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

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

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

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

    Hope to see you on Tuesday!

    Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

    February 2018

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

    March 2018

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

    April 2018

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

    May 2018

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

    June 2018

    • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Website

Tomorrow

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

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

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

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

    Hope to see you on Tuesday!

    Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

    February 2018

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

    March 2018

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

    April 2018

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

    May 2018

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

    June 2018

    • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 24 2018
    YWCA of Greater Portland's 26th Annual Inspire Luncheon

    The Sentinel Hotel

    The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. That’s why in the past year thousands of people have turned to the YWCA seeking ways to constructively respond to the distractions pouring out of Washington DC, Hollywood, and nature in figurative and literal tidal waves. And we’ve provided them with opportunities through our numerous programs and advocacy efforts because we believe change happens individually as well as systemically.

    Still, we all hunger for good news, for hope, for something to remind us of our shared humanity.

    And that’s what we want to share with you this year at the YWCA’s Annual Inspire Luncheon on April 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. This year, Imago Theatre will be providing a performance that will force you to suspend your disbelief with their combination of mime, acrobatics, and humor. Internationally acclaimed, Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, the creators of Imago, have been called alchemists, magicians, theatrical animators and physical comedians.

    In the words of the Boston Globe:

    “Rare theatrical event – family-friendly entertainment … lively … inventive … remarkably acrobatic … mysterious … deeply satisfying … sensational … thrilling … hysterical … truly goofy fun … now, that’s entertainment …”

    We hope you will join us for this opportunity to support the work of the YWCA of Greater Portland while enjoying Imago Theatre. I truly believe that on April 24th, you will leave saying to yourself and others, “Now that was time well spent! I am so glad I went!”

    SPONSORSHIPS

    Demonstrate your commitment as a civic partner by supporting the YWCA’s programs through a sponsorship of our 26th Annual Inspire Luncheon. You’ll gain invaluable exposure to over 600 of Portland’s leading business and community members and goodwill exposure through our marketing efforts across print and online channels. Download our sponsorship prospectus here.

    Website
  • Resist Trump Tuesday

    Resist Trump Tuesday: Empowering Oregonians to hold Members of Congress accountable. Join us to connect with other resisters.

    Website

Next two weeks

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

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

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

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

    Hope to see you on Tuesday!

    Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

    February 2018

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

    March 2018

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

    April 2018

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

    May 2018

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

    June 2018

    • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 25 2018
    Those We Glimpse: Experiments in Intergenerational Queerstory Storysharing Finale

    Q Center

    For the last month, we've been exploring intergenerational ties at the Q Center Gallery and collecting queer* anecdotes, fragments, rumors and speculations from contributors’ blood families. This is the wrap-up! Come share your own story or read aloud from our anonymous contributions. There will be food provided, feel free to bring something to add to the buffet!

    For many of us, coming out as queer casts us out from our own 'official' family stories and leaves us searching for ancestors—for that larger web from which we draw strength and context. But for every famous historical queer, there are thousands more who lived un-famous, half-glimpsed, or closeted lives, under many different names.

    Have some queer stories, rumors or might-have-beens to share from your own family or where you grew up? Contribute online at http://zephrocious.com/contribute. More info: zephrocious.com/glimpsePDX

    *please substitute your preferred language for LGBTQIetc

    Website
  • Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)

    YWCA Clark County

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

    Speakers, Networking and Resources.

    NO Meeting in December.

    Upcoming dates:

    • WED, May 30
    • WED, Jun 27
    • WED, Jul 25
    • WED, Aug 29
    • WED, Sep 26
    • WED, Oct 31
    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 26 2018
    Social Justice Training: Sexism 102

    CLASS DESCRIPTION

    An understanding of gender-based oppression is vital for everyone invested in ending violence. During this training, we will discuss how sexism is a form of power-based violence, as well as the ways it intersects with other systems of oppression. We will explore examples of contemporary and historic strategies that have been used to resist sexism – including skills that can be used by individuals and communities.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES. PARTICIPANTS WILL:

    • Understand patriarchy and the various levels at which it exists
    • Identify how experiences of sexism vary depending on factors such as race, class, gender identity, age, ability, etc.
    • Gain tools for solidarity and interrupting sexism
    • Become familiar with examples of women-led community activism and resistance

    Presented by: Michelle Polek & Jessie Spinney, YWCA Clark County

    Website
  • Film Screening: Destroying Domination - Revolutionary Feminism in an Age of Misogynist Reaction

    Join us for a screening and discussion of sub.Media's Trouble episode #11 exploring revolutionary feminism around the world.

    Destroying Domination: Revolutionary Feminism in an Age of Misogynist Reaction exposes patriarchy as an enduring system of social, economic and political control, and shares stories from frontline struggles being waged by women around the world – from indigenous communities fighting against the colonial dispossession of their lands, to the challenges faced by migrants forced from their homes by economic inequality, climate change, and war.

    FREE, all-ages, and snacks provided!

    Social Justice Action Center is located at 400 SE 12th Avenue and is wheelchair accessible.

    Follow us at PDX Rad Movie Night to keep up with future film screenings on radical struggles for social change and liberation!

    Website
  • Black Girl in Suburbia

    Black Girl In Suburbia is a 55 minute feature documentary, from local filmmaker Melissa Lowery, that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately White communities around Portland, Oregon. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.

    There are many girls out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share. That’s why this film is so important!

    Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.

    Following the showing of the film, there will be panel response by representatives of Southridge High Schools various student caucuses.

    Co-sponsored by Community Outreach Committee of Southridge High School and YWCA of Greater Portland

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 28 2018
    2018 Greenfield Peace Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Nuclear Weapons Elimination

    We hope that you will join us, the 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship winners, and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, our Keynote Speaker (pictured above) in an evening of poetry, reflection, and engagement on nuclear weapons elimination.

    Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are invited to submit responses to the question, "What would it name for nuclear weapons to be eliminated in your lifetime?" Due March 5th, 2018.

    This event will see the scholarship winners read their submissions, community members and organizations share their work on nuclear weapons elimination, and Marshallese poet Kathy Jitnel-Kijiner share her poetry and perspective.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 30 2018
    Music for Net Neutral Municipal Broadband

    Come show your support for Municipal Broadband in Portland! Help us build visible support for the next step, which is to convince the city council to fund a feasibility study in its upcoming budget! Come learn about what you can do to make a public net neutral broadband service a reality in Portland!

    At the rally, you can also enjoy musical performances by musicians who care about net neutrality and municipal broadband! Performing will be: Snailbones Grandfather Plastic Cactus Dim Wit Erika Donocho

    Invite your friends! We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website

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