Peninsular Park

Location

700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland
,
OR
97217
,
US

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Past Events

Sunday
Jun
29
2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
The World Game concept was developed as a direct alternative to World War. The idea is a game that motivates and coordinates people to the same level and urgency as World War, but in the service of all of humanity. The goal of the World Game is "Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone." Wanna play? Come join us on the Sunday after the Summer Solstice for food, dancing, and plotting the greatest game ever played. If you want to get involved, here's a great place to start: Cook a meal for 7 people, and invite 6 of your friends to come eat with you in the park. Over your potluck picnic, you brainstorm as group things you could do in the next 3 months that will make the world a better place. You can also just show up, of course. If would like to compete in the Cook-Off, bring food to submit, and you MUST include an ingredients list, and a recipe! We'll have awards for the best dishes in different categories! Dinner will be from 5:30-7pm, 7 pm will be announcements and awards Followed by a Silent Dance Party The first round of the World Game will be played between the Summer Solstice (June 21), and the Fall Equinox (September 21st). Teams must do anything they think will make the world a better place, and make a 4 minute video explaining what they did, why the did it, how it went, and what they learned, and post it online (#worldgame) In September, all of the videos submitted will go toe to toe in a single elimination tournament and awards ceremony, as everyone who participated votes for their favorite projects, until the final 2 winners of first round are chosen. In addition to being a lot of fun, and an excuse to get together, this event is designed to spur collective, small scale, community action. In order to "enter" you must create a short, succinct video explaining your project, which has the added benefit of allowing the idea to spread throughout the internet, inspiring more people, and hopefully creating a chain reaction. This game has been designed as a place where all activists, artists, healers, and humans can share the little (or not so little) things they do to help make the world better. If even 10% of humanity was actively engaged in doing this, I am convinced a world that works for 100% would not be far off. Healing our world is going to take all of us. The best place to start is where we are, with what we have. GAME ON. http://www.facebook.com/events/466692233474571/
Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
The World Game concept was developed as a direct alternative to World War. The idea is a game that motivates and coordinates people to the same level and urgency as World War, but in the service of all of humanity. The goal of the World Game is "Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone." Wanna play? Come join us on the Sunday after the Summer Solstice for food, dancing, and plotting the greatest game ever played. If you want to get involved, here's a great place to start: Cook a meal for 7 people, and invite 6 of your friends to come eat with you in the park. Over your potluck picnic, you brainstorm as group things you could do in the next 3 months that will make the world a better place. You can also just show up, of course. If would like to compete in the Cook-Off, bring food to submit, and you MUST include an ingredients list, and a recipe! We'll have awards for the best dishes in different categories! Dinner will be from 5:30-7pm, 7 pm will be announcements and awards Followed by a Silent Dance Party The first round of the World Game will be played between the Summer Solstice (June 21), and the Fall Equinox (September 21st). Teams must do anything they think will make the world a better place, and make a 4 minute video explaining what they did, why the did it, how it went, and what they learned, and post it online (#worldgame) In September, all of the videos submitted will go toe to toe in a single elimination tournament and awards ceremony, as everyone who participated votes for their favorite projects, until the final 2 winners of first round are chosen. In addition to being a lot of fun, and an excuse to get together, this event is designed to spur collective, small scale, community action. In order to "enter" you must create a short, succinct video explaining your project, which has the added benefit of allowing the idea to spread throughout the internet, inspiring more people, and hopefully creating a chain reaction. This game has been designed as a place where all activists, artists, healers, and humans can share the little (or not so little) things they do to help make the world better. If even 10% of humanity was actively engaged in doing this, I am convinced a world that works for 100% would not be far off. Healing our world is going to take all of us. The best place to start is where we are, with what we have. GAME ON. http://www.facebook.com/events/466692233474571/
Sunday
May
11
2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
"Once perceived by individuals as fetters, as obstacles to their liberation, limit situations stand out in relief from the background, revealing their true nature as concrete historical dimensions of a given reality. Men and women respond to the challenge with "limit-acts": those directed at negating and overcoming, rather than passively accepting, the given. Thus, it is not the limit-situations in and of themselves which create a climate of hopelessness, but rather how they are perceived by women and men at a given historical moment: whether they appear as fetters or as insurmountable barriers. As critical perception is embodied in action, a climate of hope and confidence develops which leads men to attempt to overcome the limit-situations." -Paulo Freire "I am pitting a world around, blood less, constructive, design transformation revolution against a world around destructive bloody revolution. The Design Science revolution can be won by all. The bloody revolution can be won by none." - Buckminster Fuller "If there was problem, yo, I'll solve it." -Vanilla Ice It's time to work together to build decentralized, resilient, interdependent, and redundant systems of community-scale food production, waste processing, water filtration, and energy production. To create a human civilization that works for 100% of humanity. We can do this. We get to. It's time. We were born for this. This is a call to all the hopeful people. Everyone who isn't going to stand by and just watch the collapse come. For the people who are already working for justice, and for the people who are ready to start. The people who know that the human condition was made for times like these. We don't need to have all the answers yet- living systems develop by a process, not a plan. It doesn't need to be all serious either. This could be a good time! This is an invitation, every Sunday afternoon starting in May, to gather in Peninsula Park, and figure out how we're going to make this world work for everyone. All are welcome. You don't need to know what to do, and you don't need to ask for permission to do anything. Bring art, ideas, activities, talks, games, projects, anything you can think of. If you think this is a good idea, spread it. If you think you've got something important to add, bring it. If you think you can do something that will help make this better, do it. And if you don't know where to start, BRING FOOD. It's showtime, folks. This will be a WEEKLY event, WEATHER PERMITTING. If water is falling from the sky, it's your call to show up or not. To stay up to date, Text "@Springintoaction" to the number 23559. We could really use: -A poster design or 5 -A website? -Folding Chairs -Pop up tents -Folding tables -Sound systems Bring them if you have them! The only things not encouraged are violence, disrespect of others, and unconstructive pessimism. (constructive pessimism OK) Some more on the strategy: The idea is to build a movement around SHARED GOALS rather than shared beliefs. Everyone comes as a voluntary participant, no one is expected to believe anything, or follow anyone's orders in order to participate. Together we will define common limit situations, problems, frustrations- places where things could be better. Together we will define common goals and offer and pursue many different solutions, welcoming the resilience and creativity that comes with diversity. We will work together when we choose, and apart when we choose. Everyone is free to not participate in anything they don't think is helping. Everyone is free to bring whatever they want. Just hang out. Talk. Eat. Enjoy life. Make art. Let's make this a celebration of everything worth struggling for. If you disagree with anything I've said, great! Let's create a culture where we respond to disagreements in ideas by creating alternatives we think will work better and sharing them. http://www.facebook.com/events/1396875633924558/
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 3-6pm
3-6pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
"Once perceived by individuals as fetters, as obstacles to their liberation, limit situations stand out in relief from the background, revealing their true nature as concrete historical dimensions of a given reality. Men and women respond to the challenge with "limit-acts": those directed at negating and overcoming, rather than passively accepting, the given. Thus, it is not the limit-situations in and of themselves which create a climate of hopelessness, but rather how they are perceived by women and men at a given historical moment: whether they appear as fetters or as insurmountable barriers. As critical perception is embodied in action, a climate of hope and confidence develops which leads men to attempt to overcome the limit-situations." -Paulo Freire "I am pitting a world around, blood less, constructive, design transformation revolution against a world around destructive bloody revolution. The Design Science revolution can be won by all. The bloody revolution can be won by none." - Buckminster Fuller "If there was problem, yo, I'll solve it." -Vanilla Ice It's time to work together to build decentralized, resilient, interdependent, and redundant systems of community-scale food production, waste processing, water filtration, and energy production. To create a human civilization that works for 100% of humanity. We can do this. We get to. It's time. We were born for this. This is a call to all the hopeful people. Everyone who isn't going to stand by and just watch the collapse come. For the people who are already working for justice, and for the people who are ready to start. The people who know that the human condition was made for times like these. We don't need to have all the answers yet- living systems develop by a process, not a plan. It doesn't need to be all serious either. This could be a good time! This is an invitation, every Sunday afternoon starting in May, to gather in Peninsula Park, and figure out how we're going to make this world work for everyone. All are welcome. You don't need to know what to do, and you don't need to ask for permission to do anything. Bring art, ideas, activities, talks, games, projects, anything you can think of. If you think this is a good idea, spread it. If you think you've got something important to add, bring it. If you think you can do something that will help make this better, do it. And if you don't know where to start, BRING FOOD. It's showtime, folks. This will be a WEEKLY event, WEATHER PERMITTING. If water is falling from the sky, it's your call to show up or not. To stay up to date, Text "@Springintoaction" to the number 23559. We could really use: -A poster design or 5 -A website? -Folding Chairs -Pop up tents -Folding tables -Sound systems Bring them if you have them! The only things not encouraged are violence, disrespect of others, and unconstructive pessimism. (constructive pessimism OK) Some more on the strategy: The idea is to build a movement around SHARED GOALS rather than shared beliefs. Everyone comes as a voluntary participant, no one is expected to believe anything, or follow anyone's orders in order to participate. Together we will define common limit situations, problems, frustrations- places where things could be better. Together we will define common goals and offer and pursue many different solutions, welcoming the resilience and creativity that comes with diversity. We will work together when we choose, and apart when we choose. Everyone is free to not participate in anything they don't think is helping. Everyone is free to bring whatever they want. Just hang out. Talk. Eat. Enjoy life. Make art. Let's make this a celebration of everything worth struggling for. If you disagree with anything I've said, great! Let's create a culture where we respond to disagreements in ideas by creating alternatives we think will work better and sharing them. http://www.facebook.com/events/1396875633924558/
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
Weather permitting, this event will happen in conjunction with Sam Smith's Sunday in the Park gathering. A back up location will be in place in case the weather doesn't want to cooperate so stay tuned! Jonah Majure will be providing native vegetable seeds. If anyone else would like to donate, your native seeds will be gladly accepted!! The plan for these seed bombs is to distribute them at the March Against Monsanto PDX - Portland, Oregon on May 24th. Last year the seed bombs were made using wet dirt that held together quite well because of the clay content. This year I'm thinking of making the seed bombs out of paper pulp. We'd mix the seeds into the wet pulp then press it into some sort of mold so that it holds its shape. Then when it rains, the paper absorbs and holds the water so the seeds can germinate. Is anyone interested in preparing the pulp ahead of time? Adrielle Fuller? Hart Noecker? Kevin Takalo? Jonah? Lucy Marie? Sabrina Burke? http://www.facebook.com/events/692286384165055/
Sunday
May
4
2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Venue:
@
Peninsular Park
"Once perceived by individuals as fetters, as obstacles to their liberation, limit situations stand out in relief from the background, revealing their true nature as concrete historical dimensions of a given reality. Men and women respond to the challenge with "limit-acts": those directed at negating and overcoming, rather than passively accepting, the given. Thus, it is not the limit-situations in and of themselves which create a climate of hopelessness, but rather how they are perceived by women and men at a given historical moment: whether they appear as fetters or as insurmountable barriers. As critical perception is embodied in action, a climate of hope and confidence develops which leads men to attempt to overcome the limit-situations." -Paulo Freire "I am pitting a world around, blood less, constructive, design transformation revolution against a world around destructive bloody revolution. The Design Science revolution can be won by all. The bloody revolution can be won by none." - Buckminster Fuller "If there was problem, yo, I'll solve it." -Vanilla Ice It's time to work together to build decentralized, resilient, interdependent, and redundant systems of community-scale food production, waste processing, water filtration, and energy production. To create a human civilization that works for 100% of humanity. We can do this. We get to. It's time. We were born for this. This is a call to all the hopeful people. Everyone who isn't going to stand by and just watch the collapse come. For the people who are already working for justice, and for the people who are ready to start. The people who know that the human condition was made for times like these. We don't need to have all the answers yet- living systems develop by a process, not a plan. It doesn't need to be all serious either. This could be a good time! This is an invitation, every Sunday afternoon starting in May, to gather in Peninsula Park, and figure out how we're going to make this world work for everyone. All are welcome. You don't need to know what to do, and you don't need to ask for permission to do anything. Bring art, ideas, activities, talks, games, projects, anything you can think of. If you think this is a good idea, spread it. If you think you've got something important to add, bring it. If you think you can do something that will help make this better, do it. And if you don't know where to start, BRING FOOD. It's showtime, folks. This will be a WEEKLY event, WEATHER PERMITTING. If water is falling from the sky, it's your call to show up or not. To stay up to date, Text "@Springintoaction" to the number 23559. We could really use: -A poster design or 5 -A website? -Folding Chairs -Pop up tents -Folding tables -Sound systems Bring them if you have them! The only things not encouraged are violence, disrespect of others, and unconstructive pessimism. (constructive pessimism OK) Some more on the strategy: The idea is to build a movement around SHARED GOALS rather than shared beliefs. Everyone comes as a voluntary participant, no one is expected to believe anything, or follow anyone's orders in order to participate. Together we will define common limit situations, problems, frustrations- places where things could be better. Together we will define common goals and offer and pursue many different solutions, welcoming the resilience and creativity that comes with diversity. We will work together when we choose, and apart when we choose. Everyone is free to not participate in anything they don't think is helping. Everyone is free to bring whatever they want. Just hang out. Talk. Eat. Enjoy life. Make art. Let's make this a celebration of everything worth struggling for. If you disagree with anything I've said, great! Let's create a culture where we respond to disagreements in ideas by creating alternatives we think will work better and sharing them. http://www.facebook.com/events/1396875633924558/