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Saturday
Jul 1
Speak Out: Medicare for All!
PSU South Park Blocks

Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") and replace it with a Trumpcare plan that would slash funding for Medicaid, eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and erode Obamacare's requirement that all insurers cover essential health benefits. The House version is even worse, letting insurers descriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and further reducing needed health care subsidies. Both bills would shower corporations and the wealthy with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of tax cuts, while robbing an estimated 23 million people of health care access - mostly working-class people, the elderly and people of color.

Massive public pressure forced Senate leaders to postpone the planned vote on Trumpcare until after the July 4th recess. That's a victory, but the fight is far from over.

Stopping Trumpcare's assault on our basic right to health care will require a mass movement to fix the holes in Obamacare with true universal health coverage. Our corrupt for-profit system has delivered us far worse health care than other high-income nations at far higher cost. We need single-payer Medicare for all, funded by taxes on corporations and the 1%.

Gather at noon on the PSU campus near the Saturday farmers market to share your stories and discuss how we can build a movement to:

  • Defeat Trumpcare - Trumpcare makes us sick!
  • Medicare for all - health care is a human right!
  • Pass single-payer healthcare in Oregon -Tax corporations and the rich to fund universal healthcare

Socialist Alternative Portland - We are fighting for an alternative to global capitalism - the root cause of the economic crisis, poverty, discrimination, war, & environmental destruction.

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Wednesday
Jul 5
Gender and Orientation 101 for Youth!
Marrow

Gender and orientation 101 Come join us at Marrow for a discussion of the basics around what gender identities there are, pronoun options, how to use different kinds of pronouns, what romantic orientations there are, what sexual orientations there are, and any other gender or orientation related questions you have!

This workshop will be regularly occurring as long as there is interest!

This discussion will be facilitated by staff member Ayita Malila. Ayita is a 20 year old, Queer, trans/enby, bi/ace, indigenous person who has been involved in Queer/LGBTQ+/mogai activism, education, and organization for the last four years.

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This is for anyone preteen through early twenties, and free to attend!

-- Marrow is located on the 1st floor with no stairs leading into our space. Our doorway is 31.5" wide when taking the door itself into consideration. We have two single-stall, gender neutral restrooms. One is small, and one is larger with a grab bar (the larger one is marked as accessible). We are a nut-free and scent-free, sober space! If you have any accessibility, sensitivity, or allergy concerns or requests please feel free to reach out to us before coming by!


Marrow - Empowering teens to take ownership over their education & fostering a community of youth who are visually, socially and culturally literate.

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Just Transition Workshop
Central Lutheran Church

RSVP Here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/july5_pjet_training

Fighting climate change requires transitioning from one system to another. But how do we make sure this transition will provide opportunities for workers now dependent on the extractive fossil fuel economy, or will rectify ongoing environmental injustice?

The Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative provides an opportunity to significantly improve climate and racial justice work in Portland. This initiative would fund the rapid expansion of solarization and weatherization in Portland, with a focus on job creation and inclusion for communities of color, workers, and others too often left out of planning and leading the clean energy economy. Our training will provide details on the initiative as well as provide an opportunity to get your questions answered. This training is the first to educate and motivate community members to help us enact this measure.

The first hour will contain a "climate justice 101" training and information regarding the PJET campaign, and the last half hour will be a Q&A and information for how to participants can talk with their friends, neighbors and other community members and encourage their support.

Join us on July 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM where Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty will lead the evening's discussion and training on how you can get involved in the important work that lies ahead.


350pdx is the Portland, Oregon, local of 350.org; working locally to grow the global climate movement. Sign up at www.350pdx.org

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Thursday
Jul 6
Voices From the Front Lines: The State of PDX Community Driven Media, a fundraiser for PDX Zine Symposium
Taborspace

"Voices From the Front Lines”: The State of Community Driven Media in Portland featuring Zahir Janmohamed (The Racist Sandwich), Melanie Stevens (Miss Anthology Comics & The Nat Turner Project), Andre Middleton (Open Signal, XRayFM), and Israel Bayer (Street Roots).

July 6th, 2017, Thursday Doors at 6:30p, Panel starts at 7:00pm TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St, PDX) $7-10 Sliding Scale (All proceeds go to the Portland Zine Symposium) portlandzinesymposium.org

This is PZS's annual fundraiser, and we are attempting to raise $500 help offset the cost of port-o-potty rentals. Please help us raise the necessary funds! Your donations are appreciated!


Portland Zine Symposium - An organization that since 2001 has put on events to celebrate and support small press and DIY culture.

The Racist Sandwich - A podcast about food, race, gender, and class, hosted by chef Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed. Produced by Juan Ramirez.

Miss Anthology’s mission is to support racially and economically diverse young comic artists of the female diaspora by teaching professional skills through hands-on workshops, and publishing their work online and in print. By introducing female and genderqueer artists and writers to the comics and the art industries before they graduate, they will gain a firm understanding and head start on their careers, as well as an established network of peers within this otherwise male-dominated field.

The Nat Turner Project allows artists of color to go beyond the usual initial expositions inherent in presenting art borne of marginalized perspectives to a dominant culture; allowing artists of color freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. NTP creates an environment of inclusivity, a communal harbor for artists previously silenced by institutional constraints, and actively provides priority spaces to artists of color; allowing others the privilege of viewership from an outsider role. Nat Turner Project, not just a name, but a statement of artistic freedom.

Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center - With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration and we amplify local voices on five cable channels.

XRAY.FM is an independent, not-for-profit radio station which supports the Pacific Northwest’s music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio, and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent, and experimental recordings. XRAY.FM also serves as a resource for training community members in radio, broadcasting, and digital media.

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Saturday
Jul 8
Hillsboro Listening Session
The Springs at Tanasbourne

Join Janeen Sollman on Saturday, 7/8 at the Springs Living in Orenco, Hillsboro for her 8th Listening Session. She is excited to join members of the House District 30 community to hear your hopes and concerns for the end of Session and beyond! See you there!


Janeen Sollman - I believe in standing up for all Oregonians and their rights to a quality education, a strong Oregon economy, and a good-paying job.

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Tuesday
Jul 11
Gender and Orientation 101 for Adults!
Marrow

Come join us at Marrow for a discussion of the basics around what gender identities there are, pronoun options, how to use different kinds of pronouns, what romantic orientations there are, what sexual orientations there are, what terms are important to know, and any other gender or orientation related questions you have!

We will have actvities and adult support for your children! $5-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to contuing supporting Marrow!

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This discussion will be facilitated by staff member Ayita Malila. Ayita is a 20 year old, Queer, trans/enby, bi/ace, indigenous person who has been involved in Queer/LGBTQ+/mogai activism, education, and organization for the last four years. and possibly another young queer person TBD.

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This workshop will be regularly occurring as long as there is interest! We're working to build an adult-oriented series to help educate adults so they can work to be rad advocates for young folks. Feel free to suggest future topics (so far we're hoping to add one on "adult supremacy").

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Marrow is located on the 1st floor with no stairs leading into our space. Our doorway is 31.5" wide when taking the door itself into consideration. We have two single-stall, gender neutral restrooms. One is small, and one is larger with a grab bar (the larger one is marked as accessible). We are a nut-free and scent-free, sober space! If you have any accessibility, sensitivity, or allergy concerns or requests please feel free to reach out to us before coming by!


Marrow - Empowering teens to take ownership over their education & fostering a community of youth who are visually, socially and culturally literate.

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty
West Slope Community Library

Home is one of the most intimate places we can know. It’s a place that provides for and shapes our expression of security, identity, and even play. But an estimated 100 million people around the world lack shelter altogether, and as many as one billion lack adequate permanent housing. In the US, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed?

This discussion is lead by Ryan Stroud and is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

West Slope Community Library is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services and is located in the West Slope neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.

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Saturday
Jul 22
US Wars of Aggression - a report back from John Parker's visit to Syria
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

A discussion about US Imperialist invasion, and John Parker's eyewitness account on the ground in Syria. John Parker is a member of the 2013 International Action Center eyewitness Syria delegation and the solidarity trip to Palestine. John works in Los Angeles to help build a unified movement for worker and immigrant rights avid to fight against police report, US war, racism, and homophobia.

Sponsored by:

  • Workers World Party PDX
  • GABRIELA Portland
  • PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
  • Anakbayan Portland
  • Hands Off Syria PDX
  • Hands off Syria Coalition
  • All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon
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Sunday
Jul 23
Beloved Community Forums
Ainsworth United Church of Christ

Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what are we for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided by Po'Shines: Cafe De La Soul. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

Our first gathering will be led by Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a non-profit working to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved. Mr. Singh will offer his own vision of the kind of world he is working for, and offer some guiding questions for us to do the same.


We, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

The Oregon Justice Resource Center assists local non-profit legal organizations with trial and appellate litigation on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and low-income clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil liberties and civil rights matters, including but not limited to the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts.

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Tuesday
Jul 25
Que es la Seguridad? / What is Safety?
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

El transporte público es un servicio esencial para nuestras comunidades, es la manera en que la gente se mueve alrededor de la región para llegar al trabajo, la escuela, los espacios verdes, y las citas con el doctor. Hemos sido testigos de terribles tragedias en el último mes, que han causado la muerte de Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Namkai-Meche Myrddin, y Ricky mejor. La respuesta inmediata de funcionarios de TriMet ha sido aumentar la presencia de policías de tránsito armados.

Nuestra comunidad valora y desea una mejorar la seguridad y la inclusión de nuestro sistema de transporte, esto no significa que deseamos ver un aumento de policías armados en tránsito. Así que, ¿cómo podemos definir la seguridad?

Acompáñenos para formar nuestra visión de un sistema de transporte seguro y inclusivo, desacelerar situaciones tensas y reportar prejuicios raciales de la policía.

Habrá alimentos y traducción, también cuidado infantil si se solicita.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Orlando López al 503-774-4504 o orlando@opalpdx.org

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Public Transportation is an essential service for our communities, it is the manner in which people move around the region to get to work, school, green spaces, and doctor appointments. We have witnessed horrific tragedies in the last month that have caused the deaths of Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Ricky Best. The immediate response of TriMet officials has been to increase the presence of armed transit police officers.

Our community values and wishes to improve the safety and inclusiveness of our transportation system, this does not mean that we wish to see an increase in armed police officers in transit. So how do we define safety?

Join us as we discuss our vision for a safe and inclusive transportation system, de-escalating situations, and reporting bias behaviors from transit police officers.

Food and Translation will be provided, childcare can be provided upon request.

For More Info please contact Orlando Lopez at 503-774-4504 or orlando@opalpdx.org


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

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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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Sunday
Aug 6
13th (the film) Viewing and Discussion
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity will be hosting a viewing and discussion on the documentary 13th on Aug. 6th at 6:30pm. The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system. There will be a discussion afterwards of the film. Join us in community for this powerful film.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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

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


Cómo conseguir ayuda migartoria de su diputado

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

BEAVERTON SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE & LA LIGA DE JUSTICIA CRIMINAL PRESENTAN Para saber más, por favor contacte a info@beavertonsjl.org

Más información en español: https://www.facebook.com/events/139300626656650/?active_tab=about


Beaverton Social Justice League - We give a dam!

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

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Thursday
Aug 17
Dinner & Discussion - Domestic Violence and Homelessness
YWCA Clark County

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion as we discuss domestic violence and homelessness with YWCA Clark County. YWCA Clark County operates the only domestic violence shelter in SW Washington.

Our guest speaker is Kathryn Cohen, Assistant Director of SafeChoice at YWCA Clark County. SafeChoice advocates for, educates, and supports those affected by domestic violence and has been a leader in providing domestic violence services to Clark County since 1974

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required. If you decide to, please comment below with the item you plan to bring.


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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Wednesday
Aug 23
Bring It to the Table film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free to public screening of Bring It to the Table. If you're tired of partisanship and want to learn a way to reach across the divide, come join us for this film and the following discussion. Doors open at 6:45p, previews start at 7:20p. Beer, wine, ice cream, coffee, snacks available for purchase. The fantastic Suzanne Kendall of Right 2B Heard is our guest speaker.


Right2BHeard - We are a thriving community bridging divides and increasing civic involvement in Southwest Washington USA

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Sunday
Aug 27
Beloved Community Forums - August
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton

LOCATION CHANGE! Now taking place at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton.

Former location was Muslim Educational Trust (MET)

Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what are we for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

Our August Forum will welcome Kelly Weigel, Executive Director of the Western States Center, a group dedicated to building the power of community organizations that challenge and transform individuals, organizations, and systems, in order to achieve racial, gender, and economic justice. Kelly Weigel will offer her own vision of the kind of world she is working for, and offer us some guiding questions to do the same.


Interfaith Council of Greater Portland - We, the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

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Friday
Sep 8
N/On Violence: A Debate and Public Conversation
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland

A curated debate and moderated community conversation on concepts of state, personal and defensive violence and how our perceptions affect our ability to effectively resist white supremacy.

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Thursday
Sep 14
Let's Talk is back!
Grant Park Church

Let's Talk is returning after a summer off!

We'll have a large discussion, and break out into smaller groups to get us back into the groove of things!

  • Please bring food + drinks to share.
  • CAN SOMEONE SIGN UP TO BRING PLATES AND CUPS?!
  • Childcare may be provided - contact the event organizer.
  • Make sure you read the pinned comment about guidelines, and either comment/like this comment so I know you've read it.

Please bring $1 or more to donate to the Black and Latinx Self Care Day.

  1. Remember this space is prioritized for folks of color. Make sure that they are being heard, that you are listening to them, and that you are making sure they have seats before you do.
  2. Remember that this is a safe space, but that doesn't mean you have a pass to be cruel, inconsiderate, denying people of their experiences, or speaking over anyone.
  3. It being a safe space, know that it is okay to be uncomfortable. You will be uncomfortable. Its important that you get used to this discomfort, because it'll only continue. Yet, I can tell you as a black person, you grow used to the discomfort :) It's vital to you dismantling your own biases, and being able to help others learn how to do that as well.
  4. Please remember that by coming to this you are making a commitment to show up, to listen, and to put in work. Attending once, hoping you'll learn a quick fix isn't wise. You won't always leave feeling proud of yourself, and honestly I hope you always leave feeling stretched, more aware than before, and humbled. We are in this for the long run. You need to be as well.
  5. Above all we are a community, with a focus on building up our community. It starts here, by educating ourselves. Do not put the burden of your education on the POC though, this is something you should also be doing on your own, as your part of this community.
  6. Come willing. Come open. Come with compassion.

Let's Talk PDX
The purpose of this group, is to create a space where we all have a common goal, to see a change happen. I'd love to see this group grow into something bigger than us, to be a support system. I want us to push peaceful gatherings, facilitate discussions, and encourage bringing our facebook interactions, into real life.

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Friday
Sep 15
Oregon Women's Equity Coalition's Legislative Debrief, Our Next Steps
Center For Philanthropy

Join OWEC on Friday, Sept 15th from 9- 11am for a lively conversation about some of our collective wins this last legislative session and help us identify next steps for ensuring new policies are translated into good practice. Joining us will be Rep. Tawna Sanchez, Rep. Julie Fahey and Rep. Janelle Bynum, along with staff from NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and Family Forward.

AGENDA

  • 9-9:30am - coffee & networking
  • 9:30-10:30 - moderated panel discussion
  • 10:30-11am - Q&A

Where

  • The Center for Philanthropy, 221 NW 2nd, Portland
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Emergency Preparedness for Families
Oregon City Public Library

Emergency Preparedness for Families

  • Friday, September 15 @ 11:30am
  • Oregon City Public Library Community Room

Following a disaster, First Responders may be delayed for hours or even days! It is the responsibility of all families to be prepared to be self-sufficient for up to two weeks. Gregg Ramirez, Emergency Manager for Clackamas Fire, will discuss practical steps all families should take to be ready when disaster strikes.

The discussion will touch on several topics, including:

  • Threats and hazards common to our community
  • First Responder and government response
  • Building a disaster kit
  • Making a family plan
  • Ways we can all get involved

www.orcity.org/library/emergency-preparedness-families

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Feedback session on Portland's affordable housing bond
Augustana Lutheran Church

Want to learn more about where Portland may build affordable housing from the bond passed last year? Interested in giving feedback about how we decided where land and buildings are bought and made into affordable housing? We are hosting a last minute information session to help the City receive valuable community input. Please let us know if you are going or interested so we can plan for enough spaces.


Welcome Home Coalition
Community
Together we can make Portland metro affordable and livable for all residents. Learn how to get involved at WelcomeHomeCoalition.org

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Thursday
Sep 21
Oregon Institute for Creative Research "Readings for Now" Series
Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison

Are there writings and records that can help us understand what is happening now?

Join the Oregon Institute for Creative Research for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 21. Please read the selections below ahead of time. They can be downloaded from the OICR website, and books in which they appear are available at Mother Foucault's.

Website: https://oicr-e4.org/events/readings-for-now

Selections:

  • Hannah Arendt, “Lying in Politics,” Crises of the Republic, 3–13
  • Vilém Flusser, “Criteria—Crisis—Criticism,” Vilém Flusser: Writings, 42–50
  • Georg Simmel, “Knowledge, Truth, and Falsehood in Human Relations,” The Sociology of Georg Simmel, 307–316
  • Henri Lefebvre, “The Idea of Reality,” Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday, vol. II, 487–500
  • Theodor W. Adorno, “Opinion Delusion Society,” Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, 105–122

Oregon Institute for Creative Research
Bringing together the long and rigorous tradition of critical theory and the emerging domain of creative research, the Oregon Institute for Creative Research: E4, a 501(c)(3), is a school and research institute devoted to work at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, ecology, and education.

Mother Foucault's Bookshop is a serious book lover's haven with a curated collection of literature, philosophy, literary criticism, foreign language books and more.

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Sunday
Sep 24
We Read Feminist Comics: Black Panther: World Of Wakanda
Books with Pictures

Roxanne Gay! Ta-Nehisi Coates! Lady warriors! What more could you want? Join us for a discussion of Black Panther: World Of Wakanda. (All genders welcome.)

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Interfaith Council of Greater Portland's Beloved Community Forum - September
First United Methodist Church

Do We Still Welcome the Tired, the Poor, & the Huddled Masses?

Is our community safe for new arrivals? Who receives our hospitality and who doesn’t? In an era of DACA being repealed, who are we as a nation of immigrants? Join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors to discuss these basic questions of American identity, all while making new friends and deepening your community relationships. As with each Beloved Community Forum, we will welcome a community leader to share their vision of "what they are for,” and offer us all a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided

Our September gathering will be led by Ronault LS “Polo” Catalani, City of Portland Immigrant Integration Policy Advisor. Polo is also leading the New Portlanders Policy Commission, a commission to advise the City on policies and practices to integrate immigrant and refugee communities’ voices and needs into the provision of City services, City decision-making and civic engagement in Portland, and to seek constructive relationships with City Council. Mr. Catalani will reflect on the realities of human migration, the relatively new imposition of borders, and the promise of embracing the Beloved Community.


Interfaith Council of Greater Portland
Community
We, the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

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Wednesday
Sep 27
Oregonians’ Efforts for Peace in the Middle East
Oregon Historical Society

This evening of dialogue will feature perspectives and memories shared by three Oregonians — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — who for almost three decades have been struggling together from their common faith, to work, pray, and strive for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Mr. Frank Afranji, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page first traveled to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1988, during the first Intefada (uprising). They then founded the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East. On New Year’s morning in 1990 they started Cavalcade for Peace in the Middle East just before the first Gulf war. The Cavalcade continued, on New Year’s morning, for many years. Join us for an evening of reflection on the ways they have worked together in Oregon to increase interfaith understanding and foster peace. Jan Elfers, new Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will moderate the panel. Questions will be taken from the audience.

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Command and Control film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.


Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Thursday
Sep 28
Pronouns and Beyond: A conversation about gender & sexuality in the 21st century
Friendly House

SAGE METRO PORTLAND AND NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH PRESENT: PRONOUNS AND BEYOND A conversation about gender & sexuality in the 21st century. Presented with New Avenues for Youth.

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Fight the Right! Build the Left! Join the Socialists!
PSU Smith Center

The Trump administration's war on working people has emboldened the far right, leading to a rise in violent attacks by extremists and open rallies by the alt-right and the KKK in Berkeley, Portland, and Charlottesville. Democratic politicians have failed to pose a real alternative to Trump and the right, instead saying we need to hold back on demands that would alleviate the immiseration facing working people, like taxing the rich, single-payer healthcare, and a living wage.

At the same time, the opportunities to build the left and socialist organization are the best they've been in decades. We need to mobilize a mass movement to defeat the far right on the streets. And we must construct a left political alternative that raises people's hopes and builds solidarity against the right's attempt to scapegoat the poor, minorities, women, immigrants, and people of color for rising inequality and social despair.

Socialism - the politics of a democratic working class movement from below - is the revolutionary answer to right-wing populism and neoliberal centrism. Socialist organization must be a central component of this new left if we are to effectively challenge Trump and the far right and build a better future.

Join us for this vital discussion!

Thursday, September 28th at 7PM PSU, Smith Student Union, Room 296/8

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Wednesday
Oct 4
PCASC Solidaridad : Paint & Struggle: Muralism & Radical Politics in Chile
People's Food Co-op

Pinta y lucha: el muralismo y la lucha en Chile

The first generation born in post-dictatorship Chile has grown up during a time of increasing national disillusionment with electoral politics, the state and global capitalism. In response to the false hopes promised under democracy, they organized as high school students and were responsible for the massive student movements in 2006. This movement transformed into the nation-wide demand for free higher education when this same generation of politicized students entered the university system in 2011.

One of the many expressions of the Chilean radical left movement is a group of muralists known as the UMLEM. Their goal is to create social and political change via collective art projects that reclaim public space and document the local political struggles of the community. Their murals are often painted on union halls, universities, neighborhoods and areas of conflict.

Camilo Diaz has been a militant of the radical left since 2006, participating in several student and social organizations. This event includes a short documentary film about the UMLEM muralists, presented by the filmmaker, followed by a conversation with Camilo about the collaboration between students and organized labor in the struggle for free higher education.

Sponsored by Portland IWW, PCASC, KBOO and People's.


La primera generación nacida post dictadura crecio desilucionandose de la política electoral, el estado y el capitalismo global, en respuesta a estas falas esperanzas prometidas durante la democracia, esta misma generación comenzó a organizarse como estudiantes secundarios y fueron responsables por las masivas protestas estudiantiles del 2006. Este movimiento se transformo en un movimiento social nacional que demando la gratuidad de la educación superior cuando la misma generación de estudiantes politizados ingreso a la universidad en el año 2011.

Una de las muchas expresiones de la izquierda revolucionaria chilena es una brigada muralista conocida como UMLEM. Su objetivo es crear cambios políticos y sociales mediantes proyectos de arte colectivo, los cuales recuperan el espacio publico documentando en las calle las luchas sociales y políticas de las comunidades. Sus murales comúnmente están pintados en sindicatos, universidades, poblaciones y lugares de conflictos y luchas sociales.

Camilo Diaz ha sido militante de la izquierda revolucionaria desde el 2006, participando en varias organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles, como también siendo parte del desarrollo del proyecto comunista libertario chileno. El objetio de este evento es compartir experiencias y construir solidaridad con otras organizaciones y personas a través de conversaciones y también mediante la presentación de un corto documental sobre la UMLEM.


PCASC Solidaridad
Community
PCASC educates and mobilizes the community, workers, and students in the fight for human rights and social justice in the Americas.

Arauco: la guerra más larga
Movie
A series of documentaries exploring the impacts of colonialism, cultural hegemony, economic imperialism and the forestry industry in Southern Chile.

People's Food Co-op
Grocery Store in Portland, Oregon
From cob walls to living rooftops, a weekly farmers market to relationships with over 50 farmers and producers, People's Food Cooperative has been dedicated to nourishing the Portland community since 1970.

KBOO Community Radio
Broadcasting & Media Production Company in Portland, Oregon
KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

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Monday
Oct 9
Beaverton's Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
THPRD Elsie Stuhr Center, Beaverton

The City of Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission, Beaverton Historical Society, and the city’s Cultural Inclusion Program are pleased to present Dr. David Gene Lewis, historian and professor of Anthropology and Native studies. Join us as Dr. Lewis, an active member of the Grand Ronde Tribe, discusses Beaverton’s indigenous past, current challenges and areas of progress.

6:15 p.m. | Refreshments, displays, and demonstrations 7 p.m. | Speaker followed by Q&A

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Thursday
Oct 12
Empresarios - Our Stories of Latino Entrepreneurship
Portland Mercado

Join Mercatus and Portland Mercado for a celebration of Latino entrepreneurship. Yesenia, Dora, and Christian, will share their stories of challenges and success, faith and family, encouragement, and empowerment. Feel their passion, connect through their experiences, and enjoy an evening of inspiration.

Come early and enjoy the vibrant community at the Portland Mercado. Network and then join us as we kick off the Mercatus Storytelling Event. Be inspired to share your own business story and join the Mercatus community directory of Latino Entrepreneurs.


Mercatus PDX
Community Organization
Mercatus highlights entrepreneurs of color in Portland through storytelling and free directory.

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Friday
Oct 13
Hillsboro Reads Event: Privilege, Bias, and Opportunity from a police perspective
Hillsboro Civic Center

A discussion presented by Detective Lee Gilbert of the Hillsboro Police Department for Hillsboro Reads. Presentation will be held at the Civic Center in the auditorium.

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Sunday
Oct 15
Radical Politics // Mural Workshop
Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

Join the UMLEM (Unidades Muralistas Luchador Ernesto Miranda) from Chile in a conversation about radical politics in Chile and a day-long mural workshop.

At two we will discuss the theory and practice of political mural making and decide what we want to portray in the mural. From 4-8 we will be painting the mural itself.

Bring friends, snacks and your most radical dreams for what you'd like to see in the mural!!!

To learn more about the UMLEM: https://www.facebook.com/pg/umlemchile


Las UMLEM (Unidades Muralistas Luchador Ernesto Miranda) de Chile te invitan a una conversacion de la politica radical de Chile y un taller de muralismo.

A las dos estaremos hablando de la teoria y practica del muralismo y tambien decidiendo que queremos pintar en la pared. De las 4 hasta las 8 estaremos pintando el mural en si. Traiga tus amigxs, algo pa comer y tus suenos muralistas mas radicales!!

Para saber mas acerca de la UMLEM: https://www.facebook.com/pg/umlemchile

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Monday
Oct 16
World Food Day : John Teton of the Oregon-based International Food Security Treaty Association
World Affairs Council of Oregon

The right to food is a basic human right. Investing in sustainable food systems and rural development means addressing some of the major global challenges - from feeding the world’s growing population to protecting the global climate, and tackling some of the root causes of migration and displacement. On the occasion of World Food Day (sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), John Teton, founding director of the Oregon-based International Food Security Treaty Association discusses the International Food Security Treaty, a bold initiative that aims to fulfill the human right of freedom from hunger and protect it with enforceable international law.


The International Food Security Treaty Campaign
Nonprofit Organization · Lake Oswego, Oregon
END HUNGER WITH THE FORCE OF LAW

The IFST aims to fulfill the human right of freedom from hunger.

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Tuesday
Oct 17
Portland State of Mind: Can We Solve Portland's Homeless Crisis?
PSU Smith Center

What: PSU Convenes - Can We Solve Portland's Homeless Crisis?

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Ballroom, room 355, 1825 SW Broadway

Cost: Free and open to the public. Ticket required. Get Tickets here.

Contact: Julie Wallis, wallis3@pdx.edu, 503-725-4483

PSU and KATU-TV (Channel 2) are sponsoring a lively town hall discussion 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 over an urgent issue: the growing homeless population in the Metro area. The event will be televised on KATU-TV (Channel 2) and webcast on katu.com and audience members will have an opportunity to engage in discussion. The event will be held at Smith Memorial Student Union. Attendance is free but requires a ticket from the PSU ticket office.

#PSOM

This event is hosted by PSU's Office of University Communications and KATU Channel 2.

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Survival and Transformation: Mercy Corps and MSF Panel
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join us for a discussion about how to respond to the global refugee crisis with leaders and field staff from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Mercy Corps. This moderated discussion will cover the varied and distinct ways both organizations are addressing the urgent and longer-term needs of people fleeing their homes for safety.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. John Lawrence – President, MSF-USA
  • Patricia Carrick – Board Member, MSF-USA; Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Craig Redmond – Senior Vice President of Programs, Mercy Corps
  • Yohannes Wolday – Director of Global Field Programming, Mercy Corps

Be sure to check out the MSF exhibit Forced from Home in Pioneer Courthouse Square, open October 16-22 from 9 am - 5 pm. www.forcedfromhome.com

for tickets and more information: https://survivalandtransformation.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 Student/Senior, $10 Regular; Tickets can also be purchased in the Action Center during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 11 - 5 p.m. All tickets purchased in person do not include additional fees.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Socialist Feminism 101
Lewis & Clark College

Socialist Feminism: What is it and how do we fight for it? Come discuss these questions and more with Olivia Katbi Smith and Matea Ivanovic from the Feminist Branch of Portland Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). We'll hear about the work of Portland DSA on socialist feminist issues and discuss how we can engage in these fights ourselves.

Pizza will be provided!

This event is being put on by the Lewis & Clark Young Democratic Socialists of America (LC YDSA).

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Saturday
Oct 21
The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion
Billy Webb Elks Lodge

The City of Portland, under the leadership of Mayor Ted Wheeler and in partnership with PDC (now Prosper Portland) and Emanuel Hospital, want to give back to Portland's Black community after recognizing decades of damage. During the 1960's and 70's, the City of Portland, Emanuel Hospital, Portland Housing Authority (now Home Forward) and other agencies conspired to kick Black residents and businesses out of the Albina neighborhood.

Now, they say, they want you back!

To learn more attend "The Destruction of Albina: Lecture, Experience and Discussion" on Saturday October 21, 2017 beginning at 2pm at the Elks Lodge located at 6 N. Tillamook. We hope to see you there.

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Sunday
Oct 22
What is the American Dream? (Beloved Community Forums)
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland

What is the American Dream in 2017?

Once upon a time immigrants came to this country in search of better jobs and a better life. But what has happened to this dream in an era when so many vilify and criminalize the very workforce of new arrivals that props up our economy? Join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors to discuss these basic questions of American identity, all while making new friends and deepening your community relationships. As with each Beloved Community Forum, we will welcome a community leader to share their vision of "what they are for,” and offer us all a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided.

Our October gathering will be led by Ramon Ramirez, President of PCUN- Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in our state. Ramon has lived in Oregon for over 40 years, and has dedicated his life to immigrant rights and social justice.


Interfaith Council of Greater Portland
Community
We, the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

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Wednesday
Oct 25
PDX: Let's Defund Tar Sands! (Greenpeace PNW) - advance RSVP
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

Join us for a presentation and discussion on Tar Sands to learn more about how Greenpeace USA’s is campaigning against JPMorgan Chase for their financing of four tar sands pipelines. We are calling on them to refuse to participate or underwrite any financial agreements or loans which facilitate the construction or expansion of tar sand pipelines.

PLEASE REGISTER: we will review the project, discuss how we can show solidarity, and how our collective people-power can put pressure on Chase and other financial institutions to divest!

We stand behind Indigenous communities and First Nations that are leading the fight to stop to block the pipeline construction that would carry toxic Tar Sands. Over 120 First Nations across Canada and the U.S. have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion.

RSVP today! Enjoy a pizza dinner, snacks, and refreshments on us, so please be sure to register!

  • RSVP link: https://goo.gl/forms/a0xK9X6xLxxYkxnh2
  • WHO: Volunteers, supporters, first timers, family, & friends!
  • WHAT: Defund Tar Sands Launch! Presentation & Discussion
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM (social at 7:00 PM)
  • WHERE: 2249 E Burnside Street, Portland 97214

So what does Chase have to do with tar sands?

While there are many banks financing these dirty tar sands pipelines, JPMorgan Chase is especially entangled here in the United States. JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) has participated in 11 of the 18 current lines of credit to the three pipeline companies. Not only that, JPMorgan Chase acted as a lead agent in 3 of those deals. Lead agent banks play a crucial role in making these loans happen. They essentially use their size, power, and influence to help ensure the deal is a success.

While all fossil fuel pipelines are a threat to the climate and our communities, Chase is currently funding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. This pipeline that will run through the Northwest and impact all of its people.

P.S. We need your energy and activism to stop Tar Sands! RSVP today so that we know you’re coming!

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Friday
Oct 27
Understanding Our Implicit Bias: Who, Me? Yes, You. (Hillsboro Reads Closing Keynote)
Hillsboro Civic Center

Our society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact it has on people of color. While the intentions may be good, this approach to race, racism, and race relations doesn’t change the fact that in the 21st century race still matters significantly. Statements like “We are all human” and “I don’t notice race” are actually more likely to cause the very harm these well-intentioned statements, said by well-meaning people are trying to avoid. In her keynote, Dr. Hollins will discuss the research on implicit bias, propose alternative ways of thinking, and share strategies for mitigating the impact.

Held at the Civic Center Auditorium.

The book chosen for Hillsboro Reads 2017: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore

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Sunday
Oct 29
Khalil Bendib: The Pen is Funnier Than the Sword (Oliver Lecture)
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland

First Congregational UCC presents cartoonist Khalil Bendib as part of its ongoing Oliver Lecture series. Bendib will discuss his work related to themes of Islamophobia and Racial Justice in America. A question and answer period and reception will follow. This lecture is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, MET (Muslim Educational Trust), and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The exhibition of Bendib's work will continue in the ArtReach Gallery through November 26, 2017.

This FREE event is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

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Tuesday
Nov 7
Day Laborers and Disaster Relief
MLK Workers Center

(español abajo) Please join Voz and Gonzalo Mercado of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) in a presentation and discussion about the critical role day laborers have played in disaster resiliency efforts around the country.

This summer we have seen unprecedented extreme weather caused by climate change: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and fires. From Houston to Sonoma, day laborers have been on the front lines of disaster relief efforts. This was also true in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction to the communities surrounding La Colmena - the Staten Island day laborer center. Join us to learn from Staten Island's experience coordinating trainings and relief efforts and protecting the health and safety of both day laborers and the communities impacted by the hurricane.

When: November 7th, 9:00am
Where: Voz' MLK Jr. Worker Center (240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland)
Who: Gonzalo Mercado, Executive Director of La Colmena - Voz' Staten Island equivalent - and member of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

This is an opportunity to come together to learn and discuss how Voz' MLK Jr. Worker Center can coordinate with government and nonprofit agencies to become a resource for disaster relief trainings and community leadership.


Ven a participar en una presentación y discusión con Voz y Gonzalo Mercado de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros y Jornaleras (NDLON) sobre el rol que han jugado lxs jornalerxs en los esfuerzos de responder a los desastres naturales a nivel nacional.

Este verano hemos visto los efectos del cambio climático en varios desastres extremos: huracanes, temblores, inundaciones y incendios. De Houston a Sonoma, lxs jornalerxs han estado en la primera linea de defensa. También fue el caso en el 2012, cuando el Huracán Sandy causó mucha destrucción en las comunidades alrededor de La Colmena- el centro de jornalerxs en Staten Island. Ven a aprender de la experiencia de Staten Island en la coordinación de entrenamientos y los esfuerzos de rescate y reconstrucción, protegiendo la salud y seguridad de lxs jornalerxs y las comunidades afectadas.

Cuando: 7 de Noviembre, 9:00am
Donde: Centro de Trabajadores MLK Jr. (240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland)
Quien: Gonzalo Mercado, Director Ejecutiva de La Colmena - el equivalente a Voz en Staten Island - y miembro de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros y Jornaleras (NDLON)

Es una oportunidad para reunirnos a discutir cómo el Centro de Trabajadores MLK Jr. puede coordinar con agencias del gobierno y organizaciones comunitarias para ser un recurso en la respuesta frente a los desastres naturales.

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