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  • Started Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    Doctors Without Borders: Forced From Home
    free
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    Pioneer Courthouse Square

    Join us at a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More than 65 million people are now displaced worldwide, including refugees and asylum seekers whose lives are further endangered by policies that deny them protection.

    The Tour!
    With experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers leading the tour, visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

    During the one hour guided tour, participants gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing people who have been forced from home, and of humanitarian efforts to help them.

    Forced From Home is free, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcome. Walk in anytime between 9am and 5pm.

    HOW TO GET HERE
    Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's living room, is located on SW 6th Avenue between SW Morrison and SW Yamhill streets.

    INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
    We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable local volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events. Please visit www.forcedfromhome.com/volunteer/ to apply.

    2017 TOUR DATES

    • Boulder, CO – Courthouse Plaza/Pearl Street Mall, Sept. 4-10
    • Salt Lake City, UT – Library Plaza, Sept. 18-24
    • Seattle, WA – South Lake Union Discovery Center, Oct. 2-8
    • Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oct. 16-22
    • Oakland, CA – Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    • Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier, Nov. 13-19

    More information is available at www.forcedfromhome.com. Follow @ForcedFromHome on Twitter and Instagram for tour updates.

    Website
  • Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
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    Curious Comedy Theater

    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).

    10/16: (comedy) KATIE NGUYEN, MONA CONCEPCION, DYLAN JONES, (improv) JAKE BRESLAUER/KAT BUCKLEY, and musical guest ERIC CASH


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

    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Milagro presents: ÉXODO by Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz
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    Milagro

    World Premiere - Bilingual Created with Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz

    ABOUT THE PLAY
    How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro’s 22nd annual Día de Muertos program presents a new, company devised espectáculo built around the theme of diaspora. Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and recent refugee stories, we embark on a journey of the living and the dead as they both seek safety and peace in a new home.

    WHEN
    Oct 19-Nov 12, 2017
    Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
    Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 PM — Preview
    Friday, Oct 20, 7:30 PM — Opening Night

    WHERE
    Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

    ADMISSION
    Adult tickets are $27 in Advance, $32 at the door.
    Discount for students, seniors, veterans, groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.
    Senior tickets are $25 in Advance, $30 at the door.
    Student/ Veteran tickets are $20 in Advance, $25 at the door.
    Tickets available at milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

    ENSEMBLE:

    • Patricia Alvitez
    • Robi Arce
    • Kushi Beauchamp
    • Jean-Luc Boucherot
    • Tonea Lolin
    • Samson Syharath

    DESIGN TEAM:

    • Stage Manager- Shira Goldeen
    • Set Designer- Emily Wilken
    • Lighting Designer- Kim Williams
    • Costume Designer- Carrie Anne Huneycutt
    • Sound Designer- Ryan Francis
    • Properties Master- Sarah Andrews

    More information and tickets go to milagro.org/event/exodo-dia-de-muertos/

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    I Am Not Invisible Exhibit and Social Hour
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    Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home

    FREE EXHIBIT 9am to 5pm BOTH DAYS

    Social Hour with refreshments on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

    Lincoln Memorial is proud to host this remarkable exhibition featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans.

    There are more than 28,000 women veterans in Oregon – a number that has risen steadily over the past three decades – representing almost one-tenth of Oregon’s veteran population.

    By spotlighting the many faces of this diverse and important segment of the Oregon veteran community, IANI aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs, and experiences of women who have served in the military.

    Website
  • We Are the Change: The PFLAG National 2017 Convention - advance registration
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    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

    PFLAGers and equality advocates from across the country will converge in Portland, OR to learn new skills, build relationships, and shape the future of the movement for LGBTQ equality, and the goal of creating and maintaining a strongly diverse and inclusive world.

    Website
  • The Superwoman Summit
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    Embassy Suites Downtown

    The 2017 Superwoman Summit is a three day event held in Portland, Oregon to support the career and leadership development of strong, powerful women. Join us at The Embassy Suites in downtown Portland for an incredible experience of inspiration, conversation, play and activation.

    Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to nonprofits that support women (Bradley Angle, Portland Center for Women's Leadership, Dress for Success).

    Visit superwomansummit.com to find out more!

    THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR: UMPQUA BANK!

    Umpqua is the West Coast’s largest community bank, serving communities like Portland for over 60 years. We do things a little differently, something you’ll notice the moment you step into our award-winning stores. While it’s a full-service bank, it’s also an event and gathering space where simple conversations turn into inspiration and where dreams are fueled daily. Stop by anytime for a cup of Umpqua Blend coffee and say hello!


    The Superwoman Project
    Consulting Agency · Portland, Oregon
    Founder of The Superwoman Project. Career and leadership coach for women. Speaker, blogger, podcaster. Fighting the good fight for women everywhere.

    Website
  • Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater presents Uprise
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    Reed College

    Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE
    Oct. 20-22nd Reed College
    Tickets: Tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rejoice-diaspora-dance-theater-presents-uprise-tickets-37097396311

    Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto October 20-22nd at Reed College. UPRISE features a body of choreographic works addressing power, oppression, and community. Inspired by Angela Davis’ desire to see liberation movements become intersectional, we are bringing expression to the many ways race, class, culture, and history influence power.

    Funding and support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and Reed College.

    “There is a reclaiming of power when we value aesthetics from the African Diaspora. Our bodies and our stories are inseparably political.”
    Oluyinka Akinjiola, Artistic Director

    Website
  • The Blackout Adult Skate Party
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    Gresham Skate World

    Northwest Skaters United is back with our annual #BlackOut skate event! We have taken a lot of time to plan, build relationships and solidify the NWSU brand with this upcoming event!!

    We are so excited to feature DJ QUAZ and his creative brand that stems on collaboration and unity in the city of Portland!

    This event is for skaters, non-skaters, spectators and those who just wannt come out and hear some great music!

    With all that's going on in our country, it's time to focus our energy on BUILDING and SUSTAINING community in the city we love so much!!

    18+ | Food Incl. | Skate Rental Incl. | Fun Mandatory!

    Like, Share, Post!

    #NWSU #TheBlackOut #ThisIsWhyiSkate! #ItsLit!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
    Teach the World Workshop #2: Invite the World to your Classroom

    You are invited to attend this first ever Culture Box Workshop where you will “dig in” and explore these treasures and visit with teachers K-12 who have had extensive experience with them.

    The Global & Multicultural Resource Center (GMRC) is the heart of World Affairs Council of Oregon's K-12 Global Classroom Youth and Education Program housing an extensive 30 year collection of Culture Boxes on over 100 countries of the world. These boxes are filled with hands-on, authentic treasures and lessons about the art, culture, and daily life of people from every continent.

    Our Equity Materials Library addresses multicultural, anti-bias, civil and human rights issues both here and around the globe. Our Cultural Immersion Program helps transform your school into a microcosm of the world with cultural displays, guest speakers, artists-in-residence, and props. Last year our Culture Boxes were enjoyed by over 10,000 students K – 12.

    Please email Karen Ettinger at karen@worldoregon.org for a list of Culture Boxes and their Alignment with Oregon Standards and Common Core.

    Registration Fee: $35 (includes breakfast)
    Professional Development Units Offered: 3
    Please register early the space is limited to 40 people. http://worldoregon.org/events/workshop2

    Website
  • Women in Prison Conference 2017 (Oregon Justice Resource Center)
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    University of Oregon in Portland

    Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

    Our Women in Prison Conference takes place each year in Portland. It presents issues of justice-involved women in Oregon, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of legal aspects of the criminal justice system, and enriches the collective knowledge base for future reforms for a more gender-responsive criminal justice system. This event has consistently sold out over the years. Our attendees are social service providers, lawyers, formerly incarcerated individuals, state and local decision-makers, and community members.

    BREAKING THE SILENCE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND JUSTICE-INVOLVED WOMEN

    We know that a significant number of women in our prison, jails, and under supervision have been victims of domestic violence and that those experiences contributed to their criminal activity. This year, we will focus on further exploring issues of women criminal defendants in this context. Some of the questions we will discuss:

    • What is domestic violence?
    • How does domestic violence contribute to women victims becoming criminal defendants?
    • How is domestic violence accounted for in a woman's criminal defense and in her sentence?
    • What are some ideas for reforms to create a more just system for victims of domestic violence who become justice-involved?

    TICKETS

    There are three ticket options for the conference. All tickets include breakfast and lunch on both days as well as hors d'oeuvres at the networking reception on Saturday.

    General admission tickets are being sold on a sliding scale: you choose whether to pay $45, $55, or $65.

    Registration is free for formerly incarcerated people. Information about your status will only be used for registration purposes.

    Oregon attorneys may receive 12.25 Access to Justice credits for attending the conference. The fee for CLE registration (which includes all materials) is $99.


    Oregon Justice Resource Center
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

    Website
  • Health Care for All Oregon Statewide Fall Membership Meeting - advance RSVP

    SEIU Local 503

    Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbqgFEaZPcEgbc_1ZYWR5YEmXUq8lCZ352chlsmSO1SkqGfQ/viewform

    Registration starts at 9:30 am, meeting begins at 10:00 am.

    Lunch will be provided, but donations are encouraged

    Website
  • Reclaim MLK: Youth Organize

    Our first youth meeting will occur at the community service event at this months Feed In. We are seeking youth leaders, artists, intellects and introverts of all ages to join us as we develop the theme for next years MLK Protest against Police Violence and Racism in America

    Website
  • Vancouver WA NAACP Monthly Meeting and Potluck

    There Will Now Be A Potluck At Every Monthly Meeting. If You Would Like To, Bring A Dish To Share.

    We welcome you to become a member and join us at our monthly meetings. General Membership meetings are not only an opportunity to hear updates on projects that the committees are working on, but an opportunity for members to discuss accolades or concerns.

    Guest speakers generally grace our membership meetings every month that extend to law enforcement, city officials, and other local organizations. It is highly encouraged that members participate and let their voices be heard. Meetings are held every third Saturday of each month at 10:00AM at the Vancouver Housing Authority Community Room (2500 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98661)

    Website
  • Council of Filipino-American Associations (CFAA) Convention

    A biennial event of Oregon and SW Washington Filipino American Associations! Coming together -- sharing the Filipino American Experience through history. Everyone welcome to attend.

    Website
  • Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In

    On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

    We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

    #PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


    Dont Shoot Portland
    In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

    Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
    On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

    Black Lives Matter In Oregon
    All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

    Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
    Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

    Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
    This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

    Artists For Black Lives
    Live Music PDX

    Social Change Matters
    dontshootportland.com

    Website
  • Salmon Homecoming 2017 at Oxbow Park!
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    Oxbow Regional Park

    Nothing says “Pacific Northwest” like the annual return from the ocean of salmon, fighting upstream to spawn and die in the rivers of their birth. In October, witness this ancient, iconic phenomenon at Oxbow Regional Park along the Sandy River, one of the nation’s designated Wild and Scenic rivers. Naturalists are on hand to help you spot the salmon and explore other parts of the park’s 1,000 acres of old-growth forest, hiking and equestrian trails and river beaches. In collaboration with the Native American community, Salmon Homecoming will include cultural activities, walks honoring the cultural significance of salmon, and indigenous science programming.

    Dates: Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22

    Costs: $5/car, $7/bus; no registration required

    Difficulty: easy

    View salmon

    Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Join naturalists at the river’s edge. They’ll help you spot spawning salmon and tell you about the salmon’s behavior and life cycle. Borrow a pair of polarized fish-viewing glasses.

    Ages: all ages

    Campfire and hot drinks

    Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or cider around the campfire. Guaranteed to take the chill off and lift your spirits for a walk in the autumn woods. First-come, first-served.

    Ages: all ages

    Explore a salmon restoration site

    Sat. Oct. 21 Meet at 1:45 p.m., program 2 to 4 p.m. Alder shelter

    How do young salmon find food and refuge from floods and predators? Join the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council to learn the science behind a side channel restoration project at Oxbow’s Happy Creek. Restoring habitat lost in a 1960s road-building project, the project created deep pools, bubbling riffles and hiding places for Chinook, coho and steelhead. Learn the characteristics of good habitat and tips on native plants and salmon-friendly practices you can incorporate into your life.

    Ages: 8 and older

    Mushrooms at Oxbow

    Sun. Oct. 22 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at Beaver shelter

    Explore the incredible diversity of fungi in Oxbow’s ancient forest. In this hands-on, beginners class, learn the basics of mushrooms and other fungi. This is not an edible mushroom class.

    Ages: 8 and older

    Pets policy: To protect plants, wildlife and people, Metro does not allow pets at most regional parks and natural areas. Pets can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife the region has worked to protect. In natural areas where pets are not allowed, people see more wildlife and get closer to it. Seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed. Please bring cleanup materials.

    Go to oregonmetro.gov/calendar for more info!

    Website
  • Halloween Vegan Bake Sale for Political Prisoners!

    Food Fight!

    Support political prisoners by baking and/or buying vegan Halloween treats!

    All money raised will go directly towards prisoner support funds, which are important for keeping money on commissary funds so that they can afford to buy stamps for sending letters, make phone calls to loved ones, purhase personal care items, and buy food and vitamins to supplement prison meals. Support also helps prisoners to know that they aren't forgotten and that people will continue to be there for them through the walls of prison.

    If you'd like to contribute vegan treats, please drop them off between 10:30 - 11:00am at Food Fight! Grocery. Please include a list of ingredients.

    If you'd like to buy treats, stop by Food Fight! between 11am and 7pm...and then enjoy!

    Money from this bake sale will go to the support funds of Cleveland 4 Solidarity (activists who were entrapped by the FBI) and Support Eric King (vegan anarchist prisoner). They are all serving about 10 years in federal prison and ongoing support is really important. Check out their support pages for more information about them and their cases.

    Thank you, and Happy Halloweeen!


    No New Animal Lab
    Community
    No New Animal Lab is a campaign to stop the construction of the University of Washington's Animal Research and Care Facility.

    Food Fight! Grocery
    Specialty Grocery Store
    Trying to suck less.

    Website
  • Clackamas Democrats HD 39 Oct Meeting

    Canby Utility

    Keyla Almazan from Rural Organizing Project will give an update on DACA, immigration issues, and what we can do to help.

    Pledge Card canvass, Neighborhood Leader Program, Referendum 301, and more, Save the World!

    Website
  • Portland DSA Feminist Branch Meeting

    Join the feminist branch of Portland DSA! Members and non-members welcome! Hannah Rosenau from NARAL will be joining us to update us on the progress HB 3391, and the challenges to come in securing full reproductive equity. We'll discuss how DSA can help make reproductive health care truly inclusive.


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

    Website
  • Portland, OR Walk to Feed the Hungry: Buddhist Global Relief

    Join us at 1:00 PM for a 2 mile walk up the north side of Hawthorne to Cesar Chavez Blvd and back down the south side. We are walking to publicize the efforts of Buddhist Global Relief and raise money to support their efforts to help the hungry around the world!

    To Donate, click https://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalRelief/2017-portland-or-walk-to-feed-the-hungry
    you will be taken to the page where you can Register and/or Donate for this event.

    Website
  • NXT LVL presents La Fuerza: a Bori-Mex Benefit

    NXT LVL PDX + Emilly Prado
    PRESENT
    LA FUERZA: a Bori-Mex Benefit
    Disaster relief for Mexico and Puerto Rico

    CHARITIES - TBD

    RITUAL READINGS by TAROT OBSCURO (Stephanie Adams-Santos) - Sliding scale $10-20 for a 15 minute reading with a channeled drawing/blessing you can keep.

    MUSIC by

    • Cilantro
    • Brown Calculus
    • LuvJonez
    • Casual Aztec (Ana Margarita)
    • more TBD

    PERFORMANCES by

    • Santee Alley (Kat Salas)
    • Daniel Girón
    • more TBD

    PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY by

    • Intisar Abioto
    • Miss Lopez Media

    RAFFLE!
    PHOTO BOOTH!
    MORE FUN TBD!

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2017
    Portland Mercado
    7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
    $10-30 sliding scale for entry - CASH ONLY (ATM available)
    ALL AGES
    2PM-8PM

    Website
  • The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion

    The City of Portland, under the leadership of Mayor Ted Wheeler and in partnership with PDC (now Prosper Portland) and Emanuel Hospital, want to give back to Portland's Black community after recognizing decades of damage. During the 1960's and 70's, the City of Portland, Emanuel Hospital, Portland Housing Authority (now Home Forward) and other agencies conspired to kick Black residents and businesses out of the Albina neighborhood.

    Now, they say, they want you back!

    To learn more attend "The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion" on Saturday October 21, 2017 beginning at 2pm at the Elks Lodge located at 6 N. Tillamook. We hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Baba Wagué Diakité Art Reception

    Cargo

    Malian artist and author Baba Wagué Diakité is a treasure, sharing his culture and art with the people of Oregon and the US. Please join us in celebrating his work showing in Cargo's freight elevator. Opening reception Oct. 21st from 2-6pm, show will remain up thru Nov.5

    We'll be celebrating with snacks, beverages & home-made carmel apples from Bloke. There will also be a kids craft table, so feel welcome to bring the whole family!

    Website
  • Bystander Intervention Training - Children & Families Welcome!

    Please join us October 21st from 3pm to 6pm at the Unity of Portland church for a bystander support/intervention training facilitated by Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland.

    The focus of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communtiies and how we can reduce danger for the most vulenrable while keeping ourselves and others safe. Please feel free to bring your children, there will be educational resources and training for the whole family.

    We are asking for a suggested $20 sliding scale donation to benefit volunteers of Don't Shoot Portland.

    Please secure tickets in advance:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-training-children-welcome-tickets-37815265477

    Website
  • Women Helping Women Project Dinner (Red Lodge Transition Services)

    IBEW Local 48

    Red Lodge Transition Services invites you to join us for a fall celebration salmon dinner and art sale, hosted by the IBEW Local #48 whose women electricians helped us rewire our transition center! Original art, art prints, note cards, silent auction, entertainment, Native American drumming, is planned for a fun family evening. Proceeds from the event will help us purchase a heat pump and complete other weatherization projects for the Red Lodge Transition Center for Women, located in Clackamas County.


    Red Lodge
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Red Lodge Transition Services is a non-profit grass roots organization supported by volunteers who work with women and men in prison.

    Website
  • Open Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective)
    free

    Join us from 6-9 on Sat 10/21 for the Opening Night of The Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective)! There will be ENTERTAINMENT, curated by Portland Abbey Arts and Poetic Justice! Free FOOD, catered by Riptz City Wings (G/F and Veg options)!

    Contact Olivia Smith @ livcsmith@gmail.com with any questions comments or concerns.

    ABOUT US:

    The mission of the Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective) is to disrupt the normative practice of catering spaces for whiteness. The MIC is a community hub that amplifies the voices of systematically displaced communities by carving out spaces for people of color to thrive in a gentrified Portland.

    Website
  • Inauguration/Fundraiser - OVAZU Foundation

    Mekong Bistro
    • Dinner: Multiethnic meals
    • Traditional music by Chata Addy
    • Learn about the story of OVAZU, a harvest festival in Togo
    • Learn how Koffi and Ama got married, 3 times in Togo
    • Cultural show of a traditional wedding in Togo, new weds dressed by N'Kossi, African Fashion Store in Portland, Oregon
    • Auction of cultural items
    • DJ music and dance

    Limited seats! Buy tickets
    online at www.ovazufoundation.org/donate or
    at N'Kossi, African fashion store, SW 2nd and Stark Portland
    or call (503) 863-9539 to get a ticket
    Ticket cost is $25 (includes $15 donation for projects) - free for kids under 16 years old.
    Tickets will be $30 at the door

    You will receive your ticket at the door. We will have the list of the people who purchased tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats.

    Ovazu Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 that supports projects including:

    • School fees and supplies for kids in Togo
    • Clean water in villages in Togo
    • Family health support in Togo
    • Arts camp for kids in Portland, Oregon
    Website
  • Current Wars, New Wars, Street Wars

    Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is hosting a forum titled "Current Wars, New Wars, Street Wars" on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM at Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill (one block south of Belmont, #15 bus). The forum's goal is to connect America's ongoing wars (in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia), the new threats of war (with Korea, Iran and Russia) and the rise of right wing extremism and violence in the streets at home. The event is free but donations will be accepted at the door.

    This event is being funded in part by the Jan Bone Memorial Fund for Public Forums, but please consider making a donation to the Iraq Affinity Group to support this important forum. Send a check to PO Box 42456, Portland OR 97242 or follow the "Donate" button on the website.

    For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or iraq@pjw.info.

    Website
  • Karaoke Democrats Every 3rd Saturday

    Karaoke with local Democrats!

    We'll have plenty of opportunities to sing!

    Cathedral Tapatia is located near the corner of Mill Plain and NE 164th Avenue in Fishers Landing

    It's a really nice venue with a huge selection of songs

    They even have Happy Hour Beer, Drinks & Apps on Saturday night

    SEE THERE!

    Please feel free to invite friends :)

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    Doctors Without Borders: Forced From Home
    free
    through
    Pioneer Courthouse Square

    Join us at a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More than 65 million people are now displaced worldwide, including refugees and asylum seekers whose lives are further endangered by policies that deny them protection.

    The Tour!
    With experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers leading the tour, visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

    During the one hour guided tour, participants gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing people who have been forced from home, and of humanitarian efforts to help them.

    Forced From Home is free, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcome. Walk in anytime between 9am and 5pm.

    HOW TO GET HERE
    Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's living room, is located on SW 6th Avenue between SW Morrison and SW Yamhill streets.

    INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
    We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable local volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events. Please visit www.forcedfromhome.com/volunteer/ to apply.

    2017 TOUR DATES

    • Boulder, CO – Courthouse Plaza/Pearl Street Mall, Sept. 4-10
    • Salt Lake City, UT – Library Plaza, Sept. 18-24
    • Seattle, WA – South Lake Union Discovery Center, Oct. 2-8
    • Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oct. 16-22
    • Oakland, CA – Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    • Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier, Nov. 13-19

    More information is available at www.forcedfromhome.com. Follow @ForcedFromHome on Twitter and Instagram for tour updates.

    Website
  • Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
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    Curious Comedy Theater

    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).

    10/16: (comedy) KATIE NGUYEN, MONA CONCEPCION, DYLAN JONES, (improv) JAKE BRESLAUER/KAT BUCKLEY, and musical guest ERIC CASH


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

    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Milagro presents: ÉXODO by Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz
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    Milagro

    World Premiere - Bilingual Created with Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz

    ABOUT THE PLAY
    How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro’s 22nd annual Día de Muertos program presents a new, company devised espectáculo built around the theme of diaspora. Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and recent refugee stories, we embark on a journey of the living and the dead as they both seek safety and peace in a new home.

    WHEN
    Oct 19-Nov 12, 2017
    Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
    Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 PM — Preview
    Friday, Oct 20, 7:30 PM — Opening Night

    WHERE
    Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

    ADMISSION
    Adult tickets are $27 in Advance, $32 at the door.
    Discount for students, seniors, veterans, groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.
    Senior tickets are $25 in Advance, $30 at the door.
    Student/ Veteran tickets are $20 in Advance, $25 at the door.
    Tickets available at milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

    ENSEMBLE:

    • Patricia Alvitez
    • Robi Arce
    • Kushi Beauchamp
    • Jean-Luc Boucherot
    • Tonea Lolin
    • Samson Syharath

    DESIGN TEAM:

    • Stage Manager- Shira Goldeen
    • Set Designer- Emily Wilken
    • Lighting Designer- Kim Williams
    • Costume Designer- Carrie Anne Huneycutt
    • Sound Designer- Ryan Francis
    • Properties Master- Sarah Andrews

    More information and tickets go to milagro.org/event/exodo-dia-de-muertos/

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    We Are the Change: The PFLAG National 2017 Convention - advance registration
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    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

    PFLAGers and equality advocates from across the country will converge in Portland, OR to learn new skills, build relationships, and shape the future of the movement for LGBTQ equality, and the goal of creating and maintaining a strongly diverse and inclusive world.

    Website
  • The Superwoman Summit
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    Embassy Suites Downtown

    The 2017 Superwoman Summit is a three day event held in Portland, Oregon to support the career and leadership development of strong, powerful women. Join us at The Embassy Suites in downtown Portland for an incredible experience of inspiration, conversation, play and activation.

    Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to nonprofits that support women (Bradley Angle, Portland Center for Women's Leadership, Dress for Success).

    Visit superwomansummit.com to find out more!

    THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR: UMPQUA BANK!

    Umpqua is the West Coast’s largest community bank, serving communities like Portland for over 60 years. We do things a little differently, something you’ll notice the moment you step into our award-winning stores. While it’s a full-service bank, it’s also an event and gathering space where simple conversations turn into inspiration and where dreams are fueled daily. Stop by anytime for a cup of Umpqua Blend coffee and say hello!


    The Superwoman Project
    Consulting Agency · Portland, Oregon
    Founder of The Superwoman Project. Career and leadership coach for women. Speaker, blogger, podcaster. Fighting the good fight for women everywhere.

    Website
  • Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater presents Uprise
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    Reed College

    Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE
    Oct. 20-22nd Reed College
    Tickets: Tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rejoice-diaspora-dance-theater-presents-uprise-tickets-37097396311

    Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto October 20-22nd at Reed College. UPRISE features a body of choreographic works addressing power, oppression, and community. Inspired by Angela Davis’ desire to see liberation movements become intersectional, we are bringing expression to the many ways race, class, culture, and history influence power.

    Funding and support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and Reed College.

    “There is a reclaiming of power when we value aesthetics from the African Diaspora. Our bodies and our stories are inseparably political.”
    Oluyinka Akinjiola, Artistic Director

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
    Women in Prison Conference 2017 (Oregon Justice Resource Center)
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    University of Oregon in Portland

    Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

    Our Women in Prison Conference takes place each year in Portland. It presents issues of justice-involved women in Oregon, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of legal aspects of the criminal justice system, and enriches the collective knowledge base for future reforms for a more gender-responsive criminal justice system. This event has consistently sold out over the years. Our attendees are social service providers, lawyers, formerly incarcerated individuals, state and local decision-makers, and community members.

    BREAKING THE SILENCE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND JUSTICE-INVOLVED WOMEN

    We know that a significant number of women in our prison, jails, and under supervision have been victims of domestic violence and that those experiences contributed to their criminal activity. This year, we will focus on further exploring issues of women criminal defendants in this context. Some of the questions we will discuss:

    • What is domestic violence?
    • How does domestic violence contribute to women victims becoming criminal defendants?
    • How is domestic violence accounted for in a woman's criminal defense and in her sentence?
    • What are some ideas for reforms to create a more just system for victims of domestic violence who become justice-involved?

    TICKETS

    There are three ticket options for the conference. All tickets include breakfast and lunch on both days as well as hors d'oeuvres at the networking reception on Saturday.

    General admission tickets are being sold on a sliding scale: you choose whether to pay $45, $55, or $65.

    Registration is free for formerly incarcerated people. Information about your status will only be used for registration purposes.

    Oregon attorneys may receive 12.25 Access to Justice credits for attending the conference. The fee for CLE registration (which includes all materials) is $99.


    Oregon Justice Resource Center
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

    Website
  • Salmon Homecoming 2017 at Oxbow Park!
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    Oxbow Regional Park

    Nothing says “Pacific Northwest” like the annual return from the ocean of salmon, fighting upstream to spawn and die in the rivers of their birth. In October, witness this ancient, iconic phenomenon at Oxbow Regional Park along the Sandy River, one of the nation’s designated Wild and Scenic rivers. Naturalists are on hand to help you spot the salmon and explore other parts of the park’s 1,000 acres of old-growth forest, hiking and equestrian trails and river beaches. In collaboration with the Native American community, Salmon Homecoming will include cultural activities, walks honoring the cultural significance of salmon, and indigenous science programming.

    Dates: Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22

    Costs: $5/car, $7/bus; no registration required

    Difficulty: easy

    View salmon

    Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Join naturalists at the river’s edge. They’ll help you spot spawning salmon and tell you about the salmon’s behavior and life cycle. Borrow a pair of polarized fish-viewing glasses.

    Ages: all ages

    Campfire and hot drinks

    Sat. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or cider around the campfire. Guaranteed to take the chill off and lift your spirits for a walk in the autumn woods. First-come, first-served.

    Ages: all ages

    Explore a salmon restoration site

    Sat. Oct. 21 Meet at 1:45 p.m., program 2 to 4 p.m. Alder shelter

    How do young salmon find food and refuge from floods and predators? Join the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council to learn the science behind a side channel restoration project at Oxbow’s Happy Creek. Restoring habitat lost in a 1960s road-building project, the project created deep pools, bubbling riffles and hiding places for Chinook, coho and steelhead. Learn the characteristics of good habitat and tips on native plants and salmon-friendly practices you can incorporate into your life.

    Ages: 8 and older

    Mushrooms at Oxbow

    Sun. Oct. 22 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at Beaver shelter

    Explore the incredible diversity of fungi in Oxbow’s ancient forest. In this hands-on, beginners class, learn the basics of mushrooms and other fungi. This is not an edible mushroom class.

    Ages: 8 and older

    Pets policy: To protect plants, wildlife and people, Metro does not allow pets at most regional parks and natural areas. Pets can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife the region has worked to protect. In natural areas where pets are not allowed, people see more wildlife and get closer to it. Seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed. Please bring cleanup materials.

    Go to oregonmetro.gov/calendar for more info!

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 22 2017
    Democratic Socialists Labor Branch Meetup

    North Portland Library

    Join the Labor Branch of Portland DSA! We'll be talking about some specific labor/employment laws and rights to equip the working class!

    We will also be discussing some of the efforts from DSA members surrounding labor and unions. Bring your favorite labor book to discuss and recommend to others!

    We will be meeting in the upstairs meeting room.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Pueblo Unido Volunteer Meeting

    We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of episodic and regular roles. Community service and political advocacy experience desired, but not required. Anyone passionate about immigrants' rights is encouraged to attend.

    Reclutamos voluntarios para una variedad de papeles episodicos y regulares. El servicio comunitario y experiencia de activismo político es deseada, pero no requerida. Cualquier persona apasionada sobre los derechos de inmigrantes es animada a asistir.

    Website
  • Crazywise Screening & Fundraiser hosted by Mental Health Providers Unite!

    Mental Health Providers Unite! is hosting a fundraiser and screening of Crazy Wise. All funds raised will go to counseling scholarships for POC, immigrant, queer, and trans community members. MHPU! is partnering with community groups to provide scholarships. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the movie and various intersections of mental health as they impact our community.

    $7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

    Come out to view this dynamic film, engage in discussion, and contribute to counseling scholarships!

    Hope to see you there!

    Mental Health Providers Unite! (MHPU!) organizes at the intersections of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression. MHPU! is currently providing emotional support at protests/actions and organizes provider and community support groups in Portland.

    To learn more about MHPU! Www.MHPUnite.com

    ABOUT CRAZY WISE:

    What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?

    Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

    Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.

    CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.

    https://crazywisefilm.com

    Website
  • The Settlers - Israeli Documentary Film screening

    Stampfer Chapel - Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Ln, Portland, OR 97239. Free Admission.

    (There's more information in Facebook which unf. will not gracefully import here)

    https://www.settlersfilm.com/

    Website
  • Venezuela Estoy Contigo - Collecting basic medical supplies and foodstuffs for Venezuela

    IN ENGLISH BELOW

    ¿Qué es? El 22 de octubre volvemos a realizar la Actividad Mundial en denuncia a la Crisis Humanitaria en Venezuela, recolectando insumos básicos necesarios para abastecer a la población venezolana afectada. Los venezolanos y aliados de la región metropolitana de Portland nos uniremos el 22 de octubre en dicha ubicación para recibir sus donaciones de insumos médicos y alimenticios - especialmente para los infantes. Por favor, vengan al evento domingo, el 22 de octubre, para juntos crear un futuro más pleno para Venezuela.

    ¿Qué se necesita? Esta no es una lista completa, pero lo básico que se necesita: insumos para infantes (0-3 años), pañales, leche, suero infantil, vitaminas, cereal para bebés, cremas para pañalitis, etc.

    Para la lista completa, vea las imágenes adjuntas en la página de este evento.

    ¿Cómo puedo aportar? Si se desea colaborar en dinero, puede hacerse por varias vías:

    Donar a Venezuela's Voice in Oregon por PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=x4ExgiOkyJmEVuFFmFvXtQk5HAEJsQ9miEZ6-6Fh2mJExhivQm61oqDfOxbVlm_ewA1aL0&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    También se puede donar a Venezuela's Voice in Oregon por su página de GoFund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/humanitarian-aid-for-people-in-need?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

    Para donar directamente a Acción Solidaria:

    Transferencia bancaria: Action for Solidarity, Inc. Para conseguir el número de cuenta bancaria, manda un mensaje privado a la página y los adminstradoras se le enviarán la información necesaria.

    Enviar aporte en cheque: Mande un mensaje privado para la dirección de correo correspondiente.

    Aportes a Acción Solidaria por medio de PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/action4help

    Compras mediante Amazon Smile: En cualquier parte del mundo, sugerimos utilizar el enlace: https://smile.amazon.com/ Cuando el sistema pregunte si se desea donar a alguna organización, se registra Action for Solidarity, Inc.

    Tambien se le puede registrar Venezuelas Voice In Oregon. Todos las compras realizadas para el evento del 22 de octubre se enviará por el mismio servicio de envío ubicado en Miami con el destino final a Venezuela. De toda compra realizada, el 0,5% será acreditado a la organización.

    Partiendo de la premisa anterior, la ayuda humanitaria se basa en los principios de neutralidad, humanidad, imparcialidad e independencia. Por lo tanto, se perseguirá exclusivamente ayudar a la población venezolana - sin distinción - ante la Crisis Humanitaria. En este sentido, por la naturaleza de la actividad, el evento no se debe relacionar con otros factores (partidos políticos, aliados políticos, etc).

    Venezuela necesita de nosotros hoy más que nunca. Sigamos uniendo esfuerzos para que en cada rincón del mundo tengan conocimiento de la crisis humanitaria y las violaciones a los Derechos Humanos que se vive en nuestro país.

    ¡Juntos por Venezuela!


    What is this event about? On October 22nd we will have a second World Activity to denounce the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, collecting basic medical supplies and foodstuffs to send to the affected Venezuelan population. Venezuelans and allies from the metropolitan Portland area will come together on October 22nd in the assigned location to receive your donations of medical supplies and food - especially for infants. Please come to this event so we can create a more equitable and safe future for Venezuela!

    What supplies are needed? This is not a complete list, but the most accessible supplies we need are: baby supplies (0-3 years), diapers, milk, baby formula, vitamins, cereal-based foods for infants, diaper rash ointment, etc.

    The complete lists of requested items are uploaded as photos in the event page.

    I am busy on October 22nd. How can I donate money? If you would like to collaborate by donating money, you may do so many ways:

    Donate to Venezuela's Voice in Oregon via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=x4ExgiOkyJmEVuFFmFvXtQk5HAEJsQ9miEZ6-6Fh2mJExhivQm61oqDfOxbVlm_ewA1aL0&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    You may also donate to Venezuela's Voice in Oregon via their GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/humanitarian-aid-for-people-in-need?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

    To directly donate to Acción Solidaria, another partnering Venezuelan organization:

    Bank transfer: Action for Solidarity, Inc. To obtain information for a bank transfer or routing numbers, please send a private message or leave a comment to this event or the page "Venezuela Decide - Portland, OR" and the administrators will send you the necessary information.

    Sending a donation by check: Send a private message or leave a comment on the page.

    Donate to Acción Solidaria via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/action4help

    Buy and send medicine or foodstuffs via Amazon Smile: We suggest you use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ When you are prompted to donate to a specific organization, choose Action for Solidarity, Inc. OR Venezuela's Voice In Oregon. All purchases made for the October 22nd donation drive will be sent via the same service based in Miami to later be sent to be distributed in Venezuela by Sin Mordaza. Of all purchases made, 0.5% will be returned to the organization.

    This humanitarian aid will be based in principles of neutrality, humanity, impartiality, and independence. Therefore, we plan on exclusively helping the Venezuelan people - without distinction - who are suffering because of the humanitarian crisis. For this reason and the nature of this event, this activity is not related to any political parties.

    Venezuela needs us today more than ever. Let's continue bringing our efforts together so that everyone in all areas of the world be aware of the humanitarian crisis and the Human Rights violations that Venezuela is experiencing every day.

    Together for Venezuela!

    Website
  • What is the American Dream? (Beloved Community Forums)

    What is the American Dream in 2017?

    Once upon a time immigrants came to this country in search of better jobs and a better life. But what has happened to this dream in an era when so many vilify and criminalize the very workforce of new arrivals that props up our economy? Join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors to discuss these basic questions of American identity, all while making new friends and deepening your community relationships. As with each Beloved Community Forum, we will welcome a community leader to share their vision of "what they are for,” and offer us all a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided.

    Our October gathering will be led by Ramon Ramirez, President of PCUN- Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in our state. Ramon has lived in Oregon for over 40 years, and has dedicated his life to immigrant rights and social justice.


    Interfaith Council of Greater Portland
    Community
    We, the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

    Website
  • Asian American LGBTQ Family Acceptance Workshop

    Taborspace

    *NEW LOCATION Taborspace in the Copeland Commons 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215

    API Pride and NQAPIA are excited to host this event! Join us for a workshop to hear Asian American parents share their experiences of confusion, fear, love, acceptance, and celebration of their LGBTQ children. We especially welcome parents of LGBTQ kids who would like to talk with other parents who understand the unique cultural issues in our communities, LGBTQ people who want to come out to their parents, or people who are struggling with family acceptance and want to understand different ways to bring them together. If you are already out to your parents, caregivers, or other family, bring them along!

    Free but please register!. Snacks and food provided!

    Panel Bios: Michelle Honda-Phillips (Bay Area) is a fourth-generation Japanese-American, proud mother of three children, including Malisa, her 9 year old transgender daughter. Malisa knew that her brain and body did not match and expressed her gender identity at a very young age. Michelle spreads awareness and understanding through speaking about her family's journey with acceptance and unconditional love in hopes that other families will embrace their children for their authentic selves and look beyond gender binary stereotypes.

    H.K. Suh is a proud father of gay son and lives in Northern Virginia. He works as Technology/Publication Manager at the American Bar Association in Washington D.C. Together with Kate Shim, his wife, he has helped found the Korean American Rainbow Parents, the first national LGBTQ advocacy group of Korean American parents and the local Korean American Rainbow Group of DC Area, composed of LGBTQ individuals, parents and allies.


    Asian Pacific Islander Pride
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ API communities in greater Portland, OR

    National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
    Nonprofit Organization · Washington, District of ColumbiaMbr> NQAPIA is a federation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) organizations.

    Website
  • Doctors Without Borders: Footsteps of a Fieldworker Tour

    The “Footsteps of a Fieldworker” tour is designed for medical and non-medical professionals interested in working with MSF in the field. Come learn how MSF staff work to provide aid to refugees around the world. Find out who we need, and register for this tour.

    Can’t make the special recruitment-focused tour? We’d love for you to come out and support refugees by attending our exhibit. https://www.facebook.com/events/730512783798197

    Presented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Forced From Home is a free, interactive, outdoor exhibition and guided tour designed to enhance visitors’ understanding of the desperate plight of the more than 65 million displaced people worldwide. With an experienced MSF aid worker as their guide, visitors navigate an outdoor installation designed to convey some of the challenges faced by individuals forced to flee from Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, South Sudan, and Syria.

    Forced From Home is free, fully accessible, and open to the public.

    Website
  • Party to make Cold Weather Kits for the homeless! - advance RSVP

    Winter is coming, and the Friends of Montavilla (formed from the former Housing & Homelessness Committee) want to be ready to help our houseless neighbors here in Montavilla, and throughout East Portland when the cold weather gets here.

    Last year we were able to make, and pass out almost 100 cold weather kits to houselss folks, throughout the winter. All powered by our amazing, and compassionate neighbors! We're hoping to meet, and exceed that number this year, as the number of houseless folks in Portland continues to rise. I'm applying for a couple small grants to hopefully cover the cost of 50 kits in the last half of winter, but we could definitely use neighborhood support to get these first 50+ kits made, and out to folks who need them, as the weather worsens.

    If you're interested in donating please, check out the Cold Kit Donation List Sign-up Sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NfV0s_7-SnUAe6sCbM4bSVtRTxp3cssL8qELWA0mCyw/edit?usp=sharing)

    If you'd like to volunteer to help put together kits, or if you're interested in being on a team to help pass them out during times of extreme weather, please let me know here on FB via this event, or PM.

    Thank you so much for supporting some of our most vulnerable neighbors! And a big thanks to Holding Space Massage for donating their space!

    Website
  • Multnomah County Democrats: PCP Training and Grassroots Organizing

    Hollywood Library

    Learn about civics through the lens of organizing and outreach.

    To RSVP, please email Rachelle Dixon: ViceChair1@MultDems.org


    Multnomah County Democrats
    Political Party · Portland, Oregon
    - http://www.multdems.org - https://twitter.com/MultcoDems

    Website
  • independents for Progressive Action presents: Now is the Time (in collaboration with HCAO)

    Now is the Time
    Announcing the third film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater! For this month's film, we are pleased to collaborate with Health Care for All Oregon!

    This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

    Following the first screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

    Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 6:00 p.m. showing, followed by a panel discussion. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater. Please plan to arrive by 5:45 so you can order food and beverages for a 6 p.m. movie start time!

    Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

    About Now is the Time:

    We have seen enough to know that insurance based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to necessary medical care. Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare. So it should be a no-brainer, right? Well, no. Some of the obstacles are obvious. Big money. Fear of government. But there seems to be something more, like a fog that keeps people from moving forward together. What is so difficult about the idea of looking after each other?

    This film intends to expose the fog, and will leave viewers examining what it means to be an American and what it takes to step into action.

    Trailer for Now is the Time:
    http://www.nowsthetimemovie.com/home.html

    Website
  • Red Sauce Italian Benefit Dinner for IRCO

    Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

    IRCO Italian Benefit Dinner: 10/22, 7-9pm
    Reserve seats here: http://bit.ly/2z6z0oq

    Meadowlark PDX hosts an Italian feast to benefit the Immigration and Refugee Community Organization. Join them for this four course dinner with optional wine pairings.

    Future Events

    Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser: 10/30, 6:30-pm
    Reserve seats here: http://bit.ly/2yhheSS

    Chef Cynthia Vigil prepares a Mexican feast in honor of Day of the Dead. 10% of the proceeds will go toward Pintando Esperanza to help build houses for those affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos.

    Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
    Reserve seats here: http://bit.ly/2xENsYt

    The Portland Mercado and chef Karlo Prado, owner of food cart Carlito's Cocina, present a night of Puerto Rican cuisine to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

    Website
  • Latinos unidos Pdx presenta viva mi patria

    Whiskey Bar

    Ven y únete a la causa en esta noche dedicada a nuestros hermanos.

    Latinos unidos Pdx foundation

    Te trae la segunda serie de eventos para recaudar fondos para México y Puerto Rico.

    Este evento es 21+

    Únete y comparte!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
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    Curious Comedy Theater

    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).

    10/16: (comedy) KATIE NGUYEN, MONA CONCEPCION, DYLAN JONES, (improv) JAKE BRESLAUER/KAT BUCKLEY, and musical guest ERIC CASH


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

    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Milagro presents: ÉXODO by Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz
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    Milagro

    World Premiere - Bilingual Created with Tracy Cameron Francis and Roy Antonio Arauz

    ABOUT THE PLAY
    How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro’s 22nd annual Día de Muertos program presents a new, company devised espectáculo built around the theme of diaspora. Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and recent refugee stories, we embark on a journey of the living and the dead as they both seek safety and peace in a new home.

    WHEN
    Oct 19-Nov 12, 2017
    Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
    Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 PM — Preview
    Friday, Oct 20, 7:30 PM — Opening Night

    WHERE
    Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

    ADMISSION
    Adult tickets are $27 in Advance, $32 at the door.
    Discount for students, seniors, veterans, groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.
    Senior tickets are $25 in Advance, $30 at the door.
    Student/ Veteran tickets are $20 in Advance, $25 at the door.
    Tickets available at milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

    ENSEMBLE:

    • Patricia Alvitez
    • Robi Arce
    • Kushi Beauchamp
    • Jean-Luc Boucherot
    • Tonea Lolin
    • Samson Syharath

    DESIGN TEAM:

    • Stage Manager- Shira Goldeen
    • Set Designer- Emily Wilken
    • Lighting Designer- Kim Williams
    • Costume Designer- Carrie Anne Huneycutt
    • Sound Designer- Ryan Francis
    • Properties Master- Sarah Andrews

    More information and tickets go to milagro.org/event/exodo-dia-de-muertos/

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 23 2017
    Portland Backpack fundraiser at the Oregon Public House

    The Oregon Public House

    Eat Here and Oregon Public House will give us a % of the proceeds to go toward buying food for children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. Do you have an office that wants to eat here for lunch? Do you have friends to invite to join you for dinner? Good food with a mission. We are also hosting Cheers and Beers for Backpack upstairs in the Village Ballroom from 4-8pm. Beer tasting!

    Donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V9PXA667L3TZA


    Portland Backpack
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    During the 2016-2017 school year we distributed over 16,000 meals for the weekend to 228 low-income schoolchildren at three Portland Public School locations.

    Website
  • Cheers and Beers for Backpack!

    Find your signature beer.

    Participate in an individual or group beer consultation and find the beer of your dreams! <3

    Over 25 beers will be available from local breweries; Breakside, Gigantic and more.

    One $10.00 ticket will buy you tastes of 4 beers. Or you can choose one taste and one glass.

    Food is available from The Oregon Public House. We are the Charity of the Day and will get a % of all food sales. Come for dinner and taste some great new beers!

    This is a fundraiser event for Portland Backpack and donations will be graciously accepted. Invite your friends to eat and drink and at the same time, provide food for children at risk of hunger.

    Time for Cheers and Beers for Backpack!

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V9PXA667L3TZA


    Portland Backpack
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    During the 2016-2017 school year we distributed over 16,000 meals for the weekend to 228 low-income schoolchildren at three Portland Public School locations.

    Website
  • Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up to Literally Save the World

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

    Ok friends buckle up, this last news cycle has been beyond tragic. In Oregon we lost The Gorge, In Puerto Rico they lost everything, and in Las Vegas people lost even more. I was torn about how to approach my show this month, so I've decided to try something new and support three different causes all at once. You can chose who to donate to at our show, and how much.

    We normally charge $15 for the show and support our amazing causes in the cost of that ticket, but we will be able to get your cash to work faster by giving directly to the source via Donation Stations, and you can chose to help however you see fit with these featured organizations:

    If you are super stressed about The Gorge and habitat restoration, why don't ya donate to EarthShare Oregon? Throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, EarthShare Oregon has engaged thousands of people and raised millions of dollars to support Oregon’s environmental legacy of clean water, fresh food, sustainable communities, healthy families, and access to nature.

    If you want to donate to Puerto Rico we will be collecting for funds for American Black Cross. The American Black Cross (ABC) is a grassroots organization of volunteers that directly engages in rescues, provides relief and actively rebuilds communities in distress.

    Or if you'd like to donate to help the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, we will be also be accepting donations for their GoFundMe

    We also appreciate you bringing tips to support the artists who are donating their time to perform for you and oh my god do we have a dynamic line up for you to feast on! We've got headliner Susan Rice, with support from Cori Lucas, Dan Weber and more surprises to come!

    Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

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

    All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

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

    Sponsored by the sweetie pies at Portland Mercury and Lagunitas Brewery!

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

    Website
  • Clinton Resistance Series presents The Invisible Man, a benefit for Portland Homeless Family Solutions
    free

    Wittily scripted by R.C. Sherriff and an uncredited Philip Wylie, and brilliantly directed by James Whale, The Invisible Man is a near-untoppable combination of horror and humor. Also deserving of unqualified praise are the thorouhgly convincing special effects by John P. Fulton and John Mescall. With the exception of The Invisible Man Returns, none of the sequels came anywhere close to the quality of the 1933 original.

    Trivia alert: watch for Dwight "Renfield" Frye as a bespectacled reporter, Walter Brennan as the man whose bicycle was stolen, and John Carradine as the fellow in the phone booth who's "gawt a plan to ketch the h'invisible man."

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a housing first program that empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there.

    If you want to reserve a seat, or simply make a $5 donation, please do so through the link provided.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 24 2017
    ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen. Wyden's

    911 NE 11th Ave
    Courtyard
    Portland, OR 97232

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

    12:00 p.m.:
    Speak with staffer

    PRINTABLE TALKING POINTS:
    Coming soon!

    PRINTABLE SIGNS:
    Coming soon!


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

    Website
  • Latinx Voter Registration Drive | Registrate y Vota

    Come and register to vote every Tuesday at Portland Mercado (Locations can vary) from 2pm to 6pm. Energize yourself and others. At this times more than ever is important to get out the vote in our vulnerable communities in order to impact our local elections. #Getoutthevote

    More locations will be announced soon.

    Ven y registrate para votar los dias martes en el Portland Mercado (Locacion pueden variar) desde las 2pm hasta las 6pm. Energizate a ti mismo y a otros. En estos tiempos es mas importante que nunca que salgamos a votar y decidamos en nuestras elecciones locales. Mas locaciones seran anunciadas proximamente.

    We still looking for volunteers to execute our goals and plans for the Latinx voter registration drive. talk to people about why voting is important and what issues are at stake in the upcoming elections. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

    Website
  • Resist Trump Happy Hour (Oregon Working Families Party)

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

    This time we will be in SE Portland at The Firkin Tavern on Oct 24th* from 5-8pm!

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

    ->We welcome presentations from members and friends of the Party on campaigns, organizations and projects that relate to our core values and the Resistance movement. If you are working on something you would like to present at this event, please email Hannah at: Oregon@workingfamilies.org

    Website
  • Prepare Students with Disabilities to Transition from School to Adult Life

    A session to share information with middle school and high school families about what to expect out of a transition program and how to prepare.

    Why wait? Let's Start Now!

    Are you a parent, educator, or student in Clark County? Are you wondering about life after transition, or how to prepare for your transition program in the future? This session is for you!

    Many families find that they spend their IEP meetings and school years focusing on the current year and only when they approach the end of high school do they begin to hear about how to plan for transition. What we want to emphasize is that you don't have to wait to prepare for transition until the final years of high school. Let's learn together how to gather information earlier and build skills during middle school and high school so that students leave their transition program with a paid job they enjoy and a full life in the community.

    Don't miss this interactive evening and the opportunity to meet other families and students the same age as yours.

    Website
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

    Please join us for a two-hour panel event where local domestic violence agencies come to discuss services they can provide to victims and their families. Discussion topics will also include safety planning, how to apply for victim's assistance, obtaining a restraining order and ways to identify red flags. Advocates will be available for anyone who may feel triggered during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

    Panelists:

    • Nathalie Neville with International Victims Action Center
    • Sarah Christie with Domestic Violence Resource Center in Hillsboro
    • More TBD
    Website
  • An Evening with Sean Berdy

    PCC Sylvania

    An Evening with Sean Berdy is an inspirational and humorous journey through Sean's life.

    Berdy, best known for his 5-year portrayal of the "Deaf James Dean" character, Emmett, on Switched at Birth, strives to inspire others by using his own compelling life story as an example of what one can achieve if they never stop believing in themselves and refuse to let others define their limitations.

    Fans of Sean’s ASL music videos will also be happy to know he will be performing one of his favorite songs at the event. Following Sean’s inspirational presentation and musical performance, he will open the floor to questions and then close the evening with an opportunity to personally say hello and perhaps snap a fun picture or two.

    Sean's presentation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet will all be sign-to-voice interpreted.

    An Evening with Sean Berdy is part of Sean's ASL Champions Tour. Proceeds for the event will be shared with this event's ASL Champion and gracious host, Portland Community College's Sign Language Interpretation program. Thank you for supporting this wonderful program!

    NOTE: Please purchase your tickets online now. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

    (Invite FB friends to join you by clicking the "Share" button above!)

    Website
  • Indivisible Greater Vancouver Panel on Immigration/Refugees Status

    Clark College, Vancouver

    This is an educational event with a faciltated panel and first person experiences of immigrants and refugees who live in our county. Great detail to follow! (transcribed from FB 2017-10-20)

    Website
  • A Century of Black History in Oregon - Pints from the Past

    Pints from the Past: Oregon History Night
    A Century of Black History in Oregon
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30PM
    1003 7th St. 97045 Oregon City , OR

    Black Pioneers in Oregon

    Join Gwen Carr of the Oregon Black Pioneers for a narrative presentation of the black community members, explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers that lived and thrived in the state as early as 1788.

    Pints From the Past is a series developed by the Clackamas County Historical Society and the Oregon City Public Library that features fun and fascinating lectures about Oregon history in the comfort of a local pub. Eat, drink, and learn about Oregon’s colorful past.


    Oregon Black Pioneers
    Organization · Salem, Oregon
    Our goal is to secure a place and forum in which this heritage can be shared with the greater public

    Clackamas County Historical Society
    Nonprofit Organization · Oregon City, Oregon
    Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS), Oregon City, Oregon, is a nonprofit regional educational institution. Since 1952, CCHS has served as the steward of Oregon's early history. Visit us at: www.clackamashistory.org

    Oregon City Public Library
    Library · Oregon City, Oregon
    This site is intended to communicate between the public and the Oregon City Library on the listed topics. Any comments submitted to this page are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law.

    Website
  • Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session - Portland, OR

    Friendly House

    Put your ideals into practice!

    Every day, Doctors Without Borders aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

    On Tuesday, October 24, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers.

    An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you'll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of "life in the field."

    The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    Restorative Practices (Family Workshops) by DSC PPU RNW
    through
    Resolutions Northwest

    One of the events in our DSC Dignity In Schools Week of Actions Events. https://simplysheilas.wixsite.com/2017weekofaction

    Peace Center Coordinator/Trainer at Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) In Chicago Illinois... Karen Lynn Morton The Trainer http://www.klmortonenterprises.com/restorative-justice.html

    We love this woman. Please join us and allow her to love you up!.

    Hi Everyone I am Karen Lynn Morton (call me Lynn) I am passionate about helping women and girls especially become all they desire to be. I am also dedicated to helping school adminstrators and teachers create a restorative atmosphere that will help students excell and teachers love their jobs again.

    Restorative Justice Definitions Restorative Justice (RJ) is a philosophy that is focused on the belief that those affected by harm can work together to repair it and that a collective effort leads to true accountability. Restorative Justice Practices are structured differently from systems we are used to in that they allow for a safe space for people to express their vulnerabilities, strengths, challenges and accomplishments. As a result, the process humanizes all those involved and promotes deeper bonds, a sense of responsibility and healing for all involved – offender, victim, anyone else affected by the crime/offensive action

    Restorative Justice in Schools Restorative Justice is a set of practices and values that holistically prevents and repairs harm, builds community and relationships resulting in a positive, supportive school climate.


    AI Beloved Community
    Community
    How can we support, love up, help each other. We can and have to live with Chronic Illness? Lets support each other. Love is Here Sheila W. Warren

    PPU
    Nonprofit Organization
    We are now organizing parents/families to connect to the resources and supports necessary to be powerful advocates for their children and all of Portland’s Children.

    Website
  • Protect farms and important salmon habitat: Port Westward rezone

    WHAT: Port Westward rezone. NEW deliberation date 10/25.

    Timeline:

    • September 13: the board of county commissioners decided to delay deliberations, reopen the record for the newly submitted supplemental staff report.)
    • Open record period to rebut newly submitted evidence is until September 27.
    • Applicant will have until Oct. 4 for final rebuttal.
    • New deliberation date is October 25, 2017; at 10 am in St. Helens.

    Now is your last chance to team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. While no public testimony will be accepted at the meeting, a packed room is important.

    WHO: Columbia County Commissioners are expected to deliberate and vote on the Port Westward rezone. In August, impacted farmers and community members testified before the county commissioners, describing how the rezone would harm farms and quality of life. The Port of St. Helens admitted that methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals are potential candidates for the high-quality farmland threatened by the rezone. Trading high-value agricultural land for fossil fuel expansion is the wrong direction for Oregon.

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

    WHERE: Columbia County Courthouse located at 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

    Interested in reading Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon’s comments to the commission on the proposed rezone? Visit our website (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/farms-feed-us/)

    Website
  • Traditional Imagery, Radical Dreams | David A. Horowitz Lecture

    PSU Smith Center

    Traditional Imagery, Radical Dreams, and Oregon's Great Depression Public Art

    WED October 25th 3-4:30pm Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) RM 328/9 1825 SW Broadway Portland OR 97201

    RSVP: http://bit.ly/DHWPA17

    This lecture features 53 photographs of post office murals and other public artworks commissioned by the Oregon Federal Art Project, a subsidiary of the Federal Painting Project of the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration during the 1930s. Its focus centers on the irony that some of the radical artists working for the project were highly critical of capitalism but participated in a federally funded program that sought to use traditional imagery about rural Americans and wholesome families to convince Americans that the social programs of the New Deal coincided with traditional American values. Nevertheless, both artists and the New Deal government shared the belief that the dignity of working Americans was at the center of their efforts. Professor David A. Horowitz will discuss several visual artists affiliated with the Oregon Federal Art Project and address the paradox by which these radical and anti-capitalist muralists and painters participated in a government program designed to rejuvenate a capitalist economy.

    David A. Horowitz is the author of America’s Political Class under Fire:The Twentieth Century’s Great Culture War (2003), The People’s Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America (2008), and a memoir titled Getting There: An American Cultural Odyssey (2015). He has published in The Historian, Journal of Southern History, Oregon Historical Quarterly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Oregonian, Back to the Bronx, and the online history news network. A native of the West Bronx and Long Island, New York, graduate of Antioch College, and University of Minnesota PhD., he teaches U.S. cultural and political history at Portland State University and lives with his wife, Gloria E. Myers, in Portland and Arch Cape, Oregon.

    Website
  • Panel Discussion: Domestic Violence, Houselessness, & Reproductive Justice

    Join the Reproductive Justice Action Team, Rose Haven, and Portland Menstrual Society for a panel discussion on the intersection sof Domestic Violence, housing stability, and reproductive justice.

    Portland State Women's Resource Center is located in the basement of Montgomery Hall. For accessibility requests, please contact wrcreproductivejustice@gmail.com

    This event is in congruence with the campus wide hygiene and menstrual product donation drive. Bins are located at the WRC, SMSU, Campus Rec, Helen Gordon Center, Blumel, Ondine, and Montgomery Lobbies.

    Website
  • Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead (Adelante Mujeres)

    Join us on Wednesday, October 25th for our annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration hosted at our beloved Forest Grove Farmer's Market located on Main Street between 21st Ave. and Pacific Ave. This will be a fun evening featuring altars displayed at La Hacienda Hall, kid's crafts at Valley Art, live music by the amazing Edna Vasquez, pan de muerto and champurrado, face painting, and lots more!

    Únase con nosotros el miércoles, 25 de octubre para nuestra celebración anual de Día de los Muertos, celebrada en el Forest Grove Farmers Market, ubicado en Main Street entre 21st Ave. y Pacific Ave. Esta será una noche divertida con los altares exhibidos en La Hacienda Hall, las artesanías para niños en Valley Art, música en vivo con la increíble Edna Vasquez, pan de muerto y champurrado, pintura facial y mucho más!

    Website
  • Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution

    Centennial High School

    Free Groceries!

    No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

    Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

    Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/


    Centennial School Based Health Center
    Region · Gresham, Oregon
    At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

    Rockwood Community Development Corporation
    Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
    We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

    Impact NW
    Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

    Centennial Education Association
    Education · Portland, Oregon
    We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

    Centennial School District
    Public School · Portland, Oregon
    All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

    Website
  • RENEW 48 Warm Clothing Drive for the Union Gospel Mission
    through
    IBEW Local 48

    RENEW 48 has started their annual warm clothing drive for the Portland Union Gospel Mission. You can bring in your gently used blankets, warm clothing items, and shoes now through the first week of December 2017. Cash is being accepted as well. Donations can be dropped off at IBEW Local 48 during business hours.

    Website
  • Support Oregon's Environment feat. MC Radiation

    The Waypost

    Join us for a happy hour fundraiser to support the work of EarthShare Oregon and the Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club!

    Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Your first drink is on us (thanks to a generous contribution by State Senator Michael Dembrow!).

    Co-Hosts are Logan Gilles and Billy Don Robinson.

    The evening will feature a rap performance by MC Radiation (aka Logan Gilles), as well as remarks by Renea Perry of NAYA's Oregon LEAD Program.

    We will have silent auction items, including a free massage and a free photography session. Absolutely NO long boring speeches!!!

    Reasons to attend:

    1) You care about the environment and want to support two organizations working to make our corner of the world a better place.

    2) You've never seen Logan rap before and want to catch this rare performance.

    3) You like hanging out with good people who care about stuff.

    4) Make up your own reason, there are so many!

    Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the 25th!

    Website
  • Activist Community Support Group (Mental Health Providers Unite!)

    Morrison Plaza

    MHPU! is hosting a free monthly community support group to help sustain and nourish the work you're doing for all of us.

    Mental Health Providers Unite! organizes at the intersections of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression

    Are you an organizer of rally's and marches? Maybe you show up in the streets with signs of resistance. Perhaps you've been an activist for years and you have recently found yourself back on the frontlines witnessing and experiencing aggressive and violent police tactics? Maybe you're overwhelmed with the rapid news cycle and feeling paralyzed by grief and anger? Our current social, political and environmental climate is a recipe for trauma. If we are to resist and courageously unite against fascism in order to protect the most at-risk among us, we must understand how this work affects us.

    The depth, scope, and causes are different for everyone, but the fact that we are affected by the suffering of others and of our planet- that we have a trauma exposure response- is universal. We are in this work together, all of us. Please join us for a monthly community support group to process and respond to these urgent human and environmental conditions in a sustainable and intentional way.

    Please be mindful of your Facebook RSVP and let us know if you can make it as limited space is available. :)

    CONTACT: contact@mhpunite.com for questions/logistics. PARKING: Street parking, be mindful of neighbors driveways. ACCESSIBILITY: Meeting room on the first floor.

    FUTURE DATES:

    • October 25th
    • November 29th
    • December 27th
    • January 24th

    Mental Health Providers Unite! is a growing community of mental health providers who are organizing direct action at the intersection of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression.

    Website
  • Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice film screening

    Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will join us for the post film discussion. Please join us in welcoming Holly to Southwest Washington!

    Doors open at 6:15 PM, previews start at 6:45 PM. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks available for purchase.


    Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

    Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

    Website
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary preview

    Presented by Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Discussion Moderator: Gloria Lee

    Preview The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary which will be airing on PBS stations in 2018. Gloria Lee of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will lead a discussion of the film afterwards, giving you a chance to share your thoughts and listen to fellow audience members.

    Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents, testimonies and insights of leading scholars and experts, The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and its significance to issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights today.

    The film explores what a little-known 1882 law, the Chinese Exclusion Act, has to do with American identity, democracy, and civil rights today.

    http://www.ohs.org/events/the-chinese-exclusion-act.cfm

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    Interrupting Racism Actionshop - advance registration

    Mercy Corps

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


    Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

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

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

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

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-6/


    Resolutions Northwest
    Social Service · Portland, Oregon
    Creating change. Balancing equity, privilege and power in our conversations and services.

    Website
  • Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

    Portland SE Uplift

    Although census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists that we are one of the whitest states in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

    This is the focus of Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon, a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at SE Uplift Building 3534 SE Main St Portland, Or 97214. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

    Drew is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.

    Website
  • 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!

    Website
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Artists of Color

    Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 4pm to 8pm in BridgeLab at Pacific Northwest College of Art for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon centered on adding and improving content about artists of color. This event, inspired by the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons now taking place around the world, seeks to address underrepresentation of artists of color from around the world on Wikipedia, one of the most ubiquitous sources of information today.

    The demographic makeup of Wikipedia contributors is overwhelmingly white and male. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons like this one are intended to train and provide community for more diverse contributors through the process of adding content that better represents historical and contemporary artists, movements, exhibitions, and events. By participating in the creation of information, we can begin to address the skewed narrative of contemporary and historical art that prioritizes white artists and omits the contributions of artists of color.

    During the event, we are also happy to present brief talks by Portland-based artists Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and Kevin Holden.

    No experience is necessary, as training sessions will be available with Jason Moore, Senior Wikipedia Editor. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas of pages they want to edit or create, and there will also be a list of possible topics. There will be only a few computers available, so please bring your own laptop and charger if possible. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public!

    Website
  • League of Minority Voters State of Civil Rights Forum

    Lewis & Clark College

    "Housing: The Civil Rights Matter of Our Time." It is important now, more than ever, that we take charge and ensure the civil rights of every Oregonaian remain sacred. Our communities are ready to do what it takesto set the tone for a more inclusive future. We are impacting the system for a positive change. Be a part of the change. Join us on Thursday. We thank you in advance for your social investment in our communities and your continued support for our organization. RSVP to reception@minorityvoters.org or 503-946-8526

    Website
  • Race and Domestic Violence

    Featuring an original poem by a survivor of color, keynote speaker Representative Tawna Sanchez , and a panel of culturally specific DV service providers, this event will provide the general public with a greater understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in relationship to domestic violence (DV).

    Program will also include facilitated discussions about available resources (particularly culturally specific ones) and ideas on how we can all take action to prevent DV and support those who are impacted by it.

    Hosted by: – the NAACP – Adelante Mujeres – Bradley Angle House’s Healing Roots Program – Micronesian Islander Community Organization – NAYA – ROSS – Community Member Leocadia Hainley – the YWCA of Greater Portland


    Micronesian Islander Community
    Nonprofit Organization
    The Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational purpose and to promote cultural awareness programs and events that provide social needs, economic growth and justice to Micronesian communities among Oregon.

    Native American Youth and Family Center
    School · Portland, Oregon
    The Native American Youth and Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

    YWCA of Greater Portland
    Public Service · Portland, Oregon
    The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    Bradley Angle
    Social Service · Portland, Oregon
    Offering survivors of domestic violence options for safety, empowerment, healing, and hope.

    Website
  • Causa's American Dreamer Awards

    On Thursday October 26, 2017, Causa will hold its annual gala at the Portland State University Ballroom. We will honor individuals and organizations with the American Dreamer Award for supporting Oregon’s Latino immigrant community in reaching the American Dream of equality and opportunity.

    Proceeds of the gala benefit Causa’s work to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon. Causa envisions a community that welcomes the contributions, strengths, and assets of Latino immigrants. We do this by working with immigrants and their families through coalition building, leadership development, civic engagement, and advocacy at the state and national level.

    Get your tickets here: http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1906&cid=159

    Note: Tickets are purchased through PSU, you'll be prompted to login in. If this is your first time making a purchase to PSU, you'll need to create an account under "General Public". For questions or support, please contact us at delia@causaoregon.org.

    Website
  • Homelessness in Our Schools - Dinner & Discussion

    YWCA Clark County

    Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion as we discuss homelessness in our schools with guest speakers Monica Stonier (49th State Representative) and Peggy Carlson (Evergreen Public Schools).

    Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required. If you decide to, please comment below with the item you plan to bring.


    CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty
    Nonprofit Organization · Vancouver, Washington
    Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 27 2017
    Short Documentaries & Narratives Screening to Benefit Right 2 Dream Too

    Village Coalition Presents Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

    A SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING FOR Right 2 Dream Too

    FILMS SHOWING

    • Home Land
      Documentary ~ 8 minutes
      The story of America's housing crisis told through one woman: Desiree Rose. Portland is combating houselessness in its own innovative way, through building tiny house villages. Learn how some of the more than one million Americans who are without proper housing don't consider themselves "homeless."

    • The Tables
      Documentary ~ 15 minutes
      A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

    • Big City
      Narrative ~ 9 minutes
      A short film about making a friend on the ride home.

    • An Other
      Documentary ~ 16 minutes
      From one dose to another. The unpretentious and humanistic portrait of a man subject to his dependence.

    • The Sugaring Off
      Narrative ~ 15 minutes
      Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.

    Schedule:

    • Doors Open at 6:00 P.M.
    • Live Music 6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
    • Films Start at 7:30 P.M.

    Serving popcorn, beer & cider, tamales and more!

    Tickets

    • $15.00 Admission and Popcorn Only
    • $20.00 Admission/Popcorn/Soda/Beer/Cider
    • $25.00 Admission/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider
    • $45.00 Admission/Sponsorship/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider

    All proceeds go to building infrastructure needs for the Right 2 Dream Too village, located in the Lloyd district.

    Location Details
    2410 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227
    This is a large warehouse space. Use the N. Mississippi Ave entrance. Street parking is limited. Carpool or public transit is advised. Located directly across the street from the Albina/Mississippi Max station.

    Website
  • Framing the Trap. bart fitzgerald

    Reed College

    home school is excited to host an artist talk by local artist, thinker, and party visionary bart fitzgerald! Join us on 27 Oct at the Reed College Chapel, 6-8p for "Framing the Trap: Postmodern Aesthetics, Themes and Theories from the Trap." This talk is facilitated in collaboration with Stephanie Synder, director of the Cooley Gallery. Snacks and refreshments will be available courtesy of Reed College. This talk will be streamed live online for remote viewers.


    Framing the Trap further explores the theoretical claims made throughout bart fitzgerald’s recent works around trap music -- its sonic histories, relation to the black church and spirituality, and postmodern aesthetic practices. fitzgerald seeks to situate Trap Music within conversations around the longstanding tradition of sound in the black radical tradition.

    bart fitzgerald explores black sociality, religion and queerness through a lens of liberation theology as base ideology for radical living. They make work as a visual artist, writer, lecturer and curator of vibrant life for black folks in Portland, OR. Their work has been presented at Reed College, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland African American Leadership Forum, Black Lives Matter: Portland and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). They have received commissions and funding from c3:initiative, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Urban League of Portland, and numerous local and national organizations. Most recently, they were selected as a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot Award that is granted in connection with an artist residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, OR.

    Website
  • Understanding Our Implicit Bias: Who, Me? Yes, You. (Hillsboro Reads Closing Keynote)

    Our society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact it has on people of color. While the intentions may be good, this approach to race, racism, and race relations doesn’t change the fact that in the 21st century race still matters significantly. Statements like “We are all human” and “I don’t notice race” are actually more likely to cause the very harm these well-intentioned statements, said by well-meaning people are trying to avoid. In her keynote, Dr. Hollins will discuss the research on implicit bias, propose alternative ways of thinking, and share strategies for mitigating the impact.

    Held at the Civic Center Auditorium.

    The book chosen for Hillsboro Reads 2017: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore

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  • Xico Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

    Xico

    Xico is throwing a costume party featuring a Mezcal tasting with 4 top brands and their ambassadors, a chocolate truffle and Mezcal tasting, a silent auction, and more, all to raise money for earthquake relief in Oaxaca and Chiapas.

    • Who: Xico, along with special guests Amaras, Wahaka, Sombra and La Palabra.
    • What: A Costume/Mezcal and Art party!
    • Why: To raise funds for earthquake relief in Oaxaca and Chiapas, while celebrating the season!
    • When: October 27th from 7-10pm
    • Where: Xico Event Space 3715 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202

    The space will be decorated with six original works by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell, generously loaned to Xico by Bloomsbury Fine Art and Antiques.

    A silent auction will include gift certificates for some of Portland’s favorite restaurants, like OP Wurst, Pinolo Gelato, and Nostrana, as well as wonderful treats like massages and crystals!

    We’ll have music on and candles lit! Bring your friends, sip smoky bright mezcals, and savor Xico bites for a good cause!

    $25 Silver Level includes: -Entry to the party!

    -Mezcal tasting with the principals from Amaras, La Palabra, Sombra and Wahaka. Try their mezcals, meet the brand ambassadors, and learn about mezcal.

    -One Jamaica/mezcal cocktail designed by Xico

    -Hors d’oeuvres by Xico

    -Opportunities to bid on items in the silent auction, including gift certificates from some of Portland’s best restaurants, shops, and more!

    -$40 Bronze Level includes all of the above plus a Xico chocolate truffle and mezcal tasting

    -$50 Gold Level includes all of the above plus a second cocktail of your choice from the mezcal cocktail bar.

    Donations may be made the night of the event by cash, card, or check. A $25 minimum donation is required for entry to the party. You can also donate in advance here: https://www.gofundme.com/XicoOaxacaEarthquakeRelief

    Website
  • Poems of Witness: Speaking the Truth, Going to the Heart
    through
    Various Locations

    This year of 2017 asks us to speak up and speak out, and by doing this, strengthen a community of conscience and caring.

    Yet, within our country and living on this fragile planet, it is a challenge in the midst of heartbreaking social and political realities to express and give shape to YOUR unique voice; your poetic voice that is:

    • humane and beautiful
    • fierce, courageous and noble
    • creative and compassionate

    Your voice is necessary now and needed more than ever to bear witness to what you care about in this life. What is at risk for you? What do you care about?

    Rather than write the polemical, we will explore a voice that leans into the cathartic and generative.

    Our retreat will draw upon the poetry of Thomas Merton, William Stafford, Adrienne Rich, Edward Abbey, Mark Nepo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Joy Harjo, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marge Piercy, Howard Zinn, Anna Akhmatova, Diane di Prima, Lisel Mueller, Audre Lorde, Terry Tempest Williams, Nadine Pinede, Yusef Komunyakaa and the poetry of children.

    My intention and purpose is to encourage a poem-making that speaks truth, treasures beauty and empowers us to recognize our common ground.

    Beginning and experienced poets/writers are welcome. It will be valuable and safe for anyone with a desire to express their truth and creativity.

    Friday Evening Public Talk/Mini-Workshop:
    Friday, October 27: 7 – 9:30 PM

    Location:
    Friends Meeting House 4312 Southeast Stark St, Portland

    Contribution:
    $25 (Friday Talk only) *A portion of proceeds from Friday evening will be tithed to Write Around Portland.

    Weekend Retreat:
    Saturday, October 28: 10 AM – 5 PM
    Sunday, October 29: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Location:
    Peg Edera’s Summerlin House
    *Detailed address to be provided upon registration.

    Contribution: $220 (Talk & Retreat)

    Note:

    • Lunch on Saturday included
    • Bring a friend, or two, or three to receive a discount of $20 per ticket ($200 ea)
    • Go with a group of 5 or more to get a discount of $30 per ticket ($190ea)
    • Invite your friends via our affiliate program to receive $15 for each friend that registers by your invitation.
    • Two scholarships are available! Please contact John Fox to inquire: John@PoeticMedicine.org

    Questions?
    Please contact Marna Hauk:
    earthregenerative@gmail.com
    (503) 771-0711

    John Fox
    Institute for Poetic Medicine

    John Fox is a poet and certified poetry therapist. He is author of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (1997) and Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making (1995) and numerous essays in a range of books on subjects of spirituality, education, writing, medicine, psychology and healing. His work is featured in the PBS documentary, Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine (2008). A chapbook of his poems, the only gift to bring published by Seasonings Press is available with a donation to The Institute for Poetic Medicine.

    Poetry is a natural medicine that extends solace and relief,gives cathartic voice to suffering, reveals insightand shows us what it means to be human.”~ John Fox

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  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Faith Groups Caravan to NORCOR

    On October 28, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland will join IMIrJ and other faith groups to caravan out to NORCOR in The Dalles, a public penal facility co-opted by private prison business to incarcerate immigrants abducted by ICE.

    Besides the obvious war against immigrants, conditions there do not even meet the requirements for regular prisons (which we know are not great to begin with).

    If you expect to have any difficulties getting to the meetup location at SE 76th Avenue, please comment on the Facebook event page and we will do our best to arrange transport for you. You may bring your own signs or use the ones provided by Gorge ICE Resistance. Maila Davenport will coordinate who will actually drive and who will ride with whom.

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  • Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop

    Greenpeace USA, 350 PDX and other co-sponsors are honored to present Idle No More Washington’s Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop with Sweetwater Nannauck. All are welcomed to attend this FREE life-changing training which incorporates traditional Native American teachings through stories, exercises, and discussions that are even more relevant and needed today. We are all hurt by systems of colonization.

    We will offer some suggestions on how to be a good ally and form partnerships with the traditional stewards of this land. 'Decolonizing Our Activism workshops are conducted in a respectful way that is both healing and empowering. Together we can do this vital liberation work.

    IMPORTANT – must follow link to register and to guarantee your spot: http://bit.ly/2hRmMgf

    Free childcare is offered by the Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective (MBAC).

    WHAT: Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM WHERE: NAYA 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218 WHO: Volunteers, supporters, first timers, family, & friends. Lunch and snacks—vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, gluten-free options available.

    Historically, environmentalism has focused on the experiences and goals of higher-income, white males. Today environmentalists that are looking to "diversify" the movement must put aside their agenda, and seek to listen, learn from, and join the global movement of indigenous and communities of color.

    The objectives for these workshops include: Educate non-Native allies how to work with Native Americans and communities of color Authentic alliance building that reflects indigenous-led organizing, strategies and values Prepare participants for volunteer opportunities at Native community events How to support Native activism rather than perpetuating colonial systems of oppression *Honor indigenous traditions without appropriating their cultures

    Idle No More ~ History of Colonization and Healing Historical Trauma The workshop shows the 500 years of indigenous resistance that began in 1452 from a Native American perspective. Incorporating traditional teachings and stories, and how the Doctrine of Discovery was the foundation for the historical colonization, genocide, relocation, termination, forced assimilation of Native Americans.

    To heal from the historical trauma, you must first understand how colonization has impacted indigenous people. By acknowledging our collective past and focusing on the present healing often leads participants to become aware of historical barriers that can be removed effectively in a safe and comfortable environment.

    Idle No More ~ Spiritual Activism This workshop delves into the Native’s connection with the land, environment, and Spirit. Explore how to incorporate ‘Spirit' into our activism. Discuss how to start organizing nonviolent direct actions that are Spirit-led instead of ego/mind-led.

    Idle No More ~ The 7th Fire Explore how working with Natives toward common goals of social and environmental justice involves letting go of unconscious racism and privilege. Learn what it means to be a good ally, and how taking the lead from indigenous activists, and community leaders have been changing conventional activism. Learn what Native-led organizing looks like, and stand in solidarity with Natives to ensure our rights to clean air, water, and protection of Mother Earth for us and future generations.

    Idle No More ~ Beyond Standing Rock Highlighting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s right to protect their sacred water, ancestral lands, burial grounds, traditional way of life, community, and treaty rights. We will focus on colonization and decolonization, and learn how to integrate the tradition-based healing and knowledge into your activism from a Native American perspective.

    Workshop Presenter: Sweetwater Nannauck (Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian) Director of Idle No More Washington Sweetwater is an Idle No More activist who advocates for the protection of the fragile environment of the Northwest Coast, for tribal sovereignty rights, and the traditional way of life of Native people. She conducts Idle No More 'Decolonizing Our Activism' workshops in a respectful way that is both healing and empowering.

    November 10, 2017, is the 5th anniversary of Idle No More. Since then Idle No More Washington has had over 60 events and nonviolent direct actions that address local and global issues. Sweetwater went to Washington, DC to lobby to protect the Arctic; she was involved in the 'Shell No' actions in Seattle and Anchorage when President Obama was there. Seattle Weekly features Sweetwater in the annual Seattle Weekly ‘Best of Seattle' (2015) ‘Best Activism Idea.'

    Co-sponsors: Greenpeace USA, 350PDX, Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility), Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Oregon Peace Institute, Portland Peace Team, Columbia Riverkeeper, Climate Solutions, Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective (MBAC), Stop Fracked Gas PDX, Bark

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  • The Bridge Project PDX - A Day of Resistance

    REGISTRATION THROUGH EVENTBRITE REQUIRED. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

    Do you want to gain more tools to dismantle racism - personally and systematically? Are you looking to connect and become more empowered with fellow activists? Are you committed to improving community engagement through direct action? If you’re looking to delve into more local resources, planning and focus on direct action this workshop is for you. This event is open to all - those currently involved in The Bridge Project or anyone who's interested in continuing community activism. We encourage all those who are passionate about racial justice, educating yourself and others to come join us for an immersive and engaging workshop.

    What are we focusing on in this workshop?

    1. Understanding the current Portland police system and work towards direct action to affect change. Gregory McKelvey will be leading this section, provide details on how Portland Resistance is addressing police reform and offer insights into tangible actions towards much needed reform.

    2. Educating ourselves and each other. Cameron Whitten will offer a hands-on approach to identifying and dismantling racism on a personal and community level, helping participants to develop techniques to actively resist systemic and individual racism.

    Meet our speakers: Teresa Floyd, founder of The Bridge Project PDX. She managed to raise three incredible humans in one of the toughest neighborhoods in New Jersey. Teresa is a survivor of domestic violence and rape. In her words, "I am just an average Black woman with sense enough to know changes have to be made through face to face conversations. American white woman are being called out on their complacency."

    Gregory McKelvey earned a Political Science degree from Oregon State University and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. He also founded Portland's Resistance which organizes street protests and policy demands. This 24 year-old spokesman has been a key figure in local street activism since 2014. Since the election, he has appeared regularly in the media as the organizer of the resistance protests downtown.

    Cameron Whitten, a civic entrepreneur, storyteller and community activist in Portland, OR. He has almost a decade of leadership with nonprofit, civic and political causes, such as; Occupy Portland, Know Your City and Portland’s Resistance. He currently works as an Advocate with the East Portland Action Plan.

    Bring a friend, your spouse or partner and be ready to engage with fellow activists.

    FREE Childcare available and FREE parking on-site.

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  • Portland NAACP General Membership Meeting - All Are Welcome

    Locally, the Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development. We believe that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit.

    Come to this meeting to hear updates from the following committees:

    • Communication
    • Economic Development & Housing
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Legal Redress
    • Political Action
    • Religious Services
      & more

    PDX NAACP
    Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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  • Conversation Project: What's In A Label?

    As humans, we constantly label and categorize information on both conscious and unconscious levels. Labeling enables our brains to sort information efficiently, but the labels and categories we assign to information can form generalizations and stereotypes in our minds. When we allow stereotypes to define individuals, we fail to see the inherent diversity in humans. Race is a form of labeling. What are we describing when we assign racial categories to others and ourselves? How can we use language to increase understanding and connection, and what are its limitations? Join public interest lawyer Ann Su for a conversation exploring how the words we choose influence our understanding of race and racial diversity.

    This program is sponsored by the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community.


    West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community
    Organization
    We are a local community organization working to enhance the quality of life for all residents of West Linn.

    Website
  • Kaiser Shipyards Exhibit Opening
    free

    Join us for the opening of a new permanent exhibit at Pearson Air Museum featuring the history of the Kaiser Shipyards at Vancouver, where aircraft carriers and Liberty ships were built during World War II. Free.

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  • Prolerskating 2017: A roller skate party for the working class (Portland IWW)

    Come on along it's a rollerskating party! Bring your friends and don't be tardy!

    This is a family friendly, potluck style celebration of our fellow workers and rollerskates. Plan on putting on your fastest skates (or any of the plenty fast skates that will be FREE to rent there) and your best costume to compete for glory and sweet prizes!

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  • Food for the Soul: a concert benefiting Potluck in the Park

    Tiffany Center

    Join us for a special event, “Food for the Soul”, an evening of food, music, and fun benefiting Potluck in the Park. The show is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 at the historic Tiffany Center. The night includes performances from Tom Grant, his band, and premiere Pacific Northwest vocalists including Haley Johnsen, Marilyn Keller, Alyssa Schwary, Norman Sylvester, and Michele Van Kleef.

    The doors open at 6 p.m. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and 3 sets of music. Visit the event website for more details and to purchase tickets. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

    Potluck in the Park is an organization that has provided a hot meal to those in need in Portland every Sunday for over 25 years. The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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  • Sanza, A performance by Elizabeth Mputu
    free

    DISJECTA

    Elizabeth Mputu presents "sanza" a performance event as part of the closing for "A Situation of Meat," the inaugural exhibition of Disjecta’s seventh Curator in Residence season with Julia Greenway. Responding to his/her exhibited video work "epigenetic therapy treatment" Mputu offers a healing workshop and performance in which the artist engages directly with participants to put forward tools for physical and emotional healing.

    Mputu describes his/her work as an opportunity to give the gift of his/her ancestors’ wisdom as guidance in order to better navigate life. Through video, interactive media, and performance, "sanza" reconstructs our notions of well-being, both in the physical and digital space.

    FREE and All Ages

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  • Khalil Bendib - Algerian-American Artist, Political Cartoonist
    free

    FREE EVENT - Meet Khalil Bendib, Algerian-American artist, political cartoonist.

    A survivor of the Battle of Algiers, Khalil Bendib was born in Paris as a refugee of Algeria’s war of independence. He grew up in Morocco and Algeria, and, at age 20, landed in Berkeley, California, where he studied and became an artist. His political cartoons have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other major US newspapers.

    Bendib’s first graphic novel, Zahra’s Paradise, about the Green movement of 2009 in Iran, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into many language. His latest work, with Pratap Chatterjee, is Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance.

    Website
  • An evening of comedy with Sandra Valls
    through
    Funhouse Lounge

    ONE NIGHT ONLY!

    The New York Times reviewed Portland Queer Comedy Festival as, "My most enjoyable experience [about Portland]" And " The performances were more than punchy enough to stand up on their own — no controlled substances necessary" [Cheap Charms and Altered States of Portland, Ore -Travel 9-8-17] and now...we have the incomparable Sandra Valls coming back for one extended night of stand-up!

    ticket info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094031

    From Showtime, Nickoloden, BET to ABC; Sandra has made her mark on the comedy landscape.

    Curve says, "Sandra takes comedy to a new level."

    L.A Times writes, "Talented...Hilarious"

    Sandra Valls is a comic, actor, singer, writer, and badass. She is a funny, high energy, smart, sexy, outspoken Latina, best known for her powerful, electric, stand up comedy performances in Showtime’s, THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY (nominated for an Alma Award) and PRIDE: LGBT COMEDY SLAM!, hosted by Bruce Vilanch (both available for viewing now on Hulu.com). Her unique mix of physical comedy and ridiculously brilliant story telling make it easy to see why the Los Angeles Times calls Sandra “Talented and Hilarious” as well as being voted one of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots by Latina Magazine, one of the Top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comics by Curve Magazine, one of the Top 100 Women We Love by Go Magazine, as well as one of the Top 10 faces to watch in 2010 by Diva Magazine.

    With:
    Belinda Carroll is a stand-up comedian, writer, and vocalist with appearances on Portlandia, GRIMM, and MTV. She is the co-founder of Portland Queer Comedy Festival, and has performed with and produced shows for Kate Willett, ANT, Julie Goldman, and Guy Branum among others. Festivals include; Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and All Jane Comedy Festival.

    Hosted by:
    D Martin Austin is a nonbinary black writer and comic residing in Portland, OR. They are a regular contributor to The Portland Mercury, host of Your Fault for Listening (on iTunes and Stitcher), which won "Best Showcase" at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival. They were also voted "Best Male Performer" at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    Día de Muertx at UNA
    through
    UNA Gallery

    UNA Gallery is celebrating Día de Muertx this First Thursday on November 2nd.

    Día de Muertx is about communing with our loved ones, alive and dead. Traditionally, altars (Altar de Muertx) are erected and adorned with different symbols, cherished objects, food, etc., for our deceased to enjoy on November 1st and 2nd. Those of us on the living realm, share dinner, music and poetry as our loved ones join us in a festive, bright and joyful celebration of life.

    The exhibit will include three Altares de Muertx, each themed and dedicated to:

    Nuestrx Muertx // Our Loved Ones Social Justice Artists Before Us

    The celebration on November 2nd will also include:

    Poetry Reading Music Food

    We will be meeting artists and collaborators over a three-day period Sun Oct 29 - Tues Oct 31 to receive work, and learn more about the altars and the traditions behind this festivity.

    During these three days, we will also be collaborating in the fabrication of different decorations, as well as personalizing paper skeletons. Members from our community will be invited to collaborate on various projects for the altars and the space. Come hang out with us, eat snacks, make flowers and dress skeletons.

    (More information to come)

    All people of color are invited to participate and collaborate on the exhibit and event.

    To our white allies: We gratefully welcome material and financial support. We are still wishing to secure tamales and Pan de Muerto and have a PayPal account at unagallerypdx@gmail.com

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  • Portland Democratic Socialists Medicare For All Community Meeting

    SEIU Local 503

    Join us at our Southeast community meeting to learn about Improved Medicare for All, share healthcare stories, and find out how we can organize & fight for a better medical system for everyone.

    This event is a potluck! Feel free to bring food and beverages to share.

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  • Pueblo Unido Volunteer Meeting

    We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of episodic and regular roles. Community service and political advocacy experience desired, but not required. Anyone passionate about immigrants' rights is encouraged to attend.

    Reclutamos voluntarios para una variedad de papeles episodicos y regulares. El servicio comunitario y experiencia de activismo político es deseada, pero no requerida. Cualquier persona apasionada sobre los derechos de inmigrantes es animada a asistir.

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  • Safety and Security Training for Activists (Portland Rising Tide)

    As we continue to build our capacity to resist and challenge the corporate state, it is vital that we know how to protect ourselves and each other against the intensifying state repression under the current administration. We invite you to join the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a 4 hour intensive training structured to build our collective knowledge and skills to increase the security of individuals and political organizing groups. This training will include Know Your Rights, security culture, the various ways we are facing state repression (Grand Juries, SLAPP Suits, RICO) and how to effectively combat it, legal observing/copwatching and digital security for activists.

    This training is designed to offer an introduction to security for people who are completely new to organizing, as well as provide development and reminders for those who have been organizing for awhile.


    Portland Rising Tide
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals confronting the root causes of climate change.

    Website
  • Community Alliance of Tenants Membership Brunch - not just for members - advance RSVP
    free

    The Rosewood Initiative

    What's our next move? You decide. Show up and help steer the movement. Even better? Volunteer for two hours or more and you'll earn a year of membership at The Community Alliance of Tenants.

    Our membership meeting is free and open to the public - not just members!

    Childcare, food, and interpretation is provided to all, free of charge. And yes, vegan and gluten-free options will be available (just let us know your dietary needs and restrictions in your RSVP below).

    We'll be serving brunch, talking shop, and breaking bread.

    Don't forget to RSVP (and register to volunteer!) at bit.ly/CATbrunch.


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

    Website
  • Khalil Bendib: The Pen is Funnier Than the Sword (Oliver Lecture)
    free

    First Congregational UCC presents cartoonist Khalil Bendib as part of its ongoing Oliver Lecture series. Bendib will discuss his work related to themes of Islamophobia and Racial Justice in America. A question and answer period and reception will follow. This lecture is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, MET (Muslim Educational Trust), and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The exhibition of Bendib's work will continue in the ArtReach Gallery through November 26, 2017.

    This FREE event is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

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  • Monday
    Oct 30 2017
    Day of the Dead Celebration and Mexican Earthquake Fundraiser

    Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

    Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser: 10/30, 6:30-pm
    Reserve seats here: http://bit.ly/2yhheSS

    Dia de Muertos is when we celebrate the life of the ones we love, by cooking their favorite food, drinking their favorite drink and offering that on an altar, we guide them with the light of candles and the scent of incense to guide them and be with us for one night.

    Also, 10% of the total sales will be donated to Pintando Esperanza (Painting Hope) to help build houses for those who lost everything on the 9/19 earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos

    Upcoming

    Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
    Reserve seats here: http://bit.ly/2xENsYt

    The Portland Mercado and chef Karlo Prado, owner of food cart Carlito's Cocina, present a night of Puerto Rican cuisine to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 31 2017
    Resist Trump Tuesday (@ Merkley)

    Join Indivisible Oregon in meeting with staffers in the courtyard outside Senator Merkley's Portland office. Optional planning meeting begins at 11:30 and a member of Merkley's staff usually joins us around 12:15. We will present a relevant current issue to bring focus to our meeting and attendees are invited to share their perspectives and questions on that issue with Merkley's staff.

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  • ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen. Merkley's

    World Trade Center

    121 SW Salmon St
    Portland, OR 97204

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

    12:15 p.m.:
    Speak with staffer

    Printable Talking Points:
    COMING SOON!

    Printable Signs:
    COMING SOON!


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

    Website
  • Latinx Voter Registration Drive | Registrate y Vota

    Come and register to vote every Tuesday at Portland Mercado (Locations can vary) from 2pm to 6pm. Energize yourself and others. At this times more than ever is important to get out the vote in our vulnerable communities in order to impact our local elections. #Getoutthevote

    More locations will be announced soon.

    Ven y registrate para votar los dias martes en el Portland Mercado (Locacion pueden variar) desde las 2pm hasta las 6pm. Energizate a ti mismo y a otros. En estos tiempos es mas importante que nunca que salgamos a votar y decidamos en nuestras elecciones locales. Mas locaciones seran anunciadas proximamente.

    We still looking for volunteers to execute our goals and plans for the Latinx voter registration drive. talk to people about why voting is important and what issues are at stake in the upcoming elections. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 1 2017
    Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting

    SEIU Local 503

    Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon. Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us. Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome. RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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  • Thursday
    Nov 2 2017
    Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God's Call for Climate Justice (2017 Collins Lecture)

    1 to 5:15 p.m. Seminar | 7 to 9:15 p.m. Lecture

    We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

    What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue?

    • Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation.
    • Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions.
    • Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home.

    Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta.

    The cost to attend the seminal and lecture (includes dinner is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students.

    Learn more and register at www.emoregon.org.

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  • Jade Project Groundbreaking

    The Jade Mixed-use project is a new construction, 48-unit, fully affordable, transit orientated and family-focused project. Funding partners for this project include Metro, Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Home Forward and US Bank. The development team includes ROSE Community Development, SERA Architects, O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, LLC and the Housing Development Center. ROSE Community Development has been working with APANO to develop the first floor commercial space into non-profit offices and a multi-cultural event space.


    ROSE Community Development
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    ROSE connects our community to build good homes, healthy families and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

    Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    APANO is a statewide nonpartisan 501(c)(4) political advocacy and leadership development organization focused on Asian and Pacific Islander concerns.

    Website
  • Intro to Forest Policy: Forest Fire Edition

    Bark Dugout
    • How has history created "public lands" and how has "ownership" changed over the last century?
    • Which laws protect the land and which accommodate destructive commercial activity?
    • Who makes land management decisions about forest fire and what are their goals?

    How can we influence the management if we, the public, don’t like it?

    This training, facilitated by Bark's staff attorney, Brenna Bell, will answer all these questions, and more, as we learn about how and why the Forest Service and BLM (mis)manage our public lands?

    http://bark-out.org/content/rad%E2%97%A6i%E2%97%A6cle-activist-training

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  • Globalization & the City: Urban Renewal and Black History in PDX

    DEMAND UTOPIA PRESENTS
    Globalization and the City: Urban Renewal and Black History in Portland

    Thursday November 2nd 2017 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Social Justice Action Center
    400 SE 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214

    Free, Open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!

    A panel discussion featuring Cleo Davis & Kayin Talton Davis (Black Williams Project), Swiggle Mandela (local Hip Hop artist), Kent Ford (Portland Black Panther Party and father of Political Prisoner Patrice Lumumba Ford)

    Facilitated by Dr. Winston Grady-Willis Director School of Gender, Race and Nations (Portland State University)

    About the Organizing Group
    Demand Utopia is a radical think tank, a conversation and a collective dedicated towards developing understanding of local spatial histories, reinvigorating imagination and aspiration for a better world beyond this, defending our planets ecology while building a new urbanity under the principles of the right to the city and social ecology.

    About the Event Series
    This new series launching in fall 2017 "Globalization and the City" is a curriculum for building a new municipal movement featuring workshops and reading groups dedicated to understanding how local histories and development policies connect to systems of globalization. The aim of the series is to educate community activists in the pursuit of building a powerful neighborhood movement for grassroots direct democracy and system change. This series will operate with monthly discussion groups and presentations from experienced activists and intellectuals based around six subject areas. Globalization and Urban Planning, local Portland History, Counterinsurgency and the City, Social Ecology and Libertarian Municipalism and finally Municipalist Movements across the world.

    Event Summary
    This panel will work to showcase the history of urban renewal and resistance in Portland's black community . From Black Exclusions laws, Redlining's segregation and "blight clearance" to today's gentrification and urban renewal policy, Portland's black community for generations has faced the brunt of discriminatory housing, urban development policy and racist violence. The institutional violence of urban development policy has always underscored and set the stage for street level hate crimes and the motivation for broken windows aggressive policing. This panel will feature voices of community historians and activists who have lived this experience and resisted these forms of institutional power in the city of Portland.

    Co-Sponsored by the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education and Oregon Jericho

    For more Information www.facebook.com/dontwaitdemandutopia

    www.blackwilliamsproject.org

    www.facebook.com/Swiggle-Mandela-187292938067490


    Foster-Powell NAC
    Community
    This page is for members of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Action Council of Portland Assembly to establish events and outreach to the community and other NAC's.

    Demand Utopia
    Community

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  • Portland, Or Meet Crazy Horse Family Members & author W. Matson

    Annie Bloom's Books

    Meet Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle along with author William Matson discuss and sign their book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" based on the family's oral history. Photo is of sundancers blowing their eagle bone whistles in the late 1800s.

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  • Friday
    Nov 3 2017
    Native Arts & Craft Fair

    Lloyd 700 Building

    November is Native American Heritage Month. CRITFC invites you to celebrate at our annual Native Arts and Crafts Fair! The fair features artwork and other items made by local Native American artists. The fair will be in CRITFC's 5th floor conference room. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Lucy R Suppah at (503) 238-0667 or lucy@critfc.org

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  • The big screening of Big Pharma

    The lovely Oregon City Public Library is hosting Health Care for All Oregon Clackamas county on November 3rd at their First Friday Films for a showing of Big Pharma!

    Please join us to witness Big Pharma, an eye-opening documentary film by Vince Mondillo, Richard Master, Wendell Potter and Henry Nevison. The film describes the dynamics behind the escalating cost of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and the impact of soaring healthcare costs on U.S. businesses, working families and our overall economy. It proposes a simple fix that mirrors a "best practice" utilized throughout the industrialized world.

    The event is free and kid friendly. Bring yourself, your neighbors, and your friends to learn of the horrors of the pharmacuetical industry and how you can be a part of our healthcare reform movement!


    Health Care for All Oregon
    Medical & Health · Portland, Oregon
    Health Care for All Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to single-payer health care reform in both Oregon and the greater United States.

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  • Huey Mijkailhuitl Dia de los muertos Day of the dead
    through
    The Rosewood Initiative

    IN XOCHITL IN CUICATL Instituto de Cultura y Arte and Grupo of Danza Azteca MEXICATIAHUI invites all the general community to the celebration of

    HUEY MIJKAILJUITL day of the Dead on

    November 3-4, 2017 at The Rosewood Initiative Community Center 16126 SE Stark ST Portland OR. 97233.

    Fri. Nov. 3rd @ 7PM

    Sugar skull workshop, stories about the day of the dead and the Mexica tradition.

    9PM Ceremony of velacion

    Sat. Nov. 4th @ 10AM

    Aztec dance.

    For more Inf. call

    Benjamín (503)8919885

    Roberto (503) 481 2054


    MexicaTiahui Aztec Dance Group
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Mexica Tiahui Was Formed in 1995 by Mexican and Chicano students at Oregon State University. They were the first Aztec dance group in the Northwest.

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  • Reed College Performing Arts: Citizen
    through
    Reed College
    • By Claudia Rankine
    • adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
    • Directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

    Citizen blurs the boundaries of performance and poetry. The performance examines the ways racism pervades daily life in America, from highly visible news accounts to the daily microaggressions that render certain citizens invisible in our culture.

    The production is produced in collaboration with Reed English professor, Samiya Bashir’s course, “Poetry in and through Performance."

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