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

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Today

Thank You Portland! OP Oregon Food Bank Food-Drive

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  • Date: Wednesday at 8:00am until Wednesday,​ December 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Location: There are four Portland locations:
* Anna Bananas, 8716 N Lombard St  
* TriLibrium​, 2100 NE Broadway Street, Suite 205 
* Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave 
* Purest Café 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 100 

Purpose

Occupy Portland would like to thank the greater Portland community for all of the support provided to the occupation by giving back. We are conducting a one-week food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the above locations between Dec. 14-21!

Thank you for your support for the OFB!


Occupy Mega March and Rally -- Immigrants' Rights are Workers' Rights!

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm
  • Location: South Park Blocks, SW Park and Salmon
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Purpose

D17- Somos el 99%

An Occupy endorsed event that aims to remove the legal and ethnic divisions that the 1% use to divide and conquer the 99%. We blame the recession on those who caused it, the most wealthy 1%.

Coinciding with the International Day of the Migrant, immigrants and allies will take to the streets in a permitted, family-friendly rally and march. This will be an opportunity to join with the Occupy movement, and send a strong message against the racist laws, policies and institutions that are systematically targeting immigrant communities, such as Secure Communities, E-verify, wage theft, free trade agreements and increased detentions and deportations.

We reject the scapegoating of immigrants in the same way we refuse to blame Muslims, the poor, public sector workers, women, and other victims of this recession.

The 1% want immigrants to have zero rights so that they are easily exploitable and can be paid slave wages, thus lowering the wages of all working people.

We demand
FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS. including the right to join unions
END DEPORTATIONS. Stop separating families and ruining lives!
JOBS FOR ALL



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Dogcupy Portland

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  • Date: Saturdays
  • 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!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DOG, BORROW A DOG.

We are showing that the Occupation is more than just downtown.

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

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.

PLEASE BRING YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH

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.

This is a creative and PEACEFUL protest to draw positive media attention to our cause.

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

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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Occupy Santarchy!

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Location: Sw 1st & Ankeny: @ The Arches/Collumms right across from the Skidmore Fountain
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Purpose

Calling all Santas!

We ask you take an hour out of your bad santa day and help deliver coal to the naughtiest of them all!

We will meet just across the street from the Skidmore fountain, where all the other Santas are gathering.

Look for the Occupy Santarchy Sign.

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout I am telling you why, Occupy is coming to town!

We've got our list and we're checking it twice...and we know whose been naughty or nice!

Come in your santa gear or your most festive wear, and bring bells! Bring something warm to drink as we take our list and go around town, sing carols, and deliver coal to all those on naughty list.

This event is intended to be light hearted, but politically motivated.

After we're done you can catch up with the rest of santas for santacon.

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Check out the songs!

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"How We Won Health Care for All" - Vermont Workers Center speaks

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Location: Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Auditorium, 705 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Vermont's new Universal Health Care System presentation.

Last June, Vermont signed into law a plan to create a statewide, universal health care system. Now the spirit of Vermont is coming to Oregon! Come hear from Kate Kanelstein and Sarah Weintraub, two organizers with the Vermont Workers Center, whose three-year campaign convinced the Vermont legislature to declare health care is a human right. After their presentation, break-out groups will give local folks the chance to take part in the campaign for universal health care in Oregon.

$10 Suggested donation – no one turned away

SPANISH INTERPRETATION / INTERPRETACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Co-sponsored by:

  • Oregon Single Payer Campaign
  • Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • KBOO Community Radio
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon.



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Info: (503) 236-5573, ext. 2, www.jwjpdx.org

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Transcript of this document available here.
This document is part of an expanding "paper trail" that "authorities" in Europe, United States and elsewhere will use to justify stepped up state repression on the Occupy Movement. Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes any American president still in office to send the military literally anywhere in the world -- including the "Homeland" -- to imprison civilians without charge or trial, gives increasingly fascistic and hyper-militarized "authorities" -- whether public or private-label -- the legalistic excuses they need to toss you into a torture dungeon and throw away the key.[1]

March Against the National Defense Authorization Act!

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Purpose

JOIN US! at Director Park () @ 6pm to voice our LARGE concern over this Bill that has already passed the Senate.

AGENDA PLAN

Please come prepared and have your posters / signs with you that shows our opposition against the NDAA. We need more signs that contain words such as: NDAA, terrorist, battlefield, unconstitutional, indefinite detention, etc so that it's more obvious for people to see.

The Bill in short declares American soil a battlefield, not excluding its citizens (other than by Congress's "discretion") to be detained indefinitely without trial OR charge on the premise of "suspicion of terrorism"

McCain himself who birthed the Bill stated plainly to Sen. Ron Paul during a debate that "No matter who the individual, if they are posing a threat to the security of United States of America, they should not be allowed to continue that threat."

For further details on the bill please click the link to our FB event page: Citizens Against the National Defense Authorization Act (Facebook) Please join - http://www.facebook.com/Billion.against.Indefinite.detention

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See Also
Citizens Against the National Defense Authorization Act

Sources

In his inaugural address, President Obama called on us to “reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” We agree. Now, to protect both, he must veto the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.


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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17th
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

During the week of December 17th, sex workers’ rights organizations will be staging actions and vigils to raise awareness about violence that is commonly committed against sex workers.

This year, in Portland, Oregon, we want to highlight the inordinate violence that transworkers face while in the sex industry.

Please join us at the our events in solidarity against violence.

Red and Black Vigil:

We invite you to an evening of remembrance and healing.

We will have community speakers, an open mic, and screening of the film A Safer Sex Trade. We will also make origami cranes to remember victims.

Please bring new/used tents, sleeping bags and flashlights for Our Mother’s House.

(December 17, Red and Black Café, 400 SE 12th, 7-10PM)

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PDX Occupy Benefit Concert

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  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Time: 7:30pm - 2:00am
  • Location: BRANX - 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

A Punk/Metal day of solidarity and awareness benefit concert for the Occupy Movement.

This show is not a protest, just a benefit for the cause.

The date is Saturday Dec. 17th. Bands, guest speakers, info, etc. to raise awareness and funds for our local chapters of OCCUPY.

Donate a can of food, get a $1.00 off, all proceeds go to the local OCCUPY chapter.

@ BRANX - 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214 - ALL AGES - $7.00

Looking for local businesses to sponsor this event to help covering the cost of the venue.

Venue Rental = estimated $600.00 Every dollar is fully appreciated.

We are looking for guest speakers and sponsors. 
Volunteers are also needed and welcome to help coordinate the event. 
If you have the time and want to help, let us know!
CONFIRMED SPONSORS
SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

A Punk/Metal day of solidarity and awareness benefit concert for the Occupy Movement.

This show is not a protest, just a benefit for the cause.

Bands, guest speakers, info, etc to raise awareness and funds for our local chapters of OCCUPY.

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Sunday

Thank You Portland! OP Oregon Food Bank Food-Drive

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  • Date: Wednesday at 8:00am until Wednesday,​ December 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Location: There are four Portland locations:
* Anna Bananas, 8716 N Lombard St  
* TriLibrium​, 2100 NE Broadway Street, Suite 205 
* Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave 
* Purest Café 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 100 

Purpose

Occupy Portland would like to thank the greater Portland community for all of the support provided to the occupation by giving back. We are conducting a one-week food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the above locations between Dec. 14-21!

Thank you for your support for the OFB!


Hark the 99%ers Sing!

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  • Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Time: 11:00am until 2:00pm
  • Location: Meet up at Gateway Transit Center
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Purpose

Come out and sing with us on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 18th while we serenade holiday shoppers!

"Jingle bills. Jingle coins.
Jingle all the way.
Oh, what fun it is to shop,
while freedom slips away -
Oh...!"

We will be gathering at Gateway Transit Center (serves Max Blue, Red and Green lines) at 11:00 am.

We will get our singing voices tuned up singing to Max passengers, and then we will hop the train at around noon and go to the Lloyd Center stop where we will sing some more!

We may stop at other Max stops along the way and may sing on the train as well!

PLEASE - DO NOT BRING SIGNS!!

We will be passing ourselves off as ordinary carolers. DO wear festive clothing, Santa hats, etc!

We would like to get together sometime during the week of the 11th to practice. Suggestions for a time and a place may be posted below.

Please feel free to share this event with people you know!



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Occupella's Christmas Carol Flash Mob

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  • Date: Sun Dec 18
  • Time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Location: To Be Announced, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Occupella's Christmas Carol Flash Mob Plan

Occupella plan on doing a well-orchestrated, rehearsed, and organized Flash Mob with 50+ committed members.

This would ideally also have the support of
  • Livestream
  • Photographers
  • A videographer to upload onto YouTube
  • Members of the community such as TUPAC (The United Performance Arts Collective)
  • First Unitarian Church Choir group
  • Maryhurst University Choir
  • The GA if possible.
Expectation of the Flash Mob
  • Participants should be willing to commit to the rehearsal date (at least one of the two mentioned) and be able to show up for the 18th at 2:00pm.
  • The carolers will be in a “choir-like” formation, singing to Stephanie Gilfillan’s rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
  • We are hopefully and planning on doing a basic performance while the carolers are singing, which would include holding up signs with wordings that are in sync with the tune and lyrics while “running” up and down the escalators, circling the group of carolers on the central arena of a ground floor. Ideally, we will have 20+ "escalator runners" and 50+ carolers.
  • It is important that we dress appropriately to not bring attention to yourself and our group so that security do not block us from entering and also to prevent others from suspecting us! Costumes are fine and encourage! We just need to be careful so that it is concealed until the moment we start, when a leading member will signify this with a "Carol Check!" Once the Carol Check is established, we will briskly get into our formation and began the caroling.

After the Flash Mob is done and over with, we will immediately disperse discreetly and attempt to blend in with the crowd. We will then meet up at another location to do a quick creative, peaceful protest, which will be announced at a meeting time in the near future.

This will also require everyone's involvement and presence.

Overall, we hope that the Flash Mob will not take longer than 1 hour.

Convention to Help Craft the Declaration of Occupy Portland

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  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 18th
  • Time: 6:15pm
  • Location: Mission Theater (1624 Northwest Glisan Street, on Glisan and 17th)
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Purpose

Occupy Portland cordially invites you to join us in writing the Declaration of Occupy Portland.

All are welcome to attend and participate in the spirit of community and direct democracy.

This will be the first of a series of conventions in which we as a community will do the vital work of declaring to the world who we are, what our values are, what our demands are, and what we’re all about. Come and make your voice heard!

The facebook invite is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/149798141789590/.

Please RSVP on facebook or directly to Owen, owensanders@gmail.com, so we know how many people are coming!
Food and drink will be available at the theater.

A bit of history:

Owen Sanders began the difficult task of writing the declaration and has put his draft – which has received input from the community here: http://thedeclarationofoccupyportland.com.

Currently, he’s open to feedback but is the only editor. He’s now opening that document to full input by the community.

Owen’s Declaration can either serve as a launching pad or it may be scratched to begin anew. It’s up to all those who attend. Direct democracy is a beautiful process with one fatal flaw – it needs your participation to function properly.

Please come out and add your voice to the Declaration of Occupy Portland.

Note:

  • On Dec. 9th, 2011, The Occupy Portland Spokescouncil voted to hold it’s first convention to write the declaration.



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Monday

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

Thank You Portland! OP Oregon Food Bank Food-Drive

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  • Date: Wednesday at 8:00am until Wednesday,​ December 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Location: There are four Portland locations:
* Anna Bananas, 8716 N Lombard St  
* TriLibrium​, 2100 NE Broadway Street, Suite 205 
* Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave 
* Purest Café 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 100 

Purpose

Occupy Portland would like to thank the greater Portland community for all of the support provided to the occupation by giving back. We are conducting a one-week food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the above locations between Dec. 14-21!

Thank you for your support for the OFB!


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


Tis' the Season for Letter Writing!

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  • Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
  • Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Location: Portland State Office Bldg, Suite 1D, 800 SE Oregon, near Holladay Park Max Stop, Portland, OR
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Purpose

Write a letter to the Editor, the Mayor, Obama, Your Congress Person, Santa, or even your friends!

Support the US Post office and exercise your civic duties with pen & paper!

We'll offer Tea, snacks, stamps, and "old school" letter writing supplies and have volunteers representing a variety of causes.

Join us for festive & fun political action!

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Tuesday

Thank You Portland! OP Oregon Food Bank Food-Drive

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  • Date: Wednesday at 8:00am until Wednesday,​ December 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Location: There are four Portland locations:
* Anna Bananas, 8716 N Lombard St  
* TriLibrium​, 2100 NE Broadway Street, Suite 205 
* Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave 
* Purest Café 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 100 

Purpose

Occupy Portland would like to thank the greater Portland community for all of the support provided to the occupation by giving back. We are conducting a one-week food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the above locations between Dec. 14-21!

Thank you for your support for the OFB!


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


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

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Purpose

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

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

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We now have three groups:

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


——————————– Advanced Group

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

——————————– Evening Group

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

——————————– Women’s Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spokes Council

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

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

It is especially important to become involved with the the spokes council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on! This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.


Bikes For Humanity Volunteer Repair Clinics - Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday

Thank You Portland! OP Oregon Food Bank Food-Drive

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  • Date: Wednesday at 8:00am until Wednesday,​ December 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Location: There are four Portland locations:
* Anna Bananas, 8716 N Lombard St  
* TriLibrium​, 2100 NE Broadway Street, Suite 205 
* Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave 
* Purest Café 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 100 

Purpose

Occupy Portland would like to thank the greater Portland community for all of the support provided to the occupation by giving back. We are conducting a one-week food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the above locations between Dec. 14-21!

Thank you for your support for the OFB!


Global Occupy Movement Syncronized OM Chant

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  • Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 12:30pm

Purpose

ALL OVER THE WORLD

THE IDEA IS TO CREATE A POSITIVE ENERGY FIELD FOR THE OCCUPY MOVEMENTS WORLD WIDE AT THE SAME TIME FROM YOUR HOME..OFFICE..WHERE EVER YOU HAPPEN TO BE AT THE TIME..

Go to the link below to find out how 12 NOON translates in your area/country.

EX: 12noon Pacific Time is 3PM Eastern Time in the U.S.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

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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!

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


Winter Solstice Interfaith Occupiers' Peace-In

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  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 21
  • Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Location: In front of the Portland City Hall, east entrance (1221 SW 4th Ave)
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Purpose

The Interfaith Guild of Chaplains is holding a little time and space on this Winter Solstice to celebrate the returning of the light in this shortest day of the year, with music, songs and lighting of the solstice light, bringing in an energy of peace, tranquility and blessings. We are holding an additional Peace-In to support the 24/7 City Hall Occupy Vigil in solidarity.

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The Interfaith Guild of Chaplains


Thursday

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

Peaceable Protesters Court Date Rally

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

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

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

We would really love to see you there!

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


Outreach Weekly Organizer Training

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

We will run a weekly training after the Outreach meeting.

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

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

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occupyportlandstreetteam@gmail.com

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Winter Solstice Interfaith Occupiers' Peace-In

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  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 22
  • Time: 5-5:30 PM
  • Location: St. Francis plaza, at the corner of SE 12th Avenue & SE Oak Street across the street from Red & Black Cafe.
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Purpose

The Interfaith Guild of Chaplains is holding a little time and space on this Winter Solstice to celebrate the returning of the light in this shortest day of the year, with music, songs and lighting of the solstice light, bringing in an energy of peace, tranquility and blessings.

5 p.m. at St. Francis. If we could not get Che Room, it will be at the plaza at the corner of Oak and 12th across from Red & Black Cafe.
In solidarity with the 24/7 City Hall Occupy Vigil



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Location change due to the new location for Spokes Council. Refer to Dec. 21 for an identical event in downtown.

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Friday

EfRytIng DRiVe (a night of 1000 blankets) FREE SHOW

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  • Date: Friday, December 23, 2011
  • Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
  • Location: Bossanova Ballroom 722 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
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Purpose

the EfRytIng DRiVe

...a niGht of

1ooO blANKEts!

FREE SHOW

On any given night there are at least 2000 people sleeping on the streets of Downtown Portland. These people have little prospects for bettering their individual situations. High unemployment rates, mental health cuts, and cuts in the social services agency budgets assure that this will be the most populated the sidewalks have been in the history of Portland...

While we are all concerned and sympathetic regarding the situation on our streets, many citizens feel as if they dont know how to help. We are offering a opportunity to make an enormous difference in someones life with minimal impact on your own. All we need is anything that you can bear to part with. If you have ever been cold then you can appreciate what a difference something as simple as a pair of sweatpants can make. Consider the simple joy that a blanket or a warm coat can make... now imagine the healing power of 1000 blankets? That is our goal: to raise as much usable winter wear as we can and to use blankets as our measuring stick.

THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TO GATHER GOODS FOR THE OCCUPATION

The people we are trying to reach are known as the "hidden homeless" because they are not out in view of the public, this demographic is made up largely of complete family units sleeping in cars or shelters.

Should a person involved with the Occupation find himself/herself in need of gear, he/she will have to comply with whatever conditions the Downtown Chapel places on all of the people they serve...

SO... we will use our proven formula

rappers+DJs+cool people +cool business = problems solving

I will bring you a kickass night of hiphop FOR FREE!

And you bring me efryting you got...

Hats, gloves, coats, scarfs, earmuffs, leggings, hoodies, socks, sleeping bags, and of course blankets.

Everything that we raise will be donated to and redistributed by The Downtown Chapel.

This is an excerpt I took from their mission statement:

"Dedicated to serving our neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness, our parish's Community Programs are dynamic expressions of our faith in action. Whether someone is in need of food, clothing, hygiene, bus tickets, or just a friend, that person is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Our focus on hospitality allows us to focus on each person, rather than just the need of that person, and begin to walk with them towards positive transitions and engagement in community."

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Spokes Council

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

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

It is especially important to become involved with the the spokes council meetings and other meetings where actions are decided on! This will be a great chance to voice your ideas, to re-group as committees, assess, and plan for moving forward.


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