Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214, USA



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Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1-3pm
Portland Association of Teachers, Reynolds Education Association and Canby Education Association have called this town hall so community members have an opportunity to testify to the impact of continued disinvestment in public schools as well as demand legislators address our broken revenue system. In 1999 the state created the Quality Education Model to determine the level of funding required to meet Oregon’s educational goals. In 2000 the Oregon Public School Funding and Equalization Amendment was approved by voters requiring the state to fund public education. The funding gap has been between 23.9% and 38% every year since the QEM was created. Oregon public schools have been in a funding crisis for decades. This year, with a 1.6 billion budget shortfall, this crisis has hit its peak. Current proposed cuts to K-12 education will result in larger class sizes, further cuts to art, music, and PE, as well as fewer librarians and counselors. The event will begin with short panel presenting the legislative and tax background of our current situation. Following the panel, the floor will be open for community testimony. Legislators from the metro area as well as those serving on the Education and Revenue committees of the House and Senate have been invited to listen to their constituents concerns and questions. Public education is a civil right for every child. The citizens of Oregon demand legislators create a stable and adequate funding source for public education. The time is now! Panel: Kathleen Jeskey--ESL Teacher and Vice President elect Canby Education Association Juan Carlos Ordonez--Oregon Center for Public Policy Jared Mason-Gere--Oregon Education Association Representative Diego Hernandez--Oregon House District 47
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
"Stepping Outside Polite Conversation" -An Evening with the Tar Sands Valve-Turners Wednesday Evening, November 16th Doors--6:30. Conversation--7:00. Sunnyside Community House 3520 SE Yamhill St (ramp entrance to the east) Portland 97214 MAP On October 11th, at five Tar Sands oil entry sites, Emily, Michael, Annette, Leonard, and Ken took climate action that does not appear on the agenda of most elected leaders. They stopped the flow of fossil fuel. It is illegal to attempt to rescue our special planet. Join us to hear the Tar Sands Valve-Turners share stories of their non-violent direct actions as they launch their pre-trial journey. "Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet." --Annette Klapstein "...for years...we've tried the legal, incremental, reasonable methods, and they haven't been anything like enough; without a radical shift in our relationship to this Earth, all that we love will disappear." --Emily Johnston "I am here to generate action that wakes people up to the reality of what we are doing to life as we know it. All of our climate victories are meaningless if we don't stop extracting oil, coal, and gas now." --Michael Foster "I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life." --Leonard Higgins "Our only hope is to step outside polite conversation and put our bodies and ourselves in the way." --Ken Ward
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7-9pm
Our group will be joining with CityLove and Close the Loophole Coalition to discuss the impending demolition of 3334 SE Belmont. We will be focusing on what it will mean for the Sunnyside neighborhood and nearby SE communities. After our presentation on the possible effects it will have on the community as a whole, we will open up the discussion for Q&A. Many topics that are affecting people around Portland will be touched on, such as health and safety concerns, lack of affordability, density, and zoning. Our focus, though, will be to look at these concerns as they pertain to the Sunnyside neighborhood. The purpose of this meeting is to give the community a space to hear the facts and then decide on the best course of action moving forward. This will be a respectful and open meeting that all are welcome to attend. Th'Underground coffee will be open for snacks and beverages.