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Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main

1211 SW Main St.
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Saturday
    Apr 28 2018
    2018 Greenfield Peace Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Nuclear Weapons Elimination

    We hope that you will join us, the 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship winners, and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, our Keynote Speaker (pictured above) in an evening of poetry, reflection, and engagement on nuclear weapons elimination.

    Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are invited to submit responses to the question, "What would it name for nuclear weapons to be eliminated in your lifetime?" Due March 5th, 2018.

    This event will see the scholarship winners read their submissions, community members and organizations share their work on nuclear weapons elimination, and Marshallese poet Kathy Jitnel-Kijiner share her poetry and perspective.

  • Thursday
    Feb 22 2018
    DUPLICATE: The Christians
    Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main


    Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

    Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm Feb. 25 @ 3pm Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm Mar. 3 @ 3pm

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

    Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

    2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

    “This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

    “[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

    Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

    Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

    Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

    About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

    About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

    Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

    Ticket Prices VIP Admission $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

    General Admission Adults $20 Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

    Groups of 10 or more $12 per ticket