Portland State University, Native American Community Center 710 SW Jackson St, Portland



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Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 7-10pm
THE INTERNATIONAL LEONARD PELTIER DEFENSE COMMITTEE & THE JERICHO MOVEMENT PRESENTS "Decolonization & Political Prisoners" Thursday October 29th 2015 Portland State University Native American Community Center Event is free, open to the public & disability affirmative! Free Leonard Peltier! Free Patrice Lumumba Ford! Free Sundiata Acoli! Hands off Assata Shakur! Free all Political Prisoners! Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with a focusing on u.s. held Political Prisoners, gaining their amnesty and solidarity with Assata Shakur and decolonizing the prison industrial complex. Speakers include: Chauncy Peltier- Son of Leonard Peltier and co-director of International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Kent Ford- Founder of Portland Black Panther Party and father of Patrice Lumumba Ford Ahjamu Umi- All African People's Revolutionary Party (Portland Chapter) *Special prints of Leonard Peltier's artwork will also be displayed and for sale. Co-sponsored by All African People's Revolutionary Party (Portland Chapter), Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, NW Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education For more information about Political Prisoners: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/ www.thejerichomovement.com www.pdxabc.com
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am-4pm
Saturday, April 26 - Day Earth and Spirit Council + Cornel Pewewardy's Indigenous Nations Studies Department Present Workshops **Workshops qualify for 5 Professional Development Units (PDUs)** Location: Native American Center, 710 SW Jackson Street Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM Tickets available at the PSU Box Office and online, listed under Earth and Spirit Council $55 General Admission PSU Students FREE (show ID at door) Scholarships Available: Inquire via email Follow one series of workshops or mix-and-match: Workshop Series 1—Stop Talking There is general acceptance that our culture has institutionalized NOT being sustainable—our economics, politics, religions, and education are each culpable. This series focuses on sustainability and the impact of cultural differences. We'll also explore how we can shift the conversation to further our vision of a living earth. We will look to Ilarion Merculieff's new book, Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, to serve as our foundation. 9:15 – 10:30 AM Sustainability: Cultural Difference about What Sustainability Means (Ilarion Merculieff) 10:45 AM – Noon Difficult Dialogues (Ilarion Merculieff with Jennifer Johnston) 12:15 – 1:30 PM Stop Talking (Ilarion Merculieff) Workshop Series 2—Indigenous Ways of Knowing In this workshop series, we'll focus on expanding our notion of how we learn and know. 9:15 – 10:30 AM For Indigenous Minds Only! (Cornel Pewewardy) 10:45 AM – Noon Languages of Life (Milt Markewitz) 12:15 – 2:30 PM Earth-Based Learning (Judy Bluehorse Skelton) Workshop Series 3—Curricula Development This series will explore the shift from mechanical to organic thought processes and from perceived scarcity to sufficient abundance. We'll look at how a consciousness based on sacred ecology offers a sense of hope and can help us redefine our approach to sustainability. 9:15 – 10:30 AM Living Systems and Paradigm Shifts (Milt Markewitz) 10:45 AM – Noon Media-Based Curricula Development (Grace Dillon) 12:15 – 2:30 PM University Syllabi (Jennifer Johnston)