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Please join me in supporting an important cause: the Oregon Innocence Project's This is Innocence event. It's on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 pm, at the Mercy Corps Action Center. Tickets are $125 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer. The ticket sales go towards supporting the critical work of exonerating the innocent in Oregon's prisons and training the next generation of public interest lawyers. Tickets can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/1DJOYFSOIP is hosting guest speaker Jennifer Thompson, a rape victim who wrongly identified her attacker and sent the wrong person to prison. DNA later freed that man, Ronald Cotton, and the two wrote a book together about the unreliability of eyewitness identification and the beauty in forgiveness called Picking Cotton .Also speaking will be Rep. Jennifer Williamson from House Dist. 36 and Steve Wax, OIP's Legal Director. More about the event can be found at their website: http://www.oregoninnocence.org/thisisinnocence/I hope you can join me in supporting this worthwhile cause and come out for a great evening. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Oregon Innocence Project's Associate Director, Amie Wexler, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate change is a moral challenge threatening the rights of the world's poorest people and those who deny it are not using God's gift of knowledge, says presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts SchoriContinue reading...
Seed to Supper/Siembra la Cena
Learn to grow your own food during a five-session introduction to gardening course offered by Marion-Polk Food Share, the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, and OSU Extension Master Gardeners. The program highlights practical, low-cost gardening techniques for building, planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting a successful vegetable garden. This class is open to low-income adults (defined as earning an income of $1945 or less per month for one individual).
Two English Courses and Two Spanish Courses:
McKinley Elementary School, 466 McGilchrist Street SE, Salem
Tuesdays from 6-7:30 PM starting March 31st
(in English, childcare and food provided)
* Filling up quickly, limited spaces still available!
Grant Community School, 725 Market Street NE, Salem
Wednesdays from 6-7:30 PM starting April 1st
(in Spanish, childcare and food provided)
Northgate Community Church, 3193 Silverton Road NE, Salem
Saturdays from 10:30-noon starting April 11th
(in Spanish, food provided)
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, Keizer
Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM starting April 16th
(in English, snack provided)
Please sign up here: Click Here to Register
For more information, contact Ingrid at 503-798-0457 or email@example.com.
Jan 19, 2008: LOVESalem reaches the web, bringing a vitally needed message to Oregon's capital city: We must Oregon-ize to put the needs of people before the needs of cars. This requires that we live our environmental values -- that we LOVE (Live Our Values Environmentally) Salem -- by working to stop the Sprawl Machine.
The Sprawl Machine is a ravenous beast that feeds on green space, close-in neighborhoods, and property taxes and that excretes monstrous, ugly road projects that pollute the air, increase mortality and morbidity, promote climate change, weaken families and neighborhoods, and help weaken the social fabric and civic participation.
The Sprawl Machine works by constantly luring its prey with promises that the problems created by cars can be addressed by doing more of the same -- building more lanes, more bridges, consuming ever more money. In other words, the Sprawl Machine promises that we can keep doing the same thing over and over, while expecting a different result this time.
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