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Apr 28
Queer Students of Color Conference: Decolonizing Queerness
through PSU Smith Center

Join us for the seventh Queer Students of Color Conference, organized by students at Portland State University to convene students and community members together and create intentional communities around the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, culture, and nationality.

Keynotes Confirmed: Caleb Luna, Karolina Lopez, Kay Barrett, Taylor Amari Little

The theme of QSOCC this year, Decolonizing Queerness, looks to the process of decolonization as an interwoven, communal, and consistent push to actively resist the pervasive politics of colonization. It is a push to resist the cruel and oppressive structures we have created, existed within and to which we have been indoctrinated. To queer is to decolonize. Queerness at its true form has always been active resistance to a privileged narrative; a critique of the constructs that rule our current social location. We feel a responsibility to continue this tradition. Our intention for this year’s conference is to go beyond spotlighting our people that came before us. Our intention is to learn from their strength and resilience of active resistance and to invite ourselves and our QTPOC communities to come together to continue their legacy and co-create our future.

For more information on the conference, how to submit a workshop, and how to be a vendor, visit

To register, visit

With questions, contact Brianna at For accessibility requests, contact Craig at

Apr 30
Reclaim the Streets! A day of action and community improvement

We are putting forth a call to action, in the name of claiming agency over our public spaces and meeting the needs of the communities we live in.

On Sunday 4/30, we are calling for the people of Portland to take to the streets, in their own neighborhoods, and in mutual aid with eachother, to autonomously address the needs of those specific neighborhoods.

Need an idea for actions to take? try some of these: - Patching Potholes! - Increasing the visibility of potholes that you cant patch with high visibility paint! - Installing/Painting Crosswalks! - Installing/Painting Bike Lanes! - Installing Stop Signs! - Removing broken glass and debris from roadways! - Knocking on neighbor's doors to introduce yourself! - Calling community meetings to discuss the needs of your neighborhood!

We will be producing instructional videos in the coming weeks to share information about how to perform some of these actions.

We are also working on infrastructure to assist individuals and groups to take action throughout the city.

Please be in touch if you have any questions, comments, thoughts and Ideas about this action.

Rise Up! Portland Anarchist Road Care

Holding the Center Sunday Service
First Unitarian Church

We are living in a time of political polarization and terrorism masquerading as religious extremism, our liberal religious ideals of truth and reason are now in question. In these confusing and anxious times, how can we recommit to our own "center," defining the unshakable core of own personal faith? How can our Unitarian Universalist congregations and institutions uphold our most cherished faith commitments and values?

MAY DAY Educational Event
Central Library

Join us this Sunday, April 30th, for an educational event where we explore the history of May Day and it’s significance in the labor struggle today. We’ll be learning about the Haymarket Affair and the role it played in the international labor movement. This is a free event and all are welcome. The event will be held in the US Bank Room at the Central Library.

Workshop - Misinformation and Political Propaganda
West Linn Library

We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”.

Dare to Self-Care

Join us for a day of self-care and community. We will be coordinating a number of family friendly, self-care workshops including yoga, zumba, art, and nutrition classes. Come for one or all of these free activities. This is the third event in a three-part series in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month.

A big thanks to our partner Public Annex. Learn more about their services at

SARC’s mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.

Thank you for donations from; Lush Portland Bee Balm Portland Nursery

Wake Of Vanport screening
The Hollywood Theatre

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at The Hollywood Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser. Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion about possible plans for a Vanport memorial. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, PCRI, Portland Prime, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Hollywood Theatre, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible. PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson .

East County Town Hall
Midland Library

Join Representative Hernandez and Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson on Sunday, April 30th to hear about the work they are doing in Salem and here locally around housing, education, transportation, pedestrian safety and more.

Please RVSP by filling out our form below:

Canvass Training w/ BerniePDX & PDX DSA
SEIU Local 503

1:1 conversations are the only way we win. Learn how! Join BerniePDX and Portland DSA in this high-information, hands on training on how to canvass and organize for change. Snacks, childcare, materials provided. Let's make a difference across Oregon AND in the upcoming May election.

Come learn how to organize and run a canvass to gain public support and action for issues you care about! We'll go over everything from creating canvassing turf to writing scripts.

AGENDA: - Why canvass? And when not to. - Types of canvasses - Elements of a successful canvass: Script & resources for canvassers Turf Door-to-door basics Literature Volunteer recruitment Debrief - Script writing break-out exercise & practice

Ghostlight Community Conversation: Transgender Equality
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

On January 19th, The Armory, in collaboration with The Ghostlight Project, joined over 500 theaters across the country and pledged a commitment to our community: we pledged that the theater would continue to be a safe space for productive civic conversation. We're living up that that commitment with monthly community conversations, where we'll bring in experts on relevant topics, and open the mic up for you to share your story as well.

This month, we've invited Q Center to moderate a conversation regarding transgender rights and equality, and to discuss how recent legislation such as North Carolina's House Bill 2 --the "Bathroom Bill" --can impact the nation and our community here in Portland. Join us on Sunday for a conversation with Geeta Lewis, and Neola Young with guest moderator and Co-Director of Sankofa Collective Northwest Leila Haile!

Film Night & Panel Discussion with Rose City Redneck Revolt
Social Justice Action Center

Come join Rose City RedneckRevolt for a film screening of "American Revolution 2" - a documentary about the co-organizing efforts between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots and the beginnings of the original, radical Rainbow Coalition. The film will be accompanied with a panel discussion from Redneck Revolt organizers about the Redneck Revolt network and our organizing working people against white supremacy and capitalism, and the re-forming of the original Rainbow Coalition. We will be sharing a meal, potluck style! You are welcome to bring a dish to share with your neighbors, but don't worry if you can't, there's plenty to go around! Also, we will have some groceries to share with anyone that needs them. If you've got some extras, please feel free to bring any non-perishable food items you'd like to contribute. The event is free to everyone, donations are welcome. The event is Rose City RedneckRevolt's educational event as part of the Portland May Day Coalition pre-May Day organizing.

April Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
Human Solutions Family Center

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

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: Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 (recipe available) Gr. Beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50

Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person) Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person)

2 large bottles ranch dressing, 2 large bottles vinaigrette dressing

Rolls (5 bags of Costco rolls), 2 lbs of butter softened and ready to serve.

Cupcakes--we need 200 regular size cupcakes, please let Cheryl or Debbie know how many you will provide


May 1
General Strike! Shut it down.

The time has come.

The time to fight the attacks on the freedom, dignity and human rights that are corrupting our communities, our country and our constitution.

It's time to stand up, as a people against fascism and autocratic leadership.

It's time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions.

This is a call to all working people, to all communities: Join us in the streets in a general strike on May 1, 2017!

Let us stand up together for a world where human rights and equality are respected. We are fighting for a world in which immigrant families are no longer torn apart, in which every child gets a good public education, every parent can access affordable childcare, every family has quality healthcare, every senior can retire in dignity, and where working hard is enough to live out of poverty.


May Day 2017 | 1ro de Mayo 2017

May Day 2017: Hate will not stop us. Fear will not silence us.

Join us on May 1st at the Oregon State Capitol as we march for the liberty and lives of our families.

Presented by Causa and Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA).

1ro de Mayo 2017: El odio no nos detendrá. El miedo no nos callará.

Hay que unirnos el 1ro de Mayo en el Capitolio (mono de oro) para marchar por nuestra libertdad y las vidas de nuestras famlias.

Presentado por Causa y Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA).

A Day Without Immigrants: May Day at PSU
PSU South Park Blocks

Join the PSU May Day Planning Coalition for a rally at the Park Blocks at PSU at noon and then a march to join the Portland May Day Coalition at Shemanski Park!

No ban, no wall, no deportations! Defend students and workers of all nations!

This event is endorsed by:

PSUFA GEU SEIU 49 & 89 Carpenters 1503 AAUP PSUSU 15NowPSU ISO SA Association of African Students Muslim Student Association

PCC: May 1 Student Walkout Against the Trump Agenda
PCC Cascade Campus

Schedule: 12:00pm - Walk out of class and rally outside, between the student union and Cascade Hall 1:00pm - March to the yellow line and ride downtown together to join the citywide march at Shemanski Park.

Never has it been more obvious that we cannot allow "business as usual" to continue while workers, immigrants, women, and all poor and oppressed people are under vicious attack by the government's right-wing agenda. A wave of student walkouts across the country on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education. Already we have seen the beginning of a mass fightback against Trump, with hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets after the election. But we can’t stop there. More will be needed to stand up and fight back against the onslaught of right-wing hate and corporate greed.

Join with Socialist Students in walking out and protesting on May 1 to demand:

  • No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!
  • No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!
  • Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!
  • For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!
  • Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!
  • Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!
  • No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy!


Towards Liberation!: Rise Up and Fight
Shemanski Park

Towards Liberation!: Rise up and fight against Imperialism, Capitalism, and Colonialism

Join forces with us this May Day as we march against the forces of imperialism, capitalism, and colonialism! We will be gathering from 12-2pm for a mobilizing and security orientation, as well as hearing from our visiting comrades from the Philippines. Let's show Portland the power of the organized and unified masses!

This contingent is part of the #MayDayPDX #WorkersUnite political education campaign, connecting the struggles of organizations working in Oregon to the history and enduring legacy of International Workers Day (better known as May Day). Join us and rise up in solidarity!

MayDayPDX #JustPeacePH #ICHRPPeaceTour2017 #PortlandCHRP #GABPDX #ABPDX

Questions or Concerns? Please leave us a comment at our facebook event.

About JustPeacePH:

JustPeacePH is an international platform which supports peace in the Philippines. It has special emphasis in reaching out to individuals, organizations, and institutions which have advocacies on peace and issue-based people's concerns in various capacities outside of the country. In particular, JustPeacePH aims to seek support from individuals and organizations in multilateral organizations, people's organizations, civil society organizations, academia, development institutions as well as governments.

The overall objective of JustPeacePH is:

1) to create an international network or platform to support peace in the Philippines

2) to support the Filipino people's aspirations for just and lasting peace.

Mayday Danceout sponsored by the Ant!
PCC Cascade Campus

Mayday has, for centuries, been a celebration of Spring. Dancing around the May Pole has a history which some scholars believe goes back all the way to the Iron Age. It is a joyous moment, a reminder that we have survived the worst of winter, and came out the other side with Life bursting forth all around us.

Then, in the late 1800s, an international coalition of anarchist, communist, and socialist organizations declared Mayday as International Workers Day, in honor of the Haymarket Affair when labor organizers in Chicago were arrested and martyred by the State. Ever since then, Mayday has been a day for rallies, protests, marches, etc, where students, workers, and all of the oppressed show our collective power by taking to the streets.

This year, Immigrants Rights organizations are calling for a Day Without Immigrants. Workers organizations are calling for a general strike. College and University organizations are calling for a walkout.

At ANT Club, we wish to join in this moment to show this school, this city, and this country just how powerful we could be if we united. We acknowledge the word "walkout" to be ableist, and we also wish to unite these historical definitions of Mayday. As such, we are calling for a Danceout. Because dancing is something done with the soul, not the body.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the end of the Winter which began in November, when so many of us saw how far our country was truly gone.

Join us as we celebrate the first saplings of resistance, bursting forth from the earth.

Join us as we dance for a new world.

We leave our classes at 12pm. Socialist Alternative is also calling for a walkout at the same time, and we wish to respect their speakers and rally, in the interest of solidarity. At 1pm, we will dance march our way to the Yellow Line Max in order to join the main Mayday celebrations at Shemanski Park. There will be two rallies/marches downtown, a permitted one and an anti-capitalist unpermitted one. We at ANT club encourage everyone to choose the march they are most comfortable with, and are not involved with either march directly.

May Day 2017 - All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite - March and Rally
Shemanski Park

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Make a donation to help support #MayDayPDX 2017:

Check out this pinned post to see organizations in the Portland May Day Coalition:

We are at a moment a long time in the making: hundreds of years of escalating violence targeting the peoples whose labor and struggles form the very foundation of life as we know it have culminated in fascism seizing the world’s highest seat of power and unleashing an all-out assault upon us all.

Every day brings word of new outrages: mass deportations tearing apart undocumented families, indiscriminate travel bans targeting entire faiths, communities displaced and turned out into the streets to make way for the mega-rich, police gunning down children, women and queer and trans folks unsafe in their own neighborhoods, corporate-backed violence inflicted upon indigenous peoples protecting their ancestral lands and the resources every living thing on earth needs to survive, and militarized police and private security forces armed with terrifying weapons turned loose upon all those who resist. This is a time of shock and awe - a moment in which our collective future feels uncertain and the very future of life on this planet is at stake.

In these dark times, hope can feel impossible - but hope we must. The entire history of humanity and of worker-led movements in this country and every country on the planet shows that we can survive this. That we are all alive to fight today is undeniable proof that a people united and organized can overcome impossible odds. We are each the wildest dreams of ancestors who lived, fought, and died so we could be alive in this moment. Together, and only together, we have the power to win.

It isn’t fascism that has the power. It isn’t the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses, or the landlords that have the power either. It’s us. The power of those who oppress us is an illusion that crumbles as soon as we rise up, unite, and fight. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history. We always have been. What happens next is up to us.

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

Note: Portapotties will be available. March route is accessible. Event is permitted.

May Day Walking Meditation
Shemanski Park

Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Portland offers a walking meditation led by Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The group will circle Shemanski Park during the hour before the May Day Rally begins. We will leave peaceful footprints all around the park as we rise up, resist, unite. Set intentions for a day bending toward justice, a day of solidarity with immigrants, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQI, unhoused people, and all who are threatened by the rule of a war-mongering billionaire class. May all beings be safe.

Mayday school walkout
Shemanski Park

We are calling all Beaverton students, middle school, high school and college to stand up in solidarity on May 1st. We are asking that everyone does NOT go to school or that you leave during school and attend the Mayday Anti Capitalist march at shemanski park in downtown Portland at 1pm. We are also asking that everyone wears black to remain anonymous.

May 1st is our day, the day were us, the students make a stance and fight against fascism, racism, white supremacy, homophobia, islamophobia and Trump.

May Day Anti-Capitalist March
Shemanski Park

Mayday is quickly approaching! . As Anarchists and Radicals we have a different view of May Day than those hosting the permitted march. . This will be at the same time as the permitted march. We'll respect the organizers and people of the permitted march to a point, then we shall do our own thing.... It would be ideal to actually form a bloc this May Day for our own safety. That means we stick together and we watch each other's backs. . We have so much to be angry about this May Day, from local police killing children in the streets to the fascist cheeto President and the appalling movement he has revitalized. We would like to voice this anger, and we know we are not alone. For 131 years May Day has been the moment that we can stand proud as radicals and share our visions of a better future in which we are all bonded as true equals. It has also been the moment that we fight for that future. May Day was born of our comrades blood that was spilled in May of 1886, and it's fire is fed with every new atrocity such as that of #QuaniceHayes' murder. May Day belongs to everyone and no one. . We recommend that people wear all black, as well as masks, for your safety from the cops as well as fascists. It shows everyone we are in solidarity with everyone else present.

May Day 2017 Revolutionary Youth & Family Zone
Shemanski Park


The Portland May Day Coalition 2017 invites you to join the REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH & FAMILY ZONE

at this year's May Day march & rally in the spirit of this year's May Day theme:


What this looks like:

A large area in the SW corner of Shemanski Park will be reserved specifically for kids, youth, and families to have their own autonomous space, separate from the more adult-oriented rest of the rally, but definitely still in the thick of things.

The Revolutionary Youth & Family zone will be a family-friendly space--to us, this means: pro-kid, pro-family (any type of family), and abstaining from "f*ck the police" type messaging (unless it comes from the youth themselves) Keeping it age-appropriate without diluting or censoring is our goal!

We are here to support kids and youth and their parents/caregivers in participating in the global revolutionary gravity of a day like May Day. We are modeling at all times. We are here in the spirit of abolishing white supremacy, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy!

Youth (younger AND older) will be encouraged to voice, develop, and seed their hopes for what the world should be, could be, can be--in their own words. There will be an area for revolutionary sign-making and an area for the making of homemade noisemakers (both for the march!), as well as plenty of snacks/water and blankets to spread out on. For those younger (or not!), we are hoping to also hoping to have face paint, bubbles, etc.

The Revolutionary Youth & Family Zone committee is also seeking youth who would like to be a part of the planning/development process right up until May 1! Please send a PM for more information about how to get involved!

We are also excited and fortunate to be working alongside some rad and visionary youth from Momentum Alliance, whose perspective as older youth social justice organizers is critical, inspiring, and invaluable.

Volunteers from organizations participating in the May Day Coalition PDX 2017 will be present helping with the making of signs and noisemakers, coordinating snacks, watching out for general safety of youth and children, helping with the implementation of their ideas and youth-appropriate political discussion.

Volunteers will NOT be one-on-one with a child who is not their own, helping with bathroom, etc. Primary caregivers should not be dropping children off daycare-style, but will be either remaining in the youth & family zone OR within eyesight/easy access nearby. Caregivers will be responsible for their children, ultimately, as we will be there to facilitate education, fun, and safety. Caregivers will sign in with name and phone number when they arrive at the zone so that if need be, we can contact them about their children.

For primary caregivers/parents: Please plan to be close to your child, if younger, in the Y&F zone. Volunteers will be there for extra eyes, to lead activities, play with the kids, help them make signs, learn songs or chants. Please know that you will need to be responsible for your child, children.

The march, following the rally, will be led by the youth, kids, families, and caregivers to send a strong message that youth and families can never be an afterthought, but that they ARE the revolution, they are the future, and we are all responsible for the world they grow into. It will also help set a slower and more manageable pace for the march.

Y&F Zone volunteers will keep this area a place for kids, youth, and families. This will include towing water/snacks, leading songs/chants, adjusting the pace if need be, and helping to make sure no one co-opts the front of the march.

Voz Worker Education Project holds the permit for this event, so the liability is also on them. Let's make sure we make it as smooth as possible!

See you in the streets May 1st at Shemanski Park!

Rally, Youth and Family Zone at 2 PM March at 3 PM


RISE UP MAY 1st, Vancouver
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler's Office, Vancouver

Solidarity March in support of immigrants. Starting at JHB office and ending at Ester Short Park for a rally. Participants are ACLU People Power Clark County, Move On, Clark County 18th LD Democrats, INDIVISABLE Greater Vancouver, North County, LULAC and others Help us fight the bigotry and hatred that threatens our communities. Join us as we march in solidarity and love with our immigrant neighbors

The Drivers Collective PDX - Lyft & Uber Drivers Meeting /Social Event
McMenamins, 1504 NE Broadway, Portland (in the Events Room)

WHO WE ARE: The Drivers Collective PDX is an organization for Portland-area TNC (Transportation Network Company; Lyft and Uber) drivers and allies. Our mission is to improve the private for-hire transportation system so that it is safe, fair, and efficient for drivers, riders, and the greater community we serve. We advocate for fair and equitable compensation (rates), insurance coverage, and drivers’ interests, with the TNCs, and in local and state policy decisions.

EVENT: Beginning at 6:00pm, Lyft and Uber drivers gather in McMenamin’s semi-private, events room for casual socializing time. Around 7:00pm we’ll facilitate a meeting which will include:

  • Doing introductions
  • Reviewing the history of TDCpdx,
  • Sharing updates of what's happened since the last general meeting,
  • Celebrating the defeat of the Uber bill: HB3246!
  • Discussing the mayor's desire to have self-driving cars on the streets of Portland "by the end of the year"... and what we might want to do about this issue.
  • Having general discussion of ideas and issues
  • Planning next steps.

Our focus is growing our membership and collecting signatures on our PETITION: Drivers, Riders and Everyone who supports our mission can:

OR Join without signing the petition at

Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater

Here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better with a FREE movie every Monday night. We're taking donations for a good cause, so come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in the bucket.

Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

"Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera." Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine

This week's screening is a Fundraiser for Night Strike.

Night Strike is a community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.

May 2
The Beaverton walkout
Beaverton, Oregon

This is a call for all Beaverton and Oregon Students to protest against the hate and and inequality that is controlling the country, its time to show the nation that We The Students have to power to stand up and resist, We The Students have to power to say "no!" And question authority.

What are we fighting against? The racist remarks from our president The surge in hate crimes towards people of color, LGBTQ people, Muslims and Jews and Hispanics after trumps election. We will be fighting against the Muslim ban and the border wall We will be fighting for equal rights And of course, we will be fighting against trump.

It's time to show the world that "little kids" can do a lot!

(More details will be coming soon) (We obviously don't have organizers from every school so message us if you wanna organize your school)

ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen Wyden's
911 Federal Building

11:30am -- Planning meeting in the courtyard at 911 NE 11th Ave.

12noon -- Meet with Senator Wyden's staffers in courtyard

We'll develop a message and "ask" for the day, based on current events. Suggestions are welcome! Please comment below or PM us. We'll post the ask about 24 hours before the event.

ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meet up at Sen. Wyden’s
911 Federal Building

11:30 a.m. (optional):

Planning meeting in the courtyard 

12:00 p.m.:

Speak with staffer

We'll develop a message and "ask" for the day, based on current events. Suggestions are welcome! Please comment below or PM us. We'll post the ask about 24 hours before the event.

Eight That Can't Wait Discussion: Mental Health Challenges
Women's Foundation of Oregon

In 2016, the Women's Foundation of Oregon released Count Her In, the most comprehensive report on the status of women and girls in 20 years. The report identified "Eight That Can't Wait" areas of urgent concern for Oregon's women and girls. Join us for a community discussion on mental health in Oregon and what can be done to address it.

Panelists: - Liz Estabrooks, Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator, Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - Katrina Leupp, Assistant Professor, Washington State University - Vancouver - Jeannette Pai-Espinoza, President, The National Crittenton Foundation

Refreshments provided $15 suggested donation

Registration is free:

This event is made possible through a sponsorship from Northwest Health Foundation.

BerniePDX Ballot Party! Let's VOTE!
The Watershed

It's that time of year again! Come fill out your May Special Election ballot with BerniePDX! We'll discuss and vote for progressive candidates and initiatives, and eat snacks (bring some food or drink if you're able)!

This is seriously one of our favorite events of the year. Never heard of that initiative on the ballot? Wondering who other Berniecrats are voting for? Come find out!

We can even drop off your ballot for you the next day! Visit to register to vote, last day to register is April 25!

BerniePDX Endorsements for May 16, 2017 Election:

Portland Public Schools: Rita Moore & Scott Bailey PCC Board: Valdez Bravo (Zone 5 - SW PDX & Beaverton) David Douglas School Board: Stephanie Stephens & Ana Del Rocio YES on the School Bond!

For the Activist: An Evening of Heart-Centered Meditation
Central Lutheran Church

Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, offers this experiential workshop with guided meditation to crystal bowls designed to support and balance the passionate hearts and minds of activists.

Much is asked of us as lovers of the earth and life. It is imperative as we do the work of tending the world, we also tend ourselves, keeping our hearts soft yet strong, even in the midst of heartbreaking planetary developments.

In a supportive atmosphere with climate and social justice companions, come take refuge. All are welcome. You might bring a blanket and pillow for guided meditation if you wish.

Rev. Jayna Gieber Spiritual Director of People of the Heart,

Senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Al Gore, Spotted Earth Woman, and Joanna Macy, Jayna addresses the concerns of our planet with a spirit of engaged love and compassion. As grandmother to Pepper and Kai, she devotes her lifeforce to creating a just and sustainable world for present and future beings of all species.

Donations to 350PDX gladly accepted.

Young Democrats of Clark County Bi-Monthly meeting
Vancouver Community Library

Earth Day Cleanups, Science Marches and more happened over the last couple of weeks. Come on down to the Klickitat room at the downtown library to find out how to get involved in our local community!

May 3
Culture of Gendered Violence
YWCA of Greater Portland

This training offers an exploration of the historical and cultural causes of violence against women. We will examine how it is a logical, though completely intolerable, extension of a firmly entrenched misogynist worldview, imposed upon women, children and men over thousands of years. We will explore how this violence is used to help to maintain patriarchy, male dominance and oppressive stereotypes.

The Rent Control Debate -Presented by XRAY.FM & Portland Forward
The Alberta Rose Theatre

It's time to debate rent control in Portland!

In response to the housing crisis, the state legislature is considering lifting the statewide ban on rent control, and members of Portland's City Council are openly discussing what rent control might look like in our city. We need more public discussion of this important and controversial set of policies that will shape housing in the city and the state for decades to come.

XRAY.FM and the advocacy group Portland Forward are hosting a spirited debate between advocates on both sides of the issue: Economist Dr. Gerard Mildner of the PSU School of Business Administration and Margot Black, an organizer with Portland Tenants United. Jefferson Smith of XRAY in the Morning will be moderating the debate and the whole conversation will be recorded live for future airing on XRAY.FM and KXRW Vancouver.

Come participate in democracy!

This event is ALL AGES (alcohol will still be sold, don't worry) Tickets are $7 (all fees included) and proceeds go to XRAY.FM

Legislation 101: How the Oregon State Legislature Works, and How
PCC SE Campus

LEGISLATION 101: How the Oregon State Legislature Works, and How to Make It Work for You!

Everybody welcome!!!

Join us, Wednesday May 3rd at the Community Hall Annex on PCC SE Campus for a public forum on how the legislation process works, and can work for you.

Confused about the legislative process? Think you need to be an expert before you can lobby? Then this training is made for you. Learn about:

  • How a bill becomes a law -- in Oregon.
  • What works best: petitions? Emails? Facebook? Twitter? Phone calls? Visits?
  • How to say what’s on your mind and be heard.
  • Which bills are top priority for the Portland NAACP in this session.
  • How to lobby with the Portland NAACP lobbying team.

Come meet the NAACP Portland Political Action Committee and see how you can get involved.

This session is co-sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

Intro (101) Class to the IWW
IWW Hall

If you are an existing or former IWW member, or are thinking about joining the union, this is where you want to be! * We will discuss what makes the IWW different from other unions (trade or otherwise). * We will also discuss awesome topics like Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action. * As this is right after May Day, you'll be able to connect in solidarity with others who are fighting for the same cause of worker power.

The IWW is building a working class movement -- here in Portland and internationally -- for worker power and defense on the job and in our communities. This class struggle affects us all and we want YOU to be involved in this awesome and inspiring work.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Light snacks will be provided! We sincerely hope to see you there!!

If you require babysitting assistance or kid focused activities on site in order to participate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with our Junior Wobblies coordinators*.

*Junior Wobblies is a vetted committee in the IWW designed to help provide childcare to fellow workers for the purpose of attending meetings, events, among other situations. The IWW makes sure that anyone involved with Junior Wobblies is a trusted community member, so that parents can have peace of mind.

May 4
Voices of Change 2017
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

May is nationally recognized as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we invite you to be a part of it by joining us for APANO’s Voices of Change 2017: A Celebration of APA Heritage Month held on May 4th, 2017 at 6PM at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.

Come together with 300+ community leaders and supporters for an exciting evening of cultural performance, delectable dining, and a prestigious keynote by strategist, politico, and coalition builder Gregory Cendana, the first openly gay and youngest-ever Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement.

As a special treat, we will be unveiling our first-ever series of commissioned artwork created in collaboration with 6 local API artists, based on APANO's values of "We envision a just world where...". Be the first to get a glimpse of what this just world can look like.

As many of you may know, APANO is in the midst of fundraising for a multicultural community center through our $2 million Roots to Rise campaign. This future center will be a hub for healing, services, civic engagement, cultural work, and organizing, and will anchor one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse communities in the metro area. All funds raise from Voices of Change will be dedicated toward supporting this project.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Portland Grassroots Anti-Corruption Forum
Belmont Library

Oregon has an F grade for government integrity.1 In fact, our state scored among the lowest in the country for transparency and accountability. We need to do better - and we can.

Come to the Portland Anti-Corruption Forum to find out what you can do to fight corruption in Oregon.

The forum is co-sponsored by Sightline Institute, MAYDAY America, American Promise, Fair Vote and Represent.Us.

At the forum you'll:

  • Hear from leaders in the anti-corruption movement about the impact of political corruption.
  • Learn about ongoing efforts in Oregon to fight corruption.
  • Find out how you can get involved and make a difference.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Kristin Eberhardr, Senior Researcher, Sightline Institute
  • Scott Siebel, Outreach Director, FairVote
  • Dan Krassner, Political Directorr, Represent.Us
  • Rob Booth, National Field Director, Represent.Us

RSVP on this page as well:

No Human Being Is Illegal: Community Panel
PSU Smith Center

Panelists will include presenters from:, Carpenter's Local 1503, Voz Workers' Rights Education Project & International Socialist Organization

From the Muslim ban to the relentless ICE raids that have been terrorizing communities, it's vital that we come together and discuss how we stop these attacks and build a bigger movement to defend Immigrant rights overall. Join us for an evening of panelists on this important issue!

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights and Global Justice
World Affairs Council of Oregon

New York Daily News journalist and civil rights activitst Shaun King is one of the rising go-to voices for crucial conversations around social justice, race, and inequality. In his columns and through social media, King has become a powerful force in shaping how the world knows about those most affected by racism and injustice.

The 2017 International Speaker Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, has the theme of NEXT/NOW.

The International Speaker Series began in 2000 in celebration of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 50th anniversary. Speakers have included Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Condoleezza Rice, Vicente Fox, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Madeleine Albright, Desmond Tutu, Sandra Day O’Connor, Bono, and Bill Moyers, among many others. Since its inception, the series has become the nation’s premier speaker series presenting the people, ideas, and issues shaping our global future.

Tickets for the four-part Series can be purchased online at, at the Portland’5 Ticketing & Box Office (1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205), by calling 1-800-273-1530, or by visiting a TicketsWest outlet Ticket prices for the four-part Series start at $80.

May 5
Designers Taking Action
Center for Architecture

Design has an extensive impact on how social movements are activated. Designers are engaging in campaigns and social issues at increasing levels, and non-designers are learning and implementing design practices for a more effective movement. Design is employed to shape activism, including everything from establishing a voice and brand, to empathizing with an audience and rapidly prototyping to maximize your impact.

Kicking off this monthly event will be speaker Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, who has found her passion at the intersection of activism, engagement, art, and design.

Natalie will discuss how designers, makers, and artists react to times of change through both resistance and forward thinking. Natalie calls herself a meeter and a maker, and turned her energy into activism when she worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Taking place at the Center for Architecture the morning of May 5th, this presenter will help convey to attendees the power of design in social activism. Complete with breakfast and coffee, the kickoff of Design Museum Mornings is not to be missed!

Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area.

Cinco de Mayo Rally-Overcoming Oppression with Power
Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center

Join us to our first Cinco de Mayo Rally “Overcoming Oppression with Power” on Friday, May 5th in Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, 953 SE Maple St., Hillsboro 97123 at 5pm. We will be having cultural performances by musicians and local artist. Come and listen our accomplishments our first six months and whats next! More details coming soon.

Women Writers Against Trump
Ford Food & Drink

On November 8th this country voted a misogynist Cheeto with a hair-piece to be our president-elect. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that women come together and make our voices heard. When women join in solidarity and support one another, we create change.

So please, come join us for our second reading on Friday, May 5th as five damn good women writers stick it to the man (with the flaming orange head carpet) by drawing attention to the voices and ideas he and his administration attempt to silence.

Of course, all forms of gender and genitalia are warmly welcome!

This event is free, but there will be a jar for donations. All donations will go to No More Deaths / No Más Muertes. Please go to the following website for information on this incredibly important organization:

You can also find more information about the reading series and the positively, perfect sister hosts at .

Hosts: Chrys Tobey and Allison Tobey

Readers: Andrea Hollander Kate Carroll de Gutes Natasha Sajé Stephanie Adams-Santos Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Bios: Andrea Hollander moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, after many years in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, where she ran a bed & breakfast for 15 years and served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22. Her 4th full-length poetry collection was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; her 1st won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Among her many other honors are two Pushcart Prizes and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her website is

Kate Carroll de Gutes took her first political action at age 11, when she invited Greenpeace—without her teacher’s knowledge or consent—to talk to her class about clubbing baby seals to death for their pelts. She was home sick the day the man arrived unannounced to talk to her class, but she was led by the principal to understand that the presentation was effective, if gruesome. As a queer writer, Kate faces political issues every time she sits down to work. Her award-winning memoir in essays, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, deals with gender identity and sexual orientation, and how to navigate in a world predicated on Cosmopolitan. You can learn more about Kate and pre-order her second book, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From The Best & Worst Year of My Life at

Natasha Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a book of poetry criticism, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays.

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award) and several chapbooks: Total Memory; Little Fugues and The Sundering (Winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and she is the recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. Stephanie’s work has been featured for Poetry Press Week, and has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, Orion, and others.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016), a 2016-2017 Steinbeck Fellow, former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee. She’s received residencies from Hedgebrook and Ragdale Foundation and is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. Her work is published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and The James Franco Review among others. A short dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and the curator of HITCHED.

Music of the Revolution. Vol. 1
Portland Cider Co.

TICKETS AVAILABLE: Music of the Revolution – Building community, resistance and resilience through music, culture and love. A Benefit show to support the safety and stability of undocumented populations in our community.

May 6
Portland Forward : Spring Thing
Wayfinding Academy

We're aiming to bring together a diverse and multi-generational group of citizens who are invested in leaving this city better than we found it, to empower citizen voices, and make change happen.

Our goals for the day:

  • Develop leadership equipped to create dynamic and sustainable change.
  • Ignite the spirit of participatory democracy in Portland by bringing new voices to the table.
  • Bring people together across generations and across backgrounds to implement creative solutions to our city’s needs.

How we plan on doing it:

  • Through creative collaboration and the right mix of experienced and rising-leaders in the community, we are creating a hybrid unconference-style format in which attendees work together to create solutions for the sustainable growth of our city.
  • Featuring speakers, workshops, attendee-led panels, and pitches. Some current agenda items include: Nichoe Lichen, Secretary of the Public Banking Institute: Creating a Portland municipal bank that benefits Community Projects and Portland citizens.
  • A presentation on a Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative being put together by our leading social justice and climate organizations that will be a model of how we equitably move to a fossil free economy
  • Help get big money out of politics. Join the fight to bring contribution limits to the City of Portland and to the State of Oregon, just like we did with ballot measure 26-184 at Multnomah County.
  • Trainings on topics by local experts on effective local lobbying and advocacy, running for office, civic engagement, and others.
  • Opportunities for attendees to pitch their own projects for collaboration and recruitment.
SHETalks WETalk Race Talks for Women Portland
through Broad Space

Still struggling to deal with your own racism? Are you offending people of color and want to learn how NOT to? Would you like to know how to become a strong and effective Ally and Accomplice to people of color?

Join us for the next SHETalks WETalk RaceTalks Weekend Workshop for Women in Portland, OR

SHETalks WETalks is a powerful and pivotal moment when women committed to social and racial justice come together to talk about the challenges at the intersection of gender and race. Join us for this 2-day weekend race-talks retreat and participate in a courageous conversation about race and women. When those two things collide there can be collateral damage that keeps women from unifying the to do the work we need to do in the world.

During this two-day retreat you will take a deep, honest and truthful dive in the the issues of race, racism, whiteness, white supremacy and Intersectionality. This is not a sit and take notes retreat. You will be actively engaged for two days requiring you stretch way outside of your comfort zone and examine your own beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate racism. Additionally, you'll learn the importance of Intentional Intersectionality and how to embody it without offense.

2 - DAY WORKSHOP MAY 6 and 7, 2017 Portland, OR Workshop Fee: $250 Payment Options Available Includes A Copy of Antagonists, Advocates and Allies


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KBOO's May 2017 Anti-oppressions Study and Action Group
KBOO Community Radio

We are mixing it up and doing something a little different this month and will be screening the documentary "Missrepresnettion" in our ongoing focus on Internalized Misogyny for this month's meeting.

A discussion will follow.

Please bring something to eat to share if you are able!

See you all on Saturday, May 6th!

"Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective."

Know Your Employment Rights for the LGBTQ Community
Q Center

Attorney Talia Stoessel from Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, LLP will present basic information about various employment laws in order to empower you in the workplace.

May 6, 2017 12:30-2:30pm

Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97217

Please RSVP no later than May 5, 2017 to Light refreshments provided.

Return & Remembrance
Portland Expo Center

RETURN & REMEMBRANCE: A Pilgrimage to the Portland Assembly Center Honoring those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated by Executive Order 9066

Free and open to the public, RSVPs appreciated

Seventy-five years ago, on May 6, 1942, Portland was empty of Japanese Americans by military decree. Families were uprooted, property sold, and local businesses closed. Those of Japanese ancestry residing in the local area upended their lives and moved into the former animal stalls of the Pacific International Livestock and Exposition Center. Four months later they joined 120,000 other Japanese Americans in ten hastily erected concentration camps across the United States.

Please join us as we return to the site of the Portland Assembly Center to honor those who were unjustly forced out of their homes and businesses, driven away by wartime hysteria and racism. Listen to the stories of Japanese Americans who were there in 1942 and how they came together despite great hardship.

The program will be emceed by David Ono and will include keynote speaker Dale Minami, civil rights lawyer and lead attorney for Fred Korematsu's coram nobis legal team; performances by Minidoka Swing Band, UNIT SOUZOU, and Cascadia Composers; and more.

Visit for more information.

Defending Separation of Church & State
Q Center

What does climate-change science, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, and fair immigration policy all have in common — besides being under siege by the current administration? They’re all argued against from a perspective of religious fundamentalism, which can be countered with a return to the founding ideals in the U.S. Constitution of the separation of church and state. How can those of us previously on the sidelines, whether spiritual, liberal-religious, freethinker, secular, atheist, or agnostic, get involved and make a real difference on these issues? Hear from a distinguished panel of activists and change-makers, then organize into breakout groups that speak to your own individual interests. Let’s together demonstrate that true patriotism, that the path to genuinely “make America great again,” is through honoring our founders’ vision of a secular democracy.

Fighting Against Fascism: Past, Present and Future
SEIU Local

There is a long and proud history of American Anti Fascist organizing. We are currently living in a time when the face of fascism is changing and new threats are emerging. Ciaran Mulloy (Twin City GDC), Mic Crenshaw (KBOO) and Tyrus (PNW-AWC) will be sharing their experiences with organizing against fascism for over 30 years, where we currently stand in this fight, and the future of this work.

Mic Crenshaw was born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Mic Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national - and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities. Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR. Crenshaw says, "I wanted something new. [At the time] my ties with the streets were still pretty strong, and my social life involved drinking and fighting. I was ready for a change."

Ciaran is a husband, father, soccer coach and union activist in Minneapolis MN. Ciaran was a co-founding member of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis 30 years ago(!) and has been deeply involved in anti-fascist organizing for decades. Ciaran is an elected union chief-steward at his workplace and also a member of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) - and its community defense arm, the General Defense Committee (GDC). The GDC has grown to approx 130 members in the Twin Cities and has played notable role in developing an IWW picket training, organizing community anti-fascist actions and participating in the militant movement against police brutality in the Twin Cities (including the murders of Jamar Clark and Philando Castille). Ciaran is also a member of the First of May Anarchist Alliance.

Tyrus was raised in Portland Oregon, with the invasion of Neo-Nazis in the late 80’s and early 90’s into the punk rock scene, the brutal murder of Mulugeta Seraw and the lead up to the Tom Metzger trials in Portland Tyrus got involved in S.H.A.R.P, PDX Baldies, and ARA, organizing physical resistance against white supremacist Nazi gangs in Portland.

Screening of America is Waiting: Documenting J20 on the Streets of DC
Whitsell Auditorium

Grassroots screening and discussion of America is Waiting.

Documenting J20; On the Streets of DC

On January 20, 2017, protesters took to the streets of Washington, DC to disrupt the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Seattle director Georg Koszulinski and crew was on location to capture the reactions, thoughts, and emotions of the many people gathered in the nation’s capital to witness history. America is Waiting presents a chronicle of the day’s events, including on-the-street interviews with protestors and celebrators alike. By presenting the day’s events in reverse chronological order, the film reflects on the nature of constructed memory, image making, and the production of meaning across an historic event, calling into question the ways in which historical events become narrativized and condensed within popular discourse. Koszulinski’s man on the street film offers a fascinating look at passionate citizens committed to divergent paths forward.

Sen. Wyden - Washington County Town Hall
Liberty High School

What: Senator Wyden - WashCo Town Hall Where: Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon) When: Saturday May 6, 5:30pm Who: You and 2,000 democracy-loving friends!

Expect 10-15 minutes of remarks about current issues, then Q & A

Prepare by studying the Indivisible Guide on Town Halls [].

Stay tuned for a Town Hall Guide and other updates.

The Town Hall is probably 60 minutes, perhaps 90.

See you there as we #standindivisible

Liberate! Fundraiser Art Show
Michigan Ave House

LIBERATE! Work by Political Prisoners and Allies:

An art show and fundraiser to support political prisoners in the Philippines and to bridge our work with US organizations supporting political prisoners.


Come join us for an evening of art, music, and community to support the JustPeacePH Tour. The show will feature the stories and art by Filipino political prisoners and work by Portland artists.

Childcare will be provided!

About JustPeacePH :

JustPeacePH is an international platform which supports peace in the Philippines. It has special emphasis in reaching out to individuals, organizations, and institutions which have advocacies on peace and issue-based people’s concerns in various capacities outside of the country. In particular, JustPeacePH aims to seek support from individuals and organizations in multilateral organizations, people’s organizations, civil society organizations, academia, development institutions as well as governments.

The overall objective of JustPeacePH is:

(1) to create an international network or platform to support peace in the Philippines.

(2) to support the Filipino people’s aspirations for just and lasting peace.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

May 7
Portland Town Hall Meeting - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici OR-1
Lincoln High School

Rep. Bonamici's Portland Town Hall Meeting Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 11:00am Location: Lincoln High School, Gym – 1600 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205

Expect 10-15 minutes of remarks about current issues, then Q & A

Prepare by 1. Studying the Indivisible Guide on Town Halls []. 2. Reviewing these two things from your OR-1 Research Team: Town Hall Guide [] and TH Tips []

NOTE: We'll be updating the Town Hall Guide, so check back around May 2 for the super fresh guide.

The Town Hall is probably 60 minutes, perhaps 90.

See you there!

ACLU People Power Meeting 3.0
Coffeehouse Five

We are the North Portland ACLU People Power Group and this will be our 3rd meeting.

Agenda includes the following: tutorial, group organizing and communication tools, school safe zones & immigration clinics, spreadsheet of local organizations to offer aid to, Freedom City initiative. Newcomers are welcome!

Please follow link to RSVP for event

Film Screening - Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Clinton Street Theater

Our healthcare system doesn't work...Medicaid and Medicare are under attack... what is the solution?

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

May 9
Rally to Save the Elliott State Forest
Oregon Department Of State Lands

The State Land Board is meeting once again over the fate of the ELLIOTT STATE FOREST. This 82,000 acres of coastal temperate rainforest is home to 10 endangered species and over 70 species of concern. It contains some of the last remnants of Oregon's old growth. This precious resource is OWNED BY THE PEOPLE OF OREGON and WE DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT! The land board members need to be aware that Oregonians want to keep the forest public. Plan a trip to Salem on May 9th to send that message loud and clear.

We will gather in front of the Department of State Lands at 9:00 am with signs and green apparel to show our support for the forest. Sign ups for public testimony, if allowed, will happen between 9 am and 10 am. The Land Board Meeting starts at 10 am. Carpool, bring friends and family. This is being referred to as "Oregon Old Growth's Last Stand" and WE NEED TO PACK THE HOUSE!


NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Black United Fund of Oregon

Come learn about NAACP's legislative priorities & how to get involved

Here to Stay Fundraiser
Lucky Lab NW

Join us on Tuesday, May 9th at the Lucky Lab for some delicious food, great company, and updates from Andrea Williams on Causa's work in response to emerging needs. We will also raise money to support rapid response work in our immigrant communities.

With recent attacks, arrests, and detentions, we need to make it clear that immigrants and their families are Here to Stay!

RSVP today! We'd love to see you.

Can't make it? consider making a gift to support Causa's timely work.

We Can Listen: Urban Village Making By Design
The Old Church Concert Hall

Village-Making in Portland by Design: Responding to Homelessness in our City

Doors 6:30 pm - All Ages - Bar with ID

Admission is free! Your donation at the door will support future "We Can Listen" events.

On May 9th, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate We Can Listen: Together We Make a Village. The conversation will focus on recent efforts to address homelessness in Portland through a design process that brought together a range of stakeholders, including architects, activists, city agencies, and houseless individuals. We will offer our stage to members of Portland's homeless community, along with representatives from the Center for Public Interest Design and the POD Initiative as they discuss The Kenton Women's Village, in NE Portland, as a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages of houseless individuals.

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month March-June and Sept-Dec at The Old Church.

The intention and heart of the "We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The We Can Listen series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

With We Can Listen, The Old Church wants to give those speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

The Old Church was built in 1882 and is a nonprofit, non-religious historic landmark and performance space.

May 11
Indigenous Resurgence and Radical Anti-Colonial Struggle
PSU Smith Center

Presentaion and Discussion with Kanahus Freedom, Amanda Lickers, and Klee Benally

From the Idle No More movement to the events at Standing Rock, the idea of native resistance has been receiving increasing mainstream visibility. There is an endless onslaught of extractive and destructive industries involved in land theft, indigenous dispossession, and the desecration of sacred places. This event will bring a variety of indigenous voices from across Turtle Island to discuss what is needed to build an effective, mass movement to resist the ongoing manifestations of settler colonization across this land. In spite of different localities, all are tied to a logic and history of settler colonialism. The growing momentum behind indigenous resurgence, decolonization, and land defense on this continent requires critical movement building, strategizing, and solidarity. This presentation will address different forms of indigenous resurgence across Turtle Island and the critical analyses needed to build a radical anti-colonial movement to defend land and sacred spaces, while attending to the central question of prefiguring the return of indigenous land and life and the dismantling of the settler state.

This is Innocence: A fundraiser for Oregon Innocence Project
Urban Studio

Please join us for the Oregon Innocence Project's annual fundraiser, This Is Innocence! Our guests will be Anna Vasquez and Cassandra Rivera, two of the four women known as the San Antonio Four. They were convicted of a crime that never happened, sexually abusing the two nieces of one of the women, and sentenced to between 15 and 37 years. Their conviction was anti-LGBTQ and anti-Latina and caused the women were separated from their own children and families - and each other. After serving between 13 and 15 years the women were released and only recently exonerated, at the end of 2016. We are thrilled to welcome them to Oregon! Please join us to hear their story and celebrate their exoneration.

You will also have the opportunity to hear about OIP's cases and get an update on the vital work we are doing to exonerate the innocent in Oregon.

Tickets cost $125 and include admission as well as wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsorship opportunities start at $500.

Feminist Queer Crip: Imagining Accessible Futures
PSU Smith Center

Join us at Portland State University for Alison Kafer's keynote at the fifth annual Walk of the Heroines Lecture. Kafer is a cutting-edge critical disability studies scholar and author of Feminist, Queer, Crip. (Indiana UP, 2012). By challenging the (dis)ability system and compulsory heterosexuality, Kafer asks us to imagine what a future based on justice might look like. She expands on how alliances and coalitions can cross disability rights, trans-activism, and feminist activist spaces and time. Kafer’s work is a crucial contribution to feminist, queer, and crip thought. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in SMSU 327/8/9.

PSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students and guests attending our events. Requests can be made with the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150 or via email at Please make requests as soon as possible.

Plant This Movie
Clinton Street Theater

PLANT THIS MOVIE: Local Filmmaker, Karney Hatch, takes us on a global tour of fantastic urban farms in Havana, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, London, Lima, Calcutta, Lisbon and London- as well as hopeful and inspiring US urban farms -of course here in Portland, too :) #kboo #psxurbanfarms #eatlocal #savethebees With rapidly growing cities and a warming planet, Hatch shows how urban farming is a crucial key for urban health, food, community, habitat and even to help stop climate change. FREE SEEDS & PLANT STARTS to all attendees! Suggested donation: $7-10, with no one turned away for lack of funds! Filmmaker Q&A afterwards, with gardeners and beekeepers on hand to answer questions too. See you there! :) :) :)

From EcoWatch: Granted, there were fewer people and more open spaces then, but it's still possible to grow a lot of food in urban areas, especially with composting and enriched soil techniques. Toronto plans to supply 25 percent of its fruit and vegetable production within city limits by 2025 and a study from Michigan State University concluded Detroit could grow 70 percent of its vegetables and 40 percent of its fruit on 570 vacant lots covering 5,000 acres of city land. One patch of Detroit land where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food has supplied almost 200,000 kilograms of produce for 2,000 local families, provided volunteer experience to 8,000 residents and brought the area new investment and increased safety.

Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more livable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty – UN report. - an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world. Credit: IFAD

Plant This Movie: 86 minutes.

May 12
We The People 2.0 - Doc screening
First Unitarian Church

The documentary, presented by Tree Media and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as oil trains, coal trains, pipelines, fracking, and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it. These communities recognize that ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a ‘corporate state.’ They have come to understand that the system is stacked against them and the natural environment. The film shares how they are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of the rights both of the communities and their ecosystems.

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Paul Cienfuegos, ( Portland based community-rights based activist, and Nancy Ward, Columbia County Sustainable Action For Green Environment. (

Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, KBOO

Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open on 6:30 PM

7 Year Keaton Otis Memorial
Maranatha Church

In place of the monthly vigil, we will be holding the 7 year memorial for Keaton Otis at Maranatha church May 12, 2017 at 6 pm.

Please come to remember and honor Keaton, his father Fred Bryant, and recommit ourselves to justice for all victims of police violence in our community.

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster." They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12th of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.


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Justice within Reach 2017
Castaway Portland

Now more than ever, MRG is amplifying and funding the social justice movement!

Join grantees, activists, artists, and community leaders to celebrate and support MRG’s important work at the social justice party of the year, Justice within Reach. Our signature fundraiser will feature food from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, dancing with the La Rhonda Steele Band, a performance from 2017 Lilla Jewel artist Tazha Williams Art, and the opportunity to contribute to Oregon’s Grassroots Social Justice movement!

Thanks to this year’s sponsors: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Doug Stamm and Jackie Gordon.

We are actively recruiting additional event partners and sponsors, please contact Development Coordinator Colin Crader at for additional information.

Film screening of The 13th (with DJs after)
The Vern

RASH USA and the Red and Black Subculture Club present a screening of The 13th:

The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States." The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

Following the screening will be DJs spinning the best of Antifascist Oi! and boss reggae.

May 13
9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil, Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil @ Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

“Answering the call of faith… Radical Accompaniment in difficult times”

Saturday, May 13 2017 12:00 – 1:30pm 1623 East “J” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Vigil takes place at front gate entrance

  • Bring flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
  • Music from Bajo Salario Collective Band and Valley and Mountain Resistance Choir
  • Special speakers, testimony, and action
  • Kids creative area!
  • CeAtl Tonalli smudging ceremony
  • Don’t forget to bring an outdoor chair or blanket for seating!
  • There will be a taco truck at the Vigil for food purchase.
Activist Filmmaking
through The ReBuilding Center

Instructor: Kathryn Garcia Location: ReBuilding Center Ages: 16+ Schedule: 2 3/hr sessions Capacity: 15 Times: 1:00-4:00pm Dates: May 13, 20

Video is one of the most effective forms of citizen journalism today.

This project-based class gets you access to Open Signal's portable Activist Filmmaking kits, which are designed to be lightweight, compact and easy to use for inexperienced videomakers, yet powerful enough to capture great footage and audio of protests, strikes and other PDX events.

This class certifies you as an Activist Filmmaker, which means you can check out Open Signal's Activist Filmmaking kits for free (which include an iPad, two lenses, a light and two mics). It also certifies you to submit videos to our cable channels.


Getting Here Open Signal is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on the corner of NE Graham and NE MLK. For directions please call our main line at (503) 288-1515.

Equipment Certification Open Signal workshops typically grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted. Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions in order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. Participants must contact to be considered for make-up sessions.

Arriving Late or Missing a Workshop If you miss the first day or are more than 30 minutes late, you will lose your place in the workshop.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops Workshops must meet the minimum enrollment requirement for the workshop to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified 24 hours in advance. Participants may apply their class credit to take another Open Signal workshop or can receive a full refund.

You may cancel up to 3 days in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management. For questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the Media Education department at (503) 673- 8649 or email

Inclement Weather Policy Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if students can not make the rescheduled date.

Talk from Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty
Waverly Heights United Church of Christ

Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty presents a talk on relations between Portland police and marginalized communities. Following the talk, members of the sponsoring SE PDX People Power group will have a short conversation about goals for the next month.


Stand up against police targeting
Chapman Square

Activists are always being targeted by the police, we need to put a end to people constantly being arrested for expressing their first amendment rights!

Marching in the streets and blocking traffic for a couple of minutes should NOT be a crime, we need a PPB That protects the people not a PPB that arrests a morning family protesting a murder committed by Officer Andrew Hearst.

Just the other day, Standard Schaefer (a Portland activist) was drinking coffee in a Starbucks with his family where he was recognized and arrested, he was accused of second-degree robbery and coercion.. because during a recent Quanice Hayes protest, someone was assaulting a woman and stan came in to help, he ended up knocking the glasses off the guy... which is robbery? Plus the video they had as evidence showed a person assaulting someone and then stan, but they only arrested the known activist. They are not going after the person who assaulted two people but they are trying to put felony charges on the person who protected everyone from the person who was assaulting people. This is just one example of how the PPB targets protesters Like the UN says "Americans right to protest is in grave danger"

So come stand in solidarity with everyone who is constantly arrested and targeting for protesting, come stand in solidarity against the PPB.

MET Annual Fundraising Dinner & Cultural Night
MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

Join us for a unique evening filled with cultural performances by students of the Islamic School of MET and Oregon Islamic Academy

Funds raised will support MET's educational scholarships as well as building bridges of understanding through silk road cultural diplomacy and positive integration programs for new immigrants and refugees.

$40 per Person (Ages 10+). Dinner is included. Childcare will be provided for children under 10.

Free parking at Conestoga Middle School. Free shuttle service to and from MET Center.

IRCO's Asian Family Center 2017 Gala: Bridging Communities
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown - Convention Center

You're invited to an evening of celebrating Oregon's Asian and Pacific Islander communities and fundraising to support IRCO's Asian Family Center! Join us for a cocktail hour, dinner, live auction and performances from our community members!

May 14
Reigning Roses Walk - 2017!
Castaway Portland

Join hundreds of people this Mother's Day to honor a special woman in your life, and raise funds to empower women and children of Rose Haven experiencing homeless, abuse and other disruptive life events.

Reigning Roses features everything needed to make this a special morning: mimosas, pastries, entertainment, prizes and a wonderful 5k walk. Together with Rose Haven guests, participants will stroll a 5k course through the streets of NW Portland, enjoying goodies and entertainment along the way. Participants are asked join or create a “team” made up of friends, family and co-workers. All genders and ages welcome!

There is no minimum fee to participate, however, we ask attendees to make a personal donation and/or ask others to support their participation. Our goal is to have each participant give or raise a minimum of $189, the cost to serve a Rose Haven woman or child for an entire year!

You can register for the evnt and build your team here:

Ask your friends to join your team, and encourage them to make a gift to Rose Haven to support your involvement.

May 16
May Special District Election 2017
Multnomah County Elections

Last day to turn in your ballot and get replacement ballots.

Official 24-hour ballot drop boxes sites & ballot drop box located inside Multnomah County Libraries

More Election information go to our website

May 17
McMath preservation award to honor Oregon Black Pioneers
University of Oregon in Portland

The George McMath Historic Preservation Award honors significant contributions to historic preservation in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Black Pioneers, the state’s premier organization dedicated to illuminating African Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history, is the 2017 recipient of the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Please join alumni, preservation professionals, students, and friends at a luncheon honoring the Oregon Black Pioneers.

Location Information: Event Room, White Stag Block University of Oregon in Portland

Clark County Screening of Gender Revolution sponsored by YWCA Clark County & Queer Youth Resource Center
Kiggins Theatre

Join us for a community screening and discussion of National Geographic's Documentary Gender Revolution - Katie Couric's exploration of the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

Doors open at 5pm Film screening at 6pm Speakers/discussion at 7:30

Closed Captioned/ASL interpretation available during discussion

Pan-African Film Series - Africa's Black Star: Kwame Nkrumah
PSU Smith Center

Africa's Black Star documents the life, the struggles and political influence of one of the ideological teachers of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party, Kwame Nkrumah. To this day, he is regarded as one of the highest inspirations in the fight against European imperialism and (neo) colonialism.

May 18
Public Health Portland Style #5: Keep Portland Housed & Healthy
Lucky Lab NW

Join us for Public Health Portland Style #5: Keep Portland Housed & Healthy.

Every third Thursday of the month the School of Public Health invites three experts to discuss the latest in Public Health!

In May we talk about how to keep Portland housed & healthy in the format of 10 minute TED Talk style talks. Ryan Deibert at the Multnomah County’s Joint Office Homeless Services will introduce the topic, Cameron Foster at Self Enhancement will share her personal experience, and Israel Bayer, Executive Director at Street Roots, will discuss how we can address the problem.

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome and we encourage you to invite friends, family, students and co-workers to join the discussion with the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

You can find more info here:

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon
Marylhurst University

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, D.C., asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities.

MANUEL PADILLA has a B.A. in philosophy from Portland State University and an M.A. in peace, conflict and development studies from the UNESCO Chair for the Philosophy of Peace. He has done peace work in Haiti, Chad and Washington, DC, working with internally displaced people, immigrants and refugees. Currently he implements reconciliation workshops in refugee contexts with the Jesuit Refugee Service, works with youth through restorative justice frameworks, and volunteers with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Circles of Support and Accountability program. His professional interest is rooted in his deep spiritual desire to use group processes and dialogue to foster cultures of encounter and vulnerability to transform conflict and build civil society. An Oregon native, he is happy to be back, rediscovering roots and enjoying all life has to offer here.

THE MARYLHURST SPEAKER SERIES is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts. This talk is offered through Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

Venue: The Old Library, Marylhurst University

May 19
Freedom Can't Wait Rally and Protest honoring the Humanity of Malcolm X
Portland Police: Youth Services Division

By Any Means Necessary...

Stand in Righteous #Solidarity Against the Racism in Schools, Massive Data Collection, Incarceration Rates for youth and adults in Multnomah County and the ever increasingly Violent Disparities that exist in our community because of Equity Fraud and Exploitation of Health related resources in education and family services. This Has To STOP! Our Families Are NOT Guinea Pigs. Ineffective leadership cannot continue to be the scapegoat answer.... WE THE People have to build engagement on our level on our terms!! Direct Engagement MUST Happen Now!! No More Sidelines

Join us as we Rally and Speak OUT In Protest Against the Corruption of Public Spending and the Invisible Stakeholders!! We Want Equity Answers Now!

May 20
Clases para la Ciudadanía en el area de Gresham
Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz / St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

Clases para la Ciudadanía en el area de Gresham
¿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. También le podemos referir donde le pueden ayudar para llenar la aplicación N-400 para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos. Las Clases de Ciudadanía en Gresham, Oregon serán en la Iglesia Episcopal San Aidan – Santa Cruz localizada en el 17405 NE Glisan Street, Gresham, OR 97030. Las clases serán los SABADOS COMENZANDO EL 20 DE MAYO DE LAS 10:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 12 DEL MEDIO DIA. Llamenos al telefono 503-269-5694 o envíenos un correo electrónico a también puede llamar al Padre Roberto Maldonado al teléfono 503-663-4223

Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
Voodoo Donut Downtown

Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. This tour includes powerful in-person testimonials from local LGBTQ leaders and allies, as well as anecdotes from those who came before on topics such as 19th century cross dressing, the fight against AIDS, and violence against the trans community.

RSVP through this link:

New Member Meet-Up
Beaverton Community Center

Come learn all about the League of Women Voters and find out how to get more involved!

May 21
Brunch to Support Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Work
Pure Space

A Brunch Event Supporting Catholic Charities Initiatives to Support Immigrants & Refugees

Sunday, May 21, 2017 Pure Space | 1315 NW Overton | Portland OR 97209 12:00 PM: Doors Open | Reception | Silent Auction 1:00 PM: Brunch | Program

2017 Awardees

Catholic Charities recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to our efforts to serve refugee and immigrant communities. This year, Catholic Charities is honored to present the following awards:

Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Partner in Service Award

Marandas Sinlapasai, P.C. - Partner in Justice Award

Oregon Law Foundation - Partner in Solidarity Award

Tickets and sponsorships available at the link.

For decades, Catholic Charities has provided life-changing services to immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon. Our legal team provides consultation or representation to over 4,000 low-income immigrants throughout the state of Oregon each year. Our refugee resettlement team successfully integrated over 500 refugees into American society last year while maintaining the respect and dignity of each individual and their unique culture and traditions. In short, Catholic Charities works to keep families together.

Now, perhaps more than ever, we are inspired to celebrate these programs, honor those who have given so generously, and invite community members to help strengthen and expand our services to these important communities.

Please join us at our special event: Everyone Comes from Somewhere.

CRPDX New Members & Volunteers Orientation
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Please Join us for our new member & volunteer orientation. We'll have a short intro about CR and our work and then a workshop on the Prison Industrial Complex & PIC abolition.

We are capping this event at 20 folks and will post a registration form soon.

We'll provide light snacks and we welcome folks bringing their own lunch if wanted.

The first required step in becoming a chapter member is to attend our training on the Prison Industrial Complex and PIC Abolition. These trainings are highly recommended for those interested in volunteering as well and we encourage you to attend these training regardless of what role you would like to take on with CR PDX.

If you are unsure if a member role is right for you or if you're unclear what being a member looks like, we will provide an overview of what it means to get more involved with our chapter. Additionally, we don't view attendance as a commitment for membership/volunteering so please join us even if you are unsure about your capacity to engage more with our chapter's work. The more the merrier!

If you have any specific accessibility needs (childcare, training material sent ahead of time, etc) please let us know and we'll do our best to figure out the right accommodation.

We always welcome feedback and questions!

*IOW bookstore is an ADA accessible space with a large gender neutral bathroom. Scented cleaning products are used but we do bring unscented soap for our events.

May 22
History Pub: Portland's Black Belt
Kennedy School

In 1960, Portland was the second-most segregated city on the West Coast, behind Los Angeles. Four of five Black residents lived in the Albina District. This presentation explores how the real estate industry, public officials, and citizens justified that spatial segregation. It traces the private- and public-sector mechanisms utilized to confine and re-shape Black settlement within Albina. A major motive for segregation was to enable financial exploitation of Black homeowners and renters, allowing housing-industry manipulators to extract wealth from the Black community.

Dr. Karen J. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her scholarship seeks to answer questions about the political economy of racial economic inequality in the urban setting. Her publications have appeared in Cities, Feminist Economics, Transforming Anthropology, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

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

May 23
March for Immigrants' Rights and Respect in East Multnomah Co.
Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz / St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

*English Below ALTO A LAS REDADAS, CREAR UN FONDO DE DEFENSA LEGAL PARA INMIGRANTES, Y LUCHA CONTRA EL RACISMO EN LAS ESCUELAS EN EL ESTE DEL CONDADO DE MULTNOMAH, Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario, Iglesia St. Cruz, y Pueblo Unido PDX, mas con la ayuda de sindicatos, estaremos marchando el dia 23 de mayo a las 5 de la tarde desde la iglesia St. Aidan's Episcopal Church hasta el courthouse de East County, donde se llevará acabo un mitin pacifico donde estaremos dandole la bienvenida a sindicatos que estaran proponiendo iniciativas a nuestra comunidad.

Exigiremos: 1.) ALTO a las redadas e otras operaciones de ICE en East Multnomah County 2.) que las autoridades de la ciudad y del condado proporcionen UN FONDO DE DEFENSA LEGAL para inmigrantes detenidos por ICE, para asegurar que cuentan con una representación adecuada en la corte de inmigración 3.) LA RENUNCIA de Bryce Anderson del Consejo Escolar de David Douglas por sus comentarios hostiles hacia los inmigrantes y por votar contra una iniciativa santuario en una reunión anterior

Esta demostración marcará el lanzamiento de Pueblo Unido, como un movimiento de base y de la demanda de la gente que surge en East Portland y Gresham. Protestaremos en solidaridad con las familias afectadas por ICE y para mandar un mensaje directo que East Multnomah County no será una zona atacada por sus operaciones inhumanas.

Para mas informacion envienos un email a: o

STOP ICE RAIDS, CREATE A LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR IMMIGRANTS, AND FIGHT RACISM IN SCHOOLS IN EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Voz Hispana, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Pueblo Unido, and supporting unions are organizing a peaceful march and rally on Tuesday, May 23. The march will commence at 5pm at St Aidan's Episcopal Church and will culminate in a rally outside the East County Courthouse. At the rally, union members and local leaders will propose initiatives to better protect and enrich our community.

We will demand: 1.) an immediate HALT to ICE arrests and operations in East Multnomah County 2.) that city and county officials create a LEGAL DEFENSE FUND to provide ICE detainees with adequate representation in immigration court 3.) Bryce Anderson's RESIGNATION from the David Douglas School Board for the hostile comments he made towards immigrants and for voting against a sanctuary resolution in a previous board meeting

This demonstration will mark the official launch of Pueblo Unido, a grassroots movement that emerged in response to the needs and concerns of the Latino community in East Portland and Gresham. We will protest to stand in solidarity with the families affected by the governmental crackdown on immigrants and to send a direct message that ICE is a "non grata" agency in East Multnomah County.

For more information contact us at: or

May 24
JAIL NO: Demand Decriminalized TriMet
World Trade Center

TriMet is now committed to a budget of $11M for a new police station and added fare enforcement. This militarization threatens Portland's communities of color, invests in continuing disproportionate enforcement, and drains resources we could be using to improve the system: lower fares, frequent service, improved bus stops, and more.

These out of touch decisions come from TriMet's management, and a Board of Directors who don't hold them accountable. The results are unjust.

Riders have a clear vision of a just transportation system : - Community participatory budgeting to stop these disastrous policies and projects before Trimet commits public money! - Reduced fares for low income people as a FUNDED priority! - Service improvements BEFORE further criminalization! - Work with communities of color to develop forward thinking policies on fare enforcement (end abuse of IPT and unequal exclusion of black riders!), police (less police! No weapons! Community policing!), and ICE (no ICE! Sanctuary system!) on buses and trains.

RSVP HERE TO SHOW UP IN NUMBERS Contact Orlando at (503) 774-4504 or email to testify or coordinate action

We CAN transition our transportation system to community-defined justice!

May 26
Vanport: The Surge of Social Change
through The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

This exhibit features historic photos, artifacts, and oral histories that tell the story of the rich and complex mosaic that was the city of Vanport. It is a story of migration, housing, and displacement, the legacy of which forever changed the cultural and demographic makeup of our region.

Co-curated by Vanport Mosaic, Oregon Black Pioneers, and A Fourth Act.

Special thanks to: Oregon Historical Society, Multnomah County Archives, Portland State University, City of Portland Archives, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources, Thomas Robinson, Terri Johnson, Peter Marsh.

The exhibit is open to visit: Friday, May 26, 1p-10p Saturday, May 27,1p-10p Sunday, May 29, 10am -10p Friday, June 2, 6p-10p Saturday, June 3,6p-10p Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1p-5p

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

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.

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


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.

Clases para la Ciudadania/Citizenship Classes Woodburn
St Mary's Episcopal Church, Woodburn

Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario estará impartiendo clases para preparase para tomar el examen de la ciudadanía y para su entrevista. También le podemos referir donde le pueden ayudar para llenar la aplicación N-400 para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos.

Las Clases de Ciudadanía serán en la Iglesia Episcopal Santa María localizada en el 1560 W Hayes St, Woodburn, OR 97071

Las clases serán los viernes de 6:00 pm hasta las 8:00 pm comenzando el viernes 26 de mayo. Para participar tiene que registrarse primero y llamando al teléfono: (503)884-2679-5694 o envíenos un correo electrónico a

DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER! Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario (Hispanic Voice for Community Change) will be offering citizenship classes. Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in an eleven-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are in English and Spanish, and are taught by Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario volunteers.

The Citizenship Classes will be at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church located at 1560 W Hayes St, Woodburn, OR 97071 The classes will be every Friday starting on Friday, May 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information or if you would like to register please call us at (503)884-2679 or email us at

Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges Speaks in Portland
Aladdin Theater

Are you outraged yet? Since the November general election, human rights have been under attack and our communities of color are the first targets. Corporations have further infiltrated government to divert federal dollars into the pockets of a few. Paramilitary forces like ICE, radical right pundits, and hate groups have reinforced systems of division and control.

The US has a long history of white supremacy and disparity — and recently, more people have been uprooted from our imaginary past of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host Chris Hedges in a provocative look at the current state of revolt in the United States. Hedges will recount the US’s continuing history of domestic terrorism while outlining ways for communities to resist before it’s too late.

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.

This event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets. We serve 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

Friday, May 26th at 7pm General Admission Tickets: $20

May 27
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.

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

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

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: or 971-319-0156

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

Storytell Your Abortion!
Black Water

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


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:

May 28
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.

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.

May 29
Vanport Tours: The Site and its many Stories
Portland Expo Center


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.

Gentrification is Weird: Bike Tour Forum
Portland Expo Center

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.

Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Oral Histories
Irvington Covenant Church


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:

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:

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.

May 30
Black Lives Matter New Member Orientation (for Black folks only)
Unite Oregon Website
Jun 4
STOP Family Separations and Human Rights Violations! ¡YA Basta!
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario and 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: Sunday, June 4, 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, , 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!

Jun 9
Honor Day 2017 Save the Date
PSU Native American Student and Community Center Website
Jun 12
Transitional Youth's 26th Annual Banquet
DoubleTree Hotel Portland

Transitional Youth's 26th Annual Banquet

Proceeds benefit the homeless and at-risk youth in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan areas.

Our key note speaker is:

Dr. Lori Salierno is founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, a progressive youth development non-profit organization whose mission is to transform young people into the leaders of tomorrow by coaching them through effective programs, innovative materials and well-prepared professionals. She is also co-creator of the Teach One to Lead One® philosophy, a life-changing philosophy that addresses the needs of parents and youth and challenges them to apply truth to everyday living while maintaining a spirit of adventure and celebration.

Master of Ceremonies - Eldridge Broussard III

Be there! Please RSVP by May 30, 2017 - Business Attire $60.00 per person, or $500.00 for a table of ten

Jun 14
Trump's Birthday Bash Back
PSU South Park Blocks

On June 14th we will hold rally in celebration of anyone who's birthday is on June 14th except for one certain individual. In lieu of a birthday celebration for that person, we will protest their bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, fascism, and racism. If you're birthday happens to be on June 14th, or any other day of the year, show up so we can celebrate you instead of Trump.

During the rally we will be holding a piñata contest for a 100 dollar prize. Bring your homemade piñata to the event and our panel of judges will vote on the winner!

Birthdays we will be celebrating: - Che Guevera - Harriet Beecher Stowe - MC Ren - Bruce Bowen - Sammy Watkins - Pat Summit - Literally anyone even if it isn't their birthday

Birthdays we will not be celebraring: - Donald J. Trump

Jun 18
Asian Pacific Islander Pride in the Pride Parade!

Come march with API Pride in the Pride Parade and visit us at our booth at the Pride Festival!

Jun 24
Not in Portland ICE Resistance Protest
Portland ICE Detention Center


Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

Jul 3
Tech Solidarity
111 SW 5th Ave #2700

Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

Founded in November of 2016 by Maciej Ceglowski, a San Francisco web developer, Tech Solidarity holds quasi-monthly meetups in a number of American cities, and tries to serve as a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance.

The meeting will run approximately two hours. We'll hear progress reports from organizations we're working with and discuss ongoing plans for collective action in the tech industry.

There will also be donuts.

Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP by Signal (415 610 0231) or to to ensure an accurate donut count.

Jul 11
Voices 2017: Nothing About Us Without Us
Curious Comedy Theater

About the theme: inspired by the activism of advocates in the community of people with disabilities, "Nothing About Us Without Us" represents that OPAL pushes for self-determination and inclusion of all people in the policies which affect us - low income people, people of color, people with disabilities and more. All OPAL, BRU, and YEJA campaigns are led by highly-impacted people, and the leadership of people with disabilities in Bus Riders Unite also inspired us to choose this theme.

Every year, OPAL hosts Voices of the People’s History, an event that celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Members of our community perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present, a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the present day. It’s a yearly gathering that brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice. It’s important for us to amplify movement leaders, because we know that nobody else can tell our stories. We have to do this for ourselves.

Through Voices, we emphasize that our struggles are a continuation of past struggles – and justice has always had champions. All modern organizers stand on the shoulders of the giants whose words and voices we celebrate.

The 2017 Voices event returns the Curious Comedy Theater on the evening of July 11th. Curious Comedy Theatre, located in heart of Vanport Square, is accessible by public transportation via buses #6, 44, 72, and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at no charge behind Vanport Square. Bike parking is available outside of the theatre doors and outside Old Town Pizza around the corner. Curious Comedy is an all-ages venue, but tickets are required for children who need to sit in their own seat.

The hosted hors d’oeuvres will feature tasty and filling selections for most dietary needs: gluten free, vegetarian/vegan. Please let us know in advance of any considerations which you may need to make your evening enjoyable and comfortable with us!

Tickets go on sale April 19th, and will sell out well in advance of the event. Mark your calendars!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information call Shawn at 503 774 4503 or email

Accessibility: Curious Comedy Theater is ADA accessible on the ground floor including the bathroom.

Jul 19
Pan-African Film Series - No Revolution Without Organization
PSU Smith Center

No Revolution Without Organization is another speech by another one of our ideological teachers, Kwame Ture, speaking to the importance of an organized united front, as well as cultural and political education in the struggle for African liberation all over the world.