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Tuesday
Apr 25
What Is May Day? (POC Only)
Unite Oregon

This event is for Black and POC only.

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Saturday
Jun 17
WeOut – Facebook Live (OneUnited Bank)
Facebook Live

Mark your calendars…we’re celebrating Juneteenth with #WeOut on Facebook Live!

On June 17, 2017 at 6 PM PDT, our President and COO, Teri Williams will be joined by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin and President of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and Melina Abdullah, founding member of Black Lives Matter, to discuss how economic and social justice are intertwined.

This is a #BankBlack discussion you will NOT want to miss. Be sure to come back to our Facebook page to tune in at 6PM PDT on Saturday, June 17th.

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Saturday
Jun 24
Door Knock with SURJ!
Vermont Hills United Methodist Church

Please join our 7th door knock! Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something our POC partners have asked SURJ to do.

This doorknock we're adding something new-- action! We'll be supporting the family of Christopher Kalonji, who was murdered by Clackamas County deputies last year in his home. At the door we'll ask people to sign a postcard to the Clackamas County District Attorney, in keeping with the request of Irene Kalonji, Christopher's mother.

At this doorknock we'll continue to sell Black Lives Matter yard signs to raise money for BLM Portland. In April 2016, SURJ National kicked off a yard sign campaign to mobilize white people to support the Black Lives Matter movement. They explain that the signs are "tools to initiate conversations around race in predominantly white communities." You can read more about the project here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 5 pm

WHERE: Meet at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church, 6053 SW 55th Drive, Portland

WHAT: We’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to canvass the Multnomah/Hillsdale neighborhood, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 2:00 pm and let us know your plans in advance.

RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp by Thursday, June 22nd:

https://goo.gl/forms/2ezkM3fc7gD7LiDk2

WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.

CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.

If you’re unable to come on June 24th but wish to remain involved, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to do so in the future.

SURJ PDX is a Portland based group focused on educating, organizing and mobilizing white people to work for racial justice. We work effectively within a multiracial movement for justice. We work to connect people in the Portland area while also supporting and collaborating with national racial justice organizing efforts.

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Thursday
Aug 3
Stolen Angels art exhibition - Opening Reception
Williamson Knight

Williamson | Knight is pleased to present Stolen Angels, a Black Lives Matter exhibit by Don’t Shoot Portland. The show will open on August 3, 2017 and run through August 19, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, as part of the Pearl District’s First Thursday. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. There will also be an Exhibition Demonstration at Williamson | Knight at 1:00 pm on August 10, the anniversary of the murder of Larnell Bruce who was run over by white supremacists.

Stolen Angels is a space where the families of children murdered by the police and the violence of white supremacy can remember, represent, and depict their family members' memories with love, honor, and positivity. This is a space to facilitate the decriminalization of the bodies and images of their children.

In the media, these stolen lives are portrayed as criminal threats that in turn justify the theft of life, where bodies are systematically dehumanized. Their families are rarely given a public-facing opportunity to visually remember their children in a manner that does not cause further trauma.

Since the first inauguration of former President Barack Obama, our America has shown its true colors. In the era of a Trump administration we must use ART to communicate our humanity. Let us share our history, pain, and courage. #BlackLivesMatter

Don’s Shoot Portland is a Community Action Plan. The organization was founded in 2016 following the exoneration of Black Lives Matter protestor and activist Teressa Raiford. Organizing and promoting solidarity movements in support of Police Accountability uprisings in Florida, Ferguson, Baltimore, NYC, California and several other countless cities. Don’t Shoot Portland has fought for social change in Oregon and has solidified the establishment of a grassroots movement for racial equality, social justice and politcal accountability. The key to our sustainability as a group is Education, the Arts and History we use the three to bridge and build political power. www.dontshootportland.com

Williamson | Knight is a collaboration between Iris Williamson and John Knight.


Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Third Annual Ferguson Solidarity Plenary
through PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

This years Plenary will focus on the work and continued focus of Activist nationally standing up in their communities to support change and demanding an end to the human rights violations against the bodies of BLaCK PEOPLE

During the entire month of #BLACKAugust we TURN UP The Heat by Promoting ART and Political Discussions and Engagement around the Politics of Poverty! This year in addition to live music, panels and street demonstrations we plan to SCREEN Several Films and Documentaries centered around Activism that Uprose in #Solidarity with #OpFerguson and the #MikeBrown Killing in Ferguson, Mo


Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Sunday
Aug 13
We Know What Hate Looks Like - Justice for Larnell Bruce
Alberta Park

NO TOLERANCE FOR HATE!

Join us tomorrow for an emergency organizing event in Solidarity with Charlottesville and in remembrance of #LarnellBruce

Larnell was 19 years old and volunteered at the Rockwood Ctr in East Portland. He was rundown on August 10th 2016 by a white supremacist from a well known group European Kindred. Larnell died on August 13th 2016 from his injuries one year ago!

White Supremacy has dominated national headlines however none of those articles support the value of Black Lives! It's because they don't really care about us!!! If Black Lives Matter Show Up In SOLIDARITY Sunday in Portland

Support as you are able!

https://www.gofundme.com/united-cville-victim-relief

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Friday
Aug 18
Whose Streets? film screening about Ferguson
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

An unflinching account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Carter Cares presents: "The Unusual Suspects" benefiting Black Lives Matter
The Big Legrowlski

All the money raised from this show goes to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Host: Carter

Featuring: Shrista Tyree Chris Johnson D Martin Austin Jaren George Thomas Lundy Shain Brenden Lance Edward

$Cover / Donations Welcomed :)

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Saturday
Aug 26
Start a conversation! SURJ August Door Knock is here.
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th

Please join our August door knocks! Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something our POC partners have asked SURJ to do.

This month we will have a particular focus on Quanice Hayes, a 17 year old black youth whose violent criminal actions led to his death by Portland Police on February 9, 2017. At the door we'll demand people sign a postcard to Multnomah District Attorney Rod Underhill demanding accountability, training, and an investigation into Quanice's death.

In the past, participants have wanted more time to knock on doors and talk to people. We are trying something new and inviting experienced people to participate in a follow-up door knock with us on Tuesday, August 29th from 5pm to 8:30pm. We will NOT have a training before the Tuesday door knock, so only sign up if you have already attended one of our door knock trainings on Saturday the 26th or at a previous action.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 26th from 12:30 to 4:30

  • All are welcome!

Tuesday, August 29th from 5pm to 8:30pm

  • For people who have previously done a SURJ doorknock

WHERE: Hollywood Senior Center at 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland.

WHAT: On Saturday, we’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to canvass the Hollywood/Grant Park neighborhoods, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 1:30 pm and let us know your plans in advance. On Tuesday, we'll meet to briefly review logistics and materials before heading out to doorknock.

RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp for either action by Thursday, August 24th.

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WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.

CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.

If you’re unable to come on August 26th or 29th but wish to remain involved, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to do so in the future.


In Solidarity, Erin Durst for the SURJ PDX BLM Action Group

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Thursday
Sep 14
Strongly Worded with Shaun King
University of Oregon in Portland

Join us September 14th in Portland for An Evening with Shaun King. Shaun is a journalist, activist and humanitarian who has become recognized nationally for his advocacy for civil rights causes including the unapologetically communist #BlackLivesMatter movement.

He is the New York Daily News' Senior Justice Writer as well as a commentator for The Young Turks, a web-based news and comment show.

Shaun has developed a substantial following on social media, helping to lead conversations around social justice, race and human dignity. Follow him at Shaun King to learn more.

Shaun's contribution to the conversation around race and justice makes him the ideal special guest for our benefit. Money raised from this event will support our work to provide vital legal services to currently and formerly incarcerated Oregonians and to advance the cause of lasting criminal justice reform in Oregon.

Reception with Shaun King (limited space) 6 pm - 7pm An Evening with Shaun King 7 pm - 8:30 pm.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


Oregon Justice Resource Center The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities.

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Sunday
Nov 19
SURJ PDX Black Lives Matter Doorknock - RSVP by Thursday 11/16
Vive Fitness, 4023 NE Hancock

Please RSVP by Thursday 11/16 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLt20HbeB3v-1OxNuym758YSe68nP4HAQbn0sfpIQ5Zyg1Bw/viewform - thank you!!

Showing Up For Racial Justice PDX will canvass Hollywood/Grant Park neighborhoods on Sunday, 19 November.

“Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something PoC partners asked us to do.”

Teams will ask residents to sign postcards for Multnomah District Attorney Rod Underhill, demanding accountability, training, and an investigation into the police homicide of Quanice Hayes, a Black 17-year-old killed without charges or trial on 9 February.

-All are welcome!

Training begins 12:30pm, at Vive Fitness, 4023 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR. Pairs will return at 4:30 to debrief. “Please let us know if you’re planning to show up!”

RSVP by Thursday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLt20HbeB3v-1OxNuym758YSe68nP4HAQbn0sfpIQ5Zyg1Bw/viewform

We will provide training, light snacks, and support. Whether you're an experienced door knocker or entirely new, your participation will be powerful. Nervous about door knocking? Come anyway! There are other ways to participate during the day. This doorknock will be Sunday, November 19th from 12:30 - 4:30pm at Vive Fitness (4023 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR 97212). Thanks for showing up!

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