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Wednesday
Oct 24
A Community Dialouge: Domestic Violence in Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color
IRCO

Featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Timmons and culturally specific workshops, this multifaceted event will center the conversation around DV in Indigenous, Black, and communities of color.

This workshop is FREE and open to all.

Registration is strongly encouraged as this will help us to set up for the correct number and to make sure that we have refreshments for all.

Current workshops include:

– Supporting BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) LGBTQ+ DV survivors – An Afrocentric Approach to Supporting Survivors – Working with Native Survivors – Supporting Latinx Survivors – Supporting API (Asian Pacific Islander) Survivors – Working Outside the System: Seeking and providing safety and support when the system isn’t safe or services inaccessible

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Thursday
Oct 18
An Evening with Shaka Senghor: Transformation and Second Chances
Eliot Center Chapel, First Unitarian Portland

The Pathfinder Network welcomes Shaka Senghor to Portland for a special event in honor of our 25th anniversary. Shaka Senghor will share his personal story of transformation and second chances.

Presented in partnership with "Ending the New Jim Crow”—A Social Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Portland, the event will include a talk by Shaka Senghor, followed by a reception with his book, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison” available for sale and signing.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available on a sliding fee scale with a suggested donation of $10-$25 and free for justice system-impacted community members. Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite or at the door. RSVP is encouraged.

Funds raised at this event will help support the reentry services we provide at no cost to justice system-impacted individuals and their families at our Center for Family Success in East Multnomah County.

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Wednesday
Oct 31
Boo ICE
Boo ICE

We are creating space this Halloween at Holladay Park with a festive hang out space to educate communities of the Lloyd District about immigration policies and the abuses of I.C.E.

We firmly believe I.C.E. should be abolished because any organization that exploits asylum seekers, does Irreparable harm onto children and forcibly separates families doesn't have the right to exercise power. Abolish I.C.E.!

Expect an information table, some educational workshops and food!

Dress for the occasion!

Use MAX to arrive!

Good parking is available in the close vicinity!

Whose park!

Expect more updates!

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Wednesday
Oct 24
Building an Organizational Equity Plan
Multicultural Service Center

In this training we look at strategies used in Building Organizational Equity Plans. This may include: Processing Past Issues and Moving Forward Collectively; Internal and external strategies; Familiarizing leadership with effectiveness and practice around a Strategic Plan; inclusion framework; recommendations from Staff Inclusion committees, and an organizational Equity Lens; Trouble-shooting: Identifying Areas of Need; Outreach, Programming, Recruiting, Structural or other Community-Building practices organizationally; Reflective exercises throughout the workshop; and lastly Adding or revising policies, procedures and practices.

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Thursday
Nov 15
Dynamics of Poverty
East County Building Blue Lake Room

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability. We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

This information will translate into implications for service providers who as result of this workshop will be better equipped to provide more responsive and relevant services, and have time to practice communication skills that are effective in working with people from all income backgrounds. Finally, participants will explore and identify opportunities to join in efforts to end poverty.

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Friday
Nov 23
Fur Free Friday
Nordstroms - Downtown Portland

Join us for the annual Fur Free Friday!

We are speaking up for the animals killed not only for fur, but every animal who is killed for their skin. This includes animals whose skins are used for: fur, leather, wool, down, angora, silk, alpaca, cashmere, suede, and mohair

We will gather at Nordstrom’s and hold space for these animals. We will then be marching to make their voices heard while some are welcome to stay at Nordstrom’s and hold signs and hand out literature.

This is a nonviolent, love-based event. All are welcome! March chants may be loud for animals but you are welcome to bring them on a leash.

More info will be announced as planning continues, please check our FB event for updates.

We can't wait to see you!

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Tuesday
Oct 30
Impacts of Trauma
Multicultural Service Center

This class offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Trauma Informed Care. We will explore impacts of trauma and the science behind this framework for providing care that puts the lived experience of individuals in their communities at its center.

Participants will:

Learn definitions of Trauma Informed Care and core principles. Review the science behind Trauma Informed Care and gain understanding of impacts of trauma. Learn about and discuss application of TIC in different settings. Connect concepts of parallel processes for survivors of trauma, providers, organizations and communities.

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Thursday
Oct 18
Intercultural Foundations
Multicultural Service Center

Intercultural sensitivity is essential for effective clinical work. The field of intercultural communication provides a solid framework for strengthening our ability to engage with difference and diversity across situations. The developmental model used in intercultural communication also pinpoints where we may be getting stuck or observing others getting stuck around these issues in a non-shaming way.

North American mental health practitioners tend to have specific ways they define “good” communication and conflict resolution (e.g., “I feel” statements, direct processing, assertive communication). However, we cannot always assume our standards are universal or right, especially since culture is embedded in our communication and embodied within us in ways we often do not realize. Increasing our ability to build relationships and navigate conflict and culture are critical for effectiveness in our work and truly connecting with others.

This workshop is designed to introduce a couple of key intercultural communication theories and concepts, and then apply them. The importance of integrating intercultural communication work with social justice perspectives will also be emphasized.

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Monday
Nov 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE 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/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • December: WED the 12th
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Wednesday
Dec 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE 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/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

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Thursday
Oct 25
Meet "Antifa Comic Book" Author Gord Hill aka Zig Zag
Dismantle Change Build Center (DCBC)

A talk by Gord Hill the author of the recently released graphic novel, The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements. 

About the author: Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation from what is now called the BC region and a writer, artist, and avowed anticolonialist/anticapitalist. He commonly adopts the name Zig Zag. 

His website is https://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/about/

His newest work is called The Antifa Comic Book published by Arsenal Pulp Press. http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=483

About the book: The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, North Carolina in the summer of 2017 linger in the mind, but so do those of the passionate protestors who risked their lives to do the right thing. In this stirring graphic non-fiction book by the acclaimed author of The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, Gord Hill looks at the history of fascism over the last 100 years, and the concurrent antifa movements that work fastidiously to topple it.

Fascism is a relatively new political ideology and movement, yet in its short history some of the greatest atrocities against humanity have been carried out in its name. Its poisonous roots have taken hold in every region of the world, from its beginnings in post-World War I Italy, through Nazi Germany, Franco’s Spain, and the KKK in America. And today, emboldened by the American president, fascism is alive and well again. At the same time, antifa activists have proven, through history and again today, that the spirit of resistance is alive and well, and necessary.

In The Antifa Comic Book, Gord Hill documents these powerful moments of conflict and confrontation with a perceptive eye and a powerful sense of resolve.

Childcare will be provided Hosted by: Rose City Antifa https://www.rosecityantifa.org/

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Tuesday
Nov 20
Portland DSA Movie Night - PRIDE
Clinton Street Theater

Portland DSA Movie Night Presents "Pride" at the Clinton Street Theater!

Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales.

Tickets will be by donation on a sliding scale of $5-10 to help cover the screening's costs, but no one will be turned away! Collection drive for the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center! To donate, please bring new hygiene items, new socks and underwear, gently used art supplies, musical instruments, board games and books for ages 16-24.

A discussion with members of PDX DSA's labor working group and queerfolk caucus will follow the screening.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/vsFY0wHpR5o.

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Wednesday
Oct 31
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

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Thursday
Oct 25
Theater of Dissent: A Night of Comedy
Unitarian Univeralist Church 1685 W 13th Ave Eugene, Oregon

LDC’s 3rd Annual Theater of Dissent! Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

News got you down? Need a laugh? Join us for a night of comedy with a superb line up of Oregon comedians!

Featuring comedy from: Corina Lucas Chris Johnson Brittany Osland Tim Ledwith Hosted by Emma Jonas

Join the Civil Liberties Defense Center, local business supporters, and community members for an evening of fun, friends, comedy and philanthropy. Silent auction, open bar, dinner, & dessert!

When: Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm Where: 1685 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 Tickets: $50 and a table for 8 is $350.

Get individual tickets here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-individual-ticket/

Get a table for 8 here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-table/

Drinks Provided by: Sam Bond's Brewing Co. Oakshire Brewing Ninkasi Brewing Brigadoon Winery

Auction Items: Cornbread Cafe - Organic Vegan Comfort Food As You Like It - The Pleasure Shop Deep Woods Distillery Ninkasi Brewing Yogi Winter Green Farm Sundance Natural Foods

We are also looking for groups & business the sponsor the event or donate auction items. Find out more here: https://cldc.org/news/theater-of-dissent-sponsorship/

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Monday
Dec 10
Trauma Informed Care
Multicultural Service Center

This interactive workshop focuses on trauma-informed services. We will explore the intersectional framework for providing services that support healing and honor the resilience’s inherent in survivors lived experiences and their communities.

PARTICIPANTS WILL: Define Trauma Informed Services, Understanding Trauma and Its Effects, Define intersectionality framework for TIC, Principles for Implementing Trauma-Informed Services, Challenges & Strengths, Best Practices

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Sunday
Oct 28
Women's Voting Brunch
Lagunitas Community Room

Join us for an engaging presentation and lively discussion about initiatives that will appear on Oregonian’s ballots in November. This event is being co-sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW), League of Women Voters and the Oregon Women Equity Coalition (OWEC).

On the agenda this year is:

Measure 106 (to prohibit public funding for abortion) Measure 105 (to repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary status) Measure 103 (to ban taxing groceries) Measure 104 (defines revenue for the 3/5th vote requirement) State and Regional Housing initiatuves

Brunch and drinks will be served. Space is limited to the first 150 guests. Reserve your spot today!

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Thursday
Nov 8
Working with Latina Survivors
Multicultural Service Center

This workshop will address barriers and challenges immigrant women face when accessing services, conversations about gender norms and female roles in Latino Families, and understanding the need for cultural focus and sensitivity when serving Latina survivors.

Participants will understand barriers and access to services, the importance of communication styles, and address cultural needs beyond bilingual intentions.

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Saturday
Oct 20
Wretched of the Earth Mexico Tour Kick Off!
Black Water

Wretched of the Earth Meixco tour kick off show! with Aütocracy, Vendetta, & Visions.

Saturday October 20th

Blackwater Bar(NE 9th & Broadway)

Doors open at 7pm. Bands at 8pm. Show will be over by 11pm

$7-$10 Part of the door will support Rose City Antifa

Aütocracy https://m.facebook.com/A%C3%BCtocracy-552011205170210/

Vendetta https://m.facebook.com/Vendetta-489383481394487/

Visions ://m.facebook.com/visionspdx

Wretched of the Earth https://m.facebook.com/WretchedoftheEarth

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