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a non-partisan and moderate public policy study and advocacy forum in Portland, Oregon.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 11am
Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 3-5pm
Community Conversations on Civil and Human Rights of "ID-Challenged" Population Sunday, November 16, 2014 3-5 p.m. Multnomah County Belmont Regional Library, 1038 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 99 Unite Civic Forum presents a special public forum on ID-challenged population and how to better ensure their civil and human rights in our community today. Discussions include the review of the Measure 88 campaign, as well as actions on introducing proposals for a municipal identification card in Portland area. Free and open to the public, space limited to 23.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
In commemoration of three years of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Portland, Oregon, the 99 Unite Civic Forum is proud to present a festive autumn harvest dinner featuring our guest speaker, Tangerine Bolen. Tangerine is an internationally known speaker and writer on the subject of freedom of information and constitutional rights to due process. She has been seen numerous times on Russia's RT (TV Novosti) international television network, and she contributes to The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, among others. Her organization, RevolutionTruth, was founded primarily in response to the revelations arising from Wikileaks. Tangerine was also one of co-plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit against National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2011, Hedges v. Obama. Ticket: $50 per person. All proceeds after actual expenses will benefit the Friends of Occupy Portland. Location: A private residence in the Eliot neighborhood in Northeast Portland, near the Lloyd Center and Rose Quarter, with great public transit access. Due to limited seating, only 20 tickets will be available.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7-9:30pm
__Our monthly public forum meeting is held on third Wednesdays of every month at Friends of Occupy Portland, 1131 SE Oak St. Suite 12, Portland, Oregon. The meeting opens at 7 p.m. for informal socializing and networking, and the forum discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. and generally adjourns by 8:45 p.m.__ This autumn, we continue our regular forums, but with eyes open towards generating actual projects and/or public policy reports. ##October 15, 2014: Beyond Measure 88 -- Identification documents as vehicle for human rights While the Measure 88 campaign is promoted as a "safe roads initiative," much of the functions of our driver licensing system is for identification purposes. The Measure 88, when passed, would create a "driver card" which would specifically be marked as "not valid for identification." Regardless of the outcome of the ballot measure, much of the reasons why this is an important public affairs interest has to do everything with the fact that our DMVs issue IDs that can be used to positively confirm a bearer's identity. This month we will be exploring why civil liberties and human rights often depend on "papers," and how other jurisdictions are addressing the problems of "ID-challenged" population, including elderly people, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of natural or human-made disasters, and those who are experiencing homelessness, in addition to immigrants and refugees.