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Monday
Oct 23
Clinton Resistance Series presents The Invisible Man, a benefit for Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Clinton Street Theater

Wittily scripted by R.C. Sherriff and an uncredited Philip Wylie, and brilliantly directed by James Whale, The Invisible Man is a near-untoppable combination of horror and humor. Also deserving of unqualified praise are the thorouhgly convincing special effects by John P. Fulton and John Mescall. With the exception of The Invisible Man Returns, none of the sequels came anywhere close to the quality of the 1933 original.

Trivia alert: watch for Dwight "Renfield" Frye as a bespectacled reporter, Walter Brennan as the man whose bicycle was stolen, and John Carradine as the fellow in the phone booth who's "gawt a plan to ketch the h'invisible man."

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a housing first program that empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there.

If you want to reserve a seat, or simply make a $5 donation, please do so through the link provided.

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Saturday
Oct 28
Sanza, A performance by Elizabeth Mputu
DISJECTA

Elizabeth Mputu presents "sanza" a performance event as part of the closing for "A Situation of Meat," the inaugural exhibition of Disjecta’s seventh Curator in Residence season with Julia Greenway. Responding to his/her exhibited video work "epigenetic therapy treatment" Mputu offers a healing workshop and performance in which the artist engages directly with participants to put forward tools for physical and emotional healing.

Mputu describes his/her work as an opportunity to give the gift of his/her ancestors’ wisdom as guidance in order to better navigate life. Through video, interactive media, and performance, "sanza" reconstructs our notions of well-being, both in the physical and digital space.

FREE and All Ages

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Khalil Bendib - Algerian-American Artist, Political Cartoonist
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland

FREE EVENT - Meet Khalil Bendib, Algerian-American artist, political cartoonist.

A survivor of the Battle of Algiers, Khalil Bendib was born in Paris as a refugee of Algeria’s war of independence. He grew up in Morocco and Algeria, and, at age 20, landed in Berkeley, California, where he studied and became an artist. His political cartoons have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other major US newspapers.

Bendib’s first graphic novel, Zahra’s Paradise, about the Green movement of 2009 in Iran, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into many language. His latest work, with Pratap Chatterjee, is Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance.

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Sunday
Oct 29
Khalil Bendib: The Pen is Funnier Than the Sword (Oliver Lecture)
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland

First Congregational UCC presents cartoonist Khalil Bendib as part of its ongoing Oliver Lecture series. Bendib will discuss his work related to themes of Islamophobia and Racial Justice in America. A question and answer period and reception will follow. This lecture is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, MET (Muslim Educational Trust), and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The exhibition of Bendib's work will continue in the ArtReach Gallery through November 26, 2017.

This FREE event is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

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Saturday
Oct 28
Kaiser Shipyards Exhibit Opening
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Join us for the opening of a new permanent exhibit at Pearson Air Museum featuring the history of the Kaiser Shipyards at Vancouver, where aircraft carriers and Liberty ships were built during World War II. Free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 TOUR DATES

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 8
Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture 2017: Tamika Butler - RSVP required
PSU Lincoln Hall

FREE and open to the public (Eventbrite RSVP required): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ann-niles-active-transportation-lecture-2017-tamika-butler-tickets-37772742289

WHEN: November 8th (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m., please be sure to check in prior to the start time. WHERE: PSU's Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75, Ground Fl, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland)

Tamika Butler, executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhod Land Trust, will deliver the Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture this year. She is an advocate and activist who works in support of LGBTQA rights, as well as fighting for social justice and healthy communities. She moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska, and became interested in active transportation when she met her wife. It was on bike rides that she fell in love with the city. Uniquely positioned as a queer black woman to understand what marginalized people experience every day, she brought passion, energy and intersectionality to the quest for better bicycle access as the executive director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. In her new role with the L.A. Neighborhood Land Trust, she continues to help address social and racial equity through building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles.

Butler is a featured speaker at the 2017 National Walking Summit in St. Paul this September, and gave the keynote at the 2016 NACTO Designing Cities conference in Seattle. Prior to leading the L.A. Bicycle Coalition, she was the director of social change strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California director. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

READ MORE about Tamika's new role here on StreetsBlog LA "Tamika Butler to Step Down as Head of LACBC; Leaves Behind Strong Legacy of Inclusion in Transportation": http://la.streetsblog.org/2017/06/15/tamika-butler-to-step-down-as-head-of-lacbc-leaves-behind-strong-legacy-of-inclusion-in-transportation/

WATCH MORE of Tamika and view her 2016 NACTO Designing Cities keynote address: https://youtu.be/T4R7MuNBMvk

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Sunday
Oct 29
Community Alliance of Tenants Membership Brunch - not just for members - advance RSVP
The Rosewood Initiative

What's our next move? You decide. Show up and help steer the movement. Even better? Volunteer for two hours or more and you'll earn a year of membership at The Community Alliance of Tenants.

Our membership meeting is free and open to the public - not just members!

Childcare, food, and interpretation is provided to all, free of charge. And yes, vegan and gluten-free options will be available (just let us know your dietary needs and restrictions in your RSVP below).

We'll be serving brunch, talking shop, and breaking bread.

Don't forget to RSVP (and register to volunteer!) at bit.ly/CATbrunch.


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

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Saturday
Oct 21
Open Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective)
Woodlawn Methodist Church

Join us from 6-9 on Sat 10/21 for the Opening Night of The Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective)! There will be ENTERTAINMENT, curated by Portland Abbey Arts and Poetic Justice! Free FOOD, catered by Riptz City Wings (G/F and Veg options)!

Contact Olivia Smith @ livcsmith@gmail.com with any questions comments or concerns.

ABOUT US:

The mission of the Woodlawn MIC (Multicultural Impact Collective) is to disrupt the normative practice of catering spaces for whiteness. The MIC is a community hub that amplifies the voices of systematically displaced communities by carving out spaces for people of color to thrive in a gentrified Portland.

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Saturday
Sep 16
Beaverton International Celebration

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

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

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

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Tuesday
May 30
Portland ABC Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
4019 SE Hawthorne Blvd

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

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Tuesday
Aug 22
Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
4019 SE Hawthorne Blvd

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


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

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Thursday
Aug 10
Black Spatial Imaginary - Memorial Coliseum
592 N Broadway

// on the East Side of Broadway Bridge join Sharita Towne, URe:AD Press, Lisa Bates, Sika Stanton, Dustin Tolman for their outdoor event "This is a Black Spatial Imaginary" // "The black imagination conducts its escape by way of underground railroads of meaning-- a practice we could call the black art of escape. " (Kevin Young, The Grey Album: on the Blackness of Blackness)


This is a Black Spatial Imaginary - This Is A Black Spatial Imaginary considers the movement and fixity of Black communities, by activating past, present and future spaces for Black life.

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Basic Rights Oregon's Transgender Justice 101 Training
Ainsworth United Church of Christ

With the Trump administration's current assault on transgender Americans, it's now more important than ever to understand the barriers and oppression faced by the trans community.

But what if you aren't familiar with the unique issues and hurdles that many transgender people face every day? Or if you find yourself struggling to explain these topics to others?

Here’s your chance to learn more about transgender issues and how you can help advance transgender equality in your own community.

This free training is perfect for anyone in Portland who wants to learn how to become a more effective transgender ally, from concerned individuals and nonprofit employees to affirming churches and other groups.

Register for the training here: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3941


Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Friday
Jun 30
LGBTQ Literary Salon: A Benefit for the Pride Foundation
Another Read Through

Please join us at Another Read Through for Pride Foundation's 3rd annual LGBTQ Literary Salon, featuring local LGBTQ writers.

The salon is open to everyone, so please share and invite friends and family. While we will be raising funds for Pride Foundation, a donation is not required to attend.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, as well as beer, wine, and NA beverages.

We'll feature readings from:

  • Karelia Stetz-Waters
  • Kate Gray
  • Sam Roxas-Chua
  • April Daniels

Another Read Through is a queer owned, mostly used, multi-genre bookshop that has a focus on local authors and queer literature. This salon is hosted by owner, Elisa Saphier.

We hope you'll join us!


Pride Foundation of Seattle, Washington supports people, places, & ideas that are transforming our region. Together, we're building a shared movement for equality focused on our shared humanity through grants, scholarships, community organizing, policy advocacy, and investments

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Tuesday
Jun 6
An Evening of LGBTQ storytelling and music (True Path Consulting NW)
Artists Repertory Theatre

A celebration of Geezer Gallery's Story Catchers Project combined with local storytellers and music. Free, no RSVP. Bring food donations for Esther's Pantry and be entered into raffle!

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Monday
May 29
Many Bridges, One River: a Discussion for folks organizing around Portland Vietnamese communities
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Event: Many Bridges, One River

To all folks who share a Vietnamese identity and API folks who support Viet community building! Intimate, frank discussion and call to action for folks organizing around Vietnamese communities in Portland.

5:30: Snack, meet and mingle 6:00-6:30: Welcome and Introductions 6:30-7:15: Thuan presents on "Many Bridges, One River" with Q&A 7:15-7:45: community discussion about themes folks represent 7:45-8:00 Next steps and wrap-up/mingle

We will be talking about these topics and more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hlyE5b720n3DNj5pIZlz3RA9K7_17h1BKXnJ6HmmaPU/edit?usp=sharing

Book Bio: "Many Bridges, One River is the first published collection of interviews with organizers and activists who have been working in Vietnamese American communities throughout the United States, starting in the 1970s. Co-edited by Vy Nguyen and thuan nguyen, these interviews document the strategies and lessons learned in the fight for social justice and progressive social change by Vietnamese Americans. "

Thuan Nguyen is the youngest of eleven children. He and his immediate family came to the United States in 1975 as a result of the war in Viet Nam, resettling in Virginia, Oregon, and finally California. Both of his parents did community work for most of their lives, which is the foundation for his commitment to youth and community work. thuan has played different roles (as organizer, coordinator, facilitator, case worker, advocate, mentor, etc.) in various social justice efforts and organizations over the years, including youth organizing, education reform, affordable housing, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBTIQ justice, and multiracial coalition building. He has coordinated an Asian and Pacific Islander network in Oregon, a youth organizing network in the Los Angeles region and throughout California, and is currently involved in building progressive/radical organizing work in the Vietnamese community, including organizing regional and national gatherings, the Hai Ba Trung School for Organizing, common ground OC, and the VN Roots education and exposure program.

There will be books available for sale for 15$ by either cash or check. Paypal may be available.

Parking is available outside the building. There will be snack food served.

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Thursday
Sep 14
Land of Opportunity Screening
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, this film is especially timely as it highlights how (climate) disasters exacerbate housing crises and can be used as an excuse to displace vulnerable low-income residents.

Don't listen to me, read what Spike Lee says: "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY is an important part of the New Orleans story. It gets down and dirty with the people on the ground. Five years in the making, Luisa’s film gives voice to everyday people working hard to rebuild their city and their lives. Anyone who cares about the future of cities in this country should see this movie!" -Spike Lee

We invite APANO Members and community members who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander to join us for the 3rd of our CHHI screening! This screening is free, but please RSVP with the tickets link!

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Sunday
Jul 30
Film Screening: Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
Be Space @ Vibrant Studios

Film Screening – Joanna Macy and The Great Turning Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:15 pm, Be Space @ Vibrant Studios FREE

All are welcome to a special screening of The Great Turning. This is a brief 30 minute film about eco-philosopher and systems thinker, Joanna Macy.

Those who stay for the Salon Supper that immediately follows will enjoy the opportunity to discuss its ideas together.

Film will be followed by a Salon Supper hosted by Sophie Lippert, director of Vibrant Studios. Supper is a ticketed event, $25 per person, or $17 for passholders.


Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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Sunday
Aug 6
Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

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


Washington County Educate and Organize -

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

Washco Solidarity -

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

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Saturday
Aug 12
Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

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


Washington County Educate and Organize -

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

Washco Solidarity -

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

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Saturday
Aug 19
Know Your Rights
Beaverton Community Center

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


Washington County Educate and Organize -

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

Washco Solidarity -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
May 4
Portland Grassroots Anti-Corruption Forum
Belmont Library

Oregon has an F grade for government integrity.1 In fact, our state scored among the lowest in the country for transparency and accountability. We need to do better - and we can.

Come to the Portland Anti-Corruption Forum to find out what you can do to fight corruption in Oregon.

The forum is co-sponsored by Sightline Institute, MAYDAY America, American Promise, Fair Vote and Represent.Us.

At the forum you'll:

  • Hear from leaders in the anti-corruption movement about the impact of political corruption.
  • Learn about ongoing efforts in Oregon to fight corruption.
  • Find out how you can get involved and make a difference.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Kristin Eberhardr, Senior Researcher, Sightline Institute
  • Scott Siebel, Outreach Director, FairVote
  • Dan Krassner, Political Directorr, Represent.Us
  • Rob Booth, National Field Director, Represent.Us

RSVP on this page as well: http://volunteer.represent.us/portlandforum

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Sunday
Jun 11
Conozca sus derechos / Know your rights
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, Beaverton

¿Tiene preguntas sobre qué hacer si usted tiene contacto con agentes de inmigración (ICE)? Acompáñenos para aprender sobre sus derechos y cómo puede proteger a su familia.

Presentación en inglés: 11:45am Presentación en español: 12:45pm

Gratuita y abierta al público, todos son bienvenidos. Presentado por Servicios legales de inmigración de Catholic Charities.

Do you have questions about what to do if you come into contact with Immigration enforcement (ICE)? Join us to learn about your rights and how you can protect your family.

English presentation at 11:45am Spanish presentation at 12:45pm

Presented by Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services Free & open to the public, everyone is welcome!


Beaverton Literacy Council provides low-cost ESL classes for adults.

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) provides high quality immigration legal services to low income immigrants and refugees, and engages in public education, training and community outreach in order to promote justice for all newcomers and conditions for their full participation in American society.

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Sunday
Jul 23
Blue Lake Summer Salsa Food Drive for the Oregon Food Bank
Blue Lake Regional Park

The date has been set. MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR for SUNDAY JULY 23rd!

Back for a 6th year. With your help we are ready to top last year’s food collection for the Oregon Food Bank of 906 Lbs. Would LOVE to make it over 1,000 Lbs this year. So if you joined us last year PLEASE join us again. If you didn’t, this is the year to add us to your summer must do events list :-)

DJ Armando and Seattle’s DJ Edgar Evangelista are joining forces yet again to keep the party moving all day long with the best salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, kizomba, and merengue music.

There is no charge for this event, but it is a FOOD DRIVE, so be sure to bring a food donation for the Oregon Food Bank. Also, the park charges a $5 per car admittance fee, so carpooling is encouraged.

This event is open to Everyone! Be sure to invite your friends, your family, your neighbors, and anyone else who might enjoy a day at the park for a good cause. The park does not allow pets though, so they will have to wait for you at home.

DETAILS: ~ We will be in the Celilo Shelter again ~ Dance floor will be set up ~ Bring A food donation for the Oregon Food Bank ~ Bring a food item for the Potluck & eating utensils for yourself ~ Bar-B-Ques will be going for your use ~ There is table seating for 120. ~ There is grass space for blankets/lawn chairs. ~ There is a volleyball court at the shelter ~ Next to the shelter is a kid’s play area ~ Near the shelter there is a water playground ~ Bring your own beverage ~ Beer/Wine can be brought for personnel consumption, but HAS to stay within the Celilo Shelter.

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT INFORMATION

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Tuesday
May 30
Info Session: Mentor/Host the Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Bus Project

Join SAGE to learn about opportunities to mentor or host a PolitiCorps fellow this summer. PolitiCorps is a political organizing and leadership bootcamp for young adults (aged 18-25) who are ready to commit themselves full time to working in public service. The 10-week fellowship teaches fellows how to create and manage their own campaign strategy.

At our information session, you can learn more about the program and opportunities to support young adults who are dedicated to the public interest and the political process. As a mentor or host, you can help a fellow talk about their career goals and how to achieve them.

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Saturday
Sep 16
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland!
Carioca Bowls

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

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

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

Let's Celebrate!


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

Free for all


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

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Thursday
Aug 10
Screening of "Killswitch" regarding internet neutrality
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation and democracy are all up for grabs.

In “Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet”, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world.

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Thursday
Sep 14
American Winter film screening, about the former middle class in Portland
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Years after the recession began, millions of families are struggling to meet their basic needs, and many formerly middle class families are finding themselves in financial crisis, and needing assistance for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, the social safety net that was created to help people in difficult times has been weakened by massive budget cuts, creating a perfect storm of greater need and fewer resources to help families in trouble.

Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, American Winter presents an intimate and emotionally evocative snapshot of the state of our economy as it is playing out in many American families.

Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter is a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.


Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park - “Meaningful Movies” are neighborhood film & discussion events, organized around shared principles. We focus on social justice issues and advocacy.

Right2BHeard - We are a thriving community bridging divides and increasing civic involvement in Southwest Washington USA

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Thursday
Oct 12
Ovarian Psycos film screening
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and this year, our theme is “Lead with Love.” We want to celebrate the fact that strong, loving communities are key to promoting healthy relationships and supporting survivors of violence. Join us on October 12th to watch an amazing film about the “Ovarian Psycos,” a group of activist women who have created their own cycling space to support each other, reclaim their heritage, and confront the violence in their lives.

On October 19th, we will be getting together again to have an in-depth discussion about the film.

Advocates from the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program will lead the discussion and also talk about the importance of community, resiliency, and domestic violence services available in the community.

During both weeks, doors open at 5:30pm and the film/discussion starts at 6pm! Pizza and beverages are provided. There is no admission fee but donations to the Friends of Cascade Park Community Library are accepted and appreciated.

NOTE: this film contains some swearing, descriptions of violence, and colorful slang terms for the female body.

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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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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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Thursday
Aug 17
Women Leading through Adversity, a panel discussion
Central Library

Multnomah County Library and the U.S.-Japan Council present an afternoon of learning and leaning in.

Imagine starting over after losing everything. Female small business owners in Japan and the U.S. share their story of devastation and recovery, and their journey of overcoming adversity to become leaders in their communities.

The first panel are women entrepreneurs from Japan who survived the March 2011 horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan and are now bringing economic prosperity to their tsunami-ravaged hometown. The second panel are local women who lived through hardship and, because of their strength and resiliency, are now prominent leaders in our community.

https://multcolib.org/events/women-leading-through-adversity/78038


Multnomah County Library's 19 neighborhood locations serve the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Locations and hours: multcolib.org/hours

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Sunday
Oct 1
Generations of Pride: Coming Out Stories from Diverse Voices
Central Library

Join Multnomah Country Library as we jump start the month with an intergenerational diverse storytelling event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino.

We'll have LGBTQ stories, live music and light refreshments.

This event is free to the public, no library card required.

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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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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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Monday
May 15
Public Hearing: Tell PGE we want clean energy NOT fracked gas
Chapman Square

Join us to tell PGE that Oregonians want #cleanenergy not #frackedgas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission is holding this public hearing to accept testimony from the general public about Portland General Electric's energy plan. Join us to speak out about their plans for fracked gas power plants. Please wear red. KEEP THE FRACK OUT. CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON. #climateaction #climatechange #actonclimate

Stay tuned (on Facebook page) for details. The public hearing runs from 6 pm - 8:30 pm and we expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes.

There will be a rally beforehand at 5 pm at Chapman Square.

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Tuesday
May 30
Senator Jeff Merkley Town Hall (Clackamas Democrats)
Clackamas High School

LOCATION CHANGE: Clackamas High School

So much to talk about!

Looking for help to set up and work the sign-in table

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Saturday
Jun 17
2017 Juneteenth Celebration, Vancouver (Vancouver NAACP)
Clark College, Vancouver

FREE and OPEN To The Public

This Year's Theme: Education Is Empowerment

NOW ACCEPTING Vendor, Talent, and Sponsor Applications

June 17th, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm

Clark College Foster Hall 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663

  • Grandma's BEST Pie Contest
  • Spoken Word
  • Hip Hop Music
  • African Dancing
  • Open Mic
  • Vendors
  • Food
  • Family Fun
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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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Monday
Apr 24
Clinton Street Resistance: Beetlejuice for Sisters Of The Road
Clinton Street Theater Website
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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Monday
Jun 12
Clinton Street Resistance presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Clinton Street Theater

Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting.

Exuberant and stacked hopelessly in favor of its chatty title character, this movie is both enjoyable and the king of the "smart kid/dumb parent" trend. Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media

Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected. Adam Smit, Empire

Admission is free, but you can reserve your seat in advance by making a donation to our nonprofit recipient: National Immigration Law Center.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

NILC believes that all people who live in the U.S.—regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration and/or economic status—should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, it's been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and it plays a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of polices that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.


Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

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Monday
Jun 19
Clinton Resistance Series presents But I'm A Cheerleader - a Benefit for Sankofa
Clinton Street Theater

In celebration of PRIDE Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents a special screening of BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Bring your friends & celebrate Pride with all of your good friends down on Clinton Street.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sankofa collective.


Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

Sankofa Collective Northwest promotes the health and well-being of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, organizing and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

Sankofa Collective Northwest carries out our mission of working towards the liberation of Black LGBTQ persons and therefore all Black people; through our key program areas of Faith Outreach, Youth Outreach, Portland Black Pride, Member Support, and Policy and Advocacy initiatives.

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Monday
Aug 21
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music, a benefit for Meals on Wheels
Clinton Street Theater

Clinton St. Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels believes that no senior should go hungry or experience social isolation.

To that end, they enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. They also use their expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.


Clinton St. Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

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Monday
Sep 11
Network film screening benefitting Education Without Borderrs
Clinton Street Theater

The Clinton Street Resistance Series will be showing Network on Monday, September 11.

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Education WithOut Borders (EWOB), Globalfam's partner organization, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit. Globalfam Ent. and EWOB jointly conduct community projects in the U.S. and abroad, striving to develop social justice through education, expression and action. They currently run the following projects...

  • AYINET Burundi Computer Center
  • Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan
  • Portland Books for Prisoners

Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

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Monday
Sep 25
Pet Sematary screening, benefit for Liberation Literacy
Clinton Street Theater

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Liberation Literacy, whose mission is to build social justice literacy in prisons in order to reimagine and rearticulate the relationship between incarceration, our community, and ourselves.


Clinton St. Resistance Series
Community
Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

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Monday
Oct 2
Clinton Resistance Series presents Shaun of the Dead
Clinton Street Theater

It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for likable, lovelorn loser Shaun (Simon Pegg), that moment of reckoning came when the dead rose from their slumber to feast on the flesh of the living. A hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate, Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun's life seems to fall apart when he is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and his obnoxious stepfather, Philip (Bill Nighy), shows up to berate him for not being more attentive to his caring mother Barbara (Penelope Wilton) -- especially since he forgot to send flowers for her birthday. Things take a turn for the worse when the dead return to stake their claim on the Earth, and though the chaos that follows threatens to swallow up all of England, it's up to Shaun to keep his cool and prove himself once and for all by successfully rescuing Liz and his mother. With his trusty roommate by his side, nothing -- not even the living dead -- can stand between Shaun and the two most important women in his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The zombie-movie genre already has some wink-wink funny entries, but this U.K. smash hit, written by Pegg and Wright, takes the prize. It's a bloody hoot. -- Devin Gordon, Newsweek

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Friendly House.

Friendly House, a 21st century settlement house, engages people to create a compassionate, equitable and inclusive society. Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.

FREE movie; make a donation. If you can't make the screening and would still like to help, you can do so through the ticket link.


Clinton St. Resistance Series
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Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

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Tuesday
May 2
Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
Common Grounds Coffeehouse

We will be writing to some long-time U.S. political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!

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Friday
Sep 1
Mazon: This is Hunger Exhibit in Portland
through Congregation Neveh Shalom

This Is Hunger Comes to Our Community!

The faces of hunger in America are both familiar and hidden from view, yet they are all too real and far too many. Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel and Oregon Food Bank are proud to host This Is Hunger, an interactive experience on wheels (literally, it’s a big rig!) brought to us by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Inside the truck, the experience is divided into two parts. First, participants are invited to sit at a communal table and virtually “meet” real people struggling with hunger. Portraits are projected at each end of the table, one by one, as individuals share their stories in their own voices and in their own words. At the end of part one, participants are invited to engage in activities that deepen their awareness about the complexities of being hungry and join MAZON in educating the rest of our nation and advocating for change.

This Is Hunger is open to the community and will be Congregation Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 97239 from September 1 – 7.

To see when the truck is open and reserve your free tickets, click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-hunger-or-congregation-neveh-shalom-congregation-beth-israel-tickets-36929196220

For questions, please contact: Daniela Meltzer, 503.293.7313, programs@nevehshalom.org. We look forward to seeing you in the truck!

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Wednesday
Sep 13
My Neighbourhood film screening: Art, Hope and Activism in Palestine
Congregation Shir Tikvah

Join Cinema Tikvah and the Shir Tikvah community for a screening of the award winning “My Neighborhood" documentary and a talk by Manar Wahhab Vosgueritchian, co-founder of House of Hope, an elementary school and trauma support center in the West Bank village of Bethany. Ms. Wahhab Vosgueritchian will discuss and demonstrate the art and music therapy she provides to young Palestinian House of Hope students, many of whom struggle with trauma from the surrounding conflict. There will also be a House of Hope benefit sale featuring items made by local small business owners and Palestinian artisans.

About My Neighborhood (25 min.) Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, who are leading a campaign of court-sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area. My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed as he comes of age and chronicles the resolve of a neighborhood and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places.

My Neighborhood was the winner of the 2012 Peabody Award, 2012 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival Award, 2012 Al Jazeera Doc Festival Award, and was an Official Selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

About House of Hope House of Hope (locally referred to as VACA) provides low- income Muslim and Christian Palestinian ages 3 - 10 with Waldorf-inspired elementary education and trauma counseling. House of Hope students, who are growing up amidst a violent political conflict, learn healthy coping skills, like Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an internationally acclaimed method for transforming habitual or emerging responses to trauma and injustice.

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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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Saturday
Jun 3
Honoring the Black History of Williams Ave. Art Unveiling
Dawson Park

You are Invited to a Community Celebration!

Williams Ave. was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. Formerly known as the “Black Broadway,” the corridor included a concentration of Black churches, businesses, social service organizations and nightclubs that were thriving and active community institutions.

Although the landscape has changed, there is much to remember, celebrate and build upon. In 2012, the Williams Ave. Safety Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee recommended to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that these stories be honored through an art history project that would have a prominent place on the corridor. Thus, the community-led Honoring History of Williams Ave. Committee and the Historic Black Williams Project were born.

Since then, local artists Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton Davis have been collecting stories, memories and histories from Black community members. Their artwork is now complete and ready for installation. We hope that this project will serve as both a visual archive and an inspiration for future community efforts.Please join us on June 3rd as we honor this history and project contributors. During this event we will have a brief speaking program and then launch group and self guided walks of the corridor to view the 40 art pieces. A map of the art walk will be available at the event and posted online.

This project is supported by Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/historicblackwilliamsproject http://blackwilliamsproject.com

For more information, please contact: historicblackwilliamsproject@portlandoregon.gov
(503) 823-4239

For media inquiries, please contact Dylan Rivera at dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3723.

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Saturday
Jun 17
WashCo Dems Writers' Meet and Greet (Democratic Party of Washington County)
Democratic Party of Washington County

Share issues and interests and how we will win in 2018

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Saturday
Jul 8
Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival
Director Park

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

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

Festival will feature:

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

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

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

Sponsors:

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 9
Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy
Director Park

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 23
A Situation of Meat
DISJECTA

Disjecta is proud to announce the opening of its 7th Curator in Residence series, curated by Julia Greenway. A Situation of Meat includes large scale installation work by artists Mel Carter, Dakota Gearhart, Maggie-Rose Condit, Braxton Congrove, and features a video by Elizabeth Mputu. Supportive programs and events curated by Julia Greenway will be held in Portland and Seattle throughout the exhibition. The show runs through October 29, 2017 and the gallery is open Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm and by appointment. All events are free to attend and open to the public.

A Situation of Meat presents a group of new installation works exploring contemporary femme identity as mediated through online culture. Using sculpture, video, and digital prints, A Situation of Meat acts as a paradox between the beauty and the grotesque of gendered self-presentation.

Seattle-based curator Julia Greenway will curate four exhibitions for the 2017-18 season at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the Curator in Residence Program. Greenway focuses her curation on the examination of digital media’s influence on the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and environment.

SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS PORTLAND

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6-9pm
  • Opening Reception at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Thursday, September 14, 6-8pm

  • Open Studio with Julia Greenway and Braxton Congrove at c3:initiative
  • 7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6-9pm

  • Opening Reception and Performance at Killjoy Collective
  • Safety in Numbers, a solo exhibition and performance by Jono Vaughan
  • 222 SE 10th Ave # 102B Portland, OR 97214
  • Exhibition: October 14, - November 11, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7-8pm

  • Elizabeth Mputu performance at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

SEATTLE

  • Saturday September 9, 2017, 6-9pm
  • Opening Reception at Interstitial
  • LVLZ Healing Center: IRL Application of Digi-Manifestation, a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Mputu
  • 6007 12th Ave S, 3rd Fl Seattle, WA 98101
  • Exhibition: September 9 - October 28, 2017
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Sunday
Sep 17
2017 Festival of Nations
Duke's Country Bar

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

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

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


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

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

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Thursday
Jun 8
Belonging - VBC 17 group art show about housing
Emerson Street House

We are so excited to announce our performers -

  • Spoken word by Felicity Artemis and Harriet Fasenfest.
  • Dance by Yu Murakami, Jana Kristi Zahler and Jme,
  • music by Lorka Scher. Details below.

#CityRepair believes housing is a human right. But in an economy in which houses are commodities, and in our city which is still in a state of emergency around housing -- what is the meaning of home? What helps one feel a sense of belonging to a place? As the theme for #VBC17 is #HOME.

City Repair is hosting a group art show with work looking at home and belonging within the context of displacement and gentrification. What tools and activities can we utilize to strengthen our bonds to our neighbors and the places we live in? How does making and sharing art reinforce this bond? Portland Artists of all ages and backgrounds are contributing art, comics, zines, poetry both written and performed, dance, music and other kinds of performances.

For our collective of activist-artists, making and supporting art is an act of resistance. It’s a vote for the kind of world and communities we want to inhabit. Let’s come together and celebrate expression, creativity and soulfulness in the face of fear, apathy and resignation.

Event is free and for all ages. Tea and snacks provided. The venue is an alcohol, drug, tobacco, GMO and pesticide free zone.

Come see the art, meet the creatives, and check out this amazing community space the #EmersonStreetHouse.

Performances will begin at 7:30, and the lovely Lorka Scher will close out the evening with a musical set at 8 pm, details below.

Working in alignment with this years VBC theme, Lorka will share songs that echo themes of home and belonging, including pieces reflective of her family's recovery from political exile and war, and reflections on identity, ancestral remembrance and inter-generational work. Woven throughout the music is a deep connection to earth, our collective home, and the home we find within the strength of our hearts, spirits and each other. "

"Music becomes medicine when we feel it in our bones. It shakes and stir us from some strange place that is both within and without us. It reminds us of our expansive nature, our capacity to feel, and with that, our innate capacity to heal. Lorka's music is sweetly raw, honest and understated. Airy vocals, minor chords and watery strings blending into an ethereal landscape of awakening, loss, growth and awe.... lullabies that have been written to gently wake us.


The City Repair Project - "We foster thriving, inclusive and sustainable communities through the creative reclamation of public space."

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

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

Come on down!

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

www.vancouverpeaceandjusticefair.org

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


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

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Wednesday
May 3
A special conversation with the ACLU's Faiz Shakir
Facebook Live on CREDO Mobile

Faiz Shakir, ACLU Nationwide's national political director, will join CREDO for a special conversation to discuss the ACLU’s new People Power platform and other details of how the organization is responding to the Trump administration. We'll be broadcasting this event live at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 3, 2017 on the CREDO Mobile Facebook page. We look forward to your questions, comments and likes.

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Wednesday
May 24
Free event for advocates, parents of children w/ special needs In Vancouver Public Schools
Felida Elementary School, Vancouver

Please join us to hear a presentation by Tariq Karmy-Jones, a student at Skyview High School.

Who: All parents of children of all ages with special needs, educators and community members

What: A free presentation

En caso de preguntas, favor de contactar a la intérprete, Sra. Estefanía, al 360-313-3054. En los talleres estará presente una intérprete de español.

Supervised children’s activities will be provided by trained special education staff. Light refreshments also available.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Special Education PTsA of SW Washington (SEPTSA) and Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Centers.

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

A curated debate and moderated community conversation on concepts of state, personal and defensive violence and how our perceptions affect our ability to effectively resist white supremacy.

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Tuesday
May 30
Universal Health Care Forum with Earl Blumenauer
First Unitarian Portland

Join Congressman Blumenauer for Public Forum on:

Universal health care. Medicare for all. Single-payer.

What would these mean for you and your family? How can we make these proposals law?

Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

Guest speakers will include:

  • T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
  • State Senator Michael Dembrow
  • State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
  • Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Event is free. Getting advance tickets is recommended

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Saturday
Sep 9
De-escalation Techniques
FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity) of Vancouver

Please join us at FISH for a free class in De-escalation Techniques by instructor Katie Louis, Director at Share.

This valuable training is intended to provide you with techniques employed by psychologists and police officers to redirect individuals cycling through extreme emotional duress, for the protection of all parties.

We hope you'll take advantage of this wonderful community service! Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Thursday
Aug 3
One More Year signing & live performance with Simon Hanselmann
Floating World Comics

We are proud to host a release party and live performance with Simon Hanselmann, to celebrate the release of his new book One More Year. We will also co-publish a new broadsheet newspaper featuring Simon's latest paintings which will exclusively debut at this event.

As a genderqueer immigrant living in Trump's America, Simon Hanselmann has a lot to say about making controversial social commentary art in our current political climate. More than his previous two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, One More Year dives deeper into body dysmorphia, transphobia, mental illness, and addiction.

Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible given the stock comic premise — drugged-out, slacker roommates. Depressing, hilarious, endlessly relatable, and exceedingly human — despite being about a witch, a cat, and an anthropomorphic owl — One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.

WHO: Simon Hanselmann WHAT: One More Year release party and live performance WHEN: Thursday August 3, 6-9pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

  • ONE MORE YEAR
  • by Simon Hanselmann
  • Release Date: 6/20/2017
  • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60699-997-4
  • 220 Pages • Full Color • Hardcover
  • fantagraphics.com/onemoreyear

Hanselmann has found international success with his hand drawn meticulously watercolored witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages. This Tasmanian cartoonist recently immigrated to the US and now lives in Seattle, WA with his pet rabbit, Woody.


Floating World Comics - The record store of comic book stores.

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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
Jul 30
Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival
Fort Vancouver High School

The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is a free, family-friendly event on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 12-5pm at Fort Vancouver High School. Open to the entire community, it celebrates the culture, history, and diversity of the Fourth Plain International District. Inspired by the Fourth Plain International Festival organized annually from 2010-2013, this year’s event will feature activities for kids, whole families, and community members of all ages: Food & drinks from Fourth Plain restaurants, crafts by local artisans, music, dance, game activities, soccer clinics, and an organized walk/bike event along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail! Bring along your family, friends and neighbors, and come join in the fun!


Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival - Family fun festival with music, entertainment, activities, bike rodeo, bike/walk on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail.

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Saturday
May 13
Data Privacy for Activists
Free Geek

Join us for a FREE WORKSHOP next Saturday at Free Geek! Please call Free Geek at 503-232-9350 to sign up.

Data privacy is important for everyone, but is felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial.

With privacy concerns being very real for many participants in these causes, organizers must be prepared to provide better privacy protections for the communications and data that are related to their efforts.

This workshop will introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves.

Many thanks to our awesome speaker, Greg Stromire, for making this event possible.

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Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Friendly House
Friendly House

Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.

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

  • Bounce House is $2.00 for 5 minutes.

  • Dunk Tank 4 toss for $2.00

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


Paying It Forward store -

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

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Monday
May 22
Challenges to the News Media in Today's Political Climate
Golden Valley Brewery - Beaverton

In these confusing times with news, fake news, truths and lies, how does the media cope? We proudly feature a discussion with OPB's Anna Griffin and the Oregonian's Steve Duin. Should be informative and fascinating!

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

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


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

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Saturday
Jul 8
Food Justice discussion with free hot breakfast and a garden party
Hancock City Park

Calling all anti capitalists and comrades everywhere!

Ragtags Against Doom has decided to support the food justice movement by inspiring people to come gather for Food Justice and learn how to grow food out of the ground, support and create spaces for people to talk about food justice and projects happening now, and eat food together.

There will be an oppurtunity to help move some earth after meeting and eating but everyone is not expected to work so come eat some food together. Food justice is about everyone.

When Food Justice is possible Climate Justice is viable!

Join us to eat some Free Hot Breakast together, come meet like minded people and lets circle up to make another world possible!

Si se puede!

Programe adenda:

9AM- Gathering and eating

9:30AM- Check in

9:45AM- Discussing the food justice movement, sharing food justice project ideas and collaborating. We will have a WhiteBoard throughout this meeting so come prepared with a pen and paper and ideas to organize and colloborate.

10:15AM- time check

11:45AM- Wrap up

Noon- Check out

Come every Saturday for some Free Hot Breakfast, speaking and sharing and making another world possible. Everyone is welcome to join.

Please watch:

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Copy/past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6xoKmnYq8

This documentry will be discussed when we circle up so check it out :)


Ragtags Against Doom is a solidarity network of affinity groups, collectives and frontline communities who work together to skill share, educate and take action while we uplift frontline communities, normalize resistance, and get justice.

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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
Aug 8
Tell PGE no fracked gas - PUC Meeting in Salem
High Street Office Building, Salem

This is the last public meeting before the PUC makes their decision on August 31st about whether to approve or deny PGE's energy plan (Integrated Resource Plan). While it seems very likely that PGE is walking away from Carty 2 and Carty 3 -- the fracked gas power plants at Boardman -- they are still trying to squeeze in as much fracked gas as they can. Join us to make a statement that Oregonians - including PGE customers - want 100% clean energy. Not fracked gas. The meeting actually starts at 9:30 am but we want to get there early to make an impression.


Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility) - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, we work to protect human life by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health and promote peace.

350pdx is the Portland, Oregon, local of 350.org; working locally to grow the global climate movement. Sign up at www.350pdx.org

Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club - CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://orsierraclub.wordpress.com/ DONATE NOW! OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOU: http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/donate

Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Mexico en el Corazon
Hillsboro Civic Center

No te pierdas, este Sabado 19 de Agosto, Civic Center de Hillsboro, directamente desde Guadalajara, Jalisco, El Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara, acompañados del Mariachi Juvenil Colotran, Este evento es GRATUITO, llama ahora para mas información: 503-209-6407


Do not miss out on this! Directly from Guadalajara, Jalisco, El Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara, accompanied by the Mariachi Juvenil Colotran. This event is FREE, call for more information: 503-209-6407


Fejal NW - Somos un grupo de Jaliscienses promoviendo las oportunidades que Oregon y Jalisco ofrecen a nuestros paisanos en ambos lados de la frontera.

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Sunday
Jun 18
Citizen Advocacy 101 — We Can Make Change Happen
Hillsdale Library

Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change and more:

  • Information and misinformation
  • Examples of successful advocacy
  • Choosing your battles: What matters to you? Who makes the rules?
  • Getting heard: tools for change
  • “Tracking” civic/political issues

Presented by Donna L. Cohen of Civics for Adults. First come, first-served.

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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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Sunday
Sep 17
Equity Matters: A Welcoming Gathering for Justice
Holladay City Park

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

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

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

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


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

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Thursday
May 25
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ( I/DD) Services System Community Forum - Portland
Hollywood Senior Center

The service system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ( I/DD) has been evolving since Fairview closed in 2000, and Oregon is far from accomplishing the goal of supporting people with I/DD. We’ve recently released a report that shines a light on some of the faults in Oregon’s support system. At this public forum we’ll share what we’ve learned about the I/DD services system, and hear stories and ideas from stakeholders about how we can improve the system together.

• Meet other consumers, DSPs, and family members in your area

• Share stories about your experience in the I/DD system

• Develop ideas together about how we can improve I/DD services

• Learn how you can take action and organize for systems change

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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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Sunday
May 28
May 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: Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44)

Potato Salad--2 gallons -Donated - Benjamin and Luis Potato Salad--2 gallons - DONATEd -Laura "

Baked Beans for 200--DONATED

Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 (we have individual serving containers to use)

Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces

Juice--4 Gallons Milk--4 Gallons

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Friday
Aug 4
Indivisible Greater Vancouver, August Monthly Meeting
ILWU Local 4, Vancouver

Hi everyone! Our August 4th meeting is this Friday and we have some important agenda items and great speakers. Here's a sneak peak:

The first speaker, Dianna Mendoza (Catholic Services), works with refugee children and finding foster families for them in Vancouver. This fascinating program resettles youth from a wide variety of nations (either residing in refugee camps or immigration detention centers) into licensed, long-term foster homes. All youth are under 18 at the time of resettlement with no one who can care for them.

Gary Seeman, PhD, will speak briefly and then lead an interactive dialogue with attendees addressing the question, "How's this political climate affecting you?" Lots of take-aways here.

Janet Birgenheier, IGV member, will report on the results from Saturday's IGV Strategic Planning Retreat with proposed changes to our charter and focus moving forward. We need your input, so please attend!

In addition, IGV work groups will report out and new actions will be outlined for the August recess. All are welcome, of course, so bring your ideas, neighbors and friends.

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Wednesday
May 31
You Belong Here: Tenant Power!
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Are you a tenant? Do you care about someone who is?

You Belong Here!

Join others renters and community leaders for free dinner, a workshop, and a chance to demand an end to no-cause evictions and extreme rent hikes.

Everyone needs to be on board this year to demand an end to no-cause evictions and repeal the state-wide ban on rent control here in Oregon. Put your best forward and hold your lawmakers accountable! Demand support for #HB2004!

What we need: your bodies, your voice, your fist in the air What you need: to keep yourself housed and create an environment that allows others to stay housed with you

What we can do: Come together in numbers and expand the Community Alliance of Tenants. When we go down to Salem, when you go to knock on the mayor's door, you need #TenantPower behind you. Only in solidarity can the people's will be done.

Dinner will be provided. A workshop to understand tenant rights will allow you to meet fellow renters and residents, and use that knowledge to empower yourself and those in your community

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All ages welcome. Childcare and interpretations will be available, please call (503)460.9702 ex. 2 for Jensi for requested services.

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Saturday
Jun 24
Refugee Dreams Revisted -Youth Performance
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Join MediaRites for a staged reading performance of Refugee Dreams Revisited, a youth staged reading with true local stories of sacrifice and resiliency. Performed by Asian American youth ages 17-22 as they honor the historical struggle and preserve the powerful stories of their elders in this powerful reading performance. Special Guest: Lee Po Cha, executive director of IRCO and music by Joe Kye. Plus the unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

A collaboration of Multnomah County Library and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. With funding by PGE Foundaton and Multnomah Country Cultural Coalition through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Fifteen former refugees were interviewed for the Refugee Dreams Revisited radio project by Anne Morin, Sara Caswell Kolbet and Dmae Roberts, which was created for the Peabody award-winning series Crossing East that ran on 230 public radio stations.

More info: Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with more than 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mien and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia.

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 pm IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220 Final Crossing East event with Refugee Dream Revisited performances/talkbacks and Vietnamese food. AND unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews


MediaRites - MediaRites is an award-winning non-profit multicultural and multimedia production organization in Portland, OR. It's largest project was 'Crossing East,' the 8-hour Peabody award-winning Asian American history series.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sunday
May 21
CRPDX New Members & Volunteers Orientation
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

RSVP on Facebook for location information

Please Join us for our new member & volunteer orientation. We'll have a short intro about CR and our work and then a workshop on the Prison Industrial Complex & PIC abolition.

We are capping this event at 20 folks and will post a registration form soon.

We'll provide light snacks and we welcome folks bringing their own lunch if wanted.

The first required step in becoming a chapter member is to attend our training on the Prison Industrial Complex and PIC Abolition. These trainings are highly recommended for those interested in volunteering as well and we encourage you to attend these training regardless of what role you would like to take on with CR PDX.

If you are unsure if a member role is right for you or if you're unclear what being a member looks like, we will provide an overview of what it means to get more involved with our chapter. Additionally, we don't view attendance as a commitment for membership/volunteering so please join us even if you are unsure about your capacity to engage more with our chapter's work. The more the merrier!

If you have any specific accessibility needs (childcare, training material sent ahead of time, etc) please let us know and we'll do our best to figure out the right accommodation.

We always welcome feedback and questions!

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Wednesday
Jul 19
July CR PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Please Join Critical Resistance Portland for our monthly Mail Program!

Each month we gather as a mail crew and volunteer team to host an open letter writing + work party to connect with folks looking to get involved. We receive anywhere from 5-25 letters a month and we offer political education, resource information, and books and articles Folks can help out by writing letters to people in OR/WA prisons, typing notes or archiving correspondence, as well as other things that help our chapter running. This is the best time to connect with chapter members and learn more about upcoming projects, events and build coalitions amongst accomplices for abolition.

All materials will be provided and CR PDX has a P.O. box for folks to write back to. One of the best parts about mail program work parties is that we put out all of the political education materials we use, both for events and our mail program. Come read some stuff and maybe help inventory our supplies.

Donations of stamps (.92, .47, and postcard stamps specifically), pens, lined paper, and envelopes are always needed and welcome.

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

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 - www.vanportmosaic.org 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. Full program at www.vanportmosaic.org

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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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Thursday
Jun 8
Intro to the IWW - IWW 101
IWW Hall

If you are a worker interested in the Industrial Workers of the World and want more information about us, you're in luck! We're having our monthly IWW 101 class on Thursday, June 8th!

  • 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.

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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Wednesday
May 31
De Paul Treatment Centers' Art of Recovery
J. Pepin Art Gallery

In celebration of Mental Health Month, join us for an evening of art and conversation at the J. Pepin Art Gallery. The J. Pepin Art Gallery features artists who are reframing the perception of mental illness. Jess Jones, one of the gallery's featured artists, will share her creative journey and how mental illness and recovery plays a role.

This is a free event with light hosted refreshments.

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Eastside 'Just Us' Stories - East Portland Photo Exhibit
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

We want to explore and document what it's like growing up in Portland and living in East Portland communities, and to capture our families' experiences of displacement and resilience. This project will challenge the notions people have of Portland and of young people of color. We are interested in flipping the narrative and empowering young people of color, as well as creating a safe space in our community to celebrate our diverse identities.

Come and celebrate our hard work on this project! We want to build community with YOU!

Free food. Free admission. Good vibes.

In addition to the photo essay collection, there will be amazing performances by youth and the community!

This event is made possible through the Jade Midway Placemaking Grant!


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

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

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


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

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Saturday
May 6
KBOO's May 2017 Anti-oppressions Study and Action Group
KBOO Community Radio

We are mixing it up and doing something a little different this month and will be screening the documentary "Missrepresnettion" in our ongoing focus on Internalized Misogyny for this month's meeting.

http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

A discussion will follow.

Please bring something to eat to share if you are able!

See you all on Saturday, May 6th!

"Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective."

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Monday
Sep 18
Women of KEEN Present: Diversity Matters Panel
KEEN, Inc. Headquarters

KEEN present Diversity Matters, a night of networking and conversation about diversity in the outdoor industry.

Please register here: http://www.keenfootwear.com/events/diversity-matters.html

4:00-4:30pm: Networking 4:30-5:15pm: Panel Discussion 5:15-6:00pm: Happy Hour

Discussion Panel:

  • Sally Johnson: Sr. Events Marketing Manager at REI
  • Casey Sheahan: President at KEEN
  • Sydney Clark: Diversity and Inclusion Manager at NOLS
  • James Edward Mills : Author and Founder of Joy Trip
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Monday
May 22
History Pub: Portland's Black Belt
Kennedy School

In 1960, Portland was the second-most segregated city on the West Coast, behind Los Angeles. Four of five Black residents lived in the Albina District. This presentation explores how the real estate industry, public officials, and citizens justified that spatial segregation. It traces the private- and public-sector mechanisms utilized to confine and re-shape Black settlement within Albina. A major motive for segregation was to enable financial exploitation of Black homeowners and renters, allowing housing-industry manipulators to extract wealth from the Black community.

Dr. Karen J. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her scholarship seeks to answer questions about the political economy of racial economic inequality in the urban setting. Her publications have appeared in Cities, Feminist Economics, Transforming Anthropology, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

About History Pub: Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

http://ohs.org/events/portlands-black-belt.cfm

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Monday
Jun 26
NOT CANCELLED: History Pub: The Rise of the KKK in Southern Oregon
Kennedy School

NOT CANCELLED


In 1921, Luther Powell, a recruitment officer for the Ku Klux Klan, arrived in southern Oregon to recruit new members for the Klan. His visit marked the beginning of a short, but disturbing, period in Oregon’s history. Historian Jeff LaLande will speak about the Klan’s influence in southern Oregon during the 1920s, the 1923 Alien Property Act prohibiting immigrants from owning or leasing land, and more about this turbulent time.

Jeff LaLande, a retired U.S. Forest Service archaeologist, has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 45 years. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon in 1993. LaLande has taught at Southern Oregon University and is the author of a number of several books and numerous articles.

About History Pub: Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

http://ohs.org/events/bigotry-unmasked.cfm

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Williams Avenue's Black History Corridor
Kennedy School

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


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

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

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Friday
Sep 29
Wake Of Vanport Movie Screening
Kennedy School

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at Kennedy School Theatre on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 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. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, Hood to Coast, Sweet Jam, 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 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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Tuesday
Oct 10
White America: Become an Ally - Race Talks
Kennedy School

"WHITE AMERICA: Become an Ally through Education & Help Dismantle Racism"

"HATE, NOT IN OUR TOWN" posters for sell by Emily's Fund Foundation

Our panel features speakers who are navigating their own path to understanding racism in the USA. These pioneers welcome you to join them as they embark on the challenging journey of learning from mistakes, self-realization, study, and healing

Speakers:

  • Cameron Whitten, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
  • Rebecca Greenidge, Equity Consultant
  • Sam Sachs, Founder, NO HATE Zone
  • Randy Blazak, Chair, Oregon's Coaltion Against Hate Crimes, CAHC

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland
Phone: 503-249-3983 Kennedy School events
Free/All Ages

Newcomers' Welcome: 6:45 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.; 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm;:

Next month's program:
Tuesday, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
"DON’T SHOOT PDX"

Respectfully,

Donna Maxey, Founder/Director
RACE TALKS
racetalksdonna@gmail.com
971-222-8254

Tim Hills, McMenamins historian
timh@hq.mcmenamin.com


Race Talks
Public & Government Service · Portland, Oregon
971-222-8254

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Wednesday
May 17
Clark County Screening of Gender Revolution sponsored by YWCA Clark County & Queer Youth Resource Center
Kiggins Theatre

Join us for a community screening and discussion of National Geographic's Documentary Gender Revolution - Katie Couric's exploration of the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

Doors open at 5pm Film screening at 6pm Speakers/discussion at 7:30

Closed Captioned/ASL interpretation available during discussion

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Sunday
Sep 24
Independents for Progressive Action - IPA Presents: Just Eat It, the film
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Jul 28
Her Own Wings: Group Show
Land Gallery

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

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

Featuring:

  • Nishat Akhtar
  • Cate Andrews
  • Lisa Congdon
  • Marlowe Dobbe
  • Aimee Flom
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Meg Hunt
  • Jax Ko
  • Elsa Lang
  • Molly Mendoza
  • Nyssa Oru
  • Lena Podesta
  • Chelsea Stephen
  • Adrienne Vita
  • Maggie Wauklyn
  • Subin Yang
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Sunday
May 28
SE Central Neighborhood Action Council Potluck & Resource Share!
Laurelhurst Park

The SE Central NAC will be hosting a Potuck Supper and Resource Share on May 28th in Laurelhurst Park! All NACs are invited. Let's pool our ideas as well as our material resources!

We will be at the picnic area near the horsehoe pit on the North side of the park. Please bring a dish to share as well as items to donate for our neighborhood resource share.

Helpful items include:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Tarps
  • Clothing
  • Menstruation Hygiene Products
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Non perishable and easy to store food items
  • Tents and Sleeping Bags
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Friday
Jun 16
Moishe House Pride Shabbat
Laurelhurst Park

Moishe House will be kicking off Pride weekend with a Shabbat dinner! Join us for a barbeque potluck in Laurelhurst Park. We'll bring the meat (vegetarian options too), you bring the salads, chips, fruit, dessert, etc.

We will also be tie-dying shirts to wear in the Pride Parade on Sunday when we march with the rest of the Jewish community.

For more information about Pride NW, check out this link: https://pridenw.org/about/

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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
Sep 30
Coalition of Black Men's 2nd Annual Mentoring Conference
Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

NEW LOCATION: Lorenzen Conference Center, 300 N Graham Ave, Portland, Oregon

Readying ourselves to take Mentoring to the NEXT LEVEL!

Our goal for this year's Mentoring Conference is to recruit black men for opportunities throughout PDX! Come out and learn more about what is already established!

This event is an outreach effort to attract African American men into the Coalition's mentoring efforts at local schools (Ockley Green and Boise Eliot at this time) and through other agencies who wish to have them on their teams. And yes, it is a free event and requires men to reserve space as it is limited to 110!

Please contact the Coalition if you plan to attend. We have a total of 110 seats at this venue, and it is filling up quickly! RSVP with your email contact information to cthompson@cobmportland.org


Coalition of Black Men
An open-membership non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the African-American community in the greater Portland area.

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Saturday
Jun 17
Juneteenth Oregon 2017 Parade & Celebration
Legacy Emanuel Hospital Field

Mark your calendars : JUNE 17, 2017

  • PARADE 11AM
  • CELEBRATION 12-6

Juneteenth Oregon wants to invite you to participate in our annual Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade. Come out with your friends, group, club, organization or business and represent OUR FREEDOM. This is a BIG DEAL let's bring our city back to life!! Please email btnelle77@yahoo.com for parade forms or call (503) 896-3603.

Juneteenth Oregon would like to present to you the 2017 Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade Grand Marshall - owner of Hana's Snowballs - Alan Bell!!!


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

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

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

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


Multnomah County Democrats -

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Friday
Oct 13
Drinking Liberally with Multnomah County Young Democrats
Level Beer

We have an official guest from Programa Hispano coming to speak about DACA and being a DACA recipient! He will be engaging for the first hour and then the second hour we will have open discussion. See you all in a couple of weeks! #JoinYoungDems


Multnomah County Young Democrats
Nonprofit Organization
Educate! Agitate! Organize! Join us as we Rebuild the Party!

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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Friday
Jun 23
25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival
Lillis Albina City Park

The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

The website: http://www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: http://www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.

More information as it becomes available.

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Saturday
Jun 24
25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival
Lillis Albina City Park

The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

The website: http://www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: http://www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.

More information as it becomes available.

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Sunday
Jun 25
25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival
Lillis Albina City Park

The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

The website: http://www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: http://www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.

More information as it becomes available.

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Saturday
May 27
Feria de Recursos de Inmigracion / Immigration Resource Fair
Lincoln Street Elementary School, Hillsboro

Nuestra Feria de Recursos de Inmigración se enfocará en apoyar a padres con planes de preparación para la familia, Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) y recursos de salud mental, y mucho más. Esperamos que estos recursos disminuyan el pánico entre nuestros estudiantes y sus familias durante este tiempo dificil.

¡Este evento es gratis y abierto al publico! Desayuno, Almuerzo, y cuidado de niños gratis.

Fecha: Sábado, 27 de mayo Lugar: Escuela Primaria Lincoln Street (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Tiempo: 9am - 2pm


Our Immigration Resource Fair will focus on supporting parents with family preparedness plans, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and mental health resources plus so much more. We hope that these resources decrease panic among our students and their families during this challenging time.

This event is free and open to the public! Date: Saturday, May 27th Location: Lincoln Street Elementary (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Time: 9am – 2pm

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Tuesday
Jul 11
Incite: Queer Writers Read
Literary Arts

INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Audience talk-back at the end of each event.

Join Sossity Chiricuzio, Nan Collie, Judith Barrington, and Qwo-Li Driskill reading into/around the theme of freedom. July 4th and all. Join the community discussion afterwards.


Incite: Queer Writers Read - A curated reading series for Queer writers.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
Incite: Queer Writers Read
Literary Arts

INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Audience talk-back at the end of each event.

Come listen to Qwo-Li Driskell, Vinnie Kinsella, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Ashley Brittner-Wells as they read on the subject of abundance (or the lack thereof). Join the community discussion afterwards.

Come early to grab a seat and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and fizzy water. Because what's a queer reading event without fizzy water?


Incite: Queer Writers Read - A curated reading series for Queer writers.

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Unchaste Readers Series
Literary Arts

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

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

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

There's no sign language interpreter.

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

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

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

Security staff on site.

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Thursday
Sep 21
Public Health Portland Style #6: War, PTSD & Reintegration
Lucky Lab NW

Join us for Public Health Portland Style #6: War, PTSD & Reintegration.

Every third Thursday of the month the OHSU PSU School of Public Health invites three experts to discuss the latest in Public Health!

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome and we encourage you to invite friends, family, students and co-workers to join the discussion with the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

A psychologist, chaplain and Veteran of Iraq will speak about the impact of combat trauma, as well as the process of recovery and reintegration after war.

Dr. Lusk will address the prevalence of mental health problems related to combat trauma, the treatment of PTSD, and the emerging conceptualization and treatment of moral injury.

Chaplain Morris will address “soul wounds,” including ethical and moral issues inherent in the development of PTSD and moral injury, as well as spiritual practices that heal these wounds, with the ultimate outcome of “the wound becoming medicine to the world.” She will speak about the journey of retraining “compassion neural pathways,” and reembodying, and prioritizing a compassionate life.

A Veteran will address how his experience and expanded perspective, to include contemplating the experiences of the so called “enemy” at first led to avoidance, distrust of self and others, loss of identity, and helplessness. His journey of recovery, dubbed a journey “from disgrace to dignity,” has included a recognition of society-level problems, discovery of compassion, re-visioning of mission, and increased compassion-inspired actions in support of fellow Veterans, family and community members. A call to arms will involve speaker and audience ideas about how to address Veteran recovery on an individual and community level.


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Medical School · Portland, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University is where healing, teaching and discovery come together. To make an appointment: 503 494-8311.

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Tuesday
Apr 4
BEYOND VIETNAM READING
Mark Building at the Portland Art Museum

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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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
East County Town Hall
Midland Library

Join Representative Hernandez and Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson on Sunday, April 30th to hear about the work they are doing in Salem and here locally around housing, education, transportation, pedestrian safety and more.

Please RVSP by filling out our form below: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyUPqTtUY4O6M1rggYh8cn1nn97IXIAu4lJUiWfhElj2Mmtw/viewform

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Saturday
Sep 9
NAMI Family-to-Family Fall 2017 Class
Milwaukie, Oregon

NAMI Family-to-Family Fall 2017 class begins!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises.

Specific location information is provided upon registration.


NAMI-Clackamas - NAMI Clackamas County is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and those who love them.

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Saturday
Aug 12
Milenio.org Food Justice Free Farmers Market
Montavilla City Park

In Portland, Big Grocery dominates our food economy while funding political campaigns of those who hyper - police communities of color and the poor and also drive gentrification. This greed leaves thousands displaced and struggling without access to healthy food or resources to get it. Fight back with us by attending this FREE farmers market. Gardeners are needed to donate fresh produce so that we can make it available to families in need and bring it directly to high density areas and to people impacted by displacement. Please bring homegrown produce between 10-12 to the pavilion at Montevilla park. Growers can also pick a few items from the farm trade table if they donate their best to the Free Farmer's Market. No money allowed. This is how we subvert the Big Grocery Big Money Big Politics game and take action to feed our friends and community.

We will also have music, speakers, poets, and resources for empowerment and community building thoughout the day.

How you can help: Are you a person who is struggling to make it right now in Portland, Oregon? Come and join us for this community event. Bring a bag and shop at the FREE Farmer's Market.

Are you a gardener who is willing to donate fresh vegetables to this project? Please message Susan Anglada Bartley or just come to the park and bring what you can share. People willing to volunteer please contact as well.

This initiative is brought to you by Milenio.org in collaboration with Pueblo Unidos and local activists


Milenio.org facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

Pueblo Unido PDX is a growing grassroots association in East County committed to defending the Latino community against the governmental crackdown on immigrants. We inform Latino immigrants of their rights, mobilize opposition to ICE arrests and operations, and lobby for sanctuary policies that truly protect and enrich our community. Please embrace our mission and help us spread support for our movement.

Pueblo Unido PDX es una asociación comunitaria en el área de Gresham comprometido a defender la comunidad latina contra la agresión gubernamental hacia los inmigrantes. Informamos a los inmigrantes latinos como exigir sus derechos, movilizamos la oposición a las detenciones y operaciones de ICE, y hacemos lobby para políticas santuarios que realmente protejan y enriquezcan nuestra comunidad. Por favor abrace nuestra misión y ayúdanos en aumentar el apoyo a nuestra asociación.

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Saturday
Jun 3
Mosier Oil Train Wreck Anniversary 6/3/2017
Mosier Community School

WHAT: Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to mark the one-year anniversary of the frightening, nearly catastrophic oil train derailment, spill, and fire in Mosier, Oregon. We will gather in Mosier to make a statement against additional oil trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge.

WHERE: Mosier Community School. 1204 Historic Columbia River Highway

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 12:00 noon

DETAILS: What to bring? Bring yourself and friends, a snack, a hat, and good walking shoes.

Portland Metro Area Carpool: Call, text, email (goto350pdx@gmail.com) 503-705-1943 by NOON on Friday, June 2nd.

WHY: One year after the derailment, contamination persists in Mosier's groundwater. Meanwhile, oil and railroad companies are seeking to expand oil and coal train traffic through the Columbia River Gorge, despite opposition from Columbia River Tribes, the town of Mosier, and many larger cities along the potential route. The cities of Portland and Vancouver even passed new local laws banning oil train terminals, citing Mosier's experience.

In coming months, Washington’s Governor Inslee will make a final decision about whether to deny the Tesoro Savage oil train terminal in Vancouver, a project that would bring up to five loaded oil trains each day through the Columbia River Gorge. Mosier’s oil train fire should be all the evidence that Governor Inslee needs to deny the oil train terminal. On June 3rd, we will gather to remind Governor Inslee and other leaders to heed warnings from Mosier, tribal communities threatened by oil trains, and cities like Vancouver, Spokane, and Portland - all of whom are standing up to oil trains.

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Friday
May 5
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha: WATER & SALT
Mother Foucault's Bookshop

Join us to celebrate PNW poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's first full-length collection, WATER & SALT, available now from Red Hen Press.

More about Lena: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha has lived the experiences of first-generation American, immigrant, and expatriate. Her heritage is Palestinian, Jordanian, and Syrian and she is fluent in Arabic and English, and has academic proficiency in French. She has lived in and traveled across the Arab world, and many of her poems are inspired by the experience of crossing cultural, geographic and political borders, borders between languages, between the present and the living past.

Lena writes poetry, essays and translations. Her first book of poems, Water and Salt, is published by Red Hen Press. She is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Prize for her chapbook Arab in Newsland. Her essays have been published in the Seattle Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, and Kenyon Review Online. She translated the screenplay for the multi award-winning feature film When I Saw You, written and directed by Annemarie Jacir. When I Saw You premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 and was Palestine's official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards. She translated I Am A Guest on This Earth by Iraqi poet Faiza Sultan, published by Dar Safi Press.

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Saturday
Jul 29
Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
Mt Scott Park

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
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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Tuesday
Sep 12
Back to the Future – Revisiting Oregon’s Budget
Multnomah County Building

This Civic Education program will look again at Oregon’s budget, as we did last September before Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase, was defeated at the polls. We will take look now at what has changed in Oregon’s fiscal landscape and the current strategies being considered by legislative and business leaders to keep our state growing and livable. A representative from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services will present an overview of the state budget–revenues and expenses. Our other speakers will be Senator Michael Dembrow (Oregon District 23) and Jeremy Rogers (Oregon Business Plan).


League of Women Voters of Portland
Making Democracy Work in Portland! www.lwvpdx.org

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Report From Kabul 2017
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

Zaher Wahab, a native of Afghanistan, will present a critical analysis of the political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war-torn country. Zaher, formerly a professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the American University of Afghanistan. He has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system.

This event is free but donations are accepted to help pay for Zaher’s travel costs and the use of the venue.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Doors open 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7:00 pm.

Co-sponsored by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and KBOO.


Occupy Portland Elder Caucus

Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

KBOO Community Radio

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Saturday
Sep 9
8th Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow & Community Honoring Ceremony
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

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

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

  • MC Ian Twiss, Sicangu Lakota

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

Specials

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

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

Sponsored by the Regionals Arts & Culture Council (RACC)


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

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Saturday
Oct 14
Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

The Annual Fair is an opportunity for community members to learn about renting and home-buying best practices, meet representatives of organizations that provide rent and homebuyers’ assistance and guidance, and learn about financial wellness, gardening, the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program, and more.

Participant Registration page, www.nayapdx.ejoinme.org/H2Hfair2017
Sponsorship Registration, www.nayapdx.ejoinme.org/H2HSponsor2017

Attend the 2017 Homeownership Fair and experience:

  • Visit vendors trusted by our community
  • Enjoy lunch
  • Attend workshops
  • Win gift cards, mortgage/rent, or down payment assistance

Native Americans have lower rates of homeownership across all tiers of income, and experience vast disparities in loan rejection rates and percentage of personal income spent on housing. This fair is an opportunity to help our community re-establish our rightful homes. Raffles will take place throughout the day.

Sponsors, Workshops, Vendors and Prizes will be announced at a later date.

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Saturday
Jun 17
Portland Trans March 2017
North Park Blocks

Transgender and nonbinary people of all ages face appallingly high rates of violence and discrimination, and these rates are highest for trans women and femmes of color. Organized by Greater Portland Trans Unity and the 2017 Trans March Planning Committee, the fourth annual Portland Trans March will bring much-needed visibility to the issues our communities are facing, while also highlighting the strength of our networks and the power in our collective resistance, resilience, and solidarity.

Watch this page for upcoming announcements about speakers, performers, and more!


We rally at 2pm at NW Park and W Burnside. Kickoff is 3:30pm!

The rally will be ASL interpreted, and the march includes mobility vehicles for people who need them.

Want to be part of the march? Questions to: greaterportlandtransunity@gmail.com.

Please donate to the 2017 Portland Trans March!

https://pridenw.org/product/portland-trans-march-donation/

Donations support the cost of permits, accessibility vehicles, ASL interpretation, flyer art and printing, stipends for keynote speakers and performers, and A/V setup for the rally in the park.


Greater Portland Trans Unity is the all-volunteer planning committee that has organized the annual Portland Trans Pride March during Pride Weekend since June 2014. Find us on Facebook and email us to get involved!

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandTransUnity greaterportlandtransunity@gmail.com

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Sunday
Jun 18
Desfile "Portland Pride" Marcha con Nostrxs!
North Park Blocks

Acompáñanos a marchar en el desfile del Portland Pride el Domingo 18 de Junio representando al PDX Latinx Pride.

Nos juntamos junto al carro alegórico/ carroza a las 9:30am para prepararnos y practicar y el desfile comienza a las 11am

Llegar a tiempo, a las 9:30am y por favor usar toda ROPA BLANCA

Estar preparadx para estar paradxs varias horas. Tendremos algunas botellas de agua pero traigan la suya, además de zapatos cómodos y muchas ganas de divertirse

El estacionamiento será limitado en el área, por favor llegar con tiempo extra para estacionar y quizás caminar varias cuadras

Invita a tus amigxs!!

PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO: 9:30am NW Davis St (Between NW Park Ave & NW 8th Ave, Portland)


PDX Latinx Pride - To bring our community together to share and celebrate our diverse and evolving Latina, Latino, and Latinx cultures, experiences and identities by creating safe events for our queer and LGBTQ family

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

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

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

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


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

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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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Saturday
Sep 2
7th Annual Arab Festival
Oaks Park

The Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO) will be hosting the 7th annual Arab Festival on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 from 11:00am - 7:00pm at Oaks Amusement Park

Please come and join us as we celebrate with an Arab Souq (Bazaar), delicious authentic cuisine, music, dance, poetry, fun activities for all ages and much much more.

Bring your family and friends, it is free admission for all

We cant wait to see you all there

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Bring It to the Table film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free to public screening of Bring It to the Table. If you're tired of partisanship and want to learn a way to reach across the divide, come join us for this film and the following discussion. Doors open at 6:45p, previews start at 7:20p. Beer, wine, ice cream, coffee, snacks available for purchase. The fantastic Suzanne Kendall of Right 2B Heard is our guest speaker.


Right2BHeard - We are a thriving community bridging divides and increasing civic involvement in Southwest Washington USA

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wednesday
Sep 27
Command and Control film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.


Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wednesday
May 17
Bean Count! Understanding TriMet's Budget
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

A BUDGET IS A MORAL DOCUMENT

Have you ever wondered how TriMet makes spending decisions? We've studied the budget for 2017-2018 so you don't have to! It's time for our annnual bean count, where we use a whole bunch of jellybeans and a lot of community participation to show you how TriMet chooses to fund projects (like an $11M transit police detention and interrogration facility, or a $22M e-fare system) or to not fund projects (like reduced fares for low-income riders, or expansion of the YouthPass program).

Join Bus Riders Unite as we break down the budget and show you where TriMet's morals are... not just where they SAY they are, but where they actually choose to spend public dollars.

Translation and child care available upon request. Food will be provided - please contact us with any other requests to make this event accessible. OPAL's offices and bathroom are ADA accessible. We want you there!

Questions / comments? Contact orlando@opalpdx.org - or call: 503 774 4504

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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
Sep 23
Smithsonian Museum Day at the Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Oct 8
Race and Resistance in Early Twentieth Century Oregon
Oregon Historical Society

Presented by Dr. Kimberly Jensen and Jo Ogden.

Like the United States as a whole and many other nations, the state of Oregon has a long history of linking economic, political, and cultural rights — or lack thereof — to the race associated with a person or group of people. Race, a human power relation, orders access to wealth and power to people defined as White, at the expense of others. Such generalization, however, obscures the complexity and the many individual stories that can help us understand the ongoing impact of race and the struggles against it today. Join us as we delve into this history by exploring broad themes and specific incidences of ways people enacted and resisted race-based policies from one time period: Oregon in the early twentieth century.

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism, and "'Women's Positive Duty to Participate': The Practice of Female Citizenship in Oregon and the Expanding Surveillance State During the First World War and its Aftermath" in the Summer 2017 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

Johanna Ogden is an independent Portland historian. She is author of "Race, Labor, and Getting Out the Harvest: The Bracero Program in World War II Hood River, Oregon," in Memory, Community, and Activism – Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest, Michigan State University Press, and "Ghadar: Historical Silences and Notions of Belonging," the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Summer 2012 issue. Her upcoming book, India's Oregon Trail: Ghadar, Thind and the Struggle for Belonging, is set for publication in fall 2018 by University of Washington Press.

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Sunday
Jul 2
Free Public Tour of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial
Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Please join OJMCHE for free public tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

While the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is open during all park hours, on the first summer Sundays of July 2, August 6, and September 3, knowledgeable OJMCHE docents will be on hand to give tours of the Memorial from 1-2pm. Many docents are Holocaust survivors and family members with personal stories to share.

The Memorial was dedicated in 2004 and, as the stewards, OJMCHE works to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, pay homage to those who lost their lives and provide hope that future generations will learn to honor the rights of all people. Each year hundreds of school children tour the Memorial with OJMCHE docents. To schedule a tour for your school or organization click call 503-226-3600.

The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is located in Washington Park at the intersection of SW Washington Way & Wright Avenue.


Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education interprets the Oregon Jewish experience, explores the lesson of the Holocaust and fosters intercultural conversations.

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Thursday
Jul 6
First Thursday: "Yellow Terror"
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Free admission to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center on Thursday, July 6, 4-7pm.

"Yellow Terror: The Collections & Paintings of Roger Shimomura" is a powerful exhibition and a rare opportunity to view Roger Shimomura's artwork alongside his extensive collection of memorabilia and objects depicting racial stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans.

Please visit www.oregonnikkei.org for more information on the exhibition.


The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is committed to the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. The Legacy Center is a venue for cultural and research activities and an invaluable resource for the exploration of the experiences of Japanese Americans and their role in Oregon's multicultural community.

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

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

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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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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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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
Jun 27
Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
Orenco Station Grill

Annette Evans, Homeless Program Coordinator Chair, Washington County Department of Housing Services will speak to us over lunch about homelessness and housing issues in Washington County and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.


LWV of Washington County - League of Women Voters Washington County is a branch of the LWV Oregon. We are a grassroots nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

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Saturday
Aug 12
PPS Board Discussion Forum - Teaching with Purpose
PacWest Center

PPS Discussion Forum

Where do we go from here?

Discuss with our Portland Public school Board elected officials on the Topics:

  • Harriet Tubman Implementation Plan
  • Racial Equity Policy
  • Accountability & Oversite
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Friday
Aug 18
Portland Propaganda Party - Eclipse Edition
Paragon Arts Gallery

Propaganda Party- Community Defense: Eclipse Edition

Propaganda Parties are events where artists and organizers gather to hang out and distribute free material (posters, prints, stickers, flyers, banners, anything), to socialize and to imagine better ways to link art and movements. Live screenprinting of slogans, images, graphics and designs reflecting political and social themes is part of the party too. The third Portland Propaganda Party will take place in the Paragon Gallery at PCC Cascade Campus, 815 North Killingsworth, from 5-9 pm on Friday August 18th.

The theme of this event is Community Defense. In the aftermath of the violence and alienation of the past several months, we want to create a context where people can consider what it means to defend communities. Tell your friends, your colleagues and your comrades to come hang out, pick up some art, and help us figure out how to use art to help movements do the work that needs to be done.

These events are put together by a group of Portland artists and organizers who work in a variety of movements, and using a variety of tactics. We have in common a belief that visual art can shift consciousness and bring people together, and we want to use that power to uplift communities and help them feel strong enough to defend themselves in the current climate.

Any questions? Contact Roger at toosphexy@gmail.com or Esther at estherpdx@gmail.com

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Friday
Sep 22
Birthright AFRICA: a conversation
Paragon Arts Gallery

Join us at the Paragon on 9/22, 3pm for a conversation with Ashlesha Alexandra Johnson, the Founding Fellow and Program Director for Birthright AFRICA, a foundation which provides youths and young adults of African descent the opportunity to explore their cultural roots and legacy of innovation by providing free travel to Africa, to bridge the gap between African diaspora with African mainland.

birthrightafrica.org

This talk is part of the public programming for This is a Black Spatial Imaginary.


Ashlesha Johnson serves as the Creative Director and Program Director for Birthright AFRICA where she ensures effective operations of experiential travel and project-based learning opportunities for Fellows and Scholars. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago after transitioning from The University of Chicago where she briefly studied Anthropology.

As a native of Chicago, Ashley was prepared in her youth to serve her role as a “woman for others” through her Jesuit education. She spent those years volunteering in a local soup kitchen and a local battered women’s home in her largely underserved, African-American neighborhood. The daily juxtaposition of these two environments and the realities of her service background had a profound impact and impassioned Ashley to engage her skills in public service. Upon graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2007, Ashley taught a Garment and Textile course at the Anthony Overton Academy, which at the time was Chicago’s most underfunded grammar school and in the poorest neighborhood. At the Academy, Ashley was enlightened to the patterns and pathos of poor Black families and recognized not only the “school-to-prison pipeline” but the dearth of services provided to African American youth and young adults. After a year of service, Ashley moved to Mexico City where she re-engaged in textile arts working in an atelier and showroom designing garments. In 2012, Ashley continued her Fashion career moving to NYC and where she worked as an independent designer and consultant for up various brands and celebrity clients. She currently lives in Accra, Ghana where she is a startup entrepreneur in addition to serving the Birthright AFRICA program.


This is a Black Spatial Imaginary
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This Is A Black Spatial Imaginary considers the movement and fixity of Black communities, by activating past, present and future spaces for Black life.

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Friday
Apr 28
Arte e Identidad
PCC Cascade

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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Monday
May 1
Mayday Danceout sponsored by the Ant!
PCC Cascade

Mayday has, for centuries, been a celebration of Spring. Dancing around the May Pole has a history which some scholars believe goes back all the way to the Iron Age. It is a joyous moment, a reminder that we have survived the worst of winter, and came out the other side with Life bursting forth all around us.

Then, in the late 1800s, an international coalition of anarchist, communist, and socialist organizations declared Mayday as International Workers Day, in honor of the Haymarket Affair when labor organizers in Chicago were arrested and martyred by the State. Ever since then, Mayday has been a day for rallies, protests, marches, etc, where students, workers, and all of the oppressed show our collective power by taking to the streets.

This year, Immigrants Rights organizations are calling for a Day Without Immigrants. Workers organizations are calling for a general strike. College and University organizations are calling for a walkout.

At ANT Club, we wish to join in this moment to show this school, this city, and this country just how powerful we could be if we united. We acknowledge the word "walkout" to be ableist, and we also wish to unite these historical definitions of Mayday. As such, we are calling for a Danceout. Because dancing is something done with the soul, not the body.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the end of the Winter which began in November, when so many of us saw how far our country was truly gone.

Join us as we celebrate the first saplings of resistance, bursting forth from the earth.

Join us as we dance for a new world.

We leave our classes at 12pm. Socialist Alternative is also calling for a walkout at the same time, and we wish to respect their speakers and rally, in the interest of solidarity. At 1pm, we will dance march our way to the Yellow Line Max in order to join the main Mayday celebrations at Shemanski Park. There will be two rallies/marches downtown, a permitted one and an anti-capitalist unpermitted one. We at ANT club encourage everyone to choose the march they are most comfortable with, and are not involved with either march directly.

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Friday
May 19
Operation Veteran Freedom workshop
PCC Cascade

For our Veterans and Families and at no cost. Pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by emailing rod.wittmier@na2evs.org for the workshop Agreement.

Please share this with Veterans and their adult family members near the Portland Oregon area.

Visit http://www.na2evs.org/ovf for testimonies and course description.

Visit http://na2evs.org/events to get the flyer for this workshop.

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Wednesday
Jun 14
A Celebration of LGBTQ Generations
PCC Cascade

These are interesting and troubling times for our community. Now, more than ever, our history and those who laid the foundation for our progress possess a wisdom that will help to guide us. At the same time, our amazing young people have new insights and a passion that will lead us into an even greater future. As part of Pride, let's come together for an evening of change-making intergenerational connection and conversation!

In partnership with AARP Oregon and SAGE Metro Portland. Thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC for sponsoring!

In addition to food and beverages, we will have interpreters present as well.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Jade International Night Market - 1st Night
PCC SE

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

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

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

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

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

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Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Saturday
Aug 26
Jade International Night Market - Night 2
PCC SE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Sunday
May 28
Queer & Trans Care Night
People's Food Co-op

Please join us for the first (but hopefully not only!) community care night for queer &/or trans people at People’s Food Co-op.

There will be healing practitioners offering services for free including: energy work, acupuncture, and others to be determined. Look out for updates on this event page.

Craft tables, craft supplies, comfortable seats, and space for socializing will be available. We will also have a popup free pantry and zine library - get in touch if you have things to share!

Vegan & gluten free snacks & drinks provided!

Folks of all ages are welcome and childcare will be offered.

Queer & trans people of color, chronically ill and disabled folks, and youth are specifically welcome to attend!

This event is open to queer &/or trans people. This space is not for cisgender & straight folks, but if you are cis & straight and want to help by donating services, supplies or foods, get in touch by emailing sofie@peoples.coop.

We are also hoping to grow this event in the future. Please be in contact if you would like to help.

// ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Community room accessible by stairs or a wheelchair lift. Please ask a staff person when you arrive for access to the lift.

We are striving towards a no-scent space. Please don’t arrive wearing scents; it makes this space difficult or impossible to be in for folks with chemical sensitivities and other chronic illnesses. If you have questions or if you have an access need that isn’t addressed here, email tyler@peoples.coop!

// SAFE SPACE AGREEMENTS

Help us create an affirming and supportive space at People’s by observing our safe space agreements:

Oppressive language and behavior will not be tolerated in this space. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, fat shaming and others.

Do not touch people without asking them first. Do not assume a person’s gender or pronouns without asking them first. If you are unsure about boundaries, always ask.

If someone crosses your boundaries, we want to know! The organizers of this event are available to check in with if someone is not respecting these safer space agreements & will be prepared to respond. Organizers will be wearing nametags and are queer and trans members of the collective at People’s.

Anyone who compromises the safety of folks in this space by not honoring the above agreements may be asked to leave and not return to future events at People’s.

This is a sober space. Please do not consume drugs and alcohol.

Smoking cigarettes can happen on the sidewalk 10 feet away from doors and windows!

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Saturday
Aug 12
Pan African Festival
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Join us on August 12 in Pioneer Square for a day of celebration filled with food, vendors, live entertainment, fashion show and much more! The goal beyond that day is to empower, mobilize and organize the pan african community. The event is free and everyone is welcome!

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

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

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

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

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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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Saturday
Apr 29
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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Friday
Aug 18
Impact Your Health Portland Free Clinic
Portland Adventist Academy

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

Medical:

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

Dental:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Cleanings
  • Restorations

Vision:

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

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

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

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

Medical:

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

Dental:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Cleanings
  • Restorations

Vision:

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

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

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Saturday
May 27
Upstanders Festival (FREE)
Portland Art Museum

It’s time to amplify voices and activate caring to make our city a better place. Join the Museum of Impact, Don’t Shoot Portland, and the Portland Art Museum as we turn a listening ear to witness unmet needs and unheard voices in PDX.

Enjoy a ‘woke’ & fun-filled 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. Build an awareness for social justice alongside neighbors, artists, changemakers, and future friends. Channel your inner Upstander—stand up, speak up, and act up—as we build community together!

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18. Special thanks to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Marylhurst University for their participation and support.

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.

Make art and build power with like-minded locals. Articulate hopes and dreams for our future. Discover the intersectional role you play in Being the Change!

The festival activities and events are free.

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Thursday
Jun 1
In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas
Portland Art Museum

Join us for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation. Her work is part of significant permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Hammer Museum, among many others.

This event is free as part of Free First Thursday.

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Friday
Jun 9
Bilingual Discussion: Identity, Tradition, and Migration
Portland Art Museum

LOCATION CHANGE: The Mark Building at Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park in the Miller Gallery

FusionArte presents an introduction to the multimedia project Lente Móvil: The Other side of My Community at the Portland Art Museum. This year Lente Móvil took on the task of searching and documenting subcultures from our community: los charros, los danzantes mexicas and la lucha libre.

On Friday, June 9th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Stevens board room at the Portland Art Museum, Lente Móvil: Identity, Tradition, and Migration examines the importance of cultural identity, cultural tradition, and migration as it impacts personal growth and collective strength for our Latino community in the United States. This multimedia event includes a photo-visual display and a curated discussion.

Panelists are Octaviano Merecías Cuevas, Policy and Civic Engagement Manager at Latino Network and a Member of the New Portlander's Commission. He is joined by Cynthia Carmina Gomez Norzagaray, Executive Director, Cultural Resource Centers and Faculty, University Studies & Public Admin, and Alberto Moreno, Chair for the Commission on Hispanic Affair.

Accompanying us this evening will be members and participants from los charros, los danzantes mexicas, and la lucha libre who will be speaking about the goals and growth of these subcultures in the United States. Thank you to Santa Amparo, Ismael Jaramillo, y Megaboy for taking the time to share their experiences this evening!

Friday, June 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Stevens board room at the Portland Art Museum. The admission is free.

Lente Móvil is supported in part by Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Chachacha Restaurant, Consulate of Mexico in Portland, and Casa Lola Restaurant.

After Party! Join us at MoMo’s Bar Maximo for a social!


CAMBIO DE UBICACIÓN: Edificio Mark en el Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park en la Galería Miller

Plática sobre el tema: Identidad, Tradición y Migración.

FusionArte presenta la primera parte del proyecto multimedia Lente Móvil: "The Other Side of my Community" en el Portland Art Museum. Este año nos dimos a la tarea de ir a buscar y documentar las subculturas de nuestra comunidad: los charros, los danzantes mexicas y la lucha libre.

El 9 de Junio de 4:30 p.m. A 7:00 p.m. en salon Stevens del Portland Art Museum tendremos la plática: la Identidad, Tradición y Migración. Una tarde para reflexionar sobre la importancia de estos términos en el crecimiento y fortalecimiento de la comunidad Latina en los Estados Unidos.

El panel contará con la participación de Octaviano Merecías Cuevas, Policy, and Civic Engagement Manager at Latino Network and a Member of the New Portlander's Commission. Cynthia Carmina Gomez Norzagaray, Executive Director, Cultural Resource Centers and Faculty, University Studies & Public Admin y Alberto Moreno Chair for the Commission on Hispanic Affair.

A la vez tendremos miembros de la comunidad de charros, danzantes mexicas y luchadores, quienes nos hablarán de los retos y el crecimiento de estos grupos en los Estados Unidos. Agradezco a Santa Amparo, Ismael Jaramillo, y Megaboy por tomarse el tiempo para participar en esta platica!

Viernes 9 de Junio de 4:30 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en salon Stevens del Portland Art Museum. Entrada gratuita.

Agradezco el apoyo de Regional Arts and Culture Council, El Museo de Arte de Portland, Chachacha Restaurante, Consulado de México en Portland, y Casa Lola.

After Party! En el bar MoMo’s para celebrar y socializar!

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Wednesday
May 31
Ghostlight Project: Screening of "13th" & a talk with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

In Netflix's thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Learn about the policies and cultural changes that took place going back as far as the 1800's and how they influence our lives today.

Following the screening, join Teressa Raiford, founder of Don't Shoot Portland, for a conversation regarding themes and issues in the movie, how they affect the Portland community, and what you can do about it.

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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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Thursday
Jun 1
100% Renewable Energy - City Council Hearing & Vote
Portland City Hall

NEW DATE: JUNE 1ST @ 2PM

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 latest draft 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 June 1st.
  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
Sep 10
Scream like Goku in front of City Hall (against Fascism) and Demand Utopia
Portland City Hall

Take a break from the dystopic Sept 10 counter protests to go full Super Saiyen in the name of our glorious solarpunk ecotopia which is totally possible for us to manifest, if only we scream loud enough

This is NOT a "weeaboo"-friendly event. This is a culturally inclusive event where we will scream like Goku in front of city hall and Demand Utopia.

NOTE: by the water front, there will be a Patriot prayer (alt-right) gathering and subsequent counter protest. We expect many of the counter protesters to stop by this event but hopefully none of the alt-right will be interested in a super saiyan screaming battle. Either way, Stay safe and travel with a buddy.

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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 29
Vanport Tours: The Site and its many Stories
Portland Expo Center

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT TOURS: THE SITES AND ITS MANY STORIES

Narrated bus and self-guided walking tours of the original Vanport site. The tour begins at the Expo Center, and loops through the PIR grounds. This route includes the sites of historic Vanport’s most important civic functions as well as residential areas. Additionally, the Building D lobby at Expo will offer brief presentations about Vanport’s lasting impact on our communities.

This tour is FREE and open to the public.

Bus tours are expected to last approximately 75 minutes. The self-guided walking tours will start anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, and last approximately one hour.

Locations: Expo Center, Building D 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217 and The Portland International Raceway


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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Gentrification is Weird: Bike Tour Forum
Portland Expo Center

A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances—with Gentrification is Weird/Ignorant Reflections, Living Stages, and Laquida Landford.

The bike ride traces the history of the community of Vanport and the experiences of displacement of its residents. The ride culminates in a theatrical forum facilitated by Living Stages and presented by community performers who face gentrification or displacement. Audience members are invited to participate in a creative, theatrical community brainstorm on what might be possible.

This bike tour is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 12-3 pm

A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances - with “Gentrification is Weird”/Ignorant Reflections” (Donovan Smith), and Living Stages (Tamara Lynne)

Location: Expo Center Park & Ride 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217

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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Friday
May 26
Free premiere of ALMOST SUNRISE and live performance by Portland Peace Choir
Portland Mennonite Church

Please join us for Peace of the City's FREE Portland premiere of the new film ALMOST SUNRISE and a live performance by the Portland Peace Choir! ALMOST SUNRISE follows two Iraq War veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. Along the way, they discover a lifeline. ALMOST SUNRISE is the first film to explore the concept of “moral injury” and offers an inspiring story of hope for recovery from the unseen wounds of war. “This film will save lives.”--Brian Kinsella, Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide

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Thursday
Jun 8
Fundraiser for Hermandad Mexicana, a New Social Change Organization
Portland Mercado

Thank you for supporting us when we needed the most when our parishioners were being verbally harassed while entering St. Peters Church. We are opening a new social change organization named, Hermandad Mexicana which originated in Los Angeles. We are organizing our first fundraiser for this venture. We will be hosting the event at the bar located inside the Portland Mercado (SE Foster and 72nd) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will be having a silent auction.

WE NEED ITEMS: If you like to donate items to be auctioned please call Maria at 971-255-7001. If you wish to volunteer to help with the event please email Maggie at: maggiemackenzie@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support as we organize to educate and protect our community. Saludos.

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Monday
May 15
PNG Presents - A Social Justice Roundtable Discussion
Portland New Generations Rotary Club

You're invited to join us Monday for food, drinks, networking and to have a discussion about Social Justice.

MEETING AGENDA 5:30 - 6:00 - Happy Hour with food and beverages 6:00 - 6:30 - Club Business and Announcements 6:30 - 7:00 - Discussion about Social Justice

Friends, family and co-workers are invited. First time guests are always free, each additional visit is $10.

MONDAY'S DISCUSSION We'll have a roundtable discussion with Portland Pearl Rotary members about Social Justice and how we can each make a difference in our society.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Tuesday
Sep 12
We Were Witches Portland Launch
Powell's Books

Join author Ariel Gore for a reading and Q&A for her new novel, WE WERE WITCHES!

Cashing into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, the phallocratic story of “overcoming” permeates every subject. Creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag’s pyramid to analyze life. So Ariel turns to a rich subcultural canon of resistance and failure, populated by writers like Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Gloria Anzaldúa, Tillie Olsen, and Kathy Acker.

Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, We Were Witches documents the survival of a demonized single mother. She’s beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America’s ever-present obsession with shaming odd women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate—often the triumphant climax of a dramatic narrative—the question lingers uncomfortably. If you’re dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt: What is the true narrative shape of your experience?

"Gore's magic-infused narrative. . . .is a moving account of a young writer and mother striving to claim her own agency and find her voice." —Publishers Weekly

"This book mimics the messy, discursive texture of memory—of life. . . . Inventive and affecting." —Kirkus Reviews

Ariel Gore is a journalist, memoirist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is a graduate of Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She is the founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood.

Her memoir, Atlas of the Human Heart, was a 2004 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City won a LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010. She has taught at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

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Saturday
May 13
Amy Goodman public talk and book signing in Beaverton
Powell's Books At Cedar Hills Crossing

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for a public talk and book signing on her North American tour: "Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America." Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.democracynow.org/events/2017/5/amy_goodman_at_powells_books_at_cedar_hills_crossing_1387

TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to help Amy at the event. Volunteers arrive thirty minutes before the event. If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://www.democracynow.org/volunteers/event/1387

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you attend the event, we’d love to see your photos or video posted on social media! On Twitter, please use @democracynow and #CoveringTheMovements. Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr using @democracynow. Thank you!

MORE ON DEMOCRACY NOW!: Learn more about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman: http://www.democracynow.org/about

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author, and the host of Democracy Now!, an independent, global daily news hour. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”

In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!’s daily journalism.

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Monday
Jun 19
Naomi Klein presents No Is Not Enough
Powell's Books At Cedar Hills Crossing

Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises: inequality, racism, militarism, climate chaos, and more. Many of Trump’s policies will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks: to the economy, to national security, and to the environment. In No Is Not Enough (Haymarket), Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. And she explores some of the movements putting forward an alternative vision and fighting to win the world we need. This event is presented by The Leap and Haymarket Books.

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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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Thursday
Oct 12
Does History Matter? A lecture by Margaret MacMillan
PSU Lincoln Hall

FREE and opent to the public
RSVP recommended

Lincoln Recital Hall RM 75
1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201


HISTORY can be dangerous.

Oversimplified and one-sided stories from the past can be used to stir up resentments and grievances, mobilize hatreds, support unreasonable claims, and justify attacks on others. Yet, we need good history to help us make sense of our world and where it might be headed. History is key to understanding the motives, the hope and the fears of others, and, equally important, ourselves. Knowledge of the past is also helpful for decision makers because it offers instructive analogies and warnings of potentially dangerous outcomes.

This lecture explores some of the ways in which history has been used and abused in the recent past. Margaret MacMillan will draw on examples from her work on the outbreak of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, and the international relations of the 20th century


Margaret MacMillan was the fifth Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford from 2007 to 2017, and is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001), for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World (2007); The Uses and Abuses of History (2008); and The War That Ended Peace (2013).

Her most recent book is History’s People (February 2016). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St Antony’s College and St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

She sits on the board of the Mosaic Institute and the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. She also sits on the Advisory Board Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and is a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust.


Portland State University Department of History
College & University
The PSU Department of History encourages active engagement in historical inquiry.

Friends of History - Portland State University
Nonprofit Organization
The Friends of History promotes excellence in the teaching and study of history within Portland State University and strives to increase awareness of this resource in the Portland metropolitan area.

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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
May 16
Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

"Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea"

A free, public lecture; part of the PSU 2016-17 Asian Diplomat Lecture Series.

North Korea, one of the most secretive and isolated countries in the world, is now also one of only nine nations with its own nuclear arsenal--and is testing missiles potentially able to carry warheads to South Korea, Japan and even the US. What is the best way to engage with an unpredictable regime and manage the threat North Korea presents?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER - Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun is Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Ambassador Yun most recently served as the United States Ambassador to Malaysia, 2013-2016. He has also served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Ambassador Yun joined the Foreign Service in 1985. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Yun was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ambassador Yun holds degrees from both the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.

Sponsored by the Portland State Office of International Affairs, Institute for Asian Studies, and Masters in Internatinoal Management Program.

CONTACT: www.pdx.edu/asian-studies asianstudies@pdx.edu

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Thursday
May 18
Talanoa Series Finale: Dr. Tavita Palaita
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

The PIAAA Center concludes its run of the 2017 Talanoa Series with none other than Dr. Tavita Palaita of City College of San Francisco & College of San Mateo. Join us in the Native American Student & Community Center from 7pm-8:30pm to hear Dr. Palaita "Challege the API Grouping".

Our Talanoa also concludes our HD API-Conference (Hella Decolnized: Our Lives. Our Stories. Our Future) with PSU students, an event that features 8 workshop/talks that cater to the API Student community, but opens its doors for all students. So join us Thursday, May 18th as we continue to challenge the narratives.

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Friday
May 19
WEB Du Bois at the Center: From Science, the Civil Rights Mov
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Aldon Morris lecture: "W.E.B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, the Civil Rights Movement, to Black Lives Matter"

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Friday
May 26
PSU MEChA: Dismantling Machismo Panel with Xicanisma & Queer Xicano Chisme - Chicanx Week
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Join us at PSU's Native American Center for a special panel event featuring guests Cassandra Alicia of 'Xicanisma' and Ruben Angel of 'Queer Xicano Chisme'! This panel titled "Dismantling Machismo in Chicanx Communities" will have Cassandra and Ruben share their experiences as social media activists and how social media platforms can be used as tools to dismantle systems of oppression such as misogyny, machismo, homophobia and sexism. This panel will be facilitated by PSU MEChA member Berenice García and co-coordinator Julian Bugarín Quezada.

This event is a collaborative event between PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Wednesday
Oct 4
PSU Native American Student Community Center Potluck
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Please join us for our quarterly potluck. All are welcome to join. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. Fry bread will be provided. This event is in collaboration with Indigenous Nations Studies, United Indigenous Students in Higher Education, and American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Questions? Please contact Yolonda Salguiero at yms@pdx.edu. For accessibility tools, please contact drc@pdx.edu 2 weeks in advance.

This event is FREE.

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Monday
Oct 9
Indigenous Peoples Day at PSU
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Come join us at the Native American Student & Community Center for our annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration with a panel discussion from local activists! The event is free and all are welcome to join. Dinner will be provided!

Questions? Please contact Yolonda Salguiero at yms@pdx.edu. For accessibility tools, please contact drc@pdx.edu

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Tuesday
May 16
Territory: a talk and discussion with Lehua M. Taitano
PSU Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Center

Lehua M. Taitano is the author of the poetry collection A Bell Made of Stones, published by TinFish Press, and two chapbooks--appalachiapacific, winner of the 2010 Merriam-Frontier Award, published by the University of Montana, and Sonoma, published by Drop Leaf Press in 2017. She is a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guahån, of the Sinahi Island chain.

Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in A TransPacific Poetics, Fence, Poetry Magazine, Witness, The Yellow Medicine Review, and others. She serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on the Executive Board of the Thinking Its Presence: Race, Literary and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference. She has served as an APAture Featured Literary Artist (Kearny Street Workshop), a contributing Kuwentuhan poet (The Poetry Center at SFSU), and is a participating visual/performance artist for the Smithosonian Institute's upcoming APAC Culture Lab in July of 2017.

As a queer interdisciplinary artist, Taitano explores indigenous identity in the diaspora, the politics of neocolonial displacement, and the queering of physical and psychological spaces as an approach to cultural revitalization.

This event is hosted by the PSU College of Arts, Queer Resource Center and the Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center.

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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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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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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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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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Wednesday
Apr 19
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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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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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
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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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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Monday
May 22
PSU MEChA: Teachers as Activists - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's La Casa Latina to learn how educators can serve as activists within the classroom. "Teachers as Activist" will be facilitated by PSU MEChA alumni, Liberty High School Graduation Coach and grad student: Alexander Díaz Rios This event is a part of PSU MEChA's 2017 Chicanx Week. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Thursday
May 25
PSU MEChA: Salt of the Earth Screening: Chicana Activism in New Mexico - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's La Casa Latina for a screening of the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, based on 1951 strike against Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. This film was blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment at the time because of its portrayal of Chicana and Mexican women--who led the strike--as community leaders and saw the film as a threat to the social order.

This event is a part of PSU MEChA's 2017 Chicanx Week. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Friday
May 26
PSU MEChA: Crossing Over Screening: Undocumented Trans Latina Experiences - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's Queer Resource Center for a screening of the documentary film Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity. The film speaks on the experiences of three undocumented transgender women and their experiences coming to the United States, navigating the health care system as trans women, and confronting transphobic and xenophobic violence and prejudice.

This event is a collaborative event between the PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Friday
Jun 2
The Sankofa Project Presents: Ramadan - free
PSU Smith Center

Join us in observance of Ramadan as we strengthen ties with community! Learn about Ramadan and interact with our various featured stations including, henna, hijab, and opportunities to give your voice in future heritage programming. This event is part of The Sankofa Project with the Pan-African Commons.

Questions? fadumo@pdx.edu

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Wednesday
Sep 27
DACA: Know Your Rights
PSU Smith Center

On September 5th, President Trump signaled the end of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. What does this mean for you? Should you continue to renew or should you let it lapse? How can you support those with DACA? Join Student Legal Services, La Casa Latina Student Center, and the Multicultural Student Center as we provide practical information for folks with DACA. Come ask an immigration defense attorney your legal questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions, please contact stacie5@pdx.edu. For accessibility tools please contact the Disability Resource Center drc@pdx.edu as soon as possible. Dinner will be provided.

FREE event. Community welcome.


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School · Portland, Oregon
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College & University · Portland, Oregon
PSU Student Legal Services (SLS) provides FREE confidential and professional assistance to Portland State students on a wide range of legal issues.

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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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Tuesday
Oct 17
A Discussion on Anti-Blackness and Colorism for Black Folks only
PSU Women's Resource Center

Join Black Lives Matter Portland Chapter for a contination for our Hurt People Hurt People Series focuson on intra-racial discourse within African/Black Communities on Tuesday October 17th from 6:00-8:30pm at PSU's Women's Resource Center and part I of our discussion on colorism and anti-blackness within the Black community.

This space is for African/Black folks of the Diaspora only You will be turned away otherwise.

This event is free and children and youth are affirmed and welcome in all Black Lives Matter Portland spaces.

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Sunday
Jun 25
Psychedelic Psynema XII: Darktown Strutters/Tommy
Psychedelic Psynema

Always FREE. Come watch two bizarre rock operas. You get extra points if you can explain Tommy to me.

6pm Darktown Strutters (1975)--it's a funk opera, it's a blaxploitation film, it's a biker movie, it's a feminist treatise, the costumes rock, and the violence is all slapstick. What more could you ask for? Quite possibly the perfect film.

8pm Tommy (1975)--The Who wrote Tommy in 1969, but it was only released in album form for the first six years of its life, until Ken Russel came along and turned it into this beautifully disjointed glam rock/Art Deco gem. All-star cast features not only members of the band but also Ann-Margaret, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson. No, Jack Nicholson can't sing well. Yes, Elton John wears a costume to make it look like his legs and feet are like three times bigger than they should be. You have to check it out.


Psychedelic Psynema - Art - Schlock - Fantasy - Animation - Stoner Flicks - Rock and Roll Rare and beloved Features and short films For the center of your mind

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Monday
May 15
Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Queer Potluck & Panel
Q Center

Come laugh, love and eat with your API family members from API Pride, U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX and Q Center to celebrate API Heritage Month. Check out our display which features cultural items and profiles of local API LGBTQPIA+ activitsts.

6:03pm - 6:07pm - Opening prayer/blessing

6:08pm - 6:15pm - Highlight the GLAPN profiles for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the API Pride and U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX display.

6:16pm - 7:44pm - Community panel regarding being Asian and/or Pacific Islander and also identifying as LGBTQPIA+, while navigating through systems in the Portland and Vancouver areas.

  • Moderated by Manumalo S. Ala'ilima, who is a Masculine of Center presenting Samoan lesbian (uses all pronouns), and by day, is a Quality Assurance professional with the American Red Cross. By night and in-between here and there, the co-chair of API Pride, the chair for U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX, an active APANO member, enjoys developing capacity for coalition building and people connecting, an avid karaoke lover, and their nieces and nephews favorite cool aunt.

  • Meet our panelists:

  • Kainz Barbainz (Kaina Barba) is a Hawaiian, Pinoy, Chinese, gender fluid, Mahu, gay male. On stage he is the fierce Queen, Mama Zara P. Talon. Off stage he is a spiritual leader and Kumu in the Hawaiian community, Uncle/Aunty to many extended nieces and nephews, and an over protective drag mother.

  • Aiden Yang is a software engineer who identifies as a queer Taiwanese-American transgender man (he/him). He is originally from Texas and Ohio and moved to Portland from New York two years ago. He enjoys cooking Taiwanese food, making and listening to music, and spending quality time with his partner and QTPOC community.
  • Roz Monique LGuerrero (bio to come shortly)
  • Virginia Luka (bio to come shortly)
  • Keni Liufau (bio to come shortly)
  • Mel Kakimi (they/them) is a queer, gender non-conforming, 4th generation Japanese American. A recent transplant to Portland from Southern California (it'll be a year in July!) They work in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and are a board member of API Pride. When they're not working around the house, they enjoy being active and lifting weights, finding events and volunteer opportunities around town, being a dog mom, and spending time with their wonderful girlfriend.
  • Alex Liu is a Taiwanese gay male (he/his), who has been in the U.S. for 17 years. He used to work in the IT field but has recently ventured into becoming an entrepeneuer. He is a life coach too and does philanthropic work. To learn more about one of his passionate projects, please go to this link http://www.lovealexliu.com.

7:45 - 8:15pm - Reception and mingle

U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX will potluck/donate food items and non-alcoholic beverages for the reception.

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Monday
Jun 12
PULSE Anniversary: Honor Them With Action (Q Center)
Q Center

June 12th marks the anniversary of the PULSE massacre. We are joining in a nationwide effort to honor the lives of the 49 victims. The focus of this effort is to take actions that create a safer enviornment for LGBTQI+ communities. Use the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction to highlight your own actions and to encourage others to act.

Join us for a presentation by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and learn what actions can be taken here in Oregon to promote responsible gun ownership can commonsense gun reform. We will begin with a moment of silence and end with a group action.

This is event is co-hosted by PDX Latinx Pride, Q Center, Pride Northwest, and Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety.

About #HonorThemWithAction: On June 12th, 2016, our community was rocked by the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people. The horror unfolded in the middle of Pride month on Latin night at Pulse Nightclub, a popular gathering place for young LGBTQ people of color.

Shock and disbelief turned to grief and anger. And at a moment when some sought to meet fear with fear and hate with hate, we saw a community pull together across difference, united in a commitment to challenge bigotry and hatred, not nourish it. A deep resilience emerged from survivors, the victims’ loved ones, Orlando residents and leaders, and LGBTQ people and our allies across the country and around the world. People held vigils and fundraisers to directly aid the families of those killed and the survivors and committed to combatting hatred of all kinds.

The Orlando community was buoyed by the outpouring of generosity, as cities, towns, churches, and families stood with us in our grief.

As the one year mark of Pulse approaches, Orlando’s LGBTQ community invites you to join us once again to #HonorThemWithAction.

More information can be found at http://honorthemwithaction.org.

Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building.

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Thursday
Jun 15
Queer Heroes NW 2017 reception
Q Center

A public reception in the gallery and auditorium at Q Center, honoring the individuals recognized as Queer Heroes by GLAPN – our northwest LGBTQ historical society.

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Wednesday
Jun 14
Speak Up / Act Up: Change Makers for a Better Future (Albina Community Bank and Beneficial State Bank)
Revolution Hall

Let your voice be heard at a free, festive evening of conversation, music, food and drink featuring stories of transformation, transparency, and advocacy from a diverse panel of strong local voices! Presented by Beneficial State Bank and Albina Community Bank.

Complimentary first drink and food from BUNK Sandwiches and Pizza Jerk.

Panel featuring: • Kat Taylor, co-Founder and co-CEO Beneficial State Bank and co-CEO Albina Community Bank; activist • Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Chair • Augusto Carneiro, owner Nossa Familia Coffee

Moderated by: • Co-moderators Stephen Green, Townsquared • Performer Storm Large of Pink Martini

Live performance by: redray frazier and his band

Speak UP / Act UP Village of purpose-driven organizations with opportunities to get involved right now will be open throughout the night.

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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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Saturday
Oct 14
Portland's Resistance: Stand Together Under One Roof
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”-Audre Lorde

Together, Under One Roof, groups that work for social, racial and environmental justice share their purpose, projects, and stories.

It’s an opportunity to connect, expand awareness and do the work.

Fill up a building with speakers, music, panels, sessions, displays, conversation.

Grow Our Community.

Free event. Childcare will be provided.

RSVP, join our coalition, additional info and to reserve childcare, please contact Bonnie: 503-705-1943 or goto350pdx@gmail.com

Growing list of Participating Co-sponsors:

  • KBOO Radio
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Portland’s Resistance
  • Milenio
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • 350PDX
  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Climate Jobs
  • Neighbors for Clean Air
  • Bernie PDX
  • Portland Buddhist Fellowship
  • Climate Action Coalition
  • Health Care for All Oregon
  • Portland Tenants United
  • Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
  • People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
  • Portland Communities & Postal Workers United
  • AFSCME-Green Caucus
  • Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
  • PNW Council of Water Protectors
  • Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • NAACP-Portland Branch

Portland's Resistance
Local Service · Portland, Oregon
Portland’s Resistance organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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Saturday
Sep 16
El Grito NW y Fiestas Patrias 2017
Rose Quarter

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

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

¡Entrada gratis!

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

Evento presentado por Lara Media Services y Mandos Mundo Entertainmet.

Para más información: contact@laramedia.com


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

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

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


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

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Sunday
Sep 24
Pochas Radicales: Establishing & Sustaining Healthy Boundaries as Artists
S1

Join home school at S1 for a workshop on healthy boundaries con las Pochas Radicales! As always this event will be free and open to the public, livestreamed online for remote viewers. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Please note the maximum capacity for this workshop is 40 participants.


In the Pochas' own words:

"For our last happening of the year, we are holding space for folks that are interested in creating, establishing and sustaining healthy relationships as artists with a focus on boundaries. As creatives, we are simultaneously navigating relations with collaborators, galleries, institutions, communities & social media among others. Sometimes these relationships can be difficult when we consider the identities and experiences we hold, especially if we come from a marginalized community.

How do I know when I am tapped out? Do I feel comfortable saying no? Do my relationships overlap? Does this relationship need to change or be let go? The workshop is open to all genders & identities but will focus on the experiences of BIPOC artists as intersectionality greatly informs how bodies & labor are perceived. Our intention is for folks to leave feeling self aware about their needs & capacity, confident and empowered to move forward in their relationships in a way that honors their relationship to Self.

Outside of the collective Blanca teaches an anti-oppression healthy relationships curriculum to Latinx youth with the goal of preventing gender-based violence. She uses a popular education model and seeks to create an environment that is both trauma informed and reflective of the community she is engaging with.

First hour: Discussion & Knowledge Share
Second hour: Written & Visual Art Activity

*This will also be Blanca’s last engagement with Pochas Radicales for quite some time as she is honoring herself by listening to her heart. She will be moving back to her first home at the beginning of 2018."


Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded during an undergraduate experience at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in academia and community pushed members to create an environment in which to discuss the experience of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest. As a queer Latinx art collective, Pochas Radicales work toward community engagement through art & activism.

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Saturday
Sep 9
Serbian Fest 2017 - Portland
through Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church

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

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

ALL AGES / FREE EVENT!

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

Taste. Experience. Discover. The culture of Serbia.

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Friday
Aug 18
Eclipse Hate: Solidarity with Charlottesville
Salmon Street Fountain

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

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

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


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

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Sunday
Sep 10
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland's Silent Witness: Sitting, Standing, and Walking for All We Love
Salmon Street Fountain

We offer firm, silent, grounded presence for racial justice, climate justice, and loving kindness for all beings--especially Black Lives and those who have been targeted for abuse by the Alt Right. This meditation, organized by members of Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland, will be led by Rev. Jayna Warm Nest Gieber with People of the Heart, inviting a Temple Bell made from shell casings in Viet Nam.

We will occupy land that originally belonged to the Kalapuya, Chinook, and Clackamas peoples, next to the Willamette River, so named by the indigenous peoples who were stewards of the area for the 10,000 years before people of European descent arrived. We will begin meditating during the hour prior to the time announced for a rally to celebrate Confederate monuments and Alt Right values at Salmon Street Fountain. Several counter-protests are scheduled to converge on the fountain around 1:30pm. Whether or not the Alt Right rally is cancelled, and whatever the response of the counter-protesters, our intention is to sit, stand, and walk silently in the space, welcoming others who find strength in silence.

We will lay down a ground cover that can accommodate about fifty cushions on the grassy area just beyond a line of trees to the north of the fountain. If you want to sit, bring a cushion or chair. If you are sufficiently able-bodied to bring an extra cushion or chair for anyone who may want to join us, please do. Some may prefer to stand or walk. Carry or wear signs expressing your values. Bring your own water. Be prepared to meditate with eyes open, allowing mindful awareness in each moment. Parking and traffic will be difficult, so come on foot or by public transport if possible.

No experience in meditation or Buddhism is necessary. Everyone who stands for racial justice and climate justice and wishes to share the power of group silence is welcome to join us. The bell will be present until 1:30, and people are welcome to hold silence in the space for as long as they like.

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Thursday
Sep 7
First Thursday featuring the work of Bobby Fouther, benefitting MRG Foundation & Phoenix Lab Art Source
Santé Bar

Join me for my solo art show and birthday celebration.

Paintings, photography & graphics by Bobby Fouther

RAISING THE BAR W/ GIFT DONATIONS

  • 50% of proceeds from 2 works will be donated to MRG Foundation.
  • Notecard sales will support financial aid for my dance class students.
  • Donations will also be accepted for my newest project Phoenix Lab Art Source at Helensview Alternative High School.

LIVE DJ - DRINK SPECIAL - LITE SNACKS

MRG Foundation's mission is to inspire people to work together for justice and mobilize resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world. And we've been at it since 1976.

HELENSVIEW SCHOOL Our mission is to:

  • Provide culturally competent educational and support services that:
  • Empower students to engage in their own learning.
  • Support students to graduate from high school.
  • Encourage students to transition to post-secondary school, traning or a career.

Artists For Black Lives - Live Music PDX

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

Burgerville: Stop retaliations, start negotations!

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

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

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

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


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

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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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Wednesday
May 24
Environmental Town Hall w/ Representative Rob Nosse
SEIU Local 49

Please join us on May 24, 2017 for our town hall.

It will begin at 7:00 PM and the location is SEIU Local 49: 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The focus of this town hall will be around environmental issues, and legislation we have been working on throughout the session. We will be having guest speakers from: -Oregon Environmental Council -Department of Environmental Quality -Oregon League of Conservation Voters -And the Governor's Office.

I look forward to seeing all of you there!

-Rob

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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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Thursday
Jul 6
Miss Anthology Exhibition
through Sequential Art Gallery + Studio

Come check out our show June 15th and July 6th! We'll have syllabus zines to take home, a DIY mini comic table, artwork from the workshops, and art from our students.

First Thursday Opening: July 6th 6-10pm

Exhibition runs through the end of July.


Miss Anthology is a Portland-Based comic publication and course for female and genderqueer artists and writers ages 13-18.

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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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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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Wednesday
May 24
Greedy Landlord Awards 2017
Shemanski Park

2017 Greedy Landlord Awards! Honoring Ira Virden of HFF real estate, owner of the Normandy Apartments

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30am Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, downtown Portland

In December, Ira Virden purchased the Normandy Apartments on NE Killingsworth Street and immediately informed the residents that he was doubling their rent. All 18 households include people of color, and the vast majority have children who attend schools in the Cully neighborhood. As a result of Ira’s predatory business model, 30 kids will lose their homes.

Don’t miss the glamorous festivities! • Ultra-classy awards ceremony • Champagne toast • Luxury luncheon for VIPs • Cake!

This year's winners:

Donald Trump Award for Predatory Real Estate Investment: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Gentrification and Displacement: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Shameless Profiteer of the Year: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

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Saturday
Sep 16
¡El Grito! Festival Comunitario in Hillsboro
Shute Park, Hillsboro

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

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

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


Event Program & Schedule:

  • 1:00 PM Music Mariachi HSD
  • 1:30 PM Dance El Torito
  • 2:00 PM Music Mariachi FGSD
  • 2:30 PM Dance Danza de los Viejitos
  • 3:00 PM Dance Ballet Fiesta
  • 3:30 PM Dance Danza Azteca
  • 4:00 PM Dance Danza Azteca
  • 4:30 PM Dance El Jarabe Mixteco
  • 5:00 PM Band El Nuevo Rugido
  • 6:00 PM Band Zexta Alianza
  • 7:00 PM EL GRITO
  • 7:30 PM Music Perla Leon
  • 8:00 PM Music DJ AB
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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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Tuesday
Sep 19
Film Screening: Get Out
Sisters of the Road Cafe

Join us to watch the 2017 critically-acclaimed horror/comedy film "Get Out". One of our community members has been raving about it and will be co-leading the screening and discussion of the film.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1gQ7RyvgXU

From Rotten Tomatoes: "Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride."

WARNING: THIS FILM IS RATED R (for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references). Film content may be alarming and we will have a "self care" space for those needing to take a break from the movie.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.

All are welcome to Sisters' community space. Post-film discussion led by POC-facilitator.

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Thursday
Aug 14, 0003
Right to the City – a radical municipalist reading group
Social Justice Action Center

We’ve crafted a syllabus designed to analyze how space is shaped, and in turn shapes us. To understand how the city is crafted by the forces of globalization and urban planning; institutionally controlled by the military and the bank. And a syllabus that leaves ample time to discuss where we go from here – The Right to the City, Portland’s very own history of neighborhood organizing, and the theory behind the burgeoning worldwide interest in Municipalism.

We meet at the social justice action center monthly – August 13th, 3-5 is the first meeting.

This month, we are beginning the reading group with the “Right to the City” movement and the theory that backs it. You are likely already familiarized with this framework as it has influenced houseless rights’ organizations and Occupy in 2011. The Right to the City unfolds a critical conversation about the human need to shape space and advances the notion of the Commons as an essential political building block.

The homework is here – with videos, theory, and history: bit.ly/right2theCity

Hopefully you will be available to join the conversation; we look forward to your experience, insights, and company.

Topics for all 6 weeks include: 1. The Right to the City 2. Globalization and Urban Planning 3. Portland HIstory 4. Military Urbanism 5. Libertarian Municipalism, Social Ecology and Democratic Confederalism 6. Municipal Movements Across the world.

Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/dontwaitdemandutopia/

Email us at DemandUtopia@ProtonMail.Com with any questions about this 6-part curriculum, and access the full syllabus here: Bit.Ly/runripcity

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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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Sunday
Sep 24
The Disneyification of our Cities: a run rip city reading group
Social Justice Action Center

Last month, we discussed Foucaultian concepts of space and particularly in urban centers. This month, we discuss more tangibly how that occurs: Urban Planning – more specifically, the contemporary trend that any municipalist or local activist should have a confident understanding of : New Urbanism. This reading group will uplift and develop how we understand the city as connected to these world systems and the domineering forces of global capital, even down the Biketown "Disneyification" of our streets and greenwashing Eco-CapitalistUtopian vision that developers peddle for our city of Portland.

The Run Rip City is a reading group designed to analyze how space is shaped, and in turn, shapes us. To understand how the city is controlled by the forces of globalization and urban planning; institutionally controlled by the military and the bank. And a syllabus that leaves ample time to discuss where we go from here – The Right to the City, Portland’s very own history of neighborhood organizing, and the theory behind the burgeoning worldwide interest in Municipalism. We meet monthly at the social justice action center, organized under Demand Utopia and supported in part by various Portland Assembly neighborhood action councils.

Reading is here: http://bit.ly/fuckbiketown Full syllabus is here: http://bit.ly/runripcity

Join us afterwards for beers + corn dogs at the nearby Hungry Tiger

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Saturday
Sep 16
Polish Festival 2017
through St Stanislaus Polish Church

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

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

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

Polish Festival 2017 - main stage

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

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

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Tuesday
May 16
Faith & Why Unions Matter
St. Andrew Catholic Church / Iglesia Catolica San Andres

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Faith-Labor and Portland Rising Committees for a panel and discussion on why unions matter to people of faith.

Panel members include:

  • Imam Muhammad Najieb of the Muslim Community Center of Portland
  • Diana Lobo, homecare worker & SEIU Local 503 member
  • Marty Hart-Landsberg, economics professor emeritus, Lewis & Clark College

The last few decades have been marked by aggressive attempts to weaken if not actually destroy labor unions in order to roll back the gains that they have won for their members and the broader community. One consequence of these attacks is that families today are facing a world shaped by diminishing employment opportunities, ever more precarious working conditions, deteriorating social services and growing social divisions.

With national "Right to Work" looming at the federal level, we have never needed to strengthen public understanding of and support for unions more than right now.

Historically, faith leaders and fatih communities have played vital roles in important social movements. The same is true today. Pope Francis has called inequality "the root of social evil" and consistently defends workers against a profit-first mentality. Other faith traditions also have strong roots in justice for workers and the rights of families to just living conditions.

Why do unions matter? Why do unions and social justice matter to people of faith? Why should we defend unions from attack? What can faith leaders and faith communities do to help strengthen local labor and social justice movements?

Join us for a panel and discussion of these important questions. Light lunch will be served.

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Tuesday
Jul 25
Resist Trump Happy Hour
Suki's Bar

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. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

This time we will be in SW Portland at Suki's Bar -2401 SW 4th Ave from 5-7pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink 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!


The Oregon Working Families Party is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!

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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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Friday
Jun 9
Pitch A Tent 2017
through SW 4th & Washington

This event is a direct action, and community block party. At 10:30 am we will all meet at SW 4th & Washington to set up. This is when people (anyone) can start setting up their tents (to stay the night) along the parade route. This is also the time we will start setting up for the entertainment and food. It's about celebrating and coming together. Entertainment & hot food starts at 3 pm (most likely earlier). We will have music throughout the night. Come and enjoy yourself, and have conversations about how important human rights are! Hope this helps. See you there!

An event that calls attention to the hypocrisy and brutality of criminization of survival camping in the face of promoting recreational camping within the city.

Right to Rest Act Informational Hearing Entertainment Speakers Education on Criminalization of Homelessness

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Wednesday
May 24
Portland Indivisible Congressional Lobbying Training - 2 days!
Taborspace

Please note: this is a two day event, May 24th and June 7th. Both are Wednesdays. The class is FREE but requires an RSVP.

If you've ever wanted to organize a visit with a group of friends or community members, but weren't sure how to do so effectively, this training is for you!

This class is targeted for beginners, and should be a comfortable introduction to lobbying, even if you have no previous experience. We will walk through the experience of planning, scheduling, preparing for, and attending a meeting with a congressional office.

This small group training will be delivered in two Monday sessions. This will simulate the steps you take to plan a real meeting.

In the first session (5/24), we'll discuss the formation of a group, the selection of issues, the development of an ask, and how to get a meeting scheduled.

In the second session (6/7), we'll discuss and practice the experience of the meeting itself, while giving attendees the opportunity to experience a few different roles.

Attendance is limited to 12 to keep the training personal and interactive. Please register only if you can commit to attending both sessions. This ticket registers you for both days.

This is the second time I've offered this class, and I plan to offer more of these in the future, on different days and times, to allow people with different availability to attend.

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Saturday
Jun 3
March for Truth PDX
Terry Schrunk Plaza

A healthy democracy requires an informed electorate, a government with healthy checks and balances, leaders who respect the rule of law . . . and fair elections untainted by partisan bias or foreign influence. Let us peaceably assemble and demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and any ties to Donald Trump, his administration, and associates. Speakers, music! Bring signs, friends, chants! This is a national event. Let's show the world where Portland, Oregon stands!

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Tuesday
Aug 15
Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action
The Eliot Center

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is now at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

RSVP at our Eventbrite page and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092

About Our Speakers:

Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

This event is generously sponsored by Community for the Earth and First Unitarian Church, Portland. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information.


Daniel Sheehan -

Constitutional lawyer. "Danny" played a key role in Pentagon Papers, Silkwood, and Iran-Contra. Leader of Romero Institute, formerly the Christic Institute

Lakota People's Law Project -

We work to end the long history of treaty violations and systemic corruption that has resulted in the loss of children and sacred lands for the Lakota people. #OurChildrenAreSacred #NoDAPL

Take action to defend Lakota sovereignty now at lakotalaw.org

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Saturday
May 13
CANCELLED: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
The Historic Kenton Firehouse

Join us for a screening of National Geographic's GENDER REVOLUTION. Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families about the complex issue of gender.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/

Event is free, and space is limited. Please RSVP ASAP.

On Street Parking is available.

Before the film, have dinner at any one of Kenton's fine dining establishments!

Looking forward to sharing this with you.

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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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Monday
Sep 25
Gender Identity and Expression: Respect, Care and Language Workshop
The Liquor Store

Our community is full of really amazing and diverse people, each seeking to connect and engage with others. But the gender constructs we've been given can impede our ability to see and interact with individuals outside the binary in ways that feel safe and meaningful. This workshop will be co-presented by Mychel Estevez, an instructor at PSU and UP, and Hannah Stauffer, a Transgender community member. They will discuss how to use inclusive language, common pitfalls, and ways to be sensitive when negotiating and seeking to connect with diverse individuals. Bring your friends and share your thoughts as we seek to make the Portland sexuality communities a fun and safe place for all bodies, genders, and genitals.


SPEEC
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Nonprofit Sex-Positive Education and Event Center located in Portland, Oregon.

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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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Tuesday
Jun 13
We Can Listen: Immigrant and Refugee Stories
The Old Church

On June 13, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne R. Johnson will moderate "We Can Listen: Immigrant and Refugee Stories." The evening will feature immigrant and refugee stories developed at Portland Story Theater, whose mission is to foster empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. We will offer our stage to both storytellers and advocates as they explore and discuss the American immigrant and refugee experience.

"We Can Listen" is a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, and is supported in part by KBOO Radio. With "We Can Listen, The Old Church endeavors to give speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, and to encourage important civil discourse and self-directed modes of action. We are striving 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 gives Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on today's most important social justice topics from the sanctuary of our stage. The series presents speakers, both well-regarded and new to public discourse, addressing topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them, including: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, food stability, housing stability, immigration and refugee issues, the environment, access to clean water, gender equality, disabled rights, health care, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

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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
May 28
What Now? Make Democracy Better for Everyone
The Oregon Public House

We've heard about a lot of exciting campaigns these past couple of months. There are so many reforms coming that could help Oregonian democracy. But what can you do, personally, to help those campaigns?

Come out to meet some other Representers, eat some tasty snacks, and find out what you can do right now to make democracy better for everyone!

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Monday
Oct 16
Kenton Women's Village fundraiser at the Oregon Public House
The Oregon Public House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 20
CAT's Tenant Power Work Party
The Rosewood Initiative

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

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


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

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Wednesday
Jun 28
Rising Waters: a Community Dialogue on Displacement
The Rosewood Initiative

Update: We rescheduled this event to Wednesday 6/28 so it doesn't conflict with Good in the Hood on Saturday!

Join Living Stages, Ignorant/Reflections and Laquida Landford for an interactive community dialogue about community displacement. Through interactive performance, conversation, and theatrical games we'll build community and explore questions of place, home, and possibility within a framework of ongoing community displacement in Portland.

This event is made possible by a grant from APANO Jade/Midway Placemaking Initiative, with much appreciation to APANO for support in this project.


Living Stages - Theatre of the Oppressed

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Saturday
May 6
School of African Roots Community Open House
The School of African Roots

Come learn how the School of African Roots is grounded in educating youth on the rich histories of resilience and resistance that have sustained African people through 500 years of struggle. We'll be discussing how SOAR is following in the tradition of freedom schools, what a day at the School of African Roots looks like, and how youth and families can get more involved. Food will be provided.

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Tuesday
May 30
Portland Underground Grad School Happy Hour: Problem Solving Sorting Hat
The Slide Inn

According to a Harvard study, social interaction is the second biggest influence on happiness, right after sleep. This happy hour is all about strengthening the social bonds in Portland by creating generosity and helping each other out.

The idea is called the the Problem-Solving Sorting Hat (PSSH). This is what we'll do: everyone will write on slips of paper a problem that they need help on. Examples:

  1. I need a babysitter in NE.
  2. I need a handyman to fix my gutters
  3. I'm looking for informational interviews in public engagement.

All the problems are put into a hat and then read out loud. Together we'll offer our networks to connect the person to resources. After we go through all the problems, we'll have open socializing so everyone can connect more with people they can help out.

Come at 6p to grab food or drink. PSSH will start at 630. Connection, play, and problem-solving. Come and have some fun and experience generosity!

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Tuesday
Jul 11
Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night
To Be Determined

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


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

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Thursday
Oct 19
Art Spark: DACA - Informing Our Future - advance RSVP
Toffee Club

October’s installment of Art Spark will take place at Toffee Club, on SE Hawthorne, on October 19th from 6-8 PM. This event we will pair with RACC’s Arts Education Department, including The Right Brain Initiative, to focus on resources for artists engaged in youth mentorship and passing on knowledge for the future success of our community.

Because at this moment the education and future of 800,000 young people in the US are threatened by deportation due to the end of DACA, we also think it is important to use this platform to rally and educate community. Programming will hold space for education and DACA resources.

Community Partners and Featured Organizations for October 19th include Marrow PDX, Latino Network, Momentum Alliance, The Center, Ideal Lax Pdx, Artist & Craftsman Supply North Portland, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, and artists: Emilly Prado, Heldáy de la Cruz, Ayita Malila Copper Nadir

Join for celebration and education. Music Provided by VNPRT and documentation by Renee Lopez of Miss Lopez Media.

Events are always free, open to the public and all ages. Hosted bar for 21 + while supplies last.

RSVP on the event page and check out our NEW Website: portlandartspark.com

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Monday
Jun 5
U.S. Hands off Venezuela! (Workers World Party PDX)
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

In collusion with Venezuela's rich and reactionaries, U.S. Imperialism has disrupted the country's economy. In collusion with the corporate media it has exaggerated the depth of the crisis to create a pretext for intervention. In collusion with the Organization of American States-another U.S. creation- it has targeted the Venezeualean government for "regime change". For those who want to defend the independence of all countries to the south of the United States, it is essential at this time to defend the Bolivarian government of Venezuela from this imperialist attack.

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Saturday
Oct 14
Indigenous Culture Day at Tryon Creek
Tryon Creek State Natural Area

All are welcome to celebrate the history and presence of the original stewards and landowners of the place now called Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

Indigenous cultures of Oregon, will be celebrated through demonstrations and presentations.

Cultural educators will lead presentations and demonstrations on tribal livelihoods.

This event will celebrate the changing of the seasons, and the lifestyle adaptations that follow.

Programs will focus on Indigenous Foods gathered during Fall and Winter, Traditional Fishing, Gatherings and Trade, along with Contemporary Native Cultural Elements.

This is a free event.

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Wednesday
Aug 16
Haft-Seen :: Film Screening for De-Canon at UNA
UNA Gallery

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

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

This event is free and all ages are welcome.

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

CANCELLED!!!

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Thursday
Jun 1
Dinner, Family-style: Potluck and discussion
Unite Oregon

Join us for an evening of food and family to celebrate the many forms our families take and explore how we can win public policies that recognize ALL families.

Our families are diverse, multi-generational, extended, chosen and biological. Our policies are out of step and need to be updated to reflect the way we live.

This is a family-friendly potluck. RSVP today to let us know you're coming, and if you can bring food or drink to share.

Yes, count me in! https://secure.everyaction.com/ChWfNZJK4ki1Qx48CxorSA2

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Sunday
Jun 18
SELF Defense for WOMEN of COLOR
Unite Oregon

This workshop covers basic verbal and physical self defense strategies that focus on incapacitating a potential attacker.

This appears to be Sold Out


Unite Oregon - Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

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Friday
Jun 30
Last Friday - Queer Migration Stories Panel
Unite Oregon

Unite Oregon is bringing back our monthly Last Friday events. The month of June we are celabrating PRIDE. Come join us for an evening panel with Resilient Connections members, a Unite Oregon program for Refugee/Immigrant Trans and Queer people.

Our panelists will address the affects colonization and white supremacy have on migration, gender oppression and the continued genocide of gender queer, black and brown bodies in our present time.

Allies: this is a space for you to learn by baring witness. If you have questions, contact Oscar Guerra-Vera, End Profiling Legislative Campaign Manager, oscar@unitoregon.org.


Unite Oregon - Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

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Wednesday
Jun 14
News or Noise: Separating Fact from Fiction in Today's Media
Vancouver Community Library

The way citizens get news has changed over the past 20 years, raising questions not only about how and where we get our news, but also about whether what we are exposed to is true and reliable. What sources are providing news? Which are dependable and trustworthy? What is real, and what is fake? How can I as a citizen navigate all of the options--with confidence?

Join us to hear our panel of media experts talk about today's media and the news, followed by small group discussions.

Forum @ the Library is made possible in cooperation with the Initiative for Public Deliberation, a project of Washington State University Vancouver.

Light refreshments provided by Friends of Vancouver Community Library.

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost.

Registration for this event is recommended but not required. Please signup at http://www.fvrl.org/forum-library or call (360) 906-5000.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • Gypsy Chic
  • Crow Bar
  • Paxton Gate PDX
  • Verde Cocina
  • :: Flutter ::
  • Trailhead Credit Union
  • Flex & Flow
  • The Rambler
  • She Bop
  • Gravy
  • Mississippi Pizza Pub
  • Another Read Through
  • ReBuilding Center
  • Radar Restaurant
  • Beacon Sound
  • Black Wagon
  • Stormbreaker Brewing
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Pistils Nursery
  • Miss Delta
  • Spin Laundry Lounge
  • ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
  • Gumbo Gifts & Gallery
  • Moloko
  • Prost! Portland
  • Interurban
  • Samurai Blue
  • The Herbe Shoppe
  • Sunlan Lighting
  • UCHU sushi
  • Stash Tea
  • PDXchange - Fair and Square.
  • No Bones Beach Club - PDX: Closed on Monday. Will be donating a percentage of sales from Sept 26th!
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Monday
Sep 11
2017 Portland Veterans Stand Down for Veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness
Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The Portland Veterans Stand Down – Oregon’s largest – honors and supports Veterans who are either experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. At the event, women and men who have served in the military can access essential supportive services, employment opportunities, and connections to local, state and federal support. This community-led partnership combines local nonprofits, government officials, corporations & businesses to welcome over 400 veterans annually.

Sponsors include: American Legion Auxiliary, Banfield Pet Hospital, Bishops Barbershop, BOMA, Daniel & Micki Goldstein, Bruce & Jan Prunk, Returning Veterans Project and Starbucks Coffee.

This event is free to all veteran participants. To get involved as a volunteer or community partner/vendor, please sign up on our website: http://www.pdxstanddown.org/standdown/resources/

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Friday
Jul 14
Freedom Summer 2017
Warner Pacific College, Kardatzke Hall

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

Day 1: Friday 7/14/17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Day 2: Saturday 7/15/17

9:00am -1:00pm

Workshops will address topics such as:

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

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday 7/14/17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Day 2: Saturday 7/15/17

9:00am -1:00pm

Workshops will address topics such as:

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 27
Behind the Statistics: Real Stories of Sex Trafficking
Warner Pacific College, Kardatzke Hall

The Warner Pacific College Social Work Program Invites you to BEHIND THE STATISTICS: REAL STORIES OF SEX TRAFFICKING.

Program Includes:

  • Panel Participants share real stories of trafficking in the Rose City.
  • Resource Fair to provide information about organizations and services in the community.
  • Table discussions that offer engagement opportunities.

NO COST TO ATTEND, FREE PARKING Donations for survivors are welcome. This would include items such as $5.00-10.00 gift cards for places like Walmart, Fred Meyer, and Walgreens or fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.

In collaboration with Giving Connection: Community Support for Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Sunday
Sep 24
2017 Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park
Westmoreland Park

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

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


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

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 19
Taco Tuesday with New Leaders Council
White Owl Social Club

Please join us for Taco Tuesday at White Owl Social Club on Tuesday, September 19 and enjoy some free tacos on us! You will have the chance to meet board members, alumni, and prospective applicants while learning about the Portland chapter of NLC and the application process to become a 2018 NLC fellow.

New Leaders Council is a nationwide program designed to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive leaders.

Applications to be a 2018 NLC Portland Fellow are due by 11:59 PM EST on October 1, 2017. https://newleaderscouncil.nationbuilder.com/2018application

  • January 27 & 28
  • February 24 & 25
  • March 24 & 25
  • April 28 & 29
  • May 19 & 20

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

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Sunday
May 28
Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Wieden+Kennedy
Wieden + Kennedy

Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.

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

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

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


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

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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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