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Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3-4:30pm
@Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman St
We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, logical fallacies, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”. Civics for Adults Workshops - To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement "The most important political office is that of the private citizen." Justice Louis Brandeis Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd Teacher and Librarian
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am-6pm
It’s a Blast, May 13th events take place at both the Science and Learning Center and the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The Science and Learning Center will feature live music by Amber Sweeney and band, brain teasers and objects from OMSI’s traveling exhibits, exploratory and craft activities, lunch, and more. Johnston Ridge Observatory will have films, exhibits, and ranger talks.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10am-noon
@Multnomah County Central Library
If you are age 60 or older, please join us at this first meeting, to share ideas. Are we a support group for each other as we attend demonstrations and other activist events? Shall we create our own demonstrations, teach-ins, actions? Shall we address issues of special interest to elders (social security, medicare, poverty, loneliness) and/or other issues impacting our world? Let's be creative! The generation that gave us Revolution for the Hell of It probably still has a lot to say! (starting time is actually 10:15 a.m. not 10 a.m.)
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3-5pm
Obo Addy Legacy Project is presenting “From Atlantic to Pacific/ Children of the Drum” on Sunday, December 6 at 3pm at Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont St in Portland, OR. Tickets – donations accepted at the door. “From Atlantic to Pacific- Children of the Drum” is a concert featuring youth from Africa and the African Diaspora interpreting rhythm, spirit and creativity revolving around the drum. The participants in the concert are African immigrant youth from Ghana, Congo, and Ethiopia who will be joined by African American youth creatively expressing themselves. There will be dance, music, spoken word and writings. The performance will be followed by a discussion between the performers and the audience addressing cultural expression, cultural differences and similarities facilitated by Mike Sweeney, teacher and OALP board member.