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  • Started Saturday
    Jul 29 2017
    American Obon: Dancing in Joy & Remembrance Exhibit
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    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    American Obon: Dancing in Joy and Remembrance On display July 29 – October 15, 2017

    The summer obon festival is an eagerly anticipated event within Japanese American communities throughout North America. Perhaps the most iconic element of the obon festival occurs when participants gather in a circle for the bon odori (obon dancing).

    Reverend Yoshio Iwanaga introduced this tradition to numerous Nikkei communities along the West Coast in the 1930s, and now his pioneering activities will be celebrated in an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

    "American Obon" will trace the development of bon odori in North America through archival photographs, audio, and rare video footage on loan from the Iwanaga family, dance scholar Linda Akiyama, and Buddhist Churches of America.

    In addition, the obon tradition in Portland will be highlighted with photographs from Oregon Nikkei Endowment's Frank C. Hirahara Collection. Curated by Dr. Wynn Kiyama (Portland State University and Portland Taiko).


    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    Website
  • Started Sunday
    Aug 6 2017
    Yu-Whuan Wang: Drawings SKIN TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious
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    ArtReach Gallery

    SKIN / TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious Drawing by YU-WHUAN WANG August 6 - September 24, 2017

    HOURS: Monday thu Friday: 10:am - 2:00 pm

                Sundays:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    

    Pamphlet available to visitors with complete information about the artist and an interview

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Sep 15 2017
    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up
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    Funhouse Lounge

    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up (mature audiences)

    In 2015 we created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. However, we soon learned we had a successful show on our hands that would go on to win the 2015 Drammy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical. So, we’ve “Trumped” it up, added some new faces, streamlined the designs, and we are proud to present Under the Influence: All Trumped Up.

    An unapologetically feminist, irreverent musical that tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke, Anita Cup, whichever Anita she is that day. Whether it’s Juan Valdez pushing us caffeine, Barbie giving us body issues, some cartoon character pushing nicotine, or our local bartender sliding us another drink, we’re all under the influence of something… yes, even Jesus.


    The OUTwright Theatre Festival - The mission of this Portland, OR festival is to celebrate contributions of the LGBTQ community to the art of theatre by staging both original and classic works thus creating an incubator of new theatre for and by the LGBTQ community.

    Funhouse Lounge - Where fun is our first name. Cocktails. Comedy. Draft. Theater. Improv.

    Website
  • Started Monday
    Sep 18 2017
    Oregon Renter Week of Action
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    Various Locations

    #Oregon joins the nation this September for Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! with Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs!

    If the rent is too high, if you're not getting the repairs you need, if you keep getting pushed further and further away from your friends, family, work, and schools - it's time to stand up and organize!

    The Community Alliance of Tenants is hosting a week of actions in the state of Oregon, and others are free to submit their events to the page and have it shared.

    Follow this page for a full list of actions, events, and updates from Oregon and around the country!


    SCHEDULE:

    Monday 9/18 7-9pm Unite Oregon - 700 N Killingsworth, Portland How We Can Control the Rent: Official Renter Week of Action Kickoff. Join The Community Alliance of Tenants of Momentum Alliance for an important discussion on where housing rights is going. This event is a place to envision our futures as housing advocates, to correct what we see as flaws in our current system, and come to concrete goals for next steps. Open to all ages

    Friday 9/22:

    St. John's George City Park: St. Johns Story Slam + Tenant Rally, 3-6 p.m. Live music, tabling, organizing, and a chance to share your story about how the housing crisis has affected you. Sign up here: bit.ly/sjstoryslam

    Rally Against Displacement - Ashland, 4 p.m., Ashland Plaza Join tenants in #Ashland to rally for renters' rights, co-hosted by Southern Oregon Tenants' Union and The Community Alliance of Tenants.

    Saturday 9/23:

    Every Worker Needs A Home Tenants + Workers Solidarity Action with Burgerville Workers Union at the Burgerville at 1135 NE MLK Jr. Ave, #Portland. Meet up at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30, march to the storefront at 6 p.m.


    The Community Alliance of Tenants
    Nonprofit 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
  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    sarah nandutu

    I was diagnose April 17,2015 and find out I'm HIV positive.I was scared because there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but today some people still don't believe that there is cure for HIV, it can only be cured through Africans root and herbs,and our doctor's here in USA few of them know's about the African herbal medicine can cure Hiv but they chooses to hide it from us just to make a sales of ARV DRUGS. I did a research online finding way to get rid of my disease,I saw a comment about a herbal doctor on internet Name Dr Owona who has cured several disease with his powerful herbal medicine, I contacted him on whats-app, chat with him explain my self to him.He said he can cure hiv perfectly well , he gave me his request which i send to him. within 5 days he sent me the herbal medicine through ups courier delivering service And told me how to take the medicine for 3 weeks to get cured,I did for 3 weeks, within this 3 weeks i notice a very big change in my health and i new some thing great has happened then i went to confirm my result it was absolutely Negative.The doctor who new i was hiv positive was asking me how come i am negative, what did it took to get cure and were did i get this medicine from and how did i get rid of it I told him every thing about the herbal medicine that cure me. imagine doctor telling me not to let anyone know about it,I wasn't shock though i knew they know about the herbal cure but chose to hide it in other to make sales on ARV DRUGS,if you are HIV positive please contact my savior drowonaspelltemple@gmail.com or WHATSAPP him through this number +2348115204568.. OR you can go through his FACEBOOK PAGEhttps://web.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dr.owona%20spell%20temple&em=1

  • Revive! 2017 Black Women's Empowerment Breakfast

    GET READY for the 2017 2nd Annual REVIVE Black Women's Empowerment Breakfast...We expect a sell-out once again.

    http://bit.ly/RE-VIVE

    Motivational Keynote; Fabulous Raffle; Tribute to Sister Warrior Elders; R & R Energizer; Presentation of Specially Commissioned Spoken Word Piece for Revive, a full breakfast with home-made biscuits and cheesy grits, and MORE!

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $69, Regular Registration, $79. Special Register with a Sisterfriend Rate, $120 For FULL DETAILS AND TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/RE-VIVE

    Regular Registration Rate now in effect: http://bit.ly/REVIVE79RegRate

    Special Register with a Sisterfriend Rate, $120 http://bit.ly/REVIVE2017SisterfriendRate

    Website
  • Smithsonian Museum Day at the Oregon Historical Society
    free

    In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission every day, Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket... for free!

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/

    Print or download your Museum Day Ticket and present it to the Oregon Historical Society to see current exhibits High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, Use Well Your Time While in Your Prime: Samplers from the Oregon Historical Society Collection, Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew, and more!

    https://www.facebook.com/MuseumDay/

    Website
  • East Portland Arts & Literary Festival (EPALF)

    Join us for this full-day festival led by artists of color exploring what it means to immigrate, migrate, and find home. This festival is the LAST public event at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS) before it is demolished and transformed into a mixed-use development and affordable housing!

    Want to have a table at the event to showcase and sell your artistic or literary good? Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/r0nKBThW1vKpSLpS2

    Suggested Donation: $5 No one will be turned away for lack of funds

    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. MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and multiracial communities of color. Visit apano.org/mic-check for the full lineup.

    Thanks to our sponsors Enterprise and Umpqua Bank

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  • Museum Day Live! at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    On Saturday, September 23, museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a FREE downloadable Museum Day Live! ticket. This annual event is organized by Smithsonian Magazine.

    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is a participating museum once again! Our current exhibit is "American Obon," and Museum Day Live! is a great opportunity to see it before it closes on October 15th. Download your ticket here: http://smithsonian.com/museumday

    Learn more about Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live on their Facebook page, and visit http://smithsonian.com/museumday to see what other museums are participating.

    Website
  • Ukrainian - American Cultural Festival
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    Blue Lake Regional Park

    Experience Culture, Food, and Fun. For more information please call (503) 915-4103 or (971) 221-6450 or send email to info@kanonpdx.com

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • Portland Twins - Homowo Festival

    The Second Annual Twins Festival is coming this September, 2017, in Portland, Oregon! Come celebrate with music, food, dancing, performance and activities.

    This is a special occasion celebrated each year by the Ga people of Ghana, West Africa to honor twins and fertility. In this culture, twins have names assigned to them, "Akewle" and "Akuokor" for females, and "Oko" and "Ate" for males. This way, anyone who meets a twin will immediately know it, based on the name. Twins are considered messengers from God and are thereby cherished by their families and community. During the festival, a special mixture of yams, palm oil, and eggs is shared. This mixture, known as "Ottor," is believed to induce fertility with the hopes of having more twins.


    Nii Ardey Allotey and Ekome
    Musician/Band
    Ekome is a group of dancers and drummers, led by Nii Ardey Allotey, performing traditional Ghanaian and dance based in Portland.

    Website
  • Fall FREE Store

    When you RSVP, please invite your friends, and please look to see if there are any ways for you to Signup and help out.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1. Click this link to see our volunteer openings: http://signup.com/go/GNHawRw
    2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3. Sign up! It's really that easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.

    Really though, did you already take a quick moment to INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS? Thank you, thank you! (The system only allows me send out invites to humans on my friends and this event is open to ALL current & former members of ITOV and MHM, as well as friends of The Rosewood Initiative)

    Our awesome host has graciously offered us space from 9am-5pm. This covers setup and decorating from 9-noon, we’ll adjourn for an hour, and shopping from 1-3pm (raffle starts at 1:11) and cleanup between 3-4pm. We couldn't make these happen without community support and there's a bunch of fun ways to be involved.

    How do I donate?
    Donations MUST BE LABELED and can be dropped off to one of a few locations before the event or brought directly to the event space.

    How do I label the donations?
    Writing on the bag/box with a marker is fine. Adding a piece of tape as a label is good, too. Please be considerate of the volunteers who help with the massive sorting at each event and mark your donations by the type/size that they are. If it's a mixed bag, that's fine. Simply write a label for whatever seems to be the primary category for your donation.

    When can I make a donation?
    The Rosewood Initiative will be accepting donations a few days before the event again.

    If you would like to drop off prior to the event in inner SE, PM Stephanie Kshama for arrangements. More drop off locations will be added as they become available.

    ---donations must be received no later than 10am on the 23rd, that’s three hours BEFORE the event begins---

    If I have nothing to donate, can I still come?
    YES, ABSOLUTELY! This is a community building event, first and foremost. Donations are encouraged so that more people have their needs met, but they are NOT required for your participation whatsoever. If you have the ability and desire to volunteer, please do. If you'd just like to come out to pick up some new stuff for you & your family, that's what we're doing this for! ;-) Besides... we always have stuff leftover at the end that is gifted to various charities so come get yours first.

    What can be donated?
    Just about everything you have seen in free item groups online!! Ya know, clean, gently used items in good working condition. This time around it would be awesome of people could bring spring/summer themed items. Outdoor toys, things that could be given as gifts, or spiffy "new" duds for the whole family, anything from amber necklaces to alphabet blocks, baby booties to bicycles, craft supplies to cozy coats, it's alllllll good.

    WHAT CANNOT BE DONATED
    Please take note that old TVs and other ancient electronics, soiled clothes, any item that requires ID for purchase, things too large/heavy for one person to lift are best left at home or disposed of elsewhere. The Rosewood Initiative should not be responsible for throwing away our garbage.

    How do we determine who gets what?
    Trust. We believe in this community's ability to give what they can and take what they need. We know that we live in abundance and that greed is not necessary. Some items, undoubtedly, will have a higher demand and to resolve any conflicts we will be placing those items into the free raffle.

    ----------RAFFLE FAQS----------

    DO I HAVE TO BUY A TICKET?
    Never! Anyone who comes to "shop" can get a free raffle ticket. Also, participating in the raffle isn't required, it's just fun. :-)

    CAN I BUY EXTRA TICKETS?
    Never! But, there's several ways that you can earn more than one. - Any mama who volunteers for at least 3 hours earns THREE extra tickets. Please sign up so we know who is covering which shifts. - Any mama who donates a winter coat, Halloween costume, or gift card/certificate valued at $10 or more earns ONE ticket per item.

    WHAT TIME WILL THE RAFFLE START?
    1:11. 1:11. 1:11!! The Fall Free Store opens at 1pm and we’ll get the ball rolling shortly after that.

    AND JUST WHAT IS IN THAT RAFFLE?
    In the past, our raffle prizes were determined the day of the event. If an item looked like something several mamas would want, we put it on the raffle table so that people don't have have worry about a first-come-first-serve status on the good stuff.

    CAN I SUBMIT ITEMS INTO THE RAFFLE FROM MY BUSINESS, TOO?
    Most definitely. If you're a crafty mama or someone who has a service to offer, send me a PM and we can work out the details of exactly how to submit a raffle item.

    And that's a free store.

    Website
  • Low-Income Bus Fare Equity Campaign Victory Celebration!

    We Won! Starting next summer low-income folks will be able to enjoy a reduced because of our Low-Income Fare Equity (LIFE) campaign. Join us as we celebrate our LIFE Campaign victory! We will provide food from Tamale Boy and drinks at 2 PM followed by a short program at 3 PM and then sign making for the Burgerville action at 4 PM.

    Ganamos! Empezando en el verano del proximo año personas de bajos ingresos podran pagar una tarifa reducida gracias a nuestra campaña. Acompañenos para celebrar esta gran victoria! Tendremos comida y bebidas empezando a las 2 PM, despues una programa corta a las 3 PM y despues hacer pancartas para la accion en Burgerville sobre la vivienda a las 4 PM.

    Website
  • Rooted in Peace film screening
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    Clinton Street Theater

    In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.

    From Huffington Post, March '17

    Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.

    Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.

    $5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Website
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton film screening

    Join us for a screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton.

    "Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life." -IMDb

    Local African activist, Benny Justice will be speaking. He has been affiliated with Black Lives Matter and the All African People's Revolutionary Party.

    Please bring a snack/potluck item to share if you are able. However, if it's not possible for you, please still join us.

    Event Schedule (may change):

    • 2-2:15 Intro
    • 2:15-3:45 Film
    • 3:45-4 Break
    • 4-4:30 Speaker/talk-back
    • 4:30-5 Small group discussions

    This event is hosted by:

    • members of Showing Up for Racial Justice
    • members of the SE Central Neighborhood Action Council For White Accountability in Racial Dialogue, and
    • First Congregational United Church of Christ

    This space is wheelchair accesible. There are bathrooms labeled mens/womens as well as a gender neutral bathroom. Please message me here or email stephanieroselaine@gmail.com if you have questions about accessibility or other questions about this event.

    Website
  • MLK Dream Pre-Run Unity in the Community Party

    6431 NE MLK Jr.

    Join the Soul District for an afternoon of music and community!

    6431 NE MLK Jr Blvd
    All Ages
    21+ Beer Garden
    3pm - 9pm

    Featuring:


    MLK Dream Run
    MLK Dream Run Running for the Dream (5k walk/run, 10K run and 15k run) Location: The streets of the Soul of Portland N/NE

    Website
  • Comedy Showcase (East Portland Arts & Literary Festival)!

    Join us for the short 'n' sweet final showcase in the East Portland Arts & Literary Festival (EPALF)! This festival is the LAST public event at Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS before it is demolished and transformed into a housing & development unit so this comedy showcase will be the LAST of the LAST! #yolo

    Come enjoy wonderful comedy jokey fun-things from:

    • Pedro Andrade, SuperKing Buffet Afficianado
    • Alyssa Yeoman, of QTPOC Is Not A Rapper
    • Chris Johnson, Portland's Funniest Person Semi-Finalist
    • Shilpa Joshi, a Lez Stand Up comedy darling

    & myself! Carlos the Rollerblader, of U Can Do Anything!

    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. MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and multiracial communities of color. Visit apano.org/mic-check for the full lineup.


    Carlos the Rollerblader
    Artist
    (the)CarlosCollective; is the vehicle for the creative projects of Carlos M. including Artwork, Stand-up Comedy, Storytelling & the Free Advice Hotline.

    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
  • Emerge Oregon Annual Celebration

    We have a lot to celebrate - in Oregon and across the nation! Join us!

    We have had an incredible year - and invite you to celebrate all that we have achieved!

    Come hear about our accomplishments in Oregon and across the country!

    Because it's not just about electing women - but also about getting things done - join us to hear from these electeds about what they have accomplished in office!

    • Rep. Julie Fahey, Eugene
    • Rep. Karin Power, Milwaukie
    • Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, Woodburn
    • Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, Portland
    • Rep. Sheri Malstrom, Beaverton

    Special Guest: A'shanti Gholar - Political Director, Emerge America
    For 15 years, A’shanti Gholar has been a grassroots organizer and activist for women, communities of color, and progressive causes. She has experience in building coalitions, program development, and community and political engagement. In her role as Political Director for Emerge America, A’shanti works with all of the national political organizations and elected officials. She also assists in the creation of new state affiliates.

    Prior to coming to Emerge America, A’shanti served as the National Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Director of African American Engagement for the Democratic National Committee. A’shanti has also served as the Manager of National Partnerships for United Way Worldwide, as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as the Director of Public Engagement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte, NC. A’shanti is based in Washington, D.C., but as a native of Nevada, she calls the West home.


    Emerge Oregon
    Political Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Our Vision: To change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive all.

    Website
  • A Situation of Meat
    free

    DISJECTA

    Disjecta is proud to announce the opening of its 7th Curator in Residence series, curated by Julia Greenway. A Situation of Meat includes large scale installation work by artists Mel Carter, Dakota Gearhart, Maggie-Rose Condit, Braxton Congrove, and features a video by Elizabeth Mputu. Supportive programs and events curated by Julia Greenway will be held in Portland and Seattle throughout the exhibition. The show runs through October 29, 2017 and the gallery is open Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm and by appointment. All events are free to attend and open to the public.

    A Situation of Meat presents a group of new installation works exploring contemporary femme identity as mediated through online culture. Using sculpture, video, and digital prints, A Situation of Meat acts as a paradox between the beauty and the grotesque of gendered self-presentation.

    Seattle-based curator Julia Greenway will curate four exhibitions for the 2017-18 season at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the Curator in Residence Program. Greenway focuses her curation on the examination of digital media’s influence on the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and environment.

    SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS PORTLAND

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6-9pm
    • Opening Reception at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

    Thursday, September 14, 6-8pm

    • Open Studio with Julia Greenway and Braxton Congrove at c3:initiative
    • 7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

    Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6-9pm

    • Opening Reception and Performance at Killjoy Collective
    • Safety in Numbers, a solo exhibition and performance by Jono Vaughan
    • 222 SE 10th Ave # 102B Portland, OR 97214
    • Exhibition: October 14, - November 11, 2017

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7-8pm

    • Elizabeth Mputu performance at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

    SEATTLE

    • Saturday September 9, 2017, 6-9pm
    • Opening Reception at Interstitial
    • LVLZ Healing Center: IRL Application of Digi-Manifestation, a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Mputu
    • 6007 12th Ave S, 3rd Fl Seattle, WA 98101
    • Exhibition: September 9 - October 28, 2017
    Website
  • Every Worker Needs A Home

    Did you know that 70% of fast food workers are over 20? That they rarely make enough to meet the rent or basic costs of living? That a third of those workers have at least some college education? That 1 in 4 have children at home they have to feed on their wages?

    Burgerville bills itself as "fresh, local, and sustainable." In order to truly commit to that mission, its workers need to be able to making living wages.

    Join The Community Alliance of Tenants and the Burgerville Workers Union, a chapter of the Portland IWW for a day of action to support workers and achieving their cost of living.

    The rent is too high, and the wages are too low - and something here has got to give!

    This event is part of Oregon Renter Week of Action, a part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! hosted by Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs. #RenterWeekOfAction

    Meet at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30 to prepare. At 6, we will march to the MLK Burgerville location.


    Burgerville Workers Union
    We are the heart of Burgerville. We deserve a voice in our jobs and a raise. Because nobody should expect to live in poverty.

    Portland IWW
    The Portland, Oregon General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

    The Community Alliance of Tenants
    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
  • Tender Table: Ratnanjali Adhar & Rachelle Dixon

    Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender nonconforming people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

    Join us for stories and food by RATNANJALI ADHAR & RACHELLE DIXON

    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
    Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender nonconforming people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

    Website
  • A fundraiser concert for Project Voice, AFSC

    JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY PORTLAND PERFORMERS SAMBA, FLAMENCO, RANCHEROS, HUAYNOS AND MORE

    Pedro Sosa, AFSC Project Voice director, leads “Know Your Rights” trainings with immigrant communities throughout Oregon and Washington. The demand for these workshops has increased dramatically since.... the election. Pedro also leads Rapid Response Training in rural areas to equip allies of immigrants. There is a critical need for this program in the current political reality.

    Your support for this work is critical. Learn more about the program and listen to great music.

    Your contribution will have a direct effect on the safety of immigrant families.

    RSVP: jmunson@rocketmail.com


    AFSC Oregon
    The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

    Website
  • Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments from The New Black Fest

    Multnomah Arts Center

    The August Wilson Red Door Project’s

    New Black Fest's Hands Up:

    7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

    Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

    Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.


    The August Wilson Red Door Project
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The mission of the August Wilson Red Door Project is to change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.

    Website
  • Holcombe Waller: Notes from the Riverkeepers - PDX

    The Headwaters Theatre

    Holcombe Waller: Notes from the Riverkeepers Friday, September 22, 2017 and Saturday, September 23, 2017 Headwaters Theater (55 NE Farragut St. #9 Portland, OR)
    Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:00 pm; audience Q&A 9:15pm. Post-Performance Conversation with Journalist Barbara Bernstein of KBOO Radio, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Tickets ($10-26): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081976

    Holcombe Waller’s “Notes from the Riverkeepers,” is a music-driven performance broadly exploring the 2016 Mosier train derailment. The show is a musical response to Waller’s 2016 artist residency with the Columbia Riverkeeper, a non-profit environmental organization chartered with stewarding all aspects of environmental health of the Columbia River. The three-month residency was organized and funded by Signal Fire, a local non-profit dedicated to embedding artists in wild spaces and activist spaces to connect artistic culture more deeply with environmentalism and activist culture.

    “Notes” features extemporaneous and through-composed storytelling and song, rooted in Waller’s folk, blues and soul-inspired music, focusing on one of the main issues Columbia Riverkeeper faces in their role as stewards of the Columbia River - the risks of crude oil-by-rail (“CBR”) transportation along both sides of the river. The lyrics incorporate the history of the federal railroad system, the nationwide corporate railroad duopoly represented by the northern and southern side Columbia River rail lines, and the phenomenon of train derailments/explosions/emergency response, focusing particularly on the oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, Oregon in June of 2016.

    Featuring Dana J on drums, Justin Miller on bass and Joshua Thomas on keyboards and guitars.

    TICKETS $10 Students, Seniors + Artists / $18 General Admission / $26 Reserved

    For reservations please see: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081976

    BIOGRAPHIES. About Holcombe Waller (Writer, performer): Holcombe Waller is a unique voice in music theater. He is a 20112 United States Artists Berresford Fellow in Music, an award which noted his mournful, folk-inflected style as well as his approach to music “as total theater.”He is a Creative Capital artist, a three-time recipient of the MAP Fund, and a Joan Shipley Fellow of the Regional Arts and Culture Council of his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Waller has been presented and commissioned by Under the Radar Festival at The New York Public Theater, On the Boards, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Centre Pompidou, the Fusebox Festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and many others. Waller’s collaboration with choreography includes work with Joe Goode Performance Group (SF), Zoe|Juniper (Seattle), and Miguel Gutierrez, and his film score work includes music for the Sundance-premiered documentary, “We Were Here.” He has recently toured two interdisciplinary music theater works, Wayfinders and Surfacing, as well as premiered and toured the community-choir-based collaborative project, Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title.

    About Signal Fire: Signal Fire facilitates wildlands residencies and retreats for artists of all disciplines. Our projects instill self-reliance, catalyze creative energy, and invite interdisciplinary collaboration. We utilize public lands to advocate for access to and protection of our wild places. In the past seven years we have engaged over 250 artists, including our month-long, college-level experiential education program. We have hosted numerous regional exhibits and publish an annual literary journal, Leaf Litter. www.signalfirearts.org

    About Columbia Riverkeeper: Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Representing over 12,000 members and supporters, Columbia Riverkeeper works to restore a Columbia River where people can safely eat the fish they catch, and where children can swim without fear of toxic exposure. The organization is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper organizations worldwide. columbiariverkeeper.org

    FUNDING AND SUPPORT: Notes from the Riverkeepers is funded by a grant from the Map Fund, as well as a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. The project was inspired and supported by funding and residency organized by Signal Fire. The work benefitted from additional community partner support from Columbia Riverkeeper, Headwaters Theater and the Falcon Art Community.


    Stand Up To Oil
    Cause
    Stand Up to Oil is a growing coalition of groups opposed to new oil terminals and an increase in oil transport through the Northwest.

    Signal Fire
    Nonprofit Organization
    Signal Fire provides opportunities for artists and activists to engage in the natural world. We utilize public lands to advocate for the value of our remaining wild places. signalfirearts.org

    The Headwaters Theatre
    Performance Art Theatre · Performing Arts School

    Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
    Nonprofit Organization
    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, we work to protect human life by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health and promote peace.
    Find out more about our programs at www.oregonpsr.org.

    Columbia Riverkeeper
    Environmental Conservation Organization · Environmental Consultant · Nonprofit Organization
    Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

    KBOO Community Radio
    Broadcasting & Media Production Company · Nonprofit Organization
    KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.
    We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Saturday
    Jul 29 2017
    American Obon: Dancing in Joy & Remembrance Exhibit
    through
    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    American Obon: Dancing in Joy and Remembrance On display July 29 – October 15, 2017

    The summer obon festival is an eagerly anticipated event within Japanese American communities throughout North America. Perhaps the most iconic element of the obon festival occurs when participants gather in a circle for the bon odori (obon dancing).

    Reverend Yoshio Iwanaga introduced this tradition to numerous Nikkei communities along the West Coast in the 1930s, and now his pioneering activities will be celebrated in an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

    "American Obon" will trace the development of bon odori in North America through archival photographs, audio, and rare video footage on loan from the Iwanaga family, dance scholar Linda Akiyama, and Buddhist Churches of America.

    In addition, the obon tradition in Portland will be highlighted with photographs from Oregon Nikkei Endowment's Frank C. Hirahara Collection. Curated by Dr. Wynn Kiyama (Portland State University and Portland Taiko).


    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    Website
  • Started Sunday
    Aug 6 2017
    Yu-Whuan Wang: Drawings SKIN TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious
    through
    ArtReach Gallery

    SKIN / TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious Drawing by YU-WHUAN WANG August 6 - September 24, 2017

    HOURS: Monday thu Friday: 10:am - 2:00 pm

                Sundays:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    

    Pamphlet available to visitors with complete information about the artist and an interview

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Sep 15 2017
    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up
    through
    Funhouse Lounge

    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up (mature audiences)

    In 2015 we created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. However, we soon learned we had a successful show on our hands that would go on to win the 2015 Drammy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical. So, we’ve “Trumped” it up, added some new faces, streamlined the designs, and we are proud to present Under the Influence: All Trumped Up.

    An unapologetically feminist, irreverent musical that tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke, Anita Cup, whichever Anita she is that day. Whether it’s Juan Valdez pushing us caffeine, Barbie giving us body issues, some cartoon character pushing nicotine, or our local bartender sliding us another drink, we’re all under the influence of something… yes, even Jesus.


    The OUTwright Theatre Festival - The mission of this Portland, OR festival is to celebrate contributions of the LGBTQ community to the art of theatre by staging both original and classic works thus creating an incubator of new theatre for and by the LGBTQ community.

    Funhouse Lounge - Where fun is our first name. Cocktails. Comedy. Draft. Theater. Improv.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    Ukrainian - American Cultural Festival
    through
    Blue Lake Regional Park

    Experience Culture, Food, and Fun. For more information please call (503) 915-4103 or (971) 221-6450 or send email to info@kanonpdx.com

    Website
  • Rooted in Peace film screening
    through
    Clinton Street Theater

    In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.

    From Huffington Post, March '17

    Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.

    Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.

    $5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 24 2017
    MLK Dream Run '17, benefitting Soul District Youth Entrepreneur Career Leadership Program

    6431 NE MLK Jr.

    Join us for the 2017 MLK DREAM RUN! Celebrating Unity, Equity, and Harmony. The Soul District Business Association, formally known as NNEBA, invites all members of the community to participate in our annual MLK Dream Run to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Register your team today!


    Green Lighting Black Lives Matter Youth Media Project
    Green Lighting Black Lives Matter puts cutting edge film and video production equipment into the hands of Black Youth to capture their unique stories.

    MLK Dream Run
    MLK Dream Run Running for the Dream (5k walk/run, 10K run and 15k run) Location: The streets of the Soul of Portland N/NE

    Flossin Media
    Flossin, as an evolved urban term, means TO SHINE. The company’s goal is to bring healthy, positive messages of inspiration, education and motivation via media platforms to its readers, viewers and event attendees.

    Website
  • 10% Day for Momentum Alliance @ Food Fight!

    Food Fight!

    Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, September 24 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit Momentum Alliance.

    About Momentum Alliance:

    "Momentum Alliance is a youth-led nonprofit, with experienced coaches, whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively and to mentor future social justice leaders.

    We are undocumented, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, gang-affected, HIV-positive, low-income youth, youth of color, youth transitioning from foster care, homelessness and incarceration, youth with disabilities, youth who have experienced war, domestic violence and abuse, teen parents and allies.

    Our vision is a community where all people are well and thriving.

    We rely on six core values to inform our work:

    * Vulnerability as a Strength
    * Intersectionality
    * Deep Relationships
    * Love
    * Valuing Everyone’s Story
    * Shifting Power"
    

    To learn more or donate to them online, please go to facebook.com/momentumalliance or momentumalliance.org


    Food Fight! Grocery
    Fruit & Vegetable Store
    Trying to suck less.

    Website
  • 2017 Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park
    free

    Westmoreland Park

    The Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park is an annual community gathering to welcome the return of salmon to the city of Portland, Oregon. Each fall we come together along the banks of Crystal Springs Creek to celebrate the renewal of salmon runs in the last undammed, unpiped salmon-bearing watershed in the city.

    Each year, booths staffed by members of educational and conservation nonprofit groups, government agencies, Native American tribes and others present opportunities to learn, have fun, and participate in bringing vitality and community involvement to the watershed.


    Crystal Springs Partnership
    A group of neighbors, agency partners, and organizations who believe that Crystal Springs Creek is an extraordinary urban waterway.

    Portland Sunday Parkways
    http://www.portlandsundayparkways.org

    Johnson Creek Watershed Council
    Our mission is to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.

    Website
  • We Read Feminist Comics: Black Panther: World Of Wakanda

    Books with Pictures

    Roxanne Gay! Ta-Nehisi Coates! Lady warriors! What more could you want? Join us for a discussion of Black Panther: World Of Wakanda. (All genders welcome.)

    Website
  • PDX 101: Arts, Activism and History

    PDX 101 is a downtown walking tour that illustrates the origins of Portland and its journey to the present. While exploring downtown art, parks, buildings, and bridges, and important people, we cover the collective history of Portland: from pop culture to marginalized histories, including the thousands of Multnomah people native to the region and the lessons we have learned while transforming into a growing urban city. KYC's PDX101 tour stands out with our emphasis on native history, Portland’s unique style of urban planning, and influential social movements make up our past.

    Conversations and destinations on the tour include:

    • Ankeny Alley: Skidmore Fountain and Voodoo Doughnuts
    • Downtown Waterfront: the buried Harbor Drive, the Willamette superfund site and big pipe project, Mill Ends Park
    • The South Park Blocks: an incubating place for Portland’s social movements
    • The Portlandia Statue and TriMet’s Bus Mall

    For more on our comic books, visit: knowyourcity.org


    Carlos the Rollerblader
    Artist
    (the)CarlosCollective; is the vehicle for the creative projects of Carlos M. including Artwork, Stand-up Comedy, Storytelling & the Free Advice Hotline.

    Know Your City
    Tourist Information Center · Portland, Oregon
    Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects.

    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
  • Democratic Party of Washington County Progressive Caucus Launch

    Come out and meet fellow Washington County Democrat Progressives.


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

    Website
  • Rally to Stop Rohingya Genocide

    The Rohingya people in Burma need your help now!

    Please come join us for this rally to raise awareness and pressure on our Federal officials to speak out against this tragedy.

    There are over 1000 Rohingya in Oregon. Many escaped persecution by the Burmese government already. Let's make them feel welcome and make sure that they know how much we support them and their families back home. Let's show Portland that hate happening anywhere is wrong and that we stand for a world of love.

    To learn more about this tragedy watch:

    1. Who are the Rohingya? https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/1035735826567924/?hc_location=ufi
    2. Ethnic Cleansing - https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/1043456972462476/?hc_location=ufi

    Reports out of Burma have said that:

    • About 5000 people have been killed, with increasing death tolls due to lack of food, medicine.
    • 400,000 Rohingya recently have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, making it a total of 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
    • About 100,000 are trapped in Jungle without food and shelter inside Burma.

    Political Action Items:

    • Support SA 607 to 2018 NDAA - 'No Military Aid to Burma' Because of Genocide of Rohingya Muslims - https://oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=3531
    • Email your federal officials and urge them to speak out against this tragedy! (*This is a big deal, as none of them have yet spoken out about this and have shown a hesistancy to do so)

    Aid Action Items:

    Recent developments:


    Oregon united For Rohingya
    Community
    Rohingya People are facing genocide at Burma.• Burma’s security forces have razed entire villages, slaughtered families, and even placed landmines.

    Website
  • Where Are Queer People Welcome?

    Registration required; register online at https://multcolib.org/events/where-are-queer-people-welcome/80127


    A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? What does it mean to see your experience reflected in media? What does it mean when stories reflecting the queer experience are actively silenced?

    Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

    This Conversation Project is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.


    Multnomah County Library
    Library · Portland, Oregon
    Multnomah County Library's 19 neighborhood locations serve the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Locations and hours: multcolib.org/hours

    Website
  • And the ban played on - the long saga of censorship

    Midland Library

    Registration required; register on the library's website at https://multcolib.org/events/and-ban-played/80130


    Many rulers and societies throughout history have attempted control who is remembered, what is to be seen and heard, and how we are to behave. In our country, where the First Amendment remains a nearly sacred document, there’s always been heated debate regarding exactly how “free” creative minds really are when it comes to expressing feelings and ideas.

    This program explores some of the history of the long saga of censorship and the need some cultures have to silence certain writers, artists and musicians. We’ll examine the probable roots/causes of censorship and explore whether total freedom of expression is actually possible.

    Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

    Website
  • Benefit Concert for Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)

    If you are concerned about the challenges immigrants face in our community, here is an opportunity for you to do something to help - something tangible, positive and fun! Please join us for an upcoming benefit concert for Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) to be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the St. Andrew's Community Center. All donations received will directly support the critical work of ICS. Before the event, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, ICS staff members will provide free information and advice to our immigrant community members seeking legal services, as well as members of the community interested in immigrant rights.

    For those who are able, a suggested donation of $20 will be made at the door, but no one will be turned away! Everyone is welcome and all contributions are valued and appreciated, regardless of the amount you can give.

    ICS is Oregon’s oldest non-profit legal services organization providing critical assistance to our local community’s immigrants, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children, to ensure their legal rights and representation. ICS was founded in 1978 by a longtime community advocate, Margaret Godfrey. Over the years, ICS has provided legal assistance to thousands of individuals in Oregon from over 90 countries around the world. Nearly 40 years later, ICS continues Margaret’s legacy, with a mission of strengthening Oregon’s communities by providing legal assistance to its most vulnerable members.

    Still Kickin', a local recreational band that includes two ICS board members - will perform their eclectic mix of folk, blues and rock music. Together for 13 years, this 7-piece band plays cover hits by The Beatles, Peter Paul and Mary, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Kraus, John Haitt, Dolly Parton, John Sebastian, the Everly Brothers, Steve Earle and many more. We guarantee their original interpretations and arrangements will cause your feet to tap and your spirits to lift!

    So join us for light refreshments and a good time for a good cause. You'll feel better for it.

    To make a donation or find out more, visit http://ics-law.org/about-ics.php and scroll down, or contact us at: admin@ics-law.org. Thank you and see you on 9/24!


    Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)
    Lawyer & Law Firm · Portland, Oregon
    Not-for-profit immigration law firm serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. Locations in Hood River and Downtown Portland.
    Help by donating (http://ics-law.org/why-help.php) or volunteering (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BLFCMD).

    Website
  • The Disneyification of our Cities: a run rip city reading group
    free

    Last month, we discussed Foucaultian concepts of space and particularly in urban centers. This month, we discuss more tangibly how that occurs: Urban Planning – more specifically, the contemporary trend that any municipalist or local activist should have a confident understanding of : New Urbanism. This reading group will uplift and develop how we understand the city as connected to these world systems and the domineering forces of global capital, even down the Biketown "Disneyification" of our streets and greenwashing Eco-CapitalistUtopian vision that developers peddle for our city of Portland.

    The Run Rip City is a reading group designed to analyze how space is shaped, and in turn, shapes us. To understand how the city is controlled by the forces of globalization and urban planning; institutionally controlled by the military and the bank. And a syllabus that leaves ample time to discuss where we go from here – The Right to the City, Portland’s very own history of neighborhood organizing, and the theory behind the burgeoning worldwide interest in Municipalism. We meet monthly at the social justice action center, organized under Demand Utopia and supported in part by various Portland Assembly neighborhood action councils.

    Reading is here: http://bit.ly/fuckbiketown Full syllabus is here: http://bit.ly/runripcity

    Join us afterwards for beers + corn dogs at the nearby Hungry Tiger

    Website
  • Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments from The New Black Fest

    The August Wilson Red Door Project’s

    New Black Fest's Hands Up:

    7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

    Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

    Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.


    The August Wilson Red Door Project
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The mission of the August Wilson Red Door Project is to change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.

    Website
  • Interfaith Council of Greater Portland's Beloved Community Forum - September

    Do We Still Welcome the Tired, the Poor, & the Huddled Masses?

    Is our community safe for new arrivals? Who receives our hospitality and who doesn’t? In an era of DACA being repealed, who are we as a nation of immigrants? 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 September gathering will be led by Ronault LS “Polo” Catalani, City of Portland Immigrant Integration Policy Advisor. Polo is also leading the New Portlanders Policy Commission, a commission to advise the City on policies and practices to integrate immigrant and refugee communities’ voices and needs into the provision of City services, City decision-making and civic engagement in Portland, and to seek constructive relationships with City Council. Mr. Catalani will reflect on the realities of human migration, the relatively new imposition of borders, and the promise of embracing the Beloved Community.


    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
  • Pochas Radicales: Establishing & Sustaining Healthy Boundaries as Artists
    free

    S1

    Join home school at S1 for a workshop on healthy boundaries con las Pochas Radicales! As always this event will be free and open to the public, livestreamed online for remote viewers. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Please note the maximum capacity for this workshop is 40 participants.


    In the Pochas' own words:

    "For our last happening of the year, we are holding space for folks that are interested in creating, establishing and sustaining healthy relationships as artists with a focus on boundaries. As creatives, we are simultaneously navigating relations with collaborators, galleries, institutions, communities & social media among others. Sometimes these relationships can be difficult when we consider the identities and experiences we hold, especially if we come from a marginalized community.

    How do I know when I am tapped out? Do I feel comfortable saying no? Do my relationships overlap? Does this relationship need to change or be let go? The workshop is open to all genders & identities but will focus on the experiences of BIPOC artists as intersectionality greatly informs how bodies & labor are perceived. Our intention is for folks to leave feeling self aware about their needs & capacity, confident and empowered to move forward in their relationships in a way that honors their relationship to Self.

    Outside of the collective Blanca teaches an anti-oppression healthy relationships curriculum to Latinx youth with the goal of preventing gender-based violence. She uses a popular education model and seeks to create an environment that is both trauma informed and reflective of the community she is engaging with.

    First hour: Discussion & Knowledge Share
    Second hour: Written & Visual Art Activity

    *This will also be Blanca’s last engagement with Pochas Radicales for quite some time as she is honoring herself by listening to her heart. She will be moving back to her first home at the beginning of 2018."


    Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded during an undergraduate experience at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in academia and community pushed members to create an environment in which to discuss the experience of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest. As a queer Latinx art collective, Pochas Radicales work toward community engagement through art & activism.

    Website
  • Independents for Progressive Action - IPA Presents: Just Eat It, the film
    free

    Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

    Announcing the second film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

    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.

    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 Just Eat It: Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

    Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

    Trailer for Just Eat It: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/

    Website
  • Native Ways of Being and Knowing - With Illarion Merculieff

    Native and modern Western ways of being are rooted in different assumptions about the world and our relationship to it. Ilarion was brought up in a traditional way in Alaska, that rooted in him a deep appreciation for Native ways of being, knowing and caring for the earth. He is a co-author of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning. This presentation and dialogue is free for those staying overnight at Menucha. The cost for commuters is $20. (See URL - Select the eighth item down on the registration menu.

    Bio: Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. For his entire career, Merculieff has been a passionate advocate for indigenous rights/wisdom, and harmonious relationship with the Earth Mother. He has given keynote addresses at forums such as the National Academy of Sciences. Ilarion was born and raised on St. Paul Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, where he lived for half his life. He was among the last generation of Unangan (Unungan), or Aleut, peoples raised in a traditional way. He now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Website
  • That's What She Said: Feminist Comedy - Back 2 Cool benefitting Cascade AIDS Project

    Doors 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm!
    TICKETS $10: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076094

    Hey, cool kids! Grab your Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers, glitter gel pens & pink college-ruled paper 'cuz school is back & SO ARE WE!!!

    "That's What She Said!" Feminist Comedy Collective™ Presents: BACK 2 COOL, a night of queer comedy benefiting Cascade AIDS Project's Camp KC.

    http://www.cascadeaids.org/

    Featuring HOT & COOL jokes from:

    • Caryn Brooks
    • Carolyn Main
    • Katie Piatt
    • Shannon Sales
    • Collin McFadyen
    • Kate Aguilar

    Headlined by Portland's Funniest Person:
    Caitlin Weierhauser


    That's What She Said Feminist Comedy Collective
    Performing Arts
    Crushing the Patriarchy one joke at a time, Portland's newest stand-up group is dedicated to writing and performing Queer comedy all over the Rose City.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Saturday
    Jul 29 2017
    American Obon: Dancing in Joy & Remembrance Exhibit
    through
    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    American Obon: Dancing in Joy and Remembrance On display July 29 – October 15, 2017

    The summer obon festival is an eagerly anticipated event within Japanese American communities throughout North America. Perhaps the most iconic element of the obon festival occurs when participants gather in a circle for the bon odori (obon dancing).

    Reverend Yoshio Iwanaga introduced this tradition to numerous Nikkei communities along the West Coast in the 1930s, and now his pioneering activities will be celebrated in an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

    "American Obon" will trace the development of bon odori in North America through archival photographs, audio, and rare video footage on loan from the Iwanaga family, dance scholar Linda Akiyama, and Buddhist Churches of America.

    In addition, the obon tradition in Portland will be highlighted with photographs from Oregon Nikkei Endowment's Frank C. Hirahara Collection. Curated by Dr. Wynn Kiyama (Portland State University and Portland Taiko).


    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Sep 15 2017
    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up
    through
    Funhouse Lounge

    Under the Influence: All Trumped Up (mature audiences)

    In 2015 we created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. However, we soon learned we had a successful show on our hands that would go on to win the 2015 Drammy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical. So, we’ve “Trumped” it up, added some new faces, streamlined the designs, and we are proud to present Under the Influence: All Trumped Up.

    An unapologetically feminist, irreverent musical that tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke, Anita Cup, whichever Anita she is that day. Whether it’s Juan Valdez pushing us caffeine, Barbie giving us body issues, some cartoon character pushing nicotine, or our local bartender sliding us another drink, we’re all under the influence of something… yes, even Jesus.


    The OUTwright Theatre Festival - The mission of this Portland, OR festival is to celebrate contributions of the LGBTQ community to the art of theatre by staging both original and classic works thus creating an incubator of new theatre for and by the LGBTQ community.

    Funhouse Lounge - Where fun is our first name. Cocktails. Comedy. Draft. Theater. Improv.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 25 2017
    Mississippi Ave Supports the Columbia River Gorge
    free

    Various Locations

    Misssissippi Avenue businesses have come together as a street to host a day dedicated to supporting and rebuilding the Columbia River Gorge that is currently being destroyed by the Eagle Creek fire.

    On September 25th the following businesses will be donating a percentage of sales and supplies from the entire day to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

    Come out to sip, shop, eat, and enjoy Mississippi Ave on September 25th and help support the Columbia River Gorge!

    • Ecliptic Brewing
    • Gypsy Chic
    • Crow Bar
    • Paxton Gate PDX
    • Verde Cocina
    • :: Flutter ::
    • Trailhead Credit Union
    • Flex & Flow
    • The Rambler
    • She Bop
    • Gravy
    • Mississippi Pizza Pub
    • Another Read Through
    • ReBuilding Center
    • Radar Restaurant
    • Beacon Sound
    • Black Wagon
    • Stormbreaker Brewing
    • Widmer Brothers Brewing
    • Pistils Nursery
    • Miss Delta
    • Spin Laundry Lounge
    • ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
    • Gumbo Gifts & Gallery
    • Moloko
    • Prost! Portland
    • Interurban
    • Samurai Blue
    • The Herbe Shoppe
    • Sunlan Lighting
    • UCHU sushi
    • Stash Tea
    • PDXchange - Fair and Square.
    • No Bones Beach Club - PDX: Closed on Monday. Will be donating a percentage of sales from Sept 26th!
    Website
  • Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop

    Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

    Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

    • What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
    • How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
    • Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
    • Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

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

    Website
  • Dream Act NOW | Banners and signs at the Bridge

    Come and show your banners at the Failing St Pedestrian Bridge in support of the Dream Act. We demand the DREAM ACT NOW!

    Milenio.org
    Political Organization
    Milenio facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

    Website
  • Overcome Project Volunteer Orientation (YWCA of Greater Portland)

    Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. We're looking to rebuild our Overcome project team to provide these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

    Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Monday, September 25th from 6-8pm.

    An overview of Overcome and how it fits into the Y's Family Preservation Project will be provided, as will time to break into committees and start brainstorming for the future.

    **Donations are always needed to support the needs of women released from Coffee Creek. Items such as hygiene products, duffle bags, backpacks, new linens and blankets, new pots and pans, new small kitchen appliances, supermarket gift cards, or TriMet bus tickets and passes.

    Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

    Website
  • Gender Identity and Expression: Respect, Care and Language Workshop
    free

    The Liquor Store

    Our community is full of really amazing and diverse people, each seeking to connect and engage with others. But the gender constructs we've been given can impede our ability to see and interact with individuals outside the binary in ways that feel safe and meaningful. This workshop will be co-presented by Mychel Estevez, an instructor at PSU and UP, and Hannah Stauffer, a Transgender community member. They will discuss how to use inclusive language, common pitfalls, and ways to be sensitive when negotiating and seeking to connect with diverse individuals. Bring your friends and share your thoughts as we seek to make the Portland sexuality communities a fun and safe place for all bodies, genders, and genitals.


    SPEEC
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Nonprofit Sex-Positive Education and Event Center located in Portland, Oregon.

    Website
  • Radical Reading Group! No Shortcuts. Part III September Edition.

    Join our radical reading group! This is the third meeting of a series, and people new and old to the reading group are welcome to join this rad crew to read and discuss this juicy book.

    We will be discussing Chapters 6 & 7 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. This link should also (we think) work for an e-copy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx6L0spUnk1sQUZJVTZXSHVMWkk/view?usp=sharing

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

    Website
  • 82nd Ave. Improvement Coalition- Open Meeting!

    The Lumberyard

    Join your 82nd Ave. Improvement Coalition!

    We want you to join us and help us make 82nd Avenue the great boulevard that it really is.


    82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    We are a group of individuals and organizations working to make Portland's 82nd Avenue a better place to live, work and visit. Join us!

    Website
  • Pet Sematary screening, benefit for Liberation Literacy
    free

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Liberation Literacy, whose mission is to build social justice literacy in prisons in order to reimagine and rearticulate the relationship between incarceration, our community, and ourselves.


    Clinton St. Resistance Series
    Community
    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

    Website
  • Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up to Literally Save Democracy

    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!

    On September 25th we're throwing a benefit for Indivisible, with support from the very best of the Portland comedy scene and beyond, including Caitlin Weierhauser, Mohanad Elshieky, Shain Brenden, Andy Iwancio and Brandon Lyons.

    The Indivisible Project's mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies.

    In order to comply with fundraising regulations, we will be taking donations a little differently. The ticket price of $5 reserves your seat and goes towards Curious Comedy Theater's operating costs. We will have donation booths set up for you to run your credit card and donate directly to Indivisible, or you can just show us a screenshot of your donation. A $10 donation is ideal.

    We also appreciate you bringing tips to support the artists who are donating their time to perform for you.

    Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

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

    Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door, plus a $10 suggested donation via credit or debit card at our donation station. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


    Portland Indivisible Oregon D-3
    Portland Oregon page for local groups organized in response to the "Indivisible" guide:
    https://www.indivisibleguide.com

    Indivisible OR-1
    Inspired by the Indivisible Project, we are uniting any and all constituents of Oregon District 1 who oppose Trump.
    https://www.indivisibleguide.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 26 2017
    National Voter Registration Day

    Bus Project

    In the current political climate it's crucial to make sure everyone has the ability to use their right to vote. National Voter Registration is a great way to ensure people have the chance to register before the next election!

    Come help The Bus Project register Oregonians to vote on Tuesday, September 26th! We'll have voter registration efforts across the Portland Metro Area, and we can help you set up voter registration efforts in your local community too!

    Register to volunteer in the ticket link or use this link: https://goo.gl/forms/ZME8fVcmq3w1JYxJ2

    If you just turned 17, recently moved, or need to update your registration for any reason you can do that online at: beregistered.org

    Website
  • Resist Trump Happy Hour

    Church 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 NE Portland at Church 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 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

    We hope to see you there!


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

    Website
  • Theatre for Community: Image Theatre Dialogues - Advance Registration

    Join Living Stages for a 6-week course on Theatre for Community: Image Theatre Dialogues!

    In this class, we'll practice community-building theatre games to warm up our bodies and our creativity, connect with each other, and explore how movement, sound, and images can help us explore and share our stories. Using methods of Brazilian theatre artist and activist Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed) we'll develop image-based scenes to facilitate community dialogue about experiences and issues that are important to us.

    This class is open to all community members-- no theatre experience necessary, and shy people welcome! Image Theatre is an excellent tool and experiential process for educators, students, working artists, activists, organizers, service and community workers, and those working in healing arts and mental health fields.

    Classes will be held Tuesdays 5:00-6:45: September 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 *

    (*possibility of rescheduling October 31st, based on input from participants)

    Tuition for 6-week class is $165, with some financial assistance and payment arrangements available. Email tamara@livingstages.org to request information about financial assistance.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theatre-for-community-image-theatre-dialoges-tickets-37701959576


    Living Stages
    Arts & Entertainment · Portland, Oregon
    Theatre of the Oppressed

    Website
  • Crossing 82nd Avenue: Discussing the difficulties of crossing 82nd

    Milepost 5

    Time to walk the talk!! Meet with us and walk a pre-planned route to discuss the difficulties crossing 82nd Avenue. Your perspectives and feedback will be shared to advocate for better pedestrian conditions on 82nd Avenue.


    82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    We are a group of individuals and organizations working to make Portland's 82nd Avenue a better place to live, work and visit. Join us!

    Website
  • $40 for 40 Years of Disability Rights Oregon Advocacy

    Lagunitas Tap Room

    It’s our 40th anniversary! We couldn’t be prouder of all the progress that we’ve made over the last four decades.

    Our work to lift barriers has made it possible for thousands of Oregonians with disabilities to contribute to their workplaces, schools, and communities.

    To honor four decades of advocacy, we’re hosting a $40 for 40 event in September to mark our anniversary. The ticket includes dinner from La Bonita, two beers from Lagunitas, pub triva. We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle.

    If you can't come out and join us that evening, we've also launched a campaign to engage new supporters who’d like to donate $40. Your support will help to build a foundation for the next 40 years of advocacy and beyond.

    Website
  • SuperThank Presents: A Joint for Black Portland!

    A live storytelling event focused on gratitude for the people, organizations and events that make Black Portland special. Featured storytellers will share moving personal stories to unerase our experiences and community.

    At PENSOLE Shoe Academy, 10 NW 5th Avenue, Portland.

    Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Followed by DJ Klyph until 10.

    Sliding scale donation - $5 minimum, $10 suggested.

    Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superthank-presents-a-joint-for-black-portland-tickets-37788153384

    Have a story to share? Email stories@superthank.org or visit http://superthank.org/tell-a-story.

    Website
  • Jade District Storytelling ... personal stories about Minority Entrepreneurship

    Join us at Jade/APANO Multicultural Space. Network and then hear the personal stories of three local businesses experiences of challenge and success, faith and family, encouragement and empowerment.

    Be inspired to join the Mercatus community directory of Minority Entrepreneurs.


    Mercatus PDX
    Community Organization
    Mercatus highlights entrepreneurs of color in Portland through storytelling and free directory.

    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.

    Prosper Portland
    Government Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Prosper Portland (formerly Portland Development Commission) creates economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Our vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, healthy, and equitable cities in the world.

    Website
  • Place Justice: making a place for everyone

    Q Center

    City Repair is excited to host our third community placemaking conversation with the topic of “Making a Place for Everyone” on Sept 26, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave). This program is in large part funded by Oregon Humanities

    To date, this conversation series has highlighted stories of Food and Housing Justice in the spring for the Village Building Convergence. Now we will hear from community leaders and organization representatives that continue the good work at the intersection between Place and Equity. From utilizing historical neighborhood depictions, to artistic slogans or community organizing through placemaking, the speakers will shed light on their methods and challenges of reclaiming Place in this rapidly developing and segregating city.

    Speakers include Jessica Rojas from NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, Judy BlueHorse Skeleton - a Portland State University professor in Indigenous Studies and driving force in the Cully Native Gathering Garden, Donovan Smith from Ignorant Reflections, Candace Kita from Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO, and more.

    Event entrance is $10-20 sliding scale, no-one turned away and includes a dinner from a local POC restaurant.

    This event also acts as the 3rd #VillageInspirationConvergence, an event to initiate the placemaking season for #CityRepair when we begin to help 30-50 communities to develop projects that benefit the commons such as intersection repair paintings, permaculture gardens, community kiosks/natural buildings, and building villages for the housless.

    Website
  • BerniePDX talks Medicare for All Bill

    The Watershed

    Come learn about and discuss the new Medicare for All bill recently introduced by Bernie! Health care is a human right, not a privilege.

    More agenda items to come!


    Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016
    Community
    Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    BerniePDX
    Community
    Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Poetic Migrations at NW Film Center

    These three Portland-made films explore passages of migration between homelands, texts, dreams and molecules.

    HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Roland Dahwen Wu, Jonathan Raissi, and Stacey Tran, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations.

    SIGHT (2017, 17 mins.) is a sci-fi/dream/exploration about using your gifts. Directed by Kalimah Abioto, this is a short experimental film about a little girl who travels to different dimensions in her dreams.

    FIELD THEORIES (2017, 9 mins.), a collaboration between Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, and keyon gaskin, remixes and reimagines written work from Bashir’s third collection of poetry. These three Portland-made films explore migrations between countries, between molecules, between people, between texts, between dreams.

    Kalimah Abioto is a Portland based artist and filmmaker. She is an Open Signal producer, Night Lights 2016 Artist in Residence, and directed SIGHT. kabioto.com

    Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories, Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. She lives in Portland, Ore, with a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College. samiyabashir.com

    keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize their performance with their credentials.

    Jonathan Raissi is a sound artist, photographer and writer whose thematic interests involve critical theory, modernity and memory. His ambient noise project, Yasna, has released three full-length digital albums in the last two years in conjunction with visual and theoretical experiments. jonathanraissi.com

    Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table and her writing can be found in diaCRITICS, The Fanzine, GRAMMA, and The Volta. Wendy's Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February 2017). Her first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, is forthcoming from Gramma in Spring 2018. www.staceytran.com

    Roland Dahwen Wu is a filmmaker and photographer. His films include Ya no hay pájaros en los nidos de ayer (2010), Quarantine (2015), We are all the production line I & II (2016-2017). He is the founder of Patuá Films. rolanddahwen.com

    Website
  • How to Keep the Water Flowing After An Earthquake

    Water is the most important thing to have access to for survival. We can go longer without food, than water.

    Please join us for a fascinating walk through what will happen with our water supply after a major earthquake.

    Tim Collins, P.E., Senior Engineer with the Portland Water Bureau will join us to let us know what we may expect immediately after a major earthquake and beyond.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 27 2017
    Oregon Native American Chamber September Networking Luncheon

    The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) invites you to join us for our Networking Luncheon. This event provides a unique opportunity to meet, network, and build relationships with business and community leaders (Native and non-native) from across Oregon and SW Washington.

    Website
  • FoPo Supports Friends of the Columbia Gorge Fundraiser

    Various Locations

    We have teamed up with several local FoPo businesses, freelancers, and artists to put together a one day event to raise awareness and raise money to support the ongoing effort of trying to contain and extinguish the wildfires that continue to devastate the Columbia River Gorge.

    All money raised will is being donated to 'Friends of the Columbia Gorge' to reinforce their efforts in their continued dedication to the preservation of the gorge after this disatrous event. Participating businesses will be accepting donations during their normal operating hours, donating a percentage of sales from the entire day to FOTCG, and/or donating raffle prizes as well.

    Raffle prizes will include gift certificates, artwork, t-shirts, and a 55 inch LED Smart TV! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Starday Tavern starting Sunday, 9/17 until closing, 9/27.

    Mark your calendar and come support local small business and our endeavor to help do our part to support the efforts of everyone on the ground in the gorge right now.

    And for those of you who can't make it out on this day or would like to donate to Friends of the Columbia Gorge directly, this link will allow you to do so!

    https://gorgefriends.org/ways-to-give/donate.html

    There will be a silent auction for all of the artwork donated from neighborhood artists. It will be from 3:00 PM-2:30 AM on the day of the event. We will be posting pictures of the artwork here as we receive them from the artists.

    Thanks for caring about our environment and supporting local!

    Participating businesses and sponsors include:

    • The Starday Tavern
    • Unitus Community Credit Union
    • Slingshot Lounge
    • Red Castle Games
    • Bar Maven-pdx
    • Poboy Art and Framing
    • Henry Higgins
    • Off The Griddle
    • BoneWerx
    • N.W.I.P.A.
    • Volume Bomb Records And Guitars
    • Jungletelevision
    • Pieper Cafe
    • Backstory Books
    • FoPo Pretzels
    • Flat Blak
    • Bar Carlo
    • Portland Mercado
    • Gorgeous Relay Race Series
    • FoPo Run Club

    Backstory Books
    Bookstore · Portland, Oregon
    Backstory is a neighborhood book shop and urban spinnery, creating upcycled yarn. Books & yarn bought and traded. Join us for art on Second Saturdays!

    Volume Bomb Records And Guitars
    Musical Instrument Store · Portland, Oregon
    VBR produces punk and metal compiliations and LPs and our store sells guitars, amps, art, T-shirts, and vinyl.

    Bar Maven-pdx
    Bar & Grill · Portland, Oregon
    Local micro brews, hand crafted spirits & delicious Mediterranean pub fare,

    Pieper Cafe
    Coffee Shop · Portland, Oregon
    A nice neighborhood coffee shop

    FoPo Pretzels
    Local Business · Portland, Oregon
    FoPo Pretzels is a home bakery operated by graduate student Rob Amerman. FoPo Pretzels offers batches of sweet, salty, vegan soft pretzels for delivery to residents of the Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. Order a batch today!

    Red Castle Games
    Shopping & Retail · Portland, Oregon
    Red Castle Games is your local store specializing in board games, card games, role-playing games, and tabletop miniatures games

    BoneWerx
    Artist · Portland, Oregon
    New brow folk art: upcycled & irreverent 1 beer at a time aleabone@gmail.com http://www.bonehaus.com/

    Website
  • DACA: Know Your Rights
    free

    PSU Smith Center

    On September 5th, President Trump signaled the end of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. What does this mean for you? Should you continue to renew or should you let it lapse? How can you support those with DACA? Join Student Legal Services, La Casa Latina Student Center, and the Multicultural Student Center as we provide practical information for folks with DACA. Come ask an immigration defense attorney your legal questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

    If you have questions, please contact stacie5@pdx.edu. For accessibility tools please contact the Disability Resource Center drc@pdx.edu as soon as possible. Dinner will be provided.

    FREE event. Community welcome.


    PSU Cultural Resource Centers
    Education · Portland, Oregon
    The Cultural Resource Centers create a student-centered inclusive environment that enriches the university experience.

    PSU La Casa Latina Student Center
    School · Portland, Oregon
    Welcome to La Casa Latina at Portland State University fan page!

    PSU Student Legal Services
    College & University · Portland, Oregon
    PSU Student Legal Services (SLS) provides FREE confidential and professional assistance to Portland State students on a wide range of legal issues.

    Website
  • Support Abortion Access in Hurricane-Affected Areas!

    Join NRO, CAIR and friends for a special fundraiser benefiting those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Jose

    Access to safe abortion is difficult in many parts of the U.S., especially for people of color, low-income individuals, and other folks who experience oppression. Natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose only make barriers worse. Not only are people unable to make it to their appointments, but during the hurricanes, many clinics had to close entirely, delaying people's appointments.

    That’s why we’re raising money to support abortion access in Texas and Florida. The money collected will go directly to our sister funds in affected areas so that they can provide people with help to get the care they need.

    We love how our community stands with us to fund abortion in Oregon and Idaho, and we hope you'll come out to support our friends in the South.

    If you can't make it but still want to help- you can donate to us by clicking here:

    https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/nroptions

    and writing "hurricane" in the Special Purpose field. Or donate directly to Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, Inc., The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, Central Florida Women's Emergency Fund, Clinic Access Support Network, Fund Texas Choice, Texas Equal Access Fund - TEA Fund, BROWARD WOMEN'S EMERGENCY FUND - BWEF

    #nro #networkforreproductiveoptions #thecairproject #abortionaccess #pdxevents #event #charities #fundraiser #socialjustice #portland #oregon

    Website
  • Masks: What does it mean to be - a film screening - advance RSVP

    The Center

    Masks: A student-produced film about the ramifications of European beauty standards on female students of African descent.

    Please join us for a film/Q&A and event created and produced by one of our talented youth interns.

    RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/4AaTKiWBA3GrJzTw1

    Hosted at: http://www.thecenterpdx.org/

    Website
  • Washington County Central Committee Meeting

    PCC Willow Creek

    Joining us this month: Luis Garcia, Pro-Bono Co-Liaison with the OR chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, will give us a status update on DACA and do some Q&A. This is a great opportunity.

    Website
  • Oregonians’ Efforts for Peace in the Middle East

    This evening of dialogue will feature perspectives and memories shared by three Oregonians — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — who for almost three decades have been struggling together from their common faith, to work, pray, and strive for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Mr. Frank Afranji, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page first traveled to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1988, during the first Intefada (uprising). They then founded the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East. On New Year’s morning in 1990 they started Cavalcade for Peace in the Middle East just before the first Gulf war. The Cavalcade continued, on New Year’s morning, for many years. Join us for an evening of reflection on the ways they have worked together in Oregon to increase interfaith understanding and foster peace. Jan Elfers, new Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will moderate the panel. Questions will be taken from the audience.

    Website
  • Command and Control film screening and discussion
    free

    From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.


    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.

    Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.

    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
  • Thursday
    Sep 28 2017
    Pronouns and Beyond: A conversation about gender & sexuality in the 21st century

    Friendly House

    SAGE METRO PORTLAND AND NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH PRESENT: PRONOUNS AND BEYOND A conversation about gender & sexuality in the 21st century. Presented with New Avenues for Youth.

    Website
  • Vanport exhibit: A Story Lived. A Story Told
    through
    Oregon Historical Society

    Vanport. A Story Lived. A Story Told A Vanport Mosaic “Out of The Box” exhibit

    A “miracle city.” A “sociological experiment.” A “municipal monstrosity.” A “nasty ghetto.” During its short life span (1942-1948) Vanport--Oregon’s second largest city and the nation’s largest public housing project--drew national attention and conflicting opinions. For the over 40,000 people who lived there, Vanport was simply their home.

    When the Columbia River flooded on May 31 of 1948, Memorial Day, the entire city was erased from the map and from much of Portland’s memory in a single day.

    Mixing archival photographs and historical records with personal testimonies of former residents, this pop-up exhibit presents the multifaceted story of Vanport and its vibrant community. It is a story of migration, housing, displacement, and perseverance.

    Come explore the enduring impact of this chapter in Oregon’s history.

    ADMISSION: Members FREE Multnomah Co. Residents (with proof of residency) FREE Proof of Multnomah County residency can include a State Issued Identification Card, Driver's License, or Utility Bill. Library cards and TriMet passes are not valid forms of ID.


    Curated by Laura Lo Forti and Greta Smith.

    Made possible by the generous support of: The Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland State University and the Division of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon Historical Society, The City of Portland, and Prosper Portland

    Special thanks to: Oregon Historical Society, City of Portland Archives, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Multnomah County Archives, Portland State University Special Collections and University Archives, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources, James S. Harrison, Oregon Black Pioneers, Kim Moreland, Thomas Robinson, Terry Baxter, Susan Barthel, Tanya March, Norman Gholston, and Peter Marsh.


    Did you live in Vanport or have friends or family who did? What stories have you witnessed or heard of community life, the flood, and its aftermath? The Vanport Mosaic invites you to contribute to our on-going effort, now in its third year, to record oral histories and digitize photos and artifacts. Please contact us at info@vanportmosaic.org or 510.717.2441.

    The Vanport Mosaic is a community-driven and artist-led collective, comprised of artists, historians, educators, and media makers who engage the public in remembering silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to understand our present. Save the date for the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018, May 25-28.


    Vanport Mosaic
    Vanport Mosaic is a collective of artists, storytellers, educators and media makers seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present.

    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!


    Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice - A Portland, OR interfaith coalition called by faith and conscience to respond to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters living in the U.S.

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  • Free Renters' Rights Workshop

    PCC SE Campus
    • Did you know that over half of millenials rent?
    • That nearly 70% of black folks rent?
    • That women are less likely to own homes than men?
    • That empty homes outnumber homeless people?

    Join other renters at PCC SE Campus Queer Resource Center and The Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop at SCOM Room 314, and bring your questions with you.

    Bring anyone who rents with you. We are stronger in numbers! This event is free and open to the public - you do not need to be a student to attend!

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  • Faces of IRCO: Tonga

    Join us to explore the rich culture of Portland’s Tongan community!

    IRCO staff and community members from Tonga will share the history and traditions of their country — and the barriers faced by their community here in Portland.

    Come enjoy a taste of Tonga with music, food, cultural presentations, and Q&A with our presenters!

    This event is free and open to the public, but please register.

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  • Charlie vs Goliath Portland Screening

    Portland Museum

    LOCATION: Northwest Film Center, 1219 SW Park

    Known as the “Bernie Sanders of Wyoming,” Charlie Hardy was a Catholic priest who spent eight years living in a cardboard shack in Venezuela before returning to his home state of Wyoming to run for the US Senate on a platform of getting money out of politics. Charlie vs Goliath (www.charlievsgoliath.com) looks at the issue of money in politics through the eyes of a candidate who has refused to take contributions from special interests.

    Charlie vs Goliath has profound relevance in this unprecedented, “Trumpian” era of US politics. At its heart, the documentary is a story about the power of hope even when all seems lost and the importance of optimism no matter how bleak the circumstances. The film will be screened across the country in collaboration with grassroots groups fighting for radical political change in the lead-up to the November 2017 elections.

    The event is sponsored by the North West Film Center and both the film’s protagonist, former US Senate Candidate Charlie Hardy, and the film’s director, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Reed Lindsay, will be in attendance and participating in a post-screening Q&A. (https://nwfilm.org/films/charlie-vs-goliath/).

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  • 2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
    through
    The Hollywood Theatre

    The premier environmental film festival in the PNW! Four days of great cinema hosted by filmmakers, conservation organizations and comunity partners! 2017 Fest special guests: environmentalist Winona LaDuke and Filmmaker Keri Pickett! Festival poster photo credit: Julia Oldham / Poster Design: Cielle Charron / Fest Media Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio

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  • Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest regular monthly meeting

    Q Center

    GLAPN works to preserve the history of LGBTQ people in the Pacific Northwest. This is GLAPN's regular monthly meeting.


    Glapn: Northwest LGBTQ History
    Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)

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  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide's Operation Veteran Freedom workshop - required pre-registration

    PCC Cascade Campus

    This workshop was specially designed for Veterans and family by a Vietnam era Combat Veteran. It uses some of the technology of Brain Science and the some of the technology of Landmark Worldwide (a very powerful and highly regarded educational corporation).

    The Commitment of this workshop is for you to discover new ways to look at yourself, the world including your past and present circumstances. By seeing these things in a new light your past will no longer dictate to you how you feel and limit what actions you can take.

    This course is designed for our Military Veterans, male or female that either; A) served in a war zone, B) were in military operations, or C) experienced trauma. It is also for impacted military family members (parents, spouse, adult children, etc.).

    You may experience memories about what happened to you and / or others. If you are unwilling to experience the emotions, feelings, body sensations and thoughts that may come up in these discussions, you should discuss this with us prior to the workshop.

    If you have attempted suicide in the past 12 months, currently experiencing severe depression or are taking any psychotropic drugs (those that affect the mind, emotions or behavior) you should consider talking to your mental health professional before attending this workshop.

    You and you alone are responsible for your well-being!

    For our Veterans and Families and at no cost. Pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by emailing rod.wittmier@na2evs.org for the workshop Agreement.

    Please share this with Veterans and their adult family members near the Portland Oregon area.

    Visit http://www.na2evs.org/ovf for testimonies and course description.

    Visit na2evs.org/events to get the flyer for this workshop.

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  • Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/


    By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

    This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

    “This training has been so valuable for me and I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career.”

    People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will invite each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

    As individuals, and an organization, that are continually striving to “walk our talk” around equity, Carlos and Teri invite you to join us for this training in the spirit of mutual exploration.

    Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-4/

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  • Addiction, Recovery and Public Policy (City Club)

    Sentinel Hotel

    Oregon faces a growing epidemic of substance use disorders: alcohol, opioids, and a variety of other addictive and dangerous substances.President Trump recently declared a “national emergency” around the nation’s opioid crisis. Join us for a frank discussion about how Oregon and the nation can move forward on this crucial health care issue.

    William Moyers is vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He is also the author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, a best-selling memoir about his multi-decade struggle to overcome addiction. He will discuss the impact of addiction on his family, career and community.

    Dwight Holton, former U.S. Attorney for Oregon and current CEO of Lines for Life, a not-for-profit organization working to prevent substance misuse and maintain a 24-hour crisis line, will interview Moyers. Holton also is the statewide coordinator for the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds, which was founded in 2013 to reduce misuse and overdose from prescription drugs.

    This event honors National Recovery Month, created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to increase understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover.

    A special thank you to the Alano Club for supporting the travel and hospitality of Mr. Moyers.

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  • Wake Of Vanport Movie Screening
    free

    Kennedy School

    Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at Kennedy School Theatre on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser.

    Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams

    Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

    Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, Hood to Coast, Sweet Jam, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible.

    PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson.

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  • Dolores - Portland, OR screening
    through
    Northwest Film Center

    See the film, directed by Peter Bratt, about Dolores Huerta. She is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.

    With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

    Q&A screenings announced! Peter Bratt in person Sept 29 & 30.

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  • Portland Queer Film Festival 2017
    through
    Cinema 21

    Now in its 21st year, the Portland Queer Film Festival (PQFF) takes place September 29 - October 5, 2017 at Portland’s historic Cinema 21. The festival showcases feature, documentary and short films from all over the world that are made by, about or of interest to the LGBTQ community.

    After two decades of support from the queer community of Portland, the festival is working to give back. This year’s Opening Night Gala on September 29th will be a benefit for Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and SW Washington. Additional benefit screenings are in the works and will be announced as they are confirmed.

    Film is a dynamic medium with the power to educate, inspire, intrigue and bring people together. PQFF is proud of its provocative and entertaining queer cinema programmIng. Over the years, the festival has been supported by the extremely generous support of our sponsors. More than ever, PQFF needs the support community members, allies and local businesses.

    For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email info@pdxqueerfilm.com.

    And stay tuned for our upcoming schedule!

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  • New Indie Drama about Wartime PTSD: Blood Stripe
    through
    Clinton Street Theater

    Our Sergeant returns home after a third tour with the Marines. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, Our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a boisterous homecoming party provokes an explosive outburst, Our Sergeant has nowhere to turn, and so she runs... deep into the North Woods. Discovering a picturesque summer camp on a lake, Our Sergeant seeks refuge and at first, finds solace. But she cannot outrun her own heart of darkness and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril.

    "Despite the dark subject matter, the film is far from somber. It's effortlessly engaging, thanks to Kate Nowlin's immense screen presence. She is tough, powerful yet vulnerable, and Nowlin embodied her character so beautifully. "

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  • Saturday
    Sep 30 2017
    Coalition of Black Men's 2nd Annual Mentoring Conference
    free

    NEW LOCATION: Lorenzen Conference Center, 300 N Graham Ave, Portland, Oregon

    Readying ourselves to take Mentoring to the NEXT LEVEL!

    Our goal for this year's Mentoring Conference is to recruit black men for opportunities throughout PDX! Come out and learn more about what is already established!

    This event is an outreach effort to attract African American men into the Coalition's mentoring efforts at local schools (Ockley Green and Boise Eliot at this time) and through other agencies who wish to have them on their teams. And yes, it is a free event and requires men to reserve space as it is limited to 110!

    Please contact the Coalition if you plan to attend. We have a total of 110 seats at this venue, and it is filling up quickly! RSVP with your email contact information to cthompson@cobmportland.org


    Coalition of Black Men
    An open-membership non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the African-American community in the greater Portland area.

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  • Regalia Making and Beading Classes

    Class is limited to 10 people.

    Instructor Dara Dickinson will be teaching how to make Powwow style regalia, Mini Cradle Boards and Moss Bags. Instructor Joe Martineau will be teaching how to bead moccasins and how to make beaded jewelry. For more information contact Flicka Lucero at 503-879-2268 flicka.lucero@grandronde.org. To RSVP contact Lisa Archuleta at 503-879-1881 or lisa.archuleta@grandronde.org

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  • Lan Su Chinese Garden's Autumn Moon Festival
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    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden the weekend of September 30 & October 1!

    Most cultures have a harvest festival and China is no exception. Zhong Qiu Jie, the Autumn Moon Festival, has roots back to ancient times and is an important traditional Chinese holiday. Taking place on the fifteenth day of the eight month of the lunar calendar, the Autumn Moon Festival is usually on or close to the time of the “Harvest Moon” when the moon appears at its fullest during the autumnal equinox.

    Autumn Moon Festival weekend at Lan Su includes (all activities take place both on Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1)

    • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Story Time
    • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
    • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Chinese Folk Art Demonstration
    • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Mooncake Sale
    • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Cultural Performance
    • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Red Lantern Family Craft Activity
    • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. — Lion Dance
    • 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. — Cultural Performance
    • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. — Lion Dance

    Find a full schedule of events at lansugarden.org/eventcalendar

    Learn more about the Autumn Moon Festival at Lan Su Chinese Garden at lansugarden.org/autumnmoon

    Autumn Moon Festival at Lan Su Chinese Garden is presented in part by Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Jackson Foundation, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation, and US Bank Foundation.

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  • Oregon Recovers Rally For Recovery

    Shemanski Park

    WE CAN'T DO THIS ALONE! HELP US LAUNCH OREGON'S RECOVERY REVOLUTION ON 9.30.2017!

    Join people in recovery, our friends and family, allied organizations and elected officals at a rally at Shemanski Park in Downtown Portland to unveil Oregon Recovers, a new statewide campaign to take Oregon from last to first in access and availability to addiction treatment and recovery services.

    • We now have over 60,000 drug overdose deaths annually in the United States.
    • The United Nations has labelled the U.S. as the #1 Drug Overdose Death country in the entire world, based on the number of deaths per capita.
    • Oregon is one the top 10 drug abusing states in America, and ranks 4th in the U.S. for illegal drug use.
    • Oregon ranks 45th in the U.S. (bottom of the barrel) for access to addiction services.

    Stand up and be a voice for recovery. We need more addiction services, and less incarceration. We need more clean and sober recovery housing for people. We need more detox, addiction treatment, and peer services to reach out and give support to those who need addiction recovery.

    HAVE YOU LOST SOMEONE TO ADDICTION? BRING AN OLD SHOE!

    We are asking everyone who has lost someone to addiction to bring an old shoe that can be used to demonstrate to policy makers and the press the magnitude of the problem. Write their name on the shoe. We hope for a large pile of shoes in front of the speakers podium.


    Oregon Recovers
    Oregon Recovers: Fighting to ensure ALL Oregonians impacted by addiction have access to safe, effective and immediate treatment and recovery support.

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  • Sister District Project ~ Canvassing for Manka Dhingra

    Manka Dhingra is running for Washington State Senate, District 45, and SDOR3 is organizing three weekend canvassing trips in advance of the November 7, 2017 election: September 30-October 1, October 14-15, and November 4-5.

    Volunteers are welcome to participate one or both days on any of these weekends. Each day there will be two shifts, beginning at 10:00am and 1:00pm. We will meet at Manka’s campaign office in Redmond, WA to receive training and canvassing materials before heading out to knock on doors.

    Sign up here to participate and we’ll try to help coordinate ride shares and overnight accommodations.


    Sister District OR-3
    We are the Sister District Project's local team for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. We strive to effect change in critical local, state and national races by supporting progressive candidates. Learn more at www.sisterdistrict.com.

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  • Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

    The 5th Annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival is an all ages, free-admission, community-building celebration featuring perfornances by Native Musicians and remembering the legacy of Kaw/Creek Musician Jim Pepper. There will be a wide variety of Native Artists, Jewelers, Foods, Dancers, unique handcrafted items, and fun!

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  • Hillsboro Reads Keynote Address with Donovan Livingston & Slam Poetry Showcase

    Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates like [Livingston] who make it clear that America’s best days are still ahead.” His convocation address was published as a book by Spiegel & Grau in 2017.

    Join Jorah La Fleur and Jason Graham for an exciting taste of Slam Poetry. Audience participation encouraged! Want to participate? Check the link for registration and guidelines: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HillsboroReads

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

    For information about borrowing this book from a metro Portland library, go to https://pdxactivist.org/events/1489

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  • From Maxville to Vanport: Community Input Event

    The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is creating a new piece of community-guided music, “From Maxville to Vanport,” incorporating the stories of two unique towns in Oregon’s history: Maxville and Vanport. The project will culminate in a concert-length composition for the PJCE to be performed May 26 and 27, 2018, as part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival (May 25–28). Maxville and Vanport both had significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon was particularly unfriendly to non-white residents, and their histories deserve to be heard and better understood by all Oregonians.

    At this event, PJCE will present a song that will become part of that larger work and will gather input from people who care about these stories. Audience members will hear vocalist Marilyn Keller and composer/pianist Ezra Weiss perform the song “From Maxville to Vanport,” featuring text by Renee Mitchell. Commentary from all three as well as Maxville Heritage Executive Director Gwendolyn Trice and former Vanport resident Edward Washington will follow, along with robust discussion with the audience. Vanport flood survivors, their families, and all people who are interested in how this story will be told as PJCE takes the performance on tour to eastern Oregon and back to Portland in the spring of 2018 are especially encouraged to attend.

    The Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble is a 12-piece jazz chamber orchestra which commissions and performs original works by its members and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community. The PJCE has received support from the OCF’s 2015 Creative Heights and Small Arts programs, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Now in its tenth year, the PJCE has commissioned more than 50 composers, and produced more than 30 concerts of original works.

    This event is sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, and the Maxville to Vanport Project is sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation.

    http://www.ohs.org/events/from-maxville-to-vanport-community-input-event.cfm

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  • HeartBeat Silent Disco "Latin Love" DACA Benefit Sat 9/30 5-8pm

    Join us Saturday September 30th from 5-8pm at the Portland Mercado for HeartBeat Silent Disco "Latin Love" our benefit for Milenio.org to help those affected by DACA.

    This event will be taking place at the Portland Mercado and there will be multiple food and drink specials offered from vendors during this event. http://www.portlandmercado.org/

    Do you have a friend or family member who has been affected by DACA? Please let them know about this great Oregon resource. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds to help educate and empower those affected by DACA. We will be running one channel of all Latin music for those whose first language is spanish.

    Milenio is an organization that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics. Milenio strives to improve education outcomes, advocate for immigration reform, incarceration, women's rights, LGBT rights, political innovation and engage diverse sectors of the community in the political sector. Their organization conducts analysis to inform, influence, promote and engage diverse sectors of the Latino community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.

    Their mission is to build a stronger leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.

    Find out more about Milenio and what they do here: https://www.milenio-2016.org/

    http://heartbeatsoundsystems.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HeartbeatSoundSystems https://www.instagram.com/heartbeatsoundsystems https://twitter.com/HeartbeatSil

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  • Our Community, Our Cause - JwJ 2017 Annual Dinner

    We are excited to invite you to our 2017 annual dinner — Our Community, Our Cause. For over a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. With your generous support, we continue to grow and deepen our relationship to the struggles of working people. Our success together is only possible because of your support!

    In recognition of the fact that September 30 marks of the end of the Yom Kippur Jewish holy day, dinner will not be served and the program will not begin until after sunset at 7pm.

    As the highlight of an exciting program, we are honored and thrilled to welcome Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant as our keynote speaker at this year’s annual dinner!

    Councilmember Sawant is known for being a leader in the first successful campaign for a citywide $15 minimum wage, and has used her platform on Seattle’s city council to be a tireless champion for workers rights, renters rights, and economic justice. Sawant is the first socialist to win a citywide election in Seattle in almost a century.

    There are many ways to support our Annual dinner, ranging from sponsorships, digital ad purchases, individual tickets, in-kind donations as well as a donation of your skills or time. Please feel free to contact Justin Norton-Kertson via email justin@jwjpdx.org or phone 971-242-8702.

    Come celebrate and build a stronger community with us!

    To purchase individual tickets online please go to https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/our-community-our-cause-portland-jobs-with-justice-2017-annual-dinner

    For a downloadable mail in sponsorship and ticket form please go to https://portlandjobswithjustice.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/jwj2017annualdinner_invitation_sponsorshipform.pdf

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  • Pride Foundation Presents: The Equity Awards

    Please join us for a very special evening to honor the legacy of Equity Foundation, celebrate our merger, and toast the future of LGBTQ philanthropy in Oregon.

    The Equity Awards is a celebration of the impact Equity Foundation has had in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We will be recognizing and honoring the leaders, groups, and organizations that have made the incredible progress of our community possible.

    We would love for you to join us and our host, Poison Waters, for this fun and momentous occasion to honor the work that has come before and to energize us for the work ahead.

    Get your tickets today!

    6:00pm Cocktail Reception
    7:00pm Dinner

    Drumroll please...and the Equity Awards Honorees are:

    • Equity Award for Building Community: Sankofa Collective Northwest
    • Equity Award for Advocates for Justice: TransActive Gender Center
    • Equity Award for Compassionate Care: HIV Alliance
    • Equity Award for Community Philanthropy: Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund

    We can't wait to celebrate with you in Portland!


    Pride Foundation
    Education · Seattle, Washington
    Pride Foundation supports people, places, & ideas that are transforming our region. Together, we're building a shared movement for equality focused on our shared humanity through grants, scholarships, community organizing, policy advocacy, and investments

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  • Náimuni and Saving The Deschutes / Portland EcoFilm Festival

    The Hollywood Theatre

    NÁIMUNI: CONNECTING OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA

    Dredge mining on the Middle Fork John Day River turned the river into a ditch-like channel, lacking habitat and function. From 2011 – 2016, over two miles of salmon-bearing streams were restored to benefit fish and ecological processes.

    SAVING THE DESCHUTES RIVER

    The Deschutes River is in trouble and its recovery depends on taking action that will restore stream flows and water quality.

    Both films directed by Michelle Alvarado, Wahoo Films

    • PNW filmmaker
    • 2016 | US | 5 MINS. & 8 MINS.
    • These short films screen with the feature film A RIVER'S LAST CHANCE

    For our patrons of legal drinking age, we'll be sharing a pre-film, free tasting from our Festival Supporting Sponsor, Sombra Mezcal!

    • Media partner: KBOO Community Radio
    • Community partner: Pacific Rivers
    • Event sponsor: Sombra Mezcal
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  • Drink & Think Trivia: Banned Book Week Edition

    Black Water

    SCALA Oregon Presents: Drink & Think Trivia Banned Book Week Edition

    September 30th Black Water 835 NE Broadway 7:00 PM $5 per person Team limit of six people

    All proceeds will benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

    Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners!

    For more info, check out: http://bannedbooksweek.org/ http://www.ftrf.org/ https://esuscalaor.wordpress.com/

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  • Sunday
    Oct 1 2017
    Sister District Project ~ Canvassing for Manka Dhingra

    Manka Dhingra is running for Washington State Senate, District 45, and SDOR3 is organizing three weekend canvassing trips in advance of the November 7, 2017 election: September 30-October 1, October 14-15, and November 4-5.

    Volunteers are welcome to participate one or both days on any of these weekends. Each day there will be two shifts, beginning at 10:00am and 1:00pm. We will meet at Manka’s campaign office in Redmond, WA to receive training and canvassing materials before heading out to knock on doors.

    Sign up here to participate and we’ll try to help coordinate ride shares and overnight accommodations.


    Sister District OR-3
    We are the Sister District Project's local team for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. We strive to effect change in critical local, state and national races by supporting progressive candidates. Learn more at www.sisterdistrict.com.

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  • Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1

    Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

    • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
    • Time: 12-2pm
    • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

    How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

    Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

    1. Do not obey in advance.
    2. Defend institutions.
    3. Beware the one-party state.
    4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
    5. Remember professional ethics.

    Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

    • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
    • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
    • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

    But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

    Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

    Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


    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.

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  • Methodist Safe Sanctuary training

    Beaverton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Safe Sanctuary training for church staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. The training is October 1st from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Training is a key part of any Safe Sanctuary plan for a church. This training will be provided in cooperation with BEST Bystander Training (Bystander Efforts Serve Transformation). BEST trainers are students and young people from the Eugene, Oregon higher education communities.

    The workshop will include information on creating a safe space, Prevention 101, and current policy issues for Oregon-Idaho United Methodist churches.

    The cost of the event is $10 per person, or $50 for a church team up to 12 people. Please reserve your spot(s) by emailing Warren Light at uowesleycenter@gmail.com. Beaverton United Methodist Church is located at 12555 SW 4th St, Beaverton, OR 97005,Phone: (503) 646-7107.

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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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  • Oregon-Idaho Conference of United Methodist Church's Safe Sanctuary training

    Beaverton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Safe Sanctuary training for church staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. The training is October 1st from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Training is a key part of any Safe Sanctuary plan for a church. This training will be provided in cooperation with BEST Bystander Training (Bystander Efforts Serve Transformation). BEST trainers are students and young people from the Eugene, Oregon higher education communities.

    The workshop will include information on creating a safe space, Prevention 101, and current policy issues for Oregon-Idaho United Methodist churches.

    The cost of the event is $10 per person, or $50 for a church team up to 12 people. Please reserve your spot(s) by emailing Warren Light at uowesleycenter@gmail.com. Beaverton United Methodist Church is located at 12555 SW 4th St, Beaverton, OR 97005,Phone: (503) 646-7107.


    Oregon-Idaho Conference of United Methodist Church
    The Connected Body of over 200 Local Churches, camps and ministry locations in Oregon and Southern Idaho

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  • Protect The Columbia / Portland EcoFilm Festival

    PROTECT THE COLUMBIA FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST METHANOL REFINERY

    *PNW filmmakers - in attendance for post-film discussion!

    Citizens from Cowlitz County, WA and the conservation nonprofit organization Columbia Riverkeeper, advocate for the Columbia River by opposing the building of the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.

    Directed by Balance Media

    2017 | US | 4 MINS.

    • This film short screens with the feature film SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic
    • Media sponsor: KBOO Community Radio
    • Community partner: Columbia Riverkeeper

    Portland Ecofilm Festival - Portland EcoFilm Festival: annual 4-day film fest, Earth Day film showcase & year-round film series. Premier environmental film fest in the Pacific NW!

    Columbia Riverkeeper - Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Generations of Pride: Coming Out Stories from Diverse Voices
    free

    Central Library

    Join Multnomah Country Library as we jump start the month with an intergenerational diverse storytelling event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino.

    We'll have LGBTQ stories, live music and light refreshments.

    This event is free to the public, no library card required.

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  • Monday
    Oct 2 2017
    Call: Día de Muertx

    UNA Gallery

    November is Día de Muertx at UNA Gallery and this is a call for different forms of participation!

    The project involves a gallery-sized installation of three main Altares de Muertx:

    Nuestrx Muertx: for our friends and family who've passed

    The Fallen: for the victims of police brutality, hate crimes, war and social injustice.

    Artists: for the artists and creatives before us

    The opening event on November 2nd will also involve performance, music, poetry and dinner.

    This is a call for participation to bring this event to fruition: artists, performers, poets, crafters, organizers, coordinators and friends! All folks of color are welcome to be involved, support and participate in many different ways!

    Follow this link for the Submission Form and select the way in which you'd like to be involved: https://goo.gl/forms/WHLwvRiss3hGR4Qg2

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER 2nd. Following the selection of participants, we will schedule a meeting to coordinate the group of selected artists & organizers!

    PLEASE NOTE: All people of color are invited to participate. However, we beg that you be mindful If you wish to participate but have no personal relationship to Día de Muertx. Do your research before showing up and spare us having to deal with any offensive / problematic / colonialist / appropriating elements of folks' involvement.

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  • Killer of Sheep screening, about post-’68 African-American life in Watts

    Made as the thesis film for his Master’s degree from UCLA, Burnett’s piercing yet tender look into post-’68 African-American life in Watts is a cornerstone work of the American independent cinema of the 1970s despite being long unavailable in any form. Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders), the titular slaughterhouse worker and a man like any other, holds this steady yet brutal job in order to support his family. When Stan begins to find the work repulsive, he must deal with the consequences of either quitting—despite his wife’s protests and the terrible job prospects for a Black man in Watts—or continuing to perform work that has a highly symbolic meaning in this specific time and place, and considering Stan’s circumstances. Burnett wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited Killer of Sheep, his first feature, which would launch a career marked by fits and starts but also by several unquestionable masterpieces. “Killer of Sheep is one of the great débuts in the history of cinema; though this treasure is now restored to its rightful place in history, the decades can’t be remade, and the gap in the world of filmmaking—and in the world as such—that the movie’s unavailability represented can never be made good.”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 3 2017
    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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  • Represent.Us Candidates Forum - Local Government Ethics

    Meet us in the Columbia Room for our Candidate's Forum. Greet your candidates from 5:30 to 6pm. At 6pm the questions begin.

    We will be basing questions on the book Local Government Ethics in a Nutshell (available at www.Cityethics.org). We will continue our discussion from the primary forum on why people in the City of Vancouver want our officials to help champion local anti-corruption initiatives and expanding it to a discussion on how and why they matter on a local level.

    Come hear who supports your local Anti-Corruption Movement and is committed to helping us make raise momentum for State and National changes!

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    Communities Of Color Unite: City Of Vancouver Candidate Forum

    SW WA LULAC Council #47013 with co-partnership of the League of Minority Voters, Latino Community Resource Group, & NAACP Vancouver Branch presents candidate forum for City of Vancouver candidates for this 2017 Fall election. The candidate forum will be moderated by Mr. Promise King, Executive Director for the League of Minority Voters. Email invitations have already been sent to candidates via candidate email addresses listed on their candidate filing records. Candidate forum that focuses on the issues impacting communities of color will be taped by CVTV. We hope you can join us!

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  • Thursday
    Oct 5 2017
    A Seat at the Table: 11th Annual Center for Women's Leadership Power Lunch!

    Portland Art Museum

    We know that given the opportunity and training, girls and women will lead for a lifetime. Don't miss out on your chance to build the next generation of leaders. Buy tickets or sponsor a table at the Center for Women's Leadership 11th Annual Power Lunch here: http://psuf.schoolauction.net/cwl2017/

    Presenting Sponsor: Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, Bank of America

    Leadership Sponsors: First Tech Fed, Cambia Health Solutions, Comcast NBCUniversal, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

    Community Connector: PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, City of Portland

    Building Block Sponsors: Chalkboard Project, Port of Portland, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health, Living Room Realty, KGW Media, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Commissioner Nick Fish, McGee Wealth Management, Portland State University Office of the President, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Stoel Rives LLP, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, City of Portland, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, PSU Hatfield School of Government

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  • Oregon Native American Chamber's 13th Annual Gathering "Opportunity in Community"

    The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) invites you to join us as we hold our 13th Annual Gathering event at the Exchange Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The Annual Gathering, ONAC's signature event, is a unique opportunity for members, partners, and the Native business community to network, celebrate, and support the work of ONAC and it's scholarship program.

    Each year, the gathering brings together Tribal representatives, corporate partners, city, county, state government agencies, and community leaders to celebrate the contributions of ONAC members and the Native American business community.

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  • Fight Fire with Fire - a benefit for Friends of the Columbia Gorge

    Dante's

    Thursday, October 5th Dante's Sinferno Cabaret Presents FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE a benefit for Friends of the Columbia Gorge $8 advance /$10 door /$20 VIP (free for first responders)

    Get tickets now: http://bit.ly/GorgeFriends

    Performances by The Unipiper Johnny Nuriel Zelah Pandemonium and more announcements to come...

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  • Friday
    Oct 6 2017
    Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference

    The Clark County Latino Youth Conference provides a venue for high school students to develop leadership skills and empowers youth to seek higher education or technical career opportunities on a college campus setting. This conference also brings together community leaders and sponsors who are dedicated to our youth's educational attainments.

    Since 2011, CCLYC has been the largest youth leadership conference for students across southwest Washington. Each year nearly 350 students and staff attend leadership workshops, visit college/career exhibitors and listen to distinguished keynote speakers. CCLYC brings young people and community leaders together to create an event that inspires and motivates youth to seek higher achievement. Over the years, CCLYC has expanded to provide students an opportunity to explore key qualities of great leaders and to gain an insider’s perspective on some of today’s most exciting and important professions.

    This year the conference theme will focus on environmental and social justice issues. It is imperative youth learn and understand how environmental and social justice issues affect the world and their communities, learn how to take action.

    Portland Miracle Theater will perform " El Payaso" bilingual play of an American engineer worked to bring electricity to rural villages in Nicaragua. http://milagro.org/event/el-payaso-tour/

    High schools MUST register to attend.

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  • 2017 Portland Greek Festival
    through
    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

    October 6th-7th-8th Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM | Sunday 11 AM to 8 PM

    Please join us for the 66th annual Portland Greek Festival!!! Come experience the joy of living Greek! Three days of authentic Greek cuisine, music, dance, family and much more!!!

    Admission: Free Admission Parking: Street Parking

    Phone: (503) 234-0468 Email: PortlandGreekFestival@gmail.com

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  • Defend DACA - 800 Candle Vigil

    We are lighitng 800 candles on October 6th to raise local awareness for the 800,000 DACA recipients - 1 candle will symbolically represent 1,000 DACA recipients - in the United States. The executive decision to rescind DACA not only impacts hundreds of thousands of youth across the country, but hundreds here in Washington County. October 6th is the first day the program prevents recipients from renewing their permits.

    We hope to count on your support to light a candle and stand in solidarity with Dreamers across the country and in our community.


    Encendiremos 800 velas el 6 de Octubre en la Plaza Civic de Hillsboro en apoyo para los 800,000 recipientes de DACA - 1 vela representado 1,000 recipientes de DACA - en los Estados Unidos. La decision ejecutiva para remover el programa no solamente impacta a jovenes alrededor del pais sino aqui en nuestra comunidad tambien.

    Esperamos contar con su apoyo para encender una vela y demostrar solidaridad con los DREAMERS/recipientes de DACA en nuestra comunidad.

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