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                                        -- Andrew Jackson

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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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Peace Vigil - Salem -First Wednesday of every month. 

"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.

  • Monday March 30 through Saturday April 18!

    After years of work, we are ready to derail the Fast Track - a process that would railroad the job-killing, environment-degrading Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress. Republicans are planning on introducing Fast Track the week of April 13th. It all comes down to the next few weeks. So we have to do everything in our power to get Senator  Ron Wyden, the key-Democrat in the nation, and our Members of Congress to oppose Fast Track. Don't let up the pressure now! Join as many of these events as you can! the rest of the story!  Is "Free Trade" Fair Trade?
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    Join us tomorrow, April 18th, as Oregon's unions and our allies in the fight for fair trade hold rallies & marches across the state as part of a national day of action to shut down Fast Track and stand up for fair trade that puts workers first - instead of corporate profits.   

    We need your help to fill the streets and make all of our voices heard.   This is our chance to tell Congress to oppose Fast Track! 

    Join a Day of Action Event Near You

    Portland
    Saturday, April 18 - 1:00pm
    Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW Madison St & SW 3rd Ave in Portland
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    Eugene
    Saturday, April 18 - 2:00pm
    7th & Washington in Eugene
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    Bend
    Saturday, April 18 - 2:00pm
    Brandis Square, Wall St & Newport in Bend 
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    Medford
    Saturday, April 18 - 2:00pm
    Vogel Plaza, S Central Ave in Medford
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    Coos Bay
    Saturday, April 18 - 3:00pm
    Boardwalk on Hwy 101, Coos Bay, OR

    Salem
    Saturday, April 18 - 10:30am
    State Capitol Steps


    • PADAM PADAM RETURNS TO VIE DE BOHEME
      Sunday, April 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
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      more info:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/qcenter


      To heighten the pressure for the abolition of nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament groups are staging a  Peace and Planet mobilization, in Manhattan, on the eve of the NPT review conference.  Calling for a “Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World,” the mobilization involves an international conference
      (comprised of plenaries and workshops)
      on April 24 and 25, plus a culminating
      interfaith convocation, rally, march, and
      festival on April 26.  Among the hundreds
      of endorsing organizations are many devoted
      to peace (Fellowship of Reconciliation,
      International Peace Resource Center,
      Pax Christi, Peace Action, Peaceresource.org,
      Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace,
      and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom), environmentalism (Earth Action, Friends
      of the Earth, and 350NYC), religion (Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, The Portland Alliance, Unitarian Universalist UN Office, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist General Board of Church & Society), workers’ rights (New Jersey Industrial Union Council, United Electrical Workers, and Working Families Party), and human welfare (American Friends Service Committee and National Association of Social Workers).  

      (see more at  A Portal for the Writings of Lawrence S. Wittner: www.theportlandalliance.org/wittner"
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      Make Antioch College history on June 18th-21st. 
      Register for Reunion 2015. 
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      The 7 Annual NW Book Festival

      www.nwbookfestival.com
      Saturday, July 25, 2015
      11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
      (corner of SW Morrison
      and SW Sixth Avenue
      )

       

      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.

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      PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The mother of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot and killed in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate about race, will be coming to Portland.

      Sybrina Fulton will be speaking at a free event at Maranatha Church in Northeast Portland on April 13. She’s speaking on transforming her tragedy into social change. It’s hosted by the YWCA of Greater Portland.

      Trayvon Martin was 17 when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked home from a convenience store in 2012. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense, although Martin was unarmed at the time. His death sparked nationwide protests and debates about race relations.

      Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting.

      Event details:

      Monday, April 13, 2015

      6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      Maranatha Church – 4222 NE 12th Ave, Portland
      more:  www.theportlandalliance.org/trayvonmartin


      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


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      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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