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1 OFOR Annual Report August Joanie McClellan, Chair Part 2 of 2


3 IREIi CHAIR Joanie McClellan  VICE CHAIR Rose Hope  SECRETARY Bruce Stock  TREASURER Sam Hall  (Active) DIRECTORS  Mark Babson  Nancy Baker-Krofft  Michael Colvin  Rose Lewis  Susan Shepard Terri Shofner, John Roy Wilson  NATIONAL FOR-USA COUNCIL  Laurie Childers

4  “TRANSFORMING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENCE”  October 12, :30am – 4:00pm  St. Mark Lutheran Church Salem, OR

5  “To Exist is to Resist” featured keynote speaker Mark Braverman, Program Director of Kairos USA and author of Fatal Embrace and A Wall in Jerusalem.  Joanie, here with  Cindy and Mark  Corrie, parents  Of Rachel Corrie

6 Cecil Prescod KBOO Host and Former OFOR Chairman Keynote Speaker

7 Paulann Peterson Oregon Poet Laureate Singer Avery Hill

8 Host: Michael Sonnleitner Poets: Tim Barnes & Leah Stenson Dr. Brown President PCC

9  Theatrical Excerpt Performance: “Words That Burn : A Dramatization of World War II Experiences of William Stafford, Lawson Inada, Guy Gabaldón in Their Own Word”   poet, director and  executive producer Cindy  Williams Gutierrez. Actors: Damon Kupper Paul Susi Enrique Andrade

10  On January 28, 2014, Joanie, represented OFOR,  joined poets Paulann Peterson  and Tim Barnes  in international  readings of  Stafford poems at  Portland’s  Central Library,  Podcasted  World-wide

11   OFOR presented an evening forum with  Project Censored director Mickey Huff, associate director Andy Lee Roth, and chairman Dr. Peter Phillips—who discussed themes from Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times and screened the new, award-winning documentary, Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News.Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News

12   Since 1976, Project Censored has educated the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self- government. We expose and oppose news censorship and we promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy and critical thinking. 

13 + Daniel Ellsberg calls Censored 2014 “a clarion call for truth telling.” + Publisher’s Weekly lauds “Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” + Ralph Nader describes Censored 2014 as an “open window to censorship of the big and routine kind… What a shocking commentary on the so-called free press!” Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored



16  Oregon FOR supports repeal of the Oregon Death Penalty...  OFOR supports marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Marriage is a basic human freedom that should not be denied to anyone.  "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya AngelouLove recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.Maya Angelou

17 Newsletter Editions – Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 OFOR Database OFOR Informational Brochure Membership Brochure OFOR Banners

18  As host to the 2014 Annual Conference, OFOR’s Conference Committee worked for over a year preparing for this event.  TAKING BACK THE FOURTH: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER  Celebrating FOR's 100th year of bringing  peace and justice to a broken world.  July 3-6, 2014, Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck Washington.

19  Taking Back the Fourth: Speaking Truth to Power. “The speakers were powerful and the workshops were most informative. ”  You can link to our Keynoters’ speeches here:   Dr. Peter Phillips speaks on the Trans-national Corporate Class, US NATO Empire, and corporate media propaganda - ;  Dr. Michael Nagler's "Metta Roadmap to Nonviolence" -;  And, FOR-USA's Dr. Kristin Stoneking’s at c&list=UUgKTal6ra1lmPP7MQZ3Pamw c&list=UUgKTal6ra1lmPP7MQZ3Pamw

20  Celebrating William Stafford, Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 1975 through 1989, were three poet scholars:  Tim Barnes Ilka Kuznik Scott Starbuck

21 “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi, There is a FieldRumi There is a field at Seabeck….

22  Peace Walk   We wondered what our walk should mean,  taking that un-march quietly;  the sun stared at our signs - “Thou shall not kill.”   Men by a tavern said, “Those foreigners…”  to a woman with a fur, who turned away –  like an elevator going down, their look at us.   Along a curb, their signs lined across,  a picket line stopped and stared  the whole width of the street, at ours: “Unfair.”   Above our heads the sound truck blared –  by the park, under the autumn trees –  it said that love could fill the atmosphere:   Occur, slow the other fallout, unseen,  on islands everywhere – fallout falling  unheard. We held our poster up to shade our eyes.   At the end we just walked away;  no one was there to tell us where to leave the signs. -William Stafford

23  “What you seek is seeking you.” ― RumiRumi


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