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Sunday
Aug 20
Haircuts for the Homeless *Summer Love*
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Round 2!

We will be doing the same thing we did last time!

We are collecting:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Deodorant
  • Shoes
  • socks
  • Bottled water
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Dog food

Please sign up in the pin post if you would like to help out if you can't find it let us know and we will tag you in it!!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

Helping Hands Vancouver Wa - We are a group that wants to help our local community!

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Sunday
Sep 10
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


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

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Sunday
Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


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

Website
Monday
Aug 21
3d Mon Aug Jacobin PDX Meet Up
Social Justice Action Center

We meet every third Monday of each month at the Social Justice Action Center (SJAC). The SJAC is at 400 SE 12th (corner of Oak St, one block north of Stark), formerly the Red & Black Cafe. Please bring a dollar or two with you to donate to the center for letting us use the space.

This month, discussion will be about [TBD]. The articles everyone should make sure to read are: [TBD]

Hungry Tiger, a good bar that has food with vegan options, is a block and a half north. After we close up the SJAC space, we can move to Hungry Tiger for more informal conversation.


Jacobin Portland Reading Group brings local leftists together to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment.

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Sunday
Aug 27
40th Anniversary Middle East Festival
St George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Experience the food, dance and faith of the MiddleEast. #Free #Cappella_Romana concert at 2pm and 4pm. Traditional #dance at 3pm and 5 pm. #Church tours, #food, children's activities, #bookstore and #silent_auction throughout the day.

#Chicken_Kabab #Gyros #Falafel #Italian_Soda and many other pastries will be available including #Baklava

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

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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Wednesday
Aug 23
Acoustic Concert by Kishi Bashi & Julian Saporiti, a benefit for he Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project
DISJECTA

Join us for an intimate evening of acoustic performance, stories, and music with Kishi Bashi and Julian Saporiti. This is a benefit for the Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project (JAIN Mobile), of which he has embedded himself in. The group is visiting internment sites and interviewing survivors as inspiration in preparation of a multi-media symphonic piece next year.

You won't want to miss this intimate experience, filled with new and old songs, and stories of their trip so far. He will be playing a stripped down acoustic set with fellow musician and ethnomusicologist, Julian Saporitti. This is an all ages show!

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi. After studing film scoring at Berklee College of Music he become a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal.

From 2004-2010, Julian Saporiti fronted the Berklee trained indie-rock group The Young Republic. After releasing several well received albums and touring extensively around North America and Europe, Saporiti relocated to Laramie, Wyoming to enjoy the outdoors and pursue a master’s degree in American Studies. After completing his course work, Saporiti took a job lecturing at the University of Wyoming where he still offers summer courses. While living out west, he made several trips to the remains of the Heart Mountain Japanese Incarceration camp in northwest Wyoming. These trips made a profound impact and inspired him to begin interviewing camp survivors and researching the music performed in the camps. He is currently living in Providence, Rhode Island, continuing this research, writing songs, and pursuing a PhD at Brown University.

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Started Saturday
Jul 29
American Obon: Dancing in Joy & Remembrance Exhibit
through Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

American Obon: Dancing in Joy and Remembrance On display July 29 – October 15, 2017

The summer obon festival is an eagerly anticipated event within Japanese American communities throughout North America. Perhaps the most iconic element of the obon festival occurs when participants gather in a circle for the bon odori (obon dancing).

Reverend Yoshio Iwanaga introduced this tradition to numerous Nikkei communities along the West Coast in the 1930s, and now his pioneering activities will be celebrated in an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

"American Obon" will trace the development of bon odori in North America through archival photographs, audio, and rare video footage on loan from the Iwanaga family, dance scholar Linda Akiyama, and Buddhist Churches of America.

In addition, the obon tradition in Portland will be highlighted with photographs from Oregon Nikkei Endowment's Frank C. Hirahara Collection. Curated by Dr. Wynn Kiyama (Portland State University and Portland Taiko).


Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

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Monday
Aug 21
Aug. 21-27 Support Black-Owned Restaurant Week, Portland, OR
through

http://iloveblackfood.com/support-black-restaurants-week-2017/

This year, the 3rd Annual Support Black-Owned Restaurant days expands to a full week! With 8/21 BLACKOUT eclipse specials, theme days and a closing party on 8/27.

Bring friends and help support local black-owned businesses! Directory: http://iloveblackfood.com/pdx-directory


Support Black Owned Restaurants, Portland OR - Let's support black-owned restaurants year round!

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Wednesday
Aug 23
August 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.

Wifi available

See you there - CRPDX

Who we are: Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization working to end society's reliance on imprisonment, policing and surveillance as responses to social, economic & political problems.

Portland’s Chapter of Critical Resistance was founded fall of 2013. We are currently working on an anti-policing campaign.

Our Mission Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

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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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Monday
Aug 21
Beaverton Social Justice League August Meeting
Beaverton Community Center

We will be discussing our entry in the Beaverton Celebration Parade, the theme is Be Green in 17. We will also discuss the Plastic Bag Ban petition, to help Beaverton Go Green in 17. And we will also take some time to talk about the rise of white supremacy and interrupting racism in our community.


Beaverton Social Justice League - We give a dam!

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

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

Former location was Muslim Educational Trust (MET)

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

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


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

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Started Friday
Aug 18
Bridging Divides with Compassionate Listening
through Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Facilitated by Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter Aug 18th , 7-9:30 pm, Aug 19th, 10am-6pm, Aug 20th, 1-6pm Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave, Ptld OR Cost: $100 registration fee; $95-$200 at completion of workshop Trinity members: $75. Scholarships & work trades available.

Joanie & Yehudah have taught the Basics of Compassionate Listening in Java, Malaysia, Rwanda, Uganda, Israel, Palestine and throughout Oregon, plus numerous short introductions to CL, including to the Air Force National Guard,Mercy Corps and at “The Bridge” exhibit at Trinity last summer. Joanie brings her expertise in authentic movement and dance to the workshops, while Yehudah brings his skills as a facilitator with Resolutions Northwest. Both bring their skills as facilitators with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Attendees will be encouraged to form practice groups in their locales.

To register: (503) 287-8737 PayPal: alanyehudah@gmail.com or via Mail to: CL Oregon, 5707 NE 15th Ave, Ptld OR 97211

http://www.compassionatelistening.org/event/bridging-divides-with-compassionate-listening


Compassionate Listening Oregon - Communication is everything! At home or wherever you travel, people want to tell you their story. We can teach you how to listen openly, without judgement.

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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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Friday
Sep 15
Celebrating Indian Culture
THPRD Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center, Beaverton

Enjoy food, rangoli, Indian dancing, henna tattoos and a photo booth celebrating Indian culture.

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Sunday
Sep 10
CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty Unity March: Solidarity Day
Marshall Park, Vancouver

A chance for Family and Friends to relax, have fun, meet & engage with community organizations. There will a Solidarity March, Music and Live Bands, Food, and PLENTY of Kid-Friendly games!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Saturday
Aug 26
Clases Para La Ciudadania En Newberg
St. Michael-San Miguel, Newberg

¿Esta lista o lista para aplicar para la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos?

Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario estará impartiendo clases para preparase para tomar el examen de ciudadanía y para su entrevista.

Las Clases de Ciudadanía en Newberg, Oregon serán en la Iglesia Episcopal San Miguel localizada en el 110 S Everest Rd, Newberg, OR 97132. Las clases serán por 11 SABADOS COMENZANDO EL SABADO 26 DE AGOSTO DE LAS 10:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 12 DEL MEDIO DIA.

También le podemos referir donde le pueden ayudar para llenar la aplicación N-400 para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos.

Para participar tiene que registrarse primero y llamando al teléfono: (503)269-5694 o envíenos un correo electrónico a vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com


Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario (VHCC) desarrolla lideres y informa a la comunidad sobre servicios disponibles

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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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Monday
Aug 21
Community Chalk-alogue on the Eclipse
Bill of Rights Plaza on the Waterfront at Couch, Portland, OR

COMMUNITY CHALK-ALOGUE on The Eclipse

Meet at Bill of Rights Plaza on the Waterfront at Couch, Portland, OR

9:06 to 11:38am Monday, Aug. 21

Share in words, color, shapes, symbols and images what you would like to express about/to yourself, each other, your community in this time of change.

Inspiration: What matters to you? What change is most important for us to be working on now? How do YOU create Peace? In what ways would you like to feel more at home where you live, work, play, retreat and gather? What/who/where inspires you?

BRING CHALK, friends and what’s in your heart to SHARE

or just yourself for fun

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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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Monday
Aug 28
Fair Housing for Independent Living
Portland Southeast Uplift

Affordable, accessible housing is hard to come by in the Portland area. Let's make sure disability status doesn't present another barrier to finding and maintaining housing.

This one-hour training is intended for people with disabilities who currently live independently, those considering independent living, and family members. Topics will include:

  • Recognizing discrimination before and after signing a lease
  • Requesting reasonable accommodations
  • Record keeping to protect yourself
  • Retaliation and what to do when your rights are violated

Food will be provided

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Tuesday
Aug 22
Faith & Why Unions Matter
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Faith-Labor and Portland Rising Committees for a panel and discussion on why unions matter from a faith-based perspective.

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 working class. 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 and 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 refreshments will be served.


Portland Jobs with Justice -

Kicking Ass for the Working Class!

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Thursday
Sep 7
First Thursday featuring Mr. B's artwork, 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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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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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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Thursday
Aug 31
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice's Last Thursday ICE Witness Vigil
Portland ICE Detention Center

All are welcome to gather in Vigil as we express our support and love for families affected by I.C.E. detentions in Oregon.

Join this monthly gathering to lift up the Reality of what happens every day at the this I.C.E. facility - and participate in different interfaith expressions and ritual in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers…

We encourage carpooling, as parking is very limited!


Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice - A Portland, OR interfaith coalition called by faith and conscience to respond to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters living in the U.S.

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Thursday
Sep 28
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice's Last Thursday ICE Witness Vigil
Portland ICE Detention Center

All are welcome to gather in Vigil as we express our support and love for families affected by I.C.E. detentions in Oregon.

Join this monthly gathering to lift up the Reality of what happens every day at the this I.C.E. facility - and participate in different interfaith expressions and ritual in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers…

We encourage carpooling, as parking is very limited!


Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice - A Portland, OR interfaith coalition called by faith and conscience to respond to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters living in the U.S.

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

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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Tuesday
Aug 22
Last Train: Final Hearing for Tesoro Savage!
Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, Vancouver

If approved, the Tesoro Savage Crude Oil export terminal will handle up to 360,000 barrels of oil per day, and bring 4 more explosive oil trains per day through the Columbia River Gorge.

We need you to show up at the last public hearing to stop North America’s largest crude oil export terminal. This is our final chance to tell Inslee, he needs to reject this project!

CARPOOLS: Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1slNXW4m7-oBXVqqb7TO8e-V1bn17a-EgMCH5DajCFmI/edit?usp=sharing

Volunteers are needed to phone bank! Help make sure this hearing is packed! sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/N1DfkbEUzAD2u5nW2

The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is holding this last hearing before giving their recommendation to Governor Inslee, who has the final say on the project. EFSEC will be taking public comments regarding the draft industrial stormwater permit.


Stand Up To Oil is a growing coalition of groups opposed to new oil terminals and an increase in oil transport through the Northwest.

HUMAN: Humanitarian United Movement & Action Network - Strengthening Clark County communities through a collaboration of action, education and advocacy.

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

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.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge protects the Columbia River Gorge as a legacy for future generations. For hikes, amazing photos and more about our mission, visit Friends at http://gorgefriends.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.

Sierra Club Washington State Chapter - We are the Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Washington Environmental Council - Protecting, restoring, and sustaining Washington's environment for all.

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

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Latinos Unidos for Change: A fundraiser for Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
NW Natural

The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA) invites you to join us for the Latinos Unidos for Change fundraiser on August 23, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the downtown Portland NW Natural roof garden/event space.

Latinos Unidos for Change is an evening of networking, when our community joins with state and business leaders, students, the Governor's office, legislators and special guests to raise awareness of Latino and Hispanic achievements and challenges, honor those who have made a difference in our communities statewide, and raise funds for the leadership development work of the OCHA, including scholarships for student leadership training and other opportunities that grow Latino leadership statewide. The OCHA is a Governor-appointed body tasked with advising state leaders, including the Governor and legislators, on policy issues, matters of importance to Latinos, public policy research and legislative advocacy.

This year's moving keynote speaker is Representative Teresa Alonso León. Representative León will share her inspiring story of barriers broken, hurdles overcome, and thoughts on what it takes to become an empowered leader and elected official.

Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz will join us to introduce OCHA's special honorees, Maria Ramos Underwood and Former Representative Dr. Joseph Gallegos. Maria is a catalyst for change and tenacious leader dedicated to improving the lives of others. Ms. Underwood is the lead fundraiser for La Clinica in Southern Oregon, an active board member, volunteer for the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Medford's Family Nurturing Center, and serves the steering committee for SO Health-E, a regional health equity coalition. Dr. Joe Gallegos has dedicated his career to supporting the Latino community by expanding and providing mental health services for over four decades across the U.S. as a Social Worker and as a leader in numerous nonprofits; as faculty member and lecturer at University of Portland and Pacific University, and as elected legislator to the Oregon House of Representatives.

Tickets are $30, students $20 Having difficulty purchasing tickets? Contact Nancy at nancy.kramer@oregon.gov

Presenting Sponsor: NW Natural

Nonprofit Sponsor: Oregon Latino Health Coalition

See sponsorship opportunities: http://www.oregon.gov/Hispanic/Pages/OCHA-Fundraising-2017-Sponsorship-Opportunities.aspx

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG)'s Portland Election Watch Happy Hour & Fundraiser
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

PORTLANDIANS & Oregonians!: Interested in ensuring fair elections in our country? Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation is launching a groundbreaking, non-partisan Election Watch program and we need your help! http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/

Think voter suppression and erosion of voting rights cannot happen in Oregon? Think again.

Exhibit 1: Oregon Proof of Citizenship to Vote Initiative. Signatures are now being sought to put this on the 2018 ballot. It calls for CLEARING Oregon's Voter Rolls by 2020, at which time anyone wanting to vote MUST register (again), but this time with proof of US citizenship. Let that sink in.

We will be discussing this issue, and other voting issues - as well as the new non-partisan ELECTION WATCH program - on 8/29, 6-8 pm at the Lucky Lab SE. The event is FREE and more info is in the "about" section in this post.

Election Watch will be the first nationwide program to ensure that at least one trained volunteer lawyer is in every county in the U.S. for the purpose of proactively addressing voter suppression BEFORE an election, as opposed to litigating after the damage is done. http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/blog/electionwatch

Come to the Portland Election Watch #SpiritedVoting HAPPY HOUR & Fundraiser event on 8/29 at the SE location of “Lucky Lab” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn more about the program and help us raise the money we need to get it off the ground. The suggested donation for this event is $20, but feel free to donate MORE, or less. You can donate online here: http://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/donate OR bring cash or a check made out to "Lawyers for Good Government Foundation."

Hope to see you there!

#SpiritedVoting is a fundraising effort to support Election Watch, a project by the Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation, which is organized as a nonprofit and is seeking a 501(c)(3) tax-exemption designation. Upon the Foundation's receipt of an exemption determination from the IRS, contributions will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Friday
Aug 25
Legislative Celebration
Unite Oregon

Join us, along with honorable guest Oregon State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, in celebration of our End Profiling (HB2355) bill victory this legislative session.

Refreshments and light fare event. Please fill out the quick RSVP link above.

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LGBTQ History Walking Tour: Pride Forever!
Star Theater

Join us! For Know Your City's LGBTQ History Walking Tour, Pride Forever, with comedian/activist, Belinda Carroll and historian, Melissa Cornelius Lang! Join us for an evening exploring over a century of action and resilience in the LGBTQ community.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 19th Century Cross-Dressing
  • 1912 YMCA and 1913 Greek Scandals!
  • Vaseline Alley and the Pink Triangle
  • Measure 9 and the fight against anti-gay legislation
  • AIDS Epidemic (and how you can help!)
  • Darcelle, the longest performing drag queen - Guinness Book of World Records

Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects.

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Saturday
Aug 26
Momentum Convention
Portland State University, Smith Student Union

It's time for our third annual Momentum Convention: An Unconventional Celebration of Equity! Join us as we bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate our young people and all of the amazing work that they have been doing this year! We will share stories, learn from each other, and embrace Momentum Alliance’s core values—Intersectionality, Vulnerability as a Strength, Deep Relationships, Love, Shifting Power, and Valuing Everyone’s Story. Come out for a night of fun, relationship building and celebration!

Free food and cash bar!

To purchase or sponsor tickets follow this link: http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1901&cid=120

If you are a young person 14-23 you can register to recieve 1 FREE ticket to attend Momentum Convention! Registr here: https://docs.google.com/a/momentumalliance.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfr_SPmY-qnYfuQdt1BnI70_e84ggraKuLXqwE7Btw7tAcGQ/viewform

Sponsorships are still available!! Contact dorian@momentumalliance.org for more information about sponsorship levels!


Momentum Alliance

We are a non-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually & collectively & to mentor future social justice leaders.

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Thursday
Sep 14
Multnomah County Dems Central Committee Meeting
Multnomah County Democrats

The MCD Central Committee meeting is held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm. All Democrats are welcome.


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

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Sunday
Aug 20
Multnomah Democratic Party Neighborhood Leader Program Training
Multnomah County Democrats

Dear Fellow Neighborhood Leaders,

When we examine our political reality, it's easy to get frustrated and feel powerless. Right now, you can help us reclaim the power of the people and share that power with your own neighbors like never before!

RSVP today for one of our TWO upcoming Neighborhood Leader trainings! We'll show you how! Click here! https://goo.gl/oNjWcJ

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 2:00-4:00pm Multnomah Democratic Party HQ 3551 NE Sandy Boulevard

-OR-

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 7:00-9:00pm Multnomah Democratic Party HQ 3551 NE Sandy Boulevard Doors open at 5:45.

Here are a few details about the training and what you’ll be asked to do next.

  • The training will run 60 to 90 minutes and will begin promptly.
  • John Harris Knight, NLP Chair, will be our lead trainer for the evening.
  • We’ll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Neighborhood Leader.
  • We’ll train you to use your list of neighbors and the turf for your neighborhood. (We intend to have updated turfs ready for each Neighborhood Leader before the training.)
  • We’ll explore effective ways to talk with your neighbors using non-judgmental, non-shaming, active listening.
  • If you have a laptop or tablet please bring one. They are helpful when learning how to access your turf! Paper turf is an alternative option, which you will need to print out at home after the training.

Our mission is to empower you to become a trusted messenger and a gateway to greater involvement in the political process.

Let's work together, build community, and elect candidates who respond to the people they represent!

For more information, contact: nlp@multdems.org

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/oNjWcJ so we can plan for those who will be attending.

We’re looking forward to building an amazing Neighborhood Leader Program-Multnomah Edition. With your help, we’ll do so, together!

In Solidarity, John Harris Knight Workgroup Chair NLP-Multnomah Edition

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Saturday
Aug 26
NAACP Portland General Membership Meeting - All Are Welcome
Concordia University

Come learn about what NAACP Portland is up to & how you can get involved. Committees will report about economic development, legislative advocacy and other important racial justice work.

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Tuesday
Aug 29
NAYA & NARA Back to School BBQ
Native American Youth and Family Center

Join us for great food and school supplies for K-13 youth currently receiving services form NAYA and/or NARA (13 is for 1st year College students). Please remember that each youth needs to be registered individually, and that all youth must be present at the event to receive his/her school supplies.

Must pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/35NYRKB or call Natosha (503) 490-7571/NAYA (503) 288-8177 ext. 257. Registration closes August 18th. All registered youth must check in at the event by 6:30pm in order to be guaranteed supplies. Raffle prizes will also be given.


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.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. - "Mission Driven, Spirit Led"

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Thursday
Aug 24
NXT LVL Flawless Bingo Happy Hour - Reproductive Equity Edition
Century

Join us for a special Happy Hour edition of NXT LVL!

Featuring 2 rounds of FLAWLESS BINGO to raise money and awareness for NRO (Network for Reproductive Options) Western States Center's We are BRAVE (Building Reproductive Autonomy and Voices for Equity) PMS (Portland Menstrual Society - tampon drive)

We will also be celebrating the passing of Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Act' (Oregon House Bill 3391 aka RHEA) by writing THANK YOU postcards via Handwritten Revolution to show support to everyone who put in work to get this bill passed through the House and Senate.

Read more about RHEA here: https://reprohealthequity.org/

Special photo booth! (Renée Lopez - photographer) Special slushy drink and beer specials with proceeds going to NRO and We Are BRAVE! Meet and greet with Flawless Shade (Tajh Jordan) with an extra nice $$$ donation!

PRIZES for BINGO winners provided by:

  • Finger Bang Portland
  • Handwritten Revolution
  • Popina Swimwear
  • Century
  • The Get Down
    • MORE!
  • 21+

  • 6PM-9PM
  • NO COVER
  • CENTURY
  • 930 SE SANDY BLVD.

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Illustration by Julio Salgado


NXT LVL PDX NXT LVL 2.0 - NATIVE NATIONS MARCH AFTER PARTY ON FRIDAY MARCH 10TH

Portland Menstrual Society - Our mission is to advocate for free menstrual hygiene resources for all students at Portland State University and to destigmatize periods for all people.

Network for Reproductive Options - Celebrating 10 years of WIN for Oregon women!

Western States Center - We build power among organizations & leaders to challenge & transform individuals, organizations & systems towards racial, gender & economic justice.

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Friday
Sep 1
OR Just Transition Assembly
through TBD

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, presents a weekend of movement-building in pursuit of Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and a Just Transition. The Assembly will prioritize the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income people, and other historically-marginalized people. Together, we will build our shared understanding of the path toward a Just Transition.

Assembly-related events will happen throughout Portland - full agenda TBD.

Learn more about Oregon Just Transition Alliance at http://opalpdx.org/justtransition

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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Sunday
Aug 20
Parks for New Portlanders' Walk with Refugees and Immigrants
East Portland Neighborhood Office

Portland Parks for New Portlanders is partnering with Sunday Parkways to organize "Walk with Refugees & Immigrants" on Sunday, August 20th. The community, city and elected leaders will gather at East Portland Neighborhood Office and participate in a mile walk alongside the refugee & immigrant community to show our support. In partnership with refugee and immigrant organizations, this event plans to recognize the unique experiences of new Portlanders of all ages by honoring seniors and providing school supplies for children. Come hear refugees & Immigrants share their stories, diverse music, food, and other activities to enjoy. We urge all our neighbors, local businesses, board members, neighborhood associations & non-profits to join us on this walk for a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!


Parks for New Portlanders - Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland World Cup Soccer is part of PP&R's Parks for New Portlanders program - celebrating cultural traditions and diversity.

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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
Sep 13
Port Westward- Re zoning 837 acres of prime agricultural land to rural industrial to build a Chinese backed Methanol plant on the Columbia River
Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens

Columbia Riverkeeper says, "Team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open 837 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals!"

https://www.thechiefnews.com/mobile/news/opposition-challenges-port-westward-rezone/article_ee41e186-7888-11e7-bd08-1ba069d16533.html

http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/741293/24330858/1391640499947/Northwest+Innovation+Works+Questions+and+Answers.pdf?token=C1ttWerKhVhmhVBliYKg%2FPWZUm8%3D

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Sunday
Aug 27
Portland Assembly Piedmont Free Store
Farragut Park

Come meet your neighbors and build community together! Bring stuff ~ Take stuff ~ No $$$ We all have needs and we all have things to give :)

All of the following are for anyone to drop off and anyone to pick up for free: -- School supplies for youth -- Yard-sale-type items (household, toys, electronics, clothes, art, etc.) -- Fruits & veggies from neighbors' gardens -- Food & drink (donated & potluck)

There will also be a kids' craft area with supervision :)

If you are interesting in helping, we'll be there an hour before to set up, and an hour after to clean up.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Friday
Aug 25
Portland Assembly's SouthEast Central Neighborhood Action Council Block Party
SE Washington & SE 27th

Portland Assembly's SouthEast Central NAC is throwing a block party! We'd like to invite all NACs citywide, as well as anyone in the Southeast Central Neighborhoods.

This will be a BBQ, Potluck and resource share, and we will be collecting school supplies for the NARA/NAYA Back-to-School BBQ!

We're looking forward to an evening of Food, Live Music, Community Building and Mutual Aid.

There will be vegan food options, games for kids (and grown-ups,) entertainment (Ollie and Dingo!) and a chance to find out what Portland Assembly is doing on your block and how you can help!


Portland Assembly - Now is the time to unite our conversations and organize. Let’s Keep Portland Powerful and Run Rip City

Portland Assembly - Southeast Central - Live in the Central Eastside? Looking for your PA Neighborhood Action Council? You've found it! Serving Buckman, Laurelhurst, Kerns, Hawthorne and more!

Public meetings the 2nd Thursday and fourth Sunday of the month. Locations announced.

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.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. - "Mission Driven, Spirit Led"

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Saturday
Aug 26
Portland Democratic Socialists of America Platform and Strategy Meeting
Social Justice Action Center

If you are a dues-paying DSA member, please join us to discuss and finalize Portland DSA's platform and brainstorm possible campaigns in the context of our platform and aspirational goals.


Portland Democratic Socialists of America is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

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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
Sep 7
Punk Rock for TPI; A Fundraiser for Transition Projects
through Ash Street Bar

Know someone who has been or is currently homeless? Have you ever been homeless? This is a fundraiser for TPI (Transistion Projects), a resource center for homeless people trying to get back on thier feet.

Each year more and more people are becoming homeless, and these people need all the help they can get. TPI offers a wide varity of programs that people can use to help them get back into a stable life. Here is a link talking about our recent homeless crisis, so that you can have a better idea what is happening.

https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/2017-point-time-count-more-neighbors-counted-homeless-2015-more-sleeping

Here is TPI's link: http://www.tprojects.org/

5$ suggested donation at the door. Also we will be accepting clothing that is new or gently used. Specifically underwear, socks, or men's clothing(we will accept any type of clothing, it is just what TPI needs at the moment). We strongly encourage you to give more!

Doors open at 7:30pm and music starts at 9pm. This event is 21+

The awesome bands playing this wonderful event (listed in order of appearance):

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

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

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


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

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Tuesday
Sep 5
Re- Legalizing Housing Options in Portland, the Happy Hour
Pizza Baron

NOTE: Please click the tickets link (event is free!) to the EventBrite page and reserve your spot. Space is limited. We will book more HH's if there is demand!

  • Having trouble paying your rent?
  • Can't afford to buy?
  • Need better access to transit?

Portland faces a housing shortage. And many Portlanders don't like McMansions going up on their streets, especially when they replace otherwise good structures. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren't being built to resemble the now-expensive ones within a few miles of downtown that are in such high demand. The reason is that it's currently illegal to build neighborhoods like those.

In 1959, Portland banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions -- the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland's most beloved, walkable neighborhoods. Neighborhoods built out under newer, less-dense zoning rules might never support frequent buslines ... unless we change the rules.

Join Portland for Everyone on Tuesday September 5 at Pizza Baron, near SE Divison & 122nd, for a short presentation and community discussion around Portland's brief window of opportunity to re-legalize aspects of the city we love. A representative from the Portland for Everyone campaign will present, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Doors Open with Food & Beverages: 6:00 pm Presentation: 6:30 pm Discussion: Following presentation/ Until 7:30 pm

We will focus on the decisions being made soon through the Residential Infill Project, a once-in-a-generation chance to once again allow more types of "missing middle" housing in more of the city: more affordable, lower-profile, energy-efficient homes that would help more of us age in place and give developers something better to build than another McMansion. We will also beirfly touch on the changes that may happen in Portland's multi-dwelling (apartment) zones.

Please RSVP here so we know to plan for you!!

2017-2018 presents a rare but brief window of opportunity: Portland will be making critical land use and policy decisions over the next 18 months that will impact our city’s livability for decades. To ensure a Portland that is affordable and accessible for all residents, our civic leaders can and must do more.

About the campaign: Portland for Everyone, a project of 1000 Friends of Oregon, is a growing coalition of organizations and community groups that support diverse, abundant, and affordable housing options citywide, and connecting them with opportunities to share their stories and take action.

Portland can learn from both the successes of other cities and regions that face similar challenges. We can and must make the right choices on landmark land-use decisions: One set of choices will strengthen the ability of all to live, work, and play throughout Portland, with increased access to reliable transportation and open spaces. Another set of choices will squeeze those of middle and low incomes out of the city and increase homelessness, with disproportionate impact on people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the elderly, taking them away from employment centers, transportation options, and their communities. Together, we will encourage the City Council and other civic leaders to make inclusive and equitable decisions that will enable Portland to become a more equitable and affordable place. Visit the P4E website to take action now.

We hope to see you there!

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Saturday
Aug 26
Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE Campus

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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Thursday
Sep 7
Represent.Us Monthly Chapter Meeting
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Join us for updates on your local anti-corruption movement and news from national. We will also have a presentation on Provision 1 of the American Anti-Corruption Act (www.anticorruptionact.org).

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Wednesday
Aug 30
Resist the Tuition Hikes! Give Us Accountability & Transparency!
PSU Smith Center

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!! Riddled with debt and facing an uncertain job market, college students have had to watch as their tuition and expenses climbed higher and higher through the years. Now the respective administrations of every public university in Oregon have announced massive tuition increases again, with most schools facing increases upwards of 10%. Other states, such as California and Connecticut, are experiencing similar increases. This is unbearable. It would seem that our administrations see us as bottomless pools of money, always ready to bear the brunt of the consequences from their mismanagement of funds. At the same time, professors and faculty are facing salary reductions and our campus resources and academic programs are suffering. The administrations do not listen to us. They are completely out of touch, with no understanding of what it is like to be a poor college student in the post-Great Recession years.

Opinions are varied on what the main drivers of tuition increases are. Some believe that more accessible student aid has tempted colleges to demand more money. Some feel that reductions in state funding are forcing the increases. However, it seems that everyone can agree that administrative expenditures have spiraled out of control. According to the Department of Education, the number of administrative positions nationwide increased by 60% between 1993 and 2009. PSU alone pays at least 23 administrators more than $150,000 annually, and the new president, Rahmat Shoureshi, has a salary of $600,000. Shoureshi will also receive free, upscale housing complete with maid and gardening services, as well as free automobile usage. Should we be forced into debt to support our administrators' Bourgeois lifestyles? Do we need to be paying six figure salaries to these people when a majority of our professors hold adjunct positions with dismal pay and no benefits?

The reality of this situation is that we have an entire generation of college students looking at debt loads of $30,000, $50,000, even $100,000 or more when our schools are riddled with extreme problems. Women and Femme people live in constant fear of sexual harassment or assault. Persons of color, and other marginalized communities, have seen their cries for equity and respect fall on deaf ears. Houseless students have struggled and suffered quietly, receiving little support from the schools to which they pay thousands of dollars. There is now more student debt in the US than credit card debt, and as the student debt bubble expands, the repercussions of an eventual collapse are magnified. As if to benefit off this crisis, military recruiters prey on our students, offering free schooling and good benefits (and a hefty amount of lies) in return for helping the imperialist cause.

WE WILL TAKE NO MORE!!! We will not accept these tuition increases. We call upon the student body of the United States to join us in giving a voice to our rage and in declaring our undying defiance to this state of affairs. We also stand firmly in solidarity with our university faculties and staff, and we cannot allow their salaries to be cut as administrators consistently give themselves raises. In response to this injustice, we will be gathering en masse at PSU in downtown Portland on a day that is yet to be revealed. We will force the schools to hear our complaints and to give us concrete, actionable solutions to this crisis. We request support from the larger activist community in conducting this campaign. With the nature of intersectionality close to our hearts, and the current extreme political atmosphere seared into our minds, we declare our wholesale opposition to these increases and their associated problems. We have had enough, and we are tired. Join us.


Anarchist Student Union - We are a collective of Portland students dedicated to the struggle against oppression in all of its forms.

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Resist Trump Happy Hour
The Waypost

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 N Portland at The Waypost from 5-7pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink available (taco tuesday!), 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 welcome presentations from members and friends of the Party on campaigns, organizations and projects that relate to our core values and the Resistance movement. If you are working on something you would like to present at this event, please email Hannah at: Oregon@workingfamilies.org

We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Sep 19
Restorative Justice Circle Training Professional Development
Resolutions Northwest

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining/


Bringing restorative circles into your setting – whether school, program, agency, or organization – can be a very effective way to build relationships and create a strong community, and serves as the foundation for dealing with more challenging issues as they arise. In this day-long Circle Facilitation Training we will introduce community building circles, provide experiential opportunities to plan and model, and share circle facilitation tips. We will talk about components and stages of a circle and about how to address challenges. Based on participants’ needs, we may also examine specific circles, such as re-entry circles for community members who have been excluded previously.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/circletraining/

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Saturday
Aug 26
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

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Tuesday
Sep 5
Save DACA PDX Rally!
Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

#SaveDACAPDX

Milenio.org invite you to a RALLY TO SAVE DACA

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Place: Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building located at 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

We will gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza which is across the street of the Federal Building

On July 12, 2017, news broke that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security deflected responsibility for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) which, combined, protect over one million people from deportation.

In a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Kelly told Members of Congress that the fate of the DACA and TPS programs were in the hands of white nationalist Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Right wing state politicians have given the Trump Administration until September 5th to end the DACA program.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Thursday urged the Trump administration to end a program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to work in the country without fear of being deported.

For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org


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

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Friday
Sep 8
See the Movie “13th” with Multnomah Democrats
Hollywood Senior Center

Multnomah County Democrats and members of the Race-Informed Social Justice Committee invite you to join us for a viewing of the movie 13th. All are welcome.

Please RSVP by Sept. 4th to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

About the film: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/movies/13th-review-ava-duvernay.html

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Tuesday
Sep 12
September Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/1270548844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts


Justice For Keaton Otis -

Not one civilian witness at the scene saw Keaton with a gun -- but we've all seen images of the young father being killed by a gang squad. We demand evidence and justice, See http://justiceforkeatonotis.wordpress.com for more.

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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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Thursday
Aug 24
Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council Local Candidate Forum
Vancouver Community Library

SW WA LULAC Council #47013 with co-partnership of the League of Minority Voters & Latino Community Resource Group presents candidate forum for the Evergreen, Vancouver Public Schools Districts & Port of Vancouver District 1 candidates. The candidate forum will be moderated by Mr. Promise King, Executive Director for the League of Minority Voters.


Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council - We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state and national level. www.LULAC.org

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Saturday
Aug 26
Stand Up For Equality
Esther Short Park, Vancouver

Please join We the People of Vancouver, Washington in a peaceful demonstration of LOVE, PEACE, HOPE, and UNITY! We want to make a bold show of #NoHateInOurState, and want you to join us if you too want to spread love of all people.

We invite and welcome black, white, and people of all nations, gay, straight, people of faiths and without, first generation immigrant, first nations, and people all genders and languages to come together and join hands, sign and sing songs of love and harmony, and hold simple signs of #UnityInOurCommunity.

Rules:

  • No hate allowed! Have big hearts and warm smiles for all.
  • Bring any flowers, even wildflowers, and offer them instead of anger to any protesters.
  • Create POSITIVE signs you make yourself, ones with simple messages in BIG letters are easiest for passersby to see. Feel free to make more to share!
  • Stay safe! Bring plenty of fluids to drink, comfortable shoes and clothing, hat and sunglasses, and sunblock.
  • Have your cell phone so you can share live feeds and photos on Facebook and spread the JOY of living without hate.

Please do share this message and invite others!

The exact location may change so stay tuned for updates!

Original Location: Vancouver Waterfront Park 200 SE COLUMBIA Way, Vancouver, Washington 98660 Location 8/17: Esther Short Park

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Start a conversation! SURJ August Door Knock is here.
Hollywood Senior Center

Please join our August door knocks! Actions like this are a great way to practice having conversations about racial justice with other white folks, which is something our POC partners have asked SURJ to do.

This month we will have a particular focus on Quanice Hayes, a 17 year old black youth who was murdered by the Portland Police on February 9, 2017. At the door we'll ask people to sign a postcard to Multnomah District Attorney Rod Underhill demanding accountability, training, and an investigation into Quanice's death.

In the past, participants have wanted more time to knock on doors and talk to people. We are trying something new and inviting experienced people to participate in a follow-up door knock with us on Tuesday, August 29th from 5pm to 8:30pm. We will NOT have a training before the Tuesday door knock, so only sign up if you have already attended one of our door knock trainings on Saturday the 26th or at a previous action.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 26th from 12:30 to 4:30

  • All are welcome!

Tuesday, August 29th from 5pm to 8:30pm

  • For people who have previously done a SURJ doorknock

WHERE: Hollywood Senior Center at 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland.

WHAT: On Saturday, we’ll start with a training, head off in pairs to canvass the Hollywood/Grant Park neighborhoods, and return to the training location to debrief. If you have knocked before and want to skip the training, plan to arrive at 1:30 pm and let us know your plans in advance. On Tuesday, we'll meet to briefly review logistics and materials before heading out to doorknock.

RSVP: Please let us know if you’re planning to show up! Follow this link to rsvp for either action by Thursday, August 24th.

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WILL THERE BE SNACKS? Yes! We recommend that you bring a water bottle or travel mug to take with you while canvassing.

CAN KIDS COME? Yes! But because of limited interest in the past there will not be child care provided.

If you’re unable to come on August 26th or 29th but wish to remain involved, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to do so in the future.


In Solidarity, Erin Durst for the SURJ PDX BLM Action Group

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Sunday
Aug 20
Stop Police Brutality: Am I Next?
Terry Schrunk Plaza

A little introduction about me and my work. I'm a survivor of police brutality more than few times. I moved to Portland in 2010. I have lived in many major cities but its my first time in my life I feel at home, right here in Portland. 2012 was when my world was shot in hell from police I decided to sue the city of Portland. 2013, I won a settlement with a new policy I asked the city to sign. A policy focusing on proper procedures for police when interacting with deaf civilians in case of a crime (accused of a crime, victim of a crime or a witness of a crime). Because of the lawsuit, I decided to give up my 20 years career as makeup artist/hair stylist and pursue in politics. 2013, I became a commissioner for Portland Commission on Disability.

Last year, I pushed for a bill to be passed and it passed! Captions are now required to be turned on all the times in all public places in Portland! https://www.google.com/amp/www.kgw.com/amp/news/local/portland-now-requires-closed-captioning-on-all-tvs-in-bars-restaurants/5735241

Are you fucking kidding me? What a waste of time! What happens if a public place has tv on without captions? Fuck off PETTY TYRANT or do something USEFUL.

2017, I continue my second term with PCOD. I was recently appointed to be a liaison with our mayor on police and public safety.

2014, I got on board with Community Oversight Advisory Board and committees in Data System, Use of Force, Compliance and Accountability. We made 100 recommendations on policies. Sadly COAB expired last January according to the settlement. Ted Wheeler did not support COAB to continue after several pleas. My passion on police reform grew stronger.

Last January, I signed a 6 month contract with Department of Public Safety Standard Training. It was a great opportunity to educate new officers on interactions when communication barrier happens.

Now, I strive to do more. I want to push for change. I decided to try for city council in 2018.

For this event I'm hosting, I am representing myself as Philip, as a concerned citizen.

This is a peace protest event in recognizing our epidemic in America, especially here in Portland, Oregon where American civilians were/are being killed by the US Police. Not only that police brutality is increasing but police is not being held accountable. Yes, there ARE good cops, however, they STILL are under the representation of an oppressive system, so until that changes, the saying still remains today. We also must ask every police to recognize that racism run very deep in the police force. We ask every police to recognize that racism contributes to the killings.

I invite everybody to come and take a few minutes to hear/see/feel us out. There will be few other leaders who wish to say a few words as well. We will take the time to ask for a moment in silence while we name the names of civilians who were killed in cold blood by the police. Victims shall not be gone in vain. They shall be remembered.

After 7pm ish, we will lead the march around the SW area in downtown from Terry D Schrunk plaza and arrive back to Terry D Schrunk plaza which will be less than a mile. Details of exact streets where we will be marching will be announced at the Terry D. Schrunk Plaza.

This such visibility is needed to be made for all of us to be aware, especially every police department across the US. We are not here to ridicule but address the long ongoing issue of police brutality. We demand the police brutality to end. We demand change. We must work together so we can heal and be safe in our city. With this visibility, I strongly encourage every city in the US to do the same thing we are doing.

While we do realize this event is very sensitive. Emotions will be running high. We beg all of you to respect the property. Respect each other. Please do not resort to violence. Yes, we are angry together and yes, we can express our anger together in the most diplomatic way possible. We beg all of you to march in peace. We beg the police to allow us to do this so we can heal.

We beg you to please do not carry any weapons. We encourage you to carry signs without pickets or any sticks that could be used as weapons. Please feel free to express however you see fit. Examples: #Philando Castile. Stop police brutality. Am I next? Stuff like that. We ask all of you to wear black/red/grey clothing to show we are all together in this. Please feel free to bring candles and lit up as we take a moment in silence while we name the names of civilians who were killed by the police. No fireworks please.

Please feel free to share this event to your friends/family/colleagues/co-workers/lovers.... well, everybody! Your support in my event is greatly appreciated more than I can express. See you all there! And finally, the event is ASL interpreted!!

#endpolicebrutality #stoppolicebrutality #demandtransparency #stopkilling #BlackLivesMatter #de-escalation #policeaccountability #AmINext? #endcorruption #endPoliceCulture #wepolicethepolice #endmilitarization #endpolicestate #policeforce-endracism #endracism

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Friday
Sep 1
The Black Panthers: The Vanguard Of The Revolution (With DJs after)
Gil's Speakeasy

RASH NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club present: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION. It is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

Afterwards DJ Dispissed and Soul Survivor will play the best of boss reggae, soul, political hip-hop and anti fascist oi!


Red and Black Subculture Club - We are a group of people in Portland and who throw parties and show films about Antifascism, Left-wing politics and Subculture.

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Saturday
Sep 9
Tigard's 2nd Annual Latino Festival/2ndo Festival Latino Anual
12345 SW Main St, Tigard, OR 97223

Join us downtown for the party — fiesta style. The Downtown Tigard Street Fair will feature Tigard's 2nd Annual Latino Festival including Latin food, dance performances, face painting for kids of all ages, community booths, vendors, and so much more! Event organized by the Tigard Latino Volunteer Network.

Venga a celebrar en el centro de Tigard el segundo Festival Latino! La entrada es GRATIS! Además de bailarines folklóricos y bailes azteca, habrá bailes de salsa, y musica de Maricahi's, el evento incluye comida y bebidas a la venta, y cabinas de vendedores. Evento organizado por los voluntarios de la comunidad Latina en Tigard.

To Register for a booth | Para registrarse: Por favor de comunicarse con Betsy Rodriguez Ruef de la ciudad de Tigard @ 503-718-2457 betsyr@tigard-or.gov

http://www.tigard-or.gov/community/family_fest.php

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Friday
Sep 15
Under the Influence: All Trumped Up
through Funhouse Lounge

Under the Influence: All Trumped Up (mature audiences)

In 2015 we created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. However, we soon learned we had a successful show on our hands that would go on to win the 2015 Drammy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical. So, we’ve “Trumped” it up, added some new faces, streamlined the designs, and we are proud to present Under the Influence: All Trumped Up.

An unapologetically feminist, irreverent musical that tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke, Anita Cup, whichever Anita she is that day. Whether it’s Juan Valdez pushing us caffeine, Barbie giving us body issues, some cartoon character pushing nicotine, or our local bartender sliding us another drink, we’re all under the influence of something… yes, even Jesus.


The OUTwright Theatre Festival - The mission of this Portland, OR festival is to celebrate contributions of the LGBTQ community to the art of theatre by staging both original and classic works thus creating an incubator of new theatre for and by the LGBTQ community.

Funhouse Lounge - Where fun is our first name. Cocktails. Comedy. Draft. Theater. Improv.

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Sunday
Aug 20
Unite Oregon Metro Outing at Blue Lake
Blue Lake Regional Park

Welcome,

Unite Oregon will be having a Metro outing, which will consist of fun activities and engaging with fellow alumni and coming together as a community.

We hope you can come out and join us, please RSVP by clicking onto the link in the ( Ticket Information ).

Best regards,

Unite Oregon


Contact information:

Rosemary

Muwaffaq


Unite Oregon - Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon

Metro works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland, Oregon area to create a vibrant and sustainable region for all.

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Saturday
Sep 16
Vancouver WA NAACP Monthly Meeting and Potluck
Vancouver Housing Authority

***There Will Now Be A Potluck At Every Monthly Meeting. If You Would Like To, Bring A Dish To Share.

We welcome you to become a member and join us at our monthly meetings. General Membership meetings are not only an opportunity to hear updates on projects that the committees are working on, but an opportunity for members to discuss accolades or concerns.

Guest speakers generally grace our membership meetings every month that extend to law enforcement, city officials, and other local organizations. It is highly encouraged that members participate and let their voices be heard. Meetings are held every third Saturday of each month at 10:00AM at the Vancouver Housing Authority Community Room (2500 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98661)


Vancouver.Wa NAACP - Lift Every Voice!

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Sunday
Aug 27
West African Tradition Days
1128 SW Englewood Dr, Lake Oswego

Join us as we take in the culture of West Africa through classes in dance and drumming. Instructors from Kúkátónón, Dana Shephard and Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker, will teach classes for all ages. We’ll also feature the popular “Band of Fools” with Betsy Branch, and “Harmony Singing by Ear” with Leela Grace. After dinner, we’ll have a family friendly pub-style sing around the fire pit and pool!

Come for all or part of the day!

3:00 PM: West African Drumming with Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker OR Ear Harmony Singing with Leela Grace 4:30 PM: West African Dance with Dana Shephard OR Band of Fools with Betsy Branch 5:45-7:15 PM ; Dinner and pool party 7:15-9:00 PM: Firelight pub sing


Portland Revels celebrates the seasons through song, dance, story and ritual of the past and present, creating community across generations and cultures.

Leela Grace (Music) - Since moving to the West coast in 2007, Leela has become a highly sought-after solo performer as well as a popular banjo, harmony-singing, and clogging teacher in the Portland area and beyond.

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Sunday
Dec 3
What Was He Thinking? Jan Balet: Watercolors & Lithographs
through ArtReach Gallery, First Congregational Churh of Christ, Portland, OR

ArtReach Gallery, Portland, to hold US debut exhibition by artist Jan Balet

Portland, OR – Lithographs and associated watercolor renderings by German-born artist Jan Balet (1913-2009) will be exhibited for the first time in the United States this fall. Curated by Dr. Sheldon Hurst, Portland-based art curator, the exhibition titled What Was He Thinking? Jan Balet: Watercolors & Lithographs will be presented at the ArtReach Gallery, First Congregational Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon from December 3, 2017 through January 14, 2018.

According to Peter Balet, Saratoga, New York resident and the artist’s only son, the concept for the exhibition evolved from a contact he received shortly after Jan Balet Art Preservation LLC launched its website (janbalet.com) in 2016.

“On the site, we invite individuals owning any of Jan’s works to contact us,” said Balet. “We were hoping to learn more about purchased works of my father’s. A gentleman from California found the website and sent us an email, telling us of his rather large collection of Jan’s lithographs.”

The Balet family had worked for several years following the artist’s death to learn more about the full breadth of his works. They teamed with Hurst, former art history professor and director of the Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, NY, to document many of their findings. Hurst, now living in Oregon, volunteered to travel to California to view the lithograph collection and immediately began working on the idea of using the collection as the basis for an exhibition.

“Having worked with the Balet family researching Jan’s art, I knew that the artist learned the process of lithography so that he could make his own prints,” said Hurst. “I also knew that his body of work included a large number of miniature watercolors that he developed as part of his inspirational process for new, larger works. Juxtaposing the lithos with the watercolors that served as a basis for the final prints seemed a perfect pairing for a unique exhibition.”

At the conclusion of the run in Oregon, the exhibition will travel to the Burke Gallery at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY, where it will be on display from February 12 through March 16, 2018.

Jan Balet Art Preservation LLC was established by the artist’s son and his wife, Marie, to expand interest in and enjoyment of the full breadth of Jan Balet’s art. Jan is mainly known in the U.S. for his commercial art from the mid-twentieth century, when he illustrated for the likes of CBS Television and popular magazines such as Vogue, Seventeen, Mademoiselle, and Saturday Evening Post. He later moved back to Europe, where he spent the rest of his life painting and producing prints of his works.

For more information concerning the exhibition, visit “News & Views” at www.janbalet.com or contact info@janbalet.com.

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Started Friday
Aug 18
Whose Streets? film screening about Ferguson
through The Hollywood Theatre

An unflinching account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

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Friday
Sep 22
Women Writers Against Trump
Ford Food & Drink

Right now, 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 third reading on Friday, September 22nd as four incredible women writers draw attention to the voices and ideas Trump 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: Allison Tobey & Chrys Tobey

Readers: Monica Drake, Paulann Petersen, Rebecca Owen, & Timmy Straw

Bios: Monica Drake is the author of three books, Clown Girl, The Stud Book and The Folly of Loving Life. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times's Modern Love column, as well as the Paris Review Daily, The Rumpus, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Northwest Review and many other places. Notably, she once wrote an entire issue of the Stranger magazine, cover to cover. Similarly, she once ate an entire baked chicken. She is a Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and working on another book.

Paulann Petersen is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University whose poems have appeared in many publications including Poetry, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, and Wilderness Magazine. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Wild Awake, was published by Confluence Press in 2002. A second, Blood-Silk, poems about Turkey, was published by Quiet Lion Press of Portland in 2004. A Bride of Narrow Escape was published by Cloudbank Books as part of its Northwest Poetry Series in 2006. Kindle was published by Mountains and Rivers Press in 2008. The Voluptuary was published by Lost Horse Press in 2010. Her latest book, Understory, is also from Lost Horse Press, 2013. Paulann served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate and she serves on the National Advisory Board for Friends of William Stafford.

Becca Owen's essays have appeared in Oregon Quarterly and Equus, and she was the recipient of a 2017 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in creative nonfiction. She received her MFA from Minnesota State University, teaches college writing, plays the cello in the Salem Philharmonia, and volunteers for Hytyme Equine Rescue.

Timmy Straw is a poet and musician from Oregon. Editions Plane published her first chapbook, 'To Water, Everything is a Swimmer,' and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Spork, Gramma, Tin House, Weekday & Volta. She’s composed music for film and ballet, released the album 'State Parks' and is currently working on a second. She also studies Russian at Reed College.

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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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Started Sunday
Aug 6
Yu-Whuan Wang: Drawings SKIN TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious
through ArtReach Gallery

SKIN / TIME: ConsciousnessUnconscious Drawing by YU-WHUAN WANG August 6 - September 24, 2017

HOURS: Monday thu Friday: 10:am - 2:00 pm

            Sundays:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pamphlet available to visitors with complete information about the artist and an interview

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