ASTORIA — Indivisible North Coast Oregon, a grassroots organization that defends democracy by opposing authoritarianism, bigotry and corruption, will host its Turn the Tide Regional Summit at the Lovell Showroom (426 14th St.) on Saturday, Jan. 20, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Astoria Women’s March.
The event is free and open to the public.
The main program — featuring guest speakers, workshops, a Q-and-A and discussion — takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• “Answering the Call” with Jen Hoffman, author of “Americans of Conscience” blog and checklist.
• “Re-Framing the Debate: It’s All About the Brain” with Linai Vaz, a former Olympic trainer, OR-1 Indivisible leader.
• “Democracy Happens Every Day” with Lindsay Hessel, election strategist, OR-3 Indivisible leader. She will discuss energizing and strategizing for 2018; community networking and engagement; resources, opportunities and the imagination needed to sustain activism.
Come for one session or stay for the day!
‘Run for Something’
“Run for Something,” an event for potential candidates and campaigners, takes place 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Many local positions often are vacant or non-contested, which is not good for our democracy or our communities. Want to make your community even better? Join the nationwide trend and run for office.
This event includes a Q-and-A with campaign and candidate veterans for potential candidates and gives an overview of election info, positions available, local campaign and support strategies.
‘Rock the Resistance’
• A free “Rock the Resistance” community dance will be held 8 to 10 p.m. Donations are welcome.
DJ Joey Altruda plays oldies. Beer, wine and light fare will be available for purchase.
On the anniversary of the Women’s March, come relax and shake it off at this community dance. We deserve some joy! (See related story.)