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First Unitarian Church

1121 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Friday
    May 12 2017
    We The People 2.0 - Doc screening

    First Unitarian Church

    The documentary, presented by Tree Media and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as oil trains, coal trains, pipelines, fracking, and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it. These communities recognize that ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a ‘corporate state.’ They have come to understand that the system is stacked against them and the natural environment. The film shares how they are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of the rights both of the communities and their ecosystems.

    Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Paul Cienfuegos, (http://paulcienfuegos.com) Portland based community-rights based activist, and Nancy Ward, Columbia County Sustainable Action For Green Environment. (http://ccsage.org)

    Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, KBOO

    Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
    Doors open on 6:30 PM

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  • Sunday
    Apr 30 2017
    Holding the Center Sunday Service

    First Unitarian Church

    We are living in a time of political polarization and terrorism masquerading as religious extremism, our liberal religious ideals of truth and reason are now in question. In these confusing and anxious times, how can we recommit to our own "center," defining the unshakable core of own personal faith? How can our Unitarian Universalist congregations and institutions uphold our most cherished faith commitments and values?

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 28 2017
    Mass Incarceration and the Oregon Legislature

    First Unitarian Church

    We will review the legislative agendas of the organizations in our community leading efforts to reform our justice system. Learn how these issues affect the lives of real people and how you can become engaged in the reform effort.

  • Saturday
    Feb 25 2017
    Stand Together: A Day of Action Workshops

    First Unitarian Church

    Join us on February 25 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We'll have 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.

    9:00am Doors 9:30am Panel: "Beliefs In Action-Our Own Stories--Personal Tales of Resistance" 11:00 am-5:15 pm Workshops

    Organizations will be tabling throughout the day. Please bring a sack lunch and your own beverage container.

    Childcare provided, but limited. Please make your childcare reservation(s) to tfitzgerald@firstunitarianportland.org by Thursday, February 19th@NOON.

    Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect: https://actionnetwork.org/events/stand-together-a-day-of-action-workshops

    This event is free and open to the public. Contact goto350pdx@gmail.com or 503-705-1943 with questions.

    Sponsored by the Climate Action Coalition and the Social Justice Council of First Unitarian Church. Co-Sponsors include 350PDX, Alliance For Democracy, Bernie PDX, Beyond Fossil Fuels, Center for a Sustainable Economy, Climate Jobs PDX, HCAO, HOPE, KBOO, Milenio, OPSR, Portland Assembly, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland Raging Grannies, Portland Rising Tide, WILPF.

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