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Every Wednesday at Portland City Hall we will gather to fight for and demand a $15 per hour minimum wage! This Wednesday we will meet at 2 p.m. for a short rally before heading out into the city to talk to people and hand out informational fliers on
why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 in Portland

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"Polly's Corner" - Liberty St. @ Chemeketa,
noon-1 p.m.
 
This is an ongoing vigil sponsored by several local organizations, including Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation. It takes place every month, rain or shine. Signs provided, or bring your own. During the hot summer days, they meet on the southeast side in the shade.
Sponsored by the Friends Meeting and the Salem Area Fellowship of Reconciliation. For information: Bruce Stock, 503-371-6109.


    • Unity Center for Behavioral Health tops Community Advisory Council’s March 6 agenda

      (Portland, OR) – The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a proposed dedicated psychiatric Emergency Room, tops the agenda at the Friday, March 6 meeting of Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council. The meeting, which begins at 12:30 pm, will be held at Health Share’s offices at 2121 SW Broadway, Suite 200 in downtown Portland.
      more info:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/healthshare


      03/06/2015 7:30 pm
      A Portland Police Memoir,
      with foreword by crime writer Phil Stanford,
      is a fascinating first-hand account of the Portland Police Department during the gritty 60s & 70s. DuPay's compassionate and insightful book paints compelling--and sometimes disturbing-- portraits of
      a cop, a police department and a city.  Join us for the launch of this book, enjoy treats with us, and hear Don's anecdotes about the St. Johns of 40 years ago.
      Location: 
      8622 N Lombard St / Portland, Oregon
      97203-3731   /   United States

       Harvie’s unique act queers the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in ways you won’t believe, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites us all.

      www.ianharvie.com

      Sunday, March 8th 2015 @ 8:30pm
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      Funhouse Lounge - 2432 Southeast 11th Avenue,Portland, OR
      21 and older/Advance tickets  - $15


      "Winter Blues" Music Festival is pleased to announce that after three successful years, 
      WBMF is returning with another weekend of great music to chase away the wintertime blues.

      The Fourth Annual "Winter Blues" Music Festival will be held on
      March 14, 2015

      more info: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/winterblues
                          A Portal to Winter Blues Music Festival

      Join us for ACLU’s Privacy Day in Salem on Monday, March 16.
      We are advocating for:

      • Strict guidelines for the use of automatic license plate readers.
      • A warrant requirement to access our email, phone, and location records.
      • A warrant requirement to search our cell phones.

      Advances in technology have made it too easy for law enforcement to track where you go, what you do, and who you are with. Most of the data the government collects is about innocent people who are not suspected of any crimes. Yet the government collects that personal information - or accesses it directly from your internet or cell phone provider – and can keep it for years on end.

      It’s time to stop unwarranted spying in Oregon. Join us Monday, March 16 for Privacy Day and tell legislators you support limits on access to your internet, phone, and location information.

      Privacy Day registration is $10 (fee waivers available)
      and includes materials and lunch.

      Oregon State Capitol

      900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

      MORE INFO:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/aclu


      UNAC

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      On March 21, the antiwar movement will return to Washington, DC for a massive rally against U.S. Wars

      On January 10, UNAC joined many other major antiwar organizations at a meeting in Washington, DC where we planned for several days of action around the date of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.  It is time that we are back in the streets in a big way.  Please plan to join us, organize buses and car pools and save the date.  For areas that are too far from Washington, DC, plan your own action in your area.    End all Wars at Home and Abroad!  Join us!

      Here's the schedule so far:
      Wednesday, March 18: Peace gathering and fellowship.
      Thursday, March 19th: Lobbying on Capitol Hill, followed by a tour of the war machine: homes and offices of war criminals.
      Friday, March 20th: Afternoon and evening teach-in: Ending Current Wars, Ending the Institution of War.
      This event will examine ISIS and U.S. warmaking in Western Asia and elsewhere; the damage militarism does to the natural environment, economies, and civil rights; and how the war system can be replaced with a peace system.
      Saturday, March 21st: Protest at the White House, followed by march.

      To join the Facebook event for Spring Rising: https://www.facebook.com/events/430232700485435
      For more information, click here

      The 7 Annual NW Book Festival

      www.nwbookfestival.com

       

      We are now accepting applications from authors that would like to participate in this event.

       

      The 7th Annual NW Book Festival will be once again at the historical Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, which is considered to be one of the busiest most visited sites by city dwellers as well as tourists from all over the country.

       

      Thank you for providing this information to our writing community.

       

      Keeping books alive is my priority for organizing the 7 Annual NW Book Festival, 2015.

       

      Sincerely,

       

      Dr. Veronica Esagui

      www.nwbookfestival.com


       
      SAVE THE DATE! The 4th Annual Inner City Blues In a new location this year. The 4th annual “Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival” is happening on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at North Portland Eagles Lodge 7611 N. Exeter & Lombard St. Once again Norman Sylvester has asked some of his talented friends to join him in this cause; Andy Stokes, King Louie & Friends w/ LaRhonda Steele, Tevis Hodge Jr., Strangetones w/ Volcano Vixons, Bloco Allegria, Steve Cheseborough, Bill Rhoades,Bill Rhoades, Newell Briggs, Jay Koder, Richard Arnold, Dave Kahl & Sarah Billings.

      more info: 
      http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/blues

      National Day of Action: OBS Joins the Fight for $15 on 4/15

      Where did the #FightFor15 Start?

      Just over two years ago, hundreds of people who work in fast food restaurants in New York City went on strike. They called for a $15/hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. Since then, the movement has spread to 160 cities and 15 countries, and continues to grow into new industries such as home health care, airports, university adjunct faculty and convenience stores. With such unprecedented growth, the Washington Post writes, “The Fight For $15 is For Everyone Now.”  more info: Portal for The Organization for Black Struggle.                     ThePortlandAlliance.org/obs


      Checkout who's coming to the waterfront this summer!  

      Boz Scaggs
      Lilla




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      PORTLAND -- Thousands of naked bike riders will take to the streets of Portland on Saturday, June 27 for The World Naked Bike Ride's annual sweep through the city.

      Organizers never publish the exact route but some details will be shared on the event website, when the date gets closer. Last year, it started at N  ormandale Park, in Northeast Portland, around 8 p.m.

      more info: 

      http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/naked
      PDX Naked Bike Ride


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