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#SalemOR FOR: “4th Sunday at 4” OR. Black History Month Celebration in music and more! – Sun. Feb. 25th

SALEM FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION

Programs of Peace, Justice and Nonviolence for 30 plus years

“4th Sunday at 4”

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Salem Friends Meeting House | 490 – 19th Street NE

“OREGON BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: GOSPEL MUSIC, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE THE CROWN OF HUMANITY, AND THE OREGON ASSEMBLY FOR BLACK AFFAIRS”

Our guest presenters are:

  • Salem gospel soloist Ms. Glenda Faye Pullem
  • Ms. Glendora Claybrooks, CEO of Friends of the African Union (FAU) and current Washington County Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair, will lead us in a dialogue on “Universal Health Care.”
  • Aneesah Furqan-Peace serves as the  V.P. of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA), that is a statewide organization, currently  celebrating its 40th year anniversary, and whose purpose is to improve the political, educational, social, legal and economic status of Blacks in Oregon. Aneesah will provide us with an overview of the OABA.

Please invite others and join us for this celebration

Pot luck meal follows the program

Everyone Welcome!

Accessible

Information: 503-371-6109

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#SalemOR Reads Documentary: Lessons of Basketball and War – at SPL – Today! Sat. Feb. 17th

Salem Reads

Lessons of Basketball and War

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium | 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem

Lessons of Basketball and War is an uplifting documentary about a dedicated educator at Portland’s Hosford Middle School, who uses the game of basketball to bring unity to a group of Muslim refugee girls from war-torn Somalia as they struggle to overcome ethnic hostility and violence. The film follows a year in the lives of these refuee girls.

Ron Bourke, the film’s award-winning director, will join us for a discussion after the film.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Email: library@cityofsalem.net

Learn more

Exploring Our Heritage: Oregon’s 159th Birthday Celebration in #SalemOR – Today! Sat. Feb. 17th

Exploring Our Heritage — Oregon’s 159th Birthday Celebration!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Oregon State Capitol | 900 State Street, Salem

Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859 and to celebrate we will have costumed history interpreters, historic re-enactments, activities for children, period music, covered wagons and a stagecoach, free birthday cake while supplies last and more! A special tribute this year for the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail and the historic vote at Champoeg. This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

Fundraiser Film Screening for Lord & Schryver Conservancy: “A Man Named Pearl” at #SalemOR Cinema – Sun. March 18th

Fundraiser Film Screening for Lord & Schryver Conservancy

“A Man Named Pearl”

Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Salem Cinema | 1127 Broadway NE, Salem, OR

Please join us for this special event generously sponsored by Salem Cinema’s REEL CHANGE For Our Community program.

The film tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar. It offers a message about respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity.

www.pearlfryar.com

Lord and Schryver Conservancy preserves the legacy of landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver.

www.lordandschryverconservancy.org

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door

On sale now at the box office or www.salemcinema.com/specialevents

Surrealism and the American West: André Breton’s “Hopi Notebook” at Hallie Ford in #SalemOR – Tues, Feb. 20th

Surrealism and the American West:

André Breton’s “Hopi Notebook”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Roger Hull Lecture Hall

Katharine Conley considers the founder of the surrealist movement’s practice of collecting in light of the notebook he kept on his trip to visit the Hopi reservation in August 1945, the month the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Breton’s theories of the object anticipate current debates about the animacy of things by such contemporary theorists as Jane Bennett and Mel Chen by about 50 years. His belief in the liveliness of repurposed things, haunted by their former lives, was particularly pertinent to the Hopi Katchina dolls he collected on his trip to the American West and subsequently kept close to him in his apartments in New York and Paris.

These things had an impact on surrealist thought through the memories they stirred in him of the dances he had witnessed during his visit and recorded in the “Notebook” and his “Ode to Charles Fourier.” Breton’s “Hopi Notebook” adds a missing piece to our understanding of the premier avant-garde movement of the twentieth century through the way Breton, in his notes, sought to capture his evolving understanding of what it means to be human.

Free and open to the public

Location Information:
WU Campus – Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street Salem 97301
503-370-6855

Contact Information:
Abigail Susik
503-370-6124
asusik@willamette.edu

Event Sponsor(s):
The Department of Art History, Willamette University and the Sponenburgh Lecture FundOther

Details: Kate (Katharine) Conley is a professor of French and Francophone Studies at William & Mary where she is also Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. She is the author of books and articles on the surrealist movement, most recently of Surrealist Ghostliness (Nebraska UP, 2013) and “Collecting Ghostly Things: André Breton and Joseph Cornell” in Modernism/Modernity (April 2017).

UCO/Wind Ensemble Winter Concert at WU in #SalemOR – Tues. Feb. 20th

University Chamber Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Winter Concert

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Willamette University Campus | Rogers Music Center | Hudson Concert Hall

The University Chamber Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor, Daniel Rouslin, Professor of Music, will present a program of works by Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, and Bizet.

Featured soloist on the program is Willamette’s Artist Associate, Ann Kosanovic Brown, bassoon, who will perform the Concerto in C Major “La Serenissima” by Antonio Vivaldi.

The program will also include Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony in D Major, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “My Bonny Boy” from the English Folksongs Suite, and two movement s from Georges Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1.

The Willamette University Wind Ensemble conducted by John Skelton, will perform a program of works by Chaminade, Van der Roost, Vaughan Williams, and Hisaishi.  The featured soloist on the program is Willamette senior, Ariel Todoki, flute, who will perform in the Concertino for Flute, Op. 107 by Cecile Chaminade.

The program will also include Puszta- Four Gypsy Dances by Jan Van der Roost, Well Met, My Own True Love (The Lover’s Ghost) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Selections from “Princess Mononoke” by Joe Hisaishi.

Free Admission

Location Information:
Willamette University Campus | Rogers Music Center | Hudson Concert Hall
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-370-6300

Contact Information:
Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
(503) 370-6255
dtrevett@willamette.edu

Progressive Film Series: “I Am Not Your Negro” At Grand Theatre in #SalemOr – Feb. 20th

Salem Progressive Film Series Present:

I Am Not Your Negro

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE

Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement ti the present #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

Guest Speakers:

Erious Johnson, Chief Legislative Policy Director for Representative Janelle Bynum

Erious Johnson is also the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General, the first in Oregon’s history.  He also has a solo law practice, Harmon Johnson LLC, specializing in civil rights violations, housing and employment discrimination, and wage theft.  He is also a seasoned trainer and lecturer, having given trainings on diversity and inclusion to Oregon State employees and lectured students, lawyers and social activists on, among other things, Slavery, Capitalism and Citizenship.  Before moving to Oregon, he practiced employment law in New York for Sullivan & Cromwell LLC and tried high-exposure tort cases for the New York City Law Department.  Erious also clerked for a New York State Supreme Court Justice.  He graduated from Howard University School of Law School with honors.

Cal Henry, President of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs

Calvin Henry received his Bachelor’s degree from Wiley College (Marshall, Texas); master’s and doctorate from Oregon State University. He served as a captain in the Air Force and Oregon Air National Guard.

Cal has been involved in political activism and race relations in Oregon since he came to Oregon State University in 1969.

Henry helped start the Corvallis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was its first President. He also helped to start the NAACP branches in Salem and Eugene

He has worked with numerous agencies, public and private, on issues such as affirmative action, education, social justice and legislative action. He received the NAACP national chapter’s “History Maker” Award in 2015.

He is currently the President of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA), whose purpose is to improve the political, educational, social, legal, and economic status of Blacks in Oregon

Lives in Corvallis, with his wife Muriel

Salem Progressive Film Series | 7 p.m. | Third Tuesday, Sept-May

Admission is $5

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Salem Progressive Film Series