First Unitarian Church of Portland

Location

1034 SW 13th Ave
Portland
,
OR
97205
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US

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Past Events

Sunday
Oct
23
2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
We're almost sold out, get your tickets online tonight; or if you're planning to buy them at the door, show up early. Doors open at 6:30pm. ______ Join 350PDX on Sunday, October 23rd for a special talk by Bill McKibben, world-renowned environmental activist, author and founder of 350.org. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Terrific program begins at 7PM, with music and intro featuring the Road Sodas, and Portland NAACP president JoAnn Hardesty. (Note: This event had originally been scheduled for June 17th) First Unitarian Church 1211 SW Main St in downtown Portland. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 general admission, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Many thanks to event co-sponsors: First Unitarian Church, KBOO Community Radio McKibben’s 1989 groundbreaking book, The End of Nature, was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. In 2007 he co-founded 350.org, which sparked the global action movement, and has since organized 20,000+ rallies/actions and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment and keep it in the ground movements. Bill will speak on the state of the climate movement and what it will take to keep fossil fuels in the ground, including many of the most exciting local and national campaigns going on right now and plans for movement escalation after May’s Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions. In 2007 he helped found 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. 350 means climate safety, reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of over 400 parts per million to a livable planet level of 350ppm. After the program, stick around for a short reception and tabling fair. https://www.facebook.com/events/170805820028531/
Wednesday
Aug
10
2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
~EVENT DESCRIPTION~ In a talk titled after his book, "The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible" Charles will explore the deep mythology of our culture changing, from a Story of Separation to a Story of Interbeing. This new (and ancient) mythology is what unites the yogi and the activist, alternative healing and permaculture, holistic education and participatory citizenship, racial justice and nonviolent communication. They are the diverse faces of the same movement, the same transition in story. This event will gather them together in a coherent field. Charles will frame the dynamics of transition -- crisis, breakdown, the space between, and emergence. He will elucidate a foundational meta-strategy for serving change, and draw upon the experiences of those gathered to illuminate next steps for Portland and Cascadia in this time of transition. ~ABOUT THE SPEAKER~ Charles Eisenstein is the visionary author of "Sacred Economics" and "The Ascent of Humanity" and a celebrated inspiring speaker. When Charles became aware of City Repair's work, he become inspired by it as embodying of some of the ideas that he is passionate about.City Repair's co-founder Mark Lakeman will open the evening. ~FEATURING LIVE MUSIC!~ The evening will also feature live music with East Forest! East Forest's blissful brand of music for old souls blends achingly emotional wordlessness, ambience, and contemporary classical touches with a touch of pop sensibilities and electronic flavors. ~CO-SPONSORED BY EJAG, FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH~ The Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) is a part of the Social Justice Program of the First Unitarian Church of Portland. ~RELATED LINKS~ *Charles Eisenstein: http://charleseisenstein.net/ *Mark Lakeman: http://marklakeman.net/ *East Forest: http://eastforest.org/ *Economic Justice Action Group: http://www.ejag.org/ *First Unitarian Church: http://www.firstunitarianportland.org/ *City Repair Project: http://cityrepair.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1616006705378060/
Thursday
Jul
7
2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join "Fight for $15" advocate Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant, Joe Uehlein of Labor Network for Sustainability, Vancouver, BC City Councilor Andrea Reimer, and Just Transition Alliance Director Jose Bravo at a public forum on how Portland can lead the country away from fossil fuel export infrastructure and toward a cleaner, more equitable economy. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Economy, 350PDX, Climate Jobs, Climate Action Coalition, Sierra Club Oregon Chapter and others. Admission: Sliding scale, $0-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds. https://www.facebook.com/events/1325714197442737/
Friday
Jun
17
2016
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
On Friday, June 17th Bill McKibben, world-renowned environmental activist, author and founder of 350.org, will speak about the Climate’s Future Beyond Paris at the First Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main St in downtown Portland). This event is being presented by 350PDX. Tickets are $10 for students/low income and $20 general admission, no one will be turned away for lack of funds (email info@350pdx.org for pay what you can tickets). Doors open at 7pm. Many thanks to event co-sponsors: First Unitarian Church, KBOO Community Radio, Portland Rising Tide, Alliance for Democracy, Oregon Climate, EMO’s Interfaith Power and Light, BARK, and Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Bill McKibben is a world renowned author and environmental activist. His 1989 groundbreaking book The End of Nature was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, often referred to as the altnernative Nobel Prize. He was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. In 2007 he helped found 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. https://www.facebook.com/events/512734622184986/
Friday
Apr
8
2016
Friday, April 8, 2016 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
Oregon Opportunity Network, The Community Alliance of Tenants, JOIN: connecting the street to a home, Portland Tenants United and Street Roots are sponsoring this candidates forum focused on housing, renters protections and homelessness. Please join us for an opportunity to hear candidates speak to their plans to address Portland's housing crisis. The forum will be moderated by Shannon Singleton, JOIN's Executive Director. The forum will be held at the Eliot Chapel of the First Unitarian Church. This event is free and open to the public. (Note: all current mayoral candidates will be invited to participate.) http://www.facebook.com/events/929004273874148/
Saturday
Feb
13
2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
FIX IT is a documentary that goes deeply into the heart of the current healthcare crisis. Despite recent reforms, Ameicans remain vulneable to economic catastophe with a serious illness or injury - the insured and uninsured alike. Many familes are forced to make the horrible choice between needed drugs or treatment and food. America's healthcare providers are saddled with a huge administrative burden while trying to focus on patient care. FIX IT provides a solution to America's runaway healthcare costs. That solution is a single -payer sytem. Screening sponsored by Economic Justuce Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Health Care for All Oregon, KBOO community radio, Main Street Alliance of Oregon. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission: $5-20 donation request;no one turned away for lack of funds. Documentary website: http://fixithealthcare.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1544405409210648/
Saturday
Oct
17
2015
Friday
Aug
7
2015
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 4pm through Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9am
4pm through Monday, August 10 at 9am
On August 9th 2014 at approximately 1pm #MichaelBrown was murdered in #Ferguson,MO by former officer Darren Wilson. Since the #FergusonUprising which was executed against the Ferguson police department in response to #MikeBrowns murder by Youth in Ferguson, we have supported the movement to keep the front line youth inspired and have utilized the movement to build and connect issues around excessive force, police brutality and accountability here in Oregon! #BlackLivesMatter has given our country the cohesive stretch needed to build a blueprint for communicating and directly connecting to leaders around the country who are organizing with and for protestors to bridge direct action and political change.... #DontShootPDX is a Community Action Plan and we will continue our mission to #Educate and #Organize. Blacks and All Oregonians need a broader Understanding of our State Sanctioned Discrimination and we believe that is a first step in building "Direct Change." In honor of #MikeBrown our organizers have planned to produce community education panels August 7/8th the discussions will focus on the history of protests, politics and policy, civil rights, black youth, education, disproportionate discipline,community economics etc... We will look at Oregon's history and the use of politics, focus intently on the justice system which has been utilized to undermine the democracy of America's poor and disproportionately our countries Blacks... Panel Moderators include consultants from the film Whitelandia; Mic Crenshaw, Teressa Raiford Mazique and Devin Williams!! Panels begin August 7th, and 8th Workshops and the rally event is a Community Art Project, on August 9th at 1pm in Honor of Michael Brown!! Stay Tuned for flier and details.... #SAVETHEDATES http://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/
Wednesday
Jan
21
2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
KBOO is a proud cosponsor for the Alliance for Democracy's screening of the documentary, Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, on the 5th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Their decision overturned more than a century of prior court decisions confirming that government at all levels can establish limits or bans on campaign contributions by corporations. Because of that decision, our elections have grown more expensive, contributions to campaign have been overrun by so-called dark money, money which cannot be tracked back to the party which provided the funds and our democracy has been replaced with corporaticracy. Since then, the Court has issued their McCutcheon v FEC decision, eliminating aggregate limits on contributions direct to candidates. Now the wealthy 1% can give more than $6 million to a variety of campaigns during each election cycle. Democracy has been replaced with plutocracy. Pay 2 Play follows filmmaker John Ennis' quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play system, where politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference on person can make. Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes is the layperson's guidebook to taking back our democracy. Doors open at 6:30 pm; screening starts at 7 pm.
Friday
Sep
26
2014
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7pm through Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9pm
7pm through Saturday, September 27 at 9pm
Social Movements, organizers, artists, activists, and communities on the front lines of struggles from all over the northwest converge in Portland, Oregon. The Forum will be a space to practice participatory democracy and create cohesion between all the attendees as we march towards the National Polycentric Social Forum in 2015 being held in Philadelphia, PA, Jackson, MS, and San Jose, CA. The PNWSF is Anchored by Right 2 Survive, Move to Amend, Community to Community, Global Fam, and Alliance for Global Justice. In the lead up we will be holding Peoples Movement Assemblies to mobilize and inform us of what is happening in our diverse communities and to plan together a vision for a unified movement that spans the whole region. Please visit our website for updates: http://www.pnwsf.org/ http://www.facebook.com/events/648048658623542/