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Apr 11, 2017
Rewriting the Immigration Narrative
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock

What does it mean for Reed College to be a sanctuary institution? How do you currently contribute or wish to contribute to a safe space for undocumented students?

Join us for dinner to deconstruct mainstream narratives of immigrantion and to debunk common misconceptions about undocumented immigrants. We will discuss immigration as an urgent human rights issue, especially given how the political climate has exacerbated tension toward undocumented immigrants. Our talk will conclude with an anti- ICE action plan.

This talk is good prep for the MRC's Immigration Workshop held this Thursday. (April 13)

Apr 13, 2017
Immigration Workshop
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock

Thursday, April 13 - 4 PM - Eliot 314

All community members are invited to a presentation reviewing the current state of immigration policy, and information and guidelines for emergency preparedness. The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer.

Presented by the Multicultural Resource Center

Apr 25, 2017
Tigard Demands Sanctuary NOW!
Tigard City Hall

Join us on April 25th to demand for the city of Tigard to release a statement regarding their official stance on racism and inequality. Yes its possible! Specially working in collectiveness with community leaders and grassroot groups. Si se puede

Apr 29, 2017
2nd Annual PCC DREAMers Fundraising Gala
PCC Rock Creek, 17705 NW Springville Rd

Portland Community College is committed to providing a welcoming environment that supports, retains, and empowers a diverse student body. While at PCC, our students achieve academic excellence and become brave leaders who challenge and dismantle systems of oppression within our communities.

This December, the Board of Directors at Portland Community College voted to become a sanctuary college. The DREAMers Gala plays a critical role in our status as a sanctuary college and our commitment to access and opportunity for all students. We are committed to partnering with organizations that share our interest in supporting the PCC DREAMers Scholarship Fund.

During our 2016 inaugural PCC DREAMers Gala, we were able to raise $25,000 thanks to last year’s DREAMer supporters. Because of the generosity of organizations like yours and a partnership with The Institute for Mexicans Living Abroad Scholarship Program, we funded a mentorship program and awarded scholarships to 10 PCC undocumented students.

Our PCC DREAMers Gala is now an annual event aiming to support undocumented and DACAmented students attending PCC. This year we hope to receive greater support from our community and raise $35,000 in scholarship donations!

We can't do this alone, we need your support!

PCC DREAMers Gala Saturday, April 29, 2017 6-9 p.m. Portland Community College | Rock Creek Campus 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland

Support current and future undocumented students by purchasing a table or individual ticket to attend the 2nd Annual PCC DREAMers Fundraising Gala

Jun 3, 2017
STOP Family Separations and Human Rights Violations! ¡YA Basta!
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

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

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

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

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

Jun 24, 2017
POSTPONED: Not in Portland ICE Resistance Protest
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from various organizations.

Not in Portland - ICE Resistance - Stand with us as we oppose Trump's racially motivated deportation agenda!

Jun 30, 2017
Last Friday - Queer Migration Stories Panel
Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth

Unite Oregon is bringing back our monthly Last Friday events. The month of June we are celabrating PRIDE. Come join us for an evening panel with Resilient Connections members, a Unite Oregon program for Refugee/Immigrant Trans and Queer people.

Our panelists will address the affects colonization and white supremacy have on migration, gender oppression and the continued genocide of gender queer, black and brown bodies in our present time.

Allies: this is a space for you to learn by baring witness. If you have questions, contact Oscar Guerra-Vera, End Profiling Legislative Campaign Manager,

Unite Oregon - Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

Jul 13, 2017
P&J Movie Night: A Day Without a Mexican
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ

Join us to see the film A Day Without a Mexican – a satirical look at the consequences of all the Mexicans in California suddenly disappearing. Snacks and popcorn provided. We will have a short discussion following the film.

Parkrose Community United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation, in the Parkrose neighborhood on the east side of Portland.Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Aug 9, 2017
How To Get Immigration Help From Your Congressional Representatives
Centro Cultural de Washington County, Cornelius

Former CD1 Congress woman Elizabeth Furse will let us pick her brain on how to lobby our congresspeople to advocate for our friends and neighbors regarding immigration.

Cómo conseguir ayuda migartoria de su diputado

Diputada de Oregon anterior Elizabeth Furse hablará de cómo dirigirse a sus legisladores federales sobre los problemas de migración y detención. Responderá a las preguntas de la audiencia el de 9 agosto, 2017 de 6:30 a 8:00pm


Más información en español:

Beaverton Social Justice League - We give a dam!

The Criminal Justice League - Challenging nefarious incumbents in Washington County.

Sep 26, 2017
Poetic Migrations at NW Film Center
Northwest Film Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 19, 2017
Sea Gypsies in the Age of Hard Borders
Marylhurst University

Dr. Marshall will discuss a case study looking at his home state of Sabah, Malaysia, exploring security challenges posed by illegal immigrants in the aftermath of a 2013 armed intrusion by a vigilante group from neighboring Philippines, and its implications for stateless “Sea Gypsies” – individuals from a distinct ethnic group largely bereft of the legal right to belong in any country.

In this talk, Sanen Marshall looks at Sabah as a case study in how states prefer non-citizens over citizens. The historical and contemporary struggle of the Sulu nation against both countries is briefly discussed.

Caught in this political dichotomy of citizens and non-citizens, an ethnic group in Sabah known as the Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) attempt to surmount the political challenges when two modern countries collaborate to remove some of their members from the state. What does the future hold for stateless Bajau Laut and Sulu(k) children in Sabah?

Sanen Marshall, a political scientist and senior lecturer at University Malaysia Sabah, is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Marylhurst University. He is a (North) Borneo or Sabah specialist, having spent years studying the cultures and languages of the ethnic groups there. He has presented papers in a number of UNCHR meetings on the issue of the statelessness of the Sea Gypsies, including in the First Global Forum on Statelessness (2014). Sanen Marshall is also the convener of the 2015 Forum on Heritage Language Education for Early Childhood. He is primarily interested in researching how small communities are able to mobilize to secure their rights in contemporary society.

The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

VENUE: The Old Library, BP John Admin Building, Marylhurst University

Nov 10, 2017
Jose Antonio Vargas on Redefining American Identity
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

City Club welcomes award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, in conversation with Marissa Madrigal, to discuss the place of storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity. They will cover topics, including:

  • How citizenship is defined in the U.S. amidst demographic change
  • The diversity of immigration stories, his own and others
  • Media representations of immigrants, especially entertainment media (tv and film)
  • Using media for social change
  • The role of culture in shaping policy and law
Jan 31
A Political Strategy to Defend Immigrant Rights (Socialist Equality Party)
PSU Urban Center, 506 SW Mill

public meeting hosted by PSU International Youth & Students for Social Equality

The new year has opened with a vast escalation of attacks on immigrants. The Trump administration terminated Temporary Protected Status for more than a quarter-million immigrants from El Salvador, apprehended hundreds of undocumented immigrants in mass workplace raids, and is using thousands of undocumented youth enrolled in the DACA program as a bargaining chip for funding to build a wall along the US Southern border with Mexico.

The Democratic Party paved the way for Trump’s mass deportation program during the Obama administration and is now seeking a deal with Trump on a further crackdown. "If the president wants to work with us to make sure we have strong border security," declared Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, "let’s do that.”

Neither the courts nor the Democratic Party can be trusted to protect immigrants. Only the power of the working class—united across race and nationality—can block the drive to destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers living in the US.

Attend our meeting Wednesday to discuss the defense of immigrant rights based on an internationalist and socialist program.

Read the World Socialist Web Site,

Mar 15
FREE Nonprofit Community Mixer!!!
Catalina's Restaurant

Curious about which organizations are doing good work in your neighborhoods? Are you wanting to get involved, but don't know how? Get a strong start by joining our nonprofit community mixer Thursday March 15th from 6pm-8pm at Catalina's

This will be a free, kid-friendly event with the sole purpose of offering a safe space for the community to come together and get to know the following organizations: The Bus Project, IRCO, and The League of Conservation Voters.

Each organization will have time to present and answer questions separately, with a casual mixer at the end.

Free chips and dip for all who attend!

Any questions about the event, please email Brittany at

Apr 22
Screening of Submedia's Trouble: Episodes 3 & 4
Anarres Infoshop

Come catch up on subMedia's Trouble, a monthly documentary series on social resistance around the word. We will be screening and discussing two episodes from the series: #3 Refugees Welcome and #4 No Justice, Just Us.

Episode 3 - Refugees Welcome: Solidarity Across Borders As our world stands on the precipice of more destabilizing wars waged over declining resources, a deepening of structural economic inequality and the onset of cataclysmic climate change, dramatic movements of human populations are inevitable. What is not yet inevitable is how humanity will respond to this crisis. This episode features interviews with a number of individuals from around the world who are helping to chart a course for the future based on living practices of solidarity and mutual aid, and who are invested in tearing down the physical and imaginary borders that seek to keep us divided.

Episode 2: No Justice, Just Us: Movements Against State Repression The institutional pillars of domination and exploitation are well-entrenched in society, well-versed in manipulation, and utterly ruthless in their efforts to crush any and all threats to their legitimacy. Our future success and growth demands that we develop the capacity to anticipate the strategies and tactics that the state will use against us, build our own infrastructure to defend against these attacks, and incorporate meaningful solidarity and collective defense into all facets of our organizing. This episode of Trouble interviews a number of individuals engaged in legal defense and prisoner solidarity, and looks at some of the ways we can begin to build movements that are more resilient in the face of state repression.

Free but donations welcome to keep Anarres open! All ages, always // 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.

Jun 17
#OccupyICEPDX! Solidarity with immigrant prisoners
through ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave

Today (June 17th) we will be occupying the pdx ICE building. We will no longer tolerate people being imprisoned, tortured and abused because they were born outside our borders and have brown skin. Stand with us at 8:30pm, if you can’t come, spread the word. We need food, water and supplies.

Jun 19
#OccupyICEPDX! General Assembly
ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave

Tuesday night at 8:30pm there will be a General Assembly on the site of the occupation to discuss goals, timelines and methods.