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  • Friday
    May 26 2017
    American Summer Squash & Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
    through
    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH by Don W Glenn, directed by Jocelyn Seid

    and

    HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER by Michael A Jones, directed by Damaris Webb

    Staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement, and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective.

    Six Performances: Friday 5/26th 7pm Saturday 5/27 7pm Sunday 5/29 2pm Friday 6/2 7pm Saturday 6/3 7pm Sunday 6/4 2pm *curated post show conversation following Sunday 5/29 matinee

    Admission: The Price of the Ticket - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

    Run time 2hrs 30 minutes with one intermission, Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain. Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem with this performance.

    with La’Tevin Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Arlena Barnes, Kenneth Dembo, Jasper Howard, Eric Island, Rickey Junior, Anya Pearson, Seth Rue, Andrea Vernae & Damaris Webb

    Stage Management: Jory Bowers* & Judith Yeckel, Costume Design: Wanda Walden, Technical Direction: Lara A. Klingeman


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Feria de Recursos de Inmigracion / Immigration Resource Fair
    free

    Nuestra Feria de Recursos de Inmigración se enfocará en apoyar a padres con planes de preparación para la familia, Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) y recursos de salud mental, y mucho más. Esperamos que estos recursos disminuyan el pánico entre nuestros estudiantes y sus familias durante este tiempo dificil.

    ¡Este evento es gratis y abierto al publico! Desayuno, Almuerzo, y cuidado de niños gratis.

    Fecha: Sábado, 27 de mayo Lugar: Escuela Primaria Lincoln Street (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Tiempo: 9am - 2pm


    Our Immigration Resource Fair will focus on supporting parents with family preparedness plans, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and mental health resources plus so much more. We hope that these resources decrease panic among our students and their families during this challenging time.

    This event is free and open to the public! Date: Saturday, May 27th Location: Lincoln Street Elementary (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Time: 9am – 2pm

    Website
  • Clases Para La Ciudadania En Newberg

    ¿Esta lista o lista para aplicar para la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos?

    Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario estará impartiendo clases para preparase para tomar el examen de ciudadanía y para su entrevista.

    Las Clases de Ciudadanía en Newberg, Oregon serán en la Iglesia Episcopal San Miguel localizada en el 110 S Everest Rd, Newberg, OR 97132. Las clases serán por 11 SABADOS COMENZANDO EL SABADO 27 DE MAYO DE LAS 10:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 12 DEL MEDIO DIA.

    También le podemos referir donde le pueden ayudar para llenar la aplicación N-400 para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos.

    Para participar tiene que registrarse primero y llamando al teléfono: (503)269-5694 o envíenos un correo electrónico a vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com

    Website
  • The Vanport Mosaic Education Workshop

    PCC Cascade Campus

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT EDUCATION WORKSHOP

    Educators will learn multidisciplinary tools and opportunities for curriculum development for use in teaching about Vanport, Oregon. This year’s themes of home, housing migration, and displacement are central to the workshop and lesson design. Embedded in these workshops is the question of how unresolved issues with race-based displacement reverberate through future generations.

    Registration Fee: $10

    Workshop Presenters: James Harrison, Heather McAfee, and Melissa Favara; Event Producer: Greta Smith

    When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 11:30 am to 3pm

    Location: Portland Community College, Cascade Campus Terrell Hall Auditorium 705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

    Website
  • Hidden History of Albina Tour (Know Your City)

    Know Your City presents the Hidden History of Albina tour. Tour destinations include public art, historic buildings, and green spaces. The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture,serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community.

    Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed to those who don’t know the history. This tour provides a great opportunity for new residents and visitors to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina to Vanport and beyond.

    Here are some of the historic locations that will be visited:

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

    RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-history-of-albina-tour-tickets-33637794549

    Website
  • CANCELLED: Intersectionality Workshop: youth/human rights work that is being done in Portland and abroad

    Taborspace

    EVENT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM FACEBOOK

    Girl Up, Kids First Project, Project Dot, March of Dimes, Youth Ending Slavery, and other local youth-led nonprofits are teaming up to celebrate Global Youth Service Day by hosting a series of workshops focusing on youth activism. On top of great people and food, we will be highlighting the human rights work that is being done in Portland and abroad, how all the different issues each organization addresses are intersectional, and to motivate participants to get involved in effective service-learning and activism. There will also be booths set up to learn about local volunteer opportunities and initiatives led by national nonprofits, like The Freedom Project and Poeteen.

    Be inspired by a day packed full of incredible speakers, service-learning activities, and meaningful dialogue!

    In order to raise funds to continue our human rights work, there will be a small entrance fee: Adults (23+)--$5 Students (with high school or college ID)--$2 Under 10/seniors (65+)--free

    Website
  • Upstanders Festival (FREE)
    free

    Portland Art Museum

    It’s time to amplify voices and activate caring to make our city a better place. Join the Museum of Impact, Don’t Shoot Portland, and the Portland Art Museum as we turn a listening ear to witness unmet needs and unheard voices in PDX.

    Enjoy a ‘woke’ & fun-filled day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Build an awareness for social justice alongside neighbors, artists, changemakers, and future friends. Channel your inner Upstander—stand up, speak up, and act up—as we build community together!

    Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18. Special thanks to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Marylhurst University for their participation and support.

    Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression.

    Make art and build power with like-minded locals. Articulate hopes and dreams for our future. Discover the intersectional role you play in Being the Change!

    The festival activities and events are free.

    Website
  • Vanport Mosaic Festival: Gambatte Be Strong
    through
    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents: GAMBATTE BE STRONG

    From Japantown to the Portland Livestock Exposition, from WWII concentration camps to the Vanport flood--the immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage. Gambatte Be Strong is an original reading of the little known stories featuring the return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII.

    With: Heath Houghton, Sumi Wu, Kim Bui, Jenna Yokoyama, Ken Yoshikawa, and Savira Kambhu

    Two Performances: Friday, May 27, 2017 2pm Saturday, May 28, 2017, 7pm

    Admission: Suggested - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

    Run time 1hr with no intermission Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem.


    This event is part of the The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. For questions: info@vanportmosaic.org or 971-319-0156

    Website
  • Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco speak in Portland

    Aladdin Theater

    Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco Talk About Resistance. A benefit for KBOO Community Radio. $20/ticket

    Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones — areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. The story of that journey became the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, a critically-acclaimed union of graphic novel and searing indictment of global capitalism’s effect in places like Camden, New Jersey; West Virginia; Pine Ridge, North Dakota; Immokalee, Florida; and New York.

    The portrait of misery, painted from post-industrial America and published in 2014, has not changed. Or has it? And how?

    Join Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco as they discuss the mechanisms for resistance that exist and explore the current state of revolt in the United States.

    KBOO Community Radio is proud to host this important discussion. This exclusive, one time only event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets.

    Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

    Joe Sacco was born in Malta, and lives in Portland, OR, where he makes his living as a comics journalist. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. His comic book, “Palestine”, won an American Book Award in 1996, and his graphic novel, “Safe Area: Goradze”, about his time in Bosnia, won the Will Eisener Award for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2001. Sacco’s most recent major work is a book about the southern Gaza Strip, Footnotes in Gaza, was published in early 2010; it received the 2010 Ridenhour Book Prize.

    KBOO Community Radio serves communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

    KBOO has served the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge since 1968. We broadcast live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 90.7 FM Portland, 104.3 FM Corvallis, 91.9 FM Hood River, and worldwide at kboo.fm.

    Website
  • Rose Haven womens homeless shelter fundraiser

    The Ship Tavern

    On Saturday night May 27th we will be fundraising for the Rose Haven Womens Homeless Shelter. Come down and enjoy some food, drinks, and great times while we raise money with a silent auctin, raffle prizes, and Jello Shots! Please bring donation items between now and then and drop off in the donation box. They are in need of toiletry items, blankets, pillows, clothing and Hygiene products. Thank you for your support of this great event!

    Website
  • Promised Land at Portland EcoFilm Festival

    The Hollywood Theatre

    Benefit screening: 100% of ticket sales donated to Chinook Indian Nation's legal fund! PROMISED LAND centers on two indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook Indian Nation, as they both fight for the restoration of treaty rights still legally denied to them by the US government. The film is an exploration of the inseparability of identity and place, the ways society and government look at tribal sovereignty, and a deep look at whose land we inhabit.

    Presented in partnership with Tall Firs Cinema, the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Columbia Riverkeeper, Greenpeace Pacific Northwest, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Climate Solutions. All tickets sales will be donated to the Chinook Nation's legal fund. If you wish to make an additional donation to the fund: http://www.chinooknation.org/contribute-paypal.html

    Website
  • We Stand Up, We Stand Together: Candlelight Vigil

    Gather with our community for a peaceful candlelight vigil to honor the upstanders who were attacked and murdered on a MAX train Friday for trying to intervene as a man yelled racial slurs at two young women.

    We ask that our community come together in love and solidarity in the face of this horror to honor the memory of the victims and in support of those in our city and nation who feel terrorized and targeted.

    Please help us spread the word and we're asking that attendees bring their own candle to the event.

    Note: Our use of "standing" is meant to be about solidarity. People of all abilities are welcome and celebrated at this event.

    We are organizing as fast as we can with Unite Oregon to create a robust response with the Muslim community. Stay tuned for a rally in the coming week.

    Website
  • Storytell Your Abortion!

    Black Water

    Hey, alright! A night of comics talking about their abortions!

    Why???

    Because abortion is normal, legal, and can be a positive thing in a person’s life.

    The best way to end the stigma and shame regarding the subject of abortion is to talk about it. So let’s do this, let’s tell our abortion stories.

    Our brave, amazing, comedians telling their true abortion experiences are:

    Amber Clenaghen Wendy Weiss Alayna Becker Julia Ramos Rochelle Cote

    With your host, me, Mary Numair!

    Doors are at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. Come join us for a night of talking about the perfectly normal topic of abortion.

    This event is made possible through Shout Your Abortion . SYA is a beautifully radical campaign-turned-organization dedicated to normalizing the topic of abortion. Good things happen because of abortion and it’s more than okay to embrace that. SYA is dedicated to creating places and spaces that change the cultural conversation of abortion. Find out more about them here: https://shoutyourabortion.com/about/

    Website
  • Ramadan Tent Project Portland, OR
    through
    MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

    Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) is a London based organization with a goal of social change. Its mission is to provide Iftar - the dinner to break ones fast - to Muslims as well as anyone else who would like to join our event during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are the first branch of RTP to host the Open Iftar in the United States. Last year, over three consecutive days, we had the pleasure of breaking our fast with a total of 600 people in our community, in the backyard of a local church. Everyone who attend came from different faiths and walks of life.

    We would like to invite you all to come join us in breaking our fast this Ramadan. We will be hosting Ramadan Tent at the Muslim Educational Trust on memorial day weekend.

    https://www.tilt.com/tilts/ramadan-tent-project

    Website
  • Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Wieden+Kennedy

    Wieden + Kennedy

    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.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Friday
    May 26 2017
    American Summer Squash & Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
    through
    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH by Don W Glenn, directed by Jocelyn Seid

    and

    HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER by Michael A Jones, directed by Damaris Webb

    Staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement, and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective.

    Six Performances: Friday 5/26th 7pm Saturday 5/27 7pm Sunday 5/29 2pm Friday 6/2 7pm Saturday 6/3 7pm Sunday 6/4 2pm *curated post show conversation following Sunday 5/29 matinee

    Admission: The Price of the Ticket - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

    Run time 2hrs 30 minutes with one intermission, Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain. Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem with this performance.

    with La’Tevin Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Arlena Barnes, Kenneth Dembo, Jasper Howard, Eric Island, Rickey Junior, Anya Pearson, Seth Rue, Andrea Vernae & Damaris Webb

    Stage Management: Jory Bowers* & Judith Yeckel, Costume Design: Wanda Walden, Technical Direction: Lara A. Klingeman


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Vanport Mosaic Festival: Gambatte Be Strong
    through
    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents: GAMBATTE BE STRONG

    From Japantown to the Portland Livestock Exposition, from WWII concentration camps to the Vanport flood--the immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage. Gambatte Be Strong is an original reading of the little known stories featuring the return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII.

    With: Heath Houghton, Sumi Wu, Kim Bui, Jenna Yokoyama, Ken Yoshikawa, and Savira Kambhu

    Two Performances: Friday, May 27, 2017 2pm Saturday, May 28, 2017, 7pm

    Admission: Suggested - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

    Run time 1hr with no intermission Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem.


    This event is part of the The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. For questions: info@vanportmosaic.org or 971-319-0156

    Website
  • Ramadan Tent Project Portland, OR
    through
    MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

    Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) is a London based organization with a goal of social change. Its mission is to provide Iftar - the dinner to break ones fast - to Muslims as well as anyone else who would like to join our event during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are the first branch of RTP to host the Open Iftar in the United States. Last year, over three consecutive days, we had the pleasure of breaking our fast with a total of 600 people in our community, in the backyard of a local church. Everyone who attend came from different faiths and walks of life.

    We would like to invite you all to come join us in breaking our fast this Ramadan. We will be hosting Ramadan Tent at the Muslim Educational Trust on memorial day weekend.

    https://www.tilt.com/tilts/ramadan-tent-project

    Website
  • Sunday
    May 28 2017
    Care Packages for the Homeless- Ramadan Volunteer Project

    Bilal Masjid

    Bilal volunteers will be assembling care packages for the homeless in downtown Portland. This will be a great way to engage in service during Ramadan inshaAllah. The packages can include everything from socks, subnblock, hand wipes, tooth brushes, and non perishable snacks. We will be raising money for supplies outside Jummah this Friday and next Friday inshaAllah. If you would like to donate via Venmo, please message Ahmed Aissi on Facebook ( or email him at ahmed.aissi@gmail.com.

    We will be meeting on Sunday, May 28th at 10 AM at Bilal to assemble the care packages. If you would like to bring NEW, unused items like the ones described above, please feel free to bring them!

    For more information on these packages, please see the following link: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/learn/pack-a-care-kit

    Website
  • Priced Out Screening

    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents

    PRICED OUT Producer Cornelius Swartz and Editor/Co-Producer Eric Maxen

    An excerpt of the new documentary Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, An Upcoming Film that gives an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices displace Portland’s black community and reshape the city.

    This will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by Oregon Humanities.

    Screening: Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 am-12:30 pm

    Admission: Suggested - $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

    Website
  • Silent Auction 2 (electric boogaloo) to benefit ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center

    Mad Hanna

    Bid on donated items from local businesses and community artists!

    Proceeds to benefit the ACLU (www.aclu.org) and the SPLC (www.splcenter.org)

    Website
  • Blackberry Thorn All Day Fest 2017 ~ Benefit for Anarres!

    BLACKBERRY THORN FEST 2017 An all day folky fest and benefit for Anarres Infoshop & Community Space The money raised will go towards keeping Anarres open, one of the few all ages, all volunteer run, DIY spaces left in Portland, as well as paying out the touring and out of town bands so they can continue on their travels.

    Music starts at Noon POTLUCK! Bring food to share if you can. Preferably no nuts. $5-15 suggested but no one turned away for lack of funds All ages, always // no alcohol // wheelchair accessible* Please do not wear scents to keep the space scent free.

    *note on accessibility: the space is wheelchair accessible. The door to the bathroom is about 25.5 inches wide taking into account the door frame. We recognize that this is not accessible for all wheelchair sizes.

    BANDS! Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists (CO) Marissa. (TX) WhistlePig (AZ) Carrion Crows (TAC) Bird Teeth (SEA)

    pdx locals: Dogtooth & Nail (Demo release/Tour kickoff!) She/her/hers Rascal Miles Sparkle Carpet Raccoon Venom Saturn B.C. Camryn Gustafson

    Entangled Roots Press ~ radical pdx based printmaking Tabling with inspiring patches and prints!

    Questions? Want to help? Message Dogtooth & Nail or email dogtoothandnailmusic@gmail.com

    Website
  • What Now? Make Democracy Better for Everyone
    free

    We've heard about a lot of exciting campaigns these past couple of months. There are so many reforms coming that could help Oregonian democracy. But what can you do, personally, to help those campaigns?

    Come out to meet some other Representers, eat some tasty snacks, and find out what you can do right now to make democracy better for everyone!

    Website
  • Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Wieden+Kennedy
    free

    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.

    Website
  • SE Central Neighborhood Action Council Potluck & Resource Share!
    free

    The SE Central NAC will be hosting a Potuck Supper and Resource Share on May 28th in Laurelhurst Park! All NACs are invited. Let's pool our ideas as well as our material resources!

    We will be at the picnic area near the horsehoe pit on the North side of the park. Please bring a dish to share as well as items to donate for our neighborhood resource share.

    Helpful items include:

    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Tarps
    • Clothing
    • Menstruation Hygiene Products
    • Personal Hygiene Products
    • Non perishable and easy to store food items
    • Tents and Sleeping Bags
    Website
  • May Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
    free

    IF YOU ARE INTERSESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE EMAIL CHERYL or DEBBIE as space is limited for this ongoing outreach. Donations are always gladly accepted. cherylann2005@yahoo.com or Debbie Gordon sodeb77@gmail.com

    Food servers and donations needed for this ongoing outreach. Servers need to be at the center around 5:30 pm.

    If you are able to participate with cooking let Cheryl and Debbie know ASAP! Will you donate cash and someone else will put the food together, or will you provide the food item??

    Also, if you are able to serve the meal, let them know. ASAP. We have limited space so please be very specific as to who will be volunteering. There will be some volunteers actually serving the food, two or three to help the mom's that have more than two plates to manage and 3 or 4 in the kitchen to keep warm food coming out and to rinse dishes that go into the dishwasher.

    We don't take pictures that include the residents. We are there to deliver as much dignity as we can along with a nutritious meal. And we are appreciated by the residents!

    The meal will be served on Sunday,April 30th. Food and Volunteers are asked to be at the center by 5:30 pm. We begin to serve around 6:15 pm. We need a total of 12 volunteers. A couple in the kitchen to bring out warm food, a couple to deal with dishes, and the rest out in front serving or helping a parent that has more than one child maneuver through the line.

    MENU: Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44)

    Potato Salad--2 gallons -Donated - Benjamin and Luis Potato Salad--2 gallons - DONATEd -Laura "

    Baked Beans for 200--DONATED

    Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 (we have individual serving containers to use)

    Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces

    Juice--4 Gallons Milk--4 Gallons

    Website
  • Queer & Trans Care Night
    free

    Please join us for the first (but hopefully not only!) community care night for queer &/or trans people at People’s Food Co-op.

    There will be healing practitioners offering services for free including: energy work, acupuncture, and others to be determined. Look out for updates on this event page.

    Craft tables, craft supplies, comfortable seats, and space for socializing will be available. We will also have a popup free pantry and zine library - get in touch if you have things to share!

    Vegan & gluten free snacks & drinks provided!

    Folks of all ages are welcome and childcare will be offered.

    Queer & trans people of color, chronically ill and disabled folks, and youth are specifically welcome to attend!

    This event is open to queer &/or trans people. This space is not for cisgender & straight folks, but if you are cis & straight and want to help by donating services, supplies or foods, get in touch by emailing sofie@peoples.coop.

    We are also hoping to grow this event in the future. Please be in contact if you would like to help.

    // ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    Community room accessible by stairs or a wheelchair lift. Please ask a staff person when you arrive for access to the lift.

    We are striving towards a no-scent space. Please don’t arrive wearing scents; it makes this space difficult or impossible to be in for folks with chemical sensitivities and other chronic illnesses. If you have questions or if you have an access need that isn’t addressed here, email tyler@peoples.coop!

    // SAFE SPACE AGREEMENTS

    Help us create an affirming and supportive space at People’s by observing our safe space agreements:

    Oppressive language and behavior will not be tolerated in this space. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, fat shaming and others.

    Do not touch people without asking them first. Do not assume a person’s gender or pronouns without asking them first. If you are unsure about boundaries, always ask.

    If someone crosses your boundaries, we want to know! The organizers of this event are available to check in with if someone is not respecting these safer space agreements & will be prepared to respond. Organizers will be wearing nametags and are queer and trans members of the collective at People’s.

    Anyone who compromises the safety of folks in this space by not honoring the above agreements may be asked to leave and not return to future events at People’s.

    This is a sober space. Please do not consume drugs and alcohol.

    Smoking cigarettes can happen on the sidewalk 10 feet away from doors and windows!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    May 26 2017
    American Summer Squash & Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
    through
    The Firehouse at IFCC

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH by Don W Glenn, directed by Jocelyn Seid

    and

    HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER by Michael A Jones, directed by Damaris Webb

    Staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement, and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective.

    Six Performances: Friday 5/26th 7pm Saturday 5/27 7pm Sunday 5/29 2pm Friday 6/2 7pm Saturday 6/3 7pm Sunday 6/4 2pm *curated post show conversation following Sunday 5/29 matinee

    Admission: The Price of the Ticket - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

    Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

    Run time 2hrs 30 minutes with one intermission, Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain. Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem with this performance.

    with La’Tevin Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Arlena Barnes, Kenneth Dembo, Jasper Howard, Eric Island, Rickey Junior, Anya Pearson, Seth Rue, Andrea Vernae & Damaris Webb

    Stage Management: Jory Bowers* & Judith Yeckel, Costume Design: Wanda Walden, Technical Direction: Lara A. Klingeman


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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  • Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Ramadan Tent Project Portland, OR
    through
    MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

    Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) is a London based organization with a goal of social change. Its mission is to provide Iftar - the dinner to break ones fast - to Muslims as well as anyone else who would like to join our event during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are the first branch of RTP to host the Open Iftar in the United States. Last year, over three consecutive days, we had the pleasure of breaking our fast with a total of 600 people in our community, in the backyard of a local church. Everyone who attend came from different faiths and walks of life.

    We would like to invite you all to come join us in breaking our fast this Ramadan. We will be hosting Ramadan Tent at the Muslim Educational Trust on memorial day weekend.

    https://www.tilt.com/tilts/ramadan-tent-project

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  • Monday
    May 29 2017
    Vanport Tours: The Site and its many Stories
    free

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT TOURS: THE SITES AND ITS MANY STORIES

    Narrated bus and self-guided walking tours of the original Vanport site. The tour begins at the Expo Center, and loops through the PIR grounds. This route includes the sites of historic Vanport’s most important civic functions as well as residential areas. Additionally, the Building D lobby at Expo will offer brief presentations about Vanport’s lasting impact on our communities.

    This tour is FREE and open to the public.

    Bus tours are expected to last approximately 75 minutes. The self-guided walking tours will start anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, and last approximately one hour.

    Locations: Expo Center, Building D 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217 and The Portland International Raceway


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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  • Gentrification is Weird: Bike Tour Forum
    free

    A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances—with Gentrification is Weird/Ignorant Reflections, Living Stages, and Laquida Landford.

    The bike ride traces the history of the community of Vanport and the experiences of displacement of its residents. The ride culminates in a theatrical forum facilitated by Living Stages and presented by community performers who face gentrification or displacement. Audience members are invited to participate in a creative, theatrical community brainstorm on what might be possible.

    This bike tour is free and open to the public.

    Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 12-3 pm

    A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances - with “Gentrification is Weird”/Ignorant Reflections” (Donovan Smith), and Living Stages (Tamara Lynne)

    Location: Expo Center Park & Ride 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217

    This event is part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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  • Many Bridges, One River: a Discussion for folks organizing around Portland Vietnamese communities
    free

    Event: Many Bridges, One River

    To all folks who share a Vietnamese identity and API folks who support Viet community building! Intimate, frank discussion and call to action for folks organizing around Vietnamese communities in Portland.

    5:30: Snack, meet and mingle 6:00-6:30: Welcome and Introductions 6:30-7:15: Thuan presents on "Many Bridges, One River" with Q&A 7:15-7:45: community discussion about themes folks represent 7:45-8:00 Next steps and wrap-up/mingle

    We will be talking about these topics and more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hlyE5b720n3DNj5pIZlz3RA9K7_17h1BKXnJ6HmmaPU/edit?usp=sharing

    Book Bio: "Many Bridges, One River is the first published collection of interviews with organizers and activists who have been working in Vietnamese American communities throughout the United States, starting in the 1970s. Co-edited by Vy Nguyen and thuan nguyen, these interviews document the strategies and lessons learned in the fight for social justice and progressive social change by Vietnamese Americans. "

    Thuan Nguyen is the youngest of eleven children. He and his immediate family came to the United States in 1975 as a result of the war in Viet Nam, resettling in Virginia, Oregon, and finally California. Both of his parents did community work for most of their lives, which is the foundation for his commitment to youth and community work. thuan has played different roles (as organizer, coordinator, facilitator, case worker, advocate, mentor, etc.) in various social justice efforts and organizations over the years, including youth organizing, education reform, affordable housing, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBTIQ justice, and multiracial coalition building. He has coordinated an Asian and Pacific Islander network in Oregon, a youth organizing network in the Los Angeles region and throughout California, and is currently involved in building progressive/radical organizing work in the Vietnamese community, including organizing regional and national gatherings, the Hai Ba Trung School for Organizing, common ground OC, and the VN Roots education and exposure program.

    There will be books available for sale for 15$ by either cash or check. Paypal may be available.

    Parking is available outside the building. There will be snack food served.

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  • Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Oral Histories
    free

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 - www.vanportmosaic.org LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

    Join us for TWO SCREENINGS of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.

    Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited and RSVP is strongly recommended. Donations are gladly accepted at the door.

    TWO SCREENINGS: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30pm Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 North Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0527.eventbrite.com/

    Monday, May 29, 2017 6pm Irvington Covenant Church 4003 Northeast Grand Avenue , Portland, OR 97212 With special guest Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport, The Musical, performing a few songs from the play. RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0529.eventbrite.com/

    A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center.


    This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. Full program at www.vanportmosaic.org

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  • Clinton Street Resistance presents TOP GUN benefitting Feed The Hungry, Inc.

    Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes.

    The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Director: Tony Scott Country: United States Year: 1986 Runtime: 110 minutes

    There are elements that hold up - especially Cruise's blinding charisma. The aerial scenes are still thrilling, and perfectly suited to a giant screen. Everything else? Well, that depends on how nostalgic you're feeling. -- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Feed The Hungry, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, Feed the Hungry, Inc. is a community based, non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides a hearty meal once a week for as many as 165 people.

    Meals are served every Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St., in downtown Milwaukie, Oregon.

    Those who are homeless, hungry or simply looking for companionship, are received with understanding and respect.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 30 2017
    Store to Door PDX Dine Out Fundraiser 2017

    Portland, Oregon

    You can help Store to Door provide nourishment and companionship to home-bound seniors and people with disabilities. Simply dine out at any of the great restaurants listed below on Tuesday, May 30th!

    Our restaurant partners will donate 10% of the day's sales to Store to Door. It's a great reason to have a night out or lunch date with friends and family!

    So far, our amazing restaurant partners include:

    • 87th and Meatballs, 8737 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

    • Big Kahuna's BBQ & Catering, 7123 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

    • Cafe Yumm!, 301 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

    • Dove Vivi Pizza, 2727 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

    • KIVA - Cafe & Spa, 1533 NW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

    • MOD Pizza, 204 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

    • Ox Restaurant, 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

    • Pieology Pizzeria, 732 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, 97205

    • Rocio's, 2850 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97202

    ...Stay tuned for more!

    We hope to see you at one of these amazing restaurants!

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  • CareOregon Oregon Health Plan & Medicare Enrollment Clinic at Clackamas Resource Fair

    Our goMobile team and our partners make it easy to learn how to get covered and get care under the #OregonHealthPlan (#Medicaid) and other programs. We can help check for eligibility, enroll applicants in Medicare or Medicaid, and hep make appointments for physical, #dental and mental health care.

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  • PDX WIT #Action History of Activism Workshop

    Perka Inc.

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

    This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

    Agenda:

    5:30 - 6:00 Networking

    6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

    Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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  • A Blueprint for a New Party: Conversation with Seth Ackerman

    The Portland Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is hosting a video conference with Seth Ackerman, author of A Blueprint for a New Party published in Jacobin Magazine. With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working class. Join us as Seth dives deeper into the ideas outlined in the article.

    Tuesday, May 30 6 PM to 8 PM Hollywood Library Meeting Room 4040 NE Tillamook St Portland, OR 97212

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-labor-party-ackerman/

    http://www.dsausa.org/dsa_chapters_propose_national_candidate_endorsements_by_june_1_here_s_why_dl

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  • Portland Underground Grad School Happy Hour: Problem Solving Sorting Hat
    free

    The Slide Inn

    According to a Harvard study, social interaction is the second biggest influence on happiness, right after sleep. This happy hour is all about strengthening the social bonds in Portland by creating generosity and helping each other out.

    The idea is called the the Problem-Solving Sorting Hat (PSSH). This is what we'll do: everyone will write on slips of paper a problem that they need help on. Examples:

    1. I need a babysitter in NE.
    2. I need a handyman to fix my gutters
    3. I'm looking for informational interviews in public engagement.

    All the problems are put into a hat and then read out loud. Together we'll offer our networks to connect the person to resources. After we go through all the problems, we'll have open socializing so everyone can connect more with people they can help out.

    Come at 6p to grab food or drink. PSSH will start at 630. Connection, play, and problem-solving. Come and have some fun and experience generosity!

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  • Universal Health Care Forum with Earl Blumenauer
    free

    Join Congressman Blumenauer for Public Forum on:

    Universal health care. Medicare for all. Single-payer.

    What would these mean for you and your family? How can we make these proposals law?

    Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

    Guest speakers will include:

    • T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
    • State Senator Michael Dembrow
    • State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
    • Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
    • Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

    Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

    Event is free. Getting advance tickets is recommended

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  • On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish

    Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language. Spanglish, the playful patois that unites the Mexican-U.S. borderlands, bridges the border with communication that no wall can prevent. Join University of Oregon's Peter Laufer (James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at University of Oregon and co-director UO-UNESCO Crossings Institute for Conflict Sensitive Reporting & Intercultural Dialogue) and Gabriela Martínez (award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project director of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication’s Masters Program) for a discussion on Spanglish and Border Culture. Program includes a reading from Laufer's new children's book ¡See you Later, Amigo!, An American Border Tale - which will be available for purchase following the talk.

    $10 WAC members; $15 general admission.

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  • Senator Jeff Merkley Town Hall

    Willamette Green

    So much to talk about!

    Looking for help to set up and work the sign-in table

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  • Info Session: Mentor/Host the Next Generation of Civic Leaders
    free

    Bus Project

    Join SAGE to learn about opportunities to mentor or host a PolitiCorps fellow this summer. PolitiCorps is a political organizing and leadership bootcamp for young adults (aged 18-25) who are ready to commit themselves full time to working in public service. The 10-week fellowship teaches fellows how to create and manage their own campaign strategy.

    At our information session, you can learn more about the program and opportunities to support young adults who are dedicated to the public interest and the political process. As a mentor or host, you can help a fellow talk about their career goals and how to achieve them.

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  • Portland ABC Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
    free

    The North Portland prisoner letter-writing night has now merged with the SE chapter! We will be writting to some long-time political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!

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  • Wednesday
    May 31 2017
    Dynamics of Poverty

    This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status). We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

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  • De Paul Treatment Centers' Art of Recovery
    free

    In celebration of Mental Health Month, join us for an evening of art and conversation at the J. Pepin Art Gallery. The J. Pepin Art Gallery features artists who are reframing the perception of mental illness. Jess Jones, one of the gallery's featured artists, will share her creative journey and how mental illness and recovery plays a role.

    This is a free event with light hosted refreshments.

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  • You Belong Here: Tenant Power!
    free

    Are you a tenant? Do you care about someone who is?

    You Belong Here!

    Join others renters and community leaders for free dinner, a workshop, and a chance to demand an end to no-cause evictions and extreme rent hikes.

    Everyone needs to be on board this year to demand an end to no-cause evictions and repeal the state-wide ban on rent control here in Oregon. Put your best forward and hold your lawmakers accountable! Demand support for #HB2004!

    What we need: your bodies, your voice, your fist in the air What you need: to keep yourself housed and create an environment that allows others to stay housed with you

    What we can do: Come together in numbers and expand the Community Alliance of Tenants. When we go down to Salem, when you go to knock on the mayor's door, you need #TenantPower behind you. Only in solidarity can the people's will be done.

    Dinner will be provided. A workshop to understand tenant rights will allow you to meet fellow renters and residents, and use that knowledge to empower yourself and those in your community

    This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All ages welcome. Childcare and interpretations will be available, please call (503)460.9702 ex. 2 for Jensi for requested services.

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  • Ghostlight Project: Screening of "13th" & a talk with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland
    free

    In Netflix's thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Learn about the policies and cultural changes that took place going back as far as the 1800's and how they influence our lives today.

    Following the screening, join Teressa Raiford, founder of Don't Shoot Portland, for a conversation regarding themes and issues in the movie, how they affect the Portland community, and what you can do about it.

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  • Whitenoise: Aitken / Fletcher / Santos readings and discussion

    The Whitenoise project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepesented communities (PoC, Queer, Femme, and people with disabilities).

    Neil Aitken / Jenna Marie Fletcher / Pamela K. Santos + open mic!

    This month we will also start out with an open mic, so please bring a poem or two to share!

    Neil Aitken is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga 2008), which won the Philip Levine Prize, and Babbage’s Dream (Sundress 2017), as well as a chapbook of poetry, Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016). He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review and his own poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Ninth Letter, Southern Poetry Review, and other literary journals.

    Jenna Marie Fletcher is a writer, talker and chronic-dabbler based out of Portland, OR. Mostly interested in vaguely romantic experiences, sharp things, and telling a good story, her work circles around the messy intersections of race, queerness, and chronic illness. Poetry, essays and weird art can be found all over the internet and in print; many different places all with the same aim – to try to take up space and to take up space by trying. whatsmineisyrs.com

    Pamela K. Santos is a sometime writer, full-time KBOO community radio membership director, forever mom, and all-the-time radio host/producer who talks an inordinate amount about being from Queens, NY. She is always judging your food, but you can judge her food chronicled as #BombArchipelagoEats on IG @archipelagoeats, random tweets @pamelaksantos on Twitter and web home pamelaksantos.com.

    All ages! ~ $5-10 suggested donation to support the artists. Note: it is ADA accessible, but no ADA bathrooms. Also, please dress warmly because the gallery is a little drafty.

    Date: Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 Location: The High and Low Gallery Time: 6:30-9pm

    Schedule:

    6:30 Doors Open & Open Mic sign up 7-7:40 Open Mic 7:40-9 Featured Readers

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  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafPlus and Hard of Hearing Legislative Awareness Day

    Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Legislative Awareness Day

    The FIGHT is NOT over!

    Support Senate Bill 1018: Set up D/DB/D*/HH service under DHS Support Senate Bill 1023: establish funding for SB 1018 Support House Bill 3412: Task force on assessment for D/HH children Support House Bill 3415: Mental Health Bill of Rights for D/HH

    Support • Defend • Speak Out • Unify • Take a Stand

    June 1, 2017 10 am to 4 pm

    Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301

    www.OAD1921.org

    Our dream: to have a permanent Office of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Services created in Oregon.

    We want the Senate and the House to pass this bill and send it to the governor!

    Over 186,117 Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Oregonians need support through social services.

    Rain or Shine!

    Agenda 9-10am: Capitol tours with ASL interpreters Students will learn some history of Oregon and about the legislative process 10-11am: Rally at front steps of Capitol Presenter List (pending): Chad A. Ludwig, President, OAD Clark Anderson, President, Hearing Loss Association-Oregon Terry Blosser, Deaf-Blind Advocate Mark Hill, President, Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization Invited legislators (one or two) will present - TBA Jerry Fleming, State Representative, Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM)-Oregon 11am to 12pm: Parade and Rally by DGM-Oregon 12-1pm: Lunch Break On your own 1pm to 4pm: Meet with your legislators

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  • 100% Renewable Energy - City Council Hearing & Vote
    free

    NEW DATE: JUNE 1ST @ 2PM

    The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

    Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

    Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

    The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

    Here’s how you can help.

    1. Come to the hearing on June 1st.
    2. Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
    3. Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

    Let the City Council know:

    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
    • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
    • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
    • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

    Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151

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  • March for Truth Sign Making Party

    PICA

    Join Portland Indivisible Oregon District-3 and District-1 for a sign making party before the March for Truth (6/3/17). We will have a limited number of signage materials available (thanks to volunteers!) so please help out if possible by bringing posterboard, markers, duct tape, stape guns, sign-sticks and/or donations to defray the cost of volunteer supplies.

    Get energized! Let's make the best signs with the best words ever!

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  • Celebration of Worker Justice

    The Eliot Center

    Join us to honor and advance the rights of Oregon's low-wage workers!

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Eliot Center 1226 SW Salmon Street Portland, OR 97205

    Featuring:

    • Gourmet Italian dinner by Bella Mercato
    • Local beer and wine
    • A great silent auction
    • Live music
    • 2017 Tribune of Worker Justice
    • Keynote speaker - Tarso Luís Ramos - Executive Director of Political Research Associates

    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

    $45.00 - Early Bird Special (by April 20) $55.00 - General Admission

    Want to sponsor the event? Click here: http://nwjp.org/2017-event-sponsorship/

    *photo above by the very talented and generous Doug Yarrow

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  • Public Policy Conversation: Sanctuary Status-Issue Forum

    Join the Government and Public Policy Committee for a participatory dialog on sanctuary status in the age of Trump. Attendees will be provided with short readings beforehand that will frame the small group conversations. This is a great opportunity to meet other civically-minded Portlanders and have an informed discussion on a timely topic. For members who attended the March 3rd Friday Forum on local responses to federal immigration policy, this event can be seen as a continuation of the conversation, but prior attendance is not required. This is not a place to advocate for one position or another, but instead for people to open their minds and listen/share from their perspectives and experiences.

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  • Dinner, Family-style: Potluck and discussion
    free

    Unite Oregon

    Join us for an evening of food and family to celebrate the many forms our families take and explore how we can win public policies that recognize ALL families.

    Our families are diverse, multi-generational, extended, chosen and biological. Our policies are out of step and need to be updated to reflect the way we live.

    This is a family-friendly potluck. RSVP today to let us know you're coming, and if you can bring food or drink to share.

    Yes, count me in! https://secure.everyaction.com/ChWfNZJK4ki1Qx48CxorSA2

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  • In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas
    free

    Join us for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation. Her work is part of significant permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Hammer Museum, among many others.

    This event is free as part of Free First Thursday.

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  • Stock the Portland Food Bank Cupboard, Again! An opportunity to repack & label family-sized packages

    Oregon Food Bank

    Stock the Cupboard is a great volunteer opportunity for you to join friends, family, and fellow rotarians to repack and label bulk dry food in a lively, active environment!

    You'll be repacking foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages, either working at tables or around bins.

    This event is a hands on event that encourages ages 6 years and older to come help out!

    Contact the Rotary office for more information and/or to sign up to join. (503) 228-1542

    http://rotarypdx.org/

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  • Friday
    Jun 2 2017
    No More Summit 2017 (National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE), YWCA Clark County & the No More Campaign)
    through
    Hilton Vancouver Washington

    June 2 & 3, 2017. National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE), YWCA Clark County and the No More Campaign will host the Anit-Violence Biennial No More Summit in Vancouver, WA.

    Visit www.NoMoreSummit.org for news and updates.

    YWCA Clark County No More Summit NO MORE Campaign National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) Hilton Vancouver Washington Vancouver, Washington City Government

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  • The Sankofa Project Presents: Ramadan - free
    free

    PSU Smith Center

    Join us in observance of Ramadan as we strengthen ties with community! Learn about Ramadan and interact with our various featured stations including, henna, hijab, and opportunities to give your voice in future heritage programming. This event is part of The Sankofa Project with the Pan-African Commons.

    Questions? fadumo@pdx.edu

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  • Constructing Identity in Oregon from Maxville to Vanport (Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble)

    Portland Art Museum

    In this Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble "work in progress" performance and discussion event, vocalist Marilyn Keller and composer/pianist Ezra Weiss perform two songs from the upcoming concert work "From Maxville to Vanport," featuring text by Renee Mitchell. The writer, singer and composer will speak about the project, and take questions from the audience.

    This project, which will culminate in a concert-length composition for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble to be performed in the spring of 2018, tells a fictionalized but historically accurate narrative about two unique places and moments in Oregon's history, Maxville and Vanport. These two towns, both with significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon's constitution banned black residents, tells a part of the state's history that deserves to be heard. Gwendolyn Trice, Executive Director of Maxville Heritage, will also be on hand to speak about Maxville, Oregon. This event is co-presented by the Vanport Mosaic and the Oregon Historical Society.

    Seating is first come first served. Limited seating available. Admission to the Museum is $5 after 5 PM.

    Performance will take place is the Stevens Room

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  • Saturday
    Jun 3 2017
    Cultivate Resistance! Direct Action Training for Groups

    TBD

    Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale. We invite you to join us for a training for groups of people who want to develop their ability to take powerful strategic collective action.

    This training will introduce basic non-violent direct action strategies and tactics to groups who are completely new to organizing, and will provide next steps and development to groups who have been working together for a while.

    We ask that you show up in a group; a group does not need to be any kind of formal organization, although it totally CAN be those people. We ask that groups be made up of at least 3 people, and encourage much larger groups to attend as well. If you don't have a group and would like to come as an individual, please register and let us know why you are interested in attending on your own.

    So grab your friends, family, neighbors, activist group, church group, study group, or any group you have affinity with and sign up together!

    This training we will be providing information and training on how to prepare and develop a direct action. We will be sending out a more detailed breakdown of the agenda to folks that sign up. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBNrCYP9YEBl5R36WkYDSzvl83M-HmAYml0082u1vcb5ZpiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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  • March for Truth PDX
    free

    Terry Schrunk Plaza

    A healthy democracy requires an informed electorate, a government with healthy checks and balances, leaders who respect the rule of law . . . and fair elections untainted by partisan bias or foreign influence. Let us peaceably assemble and demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and any ties to Donald Trump, his administration, and associates. Speakers, music! Bring signs, friends, chants! This is a national event. Let's show the world where Portland, Oregon stands!

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  • Senior Honor Day 2017

    Please join us as we recognize the achievements of our Native American graduating Seniors and all students who are moving forward with their education. Parents/caregivers of graduates will have time to speak on the behalf of their child prior to receiving this recognition. Students will also be recognizing those who make a difference in their lives. We will be having a Potluck lunch. Please feel free to bring a side dish to share. Open to all Evergreen, Vancouver, and Battleground School Districts' Native American students, families and guests. Thank you and hope to see you there.

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  • STOP Family Separations and Human Rights Violations! ¡YA Basta!

    Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario and Milenio.org Invite you to a RALLY at the Tacoma, Washington Immigration Detention Facility and Demand the Immediate Release of Immigrants arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) since January of this year! STOP FAMILY SEPARATIONS NOW!

    RALLY DATE: Saturday, June 3, 2017 RALLY TIME: 1:00 pm RALLY LOCATION: Northwest Detention Center at 1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421

    This facility is a private immigration prison located on the tide flats of the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The prison is operated by the GEO Group on behalf of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This prison is a symbol of shame and represents the ongoing human rights violations committed by the Trump Administration.

    Families from Oregon and Washington of those who are in detention will be speaking at this RALLY. Among the speakers, we will have wife’s and US born children of those detained. We have been meeting with family members of those impacted by the inhumane RAIDS conducted by ICE AGENTS, and these families are asking us to ACT! WE WILL ACT! We are inviting allies, religious leaders to accompany these families and our organizations at this PUBLIC ACTION. If you would like to go please email us at vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com, info@milenio2016.org , rogelj@milenio2016.org. We are organizing carpooling and other methods of transportation. YA BASTA! Enough is Enough! STOP FAMILY SEPARATION! STOP THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS! ICE OUT OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON!

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  • Portland Wear Orange - Art in the Park (Moms Demand Action - OR)

    Director Park

    Join us as we #WearOrange - a color that demands to be seen - to honor the 93 Americans killed daily by gun violence. We'll be gathering in beautiful Director Park to create collaborative art and music. By coming together, we can end gun violence!

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  • Temple Beth Sholom Social Justice Action Meeting

    Are social action, tikkun olam, justice studies, and community organizing critical to your Jewish identity? Do you feel a surge of Jewish pride and identity around standing up for the most vulnerable members of society? Interested in getting involved with local, national and international issues around refugees, immigration, poverty, and climate change? Other issues? Come to the first meeting of the renewed TBS social justice committee, chaired by Maralynn Maltz and Ellen Simpson to help us brainstorm what we'd like to take on together and why?

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  • Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Party/Raffle/Auction @ Seven Corners Cycles

    We are going to put on a fun party to raise money for Planned Parenthood. $10 gets you in, entry in the door prize drawing and two tickets that you can use towards food or beverages. We will have HOTLIPS Pizza, beer from Baerlic Brewing and cider from Cider Riot. Non-alcoholic choices include Coke, flavored sparkling water and juice boxes. There will a raffle and a silent auciton and a representaive from PP will be on hand. At 7:30, Nick Condon from Curious Comedy Theater will be providing some awesome entertainment. Kids are welcome and there will be an activity table set up for them. Come join us!

    Some of the raffle and auction donors/items include:

    • Birds and Bees Nursery
    • Advanced Dermatology
    • Ankor Sewing
    • Purringtons Cat Lounge
    • A vacation home in San Miguel Mexico
    • Wine by private collector
    • Books by authors Peter Rock and Arthur Bradford (on hand at event to personally sign your copy)
    • Rooks Barber Shop
    • Rosewater Tattoo
    • Michelle Marques Tiny Prints
    • It's in my heart bicyle apparel
    • Pure City Bicycles
    • Specialized
    • Seven Cornes Cycles
    • gretchen kloeppel lmt + esthetician
    • Yoga Pearl
    • Prasad
    • Harlow
    • Elsie Kloeppel Babysitting Servies
    • Susan Kloeppel Pussyhat knitter extraordinaire
    • Angelina Vasile Pilates
    • Loyly Spa
    • Carlos Delumpa Photography
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  • Sunday
    Jun 4 2017
    Village Building Convergence 17: Taking Root: Creating an urban permaculture demonstration site

    We've converted a Ladd's Addition bungalow to a bustling headquarters for Communitecture, City Repair, and others. That means we have a yard ready to be transformed in to a productive urban permaculture demonstration site!!! This VBC, help us put down roots as we build a kitchen garden with an urbanite retaining wall, build an espalier trellis, and plant pollinator-friendly species throughout the site.

    As one of dozens of placemaking sites of the 17th annual Village Building Convergence, this is a work party where everyone is welcome to volunteer, learn, share, and celebrate. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Details will be posted here as they unfold.

    SCHEDULE FOR THIS SITE:

    • Sunday, June 4, 10am - 4pm / Building espalier fence. Lunch at 1pm.

    • Tuesday, June 6, 10am - 4pm / Building urbanite retaining wall, planting. Lunch at 1pm.

    • Thursday June 8, beginning at 10am / Rain date or overflow, if more time is needed. Updates will be posted here.

    Learn more: https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/ Contact: robin@communitecture.net

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  • Portland All Nations Canoe Family Paddle (1877 Wallowa Band Nez Perce Women Warriors Descendants)

    Cathedral Park
    • 10:30 Set up at Cathedral Park
    • 11:00 Canoes launch at Willamette Park
    • 11:30 Clean up at Cathedral Park
    • 12:30 Canoes land at Cathedral Park
    • 1:00 Blessing
    • 1:30 Lunch
    • 2:30 Protocol

    An important feature of this event is the cleaning of the Cathedral Park. Please use this event posting to sign up as a volunteer for the clean up. Supplies will be distributed to help with the effort.

    Children's activities are planned. If confirmed, the time for the activities will be posted on this event invitation.

    This is a potluck event. Your help to feed is most appreciated. If your last name begins with the following letters, please bring the item listed: A-F (Non-alcoholic drink), G-L (Salad), M-R (Dessert), S-Z (Main Dish).

    Finally, PANCF promotes caring for the environment. To help in this effort, please bring to the Paddle your own meal service (plates, bowls, silverware and drink container). Your effort to protect the environment is most appreciated!

    Thank you so much!

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  • Defend Portland! No Nazis On Our Streets!

    Chapman Square

    On June 4th, Patriot Prayer (A far-right wing christian fundamentalist radio show) has called for a rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 2pm.

    Joey Gibson, the sole runner of Patriot Prayer and the main networker of far right unity, has invited many known white nationalist, including Kyle "Stickman" Chapman.

    This cannot happen on our streets.

    We are calling for a united front!

    Red, black, blue and green.

    Regardless of Identity,

    Regardless of Ideology

    WE NEED YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

    LETS DEFEND PORTLAND!

    BELLA CIAO!

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  • Places of Action: NAACP Black Legacy Project Bus Tour

    TBD

    Join us! NAACP Portland Branch presents the first Black Legacy Project bus tour! Exploring places of historical significance in the Black community in Portland. We will travel from early 20th century organizing, through the civil rights movement in Portland, and dissues present day issues, and how you too can get involved in fighting racism in Portland.

    Tickets are priced at $10 each to ensure that everyone can join us, but if your means allow, please consider purchasing the donation ticket price of $35 or $50. This donation of $25 or $40 will go towards future programs offered by the NAACP Portland Branch, and to ensure passengers of all incomes can join us. Want to sponsor your business or organization? Please consider the Sponsor ticket price of $75, and we will recognize your gift on social media and during the tour. Want a different donation ticket price that suits your budget, please consider buying a $10 ticket and also making a donation that is comfortable for you! Can't join us but want to support NAACP Public Programs, please consider making a donation today.

    ALL ticket holders receive the same experience during the tour!!!

    Special thanks to Oregon Humanities and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition for their generous grants making this event possible. Another special thanks to our community committee who volunteered their time to produce the BLP Bus tour and our special guests, Dr. Darrell Millner, Avel Gordly, Charlotte Rutherford, Donnell Alexander, Jo Ann Hardesty, and Raymond Burrell.

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  • Indivisible Oregon - Community Meeting

    Taborspace

    Indivisible Oregon is having it's first community meeting!

    Join us!

    • Sunday, June 4th, 2017 4 - 6 p.m.
      (Doors open at 3:45 p.m.)
    • Tabor Space Dining Room, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215

    (Refreshments provided)

    Anyone interested in learning more about the Indivisible movement in Oregon and sharing ideas about making this movement a success is welcome!

    If you're familiar with Indivisible or a member of another Indivisible group we encourage you to attend as well to share ideas on how we can move forward together!

    We'll also be joined by our National Indivisible Guide Field Rep. Mary Strata who will share information and ideas about the movement on the national level.

    Space is VERY limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

    For those who are unable to attend we'll be live streaming to our Facebook page.

    See you there!

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  • Monday
    Jun 5 2017
    Village Building Convergence 17: Kenton Women's Village
    through
    Kenton Women's Village

    As part of Village Building Convergence 2017, join Kenton Neighborhood, City Repair, PSU's Center for Public Interest Design, and friends as we work on the site of Portland's first sleeping pod village! We will be building berms, planters, stairs, and a fence (description of tasks below). The site is located on the lot just north of Kenton Park on Argyle St.

    WORK PARTY DATES:

    • Monday, June 5th - 9 am to 5 pm
    • Wednesday, June 7th - 9 am to 5 pm

    More about Sleeping Pods and Kenton Women's Village

    http://www.centerforpublicinterestdesign.org/partners-on-dwelling-pod-initiative


    DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:

    1. Berm: Building a berm to bring additional green space and community space into the Kenton Women's Village. Activities will include: moving and lifting timber and/or concrete; using soil to construct the berm; laying sod; placing trees in the village.
    2. Planters: Building portable planters made from wood pallets and dimensional lumber. Activities will include: cutting, lifting, and drilling lumber; filling planters with soil; planting fruits, vegetables, and trees; and moving built planters around the site.
    3. Stairs: Building stairs from dimensional lumber that lead from street level to a public gathering space. Activities will include: excavating soil; cleaning the area of debris; cutting, lifting, and drilling lumber; and possibly planting in the hillside.
    4. Fence: Creating an installation of horizontal or vertical wooden slats that will overlay the existing chain link fence. Activities will include: cutting and lifting dimensional lumber; securing hardware to the slats; and arranging the components in a pattern.

    NOTE: Times and events may be subject to some slight changes. Check back on this page for updates!

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  • Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability 3: Interrupting Oppression

    SEIU Local 503

    Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability #3: Interrupting Oppression and Violence

    Join us Monday, May 29th at 6:30 pm for our third men's assembly. This event will be led by WOC anti-oppression facilitator May Cat. We will be getting in groups and practicing tactics for interrupting oppression. Leave with the knowledge of what to say when violence is happening around you, and how to help stop gender and race-based violence as it's happening.

    Due to the low compensation our panelist received at the last men's assembly (only $30 after retraumatizing themselves with stories of survival, YIKES), we will be charging for tickets to ensure that our panelists get paid. Please pay as much as you can -- consider that people get into $40,000 of debt to get the resources and education that femmes are providing, and pay what it's worth to you.

    If you cannot pay, message the Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability facebook page for work trade. You can also sign up for a sponsored seat, which will only be granted if other men pay for it.

    This event is open to people of all genders, and is meant to give folks who benefit from the patriarchy a chance to learn to be better under the guidance of femmes of color. We strongly encourage nonmen who are attending not to sponsor a seat: caretaking is feminized labor, and men are often enabled not to take care of each other. Those tickets are strictly to give men a platform to step up.

    Woman and woman aligned POC who would like to attend are invited to attend for free. Message the men's assembly to get on the a code.

    YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKETS PURCHASED BY NOON ON SUNDAY MAY 28th OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE EVENT.

    Childcare and food will be provided

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  • 1st Monday June Jacobin Reading Group

    We are now meeting every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month!

    The Jacobin Portland Reading Group brings local leftists together to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment.

    Our first Monday meetings are focused on a couple of recent Jacobin articles pertaining to current events. This week's readings are about [TBD by poll to go out closer to time of meeting].

    Got a friend that's interested in socialism? Invite them for bimonthly discussions of leftist political theory!

    Hungry Tiger, a good bar that has food with vegan options, is a block and a half north. After we close up the SJAC space, we can move to Hungry Tiger for more informal conversation.

    Please bring a dollar or two with you to donate to the center for letting us use the space.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    Oregon Can't Wait - Rally for Revenue

    Where: Oregon State Capitol, front steps When: Tuesday, June 6, 12 PM - 1 PM (Registration opens at 11) 10 AM - Buses leave from Eugene (2800 Gateway St.,Springfield, OR- by Ross and Cabela’s) and Portland (Lents Park- 4808 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266) 11 AM. - Check-in and lunch 12 AM - Rally

    RSVP here: https://fastfor.ms/E58F2 to reserve your free lunch and t-shirt.

    Hundreds of Oregonians are coming together in Salem to tell legislators: Oregon Can’t Wait for investments in education, health care and other essential services. Caregivers, nurses, teachers, parents, students, advocates, workers and more know that it’s time for corporations to finally pay their fair share so we can all have the Oregon we deserve.

    RSVP here: https://fastfor.ms/E58F2 to reserve your free lunch and t-shirt.

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  • Dismantling Racism

    YWCA of Greater Portland

    Workshop Objectives: Understand racism in a historical and current context Learn about white privilege Develop knowledge of institutional racism Address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society

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  • An Evening of LGBTQ storytelling and music (True Path Consulting NW)
    free

    A celebration of Geezer Gallery's Story Catchers Project combined with local storytellers and music. Free, no RSVP. Bring food donations for Esther's Pantry and be entered into raffle!

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 7 2017
    Rally For A FAIR CONTRACT! (District Council of Trade Unions)

    Chapman Square

    Come to support your bargaining team and show the City that what happens at the bargaining table matters to you!

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  • Oil Terminal Public Hearing - Help Continue the Fight!

    We don't want the country's largest oil terminal built right here in Vancouver, Washington! Please mark your calendars and plan on being a part of this continued fight! How can you help? Speak up! This is a public hearing, and EFSEC is seeking community input. Not comfortable speaking? Write your comments and submit them (info in comments) and show up at the hearing to support those who will be speaking. We want our voices to be heard!

    Please note: this hearing will end at 9 PM - OR LAST SPEAKER. Hearing will be held in Gaiser Hall.

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  • Washington State 18th Legislative District Democrats Meeting & Training

    JOIN US! ALL DEMOCRATS IN THE 18TH WELCOME!

    WA LD 18 DEMOCRATS JUNE MEETING & Training 6/7/2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Vancouver, WA 98685

    The SUMMER OF CANVASSING is near and we to need train for it!

    Attend and Learn - Democratic Plans to Win 2017 & 2018 Elections

    Volunteer Opportunities of Every Kind for Everyone

    Grab your 18th Dems T-Shirt*, sunglasses and water bottle & Let's Go!

    PCO / MEMBER MEETING LOGISTIC DETAILS + Raffle Donations - Email Treasurer@18thdems.org + Membership Dues - Pay at 18thdems.nationbuilder.com/donate + Snacks/Desserts Welcome (18th will provide drinks and plates, napkins, forks) + Volunteers Needed to Set Up (5:30 pm), Welcome Desk (6:00 pm), Clean Up (after meeting)


    PCOs, Members and Volunteers - Please come dressed to have your I.D. Picture taken - Or, if your prefer Email a recent photo (light background, clear, face) with your name & precinct (if PCO) to secretary@18thdems.org


    SHARE AT THE MEETING ~ Agenda Item ~ Announcement ~ Sign Up Sheet ~ Resolution ~ Flyers To Share (must have "Paid For By" Disclosure) Please email a copy to Chair@18thdems.org by Monday, June 5, 2017

    *18th Democrats T-Shirt available for a donation of $20 at 18thdems.org/merch - Delivered at the June Meeting

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    FUNDRAISING GOALS:

    Sustaining Monthly Donors - Goal: 30 Now: 6 18thdems.nationbuilder.com/donor_sustaining

    Membership Dues - Goal: Now: 18thdems.nationbuilder.com/pay_dues

    2017 Donations - Goal: Now:

    18thdems.nationbuilder.com/donate

    SAVE THE DATE 18TH DEMOCRATS PICNIC August 6, 2017

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  • Thursday
    Jun 8 2017
    Fundraiser for Hermandad Mexicana, a New Social Change Organization
    free

    Portland Mercado

    Thank you for supporting us when we needed the most when our parishioners were being verbally harassed while entering St. Peters Church. We are opening a new social change organization named, Hermandad Mexicana which originated in Los Angeles. We are organizing our first fundraiser for this venture. We will be hosting the event at the bar located inside the Portland Mercado (SE Foster and 72nd) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will be having a silent auction.

    WE NEED ITEMS: If you like to donate items to be auctioned please call Maria at 971-255-7001. If you wish to volunteer to help with the event please email Maggie at: maggiemackenzie@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support as we organize to educate and protect our community. Saludos.

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  • Friday
    Jun 9 2017
    Design Museum Mornings: Invoking Change Through Modular Design

    Hand-Eye Supply

    This June, Portland State University’s own Todd Ferry will share how creating socially-conscious mobile spaces can address community concerns, from education to homes, to opera-on-wheels. Todd Ferry is a Research Associate and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Public Interest Design within PSU’s School of Architecture. Todd has been active in progressive design-build projects in Portland’s neighborhoods and around the world. Todd’s current focus in on developing new models of engagement for fully including all members of a community in the design process.

    Taking place at Hand-Eye Supply the morning of June 9th, this Design Museum Mornings will address what modular design can do to sustainably benefit the community. Complete with breakfast and coffee, this second monthly installation is not to be missed!

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  • Pitch A Tent 2017
    free
    through
    SW 4th & Washington

    An event that calls attention to the hypocrisy and brutality of criminization of survival camping in the face of promoting recreational camping within the city.

    Right to Rest Act Informational Hearing Entertainment Speakers Education on Criminalization of Homelessness

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