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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
Jul 15
Full Tilt Fitness' Fundamentals of Unarmed Combat for Women R4S1
EcoPower Fitness

Back to basics is the name of the game! We're back to the start for another rotation of Fundamentals of Unarmed Combat for Women. This is our most basic class in which we will discuss the neuroscience of violence, some of the most dangerous forms of security theatre and teach you how to keep yourself safe from harm. Remember to wear street clothes and a sports bra. As usual this class is fun, functional and free.


Full Tilt Fitness - Friendly, knowledgeable and comprehensive coaching and fitness support from experienced, and fully qualified professionals.

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Saturday
Jul 29
Fundamentals of Unarmed Combat for Woman R4S2
EcoPower Fitness

After a great start to rotation number 4 we are ready to start putting some of the steps we've learned together. This session is going to cover escapes and reversals for the front and top mount chokes as well as some discussion of when to switch from winning a fight to harm mitigation. Thanks to everyone for coming last time and thanks especially to Helen for helping improve this class. As ever please wear street clothes and a sports bra and remember this class is fun, functional and free!


Full Tilt Fitness - Friendly, knowledgeable and comprehensive coaching and fitness support from experienced, and fully qualified professionals.

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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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Sunday
Aug 27
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 film collection screening
Boathouse Microcinema

Celebrating the new wave of independent cinema in Chicago, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 champions work by underrepresented filmmakers and combines experimental genres into one seamless anthology. Participating filmmaker Emily Esperanza will be in attendance to introduce the show.

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 brings together the best of the city’s so-called “niche” cinemas – experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color. The program joins those “niches” into one expansive, rich evening of film – helping general audiences experience cinematic versions of Chicago they may have never thought to access.

The short films collected in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 have screened in over 30 countries and 65 cities throughout the world. The work spans many disciplines, including experimental animation, observational doc, and music videos. The filmmakers run the gamut from internationally renowned auteurs to young voices, and include an Emmy-winner, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Wexner resident.

Vol. 3 is produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP and co-curated by Beckie Stocchetti of the Chicago Film Office, Raul Benitez of Comfort Station and the Nightingale Cinema, and award-winning filmmaker Jim Vendiola. Participating filmmaker Emily Esperanza is an artist and curator whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. Her recent videos, collected under the title, WRETCHED WOMAN, investigate duration, ritual, sensuality, and archetype, specifically relating to representations of femininity.

Sunday August 27th Doors at 7:30 / show starts at 8:00 $8 - tickets available at the door

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Unchaste Readers Series
Literary Arts

September Unchaste lineup, in no particular order: - Ramiza Koya - Ally Harris - Carol Horwath Fischbach - Kate Ristau - Snigdha Roy - Jasmine Ekenbarger - Dia Blake

Trigger Warning: The Unchaste Readers Series comes with a trigger warning for sexism and its children and racism and its monsters. There are stories that could involve a wide array of psychological, emotional, social, physical, and sexual violence. Please feel free to use the restroom to leave the space to a safe space. If you need to leave, please don't leave alone. If you'd like assistance, please ask.

  • The venue is wheelchair accessible:
  • No steps to the door. But there are steps inside (no ramps inside)
  • Aprox 3' width for the entrance
  • Gender neutral bathroom accessible from the main floor
  • Bathroom is wide and ADA accesible
  • No ramp needed to the stage.
  • Seating is folded chairs and benches along the wall

There's no sign language interpreter.

No onsite childcare (Readers receive a stipend for childcare if necessary)

Content is mature. Performers may not be prepared to read particular work to children. Please be aware of varying sensitivities regarding content and children. This is not a fully censored reading.

Donation only to pay the readers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Security staff on site.

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Wednesday
Oct 11
ALL JANE Comedy Festival 2017
through Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

The All Jane Comedy Festival is a celebration and showcase of the funniest, smartest, and most original women working in comedy today. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, discover and promote the best and most unique women in comedy.

Get your PASSES HERE!!!

AMBER RUFFIN / LAURIE KILMARTIN / JENNY ZIGRINO / EMMA WILLMANN / LIZA TREYGER / ZAINAB JOHNSON / IRENE TU / PUTERBAUGH SISTERS / BRANDIE POSEY / BARBARA GRAY LADY TO LADY PODCAST / RILEY SILVERMAN / MARLENA RODRIGUEZ / TESS BARKER / STEPH TOLEV / MONA SHAIKH / JEN SAUNDERSON / LAUREN FABER / ANA-MARIA STOJIC / REECE COTTON / CAITLIN PELUFFO / KATIE MCCARTHY / ANDIE MAIN / /STACEY HALLAL / DOMINIQUE GELIN / JOANN SCHINDERLE / HEATHER MARULLI / KATIE NGUYEN / HOLLY LYNNEA / KATIE HANNIGAN / VIRGINIA JONES / BECKY BRAUNSTEIN / FEELINGS IMPROV / BELINDA CARROLL / ALI REINGOLD / KATE AGUILAR / NATALIE HOLT / LYDIA MANNING SARAH BURROWS / TORY WARD / GIRLS WITH HEADS / COOR COHEN / KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER / LAURA SAMS / KATIE BEHRENS / BARBARA HOLM

Festival Schedule:

IFC/JOLLY RANCHER main stage @ Curious Comedy Theater

  • Wed, Oct 11th 7:30pm - OPENING NIGHT w/Deanne Smith LIVE COMEDY SPECIAL taping
  • Thu, Oct 12th 7:30pm - BEST OF PDX w/Super Secret Headliner
  • Thu, Oct 12th 9:30pm - GIRLS WITH HEADS
  • Fri, Oct 13th 7:30pm - ZAINAB JOHNSON, EMMA WILLMANN
  • Fri, Oct 13th 9:30pm - APARNA NANCHERLA HEADLINING SET!
  • Sat, Oct 14th 4:00pm - LADY TO LADY Podcast LIVE TAPING
  • Sat, Oct 14th 7:30pm - LAURIE KILMARTIN
  • Sat, Oct 14th 9:30pm - IFC showcase with JENNY ZIGRINO
  • Sun, Oct 15th 6:00pm - ZAINAB JOHNSON, JENNY ZIGRINO
  • Sun, Oct 15th 8:00pm - IMPROV W/AMBER RUFFIN & FRIENDS

Vanport Stage at Curious Comedy Theater (second venue)

  • Thu, Oct 12th 7:30pm - ALL WOMEN'S OPEN COURT
  • Thu, Oct 12th 9:35pm - BECKY WITH THE GOOD JOKES
  • Fri, Oct 13th 7:35pm - LIZA TREYGER
  • Fri, Oct 13th 9:35pm - RILEY SIVERMAN AND STEPH TOLEV
  • Sat, Oct 14th 7:35pm - COMICS OF "LADY TO LADY" podcast
  • Sat, Oct 14th 9:35pm - LAURIE KILMARTIN and IRENE TU
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Friday
Nov 10
Unchaste as a MUTHA at LitCrawl PDX
The Big Legrowlski

Mothers take the mic at Portland's LIT CRAWL, sharing funny, feminist, world shaking stories that demythologize the traditional position of "mom." We’ll also have interactive projects for the audience, including submissions of your own stories about trying to make art with kids, which we'll bring up onstage to share.

Featuring Unchaste Readers - Women Reading Their Minds Jenny Forrester, Alex Behr, Ramiza Koya, Anna Doogan, and Jewels Pederson.

Unchaste as a MUTHA is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based Mutha magazine and Portland, Oregon’s Unchaste Readers series. Unchaste is about promoting writing that shows the raw, vulnerable, ecstatic, complicated lives of women. Mutha magazine explores real-life motherhood, from every angle, at every stage.

https://literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/lit-crawl/

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Saturday
Nov 11
Free Women's Self Defense Seminar
SBGi - Straight Blast Gym - Portland, Oregon

Free self defense seminar November 11th 10am to noon. Taught by coach Amanda Diggins! Bring athletic clothing and please show up a little early to get signed in with a waiver.

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Monday
Nov 13
Staying Sacred: Conversations about Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Join us for an evening of sharing and engaging in conversations about our Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women. This is part of the Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University's Native Wellness Week.

Food will be provided.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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