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Robert Cray Band in #SalemOR – Tues. Dec. 5th


Robert Cray Band

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017 | 7:30PM
Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem, OR

$25 – $55
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums…. more.


#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: Tues., Nov. 21st

Death By DesignCOMk0hRe

Tuesday, November 21st

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

Guest Speakers:

Kyle Wiens, co-founder and CEO of iFixit
Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair company internationally renowned for their free repair manuals for consumer electronics and gadgets. The company is also known for their “teardowns” of consumer devices. Launched out of his Cal Poly college dorm room in 2003, iFixit has now empowered upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken stuff. Kyle aims to reduce electronic waste by teaching people to repair their own gear and offers tools, parts, and a forum to discuss repairs.

In 2012, he started Dozuki, a software company that is revolutionizing online technical documentation.

Kyle is a board member of Softec, The Central Coast’s premier software and technology association. With over 2,000 members, Softec creates and promotes technology-themed events for enthusiasts of all ages to connect, network, educate and learn.

And Kyle is on the board of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. An organization that strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering.

He’s spoken widely on technical writing, cloud computing, self-repair, service documentation, and sustainable consumer electronics at forums like MacWorld, The Intelligent Content Conference, and more. He also regularly writes for media outlets, including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, TreeHugger and ifixit.org.

Kyle currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California where his business is located.

Jared Wimp, Electronics Recycling Technician, Garten Services

Jared Wimp is a lead technician at Garten Services Inc and oversees or runs departments related to the refurbishment, repair, and resale of used electronics. He comes from a background in IT and consulting services, which includes owning and operating his own business for 3 1/2 years. He is mostly self taught and has been hard at work with electronics and computers since the age of 11. Current hobbies include glass work, learning new skills, and exploring new places / trying new food.

Admission is $5

Vigil: Transgender Day of Remembrance at Peace Plaza in #SalemOR – TODAY! Mon. Nov. 20th

img_7872Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sponsored by City of Salem Human Rights Commission, LGBTQ Rights Task Force.

Honoring all who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence.

Monday, November 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Peace Plaza | Adjacent to the Salem Public Library and Salem City Hall | 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR

Candles will be provided. All are welcome

Salem Public Library | Salem City Hall | 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

More info: 503-540-2371 or humanrights@cityofsalem.net

Solo Performance: “The Gun Show” at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Dec. 1-2

“The Gun Show”

By E.M. Lewis
Solo Performer: Vin Shambry

Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 |7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Willamette University | Pelton Theatre

The Gun Show” by renowned playwright and Willamette alumna E.M. Lewis takes aim at America’s most dangerous pastime with brutal honesty and poignant humor.

Leaning neither left nor right, it jumps into the middle of the gun control debate and asks, “Can we have a conversation about this?”

$15 students | $20 general admission

Willamette U. Campus | Pelton Theatre
900 State Street Salem, Oregon 97301

Willamette Theatre Box Office

Lecture: Wendy Red Star at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – TONIGHT! Wed. Nov. 15th

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Willamette University Campus | Mary Stuart Rogers Music Hall

Nationally recognized artist Wendy Red Star will talk about how she explores multiple disciplines to understand the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society.

Free admission.

Willamette U. Campus | Mary Stuart Rogers Music Hall 
900 State St.
Salem, OR 97301


Downtown #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House – Thurs. Nov. 30th

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Be a Part of Salem’s Downtown Streetscape Design Plan – more information

Downtown Salem Streetscape Design

Performance: “Naked Darrow” with Gary Anderson at #SalemOR Public Library – Wed. Nov. 15th


Naked Darrow

with Gary Anderson

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | starts at 6:30 PM
Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

“Gary Anderson’s solo show, Naked Darrow conjures a Clarence Darrow brimming with accomplishments but harried by his won demons. It’s a warts and all portrait compelling in its complexity and its humanity.”  Lisa Brock, Minneapolis star Tribune

Call (503) 990-7960 for tickets or go on line to www.oadp.org