How do you address beliefs that aren’t rooted in reality? Sometimes you just need a pen, a pad and a remote control.
This powerful exhibit stands as a stark reminder of what happens when a good but uninformed citizenry stand silent as they collide with an autocratic government. Come and find out how you can be informed, involved, and a strong part of the solution as we watch history repeating itself.
For the full experience, see both films, and hear all of the speakers.
INCARCERATION THEN AND NOW: WHAT CAN WE LEARN?
Featuring The Architecture of Internment: Buildup to Wartime Incarceration
LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE
NEWPORT, ATONEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH 2315 North Coast Highway
* August 4,6,7,8, Exhibits 10-5 p.m.
* August 4 2-4 PM; Opening Speakers’ Panel: Rep. David Gomberg & Solea Kabakov, “Immigrant incarceration in Oregon today”
* August 5: Exhibits 12-5 p.m.
NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MCENTEE ROOM 35 NW Nye Street
* August 6, 7-9 p.m.
* Film and discussion: 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
WALDPORT, MOOSE LODGE 250 NW John Street
* August 13, Exhibits 1-5 p.m.
* August 14, Exhibits 11-7 p.m.
* Film and Discussion: Cats of Mirikitani, 2-4 p.m.
* Japanese Dinner 5-7 p.m. $6.50 per person
* August 15, Exhibits 11-5 p.m. Speakers 2-3:30 p.m.
* Newport residents & siblings Winnie Payne and Earnie Bell share
their experiences living as children in an incarceration camp
YACHATS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 360 7TH Street
* August 16-18 Exhibits 10-5 p.m.
* August 18 2-4 p.m. Film and discussion: 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
* August 19 Exhibits 12-5
* August 19 2-4 Closing Speakers’ Panel: Sandy Tsuneyoshi Ph.D. and ACLU spokesperson, “Moving forward: toward a more inclusive Oregon.”
* All speakers’ panels and films followed by discussions.
|When Donald Trump takes the world stage, the world trembles. President Trump’s disastrous European tour was foreshadowed by the news that earlier this year, the Trump Administration pushed the World Health Organization to weaken or trash a resolution meant to encourage breastfeeding, and to minimize the inaccurate marketing of substitutes.According to several officials at the WHO meeting, once Trump’s delegation was unsuccessful in removing language that affirmed support for breastfeeding, they turned to bullying and threatening other countries that were considering introducing the wording. According to the New York Times,
“The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the initiative, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorian government quickly acquiesced.”
A British health policy advocate at the meeting said, “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young-child health.”
But that’s Donald Trump’s way. He’s the hostage-taker-in-chief.
|Whether it’s infants at the border or at their mother’s breast, Donald Trump sees foreign policy as a vehicle for advancing his own business interests, and to funnel more wealth to his friends and financial backers. The powerful infant formula industry has its hooks in Donald Trump—just as it’s been able to influence scores of U.S. politicians and agencies.
Donald Trump is guilty of collusion—with the formula industry. Together, they are perpetuating a system of racial disparities that harm women and children. Because women of color are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country, they are easy to target with factors that make it impossible for them to actually breastfeed.
Both the WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that infants consume nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life. Donald Trump may not respect science, or value public health—but we do. NOW calls on women to demand that U.S. officials stop ignoring decades of research that proves breastfeeding is best for children.
Toni Van Pelt
If this is the “year of the woman,” GOP women on the ballot aren’t feeling it.
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee inserted a poison-pill amendment into the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill.
If passed, this amendment would require states to allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption providers to discriminate on the basis of their religion and cut child welfare funding for states that refuse to comply.
It is difficult to even convey how terrible this is—and sadly, there is a substantial chance this bill could pass.
This amendment would require states to allow adoption and foster care placement agencies to discriminate against atheists and nonbelievers, religious minorities, single parents, LGBTQ people, or any other group of people they disfavor.
This kind of discrimination reduces the number of potential adoptive parents, making children in these systems less likely to find loving, permanent homes. Even worse, states that refuse to go along and allow religious discrimination will see their child welfare funding cut, which would only harm the vulnerable young people in the foster system.
This hateful provision could be used to allow foster parents to deny medical services or counseling to young people if it conflicts with their religious beliefs, agencies could refuse to reunite families if the parents are the “wrong” religion, or providers could kick LGBTQ children out of shelters. And they could do all this while receiving your tax dollars!
If this amendment is allowed to stand, this will be the first in a long line of federal attacks on religious equality at the state level.
This horrific agenda is being pushed by Christian nationalists, the Catholic Church, and organizations like the Heritage Foundation who want government funding for their so-called “charities” while they refuse to provide services for people they dislike. Only 10 states have passed laws adopting the twisted vision of “religious liberty” this bill espouses. But now they’re trying to use a must-pass appropriations bill to force it on the rest of us.
The majority of Americans oppose using religion as an excuse to discriminate. Together, we can stop this attack on religious equality.
Legal & Policy Director
Trump says that both countries are equally to blame for the tensions, rather than Russia’s invasion of Crimea or interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Yes, the hallmarks of narcissism are painfully obvious in the president of the United States. The endless projection. The delusion of grandeur masking a paper-thin skin that punctures under the most benign criticisms. The nonstop gaslighting. But you know who else every single one of these attributes describes? His base.
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