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Saturday
May 13
9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil, Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil @ Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

“Answering the call of faith… Radical Accompaniment in difficult times”

Saturday, May 13 2017 12:00 – 1:30pm 1623 East “J” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Vigil takes place at front gate entrance

  • Bring flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
  • Music from Bajo Salario Collective Band and Valley and Mountain Resistance Choir
  • Special speakers, testimony, and action
  • Kids creative area!
  • CeAtl Tonalli smudging ceremony
  • Don’t forget to bring an outdoor chair or blanket for seating!
  • There will be a taco truck at the Vigil for food purchase.
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Sunday
Apr 30
April Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
Human Solutions Family Center

IF YOU ARE INTERSESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE EMAIL CHERYL or DEBBIE as space is limited for this ongoing outreach. Donations are always gladly accepted. cherylann2005@yahoo.com or Debbie Gordon sodeb77@gmail.com

Food servers and donations needed for this ongoing outreach. Servers need to be at the center around 5:30 pm.

If you are able to participate with cooking let Cheryl and Debbie know ASAP! Will you donate cash and someone else will put the food together, or will you provide the food item??

Also, if you are able to serve the meal, let them know. ASAP. We have limited space so please be very specific as to who will be volunteering. There will be some volunteers actually serving the food, two or three to help the mom's that have more than two plates to manage and 3 or 4 in the kitchen to keep warm food coming out and to rinse dishes that go into the dishwasher.

We don't take pictures that include the residents. We are there to deliver as much dignity as we can along with a nutritious meal. And we are appreciated by the residents!

The meal will be served on Sunday,April 30th. Food and Volunteers are asked to be at the center by 5:30 pm. We begin to serve around 6:15 pm. We need a total of 12 volunteers. A couple in the kitchen to bring out warm food, a couple to deal with dishes, and the rest out in front serving or helping a parent that has more than one child maneuver through the line.

MENU: Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 (recipe available) Gr. Beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50

Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person) Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person)

2 large bottles ranch dressing, 2 large bottles vinaigrette dressing

Rolls (5 bags of Costco rolls), 2 lbs of butter softened and ready to serve.

Cupcakes--we need 200 regular size cupcakes, please let Cheryl or Debbie know how many you will provide

4 GALLONS MILK 4 GALLONS JUICE

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Friday
Apr 28
Arte e Identidad
PCC Cascade Campus

PCC MEChA Presents: 1st annual Arte e Identidad.

We will have food beverages, aztec dancers, entertainment and more!

This event will be open for everyone! so bring your family and or friends!

It's going to be at:

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Student Union Building. 5pm - 8pm

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Sunday
Apr 30
Canvass Training w/ BerniePDX & PDX DSA
SEIU Local 503

1:1 conversations are the only way we win. Learn how! Join BerniePDX and Portland DSA in this high-information, hands on training on how to canvass and organize for change. Snacks, childcare, materials provided. Let's make a difference across Oregon AND in the upcoming May election.

Come learn how to organize and run a canvass to gain public support and action for issues you care about! We'll go over everything from creating canvassing turf to writing scripts.

AGENDA: - Why canvass? And when not to. - Types of canvasses - Elements of a successful canvass: Script & resources for canvassers Turf Door-to-door basics Literature Volunteer recruitment Debrief - Script writing break-out exercise & practice

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Monday
May 1
Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater

Here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better with a FREE movie every Monday night. We're taking donations for a good cause, so come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in the bucket.

Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

"Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera." Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine

This week's screening is a Fundraiser for Night Strike.

Night Strike is a community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.

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Started Thursday
Apr 27
Don't Shoot PDX Community Printmaking Action
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Please join us for a Community Printmaking Action Plan on April 27th at PNCA in PRINT MEDIA's Printmaking Studio (Room #209). This event is to support and produce works of art from the front lines of the social justice movement in Portland Oregon with Don't Shoot PDX.

A noon time conversation and community building session will kick off the event to announce the goals and plans for the printmaking workshops. Speakers include Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland and Mike Murawski of the Portland Art Museum. The conversation will transition into a collaborative printmaking workshop and community print action focusing on large scale woodcuts and screenprinting.

The collaboratively produced artwork will be exhibited at the Portland Art Museum during the Upstanders Festival: Voices of the Unheard event on May 27, which will be a day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18.

This is a project in support of the community action and art by Don’t Shoot PDX in collaboration with Pacific Northwest College of Art PRINT MEDIA, Portland Art Museum and Marylhurst University Art Program.

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Thursday
May 11
Feminist Queer Crip: Imagining Accessible Futures
PSU Smith Center

Join us at Portland State University for Alison Kafer's keynote at the fifth annual Walk of the Heroines Lecture. Kafer is a cutting-edge critical disability studies scholar and author of Feminist, Queer, Crip. (Indiana UP, 2012). By challenging the (dis)ability system and compulsory heterosexuality, Kafer asks us to imagine what a future based on justice might look like. She expands on how alliances and coalitions can cross disability rights, trans-activism, and feminist activist spaces and time. Kafer’s work is a crucial contribution to feminist, queer, and crip thought. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in SMSU 327/8/9.

PSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students and guests attending our events. Requests can be made with the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150 or via email at drc@pdx.edu. Please make requests as soon as possible.

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Saturday
May 6
Fighting Against Fascism: Past, Present and Future
SEIU Local

There is a long and proud history of American Anti Fascist organizing. We are currently living in a time when the face of fascism is changing and new threats are emerging. Ciaran Mulloy (Twin City GDC), Mic Crenshaw (KBOO) and Tyrus (PNW-AWC) will be sharing their experiences with organizing against fascism for over 30 years, where we currently stand in this fight, and the future of this work.

Mic Crenshaw was born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Mic Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national - and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities. Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR. Crenshaw says, "I wanted something new. [At the time] my ties with the streets were still pretty strong, and my social life involved drinking and fighting. I was ready for a change."

Ciaran is a husband, father, soccer coach and union activist in Minneapolis MN. Ciaran was a co-founding member of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis 30 years ago(!) and has been deeply involved in anti-fascist organizing for decades. Ciaran is an elected union chief-steward at his workplace and also a member of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) - and its community defense arm, the General Defense Committee (GDC). The GDC has grown to approx 130 members in the Twin Cities and has played notable role in developing an IWW picket training, organizing community anti-fascist actions and participating in the militant movement against police brutality in the Twin Cities (including the murders of Jamar Clark and Philando Castille). Ciaran is also a member of the First of May Anarchist Alliance.

Tyrus was raised in Portland Oregon, with the invasion of Neo-Nazis in the late 80’s and early 90’s into the punk rock scene, the brutal murder of Mulugeta Seraw and the lead up to the Tom Metzger trials in Portland Tyrus got involved in S.H.A.R.P, PDX Baldies, and ARA, organizing physical resistance against white supremacist Nazi gangs in Portland.

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Sunday
Apr 30
Film Night & Panel Discussion with Rose City Redneck Revolt
Social Justice Action Center

Come join Rose City RedneckRevolt for a film screening of "American Revolution 2" - a documentary about the co-organizing efforts between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots and the beginnings of the original, radical Rainbow Coalition. The film will be accompanied with a panel discussion from Redneck Revolt organizers about the Redneck Revolt network and our organizing working people against white supremacy and capitalism, and the re-forming of the original Rainbow Coalition. We will be sharing a meal, potluck style! You are welcome to bring a dish to share with your neighbors, but don't worry if you can't, there's plenty to go around! Also, we will have some groceries to share with anyone that needs them. If you've got some extras, please feel free to bring any non-perishable food items you'd like to contribute. The event is free to everyone, donations are welcome. The event is Rose City RedneckRevolt's educational event as part of the Portland May Day Coalition pre-May Day organizing.

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Tuesday
May 2
For the Activist: An Evening of Heart-Centered Meditation
Central Lutheran Church

Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, offers this experiential workshop with guided meditation to crystal bowls designed to support and balance the passionate hearts and minds of activists.

Much is asked of us as lovers of the earth and life. It is imperative as we do the work of tending the world, we also tend ourselves, keeping our hearts soft yet strong, even in the midst of heartbreaking planetary developments.

In a supportive atmosphere with climate and social justice companions, come take refuge. All are welcome. You might bring a blanket and pillow for guided meditation if you wish.

Rev. Jayna Gieber Spiritual Director of People of the Heart, www.PeopleoftheHeart.com

Senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Al Gore, Spotted Earth Woman, and Joanna Macy, Jayna addresses the concerns of our planet with a spirit of engaged love and compassion. As grandmother to Pepper and Kai, she devotes her lifeforce to creating a just and sustainable world for present and future beings of all species.

Donations to 350PDX gladly accepted.

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Wednesday
May 3
Intro (101) Class to the IWW
IWW Hall

If you are an existing or former IWW member, or are thinking about joining the union, this is where you want to be! * We will discuss what makes the IWW different from other unions (trade or otherwise). * We will also discuss awesome topics like Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action. * As this is right after May Day, you'll be able to connect in solidarity with others who are fighting for the same cause of worker power.

The IWW is building a working class movement -- here in Portland and internationally -- for worker power and defense on the job and in our communities. This class struggle affects us all and we want YOU to be involved in this awesome and inspiring work.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Light snacks will be provided! We sincerely hope to see you there!!

If you require babysitting assistance or kid focused activities on site in order to participate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with our Junior Wobblies coordinators*.

*Junior Wobblies is a vetted committee in the IWW designed to help provide childcare to fellow workers for the purpose of attending meetings, events, among other situations. The IWW makes sure that anyone involved with Junior Wobblies is a trusted community member, so that parents can have peace of mind.

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Saturday
Apr 29
Join POW at the People's Climate March in Portland
Lillis Albina City Park

March with us on April 29th in Portland, Oregon. It’s time the outdoor sports community stands up to protect our mountains, rivers, public lands, jobs and communities from the impacts of climate change.

At 11 AM, join POW at Lillis Albina City Park (360-498 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227) to meet with POW where we will have hats, shirts, and a big banner to march behind. Then, together we will join the main Peoples Climate March starting at Dawson Park (N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227) just a few blocks away from 12-4PM to stand up for positive climate action!

Please share this event with your friends and family. For more information click the link to the Portland Peoples Climate March page: http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/02/april-29th-peoples-climate-movement-portland-or/

Come march with us as we work towards positive action climate now! See you all on April 29th!

#MARCH4POW

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Monday
May 29
Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Oral Histories
Irvington Covenant Church

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

Join us for TWO SCREENINGS of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited and RSVP is strongly recommended. Donations are gladly accepted at the door.

TWO SCREENINGS: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30pm Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 North Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0527.eventbrite.com/

Monday, May 29, 2017 6pm Irvington Covenant Church 4003 Northeast Grand Avenue , Portland, OR 97212 With special guest Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport, The Musical, performing a few songs from the play. RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0529.eventbrite.com/

A community-based 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.


This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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Monday
May 1
May Day 2017 - All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite - March and Rally
Shemanski Park

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Make a donation to help support #MayDayPDX 2017: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDay

Check out this pinned post to see organizations in the Portland May Day Coalition: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDayCoalition

We are at a moment a long time in the making: hundreds of years of escalating violence targeting the peoples whose labor and struggles form the very foundation of life as we know it have culminated in fascism seizing the world’s highest seat of power and unleashing an all-out assault upon us all.

Every day brings word of new outrages: mass deportations tearing apart undocumented families, indiscriminate travel bans targeting entire faiths, communities displaced and turned out into the streets to make way for the mega-rich, police gunning down children, women and queer and trans folks unsafe in their own neighborhoods, corporate-backed violence inflicted upon indigenous peoples protecting their ancestral lands and the resources every living thing on earth needs to survive, and militarized police and private security forces armed with terrifying weapons turned loose upon all those who resist. This is a time of shock and awe - a moment in which our collective future feels uncertain and the very future of life on this planet is at stake.

In these dark times, hope can feel impossible - but hope we must. The entire history of humanity and of worker-led movements in this country and every country on the planet shows that we can survive this. That we are all alive to fight today is undeniable proof that a people united and organized can overcome impossible odds. We are each the wildest dreams of ancestors who lived, fought, and died so we could be alive in this moment. Together, and only together, we have the power to win.

It isn’t fascism that has the power. It isn’t the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses, or the landlords that have the power either. It’s us. The power of those who oppress us is an illusion that crumbles as soon as we rise up, unite, and fight. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history. We always have been. What happens next is up to us.

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

Note: Portapotties will be available. March route is accessible. Event is permitted.

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Thursday
May 4
No Human Being Is Illegal: Community Panel
PSU Smith Center

Panelists will include presenters from: Milenio.org, Carpenter's Local 1503, Voz Workers' Rights Education Project & International Socialist Organization

From the Muslim ban to the relentless ICE raids that have been terrorizing communities, it's vital that we come together and discuss how we stop these attacks and build a bigger movement to defend Immigrant rights overall. Join us for an evening of panelists on this important issue!

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Friday
Apr 28
No LNG Birddogging Gov. Brown
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Just Show Up. No experience necessary!

The Trump White House is putting forces together to actively push through the Jordan Cove LNG project, the most environmentally destructive project in Oregon history, tearing up 400 salmon streams and destroying forests upon forests in its 230 mile long 36" diameter pipeline wake--and forcing eminent domain upon Oregon landowners to give up parts of their land against their will.

This project has to be stopped and Governor Kate Brown can singlehandedly stop it. She needs to hear our voices and Friday, April 28, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland we are birddogging her and the Democrats who are attending a gala event there honoring Senator Wayne Morse. Signs will be available and we will be on the sidewalk as near to the event as we are allowed to be. We will let her and the Democrats know that we stand united against this monstrosity.

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Saturday
Apr 29
People's Climate Movement: PDX
Dawson Park

On April 29th, we mobilize! OPAL and our partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance are calling on Oregon's Environmental Justice communities and anyone who stands with people of color and low income people to join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action.

All individuals are invited to join to show solidarity. RSVP and share the announcement on Facebook here. Grassroots organizations, nonprofits, faith communities, academic institutions, and other groups can formally endorse and support this day of action: click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6RbDzdq5-romjZRPYexYckrkyNE_EZhQNqNKQfvxLv0wG4Q/viewform

Individuals who want details as they emerge, join the action email list. Click here: http://eepurl.com/cCfXE9

Event Details:

Where: Dawson Park, Portland, OR

When: April 29th, 2017, 12:00pm

What: Visible direct action led by people of color and low-income communities who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustice. AGENDA: 12:00-12:30 Gather 12:30-1:30 Spoken Program 1:30-4:00 March! (Route TBD) 4:00-5:00 Tabling and Cleanup

What we know:

  • People of color suffer the worst impacts of climate change both in the U.S. and worldwide. Communities of color and low income people are disproportionately affected by natural and manmade disaster. We are the last to leave and the first to respond to disaster. Our communities already lack basic infrastructure to support us – from adequate transportation options to affordable housing and food access. These systems will fail during climate disaster.
  • Housing is a climate issue. Transportation is a climate issue. Energy, education, food, and jobs are climate issues. Every sector of our economy must transition to stop climate change.
  • Our communities are under attack by climate denial rooted in systems of oppression. A bold, urgent, collective response is needed.
  • Historically-marginalized people must lead the transition to advance justice, or the outcomes will not improve conditions for those of us who are most-impacted. Nothing about us without us!
  • Grassroots Global Justice states, “The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an economy based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet. ... Climate Action must be rooted in justice. The frontlines of the climate crisis are low-income people, communities of color and indigenous communities. We are the hardest hit by both climate disruption––the storms, floods and droughts––as well as by the extractive, polluting and wasteful industries causing global warming. We are also at the forefront of innovative community-led solutions that ensure a just transition off fossil fuels, and that support an economy good for both people and the planet. ... People on the frontlines of the climate crisis know what action needs to be taken, and are ready to make change happen. We need our governments and global leaders to catch up with the people on the ground.”
  • The Climate Justice Alliance Principles state, “Living a good life in a good way can only happen by first recognizing that the root causes of the daily economic, environmental and social inequity that plague communities worldwide are also compromising the metabolism of Mother Earth; and that all real solutions must address both the economic and ecological crisis. This recognition is what defines the Climate Justice Movement."

In Solidarity With All Movements for Justice

  • The People's Climate Movement is also mobilizing in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, with echo actions taking place nationwide. We stand in solidarity with impacted people around the country and around the globe to demand action to stop and reverse climate change, prepare for and adapt to climate change, and strengthen community to grow our collective power.
  • Environmental Justice was among the Unity Principles of the Women’s March on Washington: “We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health.”
  • Environmental and Climate Justice intersect the great issues of our time. Everyone who fights for racial, social and economic justice must recognize the urgency of this moment, and that our fates are bound.
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PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Join us for the second of two Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this Spring in Portland! These events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. Just bring a laptop and charging cable and we'll provide everything else! Snacks and experienced, dependable childcare provided! Please RSVP via the EventBrite link...this is not mandatory, but helpful to the organizers, especially if you need childcare.

About the event:

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We all know that this bias is not just about gender. Women of color are often the least represented voices in history. Let’s change that! This event is about amplifying voice. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, activism and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will have a couple extra computers available. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat snacks.

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Tuesday
May 9
Rally to Save the Elliott State Forest
Oregon Department Of State Lands

The State Land Board is meeting once again over the fate of the ELLIOTT STATE FOREST. This 82,000 acres of coastal temperate rainforest is home to 10 endangered species and over 70 species of concern. It contains some of the last remnants of Oregon's old growth. This precious resource is OWNED BY THE PEOPLE OF OREGON and WE DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT! The land board members need to be aware that Oregonians want to keep the forest public. Plan a trip to Salem on May 9th to send that message loud and clear.

We will gather in front of the Department of State Lands at 9:00 am with signs and green apparel to show our support for the forest. Sign ups for public testimony, if allowed, will happen between 9 am and 10 am. The Land Board Meeting starts at 10 am. Carpool, bring friends and family. This is being referred to as "Oregon Old Growth's Last Stand" and WE NEED TO PACK THE HOUSE!

http://stockpix.com/mountainsintheclouds2nded.pdf

SaveTheElliottStateForest

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Saturday
Apr 29
Representation Day 2017
LaurelThirst Public House

Once a year we join with Represent.Us chapters across the country to educate the public on corruption issues. Come out and learn why the problem is so pervasive, how our democracy got so messed up, and most importantly what we can all do to make American democracy work for all of us! In addition to speakers, there will be educational activities, live music before and after, and great beer and food at the Laurelthirst Public House, our incredibly gracious hosts!

So come out, bring your friends, get educated, and prepare to change our city and state in 2017!

In communities across the country, we'll be delivering corruption report cards and showing that the people are not satisfied. The Swamp is not Drained, and the people are stepping up to do something about it.

Please RSVP at the link below so that we can have an accurate headcount for the event:

http://volunteer.represent.us/portland_repday_2017

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Saturday
May 6
Return & Remembrance
Portland Expo Center

RETURN & REMEMBRANCE: A Pilgrimage to the Portland Assembly Center Honoring those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated by Executive Order 9066

Free and open to the public, RSVPs appreciated

Seventy-five years ago, on May 6, 1942, Portland was empty of Japanese Americans by military decree. Families were uprooted, property sold, and local businesses closed. Those of Japanese ancestry residing in the local area upended their lives and moved into the former animal stalls of the Pacific International Livestock and Exposition Center. Four months later they joined 120,000 other Japanese Americans in ten hastily erected concentration camps across the United States.

Please join us as we return to the site of the Portland Assembly Center to honor those who were unjustly forced out of their homes and businesses, driven away by wartime hysteria and racism. Listen to the stories of Japanese Americans who were there in 1942 and how they came together despite great hardship.

The program will be emceed by David Ono and will include keynote speaker Dale Minami, civil rights lawyer and lead attorney for Fred Korematsu's coram nobis legal team; performances by Minidoka Swing Band, UNIT SOUZOU, and Cascadia Composers; and more.

Visit www.oregonnikkei.org for more information.

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Monday
May 1
The Drivers Collective PDX - Lyft & Uber Drivers Meeting /Social Event
McMenamins, 1504 NE Broadway, Portland (in the Events Room)

WHO WE ARE: The Drivers Collective PDX is an organization for Portland-area TNC (Transportation Network Company; Lyft and Uber) drivers and allies. Our mission is to improve the private for-hire transportation system so that it is safe, fair, and efficient for drivers, riders, and the greater community we serve. We advocate for fair and equitable compensation (rates), insurance coverage, and drivers’ interests, with the TNCs, and in local and state policy decisions.

EVENT: Beginning at 6:00pm, Lyft and Uber drivers gather in McMenamin’s semi-private, events room for casual socializing time. Around 7:00pm we’ll facilitate a meeting which will include:

  • Doing introductions
  • Reviewing the history of TDCpdx,
  • Sharing updates of what's happened since the last general meeting,
  • Celebrating the defeat of the Uber bill: HB3246!
  • Discussing the mayor's desire to have self-driving cars on the streets of Portland "by the end of the year"... and what we might want to do about this issue.
  • Having general discussion of ideas and issues
  • Planning next steps.

Our focus is growing our membership and collecting signatures on our PETITION: Drivers, Riders and Everyone who supports our mission can:

OR Join without signing the petition at https://thedriverscollectivepdx.com/join

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Wednesday
Jun 14
Trump's Birthday Bash Back
PSU South Park Blocks

On June 14th we will hold rally in celebration of anyone who's birthday is on June 14th except for one certain individual. In lieu of a birthday celebration for that person, we will protest their bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, fascism, and racism. If you're birthday happens to be on June 14th, or any other day of the year, show up so we can celebrate you instead of Trump.

During the rally we will be holding a piñata contest for a 100 dollar prize. Bring your homemade piñata to the event and our panel of judges will vote on the winner!

Birthdays we will be celebrating: - Che Guevera - Harriet Beecher Stowe - MC Ren - Bruce Bowen - Sammy Watkins - Pat Summit - Literally anyone even if it isn't their birthday

Birthdays we will not be celebraring: - Donald J. Trump

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Saturday
Apr 29
Vancouver Climate March
Marshall Park, Vancouver

Join our community on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30-3:30pm as we rally and march on Vancouver, WA to raise awareness of Climate Change and Environmental Social Justice issues as well as to educate the public on a variety of ways to take meaningful action on the local level. Whether you're a representative of the Native American community, a climate activist, a water protector, a teacher, a scientist, a community leader, a clean energy representative or simply a concerned citizen of this planet all are welcome to join and share their voice and unique perspective. Bring your friends and family to this peaceful demonstration.

The rally portion will take place at Marshall Community Park near the large covered shelter. We will have audio equipment available so everyone can hear our variety of speakers. There are public restrooms available, but there will be NO vendors at this event. Please eat before or after the event and bring your own reusable water bottle as given the nature of the event we do not want to generate waste. Parking at the Marshall Center may be limited do to children's soccer games taking place in the nearby field so please plan accordingly and be prepared to park on the road by Clark College or a few blocks away. There is a large play structure for children, and we hope to have some activities provided for kids related to Climate/Environment. We have posted the marching route on our page. It is a 3 mile loop including Mill Plain Blvd, Main Street, 4th Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way. There is a halfway point for people who are unable to walk the full route and it is roughly half the length and also leads back to Marshall Park. We will have assigned march leaders wearing orange vests, and we will be sticking to the sidewalks and obeying traffic laws.

Please dress warm, be prepared for the possibility of rain and bring signs that draw attention to what we are marching for.

*If you represent an organization dedicated to Climate Change or Environmental issues please send us a private message if you would like permission to set up an informational table at this event. Please note ONLY approved requests are allowed to table at our event. So if you are interested contact us asap.

Thank you all!

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Sunday
Apr 30
Wake Of Vanport screening
The Hollywood Theatre

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at The Hollywood Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser. Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion about possible plans for a Vanport memorial. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, PCRI, Portland Prime, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Hollywood Theatre, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible. PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson .

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Friday
May 5
Women Writers Against Trump
Ford Food & Drink

On November 8th this country voted a misogynist Cheeto with a hair-piece to be our president-elect. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that women come together and make our voices heard. When women join in solidarity and support one another, we create change.

So please, come join us for our second reading on Friday, May 5th as five damn good women writers stick it to the man (with the flaming orange head carpet) by drawing attention to the voices and ideas he and his administration attempt to silence.

Of course, all forms of gender and genitalia are warmly welcome!

This event is free, but there will be a jar for donations. All donations will go to No More Deaths / No Más Muertes. Please go to the following website for information on this incredibly important organization: http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/en/

You can also find more information about the reading series and the positively, perfect sister hosts at http://womenwritersagainsttrump.org/ .

Hosts: Chrys Tobey and Allison Tobey

Readers: Andrea Hollander Kate Carroll de Gutes Natasha Sajé Stephanie Adams-Santos Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Bios: Andrea Hollander moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, after many years in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, where she ran a bed & breakfast for 15 years and served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22. Her 4th full-length poetry collection was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; her 1st won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Among her many other honors are two Pushcart Prizes and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her website is andreahollander.net.

Kate Carroll de Gutes took her first political action at age 11, when she invited Greenpeace—without her teacher’s knowledge or consent—to talk to her class about clubbing baby seals to death for their pelts. She was home sick the day the man arrived unannounced to talk to her class, but she was led by the principal to understand that the presentation was effective, if gruesome. As a queer writer, Kate faces political issues every time she sits down to work. Her award-winning memoir in essays, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, deals with gender identity and sexual orientation, and how to navigate in a world predicated on Cosmopolitan. You can learn more about Kate and pre-order her second book, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From The Best & Worst Year of My Life at www.katecarrolldegutes.com.

Natasha Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a book of poetry criticism, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays. www.natashasaje.com

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award) and several chapbooks: Total Memory; Little Fugues and The Sundering (Winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and she is the recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. Stephanie’s work has been featured for Poetry Press Week, and has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, Orion, and others.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016), a 2016-2017 Steinbeck Fellow, former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee. She’s received residencies from Hedgebrook and Ragdale Foundation and is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. Her work is published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and The James Franco Review among others. A short dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at latinopia.com. She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and the curator of HITCHED.

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Sunday
Apr 30
Workshop - Misinformation and Political Propaganda
West Linn Library

We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”.

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Tuesday
Apr 18
An Iris Stands Tall: Religious Perspectives
Cerimon House

As part of our month-long art installation AN IRIS STANDS TALL by Annette Sabater, we welcome the chance to have deeper conversations on the subject of transgender individuals.

Please join us for this special offering, a forum on Religious Perspectives with guests Annette Sabater, Reverend James Joiner, and Rabbi Rachel Joseph.

6:00PM: DOORS OPEN FOR EXHIBIT. 7:00PM FORUM & DISCUSSION. STAY WITH US UNTIL 8:30PM FOR MORE TIME WITH THE EXHIBIT.

About the exhibit: AN IRIS STANDS TALL A MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A DAUGHTER'S TRANSITION An art installation of 46 pieces of original art - with an accompanying narrative - by local artist Annette Sabater, who's child began medical treatment to transition from an adolescent boy into a young woman at age sixteen. This unique exhibit traces the experience of a parent as she enters the new and mysterious journey, at times filled with doubt and grief. The collection is rendered in a combination of graphite and oil pastel by a parent who is exploring the deeper understanding of her child.

Full list of events below. Details here: www.cerimonhouse.org/upcoming/

April 2: Opening reception:

April 4: Meet The Artist Join the community to see the art installation, and meet artist Annette Sabater.

April 11: Journeys of Transgender Individuals Join a panel of transgender folks as they share their individual journeys along the gender spectrum. The transgender journey is one of hardship, courage, highs and lows but one that is ultimately filled with joy when you become who you truly are.

April 18: Religious Perspectives Join Reverend James Joiner who will speak on queer and trans interpretations of Christian scripture, focusing particularly on Galatians 3:28 “in Christ there is neither male nor female” - and Rabbi Rachel Joseph who will speak on B’tzelem Elohim; "we are all created in the image of God."

More info: http://www.cerimonhouse.org/calendar/2017/4/2/an-iris-stands-tall

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Tuesday
Apr 11
April Civic Drinks - Housing Affordability
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

Civic Drinks is a mix of informal conversation, connection and cocktails. It's your opportunity to mingle with local leaders, City Club members, and others involved or interested in civic issues -- because bringing civic-minded people together is what we do!

In April, meet community partners focused on addressing housing affordability in Portland and the Metro area. April is National Fair Housing Month, and housing affordability is a central plank in City Club's 2017 Legislative platform. Here's why:

Housing affordability affects everyone, regardless of income. Fewer federal dollars are available to fund affordable housing projects, forcing developers to navigate a patchwork of state and local funding sources. The Legislature has limited what localities may do to encourage affordability, provide tax sunsets and enforce tenant’s rights. At a minimum, they need to end the ban on local rent regulation as recommended in the report.

Read more at pdxcityclub.org/housingaffordability

Co-sponsors and guests: Portland Homeless Family Solutions, HomeForward, Welcome Home Coalition

The event is free to attend, with a no-host bar. Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery will extend happy hour prices until 7 p.m. for our event!

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Wednesday
Apr 26
Between the Panels : POC writers and illustrators of Comics, Children's Books and Zines
High and Low Art Space and Gallery

Join us for a night of (re)presentation & discussion where text meets image in the world of Comics, Children's Books and Zines. We are honored to host a wonderful lineup of POC writers and illustrators who occupy these spaces and hope you will help us celebrate their work and their perspectives as we explore what it means to be "Between the Panels".

free - all ages - accessible

Doors open: 6:30pm Presentations: 7pm-8:15pm Discussion Panel + Q&A: 8:15pm-9pm
Closing: 9pm

Panelists include librarian and zine activist A'misa Chiu, Brian Parker of Believe In Wonder Publishing, and author/illustrators Nichole Robinson, Steven Christian and Jung Hu Lee. Ryan Nakano will moderate.

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Tuesday
Apr 4
BEYOND VIETNAM READING
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery, Mark Building

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Portland Art Museum - Miller Gallery 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland Oregon

VETERANS FOR PEACE CHAPTER 72 Invites you to join us in reading MLK's Beyond Vietnam Speech in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Following the speech, we will discuss how militarism, racism, materialism and other issues addressed in his speech are still relevant today

================================ April 4, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.

In confronting the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism of the United States, Dr. King described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Delivered to an overflow crowd at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, Dr. King’s challenge to engage in a radical revolution of values encountered ferocious opposition. Fifty years later, however, it is clear that his analysis and his call to action is as relevant now as it was then.

Today the United States has a multi-trillion dollar permanent war economy, the costliest deployment of weapons and military personnel in the world and at home a vast system of mass incarceration, a hideous homicide rate and endemic violence against women and LGBTQ people.

Today as a result of our society’s virulent racism, people of color are subjected to unrelenting state violence through police brutality, police murder and massive incarceration rates, while suffering gross disparities in income, education, employment, military service, housing and health care. Today materialism dominates our culture and our economy to the peril of all life on earth. It pollutes our values, our souls and the natural world.

Today we know that the struggle against sexism and patriarchy is intrinsically linked to overcoming racism, militarism, materialism and environmental catastrophe.

SPONSORS Veterans For Peace Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group Portland Art Museum Iraq Veterans Against the War Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility

Education WithOut Borders

Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

Peace & Justice Works promotes nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels since 1992 in Portland, Oregon

The Portland Art Museum's mission is to engage and enrich diverse communities through the presentation, interpretation, and conservation of art and film.

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Friday
Apr 14
Black Resistance
PSU Smith Center

Assalamo Alaikom ( Peace be upon you )

Join us for a educational and insightful discussion with Brotha B (aka: Blake Simons) an educator, writer and instructor with UC Berkley and the nephew of Jalil Muntaqim ( former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army ).

Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association recognize the intersections of being Black and Muslim and being a student in higher ed and trying to navigate a white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal system.

The purpose fo this event is to learn of black resistance in the past and present and listen to stories of strong black leaders, including strong black muslim leaders who fought and made change in their communities.

Please join us. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. ( Those without children: Please be mindful that some community members may not be able to find childcare, please respect their time and resilience in being child care providers while also being learners. Those with children: please make sure that we respect time and learning space of those attending, if you need to step out to take care of yourself or child please do so).

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Tuesday
Apr 11
CANCELLED: April Full Moon: A Night of Poetry and Resilient Connections
Unite Oregon

CANCELLED!!!

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Thursday
Apr 20
Children of Beqaa screening
PSU Smith Center

As part of the Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival, join us for a screening of Children of Beqaa.

Children of Beqaa documents director Elias Matar and his daughter Lyla, traveling to the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. Here in the Beqaa, there are over 500,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past 5 years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education and not enough food. Children of Beqaa gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard. Run time: 1 hour 16 minutes

We are having a collection drive for laundry and dish detergent for newly arrived refugees in Portland. Please bring some detergent with you!

The number of Syrian refugees is staggering. In addition to Syrian refugees overseas, we also have some in Portland. Learn how you can help Syrians both here in Portland and abroad. Learn about the online tutoring program Paper Airplanes. We will have a collection drive for refugees. Information and volunteers from Portland Refugee Support Group, Islamic Social Servies of Oregon State (ISOS), IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), Rain (Refugee Assistance and Information Network International), Catholic Charities of Oregon and Lutheran Family Services will also be on hand. And don't forget, you can meet with Children of Beqaa director Elias Matar who will be preparing for his next trip to the Syrian refugees camps in Lebanon.

Doors at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm. PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (Browsing Lounge)

Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival is a collaboration of The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University and the Never Again Coalition. www.neveragaincoalition.org/rising-up

Questions? Contact Amanda Byron at abyron@pdx.edu or Lauren Fortgang at neveragaincoalition@gmail.com

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Thursday
Apr 27
City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy
Portland City Hall

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

1 - Come to the hearing on April 27th. RSVP online http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/city_council_hearing_vote_for_100_renewable_energy 2 - Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below) 3 - Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
  • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
  • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
  • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151-

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Sunday
Apr 9
Climate and Energy Justice, a talk by Jo Ann Hardesty
Center 50+

Whether in the United States or around the world, the impacts of climate change and the pollution that comes with burning fossil fuels fall hardest on people with the least resources to survive and recover from sudden disasters or long term toxic emissions. The transition to a renewable energy infrastructure will itself require changes that can be disruptive. Climate justice means that the concerns and needs of impacted and front line communities are at the forefront of solutions to the climate crisis.

Jo Ann Hardesty is President of NAACP Portland Branch 1120, Principal Partner of Consult Hardesty, a former Oregon state legislator, and co-host of Voices from the Edge on KBOO radio. She is active in networks and alliances for environmental and social justice.

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Monday
Apr 24
Clinton Street Resistance: Beetlejuice for Sisters Of The Road
Clinton Street Theater Website
Monday
Apr 10
Clinton Street Resistance: Monty Python for VeteransResond
Clinton Street Theater

Free screening of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life!! Accepting donations at the door to support VeteransRespond. Help support those that are doing great work and an important part of the community! donate- watch, resist! Find out more here: http://www.veteransrespond.org/

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Thursday
Apr 20
Democracy Day of Action
Oregon State Library

We all know that our democracy is skewed.

Big money and special interests have too much influence. It's harder for people like us--who don't have networks of wealthy donors--to run for office. And Oregonians are losting faith in elections.

But we can put democracy back in balance. Join us in Salem to meet with your lawmakers--face to face--and lobby them to pass reform. Make sure that your representatives are hearing directly from you about why we need open and transparent elections. And join us to advocate for getting big money out of politics and making democracy work for all of us.

We will be announcing more details soon. If you would like to meet with your legislator personally, we will be following up soon with information about how to register.

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Tuesday
Apr 11
Fight for $15 at PSU - panel and discussion
PSU Shattuck Hall

Tues. Apr. 11, 7 - 9 pm, Shattuck Annex sponsored by Radical Education, PSU PANEL, discussion, food

DEMAND that the PSU Board of Trustees increase the minimum wage for all PSU campus workers to $15 per hour. VOTE YES ! for $15 in Student Elections (Spring term).

Background: Social and economic inequalities in the US have grown to reach epic proportions. While the top 1% continues to increase their income, the overwhelming majority of working people often struggle just to make it through the month. $15 NOW PSU demands dignity, social and economic justice for all campus workers, and the movement for a minimum wage of $15/hour is a crucial step toward solving these enormous problems.

Here in Oregon, 68% of college students graduate with student loan debt, with an average debt of $25,497. While many students work to fund their education, higher wages are necessary to avoid drowning in debt post-graduation. As it currently stands, the wages PSU pays to workers leads many to instead struggle with food insecurity and even homelessness. At PSU, many student and non-student campus workers also have families to support. With the current poverty wages paid to these workers, many can no longer afford to live in the city of Portland, and spend hours commuting to and from campus.

While student and non-student campus workers struggle, earning an average of $10/hour, dozens of top administrators at PSU, including the president, make six-figure salaries. Recently, $100 million has been set aside for buildings, but only $3.5 million is needed to pay a $15 minimum wage to all campus workers.

In order for PSU to “serve the city”, there must be justice for campus workers. Vote YES!, and let the Board of Trustees know that PSU students want a $15 minimum wage for ALL campus workers.

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Fight Toxic Prisons!
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Panagioti Tsolkas is an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and coordinator of the Prison Ecology Project. Rose Harriot is an organizer with No New Youth Jail Coalition in Seattle Washington. They will be presenting on the connections between environmentalism, climate justice and the movement to end mass incarceration. The talk will also include information on an upcoming Convergence Against Toxic Prisons taking place in Texas, June 2017.

From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM we'll be letter-writing to prisoners with Critical Resistance Portland. The talk will be from 6:30 PM - 9 PM.

Rose Harriot is a mixed, queer warrior and survivor of systems of violence. Born into impoverished and criminalized communities, the state has always targeted, manipulated and abused my loved ones and caregivers, while granting my abusers power and freedom. I struggle to fill the holes the state has left in my community and family. I work to expose the myth of public safety, systemic racism, classism and to create dialogue about how we can actually keep each other safe, by building autonomy. For the past five years I have been part of the effort to stop a $210 million youth jail project in Seattle. This project sits on toxic land and continues the toxic practice of abusing young people of color. We must stop this project and all others like it.

Panagioti Tsolkas is an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and coordinator of the Prison Ecology Project. In addition, he is currently involved with Sabal Trail Resistance, a group opposing a gas pipeline crossing the Southern US. He is also a former editor on the Earth First! Journal collective and has published articles in Prison Legal News, Earth Island Journal, Fifth Estate and other media outlets. He lives on a small farm in Florida with his partner and two children.

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Friday
Apr 7
Free Self-Defense Class for Women/ Safer Streets
Sisters of the Road Cafe

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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Friday
Apr 21
Invisible: Queer Perspectives on Sexual Assault, IPV, etc
PSU Queer Resource Center

Location: Queer Resource Center

Come listen to queer PSU students speak about their perspectives on sexual assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence in the context of their identities. This panel will use personal experience explore the role of sexual violence in interlocking forms of oppression and advocate for greater awareness on campus and beyond.

This event is in collaboration with the Queeries Program at the QRC and with the Women's Resource Center for part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Find information on all of the events for SAAM here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Bg4UtMd3zNI8_4oYI4eeAY_A8lyAG8NyBaQSyYvovgM/pub?start=false&loop=true&delayms=10000&slide=id.g1f01cede04_0_7

For accessibility requests, please contact cleets@pdx.edu

"In April, we honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month Through a series of campus events in April, we honor and acknowledge the issues of sexual violence that challenge our health, our well-being, and our ability to thrive while at the same time honoring our resilience, strength, and healing processes. We raise money for our survivor emergency housing fund, we celebrate ourselves, and we resist the systems that perpetuate rape culture. "

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Saturday
Apr 22
Librarians march for (library) science
Waterfront Park

Librarians march. Because this administration is threatening our federal funding. Becuase this administration is threatening access to information. Becuase this administration is restricting scientific data. Becuase this administration is promoting rhetoric and policies that are harmful to our community members. Librarians march.

Join fellow PNW librarians who are participating in the Mach for Science! Full event information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637283313234837/

We will meet at the flagpole at the RiverPlace hotel at 9:30 am and walk to the rally together. It is on the waterfront by the park. There is parking nearby and it is a short walk from bus and max stops. It's across from the Marriot (1510 SW Harbor Way), at the cross streets of Clay and Naito.

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Wednesday
Jan 19, 0005
May Day 2017 - All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite - March and Rally
Shemanski Park

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Make a donation to help support #MayDayPDX 2017: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDay

Check out this pinned post to see organizations in the Portland May Day Coalition: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDayCoalition

We are at a moment a long time in the making: hundreds of years of escalating violence targeting the peoples whose labor and struggles form the very foundation of life as we know it have culminated in fascism seizing the world’s highest seat of power and unleashing an all-out assault upon us all.

Every day brings word of new outrages: mass deportations tearing apart undocumented families, indiscriminate travel bans targeting entire faiths, communities displaced and turned out into the streets to make way for the mega-rich, police gunning down children, women and queer and trans folks unsafe in their own neighborhoods, corporate-backed violence inflicted upon indigenous peoples protecting their ancestral lands and the resources every living thing on earth needs to survive, and militarized police and private security forces armed with terrifying weapons turned loose upon all those who resist. This is a time of shock and awe - a moment in which our collective future feels uncertain and the very future of life on this planet is at stake.

In these dark times, hope can feel impossible - but hope we must. The entire history of humanity and of worker-led movements in this country and every country on the planet shows that we can survive this. That we are all alive to fight today is undeniable proof that a people united and organized can overcome impossible odds. We are each the wildest dreams of ancestors who lived, fought, and died so we could be alive in this moment. Together, and only together, we have the power to win.

It isn’t fascism that has the power. It isn’t the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses, or the landlords that have the power either. It’s us. The power of those who oppress us is an illusion that crumbles as soon as we rise up, unite, and fight. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history. We always have been. What happens next is up to us.

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

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Saturday
Apr 15
Mental Health Care Not Policing - CR PDX Campaign Meeting #3
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Saturday April 15th 1pm - 4pm Snacks provided Childcare available upon request

Critical Resistance Portland (CR-PDX) is developing a campaign to interrupt the use of police as mental health first responders in Portland. We have seen how policing escalates everyday mental health needs or instances of crisis and can result in violence on our communities. It's crucial that Portland disrupt this pattern and invest in community care. After two robust first coalition meetings, we are excited to continue with a public third meeting!

CR Portland wants to impact protocol and funding of mental health crisis services and we’d like to start pulling together organizations and individuals who could be partners or stake holders in this campaign. This includes social service providers, mental health service users, communities targeted by the police, and other racial and economic justice organizations. We are asking people like you who have valuable knowledge and first hand experiences to get involved with this campaign.

Will you join CR-PDX in demanding a city prioritization of quality user-led mental health services that are community-based and outside the hands of law enforcement?

We invite those directly impacted by policing, mental health users, and all who want to decrease Portland's reliance on policing to attend. Organizations and individuals who are involved in anti-policing, mental health, or social service work in Portland, join us as partners in this effort and share your ideas at this campaign meeting!

This is our 3rd meeting of the coalition, and we are excited to continute building out with those already involved, and those who are hearing about our work for the first time! For those who are new, not to worry--you will have the opportunity to be brought up to speed on the work happening so far, and ways to both plug into it and to generate new work areas.

We are also very excited to have Jess from Critical Resistance national present to talk about the success and current work of the Oakland Power Projects in shifting reliance away from police as first responders (http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-oakland/the-oakland-power-projects/).

Please let us know if you will be needing childcare or have specific dietary needs.

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Saturday
Apr 22
Misinformation and Political Propaganda
Cedar Mill Community Library

These days, it seems like the news can be overwhelming, with conflicting stories from politicians, news sources and other media. Join us for a timely workshop led by local librarian Donna Cohen. She uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs and charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data, and other types of information to teach you to distinguish truth from fiction and become your own "fact-checker." Learn more at her Facebook page “Civics for Adults” at http://bit.ly/2kY9rCv

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Organizing Meeting: Build for Anti-Trump Student Walkouts on May 1!
PSU Smith Center

Organizing Meeting for Anti-Trump Student Walkouts

Come to this meeting to get plugged in to organizing for a May 1 student walkout against the Trump agenda! Escalating the resistance with a wave of national student walkouts on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education.

Join with Socialist Students in demanding: Come to this meeting to get plugged in to organizing for a May 1 student walkout against the Trump agenda! Escalating the resistance with a wave of national student walkouts on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education.

Join with Socialist Students in demanding:

• No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!

• No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!

• Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!

• For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!

•Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!

• Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!

• No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy! • No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!

• No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!

• Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!

• For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!

•Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!

• Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!

• No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy!

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Pan-African Film Series - Kwame Ture: Converting the Unconscious
PSU Smith Center

Join All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon for a screening of a talk by pan-African revolutionary Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) where he discusses how to convert the masses of unconscious, disorganized people to a mass of organized, conscious people.

We'll view the film and gather after it's over for a facilitated group discussion. Admission to this screening is free and snacks will be provided. Children are welcome!

See you Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 26 (in the basement).

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Thursday
Apr 13
Panel: Intersectionality in the New Wave
PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs

Join us for a panel discussion on intersectionality in the new wave of feminism. Cheryl Myers, Traci Rossi, Emily Evans and Yeruwelle De Rouen will discuss the importance of intersectionality in the women's movement to ensure political representation and policies are reflective of the experiences and needs of all women.

This panel will take place on the 2nd floor of CUPA Thursday April 13th, 2017.

About our panelists: - Cheryl Myers is the Director of Diversity & Incusion at Higher Education Coordinating Commission. - Yeruwelle De Rouen is the Program Director at Girls Inc. - Traci Rossi is our new Executive Director at the Center for Women's Leadership. - Emily Evans is the Executive Director at the Women's Foundation of Oregon.

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Tuesday
Apr 11
Portland Public School Candidate Forum
Multnomah County Building

Join us for a nonpartisan forum featuring candidates for Portland Public Schools Board of Directors on the May 16 special election ballot. All candidates for open positions have been invited to attend. Open positions include Zones 4, 5 and 6. Questions from the audience will be included.

This forum is free and open to the public

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Thursday
Apr 13
Portland Sustainability: Equity and Diversity in the Workplace
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Students and professionals interested in sustainability are invited to explore the opportunities and barriers for building a diverse workforce and supporting marginalized communities during a time when federal support for environmental, climate, and social justice work is diminishing. This event is hosted by the Student Fellows of PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

What: Panel discussion and networking event

When: April 13, 2017 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201

Featured speakers: -Nakisha Nathan, Climate Justice Organizer at Sierra Club and Board Member for Neighbors for Clean Air -Asena Lawrence, Office Manager, Scheduler, and Community Liaison for Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish -Virginia Luka, Student Activities and Leadership Programs Advisor at Portland State University -Desiree Williams-Rajee, Equity Specialist at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Food and drinks will be served

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdElx9qwCbPphR3lTnLIexT9CR3iw0wLYgG-Vi5xjwAS1l4wA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Tuesday
Apr 25
Presenting the Movie the 13th
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution its exemption producing the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry. ---From Academy Award winning director of Selma--- Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

$5 donation requested or bring a paperback dictionary

$$$Postage $$$ urgently needed to continue to provide education and hope inside an oppressive and unjust system. We also need more books! especially dictionaries. Drop off books at In Other Words Feminist Bookstore at 41 Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon.

Portland Books to Prisoners is a non-profit, volunteer run, donation based organization that provides free reading materials to incarcerated individuals.

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Wednesday
Apr 26
Rally for Renewables at PGE's Annual Shareholder Meeting
World Trade Center Portland

Portland General Electric can help Portland meet our climate commitment or they can lock us into 30 years of toxic pollution with their proposed Carty Fracked Gas power plants. Tell PGE shareholders we need wind and solar today!

On Wednesday, April 26th at 9am at the World Trade Center downtown, we are rallying to tell PGE shareholders that we need renewable energy. As PGE’s top decision makers are filling into their Annual Shareholders Meeting, we will send a crystal clear message that two new fracked gas power plants are not an option.

Event Details: When: April 26th, 2017, 9-10:30am. Arrive on time, PGE will. Where: World Trade Center, 25 SW Salmon street, Portland, OR What: Speakers, a Flash Mob, and, You directly telling PGE’s top decision makers that PDX wants to run on Wind and Solar not Dirty Fracked Gas!

RSVP Here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/rally_for_renewables

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Rally for Water and Wildlife!
Oregon State Capitol

Wednesday April 19th Oregonians from around the state will gather at our Capitol to tell elected officials we want them to take a stand for water and wildlife.

Join us on the Capitol Steps at 11am, where we will rally, and hear from speakers working to protect Oregon's Water and Wildlife!

Wear Blue for water, or brown and green for trees! Join 350 Eugene for an art party to make wildlife props, or bring your own!

Carpooling and busing info:

Cottage Grove Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854264814847203/

Eugene: https://www.facebook.com/events/283099338794308/

Corvallis/Albany Bus Available! http://www.greatoldbroads.org/directory-of-broadbands/broads-on-the-bus-rally-for-water-and-wildlife/

North Coast/Rockaway Besach area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032009940233970/

Florence Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918716388346272/

Coos Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1466798073372516/

Co-hosted by: Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club Oregon Wild Forest Web of Cottage Grove , Citizens of Rockaway Beach for Watershed Protection, Defenders of Wildlife , Pacific Rivers, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Coast Range Forest Watch, Rogue Riverkeeper, KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center), Willamette Valley Broadband, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 350 EUG Audubon Society of Portland

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Tuesday
Apr 25
Resist Trump Happy Hour
the O'Neill Pub

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter to working families here in Oregon. Hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, locations announced each month.

This time we will be in NE Portland at the the O'Neill Pub on Tuesday, April 25th from 5-7pm.

There will be pub faire available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday
Apr 12
Stable Homes for Oregon Lobby Day, March, and Rally!
Oregon State Capitol

Don't wait, Register today! https://tinyurl.com/kwn99e4 Free food, childcare, transportation, and interpretation.

Regístrese hoy en Español: https://tinyurl.com/kkq6veq GRATIS comida, cuidado de niños, transporte e interpretación.

Let's turn up the tenant protections heat! Travel to Salem, OR to tell our legislators that no cause evictions and excessive rent increases must end! Bring a friend, or two!

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Thursday
Apr 13
Take Back the Night: Consent Culture and the Freedom to Change
PSU Women's Resource Center

Take Back the Night: Consent Culture and the Freedom to Change

Portland State University has been hosting a student lead Take Back the Night since 1999. Take Back the Night is an important community event due to the awareness that it sheds in solidarity with survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take Back the Night has an extensive history in the US as well as globally. Portland State University's Take Back the Night is a space for students of all genders working to end gender based violence.

Feminista Jones will the keynote speaker for Take Back the Night 2017! FJ is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, and community activist from New York City. She is an award-winning blogger and author. For two years, she hosted a sex-positive feminist podcast called This Week In Blackness: After Dark, which discussed topics related to sex and sexuality, race, and feminism. She launched a global anti-street harassment campaign (#YouOKSis) and a National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality (#NMOS14), both of which received international media attention. For this work, she was awarded the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Outstanding Online Activism. Jones describes herself "as a post-modern sex-positive, Black feminist woman, which basically means that i'm multi-faceted, at least in my expression of myself and my embodiment of feminism. I exist in a new era of critical thinking and self-identification. I promote the positive aspects of sex, sexuality, and sexual liberation." #pdxtbtn

Take Back the Night's signature is to include tabling from community and campus organizations, a rally and march, a clothesline project, a keynote speaker, performers, a vigil, and a survivor speak out. TBTN happens during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and will happen on April 13th, 2016.

For more information, please contact Sheena Ino at sheino@pdx.edu

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Sunday
Apr 16
The Global Mass Strike: May First and Beyond
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish-Jewish Marxist anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist. In 1906, she penned The Mass Strike, a book on working class power and strategy for overthrowing capitalism and building revolutionary socialism. This eight-part treatise pulls lessons from the Russian revolution, relying on historical fact as opposed to speculation. Throughout, she rigorously addresses the subject of General Strike and its application in the struggle of the working class worldwide throughout the capitalist era.

This information session will cover in brief detail the entirety of Luxemburg's The Mass Strike. After a meet-and-greet, we will start with a presentation of the history discussed in the book. The presentation will include a clip from a present day working class heroine, Teresa Gutierrez. Gutierrez is a Mexican lesbian and leader in Workers World Party who has been at the forefront of May Day demonstrations in New York City for over a decade. From there, we will move onto the analysis of and conclusions arrived at by Luxemburg. Then we will hold break-out discussions on building the struggle for the liberation of the working class and oppressed peoples worldwide beyond May Day. We will conclude by reconvening with discoveries and insights from our discussions.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Saturday
Apr 15
The People's Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood
Sunnyside Community House

The forest plays a crucial role in the fate of our communities. It is time for us to take an active role in planning for the future of Mt. Hood!

The People’s Forest Forum 2017 will address the critical need to expand environmental protections for Mt. Hood National Forest in preparation for regional climate instability. With mounting political obstacles to ecological management, the public must create effective and transparent avenues with which to have a hand in the future of Mt. Hood National Forest. The Forum is a venue to amplify our collective aim of ecologically responsible land management for the forest. Focusing on climate change, clean water and recreation, the Forum will offer expert speakers and presentations, facilitated break-out groups and informal discussions, creating space and resources for participants to engage in defending and restoring local public lands.

We will share, learn, and build the necessary resources to amend the Mt. Hood National Forest Plan. With support and input from communities all around the forest Bark is working to craft a vision for Mt. Hood that prepares for climate change and ensures that the values of our communities take priority over commercial extraction projects.

Bark will be using the information generated at the Forum to develop recommendations for substantial improvements to the outdated Mt. Hood National Forest management plan and your input is crucial!

Event Outline 11 am – 1:45 pm: Welcome, and brief presentations covering Forests & Climate Change, Water & Aquatics, Recreation on Public Lands, and the need to change Mt. Hood National Forest’s outdated management plan. 1:45 – 2:35: Lunch & informal conversation (bring your own lunch, Bark will provide snacks). 2:30 – 4:05: Two rounds of break-out discussions covering topics such as: -Forest resilience in a changing climate: How will plant & animal habitat move and change? -Forest carbon cycle: How does the forest store or release carbon with different types of management? -Fire management: How does fire shape ecosystems, and how is climate change shaping fire? -Water as habitat: What are the current and future threats to aquatic species? -Recreation economy: How does the specialized recreation community leverage its economic power for forest advocacy? -Conservation and Social Justice: What might forest management guided by environmental justice principles look like?

4:20 – 5 pm: Reports from break-out discussions and closing

Participating organizations include Physicians for Social Responsibility, Center for Sustainable Economy, Bark, 350.org, Mazamas, Devil's Club, and the Cascade Forest Conservancy. Child care will be provided. Please contact Bark, 503-331-0374, with any questions.

RSVP below. Details and a full schedule will be available soon.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peoples-forest-forum-for-mt-hood-national-forest-tickets-32452297696?aff=erellivmlt

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Tuesday
Apr 11
We Can Listen :: The Power of Being Heard
The Old Church Concert Hall

“We Can Listen” ::: The Power of Being Heard

Doors 6:30 pm - All Ages - Bar with ID

Admission is free Your donation at the door will support future "We Can Listen" events.

Coming to the sanctuary of our stage is a new series, We Can Listen, a free monthly storytelling, conversation, and visual/performing arts program series open to all. Launching April 11th, We Can Listen happens the 2nd Tuesday of the month year round at The Old Church.

Sometimes, listening is the most profound action we can take. Quiet your voices, and join us in the spirit of community, for a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard.

On April 11, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate our kickoff event We Can Listen: The Power of Being Heard. Joining her in conversation will be Portland-based activist, writer, photographer, and the organizer of the Portland Women's March, Margaret Jacobsen; Chicago-born, recent Portland transplant, musician and millennial, Moe Lincoln; and Rwandan facilitator of storytelling as an agent for change, Solange Impanoyimana. All three will offer narratives drawn from their own lives, and engage in a discussion around the power of being heard and the importance of listening.

The intention and heart of the "We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The We Can Listen series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: racism, the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

With We Can Listen, The Old Church wants to give those speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

The Old Church is a nonprofit, non-religious, historic landmark and performance space in downtown Portland.

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Doors 6:30pm - All Ages - Bar with ID -Free RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets.

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Sunday
Apr 23
We Saved Ourselves: Africans, the Labor Movement, and Abolition
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

From mutinies on slave ships to uprisings across the colonies to armed struggle against colonizers on the African continent, Africans have resisted capitalism and imperialism from the very first moment Europeans set foot on the shores of Africa.

Come smash the myth of the white savior delivering us from chattel slavery and learn about the hidden history of the African led abolitionist movement and our continuous resistance to capitalist exploitation.

We saved ourselves. Reclaim this history and use it to struggle forward.

This workshop is part of the #MayDayPDX political education campaign.

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Friday
Apr 14
Women of Color Speak Out: Climate Change and Systems of Oppressi
PSU Smith Center

Join us for a very special event hosted by the PSU Environmental Club and Women of Color Speak Out! The four Seattle grassroots community activists-Patricia Allen, Zarna Joshi, Afrin Sopariwala, and Yin Yu-will be presenting on the intersections between climate change, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, and the prison industrial complex. Free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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