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  • Started Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
    through
    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    January 15- June 28, 2018

    Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

    Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Jan 19 2018
    50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibition
    through
    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

    Website
  • Started Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
    THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema, 1932-1937

    Six Week Course at Cinema 21. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

    This six week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

    The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

    Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

    The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include:

    • I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),
    • Heroes for Sale (1933),
    • Wild Boys of the Road (1933),
    • They Won’t Forget (1937),
    • Black Legion (1927) and
    • Marked Woman (1937).
    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Feb 1 2018
    Elements of Reclamation - Exhibition
    through
    Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

    Ori Gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Monday

    Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

    Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

    Opening Reception:
    Feb 1st, 2018
    6-10pm
    Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

    Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

    Website
  • In the Wake: Blackness and Being: PSU Black Futures Reading Group
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    In collaboration with the Pan-African Common's Black Futures Month, we are hosting (2) Black History Month Reading Groups.

    BHM Reading Group 1: In the Wake: Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe. This reading group will take place every Thursday in February during Black History Month (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 4:00-5:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236). A PDF copy of In the Wake will be posted.

    BHM Reading Group 2: Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher (which is article based) and will take place on two Wednesdays during Black History Month, February 7th and February 21st from 12:00-1:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236. Reading will be posted soon!

    To sign up for one reading group or both, please use this Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hg6CWtsFCRaMJbj83 and/or if you have trouble with the form, please drop post your email address on FB, or use the email address below.

    Priority: Given to students, faculty and staff of color but all are welcome to sign-up. Due to capacity and growing interests in the reading groups, we may have limit participation. However, as of today we still have quite a few spots open in both groups. To confirm that you have reserved a spot in the reading group, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Contact: ebony@pdx.edu

    Website
  • Crop Diversity: Change Your Palate, Change the Future (PUGS)
    through
    SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

    NOTE: There is no class February 8th.

    Agrobiodiversity refers to the variety of crops and organisms that make up an agricultural system. This diversity is necessary for the system to function, adapt to a changing climate, and fight pests and diseases. It’s what keeps our food growing.

    Historically, we knew and used more crop varieties than we know and use today. A lot of that change has to do with our picky palates. In this course, we will explore why (and how) our current food system makes us vulnerable. You’ll learn how to cultivate agrobiodiversity through your palate, plate, and pocket so you're eating more sustainably and ensuring crop production and food security for the future. We’ll also learn about “gleaning,” the process of collecting leftover crops, and about gleaning opportunities in the Portland area.

    Instructor: Dr. Neeraja Havaligi is a practicing agriculturist, educator, scientist and a life-long learner of the power of growing, cooking, and sharing food. Her background is in agronomy and plant physiology and her current focus is urban agrobiodiversity.

    Website
  • Started Tuesday
    Feb 6 2018
    Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
    through
    In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

    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

    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
  • Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
    through
    Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

    Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

    We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

    Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

    Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

    Website
  • Started Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    Me, Myself & It Exhibitions
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    Littman Gallery presents

    "Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

    On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
    Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

    Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


    Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

    As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

    Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


    The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

    Website
  • Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher: PSU Black Futures Reading Group
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    In collaboration with the Pan-African Common's Black Futures Month, we are hosting (2) Black History Month Reading Groups.

    Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher (which is article based) will take place on two Wednesdays during Black History Month, February 7th and February 21st from 12:00-1:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236. Reading will be posted soon!

    The other BHM Reading Group: In the Wake: Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe. This reading group will take place every Thursday in February during Black History Month (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 4:00-5:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236). https://pdxactivist.org/events/3062

    To sign up for one reading group or both, please use this Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hg6CWtsFCRaMJbj83 and/or if you have trouble with the form, please drop post your email address on FB, or use the email address below.

    Priority: Given to students, faculty and staff of color but all are welcome to sign-up. Due to capacity and growing interests in the reading groups, we may have limit participation. However, as of today we still have quite a few spots open in both groups. To confirm that you have reserved a spot in the reading group, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Contact: ebony@pdx.edu

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 20 2018
    16th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast!

    You are invited to gather with workers and local faith leaders as we break bread and share powerful stories, celebrate victories, and grow in our confidence to support justice and dignity for all workers. Join us in reclaiming moral power!

    Website
  • Restorative Justice Circle Training

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining-2/


    Bringing restorative circles into your setting – whether school, program, agency, or organization – can be a very effective way to build relationships and create a strong community, and serves as the foundation for dealing with more challenging issues as they arise. In this day-long Circle Facilitation Training we will introduce community building circles, provide experiential opportunities to plan and model, and share circle facilitation tips. We will talk about components and stages of a circle and about how to address challenges. Based on participants’ needs, we may also examine specific circles, such as re-entry circles for community members who have been excluded previously.

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining-2/

    Website
  • Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Wyden's

    Join us at Resist Trump Tuesday to speak out to Senate staff, share your stories, influence our Senators and connect with other Resisters. Democracy: Use it or Lose It! Show up for Democracy.

    Website
  • Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Position 3

    The Democratic Socialist of America Portland Chapter, The Multnomah County Democrats Community Action Committee, Portland’s Resistance, and The Oregon Working Families Party will be co-hosting forums for four important races in the upcoming May elections. While May elections often see lower voter turnout, engagement, and coverage, they are in many cases even more important than November elections. Our organizations are unified in resistance of the federal administration and hope to hold events in that shared spirit. Our country is at a crossroads and Oregon voters need to know the vision that candidates have for our region’s future.

    Current candidates invited to this forum are:

    • Andrea Valderrama
    • Felicia Williams
    • JoAnn Hardesty
    • Loretta Smith

    The forums will be every Tuesday in February at different locations throughout the City.

    • February 6, 2018: Oregon State Senate District 24
    • February 13, 2018: Multnomah County Commissioner Position 2
    • February 20, 2018: Portland City Council Position 3
    • February 27, 2018: Portland City Council Position 2

    More details will be released in the following weeks. We look forward to providing a platform for our varied communities to be heard in these elections.

    Website
  • White Ally Toolkit

    Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

    Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.

    The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this three-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

    More info & tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/white-ally-toolkit-pdx-tickets-portland-YD9Z6T

    Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration’s Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. www.whiteallytoolkit.com

    Questions: 206-849-9170

    Website
  • SW Portland ACLU People Power Meeting

    Defend Dreamers Action • Organizing Meeting

    Join us for a meeting of community members as we review and update ongoing action items. Our group has primarily focused on protection of undocumented community members from ICE and related injustices. We are now in the process of adding new directions of focus/gathering ideas for upcoming actions of interest, especially related to IP22 and voting rights issues. We participate in local events, meet with officials, do phone-in and letter-writing campaigns, and generally continue to educate ourselves along the way.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
    through
    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    January 15- June 28, 2018

    Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

    Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Jan 19 2018
    50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibition
    through
    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

    Website
  • Started Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
    THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema, 1932-1937

    Six Week Course at Cinema 21. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

    This six week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

    The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

    Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

    The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include:

    • I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),
    • Heroes for Sale (1933),
    • Wild Boys of the Road (1933),
    • They Won’t Forget (1937),
    • Black Legion (1927) and
    • Marked Woman (1937).
    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Feb 1 2018
    Elements of Reclamation - Exhibition
    through
    Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

    Ori Gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Monday

    Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

    Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

    Opening Reception:
    Feb 1st, 2018
    6-10pm
    Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

    Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

    Website
  • In the Wake: Blackness and Being: PSU Black Futures Reading Group
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    In collaboration with the Pan-African Common's Black Futures Month, we are hosting (2) Black History Month Reading Groups.

    BHM Reading Group 1: In the Wake: Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe. This reading group will take place every Thursday in February during Black History Month (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 4:00-5:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236). A PDF copy of In the Wake will be posted.

    BHM Reading Group 2: Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher (which is article based) and will take place on two Wednesdays during Black History Month, February 7th and February 21st from 12:00-1:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236. Reading will be posted soon!

    To sign up for one reading group or both, please use this Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hg6CWtsFCRaMJbj83 and/or if you have trouble with the form, please drop post your email address on FB, or use the email address below.

    Priority: Given to students, faculty and staff of color but all are welcome to sign-up. Due to capacity and growing interests in the reading groups, we may have limit participation. However, as of today we still have quite a few spots open in both groups. To confirm that you have reserved a spot in the reading group, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Contact: ebony@pdx.edu

    Website
  • Crop Diversity: Change Your Palate, Change the Future (PUGS)
    through
    SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

    NOTE: There is no class February 8th.

    Agrobiodiversity refers to the variety of crops and organisms that make up an agricultural system. This diversity is necessary for the system to function, adapt to a changing climate, and fight pests and diseases. It’s what keeps our food growing.

    Historically, we knew and used more crop varieties than we know and use today. A lot of that change has to do with our picky palates. In this course, we will explore why (and how) our current food system makes us vulnerable. You’ll learn how to cultivate agrobiodiversity through your palate, plate, and pocket so you're eating more sustainably and ensuring crop production and food security for the future. We’ll also learn about “gleaning,” the process of collecting leftover crops, and about gleaning opportunities in the Portland area.

    Instructor: Dr. Neeraja Havaligi is a practicing agriculturist, educator, scientist and a life-long learner of the power of growing, cooking, and sharing food. Her background is in agronomy and plant physiology and her current focus is urban agrobiodiversity.

    Website
  • Started Tuesday
    Feb 6 2018
    Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
    through
    In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

    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

    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
  • Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
    through
    Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

    Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

    We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

    Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

    Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

    Website
  • Started Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    Me, Myself & It Exhibitions
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    Littman Gallery presents

    "Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

    On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
    Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

    Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


    Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

    As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

    Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


    The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

    Website
  • Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher: PSU Black Futures Reading Group
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    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    In collaboration with the Pan-African Common's Black Futures Month, we are hosting (2) Black History Month Reading Groups.

    Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher (which is article based) will take place on two Wednesdays during Black History Month, February 7th and February 21st from 12:00-1:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236. Reading will be posted soon!

    The other BHM Reading Group: In the Wake: Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe. This reading group will take place every Thursday in February during Black History Month (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 4:00-5:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236). https://pdxactivist.org/events/3062

    To sign up for one reading group or both, please use this Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hg6CWtsFCRaMJbj83 and/or if you have trouble with the form, please drop post your email address on FB, or use the email address below.

    Priority: Given to students, faculty and staff of color but all are welcome to sign-up. Due to capacity and growing interests in the reading groups, we may have limit participation. However, as of today we still have quite a few spots open in both groups. To confirm that you have reserved a spot in the reading group, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Contact: ebony@pdx.edu

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 21 2018
    Portland NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting

    Join us at this meeting to get updates of Portland NAACP's legislative advocacy & other efforts to forward racial justice within the political realm. Members & guests are welcome.

    • JAN 17 (Wed) 6:30 PM
    • FEB 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
    • MAR 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
    Website
  • Metro Candidate Endorsement w/BerniePDX

    BerniePDX meetings have been moved to Wednesdays for the month of February. No meeting Wednesday, February 14th!

    On Wednesday, February 21st, come out to hear presentations from the progressive candidate/s running for Metro.

    How do they plan to shape policies impacting your lives, including housing, transportation, waste management, and lifting up the voices of historically underserved communities? Will they take corporate money in their campaigns?

    Bring your questions!

    More details about candidate/s and positions posted soon.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
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    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    January 15- June 28, 2018

    Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

    Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Jan 19 2018
    50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibition
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    Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

    50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

    Website
  • Started Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
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    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
    THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema, 1932-1937

    Six Week Course at Cinema 21. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

    This six week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

    The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

    Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

    The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include:

    • I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),
    • Heroes for Sale (1933),
    • Wild Boys of the Road (1933),
    • They Won’t Forget (1937),
    • Black Legion (1927) and
    • Marked Woman (1937).
    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Feb 1 2018
    Elements of Reclamation - Exhibition
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    Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

    Ori Gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Monday

    Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

    Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

    Opening Reception:
    Feb 1st, 2018
    6-10pm
    Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

    Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

    Website
  • In the Wake: Blackness and Being: PSU Black Futures Reading Group
    through
    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    In collaboration with the Pan-African Common's Black Futures Month, we are hosting (2) Black History Month Reading Groups.

    BHM Reading Group 1: In the Wake: Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe. This reading group will take place every Thursday in February during Black History Month (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 4:00-5:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236). A PDF copy of In the Wake will be posted.

    BHM Reading Group 2: Issa Vibe, It's a Black Feminist Cypher (which is article based) and will take place on two Wednesdays during Black History Month, February 7th and February 21st from 12:00-1:30pm at Portland State University in the Pan-African Commons (1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, room 236. Reading will be posted soon!

    To sign up for one reading group or both, please use this Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hg6CWtsFCRaMJbj83 and/or if you have trouble with the form, please drop post your email address on FB, or use the email address below.

    Priority: Given to students, faculty and staff of color but all are welcome to sign-up. Due to capacity and growing interests in the reading groups, we may have limit participation. However, as of today we still have quite a few spots open in both groups. To confirm that you have reserved a spot in the reading group, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Contact: ebony@pdx.edu

    Website
  • Crop Diversity: Change Your Palate, Change the Future (PUGS)
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    SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

    NOTE: There is no class February 8th.

    Agrobiodiversity refers to the variety of crops and organisms that make up an agricultural system. This diversity is necessary for the system to function, adapt to a changing climate, and fight pests and diseases. It’s what keeps our food growing.

    Historically, we knew and used more crop varieties than we know and use today. A lot of that change has to do with our picky palates. In this course, we will explore why (and how) our current food system makes us vulnerable. You’ll learn how to cultivate agrobiodiversity through your palate, plate, and pocket so you're eating more sustainably and ensuring crop production and food security for the future. We’ll also learn about “gleaning,” the process of collecting leftover crops, and about gleaning opportunities in the Portland area.

    Instructor: Dr. Neeraja Havaligi is a practicing agriculturist, educator, scientist and a life-long learner of the power of growing, cooking, and sharing food. Her background is in agronomy and plant physiology and her current focus is urban agrobiodiversity.

    Website
  • Started Tuesday
    Feb 6 2018
    Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
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    In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

    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

    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
  • Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
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    Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

    Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

    We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

    Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

    Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

    Website
  • Started Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    Me, Myself & It Exhibitions
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    PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

    Littman Gallery presents

    "Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

    On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
    Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

    Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


    Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

    As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

    Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


    The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 22 2018
    Free Renters' Rights Workshop

    Midland Library

    Did you know

    • that over half of millenials rent?
    • that nearly 70% of black folks rent?
    • that women are less likely to own homes than men?
    • that empty homes outnumber homeless people?

    Start the new year off by learning your rights!

    Join other renters, the Multnomah County Library and Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop in the Gregory Heights Meeting Room, and bring your questions with you.

    Invite anyone who you know rents. We are stronger in numbers! This event is free and open to the public, and will be available in English and Vietnamese.

    To register, please go to: https://midlandrentersrights.eventbrite.com/

    or call Thuy at 503-329-8903 or email thuy@oregoncat.org.

    (The FB page has a description in Vietnamese, that uses a character set that unfortunately this calendar cannot support.)

    Website
  • DUPLICATE: The Christians
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    Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main

    LOCATION IS DOWNTOWN UCC, 1126 SW Park

    Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

    Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm Feb. 25 @ 3pm Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm Mar. 3 @ 3pm

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

    Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

    2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

    “This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

    “[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

    Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

    Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

    Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

    About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

    About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

    Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

    Ticket Prices VIP Admission $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

    General Admission Adults $20 Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

    Groups of 10 or more $12 per ticket

    Website
  • The Christians, a play benefitting Water1st International
    through
    First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

    Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

    Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm
    Feb. 25 @ 3pm
    Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm
    Mar. 3 @ 3pm

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland
    1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

    Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

    2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

    “This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

    “[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

    Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

    Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

    Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

    About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

    About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

    Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

    Ticket Prices - VIP Admission
    $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

    General Admission
    Adults $20
    Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

    Groups of 10 or more
    $12 per ticket

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 23 2018
    Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving

    We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

    Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

    If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 24 2018
    Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour

    This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

    This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

    • One of the few remaining black-owned businesses on North Mississippi Ave, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge
    • The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church
    • The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland
    • Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building

    The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

    Website
  • Chemawa Birthday Pow Wow

    Chemawa's 138th Birthday Pow Wow. Grand Entry at 1pm and 6 pm. Public Welcome! Free Admission! Guests 16 and over must show photo identification to enter campus. Chemawa is a smoke, drug and alcohol free campus.

    Website
  • The House on Coco Road - All African Peoples Revolutionary Party Film Series

    In 1979, Maurice Bishop became Prime Minister Of Grenada. In 1983, Bishop was assassinated and his body was never found. Less then a week later, Ronald Reagan ordered the military invasion of Grenada. Damani Baker uses his family home videos in telling this story, and in doing so, he exposes the lies that the Reagan administration, used as reasons for the U.S invasion. Admission is free, and snacks will be provided.

    Website
  • IBEW Local 48 FRIENDS & FAMILY Movie Night Event - Rated R - RSVP

    This movie event is open to IBEW Local 48 family and friends.

    The rated R movie is described below: Children under 17 must be accompanied by their parent.

    The powerful true story of the first black-controlled union, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This is a controversial and inspiring tale of African American life in the 1920's. Controversial because its hero is an African-American socialist, and inspiring because he led a fight against one of the most powerful corporations in America.

    When the Great Depression struck America in the 1920s finding work was hard, but if you were poor and black it was virtually impossible. Working as a porter for the Pullman Rail Company was an option, but it meant taking home a third as much pay as white employees and working some days for free. You could forget about being called by your real name — all black porters were simply called “George” after George Pullman, the first person to employ emancipated slaves.

    Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist and educated socialist trying to establish a voice for these forgotten workers, agrees to fight for the Pullman porters’ cause and form the first black union in America. Livelihoods and lives would be put at risk in the attempt to gain 10,000 signatures of the men known only as “George.” This is the true story of how a courageous leader came to be known as “the most dangerous man in America.”

    This movie event is free and open to IBEW Local 48 family and friends. We will provide the popcorn and beverages. Although not required, please let us know that you're coming to ensure that we have enough snacks, popcorn and beverages for you and your family/guest(s).

    Contact Donna Hammond donna.hammond@ibew48.com

    Website
  • Sunday
    Feb 25 2018
    Mel Gurtov on Engaging North Korea

    Presentation by Mel Gurtov. Public discussion of the nuclear issue has focused on ways to deter, contain, or punish North Korea. South Korea’s efforts to create dialog with the North point to another approach: engagement. This talk assesses North Korea’s objectives, the differing U.S. and South Korean responses, China’s often misunderstood role, and the outlines of an engagement strategy. Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, and Senior Editor of the quarterly journal Asian Perspective.

    From 1966 to 1971 he was on the staff of the RAND Corporation where he was a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. His most recent book is Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest.

    All are welcome

    Approximately 70 minutes or the 90-minute meeting is devoted each week to the main presentation.

    Optional social hour and informal discussion follow.

    Website
  • Portland DSA General Meeting

    Join the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome.We'll be over at Sunnyside Community House this time.

    Orientation for new folks (both members and non-members) before the meeting at 1:10 pm. General Meeting starts at 1:30.

    Child-watch is available! Please contact dsaportlandoregon@gmail.com to volunteer for or request childcare.

    Accessibility information: There is a ramp for access to the building on Yamhill east of the main entrance. There is also a series of ramps that run through the building for those who cannot use stairs. Unfortunately there are no elevators.

    Website
  • A4BL PDX - Lunar New Year Gathering - RSVP by 2/23

    Asians 4 Black Lives PDX invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year with us on Sunday, February 25th! For many Asian and Asian American communities, this is a time of year to remember our roots, wish good fortune and health, and (re)connect with our families and communities.

    In that spirit, we are co-hosting this event with local Black-led organizations to strengthen bonds between Asian and Black/African communities. Join us for:

    • dumpling making (meat and vegan options) with ingredients and instructions provided • arts and crafts activity station • ways to learn about how to get involved with A4BL PDX and co-hosting organizations

    Extra Event Details:

    • this event is free and open to all ages
    • Yale Union is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral restroom. It can be accessed by bus #15 and 70.

    Co-hosted by:

    • All-African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP)
    • Black Lives Matter Portland (BLM PDX)
    • Don’t Shoot PDX

    Special guest:

    Mazzy, the toddler chef star of The Mazzy Show

    RSVP at the ticket link by Feb 23rd

    Website
  • Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting

    Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

    This reoccurs at least through February 25...

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 26 2018
    Move Your Money, Stop the Pipeline Rally

    In Solidarity with the L'eau Est La Vie camp

    The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would cut across Southern Louisiana to bring fracked-oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline system to export facilities. Construction recently began on the pipeline, but frontline communities are resisting. The hub of this resistance is the L'eau Est La Vie Camp.

    The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is being proposed by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and other harmful projects across the continent. ETP is one of the most reckless corporations in the world and they must be held accountable.

    Organizers are calling for solidarity actions targeting the major financial institutions that are backing ETP.

    https://www.nobayoubridge.global/

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  • ACLU Benefit: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    The ACLU of Oregon’s Resistance Book Club presents a 35mm print of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975. All proceeds from this screening will go to the ACLU of Oregon.

    BLACK POWER MIXTAPE is a treasure trove of intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews with many of the leaders of the Black Power movement, including Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver. This footage languished in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years, until director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover brought it to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling one of our nation’s most indelible turning points: the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith and commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and make the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

    The ACLU of Oregon will present a post-screening talkback exploring the Black Power movement, the influence of movements on political resistance in today’s world, and Angela Davis’ enduring legacy.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 27 2018
    Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkley's

    Join us at Resist Trump Tuesday to speak out to Senate staff, share your stories, influence our Senators and connect with other Resisters. Democracy: Use it or Lose It! Show up for Democracy.

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  • Friends of the Multnomah County Library's Friends & Family Night Benefit
    through
    Market Street Pub, 1526 SW 10th

    Join us for a festive Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Market Street Pub in downtown Portland. 50% of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. You can eat, drink, and support your local library all at the same time.

    While not required, reservations can be made for groups of 5 or more and the pub can accommodate parties of up to 20. Call (503) 497-0160 to book a table.

    Bring along your McMenamins Passport! With a minimum $10 purchase you can get the "Attend a Friends & Family Night" Passport experience stamp if you have the Passport Insert.

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  • Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Position 2

    The Democratic Socialist of America Portland Chapter, The Multnomah County Democrats Community Action Committee, Portland’s Resistance, and The Oregon Working Families Party will be co-hosting forums for four important races in the upcoming May elections. While May elections often see lower voter turnout, engagement, and coverage, they are in many cases even more important than November elections. Our organizations are unified in resistance of the federal administration and hope to hold events in that shared spirit. Our country is at a crossroads and Oregon voters need to know the vision that candidates have for our region’s future.

    Current candidates invited to this forum are:

    • Julia Degraw
    • Nick Fish

    The forums will be every Tuesday in February at different locations throughout the City.

    • February 6, 2018: Oregon State Senate District 24
    • February 13, 2018: Multnomah County Commissioner Position 2
    • February 20, 2018: Portland City Council Position 3
    • February 27, 2018: Portland City Council Position 2

    More details will be released in the following weeks. We look forward to providing a platform for our varied communities to be heard in these elections.

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  • Blazers Black History Night

    Invite your family and bring your kids to join us for a special Celebration of Black History event pre-game on Tuesday, February 27, when the Trail Blazers take on the Sacramento Kings. Purchasing tickets at the link below will not only get you into the game, but will offer each ticket buyer entry into a family-friendly pre-game event in the Rose Room – and $5 per ticket will be donated to Black Parent Initiative!

    All proceeds from the night’s 5050 raffle, silent auction, and select retail sales will go back to Black Parent Initiative. Game Activities Include: - Pre-game party with food, drinks, culturally-specific arts ‘n crafts, games, and face painting - Each child will take home a book from a local African American author - Visits from Blaze the Trail Cat and Leon the Literacy Lion - Unique retail items

    The game will also showcase special performances, unique retail items, and other festive elements to celebrate Black History Month. We hope you can join us!

    Ticket link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/trailblazers/EN/link/promotion/home/9d2555ccf05bd021f8e64243c138877aea6347fc

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 28 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.

    NO Meeting in December.

    Upcoming dates:

    • WED, Jan 31
    • WED, Feb 28
    • WED, Mar 28
    • WED, Apr 25
    • WED, May 30
    • WED, Jun 27
    • WED, Jul 25
    • WED, Aug 29
    • WED, Sep 26
    • WED, Oct 31
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  • Every 28 days: a feminine products drive (Share of Vancouver WA)

    Join us by donating feminine products for those in need to the Share of Vancouver WA program at this event!

    We will have raffles, prizes, specials & more.

    This is an easy way to support a huge need.

    Questions contact Lisa Goodrich

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  • City Council votes on Mandatory Relocation Assistance ordinance

    City Council unanimously voted in favor of passing Portland’s historic Mandatory Relocation Assistance ordinance last February. Immediately, a wave of no-cause evictions and rent increase notices were rescinded. People who were going to lose their homes didn’t. People who were at risk of being even more cost-burdened weren’t. People too scared to call the housing inspector could finally call. People living in fear of the next rent increase or a no-cause eviction could rest a little easier.

    It made a positive material difference in people's lives. They could stay housed.

    This ordinance was the direct result of real, grassroots, #TenantPower. It was only possible because of #TenantPower in the streets, not around invite-only boardroom tables. However, not all tenants are yet protected by this ordinance.

    A year ago, four members of City Council chose to add an amendment in the original draft of Relo to exclude 'small' landlords (those who rent a single unit). As many as 24,000 renter households have been left unprotected by this exemption.

    This can be changed, but only if #TenantPower wills it so. On Wednesday, February 28th, City Council will hold a hearing on the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Ordinance. Come out and fill the council chambers to support strengthening Relo!

    In the meantime, you can:

    Call or write Commissioner Eudaly’s office (503.823.4682) TODAY to tell her thank you for her leadership on this ordinance.

    Call or write Commissioner Amanda Fritz (503.823.3008) TODAY to tell her your story of being displaced without Relo.

    Call or write Mayor Wheeler (503.823.4120) today to demand that he protect ALL renters.

    Let’s get this exemption lifted, then let’s take Relo metro-wide.

    Relo4ALL

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  • Dr. David R. Williams on Getting to Health Equity, Unthank Lecture

    David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H. Harvard University will speak on "Getting to Health Equity". This is free and open to the public.

    This honors the late Dr. Unthank (1899-1977), who is among the first African American physicians in Oregon and a tireless advocate for the underserved. Dr. Unthank served at Emanuel Hospital in the 1950s. Free and open to the public.

    The lectureship was created by Drs. William and Nathalie Johnson through an anchor gift to the OHSU Foundation, with additional contributions from Legacy and Moda. Dr. William Johnson, a general thoracic surgeon by training, is president of Moda Health; Dr. Nathalie Johnson, a breast cancer surgeon, is the medical director of the Legacy Cancer Institute.

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  • Benefit to Build a System of Social Change

    It’s the end of 2018 Black History Month. It’s also our first annual year as a non profit organization.

    It is our duty to fight for our freedom.

    That’s one of the many reasons #DontShootPDX chose to take our grassroots organizing into non profit work. Your work on Community Action Plans has kept our momentum consistent and has allowed families to utilize our advocacy and networks to build and amplify necessary change. Giving supporters the added Tax Deduction has helped us reach more families and organize new leaders in social justice.

    Join us on the last day of Black History Month as we celebrate and fundraise for children’s education outreach during spring and summer programming. Thank you all for Showing Up. #BlackLivesMatter

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  • Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

    Free documentary showing in celebration of Black History Month. This compelling documentary examines the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek a presidential nomination. Following Chisholm from her candidacy announcement through her historic speech in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, this film about a champion of marginalized Americans illuminates Chisholm’s groundbreaking initiative as well as political and social currents still very much alive today.

    Doors open at 6:15, previews at 6:45. Snacks, tea, coffee, beer, wine, ice cream available for purchase.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 1 2018
    Me, Myself & It [closing reception]

    Littman Gallery presents

    "Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

    On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
    Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

    Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


    Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

    As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

    Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


    The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

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  • Workers Demand Healthcare! Fix It screening

    Will update full details (on FB) as they finalize

    Tickets are available: http://www.wholewashington.org/workers_demand_healthcare

    6:30 doors open
    6:50 Welcome
    7:00 Fix It Movie
    8:00 Dr. Gerald Freedman
    8:45 How to get involved
    9:00 Sign out signature gathering forms to organizations and individuals.

    Description:

    ILWU Local 4 and Whole Washington team up to get Universal Healthcare for Washington State.

    Renowned Economist Gerald Freedman will be our key note speaker.

    Showing of the movie Fix It.

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  • Friday
    Mar 2 2018
    Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving

    We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

    Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

    If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 3 2018
    The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington Annual Traditional Pow Wow

    The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington invites you to our annual traditional pow wow to share singing, dancing, and drumming. FREE and Open to the Public. Grand entries at 1 pm and 6 pm. Arts and crafts vendors and concessions (frybread, Indian tacos, and more). Drug & alcohol free event. Vendor contact: ndnedparentsassn@gmail.com. All dancers and drummers welcome. 1st 10 Drums Paid.

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  • Sunday
    Mar 4 2018
    Radiance of Resistance Documentary Screening

    Join us for a screening of the documentary Radiance of Resistance. It tells the story of Janna Ayyad, 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi,14 years old, who live under occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film will take an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance.

    Meet the star of the documentary, Jana Ayyad and her uncle Bilal Tamimi from Palestine, as well as the filmmakers, Jesse Locke and Jesse Roberts for a Q&A after the screening.

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