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September 2018

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 Buchan Reception Hall, 1226 SW Salmon 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

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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Ballot Measure Forum

October 21 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201
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EMO's Public Policy Advocacy Director Britt Conroy will present information on Oregon's November 2018 ballot measures. Lunch will be provided before the forum begins. The forum is hosted by First United Methodist Church of Portland and will be held in the Fireside Room.

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Forum on Income Inequality: How does this happen?

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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JOIN US AS WE SCREEN ROBERT REICH’S DOCUMENTARY “SAVING CAPITALISM.” America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed? We will watch a video produced and starring Robert Reich, economist, professor, and former Secretary of Labor. Reich presents a paradigm-shifting,…

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November 2018

2018 Collins Summit “Human Migration: Claiming roots in an uprooted world”

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
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Registration is now open for EMO's 2018 Collins Summit exploring the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders. The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and…

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Second Home Breakfast

November 14 @ 7:20 am - 8:30 am
The Rockwood Center, 17805 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233 United States
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No cost to attend; donations will be gratefully accepted. All contributions go towards sustaining the Gresham-Barlow Second Home program. If you can’t attend, please consider making a secure online donation and select “Second Home.” For more information about the event, call (503) 261-4583. To learn more about us, go to emo-secondhome.org. Please RSVP no later than Nov. 7 to ajenkins@emoregon.org.

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Affordable Housing Faith Forum & Resource Fair

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Join us for a free Faith Forum and Resource Fair on Affordable Housing, cosponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and the City of Portland. We extend an invitation to all faith-based organizations in the City of Portland with interest in developing affordable housing on their property. The evening will include a panel discussion and a Q & A session with various experts in affordable housing—lenders, developers and city officials. A resource fair will follow the panel discussion and will…

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December 2018

World AIDS Day Fundraiser Luncheon

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
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Please join Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's HIV Services for our annual World AIDS Day Fundraiser Luncheon. This is an opportunity for us to honor and celebrate those in our community who live with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the work we do at our HIV Day Center and Daily Bread Express. Many of the HIV Day Center's most compelling and meaningful moments happen over a shared meal--and so we invite you to join us for a meal, sponsored by and…

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