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Sunday
May 7
ACLU People Power Meeting 3.0
Coffeehouse Five

We are the North Portland ACLU People Power Group and this will be our 3rd meeting.

Agenda includes the following: slack.com tutorial, group organizing and communication tools, school safe zones & immigration clinics, spreadsheet of local organizations to offer aid to, Freedom City initiative. Newcomers are welcome!

Please follow link to RSVP for event http://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/5910

Friday
May 12
Justice within Reach 2017
Castaway Portland

Now more than ever, MRG is amplifying and funding the social justice movement!

Join grantees, activists, artists, and community leaders to celebrate and support MRG’s important work at the social justice party of the year, Justice within Reach. Our signature fundraiser will feature food from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, dancing with the La Rhonda Steele Band, a performance from 2017 Lilla Jewel artist Tazha Williams Art, and the opportunity to contribute to Oregon’s Grassroots Social Justice movement!

Thanks to this year’s sponsors: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Doug Stamm and Jackie Gordon.

We are actively recruiting additional event partners and sponsors, please contact Development Coordinator Colin Crader at colinc@mrgfoundation.org for additional information.

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Saturday
Jul 8
Don't be a Bystander! Second Saturday is for Social Justice
Revolución Coffee House

In 2016 Don't Shoot PDX began hosting our second Saturday gatherings. In the months following it's exciting to see how small groups gathering and sharing ideas has helped build our messaging for social justice in a way that directly influences relationships in schools, work and community!!! Thank you for working towards a better future with your HEART and TIME. This months gathering will be focused toward bridging our work in Bystander Training and Intervention, Community Safety and Organizing Safe Neighborhoods, Family Advocacy and Human Rights including Hate Crime Reporting.

This is a call out to legal professionals, photographers, writers and people who want to become active advocates against racism and hate in their communities.


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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Sunday
Jul 9
Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp
through Camp Latgawa

Hello and Welcome!

What is the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp?

The Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC) is a six day summer camp to empower youth around the state of Oregon by providing age-appropriate training and mentoring. The workshops, trainings, and activities will provide a group of young activists between the ages of 14 and 18 with the tools and information that they need in order to engage in climate justice or social justice organizing. Teens will come together to form alliances, learn from experienced mentors and frontline organizers, gain skills and have fun in an old growth forest setting.

Who should attend?

This camp is for teens ages 14-18 who are interested in social and environmental issues and want to gain hands on skills. The camp will provide information on social movement history, climate justice campaigns, how to plan and run a campaign, non-violent protest planning, media and outreach skills, protest art making, cultural sensitivity trainings, as well as know-your-rights trainings. The camp will also provide outdoor fun, such as swimming, time for sports, hiking through an old growth forest, games, team building and so much more! Camp Latgawa has volleyball courts, basketball courts, swimming holes, and natural waterfall and nearby lakes. There are cabins to sleep in and an industrial kitchen facility. Full scholarships available to anyone who can't pay tuition.

Why is this important?

The quickening climate disaster is intensifying the need for unified action and diverse partnerships more than ever before. Our present generation must be ready to confront these issues that connect the environment, economy, energy and social justice. Youth aren't learning about these issues in schools, and they are not being trained on how to stand up for what they believe in. Without these lessons, our young generation is missing an important foundation on which to base their participation in society. Throughout the week of camp, the youth will be planning a public event on a campaign of their choosing, and carrying out their plan at the end of the week. It is a great opportunity for them to practice using their skills and to build a community of activists their own age.

What skills and workshops will be offered?

Right now we will be offering trainings on campaign organizing, cultural sensitivity, media skills, demonstration planning, know your rights trainings, art for activism, drumming for demonstrations and more! We are still working on content, if you have of specific trainings you would like to see, or if you have any skills to share, let us know!

Camp in the Woods, hike in nature, sit around campfires, listen to frontline organizers speak on their lives in activism and enjoy a full week of wholesome activist education and summer camp fun.

More information with photos: www.cldc.org/camp

YOU MUST REGISTER TO COME TO CAMP Register Here: http://cldc.org/ngcjac-registration-form/ (Register even if you are applying for a scholarship)

the CLDC with questions 541-687-9180


The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit organization focused on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, legal support and assistance.

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Race-Informed Social Justice Committee Meeting
Multnomah County Democrats

In our quest to live the values we stand for, the Multnomah County Democrats will convene a Social Justice Committee to have a race-informed conversation about the challenges of People of Color (POC) in our county.

If you are a person of color, a person in allyship with a person of color, or simply a Democrat that would like to see more equity and fairness in our community as it relates to race, please come to this, our first organizing meeting. One marked accessible parking spot is available behind the office. Street parking is also available.

Please be prepared to have a respectful conversation that is challenging and will help us bring meaningful actions to support the various communities of color in our fold. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

Sincerely, Rachelle Dixon, Vice Chair 1, Democratic Party of Multnomah County


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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Saturday
Jul 29
Budding Roses! Volunteer Orientation
East Portland Neighborhood Office

Budding Roses is hosting a Volunteer Orientation, so that we can all get to know each other a little better, brainstorm our curriculum, be excited about and confident in our project, and get a sense of what the camp will look like. We will be going over our vision, camp basics, and conflict resolution, as well as getting feed back and ideas from y'all.

If you would like to volunteer, and have not had a chance to fill out the volunteer questionnaire, you can do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEWA9HmtSY_1QtCRb9QxRFnYidlD3_Pu2a514ZtVKd-VYReQ/viewform

Schedule:

  • [10:15 -11:00] Introductions
  • [11:00-11:45] Discussion-- Popular Assembly Component of Camp
  • [11:45-12:10] Break
  • [12:10-1:00] Curriculum Presentation and Brainstorming
  • [1:00-1:45] Group Intention Setting
  • [1:45-2:00] Resources for trainings and certifications & Conclusion

Budding Roses

A free social justice oriented summer camp for children ages 10-15 in Portland, Or.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Williams Avenue's Black History Corridor
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

N Williams Avenue is changing. A lot. What many now living, working and playing in the area don’t know is that for the majority of the 20th century, N Williams, in the Albina neighborhood, was Portland’s largest African American community. Join our speaker panel to learn how the Historic Black Williams Project highlights this chapter of Portland history through a multimedia public art project. Speakers share the history of Albina, the impetus for the RACC Project and how art can be used as an instrument for Social Justice action and reform.


Race Talks is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of Race Talks), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.

RACE TALKS 2, a free series presented by Portland Public Schools Office of Equity & Diversity and Donna Maxey, Founder/Director of Race Talks, is held the first Tuesday of every month.

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

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

Former location was Muslim Educational Trust (MET)

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

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


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

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Monday
Aug 28
Clergy and People of Faith March for Justice
Terry Schrunk Plaza

On Monday, August 28th, 2017, one thousand ministers of all denominations will convene in Washington, D.C. to reaffirm their commitment to the social justice movement and stand in solidarity with the spirit and legacy of Dr. King, on the anniversary of the March for Jobs & Justice. Our event in Portland will bring together Clergy and People of Faith of all traditions to recommit to being at the forefront of justice and civil rights, to call into accountability President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and all public officials, and to return to its rightful place in the words of Dr. King as the "headlight" in the struggle for justice. We are calling on religious leaders from ALL religions and community leaders to join us!

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Wednesday
Sep 6
Race-Informed Social Justice Committee Meeting
Multnomah County Democrats

In our quest to live the values we stand for, the Multnomah County Democrats will convene a Social Justice Committee to have a race-informed conversation about the challenges of People of Color (POC) in our county.

We will meet to formulate strategy and create an action plan and timeline for becoming a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all Multnomah County Democrats. We will further identify ways we can be more responsive and relevant to communities of color. Refreshments will be served.

One marked accessible parking spot is available behind the office. Street parking is also available.

Please be prepared to have a respectful conversation that is challenging and will help us bring meaningful actions to support the various communities of color in our fold. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

Sincerely, Rachelle Dixon, Vice Chair 1, Democratic Party of Multnomah County


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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

Let's Talk is returning after a summer off!

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Oct 14
Social Justice Saturdays Back 2 Revolucion
Revolución Coffee House

In 2016 Don't Shoot PDX began hosting our second Saturday gatherings. In the months following it's exciting to see how small groups gathering and sharing ideas has helped build our messaging for social justice in a way that directly influences relationships in schools, work and community!!! Thank you for working towards a better future with your HEART and TIME. This months gathering will be focused toward bridging our work in Bystander Training and Intervention, Community Safety and Organizing Safe Neighborhoods, Family Advocacy and Human Rights including Hate Crime Reporting.

Community Safety and Organizing Safe Neighborhoods, Family Advocacy and Human Rights including Hate Crime Reporting has become the evolution of our organizing and we need all hands on deck. After a dozen or so bystander trainings the feedback is showing that there is a serious GAP in community engagement!!

This is a call out to legal professionals, photographers, writers and people who want to become active advocates against racism and hate in their communities.


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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CANCELLED: Solidarity March for Peace
Jamison Square

CANCELLED 10/13/2017 7:55AM

Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace will be a day for people to come together to share their love and compassion to call out the hatred and violence that is taking place in our society. This is a day for people of all political and religious affiliations, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, disabilities, ages and every other aspect of a human being.

This will be a day for everyone with a compassionate heart and open mind to come together and celebrate love and unity! This will be a non-violent march. Our hope is to give everyone a day to celebrate our differences all while uniting together. We encourage peace, no violence, and above all else: Love for one another.

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Green Empowerment's Passport to Empowerment fundraiser
The North Warehouse

Green Empowerment is celebrating 20 years of creating positive change for rural communities abroad with Passport to Empowerment 2017! We will be connecting Portland's international development, sustainability, and social justice leaders for an event of reflection on the impact we have made together. It's a 2-part event VIP and "Party". VIP ticket includes ticket to "The Party".

5-8pm: VIP - $100 (includes food & cocktails, live auction, speaker, VIP Tour of projects, and entrance to "The Party")

7:30pm-12am Party - $40 (includes speaker, snacks and beer, fun-filled rooms, Peruvian musical performers, dancers, speaker, and dancing till late).

Passport to Empowerment will showcase our achievements through a visual timeline of significant events since our establishment. We invite members from our sustainability community to reflect on the community-based renewable energy and clean water projects we have successfully completed in developing villages throughout the Phillipines, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Malaysian Borneo, and Myanmar.

The event begins at 5pm when guests will be offered country specific food and cocktails and later be invited on a VIP tour to hear more in depth stories from our field staff. This portion of the event will be wrapped up with guest speakers and musical entertainment from a local Peruvian band.

Finally, the Party phase of the event will feature live music, a raffle, and performances as we celebrate the positve change we have created together and look forward to the next 20 years!

For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit: http://www.greenempowerment.org/passport/

Thank you to our generous sponsors! KBOO Community Radio XRAY.FM NW Natural Veritas Design Group Sunbridge Solar, LLC Green Hammer


Green Empowerment
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Renewable energy and rural community development organization based in Portland, Oregon.

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Sunday
Oct 15
Lost City. Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residents - screening and exhibit
Portland State University

Walking through Delta Park, you'd never guess that the second largest city in Oregon, home to over 40,000 people, once stood there. Come explore the history of Vanport, its vibrant community, and the flood that in 1948 displaced it.

As part of Portland State Of Mind 2017, please join us for an historic exhibit and screening of the latest short documentaries part of the Vanport Mosaic on-going participatory oral history project, now in its third year.

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room 327/8, 1825 SW Broadway Cost: FREE. Donations gladly accepted online and at the door. Seating is limited and RSVP is recommended: goo.gl/36WrqA

Screening of LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS* Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short documentaries feauturing former Vanport residents creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.

A Vanport Mosaic initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center

With Exhibit VANPORT: A STORY LIVED. A STORY TOLD Mixing archival photographs and historical records with personal testimonies of former residents, this pop-up exhibit presents the multifaceted story of Vanport and its vibrant community. It is an essential and often forgotten story of migration, housing, displacement, and perseverance.


Special guests: - Edward Washington, Vanport survivor, PSU Office of Diversity & Inclusion Community Liaison - James S. Harrison, professor emeritus of History at Portland Community College. Professor Harrison is currently working on a book about the wartime housing project of Vanport.

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Interrupting Oppression in the Outdoors 101
Oaks Bottom Public House

In this workshop we will learn the basics of oppression and how it manifests in the outdoors. We will analyze how systemic oppression operates so that we can begin to transform ourselves, our organizations, workplaces, and communities. When systems like white supremacy, patriarchy, classism, homo- and transphobia, ableism, etc. are so ingrained in our society it is an important practice to learn how to stop perpetuating oppression and instead become accomplices in the movement for social justice. We will leave with a more nuanced understanding of these systems, as well as tools and resources to make concrete changes and impacts. This is about improving ourselves to improve the world. Please know that you can't take one workshop and be done with the work. This work is tireless. Peace and justice is a lifetime fight.

Founder, Erin Monahan, and local activist and climber, Lorena Wallace, will be facilitating. This is a FREE event! Donations will be much appreciated and will go towards funding the latest print issue! Hope to see you there!


Terra incognita Media
Media/News Company · Portland, Oregon
Founded in 2015, Terra Incognita Media is an independent media company that provides a feminist response to the outdoor industry through essays, interviews, a podcast, and community events! Help us support Indigenous Women Hike by ordering a tank or tee!

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

What is the American Dream in 2017?

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

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


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

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Saturday
Dec 2
Panel Discussion of Gentrification of the Mind
PICA - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 15 NE Hancock @ Williams

In honor of World AIDS Day, the following programs consider the political past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, anchoring a three-day series of related events at PICA and PNCA, including a program of newly commissioned films by Visual AIDS (December 1) and a second reading and discussion event with Sarah Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse (December 3).

3:00 PM Panel: Lisa Bates (Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University); Sharita Towne (artist and educator) and manuel arturo abreu (artist and writer) will discuss Schulman’s Gentrification of the Mind and its relevance to the intersection of social justice, housing policy, and queer, POC, and artist communities in present-day Portland.

This program is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies Programs.

Supported in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

All proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry.

DETAILS Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry (All Ages)

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Thursday
Dec 14
YW ACT Meeting: Healthcare & Measure 101
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Join YW ACT for our December meeting! YW ACT is a community driven, advocacy focused leadership program designed to give community members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts of the YWCA of Greater Portland.

Measure 101 protects healthcare coverage for one in four Oregonians, including 400,000 kids. A representative from the Yes for Healthcare campaign will be presenting on the importance of Measure 101 and leading us in a direct action during the meeting.

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