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Social Sustainability Month
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:00pm to Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Social Sustainability Month events are collaboratively organized and sponsored by the Women's Resource Center's Eco-Femmes, the Environmental Club, and the Sustainability Leadership Center with the support of Food Action Collective.

Monday, November 5

Social Sustainability Month Opening Ceremony

Hosted By: Social Sustainability Month Planning Committee 

Location: WRC
When: 5-7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of free food, freshly harvested tea, and a collaborative envisioning of what it means to be 
socially sustainable.

Friday, November 9

Restoring the Oak Savanna on PSU campus:
 One of the rarest plant communities on earth

Hosted By: Sustainability Leadership Center

Location: Oak Savanna site, Just south of the SRTC building (across from Starbucks on 10th and Montgomery)
When: 1-2 p.m.
Join us in the dedication of the oak savanna. Learn the history of the oak savanna it’s relationship with Native peoples and the decline of these plant communities when Euro-American settled. Taste food and teas created from native plants harvested in an oak savanna. Come find out how you can get involved!

Indigenous Nations People and Food Systems

Hosted By: Eco Femmes and Food Action Collective
Location: NASCC
When: 5-7 p.m.
Gather with our community as we explore issues around accessing cultural food systems and food on reservations, while enjoying warm conversation and a seasonal meal.

Saturday, November 10

Natural Paint Making: Part one of a two-day event. 
Come one or both days!

Hosted By: Environmental Club and Ujima Center

Location: UPDATE NEW LOCATION 
Smith Memorial Student Union Room 28
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn how to make natural paints and collaborate on artwork to be
displayed in sustainability hubs throughout campus. A natural builder will be present to help and to speak on her experience with sustainable technology. Snacks will be provided! This is the paint-making event for the mural.

Sunday, November 11

Natural Paint Making: Part two of a two-day event
. Come one or both days!

Hosted By: Environmental Club and Ujima Center

Location: WRC
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn how to make natural paints and collaborate on artwork to be
displayed in sustainability hubs throughout campus. A natural builder will be present to help and to speak on her experience with sustainable technology. Snacks will be provided! This is the paint-applying part of the mural.

Thursday, November 15

Healthy Relationships Workshop

Hosted By: The Eco-femmes and Adrienne Graf
Location: WRC
When: 3-5 p.m.
We invite you to build healthy relationship skills and learn how to apply them to create sustainable communities.

Friday, November 16

Emotional Sustainability Workshop

Hosted By: The Eco-femmes
Location: WRC
When: 3-4:30 p.m.
Join us as we learn techniques to better our emotional wellness, expand our notions of personal sustainability, and explore ethics and values within self-care.

Interrupting Oppression:
Transformative Theater for Social Change

Hosted By: Sustainability Leadership Center
Location: Multicultural Center
When: 4:30-7 p.m.
Interested in community building, self-exploration or developing tools for interrupting oppression?  Using Theater of the Oppressed (TO) techniques, this workshop examines the impacts of oppression on us both as individuals and as a community. In this interactive workshop we will examine power, build connection, and create interventions that deepen our activist work both personally and institutionally. No previous acting experience is required!

Saturday, November 17

Active Citizen Anthropology

Hosted By: Lambda Alpha Beta and the Food Action Collective
Location: Wisdom of the Elders, 3203 SE 109th Ave.
Portland OR 97266
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Active Citizen Anthropology was birthed out of the work of undergraduate anthropology students in the Spring of 2012 who sought to apply anthropological theory and methods to service learning activities that equitably benefits the students and Wisdom of the Elders. Join us for a potluck and day of service learning. Please register with Rob Duren at robduren@gmail.com for this event.

Monday, November 19

Thanks Giving; A Celebration and Exploration of 
Indigenous Traditions & the First Foods

Sponsored By: SLC Food Systems Task Force & community partners
Location: Native American Center
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transitioning us into the holiday weekend, we hope to create an open and celebratory dialogue highlighting indigenous traditions around food and the holiday of Thanksgiving! We will be exploring different ways of giving thanks, and underlining the importance of diverse perspectives.

Green Washed Out

Hosted By: Sustainability Leadership Center
Location: Lincoln Hall Room LH75
When: 6-8 p.m.
A panel of guests with expertise in sustainability, marketing, advertising, communications, and art will be asked questions and discuss the topic of effectively communicating truly sustainable initiatives in a desensitized society saturated with green washed advertising. After the event there will be a Q&A session with the audience. Refreshments will be provided prior to the event and possibly during a break between the panel discussion and Q&A session.

Tuesday, November 20

Ivy Pull

Hosted By: Environmental Club

Location: WRC
When: 3-5 p.m.
Join us as we restore the landscape at the Women’s Resource Center entrance while creating an emotionally positive space. We will provide tools and light refreshments and we will work rain or shine.

Monday, November 26

Recycle Electronics while Helping the Community!

Hosted By: Environmental Club

Location: WRC
When: 3-5 p.m.
Not sure what to do with your old electronics? Feel like throwing them away or hiding them in your closet? Instead, come to this event and learn how to get rid of your electronics in a way that benefits you, your community, and the environment. This event will be led by the local organization, Free Geek. Come learn more about this amazing organization and bring any phones, computers, cameras or printers you want us to recycle for you!

Tuesday, November 27

Screeing of Maquilapolis

Hosted By: Eco-femmes

Location: WRC
When: 4-6 p.m.
This film addresses the lives of female sweatshop workers and the negative effects of globalization in a free trade zone within Tijuana.

Wednesday, November 28

Black Power Mixtape: An Anti-Racist Documentary

Hosted By: ISO and Environmental Club
Location: WRC
When: 5-7pm
Social sustainability has been gaining more and more attention in recent years. Join us as we explore past social sustainability activism in the context of anti-racist struggle. We will be watching a documentary called “Black Power Mixtape” and holding a discussion about what it means for past and present social justice struggle. A discussion will follow.

Friday, November 30

Cider Press

Hosted by: Environmental Club
Location: Cobb Oven between Smith and Neuberger
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come celebrate Social Sustainability Month and the end of the term while we press eight hundred pounds of apples into delicious cider. Bring your own jar, jug, cup, growler, or bucket!

Social Sustainability Month Closing Ceremony

Hosted By: Social Sustainability Month Planning Committee

Location: WRC
When: 4-6 p.m.
Come reflect on this year’s events over freshly harvested tea and free food.