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September 2019

The Soul Box Project: Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic

September 30 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 6:00 pm
HatchLab PDX, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232 United States
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View 6,000 origami boxes representing the number of people killed by gunfire every two months in the United States. Each 3- by 3-inch Soul Box carries the name of a gunfire victim, an image, or a message of protest or hope. The Soul Box Project displays thousands of Soul Boxes in public spaces to illustrate the number of victims of gunfire violence, defense, accidents and suicides. By provoking an emotional response to the number of lives torn apart by gunfire,…

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October 2019

Free film screening of “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland Mennonite Churc, 1312 SE 35th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214 United States
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There will be a free public showing of the award-winning documentary film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. It will be followed by a discussion, to be introduced by Portland historian Chet Orloff. The film covers the conflicting visions of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses for the future of New York City in the 1960s. Moses represented massive slum clearance and redevelopment, while Jacobs saw cities as an orderly chaos that could be thriving amid old buildings and infrastructure. The…

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Annual Building Bridges Summit: Understanding our Communities and Confronting Hate

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Tigard, Oregon 97223 United States
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The primary objective of this gathering is to seek better understanding of the communities we serve towards confronting hate and promoting a culture where we all work together as equal partners in defining our shared future. Join us for this unique community conversation with law enforcement. Learn from the perspectives of members of the Latino, Muslim, African American, and Jewish communities on the traumatic impacts of being targeted by hate, compounded by the challenges of dealing with law enforcement and…

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Amplify Kindness! PDX

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, Oregon 97219 United States
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Free and open to the public, although registration is required, Amplify Kindness! PDX will involve people of all ages, religions, ethnicities, genders, and more coming together, working side-by-side, and creating artistic tokens of kindness to take home and give away, anonymously (or not). This means neighbors might receive a red rose with an attached note of kindness on their doorsteps or the tops of their mailboxes. Strangers might find a painted rock with a message of kindness in a restaurant…

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November 2019

Home for Good in Oregon Prison Volunteer/Mentor Training

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
AS IS Church, 6828 SE Holgate
Portland, Oregon 97233 United States
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People from all faith backgrounds are invited to serve as mentors to adults returning from prison to our communities. The Home for Good in Oregon (HGO) FREE training enables mentors to visit inside the prison before the mentee releases, and offers screening and training about how to engage in a pro-social way. To register, please email you name, date of birth and driver's license number to Debra.Foutch@doc.state.or.us prior to the training to complete background check required for being an HGO…

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End Gun Violence Sabbath: Nov. 15-17, 2019

November 15 - November 17

EMO and Lift Every Voice Oregon (LEVO) invite faith communities from all backgrounds and all parts of our state to join us on a single weekend, lifting our voices for a peaceful world free from gun violence. On the weekend of Nov. 15 to 17 (whichever day fits your faith community's worship schedule), people from diverse religious backgrounds will unite in remembering gun violence as part of their regular worship—through a prayer, note in the bulletin, sermon, guest speaker or…

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Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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$10 – $30

Be part of the conversation of our times: the truth about Race, Love and Liberation. We are all swimming in a system of white supremacy that keeps us from fully realizing our humanity. To fully be in our humanity we must confront how we, regardless of the color of our bodysuit, wield the tools of our oppressor and break ourselves and each other down. Our freedom lies in seeking to liberate ourselves and discovering the essence of love, connection and…

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Radical Dharma Circle

November 16 - November 17
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St
Portland, Oregon 97220 United States
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$125 – $350

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Rooted in the radical supposition that regardless of color or status, race has harmed us all -- though in different ways, Radical Dharma Circle is an "encounter" with awareness and practices of dismantling the negative impacts of racialization on our collective minds, hearts and bodies. Led by Rev. angle Kyodo williams, author, activist, master trainer, and Zen Sensei, this highly experiential weekend features identity and issue-based caucuses, full-group congresses and capacity-building using…

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An Interfaith Service of Gratitude: Sustainable Abundance

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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Congregation Beit Haverim, Lake Oswego United Church of Christ (UCC), the Bahai community, the Bosniaks Educational Trust and other local congregations invite the wider community to a worship service in celebration of the gift of the Earth and our human responsibility for its just stewardship. The service will culminate with an opportunity for worshippers to make a personal pledge to concrete actions. Speakers will include The Rev. Yael Lachman of First Congregational Church UCC in Salem and Charlie Abrams, a…

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Inequality with Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall, 1226 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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$5 – $20

Join author Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy in an evening to explore inequality and its implications for our democracy. Admission: requested donation of $5-20; includes a copy of Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice by Les Leopold. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. EMO is a cosponsor of this event.

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