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September 2018

Coming Home: Second Home Celebration Gala

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ecotrust (Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center), 721 NW Ninth Ave.
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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What does “home” mean to you? Join us in a fun-filled, informal, pizza- and love-fueled fundraising celebration for Beaverton Second Home, a community-wide commitment to provide safe and stable homes for the unaccompanied high school students among us. This event is family-friendly in every way. Enjoy live music and bid on silent auction prizes. All contributions go towards sustaining Beaverton Second Home. Your support will truly make a difference in the lives of our young people! Please make your reservation…

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Our Voice, Our World, Our Future (Premiere Screening)

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MetroEast Community Media, 829 NE 8th St.
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Join us for a free premiere screening of "Our Voice, Our World, Our Future" — a short 20-minute film that explores the effects of climate change on low income communities in Portland, Ore. Often unrecognized as a serious social concern in our region, the film focuses on how climate change impacts the lives of Portland's most impoverished and vulnerable people. Featuring two senior year projects, "Our Voice, Our World Our Future" gives voice to five senior high school students from…

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Faith and Why Unions Matter

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212
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This free event is a forum exploring the relationship between our faith and the protection of worker rights, and the effect of declining labor unions on income inequality. Dr. Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Lewis and Clark University, is the keynote speaker. The agenda includes workers telling their stories about how people of faith have effectively advocated for worker rights in labor disputes, a faith response by Fr. Jack Mosbrucker, and a Q&A panel. Information and resources about how…

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Lift Every Voice Oregon Rally Day

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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At this rally, we are crying out for common-sense gun safety measures to make our communities safer. Lift Every Voice Oregon calls on the Oregon State Legislature to pass legislation to ban the future sale of assault weapons and large-capacity gun magazines. Students are back in class, but our work is just beginning. During this short week of Legislative Days, we call on our state leaders to help make Oregon a safer place to live, learn, grow, and graduate without…

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Film Screening & Discussion, “Rikers: An American Jail”

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to…

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October 2018

Human Rights in the Holy Land – The Rest of the Story: A Palestinian Film Festival

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$5 – $10

Film festival includes: >> Friday, October 5, 7 pm: Israel & Palestine 101 (6 min), Steadfast Hope—The Big Picture (17 min). Feature: The Stones Cry Out, (58 min). Panel Q&A. >> Saturday, October 6, 3 pm: Steadfast Hope—A Tale of Two Peoples (11 min). Feature: The Wanted 18 (75 min). Steadfast Hope—Response: Theirs and Ours (15 min). >> Saturday, October 6, 7 pm: Steadfast Hope—Telling the Story (15 min). Feature: Imprisoning a Generation (50 min) (images may be disturbing for…

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Portland Out of the Darkness Walk

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Outdoor Plaza of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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Walk to Fight Suicide. When you walk in the Portland Out of the Darkness Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Online registration will close at noon on Friday October 5. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the…

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People of Faith Gather to Support Initiative 26-201 (Portland Clean Energy Fund)

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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E.D. Mondaine of the NAACP and Tony DeFalco of Verde and Living Cully will talk about the measure and why it’s important to us all. Together we can share how our faiths call us to support justice for all. 6 p.m. Live music, networking and food. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Program All churches, synagogues, temples and other faith groups present will be recognized. Free event; donations of time or money to the Portland Clean Energy Fund are encouraged.The program will…

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A Call to Action: Cultivating Peace

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Keynote speaker Arun Gandhi will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Arun teaches the philosophy of nonviolence to move our world in the direction of peace. This is free community event; donations welcome for Arun Gandhi's Schools in India.

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Celebrate Sanctuary Benefit Concert

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Concert proceeds to benefit the No on Measure 105 Campaign.

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