Sept. 29: Salem, 8:30am-12:30pm. “The Natural Step for Sustainability”Â. The Natural Step is one of the leading educational organizations in the U.S. for straightforward training on sustainability. This class is being conducted by Duke Castle. Location: The Painter’s Hall at Pringle Creek, 1831 Village Center Drive SE (off Strong Rd.) $95 ($70 for TNS members); two scholarships available (for information contact Amelia@NGApc.com). To register and obtain more information contact April Knudsen at email@example.com or at 503.224.1140 ext. 1.
Oct. 1: Portland, 12-2pm. Justice for War Crimes. Rally for accountability and prosecution for war crimes Terry Schrunk Plaza, 3rd and Madison across from Federal Building. Free. Contact: http://individualsforjustice.org/.
Oct. 1-4: Portland. Econvergence: NW Regional Conference. A group of internationally known speakers headed by Noam Chomsky will join academics, activists, and visionary thinkers from the Northwest region in Portland, Oregon to explore the way forward out of the twin crises challenging humanity – economic and ecological crises. First Unitarian Church, 1035 SW 13th Ave and PSU. Fee for keynote addresses, conference free, http://oregonprogressivenetwork.org/actions/details/.
Oct. 3: Eugene, Noon – 5 p.m. Al-Nakba Display at Weekly Market. The Al-Nakba Awareness Project advocating freedom, justice and equality in the Holy Land. Wayne Morris Free Speech Area on Oak near 8th in Eugene across from the Farmers Market. Free. http://www.al-nakba-history.com/ .
Oct. 7: Salem, 7 p.m. STIR (Salem Transition Initiative for Relocalization) Meeting. Meeting room above Tea Party Bookshop in Salem, corner of Liberty St. SE and Ferry. Free. http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Transition/ .
Oct. 8: Portland, 12-2 p.m. Justice for War Crimes. See Oct. 1.
Oct. 8: Salem, 7 p.m. Film Documentary – “Crossroads on the Columbia-LNG Plants.”Â This documentary chronicles a community’s response to private energy investment companies’ proposals to build controversial Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals on the lower Columbia River near Astoria. Guest speakers include Bill Bradbury, Dan Serres and Olivia Schmidt., Oregon. Grand Theater, 191 High St, Salem NE. Adults – $3, Students – $2, www.salemprogressivefilms.net/ .
Oct. 20: Stayton, 6 p.m.? “If Peace Broke Out, What Would It Look Like?”Â Presentation by OPW Executive Director Peter Bergel to be followed by Q&A. Sponsored by PALS at 40714 Queener Dr., Scio 97374. Potluck precedes the presentation. Contact: Gisela Cowger, 503.769.5354. Call for info; time may change.
Oct. 9: Portland, 7:30 p.m. Film: “Fierce Light. Spirit Meets Action.” Featured in the film are interviews with Desmond Tutu, John Lewis, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, Noah Levine, and more. This is a benefit for Living Earth Gathering and the filmmakers. First Unitarian Church in the Buchan reception room, 1011 SW 12th Ave. $10 suggested donation but all welcome. http://home.earthlink.net/~shirleegeiger/index.html/.
Oct. 10: Eugene, Noon-5 p.m. Al-Nakba Display at Weekly Market. See above.
Oct. 12: Portland, 6:30 p.m. Soldier’s Heart: Welcome to the War-Torn. This event is a benefit to support Coffee Strong, a GI coffeehouse supporting soldiers. First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1011 SW 12th Ave. http://www.firstunitarianportland.org.
Oct. 13: Portland, 6 p.m. Portland: VFP (Veterans for Peace) General Meeting. First Unitarian Universalist Church 1011 SW 12th Ave, B202, Portland, http://www.vfpchapter72.org/ .
Oct. 15: Portland, 12-2 p.m.Ã‚ Justice for War Crimes. See above.
Oct. 17: Albany, 9 a.m. Albany Peace Seekers Meeting. Monthly meeting; all seekers of peace and justice are welcome. Lakeside Center at Albany Mennonite Home, Albany, Oregon (use 54th Avenue Entrance off Columbus Street for easiest access). Meeting free; $3 for coffee and pastries. http://oregonprogressivenetwork.org/albanypeaceseekers/ .
Oct. 17: Eugene, Noon-5 p.m. Al-Nakba Display at Weekly Market. See above.
Oct. 21: Salem, 7 p.m. STIR (Salem Transition Initiative for Relocalization) Meeting. Meeting room above Tea Party Bookshop in Salem, corner of Liberty St. SE and Ferry. http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Transition/ .
Oct. 21: Salem, 7:30 p.m. Dolores Huerta: “Immigration Reform and Farm Worker Justice” – the Salem Peace Lecture. Click here for details.
Oct. 22: Portland, 12-2 p.m. Justice for War Crimes. Rally for accountability and prosecution for war crimes.Terry Schrunk Plaza, 3rd and Madison across from Federal Building. Free. Contact: http://individualsforjustice.org/ .
Oct. 23: Eugene, 6:30 p.m. Rebel Revelry: A Patriot Act Bash. Fourth annual “Fusion Fundraiser” in Eugene, Oregon which will be held on the 8th anniversary of the Patriot Act passage featuring Bryan Lessley, a Federal Public Defender in Eugene, as keynote speaker. Mr. Lessley has represented six Guantanamo detainees and will be sharing his thoughts and experiences. Cozmic Pizza 199 W 8th Ave. 541.338.9333. Free, donations accepted, http://www.cldc.org/ .
Oct. 24: Eugene, Noon – 5pm. Al-Nakba Display at Weekly Market. see above.
Oct. 29: Portland, 12-2 p.m. Justice for War Crimes. Rally for accountability and prosecution for war crimes.Terry Schrunk Plaza, 3rd and Madison across from Federal Building. Free. Contact: http://individualsforjustice.org/.
Oct. 31: Eugene, Noon – 5 p.m. Al-Nakba Display at Weekly Market. see above.
Nov. 8: Salem, 3 p.m. “If Peace Broke Out, What Would It Look Like?” Presentation by OPW Executive Director Peter Bergel. General discussion will follow. Salem Library Anderson Rooms A and B, 585 Liberty St SE. Free. Sponsored by Willamette Reds. Contact Bob Rossi, 503.581.1505, x. 141.
Nov. 12: Salem, 7 p.m. FilmÂ â€” “Health, Money and Fear.”Â Documentary film looks at several reasons why America spends more than twice as much money on health care per person than any other country, yet gets much less actual healthcare in return. Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Hochfeld an ER physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Grand Theater, 191 High St. NE. $3, $2 for students www.salemprogressivefilms.net/.
Dec. 10: Salem, 7 p.m. Film Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“Garbage, The Revolution Starts at Home.Ã¢â‚¬Â Documentary film about an average urban family that kept every scrap of garbage they created for three months. Grand Theater, 191 High St. NE. $3, $2 for students, www.salemprogressivefilms.net/.Î¦