Upcoming Oregon UN Association events for December

December 4, 2009 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

Sunday, Dec 6, 3:00 to 5:00 pm:  A special Human Rights Day program for all ages with an international flavor will begin at 3:00 pm with refreshments, viewing displays, and socializing.  This will be followed at 3:30 by music, a video, special activities including Thai Princess Dancers, and more.  There will be speeches by Greg Hamilton, President of Northwest Religious Liberty Assoc, and Koffi Dessou, Executive Assistant, City of Portland Office of Human Relations. Come to be inspired and to show your support for organizations promoting human rights around the world.  Location is Collins Hall, First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland.  Admission is free.  Sponsored by UNA-USA Oregon Division and other organizations. 
 
Thursday, Dec 10, 5:00 to 8:00 pm:  Green and Fair Holiday Celebration at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland.  This event is sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Oregon Interfaith Power and Light (OIPL) and will feature local snacks and handicrafts from overseas.  Learn about initiatives making a difference for the Earth.
 
Monday, Dec 14, 7:30 pm:  Stones Into Schools, a presentation by Greg Mortenson, author of the bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.  Mortenson will recount his ongoing efforts to promote peace through education and literacy by establishing schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  His book is said to be required reading for U.S. senior military commanders, Special Forces deploying to Afghanistan, and officers in counterinsurgency training at the Pentagon. This event will be at the Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, and tickets (probably $25 and up) will be available at the door or in advance from Ticketmaster.  More info available from Portland Arts & Lectures by calling 503-227-2583.

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