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  • Saturday
    Jun 24 2017
    Fuel for the Resistance: Indivisible Grassroots Organizing

    FUEL FOR THE RESISTANCE: An Indivisible grassroots organizing and activism training day

    Schedule for the day and registration: http://bit.ly/2qXD6M7

    This training is open to OR-1 Indivisible group leaders, activists and anyone interested in joining the movement. All are welcome to attend (but space is limited, so please register using the above link.)

    Some logistics:

    • Public Transportation: Hillsboro UCC is a 3 minute walk from the Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd TC MAX Station (Blue Line).
    • Parking: There is a dedicated lot, and plenty of off street parking. 3 handicapped parking spaces (2 in the lot, 1 street).

    More info at the link above.

    After-party: McNally's Taproom for beer, mead, cider or glass of wine with a bunch of new friends before you head home for dinner. (note: limited vegetarian, GF and vegan snack options at McNally's, but lots of beverage choices, mostly from Oregon.)

    Thank you so much for all you do.

    Indivisibly yours, The OR-1 Events Teams


    Indivisible OR-1 - Inspired by the Indivisible Project, we are uniting any and all constituents of Oregon District 1 who oppose Trump.

    Website
  • POSTPONED: Not in Portland ICE Resistance Protest

    IF THIS EVENT WERE ACTUALLY HAPPENING,YOU COULD...

    Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.


    Not in Portland - ICE Resistance - Stand with us as we oppose Trump's racially motivated deportation agenda!

    Website
  • Social Justice Fund NW's Oregon Grantee Summit

    Save the date! You're invited to Social Justice Fund NW's Oregon Grantee Summit! Spend an afternoon in social justice community learning about grassroots organizations in our five-state region that are resisting the administration's attacks on our communities.

    Oregon Grantee Summit Saturday, June 24 11AM - 2PM

    Curious Comedy Theater 5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd in Portland Free & Open to the Public Convenient to TriMet Buses #6 & #72 Wheelchair Accessible Light Refreshments Provided'

    RSVP here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2958559

    Social Justice Fund is a member-funded foundation that supports the creation of a just society through fundraising, grantmaking, and member involvement. We fund grassroots social change organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming.

    Website
  • 25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival
    free

    The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

    The website: http://www.goodnthehood.org/

    Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

    The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

    Some general info about performers and days is available here: http://www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.

    More information as it becomes available.

    Website
  • Good in the Hood Parade

    The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

    Check-in is between 9 & 10 am, and step off will be approximately 10:45am

    Website
  • Portland NAACP General Membership Meeting - All are welcome

    Come find out what our committees have been working on & how you can get involved. NAACP Portland's committees include: Political Action, Economic Development, Membership, Religious Services, Education.

    We will be meeting in Luther Hall, building #1 on this map: http://www.cu-portland.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/campus_map.pdf

    Website
  • Solidarity Alliance of Social Services Organizing Meeting

    AFSCME Hall

    Join us for our monthly organizing meeting! Meetings are open to all non-management behavioral health workers who are organizing for meaningful change in their field.

    This month we will be welcoming PDX Critical Resistance to our organizing meeting and having an open dialogue about ongoing collaboration with mental health care over policing initiatives.

    We will also be checking in about + Workplace campaigns + SASS Committee updates + United We Heal updates + Community updates

    Looking forward to seeing you there! Light refreshments will be provided.


    Solidarity Alliance of Social Services - SASS: A safe space to engage in open and constructive discussion around community behavioral health and social services in the Portland Metro Area.

    Website
  • Door Knock with SURJ!

    Please join our 7th door knock! Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something our POC partners have asked SURJ to do.

    This doorknock we're adding something new-- action! We'll be supporting the family of Christopher Kalonji, who was murdered by Clackamas County deputies last year in his home. At the door we'll ask people to sign a postcard to the Clackamas County District Attorney, in keeping with the request of Irene Kalonji, Christopher's mother.

    At this doorknock we'll continue to sell Black Lives Matter yard signs to raise money for BLM Portland. In April 2016, SURJ National kicked off a yard sign campaign to mobilize white people to support the Black Lives Matter movement. They explain that the signs are "tools to initiate conversations around race in predominantly white communities." You can read more about the project here.

    WHEN: Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 5 pm

    WHERE: Meet at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church, 6053 SW 55th Drive, Portland

    WHAT: We’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to canvass the Multnomah/Hillsdale neighborhood, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 2:00 pm and let us know your plans in advance.

    RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp by Thursday, June 22nd:

    https://goo.gl/forms/2ezkM3fc7gD7LiDk2

    WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.

    CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.

    If you’re unable to come on June 24th but wish to remain involved, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to do so in the future.

    SURJ PDX is a Portland based group focused on educating, organizing and mobilizing white people to work for racial justice. We work effectively within a multiracial movement for justice. We work to connect people in the Portland area while also supporting and collaborating with national racial justice organizing efforts.

    Website
  • Refugee Dreams Revisted -Youth Performance
    free

    Join MediaRites for a staged reading performance of Refugee Dreams Revisited, a youth staged reading with true local stories of sacrifice and resiliency. Performed by Asian American youth ages 17-22 as they honor the historical struggle and preserve the powerful stories of their elders in this powerful reading performance. Special Guest: Lee Po Cha, executive director of IRCO and music by Joe Kye. Plus the unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

    A collaboration of Multnomah County Library and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. With funding by PGE Foundaton and Multnomah Country Cultural Coalition through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    Fifteen former refugees were interviewed for the Refugee Dreams Revisited radio project by Anne Morin, Sara Caswell Kolbet and Dmae Roberts, which was created for the Peabody award-winning series Crossing East that ran on 230 public radio stations.

    More info: Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with more than 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mien and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia.

    Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. Refreshments provided.

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 pm IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220 Final Crossing East event with Refugee Dream Revisited performances/talkbacks and Vietnamese food. AND unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews


    MediaRites - MediaRites is an award-winning non-profit multicultural and multimedia production organization in Portland, OR. It's largest project was 'Crossing East,' the 8-hour Peabody award-winning Asian American history series.

    Website
  • Rising Waters: a Community Dialogue on Displacement
    free

    Join Living Stages, Ignorant/Reflections and Laquida Landford for an interactive community dialogue about community displacement. Through interactive performance, conversation, and theatrical games we'll build community and explore questions of place, home, and possibility within a framework of ongoing community displacement in Portland.

    This event is made possible by a grant from APANO Jade/Midway Placemaking Initiative, with much appreciation to APANO for support in this project.


    Living Stages - Theatre of the Oppressed

    Website
  • Zines for the End Times

    Zinesters come together and share their apocalyptic visions.

    Featuring:

    • Erika Rier
    • Melanie Fey
    • Martha Grover
    • Kinoko Evans
    • Isadora Fleminger Rier

    $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium.

    If we raise, $40, that would pay for a new vinyl banner featuring our new logo by artist Eileen Chavez.

    If we raise, $80, that would pay for one ADA compliant port-o-potty.

    If we raise, $120, that would pay for half of the cost for the tables and chairs.

    If we raise, $200, that would pay for the symposium programs.

    Help us raise the monies needed to throw a great symposium!


    Portland Zine Symposium - An organization that since 2001 has put on events to celebrate and support small press and DIY culture.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Sunday
    Jun 25 2017
    25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival
    free

    The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

    The website: http://www.goodnthehood.org/

    Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

    The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

    Some general info about performers and days is available here: http://www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.

    More information as it becomes available.

    Website
  • Resistance Summer Community Cookout

    Camille Park

    RESISTANCE SUMMER COMMUNITY COOKOUTS Since November, Americans have been engaged in nonstop resistance to the dangerous rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration and the GOP. Millions of us have marched, protested, called, written, and otherwise stood up. It's time to take a moment and celebrate what we’ve achieved — and recharge for the work ahead — with a summer social gathering: a Resistance Summer Community Cookout!

    The Resistance Summer Community Cookouts are an opportunity for a range of local and national partner groups in the Resistance to come together with friends old and new. We'll build our relationships and celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. Our goal is to encourage taking care of ourselves and each other, to celebrate all we've achieved, and to enjoy ourselves! These are ways to reinforce the resilience of the Resistance and help us to stay in it for the long haul.

    • When: Sunday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

    • Where: Camille Park 10299 SW Marjorie Ln Beaverton, OR 97008

    • Host: Cynthia S.

    More info: https://www.resistancesummer.com/event/cookouts/search/


    Indivisible OR-1 - Inspired by the Indivisible Project, we are uniting any and all constituents of Oregon District 1 who oppose Trump.

    Website
  • Bystander Intervention Workshop to benefit Don't Shoot Portland

    In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, a bystander intervention workshop has been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland.

    The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

    Please join us Sunday June 25th from 2-5pm at Living Room Realty's NE office, for a hands on bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raoford of Don't Shoot Portland. We are asking for a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation to benefit Don't Shoot Portland, with no one being turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited to 70 people so please RSVP in advance.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jun 26 2017
    Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
    through
    Resolutions Northwest

    Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

    Monday and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

    “It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

    Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.

    Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

    This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.

    Registration link: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/intro-to-rj-3/

    Resolutions Northwest facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

    Website
  • Free Renters' Rights Workshop

    Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop in Wood Village!

    Participants will: - Learn what landlords are responsible for repairing and/or replacing - Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter - Learn how to communicate with landlords to get your needs met

    Childcare, Spanish interpretation, and snacks will be provided

    To register please call Tim at 503-460-9702 ext. 3.


    Taller GRATIS de Derechos de Inquilinos!

    Participantes aprenderán sobre: -Las responsabilidades de los propietarios para reparar o reemplazar cosas -Sus derechos y responsabilidades como inquilinos -Como comunicarse con los propietarios para que sus peticiones sean eschuchadas

    Se proveerá cuidado de niños y boquadillos! Para registrarse, llame a Tim al (503)460-9702 ext. 3

    Website
  • CANCELLED: History Pub: The Rise of the KKK in Southern Oregon
    free

    Kennedy School

    CANCELLED


    In 1921, Luther Powell, a recruitment officer for the Ku Klux Klan, arrived in southern Oregon to recruit new members for the Klan. His visit marked the beginning of a short, but disturbing, period in Oregon’s history. Historian Jeff LaLande will speak about the Klan’s influence in southern Oregon during the 1920s, the 1923 Alien Property Act prohibiting immigrants from owning or leasing land, and more about this turbulent time.

    Jeff LaLande, a retired U.S. Forest Service archaeologist, has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 45 years. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon in 1993. LaLande has taught at Southern Oregon University and is the author of a number of several books and numerous articles.

    About History Pub: Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

    http://ohs.org/events/bigotry-unmasked.cfm

    Website
  • Clinton Resistance Series presents FAME for Outside the Frame

    Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life.

    Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Outside the Frame, which was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. OTF partners with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

    To thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met, and OTF offers a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public.

    Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.


    Outside the Frame changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.

    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

    Website
  • Patricia Kullberg reads On the Ragged Edge of Medicine at Powell's
    free

    Powell's Books

    Patricia Kullberg will read from and sign copies of her new book, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

    On the Ragged Edge of Medicine offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author’s decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don’t survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.

    This collection of narratives is filled with questions about the realities people face in their everyday lives and the inadequacies of medicine to remedy them. A life-saving procedure is refused without explanation; an agoraphobic woman suffers silently and fails to cope; an accidental overdose takes another life. Delving into her daily interactions with patients, Kullberg muses on the impact of scarce resources, the ways she managed to succeed, the fall-out of her own mistakes, and the strategies she used to keep her sanity.

    Written for anyone interested in the limits and possibilities of medicine within a context of social inequity, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine draws the reader into the big tragedies, small victories, and everyday mishaps of medicine when ministering to the destitute.


    Oregon State University Press - publishes books on the history, natural history, cultures, and literature of the Pacific Northwest.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 27 2017
    ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen. Wyden's

    911 NE 11th Ave Courtyard Portland, OR 97232

    11:30 a.m. (optional): Planning meeting - In the courtyard

    12:00 p.m.: Speak with staffer


    Indivisible Oregon - We are dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda through grassroots advocacy, working through our own Members of US Congress. We are part of a national movement that is implementing the strategy outlined at IndivisibleGuide.com.

    Website
  • Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
    free

    Orenco Station Grill

    Annette Evans, Homeless Program Coordinator Chair, Washington County Department of Housing Services will speak to us over lunch about homelessness and housing issues in Washington County and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.


    LWV of Washington County - League of Women Voters Washington County is a branch of the LWV Oregon. We are a grassroots nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

    Website
  • Tenant Power Work Party

    Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for an afternoon of tenant power every Tuesday afternoon in June! We'll be meeting at The Rosewood Initiative for art-making, community engagement, team-building, and general education on #HB2004, Stable Homes for Oregon Families.

    Children and teens are welcome, snacks provided, and it's an all-ages place to hang out. Kick off your summer by fighting for housing justice!


    The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

    Website
  • Resist Trump Happy Hour

    Church Bar

    Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

    This time we will be in NE Portland at Church Bar on Sandy from 5-7pm!

    There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

    We hope to see you there!


    Oregon Working Families Party - The WFP is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!

    Website
  • Food Workers Resist: Storytelling About Race, Food, and Identity

    Is food a political and moral topic? Who gets to eat what, who makes it, and how it's delivered are affected by gender, race, class, ethnicity, and this nation's history. Food Workers Resist is a one-time event, in the style of the Moth Story Slam, to tell these stories.

    Proceeds go to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a humanitarian organization dedicated to serve immigrants and refugees.

    As the White House administration's attempts to silence, criminalize, and dehumanize members of our community, we give voice to untold stories of race, class, gender, and food.

    Show starts at 6pm Price: $20 ($10 if you have a food handler card)

    #FoodWorkersResist

    Brought to you by Handsome Pizza, Pink Hanky, The Racist Sandwich Podcast, and Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS).

    Artwork by Demian DinéYazhi'.

    Website
  • The Transgender Justice Fundraiser (Basic Rights Oregon)

    TBD

    LOCATION CHANGE: 1735 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3500, United States

    Over the last few years, Basic Rights Oregon's transgender justice program has won amazing gains for transgender Oregonians, including transgender health care through the Oregon Health Plan, an updated insurance bulletin to prevent discrimination in the health insurance market, and the recent passage of HB 2673A, a bill to streamline the process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.

    Basic Rights Oregon board members Brook Shelley and Rowan Everard invite transgender community members to a special event to hear more about our transgender justice and racial justice programs and how community members can support them. Also hosting are Diane Hames, Rhodes Perry, and Linda Brown.

    Food and beer will be provided. Come meet other community members, hear where our transgender and racial justice programs are headed, and learn how you can support our continuing work! All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

    To register for the event, please visit: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3895


    Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

    Website
  • Ballot Initiatives (And BBQs)

    The Watershed

    David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

    More agenda items to come. As always, we'll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!


    Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016 - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    BerniePDX - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 28 2017
    Mail Night: CR PDX & Call to Safety/Stroll PDX

    Call to Safety and Stroll PDX are partnering with Critical Resistance Portland for a joint solidarity letter & postcard writing night.

    Call to Safety/ Stroll PDX & CR PDX believe that the Prison Industrial Complex is a source of immense harm in our communities and we want to bring awareness to the many ways in which our loved ones and community members are criminalized and caged for simply surviving. We'll be highlighting sex workers at this event as one the groups highly targeted and criminalized by policing and the prison industrial complex.

    Please join us for a night of solidarity post card & letter writing to both Stroll PDX/Call to Safety's list of nationally imprisoned sex workers & CR PDX's list of folks in Oregon and Washington prisons. We'll have letters to respond to and postcards and message templates for folks to use as well as more information on how to get involved in supporting our shared work of supporting those most impacted by the prison industrial complex and working towards PIC abolition.

    Transportation: On street parking is available near event site. There is no off street parking or nearby dedicated disability parking spot unfortunately. The #4, #44, #72, and #6 all run nearby the event location.

    Accessibility: In Other Words is not a scent free space but is low scent and we'll provide scent free handsoap for the event.

    There are no stairs and the floor is mostly level hardwood with a slight rise/ramp up in to the main event space.

    About CR: Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

    About Call to Safety: Working to fulfill our mission of ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community, Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy. Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Our advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing homelessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and sex workers. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.

    About Stroll PDX:

    Stroll PDX is a volunteer based organization that emphasizes harm reduction, intersectional feminism, and grass root community outreach. We focus on empowering sex workers of all forms through lobbying, organizing support groups, fundraising for legal resources, and offering clothing and food to houseless women, transgender individuals, and low income sex workers. We also publish Working it Portland, a Sex Worker run and written zine. While all individuals are welcome to volunteer we are determined to give leadership roles to Sex Workers and put the rights of POC Trans Sex workers at the forefront of our fight for sex workers rights.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 29 2017
    Washington County Town Hall

    Come join our Hillsboro delegation to discuss the 2017 legislative session and the successes we’ve seen for Oregonians.

    Website
  • Portland DSA Reading Group

    For this session, we will be reading will be the first two chapters of The 'S' Word: A Short History of an American Tradition ... Socialism by John Nichols.

    If you do not have a copy, it is available at the Multnomah County library or for purchase online (the Kindle edition is inexpensive).

    Feel free to bring your own food and drinks!


    Portland Democratic Socialists of America - Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 30 2017
    Arabic Music & Its Secrets/On The Banks Of The Tigris

    Clinton Street Theater

    ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films. Iraqi-Australian writer/ actor Majid Shokor fled Iraq during the war, but later learned an amazing secret about the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad. At its heart, this is the story of culture triumphing over regime, presenting Iraq as a significant multicultural centre, where Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions were welded together in a unique Iraqi culture that today appears almost utopian. #kboo #iraq #oud #arabicmusic #jewishmusic Suggested admission $7-10, but no on turned away for lack of funds! Decoupling people from their culture is a perennial tactic in war. The millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum across Europe retain little of their material culture, and within Syria cultural material is targeted for destruction. But people’s stories, songs and music do not need suitcases to survive, and it is worth being reminded that war is transient, regimes pass, but culture and identity are shared, enduring and powerful constructions.

    On the Banks of the Tigris (2015) – the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work by documentary filmmaker Marsha Emerman and Iraqi-Australian writer and actor Majid Shokor. The film chronicles Majid’s journey after fleeing Iraq to reconnect with the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad.

    Last month, the film was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Baghdad International Film Festival. The award celebrates the resilience, in the face of relentless attack, of the people who create, nurture and preserve cultural identity.

    It explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq, charting their passage from Baghdad to Israel, from celebrity to anonymity. And it reflects on Majid’s own journey as a refugee from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, and the journeys of so many like him.

    In Australia, the memory of the music of his childhood leads Majid to explore its history and to uncover the extraordinary truth that much of this music, still loved by Iraqis, was composed and performed by Iraqi Jews. This revelation takes Majid from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi-Jewish musicians, and other great Iraqi musicians, and to learn their stories.

    Kawkab Hamza, one of Iraq’s most famous songwriters in the 1960s, explains how the then Vice President, Saddam Hussein, contrived to erase the names of Jewish composers and other musicians unsympathetic to the regime. Refusing Saddam Hussein’s “invitation” in 1973 to join a committee to “review Iraqi musical heritage”, Hamza fled the country, with devastating results for himself and his family.

    Yair Dalal and Majid Shokor. Fruitful Films. In Israel Majid hears acclaimed composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal. Born in Israel to Iraqi-Jewish parents, Dalal performs traditional Iraqi music as well as his own compositions and teaches Iraqi music to young Israelis. “Arab” music, once dismissed in Israel, is now all the rage, an irony not lost on Dalal or those students from Arab-Jewish backgrounds.

    Ahmed Mukhtar master oud player. Fruitful Films. In the UK, Majid meets master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar, a composer and recording artist, born in Baghdad but a political refugee in the UK where he teaches oud and Arabic music theory at the University of London.

    On the Banks of the Tigris is an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films.


    KBOO Community Radio - KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

    We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

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  • Interrupting Racism Actionshop - New Location: Multnomah Friends Meeting House

    LOCATION CHANGE: Now at Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-5/


    Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

    Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

    We’ll provide a historically and contextually grounded space to talk deeply about racism and the evolution of Racial Codes. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold the racial order. At the same time, creating systemic change requires interrupting the learned and daily behaviors that reinforce racism to move toward building healthy communities.

    A note from the trainers: For many Black and Brown people in our community, nothing has changed. For others, especially for many white people, the last Presidential election and events such as the May 26 white-supremacist attack here in Portland have increased their motivation to find out what they can do. The Interrupting Racism Actionshop is not a response to these specific events. This is not a training in self-defense or nonviolent resistance. We will continue to focus the training, as we always have, on internal, interpersonal, organization, and systemic racism and the work we need to do as individuals to change these systems.

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-5/

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  • Last Friday - Queer Migration Stories Panel
    free

    Unite Oregon

    Unite Oregon is bringing back our monthly Last Friday events. The month of June we are celabrating PRIDE. Come join us for an evening panel with Resilient Connections members, a Unite Oregon program for Refugee/Immigrant Trans and Queer people.

    Our panelists will address the affects colonization and white supremacy have on migration, gender oppression and the continued genocide of gender queer, black and brown bodies in our present time.

    Allies: this is a space for you to learn by baring witness. If you have questions, contact Oscar Guerra-Vera, End Profiling Legislative Campaign Manager, oscar@unitoregon.org.


    Unite Oregon - Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

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  • LGBTQ Literary Salon: A Benefit for the Pride Foundation
    free

    Please join us at Another Read Through for Pride Foundation's 3rd annual LGBTQ Literary Salon, featuring local LGBTQ writers.

    The salon is open to everyone, so please share and invite friends and family. While we will be raising funds for Pride Foundation, a donation is not required to attend.

    Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, as well as beer, wine, and NA beverages.

    We'll feature readings from:

    • Karelia Stetz-Waters
    • Kate Gray
    • Sam Roxas-Chua
    • April Daniels

    Another Read Through is a queer owned, mostly used, multi-genre bookshop that has a focus on local authors and queer literature. This salon is hosted by owner, Elisa Saphier.

    We hope you'll join us!


    Pride Foundation of Seattle, Washington supports people, places, & ideas that are transforming our region. Together, we're building a shared movement for equality focused on our shared humanity through grants, scholarships, community organizing, policy advocacy, and investments

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  • Monday
    Jul 3 2017
    Tech Solidarity

    Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

    Founded in November of 2016 by Maciej Ceglowski, a San Francisco web developer, Tech Solidarity holds quasi-monthly meetups in a number of American cities, and tries to serve as a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance.

    The meeting will run approximately two hours. We'll hear progress reports from organizations we're working with and discuss ongoing plans for collective action in the tech industry.

    There will also be donuts.

    Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP by Signal (415 610 0231) or to maciej@ceglowski.com to ensure an accurate donut count.

    https://twitter.com/TechSolidarity https://techsolidarity.org/

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  • Thursday
    Jul 6 2017
    Represent.Us Vancouver

    See you in the Skamania Room! Learn about important updates regarding our local anti-corruption movement and how we are moving forward with a local resolution. We have several volunteer opportunities to move this movement forward and many with minimal time commitments. If you have ever considered getting involved, THIS is the fight that effects all other issues you care about.


    Vancouver Chapter of Represent.Us - We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.

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