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May 7, 2017
Film Screening - Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Our healthcare system doesn't work...Medicaid and Medicare are under attack... what is the solution?

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

Jun 9, 2017
Big Pharma: Market Failure (Screening)
First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

BIG PHARMA is a powerful new documentary film on the impact of out-of-control drug prices on businesses and the U.S. economy, Congress' failure to deal with the crisis and how we might fix it. The film takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional pharmaceutical industry and how it is damaging our economy, hurting our businesses and negatively impacting the nation's health. CEO of MCS Industries and producer of Big Pharma: Market Failure will be present for Q &A following. Friday, June 9, 7 PM, Eliot Chapel

Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, KBOO, American Sustainable Business Council, Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare & Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices

Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open on 6:30 PM

Jul 1, 2017
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.

Jul 6, 2017
It's NOT over—PDX Healthcare rally w/Wyden Merkley & Bonamici
911 Federal Building, 911 NE 11th

This is huge - the biggest rally organized by our Members of Congress this year. The media and other elected officials will also be there. Please tell your friends and family.

Join Senator Wyden, Senator Merkley and Congresswoman Bonamici for a rally to save our healthcare!

10:30 AM at the East Side federal complex, 911 NE 11th Ave.

*Parking is limited to meter street parking. Please consider public transit or carpooling.The Federal Building is across the street from the Lloyd Max Station (right near the Lloyd center max station).

Questions? Call Senator Wyden’s Portland Office at 503-326-7525

Indivisible Oregon - We are dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda through grassroots advocacy, working through our own Members of US Congress. We are part of a national movement that is implementing the strategy outlined at

Jul 12, 2017
Public Meeting: Defeat Trumpcare! Fight for Medicare for all!
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway


Defeat Trumpcare! Fight for Medicare for all!


When: Saturday, July 12, 7:00 PM

Where: PSU SMSU 329

Join Socialist Alternative for a public meeting as part of the #OccupyTrumpcare National Day of Action against Trumpcare and to discuss the need for a Medicare-for-all single-payer system.


Trumpcare is a savage attack on working people and the poor. If passed, it will deny tens of millions access to healthcare and represent one of the greatest transfers of wealth from the working class to the 1% in U.S. history through massive tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations.

Trumpcare can be defeated. We need a full mobilization of the opposition to Trumpcare through rallies, protests, and occupations of Republican Senators’ offices nationwide. The Republicans are struggling to overcome internal divisions, but we need to keep the pressure up to ensure defeat of Trumpcare. We need to not just fight back against Trump’s attacks on health care, but for universal single-payer healthcare. There is mass opposition across the country, we need all opponents of Trumpcare to unite behind a strategy of mobilizing the full breadth of that opposition, similar to the mass rallies around Trump’s inauguration when millions marched in the streets. With a well-organized mobilization and an escalating series of mass actions we can help ensure the Republican bill fails. Join Portland Socialist Alternative to discuss next steps in fighting back against Trumpcare.

Portland Socialist Students is an organization of young people building a fightback against the billionaire class.

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

Jul 19, 2017
Mixed Match - Portland Premiere Screening
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park

Mixed Match, a documentary particially filmed in Beaverton and Portland (at Doernbecher Children's Hospital) will have its Portland, Oregon premiere as part of the Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking screening series.

Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.


Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:00pm * Pre-reception at 6pm in the Stevens room near the Whitsell Auditorium - everyone invited

Location: Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue.

CHEAP! Tickets range from $6 to $9 Buy them ASAP as this screening will sellout:

Mixed Match director and producer, Jeff Chiba Stearns, along with local subjects, Lenore & Todd Thawley and Dr. Eneida Nemecek will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

There will be a bone marrow drive at the screening hosted by Be the Match if people would like to sign up to the US stem cell registry. Please help us share this event to your family and friends in the Portland area! Thanks!

Accolades and Awards

  • 2016 Audience Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2016 National Bank People’s Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2016 Runner-up - Audience Award: 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • 2017 Closing Film: 4th Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
  • 2017 Best of the Northwest Feature Award: 19th Spokane International Film Festival
  • 2017 Audience Award - Documentary: 35th CAAMFest

Film Festival Official Selections

  • 2016 35th Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 36th Hawaii International Film Festival – Honolulu, Hawaii, US
  • 2016 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival – San Diego, CA, US
  • 2016 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016 20th Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 9th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • 2017 5th Seattle Asian Pacific Film Festival – Seattle, Washington, US
  • 2017 23rd Victoria Film Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2017 33th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 35th CAAMFest – San Francisco, California, US
  • 2017 4th Hapa Japan / Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 41th Cleveland International Film Festival – Cleveland, Ohio, US
  • 2017 19th Spokane International Film Festival – Spokane, Washington, US
  • 2017 16th Powell River Film Festival – Powell River, BC, Canada
  • 2017 12th DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon, US
  • 2017 36th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota, US
Aug 1, 2017
West Linn: Protect Healthcare Town Hall
West Linn Adult Community Center

Tuesday, August 1st from 6:30-8 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center, Maple Room (1180 Rosemont Rd)

It's not just Trump and the national GOP threatening healthcare. Come learn about why 220,000 Oregonians could see their premiums rise and 375,000 more could lose their coverage altogether if the local GOP succeeds in rolling back the Healthcare Protections bill. Legislators need to hear from you!

Our Oregon is Oregon’s progressive coalition, working for social and economic justice and fighting to protect Oregon’s priorities.

The Oregon Nurses Association is the professional organization for registered nurses throughout the state of Oregon. Oregon nurses make a difference!

Aug 3, 2017
Fight for Fair Pay: Documentary "Care" Home Health Aides
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

“Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

– Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

“Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

– Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

Aug 12, 2017
NOW is the TIME: Healthcare for Everybody - film Screening and panel discussion
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Hosted by: Margot Faubion Panelists (4) Joni McSpadden RN, Rhonda Walker for WW.

The Green Party of SW Washington and Whole Washington initiative group invite you to join us for an afternoon examination of Single-Payer Healthcare For All. We will start wit the new documentary film Now is the Time, which delves into what single-payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what we can do to make it happen. Afterwards, a panel of local healthcare and political activists will encourage discussion and answer any of your questions.

Green Party of Southwest Washington - "Think globally, act locally." Together we can make positive changes in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties. People, Peace, and Planet before Profit!

Whole Washington

Single-payer ballot initiative for Washington state.

Nov 7, 2017
Protect Oregon's Healthcare: Talk with Nico Serra
The Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie

All Oregonians Deserve High-Quality Healthcare.

Whether you work in a coffee shop or at a construction site, you should be able to access the care that you need at a price that you can afford. With Ballot Measure 101, we will be closer to realizing that than ever before: 95 percent of Oregonians and all children will have access to healthcare if Ballot Measure 101 passes in January. Together, we can make Oregon a healthier place.

Come hear BerniePDXer and healthcare activist and leader Nico Serra on Ballot Measure 101 next Tuesday night.

In addition, come write your post card asking Senator Wyden to co-sponsor Bernie's Medicare-for-All bill! We're sending Wyden big stacks each week. We'll also discuss upcoming local events and more.

Nov 16, 2017
Annual Health Equity Dinner (Oregon Latino Health Coalition)
Oaks Park

The Oregon Latino Health Coalition is excited to announce our 2017 Annual Health Equity Dinner in celebration of the passage of Cover All Kids (SB 588)! This is an opportunity to recognize the many champions of this historic achievement, and raise funds to support our future health equity work for our Latino community in Oregon.

SAVE THE DATE: November 16, 2017

Historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion

7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, 97202

6:30 PM-9:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:00 PM)

Tickets are now on sale! Buy yours today here:

Tickets: $100

We look forward to celebrating the historic passage of Cover All Kids with you in November!

SPONSORSHIPS: Interested in sponsoring this year's Health Equity Dinner? Please contact Glenda at for more information.

FOOD: For dietary restrictions please email Aldo Solano at

Nov 17, 2017
Rural Healthcare in Oregon
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

Rural Oregonians suffer shorter life expectancies, higher death rates from chronic diseases, and poorer access to healthcare than Oregonians in urban areas. Some rural areas in Oregon have no health providers at all. What makes healthcare so challenging in rural Oregon? What must Oregon do to raise the quality of healthcare to rural Oregonians who need it? Our panelists and moderator will address these questions and recommend methods for Oregon to meet the needs of its rural residents.

Dec 1, 2017
Zero Weeks Film Screening
Kelly Elementary, 9030 SE Cooper

At some point in our lives, all of us will have a sick partner, an aging parent, a new baby or adopted child, or get sick ourselves. And since taking care of family is non-negotiable, we all need to be able to take time from work without worrying about losing our jobs or going into serious debt. This is why Oregon needs a paid family and medical leave insurance program and why Family Forward Oregon is bringing you this special screening of Zero Weeks, the fourth documentary by award-winning director, Ky Dickens. Dickens was inspired to make a film about paid leave, after facing financial depletion, emotional turmoil and guilt of having “not enough time,” due to a lack of paid leave, after the birth of her first child.

Join us on Friday, December 1st at Kelly Elementary. Doors open at 5:30 and the screening will begin at 6:00pm. After the screening, a panel of leaders will share thoughts on what a paid family and medical leave insurance program could mean for Oregon.

For more information about the film, visit the official Zero Weeks website:

Dec 3, 2017
Trans Clinic: Insurance & IDs
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

Join community and health organizations for a special combination event! The insurance exchange closes December 15th or maybe you want to start a new year with new IDs. We can help with both! Co-hosted by: Equi Institute, Legacy Health, OHSU, Kaiser, Outside In's ID Project, Q Center, and more!

If you plan to come, RSVP here:

Interpretación en español disponible

WHAT? Health Insurance: 1) The insurance exchange will close December 15th. If you still need to purchase private insurance on the exchange (not OHP or Medicare) and have questions about what is available to you, this event is for you.

2) If you recently had any changes to your OHP and need to check in about that, this event is for you!

IDs: If you have questions or need guidance on updating your name or gender marker on identity documents, come by! We will have knowledgeable assisters available and copies of most forms.

**Q Center is ADA accessible with gender neutral bathrooms and is located at 4115 N. Mississippi Ave. Trimet's #4 line drops off directly outside Q Center and the yellow Max line is nearby at the N. Skidmore stop. We will be in the Equi Institute side of Q Center. The front door is directly on N. Mississippi and has no steps.

We will have snacks, water, juice, and coffee available. <3

***If you plan to come, RSVP here:

Dec 14, 2017
Fix It: Healthcare At The Tipping Point screening
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Doors open at 5:30PM and the screening starts at 6:00PM. Pizza and water are provided for no charge but donations are gratefully accepted to help defray cost.

Jan 5, 2018
Up for Debate: Measure 101 (City Club)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th

On January 23, 2018, Oregonians will decide whether to approve sections of House Bill 2391 that assessed new fees on hospitals and other health care providers to pay for the expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.

At this Friday Forum—just two-and-a-half weeks before the votes will be counted—we'll host a debate featuring those who support the measure and those who oppose it.

Jan 7, 2018
Parade For 101
Meet at Sunnyside School Park


We want you to show off your love for healthcare for all Oregonians by joining in on a PARADE FOR 101 where costumes of any and all themes, props, signs and flags, flash and pizzazz to attract the eye of onlookers are welcome.

On Sunday January 7, 2018, at 10am a whole creative community of people who support YES ON MEASURE 101 will gather to parade down streets in SE Portland with music, costumes, props and fun while passing out flyers to neighbors and Portlanders along the route encouraging everybody to turn in their ballots marked YES!

This grassroots spectacle of moving street art, a marching band, wheelchair brigade and creative costumes of all kinds starts and ends in the yard at Sunnyside School (SE Yamhill between 34th & 35th)

YES on MEASURE 101 maintains healthcare for children, seniors, people with disabilities and those who purchase their own health insurance.

Organizers encourage everyone to come motivate and celebrate yes votes for healthcare on MEASURE 101! We are welcoming to Oregonians of all backgrounds regardless of race, orientation, or gender identity, especially communities who most need access to healthcare.

Jan 24, 2018
9th Annual WCDB Conference
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

Save the Date for our 9th Annual Conference.
More info at

Registration now open see in ticket information above.
Sponsorship opportunities available

Featured speakers include:

  • Keynote by former Governor John Kitzhaber
  • Rep Alissa Keny-Guyer with mental health patient advocates sharing their successful advocacy this legislative session.
  • Rep Diego Hernandez and Cover All Kids advocate -Aldo Salano-Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  • Rep Julie Fahey and Grayson Dempsey on Reproductive Health Bill
  • Health Care for All Oregon- Tom Sincic
  • OpenNotes- Liz Salmi @TheLizArmy
Feb 18, 2018
Film Screening: Big Pharma
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.

Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm and will be followed by a Q & A discussion with state representative Rob Nosse, who has championed prescription drug legislation here in Oregon. Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale.

Hosted by the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee. Co-sponsored by KBOO, Health Care for All Oregon, Main Street Alliance of Oregon, Physicians for a National Health Program, Nurses for Single Payer, Portland DSA, and BerniePDX.