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For those interested, we're happy to announce several upcoming Cascadia Now! meetups throughout the Northwest, starting in Olympia, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Meetings are usually welcoming and informal, and will likely include introductions, greetings, discussions about current and ongoing campaigns, actions, merchandise, newsletters, zines as well as organizing workshops, lectures, and conferences.
As always, we're also looking for people interested in hosting meetups in other cities as well, and if you're interested feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a date/place that you think is appropriate.
Wednesday, December 12th @ Fishtails Brewpub3pm
Get Involved: https://www.facebook.com/
Portland, OR: Wednesday, January 9th @ Psu Smith Memorial Student Union Portland,Or Once started the group will meet every second and fourth Wednesday Get Involved: http://cascadia-pdx.org/ Contact: email@example.com
If you don't live near the above cities, please let us know if you would like to host a Cascadia meetup of your own.
If you'd like to get active with Cascadia Now! there are always a wide variety of ways in which to help out. If you have any special interests, would like to let us know how you think you can help or just to show your support please don’t hesitate to contact us on our Get Involved page. Right now we are especially looking for anyone with non-profit administration, grant writing or volunteer coordination experience, but never hesitate to shoot us an email.
For anyone interested in getting involved in Portland, Oregon, a new website has been created by Cascadia Organizers at http://cascadia-pdx.org/ . People can sign up for their newsletter, get informed on upcoming events from their calendar, get added onto their Portland action phone tree, as well find a wide range of Cascadia related merchandise.
They will be having their first meeting Wednesday, December 5th from 5:30-7pm at the green space in PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union building, right beside Food for Thought Café. More information can be found at: http://cascadia-pdx.org/cascadia-pdx-first-gathering-tea-and-vision-wed-dec-5th-530pm-7pm/
Cascadia Now! PDX Portland has a new Tumblr Blog at http://cascadia-pdx.tumblr.com/. Pictures, news & info; stay up to date, get involved! Raising bioregional awareness in portland, puddletown, pedaltown, stumptown, bridge city, rose city, or whatever you want to call this place. Those interested in being involved in organizing efforts are also encouraged to join their Portland Chapter Email Alert System: http://cascadia-pdx.tumblr.com/email or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email system is a one way messaging system to alert you to upcoming Cascadia events and to receive monthly newsletters from Cascadia Now!
From the website:
“...if we identify ourselves based on a sense of place in the world, connected to the life-sustaining system around us, it becomes our duty to implement necessary changes to increase and sustain the flourishing of non-human life around us. And when those changes are made, they will inherently increase the flourishing of human life. The policies and politics of this process are dense and should be discussed face to face, in living rooms, at community events, gatherings, convergences, conferences, and the halls of power, not on facebook. But our first step, as Cascadians aware of what lays ahead if we don’t step up, is to make sure everyone living in our bioregion understands that Cascadia is real, it exists, that they belong to it. That it will take all of us working together to make our bioregion the thriving community that it once was. The legends of streams so thick with salmon that you could walk across can again come true. Cascadia is home to the largest living things, we are a place of legends and our legends are not for sale at any price. Let us Free Cascadia and free ourselves to thrive again!”
Photo credit goes to Ewacky: http://instagram.com/p/PDPKptHJM1/
Spokane will be having their first Cascadia Now! Meetup on Friday May 25th, 4pm at the Riverside Park by the Post Street Bridge.
The first gathering will be pretty informal and will mostly be getting acquainted with the other supporters for Cascadia and setting some short term goals.
Photo credit belongs to Tony Grabenstein
Join us for the first Vancouver BC CascadiaNow meetup, to be held at Steamworks Brewery in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, April 28th at 4pm. It should be pretty informal, so feel free to join if you are interested in the idea of Cascadia, or would just like to swing by for a beer.
Organizers in Seattle have now started meeting every other Saturday at 7pm at M.O.B. Studios at 624 S Lander St. If you'd like more details or further directions, feel free to check out their website at: http://seattlecascadiaproject.org .
Information on specific meetup days and directions can be found on our calendar events page.
Come learn about and celebrate our bioregion at Bend's first monthly Cascadia Freedom Party atthe Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave., Bend, OR 97701. Open mic is from 6-8 followed by bands: WHEN WE WERE WOLVES & WILD EYE REVOLVER. Drinks are available for purchase and there is good food outside as well.
Hope to see as many Cascadians here as possible.
More information can be found on our Calendar Event page here.
For those of you with facebook, join the event page here: