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


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


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!


Information: 503-371-6109


Introduction & Orientation: Poor People’s Campaign presents A National Call for a Moral Revival in #SalemOR – Thurs, March 1st

Poor People’s Campaign presents:

A National Call for a Moral Revival

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 6:30 PM (Potluck @ 6:00 PM)

Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St., Salem

Members of the public are invited to learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for a Moral Revival and how it will unfold in Oregon. A local orientation takes place 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1 at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. in Salem.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people from across the country to build a broad and deep national movement, led by the poor, clergy and moral agents, to demand change.

The March 1 orientation will give participants a chance to hear from the Oregon Poor Peoples Campaign organizers in Portland, and join the movement.

We’ll share some food at 6 p.m. before the meeting begins. Bring something for the potluck, if you can.  RSVP to Mbeemer@wraphome.org to attend, and go to poorpeoplescampaign.org to get signed up for the national campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by various movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices. It stems from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor Peoples Campaign he fostered more than 50 years ago.

Go to poorpeoplescampaign.org for more information or send an e-mail to salemorjustice@gmail.com

The Catholic View on the Death Penalty – Sat. Feb. 17th in #SalemOR

The Catholic View on the Death Penalty

Saturday, February 17,2018 | 7:00 PM

Queen of Peace Catholic Church | 4227 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem

Catholics, people of faith, and the public in Marion and Polk counties are invited to a Simple and Delicious Soup Supper.

Sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP), this event will focus on Catholic teachings in regard to the American death penalty.

The keynote speaker will be Becky O’Neil McBrayer, a member of the OADP board of director and murder victim family member. Becky is an outspoken opponent of the death penalty in spite of the tragedy she and her family have endured.

The program will be hosted by former Oregon Supreme Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz. Queen of Peace Pastor Father Tim Mockaitis will comment on Catholic teachings on the death penalty.

Dinner will begin following the Queen of Peace 5 PM Saturday mass, catered by prize-winning chef Elias Torres. Tickets are only $10 each. One or more eight-person table sponsorships are encouraged.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at (503) 990-7060 or online at oadp.org.

More information – OADP Website

Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4227 Lone Oak Rd SE
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 364-7202


#SalemOR Fellowship of Reconciliation presents “Working for Peace” – Sun. Jan. 28th

Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation

Programs of Peace with Justice

“Working for Peace:  5 tips for more effective peace making”

Presentation by Erious Johnson, Jr., Chief Legislative Policy Analyst for Representative Janelle Bynum

JANUARY 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM | “4th  Sunday at 4”

Salem Friends Meetinghouse | 490 – 19th NE (corner of Breyman and 19th)

Dr. Martin Luther King once said “Those who love peace must learn to organize as EFFECTIVELY as those who love war.”

As the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General and an experienced trial attorney, Erious learned that it is difficult to change hearts and minds, and forge positive results without an effective strategy.  In this vein, he developed 5 Tips for More Effective Difference Making, a training/tutorial on how to  make one’s efforts towards peace more effective.

In it, Erious will discuss five guiding principles on how to more effectively craft and promote your message and mission.  Questions and discussion are strongly encouraged during the session. These principles are at the root of his success as a litigator, counselor and advocate.  However, he realizes that collaboration and input engenders improvement.  Erious believes that it is his duty to share his approach with the social justice community at large, hopefully, fostering more effective difference making.

Erious Johnson is the Chief Legislative Policy Analyst for Representative Janelle Bynum.  He is also the former Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Attorney General, the first in Oregon’s history.  He has his own law practice, Harmon Johnson LLC, specializing in civil rights violations, housing and employment discrimination, and wage theft.  A seasoned trainer and lecturer, Erious has 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 earned his law degree from Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Everyone welcome!

  • Please invite others and join us for this presentation and discussion.
  • Potluck meal follows the program
  • Accessible

Information:  503 371-6109

#SalemOR City Club Presents: Putting a Price on Oregon’s Carbon Emissions (Cap and Trade): Is Now the Time? – Fri. Jan. 19th

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Salem City Club Presents:

Putting a Price on Oregon’s Carbon Emissions (Cap and Trade): Is Now the Time?

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

*Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed. 

Salem City Club Event Page

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, OR 97301

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat. Jan. 13th


Next Meeting:

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


  • Courtney Knox Busch, City of Salem: The Strategic Plan just approved by City Council
  • Michael Slater: Presentation on the new Salem Corridor Project

Broadway Commons – 3rd floor meeting room
1300 Broadway St NE
Salem, Oregon

Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally in #SalemOR – Mon. Jan. 15th

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Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally

Hosted by Latinos Unidos Siempre and RJOC- Racial Justice Organizing Committee

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 11:15 AM to 4:30 PM

McKay High School | 2440 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR

Please join us for Salem’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally!
The theme is “Civil Rights and Social Justice: The Struggle Continues”

¡Únase con nosotros en la marcha en Salem de Martin Luther King, Jr.! El tema es “Derechos civiles y justicia social: la lucha continúa”

  • 11:15-11:30 Gathering at McKay High School- se reúnen en McKay High School
  • 11:30-12:30 Speakers – oradores
  • 12:45-2:30 March: Lancaster Dr.- McKay- marcha: Lancaster Dr.- McKay
  • 2:30-4:30 Food, Music, Celebration – comida, música, celebración

The Coalition of Churches and the Salem Keizer NAACP have organized a march on Dr. King’s birthday for the last two years. For January 2018 they are encouraging an even larger and more inclusive march. The planning committee includes representatives from the Salem/Keizer Coalition for EqualityCausa OregonLatinos Unidos SiempreSalem Islamic Center, the Micronesian Islander Community, the Native American community, RJOC- Racial Justice Organizing Committee, labor organizations (AFSCME, SEIU, SKEA), and other social justice activists. The planning committee is continuing to reach out to other organizations representing people of color, racial and social justice organizations and the LGBTQIA+ community.

La Coalición de Iglesias y la NAACP de Salem Keizer han organizado una marcha para el cumpleaños del Dr. King durante los últimos dos años. Para enero del 2018 se están animando a una marcha aún más amplia e inclusiva. El comité de planificación incluye representantes de La Coalición para la Igualdad de Salem/Keizer, Causa, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Salem Islamic Center, la comunidad isleño micronesio, la comunidad indígena, el Comité de organización para la equidad racial (RJOC), organizaciones laborales (AFSCME, SEIU, SKEA) y otros activistas de justicia social. El comité de planificación continúa llegando a otras organizaciones que representan a personas de color, organizaciones de justicia racial y social y la comunidad LGBTQIA +.

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