Classic Basement Lounge below the Historic Rialto Poolroom in Portland, OR.
Words from PDXPipeline:
This week Jesse Laird presents on “Civil Disobedience”. Laird will focus on recent civil disobedience movements throughout the world, ranging from Guatemalan peasants to an alliance of Serbian students and coal miners. The ethical dilemma at stake in the lecture is whether to obey unjust laws and cooperate with the status quo, or to resist authority while seeking the Good Society. The lecture concludes that civil disobedience is effective, common, and multicultural; that civil disobedience is a necessary part of the democratic process; that civil disobedience transforms the self and society.
Prof. Jesse Laird teaches in the Humanities,including courses in Ethics, Global Diversity, and Peace Studies, and participates in nonviolent social movements as a trainer-activist.
Tonight Kickass Oregon History and Trimet bring us Humanity on Wheels… Original stories from Transit drivers and Trimet history.
Words from DaveKnows.org:
Kick Ass Oregon History is pleased to partner with TriMet Diaries in offering for your amusement and education… “Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!” …
On this evening we will revel in Mass Transit Glory with the following distinguished speakers:
www.orhistory.com‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, who has publicly commuted downtown daily since 1984, will tell the yarns of TriMet’s history, being sure to leave in all the gory details!
Bill Reagan will share his findings as a devoted Urban Explorer and Chronicler.
Jeff Guardalabene, or just Dr. Jeff will regale the swooned audience with his tales of TriMet adventures, and perhaps channel some tattered beat generation musings on public transportation.
Other Special Guests shall surely arrive (with transfer in hand, of course) and an Open Mic session shall round out the evening – where you too can share your Mass Transit Stories, both angelic and satanic in nature.
And you certainly won’t want to miss orhistory.com‘s assistant Mellia Lang’s awesome TriMet stage set – it’s like a diorama come to life!
Won’t you join us? Conveniently located in the heart of the formerly “fareless square.”
Kate Bruner will be speaking on various Asian mythologies, including Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, and other stories and beliefs.
We will discuss, among other ideas, the Hindu Trimurta, what an omphalos is, what orientation really means, where we get the word “thug”, what Indiana Jones has to do with the death goddess Kali, the differences between Eastern and Western dragons, goddess worship in India, China, and Japan, why the Chinese have a woman in the moon and who she is and how she got there, Chinese alchemy, ancient beliefs about jade, the Chinese kitchen god, the Feast of Hungry Ghosts, avatars, and the Indus Valley civilizations of Harrapa and Mohenjo Jara.