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Contents

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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. In addition, there are listings of free or inexpensive events/activities in and around Portland that are open to anyone interested.

Daily

RIDESHARE OPPORTUNITY

Daily Vigil at City Hall. Please join us!

Occupy The EGT: Join the Caravan Jan 29-Feb 15

MayDay Coordination - Let's do this!!

(Tailgate Party) Occupy The Superbowl!

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  • Date: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:00am until Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:30pm
  • Location: 200 W Washington St # 220 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2731
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Purpose

We will be on the steps on the east side of the Indiana Statehouse Building which is located on the north west corner of Capital St. and Washington St. Downtown Indianapolis.

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Today

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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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.

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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AMA Coalition for Justice & Police Accountability

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  • Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • Time: 5:00pm until 7:00pm
  • Location: Allen Temple C M E Church 4236 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-3450
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Purpose

General meeting of the AMA Coalition

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Interfaith Candlemas-Imbolc-Luciad-St. Brigid's Celebration

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  • Date: February 2, 2012
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Northwest corner of the former Washington High School field/playground, across from the Food Fight on the 1200s block of SE Stark Street. The event ends with a small sidewalk procession through St. Francis Park area to the Che Room.
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Purpose

Celebrate the half-way point between winter and spring, for our healing, creativity, and renewal of the Occupy spirit!

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On Thursday, Feb. 2, join us for our interfaith/eclectic celebration of Imbolc, Luciad, Candlemas, and the Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare.

5:30 p.m. at the St. Francis campus where the Occupy Portland headquarters is located (1131 S.E. Oak St. at 12th Avenue) -- and after this event, join the Spokes Council!

This is a highly participatory ritual to bring about healing and reinvigoration of Occupy energy!

Green and gold are the theme colors. Bring some food offerings to share. Bring non-obnoxious noisemakers such as small drums, tambourines, bells, etc.

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Workshop on Social Ecology for Occupy

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  • Date: Thursday, February 2
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Location: Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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Purpose

The Cascadia Center presents Collectives, Teams, and Affinity Groups 101

A Workshop on Social Ecology for Occupy, and the Movement of Movements

As we have seen again in the exciting emergence of the Occupy movement, most of our work toward social transformation is done in groups, whether in formal collectives or temporary work groups.

Everyone has experienced how this work can be enjoyable and creative, or boring, or even frustrating and alienating. For our work to be as effective and enjoyable as possible, we need to learn from the experience of groups and collectives that have come before us.

Members of the Portland-based collective known as the Cascadia Center offers the Collectives, Teams and Affinity Groups workshop as way of conveying basic principles and practices for group work. In a three hour workshop, we share ideas, resources, and group exercises that will help you:

  • avoid burn-out
  • engage interpersonal conflict with success
  • decentralize leadership and empowerment
  • be effective at getting things done
  • feel supported as a human being in your group.

We will cover a range of topics related to setting up and maintaining healthy groups, such as:

  • Types of groups and their functions
  • Issues around membership
  • Defining purpose, vision, and strategy
  • Meeting design
  • Relationship building
  • Decision making
  • Follow-through and accountability
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Reflection and evaluation
  • Collaboration with other groups



Other details
Your donation on a sliding scale ($2 to $20) helps the Cascadia Center provide services to important groups with few resources.

If you can, please pre-register by writing to cc@tryonfarm.org, so we can make sure there is enough space. Indicate which date you will attend.
Bring whatever snacks, food, and drink you might need.

Participants will be given an assessment tool to take back to their groups. Cascadia Center members will be available to groups to help process the feedback from these assessments.

Advanced workshops and consultation in each of these areas are also available to established groups on request. Write to cc@tryonfarm.org for more information.

The Cascadia Center collective is a project of Tryon Life Community Farm, a sustainability education and demonstration center.

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Eco Warriors

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  • Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 9:30pm
  • Location: Food for Thought Cafe 1825 SW Broadway (Basement of Smith Memorial Student Union!), Portland, OR 97201
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Purpose

STUDENTS FOR UNITY, PORTLAND ANIMAL DEFENSE LEAGUE, CASCADIA EARTH FIRST AND OREGON JERICHO PRESENT

Film Screening of "Eco Warriors" and Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!

Join your EARTH community allies for a discussion, film screening and letter writing night for Political Prisoners.

This documentary depicts the increasingly harsh treatment of people who protest against what they see as crimes to the environment.

Today, protesters who were once described as environmental activists are being called ‘terrorists’, and environmental activism is being labeled ‘eco-terrorism’.

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Contact: oregon.jericho@gmail.com

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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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About Face, Military Resisters Turn Against War

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  • Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: First Unitarian Church 1211 SW Main Street, Portland, OR 97205
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Purpose

Courage to Resist director Jeff Paterson will speak on the release of their new book, "About Face, Military Resisters Turn Against War."

In addition Jeff will discuss the Bradley Manning Support Campaign, including a report from the December pretrial hearing.

How does a young person who volunteers to serve in the US Military become a war-resister, who risks ostracism, humiliation, and prison rather than fight?

In this book, resisters describe the process they went through. They speak about the brutality and appalling violence of war; the constant dehumanizing of the enemy--and of our own soldiers--that begins in Basic Training; the demands that they ignore their own consciences and simply follow orders.

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Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, War Resisters League Portland, Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church.

$5 -20 donation requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

More info: David e. Delk, davidafd@ymail.com

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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

Occupy Portland: Nationwide NDAA 2012 Congressional Protest

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  • Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm until 7:00pm
  • Location: Congressional Offices Throughout the Country
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Purpose

Americans across the country will gather outside congressional offices Feb. 3rd from noon to 7 p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540).

You will find your protest location by looking to see how your congressmen voted. Look below - under house and senate. There is also a link so you can find the address to your congressman's local office where your protest will take place.

House http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-932

Senate

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2011-230

Office Locations for Congressmen

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

The objective of our demonstration is to have our congressmen repeal Section 1021 and 1022 which could lead to the indefinite military detention of Americans without due process. Make sure to contact your congressmen also. The protest is not affiliated with any particular political or grassroots organizations. We are uniting as individuals who want to stop this tyranny before it gets worse. Martin Luther King didn't need violence to affect change, neither do we.

NDAA 2012 allows for Americans to be indefinitely detained by the military without access to an attorney or a trial by jury on orders of the executive branch. Amendments to exclude American citizens were rejected by the Obama administration and senate vote (See below).

Congress and President Obama have declared war on Americans. The last time America was declared a military zone President Roosevelt authorized the internment of Americans with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942.

NDAA 2012 is unconstitutional. Sections 1021 and 1022 repeal the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and declares our right to due process. No law can supersede it. We have a right to our day in court with a jury of our peers.

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Liberty oriented organizations and Meetups please schedule the event. Individuals should use blogs, forums, twitter, face book and youtube to let others know about the protest. Participants should notify the local and national media of their protests.

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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


FEBRUARY FESTIVITIES & PROSPERITY!

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  • Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Location: Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) 700 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
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Purpose

Join us on our Next First Friday in February as we discuss as a community how we can be prosperous and support each other.

We will have special guest speakers on what it means to bid for city contracts, the value of networking and how we do business as communities of color.

Special food vendor will be Wambui from Spice of Africa.

Please bring a friend who may be interested in getting involved with CIO!!

Our musical entertainment will be CIO's very own Olimpia Trusty!

Not only is she our bookkeeper, but she is also a professional violinist and will serenade you from classical to other favorite tunes. Truly a treat!

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The Center for Intercultural Organizing is a diverse, grassroots organization working to build a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights.

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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.


Protest and Flyer for wolves @ "The Grey" 2 3 12

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  • Date: February 3rd, 2012
  • Time: 6:45- 7:30 PM
  • Location: Regal Fox Tower 10, 846 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
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Purpose

The new film "The Grey" portrays grey wolves, currently on the endangered species list, as blood-thirsty killers and could lead many to have a severely skewed perception of these intelligent, family oriented creatures. Sadly, this movie topped the box office last weekend, grossing over 20 million dollars. Join us as we pass out informative flyers to moviegoers. This protest will continue, every Friday, until this movie is no longer showing.

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“The notion that wolves attack humans is ridiculous,” says Wendy Keefover, carnivore-protection director for WildEarth Guardians, one of several groups that has called for a boycott of the film, claiming it’s “inciting terror” of wolves in the same way that Jaws did of sharks.

Most people don’t know anything about wolves. This movie will tap into their primal fears and create mass hysteria,”

Only two fatal wolf attacks have been documented in the history of North America, yet "The Grey" depicts wolves as eviscerating (hu)man-eaters. The result will be disastrous for wolf-conservation efforts.

Predators like wolves are vital to the health of ecosystems. The impacts of wolves on prey populations and surrounding natural areas is one of the most popular topics in ecology and conservation biology today. The reintroduction of wolves in the Northern Rockies and other regions around the world, has allowed for extensive study of how wolves impact ecosystem health and functionality. In areas where wolves are absent ungulates like elk, deer, and moose tend to increase dramatically leading to declines in native plant species as well as the general degradation of forests and ecosystems. Studies have documented that when wolves are absent, elk and moose overgraze cottonwoods, willows, and aspens in key riparian (water) habitats. In areas where wolves have returned, ungulate populations are reduced by predation, and they are more vigilant and active, because of fear of predation, which allows stream side shrubs and trees to grow. This “landscape of fear” affects a prey animal’s behavior in food acquisition and modifies plant communities. With the return of riparian habitat, beavers and many bird species are supported. When woody species grow, expand in canopy cover, and increase in their spatial distribution, other benefits accrue, such as improved floodplain functioning, channel stabilization, increased shading, improved food web support, and an overall increase in biodiversity.

Without the presence of top-down pressures exerted by apex predators such as wolves, natural areas become simplified, less diverse, and unstable.

To add insult to injury, the cast actually ate wolf meat.

"Liam Neeson and others cast members of the film ate wolf meat while filming in Alaska. According to Contactmusic, Director Joe Carnahan wanted the actors to really put themselves in the shoes of the characters, stuck in the frozen wild. So, he had frozen wolf meat flown in, because that’s what people stuck in the snow and ice and fighting for their survival do, right?

Carnahan said of the meat, none of the cast or crew killed the wolf, saying “Some guy had him in his basement. I don’t know if it was a trap line wolf but it was a wolf that had been up to a misdeed of some sort. They were preying on cattle. We had asked if there was one we could eat and sure enough this guy had one in his freezer for six months which probably didn’t help the taste!”

The wolf was “up to a misdeed?” More accurately, one might say the wolf was up to preying on animals that he or she would eat to survive, unlike the stars of “The Grey.” From- http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/01/17/liam-neeson-and-the-grey-cast-ate-wolf-meat/

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Saturday

Winter Market at Shemanski Park

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  • Date: Saturdays thru Feb 25
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Winter Market is located in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park between SW Salmon & SW Main.
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Purpose

Portland Farmers Market launches an inaugural Winter Market at Shemanski Park in 2012!

Enjoy live music and samples of wonderful locally grown and prepared foods.

Shop for winter produce, meats, cheeses, wine, seafood, baked goods and more every Saturday in January and February.

Hot food, warming soups and covered spaces available to chase away the chills.
Find us on the web



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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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Direct Action Training For Everyone!

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  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Time: 11:00am until 6:00pm
  • Location: St. Francis, 1131 Southeast Oak Street (Between 11th & 12th on Oak near Red and Black, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Want to learn how to make Civil Disobedience and Direct Action more fun, safer and more productive?

This will be a day of training in beginning to advanced direct action skills aimed at building capacity and relationships for the national day of action on F29. While the thrust of the day will be trainings, we cannot build the world we want to live in without building community. So, there will fun socializing and community time throughout the day as well.

SCHEDULE

11:30 AM – 4PM (with 1-hour lunch break) Non-violent direct action: This workshop is *highly recommended* for activists wanting to engage in civil disobedience and direct action or those new to these tactics. It will cover history of direct action, affinity groups, action planning, conflict management and fun action role plays.

11:30 AM – 12:30PM Media for direct action: Learn how to get media to your event, create effective press releases, talk to the media and get your message out to the public.

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Blockades: Forest defenders and climate justice activists share tools to make actions more effective and activists very difficult to remove, from blocking roads to building entrances to… let your imagination run wild.

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Lunch! (donation suggested)

2:30PM – 4PM

Strategic Action Planning: Tools to make our actions more effective and achieve our goals with less burnout. This workshop could change your life.

4PM – 5PM

Coffee Break + Affinity Group Meet-up:

5PM – 5:30PM

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): Why is ALEC the target of this day of action? Learn more about the way they control our democracy behind closed doors and how to stop them!

5:30pm – 6PM

Legal Support For Activist/Know Your Rights! Lead by lawyers supporting the Occupy movement, learn the rights you have when engaging with the police and how to support people risking arrest. People considering engaging in or supporting civil disobedience should attend this workshop.

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There will be a Benefit Party at the Red and Black Cafe across the street after the training.

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Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 4 2012

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Purpose

Occupy Portland’s Labor Solidarity Committee invites all people to help us organize a Community Assembly to create a people’s budget that works for all of us. We're meeting this Saturday at Noon at the 1st Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main) to discuss strategic outreach for labor, community groups, and Occupy, while also talking about visions of how the Community Assembly itself could be organized, amongst other things.

Our intention is to launch a campaign and action plan to achieve a city budget and spending proposal that addresses the primary concerns we all share, such as jobs, no cuts to services, housing, transportation, health care, education, etc. We plan to outreach to labor unions, community groups, Occupy, and the broader 99% to join us in a fightback against the planned city cuts to essential services, while putting forth a budget for the 99%.

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Links To Relevant Documents

Our initial "call to action" invitation letter.
This document contains DRAFT proposals that began with suggestions and ideas that emerged during inaugural meeting to plan for a Community Assembly Meeting for a People’s Budget, which took place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.
Contact Us

Group Homepage: http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
Group Email: peoples-assembly -AT- googlegroups -DOT- com

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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


Winterfolk 24 - Your Favorite Folk Fest!

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  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Location: Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202
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Purpose

Winterfolk is one of our most popular events of the year!

Tickets are on sale now for $28 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at the Aladdin Theater Box Office and through Ticketmaster.

Nationally-acclaimed folk star and Winterfolk favorite Tracy Grammer will headline for us again this year and will be joined by lots of other amazing performers!

The much-loved guitar and studio-time raffle is back this year too!

A stunning Woodland Pro Folk Sunburst guitar (value $1,000) will be up for grabs in the guitar raffle, generously donated by Artichoke Music. The raffle also includes one day (10 hours) of recording time at Billy Oskay’s Big Red Studio (value $750).

Doors are at 6pm and the music begins at 7pm. For lots more details - visit our website: http://bit.ly/winterfolk24

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Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

http://sistersoftheroad.org/

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Foot Stompin benefit for F29

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  • Date: Sat, February 4
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Location: Red and Black cafe, SE 12th and Oak Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

After a great day of direct action activist trainings at St Francis, come across the street to socialize with one another while listening to some of Portland's best foot stompin bands.

$3-5 suggested at the door, no one turned away! All proceeds go to making F29 Shut Down the Corporations big and badass!

We think playing together makes the movement stronger and the revolution closer so please come and socialize with friends new and old!

Artists
  • Henry Hill Krammer (Hill Stomp)
  • Poor Boy's Soul
  • All Seeing Eye Dogs
Music links

Henry Hill Krammer, formerly of Hill Stomp http://www.hillstomp.com/

Poor Boy's Soul http://poorboyssoul.com/

Dancing! Delicious food! Fun Occupy socializing!

Post Portland Action Lab Direct Action Training for Everyone walk across the street to the Red & Black Cafe for fun times with the Occupy crowd. (http://www.facebook.com/events/278517778874996/?ref=ts)

So convenient! So fun!

More Info

http://www.PortlandActionLab.org

http://www.ShutDowntheCorporations.org

Tweet About it! #F29

Like Shut Down the Corporation to collaborate nationwide http://tinyurl.com/LikeF29

More about the ALEC http://www.ALECexposed.org

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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

OMSI $2 Day

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  • Date: First Sunday of every month
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214 (located on the east bank of the Willamette River, just south of downtown Portland)
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Purpose

OMSI visitors pay only $2 per person for general admission on the first Sunday of each month, as well as discounted admission of $5 to the Planetarium, OMNIMAX Theater and USS Blueback submarine.

OMSI seeks to inspire wonder.

We seek to inspire wonder by providing engaging science learning experiences because we value:

  • Learning: teaching, asking questions, sharing, experimentation
  • Creativity: making (new) mistakes, sharing ideas, innovating, pushing the envelope
  • Integrity: publishing visitor comments, staying open to criticism, having pride in our work, presenting accurate science, supporting honest communication

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion.

Special weekend and ongoing programs for families, teens, and adults.

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Parking $3.00, FREE for members


SuperBowl 46

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  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012
  • Time: 10:00pm until 1:00am
  • Location: Blitz Tigard 10935 SW 68th Place, Tigard, OR 97223
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Purpose

Call to reserve you tables for our Super Bowl Party!

Giving away a HD Big Flat screen TV, Corona Burton Surfboard and many other wonderful prizes!

More details to come!

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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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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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Hanford 101 Teach-in

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  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Location: St. Johns Library
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Purpose

Hanford 101 Teach-in w/ Paige Knight from Hanford Watch

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Paige Knight from Hanford Watch will be teaching us the basics about what is happening at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Site and the Columbia Generating Station, the nuclear power station leased out on Hanford's land, in WA.

Paige is an educator and protector of our planet, passionately devoted to the Hanford clean-up.

Join us for this incredible learning experience with a woman who has been following the events at Hanford for decades.

Other details
Occupy Portland has planned a rally in Richland,WA to bring awareness to the ongoing problems at Hanford.

The rally is on April 15th.

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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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When Workers Fight Back: Sit-Downs, Strikes, & Occupations

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  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012
  • Time: 2:00pm until 3:30pm
  • Location: Southeast Uplift 3534 SE Main Street, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

The year 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the great sit-down strike wave of 1937.

It also begins the second year of the Occupy movement, which has more than a few similarities to the time when hundreds of thousands of Americans occupied their workplaces.

The Occupy movement has engaged workers around the world in activity against the ruling classes and corporations that exploit us.

Join us for a discussion of the militant tactics of 1937, the role of revolutionary socialists in the struggle, and the applications to our movement, from Longview to Nigeria today.

Readings

http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/18/when-workers-occupied

http://socialistworker.org/blog/critical-reading/2012/01/03/75th-anniversary-1937-sit-down

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Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization http://www.portlandsocialists.org

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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

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Meet Tuesdays at 6:00 with the whole committee.


Play Healthcare Jeopardy! Boycott Commercial Bowl Sunday!

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  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012
  • Time: 5:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Location: 6519 SE Foster Road PDX
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Purpose

Do you really want to watch how pharmaceutical companies spend our healthcare dollars during a football game?
Did you know we give tax subsidies to these companies so that they can "create new drugs?"

Perhaps they don't need those subsidies.... they might be using them to inundate us with Viagra Ads. Which, if I might say, are much more uncomfortable to watch with the fam than Janet Jackson's nipple!

Maybe those subsidies should have gone to lowering the price of medication that is needed every day by the people right here in your neighborhood.

Did you also know that the U.S. and New Zealand are the only developed countries that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise.... junk food for thought.

Bring some food to share and learn why our nation is torn apart by a greedy healthcare non system and find out what we can really do to change it. :)

Healthcare for the 100%! We don't need to leave anybody out! Everybody's IN!



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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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Movie Showing: Establishing a Food Forest

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  • Date: Every First Monday Of Each Month
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215
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Purpose

Every month, on FIRST MONDAYS, we're at TaborSpace with great movies, lectures, and more.

February's event is a showing of Permaculture Research Institute of Australia's great movie "Establishing a Food Forest". From the PRI-Australia website:

"Join Geoff Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as he demonstrates how to grow a food forest from start to finish. Over 90 minutes of quality information to get you on the right track in creating your own garden of Eden.

We start with a 20 minute Permaculture Classroom as Geoff explains the patterns of a Food Forest and the essential principles of "time stacking" your garden with the right mix of support species that feed and protect your fledgling fruit trees into maturity. We then join Geoff in the field as he puts the theory into action, planting the seeds and watching the system grow.

We end up at Tagari Farm - established by Permaculture founding father, Bill Mollision - which was abandoned years ago, but planted according to Permaculture design principles. Would this Food Foest survive on its own? You'll be surprised."

(For more info and to RSVP, go to http://pdxpermaculture.com/)

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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

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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.

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$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

Get on the Bus with Portland Rising - Good Jobs, No Cuts! 7 Actions in One!

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  • Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Time: 11:30am until 5:30pm
  • Location: 1125 SE Madison
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Purpose

Get on the Bus with Portland Rising AGAIN!

Join Jobs with Justice for a fun-filled, action-packed Afternoon!

To reserve your seat, go to

http://www.jwjpdx.org/misc/portland-rising-get-on-the-bus

Support local unions, fight for good jobs for all, and stand against cuts to the safety net - All in one trip!

Wisconsin and the Occupy Movement have helped give us hope! Class war has been one-sided too long. It is time to stand up and say "No more." Join in a day of solidarity.

Fair contracts at Dosha Salons (Scrooge Award winner) and at 1st Student Bus Company (privatizer extraordinaire.)

Stand with Hilton Workers, Laborers, Home Care Workers, Hospital Workers and more. Stop cutbacks of our Postal Service/Support Postal Workers.

Tell Ron Wyden NO! to his "bi-partisan" effort to sack Medicare by making it a voucher system.

Get on the Bus Tuesday, February 7th:

In Portland
11:30 am - 1125 SE Madison - Free parking - Bus lines 10, 14, 15, 70
In East County
12:30 pm - Gresham City Hall MAX - Eastman Parkway and Division

End of day: Return to 1125 SE Madison around 6 pm and return to Eastman and Division in Gresham around 6 pm.

Creative actions - Water and Snacks provided - Please bring sack lunch

For more info, call JwJ at 503-236-5573 - www.jwjpdx.org

To reserve your seat, go to

http://www.jwjpdx.org/misc/portland-rising-get-on-the-bus

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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


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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Sunday meetings are for working groups only.


May Day Coalition Meeting

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  • Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 7:30pm
  • Location: 1131 Se Oak St, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

Voz Workers' Rights Education Project

The first official May Day Coalition Meeting of the season!

This year there will be many autonomous groups doing many wonderful things.

The May Day Coalition has been planning rallies and marches since 2006 around immigrants and workers' rights.

With the help of Occupy and new energy to our forces, this will be the biggest May Day action yet.

If your group is planning an action on May Day, please keep us in the loop so we can coordinate by emailing maydayoutreach@gmail.com

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Single Payer Healthcare In Oregon!

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  • Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Location: Social Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR
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Purpose

Single Payer Healthcare In Oregon!
  • How Can We Achieve It?
  • How Will It Work?

Vermont passed a single payer bill in 2010 and is on track for implementation in 2014. With your help, Oregon can be next! The Vermont Workers’ Center is sharing their strategy with us so that our two States can lead the way in showing America how well it works.

Come to a meeting on Tuesday, February 7, at 6 PM to learn more, meet up with friends, and see what you can do to help.

Mike Huntington of Mad as Hell Doctors will speak with us about health care as a social justice issue and how we can help win single payer healthcare for EVERYONE in Oregon.

There will be refreshments, but feel free to bring something to share if you feel inspired.



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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.
More detailed and important information


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.

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


Send Love Through the Walls

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  • Date: Tue, February 7
  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

Join Portland Anarchist Black Cross for an evening of making Valentine's Day cards for political prisoners. We will begin the evening with an introduction to Anarchist Black Cross, highlight some specific prisoners, and talk about how to start corresponding with a political prisoner.

This is Portland Anarchist Black Cross's first event, so be sure to come out! All card making supplies will be provided! See you at the Red & Black!

Any questions, email: PortlandABC@gma​il.com

http://www.facebook.com/events​/33804344288160​7/


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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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


"Don't Let School Interfere with your Education" discussion series

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  • Date: Wed, February 8
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Location: Portland Public Library 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217-2330
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Purpose

This series will go for the next five months with February's focus being African/Black History Month.

The topic for the first of two February sessions will be "How is it that Africa supplies much of the resources used in the U.S., but Africa, and Africans in the U.S., have virtually nothing?' This session will consist of a multi-media presentation on the topic and a discussion to follow.

6-8pm, North Portland Public Library - 512 N Killingsworth, Wed, Feb, 8, 2012.

For more information call 360-980-1409 or contact occupythedreamp​dx@gmail.com

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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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

Other details
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


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


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.


FREE-MIX-Free Ya Mind and Your Swag with Follow

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  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: Smith Hall Portland State University
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Purpose

FREE-MIX-Free Ya Mind and Your Swag Follow (Talent Showcase) sponsored by Oregon Universal and Portland State University-University Studies department.

The talent showcase provides a platform for youth allows youth to express their gifts and talents in front of their community and receive praise and appreciation for positive artistic expression.

We also provide prizes to the top three audience approved winners.

This is a great opportunity to be a vendor; we have averaged 150 attendees for this event over the past 2 years.

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The Tell-Tale Heart

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  • Date: Friday, Feb 10 AND Saturday, Feb 11 at 8:00pm until 9:30pm


Purpose

Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre Presents

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Adapted by David Treptow

Portland Center for the Performing Arts

Dolores Winningstad Theatre

1111 SW Broadway, Portland

Box Office: 503-248-0557

http://www.tojt.org

Youth, $17 Adult, $20

Not recommended for youth under 10 Photo Credit: “The old man, Herr Grossvetter,” photo by Francis Ford

Exploring the depths of sanity, morality and murder… with puppets?!

Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre presents Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” February 10th and 11th at the Winningstad Theatre.

Adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s infamous short horror story, this production blends live actors, mask and life-sized puppets.

Three hooded operators bring to life the Old Man, a wonderfully bony and decrepit looking life-sized puppet. The old man’s caretaker, played by a live actor, continuously affirms his sanity as he fixates on the old man’s eye, descending into madness and finally murder. Come join us as we tell the tale of a madman and see what lies at the bottom of his heart.

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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!

more information


Protest and Flyer for Wolves @ "The Grey"

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Stand Up For Wolves-Boycott "The Grey"!.
  • Date: February 10th, 2012
  • Time: 6:45- 7:30 PM
  • Location: Regal Fox Tower 10, 846 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
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Purpose

The new film "The Grey" portrays grey wolves, currently on the endangered species list, as blood-thirsty killers and could lead many to have a severely skewed perception of these intelligent, family oriented creatures. Sadly, this movie topped the box office last weekend, grossing over 20 million dollars. Join us as we pass out informative flyers to moviegoers. This protest will continue, every Friday, until this movie is no longer showing.

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“The notion that wolves attack humans is ridiculous,” says Wendy Keefover, carnivore-protection director for WildEarth Guardians, one of several groups that has called for a boycott of the film, claiming it’s “inciting terror” of wolves in the same way that Jaws did of sharks. Most people don’t know anything about wolves. This movie will tap into their primal fears and create mass hysteria,”

Only two fatal wolf attacks have been documented in the history of North America, yet "The Grey" depicts wolves as eviscerating (hu)man-eaters. The result will be disastrous for wolf-conservation efforts.

To add insult to injury, the cast actually ate wolf meat.

"Liam Neeson and others cast members of the film ate wolf meat while filming in Alaska.

Predators like wolves are vital to the health of ecosystems. The impacts of wolves on prey populations and surrounding natural areas is one of the most popular topics in ecology and conservation biology today. The reintroduction of wolves in the Northern Rockies and other regions around the world, has allowed for extensive study of how wolves impact ecosystem health and functionality. In areas where wolves are absent ungulates like elk, deer, and moose tend to increase dramatically leading to declines in native plant species as well as the general degradation of forests and ecosystems. Studies have documented that when wolves are absent, elk and moose overgraze cottonwoods, willows, and aspens in key riparian (water) habitats. In areas where wolves have returned, ungulate populations are reduced by predation, and they are more vigilant and active, because of fear of predation, which allows stream side shrubs and trees to grow. This “landscape of fear” affects a prey animal’s behavior in food acquisition and modifies plant communities. With the return of riparian habitat, beavers and many bird species are supported. When woody species grow, expand in canopy cover, and increase in their spatial distribution, other benefits accrue, such as improved floodplain functioning, channel stabilization, increased shading, improved food web support, and an overall increase in biodiversity.

Without the presence of top-down pressures exerted by apex predators such as wolves, natural areas become simplified, less diverse, and unstable.


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