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Saturday
Oct 14
Regalia Making and Beading Classes
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Portland

Class is limited to 10 people.

Instructor Dara Dickinson will be teaching how to make Powwow style regalia, Mini Cradle Boards and Moss Bags. Instructor Joe Martineau will be teaching how to bead moccasins and how to make beaded jewelry. For more information contact Flicka Lucero at 503-879-2268 flicka.lucero@grandronde.org. To RSVP contact Lisa Archuleta at 503-879-1881 or lisa.archuleta@grandronde.org

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Sunday
Oct 1
Methodist Safe Sanctuary training
Beaverton First United Methodist Church

Beaverton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Safe Sanctuary training for church staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. The training is October 1st from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Training is a key part of any Safe Sanctuary plan for a church. This training will be provided in cooperation with BEST Bystander Training (Bystander Efforts Serve Transformation). BEST trainers are students and young people from the Eugene, Oregon higher education communities.

The workshop will include information on creating a safe space, Prevention 101, and current policy issues for Oregon-Idaho United Methodist churches.

The cost of the event is $10 per person, or $50 for a church team up to 12 people. Please reserve your spot(s) by emailing Warren Light at uowesleycenter@gmail.com. Beaverton United Methodist Church is located at 12555 SW 4th St, Beaverton, OR 97005,Phone: (503) 646-7107.

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Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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Saturday
Sep 30
Regalia Making and Beading Classes
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Portland

Class is limited to 10 people.

Instructor Dara Dickinson will be teaching how to make Powwow style regalia, Mini Cradle Boards and Moss Bags. Instructor Joe Martineau will be teaching how to bead moccasins and how to make beaded jewelry. For more information contact Flicka Lucero at 503-879-2268 flicka.lucero@grandronde.org. To RSVP contact Lisa Archuleta at 503-879-1881 or lisa.archuleta@grandronde.org

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Coalition of Black Men's 2nd Annual Mentoring Conference
Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

NEW LOCATION: Lorenzen Conference Center, 300 N Graham Ave, Portland, Oregon

Readying ourselves to take Mentoring to the NEXT LEVEL!

Our goal for this year's Mentoring Conference is to recruit black men for opportunities throughout PDX! Come out and learn more about what is already established!

This event is an outreach effort to attract African American men into the Coalition's mentoring efforts at local schools (Ockley Green and Boise Eliot at this time) and through other agencies who wish to have them on their teams. And yes, it is a free event and requires men to reserve space as it is limited to 110!

Please contact the Coalition if you plan to attend. We have a total of 110 seats at this venue, and it is filling up quickly! RSVP with your email contact information to cthompson@cobmportland.org


Coalition of Black Men
An open-membership non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the African-American community in the greater Portland area.

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Friday
Sep 29
Wake Of Vanport Movie Screening
Kennedy School

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at Kennedy School Theatre on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser.

Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams

Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, Hood to Coast, Sweet Jam, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible.

PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson.

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Thursday
Sep 28
Faces of IRCO: Tonga
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Join us to explore the rich culture of Portland’s Tongan community!

IRCO staff and community members from Tonga will share the history and traditions of their country — and the barriers faced by their community here in Portland.

Come enjoy a taste of Tonga with music, food, cultural presentations, and Q&A with our presenters!

This event is free and open to the public, but please register.

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Sunday
Sep 24
Where Are Queer People Welcome?
North Portland Library

Registration required; register online at https://multcolib.org/events/where-are-queer-people-welcome/80127


A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? What does it mean to see your experience reflected in media? What does it mean when stories reflecting the queer experience are actively silenced?

Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

This Conversation Project is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.


Multnomah County Library
Library · Portland, Oregon
Multnomah County Library's 19 neighborhood locations serve the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Locations and hours: multcolib.org/hours

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Saturday
Sep 23
A fundraiser concert for Project Voice, AFSC
Metanoia Peace Community

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY PORTLAND PERFORMERS SAMBA, FLAMENCO, RANCHEROS, HUAYNOS AND MORE

Pedro Sosa, AFSC Project Voice director, leads “Know Your Rights” trainings with immigrant communities throughout Oregon and Washington. The demand for these workshops has increased dramatically since.... the election. Pedro also leads Rapid Response Training in rural areas to equip allies of immigrants. There is a critical need for this program in the current political reality.

Your support for this work is critical. Learn more about the program and listen to great music.

Your contribution will have a direct effect on the safety of immigrant families.

RSVP: jmunson@rocketmail.com


AFSC Oregon
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

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Thursday
Jul 13
CANCELLED: Personal Safety and De-Escalation
Brentwood Darlington Community Center

CANCELLED: JULY 11, 2017. FB PAGE DELETED

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
  • Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
  • Learn skills to de-escalate someone
  • Identify non-physical options for escape

Be sure to register at: https://www.ywcapdx.org/personal-safety-de-escalation/

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Friday
Jul 14
OPAL Volunteer Onboarding Part 1
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Help us resist militarization of the police by joining us for volunteer onboarding. Due to our strong stance against militarization of public space, many people have been reaching out to volunteer with OPAL. We maintain our belief that militarization of transit is a false solution. We require all new volunteers to participate in onboarding to make sure that they understand our goals and values. To help volunteers gain the skills that they will need to help us work towards Environmental Justice and a just transition, we will be offering Environmental Justice 101 and Just Transitions 101 at our office at 3202 SE 82nd Ave.Portland. This is the first of two onboarding sessions that we will be offering, with each providing distinct tools for supporting and working with OPAL. Please RSVP or email us to let us know if you will be joining us. The session will be taught in English but translation will be available if it is requested in advance.

You can read more our about our stance against militarization here: http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/05/against-white-supremacy-militarism-and-false-solutions/ .


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

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Saturday
Jul 15
RAIN New Volunteer Training
Refugee Assistance and Information Network International

Join the RAIN team and attend our new volunteer orientation on July 15, 2017! Hope to see you there.

Please email volunteer@raininternational.org to RSVP.


Refugee Assistance and Information Network International -

We recognize that any of us could become a refugee. Any of us could be forced from our homes with our families. We at RAIN are dedicated to creating a global movement of people and professionals working together to change the narrative about refugees and migrants, where people have the right to not just survive, but to thrive in any community they are in.

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Sunday
Jul 16
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

Website
Monday
Jul 17
Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
through Resolutions Northwest

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

Monday and Tuesday, July 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-4/


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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Resistance Film Lecture Series: Persepolis
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents

"Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/persepolis

Film: Persepolis (2007) Synopsis: A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. “Persepolis” is a simple story told by simple means. Like Marjane Satrapi’s book, on which it is based, the film, directed by Ms. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, consists essentially of a series of monochrome drawings, their bold black lines washed with nuances of gray. The pictures are arranged into the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in difficult times, a tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted." ~A.O. Scott, NY Times

Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. But t“Persepolis” is a simple story told by simple means. Like Marjane Satrapi’s book, on which it is based, the film, directed by Ms. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, consists essentially of a series of monochrome drawings, their bold black lines washed with nuances of gray. The pictures are arranged into the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in difficult times, a tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted.hese very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Future Film Schedule TBA.

Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 18
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Summer Picnic
Laurelhurst Park

Join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility for an evening potluck at Portland’s Laurelhurst Park to reflect on past advocacy, to celebrate our successes, and to look ahead at our work to create a more just, peaceful, and healthy world.

Laurelhurst Park (at the picnic tables just south of SE Ankeny St & Laurelhurst Place, southwest of the restrooms)

Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own plates/cups/flatware. There is no grill available on site. Alcohol is permitted at the park (wine and beer, no liquor). Feel free to get in touch with questions, and invite your friends and family (all are welcome, including kids).

RSVP (http://bit.ly/2t6bQNa) to let us know that you are attending and what you are bringing. We look forward to seeing you on July 18th!

http://bit.ly/2t6bQNa


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace. We welcome concerned members of the community who share our mission and goals to join us. For more information, please contact us!

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Stand by Your Land: Keeping Public Lands in Public Hands
Keen Garage

From the Oregon Coast to Steen Mountain, the Rogue River to Mt Hood, Oregon is defined by its public lands. They are the places we work and play, owned and cherished by all of us. They provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and clean water. Unfortunately, our public lands are under attack. It isn't just armed militants at a remote Wildlife Refuge. Politicians and polluting industries are trying to cut you off from your public lands, or sell them to the highest bidder.

At a public forum hosted by the Oregon Public Lands Alliance (OPLA), learn why our public lands are important, what is being done to protect these precious landscapes, and walk away with the tools and knowledge to tell the Trump Administration and their polluting industry allies to keep their hands off our public lands!

The program will feature detailed presentations from Oregon Wild, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Bark on the many values of public lands and the current proposals to take them away. Panelists will also discuss the successful campaign to keep the Elliott State Forest public and the role Oregon’s public lands play in fighting global climate change.

Reception with beer and appetizers to follow discussion.

RSVP for your free ticket: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1780/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99916

This event is part of a series of community forums taking place across the entire state this summer in order to build greater awareness of public lands, their many values, and their current political threats.


Bark - Watchdogs for Mt. Hood National Forest!

Audubon Society of Portland - The leading bird conservation organization in Oregon. For information about injured and orphaned wildlife, call our Wildlife Care Center at 503-292-0304.

Oregon Natural Desert Association - Now celebrating our 30th year, ONDA works to protect, defend and restore Oregon's high desert public lands for future generations.

Oregon Wild - Dedicated to the preservation and protection of Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters.

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Friday
Jul 21
Fight, flee, flop – or flip? Transform conflict through Aikido
Two Rivers Aikikai

Put the experience of mindful conflict resolution into your body!

When conflicts arise – perhaps racism comes up, a co-worker pushes our buttons, or we’re embroiled in family dynamics – most of us have a default setting, and it’s not necessarily the most helpful one. In this workshop, we will explore how to become more mindful in those moments so we can choose a response that is more aligned with our values and the outcomes we want to achieve. We will include physical exercises to help you access a deeper level of learning.

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art with the ultimate goal of convincing humanity that violence is not an effective means of improving society. While this is not a martial arts class, it is grounded in our belief that the lessons of Aikido can help people develop a centered, balanced and sensitive human spirit.

No martial arts experience is required. We work with participants to adapt each exercise to your own level of mobility and comfort (or you can learn by observing if you prefer).

Registration: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/aikido-2/


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

Website
Saturday
Jul 22
End of Session Town Hall with Diego Hernandez
Midland Library

The 2017 legislative session has come to an end, join me for an end of session town hall.

Please RSVP below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k6uVjOtoIHDu0-TeB06em4qOACFzCieJcWCYpJCx4fQ/edit


Diego Hernandez -

State Representative of East Portland, Reynolds School Board Member, intersectional feminist, organizer, 1st generation grad UO (B.A. Ethnic Studies) & PSU (MSW) alum

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Sunday
Jul 23
Bystander Intervention Workshop and Don't Shoot Portland fundraiser
Vancouver Community Library

How to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in the community based on race, gender, immigration status, or other factors? How can we reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe in the moment? In light of recent events in the Portland and Vancouver areas, the answers to these questions have become even more important.

We need skills.

Join us for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford.

Suggested donation of $5 - $20 to Don't Shoot Portland at the door.

Please register ASAP as there are only 28 spots available. Bystander Intervention Workshop on July 23rd from 2-5 PM.

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36136693824


Don't 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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Monday
Jul 24
Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate
MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

RSVP to joan.green@doj.state.or.us

  • 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Buffet Dinner 5:30-6:15
  • Keynote Address 6:15-7:00
  • Panel Discussion 7:00-8:00
  • 1st Floor Al-Madinah Hall

Panelists:

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum invites you to a presentation and panel discussion at the Muslim Educational Trust Community and Educational Center to understand the underlying issues and share potential solutions for the recent spike in hate-related incidents. Professor Jack Levin, a nationally recognized expert on violence and hate, will discuss the psychology and dynamics behind this troubling trend. His presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Oregon Department of Justice Director of Civil Rights, Erious Johnson. The panel will include diverse community leaders, law enforcement personnel and elected officials, who will share their insights and take questions. Please join Attorney General Rosenblum and take a stand against hate.

Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and co-director of the Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston. Professor Levin's work on hate crimes, mass murder, serial killers, and prejudice has made him one of the most widely recognized and quoted sociologists in the public sector. For over 25 years, Professor Levin has used the sociological perspective to contextualize sensational media stories, dispel myths, influence public policy and change how people think about violence and hate crimes.

Sponsored by: Muslim Educational Trust, Institute of Christian Muslim Understanding (ICMU), Beloved Community of Oregon Coalition, Building Bridges of Understanding Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Muslim Community Center of Portland (MCCP), Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO), Center for African and Immigrant Resettlement of Oregon (CAIRO), Portland United Against Hate, Neighborhood House, Jewish Voice for Peace, Urban League of Portland, Portland Leadership Foundation, Oregon Center for Christian Values, Race Talks, First Congregational United Church of Christ, World Affairs Council of Oregon


The Muslim Educational Trust Community Center will be the first center of its kind in the metro area to provide a gathering place for the entire Muslim community.

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Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents "Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

Film: I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Synopsis: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. "It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist." -Durga Chew-Bose

Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/

Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. These very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 26
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
Taborspace

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.

Be sure to register at https://www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Thursday
Jul 27
USDAC Citizen Artist Meet & Greet
Steinhauspdx

Connect with new and old friends, artists, culture bearers, and organizers in the Portland area all interested in meeting folx committed to creating moments for collective imagination, storytelling, and enacting democracy through a culture of belonging! Share a drink and share your practice with the USDAC’s West Coast Regional Envoy, Katherin Canton (coming from Oakland, CA to visit). Officially RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/citizen-artist-happy-hour-portland-or

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us

Want to dig in to Cultural Organizing in Oregon/Portland join us on 7/28 for: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style


The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

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Friday
Jul 28
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Cultural Organizing - Oregon Style
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

EXPLORE CULTURAL ORGANIZING TOOLS, RESOURCES, & OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON:

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department and action network, inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. In this 3 hour gathering, you will meet other local organizers, community members, and citizen artists through games and co-created conversations that exemplify the USDAC’s organizing tools. You will walk away with a deeper local network, some organizing/art making/facilitation tools, and a connection to a national network of people planting seeds for collective imagination!

Local Organizers include: Candace Kita, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University ...more to be announced

RSVP Required: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us | https://youtu.be/FOb4z6hfE7k More about Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS): https://www.apano.org/resources/rent-our-space/


The APANO/Jade Multicultural Space is a community space, serving Jade District residents with neighborhood events, activities, and meetings.

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

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Saturday
Jul 29
POSTPONED: Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness
Montavilla United Methodist Church

POSTPONED

The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

The agenda will be:

  • Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
  • Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
  • Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeless-camp-sweeps-town-hall-tickets-35869826617?aff=mnasocial) Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

There will be coffee, tea, and pastries! Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

No Media Allowed


The Montavilla Neighborhood Association meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave

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Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
Mt Scott Park

Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

(There is also plenty of shade in this park.)

A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!

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Monday
Jul 31
CANCELLED, 7/27: Practical Allyship
YWCA of Greater Portland

CANCELLED, 7/27

Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Bystander Intervention Workshop in Multnomah Village, a benefit for Don't Shoot Portland
Riversgate Church

REGISTER here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36080668250

6:00pm networking, snacks and seating time. Workshop begins at 6:30pm.

SWAG and UNLOC, two local social action groups, are excited to partner with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland to bring her hands-on, interactive workshop on bystander support & intervention to Multnomah Village. The primary focus of this workshop is learning how to be an ally and accomplice when encountering threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger while keeping ourselves and others safe. . Please get your tickets early (a small number of tickets will be available at the door). A sliding scale donation of $10-$25 is requested to secure your ticket. All donations benefit Don't Shoot Portland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact swactiongroup1@gmail.com for questions.


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 1
Reframing Racism: Learning that Leads to Action Workshop
through Center for Equity and Inclusion

Our signature workshop series is back with a special summer session! Participate with others in a transformative experience that explores how racism operates and what can be done about it. It's time to bring equity and inclusion to the forefront of conversation; personally and professionally.

Workshop consists of a 2.5 day intensive and three follow up sessions: August 1 (9-5p), August 2 (9-5p), August 3 (9-1p), with follow ups occurring on August 24, September 7 and September 14 from 6pm-9pm.

Join our summer session and register today! www.ceipdx.org/register


Center for Equity & Inclusion supports organizations and companies to eliminate disparities, advance equity, and create inclusive workplaces.

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Thursday
Aug 3
Native Professionals & Friends Night (NPFN)
Legacy Health System Office

Join us at the Legacy Health System for our summertime Native Professionals and Friends Night. NPFN is a local networking event that bring together leaders in all areas of the community, including professionals from the business and public sector, community organization representatives, and job seekers. This event is open to everyone, Native and Non-Native alike.

This event is free and open to the public. With a $25 suggested donation to the NAYA Family Center you will recieve 2 drink tickets and be entered into a raffle drawing.

Bring your friends, family, and coworkers for an enjoyable evening of fun festivities and networking. Avoid the lines and PREREGISTER TODAY. Those who preregister will be entered into a raffle with several prizes. https://nayapdx.ejoinme.org/NPFN_LegacyHealth_2017


Legacy Health is a local, nonprofit health system with seven hospitals in Oregon and SW Washington and more than 70 clinics and lab, research and hospice.

The Native American Youth and Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

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A Village Called Versailles - Film Screening and Discussion - AAPI identified only
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Please join APANO and our Climate, Health, and Housing Institute (CHHI) Fellows for the second of a 4-month series of film screenings and community discussions. This film series is an opportunity for APANO members to come together to build a shared analysis about the intersecting root causes of our current climate, health, and housing crises. This next film, A Village Called Versailles, is the inspiring story of intergenerational organizing in a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans that fights back against plans by the city to open a toxic debris dump site in their community, without an environmental impact study after Hurricane Katrina. This film highlights the intersections between climate justice, anti-displacement, and environmental racism. This screening is for APANO members and anyone who identifies as AAPI.

All films will be screened at the APANO office (2788 SE 82nd Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR). Tickets are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP on our website. The films will be shown on the First Thursday of every month (July-October) at the APANO office. Light snacks will be provided. Please eat dinner beforehand. Childcare is available, with at least 4 days' advance request. Please contact Khanh Pham at khanh@apano.org with any questions.


The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

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Saturday
Aug 5
Summer of Canvass - Washington State 18th Legislative District Democrats
Clark County Democrats

The Summer of Canvass is a joint effort with the WA State Democrats and is a massive, volunteer-led listening canvass that is designed to reach voters in every corner of the 18th Legislative District, from Ridgefield to Yacolt, from La Center to Washougal. If we're going to win back voters who flipped to Trump last election, and re-engage Democrats who stayed home (or who have never voted), we need to listen to those folks at their doorsteps and in their communities.

How will we do it? We're going to train PCO's and volunteers to lead listening-based canvasses in their communities. We're going to strengthen our party. We’re going to refresh our voter data. And we’re going to build a new, blue majority in the 18th. We're going to have a lot of fun, make some new friends, and wear out some walking shoes this summer.

MEET UP TIME: SATURDAYS @ 10 AM

MEET UP PLACE: CLARK COUNTY DEMS OFFICE

10621 NE COXLEY DR, VANCOUVER, WA 98662

Please RSVP on the website or the Facebook event for the day you are participating


Washington State 18th Legislative District Democrats - The Washington State 18th LD Democrats represents the Democratic Party in Battle Ground, Camas, Ridgefield, Salmon Creek/Felida, Washougal, Yacolt & La Center in Clark County.

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Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Sunday
Aug 6
Washington State 18th Legislative District Democrats Annual Picnic - All Clark County Dems Invited!
Lewisville Park, Battle Ground

YOU'RE INVITED TO WA LD 18 DEMOCRATS ANNUAL PICNIC Democrats, their families and friends from all of Clark County are welcome!

  • $5/person - Children under 12 years old free
  • Buy Tickets Online at 18thdems.org
  • Parking costs $3/car and may be limited, carpooling recommended

FOOD SERVED 11 am -1 pm

Street Tacos:

  • Brisket
  • Pork Carnitas
  • Vegetarian

  • Hotdogs

Bring your favorite side to share (potluck style)

FAMILY FUN ACITIVITES Horseshoes, Kickball, Badminton, Cornhole, Games, Face Painting, Henna, Balloon Animals, Hiking Trails, etc.

RAFFLES Held each hour

PIE BAKING CONTEST

  • Free to enter
  • Must be homemade, no store bought
  • Entries must be received by 12:30 pm
  • Pies judged on appearance, crust, filling, and overall flavor

3 Judge positions auctioned off at 1 PM Results announced at 1:30 PM

1st Place receives Decorative Polish Pottery Pie Plate & Set of Pie Weights

2nd & 3rd Place receives Ribbon & Set of Pie Weights

Slices of pie auctioned -1st place - bid starting at $5/slice, 2nd place - bid starting at $3/slice, 3rd place - bid starting at $2/slice, all other pies $1/slice


Washington State 18th Legislative District Democrats -

The Washington State 18th LD Democrats represents the Democratic Party in Battle Ground, Camas, Ridgefield, Salmon Creek/Felida, Washougal, Yacolt & La Center in Clark County.

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Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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Monday
Aug 7
Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute - Apply Now!

REAL: Reject Economic Ableist Limits announces the Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute!

Submit your application by midnight on August 7, 2017 to disabilityartculture@gmail.com to be considered for our first cohort of leaders. Download the application at https://dacphome.org/real/. Please let us know if you need an alternate format.

Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute

  • Saturdays September 16 – October 28, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided

The intent of the Institute is to build power in disability communities by bringing together disability leaders and creating a collective home where our voices come first. Our cross disability and intersectional Institute will be based on the principles of Disability Justice. We envision that through this training, leaders will gain skills and knowledge in accessible organizing while we learn from each other. We are prioritizing the following identities to make up our cohort of leaders: 50% BIPOC, 50% Queer and 100% Disabled. Leaders will participate in interactive training sessions featuring:

  • disability culture and art
  • race, racism
  • intersectionality
  • using relational access and engagement of our bodies for
  • liberation
  • capitalism
  • policy change
  • internalized oppression and truth-telling

Leaders will utilize these concepts to tackle real-world issues through action oriented community building and activism.

Our vision is to build a statewide Disability Justice Coalition to address institutional ableism and demand change.

Participant Expectations

  • Attend all 7 sessions. 1 session may be missed in case of emergency. Please make all effort to let us know in advance: disabilityartculture@gmail.com.
  • Commit to ongoing collaboration for 8 hours per month for an activism project through February 28, 2018 with one of the following organizations. Participants receive a stipend of $300 upon completion of their 6-month commitment.
      • Coverage Defense Committee (Affordable Care Act, housing)
      • REAL: Reject Economic Ableist Limits (economic justice)
  • Meet regularly with the facilitator guiding your activism project, and fill out monthly reports.
  • Update the cohort and facilitators on the work you did during your activism project at the final celebration for the Institute.
  • The Institute is open to applicants of high school age or older.

Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute Facilitators:

  • Kathy Coleman, MSW
  • Leila Haile
  • Allen Hines
  • Saara Hirsi
  • Marjorie McGee, PhD
  • Kiel Moses

REAL: Reject Economic Ableist Limits is made possible through a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation.


REAL: Reject Economic Ableist Limits - REAL was formed by DACP in 2017 with the support of The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund to promote employment justice for people with disabilities.

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Public Lands Under Attack: Their History and Your Role Today
HatchLabs

PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! https://www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today

Instructor Kristin Teigen of PUGS discusses the course with KBOO's More Talk Radio: http://kboo.fm/media/59527-public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role


Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency/

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 restored 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 learning more about trauma-informed care and how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.


Resolutions Northwest

facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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How Perceptions Affect Workplace Interactions
Brentwood Darlington Community Center

Given that we are all “diverse” individuals, with upbringings that are affected by different socio-economics, ethnic cultures, regions, religions, politics and other ideologies, we see the world through different “lenses.” Therefore when we interact with people who have different worldviews than ours, we tend to think of them as “difficult,” “strange,” or even “weird.” In this two hour facilitated session, participants will gain an understanding of how our lenses, or “perceptions” affect how we view the world and therefore impact the interactions we have with our colleagues and customers.

Presented by Lillian Tsai, founder of TsaiComms

Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and programs. She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of minorities. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate Global Director of Corporate Marketing assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Thursday
Aug 10
NAFTA Town Hall - After 23 Years.
AFSCME Hall

Let us know you're coming, by RSVP'ing here: http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ

Learn about the unfolding NAFTA politics in its renegotiation period, here in the Trump era. See how a NAFTA renegotiation is a critical time for heeding the longtime demands of labor, environmental, human rights, and pro-democracy groups — regarding a NAFTA legacy that is damaging and ongoing (and threatening to get worse). And get active to redirect this(!), towards the needs of people and planet. Attendance is free; do RSVP (here: http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ). You can also learn about this event on ORFTC's website @ http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/oregon/2017/07/09/portland-metro-area-attend-nafta-town-hall/


Oregon Fair Trade Campaign - A statewide coalition of labor, environmental and human rights organizations working together to stop the expansion of NAFTA-style trade agreements and to promote a positive vision for international trade.

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Saturday
Aug 12
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Monday
Aug 14
Bystander Intervention Workshop, benefit for Don't Shoot Portland
Ecdysiast

Space is limited so please register in advance. Registration link coming soon!

With the recent uptick in hate crimes, it's time for us to come together and learn how we can stand up for our friends and neighbors. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Monday, August 14th from 3-5pm at Ecdysiast, for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop. We are asking for a suggested $20 sliding donation to benefit Dont Shoot Portland, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.

Questions and inquiries regarding Bystander Intervention Programs can be answered by sending an email to bystander.interventionpdx@gmail.com.


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 15
Do YOUR JOB, Washington Rep. Herrera Beutler!
Vancouver Community Library

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is having a jobs workshop at the downtown Vancouver library (901 C St.) and doesn't have a town hall scheduled yet. Join us outside in protest to demand that she hold a town hall for her constituents.

RSVP here: http://plannedparenthoodevents.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/32968


Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii - Political and advocacy organizing in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington.

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Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action
The Eliot Center

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is now at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

RSVP at our Eventbrite page and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092

About Our Speakers:

Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

This event is generously sponsored by Community for the Earth and First Unitarian Church, Portland. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information.


Daniel Sheehan -

Constitutional lawyer. "Danny" played a key role in Pentagon Papers, Silkwood, and Iran-Contra. Leader of Romero Institute, formerly the Christic Institute

Lakota People's Law Project -

We work to end the long history of treaty violations and systemic corruption that has resulted in the loss of children and sacred lands for the Lakota people. #OurChildrenAreSacred #NoDAPL

Take action to defend Lakota sovereignty now at lakotalaw.org

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Friday
Aug 18
Bridging Divides with Compassionate Listening
through Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Facilitated by Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter Aug 18th , 7-9:30 pm, Aug 19th, 10am-6pm, Aug 20th, 1-6pm Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave, Ptld OR Cost: $100 registration fee; $95-$200 at completion of workshop Trinity members: $75. Scholarships & work trades available.

Joanie & Yehudah have taught the Basics of Compassionate Listening in Java, Malaysia, Rwanda, Uganda, Israel, Palestine and throughout Oregon, plus numerous short introductions to CL, including to the Air Force National Guard,Mercy Corps and at “The Bridge” exhibit at Trinity last summer. Joanie brings her expertise in authentic movement and dance to the workshops, while Yehudah brings his skills as a facilitator with Resolutions Northwest. Both bring their skills as facilitators with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Attendees will be encouraged to form practice groups in their locales.

To register: (503) 287-8737 PayPal: alanyehudah@gmail.com or via Mail to: CL Oregon, 5707 NE 15th Ave, Ptld OR 97211

http://www.compassionatelistening.org/event/bridging-divides-with-compassionate-listening


Compassionate Listening Oregon - Communication is everything! At home or wherever you travel, people want to tell you their story. We can teach you how to listen openly, without judgement.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Taborspace

In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, bystander intervention workshops have been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Dont Shoot Portland. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Saturday, August 19th at TaborSpace in the Annex (lower level, wheelchair accessible) for a bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raiford, Lara Jones and Hanna Davis.

We are asking for a suggested $20+ sliding scale donation to benefit Don't Shoot Portland.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-organized-by-dont-shoot-portland-tickets-36863841743


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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Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Sunday
Aug 20
Unite Oregon Metro Outing at Blue Lake
Blue Lake Regional Park

Welcome,

Unite Oregon will be having a Metro outing, which will consist of fun activities and engaging with fellow alumni and coming together as a community.

We hope you can come out and join us, please RSVP by clicking onto the link in the ( Ticket Information ).

Best regards,

Unite Oregon


Contact information:

Rosemary

Muwaffaq


Unite Oregon - Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon

Metro works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland, Oregon area to create a vibrant and sustainable region for all.

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Multnomah Democratic Party Neighborhood Leader Program Training
Multnomah County Democrats

Dear Fellow Neighborhood Leaders,

When we examine our political reality, it's easy to get frustrated and feel powerless. Right now, you can help us reclaim the power of the people and share that power with your own neighbors like never before!

RSVP today for one of our TWO upcoming Neighborhood Leader trainings! We'll show you how! Click here! https://goo.gl/oNjWcJ

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 2:00-4:00pm Multnomah Democratic Party HQ 3551 NE Sandy Boulevard

-OR-

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 7:00-9:00pm Multnomah Democratic Party HQ 3551 NE Sandy Boulevard Doors open at 5:45.

Here are a few details about the training and what you’ll be asked to do next.

  • The training will run 60 to 90 minutes and will begin promptly.
  • John Harris Knight, NLP Chair, will be our lead trainer for the evening.
  • We’ll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Neighborhood Leader.
  • We’ll train you to use your list of neighbors and the turf for your neighborhood. (We intend to have updated turfs ready for each Neighborhood Leader before the training.)
  • We’ll explore effective ways to talk with your neighbors using non-judgmental, non-shaming, active listening.
  • If you have a laptop or tablet please bring one. They are helpful when learning how to access your turf! Paper turf is an alternative option, which you will need to print out at home after the training.

Our mission is to empower you to become a trusted messenger and a gateway to greater involvement in the political process.

Let's work together, build community, and elect candidates who respond to the people they represent!

For more information, contact: nlp@multdems.org

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/oNjWcJ so we can plan for those who will be attending.

We’re looking forward to building an amazing Neighborhood Leader Program-Multnomah Edition. With your help, we’ll do so, together!

In Solidarity, John Harris Knight Workgroup Chair NLP-Multnomah Edition

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Friday
Aug 25
Legislative Celebration
Unite Oregon

Join us, along with honorable guest Oregon State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, in celebration of our End Profiling (HB2355) bill victory this legislative session.

Refreshments and light fare event. Please fill out the quick RSVP link above.

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Saturday
Aug 26
Help Often: Volunteer for a Shift at the Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank

Come Join Sunday Assembly Volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank!

Family Friendly.. Minimum Age: 6 and Up

Shift Description: Repack and label bulk dry food in a lively, active environment! You'll be repacking foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages, either working at tables or around bins. This is insanely fun - you have to try it to see what we are talking about.

To secure a spot, you MUST click on this link:

https://ofbvolunteers.civicore.com/index.php?section=newIndvGroup&action=conditional_loggedIn&fwID=28927

You'll need to log in (or create an account) to be added to our group, but it only takes a minute! We have 20 spots reserved for this shift but please register now beacause we lose our hold on the spaces 3 days before the shift and spaces will open on a first come, first served basis to ensure all spaces are filled. Every volunteer, regardless of age, needs to register. If you are signing up family members, you must first log out of your account before using the link to register others. You may use one email address for multiple people. Don't forget to sign up to make sure you get a spot. It only takes a minute! Hope to see you there!

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Peace Beyond the Peace Talks - Special Live Stream Forum - PDX
Metanoia Peace Community

The current Peace Process between the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) have been put on hold by the GRP!

But why??

For a chance to hear from the Peace Process Negotiating Panel of the NDF based in Utrecht, Netherlands themselves...

Join us for a special livestream forum on the stalled peace process in the Philippines

They will discuss their perspective on the current challenges to the continuation of the Peace Talks and their analysis of the current Philippine Situation and their take on President Duterte.

Other topics will include their proposed socio-economic reform and what can be done to address the Filipino people's aspirations for just and lasting peace!

Date: August 26th, Saturday Time: 11am-1pm Pacific Time

Co-Convenors: National Lawyers’ Guild International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – USA

www.humanrightsphilippines.net www.justpeace.ph

Please RSVP and invite your friends to join us. We will gather at 10:30am. Live Stream will start promptly at 11:00am

If you have any questions, let us know by FB message or email at ichrp.pnw@gmail.com

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Start a conversation! SURJ August Door Knock is here.
Hollywood Senior Center

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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Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Momentum Convention
Portland State University, Smith Student Union

It's time for our third annual Momentum Convention: An Unconventional Celebration of Equity! Join us as we bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate our young people and all of the amazing work that they have been doing this year! We will share stories, learn from each other, and embrace Momentum Alliance’s core values—Intersectionality, Vulnerability as a Strength, Deep Relationships, Love, Shifting Power, and Valuing Everyone’s Story. Come out for a night of fun, relationship building and celebration!

Free food and cash bar!

To purchase or sponsor tickets follow this link: http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1901&cid=120

If you are a young person 14-23 you can register to recieve 1 FREE ticket to attend Momentum Convention! Registr here: https://docs.google.com/a/momentumalliance.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfr_SPmY-qnYfuQdt1BnI70_e84ggraKuLXqwE7Btw7tAcGQ/viewform

Sponsorships are still available!! Contact dorian@momentumalliance.org for more information about sponsorship levels!


Momentum Alliance

We are a non-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually & collectively & to mentor future social justice leaders.

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Sunday
Aug 27
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Clark Public Utilities

With the attack on the Portland MAX in May, hate crimes on the rise in the U.S. and with our current climate emboldening white supremacist, it is important that we have the skills to safely intervene on behalf of others in a threatening situation. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an alley, and reduce danger when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please RSVP at the link below and donate on a sliding scale of $5-20 to attend this event, as Don't Shoot PDX is doing important work and needs our support.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-with-humanitarian-united-movement-and-action-network-tickets-37160954415

We hope to see you there! HUMAN


HUMAN: Humanitarian United Movement & Action Network. Strengthening Clark County communities through a collaboration of action, education and advocacy.

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 29
NAYA & NARA Back to School BBQ
Native American Youth and Family Center

Join us for great food and school supplies for K-13 youth currently receiving services form NAYA and/or NARA (13 is for 1st year College students). Please remember that each youth needs to be registered individually, and that all youth must be present at the event to receive his/her school supplies.

Must pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/35NYRKB or call Natosha (503) 490-7571/NAYA (503) 288-8177 ext. 257. Registration closes August 18th. All registered youth must check in at the event by 6:30pm in order to be guaranteed supplies. Raffle prizes will also be given.


The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) was informally founded by parent volunteers in 1974 and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. NAYA Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. - "Mission Driven, Spirit Led"

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Basic Rights Oregon's Transgender Justice 101 Training
Ainsworth United Church of Christ

With the Trump administration's current assault on transgender Americans, it's now more important than ever to understand the barriers and oppression faced by the trans community.

But what if you aren't familiar with the unique issues and hurdles that many transgender people face every day? Or if you find yourself struggling to explain these topics to others?

Here’s your chance to learn more about transgender issues and how you can help advance transgender equality in your own community.

This free training is perfect for anyone in Portland who wants to learn how to become a more effective transgender ally, from concerned individuals and nonprofit employees to affirming churches and other groups.

Register for the training here: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3941


Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Friday
Sep 1
Mazon: This is Hunger Exhibit in Portland
through Congregation Neveh Shalom

This Is Hunger Comes to Our Community!

The faces of hunger in America are both familiar and hidden from view, yet they are all too real and far too many. Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel and Oregon Food Bank are proud to host This Is Hunger, an interactive experience on wheels (literally, it’s a big rig!) brought to us by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Inside the truck, the experience is divided into two parts. First, participants are invited to sit at a communal table and virtually “meet” real people struggling with hunger. Portraits are projected at each end of the table, one by one, as individuals share their stories in their own voices and in their own words. At the end of part one, participants are invited to engage in activities that deepen their awareness about the complexities of being hungry and join MAZON in educating the rest of our nation and advocating for change.

This Is Hunger is open to the community and will be Congregation Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 97239 from September 1 – 7.

To see when the truck is open and reserve your free tickets, click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-hunger-or-congregation-neveh-shalom-congregation-beth-israel-tickets-36929196220

For questions, please contact: Daniela Meltzer, 503.293.7313, programs@nevehshalom.org. We look forward to seeing you in the truck!

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Saturday
Sep 2
Democratic Party of Oregon's Hillsboro Labor Day Weekend Canvass
Shadywood Park, Hillsboro

The Democratic Party of Oregon is hosting canvasses across Oregon this Labor Day Weekend with kickoffs on Saturday, September 2nd.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/DemsLDCanvass

Getting Democratic voters to PLEDGE to VOTE next year is key to insuring that Oregon remains a progressive beacon in the midst of what's happening at the federal level.

We will be engaging voters on a grassroots level to ensure that we have an economy that works for everyone, high quality education for our children, healthcare for all, and an America that respects the dignity of all people and which provides good paying jobs and secure retirements.

  • Hillsboro Canvass
  • September 2nd, 10am
  • Shadywood Park
  • 535 NE 24th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

RSVP: http://bit.ly/DemsLDCanvass


Democratic Party of Oregon - We promote strong Democratic candidates at every level of elected office across the state of Oregon, while providing platforms for all Oregon Democrats to participate fully in the political process. Join us!

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Democratic Party of Oregon's Portland Labor Day Weekend Canvass
Multnomah County Democrats

The Democratic Party of Oregon is hosting canvasses across Oregon this Labor Day Weekend with kickoffs on Saturday, September 2nd.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/DemsLDCanvass

Getting Democratic voters to PLEDGE to VOTE next year is key to insuring that Oregon remains a progressive beacon in the midst of what's happening at the federal level.

We will be engaging voters on a grassroots level to ensure that we have an economy that works for everyone, high quality education for our children, healthcare for all, and an America that respects the dignity of all people and which provides good paying jobs and secure retirements.

  • Portland Canvass
  • September 2nd, 10am
  • Multnomah County Democrats Office, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/DemsLDCanvass


Democratic Party of Oregon - We promote strong Democratic candidates at every level of elected office across the state of Oregon, while providing platforms for all Oregon Democrats to participate fully in the political process. Join us!

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Monday
Sep 4
Labor Day Picnic and Rally at Dawson Park
Dawson Park

Hospital workers at Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Good Samaritan hospitals will host a picnic to celebrate Labor Day and rally for affordable health care. Healthcare workers at Legacy Emanuel are in contract negotiations with hospital management, and are fighting back against proposed increases in healthcare deductibles and co-pays.

The workers will be joined by invited guests Senator Jeff Merkley, House Speaker Tina Kotek, and State Representative Rob Nosse, as well as representatives of local community organizations whose missions involve healthcare and social justice!

RSVP by August 28 at the link below so we can be sure to have enough food!

http://seiu49.seiu.org/page/m/-18a1e576/19bef28/5af7276a/1ffdb294/793787327/VEsH/

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Tuesday
Sep 5
Re- Legalizing Housing Options in Portland, the Happy Hour
Pizza Baron

NOTE: Please click the tickets link (event is free!) to the EventBrite page and reserve your spot. Space is limited. We will book more HH's if there is demand!

  • Having trouble paying your rent?
  • Can't afford to buy?
  • Need better access to transit?

Portland faces a housing shortage. And many Portlanders don't like McMansions going up on their streets, especially when they replace otherwise good structures. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren't being built to resemble the now-expensive ones within a few miles of downtown that are in such high demand. The reason is that it's currently illegal to build neighborhoods like those.

In 1959, Portland banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions -- the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland's most beloved, walkable neighborhoods. Neighborhoods built out under newer, less-dense zoning rules might never support frequent buslines ... unless we change the rules.

Join Portland for Everyone on Tuesday September 5 at Pizza Baron, near SE Divison & 122nd, for a short presentation and community discussion around Portland's brief window of opportunity to re-legalize aspects of the city we love. A representative from the Portland for Everyone campaign will present, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Doors Open with Food & Beverages: 6:00 pm Presentation: 6:30 pm Discussion: Following presentation/ Until 7:30 pm

We will focus on the decisions being made soon through the Residential Infill Project, a once-in-a-generation chance to once again allow more types of "missing middle" housing in more of the city: more affordable, lower-profile, energy-efficient homes that would help more of us age in place and give developers something better to build than another McMansion. We will also beirfly touch on the changes that may happen in Portland's multi-dwelling (apartment) zones.

Please RSVP here so we know to plan for you!!

2017-2018 presents a rare but brief window of opportunity: Portland will be making critical land use and policy decisions over the next 18 months that will impact our city’s livability for decades. To ensure a Portland that is affordable and accessible for all residents, our civic leaders can and must do more.

About the campaign: Portland for Everyone, a project of 1000 Friends of Oregon, is a growing coalition of organizations and community groups that support diverse, abundant, and affordable housing options citywide, and connecting them with opportunities to share their stories and take action.

Portland can learn from both the successes of other cities and regions that face similar challenges. We can and must make the right choices on landmark land-use decisions: One set of choices will strengthen the ability of all to live, work, and play throughout Portland, with increased access to reliable transportation and open spaces. Another set of choices will squeeze those of middle and low incomes out of the city and increase homelessness, with disproportionate impact on people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the elderly, taking them away from employment centers, transportation options, and their communities. Together, we will encourage the City Council and other civic leaders to make inclusive and equitable decisions that will enable Portland to become a more equitable and affordable place. Visit the P4E website to take action now.

We hope to see you there!

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Thursday
Sep 7
The People's History of Oregon (Portland Underground Grad School)
Taborspace
  • Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28. || 7:00-9:00pm
  • Taborspace|| 5441 SE Belmont St
  • 4 weeks || Limited to 20 students || Scholarships Available

Whiteness and Power

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. Through this class, we will look at how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has created this reality.


Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

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Saturday
Sep 9
Class, Race, & the Urban Landscape (Portland Underground Grad School)
  • 4 Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23, and 30 || 10:00-11:30am
  • Location changes each week
  • $99 || 8 Student minimum; 25 maximum

From its foundation as a small, speculative settlement along the Willamette to the current gentrification and redevelopment controversies today, Portland’s urban landscape is ever-changing. Considering race and class in each gathering, this course will feature four walking conversations on the built environment of our urban landscape and how Portland came to look the way it does. Leave the course with a richer understanding of Portland’s history and the ability to further investigate how race, class, and urban development have been shaped into what it is today.


Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

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NAMI Family-to-Family Fall 2017 Class
Milwaukie, Oregon

NAMI Family-to-Family Fall 2017 class begins!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises.

Specific location information is provided upon registration.


NAMI-Clackamas - NAMI Clackamas County is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and those who love them.

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Sunday
Sep 10
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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Metropolitan Alliance For Common Good Housing Forum 9/10
Havurah Shalom

Come Hear and Shape What Happens Next in Affordable Housing!

PLEASE REGISTER USING TICKETS LINK - https://www.tfaforms.com/4631184

Do you know someone impacted by the housing crisis? Has the political climate moved you to “Act Locally for the Common Good”? What’s your story?

2 Opportunities to push forward the Common Good

September 10 and 11, 2017 MACG Housing Forums:

$258 M Portland Bond Priorities & MACG ACTION

Come hear and SHAPE what happens next in Affordable Housing!

Portlanders moved by the housing crisis voted last November for a historic Affordable Housing Bond. MACG has participated in the local community process to shape priorities for effective spending of the $258 Million bond funds . . . What’s your response?

We know that while this bond may be a necessary tool to address the housing crisis, it is not sufficient to solve it.

Help shape MACG's next direction to further address our local housing crisis!

What meaningful actions can we take together?

*Sunday, September 10, 1:30-3:00 PM Havurah Shalom 825 NW 18th Ave, Portland

or

*Monday, September 11, 7:00-8:30 PM St Charles Catholic Church, 5310 NE 42nd Ave, Portland


MACG - Metropolitan Alliance For Common Good - Alliance of 24 member organizations in the Portland Metro area dedicated to building a base of everyday leaders to stand for change they want to see.

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Monday
Sep 11
Metropolitan Alliance For Common Good Housing Forum 9/11
St. Charles Church Portland

Come Hear and Shape What Happens Next in Affordable Housing!

PLEASE REGISTER USING TICKETS LINK - https://www.tfaforms.com/4631184

Do you know someone impacted by the housing crisis? Has the political climate moved you to “Act Locally for the Common Good”? What’s your story?

2 Opportunities to push forward the Common Good

September 10 and 11, 2017 MACG Housing Forums:

$258 M Portland Bond Priorities & MACG ACTION

Come hear and SHAPE what happens next in Affordable Housing!

Portlanders moved by the housing crisis voted last November for a historic Affordable Housing Bond. MACG has participated in the local community process to shape priorities for effective spending of the $258 Million bond funds . . . What’s your response?

We know that while this bond may be a necessary tool to address the housing crisis, it is not sufficient to solve it.

Help shape MACG's next direction to further address our local housing crisis!

What meaningful actions can we take together?

*Sunday, September 10, 1:30-3:00 PM Havurah Shalom 825 NW 18th Ave, Portland

or

*Monday, September 11, 7:00-8:30 PM St Charles Catholic Church, 5310 NE 42nd Ave, Portland


MACG - Metropolitan Alliance For Common Good - Alliance of 24 member organizations in the Portland Metro area dedicated to building a base of everyday leaders to stand for change they want to see.

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Tuesday
Sep 12
Black Girl in Suburbia film screening
The Old Church

WE CAN LISTEN SERIES September 12th

Doors 6:30, Show 7pm

RSVP for this FREE EVENT @ http://bpt.me/3051866

Sliding scale donation at door

Black Girl in Suburbia screening and discussion. Melissa Lowery directed this feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. Black Girl in Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity and perspective among all people. http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com/

Commitment to the community is a large part of the Old Church Concert Hall's mission. The We Can Listen series was launched in response to the changing political climate. We act as a supportive base by providing stage, format, and promotion for local organizations as they design their own program to specifically address their concerns and causes in a way that is meaningful for them.

The intention and heart of the We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all. The Old Church offers speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

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

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all.

Past We Can Listen 2017 programs:

  • April - The Power of Being Heard: Listening to African American women and their stories
  • May - Together We Make a Village - Micro-dwellings for Homeless Women
  • June - Immigrant and Refugee Stories
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Wednesday
Sep 13
Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups
through Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/artful-facilitation-5/


Make your meeting matter.

A 3-day workshop – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September 13, 14, 15 – for facilitators, managers, community leaders, advocates, or anyone who is motivated to guide groups to do their best work. Learn how to understand, design for, and manage group dynamics by grounding the work in themes of inclusion, connection, and clarity of purpose.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/artful-facilitation-5/

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Protect farms and important salmon habitat: Port Westward rezone
Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens

WHAT: Port Westward rezone goes to a vote on September 13th. Now is your last chance to team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. While no public testimony will be accepted at the meeting, a packed room is important.

WHO: Columbia County Commissioners are expected to deliberate and vote on the Port Westward rezone. Last month, impacted farmers and community members testified before the county commissioners, describing how the rezone would harm farms and quality of life. The Port of St. Helens admitted that methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals are potential candidates for the high-quality farmland threatened by the rezone. Trading high-value agricultural land for fossil fuel expansion is the wrong direction for Oregon.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: Columbia County Courthouse located at 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

RSVP today! http://bit.ly/PortWestwardSept13

Interested in reading Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon’s comments to the commission on the proposed rezone? Visit our website (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/farms-feed-us/)

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Thursday
Sep 14
Columbia River Mental Health Awards Luncheon & Fundraiser
Hilton Vancouver

Please join us for our sponsored Awards Luncheon featuring Frank King, the Nationally Recognized Comedian, Speaker and Mental Health Activist on Thursday, September 14th. Doors open at 11:30, lunch at noon. To RSVP please visit http://www.crmhfoundation.org/rsvp-page

Lunch is on us, however space is limited so please RSVP to save your seat and we hope you’ll make a donation to show your support for our Hopes & Dreams Grant Program http://www.crmhfoundation.org/donate/

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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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Land of Opportunity Screening
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, this film is especially timely as it highlights how (climate) disasters exacerbate housing crises and can be used as an excuse to displace vulnerable low-income residents.

Don't listen to me, read what Spike Lee says: "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY is an important part of the New Orleans story. It gets down and dirty with the people on the ground. Five years in the making, Luisa’s film gives voice to everyday people working hard to rebuild their city and their lives. Anyone who cares about the future of cities in this country should see this movie!" -Spike Lee

We invite APANO Members and community members who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander to join us for the 3rd of our CHHI screening! This screening is free, but please RSVP with the tickets link!

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Sunday
Sep 17
Free DACA Renewal Day - Sun 9/17/2017
Consulate General of Mexico / Consulado de México en Portland

PLEASE RSVP: Call Chanpone Sinlapasai at 503 607 0444

If your DACA status expires between September 5th, 2017 and March 5th, 2018, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Mexican Consulate, and local non-profits are here to help on FREE DACA RENEWAL DAY

RSVP Required: Call Chanpone Sinlapasai at 503 607 0444
Mexican Consulate
1305 SW 12th Avenue, Portland OR 97201
Sunday, September 17, 2017 9AM – 4PM

What you need to bring to the event:

  • Two (2) passport-style photos (2"x2" with white background - done at Walgreens/Walmart/Costco)
  • Identification documents, including your passport, consular ID, and birth certificate;
  • Copy of your current EAD card, social security card, and driver's license;
  • Copy of the approval letter from last DACA;
  • If you were granted advance parole, please bring the approval notice;
  • If you left the US on advance parole, please bring your passport;
  • If you got married since your last renewal, please bring your marriage certificate;
  • If you have children, please bring their birth certificate(s);
  • Documents of continued presence in US (school records, bank statements, tax filings, pay stubs, and other documents)
  • Filing fee in the amount of $495.00, payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" (if you are unable to pay and you are a Mexican National the Mexican Consulate may be able to help, (determined on case by case basis
  • If you have any criminal history, please bring that with you to the appointment.

Oregon DACA Coalition
Education
#purpleDACAletters campaign aims at raising awareness about DACA by having DACA students and allies write letters and sending them to their state reps.

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Monday
Sep 18
Women of KEEN Present: Diversity Matters Panel
KEEN, Inc. Headquarters

KEEN present Diversity Matters, a night of networking and conversation about diversity in the outdoor industry.

Please register here: http://www.keenfootwear.com/events/diversity-matters.html

4:00-4:30pm: Networking 4:30-5:15pm: Panel Discussion 5:15-6:00pm: Happy Hour

Discussion Panel:

  • Sally Johnson: Sr. Events Marketing Manager at REI
  • Casey Sheahan: President at KEEN
  • Sydney Clark: Diversity and Inclusion Manager at NOLS
  • James Edward Mills : Author and Founder of Joy Trip
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Tuesday
Sep 19
Restorative Justice Circle Training
The Rosewood Initiative

NEW LOCATION CHANGE! Now at Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

LOCATION CHANGE! Now at The Rosewood Initiative

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining/


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/


Resolutions Northwest - Creating change. Balancing equity, privilege and power in our conversations and services.

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Reclaiming My Time: A 6-week Facilitated Dialogue about dismantling racism
Parkrose Middle School

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/rmt/


Tuesday evenings, September 19-October 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm

This dialogue series is NOT for those who want to “start a conversation” about racism! This series IS for those ready to build community to dismantle oppressive systems.

During 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings we will RECLAIM OUR TIME: Exploring how our personal and collective histories have been shaped by systems of white supremacy, anti-Blackness and the erasure of First Nation voices and experience. MIND: Identifying how these oppressive dynamics show up in our thought processes, our relationships and our organizations. VOICE: Engaging in conversations and activities that draw out the wisdom of the community, highlighting the voices of the most impacted, especially Black and First Nation women. COMMUNITY: Building relationships across racial and ethnic identities and exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, age, ability, LGBTQ+ identities, legal status, language and more. *AGENCY: Sharing, brainstorming, critiquing and refining strategies and tools for surviving and dismantling structural racism in our everyday spaces.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/rmt/

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Clases para la Ciudadania en Salem El miércoles 20 de septiembre
St Vincent Catholic Church, Salem

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

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

Las Clases de Ciudadanía en Salem, Oregon serán en la Iglesia Católica San Vicente de Paul localizada en el 1010 Columbia St NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Las clases serán los MIERCOLES COMENZANDO EL 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE LAS 10:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 12 DEL MEDIO DIA.

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

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Thursday
Sep 21
Grand Ronde Lifeways Class
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Portland

Learn to basket weave, make soapstone pendants, carve, make paint pigments with natural materials and make traditional style jewelry. To RSVP or for more information contact Flicka Lucero, Cultural Education Specialist: 503 879 2268 or flicka.lucero@grandronde.org

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