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  • Saturday
    Jul 22 2017
    Farm Up! POC Gathering

    Hey friends! Join us at TLC Farm for some beautiful sunny weather. Note that this is a Saturday morning, not our normal Sunday afternoon time, cause these days it is HOT!

    This gathering, we'll be focused on building and planting a MEDICINE WHEEL garden, which should be a fun, exciting, spiritually-oriented project that is also artistic!

    Farm Up! is a great way to get your hands in the soil, have some time in nature, learn some gardening and farming skills, and connect with other rad QT/POC folks in a people of color-only space. Come join us!


    The Bridgewalkers Alliance - is a collective of QT/POC folks at TLC Farm in Portland, OR, dedicated to creating access to land for marginalized peoples.

    Website
  • 49th LD Summer of Canvass Saturday

    Ben’s Bottle Shop

    Activist Saturday Canvass will take place on July 22, from 10 am to noon. We will again meet in the parking lot of Ben’s Bottle Shop, The Mill Shopping Center, 8052 E. Mill Plain Blvd. at Elaine’s gold Prius with the 49th LD signs on it.

    RSVP : cdnbirch@aol.com

    We hope to see you there!


    49th Legislative District WA Democrats

    49th Legislative District Democrats, Vancouver, Washington. Fighting to keep our District BLUE!

    Second Saturday of the month. 10am

    Website
  • 2017 Summer Community Care Festival at IRCO

    Building Community through Arts, Food and Fun!

    • FREE and family friendly!
    • Arts and food from various cultures
    • Social services and public resources
    • How to get involved with neighborhood organizations
    • Build relationships and promote an active citizenry
    • Direct services such as free blood pressure screenings, lead testing and vision exams

    Multi-cultural children’s activities, arts and entertainment will share the Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym) at the Immigtant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St., 97220, with community resource tables, social services and ways to be involved in the larger community.


    Website
  • Portland Democratic Socialists of America Picnic

    Laurelhurst Park

    Get to know your comrades at the Portland DSA picnic! Members, non-members, friends and family are all welcome!

    This is a potluck style picnic, so please bring a dish to share if you are able. We will also be asking for donations to help us send our delegates to the DSA convention, so if you could spare a few dollars that would be great (but not required).

    We'll have some outdoor toys and games as well. If you'd like to help set up, clean up, grill, or bring toys/games/other specific items, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC7Xsh0sTGxlxBL7PZTlWx29sHmiAlYxJqdWvEP8E1cnIAgA/viewform?usp=send_form

    See you there!


    Portland Democratic Socialists of America 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
  • Montavilla Free Food Pop Up's Community feed

    Montavilla City Park

    Free lunch for as many as we serve before the food runs out!

    Come to Montavilla park and get to know your neighbors!

    Brought to you by Portland Assembly

    Spread the word!


    Montavilla Free Food Pop Up An all volunteer group of neighbors who want to make free lunch a reality. Join us for regular free meals!

    Website
  • SW WA Southwest WA Lulac Council Healthy Living Event!

    FREE community health event that includes resources, light snacks/beverages, workshops on health & mental wellness, & complimentary massages!! Free Rapid HIV testing to first 45 people! Join us!


    Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council - We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state and national level. www.LULAC.org

    Website
  • NAACP General Membership Meeting - All Are Welcome

    Come learn about what NAACP Portland's committees are up to & how you can get involved. Committees include: Political Action; Education; Economic Development; Membership, and more.


    PDX NAACP -

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

    Website
  • PDX World Refugee Day!

    Delta Park

    Come celebrate our local refugee community with cultural song, dance, food, a marketplace, job fair, and kids activities. It will be at Delta Park on July 22nd from 12-4pm. It is welcome to all!

    We are in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation's Portland World Cup Soccer. We are organizing this event with community volunteers, IRCO, SOAR, Red Cross, Catholic Charities, CAIRO, The Iraqi Society of Oregon and Multnomah County.


    PDX World Refugee Day - Come join us to celebrate refugees in our community through music, dance, art and food! Oregon's World Refugee Celebration will be July 22nd at Delta Park.

    Website
  • SASS Remix: Time For Action

    Q Center

    Join other behavioral health workers as we plan to make the invisible visible. We'll create a plan to get the word out about SASS, and then take it to the streets! Along with expanding upon worker stories and building the SASS playlist. Hope to see you there!


    Solidarity Alliance of Social Services - SASS -

    A safe space to engage in open and constructive discussion around community behavioral health and social services in the Portland Metro Area.

    Website
  • WashCo DemsProtecting Our Democracy: Summer Picnic 2017

    Our Summer Picnic is approaching! Come enjoy BBQ, libations, games, prizes, bingo, wine, a ring toss, and live music with the Washington County Democrats. We'll have lots of fun, and proceeds will benefit our organization. See you there!


    WashCo Dems - We are the Democratic Party of Washington County, OR.

    Website
  • End of Session Town Hall with Diego Hernandez

    Midland Library

    The 2017 legislative session has come to an end, join me for an end of session town hall.

    Please RSVP below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k6uVjOtoIHDu0-TeB06em4qOACFzCieJcWCYpJCx4fQ/edit


    Diego Hernandez -

    State Representative of East Portland, Reynolds School Board Member, intersectional feminist, organizer, 1st generation grad UO (B.A. Ethnic Studies) & PSU (MSW) alum

    Website
  • US Wars of Aggression - a report back from John Parker's visit to Syria

    A discussion about US Imperialist invasion, and John Parker's eyewitness account on the ground in Syria. John Parker is a member of the 2013 International Action Center eyewitness Syria delegation and the solidarity trip to Palestine. John works in Los Angeles to help build a unified movement for worker and immigrant rights avid to fight against police report, US war, racism, and homophobia.

    Sponsored by:

    • Workers World Party PDX
    • GABRIELA Portland
    • PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
    • Anakbayan Portland
    • Hands Off Syria PDX
    • Hands off Syria Coalition
    • All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon
    Website
  • Strike Debt's Social, meeting and potluck!

    Join Strike Debt Portland for our monthly general meeting, plus hang out and share a meal together. We invite everyone to come to our social, meeting and potluck at the Social Justice Action Center!

    Agenda:

    3-4 pm Social: Please bring a current news or opinion article about debt to discuss.

    4-5 pm: Meeting: We'll be reporting back on our efforts of Street Theater this summer, updating on fundraising efforts for the Daniel Hong Strike Debt Portland Scholarship, looking at outreach opportunities, and hopefully welcoming lots of new and returning members.

    5-6 pm Potluck: Feel free to bring a dish to pass. This will be Daniel's last meeting and we'll get to celebrate him and all his contributions to Strike Debt, so bittersweet!

    Website
  • LGBTQ History of Portland: Pride Forever

    Star Theater Portland

    Join us! For Know Your City's LGBTQ History Walking Tour, Pride Forever, with comedian/activist, Belinda Carroll and historian, Melissa Lang! Join us for an evening exploring over a century of action and resilience in the LGBTQ community, followed by a Q&A at one of Portland’s most beloved LGBTQ Bars: CC Slaughters

    Highlights of the Tour:

    • 19th Century Cross Dressing
    • 1912 YMCA and Greek Scandals!
    • Vaseline Alley and the Pink Triangle
    • Measure 9 and the fight against anti-gay legislation
    • AIDS Epidemic (and how you can help!)
    • Darcelle, the longest performing drag queen* Guinness Book of World Records

    Join us! We have three price levels!

    1. Standard ticket: priced to ensure all can join us!
    2. Ticket plus a comic book!: check out our Comics for Change: https://shop.knowyourcity.org/collections (we will bring comics with us, or you can email in advance a comic of your choice)
    3. Ticket + Donation: This ticket price helps us ensure our tours are accessible to everyone, and that our tour guides are well paid! ...or
    4. Donation only!: Or, you can donate here to show your support for our programming and to ensure the accessibility and sustainability of our tours.
    Website
  • PDX Latinx Pride Festival 2017

    District East

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    Join us at the PDX Latinx Pride Festival 2017!

    When?: Saturday July 22nd anytime between 4pm and midnight

    Where?: District East PDX (2305 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR)

    Who?: Everyone who wants to celebrate Latino, Latina, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Pride and all their friends and allies. EVERYONE

    $5 Suggested donation at the door.

    FOOD CARTS - DRINKS - DANCE - SHOWS - ENTERTAINMENT - EXHIBITORS - PHOTO BOOTH - FUN!

    Invite ALL your friends!

    Acompañanos en el Festival PDX Latinx Pride 2017!

    Cuándo?: El Sábado 22 de Julio entre las 4pm y la medianoche

    Dónde?: District East PDX (2305 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR)

    Quién?: Todas las personas que quieran celebrar el orgullo de la comunidad latina. latino, latinx, lesbiana, bisexual, gay, transgénero, queer! TODXS!

    $5 sugeridos como donación en la entrada

    COMIDA - BEBIDAS - BAILE - SHOWS - ENTRETENIMIENTO- INFORMACION - DIVERSION!

    Invita a todxs tus amigxs!

    Parking FREE on the street, lots of spaces available

    Public Transport: A short block from the ORANGE MAX line and buses.


    PDX Latinx Pride - To bring our community together to share and celebrate our diverse and evolving Latina, Latino, and Latinx cultures, experiences and identities by creating safe events for our queer and LGBTQ family

    Website
  • Resist ~ Persist ~ Emerge: future women leaders!

    Cerulean Wine

    The Emerge Oregon Class of 2017 - Presented by the Willamette Women Democrats!

    Join us in celebration! The 25 future women leaders will have just completed our candidate training program.

    Come to hear from a few of them why they will run for office!


    Emerge Oregon - To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network.

    Website
  • No! To Rape Culture Benefit show and Comp Tape Release!

    No! To Rape Culture presents an all local benefit show and compilation tape release!

    Go here to support the digital release of the No! comp: https://notorapeculture.bandcamp.com/

    Proceeds from this event will be donated here: https://www.youcaring.com/survivorsofthemaxattack-833557

    Squalor - PDX hardcore https://squalorpdx.bandcamp.com

    Longclaw - Portland's saddest post-hardcore

    Losing - Post-hardcore/screamo https://losingpdx.bandcamp.com/releases

    Shame - New PDX punk, music coming soon!

    And a spoken word performance by Kimberly Becerra

    All ages at Black Water bar! Doors at 7 pm. $7. No creeps, no racists, and no! to rape culture!


    No. - No! to rape culture / sexism / sexual assault within the Portland, Oregon DIY music communities.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Sunday
    Jul 23 2017
    Welcome to Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

    Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways is July 23, continuing the celebration of our 10th anniversary season! Join us from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for an 8-mile traffic-free, family-friendly bike ride that takes you on a tour of Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks, where a collection of fun activities, festive music and delicious food awaits. Along with our fun-filled parks, Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways will return to Khunamokwst Park for our Bi-lingual Bike Fair, held in collaboration with the Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) Group.

    See the map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/628206

    NEW THIS YEAR Join the Passport to Health Sticker Hunt! Pick up a Passport to Health at the Kaiser Permanente booth, or at the Whole Foods Market, News Seasons Market, BIKETOWN and PBOT Info Booths on the route. Get your stickers from each of the five booths, and present your completed passport (5 stickers) to any information booth for your prize!


    Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.

    Portland Sunday Parkways fosters civic pride, stimulates economic development, and represents the community, business and government investments in Portland's vitality, livability and diversity.

    Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)

    Kaiser Permanente Thrive - Live well and thrive, visit kp.org/thrive

    Website
  • Pueblo Unido Volunteer Meeting

    Rockwood Library

    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.


    Pueblo Unido PDX -

    Grassroots association dedicated to organizing, informing, and defending the Latino community in Portland.

    Website
  • Blue Lake Summer Salsa Food Drive for the Oregon Food Bank
    free

    The date has been set. MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR for SUNDAY JULY 23rd!

    Back for a 6th year. With your help we are ready to top last year’s food collection for the Oregon Food Bank of 906 Lbs. Would LOVE to make it over 1,000 Lbs this year. So if you joined us last year PLEASE join us again. If you didn’t, this is the year to add us to your summer must do events list :-)

    DJ Armando and Seattle’s DJ Edgar Evangelista are joining forces yet again to keep the party moving all day long with the best salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, kizomba, and merengue music.

    There is no charge for this event, but it is a FOOD DRIVE, so be sure to bring a food donation for the Oregon Food Bank. Also, the park charges a $5 per car admittance fee, so carpooling is encouraged.

    This event is open to Everyone! Be sure to invite your friends, your family, your neighbors, and anyone else who might enjoy a day at the park for a good cause. The park does not allow pets though, so they will have to wait for you at home.

    DETAILS: ~ We will be in the Celilo Shelter again ~ Dance floor will be set up ~ Bring A food donation for the Oregon Food Bank ~ Bring a food item for the Potluck & eating utensils for yourself ~ Bar-B-Ques will be going for your use ~ There is table seating for 120. ~ There is grass space for blankets/lawn chairs. ~ There is a volleyball court at the shelter ~ Next to the shelter is a kid’s play area ~ Near the shelter there is a water playground ~ Bring your own beverage ~ Beer/Wine can be brought for personnel consumption, but HAS to stay within the Celilo Shelter.

    PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT INFORMATION

    Website
  • Bystander Intervention Workshop and Don't Shoot Portland fundraiser

    How to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in the community based on race, gender, immigration status, or other factors? How can we reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe in the moment? In light of recent events in the Portland and Vancouver areas, the answers to these questions have become even more important.

    We need skills.

    Join us for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford.

    Suggested donation of $5 - $20 to Don't Shoot Portland at the door.

    Please register ASAP as there are only 28 spots available. Bystander Intervention Workshop on July 23rd from 2-5 PM.

    Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36136693824


    Don't 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

    Website
  • Beloved Community Forums

    Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what are we for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided by Po'Shines: Cafe De La Soul. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

    Our first gathering will be led by Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a non-profit working to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved. Mr. Singh will offer his own vision of the kind of world he is working for, and offer some guiding questions for us to do the same.


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

    The Oregon Justice Resource Center assists local non-profit legal organizations with trial and appellate litigation on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and low-income clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil liberties and civil rights matters, including but not limited to the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts.

    Website
  • PDX Latinx Pride's Noche de Pelicula 2017

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    Join us Sunday July 23rd at 7pm for our "Noche de Pelicula 2017", our closing event for the PDX Latinx Pride Festival weekend www.pdxlatinxpride.org

    • Hollywood Theater at 7pm
    • Movies start promptly at 7:30pm
    • Tickets $9
    • Students/Seniors $7
    • Hollywood Members $6

    Movie shorts:

    David Velduque: Por Un Beso

    Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

    Miguel Muñoz: HORÓSCOPO

    Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

    SILV: The Gap Between Us


    Acompananos el Domingo 23 de Julio a las 7pm para nuestro evento de cierre "Noche de Pelicula" del Festival PDX Latinx Pride www.pdxlatinxpride.org

    Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland Las peliculas comienzam exacto a las 7:30pm Entradas: $10

    Cortometrajes:

    Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

    David Velduque: Por Un Beso

    Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

    SILV: The Gap Between Us

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jul 24 2017
    Not in Portland Protest

    Not in Portland is a gathering of people from a variety of local communities who see ICE's actions as unjust. Speakers from various organizations will speak about the dangers of racial scapegoating, and the tremendous damage racially targeted detention and relocation does to families and communities. Food and activities will be provided by local organizations and restaurants. We are working with the Portland Police Department to ensure a safe and family friendly environment for all involved.


    Not in Portland - ICE Resistance -

    June 24th, 11:00 | 4310 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239 Stand with us as we oppose Trump's racially motivated deportation agenda!

    Website
  • Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate

    RSVP to joan.green@doj.state.or.us

    • 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Buffet Dinner 5:30-6:15
    • Keynote Address 6:15-7:00
    • Panel Discussion 7:00-8:00
    • 1st Floor Al-Madinah Hall

    Panelists:

    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum invites you to a presentation and panel discussion at the Muslim Educational Trust Community and Educational Center to understand the underlying issues and share potential solutions for the recent spike in hate-related incidents. Professor Jack Levin, a nationally recognized expert on violence and hate, will discuss the psychology and dynamics behind this troubling trend. His presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Oregon Department of Justice Director of Civil Rights, Erious Johnson. The panel will include diverse community leaders, law enforcement personnel and elected officials, who will share their insights and take questions. Please join Attorney General Rosenblum and take a stand against hate.

    Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and co-director of the Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston. Professor Levin's work on hate crimes, mass murder, serial killers, and prejudice has made him one of the most widely recognized and quoted sociologists in the public sector. For over 25 years, Professor Levin has used the sociological perspective to contextualize sensational media stories, dispel myths, influence public policy and change how people think about violence and hate crimes.

    Sponsored by: Muslim Educational Trust, Institute of Christian Muslim Understanding (ICMU), Beloved Community of Oregon Coalition, Building Bridges of Understanding Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Muslim Community Center of Portland (MCCP), Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO), Center for African and Immigrant Resettlement of Oregon (CAIRO), Portland United Against Hate, Neighborhood House, Jewish Voice for Peace, Urban League of Portland, Portland Leadership Foundation, Oregon Center for Christian Values, Race Talks, First Congregational United Church of Christ, World Affairs Council of Oregon


    The Muslim Educational Trust Community Center will be the first center of its kind in the metro area to provide a gathering place for the entire Muslim community.

    Website
  • Promised Land film screening - fundraiser for the Chinook Nation

    Riversgate Church

    Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two Native American nations in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at Native American sovereignty. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds go to the Chinook Nation.


    Heal Our Planet Earth - HOPE - HOPE is an eco-faith group in SW Portland focused on preventing climate change, promoting climate justice and working towards sustainable energy solutions.

    350PDX-SouthwestTeam - the southwest Portland team of 350pdx.

    The Chinook Indian Nation - as stated in its constitution and bylaws is organized and dedicated “to enhance the cultural, social and economic well-being of all Chinook Indian Tribal members, to protect the natural resources of the Chinook Indian Nation’s lands and waters and to facilitate the political and legal relationships with external governments.”

    Website
  • Radical Reading Group! No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power

    Join our radical reading group! We will be discussing the first half (Chapters 1-3) of "No Shortcuts" by Jane F. McAlevey. Connect with comrades old and new over a low-key discussion of this great book! THERE WILL BE SNACKS!

    If you need access to this book, shoot Amy or Lizz an email and we'll send you scanned pdfs.

    Great interview with the author here: https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-march-21-2017/

    Website
  • Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Stripes, a fundraiser for Recovery Mentor Program

    Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

    "An anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It's a lot of fun." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Recovery Mentor Program.

    In 1999, Central City Concern established the Recovery Mentor Program to give recovering addicts someone to turn to; someone who has traveled the road to recovery and succeeded.

    Clients are matched with individual mentors who literally take them by the hand to introduce them to drug-free housing and accompanies them to their first support group meeting. Mentors check in with clients daily, making sure they maintain their commitment to a regimen of intensive outpatient medical, chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The longer a person continues with outpatient treatment, the greater the chance of long-term sobriety.

    The Recovery Mentor Program provides encouragement and a strong social network. It is a program in which individuals are held accountable for their successes, as well as for their digressions.

    With a mentor’s help, clients develop new relationships with others in recovery, gradually learning a new way of life. With their mentor’s guidance, they learn that transformation is possible.


    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

    Website
  • Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro

    Citizen

    Media Institute for Social Change Presents "Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

    Film: I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Synopsis: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. "It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist." -Durga Chew-Bose

    Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

    Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/

    Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

    Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. These very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

    Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


    Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

    Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 25 2017
    Resist Trump Happy Hour
    free

    Suki's Bar

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

    This time we will be in SW Portland at Suki's Bar -2401 SW 4th Ave from 5-7pm!

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

    We hope to see you there!


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

    Website
  • American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Screening & Discussion

    Join us for a free film screening and discussion of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film of interracial solidarity will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People's Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations.

    This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color.

    Web page: http://multcolib.org/events/american-revolutionary-film-screening-and-panel-conversation/77021

    Website
  • Que es la Seguridad? / What is Safety?

    El transporte público es un servicio esencial para nuestras comunidades, es la manera en que la gente se mueve alrededor de la región para llegar al trabajo, la escuela, los espacios verdes, y las citas con el doctor. Hemos sido testigos de terribles tragedias en el último mes, que han causado la muerte de Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Namkai-Meche Myrddin, y Ricky mejor. La respuesta inmediata de funcionarios de TriMet ha sido aumentar la presencia de policías de tránsito armados.

    Nuestra comunidad valora y desea una mejorar la seguridad y la inclusión de nuestro sistema de transporte, esto no significa que deseamos ver un aumento de policías armados en tránsito. Así que, ¿cómo podemos definir la seguridad?

    Acompáñenos para formar nuestra visión de un sistema de transporte seguro y inclusivo, desacelerar situaciones tensas y reportar prejuicios raciales de la policía.

    Habrá alimentos y traducción, también cuidado infantil si se solicita.

    Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Orlando López al 503-774-4504 o orlando@opalpdx.org

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    Public Transportation is an essential service for our communities, it is the manner in which people move around the region to get to work, school, green spaces, and doctor appointments. We have witnessed horrific tragedies in the last month that have caused the deaths of Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Ricky Best. The immediate response of TriMet officials has been to increase the presence of armed transit police officers.

    Our community values and wishes to improve the safety and inclusiveness of our transportation system, this does not mean that we wish to see an increase in armed police officers in transit. So how do we define safety?

    Join us as we discuss our vision for a safe and inclusive transportation system, de-escalating situations, and reporting bias behaviors from transit police officers.

    Food and Translation will be provided, childcare can be provided upon request.

    For More Info please contact Orlando Lopez at 503-774-4504 or orlando@opalpdx.org


    OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

    Website
  • Presenting Herman's House, the film

    Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.

    Sundance Award Winner!

    See the Trailer on youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V3ZOk_oyzA

    Help! $$$Postage $$$ urgently needed to continue to send books to people in prison! Adopt a package! each package costs about $4 to mail We mail 15-20 packages every week, see our Portland Books to Prisoners facebook page and click on donate on left to provide education and hope to liberate a prisoner!

    Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

    Website
  • Film Screening of The Antifascists w/ DJs

    Cider Riot

    Support The International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners with Rose City Antifa!

    Here is more information about #J25antifa : https://itsgoingdown.org/call-third-annual-international-day-solidarity-antifascist-prisoners-july-25-2017/

    We will be showing the new Swedish documentary, The Antifascists! There will be a discussion after this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd4Wd56q6Ag

    This will be followed by listening the finest antifa tunes with DJ Dark Entries, and writing post cards to antifascist prisoners. This will be RCA's third year doing #postcardstoprisoners in support of our POWs!

    There is a suggested donation on $3-$5 at the door which will go towards prisoner support!


    Red and Black Subculture Club -

    We are a group of people in Portland and who throw parties and show films about Antifascism, Left-wing politics and Subculture.

    Rose City Antifa

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 26 2017
    Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

    Taborspace

    As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

    Be sure to register at https://www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/


    The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    Website
  • Portland Community & Postal Workers United Rally to Save Our Jobs, Save Our Service !
    • Celebrate Postal Heritage Day (Happy 242nd birthday, US Post)
    • Protest Massive Job Cuts (15,000+) of Clerks and Mail Handlers
    • Protest Long Lines at the Post Office!
    • Protest Mail Delays !
    • Rally to Save Our Jobs, Save Our Service!
    • Defend Door Delivery!
    • Save Our Downtown Postal Service !
    • Hear from Ben Franklin, the first Postmaster General in 1775
    • Eat birthday cake, rally, picket, chant and sing ...

    Sponsored by Communities and Postal Workers United


    Portland Community & Postal Workers United - Sharing information & expertise in order to fight the privatization and the decrease in customer service of the United States Post Office.

    Website
  • Race-Informed Social Justice Committee Meeting

    In our quest to live the values we stand for, the Multnomah County Democrats will convene a Social Justice Committee to have a race-informed conversation about the challenges of People of Color (POC) in our county.

    If you are a person of color, a person in allyship with a person of color, or simply a Democrat that would like to see more equity and fairness in our community as it relates to race, please come to this, our first organizing meeting. One marked accessible parking spot is available behind the office. Street parking is also available.

    Please be prepared to have a respectful conversation that is challenging and will help us bring meaningful actions to support the various communities of color in our fold. All are welcome.

    Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

    Sincerely, Rachelle Dixon, Vice Chair 1, Democratic Party of Multnomah County


    Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

    Website
  • Whitenoise project 5: Borderlands

    With all the dehumanizing rhetoric going around now about immigrants and many people's personal experiences since the election, the language and voice in Anzaldua's La Frontera and these three writers and artists' voices/work are so necessary.

    Join us for a conversation between Stephanie Adams-Santos, Rios De La Luz and Andrea Telles of Pochas Radicales about geography and hybridity, and what living in the Borderlands means for many normal Americans whose stories are not told often enough.


    Whitenoise Project - A reading/discussion series centering marginalized voices in Portland, OR

    Every last Wednesday of every month at the High and Low Gallery. Doors at 6:30 pm

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 27 2017
    USDAC Citizen Artist Meet & Greet

    Steinhauspdx

    Connect with new and old friends, artists, culture bearers, and organizers in the Portland area all interested in meeting folx committed to creating moments for collective imagination, storytelling, and enacting democracy through a culture of belonging! Share a drink and share your practice with the USDAC’s West Coast Regional Envoy, Katherin Canton (coming from Oakland, CA to visit). Officially RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/citizen-artist-happy-hour-portland-or

    Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us

    Want to dig in to Cultural Organizing in Oregon/Portland join us on 7/28 for: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style


    The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

    Website
  • Evicted Book club (hosted by the Affordable Housing Taskforce)

    Darcy's

    We're reading 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City' together as we continue to work with affordable housing and people living in poverty in our community. Join us at Darcy's for a snack and conversation about the book and how what we learn can impact our community ministry. Get the book at your public library or online! http://www.powells.com/book/evicted-9780553447453/18-0


    Portsmouth Union Church - A multifaceted project from the combined efforts of University Park UMC and St. Johns Community Church in North Portland.

    St. Johns Community Church - Vision: To be a taste of the Kingdom of God in St. Johns. Mission: To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Worship Sundays @ 10:30am.

    University Park United Methodist Church - We are Christians: open-minded, inclusive, questioning, progressive.

    Website
  • Workers' Rights Board: Exploitation of Immigrant Carpenters

    Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work.

    At the hearing we will hear testimony from:

    • Local construction workers about why they organizing, current treatment and exploitation by contractors, and why they believe equity policies within the construction industry are so important,
    • Wage theft experts who can place the rampant exploitation in the Portland-area within a broader context, and
    • Immigrant rights advocates on the importance of protect immigrant workers.

    At Portland Jobs with Justice, we truly believe that an injury to one is an injury to all, and that showing up in solidarity and supporting each other’s struggles is vital to building a successful labor movement. In that spirit, we hope that you will be able to attend this important hearing!

    Music by Bajo Salario. Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available at the hearing. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare.

    Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.

    Freimeros de madera inmigrantes han sido victimas de desenfrenados robos salariales y explotación en medio del crecimiento de la construcción en Portland. Durante los últimos cinco años BOLI ha recibido 148 reclamos de salarios prevalecientes y reclamos con un valor de $1.2 millones en el condado de Multnomah solamente. Pero los trabajadores ya están peleando. Se están organizando y están exigiendo un aumento de $27 por hora con el argumento que todos merecen salarios iguales por el mismo trabajo.

    En la audiencia escucharemos testimonios de:

    -Trabajadores de construcción locales acerca de por qué se están organizando, como son tratados actualmente y explotados por parte de los contratistas, -Expertos en robo salarial los cuales pueden ubicar la explotación desenfrenada en el área de Portland con un contexto más amplio, y -Defensores de derechos de los inmigrantes acerca de la importancia que tiene el proteger a trabajadores inmigrantes.

    En Portland Trabajos con Justicia (Jobs with Justice), realmente creemos que una lesión a uno es una lesión a todos, y que mostrarse solidario y apoyarse mutuamente es vital para construir un movimiento laboral exitoso. Con ese espíritu, esperamos que usted pueda asistir a esta importante audiencia.

    Música por pare de Bajo Salario. Comida gratuita, interpretación en Español, y cuidados para niños será disponible en esta audiencia. Favor de mandar un correo electrónico a justin@jwjpdx.org si necesitara servicios de traducción o cuidados para niños.

    La cena comenzara a las 6pm. El programa comenzara a las 6:30pm.


    Portland Jobs with Justice

    Kicking Ass for the Working Class!

    Website
  • Meet and Greet with the Jewish Community at Q Center

    Q Center

    Join us and learn more about the Jewish community in Portland. Representatives from many Jewish organizations will be present and will be serving Jewish food, from the traditional to the surprising!


    Q Center - provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.

    Jewish Federation of Greater Portland - The strength of a people. The power of community.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 28 2017
    U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Cultural Organizing - Oregon Style

    EXPLORE CULTURAL ORGANIZING TOOLS, RESOURCES, & OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON:

    The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department and action network, inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. In this 3 hour gathering, you will meet other local organizers, community members, and citizen artists through games and co-created conversations that exemplify the USDAC’s organizing tools. You will walk away with a deeper local network, some organizing/art making/facilitation tools, and a connection to a national network of people planting seeds for collective imagination!

    Local Organizers include: Candace Kita, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University ...more to be announced

    RSVP Required: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style

    Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us | https://youtu.be/FOb4z6hfE7k More about Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS): https://www.apano.org/resources/rent-our-space/


    The APANO/Jade Multicultural Space is a community space, serving Jade District residents with neighborhood events, activities, and meetings.

    The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

    Website
  • Tender Table: Emilly Prado, Christine Dong, Yasmin Alishav

    Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

    Join us for presentations by EMILLY PRADO + CHRISTINE DONG + YASMIN ALISHAV

    All ages are welcome to this event. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    If you can't make it, please donate to support the artists: Squarecash: $TenderTable or Paypal tendertable@gmail.com


    Tender Table - Stories about food, family, identity.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 29 2017
    Liberated Archive Forum at SAA 2017

    THE LIBERATED ARCHIVE: A FORUM FOR ENVISIONING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO ARCHIVES

    Hosted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm as part of the annual Society of American Archivists conference in Portland, Oregon. The Liberated Archive goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Held at the Oregon Convention Center (Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232)

    FULL SCHEDULE: https://archives2017.sched.com/type/education+session/the+liberated+archive

    Website
  • Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness

    The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

    The agenda will be:

    • Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
    • Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
    • Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

    Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeless-camp-sweeps-town-hall-tickets-35869826617?aff=mnasocial) Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

    There will be coffee, tea, and pastries! Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

    No Media Allowed


    The Montavilla Neighborhood Association meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave

    Website
  • Fundamentals of Unarmed Combat for Woman R4S2

    EcoPower Fitness

    After a great start to rotation number 4 we are ready to start putting some of the steps we've learned together. This session is going to cover escapes and reversals for the front and top mount chokes as well as some discussion of when to switch from winning a fight to harm mitigation. Thanks to everyone for coming last time and thanks especially to Helen for helping improve this class. As ever please wear street clothes and a sports bra and remember this class is fun, functional and free!


    Full Tilt Fitness - Friendly, knowledgeable and comprehensive coaching and fitness support from experienced, and fully qualified professionals.

    Website
  • Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
    free

    Mt Scott Park

    Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

    (There is also plenty of shade in this park.)

    A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

    So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

    Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!

    Website
  • Clark County Democrats Annual Dinner & Auction: A New Hope

    Pearson Air Museum

    Uniting under the theme "A New Hope" the 2017 Dinner and Auction promises to showcase our Democratic beliefs and principles and our determination to hold strong and keep fighting for what makes our Democratic Party and our community great.

    Invited guest speakers: Senator Maria Cantwell, US Representative Pramila Jayapal, Governor Jay Inslee, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

    For ticket information please register online at www.clarkcountydems.com


    Clark County Democrats - Welcome to the official page of the Clark County Democrats which includes the 17th, 18th & 49th and parts of the 14th and 20th Legislative Districts.

    Website
  • Hex the Patriarchy Dance Party, benefiting Trans Assistance Project & Sankofa Collective Northwest
    through
    Killingsworth Dynasty

    Calling all lovers and fighters, all witches and wizards, all champions of freedom, liberators, and defenders of justice and equality... this night is for you! On behalf of WITCH PDX (http://witchpdx.com/) Dynasty is hosting a HEX THE PATRIARCHY Dance Party to Benefit Trans Assistance Project (https://www.transassistance.org/) and Sankofa Collective Northwest (https://sankofanw.wordpress.com/).

    DJ Erin Yanke http://kboo.org/profiles/erin-yanke http://kboo.fm/program/life-during-wartime

    DJ Beast

    DJ NZ Henton https://www.freeformportland.org/show/clavicle-pop/

    DJ Especially Heinous ( Vice Device/ Caustic Touch) https://soundcloud.com/dj-linoleum/sloppy-synths

    ...will be playing all the witchy, new wave, feminist, art rock, punk, and outsider jams!! Dancing will be abundant and free! There will also be a raffle full of exciting prizes. And the Lady with the Most Wicked Wit, the beloved, CARLA ROSSI (http://www.carlarossi.com/) will be our daring and dangerous hostess for this exorcism! Come dressed as your favorite version of a Witch, because yes you guessed it, we are having a Witch Costume Contest too!!! Please join us for this exciting night of revelry, and please help us support these incredible organizations! $5 at the door! Let's raise some money and awareness. We can't wait to see all you witches dancing together! (this event is 21+)

    If you cannot attend this event, but would like to donate to either of these organizations please feel free to use the links below.

    SANKOFA COLLECTIVE NORTHWEST https://sankofanw.wordpress.com/donate/

    TRANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT https://www.transassistance.org/donate/


    Trans Assistance Project - TAP is a national trans-led organization that gives money to & advocates on behalf of trans people attempting to navigate legal & bureaucratic systems.

    Sankofa Collective Northwest promotes the health and well-being of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, organizing and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

    Sankofa Collective Northwest carries out our mission of working towards the liberation of Black LGBTQ persons and therefore all Black people; through our key program areas of Faith Outreach, Youth Outreach, Portland Black Pride, Member Support, and Policy and Advocacy initiatives.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jul 30 2017
    10% Day for JOIN @ Food Fight!

    Food Fight!

    Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, July 30 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit JOIN: connecting the street to a home.

    About JOIN: connecting the street to a home:

    "JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

    JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:

    • strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
    • operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
    • pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.

    These efforts are performed in service to the vision of a community where outcomes cannot be predicated based on a person’s perceived identity."

    For more info and to donate online, please visit joinpdx.org and facebook.com/joinpdx


    JOIN: connecting the street to a home - JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless people - families and individuals - to move off the street into permanent housing.

    JOIN is focused on creating a community where if homelessness exists, it is limited to a short-term circumstance rather than a long term and chronic condition.

    Website
  • Medicare Birthday Celebration

    Medicare is a hugely successful system that provides healthcare acess for over 55 million Americans. It is also a government run system that provides a model for how we can implement single payer healthcare in the United States.

    Join us to celebrate the birthday of Medicare and to build a movement for Medicare for All!

    Meet at North Park Blocks (corner of W Burnside and Park Ave) at 11am, march to Skidmore Fountain at 11:30.

    There will be birthday cake!

    Sponsored by Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee and Healthcare for All Oregon.


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

    Portland Jobs with Justice - Kicking Ass for the Working Class!

    Website
  • Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival
    free

    The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is a free, family-friendly event on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 12-5pm at Fort Vancouver High School. Open to the entire community, it celebrates the culture, history, and diversity of the Fourth Plain International District. Inspired by the Fourth Plain International Festival organized annually from 2010-2013, this year’s event will feature activities for kids, whole families, and community members of all ages: Food & drinks from Fourth Plain restaurants, crafts by local artisans, music, dance, game activities, soccer clinics, and an organized walk/bike event along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail! Bring along your family, friends and neighbors, and come join in the fun!


    Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival - Family fun festival with music, entertainment, activities, bike rodeo, bike/walk on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    Practical Allyship

    Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

    While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


    The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    Website
  • Bystander Intervention Workshop in Multnomah Village, a benefit for Don't Shoot Portland

    REGISTER here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36080668250

    6:00pm networking, snacks and seating time. Workshop begins at 6:30pm.

    SWAG and UNLOC, two local social action groups, are excited to partner with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland to bring her hands-on, interactive workshop on bystander support & intervention to Multnomah Village. The primary focus of this workshop is learning how to be an ally and accomplice when encountering threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger while keeping ourselves and others safe. . Please get your tickets early (a small number of tickets will be available at the door). A sliding scale donation of $10-$25 is requested to secure your ticket. All donations benefit Don't Shoot Portland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact swactiongroup1@gmail.com for questions.


    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

    Website
  • History Pub: Edith Green: Champion for Education and Equality

    Kennedy School

    Much of what can be seen today in federal support of education, equal access for women to academic programs and faculties, and the current range of women’s athletics -- indeed the expanded role of women in the workplace -- began more than a half century ago with Oregon’s Edith Green. In her 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she was the acknowledged leader on landmark education legislation, and before the advent of the Feminist Movement, she also was an early advocate for equal treatment of women in employment and education. Among many other laws, those two interests led to her role in creating what became known as Title IX, which prohibited discrimination against women by educational institutions receiving federal funds and led, among other important impacts, to a revolutionary expansion in women’s sports. This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

    This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

    Phil Cogswell retired in 1999 after a 32-year career at The Oregonian, including positions as reporter, op-ed page editor and deputy editorial page editor. He worked as a Congressional intern in the office of Rep. Edith Green in the summer of 1963 when she was securing passage of the Higher Education Facilities Act. As The Oregonian's Washington, D.C., correspondent (1972-74) he covered Rep. Green's last three years in Congress.

    He has also written on Oregon history, including the Oregon Encyclopedia article on Edith Green and the book Capitol Names—Individuals Woven into Oregon History. He is the current president and long-time member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board, an affiliate of the Oregon Historical Society.

    http://ohs.org/events/oregons-edith-green-champion-for-education-and-equality.cfm

    About History Pub

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


    The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone's hands & advancing knowledge worldwide.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 1 2017
    Safety & Justice Celebration and Ice Cream Social

    The Safety and Savings Act passed and we want to celebrate with you!

    Join us as we commemorate this truly amazing victory, share stories, and get energized about the exciting work we will be embarking on in the coming year.

    We will be serving up delicious Salt & Straw Ice Cream and toppings so be sure to bring your sweet tooth. This party is family-friendly and all are welcome to attend!


    Partnership for Safety and Justice - We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just.

    Website
  • First Tuesday! The Frida Project - Group Mural Exhibition

    The Frida Project Group Mural Exhibition Show runs: August 1— September 26 Walters Upstairs & Downstairs Galleries

    In the spirit of cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between Latin American and Caucasian communities in Hillsboro, the Frida Project brought together a group of Hillsboro artists whose multiple perspectives explore themes of intersecting identities and cultures. Together, these artists have created a collection of mural panels that reflect the powerful legacy of the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and explore possibilities for how her work and ideas might relate to our home here in the Willamette valley.

    Join us for a FREE First Tuesday Reception Treats from Decadent Creations and Live music in the lobby by Austin Randle August 1: 5 pm — 6:30 pm
    Exhibit open until 9 pm


    Walters Cultural Arts Center - A ground breaking home for creativity and culture providing increased access to exceptional performing and fine arts experiences.

    Website
  • National Night Out- Ice Cream Sandwich Social - Montavilla Edition

    Milepost 5

    Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for one another, they create a connected, safer and more resilient community, which is important for crime prevention efforts and recovery following a natural disaster. Getting involved in National Night Out is a great way to bring your neighbors together.

    National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration held on the first Tuesday in August throughout the United States and Canada. During this time, community members gather at small block parties and neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend one in your neighborhood.

    Come out to see us for some yummy ice cream sandwiches and getting to know your neighbors!


    Milepost 5 is a new concept in development strategies for creating affordable and sustainable work and live/work spaces for artists in a healthy, interactive, community setting. By teaming non-profit and for profit developers, Milepost 5 creates an economic sanctuary that artists will never be priced out of. This unique community will serve not only the residents of Milepost 5, but also the larger arts community as well by providing programming space for performance, visual arts, lectures, workshops, meeting spaces, and studio space.

    Website
  • 2017 Primary Party

    Come on out and celebrate the end of primary season with Clark County's Young Democrats and Regular Democrats! We had a lot of really great candidates this year, so let's find out who we will still be doorbelling and phonebanking for after the first (all of them)!

    Of course the Young Dems have a couple fun raffle items and a photo booth every year (rumor has it that a Tina standee might make an appearance this year. Who knows...). Also, we're bringing soda, beer, and pizza, but please feel free to bring something to add to the table!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 2 2017
    Fake News: A Visual FX Primer in Altering Video Using Adobe After Effects
    through
    Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

    In this class, focus on both the techniques and the ethics of deletion, appropriation and consumption in the digital sphere, while learning how to use the post-production programs Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.

    You’ll be introduced to industry-standard visual effects skills, such as compositing, camera tracking and digital painting, which you’ll practice by breaking apart and realistically altering the mass media video footage.

    General concepts of video manipulation will be covered so that you can use this foundational skill-set to explore more intricate, long-term projects in the future.

    Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16

    For More Information For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.


    Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center - With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration and we amplify local voices on five cable channels.

    Website
  • 49th Legislative District WA Democrats August Executive Board Meeting

    Per our bylaws, all 49th LD Executive Board meetings are open to being observed by the public. Please be aware of the following:

    Seating for guests is limited and on a first-come, first seated basis. Attendees are asked to observe quietly. Minutes from the meeting are part of the public record.


    49th Legislative District WA Democrats

    49th Legislative District Democrats, Vancouver, Washington. Fighting to keep our District BLUE!

    Second Saturday of the month. 10am

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  • Public Hearing - Port Westward Ag Lands Rezone

    Columbia Riverkeeper says, "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!"

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  • Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock Screening, a benefit for Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.

    Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater pre-booked tickets $10 before July 25.

    Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

    We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

    Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

    From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

    First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

    Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

    More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page. Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.


    Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    One More Year signing & live performance with Simon Hanselmann
    free

    We are proud to host a release party and live performance with Simon Hanselmann, to celebrate the release of his new book One More Year. We will also co-publish a new broadsheet newspaper featuring Simon's latest paintings which will exclusively debut at this event.

    As a genderqueer immigrant living in Trump's America, Simon Hanselmann has a lot to say about making controversial social commentary art in our current political climate. More than his previous two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, One More Year dives deeper into body dysmorphia, transphobia, mental illness, and addiction.

    Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible given the stock comic premise — drugged-out, slacker roommates. Depressing, hilarious, endlessly relatable, and exceedingly human — despite being about a witch, a cat, and an anthropomorphic owl — One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.

    WHO: Simon Hanselmann WHAT: One More Year release party and live performance WHEN: Thursday August 3, 6-9pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

    • ONE MORE YEAR
    • by Simon Hanselmann
    • Release Date: 6/20/2017
    • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60699-997-4
    • 220 Pages • Full Color • Hardcover
    • fantagraphics.com/onemoreyear

    Hanselmann has found international success with his hand drawn meticulously watercolored witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages. This Tasmanian cartoonist recently immigrated to the US and now lives in Seattle, WA with his pet rabbit, Woody.


    Floating World Comics - The record store of comic book stores.

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  • Fight for Fair Pay: Documentary "Care" Home Health Aides

    Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

    “Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

    – Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

    “Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

    – Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

    Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

    Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

    At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

    Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

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