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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


Grand Opening in #SalemOR: Ratchet Brewery – Feb. 9th and 10th

cb015244-0a13-49e2-8d9f-8ac00ba893a7-3855-000002d2639d2019-1Ratchet Brewery will be holding its Grand Opening!

Bring one, bring all, and let’s celebrate our grand opening together!

Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Ratchet Brewery | 2701 22nd St SE, Salem (Not far from Santiam Brewing)

We will have a taco truck, Rich McCloud will be performing, and a tent set up in the parking lot for a larger event capacity.

There will be giveaways and Ratchet Brewery merchandise for those who have been asking for more gear.

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


Distilled! Pub Talks in #SalemOR: Moving in a Microscopic Hurricane – Wed. Feb. 7th

Distilled: Pub Talks presents…

Moving in a Microscopic Hurricane

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7:30 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial St. S

Willamette University’s “Distilled” series will feature a talk from David Altman, a physics professor who will present “Distilled: Moving in a Microscopic Hurricane.”

Altman studies myosin, a motor protein. Responsible for every conscious and unconscious flex of our muscles, it beats our hearts.

“I’m fascinated by this microscopic engine,” says Altman. “Like an intracellular Uber, myosin transports and organizes components within the cell.”

At the pub talk, Altman will describe how a cell’s minuscule engines achieve this remarkable feat.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford University, Altman collaborates with Willamette students and other scientists to study myosin. If not in his lab or in Willamette’s physics hearth, Altman is busy being a dad, knitter and board gamer.

Held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Half Penny, Distilled features free public talks by Willamette scholars.

No background knowledge is needed, and a Q&A follows each talk.Just south of Madrona at 3743 Commercial St. S., The Half Penny is open to all ages until 9 p.m.

#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 Winter Brewfest! – Jan. 31st to Feb. 3rd



Starts: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 11:00 PM

Oregon State Capitol

The Salem Winter Brewfest, Salem, Oregon’s premiere winter party, beautifully positioned across the street from the steps of Oregon’s State Capitol Building, is a 4-day festival for the 21 and over crowd, featuring live music, a huge variety of cold beers and ciders on tap, cocktails and yummy eats. Take shelter and enjoy the warmth inside our heated tent and bring your friends and family for a fun night in the city. Enjoy listening to unforgettable musical performances by some of the Northwest’s best talent.

More information and ticket information

Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

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