Thursday, October 2, 2008

Another for the Calendar: Completely Cuckoo

Completely Cuckoo: The Making of a Blockbuster and the Challenges of Mental Illness

6:30 pm. Wednesday, October 8 �� Loucks Auditorium

This two-part evening begins with a viewing of Completely Cuckoo, a documentary about the making of the Hollywood blockbuster One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The fi lm will be introduced by Dr. Dean Books, the superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital from 1955 to 1981 who played the role of Dr. Spivey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

The documentary Completely Cuckoo by fi lmmaker Charles Kiselyak includes interviews with author Ken Kesey, producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz, director Milos Forman, actors Danny DeVitto, Louise Fletcher (the ill-spirited nurse Ratched), among many others, including Dr. Dean Brooks.

Following the film, Dr. Brooks will be on hand for a question and answer session, joined by retired psychiatrist Dr. Prasanna Pati and the staff from Northwest Human Services HOAP Program who will address issues related to mental health. This event, part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, is intended to be both entertaining and informative. It's free on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Mark your calendar: An important workshop

As times get harder, we're going to need to learn to be a lot smarter about what we do with kids who are heading down the wrong road. We can't afford more of the throw 'em away and forget 'em method of responding to juvenile offenders. Kids can do real harm, to themselves and others, but they are also (in most cases) salvageable if their behavior is dealt with intelligently and firmly. Giving kids a chance to make amends as part of their punishment is a very smart strategy.

You can visit the "Big House" here in Salem anytime to see how well the "crack the whip" model works with juvenile offenders. What we need is a model that sets firm limits but recognizes that juveniles are still making the choice about whether to give up on themselves or not -- and that society can influence the choice.

N2N is sponsoring a continuing education workshop for Victim Offender
mediators and mediators interested in Juvenile Victim Offender Mediation.
Please pass on the attached flyer to any you think may be interested.

Charles Franklin Ikard
Executive Director
Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc.
945 Columbia St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Is sponsoring
Presented by Eric Gilman, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Clark County Juvenile Court

Description: What is Restorative Justice? This workshop presents the key tenets of what it means to bring a restorative perspective to the work of juvenile justice. Restorative Justice is more than a program. We will look at the key principles and values, the language, and the basic implications of Restorative Justice and how its impact on juvenile justice is understood and practiced.

Who: Juvenile Victim Offender Mediators, Community Members, Law Enforcement, Service Agencies, etc.
When: December 5, 2008 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: North Neighborhood Resource Center, 945 Columbia St. NE, Salem, Oregon
(The location may be changed dependent upon registration)

Cost: $25.00 (Group discounts and scholarships available) Make checks payable to” Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Inc.”

Registration: Call or email Neighbor-to-Neighbor for information. Early registration appreciated.

Beverages will be provided.

Presenter Bio: Eric B. Gilman is the Restorative Justice Coordinator and Community Programs Supervisor for the Clark County Juvenile Court (Washington). In his role as RJ Coordinator Eric provides coordination for the juvenile court management team’s ongoing development and implementation of a holistic Balanced & Restorative Justice foundation for the work of the court. This endeavor has resulted in a number of highly successful programs and innovative practices. Additionally, as Community Programs Supervisor, Eric is responsible for the department’s Victim Impact Program, Restorative Community
Service Program, and its Diversion Program, which includes Community Accountability Boards.

Events at a Salem Treasure (Straub Environmental Learning Center)

TONIGHT! Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Green Building: The New Revolution is Here" Lecture by Jerry Yudelson

Free of charge; for more information call Andrea Foust at (503) 370-6654

Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry Yudelson will speak about the rapidly emerging green building revolution in a free lecture at the Paulus Lecture Hall of the Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center at Willamette University. Jerry Yudelson will present a compelling business case for green buildings, both residential and commercial, and share dozens of building projects that demonstrate environmental excellence, many within conventional budgets. A dynamic speaker with an urgent sense of purpose, Yudelson will explain why thousands of individuals and corporations across the U.S. are choosing green over conventional design for their homes and businesses, and how the market for green buildings is likely to emerge over the next several years.

Saturday, October 4th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Salem Green + Solar Home Tour

Guest Speaker at 9:00 am: "The Do's and Don'ts of Green Remodeling" by


Registration begins at 8:30 am at Pringle Creek Community, 2110 Strong Rd. SE. Cost: $15 per car, carpooling encouraged, Bicyclists free.

Salem's second annual Tour of Green + Solar Homes will include tours of eleven homes that demonstrate energy efficient and environmentally- responsible techniques. Individuals will visit the homes of their choice as a self-guided tour, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gordon House at the Oregon Garden. Each site will be hosted by a knowledgeable individual (owner, architect and/or builder) to inform visitors of green features and their associated benefits, costs, and lessons learned. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency, passive and active solar systems, daylighting, on-site energy generation, rainwater harvesting, innovative construction systems and

building materials. The event begins with an hour-long presentation on green remodeling conducted by the Earth Advantage program.

Saturday, October 18th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Restoration Work Day!

Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street NE, Salem

Join us for a great volunteer activity at our monthly Restoration Work Day. On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers work to help protect our oak savannah and riparian restoration sites adjacent to our building. Bring gloves and dress appropriately for the weather!

Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 pm

Native Plant Society monthly meeting

Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street NE, Salem

Thursday, October 23rd, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual FSELC Lecture Series: Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop

"Past Voices, Future Choices: Lessons from the Rocks"

Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem

Join us for our first Lecture Series presentation of the 2008-09 season! Oregon's fascinating geological history offers deep insights into the environmental and resource challenges we face today. Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop will talk about how to read Oregon¡¯s geological record and apply

its lessons to help Oregon craft a brighter future. Dr. Bishop is Executive Director of the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute. Her books include In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History, Hiking Oregon's Geology, and Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon.

Monday, October 27th, 7:00 pm

== Plastics and Human Health ==

presentation by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon Chapter

Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street NE, Salem

View a presentation by the Physicians for Social Responsibility regarding recent research on how plastics potentially affect human health.