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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 7-9pm
Zaher Wahab, a native of Afghanistan, will present a critical analysis of the political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war-torn country. Zaher, formerly a professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the American University of Afghanistan. He has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system. This event is free but donations are accepted to help pay for Zaher’s travel costs and the use of the venue. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 6:30 pm, Zaher at 7:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and KBOO.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6-8pm
Creating a Social Justice Giving Plan During Turbulent Times A Cross-Class Workshop sponsored by the Social Justice Fund NW In this challenging political climate -- a right-wing backlash, xenophobia and white supremacy on the rise, and social justice movements poised to fight back -- many of us are ready to step up our engagement with organizations on the front lines of resisting, protecting, and laying the groundwork for progressive change. One way to engage is by donating to grassroots, social justice organizations. But how do you decide how much and to who? Should the urgency of the current moment change the way we give? This interactive, cross-class workshop will help you begin to think through these questions and get you started with creating a giving plan that aligns with your values. Whether you are trying to figure out how to start giving, or you are struggling with aspects of your current giving, this workshop will help you think about the big questions that can lead to a greater sense of purpose. We'll have plenty of time for discussion and offer resources that can help you move you towards action, taking time to reflect, learn from others, and come out ready to plan your giving for the year ahead.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Join Tryshe Dhevney, best-selling Sounds True recording artist, author and international sound, voice and harmonic healing specialist, for an informative discussion on how sound heals. Her work is inspired through her own healing journey from a potentially fatal illness to complete health and well-being. You will be treated to a sound meditation surrounded by the luminous tones of gemstone-infused Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, your escorts through the quantum, grounding and expanding dimensions unfamiliar to the intellect yet home to the heart. Find PARKING information on website under "parking and transportation". EVENT is FREE and open to the public.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3pm through Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5pm
3pm through Tuesday, January 28 at 5pm
Join 350 PDX's for their first public meeting of the year. If you haven't already been to one, you'll have a chance to meet the teams working on all aspects of the local climate fight, and find a number of ways that you can get involved. Child care will be available during the meeting. Please RSVP (with children's ages) for child care no later than Jan 10th. RSVP...https://www.facebook.com/events/1383807245195519?utm_source=Main+350+PDX+Email+List&utm_campaign=63d04ae83c-20131230_action_in_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cd81d63647-63d04ae83c-62765957
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 7-9:30pm
Occupy Portland Elder Caucus presents video and discussion of "Growthbusters: Hooked On Growth". "One man takes on City Hall, Wall Street and The Pope as he questions society's most fundamental beliefs about prosperity." Free showing, donations for the venue appreciated, no one turned away. Please be on time as the video is 94 minutes and discussion of this amazing rebuke of capitalism will follow with what time is left. For more information visit http://www.growthbusters.org/ and firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.facebook.com/events/523919324371338/
Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 3-5pm
Join us to find out more about our efforts to save the world from fossil fuels. Find out about volunteer activities big and small. Why? Because without a planet, nothing else matters.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1-4pm
Free workshop open to all progressive/radical activists. Many activists who work for social, political, and ecological justice struggle to maintain hope. The obstacles seem too large, our efforts too small, and often we feel alone with no support. Burnout and cynicism can be overwhelming. To honor the full range of the activist’s experience, we designed an experiential workshop that offers practices designed to support you and your communities. These practices center around dialogue, deep listening, creative process, wisdom from the natural world, and contemplation. Amy Livingstone, Deb Rodney, Jim Seger, and Theo Arnason, participants in Portland Occupsy, will conduct the workshop. Together they bring a wide range of experience as activists with expertise in dialogue, critical psychology, nonviolent communication, community organizing, spiritual practices, and the arts.