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Friday
Apr 7
Free Self-Defense Class for Women/ Safer Streets
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

Free self-defense class for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health or addiction issues, for sex workers, and for survivors of violence or abuse.

Queer and trans friendly All ages/ abilities

We welcome folks with disabilities, including those who use mobility aids.

Class size is limited- it is "first come/ first serve" No RSVP necessary

Space for approximately 30 individuals (per fire marshall code for the space being used & the space needed for individuals to move freely).

We will have a liability waiver for attending folks to read/ sign prior to class start. If you would like a copy of the waiver to review beforehand, send us a request via email, and we'll send you a copy.

This class is free, but donations are always appreciated.

Any questions, feel free to email us at: saferstreetsPDX@riseup.net

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Saturday
May 6
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

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Tuesday
May 23
Council for the Homeless Dinner & Discussion w/ Special Guest Andy Silver, Executive Director
Vancouver Housing Authority

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion on Poverty and Homelessness with Council for the Homeless Executive Director, Andy Silver.

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required.

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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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Saturday
Jul 15
Community Service and Feed - In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!! As we watch our seeds grow in the community!

Please join us on July 15th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more! Hughes is hosting a special festival the same day so bring family and neighbors to enjoy time #BuildingFriendships with Community :https://m.facebook.com/events/872638602875035?tsid=0.5836839723750158&source=typeahead

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Thursday
Jul 27
Evicted Book club (hosted by the Affordable Housing Taskforce)
Darcy's

We're reading 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City' together as we continue to work with affordable housing and people living in poverty in our community. Join us at Darcy's for a snack and conversation about the book and how what we learn can impact our community ministry. Get the book at your public library or online! http://www.powells.com/book/evicted-9780553447453/18-0


Portsmouth Union Church - A multifaceted project from the combined efforts of University Park UMC and St. Johns Community Church in North Portland.

St. Johns Community Church - Vision: To be a taste of the Kingdom of God in St. Johns. Mission: To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Worship Sundays @ 10:30am.

University Park United Methodist Church - We are Christians: open-minded, inclusive, questioning, progressive.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Hughes Memorial Community Service And Feed - In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Please join us on August 19th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland - In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Saturday
Sep 16
Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Please join us on September 16th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland
In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

Black Lives Matter In Oregon
All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

Artists For Black Lives
Live Music PDX

Social Change Matters
dontshootportland.com

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Monday
Sep 18
Innovative Ideas About Poverty In Canada – Can They Work Here?
Golden Valley Brewery - Beaverton

Donald Benham, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Winnipeg Harvest, to speak on “Innovative Ideas About Poverty In Canada – Can They Work Here?”


Washington County Public Affairs Forum
Founded in 1956, the Public Affairs Forum provides a common meeting place for the interchange of ideas and to stimulate thinking on civic matters. Each week the forum brings together community leaders, members, and guests who care about what happens in Washington County, the Metro region, and our state.

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Friday
Sep 22
Friday Film Club: screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights
Northwest Film Center

Chaplin, neverendingly empathetic to his characters—and thus to their real-world counterparts, usually the poor and downtrodden of American society—crafted perhaps his crowning achievement with this 1931 silent, one of the last of its kind, coming well into the sound era. His famous Tramp character here falls head-over-heels in love with a blind flower girl (a marvelous Virginia Cherrill), but considering her inability to see the Tramp’s perpetually dishevelled outward appearance, various misunderstandings ensue as he valiantly tries to raise money for an eye operation. “Orson Welles, Robert Bresson, and Andrei Tarkovsky all named City Lights as their favorite film of all time—what further recommendation do you need? Here is one of the perfect movies, as well as the apotheosis of Chaplin’s mix of humor and sentiment… As for the Tramp’s relationship with the blind flower girl, it is one of the most moving in cinema, as direct, funny, and heartwarming a depiction of love as one could imagine.”—Ben Sachs, Cine-File Chicago.

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Saturday
Oct 21
Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland
In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

Black Lives Matter In Oregon
All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

Artists For Black Lives
Live Music PDX

Social Change Matters
dontshootportland.com

Website
Thursday
Nov 2
Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God's Call for Climate Justice (2017 Collins Lecture)
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th

1 to 5:15 p.m. Seminar | 7 to 9:15 p.m. Lecture

We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue?

  • Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation.
  • Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions.
  • Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home.

Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta.

The cost to attend the seminal and lecture (includes dinner is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students.

Learn more and register at www.emoregon.org.

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Saturday
Nov 18
Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland
In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

Black Lives Matter In Oregon
All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

Artists For Black Lives
Live Music PDX

Social Change Matters
dontshootportland.com

Website
Saturday
Dec 16
Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Please join us on December 16th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland
In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

Black Lives Matter In Oregon
All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

Artists For Black Lives
Live Music PDX

Social Change Matters
dontshootportland.com

Website