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Tuesday
Jun 20
CAT's Tenant Power Work Party
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for an afternoon of tenant power every Tuesday afternoon in June! We'll be meeting at The Rosewood Initiative for art-making, community engagement, team-building, and general education on #HB2004, Stable Homes for Oregon Families.

Children and teens are welcome, snacks provided, and it's an all-ages place to hang out. Kick off your summer by fighting for housing justice!


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

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Monday
Jun 26
Patricia Kullberg reads On the Ragged Edge of Medicine at Powell's
Powell's City of Books

Patricia Kullberg will read from and sign copies of her new book, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

On the Ragged Edge of Medicine offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author’s decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don’t survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.

This collection of narratives is filled with questions about the realities people face in their everyday lives and the inadequacies of medicine to remedy them. A life-saving procedure is refused without explanation; an agoraphobic woman suffers silently and fails to cope; an accidental overdose takes another life. Delving into her daily interactions with patients, Kullberg muses on the impact of scarce resources, the ways she managed to succeed, the fall-out of her own mistakes, and the strategies she used to keep her sanity.

Written for anyone interested in the limits and possibilities of medicine within a context of social inequity, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine draws the reader into the big tragedies, small victories, and everyday mishaps of medicine when ministering to the destitute.


Oregon State University Press - publishes books on the history, natural history, cultures, and literature of the Pacific Northwest.

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Tuesday
Jun 27
Tenant Power Work Party
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for an afternoon of tenant power every Tuesday afternoon in June! We'll be meeting at The Rosewood Initiative for art-making, community engagement, team-building, and general education on #HB2004, Stable Homes for Oregon Families.

Children and teens are welcome, snacks provided, and it's an all-ages place to hang out. Kick off your summer by fighting for housing justice!


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

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Saturday
Jul 8
Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival
Director Park

We are pleased to announce that the preparations for the first annual Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival, "Silk Road Echoes," are well underway. This festival, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, aims to highlight modern artistic expressions and present the best of Muslim Cultural tradition while promoting awareness of Muslim cultures among American Muslims and the broader American audience.

Please join us for this celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of Muslims, representing over 42 ethnic groups in Portland, to bridge greater understanding and dialogue.

Festival will feature:

  • Cultural Performances and music
  • Food from around the world
  • International market experience
  • Arts, crafts, henna, and Islamic calligraphy
  • Resources and learning opportunities

For more information, please visit our website: pdxmuslims.org

This event is made possible with the support of Portland Parks & Recreation.

Sponsors:

  • Office of Neighborhood Involvement
  • Multnomah County Cultural Coalition/Oregon Cultural Trust

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

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Tuesday
Jul 11
Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night
To Be Determined

The North Portland prisoner letter-writing night has now merged with the SE chapter! We will be writting to some long-time political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!


Portland ABC - The Portland Anarchist Black Cross supports US-held Political Prisoners (PP), Prisoners of War (POW), and politicized Oregon prisoners.

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Friday
Jul 14
Burgerville Workers Union July Picket
SE Powell Boulevard MAX Station Park & Ride

Burgerville: Stop retaliations, start negotations!

As we come out of the dreary months of spring and into the exuberance of summer we must remember that the workers are still the workers and the boss is still the boss! As always, there has never been a better time to organize, fight for our quality of life, and unionize for a more just future for all of us—both here and across the country.

In the coming months we vow to show Burgerville that they cannot continue to ignore the needs of workers, or the voice of our union. Burgerville has consistently responded to organizing with retaliations against workers, including firing and writing up shop leaders for minor infractons. Through continued escalation and ongoing workplace organizing, we will force Burgerville to come to the negotiating table one way or another!

And so, the workers of the BVWU invite to you to a picket Friday, July 14, at the Burgerville on SE 92nd and Powell. Come have some fun while standing in solidarity with Burgerville workers against hate speech, intimidation, and Burgerville’s union-busting tactics.

Meet at the Park and Ride on 3618 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, 97266 at 5:30 to march to the Burgerville on 92nd and Powell.


Burgerville Workers Union - We are the heart of Burgerville. We deserve a voice in our jobs and a raise. Because nobody should expect to live in poverty.

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Freedom Summer 2017
Warner Pacific College, Kardatzke Hall

The NAACP Portland Branch is hosting a two-day event called Freedom Summer 2017. Our community needs healing and the ability to come together and develop skills that allow us to rely on our faith and our community in these tough political times.

Day 1: Friday 7/14/17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

A diverse panel of faith leaders will participate in a facilitated conversation that speaks to the intersections of faith and non-violent direct action based on the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day 2: Saturday 7/15/17

9:00am -1:00pm

Workshops will address topics such as:

  • Bystander Intervention
  • De-escalation training
  • Non-violent direct-action training
  • Youth organizing training

PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Saturday
Jul 15
Freedom Summer 2017
Warner Pacific College, Kardatzke Hall

The NAACP Portland Branch is hosting a two-day event called Freedom Summer 2017. Our community needs healing and the ability to come together and develop skills that allow us to rely on our faith and our community in these tough political times.

Day 1: Friday 7/14/17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

A diverse panel of faith leaders will participate in a facilitated conversation that speaks to the intersections of faith and non-violent direct action based on the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day 2: Saturday 7/15/17

9:00am -1:00pm

Workshops will address topics such as:

  • Bystander Intervention
  • De-escalation training
  • Non-violent direct-action training
  • Youth organizing training

PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Clean Air for Healthy Kids! Rally + Press Event
DEQ, Portland Office

Join us in the lunch hour for a family centered rally and press event focused on holding DEQ accountable for the air quality program they have promised our communities. Our families should be the top priority in agenda setting, and it's time agencies are reminded of that.

We will be set-up in the plaza outside of DEQ headquarters. There will be activities for kids, and refreshments provided by Green Zebra!


Neighbors for Clean Air -

Creating a healthier Oregon through the reduction of air pollution. Visit us at whatsinourair.org

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Friday
Jul 28
Her Own Wings: Group Show
Land Gallery

A great group show featuring femme representations of Portland, by female-identified local artists.

In 1985, the City of Portland commissioned the statue of Portlandia, based on the figure in our city seal. However, they also allowed the artist to retain sole image rights, forfeiting the opportunity to brand Portland with a strong female figure. So we're going to try again.

Featuring:

  • Nishat Akhtar
  • Cate Andrews
  • Lisa Congdon
  • Marlowe Dobbe
  • Aimee Flom
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Meg Hunt
  • Jax Ko
  • Elsa Lang
  • Molly Mendoza
  • Nyssa Oru
  • Lena Podesta
  • Chelsea Stephen
  • Adrienne Vita
  • Maggie Wauklyn
  • Subin Yang
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Saturday
Jul 29
Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
Mt Scott Park

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 1
ROSE Community Development Benefit Night with Portland Pickles
Walker Stadium

ROSE residents, staff and board members will be joining the Portland Pickles Baseball team on Tuesday, August 1st at the Walker Stadium for a night of baseball. Please consider joining us for a great night out in support of an important cause.

The Portland Pickles will donate 50% of the gross ticket proceeds to ROSE. In order for ROSE to benefit, ticket customers must use a special code at the time of purchase. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased without the special code will not apply to the donated funds.

To purchase tickets, follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Portland Pickles website.
  2. Select: Portland Pickles vs. Yuba Bears on 8/1 @ 7:05PM
  3. Click on drop down menu and select GROUP PARTY TENT
  4. Enter Promo Code: RCD17
  5. Make sure to click ‘APPLY’ or the code won’t work

All tickets for the 8/1/2017 Portland Pickles baseball game can be purchased in-person at the stadium, online or via phone. Be sure to tell them ROSE sent you. Questions? Email info@rosedc.org.

If you have any questions, please contact info@rosecdc.org.


ROSE Community Development - ROSE connects our community to build good homes, healthy families and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

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Sunday
Aug 6
Multnomah County Democrats table at Lents Founders Fair
Lents Park

Join HD 48/51 at our booth to talk to folks in our community about all the things we are doing and ways to get involved. More details comming soon. Contact 51Leader@MultDems.org if you would like to volunteer.

Lents Founders Fair Main Event Web Site: http://oregonwalks.org/programs/oregon-walkways/oregon-walkways-lents-founders-fair


Multnomah County Democrats -

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Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!


Washington County Educate and Organize -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

Washco Solidarity -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.: Stand up for the Community Benefits Agreement!
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

The City of Portland has the opportunity to deeply impact our region through a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) which serves everyone in our community. By implementing a model for shared wealth creation through public investment, Portland can create access to high-road jobs with good wages and benefits for our communities of color and for women - for those who have historically been excluded from these career pathways.

The CBA also provides funding for valuable pre-apprenticeship training programs offered by organizations like Oregon Tradeswomen, Construction Hope, and Portland Youth Builders. The City Council is slated to vote on the future implementation of the CBA in early August!

Come to the OTI office from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 8th. We will write postcards to Mayor Wheeler to make sure he knows we care that our city tax dollars are spent fairly.

We will provide some snacks and of course, kids are welcome!

THANK YOU!

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Wednesday
Aug 9
9th Annual Pink Party to benefit Planned Parenthood Portland!
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

The Pink Party is back! This family-friendly happy hour will feature drink specials, the ever-popular photo booth, face painting, raffle prizes, all-ages games and the talents of DJ Moodytwoshoes and DJ Graceless!

The Pink Party is the largest annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's award-winning Multnomah County Leadership & Advocacy Team, which works to keep Oregon the No. 1 state in the nation for reproductive freedom and birth control access. Learn how you can join us at the local level to make a real difference in promoting access to lifesaving, affordable, nonjudgmental health services.

  • WHAT: 9th Annual Pink Party
  • WHEN: 5-8pm Wednesday, August 9th
  • WHERE: Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave., Portland
  • COST: $5 general admission, $10 VIP admission (includes a limited-edition "Don't F@#^ With Us. Don't F@#^ Without Us" notebook), FREE for kids younger than 10

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood.

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Saturday
Aug 12
Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!


Washington County Educate and Organize -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

Washco Solidarity -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.

Website
Sunday
Aug 13
Coffee with New Leaders Council - Portland
Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry

Come and learn about Portland's chapter of New Leaders Council. We are seeking applicants for the 2018 class of fellows. You will have the opportunity to meet and chat with former fellows about their experience with this progressive leadership program.

New Leaders Council is a nationwide program designed to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. To find out more, see: http://www.newleaderscouncil.org


New Leaders Council - Portland - NLC is the bench of talent for the progressive movement. Our alumni are leaders in business, politics, and media.

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

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

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


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

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Wednesday
Aug 16
Brown Girl Rise Fundraiser
Church Bar

Join us for an evening in support of Brown Girl Rise!

Brown Girl Rise is a radical sisterhood of girls of color reclaiming their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to cultivate a just future where we rise together.

BGR has been fundraising this month with a goal of $4k to support future programming. Come celebrate the end of our indiegogo campaign! Want to support or share this fundraiser now? Go to: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/brown-girl-rise

We are going to start the evening off with Kids Karaoke from 4-7pm with Music provided by Huixola from 7-10pm. Palmistry & Platicas with Folk Herbalist, Brijx Letty Chichitonyolotli ($5-$25 sliding scale for a 10 min. personalized heart talk session). Church bar allows minors until 10 PM.

Church will donate 100% of all proceeds to the organization this evening and there will be additional opportunities to learn about and support this emerging, powerful, youth organization!

$5-$10 suggested donation at the door (no one turned away).

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Haft-Seen :: Film Screening for De-Canon at UNA
UNA Gallery

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

Join us for a second screening of the film at UNA Gallery, hosted by De-Canon. Doors at 8pm, film screening will begin promptly at 8:30pm.

This event is free and all ages are welcome.

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Thursday
Aug 17
Free Renters' Rights Workshop
North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth
  • Did you know that nearly 70% of Black Oregonians rent?
  • That over half of millenials are renters?
  • That women are less likely to own homes than men?
  • That empty homes outnumber homeless people?

Join other renters this Thursday for a free renters' rights workshop at the North Portland Library, and bring your questions with you.

We'll bring the snacks, you bring the neighbors.

Bring anyone who rents with you. We are stronger in numbers!


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

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Friday
Aug 18
Impact Your Health Portland Free Clinic
Portland Adventist Academy

This amazing two day clinic (also taking place Sunday, August 20, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) will include:

Medical:

  • Hypertension/diabetes screenings
  • Diagnoses and referrals
  • Health education

Dental:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Cleanings
  • Restorations

Vision:

  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • Free prescription glasses (takes six weeks)

Impact Your Health Portland - A free health, dental, & vision clinic for the city of Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve!

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Eclipse Hate: Solidarity with Charlottesville
Salmon Street Fountain, Salmon at Naito Parkway

On Friday August 18th Portland’s Resistance will be holding a non-violent rally and march in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, Virginia after last week’s tragedies.

There will be speakers, collaborative banner making, and a strong showing of community. Just like Charlottesville, Portland has recently and historically faced tragedy at the hands of white supremacy. We’ve seen the destruction that it brings both here and across the country. We will not tolerate hate in our city.

We must stand against the rise of fascism and empower marginalized communities. This is Donald’s Trumps America. Is it yours? If not, join us to stand against hate. Let’s show the millions of people coming to Portland this weekend what we stand for.


Portland's Resistance - organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

This is an all ages, family friendly event! Want to have your voice heard? Don’t feel represented? Afraid of being arrested on the walk to the grocery store? WashCo Solidarity welcomes you to community-based training on protecting yourself and others in the streets and daily life. Make your voice heard!


Washington County Educate and Organize -

Our goals are to create safe spaces for people of color, lgbtq, women and children; to educate our community how to make change and organize into action.

Washco Solidarity -

We stand with our threatened friends and neighbors, using non-violent direct action against all forms of injustice.

Website
Jade International Night Market - 1st Night
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

The Jade International Night Market is a crucial tool to help support local small businesses in the Jade District neighborhood. The annual summer event provides a space to celebrate and recognize the diversity and culture of the communities who live and work in the Jade District and sheds light on the issues impacting a neighborhood in transition.

The Jade International Night Market takes place every year and provides a unique cultural event that reflects the diversity of the Jade District communities. We envision an event that supports and roots the Jade District community in place, while providing an opportunity for community members and businesses to benefit economically from the event.

Last year, the Jade International Night Market brought over 25,000 visitors to Southeast 82nd Ave each weekend to participate in a community-driven event in an area that is historically underserved. The Jade District is centered around Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street. The goal of the Jade District is to build social and economic capacity, while mitigating displacement in the face of gentrification pressures.

Come and enjoy authentic international cuisine, family friendly entertainment, a beer garden, and various activities.

Transportation: Free parking; plenty of space for bikes and served by the Division MAX Station and Trimet Bus Routes 4 and 72

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Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

Did you know that nearly half of Asian Americans are renters?

Even though Asians have the highest levels of education and employment, homeownership levels do not represent those efforts.

Renters in the Jade District see massive amounts of rent hikes and displacement generally, and as more low-income tenants are pushed further out, they're less likely to have the protections offered exclusively within Portland city limits at this time.

Come to The Community Alliance of Tenants booth (#228) at the Jade District Night Market on August 19 and August 26 to play games, learn your rights, and meet other renters.

We'll be answering your questions, blasting sweet tunes, and serving up snacks to get you going.


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

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Sunday
Aug 20
Impact Your Health Portland Free Clinic
Portland Adventist Academy

This amazing two day clinic (also taking place Friday, August 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) will include:

Medical:

  • Hypertension/diabetes screenings
  • Diagnoses and referrals
  • Health education

Dental:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Cleanings
  • Restorations

Vision:

  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • Free prescription glasses (takes six weeks)

Impact Your Health Portland - A free health, dental, & vision clinic for the city of Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve!

Website
Thursday
Aug 24
Beech St. Beach Party
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

We’re so excited to be throwing a block party, beach style, with Tyrone White and Tyrone White Jr., owners of the Beech St. food cart pod next Thursday, August 24! Fun things are planned including face painting, a DJ, free food for the first 100 people, and prizes from local businesses! This will be a fun and FREE event to get to know your neighbors.

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Saturday
Aug 26
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Family Day
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Please join us for this free, family-friendly day at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and learn more about Bon Odori in North America. Featuring kids activities and free admission to our current exhibition, "American Obon: Dancing in Joy and Remembrance."

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Jade International Night Market - Night 2
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

For the August 19th event go here! https://www.facebook.com/events/103082583683307

Join us for the fourth annual Jade International Night Market, where Portland's multicultural communities come out in full force each August to celebrate one of East Portland's biggest events! Last year over 20,000 people came out to support local small businesses, community organizations, cultural groups, and our anti-displacement efforts.

This year, the Jade International Night Market runs on two Saturdays: August 19th, and August 26th. Come to one of both to enjoy international cuisine from local businesses, cultural performances, and a celebration and recognition of the vibrant community that resides in the Jade District neighborhood and East Portland.

You can read more about our work on the Jade International Night Market here: http://www.apano.org/news-events/jade-international-night-market-anchoring-our-community-through-celebration/

Want to be a vendor at this year's Jade International Night Market? Sign up here: http://jadedistrictnightmarket.org/vendors/

Volunteers make the Night Market a success every year! Interested in volunteering? Fill out the volunteer registration form here: http://jadedistrictnightmarket.org/volunteer/

If you have any questions about this event and the Jade District, contact Jade District Manager, Todd Struble at todd@apano.org


Jade District - Jade District is the NPI along SE 82nd Avenue and Division St.

Jade District Night Market - The Jade District International Night Market is a new project to help rally and unite the business and residential community together in SE Portland.

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO is a statewide nonpartisan 501(c)(4) political advocacy and leadership development organization focused on Asian and Pacific Islander concerns.

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Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

Did you know that nearly half of Asian Americans are renters?

Even though Asians have the highest levels of education and employment, homeownership levels do not represent those efforts.

Renters in the Jade District see massive amounts of rent hikes and displacement generally, and as more low-income tenants are pushed further out, they're less likely to have the protections offered exclusively within Portland city limits at this time.

Come to The Community Alliance of Tenants booth (#228) at the Jade District Night Market on August 19 and August 26 to play games, learn your rights, and meet other renters.

We'll be answering your questions, blasting sweet tunes, and serving up snacks to get you going.


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

Website
Sunday
Aug 27
West African Tradition Days
1128 SW Englewood Dr, Lake Oswego

Join us as we take in the culture of West Africa through classes in dance and drumming. Instructors from Kúkátónón, Dana Shephard and Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker, will teach classes for all ages. We’ll also feature the popular “Band of Fools” with Betsy Branch, and “Harmony Singing by Ear” with Leela Grace. After dinner, we’ll have a family friendly pub-style sing around the fire pit and pool!

Come for all or part of the day!

3:00 PM: West African Drumming with Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker OR Ear Harmony Singing with Leela Grace 4:30 PM: West African Dance with Dana Shephard OR Band of Fools with Betsy Branch 5:45-7:15 PM ; Dinner and pool party 7:15-9:00 PM: Firelight pub sing


Portland Revels celebrates the seasons through song, dance, story and ritual of the past and present, creating community across generations and cultures.

Leela Grace (Music) - Since moving to the West coast in 2007, Leela has become a highly sought-after solo performer as well as a popular banjo, harmony-singing, and clogging teacher in the Portland area and beyond.

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Monday
Aug 28
Insights from the Outside: Envisioning how our neighborhoods can serve everyone, including the houseless, better
through Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Insights from the Outside: Envisioning a More Just Neighborhood for Everyone. This neighborhood event will begin with a panel of people expereincing houselessness who will discuss experiences. Everyone is invted to make art to envision how our neighborhoods can better serve everyone, including houseless neighbors. This event is co-sponsored by Right 2 Survive Ambassador Program and Portland Assembly.


Right 2 Survive Ambassador Program - The Ambassador Program is a diplomatic outreach project of Right2Survive. We create opportunities for housed Portlanders to learn from the houseless

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG)'s Portland Election Watch Happy Hour & Fundraiser
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne

PORTLANDIANS & Oregonians!: Interested in ensuring fair elections in our country? Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation is launching a groundbreaking, non-partisan Election Watch program and we need your help! http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/

Think voter suppression and erosion of voting rights cannot happen in Oregon? Think again.

Exhibit 1: Oregon Proof of Citizenship to Vote Initiative. Signatures are now being sought to put this on the 2018 ballot. It calls for CLEARING Oregon's Voter Rolls by 2020, at which time anyone wanting to vote MUST register (again), but this time with proof of US citizenship. Let that sink in.

We will be discussing this issue, and other voting issues - as well as the new non-partisan ELECTION WATCH program - on 8/29, 6-8 pm at the Lucky Lab SE. The event is FREE and more info is in the "about" section in this post.

Election Watch will be the first nationwide program to ensure that at least one trained volunteer lawyer is in every county in the U.S. for the purpose of proactively addressing voter suppression BEFORE an election, as opposed to litigating after the damage is done. http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/blog/electionwatch

Come to the Portland Election Watch #SpiritedVoting HAPPY HOUR & Fundraiser event on 8/29 at the SE location of “Lucky Lab” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn more about the program and help us raise the money we need to get it off the ground. The suggested donation for this event is $20, but feel free to donate MORE, or less. You can donate online here: http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/donate OR bring cash or a check made out to "Lawyers for Good Government Foundation."

Hope to see you there!

#SpiritedVoting is a fundraising effort to support Election Watch, a project by the Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation, which is organized as a nonprofit and is seeking a 501(c)(3) tax-exemption designation. Upon the Foundation's receipt of an exemption determination from the IRS, contributions will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Saturday
Sep 2
Paying It Forward Store & Gilhooligans Street Festival
Gilhooligans Bar and Grill
  • This event is open to the public, and is for all ages.
  • The hours will be from 10 AM to 8 PM.
  • This event is a Street Festival bringing the local community together to have fun, to help raise funds, to help collect lots of coats. The coats will be distributed during the colder season.
  • There is 10 Bands performing. There are over 20 Vendors.
  • All donations, all funds from booth rental goes directly back into Paying It Forward Store. They help folks in our local community that are struggling.

  • Bounce House is $2.00 for 5 minutes.

  • Dunk Tank 4 toss for $2.00

Unlimited Bounce House and unlimited Dunk Tank Throw, a Soda, bag chips and a hot dog for $10.00 for kids under 13.


Paying It Forward store -

We help those who are struggling and that are in need of clothing, shoes, coats, blankets and personal hygiene items. For more information check us out at www.payingitforwardstore.org

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Monday
Sep 4
UFCW Local 555 Labor Day picnic: Portland/Vancouver/SW Washington
Oaks Park

The region's largest Labor Day picnic (up to 20,000 people!) turn up each year for barbeque, games, carnival rides, music, and the chance to hear from local politicians. There will also be a kids' scavenger hunt and a blood drive challenge. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm and is free to members and their families. Ride bracelets will be available for member's children. Politicians will be taking the stage to speak at 1 pm. Please note that this year the shuttle train is free to all picnic attendees! This picnic is sponsored in conjunction with the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and AFL-CIO.

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Friday
Sep 8
N/On Violence: A Debate and Public Conversation
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park

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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Saturday
Sep 9
Peace & Justice Fair
Esther Short Park, Vancouver

The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair will showcase the hard work and creative spirit of individuals, social justice groups, peace organizations, faith communities, performers, artists, businesses, and environmental activists who are making the world a better place.

Come on down!

  • Walk the rope Labyrinth
  • Get your picture taken at the Photo booth
  • Free face painting and crafts for children of all ages!
  • Clark County Historical Museum: bring your peace artifact to the park to display at the “Pop up Museum” during the day.
  • Music throughout the day

www.vancouverpeaceandjusticefair.org

Admission is free! Bring the family! During the day, there will be many activities going on at the same time. At the stage, there will be a series of events including music, dance and poetry. Around the park, groups will have exhibit spaces for tables. Children’s activities will be happening throughout the day.


The Arc of Southwest Washington provides programs and services that assist people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.

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8th Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow & Community Honoring Ceremony
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), 5135 NE Columbia

The Neerchokikoo Honoring Powwow has developed into a well-anticipated annual event at NAYA Family Center. The next annual event will be held on September 9th, 2017. We use this opportunity each year to honor members of our community for their contributions to the important work that NAYA does to enhance the lives of our youth, families, and Elders.

  • 11:00 AM Community Honoring Ceremony
  • 1:00 PM Grand Entry
  • 6:00 PM Community Meal
  • 7:00 PM Grand Entry

  • MC Ian Twiss, Sicangu Lakota

  • AD Frank Goes Behind, Nooksack
  • Host Drum- Four Directions
  • Color Guard- NIVA
  • Head Woman- Ashley Meanus, Oglala Lakota
  • Heam Man- Josiah Barney, Navajo/Burns Paiute

Specials

  • All Ages Jingle
  • All Ages Ladies Fancy Shawl
  • Other TBA

Since 2010, the powwow welcomes friends and families from the Native community, and the public to gather in festivities celebrating Native culture and tradition. This time is special for many as they share and practice Native dance, music, art, food and community. NAYA celebrates the tradition of powwow with drumming and dance for men and women of all ages. Our tiny tots exhibition dancing showcases the youth of our community, and throughout the day dancers of all generations step out to display their talent and pride in Native traditions and identity.

Sponsored by the Regionals Arts & Culture Council (RACC)


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

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Serbian Fest 2017 - Portland
through Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church

Please join us for the 11th Annual Serbian Festival on September 9th & 10th. This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.

Delicious Serbian Food: BBQ, Roast Pig and Lamb, Desserts; Live Music, National Dance, Beer and Wine, Kid's Activities...and much more.

ALL AGES / FREE EVENT!

  • Saturday, September 9 11am - 10pm
  • Sunday, September 10 11am - 6pm

Taste. Experience. Discover. The culture of Serbia.

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Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy
Director Park

Muslim Educational Trust is creating a night of music at Director Park. This intimate music event will feature Al-Andalus Ensemble which encompasses violin and guitar and Dawud Wharnsby a true folk music tradition. www.metpdx.org

For more information, please contact Director Park, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, at 503.823.8087 or visit www.DirectorPark.org.

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Saturday
Sep 16
Latin America in the Beaverton Farmers Market
Beaverton Farmers Market

September 16 8am -1pm: Latin America in the Market: A Celebration of Mexico and Central American Independence Day

16 de Septiembre 8am – 1pm: Una celebración del día de independencia de México y Centroamérica en el mercado

ABOUT THIS EVENT: Browse for fresh fruits and veggies and celebrate Mexico and Central American Independence Day with Mexican fresh-from-the-market food demos and tastings, authentic Latin American music, heritage crafts, a curated mini marketplace of Latin American merchandise, piñatas and a special bilingual children’s book reading from author Patricia Morrissey!

Compra frutas y verduras frescas y celebre el Día de la Independencia de México y Centroamérica con demostraciones y muestras de comida mexicana frescas del mercado, auténtica música latinoamericana, manualidades culturales, un mini-mercado de artesanía latinoamericanas, piñatas y lecturas bilingües para niños por la autora Patricia Morrissey!

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El Grito NW y Fiestas Patrias 2017
Rose Quarter

¡Acompáñanos a festejar nuestra cultura y tradiciones en la celebración más importante de la comunidad Hispana, El Grito!

La cita es el sabado 16 de Septiembre de 11:00 A.M. a 11:00 P.M. en Rose Quarter Commons (afuera del Moda Center) .

¡Entrada gratis!

Disfruta de auténtica comida mexicana, música en vivo y diversión para toda la familia.

Evento presentado por Lara Media Services y Mandos Mundo Entertainmet.

Para más información: contact@laramedia.com


Join us to celebrate our culture and traditions in one of the most important celebration of the Hispanic community, El Grito!

El Grito, or “the Cry”, represents one of the most iconic Mexican civic celebrations. It recalls the moment in which father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the village of Dolores, rang the bell of the parish on the morning of September 16, 1810 and called Mexicans to rise against the Spanish crown and fight for independence.

The celebration is free - enjoy authentic Mexican food, live music and fun for the whole family.


El Grito NW - ¡Acompáñanos para la celebración más importante para la comunidad Hispana, El Grito NW! Viernes 15 de Septiembre de 11 A.M. a 11 P.M. en Rose Quarte Commons (afuera del Moda Center)

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2nd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland!
Carioca Bowls

Join us for our 2nd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland!

Celebrating the Brazilian Independence Day, we are bringing the community together, sharing music, food, art, dance and much more!

Family Festival, Kids invited, Fun required. Sunday, September 16th - from 11am till 5pm Free for all!!

Let's Celebrate!


  • Food Vendors
  • Live Music
  • Presentations
  • Art
  • Dance
  • and Sun!!

Free for all


Batucada Brazil PDX - Brazilian Events
Brazilian events, band and Dj in Portland and North West.

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Polish Festival 2017
through St Stanislaus Polish Church

The Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, … It is for everyone.

During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer.

The event is held on 3900 N Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library incorporated in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland Oregon.

Polish Festival 2017 - main stage

Saturday

  • 2:00-2:45 Polish School Dancers
  • 2:45-3:00 Polonez
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Agnieszka Laska Dancers
  • 3.15-3.30 Polonez
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Festival Dedication
  • 4:00 – 4:15 Agnieszka Laska Dancers
  • 4:15-4.30 Polonez
  • 4:30 – 5:00 set up for Polka
  • 5:00 – 7:15 The Oregon Polka Beats & Polka Dance Contest
  • 7:15 – 8:00 Set up for Yaazda
  • 8:00 – 10:00 Yaazda

Sunday

  • 2:05 - 2:15 Polonez
  • 2:15 -2.25 Set up for Draka
  • 2:25 - 3:00 Draka
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Set up for Polka Beats
  • 3:30 – 6:00 The Oregon Polka Beats & Polka Dance Contest

Portland Polish Festival
Every year in September for 20 years: Two festive days of the best Polish food, dance and music The best in the Northwest Polish Festival

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¡El Grito! Festival Comunitario in Hillsboro
Shute Park, Hillsboro

Centro Cultural de Washington County and the City of Hillsboro proudly announce a new partnership to produce the all-new "El Grito” Community Celebration at Hillsboro’s Shute Park on September 16, 2017. The festival will include family activities, regional Latin food options, a concert, and a traditional "Grito" Ceremony. Thousands are expected to participate in the event, which kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, and will run from 1 pm to 9 pm.

El Grito Shute Park – Parque del Indio 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123 Saturday, September 16, 2017 1:00 – 9:00 PM

The all-new El Grito event is the successor to Centro Cultural’s “El Grito de la Independencia Festival", which previously took place in Cornelius at Centro Cultural’s main campus. The decision to move the event to Hillsboro’s Shute Park will allow the El Grito event to grow and engage new community members in appreciation of cultural equity and heritage in Washington County.


Event Program & Schedule:

  • 1:00 PM Music Mariachi HSD
  • 1:30 PM Dance El Torito
  • 2:00 PM Music Mariachi FGSD
  • 2:30 PM Dance Danza de los Viejitos
  • 3:00 PM Dance Ballet Fiesta
  • 3:30 PM Dance Danza Azteca
  • 4:00 PM Dance Danza Azteca
  • 4:30 PM Dance El Jarabe Mixteco
  • 5:00 PM Band El Nuevo Rugido
  • 6:00 PM Band Zexta Alianza
  • 7:00 PM EL GRITO
  • 7:30 PM Music Perla Leon
  • 8:00 PM Music DJ AB
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Beaverton International Celebration

The Beaverton International Celebration is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more!

This year, the Beaverton International Celebration is part of National Welcoming Week, an annual series of events that bring together immigrant and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity. Beaverton will celebrate Welcoming Week from Sept. 15-24, 2017 with a series of activities that strengthen relationships and cross-cultural understanding.

http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/986/Beaverton-International-Celebration

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Sunday
Sep 17
2017 Festival of Nations
Duke's Country Bar

The annual Festival of Nations by the Division Midway Alliance is back! Taking place at Dukes Bar & Grill on 146th & Division September 17th from 11:00am-5:00pm.

We'd like to invite you, our neighbors, community members, family and friends to celebrate our wonderful community as a whole. In addition, we'd love to have you share a little bit of your culture by becoming a vendor or entertainer! (Info below on these opportunities).

EVENT FEATURES: • Live Music & Performances • Taste of the Nations’ tent which offers delicious ethnic foods! • Over 50 Unique Vendors • Huge Model Train Exhibit • And More! There's something for everyone!


Division Midway Alliance - The Division Midway Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the commercial corridor and improving livability for those living and working on and around SE Division between 117th and 148th Avenues.

Treadway Events & Entertainment - Treadway Events & Entertainment is a Portland based, powerhouse event planning, production and event rental company specializing in corporate and private events.

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Equity Matters: A Welcoming Gathering for Justice
Holladay City Park

Government jurisdictions in the Portland Metropolitan area are organizing the “Equity Matters Community Gathering” on September 17, 2017 as part of the national Welcoming Week activities, sponsored by Welcoming America. The gathering is an opportunity for neighbors, business, cultural, arts, and civic leaders to come together and recognize our communities’ shared values of equity, inclusion, and sanctuary.

In the wake of increasing anti-immigrant hostility and growing white supremacist aggression, the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights; Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity; Metro’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program; and other government agencies are reaffirming their jurisdictions’ commitment to equity and human rights.

Now, more than ever, we must confront the systems and policies that drive inequity and inflict daily violence and harm on our residents. To steer this country toward a truly inclusive and just democracy, we must clearly recognize the abhorrence of white supremacy and the essential task of dismantling centuries of structural racism and discrimination.

As stated in their August 16, 2017 message, local elected leaders are committed to building communities that, “shun hate, offer equitable opportunity and see our differences as cause for celebration, not division.”


Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights - Providing education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access, and opportunity, starting with issues of race and disability.

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Monday
Sep 18
Kúkátónón Workshop / Audition for Children interested in the program
Jefferson High School

We invite you to attend our upcoming Kúkátónón African Dance Workshop!

Happening Monday, September 18th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
(doors open at 5:00 PM - workshop begins at 5:30 PM)

@ Jefferson High School Dance Studio #B9
5210 N Kerby Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
(enter the school on N Kerby Avenue)

Admission $5 - cash or check (free for returning troupe members)

Please arrive wearing dance ready clothes (stretch pants, workout pants/shorts, leggings, tights, loose fitting clothes - be ready to move!)

Due to the small number of open slots we have for new members to join our Troupe this year, we will be hosting this workshop in lieu of an audition

Please come to the workshop if you are interested in joining Kúkátónón and learn more about our program and how you may be able to join this year or next. Asante Sana (thank you)!

See you there!

Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire confidence, commitment, and vitality among the children in the dance troupe, their families, and their communities; and to broaden awareness of African and African American cultural traditions throughout Oregon. Our Troupe serves children ages 7 - 18 and rehearses at Jefferson High School in North Portland.


Kúkátónón
KÚKÁTÓNÓN CHILDREN’S AFRICAN DANCE TROUPE: "Giving kids a sense of their original culture."

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Thursday
Sep 21
Recruiting, and Empowering Black Political Leadership
Washington County Democratic Black American Caucus, Hillsboro

We are the Black American Caucus of the Washington County Democratic Party.

Thanks for those of you who turned out for our meeting on Thursday. For those of you who were not able to attend, we had powerful conversations revolving around the importance of Black leadership and running for office.

We talked about "Root Causes" such as the 1787 development of the US Constitution and its 3/5 human clause and how this led to the 14th Amendments of the Bill of Rights in 1791. However, these amendments did not meet its objectives because Blacks were and are still deprived of social, racial, political, and economic equality, equity, and justice on all fronts of our society.

These injustices and exclusionary practices, laws, and institutionalized policies developed and implemented by the White majority are the primary reasons for which reflect why Blacks should be recruited, trained, encouraged, and empowered to become the leaders of today and tomorrow.

Because "To achieve the change we seek requires changing the face of leadership." ~~G.C. electclaybrooks.org

With this change comes different visions, advanced opportunities with similar values and profound insights about understanding America's cultural differences and thinkology. We will continue this conversation at our next scheduled meeting at the Hillsboro Office located at 143 NE 3rd Avenue 503-626-7018. When: Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017. Time: 7-8:30 pm.

We are still asking for your support by showing up and sharing your concerns, interests, and vision to make our goals and objectives a recognized achievable outcome. Our lives depend on it! Participation is key! Let us lead the way!

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Friday
Sep 22
12th Annual Dancing in the Park Powwow
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Annually, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), a non-profit organization in partnership with other local Indian organizations hosts an “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, in downtown Portland, OR on Friday, September 22, 2017. Our Annual “American Indian Day Celebration” is a traditional showcase and celebration of American Indian cultures.

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Saturday
Sep 23
Smithsonian Museum Day at the Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission every day, Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket... for free!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/

Print or download your Museum Day Ticket and present it to the Oregon Historical Society to see current exhibits High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, Use Well Your Time While in Your Prime: Samplers from the Oregon Historical Society Collection, Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew, and more!

https://www.facebook.com/MuseumDay/

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Sunday
Sep 24
2017 Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park
Westmoreland Park

The Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park is an annual community gathering to welcome the return of salmon to the city of Portland, Oregon. Each fall we come together along the banks of Crystal Springs Creek to celebrate the renewal of salmon runs in the last undammed, unpiped salmon-bearing watershed in the city.

Each year, booths staffed by members of educational and conservation nonprofit groups, government agencies, Native American tribes and others present opportunities to learn, have fun, and participate in bringing vitality and community involvement to the watershed.


Crystal Springs Partnership
A group of neighbors, agency partners, and organizations who believe that Crystal Springs Creek is an extraordinary urban waterway.

Portland Sunday Parkways
http://www.portlandsundayparkways.org

Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Our mission is to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.

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Independents for Progressive Action - IPA Presents: Just Eat It, the film
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Announcing the second film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the first screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 6:00 p.m. showing, followed by a panel discussion. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

About Just Eat It: Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Trailer for Just Eat It: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/

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Monday
Sep 25
Mississippi Ave Supports the Columbia River Gorge
Various Locations

Misssissippi Avenue businesses have come together as a street to host a day dedicated to supporting and rebuilding the Columbia River Gorge that is currently being destroyed by the Eagle Creek fire.

On September 25th the following businesses will be donating a percentage of sales and supplies from the entire day to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

Come out to sip, shop, eat, and enjoy Mississippi Ave on September 25th and help support the Columbia River Gorge!

  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • Gypsy Chic
  • Crow Bar
  • Paxton Gate PDX
  • Verde Cocina
  • :: Flutter ::
  • Trailhead Credit Union
  • Flex & Flow
  • The Rambler
  • She Bop
  • Gravy
  • Mississippi Pizza Pub
  • Another Read Through
  • ReBuilding Center
  • Radar Restaurant
  • Beacon Sound
  • Black Wagon
  • Stormbreaker Brewing
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Pistils Nursery
  • Miss Delta
  • Spin Laundry Lounge
  • ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
  • Gumbo Gifts & Gallery
  • Moloko
  • Prost! Portland
  • Interurban
  • Samurai Blue
  • The Herbe Shoppe
  • Sunlan Lighting
  • UCHU sushi
  • Stash Tea
  • PDXchange - Fair and Square.
  • No Bones Beach Club - PDX: Closed on Monday. Will be donating a percentage of sales from Sept 26th!
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Sunday
Oct 1
DACA Renewal Fee Fundraiser Dinner - Advance Tickets
Jet Black Coffee Company

YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED FOOD IF YOU DO NOT BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE, PLEASE PLEASE BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE

Hey everybody! Let's eat and raise some funds to help folks with their DACA renewal fees.

We will be donating 100% of the money raised at this event to Momentum Alliance, who has agreed to earmark all these funds for DACA renewal assistance, primarily in the Portland/Vancouver area.

The food will be super duper exciting. Our great pals at Taqueria Los Gorditos and Mis Tacones are teaming up to make an amazing menu.

$25 (+ credit card processing fees) will get you a nice-sized pile of vegan food (see below) and non-alchoholic beverage. Your gracious hosts, Jet Black Coffee Company will be selling beer and wine for extra if you'd like that.

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MENU

  1. SOPES (gf) Seitan or Grilled veggies

  2. CHILES RELLENOS (gf)

  3. SEITAN FLOUTAS [5] flautas topped with Cashew crema Seitan (Asada, Cilantro Lime, Al Pastor)

Plates served with two sides: Beans, Nopalitos, Rice, Picó de Gallo

POSTRE/DESSERT Arroz Con Leche

(gf)= Gluten-free option available

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Seating will be mostly outside. It may be cool and/or misty. We will have some tents, but... dress accordingly. Some indoor seating may be available in Jet Black, but it's limited.

You might want to buy your ticket so you can rest easy and we can better plan. It will be great food. It will be nice folks. It will be community.

All tickets will default to the with-gluten menu, but there will be gluten-free options. To make sure you get the GF option, note in the comments at checkout.

xo, Food Fight! Grocery and Pals

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • Nope

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Our parking lot will be closed off for this event, but there is ample street parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What's the refund policy?

  • Refunds available up to 7 days before event. After that... sorry, it's a fundraiser.

Mis Tacones
Community
100% plant based tacos! Every Saturday at the Vegan mini stripmall here in Portland next to food fight grocery 1217 SE Stark Portland Oregon 97214

Taqueria Los Gorditos
Mexican Restaurant · Portland, Oregon
Our tasty, authentic Mexican cuisine caters to all preferences. Meat lovers are welcome, as well as vegetarians and vegans!

Food Fight! Grocery
Specialty Grocery Store
Trying to suck less.

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Sunday
Oct 8
A Culture of Success W/ David Banner
Self Enhancement Inc / SEI Academy

A Culture of Success is a all ages event series created by StarChile and Dj O.G. One to put influential speakers, athletes, artists, musicians, teachers & more in front of young adults and anyone else who needs inspiration and motivation.

This series will tackle a wide range of topics including Overcoming Obstacles, making sound life decisions, financial literacy and much more!

For this first event in the series, we would truly like to thank SEI and BMA for their help!

Make sure you get there early to get your seat. David Banner will start speaking promptly at 5pm.

For tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-culture-of-success-with-david-banner-tickets-37668174524
$20 ADV
$25 @ the door
$40 VIP (includes Meet & Greet) VIP tickets are limited!

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Monday
Oct 9
PSU Indigenous Nations Studies' Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration
Oregon Zoo

Join us at the Oregon Zoo on Monday October 9th for a day of celebration including kid’s activities, cultural performances, and more!


Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University
School · Portland, Oregon
As an interdisciplinary academic program, INST is committed to Native/Indigenous academic scholarship, research and teaching.

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Oregon Labor Candidate School BBQ with Sen.Merkley
Oregon AFL-CIO

OLCS is 5! Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate 5 years of building the political pipeline with working class candidates. IAFF Local 43 will cook up the brats and Senator Merkley will join us to kick off another year of growing the bench. $10 suggested donation toward OLCS. Senator Jeff Merkley is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Senator Jeff Merkley is not asking for funds or donations.


Oregon Labor Candidate School
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
The Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) was created by a coalition of Oregon unions to meet the growing need for labor champions in elected office.

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Saturday
Oct 14
Latinx Festival 2017 (Trillium Charter School)
Trillium Charter School

Trillium Charter School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the Latinx Festival.

  • When: October 14th, 5pm-8pm.
  • Where: Trillium Charter School, 5420 N Interstate Ave.
  • Tickets and information at Latinxfestpdx.org.

The month of October is Hispanic Heritage Month!

We at Trillium Charter School are dedicated to fostering a community of diverse students and families, who are committed to creating a positive and celebratory environment for all members. Highlighting the importance of our Latinx and Hispanic staff, families, and neighbors in our school is not only fun, but critical to our mission as an inclusive educational space.

That is why we are holding the First Annual Latinx Festival on Saturday, October 14, from 5PM to 8PM. Trillium is located at 5420 N Interstate Ave. Latinx Festival is a family friendly event and fundraiser, open to all who want to celebrate Latinx and Hispanic culture, while raising funds for our school. General admission tickets are on sale now, $5 per individual, or $15 per household (family of 3+).

What Will the Funds Be Used For?

In the 2017-18 school year, we hope to raise funds to:

Help support our newly implemented English Language Learning program for our incoming immigrant families; Improve the functionality of our schoolyard, to make it as safe and fun as possible, including the addition of bike racks to accommodate the increasing number of staff and students who bike to school; and Improve our technology, including the purchase of Chromebooks for all staff and students.

If you can support Latinx Festival through sponsorship or volunteering, please contact Patrice, patrice@trilliumcharterschool.org.

What to Expect:

Latinx Festival is going to be so much fun! There will be music, food, and plenty of entertainment. Students and teachers in all classes are dedicating the month of October to work on cultural projects on different aspects of Latinx culture that will decorate our building. Here’s a sneak peek inside the event:

  • Food
  • Refreshments
  • Music
  • LUCHADORES
  • Face Painting
  • Cultural Activities
  • Raffle

Buy a ticket today to get the full picture!

Trillium Charter School is a K-12 school in North Portland, with a curriculum based in constructivism and focused on developing leaders for social justice. We believe that diversity is our strength.


Octubre es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana!

En Trillium Charter School, nos dedicamos a fomentar una comunidad diversa de estudiantes y familias comprometidos en crear un ambiente positivo y celebrativo para todos los miembros de la comunidad. Resaltando la importancia que nuestrx amigx latinx y vecinos tienen en nuestro proyecto, puesto que nuestra escuela no es solo para pasarla bien, sino también que es crítico para nuestra misión ofrecer un espacio de educación inclusiva.

Es por eso que, este año iniciaremos nuestro Primer Festival Annual Latinx, el dia 14 de octubre a partir de las 5PM hasta las 8PM. Trillium se encuentra en 5420 N Interstate Ave. Latinx Festival es un evento familiar y recaudador de fondos, abierto a todos los que quieran celebrar Latinx y la cultura hispana, al tiempo que recaudan fondos para nuestra escuela. Los boletos generales de la entrada están en venta ahora, $ 5 por individuo, o $ 15 por el hogar (familia de 3+).

Para qué se utilizarán los fondos?

En el año escolar 2017-18, esperamos recaudar fondos para:

Ayudar a sostener nuestro recientemente implementado programa English Language Learning -ELL- (Aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa) para nuestras familias de inmigrantes; Mejorar la funcionalidad de nuestro patio de la escuela, para que sea lo más seguro y divertido posible, incluyendo la adición de bastidores de bicicletas para dar cabida al creciente número de empleados y estudiantes que van en bicicleta a la escuela; Mejore nuestra tecnología, incluida la compra de Chromebooks para todo el personal y los estudiantes.

Si usted puede apoyar el Festival Latinx a través del patrocinio o el voluntariado, por favor comunicarse con Patrice, patrice@trilliumcharterschool.org.

Qué encontrarás en el festival:

Latinx Festival va a ser muy divertido! Habrá música, comida, y muchísimo entretenimiento. Estudiantes y maestrx de todas nuestras clases, dedicaran el mes de octubre a trabajar en proyectos culturales y decorar nuestro edificio alusivos a diferentes aspectos de la cultura Latinx. Aquí, un adelanto del Latinx Festival:

  • Comida
  • Refrescos
  • Música
  • LUCHADORES
  • Maquillaje Artístico
  • Actividades Culturales

Compre un boleto hoy mismo para obtener una imagen completa!

Trillium Charter School es una escuela K-12 en North Portland, con un currículo basado en el constructivismo y enfocado en el desarrollo de líderes para la justicia social. Creemos que la diversidad es nuestra fuerza.

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Monday
Oct 16
Doctors Without Borders: Forced From Home
through Pioneer Courthouse Square

Join us at a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More than 65 million people are now displaced worldwide, including refugees and asylum seekers whose lives are further endangered by policies that deny them protection.

The Tour!
With experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers leading the tour, visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

During the one hour guided tour, participants gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing people who have been forced from home, and of humanitarian efforts to help them.

Forced From Home is free, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcome. Walk in anytime between 9am and 5pm.

HOW TO GET HERE
Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's living room, is located on SW 6th Avenue between SW Morrison and SW Yamhill streets.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable local volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events. Please visit www.forcedfromhome.com/volunteer/ to apply.

2017 TOUR DATES

  • Boulder, CO – Courthouse Plaza/Pearl Street Mall, Sept. 4-10
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Library Plaza, Sept. 18-24
  • Seattle, WA – South Lake Union Discovery Center, Oct. 2-8
  • Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oct. 16-22
  • Oakland, CA – Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
  • Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier, Nov. 13-19

More information is available at www.forcedfromhome.com. Follow @ForcedFromHome on Twitter and Instagram for tour updates.

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Kenton Women's Village fundraiser at the Oregon Public House
The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum

Join OPH for a special one-day fundraiser for the the Kenton Women's Village!

KWV provides sleeping pods and services to help female-identified folks transitioning out of homelessness.

A percentage of all pub sales on this day will be donated to the Village.

In kind donations accepted: http://catholicjusticecenter.org/homeless-services-2/

The project is a collaboration between the City of Portland, the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS), Catholic Charities (CC) and the Village Coalition (VC). Allied community partners include Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design (CPID), City Repair, the KNA and Kenton Business Association (KBA).

http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/build-community/kenton-womens-village/

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Thursday
Oct 19
Let's Defeat Ted Cruz (Earl Blumenauer)
The Plant

I want to invite you to join me at a grassroots event for Beto O'Rourke. I believe Beto is the man who can unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz!

Beto will be here in Portland on Thursday, October 19th. This is a chance for each one of us to seize an active role in taking back Congress.

Please follow the link https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10.19BetoPDX to get your ticket for this exciting grassroots event!


Earl Blumenauer
Politician
Oregon Congressman advocating for livable communities where families are safe, healthy, and economically secure.

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Friday
Oct 20
Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater presents Uprise
through Reed College

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE
Oct. 20-22nd Reed College
Tickets: Tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rejoice-diaspora-dance-theater-presents-uprise-tickets-37097396311

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto October 20-22nd at Reed College. UPRISE features a body of choreographic works addressing power, oppression, and community. Inspired by Angela Davis’ desire to see liberation movements become intersectional, we are bringing expression to the many ways race, class, culture, and history influence power.

Funding and support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and Reed College.

“There is a reclaiming of power when we value aesthetics from the African Diaspora. Our bodies and our stories are inseparably political.”
Oluyinka Akinjiola, Artistic Director

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Monday
Oct 30
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos
Cornelius Public Library

Monday, October 30th @5:30pm
Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the day of the dead and design your very own skull decoration! Supplies provided. All ages welcome.

lunes, 30 de octubre @5:30pm
Día de los Muertos
Celebre el Día de los Muertos, diseñe y decore su propia calavera. Nosotros proveemos los materiales, para todas las edades.

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Thursday
Nov 2
Día de los Muertos at AudioCinema
AudioCinema

Amigos! Join us at AudioCinema , on Thursday, November 2nd for the 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration! We will come together to remember our loved ones that have passed. Visit altars, decorate a sugar skull, or come to enjoy the mariachi, Catrinas and beautiful dancers!!

All ages are welcome! We will have activities for children throughout the event! This year we are collaborating with local TV host Nelly Rodriquez of "Cita Con Nelly", to donate a portion of event proceeds to "Oregon por Mexico", for earthquake relief in Mexico with the help of a $10 donation at the door. Children 12 and under are free!

Enjoy musical performances, a children's story time, calavera decorating stations, mariachi, Catrinas, traditional Mexican cuisine, and much, much more! We look forward to seeing lots of muertos there!

Stay tuned for more updates and schedule of events as they become available. A big thank you and our Amor Eterno to our community partners Providence Health & Service, Portland5, MEK Design and Latino Network for their generous support!


Muertos PDX
Community
Portland based Día de Los Muertos celebration of life and death

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