May
2
Wed
Encore Screening! Portland EcoFilm Festival: The Reluctant Radical @ The Hollywood Theatre
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel, Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg and film subject Ken Ward in attendance

350PDX is a proud co-sponsor of Portland EcoFilm Festival’s showing of The Reluctant Radical at the Hollywood Theater, May 2nd, 7:30pm. The film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law.

May
4
Fri
Central Portland Community Festival @ Central Lutheran Church
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the community that gathers throughout the year at 1820 NE 21st Ave and raise funds to help keep the facility safe and well maintained. This is a great opportunity to meet 350PDX’s new staff!

ALL NIGHT (5:30 – 8:30)

Fellowship Hall: Tabling & Food
Raffle: Thanks to Portland’s Rain of Glass we will be having a raffle to help us raise funds for the building we share! Be sure to bring a few dollars to participate.
Community Art Project: Together we will create a beautiful and collaborative work of art to hang in our stairwell. Children and adults are invited to participate! More information to come.
Stitch In: Learn the basics of crochet or knitting with the Thursday Fiber Fun group. We will have yarn and some tools to help you learn. There will also be folk who will help children learn how to finger knit!

WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

5:30 – 6: Shine Chorus Performance
5:30 – 6:30: Theatre Games for children with Miss Joellen, Central Lutheran’s Sunday School teacher.
6 – 6:30: Healthy Muhm Bootie Camp Sample Workout; Central Lutheran Music Program Showcase
6:30 – 7: Yoga with Heather Class; Portland Ukulele Choir Extravaganza Workshop; Klaus Ferguson Percussion Workshop
7 – 7:30: Portland Ukulele Choir Extravaganza Play In; Satori Men’s Chorus Performance; Portland Community Wind BandPerformance
7:30 – 8: Mark Bosnian Singing Workshop
8 – 8:30: PDX Vox A Capella Workshop

May
5
Sat
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House | Portland | Oregon | United States

Socializing at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee, snacks and a way to get involved in climate action on a local scale! Meet and collaborate with other people who want to prioritize our climate and the future of our planet! What could be better?

May
7
Mon
Chase, stop fracking with Oregon!! Move Your Money Action @ J. P. Morgan Chase Bank
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the 350PDX Divestment/Reinvestment & Fossil Fuel Resistance Teams for an action to draw attention to one of the most destructive corporations on the planet.

J.P. Morgan Chase is the only US bank funding the proposed fracked gas pipeline to Jordan Cove, Coos Bay OR. Chase is also funding a new version of Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Oklahoma!

Street theater! Music!

This 350PDX Portland action is part of a nation-wide 350.org action. Chase is the #1 financier of extreme fossil fuels on Wall Street, increasing its investments in tar sands, coal and liquefied/fracked gas by over $4 billion last year. Chase is also asking the SEC to block a shareholder vote for a study of the financial and climate risks flowing from its investment in dirty fossil fuels.

If you bank at J.P. Morgan Chase, we urge you to MOVE YOUR MONEY! Look here for ideas of other places to bank.

If you would like to announce your decision to MOVE YOUR MONEY from Chase at the action please contact us @ the email link above—or just come and surprise us!

RSVP Here

Wear Black if you can

image: “Methane Monster” by Dom from arctodesign.com

May
8
Tue
350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ
May 8 @ 6:30 pm
350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ

Do you live in Washington County and want to get involved with climate justice actions near you? Come to the next meeting of 350 Washington County, a local chapter of 350.org, an international organization dedicated to fighting climate change through direct action, divestment, and community involvement. Email Debby at debbygactivism@gmail.com, with any questions.

May
9
Wed
PCEF Signature Gathering Kick-Off Event @ Sierra Club
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s time to start gathering signatures! Grab a friend and come to our Signature Gathering Kick-Off Event on Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30pm at 1821 SE Ankeny St, the PCEF campaign headquarters located out of the Sierra Club office.

We’ll provide you with a brief training to make sure you’re confident and get you on your way with all you need to start gathering signatures! The training will be about 30 minutes.

Can’t make the training? Sign up to be a signature gatherer and find out about other training times!

May
12
Sat
PCEF Signature Gathering Training @ Sierra Club Office
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

It’s time to start gathering signatures! Grab a friend and come to this Signature Gathering Training event on Saturday, May 12th, 9:30am at 1821 SE Ankeny St, the PCEF campaign headquarters located out of the Sierra Club office.

We’ll provide you with a brief training to make sure you’re confident and get you on your way with all you need to start gathering signatures! The training will be about 30 minutes. 

Can’t make the training? Sign up to be a signature gatherer and find out about other training times!

May
13
Sun
Plant for the Planet Spring Academy @ Tualatin Hills Nature Park
May 13 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm

Plant for the Planet Spring Academy is a free, day-long academy for all youth grades 4 through 12 and their families to make a difference in Climate Change & Recovery. The academy will take place on Sunday, May 13th from 8:45 am – 2:00 pm at Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton). At the academy, youth teach other youth to become Climate Justice Ambassadors and learn about the science of climate change and recovery, how climate change impacts people everywhere, how to plant trees and why it matters, and how to make effective presentations and influence laws and regulations that benefit the care of the planet. Interested? Contact Plant for the Planet.

Can’t make it on May 13th? Come to the June 9th academy!

May
14
Mon
SW Team Meeting @ Cascadia Co-housing dining room
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SW Team Meeting @ Cascadia Co-housing dining room | Portland | Oregon | United States

Please join us at 6:30 for a sociable, scrumptious dinner potluck – an item to share is welcome but NOT required.

Meeting starts at 7:00. Both are in the Cascadia Co-housing dining room, 4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland, OR 97225. Childcare available upon request. All are welcome!

May
15
Tue
SE Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Horse Brass Pub
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SE Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Horse Brass Pub

Neighborhood-based teams make attending meetings easier and allow us to better develop strong community… in our local quadrant! We’re excited to be able to work closely with neighbors towards a fossil fuel-free future, and we want you to join us!

Please join us – no RSVP needed.

May
17
Thu
May Leadership Council @ Central Lutheran Church - Room 201
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please RSVP  to let me know you’re coming, or forward this RSVP link to another member of your team to represent you. You can coordinate with your co-leads, as you don’t both need to attend, but are welcome if you’re able. Multiple people from your team are encouraged to attend!

Let me know if there are any important topics you would like to propose for the meeting!

Please read: What is Leadership Council?

  • The all-leadership meeting gathers 1x per month, using a “Spokes Council” model

  • All team leads and members, staff, and board members are invited

  • One person represents their team as the Spokesperson for their team (the “Spoke,” like on a bike wheel)

  • The meeting is open for any team member to attend, and only the team’s designated Spoke acts on behalf of their team for decision-making. Occasionally during the meeting we will have time for teams to talk amongst themselves. In this way, team members are mostly quiet but not disconnected from their representation. In this way, the content of the meetings is transparent to the active members of the organization. This also provides opportunities for leadership development, as more people will experience the leadership spaces and have an understanding of the conversations that take place.

  • Teams can be represented by their leads, with other people also encouraged to take on the Spoke role in rotations (maybe of 3 months each, if possible?), and so there is a representative even if team leaders can’t attend. The meetings go best when the Spoke, if not a team lead, has attended at least one Leadership Council before.

  • Agendas and notes are found in the Leadership Council google drive folder (email nicole [at] 350pdx.org if you don’t have access to Google Drive)

May
18
Fri
“Albatross: The Film” Screening @ NW Documentary
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join NW Documentary on May 18 for a screening of the beautiful and challenging documentary, ALBATROSS.

Description from mountainfilm.org:
“Artist Chris Jordan alit on Midway Island in 2009 to photograph the albatrosses that populate this small spot of land in the middle of the Pacific. Little did Jordan know that he would return time and again to Midway on a wildly challenging eight-year odyssey to tell the story of these remarkable birds and what they mean to him. This is not your textbook nature documentary, but rather a revelatory and existential examination of life, loss and love. Exquisitely beautiful, immensely touching and ultimately inspiring, Albatross takes us on a journey to this remote island that few people ever see. What we glean is a profound understanding of how our everyday material lives intersect with the natural world, even when it seems far away.”

FREE Event!
Doors @ 6, Film @ 7pm.
**No entry after film starts, per filmmakers’ request