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Today

  • Monday
    Dec 18 2017
    Sanctuary Everywhere Interfaith Vigil

    We are bringing Sanctuary to the Streets! Gather with us for an interfaith expression of solidarity with our immigrant and refugee community. Through prayer, song, testimony and ritual, our Washington County community will join together across nationality, language, class, race and creed in the fight against predatory ICE enforcement and all forms of injustice.

    Why is this vigil taking place at the Washington County Courthouse?
    Unmarked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been periodically targeting community members at the WA County. Courthouse. Our vigil seeks to bring awareness, accountability, and a stop towards ICE's preditory tactics in our community.

    Co-hosted by: IMIrJ, Unite Oregon, and the Hillsboro Faith Alliance

    Free 2-hour on-street parking is available. Also accessible by Max Blue Line (Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd TC MAX Station).


    ¡Estamos creando Santuario en las calles! Reúnase con nosotrxs para una expresión de solidaridad con nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes y refugiadxs. Con oraciones, canciones, testimonios y rituales, nuestra comunidad del condado de Washington se unirá a través de la nacionalidad, el idioma, la clase, la raza y el credo para luchar juntxs en contra de los abusos de ICE y todas las formas de injusticia.

    ¿Por qué estamos teniendo nuestra vigilia en la Corte del condado de Washington? Agentes de la migra vestidos en ropa común han detenido a miembros de la comunidad en el la Corte de WA CO durante los últimos meses. Nuestra vigilia busca concientizar, rendir cuentas y detener las tácticas preditorias de la migra en nuestra comunidad.

    Organizado por: IMIrJ, Unite Oregon, and the Hillsboro Faith Alliance

    Website
  • Sending Love & Solidarity: Prisoner Postcards with Critical Resistance PDX
    free

    Every year Critical Resistance coordinates a year-end mailing for all of our comrades inside of prisons, jails & detention centers to remind folks that they're not alone & that we're in the fight with them. This time of year can be especially hard on people that are locked up and away from their loved ones & community.

    This year we are also participating in the Black & Pink 2017 Holiday Card Parties- writing to folks on the inside that are involved in their work.

    About Black & Pink: Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

    Who we are:
    Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization working to end society's reliance on imprisonment, policing and surveillance as responses to social, economic & political problems.

    Portland’s Chapter of Critical Resistance was founded fall of 2013. We are currently working on an anti-policing campaign, Mental Health Care, Not Policing!

    Our Mission:
    Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) 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.

    Website
  • Neighbors for Clean Air Holiday Comment Drop-In

    Join Neighbors for Clean Air for a fun, family-friendly evening of cocoa, cookies, and comment drop-ins on Cleaner Air Oregon!

    Come one, come all, whether you've made comments on Cleaner Air Oregon already or not! We'll have cookie-decorating activities for the kids, a raffle, and some Q&A with community advocates who have been working tirelessly to clean up our air this year.

    We are committed to advocating on behalf of protecting the health of the public. In doing so, we want to make sure that your voices are included in this critical process.

    Website
  • Meet & Greet: Make 82nd Avenue a City Street!

    The 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition is working to transfer ownership of 82nd Avenue from the Oregon Department of Transportation over to the City of Portland.

    Portlanders deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, access transit and drive. 82nd Avenue does not meet current State Highway design standards and puts the lives of Portlanders at risk for serious injury and death. Transfer of ownership to 82nd Avenue to the City of Portland will allow safe City Street design standards to be prioritized.

    We are holding a meeting on December 18th, 6:30pm, Flying Pie Pizza, 7804 SE Stark. We invite you to come and meet with us. Pizza hor d'oeuvres will be served – until they are all gone!

    The purpose of the meeting will to discuss transfer of ownership (aka Jurisdictional Transfer) of 82nd Avenue and our 2018 strategic plan for 2018.

    Children welcome, but no childcare provided.

    Website
  • Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)

    Featured in The Portland Queer Comedy Festival and winner of Best Showcase at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival, YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING is the Portland-based podcast where comedians perform their sets before being interviewed based on their own jokes, as interpreted by hosts THOMAS LUNDY (The Examined Laugh) and Portland Mercury contributor D MARTIN AUSTIN (The Party Review).

    12/18: (comedy) BECKY BRAUNSTEIN, ALI REINGOLD, MOHANAD ELSHIEKY, (improv) NEERAJ SRINIVASAN/SJ SANTA CRUZ, and musical guest TBA


    Your Fault for Listening
    Entertainment Website
    LIVE Comedy Podcast with Thomas Lundy & D Martin Austin

    Website
  • Elf Movie Night for Ethos Music Center!

    Guess what!?! "Elf" is screening at Clinton Street Theater as part of the Clinton St. Resistance Series --and it's a benefit for Ethos Music Center! What could be better?

    "For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart." ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    Founded in 1998 in Portland, Oregon, Ethos provides music lessons, group classes, camps, multicultural performances and workshops to more than 7,000 students across Oregon each year.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Dec 19 2017
    Resist Trump Tuesday at Sen. Wyden’s In Portland

    Please join us and speak out to Senate staff to stop the Trump agenda. Each week we set a topic and a request to our Senator, based on current events.

    Some say now is like Germany as the Nazis were taking over. But it's not! This time the #Resistance is large, loud and persistant. Join us to defend our democracy.

    11:30 a.m: Connect, plan, and hear news from the Resistance

    12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

    Website
  • Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) recommendation watch day (350pdx)

    November 28th was a historical day for our movement. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), which usually recommends approval for any energy project, unanimously voted to recommend that Inslee deny the largest crude oil by rail terminal in all of North America.

    EFSEC will meet on December 19th to discuss the details of that recommendation. Join us at the Vancouver Community Library to watch their meeting, eat lots of pizza, and celebrate!

    Location: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St, Vancouver, WA 98660


    • Stand Up To Oil
    • Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
    • 350pdx
    • Columbia Riverkeeper
    • Sierra Club Washington State Chapter
    • Washington Environmental Council
    • Climate Solutions
    Website
  • Rally for Fairness & Freedom of Association at New Seasons

    Location To Be Determined

    Join New Seasons Workers United and community supporters as we rally for fairness and freedom of association.

    SAY NO to illegal firings, retaliation and “union-avoidance” firms. SAY NO to bogus, corporate labor relations Q&A and #justsayYEStoworkers

    Keep up with NSWU! Fill out this form —-> bitly.com/WeHeartWorkers

    Website
  • Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!

    Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

    Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

    You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

    Hope to see you on Tuesday!

    Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

    • December 26 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 2 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 9 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 16 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 23 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 30 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    February 2018

    • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    March 2018

    • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    April 2018

    • TUE, 3 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 10 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 17 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 24 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    May 2018

    • TUE, 1 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 8 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 15 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 22 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 29 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    June 2018

    • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Website
  • Community Posada: Living Cully Community Advisors and CHAT

    Our final Living Cully Community Advisors meeting of this year will take place on Tuesday December 19th as a Posada celebration, in collaboration with the Cully Housing Action Team! This will be a time to celebrate and reflect on all that you have helped to accomplish this year.

    5:30 PM: Time to reflect on Living Cully Programs and Projects 6:00 PM: Posada begins! Bring food to share! Pinata! Songs!


    Nuestra reunión final para este año para el grupo de asesores comunitarios al Living Cully, va a pasar el día martes el 19 de diciembre como una celebración comunitaria de las posadas colaborando con el grupo de acción de vivienda de Cully (CHAT). Sería un momento para celebrar y reflexionar sobre todo lo que Ud. ha ayudado logra en la comunidad este año.

    5:30 PM: Tiempo para reflexionar sobre los programas y proyectos Living Cully 6:00 PM: ¡Comienza la Posada! ¡Traiga comida para compartir! ¡Piñata! ¡Canciones!

    Website
  • Whose Streets? a Liberation Literacy Fundraiser

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

    This movie screening is being hosted by Liberation Literacy, a social justice reading group that has been meeting every Wednesday at the Columbia River Correctional Institute since October 2016. In addition to building a Freedom Library of books about black liberation, history, and social movements at CRCI and creating a seasonal newsletter, Liberation Literacy also has an outside advocacy group that aims to empower those that have been most impacted by the prison industrial complex and raise awareness about impact of mass incarceration on our community. This fundraiser will go toward adding books to the Freedom Library, publishing our newsletter, and supporting the outside group.

    $5-10 sliding scale at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Ticket link will take you to the Liberation Literacy website where you can donate through Venmo or Paypal.

    More information about Liberation Literacy: www.liberationliteracy.weebly.com

    Website
  • A Hanukkah-ish Supper to Benefit Ori Galley

    Lepage Food & Drinks is so excited to announce our first ever HANUKAH-ISH SUPPER & BENEFIT DINNER. Join us in a delicious, seasonal, Lepage style farm-driven dinner - we'll raffle off prizes, drink some local beer, AND raise money for a great local cause - the Ori Gallery in North Portland!

    RAFFLE PRIZES, BEER, & MOUTHWATERING TREATS - ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

    TICKETS: $45 ahead of time (https://lepagebenefitsupper.brownpapertickets.com/) and $55 at the door (cash or venmo please!)
    YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: a variety of festive & seasonal appetizers, a food ticket for your entree, snacky desserts, and a raffle ticket.
    TICKET LINK: https://lepagebenefitsupper.brownpapertickets.com
    BEER & ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE!

    Proceeds will go to the Ori Gallery, a new art gallery in North Portland seeking to amplify the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of color via community organizing and mobilization through the arts. Maya & Leila, the founders of Ori, have been working tirelessly on this beautiful project; we're honored to support them in their cause to amplify the more marginalized voices of Portland through this gallery and beyond.

    Website
  • Holiday Party w/BerniePDX!

    Celebrate the holidays early with BerniePDX! Come to our White Elephant gift swap party at Tea Chai Te's new location - 616 E Burnside, 6:30-9pm.

    Bring a new or lightly used wrapped gift to swap - or steal - with other BerniePDXers! You don't need to bring a gift to attend! We'll have pizza (& vegan pizza), tea, kombucha, sweets, and excellent company.

    Website
  • Young Democrats of Clark County Holiday Party

    It's the end of 2017! We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you and honoring the end of this year. Please join us on December 19 at the home of our new Chair, Audrey Mattoon, for a holiday party!

    The event will be a potluck, so please bring something to share. To make things easier for everyone, we've assigned items by last name.

    • A-H: Entrees
    • I-Q: Sides
    • R-Z: Desserts and Drinks (non-alcoholic)

    This event is a DRY event, as not everyone attending is of drinking age. Please respect the space and do not bring alcoholic beverages.

    We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Dec 20 2017
    NAYA Winter Gathering

    Please join NAYA at our annual Winter Gathering. This celebration will be full of cheer, food & drinks, and family enrichment activities for all to enjoy. We gather together every year in the spirit of giving and gratitude to celebrate the holidays with our Community. Mr. and Mrs. Klamath Claus may even make a special appearance, so don't forget your wishlist!

    Who: NAYA Community
    When: Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Where: NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 97218

    Our celebration will be in conjunction with Culture Night this year, and it is your last opportunity to give any last-minute gift donations for our Holiday Gift Drive.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 21 2017
    Nikki Brown Clown presents: Kwanzaa - Unity in the Community

    It’s going to be a classic Nikki Brown clown style party! Portland’s favorite clown is teaming up with Sabin CDC & Black Parent initiative to host an interactive show that’s fit for all ages.

    A special Kwanzaa story time with Nikki Brown Clown

    Special appearances by:

    • Sadie the Housing Hippo. Sponsored by Sabin CDC
    • Leon The Literacy Lion sponsored by: Black Parent Initiative

    A market place to shop with local Black owned Businesses.

    Prizes, Refreshments, arts & crafts and music by Chata Addy - The Music Man

    Admission is FREE

    For more information email: pdxbrownclown@gmail.com or call 503-954-9519

    Website
  • Vancouver Memorial Service for the Homeless

    Come join us to remember & honor our Unhoused neighbors who have passed this year.

    Thursday, December 21st, 2017
    5:45 pm to 7 pm
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    1309 Franklin St Vancouver, WA

    Website
  • Bake America Great Again - a bake sale for IRCO

    We're throwing a bake sale for IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)! December 21st from 6-9PM at Pip's Original.

    There will be treats for sale from some of the best bakers, restaurants, and bloggers in Portland. We will also be raffling off prizes from an array of amazing local businesses, such as Parcel, Fifty Licks, Bowery Bagels, Stormbreaker Brewing, Never Coffee, The Portland Timbers and more! As if that wasn't amazing enough, WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE HAMILTON IN PORTLAND. (WHAT?!!!!). We'll have complimentary wine available from Dear Mom Wines and beer from Deschutes Brewery.

    (We are currently accepting donations for raffle prizes, so if you'd like to donate, please send an email to lindsay.strannigan@gmail.com! We are also looking for a beer sponsor for this event. Spread the word!)

    Come grab a treat for your holiday table and support a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to IRCO, an organization with 40 years of history and experience working with Portland's refugee and immigrant communities. To learn more about their mission and work, visit irco.org!

    Thanks, and see you on the 21st at Pip's!

    Website
  • Friday
    Dec 22 2017
    A Night of Hope, an Embrace Oregon fundraiser

    This event will be an unforgettable night. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don your fancy duds, and enjoy a night on the town for a great cause!

    Proceeds of the event will be going to Embrace Oregon and blessing the most vulnerable children and families in Portland.

    Tickets will be just $60 per person or $100 per couple and will include a beverage of your choice, all the hors d'oeuvres you can eat, dessert and an inspiring mixed bill performance you will never forget. We will also have live piano and a fun photobooth to commemorate this beautiful, holiday evening.

    Find a date, invite your friends, and mark your calendars for this chic event hosted by Instruments Ballet Company!

    Tickets are now on sale!

    Garden Bar PDX will be catering for us! https://www.gardenbarpdx.com/main-index#main

    If you are unable to attend the event but wish to make a donation, simply go to the link below and select "make a donation".

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-hope-presented-by-instruments-ballet-tickets-38488699737?aff=es2

    Embrace Oregon, and Instruments Ballet Company are both 501(c)3 nonprofits so all contributions are tax deductible.


    Embrace Oregon
    Cause
    Embrace Oregon connects caring individuals and families with vulnerable children in partnership with Department of Human Services Child Welfare.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 23 2017
    A Day of Community Support and Mutual Aid

    Yet again the Patriot Prayer gang is coming to Portland to terrorize our neighbors and wreak havoc in our streets. On December 23rd, they are trying to hide their hate fueled fascist ideology behind a banner of Jesus and religiousness. Our community is made up of people that represent all kinds of different beliefs and ideologies, and we stand side by side to make sure that everyone is free to express them. Despite our community’s differing religious beliefs, we can all probably agree that if the man the bible calls Jesus were alive in these time he would be anti-fascist (and most likely a communist), and would disapprove of these alt-right nationalists using his name to promote their platform.

    Rose City Black Guard is holding a Mutual Aid Resource Share and Hot Meal for the people in our community that are most in need, in response to PP's “March for Jesus”. We are asking our community to come out and support each other in the best way we know how, by helping.

    We will be serving a hot meal and we will be collecting the following items:

    • Coats • Socks • Clothes (winter clothes are most needed) • Non-perishable food • Blankets • Toys • Camping gear • Personal care items (Toilet paper, Tampons/maxi pads, Diapers/wipes, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo/conditioner, Deodorant, Hand warmers, etc...)

    Please show up and help our community out, and of course share, share, share! If you or your organization can help with, or would like to endorse, this event please message us through our Facebook page or on our email rosecity@protonmail.com

    We are also looking for tables, canopies, and people to help make signs/flyers for the event.

    Endorsements: Direct Action Alliance Empower Portland

    Website
  • Sunday
    Dec 24 2017
    Holiday Singing for Immigrants at the ICE Detention Center with Buddhist Peace Fellowship

    Here's a new reason to go singing at mid-day on Christmas Eve. ICE wrecks the holiday and breaks up families by detaining immigrants at the ICE office on SW Macadam before sending them to detention facilities at NORCOR or Tacoma. As a statement of solidarity, join us on Christmas Eve day at noon, at the Southwest corner of the ICE building. Bring signs supporting immigrants.

    We invite people of all faiths, no faith, and agnostics to join us as we sing Feliz Navidad, Jingle Bells, Cielito Lindo, and other songs. Alternative lyrics will be available for singing to some melodies that may be familiar. If you're not into singing, come listen and stand in silent vigil, with respect for the suffering caused by US immigration policies.

    Website
  • Under the Bridge Walk: In the Spirit of Giving Support (Right 2 Survive)

    Please join Right 2 Survive during this special Under the Bridge Walk.

    We will be distributing donations around Portland to houseless neighbors.

    We have tons of donations to hand out to houseless folks in our city, if you have a car or a large truck or van that we can use to transport goods, please get in touch with us!

    If you have anymore donations for us to distribute, please feel free to reach out. Our houseless neighbors need out help now, more than ever!

    Website
  • Serving hot dinner at a homeless shelter on the Christmas Eve

    IA on the Christmas Eve we will cook and serve hot dinner to the residents of a women-only shelter in downtown Portland. Cool Islam is partnering with Transition Projects (http://www.tprojects.org/) for this effort. Please sign up here using the google form https://goo.gl/forms/ZF6bvfDcrrxXrTOP2

    We will need volunteers to cook the food and volunteers to deliver and to serve. You can sign up either to cook or to serve or to do both. We will appreciate any monetary donation but NO food donations, please. Community youths (8+) are encouraged to participate. Details about cooking venue will come later InshaAllah.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 25 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents It's A Wonderful Life, benefitting Planned Parenthood

    Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf.

    Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II).

    Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton

    I love it, corny as it may be, because it reminds every one of us that we all make contributions to the people around us, contributions we ourselves don't even realise. -- David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Since 1963, PPCW has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 26 2017
    Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!

    Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

    Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

    You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

    Hope to see you on Tuesday!

    Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

    • January 2 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 9 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 16 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 23 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • January 30 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    February 2018

    • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    March 2018

    • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    April 2018

    • TUE, 3 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 10 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 17 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 24 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    May 2018

    • TUE, 1 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 8 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 15 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 22 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TUE, 29 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    June 2018

    • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 27 2017
    Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for Portland's Resistance

    Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and music, hosted by Portland's funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main!

    On December 27th we're throwing a benefit for the people of Portland's Resistance, with support from the very best of the NW comedy scene, including Scott Losse and Aaron Fishbein of Seattle, sketches by Phil Schalberger, and stand up by Barbara Holm, Caitlin Weierhauser and Mohanad Elsheiky! As if that weren’t already enough, Gregory McKelvey will be speaking too!

    Tickets are $5 which helps fund the operating costs of the theater. We also suggest a $10 donation which we can take at donation stations set up at the show.

    Portland's Resistance statement is this: In order to survive a Trump Presidency, the rise of white nationalism, and widening income inequality, there needs to be a strong resistance.

    Our resistance envisions a future where communities are empowered to create new solutions to present day problems, using direct action, political advocacy, and community development to inspire new people to get involved in politics and to create a united platform for progressive causes. Portland has an opportunity to become a beacon of light, modeling to the world what a nonviolent resistance movement can truly look like.

    Our movement will endure, gather, and thrive. Each act of oppression spurs us to recommit our hands and our hearts. We work, we grow, we change — we resist!

    Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

    Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00, and ends by 8:30

    All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

    Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

    Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery!

    www.andiemaincomedy.com www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX

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  • Thursday
    Dec 28 2017
    Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice's Last Thursday ICE Witness Vigil

    All are welcome to gather in Vigil as we express our support and love for families affected by I.C.E. detentions in Oregon.

    Join this monthly gathering to lift up the Reality of what happens every day at the this I.C.E. facility - and participate in different interfaith expressions and ritual in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers…

    We encourage carpooling, as parking is very limited!

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  • Friday
    Dec 29 2017
    Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign

    This orientation & workshop is for people who are interested in learning more about the campaign, whether they wish to be an organizer, or if they simply want to be informed! This is an orientation to understanding our rights, and where we are in building a movement. This movement will take everyone, and that means we are seeking to inform and build with anyone wanting to make change!

    Please join us for dinner and conversations before the orientation at 6pm.

    The Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Orientation/Workshop is 101 crash course in understanding and demystifying the history of homelessness in the US, and in Oregon specifically. We will be sharing the strategies of our organizing campaign, and ways for you and others to be involved depending on the skills you would like to develop.

    Each month we will share rotating "know your rights and resources" material.

    October: We will focus on property rights and police interactions.
    Fri Nov 17, 5:45 PM: TBD
    Fri Dec 15, 5:45 PM: TBD


    Homeless Bill of Rights Oregon
    Community
    Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and allies, including Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive/Right 2 Dream Too, Street Roots and Dignity Village, will be leading a statewide campaign to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.

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  • The People's Forum for Senate District 19 Candidates

    iPA is an Our Revolution Affiliate.

    Join us for The People's Forum hosted by iPA to meet the candidates running in a special election appointment to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat in SD 19 currently held by State Senator, Richard Devlin.

    State Senator Richard Devlin will be leaving the Oregon Senate for a position on the the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council, having been appointed by Governor Kate Brown. We invite you to hear from these 6 exceptional candidates who are vying to fill his seat.

    In preparation for finding an excellent appointee, please plan to attend the People's Forum hosted by iPA. The candidates will answer predetermined questions from our membership which will be presented by our iPA moderator. This is an opportunity for SD 19 PCPs and concerned citizens to evaluate and express their preferences from among the 6 candidates.

    It is also a good opportunity for everyone to see how this process works and to enrich our personal, political education. There will be a convention on January 6th, 2018 and the top three to five candidates voted on, by our current Democratic PCPs of SD 19 which straddles Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties, will be submitted to the County Commissioners of all three counties, for a final decision.

    This is our opportunity - regardless of Party status - to learn more about each candidate. Bring your friends!!

    **iPA will determine if it will endorse, based on this event as well as candidate responses to our questionnaire. So members, please plan to attend and bring your friends!

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  • Sunday
    Dec 31 2017
    New Years Eve Pow Wow
    through
    Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr

    New Years Event Recovery Powow sponsored by NARA.

    Free

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