First Unitarian Church, Buchan Reception, SW 12th and Salmon
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Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
Portland's Amnesty International Chapter, Group 48, will be hosting a welcoming event for Portlanders wanting to fight human rights abuses by the Trump administration and other governments around the world. At this meeting, we will discuss and take actions on current human rights issues, and talk about to be involved locally with Amnesty International's global campaigns.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10am-noon
The Healthcare Movie This fascinating documentary, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, tells the real story of how the healthcare system in Canada turned out so different from that in the United States. Cutting through the fear-mongering campaign financed by the US health industry "big business," The Healthcare Movie shines a truthful light on the sustainable system that successfully supports the health, dignity and financial security of all Canadians. A documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. Filmed in part in Portland OR. Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church,Alliance for Democracy, Portland and Health Care for ALL Oregon Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open at 9:30. Discussion will follow screening.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10am through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6pm
10am through Sunday, February 16 at 6pm
The latest and greatest in scientific lifestyle-change come together for the first time in Portland. Come and make your 2014 better than ever. Spark Weekend 2014 is a fun filled lifehacking bootcamp designed to give you the support you need to reach your personal goals. Join us and learn to measurably improve your health, productivity, and relationships. Experience TED-style talks from nutrition, tech, productivity, wellness, and sex experts. Take on actionable lifestyle-change challenges and earn money back if you reach your goals. First 30ppl can enter the promo code "ACTHUB" for -20%. Sign up before seats fill up!
Zen Under Fire (Author Talk and Reading on her personal and work experience with the UN in Afghanistan.)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 7-8pm
In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand, was stationed with the UN in Herat, Afghanistan. Several months into her new role a tribal leader is assassinated while she is in charge of the local UN office. She must defuse the situation before it leads to widespread bloodshed. This is just the beginning of her incredible journey to a spiritual life in social justice engagement. Zen Under Fire is a vivid account of Marianne's experience living and working in the world's most notorious battlefield. As well as sharing the incredible details of her UN role, Marianne tells the very personal story of the shattering effect that the high-stress environment had on her and her relationships, and asks what it really means to do good in a country that is under siege from within. "Not only is Marianne Elliott a beautiful writer, she's a courageous truth-teller. Zen Under Fire takes readers on a breathtaking adventure through war-torn Afghanistan and an equally perilous place - the human heart. I can't stop thinking about the brave stories of peace, justice, and love. Brené Brown , Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Daring Greatly