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  • Monday
    Oct 22 2018
    Nonprofit seeks collaborators to crowdfund development of tools for activists and scientists
    through
    Pioneer Square

    When you have a problem, you want to know what all your options are, not just whatever Google decides to show you. That's why we want to build a wiki for all solutions to all problems, in all areas of human life. The idea is to perfect the process of discussion itself, then use it to improve anything.

    So if you're in Portland and want to plug in, all you got to do is type in "Portland Or." and you get a list of all the problems in there.

    From there you click on one and get a list of all the ideas anyone's had for how to solve it, or at least make it better.

    Then there's debate tools and other things that take a few minutes to explain so we made graphics and a few short videos and posted them on our predevelopment site Needpedia.com

    This will be a community owned and operated network, there will be zero corporate or government funding. Furthermore the discussions which center around Needpedia and all the ideas for how to improve it, will be decided by the community. Everything will be transparent, crowdsourced, and publicly funded. This is great because it ensures we will always serve the public, (no electoral colleges here), but it means we need help getting off the ground. Once the tools are online it should be as easy as maintaining Wikipedia, but for now we reallly need your help crowdfunding, producing art and other content, promoting, and/or programming. Any contribution helps, big or small. (even the small ones show the folks considering bigger contributions that other people care, it really does all add up).

    Thanks for reading, please feel free to ask us anything you'd like, and to also let us know of any resources or individuals we might be able to contact for support.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 24 2018
    Building an Organizational Equity Plan

    In this training we look at strategies used in Building Organizational Equity Plans. This may include: Processing Past Issues and Moving Forward Collectively; Internal and external strategies; Familiarizing leadership with effectiveness and practice around a Strategic Plan; inclusion framework; recommendations from Staff Inclusion committees, and an organizational Equity Lens; Trouble-shooting: Identifying Areas of Need; Outreach, Programming, Recruiting, Structural or other Community-Building practices organizationally; Reflective exercises throughout the workshop; and lastly Adding or revising policies, procedures and practices.

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  • A Community Dialouge: Domestic Violence in Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color

    IRCO

    Featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Timmons and culturally specific workshops, this multifaceted event will center the conversation around DV in Indigenous, Black, and communities of color.

    This workshop is FREE and open to all.

    Registration is strongly encouraged as this will help us to set up for the correct number and to make sure that we have refreshments for all.

    Current workshops include:

    – Supporting BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) LGBTQ+ DV survivors – An Afrocentric Approach to Supporting Survivors – Working with Native Survivors – Supporting Latinx Survivors – Supporting API (Asian Pacific Islander) Survivors – Working Outside the System: Seeking and providing safety and support when the system isn’t safe or services inaccessible

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  • Thursday
    Oct 25 2018
    Theater of Dissent: A Night of Comedy

    LDC’s 3rd Annual Theater of Dissent! Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

    News got you down? Need a laugh? Join us for a night of comedy with a superb line up of Oregon comedians!

    Featuring comedy from: Corina Lucas Chris Johnson Brittany Osland Tim Ledwith Hosted by Emma Jonas

    Join the Civil Liberties Defense Center, local business supporters, and community members for an evening of fun, friends, comedy and philanthropy. Silent auction, open bar, dinner, & dessert!

    When: Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm Where: 1685 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 Tickets: $50 and a table for 8 is $350.

    Get individual tickets here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-individual-ticket/

    Get a table for 8 here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-table/

    Drinks Provided by: Sam Bond's Brewing Co. Oakshire Brewing Ninkasi Brewing Brigadoon Winery

    Auction Items: Cornbread Cafe - Organic Vegan Comfort Food As You Like It - The Pleasure Shop Deep Woods Distillery Ninkasi Brewing Yogi Winter Green Farm Sundance Natural Foods

    We are also looking for groups & business the sponsor the event or donate auction items. Find out more here: https://cldc.org/news/theater-of-dissent-sponsorship/

    Website
  • Meet "Antifa Comic Book" Author Gord Hill aka Zig Zag

    A talk by Gord Hill the author of the recently released graphic novel, The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements. 

    About the author: Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation from what is now called the BC region and a writer, artist, and avowed anticolonialist/anticapitalist. He commonly adopts the name Zig Zag. 

    His website is https://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/about/

    His newest work is called The Antifa Comic Book published by Arsenal Pulp Press. http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=483

    About the book: The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, North Carolina in the summer of 2017 linger in the mind, but so do those of the passionate protestors who risked their lives to do the right thing. In this stirring graphic non-fiction book by the acclaimed author of The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, Gord Hill looks at the history of fascism over the last 100 years, and the concurrent antifa movements that work fastidiously to topple it.

    Fascism is a relatively new political ideology and movement, yet in its short history some of the greatest atrocities against humanity have been carried out in its name. Its poisonous roots have taken hold in every region of the world, from its beginnings in post-World War I Italy, through Nazi Germany, Franco’s Spain, and the KKK in America. And today, emboldened by the American president, fascism is alive and well again. At the same time, antifa activists have proven, through history and again today, that the spirit of resistance is alive and well, and necessary.

    In The Antifa Comic Book, Gord Hill documents these powerful moments of conflict and confrontation with a perceptive eye and a powerful sense of resolve.

    Childcare will be provided Hosted by: Rose City Antifa https://www.rosecityantifa.org/

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  • Sunday
    Oct 28 2018
    Women's Voting Brunch

    Join us for an engaging presentation and lively discussion about initiatives that will appear on Oregonian’s ballots in November. This event is being co-sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW), League of Women Voters and the Oregon Women Equity Coalition (OWEC).

    On the agenda this year is:

    Measure 106 (to prohibit public funding for abortion) Measure 105 (to repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary status) Measure 103 (to ban taxing groceries) Measure 104 (defines revenue for the 3/5th vote requirement) State and Regional Housing initiatuves

    Brunch and drinks will be served. Space is limited to the first 150 guests. Reserve your spot today!

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 30 2018
    Impacts of Trauma

    This class offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Trauma Informed Care. We will explore impacts of trauma and the science behind this framework for providing care that puts the lived experience of individuals in their communities at its center.

    Participants will:

    Learn definitions of Trauma Informed Care and core principles. Review the science behind Trauma Informed Care and gain understanding of impacts of trauma. Learn about and discuss application of TIC in different settings. Connect concepts of parallel processes for survivors of trauma, providers, organizations and communities.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 31 2018
    Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)

    YWCA Clark County

    Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

    Speakers, Networking and Resources.

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  • Boo ICE

    Boo ICE

    We are creating space this Halloween at Holladay Park with a festive hang out space to educate communities of the Lloyd District about immigration policies and the abuses of I.C.E.

    We firmly believe I.C.E. should be abolished because any organization that exploits asylum seekers, does Irreparable harm onto children and forcibly separates families doesn't have the right to exercise power. Abolish I.C.E.!

    Expect an information table, some educational workshops and food!

    Dress for the occasion!

    Use MAX to arrive!

    Good parking is available in the close vicinity!

    Whose park!

    Expect more updates!

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