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PLEASE NOTE: Events listed may be endorsed by the Occupy, or sponsored by people who share the goals of the Occupy movement. In addition, there are listings of free or inexpensive events/activities in and around Portland. All events are open to anyone interested in attending.

Daily

RIDESHARE OPPORTUNITY

Daily Vigil at City Hall. Please join us!

MayDay Coordination - Let's do this!!

Call for Artists - Submit your work to a community art exhibit!

Today

Panel Meeting/Training

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  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: St. Francis in the Che Room on SE 12th and Pine
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Purpose

The first part of our time will be focused on discussion, tips and planning new panel events.

The second half of our time will be dedicated to practicing and role playing, telling our personal stories and taking tough questions.

See you there!


Picket Judge Jay "Bugs" Bybee with Individuals For Justice

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  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Time: 11:30am until 1:30pm
  • Location: Pioneer Courthouse 555 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
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Purpose

From March 5-9th Judge Jay "Bugs" Bybee will be in Portland.

Bybee was one of the men responsible for the Torture Memos which sought to give legal cover to "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" This man ought not spend a day of his life without at least being reminded we'll not forget nor forgive such a despicable act.

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Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

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See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


T.U.P.A.C. meeting

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  • Date: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 3pm – 4pm
  • Location: Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Meet to discuss upcoming events and actions.

The United Performing Arts Collective, T.U.P.A.C.

TUPAC is an expanding group of persona who use visual literary, performance art, and music to spread messages, hopes, dreams and goals of Occupy Portland to the greater 99%.

Join us in Dance, Expression, Inspiration, and Solidarity.

Contact
occupytupac@gmail.com
Request to join the listserv
occupytupac@googlegroups.com
Follow us on Twitter



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FREE Sustainability Seminar on Ecosystem Services

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  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm until 6:30pm
  • Location: Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Hall and Broadway
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Purpose

FREE Sustainability Seminar on Ecosystem Services

Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions this winter as we explore economic solutions to sustain the vital services nature provides us.

Every Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.

FREE and open to the public

For a full description of each week’s seminar topic, visit http://pdx.edu/sustainability/solutions-seminars-ecosystem-services.

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March 7th

Urbanizing delta regions: balancing water, health and economy

with Alan Yeakley (and panel), Professor of Environmental Science and Fellow of the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, PSU Department of Environmental Science and Management, and the Solutions Journal.


Citizens Review Committee Meeting - Let's Occupy it

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  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Time: 5:30pm until 8:30pm
  • Location: Portland City Hall
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Purpose

This is the monthly meeting for the CRC.

Let's show up to learn and work the system to better police accountability.

We need to let the mayor's office know that we are serious about this issue and will use all avenues to address the rampant problem of police brutality in this city.

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Action Committee

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  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: St Francis 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

Action Committee invites everyone to attend and participate in meetings.

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Contact at: actioncommitteepdx@googlegroups.com


Sacred Economics: An evening with Charles Eisenstein

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  • Date: Wed Mar 7
  • Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Location: First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
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Purpose

Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

In this talk, Charles Eisenstein will explain how the transition to a healing money system is already underway, borne of the converging crises of our time. This will be a mind-opening glimpse of solutions and new ideas for the future of money and economics -- and how we can contribute to it. Please join us for a fascinating exploration of the personal, economic, political, and mythic dimensions of the transition with a truly inspiring economic visionary.


  • What is a Gift Economy and how do we create it?
  • What are the root problems in our current economic and money systems?
  • What does a money system look like that no longer destroys but instead heals nature, culture, and the human spirit?

This video is a great introduction to Charles Eisenstein's ideas about Sacred Economics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtc-k6dhgs


HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY INVITING PEOPLE TO THIS EVENT!

http://www.facebook.com/events/239764656103177/

Here's a flier that you can print out and help hang up around town

http://www.eastforest.org/Sacred-Economics-Flier2.pdf

Complete event details at, http://unifyingcascadia.org/


AND ...

Want to dive deeper into these themes?

Join Charles on March 11th in Eugene for a FULL DAY "The Revolution is Love: Transition Activist Intensive" from 9am - 4pm.

The all day workshop will explore these themes:

  • The psychodynamics of transition
  • The shift of consciousness and mythology underlying the transition today
  • How to align ourselves with that shift on a personal, psychological, and spiritual level
  • The rebirth of community
  • Activism in an age of social and ecological healing
  • A Leader as “one who holds the story of what is to be”

Reserve your space with a refundable deposit - please visit http://unifyingcascadia.eventbrite.com/ for tickets. Space is limited.

And after our March 7 Portland event more 2 hour evening talks in Oregon,

  • Corvallis - March 8
  • Ashland - March 9
  • Eugene - March 10
  • Eugene ALL DAY intensive - March 11

Visit for http://unifyingcascadia.org/ for full tour details.


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Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following. He speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Writing in Ode magazine's "25 Intelligent Optimists" issue, David Korten (author of When Corporations Rule the World) called Eisenstein "one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time." Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and currently serves on the faculty of Goddard College.

"I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society—and the potential solutions." —David Korten, author of The Great Turning

His personal website: http://charleseisenstein.net/

Sacred Economics online: http://www.realitysandwich.com/homepage_sacred_economics

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Sponsored by Evolver, New Connexion (www.newconnexion.net) Occupy Portland, and First Unitarian Church of Portland, KBOO, Transition PDX


Charles' visit has inspired activists in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene and Ashland to come together to explore how to promote a regional vision of greater vitality, resilience and interdependence in all our communities. We're calling this effort "Unifying Cascadia". If you are interested in exploring this with us, let us know at http://unifyingcascadia.org/

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Cost: You decide - sliding scale of $5-20 or any other amount (including zero) that feels right and fair to you.


Thursday

Museum of Contemporary Craft - Free!

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  • Date: First Thursday of every month
  • Time: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Craft‎ 724 Northwest Davis St Portland, OR 97209
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Purpose

Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft.

The Exhibition Galleries, 4500 square feet on two floors, at any time feature multiple exhibitions that look to the present, future and past of craft through the focused viewpoint of today.

Along with featuring some of the leading contemporary national and international artists, exhibitions frequently draw from the rich archives of the MoCC collection, a public legacy of over 1000 objects that documents the active role of both the Museum and the Pacific Northwest in the evolution of craft over the last seven decades.

The Gallery represents craft artists from across the nation working in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media.

Gallery artists routinely visit the Museum for public gallery talks and hands on demonstrations.



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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012: A CALL FOR ACTION

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  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm until 4:30pm
  • Location: Downtown Portland, OR (specific details on location soon to be announced)
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Purpose

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

A call to rise up in solidarity with Women Occupy.

Day of Action Details:

Does the 1% have any idea what reality is like for everyday Americans whose homes are being foreclosed on, whose lives are uprooted by economic injustice? Let’s ask CEOs and big bankers to “walk in our shoes” and visualize the hardship so many of us are facing in the US right now. By lining up pairs of shoes tagged with identities of people, like “Becky, 46, single mother of three, teacher, FORECLOSED HOME” you can invite passersby to put themselves in the shoes of someone facing economic crisis.

  1. Gather/buy shoes — men’s, women’s and children’s shoes — from local thrift stores or do a used shoe drive from your neighbors, friends and family. Decide on a drop-off location, like your front doorstep, an office, a community center, or a café, and send out an email to your community inviting them to donate shoes. You can gather a few pairs of shoes to represent a single family whose home has been foreclosed on, or lots of shoes to indicate a large number of foreclosures in your community. Be sure to have pairs of shoes and tie or rubber band them together.
  2. Put names on the shoes --- Get shoe tags from your local office supply store. Shipping tags, 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ work well. If you have names of people who have had their homes foreclosed on by Bank of America, write them on the tags, preferably with their permission. Or you can write “Child/foreclosed,” “Single mother/foreclosed,” “Father of 3/foreclosed,” “Grandmother/daycare worker/foreclosed” etc.
  3. Make a sign or banner – suggested slogans:

Walk in our shoes B of A!

Women Occupy Bank of America

Justice for the 99%

Break Up Bank of America!

Bust Up Bank of America!

Women say: Stop Foreclosures!

Women say: No Evictions!

Create display in front of Bank of America -- Line up shoes with tags in a clearly visible area in front of Bank of America. Peacefully gather together in solidarity with Women all around the globe with our signs, banners, and good spirits.


Chants for the day of action--

WOMEN SAY

TO B OF A:

STOP FORECLOSURES

WOMEN SAY

TO B OF A:

END EVICTIONS

WOMEN SAY

TO B OF A:

STOP FUNDING COAL

HEY, HEY, B OF A

HOW MANY HOMES DID YOU FORECLOSE ON TODAY?


Take me out of the big banks song--

(To the tune of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”)

Take me out of the big banks

Take me out of their game

The credit union will get my dough

I’ll cut up my credit cards, pay as I go

And it’s root, root, root for the small banks

Give them our business and thanks

And its 1,2,3 million more and we’ll close big banks

Let’s go occupy Wall Street

In every city and town

We’ll occupy houses the banks foreclosed

Make sure that no one’s left out in the cold

And it’s root, root, root for the new world

We’re building right here today

And its 1,2,3 billion more ! It’s a new ball game.


This International Women’s Day, Women Occupy have called for people across the globe to rise up against the big banks that have caused the current economic crisis.

Since its inception in the early twentieth century, International Women’s Day has been rooted in the struggle for economic justice, growing out of local demonstrations by women workers demanding shorter hours, better pay, voting rights, and an end to discrimination.

In the United States, Women Occupy will join in the collective effort of the Occupy movement to hold Bank of America accountable for predatory and irresponsible economic policies that are destroying our families and communities.


Why Target Bank of America?
Foreclosure Leader

As of June 2010, Bank of America had $88 billion worth of foreclosed homes in its portfolio — more than any other mortgage servicer in the country. In order to please investors they even started kicking people out of homes faster than other banks, instead of working with them to refinance or restructure their mortgages. Despite having higher average credit scores than men, women are more likely to receive subprime mortgages that leave them vulnerable to home foreclosure.

Poisoning Communities

Over the past 2 years, Bank of America has invested over $4.3 billion (more than any other bank) in the coal industry, one of the biggest threats to public health and climate stability.

Subprime Lending

Bank of America had a hand in the worst of the subprime lending excesses, providing financing to four of the five largest subprime lenders during the years prior to the crash. Together, these firms issued over $320 billion in subprime loans from 2005 through 2007, a disproportionate number of which went to women who would have qualified for traditional loans with far lower costs.

Predatory Lending

Bank of America subsidiary Countrywide Financial was investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Justice Department, and multiple state attorneys general in 2008 for predatory lending and securities fraud. BoA was eventually forced to pay $355 million to settle charges that Countrywide assessed higher fees and interest rates to African American and Hispanic borrowers.

Mass Layoffs

Bank of America announced up to 69,000 job cuts between 2004 and 2008. In early September 2011, Bank of America announced plans to eliminate another 30,000 jobs, more than 10 percent of its current workforce.

Executive Bonuses

Over the last ten years, the top 5 execs at BoA have been awarded $518.8 million in bonuses and compensation. CEO Brian Moynihan received a $9.05 million bonus in 2010. For his role driving the country’s economic recession, former CEO Ken Lewis awarded himself a $63 million retirement plan when he stepped down in September 2009, in addition to the $63 million he scored during the three years before his departure.

Pillaging Customers

In 2012, despite massive public outrage, Bank of America began charging a $5 debit usage fee for customers with less than a $5,000 balance and no mortgage with the bank. B of A was the first large bank to confirm it would charge this fee, which is the highest in current discourse among the banks. Bank of America, who already had some of the highest fees among banks, was recently charged with colluding with the two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, to keep ATM fees high. In a letter protesting the fee, which disproportionately impacts poorer clients, Consumers Union wrote: “Consumers should not be required to pay a costly fee that appears to be arbitrary and designed to generate income to make up for Bank of America’s bad business decisions rather than covering the costs of providing debit card services.” (This was stopped by the leadership of one young woman in action.)

Violating the First Amendment

A local Bank of America branch refused to allow two Occupy Santa Cruz protesters to close their accounts, threatening to call the police if the women didn’t leave. Bank of America currently charges a fee for closing an account, which prompted Rep. Brad Miller (D-North Carolina), who resides in Bank of America’s headquarters state, to introduce a bill to protect customers from such fees.

Taking Advantage of the Military

B of A is the official bank of the US military and has branches by or on many bases, which allows them to entice military personnel to take out loans at usurious rates. Personal loans made to soldiers for a few thousand dollars can actually keep them indebted for the rest of their lives. Last May, Bank of America paid $22 million to settle charges of improperly foreclosing on active-duty troops.

Too Big To Exist

Bank of America is officially rated the biggest, scariest bank. It holds assets equal to roughly one-seventh of the country’s gross domestic product, making it too large and complex to manage or regulate properly. When the bank’s poor financial condition prompted a fall in stock causing huge fear among investors, Warren Buffett scooped up a $5 billion preferred stock deal, effectively betting that the government won’t let this big bank go bust.

Fraud Lawsuit Settlements

Bank of America leads the big bank fraud lawsuit settlement tally. So far, it has racked up the largest settlement, $8.5 billion in June, to settle claims related to $100 billion worth of Countrywide-spun mortgage securities backed by faulty loans. B of A is also being sued by state and federal regulators for questionable foreclosure practices and a union benefits plan for hiding foreclosure problems that impacted its share price.

Bail Outs

To date, B of A has received over $1 trillion in federal assistance. In terms of overall federal subsidies received in the bailout (including TARP), Bank of America was second only to Citigroup ($230 billion compared to $415 billion).

Tax Evasion

Despite being propped up by the government, B of A paid no federal taxes for 2010 or 2009 by making use of its posted pre-tax loss of $5.4 billion. Meanwhile, it actually cited a tax benefit of $1 billion.

We demand Bank of America:

  • Break up into smaller, safer pieces that won’t take America down with them if they fail.
  • Invest in the planet and stop funding coal projects that are polluting our communities and ruining the climate.
  • Pay the statutorily required 35% corporate income tax instead of draining the government of revenue through off-shore tax shelters, loopholes, and scams.
  • Stabilize the housing market and revitalize the economy: reduce principal for all underwater homeowners to current market value. This would end the foreclosure crisis, reset the housing market, pump billions of dollars back into the economy, and create 1 million jobs a year.
  • Invest in small businesses, the main source of jobs in the U.S.
THIS IS A NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION.

In solidarity with Women Occupy http://www.womenoccupy.org/

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See also: Conversations on the International Women's Day 2012 3 8 12

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Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

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See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Outreach Weekly Organizer Training

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 1-2:30pm
  • Location: The Lucky Lab 915 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR
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Purpose

We will run a weekly training after the Outreach meeting.

We will train on many different aspects of grassroots organizing including: canvassing, phone banking, campaign power mapping, running effective meetings, public speaking, Civil Disobedience, etc.

Suggest a topic we can agree on and we WILL find an educator to train us.

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occupyportlandstreetteam@gmail.com

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Women's Caucus weekly meeting

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Purpose

Women's Caucus weekly meeting.

Women’s Caucus invites all women to meetings.

Contact: opwomen@googlegroups.com

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Conversations on the International Women's Day 2012

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  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Time: 3:00pm until 4:30pm
  • Location: TaborSpace - Copeland Commons 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Let's get together on this International Women's Day, share ideas and strategize.

P.S. The Jaguars were founded a year ago as a comprehensive mutual aid collective to empower and promote self-determination of all women, especially those who are in the conventionally marginalized population groups. For more about us check out http://thejaguars.metroum.co.cc/

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See also: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012: A CALL FOR ACTION 3 8 12

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Seeding the Gift Economy & Unifying Cascadia

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  • Date: Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 6:00pm until 8:30pm
  • Location: Kearney Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
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Purpose

Charles Eisenstein, author of the books 'Sacred Economics', and 'Ascent of Humanity' delivers a talk on the Campus of OSU, 7pm Thursday March 8th. Eisenstein's book 'Sacred Economics' asks the question, "How can we transform money and the economy to make it as sacred as the rest of the world?"

many of you may recognize Charles from the Video "The Revolution is Love" that has gone viral among the 99%. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtc-k6dhgs)

David Korten, author of The Great Turning, "I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society - and the potential solutions."

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If you received this invite and you are not in the Corvallis area or unable to make the specific time*** Charles Eisenstein will be in Oregon from March 7-11, Portland 7th, Ashland 9th, Eugene 10th and all day 11th at the WOW Hall, Eugene.

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3D Center of Art and Photography

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  • Date: First Thursdays
  • Time: 6 - 9 pm
  • Location: 3D Center of Art and Photography 1928 NW Lovejoy St Portland, Oregon 97209
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Purpose

First Thursdays FREE for everyone!

The world's only art gallery, museum and theater dedicated to the art and science of 3D!

About

The 3D Center of Art and Photography, a non-profit museum/gallery, features the best in antique and contemporary 3D imagery. The Center houses everything from antique stereocards to View-Master, contemporary 3D photography, lenticulars, anaglyphs, and computer generated 3D art.

Every visitor to the 3D Center learns the history of 3D imaging and the three main methods of viewing in 3D.

All visitors receive a new pair of 3D glasses (red/blue) and information on how to make your very own 3D photographs with your digital camera, your computer, the internet and your 3D glasses!

  • Includes entry to the 3D Center Movie Theater where you will experience 3D Movie shorts by artists from around the world!
  • Tours usually take 45 minutes to one hour.

Find us on Facebook

VIDEO TOUR OF THE 3D CENTER

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Youth 14 years and younger and "Friends of the Center" are always FREE!

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Spending Committee

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00pm – 6:50pm
  • Location: St. Francis, SE 12th & Oak Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

Come and be a part of the Spending Committee Meetings for Occupy Portland.

Learn how money is reimbursed or approved to different entities within Occupy, or submit a proposal to be deliberated.

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We needs more members representing committees.

Carrie Medina, Spending Committee P.O.C.


Food Not Bombs - NE Feed

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  • Date: Every Thurs
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Alberta Park - 1905 NE Killingsworth St, under the over-covering
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
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Spokes Council

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Location: St. Francis 1131 Southeast Oak Street
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Purpose

Spokes Council

All are welcome!

Please spread the word through committee/caucus list servs and also ATTEND!

It is especially important to become involved with the Spokes Council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on!

This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.



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http://occupyportland.org/


Friday

Our School: Education Brain Trust

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  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Location: 815 SW 2nd Ave. Ste. 510
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Purpose

Our School hosts the Education Brain Trust once a week to discuss and brainstorm ideas on the role that Occupy Portland can play in furthering the impending educational renaissance and our current self actualization as a community.


Portland Children's Museum Free

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  • Date: First Fridays of every month
  • Time: 4-8 p.m.
  • Location: 4015 SW Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221 (Across from Oregon Zoo)
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Purpose

Target Free First Friday Night - Come enjoy the Museum for free between 4-8pm!

The mission of Portland Children’s Museum is to inspire imagination, creativity and the wonder of learning in children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE

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Museum members & children under age 1 are always FREE!

We encourage you to take public transportation but in case you drive, there is a $2 parking fee.

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OP Labor Outreach Committee Meeting

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Purpose

Need volunteers to facilitate & take notes.

Proposed Agenda
1. Review our committee work, the process for taking on work and moving it forward, and identify changes we should make now to prepare for a busy spring.
Current Work
- Community Assembly to Create a People's Budget - May 5th, First Unitarian Church
- East County Education Support
Future/Possible Work
- Unemployed organizing
- Labor Education
- Occupy/Labor Panel or conference
- Workers struggles: PSU Student workers, New Seasons workers



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See Also:

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Food Not Bombs - SE Feed

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  • Date: Every Mon Tues Fri
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm (sometimes we get to the park @ 5:30, sometimes we stay later than 8pm)
  • Location: Colonel Summers Park - SE 17th & SE Taylor under the brick pavilion
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
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Bmedia Arts & Cultural Friday Night Events

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  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Occupy Office - 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

Arts and Culture Night!

Arts and Culture committee along with the Media Coalition organize Friday’s evening events including movies, open mics, poetry slams, local acts, and visiting famous/not-so-famous musicians.


Saturday

HPC Health & Wellness Fair

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  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
  • Time: 9:00am until 4:00pm
  • Location: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124-6736
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Purpose

2nd Annual HPC Health & Wellness Fair 2012

FREE - EVERYONE IS INVITED
FREE ...Health Screens, Resources, Activities, Demonstrations (details below)
FREE ...Zumba demo with LaTosha "Pardio" Wilson of Pardio Fitness
FREE ...Hula demo with Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo‘oko‘a School of Hula
FREE ...School of Respect - Martial Arts demo
FREE ...Yoga for EVERY body - An interactive Yoga demo with Santosha
FREE ....Health Screens in the LIONS Mobile Health Unit ...All day!

Hearing, Visual Acuity, Glaucoma, Blood Pressure and Diabetes health screens will be provided by the Lion's at the 2nd Annual HPC Health & Wellness Fair.

All ages welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

Diabetes testing will begin at 9am - a 3 hour fast IS necessary for this screen.

FREE ... Cholesterol testing by Tuality Community Health Education programs.
DONORS WANTED....

LOCKS OF LOVE hair donation followed by a FREE haircut.

THANK YOU to the Hillsboro Lions for providing the funding for the Lions Mobile Health Unit to be a part of the 2nd Annual HPC Health & Wellness Fair 2012

MORE FREE STUFF

Beaverton Barber & Coin - Free silver & Gold Appraisal of coin & jewelry

Rose Springs Center for the Healing Arts ..Bio-mat sessions


Space is filling up .... Reserve space today.

There will be a sliding scale tax-deductible donation ($5-20) for a table/space this year. All money raised will go directly to the HPC Health Ministry.

Reservations will include 6-ft table, cloth and chairs.

With prior permission...Non-profits and "no budget" groups may donate an item to the door prize basket in lieu of cash donation for table space.

Can't be with us in person this year?

Please send HEALTH RELATED resources and information to Martha Duncan-Perez, Hearth Fair Coordinator, c/o 172 NE 32nd Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124

Questions?

Contact Martha Duncan-Perez, Fair Coordinator

Cell 971-219-2872 Email dnc2010@comcast.net

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Dogcupy Portland

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  • Date: Saturdays thru Mar 31
  • Time: 11:00am until 2:00pm
  • Location: Bank of America Hawthorne Branch 3757 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR
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Purpose

MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS NOT THE BIG BANKS!
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This is a creative and PEACEFUL protest to draw positive media attention to our cause.

Who could talk badly about a bunch of God's most loyal creatures?

We will be meeting at the corner of 37th and Hawthorne, and protesting in front of all 3 banks in the immediate area...

Although you are welcome to protest wherever is convenient and oppressive.

This is a creative way to involve all of our friends who still want to participate in the Occupy movement but don't necessarily want to go downtown. We are showing that the Occupation is more than just downtown.

We also hope that this kind of event will inspire creativity within the ranks of the Occupiers.

So please join us. I'll bring the dog treats and you guys bring the creative dog signs...



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This event is held in solidarity with the Occupy Portland movement.

PLEASE BRING YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DOG, BORROW A DOG.

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Youth Empowerment, Leadership and Activism Workshop

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  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
  • Time: 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Mount Scott Community Center 5530 SE 72nd Ave
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Purpose

Free youth empowerment, leadership and activism workshop through Portland Parks and Rec

For links and registration, see our website: http://yeacamp.org/?page_id=584

YEA Academy is a free monthly Saturday workshop program for 12-17 year olds who want to make a difference in their community or the world.

At YEA, participants will learn ways to bring about a change on social justice issues they care about, such as:

  • homophobia
  • climate change
  • racism
  • animal rights
  • bullying

Like our flagship program, YEA Camp, YEA Academy’s curriculum is based on four areas we feel are critical for activists to develop: knowledge, skills, confidence and community to take action on the issues that matter to them.

From 11am-4pm one Saturday a month, youth have an opportunity to learn key skills like:

  • running an effective school club
  • fundraising
  • running a campaign
  • and arts activism

All while finding out about inspiring ways others are having an impact in their community, building self confidence, creating a plan to impact a societal problem, and making friends with other young change-makers.

YEA Academy is being run in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. Spaces are limited, so please register early.

Please note: you must enter the course codes below to find the “Youth Empowerment” course at the Portland Parks and Rec registration website. https://www.portlandparks.org/register/Start/Start.asp

March 10th, 2012 course # 365994

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Laura Carver at laura@yeacamp.org or 503-347-0223

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Solidarity through Companionship: a free training workshop

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  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
  • Time: noon-2 p.m.
  • Location: OPDX HQ Che Room, 1131 SE Oak St
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Purpose

Come learn how to engage people into conversation in a non-threatening and welcoming way.

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Based on the "congregational companionship ministry of presence" developed by the Rev. Craig Rennebohm, this training was originally designed for local churches and in mental health chaplaincy setting, but since then has been successfully used with little or no modification even in non-religious settings such as social service agencies and even by a few police departments in helping connect people with services and resources — and even in preventing escalation of aggressive/disturbing behaviors.

In particular, this training benefits those who are introverted or unaccustomed to interacting with people who are from very different background from who they are. The training focuses on building first an authentic human-to-human connection, instead of approaching a person through "frames" and roles one plays. Through a non-confrontational approach, the companionship also facilitates a person to address unwelcome behaviors by others without becoming confrontational and aggressive, and thereby proactively preventing any escalation that may lead to violence.

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Peace and Safety Meeting

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  • Date: Saturdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR (on 5th between Couch and Davis)
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Purpose

Peace and Safety Meeting


How to Use the Mainstream Media to Tell Radical Stories: A Workshop

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  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
  • Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak Portland, OR
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Purpose

This workshop will go over how to communicate effectively with the mainstream media. Though beholden to the corporations that control them, they can still be vehicles for kick ass radical messages!

We will discuss press announcements, press releases, making pitch calls, framing, strategic messaging and how to otherwise use story strategically in the context of your campaigns and with the mainstream media. Seasoned activists will discuss their recent work organizing mass actions in which the mainstream media carried some of the radical messages of the Occupy Movement.

This is a joint workshop offered by Rising Tide, the Portland Central American Solidarity Committee and the Occupy Portland PR committee!

Other details
Cost: Free! Donations happily appreciated.

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SE Occupy PDX Neighborhood Assembly 3/10/2012

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Purpose

We plan to meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays until further notice, with work groups scheduled in between as needed. The time is now to get our neighborhoods and the communities we live in involved as much as we can to promote discussion and change for the greater 99%. This is a chance to meet up with people from your area to decide together what we can do in our neighborhoods. Turn your concerns into actions and discuss future plans. We do NOT by any means condone violence, hate-speech, or abuse by our members, be it verbal or physical.


PDX Moms for Marijuana Meet & Greet Potluck

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  • Date: 2nd Saturday of every month
  • Time: 4:30pm until 7:30pm
  • Location: Alternative Medical Choices 4867 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
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Purpose

Want to get involved with PDX Moms for Marijuana?

Join us for a family friendly evening of food & new friends on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Kids welcome.



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It's a potluck, so feel free to bring some food, but it's not required.

No Medibles please!


Feather Circle

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  • Date: Saturdays (temporary change Friday only on July 6, 2012)
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Location: Portland City Hall
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Purpose

Feather Circle (Facilitated by Rumorz)


FREE CHALUPA COUPON COLLECTION @ Blazer games

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  • Date: Blazer games at Rose Garden
  • Time: 9:30pm until 10:30pm
  • Location: Rose Garden One Center Court, Portland, OR 97227
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Purpose

In an effort to put food in hungry bellies, we will be gathering at all exits of the Rose Garden after the Blazer/Laker game and asking people to donate their FREE CHALUPA coupons, which we will then donate to homeless outreach programs.

20,000 people per night go to Blazer games if we only collect 10% of the possible stubs we still get 2,000 free chalupas there are 2,000 people sleeping on the streets of Portland every night.

Events like this won't cure hunger, but it will be putting a finger in a leaky dam and raise awareness about the problem in general.

WE WILL BE DOING THIS AT EVERY BLAZER HOME GAME

Hopefully with our new uptempo offense we will hit chalupas every night!

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Sunday

Chakra Dance

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  • Date: Every Sunday
  • Time: 10:30am until 12:30pm
  • Location: Tiffany Center 1410 SW Morrison St Ste 600, Portland, OR 97205-1930
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Purpose

Each Sunday a special guest will guide us through a "Chakra Dance."

Among the best tools to evolve the spirit are the energy centers known as chakras. Chakra, an ancient sanskrit term meaning “wheel of light,” describes a complex human energy system of awareness.

The seven chakra centers are associated with specific areas of the physical body. Each chakra is equally important to our energy flow and vitality, and each affects all the others.

Developing one chakra while neglecting others only creates an imbalance, weakening overall strength. The goal is to have all seven chakras open, balanced and integrated.

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Every Sunday morning at the Tiffany Center

  • 10:30 warmup, circle at 11, ends at 12:30
  • Cost: $10, Kids welcome and free!

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FEEDING THE HOMELESS

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  • Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • Time: 11:00AM-1:00 PM
  • Location: 305 SE MADISON AVE (beneath the Hawthorne Bridge, SE side)
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Purpose

We here at A&G Center for Arts are helping our hand in feeding the Homeless with Terressa Raiford In front of our Warehouse. Our Non Profit agency will buy, prepare, and serve the meals along with Miss Raiford.

Miss Raiford we believe has been a Pillar for the community for some time now. Times are hard and we along with Miss Raifords team we feel this is something we can do for the community. And here is a chance to meet Miss Raiford and hear her thoughts on what we can do as a community to help each other.

For more info: (503) 227-2322

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Remembering Fukushima

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  • Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm until 2:30pm
  • Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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Purpose

On the one year anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, we hope you come down with friends, family and all loved ones in remembering this disaster and it's impact on not only the lives lost, but the toll this disaster will have on the future of humanity, and more to the point, our planet Earth.

All are invited as this is a peaceful gathering in remembrance and a chance to discuss changes that can be made to avert such disasters and what we can do to help with educating the public at large about nuclear energy, it's waste, and it's very real impact on our planet.

You are encouraged to bring a flower (sunflowers encouraged), candle, sign, flag, or just yourself. Let's gather together in peaceful solidarity for those affected by this horrendous disaster, after all, it will affect all of us.

“This is the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Routine reporting of elevated radiation levels was suspended in the early days of the crisis,” says Dr. Tim Takaro, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. “Although information about Fukushima is largely absent from our news media, suggesting that the danger is over, we know that efforts to contain the four troubled reactors – at least three of which sustained explosions - continues. Without reliable data regarding the amount of radiation released into seawater and the atmosphere, and the resulting concentrations in our food chain, we are ill-equipped to predict the longterm consequences.”

We cannot just wash it away.

Look forward to seeing you there, thanks!

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Sunday OccuPeace Meeting

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  • Date: Sundays
  • Time: 12:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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Purpose

Join the Occupy Portland movement as we gather every Sunday at noon.

We will discuss and plan upcoming events and actions, hold trainings, support OWS nationwide, support each other and our community.

This will be an ongoing nonviolent effort to maintain focus and attention to the issues of inequality that 99% of America face as the result of corporate greed and corruption.

Families and all walks of life welcome. Let us come together in unity and use our voices in unison to bring about the changes needed in our economic system.

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Communications Cluster Party!

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  • Date: Sundays
  • Time: 1pm – 4pm
  • Location: Viking Court (Smith Building, PSU)
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Purpose

Any committee that wants to join in improving cross committee communication and start solving our challenges face to face is invited to our weekly party/meeting.

Anyone that wants to is invited to bring a snack or treat to share. Coffee will be available.


Women's Caucus weekly meeting

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Purpose

Women's Caucus weekly meeting.

Women’s Caucus invites all women to meetings.

Contact: opwomen@googlegroups.com

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Solutions Committee Meeting (for working groups only)

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  • Date: Sundays
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: The Occupy Portland Office at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1131 SE Oak, Portland
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Purpose

Meeting for working groups only. map

Other details
Meet Tuesdays at 6:00 with the whole committee.


Weekly Arrestee Mutual Support Meeting

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  • Date: Sundays
  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: wherever GA is
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Purpose

Arrestees gather every week before GA to meet with each other, share experiences, ask questions, update on recent events, and make plans. ELK generally has a representative there. This is a great way to build mutual aid and feel more part of a movement while going through the system!

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General Assembly

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  • Date: Sundays
  • Time: no more GAs on Sundays
  • Location: 'Starting July 1, GA will be held on Mondays at the Terry Schrunk Plaza!'
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Purpose

GA is now on Mondays effective July 2012.

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Monday

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


T.U.P.A.C. meeting

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  • Date: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 3pm – 4pm
  • Location: Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Meet to discuss upcoming events and actions.

The United Performing Arts Collective, T.U.P.A.C.

TUPAC is an expanding group of persona who use visual literary, performance art, and music to spread messages, hopes, dreams and goals of Occupy Portland to the greater 99%.

Join us in Dance, Expression, Inspiration, and Solidarity.

Contact
occupytupac@gmail.com
Request to join the listserv
occupytupac@googlegroups.com
Follow us on Twitter



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Food Not Bombs - SE Feed

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  • Date: Every Mon Tues Fri
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm (sometimes we get to the park @ 5:30, sometimes we stay later than 8pm)
  • Location: Colonel Summers Park - SE 17th & SE Taylor under the brick pavilion
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
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Agenda Setting and Discussion

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  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: St Francis (OPDX HQ, Che Room) - 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

Agenda Setting, Proposal Announcement and Discussion

Other details
Proposals and agendas will then be posted online for the Thur and Sun meetings.


Dharma Circle

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  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Friends Meeting House, Downstairs 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR, 97214
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Purpose

Dharma Circles invite us to rest in the ease of the present moment.

Frosty leaves as non-dual teachings from the world’s wisdom traditions open into the spacious field of the heart. Reflection, silent sitting, and silent movement soften our boundaries and open awareness of our essential nature, nearer to us than our own breath.

All contemplative practices and levels of experience (or no experience) are welcome.

The door is open at 6:45. At 7:00 pm we begin with dialogue and dharma reflection, followed by an hour of silent practice.

Feel free to bring cushions, mats, or whatever is comfortable for your sitting practice (some cushions and chairs are provided).

Grounded in the heart, our actions grow from deep soil to yield fruits that enhance peace, justice, beauty, and balance in all that we do.

In a tumultuous world, maintaining a spacious heart requires attention, intention, and ever-deepening love.

Sangha or satsang is created anytime we are present with others for reflection or practice in the space of the heart, in service of truth. Sharing that intention, our dialogues invite us into reflection on our deepest Being, Mystery, Emptiness, the Beloved.

Every faith or no faith are equally welcome here.

We embrace human nature just as it is, holy and broken, perfect and imperfect at the same time, and steep together in the timeless present moment, where definitions slip away.

Gathering in satsang, sangha, or a community of practice provides a rich common ground as we travel in the terrain of the Heart.

Other details
$5-$10 suggested donation (All are welcome)

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FREE CHALUPA COUPON COLLECTION @ Blazer games

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  • Date: Blazer games at Rose Garden
  • Time: 9:30pm until 10:30pm
  • Location: Rose Garden One Center Court, Portland, OR 97227
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Purpose

In an effort to put food in hungry bellies, we will be gathering at all exits of the Rose Garden after the Blazer/Laker game and asking people to donate their FREE CHALUPA coupons, which we will then donate to homeless outreach programs.

20,000 people per night go to Blazer games if we only collect 10% of the possible stubs we still get 2,000 free chalupas there are 2,000 people sleeping on the streets of Portland every night.

Events like this won't cure hunger, but it will be putting a finger in a leaky dam and raise awareness about the problem in general.

WE WILL BE DOING THIS AT EVERY BLAZER HOME GAME

Hopefully with our new uptempo offense we will hit chalupas every night!

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Tuesday

TESTN Group Meeting

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  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Location: Peace House on NE 18th and Tillamook
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Purpose

T.E.S.T.N Group (Training, Education, Strategy and Tactics for Nonviolence)

Hold a weekly meeting to discuss strategy and tactics of the movement while using our skills and experience to bring nonviolence into every aspect of our lives internally and externally through training and education.


Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Free public talk: Rainforest: Use It or Lose It

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 13 2012
  • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Location: Portland State University, Parson’s Gallery, Urban Center Building, room 212 (506 SW Mill St.)
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Purpose

A report from the front line of conservation and sustainability from Binka Le Breton, President and Executive Director of Iracambi Research Center in Brazil.

FREE and open to the public

In the context of last minute efforts to resuscitate and extend the Kyoto Protocol at the COP 17 in Durban, and in preparation for next year’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), what efforts are being made in Brazil and internationally to ensure the future of the last great rainforests?

How reasonable is it to expect Brazil and other rainforest countries to go against the tide of history and preserve their forests in the context of rapid development—more particularly in the cases of Brazil and Indonesia, two members of the BRIIC countries? What are some of the mechanisms by which policy makers at local, regional, and national levels can be encouraged to value and preserve natural resources in the face of conflicting demands for minerals, energy, and food crops?

Binka Le Breton is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who lives in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest where she co-directs the Iracambi Research Center, working with the local community to protect the rainforest and improve rural livelihoods. Iracambi focuses on research and education, GIS, public policy, sustainability, and water and forest monitoring—all in the context of climate change.

Oregon Zoo Second Tuesdays

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Purpose

The second Tuesday of every month visit the zoo for only $4 a person!

Children 2 and under are always admitted free of charge.

Second Tuesday tickets are available at the gate only.

You will be amazed to discover what you didn't know about your zoo!

History

Since the late 1800's, the Oregon Zoo has been promoting conservation.

Vision

The Oregon Zoo promotes a better future for wildlife.

Our Exhibits

A listing of exhibits and a map of the Oregon Zoo.

Train

All Aboard! Learn about the history of the Oregon Zoo trains.

Earth-friendly Operations

The Oregon Zoo encourages earth-friendly habits.

Gardens

Learn about our special gardens and the plants within them.

Other details
The zoo rarely closes because of weather-related conditions. We attempt to post closures on our homepage, but may be unable to reach the office.

For the latest information on weather-related closures, call the zoo at 503-226-1561

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Building Intentional Community

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  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: Peace House 2116 NE 18th Ave, PDX
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Purpose

Every Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm the Peace House (2116 NE 18th Ave, PDX) is hosting a work group to help interested Occupy participants to find ways to establish functioning intentional communities.

Drawing on their 25-year experience of living in community, members of the Peace House will share ideas, resources and "hand holding" with those who would like to get started.

This is an exercise in mutual sharing. No one is an expert in how to live together in community, but together all can learn what is needed.

Bring your vision of what kind of community you want to live in and share it with us.

Together, we will work to bring that vision into reality.


Solutions Full Committee Meeting

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  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: The Occupy Portland Office at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1131 SE Oak, Portland
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Purpose

Meet Tuesdays at 4:30 with the whole committee at the Occupy Portland Office

All are welcome.

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Other details
Sunday meetings are for working groups only.


Queer (In)Justice: Police Misconduct Attorney Andrea Ritchie Speaks

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • Time: 5:30pm until 6:30pm
  • Location: In Other Words 14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
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Purpose

On March 13, the National Lawyers’ Guild presents attorney Andrea Ritchie, speaking about the book she co-authored, Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. The event will be held at In Other Words Community Center at 14 NE Killingsworth Street, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Queer (In)justice is “a groundbreaking work that turns a 'queer eye' on the criminal legal system. In March 2003—three decades after Stonewall—police stormed the Power Plant, a private Detroit club frequented by African American LGBT people. Over 350 people were handcuffed. Some were hit in the head and back; others were slammed into walls while being verbally abused. Their supposed crime was later chalked up to a bizarre infraction 'loitering inside a building.' The event illuminated a long shadow of policing in America, where discrimination and prejudice are pervasive. Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of the queer experience—as criminal defendants, prisoners, and survivors of violent crimes.”

Andrea Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, litigation, and advocacy on profiling, policing, and violence by law enforcement agents against women and LGBT people of color over the past two decades. She currently coordinates Streetwise & Safe (SAS), a leadership development initiative aimed at sharing information, strategies for safety, and visions for change among LGBT youth of color. Her book, Violence Every Day: Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Against Women, Girls and Transgender People of Color, will be published in 2012 by South End Press.

http://www.queerinjustice.com/

http://portlandnlg.org/

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Library Lovers Unite!

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Location: The Old Church PDX 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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Purpose

Five beloved Portland authors (Jean M. Auel, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Phillip Margolin, and Kim Stafford) will speak about the value of libraries in our community, followed by information from the Libraries YES! Political Action Committee and other Library supporters. After the event, attendees will be encouraged to mingle, ask questions, and sign up to volunteer for the campaign.

Other details
http://www.multcolib.org/ref/oregon.html

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Occupy Portland Healthcare Committee

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  • Date: Tuesdays (except the third Tuesday of every month due to the JwJ meeting)
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: PSU Smith Center (subject to change, please use the link under more info to verify meeting location)
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Purpose

This is a group that will focus on direct actions for Single Payer or Universal Healthcare.

We believe Oregon has a very good chance to be the next state after Vermont to form a Universal Healthcare system.

We will also be working with other organizations in organizing state-wide actions.

Healthcare is a human right!! Healthcare for all!! Everyone in, nobody out!!

occupypdxhealthcare@googlegroups.com

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Food Not Bombs - SE Feed

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  • Date: Every Mon Tues Fri
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm (sometimes we get to the park @ 5:30, sometimes we stay later than 8pm)
  • Location: Colonel Summers Park - SE 17th & SE Taylor under the brick pavilion
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
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Movement Building Open Forum

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  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: St Francis (OPDX HQ, Che Room) - 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

All are welcome to participate in this open forum!


Bikes For Humanity Volunteer Repair Clinics - Tuesdays

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  • Date: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland
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Purpose

Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.

They have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.

Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. Weekly volunteer clinics starting on Tuesday & Saturday.

Other details
For full details see http://www.b4hpdx.org


Wednesday

Panel Meeting/Training

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  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: St. Francis in the Che Room on SE 12th and Pine
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Purpose

The first part of our time will be focused on discussion, tips and planning new panel events.

The second half of our time will be dedicated to practicing and role playing, telling our personal stories and taking tough questions.

See you there!


Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


T.U.P.A.C. meeting

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  • Date: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 3pm – 4pm
  • Location: Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Meet to discuss upcoming events and actions.

The United Performing Arts Collective, T.U.P.A.C.

TUPAC is an expanding group of persona who use visual literary, performance art, and music to spread messages, hopes, dreams and goals of Occupy Portland to the greater 99%.

Join us in Dance, Expression, Inspiration, and Solidarity.

Contact
occupytupac@gmail.com
Request to join the listserv
occupytupac@googlegroups.com
Follow us on Twitter



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FREE Sustainability Seminar on Ecosystem Services

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  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm until 6:30pm
  • Location: Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Hall and Broadway
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Purpose

FREE Sustainability Seminar on Ecosystem Services

Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions this winter as we explore economic solutions to sustain the vital services nature provides us.

Every Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.

FREE and open to the public

For a full description of each week’s seminar topic, visit http://pdx.edu/sustainability/solutions-seminars-ecosystem-services.

Other details
March 7th

Urbanizing delta regions: balancing water, health and economy

with Alan Yeakley (and panel), Professor of Environmental Science and Fellow of the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, PSU Department of Environmental Science and Management, and the Solutions Journal.


Solidarity with unlawful death of Ramarley Graham

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  • Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  • Time: 5:00pm until 9:30pm
  • Location: South Park Blocks, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Come stand in solidarity with African American Ramarley Grahma who was shot and killed By NYPD February 4th.

Police ran after the 19 year old and broke into his home unwarranted and killed him in his bedroom.

We are going to gather at Shemansky park and take to the streets returning to the park to do a peaceful silent sit-in.

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Action Committee

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  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: St Francis 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

Action Committee invites everyone to attend and participate in meetings.

Other details
Contact at: actioncommitteepdx@googlegroups.com


Thursday

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally Justice Center

Come down to the Justice Center and support those who've put their bodies on the line to protect our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble to address the grievances of the 99%.

Bring signs in support of the First Amendment. (Everyone's right to peaceably assemble)

We would really love to see you there!

Other details
See also: End the Camping Ban! 24/7 Daily Vigil


Outreach Weekly Organizer Training

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 1-2:30pm
  • Location: The Lucky Lab 915 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR
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Purpose

We will run a weekly training after the Outreach meeting.

We will train on many different aspects of grassroots organizing including: canvassing, phone banking, campaign power mapping, running effective meetings, public speaking, Civil Disobedience, etc.

Suggest a topic we can agree on and we WILL find an educator to train us.

Other details
occupyportlandstreetteam@gmail.com

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Women's Caucus weekly meeting

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Purpose

Women's Caucus weekly meeting.

Women’s Caucus invites all women to meetings.

Contact: opwomen@googlegroups.com

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Spending Committee

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00pm – 6:50pm
  • Location: St. Francis, SE 12th & Oak Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

Come and be a part of the Spending Committee Meetings for Occupy Portland.

Learn how money is reimbursed or approved to different entities within Occupy, or submit a proposal to be deliberated.

Other details
We needs more members representing committees.

Carrie Medina, Spending Committee P.O.C.


Food Not Bombs - NE Feed

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  • Date: Every Thurs
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Alberta Park - 1905 NE Killingsworth St, under the over-covering
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
More detailed and important information


Spokes Council

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  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Location: St. Francis 1131 Southeast Oak Street
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Purpose

Spokes Council

All are welcome!

Please spread the word through committee/caucus list servs and also ATTEND!

It is especially important to become involved with the Spokes Council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on!

This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.



Other details
http://occupyportland.org/


Friday

Our School: Education Brain Trust

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  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Location: 815 SW 2nd Ave. Ste. 510
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Purpose

Our School hosts the Education Brain Trust once a week to discuss and brainstorm ideas on the role that Occupy Portland can play in furthering the impending educational renaissance and our current self actualization as a community.


Portland Children's Museum Free

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  • Date: First Fridays of every month
  • Time: 4-8 p.m.
  • Location: 4015 SW Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221 (Across from Oregon Zoo)
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Purpose

Target Free First Friday Night - Come enjoy the Museum for free between 4-8pm!

The mission of Portland Children’s Museum is to inspire imagination, creativity and the wonder of learning in children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE

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Museum members & children under age 1 are always FREE!

We encourage you to take public transportation but in case you drive, there is a $2 parking fee.

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OP Labor Outreach Committee Meeting

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Purpose

Need volunteers to facilitate & take notes.

Proposed Agenda
1. Review our committee work, the process for taking on work and moving it forward, and identify changes we should make now to prepare for a busy spring.
Current Work
- Community Assembly to Create a People's Budget - May 5th, First Unitarian Church
- East County Education Support
Future/Possible Work
- Unemployed organizing
- Labor Education
- Occupy/Labor Panel or conference
- Workers struggles: PSU Student workers, New Seasons workers



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See Also:

Facebook Pages


How to Grow All Your Own Produce in 2.5 Years

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  • Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Location: King County Library Service Center 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA
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Purpose

In the Maritime Northwest, it is possible to grow all our own produce year-round with limited time to establish a system and limited effort.

As petroleum becomes more expensive, this sort of system can provide an example to support our evolution to a more sustainable society. Marisha Auerbach specializes in converting properties from grass to to a perennial forage system.

A perennial forage system functions much like a natural ecological system, and yields year round produce with minimal work. These systems are developed to meet the needs of the inhabitants on site.

Marisha provides most of her diet and income from her garden and has surplus produce and crafts to give away and trade for other supplies.

This presentation is an invitation for you to visit Marisha's gardens through slides and lecture. She will be discussing how you can work towards self-reliance in produce if you have property to work with as well as guerrilla tactics to grow more food and flowers in the greater community. This lecture offers an opportunity to create cultural change through gardening.

The slideshow will be an updated version, including Marisha's experience and reflections on moving to Portland this year in mid-June and her tiny yard. We hope you can join us...

Other details
;This presentation is sponsored by Sustainable Issaquah and the City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office

Marisha is also teaching an 8-hour permaculture class with hands-on in Issaquah on the day following this event.

For registration or more information, visit http://www.sustainableissaquah.ning.com

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Food Not Bombs - SE Feed

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  • Date: Every Mon Tues Fri
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm (sometimes we get to the park @ 5:30, sometimes we stay later than 8pm)
  • Location: Colonel Summers Park - SE 17th & SE Taylor under the brick pavilion
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Purpose

To feed whoever is hungry, delicious, nutritious, free vegan food! & to prevent perfectly good food from going to the dump. Living off of societies waste is awesome!

Do you ever get hungry?
Do you like food or like to cook?
Well why don't we know each other yet? I think we're already in love.

We are available to help with any Occupy related, or radical event!

We request those that partake to bring their own container and utensil, if at all possible.
More detailed and important information


A GLOBAL DAY Of Action Shut Down MONSANTO ! European movement

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  • Date: March 16 until March 17
  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Location: Any and Every Monsanto facility in the world
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Purpose

MONSANTO is one of the leading concerns in agricultural industry.
  • It's a leading producer of ROUND UP (glyphosate), which was proven to cause birth defects on some animals even in dilutions much lower than those used in agriculture.
  • Many of the seeds produced by the company are genetically modified to be RESISTANT TO CHEMICALS like Round Up. Eating products grown from them has been proven to have adverse effects on health.
  • The other controversy is TERMINATORS technology patented by one of the companies in Monsanto group. It allows to produce STERILE SEEDS which grow into plants that don't flower and grow seeds. It forces farmers to purchase new seeds each year, instead of growing their own and makes them totally DEPENDENT ON THE SUPPLIER. This caused many protests all over the World and it is a practice against natural rights!
  • Another controversy around Monsanto was introducing SYNTHETIC GROWTH HORMONE, known as "recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone" - hormone injected to cows to INCREASE MILK PRODUCTION. This hormone is present in milk and linked to many adverse effects like CANCER ACCELERATION.
  • The concern is responsible for pollution in different parts of the World, like dumping toxic waste in the UK (1965 - 1972), etc.
  • Moreover! Monsanto was also a producer of AGENT ORANGE - a herbicide and defoliant used by USA in Vietnam war. It was used to destroy crops and forests in many parts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (1962-71) and caused devastating effects on people's health like cancers, terrible birth defects, stillbirths and miscarriages, etc. These chemicals are still present in the soil.
  • Monsanto employs children in cotton-seeds manufacture in India. Work includes carrying of poisonous pesticides. Those children get less than half dollar daily for their work.


Europe resists genetically modified foods

EU legislation of 2003 demanded strict rules on labeling, traceability and risk assessments of GM foods by all the biotech companies. The 2004 regulation laid down procedures on traceability and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and all products produced using GMOs. The mandatory labeling legislation extends its requirement to all food and food ingredients produced from GMOs regardless of the detectable presence of DNA or protein within the final food product. (source - Wikipedia)

Let's help to shut the poisoner down and bring it to justice!


UNITE WITH WORLDWIDE PROTESTS against the crimes of this corporation with one objective

to educate Consumers, Farmers - and Monsanto... that we are not ignorant, and we will Not accept GMO Control of Food. Consumers need to know what they are eating, and the disaster Export Farming and Control of Seeds has caused in the 3rd World, disguised as philanthropy. Millions are dying. Indigenous lands are destroyed, poverty and hunger has increased. the fight in Europe is well underway, with resistance in Poland, Hungary, France and England support street movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A REAL STAND!!!!!!!

- Current Protest Sites on line so far -


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MONSANTO jest jednym z wiodących producentow w rolnictwie.

  • Jest to wiodący producent preparatu ROUND-UP (glifosat), który została powodować moze wady wrodzone u niektórych zwierząt nawet w rozcieńczeniach dużo niższych niż te stosowane w rolnictwie.
  • Wiele z tych nasion produkowanych przez spółkę jest genetycznie zmodyfikowana, w celu uzyskania odpornosci na substancje chemiczne jak Round-up. Spozywanie roslin, ktore wyrosly z nich moze wywierac negatywny wplyw na zdrowie.
  • Kolejna kontrowersja jest technologia opatentowana przez jedną ze spółek w grupie Monsanto. Pozwala ona produkować sterylne nasiona, z ktorych wyrastaja rosliny nie kwitnace i nie wydajace nasion. ZMUSZA to rolników do zakupu nowych nasion co rok, oraz czyni ich całkowicie zależnymi od dostawcy. Spowodowało to wiele protestów na całym świecie i jest to praktyka calkowicie niezgodna z prawami natury!
  • Inna kontrowersja wokół Monsanto było wprowadzenie SYNTETYCZNEGO hormonu wzrostu, wstrzykiwanego krowom celu zwiększenia produkcji mleka. Hormon ten jest obecny w mleku i jest z nim zwiazane wiele negatywnych skutków zdrowotnych, np. rakotworczosc.
  • Monsanto jest odpowiedzialne za zanieczyszczenia w różnych częściach świata, jak na przyklad skladowanie toksycznych odpadów w Wielkiej Brytanii (1965-1972), itp.
  • Ponadto: Monsanto był też producentem "AGENT ORANGE" -herbicydu wykorzystywanego przez USA w wojnie w Wietnamie. Niszczono nim uprawy oraz lasy w wielu miejscach Wietnamu, Laosu i Kambodży (1962-71) i mial on destrukcyjny wpływ na zdrowie ludzi (nowotwory, wady wrodzone, poronienia, itp. Chemikalia te są nadal obecne w glebie.
  • Monsanto zatrudnia dzieci w fabrykach produkujacych bawelne na terenie Indii. Praca obejmuje m.in. noszenie trujących pestycydów. Dzieci te zarabiaja mniej niż poł dolara dziennie.


Europa sprzeciwia sie genetycznie zmodyfikowanej żywności:

Prawo UE ( 2003 r.) zawiera ścisłe przepisy dotyczące etykietowania, identyfikowania i oceny ryzyka genetycznie modyfikowanej zywnosci przez wszystkie firmy. W 2004 r. ustanowiono procedury dotyczące możliwości śledzenia i etykietowania organizmów zmodyfikowanych genetycznie (GMO) i wszystkich produktow wytwarzanych z wykorzystaniem GMO. Obowiązkowe ustawodawstwo rozszerza je o wymog etykietowania żywności i składnikow żywności wyprodukowanej z GMO bez względu na obecność DNA lub wykrywalnego białka w końcowym produkcie spożywczym. (Źródło-Wikipedia)


Na całym świecie organizacje lacza sie w protescie przeciwko tym zbrodniom. Nasz cel: Edukacja konsumentów, rolnikow i przedstawicieli Monsanto... Nie bedziemy ignorantami! Konsumenci muszą wiedzieć co jedza, miec swiadomosc klęsk ekologicznych i Kontroli Eksportu nasion w krajach III świata. Miliony umierają. Nastepuje degradacja srodowiska.

Polska, Wegry, Francja, Wlk Brytania a takze niektore kraje afrykanskie, azjatyckie oraz kraje Ameryki Lacinskiej juz lacza sie w sprzeciwie.

- Inne strony, na ktorych mozna przylaczyc sie do protestu:

Bmedia Arts & Cultural Friday Night Events

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  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Occupy Office - 1131 Southeast Oak St
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Purpose

Arts and Culture Night!

Arts and Culture committee along with the Media Coalition organize Friday’s evening events including movies, open mics, poetry slams, local acts, and visiting famous/not-so-famous musicians.


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