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Community Events

Thom Hartmann and Community Commons May 2, 2014


A Community Commons with

Thom Hartmann

And Community Friends

The Crash of 2016

and the transformational opportunities it will provide

Friday, May 2nd, 7 pm
First Unitarian Church of Portland
SW 12th & Main St, Portland
Community Tabling: 6 – 9:30 pm
Presentation: 7 – 9 pm
Doors open: 6 pm
Admission: $5-$20 contribution requested – no one turned away

“Although we are in the midst of what could become the most catastrophic economic crash in American history, a way forward is emerging. The choices we make now will redefine American culture.” – The Crash of 2016

The evening will include local individuals and groups that are creating organizational models to reform and/or replace many of our unjust and dysfunctional systems – models that reflect the moral motive over the profit motive.

Sponsored by:
Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon

Marcia Meyers – 503.665.3957

Community Events

Sewell Lecture: Speaking of Justice

You won’t want to miss this passionate speaker –

Eboo Patel

“Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Conflict”

eboo-patelMonday, March 31, 2014, 7 p.m.
First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
SW 12th and Main in downtown Portland

Tickets available at the door: $5-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

As a Muslim American, Eboo Patel has a story to tell about faith and devotion to the ideal of life beyond prejudice and the soul of our younger generation.

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, is passionate about embracing our differences. His core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Eboo is inspiring and inspired to speak for religion as the great bridge to tolerance, cooperation, and civility in a democratic country.

More about Eboo Patel.

Community Events

Project Unspeakable at 7:00 pm on Feb. 22

The Project Unspeakable play is being presented at 7:00 pm on Feb. 22, at Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave., Portland, Oregon.

Project Unspeakable was inspired by James Douglass’ groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.

Through the medium of live theatre, Project Unspeakable intends to challenge the silence that for decades has surrounded the “unspeakable” assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In so doing, Project Unspeakable also intends to shed light on the “unspeakables” of today — the officially covered-up crimes that have led to or worsened the multiple crises that currently beset our country and the world. In the broadest sense, Project Unspeakable is an attempt to liberate the truth, so that the truth can liberate us.

The Project Unspeakable play being presented on Feb. 22 is one of many presentations by community groups of all kinds all over the country.

More information about Project Unspeakable: http://projectunspeakable.com/about-us/

Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler’s Cultural Transformation Course begins Feb. 6 (2014)

Meets (online) five Thursdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 3.

First and last classes meet 11am-1pm Pacific time, all other classes meet 11am-12:30pm Pacific time.

Tuition: $225, class size 25.

More information and registration: http://www.caringeconomy.org/culturaltransformation

Book Study

Book Study on Thom Hartmann’s newest book “The Crash of 2016″

Join us to discuss Hartmann’s ideas on the fragility of our economy, its historic context, and the choices we can make to avert disaster and rebuild our middle class and our democracy.

Book Study on Thom Hartmann’s newest book, “The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America and What We Can Do About It.” Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the First Unitarian in Church of Portland, 1011 SW 12th. Facilitated by

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Oregon State Bank

Systemic Change — the Good and the Bad, Sat., April 20, 2013

“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

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Real Wealth Events & News

Thom Hartmann speaking at First Unitarian – Friday, April 26, 2013

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

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

Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival Feb. 21 – April 5

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

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