy importante que familias en la comunidad tengan un plan, entonces queremos probeerles este espacio para que sepan comensar las conversaciones.

Interpretacion, cuidado de ninos y comida se proveera para los que se apunten para la reunion.

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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.
Our divestment team is the local arm of international 350.org’s divestment campaign. Our goal is to be informed about global divestment efforts and to use this information to persuade local governments, colleges and universities, foundations and other local not-for-profit organizations to drop fossil fuel investments from their portfolios.

We use various strategies: meeting with elected officials and boards of not-for-profit organizations, supporting college students and alumni who are organizing to encourage their schools to divest, circulating petitions requesting divestiture, and publicizing divestment opportunities and decisions.
Mar 9 Thu
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.
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Mar 10 Fri
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WHY THIS DAY?
From March 7th-10th 2017, members and water protectors in alliance with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be gathering in Washington D.C and put out a call to gather in solidarity across the country on M10.

AND AS FOR OREGON?
Portland marched on J20 against fascism, in solidarity for our women, for the Muslim ban and against hate speech. I want to see us make more beautiful intersectional ties that are inclusive across all communities. The people of this land need you.

WHO IS INVITED?
All Native American people and non-native allies from all communities and tribes. All children and youth are encouraged to come so we can celebrate them - this is family friendly.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
You will get to hear distinguished native speakers and watch musicians, dancers and singers perform in honor of tradition followed by a solidarity walk that will end in ceremony and prayer.

Gathering will be followed by an official after party by NXT LVL at Jade Club starting at 9pm for 21+!!! Featuring native dj's and performers!!! Donations and proceeds go to Water Protector Legal funds and Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.

WHY IS THIS SIGNIFICANT?
When you stand for the Native people you stand at the root of injustice. The tone of continual oppressive systems were set when this county was invaded and built on attempted genocide, marginalization and displacement of it's people - our healing is your healing. Our bindings of oppression all look different but are put in place for the same reason. The oppression of the Native people has been widely perpetuated by erasing and silencing their voices and their existence. To exist has been to resist, but today we will rise. Here is the place, now is the time - we must stand together or fall divided.
The Student Sustainability Center with the Sustainability Leaders Network will be showing three movies Gaining Ground on Feb 24, Seed: The untold story on Mar 10, and Queen of the Sun on Apr 21.

Doors Open 6:00pm
Film Screening 6:30pm
Q&A with Activist and Filmmaker

Free for PSU Students with PSU ID
PAY 2 PLAY, Democracy's High Stakes. Driven to make the world better for hisnewborn daughter, John Ennis (Producer) looks for ways out of our system of pay-to-play politics. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY is a fun guidebook to returning the United State government to its People. PAY 2 PLAY features Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, John Nichols, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Springer, Van Jones, Marianne Williamson, Jack Abramoff, Thom Hartmann, Bob Edgar and more.

Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.

Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

More Information:

Dr. Naomi Oreskes
Scholar, Author

The Harvard professor and environmental scientist will share how industry-funded researchers can delegitimize scientific consensus — as in climate change — to mislead policy makers and the public.

Her 2010 book, “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming,” co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Time Book Prize, and received the 2011 Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society.
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Mar 11 Sat
You are invited to the 3rd Annual CSA Share Fair, hosted by the Portland Area CSA Coalition (PACSAC). Our annual Share Fair events are a free showcase of local farmers, offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares for the 2017 season. This free event is an excellent opportunity to "find your farmer" at our matchmaking booth and learn more about CSAs as an affordable and healthy eating option that also supports local and sustainable farmers! This "pop-up market" will also feature fresh produce for sale, workshops, give-aways, and much more! Mark your calendars and help us spread the word! We're excited about our new location at the Hollywood Farmers Market, and we are looking for volunteers to help us make this years event another resounding success. For more information about PACSAC and Share Fair, check out our event page: www.portlandcsa.org/events/

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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.
With the inauguration of Trump, more attention is being paid to the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.

This amendment lays out a process for determining whether a president is able to discharge his or her duties. As I looked into it, I realized that there may need to be further actions in order to make the 25th Amendment work.

After conferring with prominent constitutional scholars, I formed a congressional working group to begin addressing these issues.

I'd like to invite you to join me at a public forum to consider some of the pros and cons of this amendment. I also look forward to hearing your thoughts. As is my tradition, we will leave plenty of time for people to offer up their opinions on any issue, ask questions, or make comments.

Please join me at a public forum.

Saturday, March 11th at 10 am; doors open at 9 am. Benson High School Auditorium 546 NE 12th Ave (ADA entry and handicapped parking can be found in the rear of the building on NE 15th Ave.)

Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Transportation and parking: Parking will be limited at this event – please consider taking public transportation, biking, or walking. Bus line #70 stops nearby, and the MAX stop at NE 11th Ave is a short walk from Benson High School.
In this hands on and interactive training, we will walk through identifing our personal communities, the resources and skills that we have and want to gain, and the threats we face. We will also discuss how to grow our community networks and how to act in solidarity to support the self-determination of others against present and future attacks.

We encourage people to bring a lunch with them. We will have light snacks available.

This event will include childcare and is in an accessible space. If you are planning to attend and need childcare, please email us pdxactnow@gmail.com so we can have enough childcare volunteers.

If you have any questions about the event or need more information, email us at pdxactnow@gmail.com.

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Mar 12 Sun
Daylight Saving Time starts
 
A panel discussion with advocates for landlords and tenants. We will explore the rental crisis in Portland through panel and round table discussions. This is offered in light of the Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads Program.


The book this time is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Books are available at the library and at our bookstore. Questions? Michael Wade (wade.michael@comcast.net).

Hosted by Committee on Hunger and Homelessness and Economic Justice Action Group.
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