Belmont Library: 1038 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:15pm
Please come meet with other Buddhists to brainstorm and organize to champion right speech and right action in a time when white supremacy and hatred are the hallmarks of our government. How we can we stand together as Buddhists for compassion? We will begin with a guided meditation and then discuss some questions. We will set an agenda that reflects the priorities of those present. We may break into small discussion groups. Are we united in pursuing non-violence as a strategy for political change? If not, what other strategies do we support? If so, how do we support non-violence and honor the justifiable rage of poor people, old people, disabled people, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, climate justice activists, LGBTQ, unhoused people, and others? Which non-Buddhist groups in our local area inspire us and give us hope? Do we want to be visible as a Buddhist presence at events organized by those groups? If so, how shall we identify ourselves at such events? Do we want to organize additional actions, events, rallies, or protests? If so, who will take the lead in this? Other questions? Suggestions for communication with each other? Feel free to bring your own lunch. Snacks not provided.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6pm
It’s election time and we need to look at candidates but also at our electoral system – how it works, who votes, and whether we are encouraged to participate in the democratic process. This workshop covers voter fraud, voting rights, alternative election options, methods of financing campaigns [PACs, 527s, 501C(4)] and more. Might there be adjustments to our electoral process that would make it more effective and democratic? This is a non-partisan workshop. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/Civics-for-Adults-1490728887922036
with99 Unite Civic Forum
Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 3-5pm
Community Conversations on Civil and Human Rights of "ID-Challenged" Population Sunday, November 16, 2014 3-5 p.m. Multnomah County Belmont Regional Library, 1038 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 99 Unite Civic Forum presents a special public forum on ID-challenged population and how to better ensure their civil and human rights in our community today. Discussions include the review of the Measure 88 campaign, as well as actions on introducing proposals for a municipal identification card in Portland area. Free and open to the public, space limited to 23.