Sunday Assembly - Civic Engagement

Join us Sunday, October 9th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking lecture by Portland City Commissioner, Steve Novick.

The Silver Time Bomb:

During his time working for Citizens for Oregon’s Future, a nonprofit dedicated to providing reliable information to the public on tax and budget issues, Commissioner Novick piloted a program that was aimed at combating the declining rates of high schools that offered civics classes. Through the program, which they called “The Silver Time Bomb,” six different classes of high school students were given an assignment in which they they would address an $800 million state budget deficit, along with a number of possible program budget cuts, and the option to recommend new revenue sources.

Join Commissioner Novick in a discussion about the outcomes of the program, what they tell us about the ways that young people respond to policy across partisan lines, and the implications surrounding the ways that voters are responding to rhetoric during this 2016 election cycle.

Child care:  provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, please see details here.

Food Drive:    Each month, we can "help often" by supporting Team Relief with a food donation. Please bring donations of unexpired, unopened, canned or packaged food items to the donation table before the Assembly begins. Food items will be used to support those in our community who are in need. 

Everyone is welcome, and our events are always free, always awesome.

About the Speaker:

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon and Harvard Law School. He spent nine years as an environmental law enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Justice Department, recovering $129 million for taxpayers in the Love Canal toxic waste case, and securing judgments against violators of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Since returning to Oregon in 1996, Steve has worked in a number of positions for nonprofits and elected officials; and as a policy analyst and spokesperson in numerous campaigns against ballot measures that threatened education, healthcare, public safety and services for seniors.

On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm. Pre-pay available at most parking locations.



October 09, 2016 at 11am - 12:30pm
Lola's Room
1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209
United States
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