Social Justice

No on 105 March and Rally September 23

This is a friendly reminder that the No on 105 March and Rally is this Sunday, September 23 at McKay School Park. We will gather at 11:00am and the Aztec Dancers, Titlakawan, will lead the way! The rally is organized by Latinos Unidos Siempre. The march will be about 4 miles long and 2.5 hours in duration  We will end the march … Continued

Called By Courage, Led by Love Fundraising Celebration September 27

Our partners at the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice are holding a “Called to Courage, Led By Love” Fundraising Celebration at The Evergreen, 618 SE Alder St, in Portland on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a fun evening of storytelling, Salvadoran food, and live music as we give thanks for the past year … Continued

Gandhi Day Event September 30

Nonviolence as a viable goal will be the theme of the Gandhi Day event planned Sept. 30 at 2 pm. Salem’s Louck Auditorium will play host. Highlights include panel presentations by Rev Rick Davis as well as Renee LeBlonde of the Salem Human Rights Comm and Benny Williams of the NAACP.. Kanta Luthra will act … Continued

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice September 8, Bus Sign Up by September 1

On September 8, join climate justice activists from 350 Salem in Portland from noon to 4:00 pm for speakers, music, entertainment and information. 50 people can ride to Portland for free on a bus if they sign up before Saturday, September 1. The bus will leave at 10:30 AM from the Market Street Park and … Continued

African Handcrafts Sales October 7 & 28 Sponsored by Microfinance Team

On Sunday, October 7 and Sunday, October 28, the UUCS Microfinance Team will host sales by Thembanathi, a nonprofit working in South Africa. There will be a variety of hand-crafted items for sale, including beautiful beaded jewelry, enchanting beaded animals, colorful telephone wire baskets, and superbly embroidered cards. All items were made by Zulu women … Continued

Healing Garden Benefit Concert Huge Success

WE DID IT!! The  Benefit Concert for the Japanese Healing Garden inside OSP on August 5, 2018 was a DEFINITE SUCCESS!! This was possible Thanks to ALL of You who put in your time, efforts and support to make it happen…. and especially to those of you who were PART OF the Concert Program! Everyone … Continued

Community Conversations – Income Inequality September 27

Interested in learning more about income inequality? Salem’s chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and the Willamette Chapter of Our Revolution for Income Inequality are presenting a program on Income Inequality on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 pm Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library. Juan Carlos Ordonez (from Oregon’s Center for Public Policy) and … Continued

Peace with Justice Film Series September 9 – Brother Outsider

On Sunday, September 9, the Peace WITH Justice film series will present “Brother Outsider, The Life of Bayard Rustin” at the Friends Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE, beginning at 4:00 pm. The film is free of charge and open to the public. Bayard Rustin followed Ghandi and was an inspiration to the Rev. Martin … Continued

Share the Plate Recipient for September 2018 is Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano is one of the oldest Latino or Immigrant-led community based organizations in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Our mission is to provide opportunities for our clients to gain knowledge and skills for self-sufficiency; and to increase access to education and health care.  We see ourselves not as service providers, but as being in service … Continued

Concert to Benefit Separated Migrant Families August 25

JZyU%vI%MeCoNneB On Saturday, August 25 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Oregon Peaceworks will sponsor a benefit concert for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). RAICES provides legal assistance for separated families. The concert features Brian Kimmel, Ayala’s Band, Daniel Colbert, Peter Bergel and Friends as well as a special speaker, … Continued