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PLEASE NOTE: Not all the events listed below originate with Occupy Portland. They may be attended by occupiers, or endorsed by the Occupy movement, or they may be simply 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.

For new events, please read How to create a new Occupy Portland event, or you can send information to: ActionCommitteePDX@googlegroups.com

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We have a LOT of events happening Saturday November 12th.

Visit the links shown here for more details on these and look below for the all day schedule! Occupy Your World

Current Events

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Call-Out for Solidarity with Egypt: Defend the Revolution - November 12, 2011

Keeping Egypt in mind as we all stand together in solidarity

Occupy Bike Swarm 11 12 11 Tonight! Join us!

Protect the occupation!  Swarm this Saturday Night Nov 12, on foot or on bicycle. 
11pm at Salmon St Fountain (SW Naito and Salmon in waterfrontpark)
We meet to circle and rally around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.


Occu-Fest

PLEASE COME JOIN OCCUPY PORTLAND FOR AN OCCUPY FESTIVAL!! PORTLAND, ORE.– Occupy Portland is responding to the Mayor’s threat of eviction on Saturday night, November 12 and 13, by throwing a Potluck Dinner: a family-friendly event with music and celebration for the entire city. Affinity groups will lead neighborhoods in marches beginning around 2 PM converging on the Occupation from about 5 PM. At least one group is coming from Seattle. There were announcements of support from local and regional groups. The purpose of the Occupy potluck is to bring a significant mass of people together in solidarity with the nonviolent, humanitarian goals of Occupy.

See schedule of events below

General Assembly calls for action

Energy at the General Assembly on Thursday night was high, and attendance was sharply up. Observers say between 200 and 300 were in attendance. Volunteer facilitator Adriane said the only larger General Assemblies have been in the first week of the Occupation. Many speakers voiced a belief that the movement is growing stronger, that the threatened eviction will bring more energy into the movement, and that a continuing public presence is necessary to provide a place for people to meet and to make visible the systemic problems that corporatism has long kept invisible.

After the emergency GA held in front of City Hall at noon, working groups prepared lists of actions that people can take before and after the eviction date. Most of the ideas put forward include the importance of gathering the largest crowd Occupy Portland has yet seen, united in peace, united in support for the 99% whose interests have not been served by corporatism, by war, and by the concentration of wealth in the hands of the very few.

Action envisioned

We want to encourage and remind all Occupy event attendees that the Occupy movement is a peaceful and nonviolent movement.

Occu-Fest Saturday Schedule Of Events!

Meet at Waterfront park at SW Salmon st and SW Naito Pkwy 
Stop once and for all, the divisions and any discrimination among people. 
  • 1:00pm — Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Workshop
Please join us at Terry Schrunk Plaza for this free workshop.
  • 2:00pm — Special training for arrest preparation.
This is being offered by the National Lawyer’s Guild at Terry Schrunk Plaza 
  • 3:00pm — Live music in Terry Schrunk Plaza!
Little Sue, Melinda Pitterman, David Rovics, DJs and more! 
  • 4:00pm — Feeder marches from neighborhoods start heading towards Pioneer Square.
Rally with your friends and start your own march from your neighborhood. 
If you’re not comfortable getting a permit or don’t feel safe walking in the streets, you can always march by bike (as biking in the road is perfectly legal).
  • 5:00pm — Rally at Pioneer Square.
If you’ve been following the Occupation’s actions, you’ve probably rallied at Pioneer Square. 
We’re expecting thousands to take the square, as usual.
This is a family friendly potluck and we invite you to bring a dish or picnic supplies to share. 
We encourage a diversity of food types (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc) Please have ingredients available. 
Please, do not bring any alcohol or illegal activities to our family-friendly event in a public park.
  • 8:00pm — FREE David Rovics concert at Terry Schrunk Plaza ~ Click on link details
David is back in town after touring Europe and America and will be playing for Occupy Portland. 
This will be his 19th visit to an Occupy site! 
The concert will feature musicians from across the country in celebration of freedom and community!
Swarm this Saturday Night Nov 12, on foot or on bicycle. 
11pm at Salmon St Fountain (SW Naito and Salmon in waterfrontpark)
We meet to circle and rally around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.
  • 12:01am — Sit-in, bike-around, and stand up in Chapman and Lownsdale Parks!
We will be demonstrating our right to peaceably assemble. 
If you’re able to make it down for any part of Saturday, please come after midnight. 
It might be a cold and long night, so come rested and well prepared for the elements. 
~*Special guest: The Portland Police Bureau*~
~*Featured Guests:other neighboring law enforcement agencies*~

We sincerely hope the city administration realizes that there are ways of dealing with the issues they have at the occupation other than dispersing demonstrators from the parks. By showing your support you will help send a message to the mayor that this movement is important enough that solutions other than eviction are needed.

Preparing for Saturday Night

Before Saturday night, those who have valuables in the Occupied parks are urged to secure them and to move them off-site. Coalitions of local labor groups and some local churches are offering transportation and storage. Friday is a day for clean-up for the potluck. Some voices recommend “leave no trace.”

There were also many ideas concerning actions during and after the planned eviction. Some will sit in wait to be arrested. A Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Workshop will be held at 1 pm at Terry Schrunk Plaza on Saturday. A training for those who are willing to risk being arrested is offered by the National Lawyer’s Guild at 2 PM on Saturday. Others will provide support for those being arrested. Ideas for after the eviction include the following: outreach to unions, homeless organizations and faith organizations, plans to keep the occupation visible, plans for community events occurring on a regular basis, plans to return to the park and clean it, re-seed the grass, care for the trees, and make the two parks that have been so important to us, more beautiful than they were before the Occupation.

To view the open invitation: http://occupyportland.org/2011/11/11/open-invitation-occu-fest/

BIKE SWARM AT OCCUPY PORTLAND

Protect the occupation! Swarm this Saturday Night Nov 12, on foot or on bicycle.
11pm at Salmon St Fountain (SW Naito and Salmon in waterfront park) we meet to circle and rally around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.

Also feel free to arrive in affinity groups on the hour at the site all night/morning long. Bring good spirits, costumes, music, street theater!

Also bring rain gear (yellow/fluorescent), warm clothing, coffee, and a festive attitude. Be prepared to stay up late or be called back later since we won't know when the Swarm will be needed most.

Text PDXOccupy to 23559 to receive critical updates.

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Solidarity and Support Rally

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  • Date: November 13, 2011
  • Time: NOON
  • Location: 4th and Main, downtown PDX
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Purpose

SUNDAY RENDEZVOUS POINT 12 NOON

UPDATE: The rally today was invaded by police in riot gear! 
We stand in solidarity to demand our rights. 
OP requests EVERYONE come down to show solidarity.

We will be having an emergency GA & Rally at 4th and Main at 12 noon. This will be a huge stance of solidarity and give people a chance to recoup and process.

  • 12pm Open Forum at 4th and Main
  • 2pm Rally for Solidarity at Pioneer Square
  • 6pm March to Terry Shrunk Plaza
Terry Shrunk has been fenced off by Parks and Rec. 
  • 7pm Speak in our General Assembly

PLEASE COME, we will not remain silent.

Keep Coal Out of the Northwest! A Teach In/Strategy Session

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  • Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011
  • Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Tabor Space, Muir Hall 5441 Southeast Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215
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Purpose

Sponsored by Portland Rising Tide

As the market for coal in the US falls, Big Coal threatens to open the Northwest as a gateway for coal export.

  • The town of Longview, WA, 60 miles north of Portland, is facing a proposal from Millennium Bulk Logistics (a subsidiary of Big Coal giants Ambre Energy and Arch Coal) to become the second largest coal export terminal in the world, exporting up to 80 million tons of coal annually.
  • Boardman, St. Helen’s and Coos Bay, OR as well as Bellingham, WA are all at some stage of talks with Big Coal companies.

Coal is the most carbon intensive fuel on the market and responsible for 80% of global warming emissions in the US.Coal companies have destroyed the American landscape through dangerous mining practices and labor violations.

Each of the open air coal cars on the mile long trains headed to the export terminals would release 500 pounds of coal into the air, land and water during transit. Current export proposals would require up to 50 coal trains each day coming from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana.

Come enjoy coffee and snacks with Portland Rising Tide as we discuss these and other dirty tricks that Big Coal has in store for us. Share your vision for a coal-free existence and strategize with us on how we can stand up to dirty energy and keep coal out of the Northwest!

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Occupy City Hall

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  • Date: Monday, November 14
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave # 110 Portland
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Purpose

Homelessness, crime, and threats to safety have been tolerated for too long in the city. Only now that these issues are one block away from the Police Department has it become more visible and impossible to ignore. City Hall wants to disperse the danger back into our neighborhoods, rather than creating realistic solutions.

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The 99% Teach In

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  • Date: Monday, November 14, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Portland Building Auditorium 1120 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR
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Purpose

The Dill Pickle Club proudly presents The 99%: A Teach-in on Occupy Portland. The forum will consist of short presentations to objectively bring together various perspectives on the current occupations movement. The event will focus on the economic, political and social factors that have led to the emergence of occupations throughout the country, and more specifically the movement’s impact on a localized level.

Presentations by:

Dr. Randall Bluffstone
(Professor of Economics, Portland State University)

John Coghlan

(Filmmaker, Occupy Portland Video Collective)

Dr. Veronica Dujon

(Professor of Sociology, Portland State University)

Michael Moore

(Organizer, Right2Survive)

Nina Reierson

(Info Booth Volunteer, Occupy Portland)

Denis Theriault

(Journalist, Portland Mercury)

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. The Dill Pickle Club also wishes to acknowledge a generous donation by Phil Wikelund in making this program possible.

Other details
http://DillPickleClub.org

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Coal Hard Truth Forum

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  • Date: Mon, November 14, 2011
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: HOLLYWOOD THEATER 4122 NE SANDY BLVD, PORTLAND
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Purpose

LEARN HOW PROPOSED DIRTY COAL EXPORTS WILL AFFECT YOUR COMMUNITY, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT IT.

Oregon & Washington states are ending our reliance on coal by committing to close our last coal plants. But now Big Coal is threatening to export tens of millions of tons of coal through our states to foreign markets. If they have their way, dirty and dangerous coal would jeopardize our health, safety, and economy in our communities.

Join us to learn more about: • Big Coals’ plans for the Northwest • Health & safety impacts • Economic impacts Free event!

Other details
Contact laura.stevens@sierraclub.org or 503-238-0442 x305.

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Walk of Awareness

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Purpose

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, faith communities throughout Portland and Multnomah County will observe the second annual “Interfaith Day of Homelessness Awareness.” This year’s Day of Homelessness Awareness will focus on three concrete actions that people of faith can take to help end homelessness: Donate/Volunteer/Advocate. The Day of Homelessness Awareness will include a “Walk of Awareness” on November 15, starting at 7 am at the Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish, and ending at the 13 Salmon Family Day Center at First Unitarian Church. Stops along the way will include the newly-opened Bud Clark Commons. Reflections by spiritual leaders, stories about homelessness and comments by civic leaders on what is being done to address the three “faces” of homelessness—adults, youth, and families--will take place along the walk. Participants will also hear specific calls to action they can take to get more deeply involved in addressing homelessness.

The Day of Homelessness Awareness is jointly organized by Multnomah County and the City of Portland with the New City Initiative at JOIN. Faith partnerships include Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Albina Ministerial Alliance, the Oregon Board of Rabbis, and the Muslim Educational Trust. For more information, including a map of the “Walk of Awareness” route, visit the Join PDX website

Move City Money Local!

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Purpose

Take the Bank Transfer Day concept to City Hall! Help convince local leaders to move Portland's money out of the Wall Street banks and bring it home. In the long term a Municipal or State Bank might be the best institution, in the meantime: why not a credit union or local community bank?

Other details
Todd Olson of Oregon Move Our Money will address the City Council with the following demands:

  1. That they immediately move as much of the city's money as possible out of Wells Fargo and Bank of America and into local credit unions and banks who serve the interests of the 99%;
  2. That they direct the city's chief financial officer to publish a summary of the city's current and projected cash deposits, debts, and contracts with all banks and financial institutions as soon as possible;
  3. That they schedule a public hearing as soon as possible to address questions and hear proposals regarding the city's banking relationships and policies.

This will be a fun, positive action, and all the rest of us have to do is show up!

  • 9AM - Meetup at City Hall
  • 9:30AM - City Council Meeting
  • 10-10:30AM - Victory!
  • ACTION: Very Important! Council hearing on police oversight, Wed. 11/16, 2 PM Please plan on attending!

The event will surely attract media attention and put the city council on the spot. Pundits and politicians have been asking for demands from the Occupy movement so let's give them one. ( Note: No signs bigger than an 8.5x11 are likely to be allowed in the chambers. Small signs, Occupy and 99% t-shirts, buttons, etc. are encouraged but not necessary. Just being there is enough! )

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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see also: PortlandOccupyPastEvents which includes earlier versions of some of these events.