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Disclaimer
PLEASE NOTE: Events listed may be endorsed by the Occupy, or sponsored by people who share the goals of the Occupy movement. Please refer to each event for specifics, and use the discussion pages to ask questions.

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Today

OWS Reverend Billy visits Occupy Portland

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  • Date: Thursday and Friday, 12/08-12/09

Purpose

Rev. Billy, NYC street performer and OWS participant, will be in Portland on Thursday and Friday, 12/08-12/09, as part of a 9-city Occupy tour bringing greetings from the other Occupy encampments. He will be “preaching” his basic anti-corporate, anti-consumerism message at the Open Forum on Thursday evening at 7pm in Shemanski Park, and again on Friday at 6:45pm before the Spokes Council Meeting.

While he is in Portland he will be conducting a workshop, “How to Occupy PDX Streets with Political Theater”, at Lucky Labs, 915 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, on Thursday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm.

He will also tentatively appear from 4pm-6pm on Friday at the teach-in at PCC Cascade campus, “Everything you want to know about revolution but were afraid to ask“.

There is no admission fee associated with any of his Portland appearances.

A 2007 documentary film by Morgan Spurlock, “What Would Jesus Buy?”, chronicled Rev. Billy’s cross-country tour with his “Earthalujah Choir” from NYC to Disneyland during the holiday season. He is traveling without the choir on this tour, but is bringing Rob VanAlkenmade, his friend and the cinematographer of “What Would Jesus Buy?”, who will be filming his appearances in Portland.

See a clip of a recent appearance at OWS here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsMUpkckTaE

“What Would Jesus Buy?” is available for streaming from Netflix.

Rev. Billy’s Schedule
Thursday, 12/08/2011
  • 10:30am – arrival at PDX
Rev. Billy will be staying at the 18th Avenue Peace House, 2116 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 503-281-3697
  • 1pm-3pm – Workshop: ”How to Occupy PDX Streets with Political Theater”
  • 5pm – Open Forum – Shemanski Park
Friday, 12/09/2011
  • 9am – 4pm – Open and available
  • 4pm – 6pm – (Tentative) Teach-In “Everything you want to know about revolution but were afraid to ask.”

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (Auditorium room ) 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

  • 6:45-7pm – Shemanski Park (Prior to the OP Spokes Council meeting at 7pm)
For further information, contact
Michael Colvin, 530-844-3838 (Area Code is correct)


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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Police Accountability Hearing 12 8 11

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  • Date: Thu, December 8
  • Time: 2pm – 3pm
  • Location: City Hall, 1221 Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
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Purpose

Portland people concerned with police accountability issues
If you haven't gone down yet to Council to speak, it is worth giving them a piece of your mind for 3 minutes so they know that it's not just the same few folks who attend review board hearings that care about these issues.

In fact, the review board issue so dominated the last hearing that there was barely any discussion of the Chief's requests to, for example, have more "flexibility" to use more serious levels of force than what the community is asking for.

copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org

Other details
http://www.portlandcopwatch.org


PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

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  • Date: Thursday, December 8
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Q-Center 4115 N Mississippi Avenue Portland, Oregon 97217
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Purpose

Organizers:

  • Awc Portland
  • City of Portland - Office of Equity and Human Rights
  • African Women’s Coalition & Black Women for Peace
  • PSU – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies


The untold story of the everyday women who brought a warring nation to its senses…armed only with the courage of their convictions.

A HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AND DIALOGUE EVENT


Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a Gene Reticker and Abigail Disney film, stars recent Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, and chronicles the remarkable story of thousands of Liberian women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — who came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace.

Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

After the film, we will engage in a community dialogue and use it as a space where we seek to understand, find commonalities, and share our experiences. Please join us!

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Friday

Citizens Against the National Defense Authorization Act

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  • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am until 4:00pm
  • Location: Portland Waterfront
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Purpose

PLEASE READ ALL, YOUR RIGHTS IN URGENT JEOPARDY

WE THE PEOPLE
Must protect our constitutional rights which are now in jeopardy by an act that would effectively declare the government's war on its people.
We must peaceably assemble and protest against the "Defense Authorization Bill" which will effectively turn our nation into a battlefield.
WE MUST ACT TO STOP THIS -- NOW!
AGENDA PLAN
  • Make your posters and signs to oppose the NDAA.
  • We will gather at the fountain and have an announcement and open forum speaking at the Waterfront on SW Salmon and SW Naito Parkway.
  • 11:00am we will be marching around downtown to protest.
Please join us for this very important event
The ACLU’s Washington legislative office explains

"In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will 'basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield' and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial 'American citizen or not.' Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because 'America is part of the battlefield.' "

On Monday, the Senate defeated the Udall amendment to this bill and passed 37-61. If passed as written, it would allow our government and military to arrest ANYONE ANYWHERE, and detain them indefinitely without charges or trial or any form of due process, defense or justice...purely on "suspicion of terrorism."

This bill would effectively strip our right of "peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances," our constitutional right.

HOW YOU CAN HELP (RIGHT NOW):

Call & email your Senators-- RIGHT NOW!

List of U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session on Udall

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00210

OREGON
Jeff Merkley (D - OR) Class II
313 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3753

Web Form: www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Ron Wyden (D - OR) Class III
223 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5244

Web Form: www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

ALL OTHER STATES

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
National Defense Authorization Bill S.1867

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540ih.pdf

Department of Defense Authorization Bill Article on Huffington

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/detainee-policy-senate-defense-authorization_n_1119296.html

Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/senate-votes-to-let-military-detain-americans-indefinitely_n_1119473.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#undefined

Previous ACLU Letter of Opposal on 1031 and 1032 of NDAA

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3413

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A Teach-In for Occupy: Everything you ever wanted to know about Revolution but were afraid to ask

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  • Date: Friday, December 9th
  • Time: 4-7:39pm
  • Location: Portland Community College Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (Auditorium room ) 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217
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Purpose

  • The Democratic Imagination: Studies in Revolutionary Consciousness
  • Occupy Memes: Recontextualization as a Method of Justice
  • Wealth Inequality: The Economics of American Capitalism
  • Building Dreams with Uncertain Hands: Occupation and the Planting of an Alternative
  • Militant Pacifism: Gandhi, King, & the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Speakers To Present
  • The Democratic Imagination: Studies in Revolutionary Consciousness
  • Occupy Memes: Recontextualization as a Method of Justice
  • Wealth Inequality: The Economics of American Capitalism
  • Building Dreams with Uncertain Hands: Occupation and the Planting of an Alternative
  • Militant Pacifism: Gandhi, King, & the Occupy Wall Street Movement



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Labor Outreach Committee Meeting

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Manifest Unity!

Purpose

Agenda Items:

Upcoming D12 Planning Meetings
Thursday (12/8) and Sunday (12/11) at 3536 SE 26th (at Powell).
Orientation at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
Please come join us and help make this action happen!
Upcoming D12 Flyering Opportunities

AFL-CIO Human Needs Not Corporate Greed

1:00pm on Saturday, December 10th at Director Park in downtown Portland.
Flyering at the Ports
Morning (6ish) and Evening (4ish) Thursday through Sunday
Contact Jordan, jrdnmcintyre@gmail.com, 503-875-7317
Flyering at the Rose Quarter TC
Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm
Contact Nick turniptheheat@gmail.com, 503.819.7394
Flyering at Pioneer Square
Thursday & Friday 3:00pm-6pm
Contact Matt, 971 275 4146
Flyering at St.John's this weekend
Contact Larry at portshutdownoutreach@googlegroups.com
DAY OF ACTION INFORMATION
Check www.shutdowntheport.com for updates on the action, messaging, media, etc.

Action Details

Please join us on 12/12!
Meet up at 6 AM at Kelley Point Park!

We will rally and then head to the Port together!

It is important to arrive on time. We need to establish a strong presence before the morning shift is scheduled to begin. Kelley Point Park is located in the Saint Johns neighborhood and is accessible via the #16 Bus. If you ride the bus, you will need to walk or bike 0.7 miles from the N. Lombard and Simmons stop. Check trimet.org for details.

There will be a second opportunity to meet up at 4 PM at Kelley Point Park for those who cannot make it in the morning! However, it is crucial that we get as many people as possible for the morning shift!

Please consider biking or driving if you can. Folks with cars are encouraged to offer rides to others. Folks with bikes are encouraged to bike to the Port. We may need cyclists and drivers to travel to different parts of the Port in order to maximize our coverage.

We encourage folks to form affinity groups -- groups of friends who are committed to sticking together during the action. The Flying Squad Committee will coordinate with affinity groups to ensure that we have a presence at all key areas of the Port.

If possible, please e-mail flyingsquadcommittee@riseup.net to register your affinity group. Be prepared to share the name of your affinity group and one person’s contact information (a first name or alibi, phone number, and / or e-mail address is helpful).

Other details
West Coast Ports Shutdown! Coming right up on Monday, December 12th!

Please forward this info to those interested.
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Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

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

It is especially important to become involved with the 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.


We The People! Honor Troy Davis! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

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  • Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:30pm
  • Location: LiveStream and at 525 Arch St - National Constitution Center
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Purpose

      • IMPORTANT*** REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND FREE!
EMAIL december9maj@gmail.com
THE EVENT WILL STREAM LIVE ONLINE AT
http://www.freemumia.com/?p=701

<<FEATURING CORNEL WEST, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, VIJAY PRASHAD, MICHELLE ALEXANDER, MARC LAMONT HILL, MICHAEL COARD AND MANY MORE!>>

On the 30th Anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal's incarceration and on the eve of International Human Rights Day, we say NO to mass incarceration and NO to life in prison for this innocent revolutionary and celebrated journalist!

Speakers
PLUS
  • Marc Lamont Hill www.marclamonthill.com
  • Impact Youth Repertory Theater
  • African Dance and Drum Ensemble

and others...

For more information

Http://www.freemumia.com

Http://www.emajonline.com

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Saturday

Victory Over War: The Path of Protection, Service, and Compassionate Leadership with Dan Rubin

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The trident symbolizes victory over passion, aggression, and ignorance.
  • Date: Sun., February 12, 2012
  • Time: 9am - 5pm
  • Location: Portland Shambhala Center, 1110 Alder St., Suite #203, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

We encounter conflict, confusion, and chaos everyday in society as well as within our own minds. Join psychologist Dan Rubin for a workshop focused on practical skills for finding confidence, gentleness, and skillfulness when faced with aggression. War represents the struggle with the three mental poisons identified by the Buddha: passion, aggression and ignorance. Victory is being willing to face these poisons and meet them with insight and loving kindness. When we can face aggression with compassion and awareness, we create peace, protect the sanity of non-aggression, and attain victory over war. This class is open to anyone interested in peace, conflict resolution, and meditation. It does not require any knowledge of Buddhism. Please feel free to inquire about our Generosity Policy.

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Register at: portland.shambala.org Please note: although the price of this class is listed at $60, we invite people to consider using our Generosity Policy, by contacting the Registrar at portland.shambhala@gmail.com, in order to set a price workable for the individual. We ask that everyone pay at least $1.

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Sisters Of The Road's STREET STORIES Film Festival!

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Location: Cinema 21 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
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Purpose

Sisters Of The Road's EMPOWERED VOICES MEDIA PROJECT proudly presents the 2nd Annual STREET STORIES Film Festival.

THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY.

This year we will be featuring films shot and produced by:

  • Jason Kersten!
  • Jardima Kroeker!
  • Cameo Schneider!
  • Trillium Shannon!
  • Ibrahim Mubarak!
  • Lisa Fay!
  • Leo Rhodes!
  • Jeannie Lawer!
  • and MORE!
You are invited to join us for this exciting afternoon of quality grassroots short films that explore the personal and political sides of poverty and homelessness.
You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll learn something! You'll be challenged!

You'll be our honored guest on a very special day for the Sisters Of The Road community! Bring your family and friends at no charge to them or you. Of course, donations will be accepted to keep our important work going!

Many thanks to our partners Neighbors:

  • West-Northwest
  • Ambling Bear Distributor
  • Outside In
  • B Media Collective



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Rally, March, Potluck

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10th
  • Time: 1-5pm
  • Location: Director Park: 815 SW Park Ave Portland
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Purpose

Stand with communities around the world for International Human Rights Day because people should be more important than profits.
  • 1:00 pm - Rally at Director Park: 815 SW Park Ave in Portland
  • 2:00 pm - March to shopping locations to remind holiday shoppers to match their money to their values.
  • 3:00 pm – Return to Director Park for music and conversation. Bring a dish to share for a holiday potluck.
Bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank to Director Park any time between 1 pm and 4pm.

In the middle of the holiday shopping season, remember that our money should match our message.

Join workers, immigrants, environmental activists, members of the faith community and all of the 99% for an afternoon of action.
Early Sponsors
  • Oregon AFSCME
  • Occupy Portland
  • Portland Jobs with Justice
  • CAUSA
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • and other community organizations.
For more information contact Jess Giannettino at jessAToraflcio.org or (503) 232-1195 ext. 114



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Occupy Corvallis Amnesty Intn. Write-A-Thon

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  • Date: Sat, December 10
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Location: Sunnyside Up Cafe on 3rd St
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Purpose

I'd like to invite all OWS Corvallis to participate in the already scheduled Amnesty International Write-A-Thon on Sat, Dec 10 from noon to 4pm at Sunnyside Up Cafe,116 NW 3rd.

This will be an important action, as the Corvallis community is invited to join the Corvallis Amnesty International Writers.

This is our third year to participate. We will be signing letters (already written by AI) to leaders in 15 countries calling for justice on behalf of prisoners of conscience.

We also will write short greeting cards to these prisoners. Last year we wrote and signed 700 cards and letters. These get bundled and mailed together to save on overseas airmail postage! This is a really positive action! Look for the lime green posters & quarter page handouts that I'll be posting in businesses in the next 2 days.

Let me know if you'd like to have multiple copies to handout!

Loerna Simpson

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Occupy Salem March! Corporations are killing us and our planet!

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  • Date: Sat, December 10
  • Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • Location: Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
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Purpose

We will meet up on the Steps of the capitol

OSO is calling out to folks from Marion Polk Move to Amend and Salem-Keizer Move On organizations to join us in this fun march.

Might be the last chance of the year and we cant do it without help!

We will be carrying cardboard tombstones in lieu of signs.

Each tombstone will have a different statistic of deaths and disease caused by corporate greed. People will be wearing masks gas masks or dust masks over their face. Marchers in haz-met suits will be carrying a coffin. Should be fun!

Everyone please look in your garage for dust masks or gas masks to bring to the march.

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Occupy Eugene GLOBAL MARCH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Time: 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Location: Washington/Jefferson City Park Eugene, OR
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Purpose

MEET AT THE COVERED MAIN STAGE NEAR THE BASKETBALL COURTS

LARGE FLYER IMAGE http://i44.tinypic.com/nmj85u.jpg

Mark your calendar

http://www.10december.net/

The following message can be found at: http://dec10.takethesquare.net/english/

Call for an Alternative Day of Action on Human Rights Day, Saturday, December 10th, 2011

The success of October 15th has triggered an unprecedented momentum for global action.

Humanity has united across boundaries in a struggle for real democracy and individual rights.

Essential to this struggle is the respect for human life and living conditions, including environments.

Global civil society is being threatened by a system based on power and not on human values. Day after day it represses basic freedoms and consistently favors the greed of the few over the needs of the many. This power finances wars, food and pharmaceutical monopolies, it sponsors dictatorial regimes across the globe, destroying environments, manipulating and censoring information flow and transparency.

Despite our different cultural backgrounds and social contexts, we all suffer the same threats.

Our freedom and dignity are under attack as a result of market dynamics and corrupt government institutions that are turning our local and global societies into increasingly unjust places. The governments of this planet must work for the people, not against them. The time has come to stand up for our rights together and to demand the rights we were promised in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed and approved by most of the world’s governments and the basis for many of our constitutions.

The struggle for our rights as human beings underlies everything we have demanded in every square and every demonstration in this historic year of global change.

There is no better culmination to this year of protest than a global day of action to defend our inalienable human equity from those trying to take it away from us. From East to West, North to South: on the 10th of December we will take to the streets and squares together to demand the fundamental principles that were promised and are inherent to the Human Beings.

We would like to propose the week starting on the 10th of December (10/12 – 17/12) as a time for alternative forms of protest which will be found after a debate between all of us.
The idea is to participate in proposing new forms of action with a creative spirit

We can organize

  • Public forums
  • Workshops
  • Flash-mobs

We can promote the movement at local schools and neighborhoods or get in contact with humanitarian organizations working with the same goals.

This is a call out to any person, assembly or independent humanitarian organization to participate in this creative process: tell us what you are organizing for #December10.

Come inside and participate!



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A more general discussion is going on here: http://www.titanpad.com/humanrights.

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Silent Candle Vigil/Protest with OP

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Time: 4:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Location: Salmon St and Waterfront
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Purpose

Join Us for Peaceful Change

This is a silent(silent!) Occupy Movement protest/vigil. Largely a spin off/solidary protest with UC Davis students who chose silence to express their concern with what is happening in the world.

We are going to be sitting silently, single file/row, around the starting building and then off as the participants see fit.

If you cannot make it at 4 for starting process, or 5 for the vigil start, show up anyways! bring a candle and sit next to someone new!

We will be announcing the vigil location when we get closer to the date so we can pick an appropriate spot. For now, we are going to meet at 4pm at the waterfront fountain at salmon, to organize, get in the right headspace, and start.

From there we will proceed with lit candles in silence. When we arrive at the location, we will start at the "beginning" and follow the line as it forms, sitting down at the end, in a single-file row. The line will continue to grow until it surrounds the primary building, and then will continue to grow in whichever direction as we see fit.

We will NOT be blocking traffic or blocking sidewalks entirely.

The vigil will last for at least 3-4 hours, at which point we will peacefully disband.

NOTES
  • Dress Warmly/Bring Blankets
  • Bring candles that are easy to hold, and ideally have some sort of drip block(paper cup, rim, etc), even 500 candles leaves a lot of wax on the sidewalk, and I want to see 5000.
  • Bring extra candles and sit with a little space so that observers and late-comers can join in and have a candle of their own.
  • No signs, except 'join us for peaceful change" or something similar. That is the message for this protest.
  • Come prepared with warm clothes, something to sit on, and a snack. But make it a quiet snack!
  • NO VIOLENCE. Physical or verbal. I don't care if you get taunted, or criticized. let them be the childish ones. If someone asks you what is happening, simply say "Silent protest for peaceful change as part of the Occupy movement" and offer them a candle.

BONUS POINTS: to anyone that can convince someone that has not been a participant at OP or is on the fence to come down and sit with us.

If your focus is big financial accountability, or big government accountability; if it is corruption or greed; if it is college debt or low income housing; whatever it is: Come down and show that whatever you expect to see change for the better, you want it done through peaceful action as best as possible.

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West Occupy Portland Meeting

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  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Location: PSU Cafeteria SW corner.
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Purpose



Scrooge of the Year Holiday Party

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave.
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Purpose

Who is ready to party???

Scrooge of the Year Holiday Party. A Celebration with food and drink!
SAVE THE DATE!!!

“Scrooge of the Year” is a Jobs with Justice dis-honor, given to the individual or corporation that has done the most harm to working families in our community this year. The winner is decided by the number of votes that are purchased. That’s right—the votes are for sale—we like to call it “corporate-style democracy”. But don't worry; the election will be completely free and fair—for those that pay!

We then present the winner with their award sometime soon after the party.

There are already some great contenders for this coveted award that have been proposed at the JWJ Exec and Steering committee meetings.

Amongst the candidates we have:

  • Georgia Pacific ( Koch brothers)
  • DOSHA Salon
  • The Post Master General
  • VERIZON
  • Janet Napolitano
  • ICE
Deciding will surely be difficult!

If you have a “strong candidate” we’re still getting nominations for the Scrooge of the Year award. Be sure to include your name, phone #, and a few sentences on why you think your nominee deserves it.

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, December 1st.

Fax or email to Jobs with Justice. fax: 503-239-9441, email: marco@jwjpdx.org

YOU CAN HELP by buying tickets, which are $15 each (and include 15 votes!)

Also, please help spread the word—tell all your friends, get it up on your Facebooks and Twitters, etc.

This is certainly a time to celebrate, but we still have lots of work to do. So let's party, elect the Scrooge of the Year, and raise money for Jobs with Justice!

Thanks! Portland JWJ


Occupy Portland: PCASC presente! House Party

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  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Time: 8:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: 2431 SE Sherman St. Portland, Or
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Purpose

Occupy Portland PCASC presente! House Party

Host: Elliott Young, Director of Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Lewis and Clark College

When: Saturday December 10, 2011 at 8pm - 10pm

Where: 2431 SE Sherman St.

What to Expect: Food ★ Wine and Spirits ★ Music ★ Conversation

The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee cordially invites you to a house party to share and celebrate PCASC's contributions to the growing Occupy Portland movement. From solidarity to direct action, PCASC volunteers and friends have spent the past several weeks organizing and mobilizing with thousands of other Portlanders speak out against the economic and social injustices perpetuated by our current economic and political systems.

As PCASC enters another year of radical organizing, we invite you to hear from PCASCers deeply involved in the Occupy Portland movement, including Kari Koch, who was one of the organizers of the N17 Occupy the Banks day of action and has been deeply involved in OP (and was interviewed on CNN the morning of November 13 after the Occupiers successfully held the camp!) We also invite you to share your experiences! PCASC believes that the Occupy movement isn't a fad, it is the beginning of something that can be truly revolutionary. And PCASC and its volunteers and supporters has a role to play in that. Please come to show your support, to share our stories, and to find out how you can get involved, if you aren't already.

Please come with your checkbook, don’t forget to invite your friends!!

Space is limited, please RSVP by email: jen@pcasc.net, phone: 503 236-7916 or through this Facebook event.

PCASC is a non-profit grassroots organization that educates and mobilizes community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas.


Ocupemos Portland PCASC presente! Convivio

Anfitrion: Elliott Young, Director de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Estudios Étnicos, Universidad Lewis y Clark

Cuándo: Sábado 10 de diciembre 2011 a las 8 pm - 10 pm

Dónde: 2431 SE Sherman St.

Qué esperar: Alimentos ★ Vinos y Bebidas ★ Música ★ Conversación

El Comité de Solidaridad con en Pueblo de Centroamerica lo invita a una fiesta para compartir y celebrar las contribuciones de PCASC para el creciente movimiento Ocupemos Portland. De la solidaridad a la acción directa, los voluntarios y amigos de PCASC han pasado las últimas semanas organizando y movilizando miles de residentes de Portland hablar en contra de las injusticias económicas y sociales perpetuadas por nuestros actuales sistemas económicos y políticos.

Como PCASC esta entrando un otro año de la organización le invitamos a escuchar de voluntarios y miembros de PCASC profundamente involucrado en el movimiento Ocupemos Portland y les invitamos a compartir tus propias experiencias! También creemos que el movimiento Ocupemos no es una moda, es el comienzo de algo que puede ser verdaderamente revolucionario. Y PCASC y sus voluntarios y colaboradores tiene un papel que desempeñar al respecto. Por favor venga a mostrar su apoyo y para compartir nuestras historias y para averiguar cómo usted puede participar, si no ya estas involucrado.

Por favor, venga con su chequera, no se olvide de invitar a tus amigos!

El espacio es limitado, confirmar su asistencia por correo electrónico: jen@pcasc.net o en el teléfono: 503 236-7916o por Facebook

PCASC es una organización sin fines de lucro de base que educa y moviliza a los miembros de la comunidad, trabajadores y estudiantes en torno a las luchas por los derechos humanos y la justicia social en las Américas.

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Sunday

Occupy Giving! Organizing a Holiday Meal for the Homeless

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  • Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011
  • Time: 12-6pm
  • Location: Pioneer Square
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Purpose

We would like to call out for people of Occupy Portland and allies to donate food and blankets and anything that can help the homeless. We the people, that were camping in the parks last month, we already know how hard it's to live out there in the cold. So, let's help the homeless people because when they took the camp down most of us we went back to our houses but the homeless are still out there.

The plan is to do it all day probably from 12pm to 6pm.

We also could have like a little posada, it is like a mexican holiday party. We could do it during the whole Christmas holiday season in our streets or neighborhoods. Different families bring their own food and we all share. We also have piñatas, tamales, atole, ponche, pan de dulce etc.

Here is the proposal
Occupy Giving! Organizing a Holiday Meal for the Homeless in collaboration with one or more local nonprofits who serve the Street Community in December. Sisters of the Road Cafe has been suggested as a good organization to co-create this event with. Would be combined with a clothing and blankets drive. Would also have hot coffee and hot chocolate, and would offer food and drink to the police if they showed up.

Your Slice of Occu-Pie

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  • Date: Sun, December 11
  • Time: 4pm - 6pm (someone had previously posted all the times incorrectly)
  • Location: The Cleaners 403 SW 10th St, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Wanna be a champion of the 99% but don't want to pitch a tent?
  • Curious what'll happen next in the land of Occupy and what you can do to help economic justice & government accountability?
  • Enjoy drinks & pie?
Then this BrewHaHa is for you!

March on down to The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. The Bus Project & the Portland Mercury are hosting a discussion about how 99%ers who aren't camping out can help promote equality.

  • Talk with folks from the City of Portland & Senator Jeff Merkley's office about how to make policy change happen through government.
  • Chat up economic justice organizers on how to get your advocacy on.
  • Get the scoop from reporters on the role of the media in Occupy
  • And get a brainful from some representatives from Occupy Portland on what's next.
Plus
FREE PIE from our tasty sponsors Whiffies and Random Order!

All ages & free (there'll be sodas & red bull for the under-21-ers).

Thanks to sponsors The Ace Hotel, Whiffies Pies & Random Order.


Free Movie The Economics of Happiness

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  • Date: Sun, December 11
  • Time: 6pm (previously listed as 4, but confirmed at Baghadad website)
  • Location: Bagdad Theater
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Purpose

A film about globalization and "going local". Important, eye-opening and profound. (Even to the well-informed.)

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Movie Trailer

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Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

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

It is especially important to become involved with the 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.


Monday

West Coast Ports Shutdown

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  • Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
  • Time: 6:00am until 7:00pm or later
  • Location: Port of Portland (meet at Kelley Point Park)
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Purpose

Blockade the Ports
Blockade the Wealth of the 1%
What will happen on Dec 12

We will stage mass mobilizations to march on the ports, create community pickets, and effectively shutdown the hubs of commerce during this peak holiday profitmaking season.

West Coast Port Shutdown! Featuring Boots Riley.
On Monday December 12, 2011 the west coast's Occupy Movement joined in solidarity with rank and file longshore workers to engage in a West Coast Port Shutdown.
Details here.
Why the ports?

The ports represent commerce and capital. This is how the 1% create their immense wealth. It is critical to stop business as usual for the 1%, and to disrupt their ability to make money at the expense of working people. The holiday season has been exploited by the 1% to make money off working people.This is a peak business time for the ports and the wealthiest corporations. Holidays are about family & community not wealth and exploitation. The truck driver union in Los Angeles has called for solidarity as they struggle with the LA ports.We stand in solidarity with them, and all workers fighting for democratic workplaces.

Are the unions calling a strike?

No. In this instance the unions are not able to publicly support this blockade for fear of legal action from the 1%. However, rank and file union members, workers, and the unemployed are all part of the 99% and have consistently shown support for the Occupy Movement. Union members have the right to free speech & assembly and are leading the way for this blockade.

Get involved

Contact us at info@shutdowntheport.com or 503-567-8213

visit: http://www.shutdowntheport.com

Oakland has called for all West Coast ports to be shutdown on December, 12 2011.

Occupations mobilizing on Decemeber 12th include PORTLAND, OAKLAND, SEATTLE, TACOMA, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, VANCOUVER, ANCHORAGE

In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation

Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our Occupy movement.

We call on each West Coast occupation to organize a mass mobilization to shut down its local port. Our eyes are on the continued union-busting and attacks on organized labor, in particular the rupture of Longshoremen jurisdiction in Longview Washington by the EGT. Already, Occupy Los Angeles has passed a resolution to carry out a port action on the Port Of Los Angeles on December 12th, to shut down SSA terminals, which are owned by Goldman Sachs.

Occupy Oakland expands this call to the entire West Coast, and calls for continuing solidarity with the Longshoremen in Longview Washington in their ongoing struggle against the EGT. The EGT is an international grain exporter led by Bunge LTD, a company constituted of 1% bankers whose practices have ruined the lives of the working class all over the world, from Argentina to the West Coast of the US. During the November 2nd General Strike, tens of thousands shutdown the Port Of Oakland as a warning shot to EGT to stop its attacks on Longview. Since the EGT has disregarded this message, and continues to attack the Longshoremen at Longview, we will now shut down ports along the entire West Coast.

Participating occupations are asked to ensure that during the port shutdowns the local arbitrator rules in favor of longshoremen not crossing community picket lines in order to avoid recriminations against them.

Should there be any retaliation against any workers as a result of their honoring pickets or supporting our port actions, additional solidarity actions should be prepared.

In the event of police repression of any of the mobilizations, shutdown actions may be extended to multiple days.



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AC meeting today at 5:30pm PSU Smith Center cafeteria

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


Sky Lantern / Paper Hot Air Balloon Launch!

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  • Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: CANCELED
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Purpose

Launch balloons into sky!

Actions

This event has been canceled due to legal concerns. :(

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Occupy The Sky!

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Tuesday

Occupy Protestors Support

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  • Date: Tue, December 13
  • Time: 1pm – 2pm
  • Location: Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd ave Portland, OR
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Purpose

There will be an Occupy Protestor's court date on 12/13 at 1:00 PM at the Justice Center.

If you can come out and show support that would be great!


Liberation from Domination Culture - Workshop and Practice Group in Compassionate Communication

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Purpose

These are 8 week workshops and groups in Compassionate Communication that meet weekly, and repeat every 8 weeks. To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

[please note: a computer glitch recently lost me quite a few e-mails from my address book. If you have inquired about these groups in the last year and have not received an e-mail from me recently, please send me another request to be on my address list, at the address noted just above - Upgeya]

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We now have three groups:

  • Tuesdays, 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays, 3pm – 5:30pm (women only)


——————————– Advanced Group

  • Date: January 8, 2013 – February 26, 2013
  • Time: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of South side of building, adjacent to Oak St.)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Evening Group

  • Date: January 10, 2013 – February 28, 2013
  • Time: Thursdays, 6:30pm-9pm
  • Place: Maple Mallory Housing Community, 3800 NE Mallory Ave., Portland, OR (bus #6, #33)
  • Room: The multipurpose room adjacent to offices & playground
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

——————————– Women’s Group

  • Date: January 12, 2013 – March 2, 2013
  • Time: Saturdays, 3-5:30pm
  • Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1131 SE Oak St., Portland
  • Room: Hawthorne Room (entrance off of North side of building, from inner courtyard)
  • Facilitator: Upgeya Pew

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To meet needs for learning, aliveness, continuity, safety and trust, the groups close when we have sufficient enrollment, or after being open for two weeks. For more details, or if you would like to attend, please email Upgeya (spirit[at]lovebeing[dot]org), so that I can better handle logistics for the class and have materials available for you.

Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication or NVC) is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org).

The human soul hungers for the deep nourishment of understanding, connection and self-expression. And yet, most of us have been trained from birth to compare, judge, diagnose, lie, abdicate responsibility, blame, compete, control and demand. The domination system has outposts in our heads. Thinking and communicating in the above way is costly and ineffective, as it alienates us from our natural compassion and each other; conditions us into a subtle self-hatred that pervades our culture; has us deny our needs and our power to serve life; re-enforces our powerlessness and victimization; and often leads to misunderstanding, unnecessary conflict, and violence.

Why have we been trained in this way? Because the domination system works when people are kept ignorant, disconnected from our power, divided, at each others throats – compliant producer/consumer debt slaves in times of peace, and obedient cannon fodder in times of war.

Compassionate Communication (NVC) offers an alternative. One in which we can transform the judgment and criticism, the negative self talk, the denial of responsibility, and the attitude of demand that keeps us powerless and separate from yummy connection with others. An alternative in which we can:

♥ Heal the trauma and pain that keeps us stuck
♥ Develop more perspective on what triggers us emotionally, improving skills for responding rather than reacting when in conflict, using conflict to get closer to people
♥ Clarify what’s underneath our negative self-talk, helping us transform it into self-love
♥ Tell our truth in a way that is both compassionate and honest
♥ Increase our ability to build relationships based on compassion and mutual understanding
♥ Reclaim our power to be fully alive and responsible
♥ Create a world where we care for and respect one another, celebrating our differences
♥ Own the beautiful and sacred life energy that animates us.

NVC guides us in reframing how we hear others, how we express ourselves, and how we connect with ourselves. Instead of habitual, automatic reactions, our thinking, listening and speaking becomes firmly based in an awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling, needing and wanting. Using NVC, we focus the light of consciousness in these 4 areas to transform our judgment into compassion, discern our real responsibilities, reveal our humanity, connect our hearts, and celebrate our aliveness.

When this work is taken on sincerely and diligently, it can help us remember the “subtle, sneaky, important reason” we were born a human being – the unique gift to life that each of us is. It can help us connect with the divine energy that is our source. Powerful people can’t be bossed around. We don’t give away our power through compliance.

About me (Upgeya Pew): Having encountered the invisible repression of my own conditioning, and the nature of the culture doing that conditioning, during my involvement with the social movements of the 60’s, I’ve spent the last 40 years learning and freeing myself, and developing my capacity for understanding, awareness and love.

The last decade or so of those years I’ve been learning and teaching Compassionate Communication (NVC), because it’s fun – and the most powerful process I’ve discovered for transforming what I call “domination culture” into “partnership culture”. I’ve attended two 10-day residential intensives in NVC by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and Marshall Rosenberg, the developer of NVC, as well as many other workshops and trainings. My most powerful learning, however, has come by doing – by facilitating NVC trainings and practice groups for the last 10 or so years.

My passion is in creating partnership culture through transformation in consciousness.

Liam: "I recommend this workshop for anyone that plans on speaking with anyone else in the future. Really Good Stuff!"

For more details, email: spirit [at] lovebeing [dot] org

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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


Mental Health Advocates Meet!

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  • Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
  • Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm
  • Location: 147 NW 19th Avenue Portland, Or
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Purpose

We've asked local leaders to speak out and answer questions about how mental illness affects our community - from a political perspective.
  • Amanda Fritz - Portland City Commissioner
  • Jeff Cogen - Multnomah County Chair
  • More to come...
Activated, informed political leadership is essential for the welfare of persons with a diagnosis of mental illness.


This event is sponsored by
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Central City Concern
  • Disability Rights Oregon
  • Empowerment Initiatives
  • Eyes & Ears
  • Home Forward
  • Lifeworks NW
  • Luke-Dorf
  • The Lund Report
  • Mental Health Association of Portland
  • Portland Hearing Voices
  • Multnomah County Crisis Line
  • Telecare
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • The Skanner News
  • Street Roots



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Chapman & Lownsdale Squares, Leaf Raking!

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Purpose

You must RSVP though as leaves are limited Please RSVP to me so we can plan appropriately.

Steven Pixley PP&R Volunteer Services 503-823-5121 steve.pixley@portlandoregon.gov

Key here is that volunteers contact me for shift assignment so we can have enough tools and staff on hand to make use of the volunteers.

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I know your interested in clearing Chapman & Lownsdale Squares. We missed a week of good weather, but on the plus side, the trees are about bare and we'll be ready to reseed shortly after we get the leaves up. Join PP&R staff and friends refreshing two of Portland’s oldest parks. All tools will be provided so we can rake up the leaves in preparation for reseeding. Dress for the weather and expect wet, muddy conditions. (Imagine that!) Volunteers can work two hours, four hours or all day. You must RSVP though as leaves are limited. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for questions, contact Steve at 503-823-5121 or steve.pixley@portlandoregon.gov Thanks for your interest in helping. I look forward to working with you.

Steve

Spokes Council

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  • Date: Sundays - Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Director Park, SW Park and Yamhill
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Purpose

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

It is especially important to become involved with the 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.


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.

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


Wednesday

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


Thursday

AC meeting today at 5:30pm PSU Smith Center cafeteria

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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Media Response Team Meeting

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  • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Location: Lucky Lab 915 se Hawthorne Portland
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Purpose

Meet others on the team and discuss potential projects for the group to work on.

If you haven't yet, the chapter on Free Speech in Howard Zinn's Declarations of Independence is a highly recommended read. I'm also trying to create a sort of "directory" of skills and interests so that people with a particular project in mind can find someone in the group who can help them. If we can become resources for each other, we'll be able to get a lot more done.

P.S. if you haven't friended me yet, please do so I can send you invites to the meetings.

http://www.facebook.com/rodenz

Also, please check the docs section of our group FB page.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/mediaresponseteam/

The minutes for the last meeting as well as our first trial project are posted there. If you want to receive minutes and updates from me, please message me your e-mail address and I'll put you on the mailing list.

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