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



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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.