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Sarah Owens

Profile Information
Date Joined: 15th April 2012
Gender: Female
Birthday: 1st January 1956
Chapters: United States > Oregon > Salem
Bio:

Born in the southern US to Episcopalian parents educated by tobacco and the GI Bill. One of 3 socially isolated sisters left to raise themselves while mother read and father practiced law. Disciplined, organized, skeptical & efficient. Dislikes indirect communications, sloppy writing & all forms of deception. Currently working for state government in the legal area. Does not own a car. Serious about IOPS.

Social Network Links: ZSocial.
Other Political Affiliations: Pacific Green
Blogs

Community Rights as an Organizing Strategy

Now, some may be wondering, just what are “community rights”, and why haven’t we used them before against the horrible corporations and their polluting activities?  Well, advocates maintain that community rights are “the…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #10

8 March 2014 In attendance:  Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell, Jaqui Forney, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens,  Richard Reid, Bill Smalldone, Virgil Wiegand Absent: Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom Guest: John Bucklin Noon to 12:15 - greetings,…

Imagine Living in a Socialist USA

This is not a proper blog, but I didn't know a better way to bring this publication to the attention of the IOPS community.  I've not yet read the book, but expect to soon, and expect our local chapter will be discussing it.  Might…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #9

4 January 2014 In attendance:  Sara Cromwell, Jaqui Forney, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone, Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom Absent: Bettijo Bucklin, Richard Reid Guests: Virgil and Roderick Noon to 1:00 greetings, food ordering,…

Promoting IOPS Values in Everyday Activities

From http://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/DesktopModules/EngagePublish/printerfriendly.aspx?itemId=3441&PortalId=0&TabId=956 "Since the end of August, Sarah Owens and Michael Livingston have volunteered over 100 hours combined planting…

Continuing Relevance

The IOPS Salem Chapter would like everyone to check out the latest work of our comrade Bill Smaldone, European Socialism, A Concise History with Documents, described below, "This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #8

9 November 2013 In attendance:  Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone, Cheri Tebeau Absent: Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell Noon to 12:15 greetings, catch up, food ordering, book signing (Bill's new book European Socialism, A…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #7

28 September 2013 In attendance:   Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone, Cheri Tebeau Note: the meeting scheduled for August 17th was cancelled due to illness; Sara Cromwell, Sarah Owens and IOPS…

IOPs Salem Reaches Out to IOPS Brownsville

Anne of IOPS Brownsville accepts a ceremonial rainstick from Sarah and Elliott of IOPS Salem during their official visit this past Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #6

In attendance:  Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone   Absent: Bettijo Bucklin   Noon to 12:15 greetings, catch up, food ordering, call to meeting.  12:15 IOPS (international) status of founding…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting # 5

In attendance:  Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone Guests: Cheri and Michael Noon to 12:15 greetings, catch up, food ordering, call to meeting. 12:15 IOPS (international) status of founding…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #4

In attendance:  Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone Noon to 12:20 greetings, catch up, food ordering, call to meeting. 12:20 IOPS (international) update - discussed founding convention preconditions…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting # 3

In attendance:  Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone Guests: Cheri, Michael   Absent: Bettijo Bucklin Noon to 12:15 greetings, catch up, food ordering, call to meeting. 12:15 displayed signed and witnessed…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting # 2

In attendance: Bettijo Bucklin, Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone Guests: Cheri, Kenneth, Larie, Michael     Noon to 12:15 greetings, introductions, food ordering, call to meeting.   12:15 explained…

IOPS Oregon Chapter Report #1

 The image is of Kalapuya Chief Peter Chafean (c. 1855) About Oregon  Oregon has about 3.8 million inhabitants (2010 census), with a concentration in the Willamette River valley, and a workforce of about 2 million.  Many work…

IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #1

In attendance: Sara Cromwell, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Bill Smalldone Absent: Linda Guthrie Guests: Jo, Patricia   Noon to 12:15 greetings, introductions, food ordering, call to meeting. 12:15 entertained proposed amendments…

It is important that awake people be awake

For it is important that awake people be awake, or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep; the signals we give – yes or no, or maybe – should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.          …

Call to (Self-Management) Meeting

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a member of IOPS, which means you’ve agreed that you, and the rest of us, will make organizational decisions in proportion to the degree to which we are affected by them.  In other…

Welcome to IOPS Oregon

Welcome to the Oregon Chapter page. The Oregon Chapter has about 49 members and 8 local chapters.  Please consider volunteering to be the "admin" for your local chapter.  It's really very easy if you have a PC, and can help your chapter…

Welcome to IOPS OR Salem

Welcome to the Chapter!  Whether you are a new member, or "just looking", you are probably wanting to know what you are, or might be, getting into.  The Answer is:  Participatory Society!  Yes!  It begins Here! …

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Projects

April 2012 Membership Drive - Completed

Although this project is completed, all IOPS members are encouraged to, and no doubt are, continuing to introduce IOPS to their friends and community, asking those interested to read the IOPS Mission…

Inactive: Skill/Knowledge Sharing Workshops

This project does not appear to be active.  Other, more focused, projects appear to have replaced this one, the purpose of which was to elicit and collect general interest and ability statements,…

Inactive: Preparing Your Community

This project is not active.  Membership did not respond to an inquiry as to interest in continuing.  The project is being listed as inactive in the absence of expression…

Ecological Action, Reconstruction & Theory Hub

The interim IOPS Vision seeks the facilitating of the 'ecologically sound reconstruction of society'. E.A.R.T.H. is  an international affinity group, open discussion forum and resource library focussed…

Occupy Theory Explorations

The Occupy Theory PDF Ebook and print versions will be available later…   WELCOME!    If you are interested in joining this project, in a day or so your request will be processed…

Occupy Vision Explorations

Occupy Vision PDF Ebook and print versions will be available later…   WELCOME!    If you are interested in joining this project, in a day or so your request will be processed and…

Occupy Strategy Explorations

This project will be like the Occupy Theory and Occupy Vision projects - but in this case bearing on the third volume of Fanfare for the Future, Occupy Strategy. As that book is still in process, and…

The Waiting Room Project

Don't recycle that chapter you printed on Parecon, or any other IOPS material!  Leave it in a waiting room!   

Salem Face to Face (f2f)

IOPS OR Salem has 5 members now.  The goal of this project is:  to engage 9 of our friends, neighbors and coworkers to join us, and for the 12 of us to meet, face to face, where we will,…

The Local Chapter Forum and Project Project

Members of this project commit to creating local content for their  local Chapter (as in city) page, and working with their provisional Chapter administrator to make their page a welcoming place,…

About Projects Project

The purpose of this project is to inform project creators and would-be creators of existing IOPS projects conventions (primary purpose – not the best way, temporary solution), discuss project-management…

Michael Albert European IOPS Speaking tour

This November Michael Albert will be travelling to Europe for an IOPS speaking tour. It's a unique chance for IOPS members in Europe to arouse interest for IOPS and at the same time learn how to become…

Completed: Michael Albert North American IOPS Speaking Tour

11/19/12 Notice of Tour Restructuring Dear Project Members, Proposed Host Chapter point persons, local project members and others aiding in the effort.   First, thank you for all efforts, successful…