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Tuesday
Jun 27
Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
Orenco Station Grill

Annette Evans, Homeless Program Coordinator Chair, Washington County Department of Housing Services will speak to us over lunch about homelessness and housing issues in Washington County and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.


LWV of Washington County - League of Women Voters Washington County is a branch of the LWV Oregon. We are a grassroots nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Whitenoise project 5: Borderlands
Whitenoise Project

With all the dehumanizing rhetoric going around now about immigrants and many people's personal experiences since the election, the language and voice in Anzaldua's La Frontera and these three writers and artists' voices/work are so necessary.

Join us for a conversation between Stephanie Adams-Santos, Rios De La Luz and Andrea Telles of Pochas Radicales about geography and hybridity, and what living in the Borderlands means for many normal Americans whose stories are not told often enough.


Whitenoise Project - A reading/discussion series centering marginalized voices in Portland, OR

Every last Wednesday of every month at the High and Low Gallery. Doors at 6:30 pm

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Report From Kabul 2017
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

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

This event is free but donations are accepted to help pay for Zaher’s travel costs and the use of the venue.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Doors open 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7:00 pm.

Co-sponsored by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and KBOO.


Occupy Portland Elder Caucus

Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

KBOO Community Radio

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Saturday
Jul 29
A Community-Centered Archive for the Vanport Histories
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr

Thrilled to be part of the Liberated Archive Forum and explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

Join us for this session where Vanport Mosaic Co-director Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti, VM Education Programming Director Greta Smith, and PSU University Archivist and Head of Special Collections Cristine Paschild will talk about this exciting collaboration in creating a community-centered living archive for the Vanport Mosaic oral histories and all our educational resources for anyone interested in this transformative history.

Do you have projects, stories, artifacts, articles... or just ideas for a truly accessible and discoverable portal about Vanport? Come and share with us! (or get in touch at info@vanportmosaic.org)


Liberated Archive Forum -

goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

Vanport Mosaic -

is a collective of artists, storytellers, educators and media makers seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present.

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Monday
Jul 31
History Pub: Edith Green: Champion for Education and Equality
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

Much of what can be seen today in federal support of education, equal access for women to academic programs and faculties, and the current range of women’s athletics -- indeed the expanded role of women in the workplace -- began more than a half century ago with Oregon’s Edith Green. In her 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she was the acknowledged leader on landmark education legislation, and before the advent of the Feminist Movement, she also was an early advocate for equal treatment of women in employment and education. Among many other laws, those two interests led to her role in creating what became known as Title IX, which prohibited discrimination against women by educational institutions receiving federal funds and led, among other important impacts, to a revolutionary expansion in women’s sports. This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

Phil Cogswell retired in 1999 after a 32-year career at The Oregonian, including positions as reporter, op-ed page editor and deputy editorial page editor. He worked as a Congressional intern in the office of Rep. Edith Green in the summer of 1963 when she was securing passage of the Higher Education Facilities Act. As The Oregonian's Washington, D.C., correspondent (1972-74) he covered Rep. Green's last three years in Congress.

He has also written on Oregon history, including the Oregon Encyclopedia article on Edith Green and the book Capitol Names—Individuals Woven into Oregon History. He is the current president and long-time member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board, an affiliate of the Oregon Historical Society.

http://ohs.org/events/oregons-edith-green-champion-for-education-and-equality.cfm

About History Pub

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone's hands & advancing knowledge worldwide.

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Monday
Aug 14
August Ecology Club: Intro to Forest Ecology
Bark Dugout

Dr. Trygve Steen, local forest ecologist, will give a talk about the fascinating, intricate of the web of life in our backyard forests! While this class will be appropriate for beginners, Dr. Steen’s presentation is sure to engage seasoned forest ecologists as well.

Join us to talk about what makes a Pacific Northwest forest unique: fire, climate, and the mesmerizing stages of forest succession in a Westside forest. Dr. Steen is also renowned photographer of forest ecosystems, and this presentation features his distinctive images of plants, animals and all manner of life in the forest. Dr. Steen has taught forest ecology for decades, including field classes at the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center and Portland State University.

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email michael@bark-out.org

  • Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
  • When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Monday.

Bark is awesome! Bark is the resource for community action to protect Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding federal lands. We prioritize grassroots organizing and believe in the power of an engaged public. We recognize that the forest should thrive not just to provide resources for the human community, but also for the inherent value of nature itself. We maintain an organizational culture that is transparent, inclusive and cooperative, where volunteers, staff and board work together to realize the vision of Bark.

What does BARK stand for? Bark’s name originates from the barker, who stands before the public and uses persistent outcry to call attention. We are a group of barkers, ensuring that the public hears about all events, good and bad, occurring in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Latinos Unidos for Change: A fundraiser for Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
NW Natural

The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA) invites you to join us for the Latinos Unidos for Change fundraiser on August 23, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the downtown Portland NW Natural roof garden/event space.

Latinos Unidos for Change is an evening of networking, when our community joins with state and business leaders, students, the Governor's office, legislators and special guests to raise awareness of Latino and Hispanic achievements and challenges, honor those who have made a difference in our communities statewide, and raise funds for the leadership development work of the OCHA, including scholarships for student leadership training and other opportunities that grow Latino leadership statewide. The OCHA is a Governor-appointed body tasked with advising state leaders, including the Governor and legislators, on policy issues, matters of importance to Latinos, public policy research and legislative advocacy.

This year's moving keynote speaker is Representative Teresa Alonso León. Representative León will share her inspiring story of barriers broken, hurdles overcome, and thoughts on what it takes to become an empowered leader and elected official.

Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz will join us to introduce OCHA's special honorees, Maria Ramos Underwood and Former Representative Dr. Joseph Gallegos. Maria is a catalyst for change and tenacious leader dedicated to improving the lives of others. Ms. Underwood is the lead fundraiser for La Clinica in Southern Oregon, an active board member, volunteer for the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Medford's Family Nurturing Center, and serves the steering committee for SO Health-E, a regional health equity coalition. Dr. Joe Gallegos has dedicated his career to supporting the Latino community by expanding and providing mental health services for over four decades across the U.S. as a Social Worker and as a leader in numerous nonprofits; as faculty member and lecturer at University of Portland and Pacific University, and as elected legislator to the Oregon House of Representatives.

Tickets are $30, students $20 Having difficulty purchasing tickets? Contact Nancy at nancy.kramer@oregon.gov

Presenting Sponsor: NW Natural

Nonprofit Sponsor: Oregon Latino Health Coalition

See sponsorship opportunities: http://www.oregon.gov/Hispanic/Pages/OCHA-Fundraising-2017-Sponsorship-Opportunities.aspx

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Thursday
Sep 7
Steptember Walk: Let's Stop A Freeway
Salmon Street Fountain, Salmon at Naito Parkway

Portland is a town famous for it's ability to challenge Freeway Expansion. Join us on the former site of Harbor Drive for a brief talk about Portland's civic activist efforts for active transportation and a walk to City Hall to show our opposition to the inclusion of a $450 million freeway expansion into the Comprehensive Plan Update.

We'll meet at 1 a clock by the Salmon Street Fountain, and then walk over to City Hall to meet other advocates and residents who want to testify in opposition to this freeway expansion.

More details to come, but save the date, and if you haven't signed our letter already, check it out:

www.nomorefreewayspdx.com


No More Freeways PDX - We're a group of neighbors, advocates, parents and civic leaders concerned about the impact of a $450 million freeway expansion in Northeast Portland.

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Tuesday
Sep 26
Oregon Justice Resource Center - Disrupting Mass Incarceration at the Local Level
First Unitarian Church

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO TICKETS OR REGISTRATION NECESSARY

We're continuing to spread the word about how each of us can be part of ending mass incarceration by taking action right here in our community. While events in DC and Salem tend to draw the most attention, the local level is actually where much of the power is in the criminal justice system.

We have an advocacy guide out now that will help you address the problems you care most about. It's called "Disrupting Mass Incarceration at the Local Level: An Advocacy Guide to Mapping Reform" and it's available free now at our website: http://ojrc.info/disrupting-mass-incarceration-at-the-local-level/

The author of the guide, our Political Director Kate Gonsalves, and our Executive Director, Bobbin Singh, will speak at a FREE event September 26th hosted by Ending the New Jim Crow, a social justice action group at First Unitarian Church of Portland. That event will be held at 6.30 pm at First Unitarian's Eliot Chapel at 1011 SW Main St., Portland OR 97205.


Oregon Justice Resource Center
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

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How to Keep the Water Flowing After An Earthquake
Portland Fire & Rescue Training Facility

Water is the most important thing to have access to for survival. We can go longer without food, than water.

Please join us for a fascinating walk through what will happen with our water supply after a major earthquake.

Tim Collins, P.E., Senior Engineer with the Portland Water Bureau will join us to let us know what we may expect immediately after a major earthquake and beyond.

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Saturday
Sep 30
Hillsboro Reads Keynote Address with Donovan Livingston & Slam Poetry Showcase
Hillsboro Public Library

Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates like [Livingston] who make it clear that America’s best days are still ahead.” His convocation address was published as a book by Spiegel & Grau in 2017.

Join Jorah La Fleur and Jason Graham for an exciting taste of Slam Poetry. Audience participation encouraged! Want to participate? Check the link for registration and guidelines: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HillsboroReads

The book chosen for Hillsboro Reads 2017: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore

For information about borrowing this book from a metro Portland library, go to https://pdxactivist.org/events/1489

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Tuesday
Oct 3
Critical Hip Hop Studies: Hope, Possibility, and Resistance
Lewis & Clark College

This talk will discuss how hip-hop culture can offer sites of hope, possibility, and resistance against the social and structural marginalization that Black males face in urban America. This talk will be presented by Dr. Daymond Glenn, visiting assistant professor and assistant director of the Teaching Excellence Program. Additionally, this talk will discuss how mainstream hip-hop culture (i.e. rap music) has been coopted, commodified, commercialized, and corrupted by corporate elites who sell Blackness back to the consumer in a degrading, dysfunctional, and pathological form, which then becomes the baseline for how Black identity is formed, negotiated, understood and reproduced in the larger public sphere.

This is free and open to the public!

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Friday
Oct 6
Meet and Greet with Maria Hinojosa in Hillsboro! Advance registration
Hillsboro Civic Center

We are excited to announce that Maria Hinojosa, nationally-recognized journalist is coming to Washington County on Friday! VAN, the City of Hillsboro and Centro Cultural are co-hosting her from 5 - 6:45pm at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

A little bit about Maria…. For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.

This casual event will include social time and an address from Maria, along with other local leaders.

Please join us at our Defend DACA Vigil afterwards! https://www.facebook.com/events/488445261530634

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Sunday
Oct 8
A Culture of Success W/ David Banner
Self Enhancement Inc / SEI Academy

A Culture of Success is a all ages event series created by StarChile and Dj O.G. One to put influential speakers, athletes, artists, musicians, teachers & more in front of young adults and anyone else who needs inspiration and motivation.

This series will tackle a wide range of topics including Overcoming Obstacles, making sound life decisions, financial literacy and much more!

For this first event in the series, we would truly like to thank SEI and BMA for their help!

Make sure you get there early to get your seat. David Banner will start speaking promptly at 5pm.

For tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-culture-of-success-with-david-banner-tickets-37668174524
$20 ADV
$25 @ the door
$40 VIP (includes Meet & Greet) VIP tickets are limited!

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Friday
Oct 13
Creating a New Normal (Strong for Veterans)
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

STRONG FOR VETERANS is an all-volunteer non-profit focused on Leadership, Strength, and Community. We support Veterans and their Families by creating a platform that brings different resources together, enabling collaboration to better serve the Veteran community.

Join us for a very special evening of memories, reflection, and insight on Creating a New Normal from CSM Brunk W. Conley and Army Veteran and Craft Distiller Dawson Officer of 4 Spirits Distillery.

Command Sergeant Major Brunk W. Conley served as the 10th Command Sergeant Major of the Army National Guard. His immediate previous assignment was as State Command Sergeant Major for the Oregon National Guard. He began his military career in December 1981 and he completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Benning, Georgia in the fall of 1982, where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 11B, Infantryman. He completed Airborne School and was assigned to Company A, 3rd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Ft. Lewis, Washington. He held positions as a rifleman, grenadier, automatic rifleman, senior rifleman and team leader.

Upon completion of his initial enlistment, Command Sergeant Major Conley joined the Oregon Army National Guard.

Regional non-profits serving Veterans and their Families will also attend.

Our events are free and all are welcome.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mingle, Meet speakers
7:00pm - 9:00pm Program


Strong For Veterans
Region · Portland, Oregon
Strong For Veterans is an all-volunteer non-profit supporting Veterans and their Families. We are focused on Leadership, Strength, and Community.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Post-War Jewish America: Hiding in Plain Sight
Mittleman Jewish Community Center

In his memoir, “The Scorekeeper,” Portlander and retired journalist Edward Hershey reflects on the lofty aspiration and sobering reality of Jewish-American life in the 1950s and 60s when his New York neighborhood was “as Jewish as Ivory soap — 99 and 44/100s pure.”

He will discuss the period in “Post-War Jewish-America: Hiding in Plain Sight,” an author talk at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland, Thursday, October 19 at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 at https://www.oregonjcc.org/arts-culture/arts-culture-events/edward-hershey and the cost can be applied to the purchase of a book that evening. Hershey’s talk should be of special interest to Jews amd Gentiles alike who came of age in that time or whose parents did

“The city may have been diverse as a whole, but it was less a melting pot than a collection of ethnic neighborhoods,” Hershey writes. “And few were more homogenous than those housing the two million Jews who comprised a quarter of its populace in 1950 (before many started migrating to Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey to form suburban Jewish enclaves). This Jewish-American circumspection about how—and where—to live reflected a perceived need to stick together for support and even protection.

“After living through the Great Depression without losing focus, watching relatives succumb to the Holocaust without losing faith and facing endemic anti-Semitism without losing heart, my parents’ generation had come to view the American reality with a grain of kosher salt. Banding together was one way to counter—or at least circumvent— the limitations and indignities of bias in employment, housing, education, and social access. ‘They would not let us in so we bought the place’ became a laugh line in the Catskill Mountains ‘Borscht Belt’ and on the Miami Beach ‘Gold Coast’ where Jewish resorts emerged in areas previously ‘restricted’ to gentiles.

“But such humor belied a widespread effort to hide in plain sight. Avoid making waves. Better not to be noticed. Don’t invite trouble. If such wariness rankled my coming generation of war babies and post-war boomers it was intended to shield from anti-Semitism, it also meshed with the superstitious reluctance to tempt fate that Jews shared with others—those who knocked on wood or carried amulets: Never ever discuss how well things are going for fear of attracting the evil eye. ‘Don’t give it a kinehora,’ someone was almost sure to interject, wagging a finger at anyone foolish enough to express satisfaction (especially in anticipation of good fortune). That was the Yiddish term for a taboo so ubiquitous it predated birth and lingered beyond the grave.”

Hershey’s vivid recollections — some humorous and others sobering – give context to a bygone era that shaped his generation. “Post-War Jewish-America: Hiding in Plain Sight” will inform some, evoke nostalgia in others and delight all who are proud of their Jewish-American heritage.


The Scorekeeper
Book
Reflecting on Big Games and Big Stories, Brooklyn Roots and Jewish-American Culture, the Craft of Reporting and Art of the Spin

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Sea Gypsies in the Age of Hard Borders
Marylhurst University

Dr. Marshall will discuss a case study looking at his home state of Sabah, Malaysia, exploring security challenges posed by illegal immigrants in the aftermath of a 2013 armed intrusion by a vigilante group from neighboring Philippines, and its implications for stateless “Sea Gypsies” – individuals from a distinct ethnic group largely bereft of the legal right to belong in any country.

In this talk, Sanen Marshall looks at Sabah as a case study in how states prefer non-citizens over citizens. The historical and contemporary struggle of the Sulu nation against both countries is briefly discussed.

Caught in this political dichotomy of citizens and non-citizens, an ethnic group in Sabah known as the Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) attempt to surmount the political challenges when two modern countries collaborate to remove some of their members from the state. What does the future hold for stateless Bajau Laut and Sulu(k) children in Sabah?

Sanen Marshall, a political scientist and senior lecturer at University Malaysia Sabah, is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Marylhurst University. He is a (North) Borneo or Sabah specialist, having spent years studying the cultures and languages of the ethnic groups there. He has presented papers in a number of UNCHR meetings on the issue of the statelessness of the Sea Gypsies, including in the First Global Forum on Statelessness (2014). Sanen Marshall is also the convener of the 2015 Forum on Heritage Language Education for Early Childhood. He is primarily interested in researching how small communities are able to mobilize to secure their rights in contemporary society.

The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

VENUE: The Old Library, BP John Admin Building, Marylhurst University

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Friday
Oct 20
Roberto Mendoza Peréz: US Policies Harm Human Rights in México
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

Roberto Mendoza Pérez is from Mexico’s National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) and the National Front in the Struggle for Socialism (FNLS). RNDDH and FNLS members are indigenous teachers, small farmers, students and elders, working in defense of their human rights, and facing repression by the Mexican government.

Roberto Mendoza Pérez es de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México (RNDDH) y del Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo (FNLS). Su charla se llama "Los derechos humanos en México: Como las políticas de los EEUU afectan la violencia, la militarización y el desplazamiento por el estado." . Los y las miembros de la RNDDH y del FNLS son maestras y maestros indígenas, gente campesina, estudiantes y personas de la tercer edad defendiendo sus derechos humanos y viviendo la represión del gobierno mexicano.

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Saturday
Oct 21
The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion
Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook

The City of Portland, under the leadership of Mayor Ted Wheeler and in partnership with PDC (now Prosper Portland) and Emanuel Hospital, want to give back to Portland's Black community after recognizing decades of damage. During the 1960's and 70's, the City of Portland, Emanuel Hospital, Portland Housing Authority (now Home Forward) and other agencies conspired to kick Black residents and businesses out of the Albina neighborhood.

Now, they say, they want you back!

To learn more attend "The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion" on Saturday October 21, 2017 beginning at 2pm at the Elks Lodge located at 6 N. Tillamook. We hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Oct 26
Gentri-Fact or Fiction: Opposing Views on Gentrification (Associated Students of Warner Pacific College)
Warner Pacific College Linn Library

Curious how gentrification is affecting a city like Portland?

Come hear Dr. Lloyd Chia speak on the opposing views of gentrification, and panelists student Lashawn McCarthy share about growing up in NE Portland and his experiences serving on the Multnomah Youth Commission, Dr. Sean Benesh talk about bikability and transportation in cities, and Dr. Cassie Trentaz sharing about sanctuary and livability. Don't miss this fascinating talk!

When:

Oct 26, 2017, THURS
1-2 pm

Where:

Otto F Linn Library (Warner Pacific College)

Who:

  • DR. LLOYD CHIA (Associate Professor of Sociology)
  • DR. SEAN BENESH (Adjunct Professor, FYLC)
  • DR. CASSIE TRENTAZ (Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics and Church History, Chair of the Religion and Christian Ministries Dept.)
  • LASHAWN MCCARTHY (WPC Student)

Snacks and beverages provided.

**Keynote and panel will be live streamed on the ASWPC Facebook page.


ASWPC
School · Portland, Oregon
Welcome to the Official Facebook Page of ASWPC, the Associated Students of Warner Pacific College.

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Artists of Color
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 4pm to 8pm in BridgeLab at Pacific Northwest College of Art for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon centered on adding and improving content about artists of color. This event, inspired by the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons now taking place around the world, seeks to address underrepresentation of artists of color from around the world on Wikipedia, one of the most ubiquitous sources of information today.

The demographic makeup of Wikipedia contributors is overwhelmingly white and male. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons like this one are intended to train and provide community for more diverse contributors through the process of adding content that better represents historical and contemporary artists, movements, exhibitions, and events. By participating in the creation of information, we can begin to address the skewed narrative of contemporary and historical art that prioritizes white artists and omits the contributions of artists of color.

During the event, we are also happy to present brief talks by Portland-based artists Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and Kevin Holden.

No experience is necessary, as training sessions will be available with Jason Moore, Senior Wikipedia Editor. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas of pages they want to edit or create, and there will also be a list of possible topics. There will be only a few computers available, so please bring your own laptop and charger if possible. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public!

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Sunday
Oct 29
Solidarity with PNW Forest Defenders! Benefit Show and Talk (Demand Utopia)
Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

Come on out and hear some music and words of resistance from active eco-defenders in the Northwest!

Line up:

  • Rat Heaven
  • Ben Martens
  • More TBA

Talk from members of Cascadia Forest Defenders who are actively resisting the Goose Timber Sale outside of Eugene.

"LANE COUNTY OREGON: Logging has begun at the Goose Timber Sale in the Willamette National Forest north of McKenzie Bridge and Highway 126. The Cascadia Forest Defenders (CFD) have maintained a tree sit protest inside the Goose Timber Sale since late May and CFD first observed evidence of logging on Tuesday October 17th.

The Forest Defender tree sit was searched and extensively photographed Wednesday October 18th by Lane County Sherriff’s Deputies and Forest Service Officers with a promise to “see you tomorrow”, says one Forest Defender. This is the first contact CFD has had with law enforcement since the tree sit protest began six months ago.

Cascadia Forest Defenders are making a general call to action to all activists and organizers in the Pacific Northwest to help stop the Goose Timber Sale. CFD will maintain a presence inside the Goose Timber Sale that will force Seneca Jones Timber Company and the U.S. Forest Service to abandon logging of public lands.

The Cascadia Forest Defenders are committed to ending logging on all Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Services public lands. In the spirit of legendary American naturalist Edward O. Wilson, CFD wishes to keep half of Oregon wild, just as E.O. Wilson believes half of Earth must remain wild to maintain a livable biosphere. The Goose Timber Sale borders the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and has a high concentration of mountain springs that feed the McKenzie River. The McKenzie River is the primary water source for Eugene/Springfield and a crucial Bull Trout habitat.

“This action is not just about saving ancient forests or the McKenzie River, it’s about preventing human extinction and all the suffering to come,” says veteran activist Shannon Wilson."

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Thursday
Nov 2
Clark County Historical Museum: Persistence for Survival – Chinook
Clark County Historical Museum

CCHM’s First Thursday Museum After Hours on November 2nd at 7:00pm features Chinook Vice Chairman Sam Robinson. He will present a talk titled “Persistence for Survival – Chinook People Past & Present.” In this talk, Sam will discuss the history of the Chinook Nation’s existence and relationship to the United States from contact to the continuing struggle for federal status.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership.

Please contact us at (360) 993-5679, by email info@cchmuseum.org or visit our website today for more information.

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Wednesday
Nov 8
Sense of Place: Talking History/Talking Spanish
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River

For the past two years, Dr. Linn Orr, Executive Director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Maria Fernandez , curator/archivist with Oregon Multicultural Archives with Oregon State University, have been collaborating on an exhibition entitled Talking History/Talking Spanish, which runs September through November at the the museum and traces the Latino experience in the Hood River Valley.

On Wednesday, November 8, Lynn Orr and Natalia Fernandez will be joined by a panel of local Latino residents. Each member of the panel will add a unique perspective to a conversation about Latino life in the Hood River area as it has been experienced across generations. They will be joined by the following:

Fania Lora, a longtime Hood River resident originally from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Part of an enterprising family dedicated to politics and education, Fania earned a university degree in accounting in her native Mexico before settling here. In turn she has raised a family of very successful young professional women;

Ubaldo Hernandez, Gorge resident since the 1990s and a co-founder of Radio Tierra, Ubaldo recently joined Columbia Riverkeeper as Community Organizer. He offers a novel take on the Latino experience in the realm of community involvement and social activism;

Lisa Muñoz, born and raised in Hood River, received her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark College in 2012. Having returned to Hood River to assess and chart her future, Lisa is manager at Dog River. Lisa is also Oral History Coordinator for The History Museum’s Latino outreach program.

Together the panel will explore the shifting fortunes and rising success of the Latino community and their vital contribution to the economic and cultural life of the Gorge.

Event Details:
GO Sense of Place
When - Wednesday, November 8, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Admission - Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
More info: http://gorgeowned.org

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Saturday
Nov 11
Dinner with Aleppo’s Last Doctors
Home Builders of Association, Lake Oswego

At this fundraising dinner, you will get to hear first-hand accounts from two brave Syrian American Medical Society doctors who survived the siege of Aleppo — and helped many others survive, too!

Guest Speakers: Dr. Farida and her husband Dr. Abdulkhalek

Overwhelmed in the operating rooms of eastern Aleppo, these amazing SAMS doctors stayed behind and risked their lives to help others survive.

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation is a medical relief organization and registered 501 (c) (3) charity. All donations are tax-deductible.

Learn more about SAMS' life-saving work: https://www.sams-usa.net/

First time in Portland Oregon, come and listen to firsthand account of what transpired in Eastern Aleppo last year during the siege and subsequent fall. You can’t miss the last doctors to leave the city. Book your tickets ahead of time now and save. Space is limited

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Sunday
Nov 12
The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance
Ainsworth United Church of Christ

Fayrouz Sharqawi of The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance Tour is coming to Portland. She is a Palestinian community resistance organizer from occupied Jerusalem. Join us to hear this woman who speaks truth to power and in so doing brings enlightenment and engagement for a more peaceful future.

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Resist! Barsamian on Resistance In the Age of Trump, a benefit for KBOO
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

DAVID BARSAMIAN: RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Journalist, author, activist David Barsamian radically altered the Media Landscape when he invented Alternative Radio 32 years ago. Great thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Arundhati Roy, Vandana Shiva, Tariq Ali, Edward Said and many more have been widely broadcasted for the first time through the media work of Barsamian's radio programs.

GET TIX: https://cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/shows/64659

any remaining tix will be sold at door- suggested admission $7-20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! All proceeds got to support KBOO community radio.

Barsamian will be speaking about the broad coalition in opposition to the Trump Administration is growing: environmentalists, women’s groups, pro-diplomacy policy organizations, ecumenical and interfaith religious groups, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, LBGTQ communities, progressive Democrats, concerned Republicans.

He'll be reflecting on the core issues at stake today, and why are so many people from such a range of identities and perspectives challenging the administration.

Barsamian's latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."

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Friday
Nov 17
Community Leadership Speaker Series - Affordable Housing
Red Cross Building At The Historic Reserve

The next edition of the Community Leadership Speaker Series will focus on the critical topic of affordable housing. Our panelists will be Leah Greenwood (Director of Property and Asset Management, Vancouver Housing Authority), Andy Silver (Executive Director, Council for the Homeless), Charlene Dahlen (Executive Director, Community Housing Resource Center), and Craig Lyons (Key Property Services). This event is open to the general public. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.leadershipclarkcounty.com/programs/Community-Leadership-Speaker-Series/Tickets-1. A continental breakfast is included with your ticket purchase.

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Saturday
Nov 18
A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon
SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

At the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, and raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to a home?

This is the focus of A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon, a free conversation with Cristina Palacios on Saturday, November 18th at 3 pm at SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St. Portland OR 97214. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at muz@seuplift.org or call (503) 232-0010 Ext 319.

About the Facilitator:
Cristina Palacios was born in Tolimán, Jalisco, México, and started organizing at age fourteen. Most recently, Christina worked with Community Alliance of Tenants as a senior organizer. She is driven by a passion for housing and social justice and the belief that everyone—regardless, their income, disability, race or immigration status—deserves a safe and healthy place to call home.

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Monday
Nov 27
Adam Foss: A prosecutor's perspective on criminal justice reform
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

$25 General Admission, Free to formerly incarcerated people and university/college/school students and staff.

Followed by panel discussion with local leaders and advocates.

Adam Foss is helping to reinvent the role of the prosecutor in the US by encouraging a shift in focus from locking people up to restoring lives. Foss is a former prosecutor who worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, MA. His experience prosecuting cases and meeting people whose lives were marred by addiction, trauma, poverty and houselessness convinced him of the need for a new approach to crime. Mr. Foss believes that the profession of prosecution is ripe for reinvention requiring better incentives and more measurable metrics for success beyond, simply, “cases won” leading him to co-found Prosecutor Impact - a non-profit developing training and curriculum for prosecutors to reframe their role in the criminal justice system. Now, he is bringing his visionary leadership to Oregon to share his ideas with Portlanders.

Recently, The Mandela Foundation recognized Mr. Foss as the 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year. Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business of 2017. The Root named Mr. Foss one of the 100 most influential black Americans of 2016. He was named Graduate of the Last Decade by his alma mater, Suffolk University Law School and is a visiting senior fellow at Harvard Law School. He also is a fellow at the Open Society Foundation Leadership in Government initiative as well as a Director’s Fellow in the world renown MIT Media Lab. In February of 2016, Mr. Foss delivered a TED talk that has already eclipsed 2 million views. In 2015, he was voted one of the country’s 40 most up-and-coming lawyers by National Law Journal and in 2013, the Massachusetts Bar Association voted him Prosecutor of the Year. In both his professional and personal capacities, Mr. Foss volunteers much of his time to the community he works in.

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