On Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm, Let's Talk Climate hosts the final forum for spring 2017, titled "Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change Impacts on Children and Young People" at TaborSpace Commons, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland. The talk will feature Oregon PSR's Dr. Nicki Nabavizadeh, a Pediatric Resident at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU.
Some think of climate change as a topic for grownups, yet the long term impacts will take their greatest toll on today’s young people. Many teens in the Portland area are already involved in addressing climate issues, and many adult allies are speaking up about the impacts of climate change on future generations, especially those growing up right now under the specter of a warming planet. Children in all communities may bear the greatest physical, emotional, and social vulnerabilities in an economically and politically uncertain climate future.
The forum will feature:
Oregon House Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, moderator
Dr. Nicki Nabavizadeh, Pediatric Resident, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU
Gordon Levitt, Climate Law Fellow, Our Children's Trust
Anna Tadio, Lewis and Clark Law School student
LeeAnne Fergason, Safe Routes to Schools advocate, The Street Trust
Tucker Holstun, Lincoln High School climate education student
The panel will discuss physical and mental health impacts on young people and focus on current legal and policy initiatives that support a low carbon future for young people. Speakers will offer their generational perspectives and provide opportunities for action steps to support climate concerns regarding children and young people.
This event is free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted to help defray expenses. The forum is made possible in part through support from Oregon Environmental Council and 350PDX, and through funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program.
GAMBATTE BE STRONG
Stories of Japanese American Displacement and Resilience in Portland, Oregon
Created by Chisao Hata (Oregon PSR member) and Nikki Nojima Louis
The immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage. Gambatte Be Strong is the rallying cry for an original reading of the little known stories of Japanese immigration and life in America which included the loss of Japantown, the impact of EO 9066 and the eventual return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII to Vanport, Oregon.
Two public performances offered as part of the 2017 Vanport Mosaic Festival, May 26 - 29:
Saturday 5/27/2017, 2pm and Sunday 5/28/2017, 7pm
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Running time 1 hour with no intermission. IFCC box office opens one hour before curtain.
General Admission: $10, Students; Seniors $5.
Limited seating, reservations encouraged.
Tickets and program listings: www.vanportmosaic.org.
SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017 @ 2PM
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, 2017 @7PM
For more information call 917.405.7169
All are welcome to a special movie screening benefiting the Chinook Indian Nation legal fund!
Promised Land centers on two indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook Indian Nation, as they both fight for the restoration of treaty rights still legally denied to them by the US government. The film is an exploration of the inseparability of identity and place, the ways society and government look at tribal sovereignty, and a deep look at whose land we inhabit.
100% of ticket sales will be donated to Chinook Indian Nation's legal fund and there will be opportunities to make donations at the event as well.
There will be a post film discussion and Q & A with Chinook Indian Nation tribal members.
This film is presented by the Hollywood Theater’s Portland EcoFilm Festival, Tall Firs Cinema, the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Columbia Riverkeeper, Greenpeace Pacific Northwest and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and Climate Solutions.
You can check out the trailer to the film here: http://www.promisedlanddoc.com/about/
Tickets are available here: www.portlandecofilmfest.org/promised-land/
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On June 3 2016, all eyes in the region turned to the tiny town of Mosier, Oregon, as firefighters battled for 14 hours to contain a dangerous fire from a derailed Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable Bakken crude oil. One year later, oil and railroad companies are seeking to expand oil train traffic despite opposition from Columbia River Tribes, the town of Mosier, and larger cities like Portland, Vancouver, and Spokane. In coming months, Washington’s Governor Inslee will make a final decision about whether to deny the Tesoro Savage oil train terminal in Vancouver, which would bring up to five loaded oil trains each day through the Columbia River Gorge.
Please join us on Saturday, June 3 2017, to mark the one-year anniversary of the frightening, nearly catastrophic oil train derailment, spill, and fire in Mosier, Oregon. We will gather in Mosier to make a statement against additional oil trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge.
Bring yourself, friends, lunch, a hat and sturdy shoes for walking if you want to hike afterwards.