Things to do week of March 27

Review last week’s post. There are lots of things that are still current!

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted to gut online privacy rules and allow Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to sell your sensitive personal information to advertisers without your permission. Call your representative in the House and tell them to vote NO on repealing the FCC broadband privacy rules.

Consider War Tax Resistance: The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee supports individuals who refuse to pay for war, and promotes war tax resistance in the context of a broad range of nonviolent strategies for social change. Through the redirection of our tax dollars, war tax resisters contribute directly to the struggle for peace and justice for all.

April 4:  M4BL is joining  a broad multi-racial, cross-sector coalition of organizers from around the country to share plans for the mass political education work which will kick-off Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day (BTM ) on April 4th. The date marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church in New York City, where he offered a radical critique of imperialist war and the injustice of racial capitalism. Dr. King was assassinated exactly one year later (April 4, 1968) on the eve of the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign which would declare poverty a human rights violation.

April 5 at 2pm:  Write to the Portland City Council or attend the meeting regarding the moral need to divest from Wells Fargo and Caterpillar.

April 6 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30): The first film of the Rising Up for Human Dignity film festival is on April 6th at PSU, in the Smith Memorial Student Union room 26.  The film is The Uncondemned. There will be a discussion panel after the film including Amy Kayon, PSU Prevention Violence Coordinator and Aerlyn Pfeil, Certified Professional Midwife and MSF Volunteer.  There is no charge, but please bring a donation of a $5 gift card to Fred Meyer or Target for the survivors.

April 8, 1pm:  Join a choir singing I Can’t Keep Quiet as part of #Ican’tkeepquiet Day

April 18 at 7pmLet’s Talk Climate will host its next forum, titled “Portland’s Urban Heat Islands: Unequal Impacts,” at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland.

April 23, 12:15-2:15pm: Responding to the Language of Hate Workshop. West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd.  There is no charge, but please pre-register by calling the church office at 503-246-3351

May 12-14: Weekend Workshop: “We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule