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Tuba Christmas! in #SalemOR

Salem Concert Band:

Tuba Christmas (Holiday)!

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem OR

Doors open at 11:00 AM

ALL AGES: $10.00


Travel Salem – Salem Concert Band – Tuba Christmas


Global Peace Dance at UUC of #SalemOR – Sun. Dec. 31st





Pubtalks! distilled: Bolshevik Revolution? at Half Penny in #SalemOR – Wed. Dec. 6th


Distilled Pub Talks:

What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?

Wednessday, December 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial Street SE, Salem

Willamette’s second event in its Distilled: Pub Talks speaker series will feature historian Bill Smaldone, who will present “What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?”

A century ago, the Bolshevik Revolution overthrew capitalism in Russia and established a new communist society, the Soviet Union. “By challenging the established world order, the Bolshevik Revolution inspired millions of people around the world to fight for radical change,” says Smaldone. “At the same time it mobilized millions who feared it and aimed to destroy it.

Now — one hundred years after the revolution came to power and a quarter century after the Soviet Union’s demise — it’s worth taking stock of the revolution’s legacy in America and the world.”

Smaldone’s research focuses on 20th century German and European labor. In addition to a textbook on the history of socialism, he’s written two books involving German Social Democrats before and during the rise of Adolph Hitler.

Most recently, Smaldone translated and edited two volumes of documents about European socialist thought during the first half of the 20th century.

Free and open to the public!

Learn more about the Distilled: Pub Talks series here!


The Half Penny
3743 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Winter Solstice Concert at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Thurs. Dec. 21st

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Hosted by Salem String Quartet

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium | 645 Liberty St SE, Salem

  • Boccherini-Quartet No.5 Op.27 No.2
  • Leinonen-Gigue from String Quartet No 1
  • Dvorak-Two Waltzes Op.54
  • Webern-Langsamer Satz
  • Beethoven-String Quartet No.4 Op.18

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#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Tues. Dec. 19th


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre


Don’t miss our next documentary, with a very special guest speaker: Bill Bradbury

This inspiring sequel to the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” follows Al Gore as he travels the world attempting to combat climate change.

The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, businesspeople and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference.

Documentary is followed by guest speakers and an audience discussion.


Salem Progressive Film Series – more information

#SalemOR Speaks Up!


Salem Speaks Up!

Commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

Moderator: Shelaswau Bushnell Crier

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM

St Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE

(corner of Winter and Marion Street)

SAFETY is our theme for this year.

It is a basic human right that we all should feel safe in our homes, at school, at work, in places of worship and in the community.

We will open with a brief presentation by students about what makes a community or neighborhood feel safe.

This event offers an open microphone opportunity designed to encourage community members to speak up about human rights issues in the Salem area.

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments provided.

(Doors open at 6:30)

Planning Organizations: League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, United Nations Association

Supporting Groups: Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission; CAUSA; Mano a Mano; Latinos Unidos Siempre; NAACP; Oregon PeaceWorks; Health Care for all Oregon; Move to Amend; PCUN; Center for Hope and Safety; Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation; Salem Friends Meeting; and Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Interpretation available in Spanish

ALS interpreter is available with prior notice


Hosted by St. Mark Lutheran Church

For more information call 503-792-3238.

A Discussion of Art and Activism: How to be Rad in Difficult Times at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Wed. Nov. 29th


How to Be Rad in Difficult Times

Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Willamette University | Hatfield Room in Mark O. Hatfield Library

A discussion of art and activism with the author and illustrator of New York Times bestselling children’s books: Rad American Women A to Z and Rad Women Worldwide.

Free and open to the public

Event sponsored by the Civic Communication and Media department | CCM 342 |
with support from Willamette’s Mellon Foundation-funded Learning by Creating initiative

Cindy Koenig Richards

Location Information:
Willamette University Campus – Hatfield Library | Hatfield Room
900 State Street Salem, Oregon 97301