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PDX ONGOING VIGILS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

In this Code Pink E-mail Digest
"Upcoming Events in Portland"
Nov 2 - Nov 14 2015
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November 2 East Side Democratic Club
November 4 Portland City Council Hearing on Fossil Fuel Divestment
November 4 Human Rights Commission
November 8 Honduras: Roles of US Militarism and Climate Change
November 9 PJW Quarterly Meeting
November 9 Climate Change and Women: Impacts and Actions
November 9 Death With Dignity
November 10 Coal and Oil Transport: Business Boom or Public Liability
November 11 Armistice Day Celebration
November 11-15 Film: Of Men and War
November 14 Health Care for All Oregon Annual Meeting
Ongoing Vigils, Meetings & Events
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November 2 East Side Democratic Club Noon
Join the Eastside democratic Club on our monthly meeting with two guest
presentations.
Date: November 3, 2015; doors open at 11:30 AM. Location: Grace
Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott St, Portland OR. Enter church on
the church's east side. (from Prescott)
Free and open to the public. Not associated with the Democratic
Party.Please bring food to share if you are able. Coffee provided.
First Presentation:
Rev. Kate Lore , Social Justice Minister at the 1st Unitarian Church.
Topic: "Occupied with Non-Violence: My Trek to Israel/Palestine"
Second Presentation:
Jim Strassmaier, Co-Chair of Oregon Labor Oral History Program (affiliate
of the Pacific NW Labor History Association) with Lane Poncy, Secretary of
the Pacific NW Labor History Association and co-host of KBOO's Labor Radio
Show . Topic: Recording/broadcasting Labor history with special look at
Eastside democratic Club's long time member George Starr, and the Pacific
NW Labor History Association.
Please Share this event on Facebook. David e. Delk | 503.232.5495 |
Alliance for Democracy | Move to Amend Portland | Oregon Progressive
Party |
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November 4th Portland City Council Hearing on Fossil Fuel Divestment
On November 4, the Portland City Council will consider two resolutions to oppose new fossil fuel transport and storage projects in our region. The Fossil Fuel Policy will direct the City of Portland to oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure and to update City code to prohibit all projects that create new or expanded infrastructure to transport or store fossil fuels except for safety improvements. At the same hearing, the City Council will also vote on an oil train resolution opposing any increase in oil-by-rail traffic through Portland or Vancouver.
Please join us in supporting these actions which will help prevent oil trains and fossil fuel development from harming the Columbia River Gorge and our communities. If you cannot join in person, please call Commissioners Novick and Fish and let them know you support these, and stronger measures, to move away from fossil fuel dependency.
Commissioner Steve Novick
Phone: (503) 823-4682
Email:  novick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish
Phone: (503) 823-3589
Email:  nick@portlandoregon.gov
Portland City Council Public Hearing on Fossil Fuel Policy & Oil Train Resolution
Wednesday, November 4th - Hearing starts 2:30 PM
Portland City Hall - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue
Public testimony is encouraged. Sign up starts at 1:30 PM, comments are limited to 2-3 minutes.
There will be a press conference at 9:00 AM with Mayor Hales and Councilmember Fritz in the Atrium of City Hall.
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November 4th Human Rights Commission 4pm - Occupation Free Portland
Human Rights Commission Meeting
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Portland Building Auditorium, 1120 SW 5th Ave. (second floor).Since the endorsement by the HRC last month of Occupation-Free Portland's proposal to the Socially Responsible Investments Committee to put Caterpillar, G4S, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions on the City's do-not buy list for the human rights abuses by these companies in the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land, there has been major push-back by the Jewish Federation and other groups. This coming meeting will be a discussion of the HRC action and a presentation by the Jewish Federation is on the agenda and you can be sure they will be bringing many of their people. We need you to be there to support the Occupation-Free Portland proposal and the principled and moral action of the HRC. PLEASE COME!!
Here is the HRC's Press Release of Oct. 29 about their endorsement of the Occupation-Free Portland proposal.We request that you NOT sign up to speak unless you have talked to the steering committee members of Occupation-Free Portland first as we really want to be sure our presenters are from diverse organizations/backgrounds, stay on message and stick to some critical talking points.
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November 8th Honduras: Roles of US Militarism and Climate Change 3pm - 6pm
Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Ave.
Honduran environmental activist Dany Quevedo and poet Allen Hines present their original theater, poetry and reflections. Also a discussion on Community Radio as a Tool of Resistance. Presented by PCASC, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
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November 9th PJW Quarterly Meeting
Peace and Justice Works
Fall Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2015
12:00 noon (vegetarian potluck)
12:30 pm (meeting)
Peace House, NE 18th & Tillamook
On Sunday, November 8, please join PJW for our Fall Quarterly meeting at the Peace House, 2116 NE 18th at Tillamook. A 12 noon vegetarian potluck precedes the 12:30-2 PM meeting. Aside from affinity group reports, the agenda will include nominations for the board and officers. (Currently, the board includes President Linda Tomassi, Secretary Dan Handelman, Desiree Hellegers, Jeff Clenaghan and Shelley Bedell. Linda, Dan, Jeff and Desiree are also Authorized Check signers.)
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November 9th Climate Change and Women: Impacts and Actions 2pm
Multnomah County Building
501 SE Hawthorne
Commissioners Board Room 100, off the lobby.
Andrea Durbin, Executive Director of the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), will discuss the impacts of climate change, why women are key to the issues of climate change and steps we can take to address climate change. Free & open to the public. For more info, contact Diane Winn,  dgwinn@uci.edu, 503-954-3976.
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November 9th Death With Dignity
Please join us to hear Derianna Mooney of Compassion and Choices Oregon discuss the status of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, the new California legislation and other matters of Church - State importance.
Americans United for Separation for Church and State
November 9th
Discussion starts at 7:00 PM, but come early for food, drink and socializing.
O'Connor's Restaurant (The Vault annex)
7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Multnomah Village
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November 10th Coal and Oil Transport: Business Boom or Public Liability? 7pm
Multnomah County Building
501 SE Hawthorne.
Speakers: Catherine Mater from Oregon Transportation Commission and Global Warming Commission; State Representative Barbara Smith Warner; and Laurent Picard, fire lieutenant and Hood River City Councilor. Both Smith Warner and Picard are members of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance. As a longtime Gorge resident with 20 years of firefighting experience, Picard will speak about the hazards of oil trains to public safety. Presented by LWV of Portland Civic Education Program
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November 11 Armistice Day Commemoration
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
Veterans for Peace speakers and music by
Soldiers, Songs and Voices
Each year, Veterans for Peace chapters across the nation meet in major cities to celebrate and remember the original Armistice Day as was done at the end of World War I, when the world came together in realization that war is so horrible we must end it now.
Fighting ceased in the "war to end all wars" on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Congress responded to a universal hope among Americans for no more wars by passing a resolution calling for "exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding ... inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples." Later, Congress added that November 11th was to be "a day dedicated to the cause of world peace.
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November 11-15 Film: Of Men and War
Liberty Theater
315 NE 4th St., Camas, WA
 link to variety.com
check website for times
 http://camasliberty.com/Home.htm
or call 360-859-9555
The devastating toll of post-traumatic stress disorder inflicted by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on U.S. soldiers is vividly presented in "Of Men and War," a slow-burn documentary from France's Laurent Becue-Renard. Over a lengthy running time, veterans at the Pathway Home in California are observed venting their anger in group therapy sessions, where they are encouraged to reveal traumatic events from their years in combat, then grapple with feelings of guilt and self-loathing.
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November 14 Health Care for All Oregon Annual Meeting
HCAO Advocates: We need your input at the Nov. 14 Membership Meeting!
On Nov. 14, voting representatives and statewide activists of Health Care for All-Oregon will meet in Corvallis to get and give updates on our recent work during and after the 2015 legislative session and discuss a draft revised HCAO Strategic Plan.

Saturday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 333 NW 35th St, Corvallis
Click HERE for the draft Nov 14 Membership Meeting Agenda

An overview will be presented of the goals and strategies developed in four months of work with our organizational consultant, Michael Sorensen, culminating at an exciting weekend board retreat in Medford (see retreat article). To discuss the draft HCAO Strategic Plan, attendees will break into small groups with several board members on each team to hear members' and other activists' ideas and feedback on the plan.
As part of HCAO's new strategic plan, one goal is that "HCAO is financially healthy and organizationally efficient." In order to further the goal of organizational efficiency, we have determined that our bylaws need revision. A team chaired by Tom Sincic has carefully rewritten the revised bylaws with a close eye towards efficiency, consistency and legal requirements, while retaining the essential features of our current bylaws.
Those of you who are voting member organization representatives, will consider adopting these new bylaws at the November meeting. As the bylaws are considered at this meeting, the choices will be to adopt them as presented, table them for consideration at our next meeting (with intervening discussions), or reject them. Since discussion/modifications of particular changes, due to time limitations, will not be part of the meeting, we ask that voting representatives come prepared to make a decision. If you have any questions about proposed bylaws changes, please contact: HCAO Vice President Ben Gerritz and Bylaw Committee Chair Tom Sincic via a dedicated e-mail address.

Please register to attend this important statewide membership meeting to have crucial input into the future of our movement.

Thanks for your work as Health Care for AllOregon activists and your dedication to the creation of universal, publicly funded health care in Oregon and the United States.
--Lee Mercer, president, Health Care for All-Oregon
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ONGOING VIGILS, EVENTS & MEETINGS
Weekly
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm East end of Burnside Bridge (NE MLKJr Blvd@Couch Burnside) Peace & Social Justice Visibility Action (ongoing since March 2014)
Tuesdays and Fridays, 2 - 4 PM, east end of the Burnside Bridge Get active in opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership by holding signs/banners to raise awareness of the Trans Pacific Partnership. More info from David Delk/Alliance for Democracy 503.232.5495
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm SW 5th & Hall, Beaverton. Washington County Peace Vigil (ongoing since 2005)
Fridays, 5 to 6 pm Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW corner. Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (ongoing since 2001)
Saturdays, 11 to noon Corner of NE 13th & Multnomah, across from Holladay Park. Lloyd Center Vigil (ongoing since 2004)
Saturdays, noon to 1 pm McLoughlin and Oak Grove Blvds., Milwaukie. Oak Grove Peace Vigil (ongoing since 2006)
Monthly
1st Tuesday of Every Mobnth East Side Democratic Club Noon - 2pm Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott St, Portland OR
2nd Tuesday of Every Month Veterans For Peace Monthly Meeting 7p-9p First Unitarian Church 1011 SW12th Ave. (Buchan Bldg, lower level)
2nd Wednesday of the Month Iraq Working Group Monthly Meeting 7pm at the offices of Peace and Justice Works Office 28th & Stark
2nd Saturday of Every Month WILPF Portland Monthly Business Meeting 1p - 3p First Unitarian Church, room B310; enter from 12th Avenue through midblock breezeway. Come early between 12 and 1 for a brown bag lunch and conversation.
2nd and 4th Saturdays of Every Month Peace Park Work Party 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. southeast end of Steel Bridge at NE Interstate and Oregon Ave. Contact Becky or Malcolm for more information  becky.pdx@gmail.com or  malchaddock@gmail.com

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[Copied here on PIMC from a Jobs With Justice E-mail]

This week the Solidarity Calendar will absorb our weekly JwJ News and next week the newsletter will begin coming out on Wednesday!
Happy reading!
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Anti-Worker Attacks: How We Stand Strong Together
November 7, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM at LiUNA Training Center
17230 NE Sacramento St
RSVP: 503-239-5676
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Imperialism, Climate Crisis, and Struggle - An Evening with Harsha Walia and Luz Rivera
November 8, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at First Unitarian Church Eliot Chapel
1011 SW 12th Ave
Join us as two deeply skilled anti-capitalist organizers discuss climate destabilization, resource privatization, cultural genocide, forced migration, repression, gentrification, incarceration, displacement, struggle, and survival as interconnected and escalating symptoms of a system rooted in neo-liberalism and neo-colonization. See more here.
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Fight for 15 and a Union - National Day of Action
November 10, 12:15 PM at O'Bryant Square
SW Park and Stark
On November 10th, working people who are building the Fight for $15 movement will stand up together for a day of national action! Join janitors, care providers, recreation workers, community and other allies here in Portland as we continue the Fight for $15 and a union! We will start with a brief march and creative action, so get there on time. After the march, there will be a brief rally with speakers from different campaigns engaged in the Fight for $15. Visit the Facebook page. Join us and Fight for $15. Because no one who works should live in poverty.
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Unite Here Local 8 Solidarity at the Port of Portland Meeting
November 11, 9:30 AM at the Port Offices (gathering in the lobby)
Join us as we protest the Port making arbitrary rules that could eliminate newly won union jobs.
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Million Student March
November 12, 2:00 PM at Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Join the nationwide day of action demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers. Here is information about the efforts at PSU.
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Jobs with Justice Open House
November 12, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Portland JwJ Office
1500 NE Irving St #585

We are having a an office open house! Join us to say hello, meet some of new staff, and enjoy some light refreshments.
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United Steelworkers Picket Line Solidarity
November 13, 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM in Albany, OR (carpools from JwJ office)
1500 NE Irving St #585
More than 2,200 members of the United Steelworkers from 12 sites around the country, including our comrades in Albany, Oregon (about 300), are standing up for good, family-sustaining jobs at Allegheny Technologies. Steelworkers at ATI are working to bargain a new labor agreement with the Pittsburgh-based company that would replace the contract that expired on June 30. Sign the petition here.
Join us on Friday, November 13 to support these workers on the picket line. Meet at JwJ at 9:15am, back by 2:30.
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Teamsters Golden State Food Action and Vigil
November 17 at Golden State Foods in North Portland

Teamsters working for Golden State Foods make up nearly 2,000 workers nationwide packaging the salads that you see in Chipotle, Safeway, McDonald's, QFC and many other national chains. Taylor Farms (in California) is a close partner with Golden State Foods. They are in the midst of union busting the farm workers. Please keep your eye out for more information.
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A Fair Chance for All: Ban the Box
November 18, 2:45 PM at City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave

Ban the box at the state level passed but we need a law that fits with the spirit of the law. Please join us to tell City Council and Mayor Hales that we need to truly ban the box and make it illegal in Portland to ask about criminal background until the preliminary decision is made to hire.
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Minimum Wage Hearing at the Capitol
November 18, 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Free 15 NOW bus at SEIU 49
3536 SE 26th
Please join us at the state capitol and show support for a $15 minimum wage. After we have spent a good day at the capitol dinner will be provided.
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IMIrJ Immigrant Rights Vigil
Thursday, November 19 at 5:00pm in front of the Federal Courthouse
1000 SW 3rd Ave
Please join us to hold space for the many families that are affected by immigration practices.
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Black Friday Actions
Friday, November 27

On Black Friday workers across the country will be taking action - reiterating their call for $15/hr and Full Time hours. Black Friday is a tradition for JwJ mobilizations. We will be communicating about opportunities to show your support!
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Portland Jobs with Justice Endorses Renew Oregon
Renew Oregon is fighting for good jobs, clean energy and healthy communities.
It is time for Oregonians to join together to transition from dirty, polluting energy into a clean, energy-efficient economy. Visit
 http://www.reneworegon.org/
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Scrooge Party 2015
Friday, December 4 at 7pm at Peace House
2116 NE 18th Ave
Scrooge of the Year is an annual award the community (you!) vote on to award to the year's worst Portland-area player. It can be a corporation, a politician, or someone completely different.

We here at Portland Jobs with Justice think it's important that the voting process for this award is true to our American democratic system. That's right - this election is for sale! You may purchase as many votes as you wish to decide the worst boss in town.This year we have bad bosses from Instafab, Wim Wiewel the PSU President that has armed campus security and many more! Buy tickets and get more info here.
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Gresham Barlow First Student Bus Drivers
These dedicated drivers have been facing unlawful labor violations and significant safety problems that put students, drivers and community members at risk. In addition they have been confronted with union busting tactics from First Student. We want you to be aware of these conditions if action becomes necessary at the December 3rd Gresham City Hall Meeting at 7:00pm. Save the Date!
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Upcoming Committee Meetings:
Portland Area Campaign for $15: Wednesday, November 11, 2:00pm, JwJ, 1500 NE Irving #585
Portland Rising: Wednesday, November 11, 5:30pm, JwJ, 1500 NE Irving #585
Faith Labor Meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 12:00pm, JwJ, 1500 NE Irving #585
Healthcare Committee meeting: Tuesday, November 17, 6:00pm at 6923 NE Morris

Portland Jobs with Justice | 1500 NE Irving St, Suite 585 | Portland, OR 97206

Peace Vigils 04.Nov.2015 21:08

Mr Weekly

Recurring Peace Vigils in the Portland Area