Multnomah County Central Library
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Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2:30-4pm
We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, logical fallacies, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”. Donna L Cohen, MEd, MLIS Teacher and Librarian
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10am-noon
If you are age 60 or older, please join us at this first meeting, to share ideas. Are we a support group for each other as we attend demonstrations and other activist events? Shall we create our own demonstrations, teach-ins, actions? Shall we address issues of special interest to elders (social security, medicare, poverty, loneliness) and/or other issues impacting our world? Let's be creative! The generation that gave us Revolution for the Hell of It probably still has a lot to say! (starting time is actually 10:15 a.m. not 10 a.m.)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6-7:30pm
Join members of your community for an opportunity to talk about race and policing and the challenges of how we protect ourselves. The February 3 discussion will be led by Elliott Young, professor of history at Lewis & Clark College and author of Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 3:30-5:30pm
Friends of Occupy Portland (FOOP) will hold a townhall event featuring panel discussions on the three-year history of the Occupy Wall Street movement in the Greater Portland region. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the U.S. Bank Room of the Multnomah County Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. in downtown Portland. Entitled “Occupy at Three: Successes, Mistakes, Fond Memories and Lessons Learned,” the event will feature panelists representing different aspects of the local popular movement's history and its multifaceted activities. FOOP is a Portland, Ore.-based non-profit corporation established in April 2012 by members of the Occupy Portland organization.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Be blown away by youth that demonstrate a passion for restoring the health of the environment! Join us at our next Sharing Ideas event, featuring the Roosevelt High School Science Club, a group of students determined to counteract pollution in North Portland. These local youth are experimenting with planters that recycle polluted air into clean air and testing of air quality surrounding Roosevelt High School. They have been invited to Washington, D.C. later this year to present their findings. Sharing Ideas events raise awareness of local grassroots efforts throughout Portland that strengthen community. Project presenters share the inspiration that launched their idea, how it moved into action, where they are today, and their hope for the future. Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages will sponsor this free event on Saturday, April 26th, from 11am to 1pm at the Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Everyone is invited. RSVP suggested online or by phone at 503.546.7499. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice. The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages is a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2-4pm
PLEASE SHARE! In partnership with the Multnomah County library system, Northwest VEG brings you a FREE film series that could change the way you see the world. We continue with The Paw Project. Doors open at 1:30pm. After the film, join us for a discussion lead by Lisa Williams, DVM, from Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care. More info at: https://nwveg.org/events#581 The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat's toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats who are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure, which costs upwards of $1,200. per hour – even for very young kittens. These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren't we being told the truth about what the declawing procedure involves? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy efforts led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project. http://www.facebook.com/events/344939835648460/