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Friday
Jul 14
OPAL Volunteer Onboarding Part 1
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Help us resist militarization of the police by joining us for volunteer onboarding. Due to our strong stance against militarization of public space, many people have been reaching out to volunteer with OPAL. We maintain our belief that militarization of transit is a false solution. We require all new volunteers to participate in onboarding to make sure that they understand our goals and values. To help volunteers gain the skills that they will need to help us work towards Environmental Justice and a just transition, we will be offering Environmental Justice 101 and Just Transitions 101 at our office at 3202 SE 82nd Ave.Portland. This is the first of two onboarding sessions that we will be offering, with each providing distinct tools for supporting and working with OPAL. Please RSVP or email us to let us know if you will be joining us. The session will be taught in English but translation will be available if it is requested in advance.

You can read more our about our stance against militarization here: http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/05/against-white-supremacy-militarism-and-false-solutions/ .


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Stand by Your Land: Keeping Public Lands in Public Hands
Keen Garage

From the Oregon Coast to Steen Mountain, the Rogue River to Mt Hood, Oregon is defined by its public lands. They are the places we work and play, owned and cherished by all of us. They provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and clean water. Unfortunately, our public lands are under attack. It isn't just armed militants at a remote Wildlife Refuge. Politicians and polluting industries are trying to cut you off from your public lands, or sell them to the highest bidder.

At a public forum hosted by the Oregon Public Lands Alliance (OPLA), learn why our public lands are important, what is being done to protect these precious landscapes, and walk away with the tools and knowledge to tell the Trump Administration and their polluting industry allies to keep their hands off our public lands!

The 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.

Reception with beer and appetizers to follow discussion.

RSVP for your free ticket: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1780/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99916

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


Bark - Watchdogs for Mt. Hood National Forest!

Audubon Society of Portland - The leading bird conservation organization in Oregon. For information about injured and orphaned wildlife, call our Wildlife Care Center at 503-292-0304.

Oregon Natural Desert Association - Now celebrating our 30th year, ONDA works to protect, defend and restore Oregon's high desert public lands for future generations.

Oregon Wild - Dedicated to the preservation and protection of Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters.

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Clean Air for Healthy Kids! Rally + Press Event
DEQ, Portland Office

Join us in the lunch hour for a family centered rally and press event focused on holding DEQ accountable for the air quality program they have promised our communities. Our families should be the top priority in agenda setting, and it's time agencies are reminded of that.

We will be set-up in the plaza outside of DEQ headquarters. There will be activities for kids, and refreshments provided by Green Zebra!


Neighbors for Clean Air -

Creating a healthier Oregon through the reduction of air pollution. Visit us at whatsinourair.org

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Sunday
Jul 30
Film Screening: Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
Be Space @ Vibrant Studios

Film Screening – Joanna Macy and The Great Turning Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:15 pm, Be Space @ Vibrant Studios FREE

All are welcome to a special screening of The Great Turning. This is a brief 30 minute film about eco-philosopher and systems thinker, Joanna Macy.

Those who stay for the Salon Supper that immediately follows will enjoy the opportunity to discuss its ideas together.

Film will be followed by a Salon Supper hosted by Sophie Lippert, director of Vibrant Studios. Supper is a ticketed event, $25 per person, or $17 for passholders.


Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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Monday
Jul 31
Jacqueline Keeler Reading Edge of Morning
Powell's City of Books

Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears by Jacqueline Keeler

In Edge of Morning (Torrey House), edited by Jacqueline Keeler, Native writers bear testimony to the fragile and essential nature of Bears Ears, a sacred landscape in America’s remote red rock country. Through poem and essay, these often-ignored voices explore the ways many native people derive tradition, sustenance, and cultural history from the Bears Ears. The book’s 15 contributors are multi-generational writers, poets, activists, teachers, students, and public officials, each with a strong tie to landscape and a particular story to tell. Willie Grayeyes, chairman of Utah Diné Bikéyah, shares his ancestral ties to the Bears Ears. Klee Benally, Diné activist, musician, and filmmaker, asks, "What part of sacred don’t you understand?" Morning Star Gali, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Pit River Tribe, speaks to the fight for cultural preservation. The contributors speak for the Bears Ears and elevate the conversation around tribal sovereignty and sacred places across the United States.


Torrey House Press

Voices for the Land ~ We publish stories that connect you with landscape, wild places, and awe. Follow us: Twitter Instagram @TorreyHouse

Minnecoujou Oyate rising against KXL

We, the Lakota Advocates for the Rights of the People, are preparing to stand against the KXL Pipeline which will cross Tribal and Treaty Lands!!

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Wednesday
Aug 2
Public Hearing - Port Westward Ag Lands Rezone
Clatskanie Middle/High School

Columbia Riverkeeper says, "Team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals!"

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Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock Screening, a benefit for Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater tickets are $10 online, and $13 at the door.

Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page. Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.


Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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Thursday
Aug 3
A Village Called Versailles - Film Screening and Discussion - AAPI identified only
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Please join APANO and our Climate, Health, and Housing Institute (CHHI) Fellows for the second of a 4-month series of film screenings and community discussions. This film series is an opportunity for APANO members to come together to build a shared analysis about the intersecting root causes of our current climate, health, and housing crises. This next film, A Village Called Versailles, is the inspiring story of intergenerational organizing in a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans that fights back against plans by the city to open a toxic debris dump site in their community, without an environmental impact study after Hurricane Katrina. This film highlights the intersections between climate justice, anti-displacement, and environmental racism. This screening is for APANO members and anyone who identifies as AAPI.

All films will be screened at the APANO office (2788 SE 82nd Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR). Tickets are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP on our website. The films will be shown on the First Thursday of every month (July-October) at the APANO office. Light snacks will be provided. Please eat dinner beforehand. Childcare is available, with at least 4 days' advance request. Please contact Khanh Pham at khanh@apano.org with any questions.


The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

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Friday
Aug 4
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Portland EcoFilm Festival
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

OPENS FRIDAY, AUG. 4th! A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.


Portland Ecofilm Festival -

annual 4-day film fest, Earth Day film showcase & year-round film series. Premier environmental film fest in the Pacific NW!

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Monday
Aug 7
Public Lands Under Attack: Their History and Your Role Today
HatchLabs

PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! https://www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today

Instructor Kristin Teigen of PUGS discusses the course with KBOO's More Talk Radio: http://kboo.fm/media/59527-public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role


Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Tell PGE no fracked gas - PUC Meeting in Salem
High Street Office Building, Salem

This is the last public meeting before the PUC makes their decision on August 31st about whether to approve or deny PGE's energy plan (Integrated Resource Plan). While it seems very likely that PGE is walking away from Carty 2 and Carty 3 -- the fracked gas power plants at Boardman -- they are still trying to squeeze in as much fracked gas as they can. Join us to make a statement that Oregonians - including PGE customers - want 100% clean energy. Not fracked gas. The meeting actually starts at 9:30 am but we want to get there early to make an impression.


Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility) - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, we work to protect human life by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health and promote peace.

350pdx is the Portland, Oregon, local of 350.org; working locally to grow the global climate movement. Sign up at www.350pdx.org

Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club - CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://orsierraclub.wordpress.com/ DONATE NOW! OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOU: http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/donate

Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis.

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Tuesday
Aug 15
Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action
The Eliot Center

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is now at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

RSVP at our Eventbrite page and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092

About Our Speakers:

Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

This event is generously sponsored by Community for the Earth and First Unitarian Church, Portland. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information.


Daniel Sheehan -

Constitutional lawyer. "Danny" played a key role in Pentagon Papers, Silkwood, and Iran-Contra. Leader of Romero Institute, formerly the Christic Institute

Lakota People's Law Project -

We work to end the long history of treaty violations and systemic corruption that has resulted in the loss of children and sacred lands for the Lakota people. #OurChildrenAreSacred #NoDAPL

Take action to defend Lakota sovereignty now at lakotalaw.org

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Saturday
Aug 19
Benefit Punk Show for the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
Cobra Lounge

Please come to this benefit show for the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project! Thanks so much to all the bands supporting our organization.

For more info on BMBP: bluemountainsbiodiversityproject.org

The mighty OPPOSITION RISING (from Boston) is bringing their brand of socio-political charged hardcore to PDX! https://www.facebook.com/oppositionrising/

Local heroes RUM REBELLION bring the flute to the punx! https://www.facebook.com/RumRebellionOfficial/

And CLITERATI will kick it off with some political Crusty hardcore offerings https://m.facebook.com/slimepriestess/

This is a benefit for THE BLUE MOUNTAINS BIODIVERSITY PROJECT. Please feel free to give more than $5 if so inclined.

Join the chaos at Portland's only all ages all the time DIY venue. $5, 8pm, no homophobic, racist, sexist BS

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Thursday
Aug 24
Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council Local Candidate Forum
Vancouver Community Library

SW WA LULAC Council #47013 with co-partnership of the League of Minority Voters & Latino Community Resource Group presents candidate forum for the Evergreen, Vancouver Public Schools Districts & Port of Vancouver District 1 candidates. The candidate forum will be moderated by Mr. Promise King, Executive Director for the League of Minority Voters.


Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council - We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state and national level. www.LULAC.org

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Friday
Sep 1
OR Just Transition Assembly
through TBD

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, presents a weekend of movement-building in pursuit of Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and a Just Transition. The Assembly will prioritize the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income people, and other historically-marginalized people. Together, we will build our shared understanding of the path toward a Just Transition.

Assembly-related events will happen throughout Portland - full agenda is here: goo.gl/58Dgrq

Events:

What: Invest in Our Power

  • Where: Friday Sept 1
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Where: Lagunitas Brewery Co. (237 NE Broadway St Suite 300, Portland, OR 97232)
  • Open to all, free for participants; buy your tickets in advance

What: Day 2: End the Bad

  • When: Saturday September 2nd/ Sábado 2 de Septiembre
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym (5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, 97218)
  • Open to frontline communities, please email Maria Hernandez at maria@opalpdx.org for application form.

Day 2 Continued… What: Roots, Rhythm, Revolution: A Night of Cultural Resistance

  • When: Saturday September. 2nd
  • Time: 7pm-10pm
  • Where: IRCO Community Center (10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220)
  • Free to assembly participants, fixed amount of tickets open. Buy them in advance

What: Day 3: Build the New

  • When: Sunday September 3rd
  • Time: 7pm-11pm
  • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym
  • Assembly participants only

What: Day 4: Justice for the Worker

  • When: Monday September 4th
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym

Learn more about Oregon Just Transition Alliance at http://opalpdx.org/justtransition


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

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Wednesday
Sep 13
Protect farms and important salmon habitat: Port Westward rezone
Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens

WHAT: Port Westward rezone goes to a vote on September 13th. Now is your last chance to team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. While no public testimony will be accepted at the meeting, a packed room is important.

WHO: Columbia County Commissioners are expected to deliberate and vote on the Port Westward rezone. Last month, impacted farmers and community members testified before the county commissioners, describing how the rezone would harm farms and quality of life. The Port of St. Helens admitted that methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals are potential candidates for the high-quality farmland threatened by the rezone. Trading high-value agricultural land for fossil fuel expansion is the wrong direction for Oregon.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: Columbia County Courthouse located at 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

RSVP today! http://bit.ly/PortWestwardSept13

Interested in reading Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon’s comments to the commission on the proposed rezone? Visit our website (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/farms-feed-us/)

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Thursday
Sep 14
Land of Opportunity Screening
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, this film is especially timely as it highlights how (climate) disasters exacerbate housing crises and can be used as an excuse to displace vulnerable low-income residents.

Don't listen to me, read what Spike Lee says: "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY is an important part of the New Orleans story. It gets down and dirty with the people on the ground. Five years in the making, Luisa’s film gives voice to everyday people working hard to rebuild their city and their lives. Anyone who cares about the future of cities in this country should see this movie!" -Spike Lee

We invite APANO Members and community members who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander to join us for the 3rd of our CHHI screening! This screening is free, but please RSVP with the tickets link!

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Thursday
Sep 28
2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

The premier environmental film festival in the PNW! Four days of great cinema hosted by filmmakers, conservation organizations and comunity partners! 2017 Fest special guests: environmentalist Winona LaDuke and Filmmaker Keri Pickett! Festival poster photo credit: Julia Oldham / Poster Design: Cielle Charron / Fest Media Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio

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Saturday
Sep 30
Náimuni and Saving The Deschutes / Portland EcoFilm Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

NÁIMUNI: CONNECTING OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA

Dredge mining on the Middle Fork John Day River turned the river into a ditch-like channel, lacking habitat and function. From 2011 – 2016, over two miles of salmon-bearing streams were restored to benefit fish and ecological processes.

SAVING THE DESCHUTES RIVER

The Deschutes River is in trouble and its recovery depends on taking action that will restore stream flows and water quality.

Both films directed by Michelle Alvarado, Wahoo Films

  • PNW filmmaker
  • 2016 | US | 5 MINS. & 8 MINS.
  • These short films screen with the feature film A RIVER'S LAST CHANCE

For our patrons of legal drinking age, we'll be sharing a pre-film, free tasting from our Festival Supporting Sponsor, Sombra Mezcal!

  • Media partner: KBOO Community Radio
  • Community partner: Pacific Rivers
  • Event sponsor: Sombra Mezcal
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Wednesday
Oct 4
Protect farms and important salmon habitat: Port Westward rezone
Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens

WHAT: Port Westward rezone.
NEW deliberation date 10/4.

(On 9/13, the board of county commissioners decided to delay deliberations, reopen the record for the newly submitted supplemental staff report.)

Now is your last chance to team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. While no public testimony will be accepted at the meeting, a packed room is important.

WHO: Columbia County Commissioners are expected to deliberate and vote on the Port Westward rezone. In August, impacted farmers and community members testified before the county commissioners, describing how the rezone would harm farms and quality of life. The Port of St. Helens admitted that methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals are potential candidates for the high-quality farmland threatened by the rezone. Trading high-value agricultural land for fossil fuel expansion is the wrong direction for Oregon.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: Columbia County Courthouse located at 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

Interested in reading Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon’s comments to the commission on the proposed rezone? Visit our website (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/farms-feed-us/)


Columbia Riverkeeper
Nonprofit Organization · Hood River, Oregon
Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

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Monday
Oct 16
Have Your Sei Climate Action
through PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

The Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center (PIAAA) is taking action to help fight for our planet! Join us and the Pacific Climate Warriors of 350Pacific.org show world leaders that people everywhere are demanding swift action to

  • End the era of fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy.
  • Support the immediate delivery of finance needed for countries already facing irreversible loss and damage.
  • Kick the big polluters out of the climate talks.
  • Do what is needed to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Portland State is partnering up with Chaminade University of Honolulu, Clark College & City College of San Franciso to film a collective video to post using #HaveYourSei. We are also creating space for people to share post, art work and stories on-line to join the #HaveYourSei campaign with the rest of the world!

Everyone is welcome to join us! We will be in both the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228) and PIAAA.

For more information, visit the PIAAA center and www.HaveYourSei.org.


PSU Multicultural Student Center
College & University · Portland, Oregon
Welcome to the Multicultural Student Center at Portland State University fan page!

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Tuesday
Oct 17
KWEL' HOY Totem Pole Journey in Portland: We Draw the Line!
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel again across the western United States and Canada with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

The journey follows the 2016 decision of the Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal coal terminal at Cherry Point based on its potential impacts on the treaty fishing rights of the Lummi Nation. This tour, Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!, will celebrate victories, commemorate alliances, and prepare for the coming battles as we work together for the protection of mother earth.

Join us in this unique, indigenous event that will connect us all to the local fights we face, like the Jordan Cove LNG proposal, with information about how to get involved. Presenters and performers will thread together our hearts and minds because what moves us is also what motivates us.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Push Back on Trump For a Healthy River: Press Conference
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

Join this rally and press conference Thursday, October 19th, 11 am at Portland City Hall to tell the Trump administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that there is NO excuse to further delay, minimize, or compromise the cleanup of the Portland Harbor, and 11-mile EXTREMELY toxic stretch of the Willamette River.

Mothers and children have suffered far too long from exposure to the unhealthy fish.

Does this sound different from what you know about our inviting, swimmable river? It's the hidden side to our city.

Over 140 fortune-500 corporations, local businesses, and government agencies created this hazardous mess over the 100 plus years, and it continues to hover at the bottom of our river from the Broadway Bridge all the way to Sauvie Island.

  • If you care about having drinkable water after the big earthquake hits Portland...
  • If you care about Native American treaty rights...
  • If you care about everyone being able to eat safe, healthy catfish, carp or bass someday...
  • If you believe all local communities deserve the right to access green jobs....

Then this is what you must DEFEND and UPHOLD:

An ACCOUNTABLE and TIMELY cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site starting NOW. #OurRiver

Your Voice is Critical. Please come out Thursday.

In solidarity,

Portland Harbor Community Coalition

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Wednesday
Oct 25
Protect farms and important salmon habitat: Port Westward rezone
Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens

WHAT: Port Westward rezone. NEW deliberation date 10/25.

Timeline:

  • September 13: the board of county commissioners decided to delay deliberations, reopen the record for the newly submitted supplemental staff report.)
  • Open record period to rebut newly submitted evidence is until September 27.
  • Applicant will have until Oct. 4 for final rebuttal.
  • New deliberation date is October 25, 2017; at 10 am in St. Helens.

Now is your last chance to team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. While no public testimony will be accepted at the meeting, a packed room is important.

WHO: Columbia County Commissioners are expected to deliberate and vote on the Port Westward rezone. In August, impacted farmers and community members testified before the county commissioners, describing how the rezone would harm farms and quality of life. The Port of St. Helens admitted that methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals are potential candidates for the high-quality farmland threatened by the rezone. Trading high-value agricultural land for fossil fuel expansion is the wrong direction for Oregon.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: Columbia County Courthouse located at 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

Interested in reading Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon’s comments to the commission on the proposed rezone? Visit our website (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/farms-feed-us/)

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Support Oregon's Environment feat. MC Radiation
The Waypost, 3120 N Williams

Join us for a happy hour fundraiser to support the work of EarthShare Oregon and the Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club!

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Your first drink is on us (thanks to a generous contribution by State Senator Michael Dembrow!).

Co-Hosts are Logan Gilles and Billy Don Robinson.

The evening will feature a rap performance by MC Radiation (aka Logan Gilles), as well as remarks by Renea Perry of NAYA's Oregon LEAD Program.

We will have silent auction items, including a free massage and a free photography session. Absolutely NO long boring speeches!!!

Reasons to attend:

1) You care about the environment and want to support two organizations working to make our corner of the world a better place.

2) You've never seen Logan rap before and want to catch this rare performance.

3) You like hanging out with good people who care about stuff.

4) Make up your own reason, there are so many!

Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the 25th!

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PDX: Let's Defund Tar Sands! (Greenpeace PNW) - advance RSVP
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

Join us for a presentation and discussion on Tar Sands to learn more about how Greenpeace USA’s is campaigning against JPMorgan Chase for their financing of four tar sands pipelines. We are calling on them to refuse to participate or underwrite any financial agreements or loans which facilitate the construction or expansion of tar sand pipelines.

PLEASE REGISTER: we will review the project, discuss how we can show solidarity, and how our collective people-power can put pressure on Chase and other financial institutions to divest!

We stand behind Indigenous communities and First Nations that are leading the fight to stop to block the pipeline construction that would carry toxic Tar Sands. Over 120 First Nations across Canada and the U.S. have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion.

RSVP today! Enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks, and refreshments on us, so please be sure to register!

  • RSVP link: https://goo.gl/forms/a0xK9X6xLxxYkxnh2
  • WHO: Volunteers, supporters, first timers, family, & friends!
  • WHAT: Defund Tar Sands Launch! Presentation & Discussion
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM (social at 7:00 PM)
  • WHERE: 2249 E Burnside Street, Portland 97214

So what does Chase have to do with tar sands?

While there are many banks financing these dirty tar sands pipelines, JPMorgan Chase is especially entangled here in the United States. JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) has participated in 11 of the 18 current lines of credit to the three pipeline companies. Not only that, JPMorgan Chase acted as a lead agent in 3 of those deals. Lead agent banks play a crucial role in making these loans happen. They essentially use their size, power, and influence to help ensure the deal is a success.

While all fossil fuel pipelines are a threat to the climate and our communities, Chase is currently funding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. This pipeline that will run through the Northwest and impact all of its people.

P.S. We need your energy and activism to stop Tar Sands! RSVP today so that we know you’re coming!

Resources:

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Saturday
Nov 11
Protect Our Columbia River ~ Save Our Salmon!
110 Columbia St, Vancouver

Big River Nations & Allies United! Please come out and Join Us!

CALL FOR ACTION! Our Nch'í Waná (Big River, Columbia River) needs our prayers and unity. We must protect our First Medicine Chúush (water) and our Way of Life.

Our River People have relied on the salmon that have migrated through Nch'í Waná for thousands of years, but, on October 26th, a second spill of toxic waste poisoned the Columbia River with a total of 500,000 gallons of human feces, urine and toxic chemicals. Vancouver's Westside Waste Water Treatment Facility must be held accountable for these spills.

Our water and salmon continue to also be harmed by NUCLEAR waste, COAL exports, OIL spills, pipelines, fossil fuels, fracked gas, and dams. Our water and salmon have suffered enough!

Join us for a united stand to demand more then a fine, which is a mere slap on the hand! WE must speak for the ones that can not speak for themselves - mother earth, water, salmon, bears, eagles, earth crawlers, plants, trees, and the next 7 generations. No more silence, silence is compliance - we must STOP IT NOW!

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Monday
Nov 13
Environmental Justice 101
Oregon Zoo

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon will provide a training on the concept of environmental justice, the history of the movement, the difference between environmentalism and environmental justice, and how environmental inequity functions.

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Sunday
Nov 26
IPA presents: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Announcing the fourth film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

This monthly series focuses on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the film we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series screens monthly, on the fourth Sunday at 6:00 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Please arrive early so you can order food and beverages for a 6 p.m. movie start time!

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organizations

Trailer for Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6691862/

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Monday
Nov 27
United by Water: a film presented by the Upper Columbia United Tribes - RSVP
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-by-water-a-film-presented-by-the-upper-columbia-united-tribes-tickets-40040271530

The Columbia River has a rich history rooted in the relationships between people, place, and the resources within its waters.

On November 27, join Ecotrust for a screening of United by Water, hosted by the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT). The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents the inspiring journey of the five tribes of the Upper Columbia River to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. This story of reconnection with the Columbia River through United by Water’s Canoe Journey is an example of how, together, we can act and make a positive difference for the future of our shared ecosystem.

  • Pleaes join us for an appetizer reception from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.
  • Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q & A.

Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.

ABOUT THE FILM:
United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.

The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.

ABOUT UCUT: The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) strives to address these issues in its work on the Columbia River on behalf of the five tribes it represents: the Spokane Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur D’Alene Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The UCUT continues to lead the way on the study of salmon reintroduction past the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams and into the Canadian waters where millions of salmon returned to spawn. A healthier Columbia River replete with strong salmon runs will benefit all people in the region and UCUT looks forward to finding partners to accomplish this goal. It is One River that is shared by many people, nations and wildlife.

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Thursday
Nov 30
2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Join us as we host the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Enjoy 7 environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

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