Oregon State Bank
“Systemic Change — the Good and the Bad: Public Banking and the Trans Pacific Partnership”
Saturday April 20, 7:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR
Jared Gardner, co-director of Oregonians for a State Bank and Alliance for Democracy’s Ruth Caplin will speak on establishing public banks in Oregon; Washington, DC; and Massachusetts. Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign, will speak on the Trans Pacific Partnership.
This will be a great opportunity to plug into both or either of these two campaigns – creating a public banking system in Oregon and across the United States and opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – and to learn how the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is the first so-called free trade agreement President Obama has negotiated and has been called NAFTA on Steroids, might undermine our ability to establish a public banking system.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds.
More information at Facebook event page.
Real Wealth Events & News
First Unitarian’s Sewell Lecture: Speaking of Justice presents
Thom Hartmann, speaking on
Passing the 28th Amendment: Creating a People’s Democracy, Ending Corporate Dominance
Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 12th and Main, Portland
Cost: $5-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets available at the door or at First Unitarian Church on Sundays.
Details: Thom Hartmann press release
What We've Seen
Portland Made is a collective of Portland based designers, local goods retailers, and manufacturers. They connect consumers to unique, local, and high quality goods and help reconnect designers to the manufacturing process. Check out their launch video: Portland Made: a local goods collective.
Rethinking Psychiatry 2013 Film Festival February 21st through April 5th
First Unitarian Church • 1011 SW 12th Avenue • Portland, Oregon $5 – $15 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please join us for this opportunity to share, discuss, and celebrate ideas and information concerning Mental Health through an array of films chosen and presented by local organizations advocating for and supporting mental wellness in our society.
Friday, March 8,
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What We're Reading
Owning our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution, by Marjorie Kelly.
“Of all the important elements lacking from progressive thought, ownership design is perhaps the most foundational. Kelly nails it in a way that can drive it home to everyone. This is the most thorough and properly nuanced treatment of the subject I’ve seen anywhere. Kelly is a brilliant writer.” — David Korten, author, The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
Re-thinking Our Past, Co-creating Our Future New Cultural Transformation Master Class with Riane Eisler starts March 5, 2013
How do our fundamental assumptions about gender, family life, and cultural values shape our life experience and our world?
Master Course includes:
4 new 30-minute videos narrrated by Dr. Riane Eisler Study and reflection guides 4, 90-minute live online class sessions facilitated by Riane Eisler with Sara Saltee
Details on Riane Eisler’s Caring Economy Website.
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Rethinking Psychiatry’s Annual Film Festival starts Thursday, February 21
Mindzone:Therapists Behind the Front Line, a film by acclaimed director Jan Haaken
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 7 – 9 pm First Unitarian Church 1011 SW Twelfth, Portland, OR
Suggested Donation: $5-$15 (no-one turned away for lack of funds)
This event is co-sponsored by:
The Peace Action Group and the Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church The Returning Veterans Project The Fallen Warriors Foundation
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Joanna Macy speaking on Active Hope. Followed by a reception and book signing. Admission at the door $5-15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Friday, July 27, 7:00 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel 1011 SW 12th Avenue Portland, OR
Hope is something we do, rather than something we have. Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy, Macy’s new book, is about finding, and offering, our
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What is it really like to come home? Join the Returning Veterans Project for Screening of The Welcome, an award-winning film documentary
Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 7:00 pm Unitarian Church, Buchan Reception Hall, Eliot Center, 1011 SW 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97205 $5-20 suggested donation, no one turned away For more information, visit http://www.thewelcomethemovie.com/ http://www.returningveterans.org/ or call Returning Veterans Project at 503-954-2259
This award-winning documentary offers a fiercely intimate view
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Rethinking Psychiatry Second Annual May Symposium Featuring Jim Gottstein, Esq.
Friday, May 11, 7:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday, May 12, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM First Unitarian Church of Portland • 1011 SW 12th • Portland, OR $5 – $20 Donation • No one turned away for lack of funds • No registration necessary
Friday, May 11, 7:00 to 9:00 PM “Addressing Psychotropic Drugs, Forced Medication, and Children”
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 AM to 5:00
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