First Unitarian Church, 1121 SW Main Street, Portland, OR

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1211 SW Main St
Portland
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OR
97205
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US

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Past Events

Sunday
Oct
23
2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Bill McKibben, world-renowned environmental activist, author, educator, and founder of 350.org will speak about Climate Action Beyond Paris at the First Unitarian Church. 350.org is the first planet-wide, grassroots, climate change movement that has organized 20,000 rallies around the world and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. This event is being sponsored by 350PDX. Tickets are $10 for low income/students and $20 general. Tickets may be purchased on the 350PDX.org website. Doors open at 7pm. Bill's groundbreaking book The End of Nature was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was the winner of the Gandhi, Thomas Merton, and Right Livelihood (the alternate Nobel) Prizes. He also holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Organization website: 350PDX.org
Saturday
Oct
22
2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Bill McKibben, world-renowned environmental activist, author, educator, and founder of 350.org will speak about Climate Action Beyond Paris at the First Unitarian Church. 350.org is the first planet-wide, grassroots, climate change movement that has organized 20,000 rallies around the world and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. This event is being sponsored by 350PDX. Tickets are $10 for low income/students and $20 general. Tickets may be purchased on the 350PDX.org website. Doors open at 7pm. Bill's groundbreaking book The End of Nature was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was the winner of the Gandhi, Thomas Merton, and Right Livelihood (the alternate Nobel) Prizes. He also holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Organization website: 350PDX.org
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Come join in a night you won't forget as Ralph Nader talks about his new book and also about Portland's own campaigns for public financing for elections and regulation of contribution limits! Please also register at EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ralph-nader-in-portland-rally-to-get-big-money-out-of-politics-tickets-28410196663 Suggested donation of $3-20 at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds. Rally proceeds benefit “Honest Elections Multnomah County,” the campaign working to pass Measure 26-184. ***************************************** Big questions face our progressive community this election and over the next 4 years. What can we do to make our county a model for the country? Progressives need to retake our democracy from big money interests. Everyday citizens must be engaged in our political process, especially after the election. Without citizen engagement, there is no functioning Democratic Society! Ralph Nader, along with local progressive leaders, will discuss these issues and speak in support of the Get Big Money Out of Politics effort on the Multnomah County November ballot. Oregon is one of six states with no limits on campaign contributions. Last year the Center for Public Integrity ranked Oregon 49th in the nation in controlling “political financing,” besting only Mississippi. Measure 26-184 on the Multnomah County ballot has 3 major provisions to empower “We the People” in Multnomah County Races. 1. Limits contributions to candidates from individuals and political action committees to $500. 2. Keeps corporate money out of candidate Races & limits independent expenditures. 3. Requires that political advertisements disclose the real identity of their top 5 funder. Nader’s electrifying presentation will be followed by Q & A and book signing of his Blockbuster newest book: Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think. From a synopsis of Nader’s book: In "Breaking Through Power," Nader draws from a lifetime waging--and often winning--David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up call, the iconic consumer advocate highlights the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways in which big corporations manipulate politics, labor, media, the environment, and the quality of national life today. Nader makes an inspired case about how the nation can--and must--be democratically managed by communities guided by the United States Constitution, not by the dictates of big businesses and the wealthy few, influencing the government to be against the people. This is classic Ralph Nader, a crystallization of the core political beliefs and commitments that have driven his lifetime of advocacy for greater democracy. Rally proceeds benefit “Honest Elections Multnomah County,” the campaign working to pass Measure 26-184. For more information or to get involved in the campaign go to www.honest-elections.com, call 503-427-8771, or email info@honest-elections.com.
Thursday
Oct
20
2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Join Walt McRee, Chair of the Public Banking Institute, for a discussion of how a public bank of Portland could free up enormous new financial resources to build the Portland we all want with the money we already have. The too-big-to-fail banks that dominate the American banking system have virtually unchallenged control in financing the future fiscal prospects of America’s cities, counties and states. Funding municipal needs has too often relied on exploitive funding mechanisms that relegate public interest to the hands of powerful private banking interests. But now, for the first time in almost 100 years, many American cities and states are considering a dramatic reversal of this situation with the creation of publicly-owned public interest banks. How can we retain control of our tax dollars to invest at home instead of sending it off to Wall Street? Doors open at 6:30 PM Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Alliance for Democracy, KBOO, Portland Public Banking Alliance
Monday
Sep
19
2016
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join Jennifer Bing, of AFSC and Brad Parker of Defense of Children International-Palestine, co-directors of "No Way to Treat a Child", (a campaign for awareness and activisim to end the injustice toward Palestinian children in the Israeli criminal system), and other speakers in addressing issues faced by Palestinian children living under Israei Occupation. Palestinian children are living their lives under Israeli occupation. This fact has so much impact on the youth of Palestine. Learn about issues in health/mental health, education, children in detention, and everyday life for Palestinian children growing up under occupation in both Gaza and the West Bank. And the dire situation of repeated wars and depleted resources in Gaza.
Wednesday
Aug
10
2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
PDX Permaculture Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 PM ~TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE~ ~EVENT DESCRIPTION~ In a talk titled after his book, "The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible" Charles will expl... http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/232794566/
Friday
Jun
17
2016
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
On Friday, June 17th Bill McKibben, world-renowned environmental activist, author,educator, and founder of 350.org, will speak about the climate’s future beyond Paris at the First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St in downtown Portland. This event is being presented by 350PDX. Tickets are $10 for students/low income and $20 general admission, no one will be turned away for lack of funds (email info@350pdx.org for pay what you can tickets). Doors open at 7pm. Bill McKibben is a world renowned author, educator,and environmental activist. His 1989 groundbreaking book The End of Nature was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, often referred to as the alterrnative Nobel Prize. He was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. In 2007 he helped found 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. 350PDX.org https://www.eventbrite.com/e/350pdx-presents-bill-mckibben-tickets-25001035771
Friday
Apr
29
2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 8th Annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted. Featuring Keynote Speaker journalist Dahr Jamail and the high school student winners of the 2016 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. Open to all Oregon high school juniors and seniors, the scholarship is an opportunity for young people to share their ideas regarding the most important issues of our time. This year’s scholarship asked students to respond to the following prompt: “How would a successful movement to confront climate change help create a more just and peaceful world?” Join us for remarks by Dahr Jamail, light hors d'oeuvres, tabling by Oregon PSR and partner organizations, and a chance to hear from Oregon's youth leaders for climate justice and peace. For more information, call us at 503-274-2720.
Saturday
Feb
13
2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
FIX IT is a documentary that goes deeply into the heart of the current healthcare crisis. Despite recent reforms, Americans remain vulnerable to economic catastrophe with a serious illness or injury - the insured and uninsured alike. Many families are forced to make the horrible choice between needed drugs or treatment and food. America's healthcare providers are saddled with a huge administrative burden while trying to focus on patient care. FIX IT provides a solution to America's runaway healthcare costs. That solution is a single -payer system. Screening sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Health Care for All Oregon, KBOO Community Radio, Main Street Alliance of Oregon. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission: $5-20 donation request;no one turned away for lack of funds. Documentary website: http://fixithealthcare.com/
Tuesday
Feb
2
2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Author Derek Cressman talks about his new book and how we can claim our democracy from the plutocrats and corporatists. Derek has worked to get big special interest money out of the political system since 1995 when he was director of U.S. PIRG's Democracy Program and a national vice presdient of Common Cause. www.derekcressman.com Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon Common Cause, Oregon Progressive Party, Oregon Independent Party, Oregon Common Cause, OSPIRG. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission: $5-20 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.