Your Community is Calling

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 5-9:30pm
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5:00pm: Workshop: General strikes history, organizing strategies, and building self-reliant communities 6:30pm: Dinner / Meet and greet (bring tupperwear and silverwares) 7:30pm: Workshop: Housing crisis and Housing co-ops: How to buy a house with friends 8:30pm: Discussion: Digital security / Know you rights / Community organizing The entire event is free (dinner and workshops). It will be in the Community Room which is on the 2nd floor of People's Food Co-op. Please invite friends even if you can't come yourself. Thanks! This event is part of an ongoing social/workshop sessions. Future sessions will encompass a diverse range of topics like how to organize your own communities, how to plan direct actions/rallies/strikes, how to change laws and policies, etc. These sessions are put on by PACJ (People's Assembly for Compassion and Justice). Please like our page so that we can keep you updated with future events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/justiceassembly We collaborate with other organizations very often. This particular one is in collaboration with PDX Democratic Socialists of America. Feel free to contact us if you have an interest in giving workshops.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
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Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30am-2:30pm
9:30am-2:30pm
Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter. Each fair features exhibits and workshops from numerous community partners throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more. Free childcare and lunch are provided. The Fair will feature workshops presented in Spanish in addition to workshops presented in English.
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Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Acclaimed author Anthony Doerr will speak at the University of Portland about his award-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium. Doerr's 2014 novel, All the Light We Cannot See, centers around a blind French girl and a young German soldier whose paths cross during World War II. It illuminates the good that can still prevail even against the darkest times. The novel has won numerous literary awards, including the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition to the Pulitzer and Carnegie awards, Doerr's fiction and non-fiction works have been recognized by several prestigious literary awards, and his short stories and essays have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. He currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and kids. This event is presented as part of the University of Portland's Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer Series. It is free and open to the public.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6-11pm
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A music festival primarily Blues but also jazz and world music to raise funds, awareness and introduce new people to the idea of single payer universal healthcare for all.
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