Stabat Mater: Local Opera and Dance Companies Join Forces to Prevent Gun Violence

Portland-based opera company Ping & Woof has joined forces with the newly arrived dance ensemble Necessity Arts Collective (NAC) for their annual performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. This event is a benefit concert for Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation (COEF): a local organization that works to reduce the number of gun injuries and deaths in Oregon by educating the public and providing opportunities to dispose of unwanted firearms.

March 15 & 16 March 2017, 7:30 pm: Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland 97216
March 17 2017, 7:30 pm: Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland 97223

Admission by donation at the door; all are welcome regardless of ability to pay
All proceeds go to Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation

Multnomah County League of Women Voters: “Gun Safety: Responsible Use, Responsible Policy

The League of Women Voters of Portland Education Fund will present a panel discussion on Gun Safety: Responsible Use; Responsible Policy on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:45 PM, at the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland. The program is free and open to the public.

The panel will include:

  • Lisa Millet, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Oregon Public Health Division
  • Jim Oleske, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Paul Kemp, Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership
  • Jenn Lynch, Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety
  • Marge Easley, Moderator

 The panel will address the facts and statistics on firearms injuries and fatalities; the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and constitutional issues related to gun owners’ rights and responsibilities; and current and proposed laws on gun rights and safety.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. This program will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for online streaming at and rebroadcast on Comcast channels 21 and 29 and Frontier channels 32 and 37. The League of Women Voters of Portland is grateful to the Multnomah Bar Foundation, the American Constitution Society and Ceasefire Oregon for their help in organizing this program.