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

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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Tuesday
Jul 25
Que es la Seguridad? / What is Safety?
Sisters of the Road Cafe

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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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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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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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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