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Started Thursday
Jan 4
Support the Clinton Street Theater with a Kiva Loan
through Online

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1389584

On a blustery winter's day, I want to shout out to the world, "Thanks to all my generous investors!!"

I am now in the public phase of the project, and I have until February 22nd to secure all of the funding. This is an "all or nothing" fundraiser!

We are 31% of the way there, and includes almost 200 individuals and lending groups from all over the United States and the world. Your generosity is humbling, and I am so grateful for your belief in what we are creating together at the Clinton.

Our mission is to support the community through the power of independent film and live events, and receiving this Kiva loan means we can continue to do this better than ever.

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Running a small business is difficult in the best of times, and I'm proud that we've been able to keep the Clinton Street Theater running mostly in the black for the six years of our ownership, but we have a lot of goals that we can't reach on our day-to-day operating budget. This $25,000 loan will be used to pay off some debt, and then fund some serious infrastructure projects. The list is long, but here are some of the things we want to do: build a new door to the auditorium, replace the 35mm platter system with Reel-to-Reel projection, make the bathrooms more accessible, lay new carpet, install LED lights in the marquee--like I said the list is long.

Unlike other crowdsourcing endeavors like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, there are no perks. This is a business investment. Kiva helps folks put together this no-interest loan for us, and you will be paid back without interest over the next three years.

If you're interested in making this loan a reality and helping us get to the next level, please go to this page:

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1389584

Let me warn you--Kiva is quite addictive. When I received the first loan and became a Kiva member, I found lots of ways to help other entrepreneurs both locally, in other parts of the United States and the world. My own lender portfolio includes a hot sauce maker here in Portland and a women's cheese coop in Kenya. Take a look around on the site. We can do lots of good when we work together in community. Thank you for believing in what we do and for your support of the Clinton!

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Course: Portland's Urban Native Americans: How to Be an Ally (PUGS)
through Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston

4 weeks

Explore issues impacting Native Americans in today's Portland as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people.

Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? This experimental and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans.

Instructor: Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.

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Started Monday
Jan 8
Pleasure Communism [on display]
through PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

White Gallery presents

"Pleasure Communism"
Vera Rubin

On display: January 8 – 31, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6–8 PM

Pleasure Communism is an installation that explores new visions of love and connection in and out of a dying world. Part visual art, sculpture, and polemic, Pleasure Communism seeks to place itself at the table in conversations surrounding the violence of liberal individuality, the radical nature of the underground, the revolutionary potential of the collective consciousness, and the imagining of a liberating cyborg future. Pleasure Communism has been informed by the love and lessons learned from seedy backrooms of nightclubs, the pits of chronic trauma and despair, inside trance states, outside in the desert. Step inside, the pain is over.

Vera Rubin is an visual artist and musician residing in Portland, OR. Her weekly radio show Shadow Cruising focuses on dark, experimental, avant-garde and techno music. She has worked with artists such as Hercules and Love Affair, Silent Servant, White Visitation, and Light Asylum. Her visual art has been featured across the country in various nightclubs and underground galleries. She is a self-taught artist, autodidact, and anarchist. Listen more at soundcloud.com/verarubin.

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Started Monday
Jan 15
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

January 15- June 28, 2018

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

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Tuesday
Jan 16
Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkley's
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon

Please join #Resisters to speak out to Senator Merkley's staff. 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

11:30 a.m: Connect, plan, and hear news from the Resistance

12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

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Community Alliance of Tenants: Speak Up on Rental Screening
Commonwealth Building, 421 SW 6th

How have tenant screening criteria impacted you?

Come to the Rental Services Commission meeting on Tuesday at the Portland Housing Bureau to offer your perspective.

Public testimony will be heard so sign up and impact the way our city is run!

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SOLD OUT - Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces - for PDX NAACP Members
First Unitarian Church, 1121 SW Main

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

This course is offered for NAACP Portland Branch members. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please consider making a donation to cover facilities costs for this and future trainings.

NAACP Portland Branch 1120B

Organizer of Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Locally, the Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development. We believe that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit.

Sign up to become a member today! http://www.portlandnaacp1120.org/

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Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

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

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

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

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

  • January 23 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • January 30 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

April 2018

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

May 2018

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

June 2018

  • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Screening of Dhamma Brothers and guest speaker
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Our next film screening will be on January 16th from 6-8pm. We will show the film The Dhamma Brothers. This movie is a documentary film released in 2007 about a prison meditation program at Donaldson Correctional Facility near Bessemer, Alabama.

After the film we will have a guest speaker who will tell us about a Japanese garden that is being planned for the state penitentiary in Salem. They are currently in their fundraising stage but are very close to their goal, which means ground will be broken hopefully in Spring of 2018.

We will be asking for a $5 donation to this event to help us cover our postage costs, and if you have any dictionaries, blank journals, or paper bags you don't need, feel free to bring those too. You are welcome to come by around 5pm to get a bit of a sampling of what we do every Tuesday night from 5-7pm.

Hope to see you on the 16th of January!

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The Instant Filmmaker: iPad Filmmaking for Everybody
through Open Signal, 2766 NE MLK Jr

Dates: January 16, January 30

Learn to create high-quality videos with Open Signal’s simple and lightweight iPad filmmaking kits in this class for beginners.

Whether you consider yourself to be an activist, storyteller, marketer or documentarian, Open Signal’s iPad filmmaking kits can help you share your message. They’re compact and built to travel, allowing you to take them to impromptu video shoots, protests, performances and other situations where you want to focus on the story over the gear.

Get certified to check the kit out after the first session to start using you iPad immediately, then edit your footage during the second session to get feedback from your classmates!

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A Preview of the upcoming 2018 Oreogn Legislative session
Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster

Join Representatives Jeff Reardon and Janelle Bynum for a preview of the upcoming 2018 legislative session!

Special Guest, Representative Ken Helm will answer your questions on the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

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Meet the Potential BerniePDX City Council Candidates!
Waverly Heights United Church of Christ, 3300 SE Woodward

Meet the potential BerniePDX Portland City Council candidates of 2018: Jo Ann Hardesty (Pos. 3), Julia DeGraw (Pos. 2), & Andrea Valderrama (Pos. 3)!

Meet the candidates, ask them your questions, and hear about their plans for our City! *Please note: the location and time are different from our usual meeting. Mtg is 6:45-9:15pm at 3300 SE Woodward (Waverly Church).

ABOUT ANDREA VALDERRAMA:

Andrea Valderrama is a community leader, a first-generation Peruvian American, a mom, and the first person of color to serve on the David Douglas School Board. Her family came to the United States from Peru as political refugees and worked as day laborers when they arrived in the United States. After her mom survived domestic violence, Andrea grew up in a single parent household and experienced housing and economic instability. She helped support her family by cleaning houses after school and put herself through college, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. Today, Andrea lives in outer East Portland with her partner, two-year old daughter, and rescue dog. As a City Commissioner, her top priorities will include taking immediate action to address our housing crisis, community safety and the livability of our neighborhoods, and increasing the number of good paying jobs in Portland so families can stay, grow, and thrive here. Learn more at valderrama4pdx.com.

ABOUT JULIA DeGRAW:

Julia DeGraw is running for Portland City Council (Position 2) because it’s time for City Hall to prioritize the needs of the people over developer profits, corporate interests, and complacent politicians. Julia has a history of winning campaigns that do this, like preventing Nestlé from bottling public water in the Gorge. Join Julia in creating a bold future for Portland that includes a home for everyone in need, living wage jobs & union rights for workers, and permanent Net Neutrality with municipal broadband. Working with people across the city, we will end Portland’s Jim Crow-era at-large election system by creating City Council districts to achieve equitable representation for all. Julia won’t accept contributions from corporations or developers; she stands with the people. Learn more at julia4pdx.com.

ABOUT JO ANN HARDESTY:

After serving in the Navy, Baltimore native Jo Ann Hardesty found her home in Portland, OR when she began community organizing for Oregon’s Black United Fund in 1990. Jo Ann later served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001, representing North and Northeast Portland. Jo Ann was elected as president of the NAACP Portland Chapter in 2014, after her efforts to revitalize the oldest civil rights group in Portland. She also is currently a member of the East Portland Action Plan and Vice Chair for the board of Human Solutions. As a community leader and activist, Jo Ann has a long history of standing for the city’s most disadvantaged communities for nearly 30 years. She is a firm believer that opportunities to thrive in Portland should not depend on someone’s zip code or background. Jo Ann is the only candidate who proactively challenged incumbent Dan Saltzman for his City Council seat. Her campaign platform focuses on access to government, green and living wage jobs, affordable housing, and police reform. Learn more at joannforportland.com.

--> Can't make the meeting? Don't worry, we still want your input! Keep your eyes on your inbox for the BerniePDX candidate endorsement poll.

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Cause and Effect: Racism, Poverty, and Public Health
The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta

The lives of many Americans are shaped by living with long-term trauma brought on by discrimination and poverty. Chronic exposure to adverse life events such as racism or racialization, gender-based prejudice, fewer opportunities for education and employment, high rates of incarceration, and systemic inequity have tangible health effects on both individuals and communities. Although uniquely complicated, science can help navigate the scope of the mechanisms and their real world impact, and hopefully help us engage the issue to redress the harm.

At this Science on Tap, epidemiologist Dr. Frank A. Franklin, PhD, JD, MPH, Director of the Community Epidemiology Services at the Multnomah County Health Department, will explore the intersection of inequality and public health and the search for how to improve the well-being of vulnerable populations.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TIME: Doors at 6:00 p.m. event at 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $15* general admission, $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only) Buy tickets online (see link above) or at the Alberta Rose Box office

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, hand pies, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

Event Website: http://www.viaproductions.org/events/alberta_jan_16_public_health/


*A note on the ticket price: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, and this theater is larger and more expensive than our regular venues. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if the ticket price is a hardship for you, please contact info@viaproductions.org for reduced-price tickets.

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Young Democrats of Clark County General Meeting
Clark County Democrats

Its our First Meeting after Re-Org and our First Meeting of 2018, so come on down and start this year off right!

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Wednesday
Jan 17
Tend the World Youth Forum with Mic Crenshaw-MC
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Tend the World Youth Forum: The Global Link Between the Environment and Social Justice, January 17, 2018. Featured speakers will include Mic Crenshaw-MC, poet, activist, speaker and leader., who co-founded GlobalFam & Organizer for Afrikan Hiphop Caravan.

The Youth Forum will explore the global link between the environment and social justice, offering workshops, resources, an action fair and networking opportunities for high school students.

http://www.worldoregon.org/youthforum2018

Co-sponsored by: Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee, Rethinking Schools and Portland State University's Office of International Affairs.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
through Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW 2nd

Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 17th and 18th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.

Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.

Registration link: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/intro-to-rj-5/

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Vancouver MLK celebration: Black History 101 Mobile Museum
Clark College, Vancouver

Clark College honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of events and activities designed to explore the African-American experience. As part of this, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on display in Gaiser Student Center. This traveling museum includes artifacts representing (but not limited to) slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports, and civil rights.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.clark.edu/cc/mlk.

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Black Community Empowerment Meeting
Sunrise Center, Gresham

Invitation to the community to participate in the formation of a culturally specific black community development corporation. The registered 501(c)3 nonprofit will focus on the creation of healthy communities and work on projects that socially, physically, economically, and culturally benefit the black community in Rockwood.

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Senate District 24 Candidates Forum (Multnomah County Democrats)
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

Come see the three Democratic Candidates running for Oregon Senate District 24 answer questions from our moderator and the audience.

The candidates are:

More Details Coming Soon!

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Portland NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Cerulean Wine, 1439 NW Marshall

Join us at this meeting to get updates of Portland NAACP's legislative advocacy & other efforts to forward racial justice within the political realm. Members & guests are welcome.

  • JAN 17 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • FEB 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • MAR 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
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Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 7414 SE 52nd

FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT CREATING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

The upcoming event is part of Oregon Humanities statewide Conversation Project.

More and more organizations and communities are working toward being inclusive. But what does that entail? Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do we know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all? This is the focus of Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities, a free conversation with Rachel Bernstein on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 7 pm at Moose Lodge 7414 52nd Ave Portland, OR 97206. This program is hosted by SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Rachel Bernstein is the partnership and training manager at Oregon Humanities. For the past decade, as a political and nonprofit professional, her work has focused on building the civic capacity and engagement of coalitions, organizations, groups, and individuals. As a Conversation Project leader, she appreciates discovering what Oregonians are already doing to create inclusive communities and what questions they are still struggling with. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503) 232-0010 ext 319 or muz@seuplift.org.

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Unchaste Readers Series
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Unchaste Readers Series Presents: Teen Mamas - Mamas who became mamas as teens.

  • Jessica Standifird
  • Katie Kaput
  • Nina Packebush
  • Ariel Gore

Children are invited. Mature content. No childcare provided.

More details to come...

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Thursday
Jan 18
Understanding the Impact of Trauma
Multnomah County East Building, Gresham

Class Description

This workshop will examine the range of trauma response, articulate the connection between oppression and trauma, and teach skills to support survivors of trauma and build sustainability for trauma work.

This class covers the following training requirement areas as well as touching on Advocacy and Crisis Response:

  • Effects on survivors and trauma (single event/or cumulative trauma, coping strategies, intersection with other issues, dynamics of suicide, barriers for immigrants/people of color/LGBTQ/rural populations)
  • Adults molested as children (effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult survivors, potential triggers, ways to support, appropriate referrals, self car and vicarious trauma)

Learning objectives. Participants will:

  • Understand the range of trauma response to help guide advocacy work and support allyship skills and behaviors.
  • Articulate an understanding of the connection between oppression and trauma.
  • Learn tools to support survivors of trauma and increase sustainability in trauma support and social change work.

Outline

  • Different kinds of trauma
  • Responses to trauma including PTSD
  • How trauma impacts the brain
  • How childhood sexual abuse can impact children and adults
  • Connections between trauma and other issues including substance abuse
  • Traumatic Bonding
  • Coping with trauma and how to best support survivors and ourselves
  • Burnout, Countertransference, and Vicarious Trauma
  • Practical tools for health, wellness, and sustainability

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

We want this session to be as accessible for everyone as possible, including for people with disabilities. Please let us know what we might do to accommodate your needs or requests and we will do our best to make arrangements. Please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Imitation Game screening
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.

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Food Justice Workshop with Mudbone Grown and Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank, 7900 NE 33rd Drive

In this participatory workshop we will explore food justice principles and how we can apply them in community food systems work. We will identify and address the challenges and opportunities in working for food justice, including issues surrounding food access, food sovereignty, and agricultural sustainability.

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Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve Documentary screening
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Money plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Not only is it the currency which allows us to lead lives of relative health and comfort, but many would argue that it also serves as the driving force behind many of the world's gravest ills. Despite its overwhelming dominance in dictating a quality of life for hundreds of millions of American citizens, few understand where their dollar comes from, how it's dispersed and what factors come into play when determining its value. The exhaustive and enlightening feature-length documentary Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve examines the answers to these fundamental questions, and exposes the questionable practices of a highly influential government institution which operates largely in shadow.

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Mercatus PDX Storytelling at Bison Coffeehouse
Bison Coffeehouse, 3941 NE Cully

Join Mercatus, NAYA, Oregon Native American Chamber, and the Cully Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative for a celebration of Native American entrepreneurship

Three local businesses will share their stories of challenge and success, community, and encouragement and empowerment. Feel their passion, connect through their experiences and enjoy an evening of inspiration. Network and enjoy as we kick off the Mercatus Storytelling Event. Be inspired to join the Mercatus community.

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Overcome Volunteer Meeting
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. Overcome provides these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Thursday, January 18th from 6-730pm. An overview of Overcome and its volunteer needs will be provided.

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

Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

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Intro to the IWW "102" Class
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

PART 2 in our Introductory series about the IWW!

In our recent Introduction to the IWW 101 class, we discussed what makes the IWW unique in comparison to other unions, we talked about the key principles of Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action, and we had a discussion about the Preamble to the IWW Constitution.

In this second class, we will talk about the organizational structure of the IWW (both locally and internationally), some active organizing projects of the IWW, a little IWW history, and we will discuss the various resources of our union.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Participation in the recent Introduction to the IWW 101 class is not required; please let us know if you have any questions.

Light snacks will be provided!

Kids activities can be arranged on-site by our Junior Wobblies coordinators. Please let us know in advance if you need help with your little ones in order to attend and participate in this event.

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The High Captain: A daring new play about the habit of Democracy
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

THE HIGH CAPTAIN
A singularly original and intoxicating play about democracy.

A group of shipwrecked petroleum barge workers attempts to set up a government on their new island home. This task is complicated by the fact that they have also been getting high on the barge's cargo. Soon, sides are taken and an election is held to determine the new "captain" of the island. Holding a mirror our own surreal political times, The High Captain asks the question: is our current system any more functional than one whose leaders are high on gas fumes?

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 21 at 2:00 p.m. (talkback following)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for matinee
A talk-back with the cast will be held following the performance on Jan 21.

The Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Ticket Info:
On Sale Now
https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=325913
$10 in advance; $15 at the door; No one will be turned away

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Friday
Jan 19
Oregon Women's Equity Coalition Sexual Harassment Panel & Discussion
Center For Philanthropy, 221 NW 2nd

The #MeToo viral hashtag has turned the spotlight on the epidemic of sexual harassment and violence against women and has led to sorely needed conversations. The movement has grown tremendously and continues to have far reaching impact, with more and more women in all kinds of industries bravely stepping forward to share their experiences. It’s a watershed moment in many ways, but we know that sharing stories and naming individual perpetrators is not enough to enact lasting, structural change.

Join OWEC on January 19th to learn more about the prevalence of sexual harassment in Oregon and legal options to confront it, as well as engage in a dialogue to generate ideas for systemic change. We will hear from legal experts, an educator on gender based violence, and an elected official, including:

  • Corinna Spencer-Scheurich, NW Workers Justice Project
  • Amy Klare, Administrator, Civil Rights Division, BOLI
  • Kristin Schlotterbeck, Community Education, Clackamas Women's Services
  • Rep. Andrea Salinas, District 38
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50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibition
through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

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2018 Oregon Legislative Preview
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

What can you expect from legislators during this year's short session? How will the Measure 101 vote affect legislative priorities in Salem? Join us as we discuss what to watch and what's at stake this year. We'll also take a step back and ask whether short sessions still make sense or whether the legislative schedule needs another overhaul.

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The Global Street Dance Masquerade Presentation and Film
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

Global Street Dance Masquerade #GSDMQ8
and the Portland Art Museum present:
a multidisciplinary performance project &
The Black Lives Masquerade (a short film)
With artistic director & Portland native Rashad Pridgen

The Black Lives Masquerade (short film)
Is a cinematic dance video documenting The Black Lives Masquerade a live street dance, performance ceremony presented in east Oakland California. Filmed by videographer Rafe Chisolm, conceptual choreography by Rashad Pridgen with performers: Kamau Abayomi, Chris Babingui, Kiazi Malonga, Rakeem Richard , Ajai Wilborn and live photography by Jay Adams. This cinematic offering captures the presence of black men holding space publicly and creativity for the arrival of The Black Lives Masquerade suit. This visceral dance video, reflects on utilizing African Diasporic tradition for communal healing to elevate black lives lost from police brutality, gun violence and racial injustice.

Global Street Dance Masquerade #GSDMQ8
Is a multidisciplinary street dance ceremony, site specific performance, creative direct action and community engagement project that culminates with the creation of full body Afrofuturist masquerade suits.

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Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Saturday
Jan 20
2018 Oregon Women's Campaign School
through NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center,16021 NE Airport Way

The Oregon Women's Campaign School is a two-day campaign training and an opportunity to meet fellow candidates, staff, activists, and elected officials. Three distinct tracks are available for candidates, campaign staff or activists. Any pro-choice individual who wants to learn more about running for office or who seeks to work on issue and/or candidate campaigns is eligible to attend.

No prior experience is required and all who are interested in fighting for reproductive justice may attend. Women of color, LGBTQ people, people who experience disability, and people living on low incomes are encouraged to apply. Scholarship opportunities are available.

The Oregon Women’s Campaign School is dedicated to advancing the careers of pro-choice candidates, staff and advocates in our state. The School is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization run by a board of volunteers. With access to abortion becoming harder in many states, it is critical that Oregon act as a leader in reproductive justice.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2hSqrqm

Learn more: oregonwomenscampaignschool.org

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Vancouver WA NAACP Monthly Meeting and Potluck
Vancouver Housing Authority

***There Will Now Be A Potluck At Every Monthly Meeting. If You Would Like To, Bring A Dish To Share.

We welcome you to become a member and join us at our monthly meetings. General Membership meetings are not only an opportunity to hear updates on projects that the committees are working on, but an opportunity for members to discuss accolades or concerns. Guest speakers generally grace our membership meetings every month that extend to law enforcement, city officials, and other local organizations. It is highly encouraged that members participate and let their voices be heard. Meetings are held every third Saturday of each month at 10:00AM at the Vancouver Housing Authority Community Room (2500 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98661)

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Building Grassroots Labor Solidarity
Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th

From the Supreme Court to the shop-floor, unions are under the fiercest attack in more than a generation. Corporations, and the politicians who carry their water, are pushing to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services.

Join us for brunch and a lively discussion of how rank-and-file activists around the country are fighting back, and what union members in the Pacific Northwest are doing to build the resistance.

We will also kick off organizing for the national Labor Notes Conference, which is taking place in Chicago April 6-8, 2018. Two years ago more than 75 activists from this region attended. This year we hope to send more than 100.

In addition to learning more about the national picture and inspiring local struggles, we will be raising money for solidarity scholarships to help low-wage workers and younger activists attend.

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Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. Last year we joined in to help! In one Year Community action Plans fed over 6k people hot and cold meals. Hundred of pounds of clothes given out to hundreds of families and house less youth.

Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!!Join Us!!

Please join us on January 20th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy

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50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibit Opening Party
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Come join us for an all-day party to kick off our exhibit opening at the Oregon Historical Society!

50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

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Tualatin Measure 101 Canvass
House in Tualatin

Please join Oregon nurses and activists for this very important canvass to let Tualatin residents know why it is important to vote yes for Measure 101.

**We will have soup, cookies and other refreshments available. Please share this event with others. The more the merrier!

All Oregonians deserve healthcare. Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege for selected people. Your income shouldn’t determine whether you can visit a doctor or nurse or get medicine when you’re sick. Measure 101 ensures that more hard-working Oregonians have healthcare they can afford

Ballot Measure 101 will be voted on by Oregonians this January. Ballots will be delivered by mail to registered Oregon voters the first week of January, and are due by January 23. Voting yes on Measure 101 means protecting healthcare for Oregon families – including 400,000 children, as well as seniors and people with disabilities – who otherwise couldn’t afford a doctor’s visit and are often forced to go to the emergency room when they get sick.

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The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
through Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema, 1932-1937

Six Week Course at Cinema 21. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

This six week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include:

  • I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),
  • Heroes for Sale (1933),
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933),
  • They Won’t Forget (1937),
  • Black Legion (1927) and
  • Marked Woman (1937).
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PCC Sylvania Wacipi 19th Annual Traditional powwow
PCC Sylvania, 12000 SW 49th

Hosted by PCC & PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center.

Doors open at 12 pm.
Grand Entries at 1 pm & 7 pm
Free Community Dinner at 5:30 pm

Master of Ceremonies: Bob Tom
Whip Man: Ed Goodell
Co-Host Drums: Four Bands & Turquoise Pride
Head Dancers: Gina & Jason Stacona

Drum groups (10 groups) and vendors (18 indoor spaces): 971-722-4116 for more information/registration.

See link below for more information: https://www.pcc.edu/about/events/powwow/

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Solutions NOT Shelters
Winson Center, 6144 SE Foster

This will be a rally to support real solutions to helping the homeless as opposed to supporting shelter operators who profit on homelessness. I urge all who feel strongly to come show their support as media will be at the event. Bring signs with the slogans "Solutions NOT Shelters" and "Right Idea, Wrong Location"

Brought to you by the Lents Neighborhood Livability Association

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Winter Powwow
PCC Sylvania, 12000 SW 49th

Please join us for an extraordinary campus and community celebration. This cultural event features drum groups and dancers from across the region and attracts more than 1,000 participants each year. It supports the PCC Native American Scholarship Fund and Native American businesses by offering vendor space.

  • Saturday, January 20th, 2018
  • PCC Sylvania Campus, Health Technology Building (HT)
  • Doors open at 12 noon
  • Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm
  • Activities for children: 12-9pm
  • College Fair: 12-4pm
  • Free Community Dinner: 5:30pm

Honored Guests:

  • Master of Ceremonies – Bob Tom (Confederated Tribes of Siletz and Grand Ronde)
  • Whip Man – Ed Goodell (Confederated Tribes of Siletz)
  • Co-Host Drums - Four Bands and Turquoise Pride
  • Head Dancers - Gina and Jason Stacona

Event Details

  • Open to the public – everyone is welcome!
  • Traditional Native American drumming, dancing, crafts and food
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free community dinner at 5:30pm
  • Raffle prizes
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Indivisible Day of Action for Measure 101
Democratic Party of Washington County, Hillsboro

Join us for canvassing in Hillsboro!
Noon on Saturday January 20th: 140 NE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro

Here is the link to RSVP (scroll down to Washington County and then select the HILLSBORO CANVASS, Saturday, January 20th).

yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

If you can't make the 20th, pick another date to pitch in. Let's do this #indivisible with our #constituentpower

#YesOn101 http://yesforhealthcare.org/

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More Love, Less Hate (Counter Protest)
Winson Center, 6144 SE Foster

Outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods are great because they're vibrant, friendly, and some of the last places average people can afford to live in Portland. They should be welcoming to everyone.

There's been a lot of debate around a proposed homeless shelter at SE 61st & Foster Road. A group from outside the area (based in Lents but not affiliated with the Lents Neighborhood Association) has decided they're going to shut the shelter down and plans to protest. They're a pretty awful bunch (as some of you may have noticed: http://www.wweek.com/culture/2017/12/29/a-poem-for-the-anti-homeless-nimbys-of-lents/).

Regardless where you stand on the shelter (there's still months of conversation to be had), it would be great if neighbors from all walks of life showed up next Saturday in solidarity for a few things:

  • Non-violence
  • Compassion
  • Inclusivity
  • Civil Discourse
  • Community-based solutions to our housing crisis

What should our counter protest look like? No one person should decide. Let's put on our thinking caps and come together for two hours in community and creativity next Saturday and show Portland how much better we are when we problem-solve together!

Cc/ Foster-Powell, Mt Scott-Arleta, Brentwood-Darlington, Woodstock, Lents, Montavilla, etc...

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NXT LVL X She Shreds J20 RALLY + PARTY
through PICA, 15 NE Hancock

RALLY - NOON-5PM, ALL AGES MUSIC - DJ CUICA (Karen Antunes) SPEAKERS - Tender Table WOC MARKETPLACE - curated by Switchblade Sistas Vintage WORKSHOPS - Brown Girl Rise INSANE RAFFLE PHOTO BOOTH FOOD + DRINK - Moon Coffee PDX

PARTY - 7PM-2AM, 21+ Featuring WOC bands and DJs... Jen Tam - MC Savila (PDX) Sassyblack (WA) FUCK U Pay Us (LA) Guayaba (WA) Blossom (PDX) DJ Lucha (Luz of Y La Bamba and Noche Libre - PDX) DJ Mami Miami (Emilly Prado of Noche Libre - PDX)

Raising money and awareness for: Brown Girl Rise Queer Rock Camp Portland Portland Menstrual Society (TAMPON DRIVE)

Sponsored by Boogie Buffet Dig A Pony Duchess Clothier Freeland Spirits Hovercraft Studio Ippai PDX Math LLC Murmur Creative NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Nemo Design New Deal Distillery Pabst Blue Ribbon Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Portland Mercury Quarterlab Seizure Palace Wayfinder Beer We Are Party Animal

#nxtlvlpdx #portland #pdx #pdxevents #j20 #womensmarch #pdxwomensmarch #guayaba #sheshreds #sheshredsmagazine #wocbands #woc #femmestothefront #girlstothefront #portlandmenstrualsociety #browngirlrise #queerrockcamp #benefit #bilingual #woctothefront #activism #feminism #socialjustice #dobetter #resistance #whoisblossom #savila #fupu #fuckupayus #woc #nochelibre #sassyblack #seattle #pica

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Washington County Yes on Measure 101 Events
Various Locations

Volunteers with a number of Washington County organizations will be coming together to get out the YES vote for Measure 101 in the special election on January 23, 2018. Events include door to door canvassing and phone calls to Oregon voters.

For questions contact Alberto Gallegos at gallegosa@seiu503.org

Children are welcome to accompany adults at any of these events. RSVP @ http://bit.ly/2Dh2B1z

Read more about Measure 101 and how it protects healthcare at http://yesforhealthcare.org/

Washington County Yes on Measure 101 Events
Public · Hosted by Beaverton Social Justice League and 4 others

5 Dates · Jan 7 - Jan 22

  • Sunday JAN 7 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday JAN 8 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday JAN 15 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday JAN 20 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday JAN 22 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beaverton Social Justice League
Community
We give a dam!

Oregon CareWorks
Medical & Health · Portland, Oregon
A community of families, care providers, people with disabilities, and aging Americans working together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Indivisible Hillsboro-OR
Cause
We are a group of citizen activists dedicated to preserving democracy, human dignity, and well being of our nation and its people.

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

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

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National Day of Action - Measure 101 Canvassing
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

Join us on a national day of action to spread the word about voting YES on Measure 101! We are pairing with Yes on Measure 101: Yes for Healthcare promote their Saturday, January 20th canvassing event.

Your income shouldn’t determine whether you can visit a doctor or nurse, or get medicine when you’re sick. Measure 101 protects healthcare for vulnerable Oregonians, including seniors, people with disabilities, and 400,000 children. Join the Yes for Healthcare team for our canvass to help make sure every voter knows to vote YES on Measure 101 on January 23rd!

REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

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Launch of International League of People's Struggle - Portland
Terry Schrunk Plaza

A new coalition of grassroots organizations is forming in Portland to link progressive struggles locally with others around the world.

The International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) is a global anti-imperialist alliance with 100s of grassroots organizations in over 50 countries united around progressive causes.

ILPS-PDX will launch as part of a March for Impeachment on January 20th, the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

Up until now, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) has been the only member of ILPS in town, however it is now rapidly expanding.

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Pueblo Unido Volunteer Meeting
Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of episodic and regular roles. Community service and political advocacy experience desired, but not required. Anyone passionate about immigrants' rights is encouraged to attend.

Reclutamos voluntarios para una variedad de papeles episodicos y regulares. El servicio comunitario y experiencia de activismo político es deseada, pero no requerida. Cualquier persona apasionada sobre los derechos de inmigrantes es animada a asistir.

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Portland DSA Feminist Branch Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

The Portland DSA Feminist branch will be meeting on Saturday January 20th at 1-2:30 at SJAC (now with working heat!!) All are welcome, member or not. It’ll be a time to imagine the year ahead. All ideas, big or small, half formed or ready to go, welcomed!

AND - we have a bill to look at! Mitch Greenlick will submit constitutional amendment LC-46 in the short session, which would add language about healthcare being a right to the Oregon constitution. Let’s look it over together!

It’ll also be the eve of the anniversary of the Women’s March. Let’s take this opportunity to talk about inclusion, accessibility and how to successfully organize around perspectives less heard from under capitalism.

After the meeting, many of us will head over to the #MeToo March and Speakout. Please join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/378762632535903/

SJAC is on 400 SE 12th Ave. Please bring a dollar or two if you can to contribute to the rent for the space.

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YW ACT Bystander Intervention
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This highly interactive workshop, led by the Portland Peace Team, is focused on techniques that anyone can use to move from bystander to peacemaker safely.

  • Practice grounding yourself in nonviolence and compassion for others.
  • Try out various de-escalation techniques to find the ones that work for you.
  • Join with other like-minded people to gather support for intervening.
  • Experience the power that comes from knowing when and how to act in uncertain situations.

The event is hosted by YW ACT, a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA. Members champion issues and legislative actions to assist the YWCA in achieving its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Down with fascism-Queer liberation now! #DropJ20 (Queer Liberation Front)

Join us on the anniversary of a openly racist, queerphobic, xenophobic man becoming the president of the united states. this year we will take to the streets in solidarity with the J20 defendants and other political prisoners.

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MeToo March & SpeakOUT
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th

Bringing #MeToo into the Streets!

Build a mass movement to fight sexism!

The Portland branch of Socialist Alternative invites community members to join us in a #MeToo March and SpeakOUT on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration.

The most notorious sexual predator in the U.S. sits in the White House. The majority of Americans now believe Trump should resign because of the growing allegations of sexual harassment against him. The #MeToo campaign has a crucial role to play in the overall fight to drive Trump’s hateful administration out of office.

We will assemble in Pioneer Courthouse Square and create a safe space where victims of sexual violence are encouraged to share their experiences with supportive members of our community.

Afterward, we will march from Pioneer Courthouse Square east to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in a show of solidarity with victims of sexual violence.

This event will serve to build momentum for even greater action on International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8.

If you or your organization would like to endorse the event, please direct an email to: portland@socialistalternative.org

Please LIKE and SHARE to spread the word throughout our community!

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Pacific Perspectives: What’s In A Name?
High and Low Art Space and Gallery, 936 SE 34th

Islanesia presents Pacific Perspectives, a storytelling series that centers on and amplifies Pacific Islander voices.

Join us for an afternoon of stories as we learn about the poetry and significance of different names from across the Pacific Islands.

This is an all ages event open to the entire community. Suggested donation is $5-$10 with all proceeds distributed among the storytellers for their time. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Pray the straight away rally
PSU South Park Blocks

Join us for our first monthly “pray the straight away” rally!

We live in a world plagued by heterosexuality and cisgenderism, it’s time we take a stand against cishetism, we will gather at the PSU park blocks and we will fight against evil! we won’t let the cishets control this world any longer!

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CANCELED? J20: One year of hell! Trump/Pence must go!
PSU South Park Blocks

One year of Trump in office has meant ten years of regression in social progress. This is a call to action for all who are critical of Trump and the alt-right to meet in the streets and to demand Trump's immediate resignation.

We protest:

  • the illegitimate Trump presidency
  • the immoral actions taken by Trump's staff
  • the rise in neofascism (racists, sexists, homophobes, et al)

Time/location are subject to change. We are aware that many other groups and individuals will be protesting Trump, and we support them all. Refuse Fascism PDX does not support acts of violence / acts of terror. Wear your finest black clothing.

Bring your friends.

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National March for Impeachment (Direct Action Alliance)
Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW 3rd

J20: Rage Against The Regime

Portland, it has almost been a year since we stood 10,000 strong against Trump's inauguration.

We now live under a fascist regime, a regime that empowers white supremacists to march in the streets, a regime that encourages prejudice and discrimination in the institutions of our own government.

Our democracy has been hijacked and too many of our leaders have turned a blind eye while our law enforcement agencies have abandoned their creed to protect and have turned their weapons on the people.

Our city has been through the ringer, from the anguish of a terrorist attack by a white supremacist to Nazis and Klansman marching in our streets. But our community stood up, and our community fought back; we did not stay silent, we did not back down. From renter protections, to divesting from DAPL, to having a new police chief, when the people of Portland fight back, we win.

We are marching to make a loud and clear statement to Trump, his cronies, and his police state:

We are the majority and we are not going away. We stand united against Trump.

Do not under-estimate the power of a woke, outraged and organized community. We have never been more steadfast in our resolve.

We start locally, we don't stop until we take our country back.

Join us!

This event will be updated soon!

If your organization would like to be involved with, or sponsor this event, please contact us at: directactionalliance@gmail.com

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Woodlawn MIC Open House "Party"
Woodlawn Methodist Church, 1425 NE Dekum

You are invited to the Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective) Open House "Party"!

At this Open House "Party" you can expect to:

  • Hear the vision of the MIC Advisory Team
  • Share your vision for how the MIC will live into its mission
  • See our building and developing co-working spaces
  • Be invited to donate your ideas and physical labor to help us outfit the space on future dates (i.e. painting, decorations etc)
  • Meet other community members

The Woodlawn MIC Open House "Party" will be followed by the monthly open mic event called the People's Poets at 6pm.

Note: We are currently not approved as ADA accessible. There is a ramp entrance into the building. However, the bathrooms are only accessible via stairs. (Sorry for the inconvenience, we're working on it!)

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Oregon Women’s Campaign School Happy Hour
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center,16021 NE Airport Way

Come celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and support a future full of reproductive justice leaders!

The Oregon Women’s Campaign School believes that all people should have access to comprehensive reproductive rights and healthcare, regardless of their income, race/ethnicity, gender identity, immigration, or familial status, and that equitable and diverse leadership in our political movements and government are essential to a healthy democracy. We train pro-choice candidates, staff, and advocates to be leaders in our state, from the legislature to grassroots advocacy and more.

Join us on January 20th to connect with leaders and advocates who share these values!

We’ll be at the IBEW Electrical Training Center from 5-7pm with drinks and snacks. Let’s celebrate the pro-choice community and gear up for the 2018 elections!

Check out our website to learn more about our history and this year’s school: http://oregonwomenscampaignschool.org/

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Rock Against Fascism! (RASH NW and Red & Black Subculture Club)
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

R.A.S.H. NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club presents Rock Against Fascism. Rock Against Fascism is a benefit concert to raise money for the International Anti-fascist Defence Fund bringing you legendary and emerging artists from the local area.

We are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of R.A.S.H. NW!!!

Cover: We will be taking $5 donations at the door. No one will be turned away!

Artists:

  • Mic Crenshaw (Hip-hop )
  • ChartBusters (Oi! )
  • Glenn Waco (Hip-hop)
  • All Worked Up (Oi! )
  • Empire Justice (Hardcore/Oi!)

DJs from the Bay Area's The Left of the Dial will play the finest of Boss Reggae, antifascist oi, soul, and punk.

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Drawing Trump: Cartoons from the Trump Presidency
Cascadia Commons Common House, 4377 SW 94th

On the anniversary of his inauguration, view the first and hopefully last annual display of cartoons from the Trump presidency. We hope by 2019 he will be gone, the national nightmare will be over, and we can start rebuilding our country. In the meantime, have a good cathartic laugh and reflect on what we’ve been put through over the last year.

Drawing Trump is for art lovers and anyone who has been negatively affected by Trump’s policy and the political climate he has created. The event features cartoons from local cartoonists Barry Deutsch, Kevin Moore, Katie Miranda, and Shannon Wheeler.

Barry Deutsch is a longtime political cartoonist. However, he’s best known for his “Hereville” series of graphic novels, about “yet another 11-year-old troll-fighting orthodox Jewish girl.” Barry’s work has earned Eisner and Nebula nominations, and won multiple awards, including the Charles Schulz Award, the Oregon Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Prize.

Katie Miranda is a painter, calligrapher and a jewelry designer whose work is sold in boutiques around the US and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Mondoweiss, Middle East Eye, Middle East Monitor, Common Dreams, Electronic Intifada and al Jazeera. Katie’s cartoon focus is on Palestine and Islamophobia. Her work has been deeply influenced by her time spent as human rights worker with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine from 2006-2009.

Kevin Moore is best known for webcomics In Contempt, Wanderlost, and Fetch, his current weekly series of political and personal satire. He has been published in Z Magazine, The Skanner, In These Times, The Nib, Fusion (now called Splinter), and many other print and online publications. In 2017 he was named Artist-in-Residence for EveryLibrary, a national organization dedicated to promoting libraries and supporting ballot initiatives for public library funding.

Shannon Wheeler created Too Much Coffee Man. He has won a couple of Eisner awards and has cartooned for the New Yorker, Esquire, Forbes, MAD magazine, and the Onion. Trump hates his recent book, Sh*t My President Says.

A short presentation will be given by all artists and their work will be available for purchase.

Contact: Katie Miranda, 650.284.8513, www.katiemiranda.com.

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Covers&Blankets #15
through The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta

Covers & Blankets is an annual, Portland based, musical charity event, benefiting the Janus Youth Programs of Portland and SW Washington by collecting and delivering gently used Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Jackets, Hats and Scarves. As well as NEW Socks, Baby Clothes, Toiletries and feminine hygiene products.

Anyone who wants to get up and sing and song, can! Just come early because the sign up sheet fills up fast! Put your own unique twist on any cover song, bring a blanket and join us for what is truly a lovely, love-filled event.

We are so proud to be hosting the 15th annual C&B this year. It's very special so we hope to see all of your bright faces at this year's show.

Tickets will be made available the night of the show, Saturday January 20, 2018

$10 with your charitable donation.
$20 without ....
Kids accompanied their guardian are Always Free to attend Covers&Blankets

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Sunday
Jan 21
Role of NAACP in Today’s Politics
Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th

Jo Ann Hardesty, president of the Portland Branch of the NAACP, presents a discussion about how the NAACP is organizing community members to stand up to hate speech and racial violence in today’s political and cultural climate. Hardesty grew up in Baltimore and has lived in Portland for approximately 30 years. Following service in the Navy, she worked as Advisor to County Chair Beverly Stein, then served in the Oregon Legislature from 1995 to 2001, has been a radio host at KBOO and received awards for her community activism.

The meeting has a scheduled length of 90 minutes, of which approximately 70 minutes are devoted to the presentation and Q&A. Optional social hour and informal discussion follow.

All are welcome.

http://www.portlandhumanists.org/content/programs

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Get Out the Vote on Measure 21!
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

Have you voted #YesOn101 yet? Join hundreds of thousands of Oregonians in voting YES on Measure 101 by January 23 to protect healthcare access for the one million Oregonians who count on Medicaid, including 400,000 children.

Then, sign up to help OFNHP and Yes for Healthcare get out the vote! Turning folks out this Sunday the 21st!

yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

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Oregon Deserves Better 1/21 Canvass
House in West Linn

Ballots are dropping and we need to get the word out to our neighbors to vote YES on Measure 101. Our community deserves to know that Rep. Parrish is the one behind these reckless attacks on healthcare. One million Oregonians, including 400,000 kids, need our help.

Come help us knock doors! Rain or shine, and plenty of coffee and baked goods to go around.

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NAACP Canvass/Door Knock for Measure 101
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

Oregon’s January Special Election is only 19 days away. A YES on Measure 101 protects healthcare for vulnerable Oregonians, including seniors, people with disabilities, and 400,000 children. That’s why NAACP Portland Branch is a strong supporter.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

Everybody should be able to see a doctor or get medications when they’re sick, without fearing bankruptcy. Measure 101 makes that possible by protecting Medicaid. Measure 101 asks hospitals, insurance companies and coordinated care organizations pay a small assessment, which gets matched by the Federal government, to fund healthcare for the 1 in 4 Oregonians who rely on Oregon Health Plan for their basic care. The providers who pay the assessment all support Measure 101, along with 160+ other trusted organizations across the state, because they know that access to affordable healthcare is critical to the success of our communities.

It’s time to get out the word about Measure 101. NAACP Portland Branch is making sure our friends and neighbors know to vote YES on Measure 101 by January 23rd. We will be volunteering to knock on doors on January 21 from 12-3pm. We hope you’ll join us!

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

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Portland's Resistance Central Committee Meeting
Location sent to those who RSVP

Please send an RSVP email to courtney@pdxresistance.org for information regarding the meeting location.

Since November 2016, Portland's Resistance has been organizing direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

Attend a Central Committee meeting to learn more about the work that the Portland's Resistance team is involved in and taking the opportunity to join the community and ORGANIZE!

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Salem Womxn's March
Oregon State Capitol, Salem

12/24/17 The Womxn's March coordinating committee is excited to be a part of making this wonderful event possible. The 2017 Women's March was incredibly successful. It provided visibility and momentum for a variety of local organizations and causes. The March is a celebration of who we are and what we have accomplished, showing that women and marginalized womxn (pronounced women-ex, also think of ‘x’ as a variable that means the word woman but when adding the ‘x’: womxn, the word now becomes more inclusive) are valued by our community. It is also the catalyst for work to be done locally and nationally in the future. The strong message it sends to our current administration is vital to protecting our rights and our very democracy.

There was controversy from last year's march in that there was a lack of inclusivity. Many people, from Salem’s own underrepresented communities expressed their disappointment that the 2017 Salem Women’s March did not feel inclusive and that care was not given to their issues. This was discussed in several forums before and after the actual day.

For the upcoming 2018 anniversary march, when the call for volunteers/coordinators went out, there was a strong emphasis on developing a coalition of new and diverse voices to show our solidarity as one community, one Salem.

With the world changing in regard to how we view, talk about, and include LGBTQ persons as well as people of color, and all of the complex and beautiful intersections in between, the decision to use an alternative spelling in the name of the march was made by the coordinating committee from the first meeting held on 12/2/17.

The use of Womxn instead of Women is an effort to include more of the people who make up our communities and the city of Salem. We understand that this is a bit confusing for people not familiar with LGBTQ issues. The fact that this decision has been well-received by so many is heartening. At the same time, it is baffling that a handful of people continue to express their opposition to the decision that has already been made by the coordinating committee after input from a wide range of stakeholders.

We hope that you will join us in this positive and uplifting event and that any questions any one has be directed to this page and to the event coordinators.

Thanks to all for your support and enthusiasm!

Womxn Belong in the Resistance!

-LeA

Our Mission:Led by a diverse and inclusive group, the Salem Womxn’s March is committed to amplifying womxn’s voices to empower and enable each other in the fight for womxn’s rights and political involvement within our communities.

By embracing our differences and acknowledging the vibrancy, diversity, and honoring our intersectionality, we can work towards our shared mission to uphold civil liberties,and rights for all womxn, and denounce hate in our community. We will utilize our strategic connections and partnerships to create real and lasting change.

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Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Indigenous Womxn's March: Honoring Red Fawn & Indigenous Womxn Warriors
Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW 3rd

It is time to decolonize the "Woman's March" and empower the Womxn who have given their livelihood for us to march forward.

Portland's Woman's March has been cancelled, but the matriarch will continue taking the streets on our Indigenous lands wearing red. WOC leaders, organizers, magic workers, brujix (witches), TransSisters, Sex workers, #BlackLivesMatter, Muslim Sisters, #NoMoreMMIW, Two Spirits, Queens, Queer Royalty, Womxn Veterans, Alterabled Womxn Warriors and Womxn ally's come march with us!!!

We are taking space to put out an ask for help in raising funds and awareness for Red Fawn. She is a political prisoner from the NoDAPL Movement at Standing Rock. She has been held captive for over a year and is currently needing funds for her legal needs and to support her sister who has been taking care of her son, while Morton County still has her detained as she awaits trial.

Berta Caceres is another Indigenous Womxn Warrior who will be honored and carried with us. She was murdered for being an Indigenous Activist protecting the sacred water of her Indigenous lands. We will be uniting the Eagle & the Condor

Calling Water Protector Womxn, Aztec Womxn Danzas & Indigenous Womxn dancers in regalia to the front!!!

Drummers & singers NEEDED!!!

PLEASE WEAR RED

More information will be available as we move forward, please message us if you are interested in endorsing, volunteering or organizing. Candi Brings Plenty 2spiritnation@gmail.com

#FreeRedFawn #BertaDidntDieSheMultiplied #IndigenousWomxnsMarch

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Handwritten Revolution's One Year of Resistance!
Church Bar, 2600 NE Sandy

One year ago on this day, one of the largest mass protests in history took to streets across the world to resist domination and create a movement. NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL ALL ARE FREE. To celebrate the power of the people, we invite you to join us (Handwritten Revolution) at Church bar for a political letter writing party. We will provide free writing prompts and postcards, and even mail your missives for you!

Meet other revolutionaries, have a drink and snacks if you choose (bring your wallet for that), and celebrate the transformation that we still believe is possible when people use their voices for change.

Turn in your completed postcards for a chance to win a cool raffle prize!

Our activism is intersectional - we believe that when we fight alongside those most impacted by injustice (while following their lead), we will all rise together.

Our event takes place after the Portland Two Spirit Society Portland Indigenous Women's March, so you can have a day full of activism. Check out their event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/138649436801613/

NOTE: The Indigenous Women's March in Portland led by the Portland Two Spirit Society is (from their event page:) "taking up space to put out an ask for help in raising funds and awareness for Red Fawn. She is a political prisoner from the NoDAPL Movement at Standing Rock. She has been held captive for over a year and is currently needing funds for her legal needs and to support her sister who has been taking care of her son, while Morton County still has her detained as she awaits trial." WE WILL DONATE FROM OUR FUNDS (AND YOURS TOO!) TO THE COLLECTION FOR RED FAWN, so please bring any cash you can spare for her defense fund. ********

What is Handwritten Revolution? We are a political letter writing subscription service that makes it easy for you to mail the world a better place! Each month you get a kit with custom pre-postaged postcards, love letter and do better writing prompts with who to write to about what, rad stickers, and a portion of your subscription cost is a charitable donation to an organization working for social justice. Check us out: www.handwrittenrevolution.com

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Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

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Black Feast: A Raisin In the Sun
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne

Black Feast is a monthly vegan pop-up celebrating black artists and writers. This month we are celebrating Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin In the Sun." A play that follows the lives of a black American family living in segregated Chicago. Hansberry completed this work at 27 and two years later received the New York's Drama Critic's Circle Award, making her the youngest playwright to do so. "A Raisin In the Sun" has been translated into over 35 languages and was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. The title of the play comes from Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem" - "What happens to a dream deferred?/ Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"

This meal is created as a celebration, a dance, and an offering. This meal is created for you.

MENU

Make Them Whole Again
Halved hazelnut mushroom arancini with roasted beets and asparagus

Four O Six, Clybourne Street
Hot milk soup with chocolate bread and clementine jam
*contains nuts

Brick by Brick
Grits with charred greens, pickled red onions and a spiced tofu eggs

Alaiyo, One For Whom Bread Is Not Enough
Almond pound cake with plum olive oil compote

All food will be vegan, gluten-free and made without the use of cane sugar. Come join us for an evening of deliciousness!

Ticket price: $60
Ticket URL: https://eatfeastly.com/meals/d/191233628/black-feast-a-raisin-in-the-sun/

About:
Salimatu Amabebe is a multimedia artist, vegan chef and owner of the recipe blog and catering company Bliss House. Salimatu hosts monthly vegan Nigerian pop-up dinners and is the creator of Black Feast, a pop-up dinner series that celebrates the work of black artists and writers.

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Film Screening & Discussion! "Antifa"
Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

Film screening and discussion of Antifa which tells the story of what “Antifa" is and why people are using these tactics to confront racism and fascism in the US today.

Maybe someone will bring popcorn to warm our anti-facist hearts <3

Free! Please consider donating to the space, we accept anything from pennies to credit cards, to keep our doors open and events happening.

All ages / no alcohol / wheelchair accessible
note on accessibility: the space is wheelchair accessible. The door to the bathroom is about 25.5 inches wide taking into account the door frame. We recognize that this is not accessible for all wheelchair sizes.

Find more information and stream the film for free here: https://vimeo.com/243014186

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Monday
Jan 22
Portland Urban League Young Professional New Member Orientation
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

Learn what it means to become a Portland Urban League Young Professional!

Learn about the history of the ULPDX and YP chapter, the activities of each of the committees, and how you can get involved. There will be a door prize drawing for 2 100-level tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game.

5-5:30pm- meet and greet
5:30-6pm- Presentation
6:00-7pm- Networking/Social Hour

This event is free and open to the public.
Tickets: https://www.ulpdxyp.org/events-1/new-member-orientation

Questions? Contact membership@ulpdxyp.org

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SOLD OUT : MLK Tribute '18: Walidah Imarisha
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

This event is sold out

Hear public scholar, organizer and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha connect Oregon’s past and present to the concept of a racially just future.

Walidah is the winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. She has also taught classes in Portland State University’s Black Studies department and at Stanford University.

“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in an exercise of speculative fiction. Organizers and activists struggle tirelessly to create and envision another world, or many other worlds, just as science fiction does…” - Walidah Imarisha

Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and consider the link between his work and contemporary social justice movements.

PSUDiversity

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Breaking Bread & Breaking Barriers Meet Portland Police Chief Outlaw
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N Vancouver

https://www.thenohatezone.com/police-community-dinners/

In August 2016, Noho Marcasei and myself, Sam Sachs, were discussing the murders of Walter Scott and many other people of color by the police. We were also concerned by the 5 Dallas Police officers who were murdered We were numbed by all the violence and hate and saddened to see communities being separated into us vs them.

We realized that we both have numerous friends from very diverse backgrounds: Samoan, Jewish, Black, Latino and we also have many friends in law enforcement.

I suggested to Noho, that we invite all our diverse friends of color we know personally and ask them to join us for a dinner. I also suggested we invite as many police officers as possible and encourage them to join us for dinner.

The goal was to bring together the friends we know from our diverse community. The focus and goal was to encourage people of color and the police, to sit down and break bread with one another. We asked both parties to try and put aside any bitter feelings in hopes of creating a safe environment for them to start a dialogue. Our desire was to begin to build trust, relationships, friendships and ultimately, for each group to see the value in each other.

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Washington County Yes on Measure 101 Events
Various Locations

Volunteers with a number of Washington County organizations will be coming together to get out the YES vote for Measure 101 in the special election on January 23, 2018. Events include door to door canvassing and phone calls to Oregon voters.

For questions contact Alberto Gallegos at gallegosa@seiu503.org

Children are welcome to accompany adults at any of these events. RSVP @ http://bit.ly/2Dh2B1z

Read more about Measure 101 and how it protects healthcare at http://yesforhealthcare.org/

Washington County Yes on Measure 101 Events
Public · Hosted by Beaverton Social Justice League and 4 others

5 Dates · Jan 7 - Jan 22

  • Sunday JAN 7 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday JAN 8 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday JAN 15 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday JAN 20 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday JAN 22 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beaverton Social Justice League
Community
We give a dam!

Oregon CareWorks
Medical & Health · Portland, Oregon
A community of families, care providers, people with disabilities, and aging Americans working together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Indivisible Hillsboro-OR
Cause
We are a group of citizen activists dedicated to preserving democracy, human dignity, and well being of our nation and its people.

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

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

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Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for Race Talks
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and music, hosted by Portland's funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main!

On January 22nd we're throwing a benefit for the organization Race Talks, with support from the very best of the NW comedy scene, including David Mascorro, Thomas Lundy, Kate Murphy and our headliner Caitlin Weierhauser

Tickets are $5 which helps fund the operating costs of the theater. We also suggest a $10 donation which we can take at donation stations set up at the show.

Race Talks’ mission is to support interracial and cross-cultural communication and relationships through the development of sensitivity and understanding, and social justice activism supported by educational panels / or films, good food, and great discussions.

Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

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

All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery!

www.andiemaincomedy.com www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX

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New Poetic Activism (Five-week Delve Readers Seminar)
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

This five-week reading seminar led by Shayla Lawson focuses on the first collections of two young poets working at the forefront of creating a new ‘American lyric’: Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams and Of Being Dispersed by Simone White. Registration includes admission to a Portland Arts & Lectures author event (Claudia Rankine) on February 8.

Mondays, January 22–February 19, 2018 (five meetings) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Shayla Lawson, Tuition: $210 This seminar registration includes admission to a Portland Arts & Lectures author event (Claudia Rankine).

ACCESS RATE SPOTS are available and will be offered to those registrants who demonstrate financial need and an expressed interest in attending.

Who can give an account of occasions … undo the work of a million years? -Simone White, Of Being Dispersed

For those of us touched by language, there is, perhaps, no greater form of satisfaction than finding the right word at the right time to elevate our state of consciousness. We have witnessed poetry take a front seat in conversations surrounding our current cultural landscape with book like Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, but what’s next? What work is answering the call toward more dynamic, vulnerable, and demanding literary activism? During this Delve seminar, we will explore the first collections of two young poets working at the forefront of creating a new ‘American lyric’: Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams and Of Being Dispersed by Simone White (quoted above). Both 2017 Whiting Award Winners, the poetry of Williams and White provide an exciting lens into the emerging experimentation and formal concerns of contemporary poetry. Since the dates of this seminar will intersect author Claudia Rankine’s February visit to Portland, we will devote some of our class discussion to comparisons of Williams and White’s work to Citizen, leading up to the event.

Reading List: Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams; Of Being Dispersed by Simone White.

Supplemental materials to be provided include poems by Danez Smith, Shane McCrae, and Jericho Brown.

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Hellboy, benefitting Bark
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Mike Mignola's acclaimed comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against evil arrives on the screen in vivid form in this adaptation directed by distinctive horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

During World War II, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden), who has used his occult powers to summon up a young demon from the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate Axis weapon. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the founder of a top-secret organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Under Broom's tutelage, the creature develops empathy and a desire to do good while his physical powers and paranormal talents are honed to a fine point.

Sixty years later, the demon, now known as Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a beautiful young woman who can create fire with her mind, and Abe Sapian (Doug Jones), an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Despite his many years of fighting for right, Hellboy finds himself facing his greatest challenge when the powerful Rasputin returns, determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness so that evil may finally rule the world. Hellboy's supporting cast also includes Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Evans, and Brian Steele.

~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Probably one of the coolest comic book movies to come around in years...

Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is BARK, whose mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

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Protest Camp 2018 SIGN UP
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LOCATION: Outer NE Portland on public, but not park, land

WE NEED PROTESTORS! M-F, 9-5.

Sign up for two hours shift(s) - 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5 on this site or call/text/email Jamie Partridge, 503-752-5112, jamie.partridge1@gmail.com.

Another self-managed REST AREA will be established as PROTEST CAMP 2018.

We are protesting the brutal, daily sweeps of houseless campers in Portland. We are also establishing a transitional rest area for houseless people to improve their lives. As with Dignity Village, Right to Dream Too, and Hazelnut Grove, houseless people and their allies will establish a rest area, then defend their rest area from eviction. The organizers are experienced, founders of the first three self-managed rest areas and veterans of the Springwater Corridor struggle.

By establishing PROTEST CAMP 2018 as a POLITICAL PROTEST, we claim our FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE to PETITION OUR GOVERNMENT FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.

WHY ANOTHER SELF-MANAGED REST AREA?

  • Because there are still more than 4000 people on the street, many of which are so busy surviving they cannot access services.
  • Because every houseless person in a camp is a target for harassment and their possessions are being taken by city-paid private organizations.
  • Because there are disabled and threatened women on the street who live in danger every day.
  • Because there are not enough shelters for the folks who want them.
  • Because additional layers of bureaucracy make it more difficult to get help off the street.
  • Because there is another way that involves careful, thoughtful planning and low cost benefit. -Because the longer one is on the street, the deeper their experience of crisis and trauma is. -B ECAUSE HOUSELESS PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND COMPASSION

Once we transition from protest to transition camp, we will make available the following services:
Services the leadership will provide:

  • Health Support
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Treatment Options for Addiction
  • Trauma Support
  • Peer to Peer Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Connections to available Social Services
  • Connections to Job Training
  • Community Support and Interaction

The city of Portland has hired two organizations to continually sweep the homeless with hundreds of thousands of public funds, whose only purpose is to harass houseless people. Clean and Safe is a branch of Central City Concern, focused on the downtown area. Rapid Response Bio Clean covers the East Side. Rapid Response goes out with city "Illegal campground" forms and tells people to move. These moves happen M-F 9-5, 52 weeks a year. The following is a conversation I had with two homeless folks about their interaction with Rapid Response.

I waited for Robert for a minute as he was talking to someone next to a homeless camp in a van that says "Rapid Response." I knew that meant another camp was being swept.

Robert got in my van and said, "Well, I got them until tomorrow."

"What?" I asked.

"They gave the camp twenty minutes to move and I talked to them so they agreed to clean up the debris around the camp and then the camp has to move tomorrow."

I scowled, "Twenty minutes? I don't think that's legal."

"Well," Robert says, "They say that they have a contract with the city and can move camps whenever they want. They have these green copies of the form that the city uses to move us, and they post them all over the place and then force us to move at a moment's notice two or three weeks later."

"That's horrible!"

"One of the guys, Lance, is really tricky about it. He was moving one of the gals from her camp and she fell and twisted her ankle. Lance called an ambulance, and asked me to wait with her as the ambulance came. After I got back to camp less than an hour later, they had taken everything I owned-- my sleeping bags, tent, private possessions, everything."

Thumper chimed in, "A couple weeks ago, I saw him, Lance, They were moving a camp, and I was passing by on a bike. Lance flagged me down and asked me my name and where I lived. I shook my head and kept riding."

I said, "Clearly they are looking for camps and targeting them. I just heard from a friend of mine that they targeted a camp and then took all his possessions as the owner was going to a shower."

"Lance says that they get 20,000 dollars a camp to move," said Robert. "Often they will force us to move, but leave all the trash there for months."

"What I don't understand," mused Robert, "is if they are getting all this money from the city-- and according to Lance, they must have gotten a hundred thousand dollars just from moving me from one place to another-- why can't they afford to get their tags updated?"

"What?"

"Yeah, the tags on two of their trucks are expired. One since 2015. I wonder if the city wants them driving around with expired plates?"

Thumper said, "Yeah. They have the plate of one folded up so you can't see the tag."

I looked at the plates. Sure enough, on two of the trucks that are clearly labeled "Rapid Response", the tags are expired. (Photos below, one is taken from a weird angle because the plate really was bent up so a person from behind the driver couldn't see the tag.)

After our meeting, we drove back and checked on the camps. Rapid Response had lied to Robert. They forced the camps to move today and not wait until tomorrow like they promised.

I just left Thumper's camp an hour ago. Bulldozers were cleaning the area right next to his camp so Rapid Response can take all of his stuff.

"It'll be a day like this one when the sky falls down and the hungry and poor and deserted are found." -Switchfoot

Steve Kimes

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Tuesday
Jan 23
Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Wyden's
911 Building, 911 NE 11th

Join us for Resist Trump Tuesday where we speak out to Senator Wyden's staff. Show up for democracy! People power of the organized #Resistance will stop the dangerous agenda of Trump and his enablers.

11:30 a.m: Connect, plan, and hear news from the Resistance

12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

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Winter Autonomous Convergence
North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth

In response to a call to action from Crimethinc for J20 2018 community organizing initiatives, we (some anarchist in portland) are calling for a convergence of anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, and autonomous organizers to break out of their alienation and meet each other face to face in hopes of coordinating for action, growing together, and practicing mutual aid. We would like to propose a regular event series of anti-authoritarians and autonomous folks happening once per season for the purpose of

1) creating a public forum as an entry point to get plugged into radical organizing

2) a forum for different cliques, crews, organizations, and tendencies to find each other, build affinity, and collaborate.

3) A way for our communities to have in-person discussions on pressing and important issues in Portland.

4) Providing an opportunity for tabling, political education, and outreach.

This is not a platform for political parties, ballot initiatives, or authoritarian/oppressive bullshit.

We will provide coffee, tea, & snacks and be tabling radical literature. Please feel free to contribute to the snack table and if you or your organization is interested in tabling contact bookclub@protonmail.com

SAFEr SPACE DISCLAIMER Please do not come if you are aware that your presence makes people feel unsafe in radical spaces, you will be asked to leave. That being said, we cannot guarantee that problematic individuals will not attend this event. If we are made aware of a person that makes someone feel unsafe we will do our best to address those concerns.

Tentative SCHEDULE:

INTRODUCTION & GAMES (45minutes)

GENERATE DISCUSSION TOPICS FOR SPACEBAG (20 minutes): Suggest ideas for discussion in break-out groups. The following prompts might inspire ideas to discuss.

  • What are problems in Portland or regionally that can be addressed through autonomous organizing?
  • What are ways we can defend ourselves and our communities?
  • What are the challenges in Portland that prevent us from working collaboratively with each other? How can we address them?
  • What are issues or current events in Portland that are important to discuss?

BREAK ( 5 minutes)

SPACEBAG: ROTATING DISCUSSION GROUPS (1 hour): Choose a discussion group to explore and converse about a specific topic from the brainstorm session. You will have 20 minutes with that group. For each group we will use butcher paper to write down notes from the conversation to share with the following rounds group members and during our "report back" session all together. Someone will stay behind to fill in new group members about the previous conversation, building continuity through rotation rounds.

Round #1 (20 minutes) Round #2 (20 minutes) Round #3 (20 minutes)

BREAK (5 minutes)

REPORT BACK from discussion groups: All together, we will share and discuss our thoughts, notes, questions, and possible next-steps from break out groups (30 minutes)

"FIND EACH OTHER" project groups: An opportunity for people/groups to share what projects they are working on, why they are doing it, and how people can get plugged in.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WRAP UP (Mingling encouraged)

RESOURCES, NEWS, ANALYSIS: It's Going Down: https://itsgoingdown.org/ Submedia.tv: https://sub.media/

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Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

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

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

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

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

  • January 30 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

April 2018

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

May 2018

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

June 2018

  • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Social Hour with Defensa de la Dignidad
Primrose & Tumbleweeds, Hillsboro

Come join Defensa de la Dignidad for our next meeting and enjoy some social time with us. Find out what we have planned for the coming year and ways to get involved with the group. Or just come to hang out and share a drink! Either way, we look forward to seeing you.


Defensa de la Dignidad
Community
We are raising funds to make legal representation possible, for those in Western Washington County, Oregon, who are facing unjust deportation.

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Housing and Homelessness Advocacy 101 Training
Vancouver Housing Authority

Council for the Homeless and REACH Community Development invite you to learn about housing and homelessness advocacy priorities for the 2018 legislative session and how to communicate in person, by phone, or in writing with elected officials.

Join us to learn about the issues and legislation action in Olympia this session, how to talk with legislators and their staff about issues that matter to you, and how you can participate in Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day on February 1, 2018.

Location: Community Room at the Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, 98660. Parking in upper and lower building lot and on street.

For more information click here: http://www.councilforthehomeless.org/advocacy/advocacy-training/

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Anti-Racist Teach-In with Shawna Lipton
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Join us for an Anti-Racist Teach-In at PNCA
Co-presented by Critical Studies and the PNCA Equity Council

Shawna Lipton, Making Whiteness Visible
Film Screening of "Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" followed by discussion, Tuesday January 23, 6pm, in the Mediatheque

All Trainings and Workshops are Free and Open to the Public
Community Members Welcome

This series of workshops and trainings seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of whiteness, white privilege, inequality, oppression, and the history of white supremacy. Taught by a series of experienced facilitators, educators, activists, and community organizers, these teach-ins will provide skills and tools for fostering anti-racism, allyship, and coalition building.

Contact:
Shawna Lipton, Chair of Critical Studies slipton@pnca.edu
Victor Maldonado, Inclusions Specialist vmaldonado@pnca.edu
(E-mail us with questions, comments, critiques, or to lead a workshop)

Resources:
30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism
http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/white-americans-learn-race/

Whiteness Studies and White Privilege
http://studywhiteness.blogspot.com/

White Awake
https://whiteawake.org/

More about the Equity Council at PNCA:

The Equity Council provides a space for on-going dialogue and self-reflection about issues of equity and social justice at PNCA. The discussions that take place during these bi-weekly meetings (Mondays 12:30-1:30 in Bridgelab) will help keep our learning community accountable and guide more culturally responsive programming in the future.

The Equity Council is intended to be a place where students, faculty, and staff can:

  • Share experiences
  • Air grievances
  • Pose questions
  • Make suggestions
  • Shape the learning environment
  • Address issues of race, identity, class, sexuality, gender, ability, and difference in a space free of judgement
  • Discuss PNCA's relationship to the Portland community and the world at large

As a grassroots committee, we encourage everyone to participate and contribute their critical perspective and creative energy. Please join us as regularly as possible. If, for whatever reason, you can't make Equity Council please email vmaldonado@pnca.edu to learn about other opportunities to get involved in our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as part of our Strategic Plan.

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An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power screening
Vancouver Community Library

"A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion."

See trailer at: https://inconvenientsequel.tumblr.com/about

Pizza from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF and Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Vancouver Community Library and Clark County Public Health

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Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node Training - Sellwood
Smile Station, 8210 SE 13th

Note: This BEECN training is the Sellwood NET meeting that evening (and a half hour longer than normal meetings).

Sign up and more info here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAFA923A7FC1-beecn4

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Wednesday
Jan 24
9th Annual WCDB Conference
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

Save the Date for our 9th Annual Conference.
More info at www.wecandobetter.org

Registration now open see in ticket information above.
Sponsorship opportunities available

Featured speakers include:

  • Keynote by former Governor John Kitzhaber
  • Rep Alissa Keny-Guyer with mental health patient advocates sharing their successful advocacy this legislative session.
  • Rep Diego Hernandez and Cover All Kids advocate -Aldo Salano-Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  • Rep Julie Fahey and Grayson Dempsey on Reproductive Health Bill
  • Health Care for All Oregon- Tom Sincic
  • OpenNotes- Liz Salmi @TheLizArmy
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Legal Advocacy
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class, participants will learn about civil remedies available in the State of Oregon for survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. We will also look at the resources available in Multnomah County for getting a protective order and receiving support for that process. We will discuss the new I-file process (which replaced Turbo Court in October) and what happens after the order is granted, including service, contesting, modifications, dismissals, and renewals. Special considerations for survivors with children will also be addressed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES. PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Understand the difference between civil and criminal remedies and what legal advocacy might look like for each
  • Understand the criteria and process for all 4 types of protective orders, and processes after an order is granted
  • Safety planning in the restraining order process
  • Resources available for survivors working with the civil legal system

BASIC OUTLINE:

  • What is legal advocacy? What it isn’t!
  • Why might a survivor not want to access the legal system? And how we can address these concerns.
  • Civil Legal versus Criminal Legal remedies
  • Oregon Protective Orders – Qualifications, protections available, limitations, and process
    - FAPA
    - EPPDAPA
    - SAPO
    - Stalking Protective Order
    
  • Special Considerations for petitioners with minor children
  • Odyssey Guide and File/Paper filings
  • Pros and Cons of Protective Orders
  • Safety Planning during the protective order process
  • Legal Resources & Legal Advocacy at Multnomah County Courthouses

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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Picket Against Retaliation!
Burgerville - Convention Center, 1135 NE MLK Jr

The Burgerville Workers Union is growing and Burgerville’s anti union campaign is going too far! After workers at the Gladstone Burgerville publicly launched their union committee just last month we’ve already filed three Unfair Labor Practice charges against them. From firing organizers to sending goons to break our pickets, Burgerville has shown their hand in aggressively retaliating against us. Workers have the right to organize and stand for what they deserve! We’re calling on Burgerville to stop their illegal union busting campaign!

Join the Burgerville Workers Union in demanding an end to retaliations. Come out to the picket line and let's show Burgerville that Portland is a union town!

We will meet at the statue of MLK Jr. outside the convention center at 4:30pm to march on Burgerville by 5:00pm.

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CANCELED? Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

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Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/

Upcoming Food 4 Families:

  • Wed Feb 14 4:30 PM
  • Fri Feb 16 4:30 PM
  • Wed Feb 28 4:30 PM
  • Wed Mar 14 4:30 PM
  • Sat Mar 24 4:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 11 4:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 25 4:30 PM
  • Wed May 9 4:30 PM
  • Fri May 18 4:30 PM
  • Wed May 23 4:30 PM
  • Wed Jun 13 4:30 PM

Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

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Think & Drink: Community Organizing around Oregon
Oregon Humanities, 921 SW Washington

Location: The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice features onstage conversations exploring how community organizations, corporations, and religious groups work to change the structures and policies that govern our society. At this event, Jess Campbell and Scot Nakagawa will join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon.

Tickets are $10. No-cost tickets are available. Minors welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please stay after the program for snacks and conversation.

Jess Campbell is codirector of the Rural Organizing Project. She has worked with some of the most rural communities in Oregon to support local visions of what healthy and vibrant rural communities could look like. She is the coauthor of "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement."

Scot Nakagawa is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political writer. He has spent many years exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and strategies for change. He is a senior partner at ChangeLab, a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics.

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Cop, Defense, Prosecutor, Judge: Behind the Scenes in Clark Co.
Vancouver Community Library

Guilty or innocent? Hear from four of Clark County's criminal justice professionals about our county's incarceration process. What is the experience of one who is arrested? What exactly is presumed innocence? Who gets criminalized?

Our panelists include:

  • Camara Banfield, Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jon McMullen, Renowned Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Judge Suzan Clark, Superior Court
  • Police officer, Greg Catton, Vancouver Police Department

Registration starts now at http://www.fvrl.org/forum-library or call (360) 906-5000.

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Think & Drink: Community Organizing around Oregon
The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta

Oregon Humanities presents a Think & Drink conversation on challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon with Jess Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project, journalist and activist Jacqueline Keeler, and community organizer and political writer Scot Nakagawa.

We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult. General admission tickets are $10. No-cost tickets are available.

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Tickling Giants
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free showing of the documentary film "Tickling Giants" with discussion to follow the film.

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare... he leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2 million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem's show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Tickling Giants follows the team of Al Bernameg as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem's show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny. No unicorns or falafel were harmed in the making of this film.

Doors open at 6:15pm, previews at 6:45pm, film at 7pm.

Snacks, ice cream, beer, wine, tea available for purchase.

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Thursday
Jan 25
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Letter from Birmingham Jail
Thursday, January 25 at noon
In the PNCA Atrium

The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Michael Rodgers as he leads a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” . This event is part of the MA in Critical Studies Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is a focal text of the American Civil Rights struggle. It is also a groundbreaking work of political philosophy, providing a revolutionary theory of the relationship between law and moral goodness.

This event will consist of a short introductory talk by PNCA prof. Michael Rogers, who will discuss the political and intellectual contexts mentioned in King’s text. After that we will open things up for freewheeling, respectful, impassioned and thoughtful group discussion.

Participants are encouraged to read King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” beforehand (six densely packed pages). A PDF file of the text is freely available at https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Letter_Birmingham_Jail.pdf

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Native Nations Winter Story Telling with Ed Edmo
PCC Cascade, 705 N Killingsworth

Winter brings us together to share stories that express our values, entertain, and heal. Join us for Native story telling with Ed Edmo on Thursday Jan 25th 12-2pm in the Student Union Lounge on the Cascade campus.

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In Conversation with State Attorney Aramis Ayala
PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park

In Conversation with Aramis Ayala: Race, Gender and Justice.

Tickets: General admission sliding scale $20-$30-$40. $10 students. Free for formerly incarcerated people. Scholarships available - please contact Amie Wexler awexler@ojrc.info.

This event is a fundraiser for our Women's Justice Project: http://ojrc.info/womens-justice-project/.

We're bringing progressive prosecutor Aramis Ayala to Portland in January to talk race, gender and justice. She'll be joining us to share her experiences and ideas as a prosecutor. Ayala was elected to the post of State Attorney (equivalent of an Oregon district attorney) for Orange-Osceola, Florida, in 2016.

Prior to becoming a State Attorney, Aramis Ayala had worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Before running for office, she was a Homicide and Major Crimes Assistant State Attorney. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Florida A&M University School of Law and at University of Central Florida in the Legal Studies Department.

State Attorney Ayala currently serves on the Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar. She has served as Regional Director for the National Bar Association, covering Florida, Georgia and Alabama and was appointed to chair the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee of the National Bar Association.

Aramis Ayala was only elected state attorney for Orange-Osceola a little over a year ago, yet she's already achieved a national profile, and not only because she is the state's first elected black state attorney. Ayala announced that she would not seek the death penalty in any case. Following that decision, Florida Governor Rick Scott reassigned all death penalty-eligible cases to other prosecutors. After an unsuccessful legal fight against the governor's decision, State Attorney Ayala has now created a panel of assistant state attorneys to review first-degree murder cases and decide whether to seek the death penalty.

Aramis Ayala also had the experience of a video of her being stopped by police in 2017 going viral. Ayala was pulled over by Orlando police. The officers said it was due to her car windows being "really dark" and the license plate of her official car not coming up in their system. State Attorney Ayala concluded the stop was lawful, as did the Orlando Police Department. But the video raised questions in many viewers' minds about racial profiling, as did Ayala herself, saying she wanted to use the incident to open a dialog about the issue.

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Portland DSA Reading Group
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Join the Portland DSA Reading Group! All are welcome, member or not. At this week's reading group we will be discussing an introduction to the ideas of Antonio Gramsci.

Please consider bringing a few dollars to donate for use of the space. Food and drink also welcome!

Readings:
https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/theoretical-review/1982301.htm

“The Intellectuals,” a short excerpt from Gramsci’s Selections from the Prison Notebooks:
https://soc331.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/excerpt-from-selections-from-the-prison-notebooks.pdf

“From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond” by Nancy Fraser:
http://www.publicseminar.org/2017/12/from-progressive-neoliberalism-to-trump-and-beyond/

Antonio Gramsci was one of the leading Marxist theoretician/political activist of the 20th century and influential with the New American Movement (one of the two groups that merged to form DSA in 1982). His writings covered topics ranging from the state to the party to the role of intellectuals – and the idea of hegemony and ideological struggle. Most importantly for us, he developed these ideas in the context of modern capitalist, not agrarian peasant, societies. Thus he speaks to us and to the political economy in which we find ourselves.

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2018 Solomon Lecture with Annie Polland (Tenement Museum)
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Please join us for the 13th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture featuring Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Programs & Education at New York's Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

About the Lecture:

The Tenement Museum has traced the history of New York’s Jewish Lower East Side from its origins as a bustling Jewish immigrant neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the 1930s. Its newest exhibit, “Under One Roof,” shows the Lower East Side’s evolution in the 1950s into a postwar home for Holocaust refugees and later into thriving Puerto Rican and Chinese communities. Dr. Polland will explain the history and concepts undergirding the exhibit and invite us to learn about the journeys of individual families from immigrants to Americans.

About the Speaker:

Annie Polland has been Senior Vice President of Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009. She is responsible for developing the museum’s tour content and other interpretive and educational programs. Polland’s scholarly work, Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue (Yale University Press, 2009), Working for the Sabbath (Labor: Studies in Working Class History in America, Spring 2009), May a Free Thinker Help a Pious Man?: The Shared World of the Secular and the Religious (American Jewish History, December 2007) investigates the religious life of Eastern European Jews in New York.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft.

Cosponsored by: Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

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The BRAVE Show
Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver

We couldn't think of a better way to kick off 2018 than by being BRAVE. We'll be telling stories of surviving cancer, coming out and embracing our sexuality, owning the very essence of who we are, and kicking some inner demons in the a$$.

Our incredible lineup of storytellers includes Jonna Ivin-Patton, Jewels, Brianna Barrett, Erika Worth, and announcing our spectacular special guest Lidia Yuknavitch.

As always, a percentage of our proceeds will be donated to National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE).

Advance tickets are $15 and will sell out quickly. Happy New Year everyone! Grrrrrr

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Friday
Jan 26
Oregon’s Electorate: Who Will Vote—and Why It Matters
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Political scientist Melody Rose, President of Marylhurst University, will reflect on the lessons learned from the 2016 presidential election and the shifting electoral outcomes that followed, while projecting political shifts to come. Rose will discuss the idea of political “realignment,” the theory that once in a generation, one party will capitalize on polarizing issues and a changing demographic to bring political change, resulting in decades of electoral dominance.

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Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Saturday
Jan 27
Teachers for Racial Equity
Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand

Chrysanthius R. Lathan is a seasoned educator, coach and facilitator who founded TREE ED Consulting to address racial inequities in education. Chrysanthius will share her expertise and offer ways educators can create culturally responsive and relevant environments that serve every child, with race at the forefront. The workshop is $60, and is being held at a non-profit Montessori Teacher Training Center.

Workshop participants will initiate ongoing conversations with each other and personal reflection as well - coming away with a deeper understanding of their own role in achieving racial equity. Hear from a recent TREE ED workshop participant here - https://montessori-nw.org/blog/racial-equity-conversation

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Hygiene & Homelessness: We want hygiene access & we want it now!
Portsmouth Union Church, 4775 N Lombard

Sisters of the Road believes that everyone has the right to a dignified place to use the restroom, take a shower, and a place to wash their clothes. But in Portland, there is limited access. We need immediate solutions that create opportunities for our communities to work toward increased hygiene access for the longterm, FOR ALL!

Help us build a community response that is humane, dignified, and informed - from the ground up!

We want hygiene access and we want it now! Please join us for a presentation and dialogue on homelessness and the lack of access to human necessities.

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PROTEST THE MUSLIM & REFUGEE BAN
Portland International Airport

January 27th, 2018 is the first anniversary of Trump's Muslim Ban. Trump has labeled our neighbors, community members, and their relatives back home as "a threat" & treated them like "terrorists." He reduced the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to only 45,000 this fiscal year.

We will honor individual community members who have been affected by this un-American action at this peaceful event.

I urge ALL Americans to join us and show your support!

Bring your friends, families and signs!

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Portland Queer Lives on Film
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

::ENGLISH::

Greetings and happy 2018 to all. As many have heard within the last year I have been co-creating with SE Uplift as well as local activists, community members and story-tellers to bring the Queer Lives Archive to the Queer Center of Portland.

This event is the premiere of PDXQLOF: Portland Queer Lives on Film!

Come welcome the year with this FREE (donations benefiting Q Center encouraged, but not expected) local event in community as documentary film pieces are shown in the main room of the center. These life stories come from courageous, inspiring QTPoC folk in our PDX community who are using their voices, art and challenges to make the world a better, more informed place.

The event will begin with documentary shorts, followed by a panel Q&A section where community members can ask and converse with the interviewees, as well as with the filmmaker and crew.

Community partners include Q Center, SE Uplift, Latino Network and U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX.

See you there!

::ESPAÑOL::

Saludos y feliz 2018 a todxs. Como muchxs han escuchado en el último año he estado co-creando con SE Uplift, así como activistas locales, miembros de la comunidad y narradorxs para traer el archivo de vidas queer al centro queer de Portland.

Este evento es el estreno de PDXQLOF: Portland queer vive en la película!

Vengan a bienvenir el año con este evento GRATIS (donaciones que benefician al centro Queer seran aceptadas, pero no se esperan) en comunidad ya que las piezas documentales de cine se muestran en la sala principal del centro. Estas historias de vidas de gente valiente e inspiradora en nuestra comunidad de Portland que están usando sus voces, arte y desafíos para hacer el mundo un lugar mejor, y más informado.

El evento comenzará con cortometrajes/documentales, seguidos con una sección de preguntas y respuestas del panel en la que los miembros de la comunidad pueden preguntar y conversar con los entrevistados, así como con el director y el equipo de grabación.

Los socios comunitarios incluyen Q Center, SE Uplift, Latino Network y U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX.

¡Nos vemos ahí!

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Sunday
Jan 28
Portland DSA General Meeting
Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill

Join the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome.We'll be over at Sunnyside Community House this time.

Orientation for new folks (both members and non-members) before the meeting at 1:10 pm. General Meeting starts at 1:30.

Childcare is available! Please contact dsaportlandoregon@gmail.com to volunteer for or request childcare.

Accessibility information: There is a ramp for access to the building on Yamhill east of the main entrance. There is also a series of ramps that run through the building for those who cannot use stairs. Unfortunately there are no elevators.

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*Scandal in Ivansk* screening for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
OJMCHE, 724 NW Davis

Please join us for a special screening of Scandal in Ivansk for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Most of the Jews in the Polish town of Ivansk were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. The film chronicles a group of descendants of Ivansk Jews who restore the town's cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word "collaborator," a national scandal is unleashed. This eye-opening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation won't accept "collaborator" to describe Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of Jews.

Marta Eichelberger, OJMCHE's new Holocaust Educator will lead a brief Q&A after the film.

Sponsored by Bincha's Fund of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education@ in memory of Bincha Nozyczka and in partnership with Never Again Coalition and The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University

Ticket Info: $5 OJMCHE and Never Again Coalition Members, $8 General Public, Free for Students with Valid ID

More info: http://www.ojmche.org/events/special-events-2018-01-28-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-special-program

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Movement for Moving the Mountains: A Restorative Yoga Fundraiser
Jewel Yoga, 1020 SW Taylor

Join GABRIELA Portland for restorative yoga to revitalize ourselves to rise, resist, and unite for human rights in 2018 and until victory!

Funds will go towards the production of Moving the Mountains, which details the life stories of pioneers of the Philippine Revolution and how they inspire this generation to organize for liberation.

$5-10 suggested donation. RSVP to gabriela.pdx@gmail.com

#movingthemountains #riseresistunite #gabrielapdx

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UNSTATED screening at Clinton Street Theater
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

UNSTATED is a documentary that follows the first year challenges of a refugee single mother living in Portland. The film situates this intimate account of survival within the social upheaval and community unrest present from September 2016 to September 2017. UNSTATED is a retrospective on the year that changed Portland and the rise of the resistance.

This is a limited event with no future screenings currently planned. A question and answer session will follow the film.

$7-$10 suggested donation at the door. All profits donated to the Iraqi Society of Oregon.

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Mobilization For Recovery & The Anonymous People screening
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

First we rallied, now we mobilize!

Please join us for an evening of advocacy, discussion and training as we plan to pass our first piece of legislation in the Oregon Legislature in an effort to make Oregon the "Recovery State"

For the first hour we will watch the award winning film "The Anonymous People" which makes a powerful case for people in recovery to get off the sidelines and advocate at every level of government for people suffering from the disease of addiction.

We'll then have a moderated discussion about advocacy and recovery.

Lastly, we'll review the content of Rep. Tawna Sanchez's upcoming "Addiction Recovery Strategic Plan" legislation, register people for Oregon Recovers Lobby Day in Salem on Tuesday, February 13th and conclude with a training on how to lobby.

FREE of charge but, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Attending does not mean you need to commit to Lobby Day!

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Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

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Tender Table Dinner: A Fundraiser for UNA Gallery
People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st

Tender Table is hosting a dinner to raise funds for UNA Gallery, a contemporary art space that highlights POC/Queer/Femme voices, projects, and work. Please join us for a variety of appetizers, mains, and desserts (all vegetarian) made with love by the amazing Tender Table network.

Tickets are $20 (available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-dinner-a-fundraiser-for-una-gallery-tickets-41186617281)
Limited seating of 30

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to UNA via GoFundMe, Paypal, or Square Cash app. Please help them keep up the important work they're doing for POC artists in our community:

gofundme.com/unagallery
paypal.me/unagallery
Square Cash App: $unagallerypdx

Find out more about UNA: www.unagallerypdx.com

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Tender Table Dinner: A Fundraiser for UNA Gallery
People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st

Tender Table is hosting a dinner to raise funds for UNA Gallery, a contemporary art space that highlights POC/Queer/Femme voices, projects, and work. Please join us for a variety of appetizers, mains, and desserts (all vegetarian) made with love by the amazing Tender Table network.

Tickets: $25-50 sliding scale (available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-dinner-a-fundraiser-for-una-gallery-tickets-41186617281)
Limited seating of 30

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to UNA via GoFundMe, Paypal, or Square Cash app. Please help them keep up the important work they're doing for POC artists in our community:

  • gofundme.com/unagallery
  • paypal.me/unagallery
  • Square Cash App: $unagallerypdx

Find out more about UNA: www.unagallerypdx.com

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Wicked Wednesday - The Documentary. (2nd Screening)
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Maybe you missed the premiere screening last month?? Or maybe you simply just want to see the film again?? Whatever the case, here's another chance to catch the Wicked Wednesday documentary on the big screen! *We will also have DVD copies of the documentary for sale at this event!

Sunday, Jan 28th.
Clinton Street Theater.
2522 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR.
6pm|All ages|Free

Details below:

Soothsay Media Presents...
WICKED WEDNESDAY (The Documentary).
Portland’s Hip-Hop Sanctuary Turns 20.

In Portland, a city not historically associated with a thriving hip-hop scene, DJ Wicked has been hosting a weekly celebration of all things hip-hop for 20 years running. This documentary film delves deep into the local event that has stood the test of time, hearing from long-time fans and friends about what makes Wicked Wednesday so durable, so unique, and so beloved.

Directed and edited by ANDY RIDGWAY.
Produced by KIRK KIRKPATRICK and ANDY RIDGWAY.

Running time – 59:16

SYNOPSIS:
Kicking off with Wicked Wednesday’s 19th anniversary party, the film taps into the soul of the event that has become the de facto heart of the Portland hip-hop community. By turns a DJ showcase, performance venue, open mic night, graffiti art collective, DJ school, community gathering place, and much more, Wicked Wednesday serves as Portland’s weekly love letter to hip-hop.

The venue may change over the course of 20 years (and twice during the film), but the enduring identity and emotion attached to Wicked Wednesday is evident in interviews with both longtime collaborators and recent admirers alike. While the patrons will agree that the feeling for and attachment to the music and the culture is heartfelt and strong, all will point out that Wicked Wednesday’s survival is owed to the will and dedication of the one man who has carried it through two decades and beyond.

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Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

The film "Ovarian Psycos" rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time.

The proceeds of this showing of "Ovarian Psycos" will benefit the Community Cycling Center's programs.

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Monday
Jan 29
Never Again: A Jewish Response to the Rohingya Crisis
OJMCHE, 724 NW Davis

Free and open to the public

The Rohingya are a majority Muslim ethnic minority who have been ruthlessly oppressed by the Myanmar military, suffering indiscriminate killings, forced evacuations, rape, and other forms of violence. 300,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes since August. The UN has called it a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Others have called it genocide. We can all agree that brutal persecution of the Rohingya people must stop.

Join us to learn about the history of the conflict and present state of affairs from Yusuf Iqbal, President of Americans for Rohingya. Rabbi Joshua Rose, Congregation Shaarie Torah, will offer a reflection on a Jewish view of the crisis, and Professor Amanda Byron, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS) Project at PSU, will briefly review the history of genocide. Postcards urging members of the Senate and Congress to take action to end this crisis will be available for attendees to sign.

The program is jointly sponsored by the Oregon Board of Rabbis, the Never Again Coalition, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University

More info: http://www.neveragaincoalition.org/events/2018/1/29/never-again-a-jewish-response-to-the-rohingya-crisis

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Fargo, benefitting for Climate Solutions
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.

"It's another daring black comedy by one of the most consistently inventive moviemaking teams of the last decade, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen."
-- Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Climate Solutions.

As a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to:

  • champion transformational policies and market-based innovations;
  • catalyze powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and
  • communicate a bold vision for solutions at scale required by climate science.
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Minority Retort presents: NATHAN BRANNON!
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Minority Retort, Portland's premier stand-up comedy showcase featuring comedians of color, is proud to welcome comedian Nathan Brannon to the stage of the Hollywood Theatre!

Nathan is a Portland native and was a stalwart on the city's thriving comedy scene before recently relocating to LA and touring nationally. In 2016, Nathan recorded his second album, titled 'Because' with the distinguished record label Kill Rock Stars. Nathan was also the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2014, voted into the Willamette Week's "Portland's Funniest 5" in 2013 while releasing his first comedy album "I Black Out" that same year, and was crowned “Portland’s Funniest Person” in 2012.

He has been featured in publications & programs such as NPR's 'Weekend Edition,' and 'Laughs' on Fox, NBC, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian Newspaper. Nathan has also opened for national headliners such as Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Maria Bamford and is creator & host of The Hamster Village, the podcast about interracial relationships.

This special edition of Minority Retort will also feature some of the NW's favorite comedians:

Thomas Lundy Katie Nguyen Wilfred Padua And hosted by Jason Lamb, Julia Ramos and Neeraj Srinivasan.

Tickets are $12 at the door or available online at hollywoodtheatre.org.

Made possible through the generous support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Hearing the Cries for Justice Workshops
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearing-the-cries-for-justice-tickets-39017975816

The Hearing the Cries for Justice Convocation will equip and motivate faith communities to offer hospitality to all impacted by the criminal justice system, including survivors of crime and violence, families of the incarcerated, persons returning from prison, and those inside.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) presents Hearing the Cries for Justice, a convocation to equip and motivate faith communities to offer hospitality to all impacted by the criminal justice system, including survivors of crime and violence, families of the incarcerated, persons returning from prison, and those inside.

Workshops will provide training for ministry and action on topics such as: women in prison and children of the incarcerated; restorative justice approaches; human trafficking and survivor voices; immigrant rights in the justice system; mass incarceration and racial injustice; reentry challenges for sex offenders; innovative ministries inside prisons and after prison; and intersections of violence and justice.

Co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation, and the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon.

For information about paying for admission by check or applying for a scholarship, call EMO at (503) 221-1054.

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Resist Trump Tuesday
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon

Please join #Resisters in the courtyard of Sen Merkley's office: 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

11:30 a.m: Connect, plan, and hear news from the Resistance

12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

Show up for democracy!

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Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

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

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

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

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

April 2018

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

May 2018

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

June 2018

  • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Wednesday
Jan 31
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jan 31
  • WED, Feb 28
  • WED, Mar 28
  • WED, Apr 25
  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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State of the (Clackamas) County Forum Luncheon - advance RSVP
Monarch Hotel, Clackamas

Hear from your County Commissioners and ask your questions: Chair Jim Bernard, Commissioner Paul Savas, Commissioner Martha Schrader, Commissioner Ken Humberston and Commissioner Sonya Fischer.

  • How will decisions on local issues affect you?
  • What can the community expect in the coming years?
  • What ideas are the Commissioners pursuing to help the region thrive?
  • At the event, commissioners will provide an overview of the progress made by the county during the past year and speak about their 2018 priorities. -The public is invited to attend and pose questions to the commissioners about last year’s progress or future priorities.

Registration is required.
$25/person includes lunch.
No fee for theater seating at back of room.

Sponsored by: Clackamas County, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Clackamas Regional Water Supply Commission, General Distributors Inc., MP Plumbing Co., Oak Lodge Water Services, Oregonians Credit Union, Portland General Electric, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Cranston Machinery Co. Inc., Metro West Ambulance, Miles Fiberglass and Composites, Vigor.

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Oregon Native American Chamber Networking Luncheon and Elections
Metro, 600 NE Grand

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

The January meeting will serve as our Annual Board Elections. Individuals must be in attendance to both nominate and vote for the 2018 Board.

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Loss of Home/Loss of Hope: Picturing the Rohingya Crisis
WorldOregon, 1207 SW Broadway

Photojournalist John Rudoff just returned from Bangladesh where he was able to document the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya - the estimated 1.1 million ethnic minorities that have been fleeing Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. The United Nations considers the Rohingya one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Join us for a discussion and explore moving images from the front-lines of this rapidly unfolding tragedy.

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Village Coalition Houseless Event
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

The BAC will be hosting the Village Coalition Community Houseless Workshop. The Village Coalition Speakers Bureau is a diverse group of currently and formerly houseless people dedicated to raising public awareness about the dynamics of human displacement around Portland’s streets, and creating platforms for houseless voices.

They provide speakers and group facilitation with the goal of engaging, informing, and inspiring audiences toward compassionate community action. Topics will include some of the following:

  • Hearing the Houseless - An Interactive Listening Workshop
  • Pathways to & from Houselessness
  • Hand in Hand: Community Solutions for Houseless Neighbors and Village Making 101.

Please join them for an evening of community engagement surrounding our houseless neighbors.

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Civics Toolbox (Right2BHeard)
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Civics Toolbox: Gain the tools to be better engaged as a citizen. A fun interactive evening with students teaching adults. Jan. 31 OR Feb. 1 at 6 pm

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Film Screening: By Hook or By Crook
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

The MA in Critical Studies presents a Queer Film Screening and Discussion of By Hook or By Crook Followed by Discussion of the film and J. Jack Halberstam’s "In a Queer Time and Place". This event is part of the MA in Critical Studies Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics

By Hook or By Crook
Written & Directed by Harry Dodge and Silas Howard
Produced by Steak House, Silas Howard and Harry Dodge

"By Hook or By Crook " is a buddy film that chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending, small-town butch with a nagging messiah-complex. Emotionally defeated, since the death of her father, Shy heads to the big city to sink herself into a “life of crime” when she is distracted by Valentine, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for her birthmother. The two freaky grifters join forces and learn the true meaning of “poise under pressure” in this visually stunning and wonderfully acted, anti-authoritarian tale of friendship, trust and redemption.

http://harrydodge.com/portfolio/by-hook-or-by-crook-2001/

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Panel Discussion: Alix Pearlstein, Sara Krajewski, Lisa Jarrett
Upfor, 929 NW Flanders

On the eve of her solo exhibition at Upfor, Alix Pearlstein is joined by curator Sara Krajewski and fellow artist Lisa Jarrett for an informal, audience-driven discussion focused around recent social campaigns like #metoo and #notsurprised, particularly as they intersect with art and artists' practices. How, for example, do extant works change when read in the context of these social movements?

Alix Pearlstein is a visual artist and faculty in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York. Particularly known for her work in video and performance, she often employs deadpan humor to examine social constructs from a psychological perspective.

Sara Krajewski is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Formerly curator at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, she is a past recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for research into emerging transdisciplinary artistic practices in visual art and performance.

Lisa Jarrett is a visual artist and assistant professor of art and social practice at Portland State University. Both her studio practice and social practice works confront ideas of racial difference and perceptions of racial equity.

Please note that seating will be on the floor, for panelists and audience alike, to accommodate Pearlstein's installation and encourage open discussion. For those who require seating to participate, a few folding chairs are available.

Image: detail from Harem ROOM-1 by Alix Pearlstein, courtesy the artist.

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Pre-Session Town Hall
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th

Join State Senator Michael Dembrow and State Representatives Barbara Smith Warner and Alissa Keny-Guyer for a Pre-Session Town Hall on January 31st!

The 2018 legislative session begins on Monday, February 5th. The legislators will give an overview of the session, talk about their personal bill priorities and take your questions and comments.

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INK & DRINK for EASA!
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

Come join us for this month's Ink & Drink!

We'll be bringing together 8-10 local artists every month (last Wednesdays) to draw for the worthy causes we all love! Come, drink, buy art, and meet rad people!

This time we'll be doing something a little different, working with The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) to fund an amazing and super important project. In their words, here's EASA on their goal: "In EASA we support people to integrate their new experiences into their sense of self, while encouraging them to pursue their life path. The young folks we work with are incredible; they're insightful, kind, generous, and remarkably creative. Our culture and society is generally very demonizing of mental health experiences, particularly experiences like hearing voices or seeing or experiencing things that others do not see or experience. We work hard to fight stigma, systemically and interpersonally. Though we work with young people to identify and eradicate their own internalized stigma, media and culture do not reinforce our work by providing examples of successful, interesting, dynamic folks who also have mental health experiences, despite the fact these people exist everywhere! This can make young folks having these experiences for the first time feel invisible in the world. Due to this lack of visibility and the depth of creative talent and expression of our participants, we would like to put together a book of people’s stories told through art and writing. We would like to publish this book and make it available to current and future participants to see that they are not alone.

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a two year program for adolescents and young adults experiencing psychosis for the first time. EASA is in counties all across Oregon; we are the Clackamas county program housed at Lifeworks NW. At EASA we believe in a progressive and holistic approach to early psychosis intervention and have a great reputation across the country. In EASA we meet people where they are at, literally - at coffee shops , in a person's house or on a hike, and figuratively - we accept people’s explanations of their own experience and their treatment decisions. "

This will be our eighth installment with live sketching from:

KAYSIE CONDRON // MOLLY MENDOZA // DELIA PEREZ LIBBY LANDAUER // JADE STURMS // MEGAN WRIGHT CARLY LARSSON // & MORE TBA!!

All sketches will be available for sale and 50% of the proceeds will go to EASA!

go to www.ink-and-drink.com or www.multco.us/mhas/easa for more information

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Thursday
Feb 1
Elements of Reclamation - Exhibition
through Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

Ori Gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Monday

Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

Opening Reception:
Feb 1st, 2018
6-10pm
Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

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Elements of Reclamation - Opening Reception
Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

Opening Reception:
Feb 1st, 2018
6-10pm
Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

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Civics Toolbox (Right2BHeard)
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Civics Toolbox: Gain the tools to be better engaged as a citizen. A fun interactive evening with students teaching adults. Jan. 31 OR Feb. 1 at 6 pm

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Free Screening of "Priced Out"
Portsmouth Union Church, 4775 N Lombard

Come to a free community screening of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, a documentary about gentrification in Portland, on February 1st at Portsmouth Union Church. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The director, Cornelius Swart, will be present at the showing, followed by a panel discussion on housing in Portland. The event is free and open to the public. Spanish translation will be available at the event.

https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/

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North Portland Legislative Session Preview
PCC Cascade, 705 N Killingsworth

Join House Speaker Tina Kotek, State Senator Lew Frederick, and State Representative Tawna Sanchez for a preview of the 2018 Legislative Session. They are looking forward to hearing your questions, learning about your priorities, and updating you on their work.

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February Meeting with Candidates for Commissioner Position No. 3
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd

We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on February 1st, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest candidates for Portland City Commissioner, Position No. 3.

Confirmed Attending:

  • Jo Ann Hardesty
  • Felicia Williams
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Friday
Feb 2
1st Annual Black History Month Empowerment in Unity Social
Evergreen High School, Vancouver

An event that is giving and receiving. Giving Unity and receiving Empowerment! A revolution starts with one person so let it be you!

This Event is Hosted By Evergreen High Schools "Black Students United"

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Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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What Matters: Songs of Social Justice (Friday night show)
Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st

PLC presents "What Matters: Songs of Social Justice". This promises to be a powerful evening full of hope, intersectional connection, and beautiful music. Featuring special guest performer Cynthia Butts. Join the Portland Lesbian Choir, along with director Mary McCarty and PLC's famed accompanist, Kim Horenstein.

Ticket info coming soon!

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Saturday
Feb 3
Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation with Dr. Christena Cleveland
First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson

Launching this year's Lenten Study on Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation, we are excited to welcome, for a one-day event in Portland, Dr. Christena Cleveland, social psychologist, minister, and author of the perspective-changing book, Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart.

Drawing from a vast body of research, Dr. Cleveland will help us understand how to promote appreciation for diversity and build effective collaborations with diverse groups.

Event registration is FREE and open to the public (at registration you are welcome to make a suggested donation $20 if you are able to assist in covering the cost of this event and provided books).

Registration includes one copy of Disunity in Christ

See more about Dr. Cleveland at www.christenacleveland.com or on Facebook at Christena Cleveland.

February 3rd 2018 Event Schedule

  • 9:45-10:15 Registration and welcome
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Opening prayer and introductory remarks
  • 10:30-12:00 Keynote talk by Dr. Christena Cleveland
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch break (Note: Lunch will not be included. Brown bag or walk to local restaurants.)
  • 1:00-1:45 Follow-up talk by Dr. Cleveland
  • 1:45-2:30 Q&A
  • 2:30-3:00 Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 Group conversations, Lay and Clergy
  • 4:30-5:00 Re-gathering and close
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Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

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

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

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U.S. Saudi Coalition: bringing peace or war?
PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park

http://rootsofconflict.org

Speakers:

  • Aisha Jumaan - Yemeni Activist
  • Mohammed al-Nemer - Activist & Son of executed scholar
  • Catherine Shakdam - Geopolitical Analyst
  • Jim Fetzer - Professor UMD
  • Scott Bennett - Former U.S. Army Officer
  • Kevin Barrett - Author, Journalist, Broadcaster

  • Senator Richard H. Black (Skyped-in)


U.S. Saudi Coalition: bringing war or peace?

Introduction:

Saudi Arabia has been, as of recent, making threats to wage war on Iran.

Saudi Arabia has been busy, since 2010 and the rise of “Arab Spring,” with:

  • Occupying Bahrain and helping crush the real, peaceful, people’s revolution there.
  • Helping to remove the more progressive Arab leaders, such as Gaddafi in Libya, a country that is now in ruin and chaos.
  • Utilizing that chaos to wage a proxy war on Syria, which seemingly is winding down, and major defeat for the Saudi front and its backers.
  • And, waging war on the people of Yemen to suppress a revolution that was just starting to bloom - thus mixing war and revolution.

Some questions:

  • Has Saudi Arabia been alone in these endeavors?
  • Where from are this Saudi/Wahabi phenomenon?
  • What of GCC countries relations with Saudis; how much collaboration and/or competition?
  • Is Trump adding to longevity of these GCC regimes that are footprints of British-East-India company in the Persian Gulf?

Perspective:

  • After World War One we had the October revolution.
  • After World War Two we had myriad anti-colonial revolutions.
  • After Vietnam, we had the Iranian revolution.

Thus, it would seem that revolution(s) are to be expected, especially considering the scope and longevity of the current war.

The “Arab Spring” mixed a slight taste of revolution with war; where, soon the warmongers were able to transform revolution into counter-revolution, in Syria. The defeat of counter-revolutionary forces in Syria has prompted the militarists in the Trump administration to rename the “infinite war,” of Bush administration, as “unlimited war.”

As wars lead to revolutions, ultimately, it is expected that revolution(s) may one day prevent war(s).

Will this “unlimited war” be able to ebb the flow of revolution(s) that it seems to be more stimulating, now, than abating?

Will revolution(s) be able to ultimately end war, especially in this case where an “infinite” and/or “unlimited” war has been announced?

Within the confines of wars and revolutions, and humanity evermore facing survival or perdition; Saudi war mongering stands in stark contrast to Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Today, we will focus on Saudi wars, aggressions, and its relations with the West, in particular United Kingdom and United States that together have defined worlds’ biggest empire for last century.

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Tender Table: Haya Bashir, Maya Vivas, Shayla Lawson
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring femmes of color and nonbinary people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

Join us for stories and food by HAYA BASHIR + MAYA VIVAS + SHAYLA LAWSON

Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale. Purchasing advance tickets via Eventbrite is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-haya-bashir-maya-vivas-shayla-lawson-tickets-42165671659. This will help the presenters and organizers anticipate headcount and prepare accordingly.

All ages are welcome to this event. Walk-ins welcome - we ask that you make a donation to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you can't make it to the event, consider donating to support the artists: Squarecash: $TenderTable Paypal: tendertable@gmail.com

This venue is ADA accessible.

Tender Table is a recipient of the 2018 project grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thank you for your continued support.

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What Matters: Songs of Social Justice (Saturday night show)
Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st

PLC presents "What Matters: Songs of Social Justice". This promises to be a powerful evening full of hope, intersectional connection, and beautiful music. Featuring special guest performer Cynthia Butts. Join the Portland Lesbian Choir, along with director Mary McCarty and PLC's famed accompanist, Kim Horenstein.

The Saturday night show will be ASL Interpreted.

Ticket info coming soon!

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Portland’s Resistance Resistance Ball
p:ear, 338 NW 6th

Resistance Ball

February 3rd, 2018
8PM-1AM @ P:EAR
338 NW 6th Ave

Come join Portland’s Resistance in a celebration of the past year’s protests and community activism! Eat, drink, and dance the night away all while raising funds for the coming year of direct action. Featuring dreamy psych-rock by Skull Diver, a DJ set from Thumper, and more. We’ll also be commemorating the best of the year with special guest acknowledgments and our very own activist awards!

Tickets are $10 to pre-order and $15 at the door, or $5 with a winter clothing donation for our houseless neighbors, though no one will be turned away.

All ages, cheap drinks for 21+, and free food including vegan and gluten-free options. Dress code is all-inclusive, from your nastiest ballroom gown to your finest ripped jeans. All proceeds go to Portland's Resistance and our new year of activism and community organizing.

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Sunday
Feb 4
Gresham United Methodist Church Peace and Justice Team Event
Gresham United Methodist Church

Join the Peace and Justice team for a gathering with Danielle Mayfield, author of "Assimilate of Go Home." She will share with us her perspective as a self-described "failed missionary," and the important lessons she learned while in mission. A light lunch will be served. RSVP here!

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Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

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Monday
Feb 5
Malcolm X, benefitting for Resolutions NW
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Resolutions NW, an organization that facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial & social justice. It provides training & consultation, and builds skills & capacity.

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

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

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

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

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

April 2018

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

May 2018

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

June 2018

  • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
through Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

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Wednesday
Feb 7
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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A discussion on Timothy Snyder’s 2017 book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

“On Tyranny” Discussion Wednesday, February 7th 6-7:30 Room 413

Worried about the possibility of right-wing dictatorship in America? Want to take action in an informed way, guided by the lessons of history? Curious to know what one of the world’s most respected historians of Nazi Germany has to say about the dangers of Trump’s presidency?

Timothy Snyder’s 2017 book "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" represents that very rare thing: a work of history that is also a call to action. It is a short text, pithy and readable enough to have already become a go-to source for contemporary popular resistance.

This workshop will be a discussion of the book, chaired and facilitated by PNCA prof. Michael Rogers, whose work as a historian focuses on similar issues. Michael will give a brief introductory talk and then we will open things up for freewheeling, respectful, impassioned and thoughtful group discussion.

Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand (126 short pages). It will be available on 3-hour reserve in the library, or you can purchase a copy for around $5 online, e.g. amazon.com/Tyranny-Twenty-Lessons-Twentieth-Century/dp/0804190119

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Heart Event
The Evergreen, 618 SE Alder

Heart generates awareness of our shared goal to improve access to mental health care for all women while creating a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters addressing issues of health, healing, and hope as they impact women’s lives.

Tickets $40/each

For more information:
events@cascadiabhc.org or 503.927.0630
valet graciously provided

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Thursday
Feb 8
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
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The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today
PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park

Lincoln Recital Hall RM 75

A free lecture on the racial politics of mass incarceration

RSVP: http://bit.ly/psuattica

In 1971, nearly 1300 men took over the notorious Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York demanding more humane conditions. Although this remarkable prison protest was violently suppressed by hundreds of New York State Police troopers after four long days and nights of fruitful negotiations, its left a powerful legacy. From Attica back in 1971 up to the crisis of mass incarceration in the state of Oregon today, historian Heather Ann Thompson will ask us to rethink our nation’s criminal justice system then and now.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR [https://www.heatherannthompson.com/about]

Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize-winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy (Pantheon Books, 2016). [https://www.heatherannthompson.com/attica]

Thompson’s 2001 book, Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City in 2001 was republished in 2017 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Riot of 1967.

Thompson is a public intellectual who writes extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system for The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Washington Post, Jacobin, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, NBC, New Labor Forum, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post, as well as for the top publications in her field. Thompson has served in policy organizations and she has been a consultant on numerous documentaries that focus on cities, prisons, and the black experience.

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Leadership Clark County Informational Open House
Warehouse '23, Vancouver

Do you know someone who's interested in learning more about Leadership Clark County? It's never too early to start thinking about inviting them to the next LCC Informational Open House, which is scheduled for February 8th at Warehouse '23. Attendees will learn about LCC's 9-month leadership development program, the impact LCC has on its graduates, and the program's impact on the community. Please save the date and RSVP to recruiting@leadershipclarkcounty.com. See you there!

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White Supremacy in Oregon: History and Current Issues - 6 wk course
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Despite Oregon’s progressive and forward-thinking reputation, our history tells another story – indeed, many refer to Oregon as the South of the North, as we have historically embraced segregation, exclusion and displacement. Now, the disparities between communities of color and white people are extreme. Participants in this course will spend six weeks delving into our state’s history and our current realities. We will collectively build an understanding of how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has functioned, an understanding that will help us move forward to develop a better future for us all.

Follow the registration link for more information on the topics covered during each week of the course.

Cost: $140. Proceeds of this class benefit the anti-oppression work of Oregon NOW, the state chapter of the National Organization for Women. A limited number of spaces are available for SNAP and WIC recipients to take the class at no charge; to request this option, send an email to Kristin Teigen at kmteig@comcast.net. Students who must miss a class are welcome to connect personally with the instructor to catch up.

Instructor: Kristin Teigen, MA, M.Ed. is an educator at Portland State University, where she teaches the history of communities of color in Oregon and issues of women’s homelessness. She’s also an anti-oppression activist, having worked in feminist, queer and people of color movements. She’s the current Secretary and is the Immediate Past President of Oregon NOW.

White Supremacy in Oregon: History and Current Issues
Taborspace · Portland, Oregon
Course meetings

  • THU Feb 8 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THU Feb 15 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THU Feb 22 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THU Mar 1 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THU Mar 8 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THU Mar 15 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SOLD OUT: Claudia Rankine: Portland Arts & Lectures
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

The 2017-2018 season of Portland Arts & Lectures features five memorable nights with some of the most influential writers at work today.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AT ALL LEVELS. The series goes on sale in the spring and sell out early. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be notified when our events go on sale: http://literary-arts.org/enews

George Saunders on Thursday, October 12

Reza Aslan on Thursday, November 16

Jesmyn Ward on Thursday, January 18

Claudia Rankine on Thursday, February 8

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Tuesday, May 8

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, two plays, numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary. For Citizen, Rankine won the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award. A finalist for the National Book Award, Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times best seller in the nonfiction category. Hilton Als said: “Citizen comes at you like doom. It's the best note in the wrong song that is America. Its various realities — 'mistaken' identity, social racism, the whole fabric of urban and suburban life — are almost too much to bear, but you bear them, because it's the truth.” Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in California and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.


Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to our community.

In addition to live lectures that are also broadcast statewide on The Archive Project on OPB radio, the program connects renowned authors with readers and writers of all ages through classroom visits and writing workshops.

Thank you to our season sponsors: Chubb, First Tech Fed, Kell Alterman & Runstein, Lewis & Clark College, NW Natural, Powell's City of Books, AHA Agency, The Oregonian, and Oregon Public Broadcasting- OPB.

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Friday
Feb 9
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Indivisible Greater Vancouver February Meeting
ILWU Local 4, Vancouver

The Indivisible Greater Vancouver monthly meeting is open to the public. We welcome anyone who would like to be a citizen activist in any capacity through a progressive agenda. Planned actions and upcoming events will be shared. During this meeting there will be a speaker and possibly an opportunity for our work groups to meet, plan, finalize strategies, meet new members and select future actions. This posting will be updated with more detail prior to this event.

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Saturday
Feb 10
Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

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

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

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Let's Talk: Active Consent
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Contemporary discussion of consent, especially among young liberal populations, focuses on applying the concept of active consent. Active consent is affirmative, honest, conscious, voluntary, sober, and ongoing agreement to participation in an activity. This version of consent is not silent, lack of protest, lack of resistance, or assumed to exist based on a past or current relationship (The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc).

While this version of consent offers a lot to people interested in ethical interpersonal interactions it often lacks an acknowledgement of the relational realities that influence and further constraint an consent. People do not and, more importantly, cannot survive without other human beings. Our very basic selves are based on the constant interactions we have with others which necessarily limits our autonomy. In order to be a useful standard of behavior, the application of active consent must be informed by how we are constrained by our relationships and group dynamics.

Dr Hubbard-Mattix problematizes the simple application of active consent through a discussion of relational autonomy, particularly relevant to social organizations and businesses. She presents standards of ethical interpersonal interactions that more sensitively meet the challenges faced by vulnerable community members such as women and people of color and strengthen the ability of allies to act ethically in partnership.

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2018 Efryting cold weather survival gear Drive
Eagles Lodge (F.O.E.#3256), 4904 SE Hawthorne

Join us for a new 2 day version of our annual multi-thon. We gather to raise cold weather survival gear for the most vulnerable and displaced members of our community. We fill the day with music, jokes and incoming donations on Saturday, and then redistribute it to local organizations on Sunday -with more music.

The entertainment starts at noon on Saturday and doesnt stop until the "friendly fire" freestyle rap compliment battle at the end of the night.

We will be collecting the usual stuff, in clean and usable condition, however this year we will be sorting on site, to eliminate an extra step- volunteers are most certainly appreciated to help sorting and organizing.

On Sunday we will reopen the Lodge and invite members of local outreach agencies to come and share in on our bounty and get the stuff to the streets asap. I don't need to sell anyone on what a tremendous problem this is.

While the specific talent needs to be sorted out, you can count on it being an assortment of the best in local music, art and comedy.

our goal is to raise 1000 blankets in a day, plus all the usual other good stuff.

NO VHS TAPES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

please spread the word.

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That's What She Said: Heart Eyes! A benefit for SAGE.
The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis

Doors: 7. Show at: 7:30!

Grab your sweetie(s) and your sweet tooth for a lovely evening of sugary comedy! Will we be giving out FREE SEASONAL CANDY? You'll never know unless you come to our show!

All procedes for this event will go to SAGE {Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders}.

These perfomers have HEART EYES for your laughter:

Extra Special Sweetheart Headliner: Kirsten Kuppenbender!!! <3

  • Alejandra Ruiz
  • Berlyn Lee
  • Brooks
  • Danni Rae Cannon
  • Katie Piatt
  • Samhita Reddy
  • Sarah B.
  • Shannon Sales
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Sunday
Feb 11
Civil Rights, Then and Now: 1960s/1970s Civil Rights leaders
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Learn about the connections between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s/1970s and the social justice movements that are currently occurring - how things have changed, how they have stayed the same, and what they can do to get involved.

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Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

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Monday
Feb 12
Clean Energy Jobs Day Of Action
Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Join Renew Oregon, Oregon Environmental Council,Oregon League of Conversation Voters, Climate Solutions and others as we take the case for clean energy jobs to our legislators in Salem.

There will be many bills being considered in the Oregon legislature in February but none will affect our future as much as the Clean Energy Jobs one.

We will do our best to organize successful carpools. If you are interested in carpooling or need a ride sign up on the form below and contact Sonny: sonny@reneworegon.org to be looped in when we start coordinating carpooling.

Ready to Sign Up? Great! Let us know on this short sign-up form: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-7681451014922174464

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Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • March: MON the 12th
  • April: THU the 12th
  • May: SAT the 12th
  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
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When Harry Met Sally benefitting the Sunshine Division
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.

An outright masterpiece of romance, comedy, and cinema itself. -- Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sunshine Division.

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

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Wednesday
Feb 14
Valentines for Clean Air Lobby Day
Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Join your friends, neighbors and fellow air advocates to help us deliver Valentines to the Oregon state legislature. What better way to show our love than to ensure clean safe air for all to breathe? #WeAllBreathe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The legislative session starts next month, and your legislators need to see actual people show up to demonstrate that we care about cleaning up Oregon’s air. Clean air has taken a back seat in Oregon in years past, and we’ve all seen the results.

Along with serious diesel pollution impacting all of our health and an historical lack of enforceable air quality rules, 43% of Oregon’s largest polluters are currently operating with expired permits—some as long as five years past due.

We need to tell our representatives that we won’t wait anymore!

We want them to prioritize real mandates for clean air, like:

  1. funding to enforce Oregon’s new air quality regulations and reduce permitting backlogs, and
  2. standards to rid our state of dirty diesel and prohibit importing old equipment, already outlawed in California.

We’ll be delivering valentines to our legislators and reminding them why we love clean air.

We’ll be providing breakfast and lunch, transportation and materials for attendees. A full agenda is forthcoming.

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CANCELED? Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

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Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/


Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

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Thursday
Feb 15
Intercultural Experience: Love
NW Natural, 220 NW Second

Come Experience Love Through the Music, Poetry, and Oral Tradition of Your Neighbors

*Bring a plate of food to share

This event is at NW Natural building located at the Old China Town Max station on the Red/Blue lines. Entrance on 2nd Ave and Davis.

The guard will open the door for you. 4th floor.

Storytellers, musicians, and poets come share with us!
Contact Brandie brandiedelahoz@gmail.com for more details.


Center for Intercultural Wellness
Nonprofit Organization
Culturally specific mental health and wellness services for immigrants, refugees, and marginalized communities.

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Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon
Marylhurst University

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of the continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

EMILY DREW is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, race and ethnicity, immigration, and social change. Her primary areas of research involve understanding how race and racism operate inside of institutions. Drew serves as a co-trainer of Understanding Institutional Racism workshops for Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training.

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, BP John Admin, Marylhurst University

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2nd Annual NW Black Comedy Festival
through Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook

The 2nd Annual NW Black Comedy Festival is back!!!! This year the festival will be located in the heart of the community, Billy Webb's Elks Lodge.

The festival is founded and executive produced by Courtenay and Tyrone "Hyjinx" Collins of Dirty Angel Entertainment. They have produced a weekly open mic, comedy competitions and countless showcases. They believe in giving a stage to new comics, especially comics of color.

Thursday, February 15, 2018:

The Real Comedy Spot Open Mic/Meet & Greet

Friday, February 16, 2018:

Minority Retort

The Real Comedy Spot Presents: Young Gunz

G. Dot's Hollywood Hilarity

Saturday, February 17, 2018:

Your Fault For Listening

Dirty Angel Entertainment Presents: Ladies First

Seeznin's Comedy Fest

Sunday, February 18, 2018:

Blackonteurs

House of Hyjinx's Heavy Hitters

Lets' Get Awkward

Award Ceremony/After Party

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, set up a vendor table or be a sponsor please email us: dirtyangelpromo@gmail.com

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Friday
Feb 16
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

Location: To Be Determined

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

Presenter bio:

Rabbi Debra Kolodny is a veteran of several social justice movements, bringing a spiritual perspective and an activist passion to racial and economic justice, women’s, environmental, peace and LGBTQ causes since 1981. She currently serves as the spiritual leader of Portland’s UnShul and recently ended her tenure as Executive Director of Resolutions Northwest.

From 2002 until 2011 she served as Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, the headquarters organization of the Jewish Renewal Movement. She moved to Portland to serve P’nai Or as its rabbi for three years, and then lead Nehirim-a national retreat and advocacy organization for LGBTQ Jews.

Since 1998 Rabbi Debra has worked at the intersection of faith traditions, a place she considers to be a fulcrum of power and potential. She has taught in hundreds of venues on the topics of Judaism and sexual orientation, gender identity, meditation, prayer, environmentalism, Eco-Kashrut, Restorative Justice, mysticism, peace, deep ecumenism, healing the wounds created by religion and more.

She published the anthology: Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith in 2000, and dozens of essays and interviews on blog sites, in anthologies and magazines.

Rabbi Debra graduated from Cornell in 1981, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985 and from the ALEPH Jewish Renewal Seminary in 2011.

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2nd Annual NW Black Comedy Festival
through Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook

The 2nd Annual NW Black Comedy Festival is back!!!! This year the festival will be located in the heart of the community, at the historic Billy Webb's Elks Lodge.

The festival is founded and executive produced by Courtenay and Tyrone "Hyjinx" Collins of Dirty Angel Entertainment. They have produced a weekly open mic, comedy competitions and countless showcases. They believe in giving a stage to new comics, especially comics of color.

Here is the schedule of showcases in this year's festival:

  • February 15 7pm-11pm The Real Comedy Spot Open Mic / Meet & Greet
  • February 16, Doors @ 5pm 6pm-7:30 pm Minority Retort
  • February 16 8pm-9:30 The Young Gunz Showcase
  • February 16 10pm-11pm Broke Gravy (Black Improv group)
  • February 17, Doors @ 5pm 6pm-7:30pm Your Fault For Listening
  • February 17 8pm-9:30pm Dirty Angel Presents: Ladies Run This Mutha!
  • February 17 10pm-11:30pm G. Dot Hollywood Hilarity
  • February 18, Doors @ 4pm 5pm-6:30pm The Blackonteurs (Black Improv group)
  • February 18 7pm-8:30pm House of Hyjinx Heavy Hitters!
  • February 18 9pm-10:30pm Lets Get Awkward Showcase
  • February 18 11pm-????? Award Ceremonies and After Party!

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, set up a vendor table or be a sponsor please email us: dirtyangelpromo@gmail.com

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Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Saturday
Feb 17
White Ally Toolkit
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.

Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

Event Details:

  • Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
  • Dr. David Campt was an advisor on race to the White House during the Clinton Administration. He is a national speaker & expert on topics of inclusion, equity, conflict resolution & dialogue.

Visit https://www.universe.com/events/29SR01?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push for more information and to get tickets

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WashCo Dems Rapid Response Team
Democratic Party of Washington County, Hillsboro

Our friend Lisa Stiller, who organized the March 4 Truth last year, will show us the ways on how to effectively contact our representatives to make positive impact to ensure that our rights are protected! In an authoritarian dominated world, we don't know which freedoms will be ripped from our democracy. Learn how to prepare in advance to support the candidates and issues that reflect your Democratic values.

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Lunar New Year Dragon Parade
The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis

Lunar New Year is coming up in Feb, so is the annual Dragon Dance Parade. Join us to celebrate the Year of the Golden Dog. We are looking for 38 volunteers to help the 100 foot long dragon to come to live on Feb 17, 2018 at 10am. Volunteers are expected to get ready by 9:30am and will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch.

Sign up at https://www.volunteersignup.org/ML7E4 to receive updates on rehearsal and parade information for volunteers.

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Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

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

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

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Portland Chinatown's Lunar New Year Dragon Dance
The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis

Usher in the Year of the Dog in Downtown Portland. Drummers, dancing lions, and a 100-foot dragon will parade from Chinatown, through downtown Portland, and up to the Oregon Historical Society for an afternoon of performances and festivities.

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Sunday
Feb 18
Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

Website
Monday
Feb 19
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Featured in The Portland Queer Comedy Festival and winner of Best Showcase at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival, YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING is the Portland-based podcast where comedians perform their sets before being interviewed based on their own jokes, as interpreted by hosts THOMAS LUNDY (The Examined Laugh) and Portland Mercury contributor D MARTIN AUSTIN (The Party Review).

02/19: (comedy) DEBBIE WOOTEN, SHAIN BRENDEN, CHRIS JOHNSON, (improv) TBA, and musical guest GLENN WACO


Your Fault for Listening
Entertainment Website
LIVE Comedy Podcast with Thomas Lundy & D Martin Austin

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Tuesday
Feb 20
16th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast!
St. Andrew Catholic Church / Iglesia Catolica San Andres, 806 NE Alberta

You are invited to gather with workers and local faith leaders as we break bread and share powerful stories, celebrate victories, and grow in our confidence to support justice and dignity for all workers. Join us in reclaiming moral power!

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Restorative Justice Circle Training
Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW 2nd

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining-2/


Bringing restorative circles into your setting – whether school, program, agency, or organization – can be a very effective way to build relationships and create a strong community, and serves as the foundation for dealing with more challenging issues as they arise. In this day-long Circle Facilitation Training we will introduce community building circles, provide experiential opportunities to plan and model, and share circle facilitation tips. We will talk about components and stages of a circle and about how to address challenges. Based on participants’ needs, we may also examine specific circles, such as re-entry circles for community members who have been excluded previously.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining-2/

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Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Position 3
IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan

The Democratic Socialist of America Portland Chapter, The Multnomah County Democrats Community Action Committee, Portland’s Resistance, and The Oregon Working Families Party will be co-hosting forums for four important races in the upcoming May elections. While May elections often see lower voter turnout, engagement, and coverage, they are in many cases even more important than November elections. Our organizations are unified in resistance of the federal administration and hope to hold events in that shared spirit. Our country is at a crossroads and Oregon voters need to know the vision that candidates have for our region’s future.

Current candidates invited to this forum are:

  • Andrea Valderrama
  • Felicia Williams
  • JoAnn Hardesty
  • Loretta Smith

The forums will be every Tuesday in February at different locations throughout the City.

  • February 6, 2018: Oregon State Senate District 24
  • February 13, 2018: Multnomah County Commissioner Position 2
  • February 20, 2018: Portland City Council Position 3
  • February 27, 2018: Portland City Council Position 2

More details will be released in the following weeks. We look forward to providing a platform for our varied communities to be heard in these elections.

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Wednesday
Feb 21
Portland NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Cerulean Wine, 1439 NW Marshall

Join us at this meeting to get updates of Portland NAACP's legislative advocacy & other efforts to forward racial justice within the political realm. Members & guests are welcome.

  • JAN 17 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • FEB 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • MAR 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
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Thursday
Feb 22
Free Renters' Rights Workshop
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd

Did you know

  • that over half of millenials rent?
  • that nearly 70% of black folks rent?
  • that women are less likely to own homes than men?
  • that empty homes outnumber homeless people?

Start the new year off by learning your rights!

Join other renters, the Multnomah County Library and Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop in the Gregory Heights Meeting Room, and bring your questions with you.

Invite anyone who you know rents. We are stronger in numbers! This event is free and open to the public, and will be available in English and Vietnamese.

To register, please go to: https://midlandrentersrights.eventbrite.com/

or call Thuy at 503-329-8903 or email thuy@oregoncat.org.

(The FB page has a description in Vietnamese, that uses a character set that unfortunately this calendar cannot support.)

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Friday
Feb 23
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Saturday
Feb 24
Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

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

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

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Sunday
Feb 25
Engaging North Korea
Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th

Presentation by Mel Gurtov. Public discussion of the nuclear issue has focused on ways to deter, contain, or punish North Korea. South Korea’s efforts to create dialog with the North point to another approach: engagement. This talk assesses North Korea’s objectives, the differing U.S. and South Korean responses, China’s often misunderstood role, and the outlines of an engagement strategy. Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, and Senior Editor of the quarterly journal Asian Perspective. From 1966 to 1971 he was on the staff of the RAND Corporation where he was a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. His most recent book is Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest.

All are welcome

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Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27
Friends of the Multnomah County Library's Friends & Family Night Benefit
through Market Street Pub, 1526 SW 10th

Join us for a festive Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Market Street Pub in downtown Portland. 50% of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. You can eat, drink, and support your local library all at the same time.

While not required, reservations can be made for groups of 5 or more and the pub can accommodate parties of up to 20. Call (503) 497-0160 to book a table.

Bring along your McMenamins Passport! With a minimum $10 purchase you can get the "Attend a Friends & Family Night" Passport experience stamp if you have the Passport Insert.

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Blazers Black History Night
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, 1 N Center Court

Invite your family and bring your kids to join us for a special Celebration of Black History event pre-game on Tuesday, February 27, when the Trail Blazers take on the Sacramento Kings. Purchasing tickets at the link below will not only get you into the game, but will offer each ticket buyer entry into a family-friendly pre-game event in the Rose Room – and $5 per ticket will be donated to Black Parent Initiative!

All proceeds from the night’s 5050 raffle, silent auction, and select retail sales will go back to Black Parent Initiative. Game Activities Include: - Pre-game party with food, drinks, culturally-specific arts ‘n crafts, games, and face painting - Each child will take home a book from a local African American author - Visits from Blaze the Trail Cat and Leon the Literacy Lion - Unique retail items

The game will also showcase special performances, unique retail items, and other festive elements to celebrate Black History Month. We hope you can join us!

Ticket link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/trailblazers/EN/link/promotion/home/9d2555ccf05bd021f8e64243c138877aea6347fc

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jan 31
  • WED, Feb 28
  • WED, Mar 28
  • WED, Apr 25
  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free documentary showing in celebration of Black History Month. This compelling documentary examines the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek a presidential nomination. Following Chisholm from her candidacy announcement through her historic speech in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, this film about a champion of marginalized Americans illuminates Chisholm’s groundbreaking initiative as well as political and social currents still very much alive today.

Doors open at 6:15, previews at 6:45. Snacks, tea, coffee, beer, wine, ice cream available for purchase.

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Friday
Mar 2
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Saturday
Mar 3
The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Heritage High School, Vancouver

The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington invites you to our annual traditional pow wow to share singing, dancing, and drumming. FREE and Open to the Public. Grand entries at 1 pm and 6 pm. Arts and crafts vendors and concessions (frybread, Indian tacos, and more). Drug & alcohol free event. Vendor contact: ndnedparentsassn@gmail.com. All dancers and drummers welcome. 1st 10 Drums Paid.

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Tuesday
Mar 6
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with RNW: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Would you like concrete tools to support yourself and others in responding to the trauma overwhelm of recent violent events, past violent events, and the everyday impact of racism and systemic oppression?

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be built using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

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Wednesday
Mar 7
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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Thursday
Mar 8
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
Website
Friday
Mar 9
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Gentleman Bank Robber film at Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

We are back with a second screening in Portland, as a part of the "Feminist March" series at the Hollywood Theater.

Directed by Julie Perini, 47 minutes, 2017

Stay tuned for additional guests and related programming.

FILM DESCRIPTION
The Gentleman Bank Robber is a portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as “The Gentleman Bank Robber” in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. The film moves between everyday moments with bo in and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical retelling of the events of bo’s extraordinary life through interviews with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social movement ephemera. The Gentleman Bank Robber weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.

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Monday
Mar 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • April: THU the 12th
  • May: SAT the 12th
  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
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Friday
Mar 16
Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th

Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal and celebrate.

This will be a fun evening of LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES about what it means to be a refugee, immigrant and Muslim in Portland. There will also be performances of different cultural music and dances. We hope that you will join in, but you are welcome to watch and mingle.

We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard.

We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.

This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event as great as possible. We hope to have volunteers who can set up (starting at 2:30) and volunteers who can help out during the event (6-9 pm), as well as volunteers who can tear down afterwards (staying approximately until 9:30). If you are interested in volunteering in any of these time slots, please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov

Website
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 21
Portland NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Cerulean Wine, 1439 NW Marshall

Join us at this meeting to get updates of Portland NAACP's legislative advocacy & other efforts to forward racial justice within the political realm. Members & guests are welcome.

  • JAN 17 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • FEB 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • MAR 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
Website
Friday
Mar 23
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 28
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jan 31
  • WED, Feb 28
  • WED, Mar 28
  • WED, Apr 25
  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Friday
Mar 30
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

Website
Thursday
Apr 12
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • May 10
  • June 14
Website
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • May: SAT the 12th
  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Apr 25
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Thursday
May 10
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • June 14
Website
Saturday
May 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
May 30
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Tuesday
Jun 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Thursday
Jun 14
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith.

Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 27
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Thursday
Jul 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Jul 25
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Sunday
Aug 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Aug 29
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Wednesday
Sep 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Sep 26
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Friday
Oct 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Oct 31
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

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

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

Website
Monday
Nov 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Dec 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six 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 12 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.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Website