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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.


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


Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door

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

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

Contact Information:
Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
(503) 370-6255

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

Wednesday Evening Film Series: “La La Land” – TONIGHT! In #SalemOR -Feb. 2nd

Wednesday Evening Film Series:

La La Land

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High ST SE

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist (played by Ryan Gosling) and an actress (played by Emma Stone) fall in love attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (2016; PG-13; 2 hours, 8 minutes; Comedy, Drama, Music)


Cost is $6.00

The Elsinore Theatre
Salem, OR 97301

1 BILLION RISING EVENTS ONE BILLION RISING > #SalemOR > Oregon State Capitol > TODAY! Wed. Feb. 14th

One Billion Rising: Salem

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 12:00 PM


Rise with us on February 14th!

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.

The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

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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