Jubilee Oregon summer picnic – Aug 15

July 26, 2012 at 6:14 am Leave a comment

  I hope that you will attend our annual summer potluck picnic. This year, our picnic will be on Wednesday, August 15th from 5:30 to about 7:30. As we have done in the past, our event will be at the outdoor patio of Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave.
  Our picnic is a time to connect and learn what Jubilee Oregon and Jubilee USA are doing. If you haven’t been able to make our monthly meetings, this is a good opportunity to connect with others and hear what has happened and what is being planned around our work for economic justice. And economic justice is not only a global south issue. All that we have experienced about fairness, austerity, economic power and control in the global south has now migrated north to developed countries in Europe and the US. The current push for austerity has the the same roots as the IMF Structural Adjustment Programs. The immorality and deceit of the big bank mortgages has the same roots as the ways international financial institutions treat developing countries’ economies.
There is a lot happening nationally with a number of wins achieved about Vulture Funds, Student Debt, fair and transparent arbitration progress with the G8 and the IMF, and continued progress about responsible lending and borrowing.
  Locally, we have supported We are Oregon with their organizing about home foreclosures. We are beginning to plan for our PSU Capstone class about student debt and are planning for a fall teach-in training about responsible lending and borrowing.
  At our picnic, we will hear from some of our allied organizations who also work for economic justice: the Northwest Fair Trade Coalition who are educating about the importance of supporting fairly traded goods and creating a directory for fair trade items in the Portland metro region, and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign who are working to bring transparency to global free trade agreements that will negatively impact everyone except the multinational corporations.
  And, of course, we will connect with other like-minded people fighting for economic justice and a world that is more equitable for all people.
  Please try to let us know if can attend so we can plan appropriately. But most important, come to our Summer Potluck Picnic on August 15th, at 5:30 PM at Holladay Park Plaza. 1300 NE 16th Ave.
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