Saturday, January 19, 2019

All events are free and open to the public

Speak Truth Regional Summit 

8:30 am - noon, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Fresh perspectives on demanding truth from elected officials and speaking truth to power.
Networking, dialogue, and inspiration for defending democracy, featuring Bobby Michaels, Linai Vaz, and Margaret Frimoth. See program highlights below

Noon - 1:30 pm, Optional Lunch and Sign-Making, Lovell Showroom
Join us noon - 1:30 pm on Jan. 19 for food and fun in the Lovell Showroom following the Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit. All lunch options $10 each.  Beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase at the Lovell Showroom; lunch menu from Good to Go. Sign-making and post carding available during lunch. Checks payable to Good to Go. Click here to pre-order your lunch.

Speak Truth Women's March

The march leaves at 2 pm at Heritage Square, 12th & Exchange, Astoria
Posted on national sites, but Indivisible North Coast Oregon is not affiliated with the national organizing groups.
Wear your pussy hats. What will your sign say?

Run for Something

4 - 5:30 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Talk with a panel of local elected leaders about why and how you could run for office.
If you don't run, who will?

        Bruce Jones, Mayor of Astoria; former Astoria City Council
       Tita Montero, Seaside City Council
       Kathleen Sullivan, Clatsop County Commissioner
       Pam Wev, Clatsop County Commissioner

Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit

Bobby Michaels | Grassroots Truth & Constituent Power
9 - 9:45 am
How do we effectively speak truth to power? From Indivisible’s Regional Organizer and from local organizers, discover smart strategies and tactics for voicing concerns and effecting change. As we go on the offensive in 2019, the truth begins with us. 

Bobby Michaels is the Pacific Northwest Senior Regional Organizer with Indivisible, covering Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.Now based in Sacramento, he’s been working on campaigns and with non-profits like Indivisible since 2011.

Linai Vaz | Messaging and Morality Explained: 
How to Protect the Truth and Win our Country Back    9:50 - 10:50 am

We are witnessing a battle for the meaning of America that is openly and explicitly weaponizing identity and information as means to divide us and sow chaos. The return to American Values is critical, as is a clear-eyed understanding of the techniques that are systematically employed in our politics and social media. We will draw from the basics of messaging and framing to discover how we can regain control of the critical narrative that can lead to real change.  
 An immigrant hailing from Brazil and a proud naturalized American citizen, Linai Vaz, Ph.D., has been studying the brain for many years. This work dates from her studies at Ohio State University and her role coaching the US Synchronized Swimming Olympic Team. Active in the Indivisible-OR-1 leadership team as well as several women’s groups, she also leads a feisty Lakoffian Team.

Margaret Frimoth | Embrace the “F” Word 
11:15 am - noon
Don’t fear the “F” word: Feminism provides a path toward a healthy future. Grounded in previous waves of feminist history, feminism provides a theoretical foundation that defines inequitable power as the basis for violence, disenfranchisement, the disconnection between humanity and the environment, and religious intolerance. By embracing the current surge in the women’s movement and by honoring the ancient wisdom embedded in feminism, we can work together, equitably and long-term, to protect our environment, reduce violence, and empower healthy relationships.
A longtime advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual  violence, Margaret Frimoth has received several  awards  for  her  work, including  a  mention  in  the  U.S. Congressional  Record  and  the  Oregon Governor’s Volunteerism award. She is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon.