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Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7-10pm
Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest in 1987. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE exposes the truth about the United States' addiction to war and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage ongoing violence. The film features the voices of other high-profile antiwar activists, including many military veterans. You can find the movie trailer and more at http://payingthepriceforpeace.com/ Sponsored by: Peace Action & Economic Justice Groups 1st Unitarian Church, Kboo, Alliance for Democracy, Veterans for Peace, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Physicians for Social Responsibility, War Resisters League and Portland Central American Solidarity Committee Suggested Donations $5 to $ 20 nobody turned away For more information contact Dan Shea - email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1736416453289337/
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
The deep mythology of our culture is 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. Charles Eisenstein is the visionary author of "Sacred Economics" and "The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know Is Possible" 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1616006705378060/
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 7-9pm
Monthly general business meeting
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. Registration: https://community.ussocialforum.net/civicrm/event/register?id=6&reset=1
Friday, September 12, 2014 from 7-9pm
“Triple Divide” is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, as well as Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development. It's the best movie on fracking to-date using facts, not fiction or spin. “Triple Divide” is built on evidence from cradle-to-grave investigations that attempt to answer the question: "How are state regulations and industry handling impacts from fracking?" The film reveals how it is that water contamination is being covered up by the industry and the state essentially rewriting water quality history in the United States by dismissing pre-drill tests. Films website and trailer: http://tripledividefilm.org/ Join the producers, Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, and Ted Gleichman of the Oregon Sierra Club - for a discussion/Q&A session following the screening. “It’s hard to imagine anyone could have a fully-informed opinion about fracking without seeing “Triple Divide”. The filmmakers use cold hard facts and first-hand accounts to show how this industry is impacting real people. If you liked “Gasland”, you’ll love Triple Divide.” -- Jed Thorp, Ohio Sierra Club Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away due to lack of funds Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy and the Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church. Co-sponsored by Columbia Riverkeeper, Oregon Sierra Club, KBOO Community Radio (90.7 fm) and Food & Water Watch
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7-9pm
The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) threatens to pull the rug out from under our efforts tomake informed decisions about the food we feed our families. Oregonians have a right to know what is in the food we eat? Across the state food justice advocates are gathering signatures for a GMO labeling campaign. At the same time, trade negotiators are meeting in secret on a "free" trade agreement that could jeopardize our good work. Speakers:: Julia DeGraw - Food and Water Watch; Madelyn Elder - Communication Workers of America Local 7901 Join us to learn how you can take action to Stop the TPP and Get GMO labeling in Oregon. Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Food and Water Watch, CWA Local 7901, Alliance for Democracy
Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm
Join the Alliance for Democracy for a screening of this Academy Award nominated documentary. This is the first big picture exploration of the environmental movement, covering fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal, from Greenpeace saving whales to Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting - and succeeding - against enormous odds. Stay after the screening for a panel discussion including director, Mark Kitchell, Jon Roschke, Exec Director of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress, and Charles Johnson with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Admission: $5 - 20 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds Doors open at 6:00 PM. Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Portland. Co-sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group and Community for Earth of First Unitarian Church, Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibly. Print at flyer http://www.afd-pdx.org/alliance-for-democracy-sponsored-events.html http://www.facebook.com/events/1401172993452539/
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7-9pm
Twelve years later: bring all the troops & 'contractors' home! The forum is expected to include a discussion with Afghan peace activists who are in Kabul.
Friday, October 4, 2013 from 7-9pm
This commemorates the 2nd Year Anniversary of Occupy Portland, OR. with a film screening.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 6-9pm
Thomas Linzey, founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), speaks on the history of human rights v corporate rights, the community rights movement, and how we might begin a community rights movement for fair elections and clean government here in Portland. CELDF has pioneered the use of local community rights based ordinances to overturn corporate rule, especially in Pennsylvania, in a growing international democracy movement to free us from corporate rule. Don't miss this rare opportunity to listen to and ask questions of the nation's leading expert on dismantling corporate constitutional "rights" and creating in its place truly democratic governance structures. Event starts at 6 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM. Admission: $5-20 but no one turned away for lack of funds. Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy ( www.afd-pdx.org ), Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church and KBOO Community Supported Radio. More info from David Delk firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/711061948907618/ and share the event with your friends.
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