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Sunday
Apr 30
Reclaim the Streets! A day of action and community improvement

We are putting forth a call to action, in the name of claiming agency over our public spaces and meeting the needs of the communities we live in.

On Sunday 4/30, we are calling for the people of Portland to take to the streets, in their own neighborhoods, and in mutual aid with eachother, to autonomously address the needs of those specific neighborhoods.

Need an idea for actions to take? try some of these: - Patching Potholes! - Increasing the visibility of potholes that you cant patch with high visibility paint! - Installing/Painting Crosswalks! - Installing/Painting Bike Lanes! - Installing Stop Signs! - Removing broken glass and debris from roadways! - Knocking on neighbor's doors to introduce yourself! - Calling community meetings to discuss the needs of your neighborhood!

We will be producing instructional videos in the coming weeks to share information about how to perform some of these actions.

We are also working on infrastructure to assist individuals and groups to take action throughout the city.

Please be in touch if you have any questions, comments, thoughts and Ideas about this action.

Rise Up! Portland Anarchist Road Care

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Monday
May 1
General Strike! Shut it down.

The time has come.

The time to fight the attacks on the freedom, dignity and human rights that are corrupting our communities, our country and our constitution.

It's time to stand up, as a people against fascism and autocratic leadership.

It's time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions.

This is a call to all working people, to all communities: Join us in the streets in a general strike on May 1, 2017!

Let us stand up together for a world where human rights and equality are respected. We are fighting for a world in which immigrant families are no longer torn apart, in which every child gets a good public education, every parent can access affordable childcare, every family has quality healthcare, every senior can retire in dignity, and where working hard is enough to live out of poverty.

THE TIME HAS COME TO SHUT IT DOWN.

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May Day 2017 | 1ro de Mayo 2017
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May Day 2017: Hate will not stop us. Fear will not silence us.

Join us on May 1st at the Oregon State Capitol as we march for the liberty and lives of our families.

Presented by Causa and Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA).

1ro de Mayo 2017: El odio no nos detendrá. El miedo no nos callará.

Hay que unirnos el 1ro de Mayo en el Capitolio (mono de oro) para marchar por nuestra libertdad y las vidas de nuestras famlias.

Presentado por Causa y Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA).

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Monday
Jul 3
Tech Solidarity
111 SW 5th Ave #2700

Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

Founded in November of 2016 by Maciej Ceglowski, a San Francisco web developer, Tech Solidarity holds quasi-monthly meetups in a number of American cities, and tries to serve as a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance.

The meeting will run approximately two hours. We'll hear progress reports from organizations we're working with and discuss ongoing plans for collective action in the tech industry.

There will also be donuts.

Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP by Signal (415 610 0231) or to maciej@ceglowski.com to ensure an accurate donut count.

https://twitter.com/TechSolidarity https://techsolidarity.org/

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Tuesday
May 2
ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen Wyden's
911 Federal Building

11:30am -- Planning meeting in the courtyard at 911 NE 11th Ave.

12noon -- Meet with Senator Wyden's staffers in courtyard

We'll develop a message and "ask" for the day, based on current events. Suggestions are welcome! Please comment below or PM us. We'll post the ask about 24 hours before the event.

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Friday
May 26
Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges Speaks in Portland
Aladdin Theater

Are you outraged yet? Since the November general election, human rights have been under attack and our communities of color are the first targets. Corporations have further infiltrated government to divert federal dollars into the pockets of a few. Paramilitary forces like ICE, radical right pundits, and hate groups have reinforced systems of division and control.

The US has a long history of white supremacy and disparity — and recently, more people have been uprooted from our imaginary past of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host Chris Hedges in a provocative look at the current state of revolt in the United States. Hedges will recount the US’s continuing history of domestic terrorism while outlining ways for communities to resist before it’s too late.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

This event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets. We serve communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

KBOO has served the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge since 1968. We broadcast live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 90.7 FM Portland, 104.3 FM Corvallis, 91.9 FM Hood River, and worldwide at kboo.fm.

Friday, May 26th at 7pm General Admission Tickets: $20

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Saturday
May 27
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco speak in Portland
Aladdin Theater

Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco Talk About Resistance. A benefit for KBOO Community Radio. $20/ticket

Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones — areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. The story of that journey became the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, a critically-acclaimed union of graphic novel and searing indictment of global capitalism’s effect in places like Camden, New Jersey; West Virginia; Pine Ridge, North Dakota; Immokalee, Florida; and New York.

The portrait of misery, painted from post-industrial America and published in 2014, has not changed. Or has it? And how?

Join Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco as they discuss the mechanisms for resistance that exist and explore the current state of revolt in the United States.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host this important discussion. This exclusive, one time only event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

Joe Sacco was born in Malta, and lives in Portland, OR, where he makes his living as a comics journalist. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. His comic book, “Palestine”, won an American Book Award in 1996, and his graphic novel, “Safe Area: Goradze”, about his time in Bosnia, won the Will Eisener Award for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2001. Sacco’s most recent major work is a book about the southern Gaza Strip, Footnotes in Gaza, was published in early 2010; it received the 2010 Ridenhour Book Prize.

KBOO Community Radio serves communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

KBOO has served the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge since 1968. We broadcast live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 90.7 FM Portland, 104.3 FM Corvallis, 91.9 FM Hood River, and worldwide at kboo.fm.

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Saturday
May 20
New Member Meet-Up
Beaverton Community Center

Come learn all about the League of Women Voters and find out how to get more involved!

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Saturday
May 27
Storytell Your Abortion!
Black Water

Hey, alright! A night of comics talking about their abortions!

Why???

Because abortion is normal, legal, and can be a positive thing in a person’s life.

The best way to end the stigma and shame regarding the subject of abortion is to talk about it. So let’s do this, let’s tell our abortion stories.

Our brave, amazing, comedians telling their true abortion experiences are:

Amber Clenaghen Wendy Weiss Alayna Becker Julia Ramos Rochelle Cote

With your host, me, Mary Numair!

Doors are at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. Come join us for a night of talking about the perfectly normal topic of abortion.

This event is made possible through Shout Your Abortion . SYA is a beautifully radical campaign-turned-organization dedicated to normalizing the topic of abortion. Good things happen because of abortion and it’s more than okay to embrace that. SYA is dedicated to creating places and spaces that change the cultural conversation of abortion. Find out more about them here: https://shoutyourabortion.com/about/

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Saturday
May 6
SHETalks WETalk Race Talks for Women Portland
through Broad Space

Still struggling to deal with your own racism? Are you offending people of color and want to learn how NOT to? Would you like to know how to become a strong and effective Ally and Accomplice to people of color?

Join us for the next SHETalks WETalk RaceTalks Weekend Workshop for Women in Portland, OR

SHETalks WETalks is a powerful and pivotal moment when women committed to social and racial justice come together to talk about the challenges at the intersection of gender and race. Join us for this 2-day weekend race-talks retreat and participate in a courageous conversation about race and women. When those two things collide there can be collateral damage that keeps women from unifying the to do the work we need to do in the world.

During this two-day retreat you will take a deep, honest and truthful dive in the the issues of race, racism, whiteness, white supremacy and Intersectionality. This is not a sit and take notes retreat. You will be actively engaged for two days requiring you stretch way outside of your comfort zone and examine your own beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate racism. Additionally, you'll learn the importance of Intentional Intersectionality and how to embody it without offense.

2 - DAY WORKSHOP MAY 6 and 7, 2017 Portland, OR Workshop Fee: $250 Payment Options Available Includes A Copy of Antagonists, Advocates and Allies

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 25 WOMEN REGISTER HERE http://www.shetalkswetalk.com/Join-Us-.html

Join the mailing list to receive updates and strategies for your anti-racism journey. -> http://eepurl.com/cEYhwH

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Friday
May 12
Justice within Reach 2017
Castaway Portland

Now more than ever, MRG is amplifying and funding the social justice movement!

Join grantees, activists, artists, and community leaders to celebrate and support MRG’s important work at the social justice party of the year, Justice within Reach. Our signature fundraiser will feature food from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, dancing with the La Rhonda Steele Band, a performance from 2017 Lilla Jewel artist Tazha Williams Art, and the opportunity to contribute to Oregon’s Grassroots Social Justice movement!

Thanks to this year’s sponsors: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Doug Stamm and Jackie Gordon.

We are actively recruiting additional event partners and sponsors, please contact Development Coordinator Colin Crader at colinc@mrgfoundation.org for additional information.

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Friday
May 5
Designers Taking Action
Center for Architecture

Design has an extensive impact on how social movements are activated. Designers are engaging in campaigns and social issues at increasing levels, and non-designers are learning and implementing design practices for a more effective movement. Design is employed to shape activism, including everything from establishing a voice and brand, to empathizing with an audience and rapidly prototyping to maximize your impact.

Kicking off this monthly event will be speaker Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, who has found her passion at the intersection of activism, engagement, art, and design.

Natalie will discuss how designers, makers, and artists react to times of change through both resistance and forward thinking. Natalie calls herself a meeter and a maker, and turned her energy into activism when she worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Taking place at the Center for Architecture the morning of May 5th, this presenter will help convey to attendees the power of design in social activism. Complete with breakfast and coffee, the kickoff of Design Museum Mornings is not to be missed!


Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area.

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Sunday
Apr 30
MAY DAY Educational Event
Central Library

Join us this Sunday, April 30th, for an educational event where we explore the history of May Day and it’s significance in the labor struggle today. We’ll be learning about the Haymarket Affair and the role it played in the international labor movement. This is a free event and all are welcome. The event will be held in the US Bank Room at the Central Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donations to 350PDX gladly accepted.

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Saturday
May 13
Stand up against police targeting
Chapman Square

Activists are always being targeted by the police, we need to put a end to people constantly being arrested for expressing their first amendment rights!

Marching in the streets and blocking traffic for a couple of minutes should NOT be a crime, we need a PPB That protects the people not a PPB that arrests a morning family protesting a murder committed by Officer Andrew Hearst.

Just the other day, Standard Schaefer (a Portland activist) was drinking coffee in a Starbucks with his family where he was recognized and arrested, he was accused of second-degree robbery and coercion.. because during a recent Quanice Hayes protest, someone was assaulting a woman and stan came in to help, he ended up knocking the glasses off the guy... which is robbery? Plus the video they had as evidence showed a person assaulting someone and then stan, but they only arrested the known activist. They are not going after the person who assaulted two people but they are trying to put felony charges on the person who protected everyone from the person who was assaulting people. This is just one example of how the PPB targets protesters Like the UN says "Americans right to protest is in grave danger"

So come stand in solidarity with everyone who is constantly arrested and targeting for protesting, come stand in solidarity against the PPB.

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Saturday
Apr 29
BVWU 1 Year Anniversary Party
Cider Riot

The Burgerville Workers Union turns 1 year old this month! We have so much to celebrate and we want our friends and supporters to celebrate with us. Join us at Cider Riot on Saturday, April 29th for an evening of food, drinks, and music!

Sliding scale donations at the door Food and drinks available for purchase The space is wheel chair accessible

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

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

Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

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

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

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

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Saturday
May 6
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

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Sunday
May 7
Film Screening - Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Clinton Street Theater

Our healthcare system doesn't work...Medicaid and Medicare are under attack... what is the solution?

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

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Thursday
May 11
Plant This Movie
Clinton Street Theater

PLANT THIS MOVIE: Local Filmmaker, Karney Hatch, takes us on a global tour of fantastic urban farms in Havana, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, London, Lima, Calcutta, Lisbon and London- as well as hopeful and inspiring US urban farms -of course here in Portland, too :) #kboo #psxurbanfarms #eatlocal #savethebees With rapidly growing cities and a warming planet, Hatch shows how urban farming is a crucial key for urban health, food, community, habitat and even to help stop climate change. FREE SEEDS & PLANT STARTS to all attendees! Suggested donation: $7-10, with no one turned away for lack of funds! Filmmaker Q&A afterwards, with gardeners and beekeepers on hand to answer questions too. See you there! :) :) :)

From EcoWatch: Granted, there were fewer people and more open spaces then, but it's still possible to grow a lot of food in urban areas, especially with composting and enriched soil techniques. Toronto plans to supply 25 percent of its fruit and vegetable production within city limits by 2025 and a study from Michigan State University concluded Detroit could grow 70 percent of its vegetables and 40 percent of its fruit on 570 vacant lots covering 5,000 acres of city land. One patch of Detroit land where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food has supplied almost 200,000 kilograms of produce for 2,000 local families, provided volunteer experience to 8,000 residents and brought the area new investment and increased safety.

Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more livable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty – UN report. - an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world. Credit: IFAD

Plant This Movie: 86 minutes.

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Monday
May 1
RISE UP MAY 1st, Vancouver
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler's Office, Vancouver

Solidarity March in support of immigrants. Starting at JHB office and ending at Ester Short Park for a rally. Participants are ACLU People Power Clark County, Move On, Clark County 18th LD Democrats, INDIVISABLE Greater Vancouver, North County, LULAC and others Help us fight the bigotry and hatred that threatens our communities. Join us as we march in solidarity and love with our immigrant neighbors

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

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

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

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

Event Details:

Where: Dawson Park, Portland, OR

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

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

What we know:

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

In Solidarity With All Movements for Justice

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

Fascists plan to march through the streets of Portland in the Avenue of Roses Parade on 82nd.

The fascists know that we'll keep shutting their marches down, they are now planning to march within other parades to protect their message of hate and white supremacy - it WON'T work. Nazis will not march through Portland.

The group we're disrupting is #67. It is registered to the Multnomah County Republicans, but these infiltrators are the same folks from Lake Oswego, Salem, Vancouver, and even Berkeley. These are the folks that attacked a woman at PDX, they harrassed Latinx paritioners with slurs and threats at a local church, they spew hate, threaten and curse young women at women's health clinics. They seek to intimidate and harass our Latinx, Muslim and LGBTQ+ neighbors and friends. Their Trump flags, their red MAGA hats and their hate group badges are all intended to normalize support for an orange man who bragged about sexually harassing women and who is waging a war of hate, racism and prejudice against our Muslim, Latinx, Black and Native neighbors.

They will attempt to march from the Eastport Plaza to Yamhill, but nazis will not march through our city.

This event is not in opposition to The Avenue of Roses Parade, it is against the fascists who intend to march through our neighborhoods and intimidate our marginalized communities.

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Thursday
Apr 27
SARC 40th Anniversary Fundraiser
Ecotrust

Join us at this annual fundraiser to help support the continuation of services. It's SARC's 40th Anniversary this year and we need you now, more than ever.

We have a great evening planned at the historic Ecotrust building with Moody Little Sister performing and DJ Mr. Mumu (Tilt, Valentines) to get you in the mood to donate!

We need you, your friends & colleagues, and family to show up, have a good time while doing good for your community and win some great prizes as you donate funds to SARC. This event is free for all to attend, snacks and drinks provided!

Stay tuned for auction and raffle details.

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Friday
Apr 28
2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Awards with Dr. Moreland-Capuia
First Unitarian Portland

Join us for an evening with Oregon PSR, the student winners of our 2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia.

This is the 9th annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship to which Oregon 11th and 12th graders submitted over 150 essays, poems, and creative narratives. They answered the question: "How would you solve the public health crisis of gun violence?"

The student winners will be honored at this awards ceremony alongside remarks from Oregon PSR and our esteemed guest, Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia. Born and raised in Northeast Portland, Dr. Moreland-Capuia is the co-founder of The Capuia Foundation, Executive Director of the OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing, and an Assistant Professor of Public Psychiatry at OHSU. She also serves on the Portland Development Commission and the OHSU/PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Advisory Committee.

The event is free and will be held at the Eliot Center of the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland (1211 SW Main Street). Light refreshments will be served. Community organizations may contact damon@oregonpsr.org to consponsor the event and promote their cause. Questions, concerns, and comments may be sent to damon@oregonpsr.org.

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

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

free - all ages - accessible

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 29
League of Women Voters New Member Meet-Up!
Hillsboro Public Library

Come get to know fellow new members of the League of Women Voter's Washington County and find out what the League is about and how to get involved!

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

Just Show Up. No experience necessary!

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

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

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Sunday
Apr 30
April Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
Human Solutions Family Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 large bottles ranch dressing, 2 large bottles vinaigrette dressing

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

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

4 GALLONS MILK 4 GALLONS JUICE

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Saturday
May 20
Clases para la Ciudadanía en el area de Gresham
Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz / St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

Clases para la Ciudadanía en el area de Gresham
¿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. También le podemos referir donde le pueden ayudar para llenar la aplicación N-400 para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos. Las Clases de Ciudadanía en Gresham, Oregon serán en la Iglesia Episcopal San Aidan – Santa Cruz localizada en el 17405 NE Glisan Street, Gresham, OR 97030. Las clases serán los SABADOS COMENZANDO EL 20 DE MAYO DE LAS 10:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 12 DEL MEDIO DIA. Llamenos al telefono 503-269-5694 o envíenos un correo electrónico a vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com también puede llamar al Padre Roberto Maldonado al teléfono 503-663-4223

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Tuesday
May 23
March for Immigrants' Rights and Respect in East Multnomah Co.
Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz / St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

*English Below ALTO A LAS REDADAS, CREAR UN FONDO DE DEFENSA LEGAL PARA INMIGRANTES, Y LUCHA CONTRA EL RACISMO EN LAS ESCUELAS EN EL ESTE DEL CONDADO DE MULTNOMAH

Milenio.org, Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario, Iglesia St. Cruz, y Pueblo Unido PDX, mas con la ayuda de sindicatos, estaremos marchando el dia 23 de mayo a las 5 de la tarde desde la iglesia St. Aidan's Episcopal Church hasta el courthouse de East County, donde se llevará acabo un mitin pacifico donde estaremos dandole la bienvenida a sindicatos que estaran proponiendo iniciativas a nuestra comunidad.

Exigiremos: 1.) ALTO a las redadas e otras operaciones de ICE en East Multnomah County 2.) que las autoridades de la ciudad y del condado proporcionen UN FONDO DE DEFENSA LEGAL para inmigrantes detenidos por ICE, para asegurar que cuentan con una representación adecuada en la corte de inmigración 3.) LA RENUNCIA de Bryce Anderson del Consejo Escolar de David Douglas por sus comentarios hostiles hacia los inmigrantes y por votar contra una iniciativa santuario en una reunión anterior

Esta demostración marcará el lanzamiento de Pueblo Unido, como un movimiento de base y de la demanda de la gente que surge en East Portland y Gresham. Protestaremos en solidaridad con las familias afectadas por ICE y para mandar un mensaje directo que East Multnomah County no será una zona atacada por sus operaciones inhumanas.

Para mas informacion envienos un email a: info@milenio2016.org o rogelj@milenio2016.org


STOP ICE RAIDS, CREATE A LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR IMMIGRANTS, AND FIGHT RACISM IN SCHOOLS IN EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Milenio.org, Voz Hispana, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Pueblo Unido, and supporting unions are organizing a peaceful march and rally on Tuesday, May 23. The march will commence at 5pm at St Aidan's Episcopal Church and will culminate in a rally outside the East County Courthouse. At the rally, union members and local leaders will propose initiatives to better protect and enrich our community.

We will demand: 1.) an immediate HALT to ICE arrests and operations in East Multnomah County 2.) that city and county officials create a LEGAL DEFENSE FUND to provide ICE detainees with adequate representation in immigration court 3.) Bryce Anderson's RESIGNATION from the David Douglas School Board for the hostile comments he made towards immigrants and for voting against a sanctuary resolution in a previous board meeting

This demonstration will mark the official launch of Pueblo Unido, a grassroots movement that emerged in response to the needs and concerns of the Latino community in East Portland and Gresham. We will protest to stand in solidarity with the families affected by the governmental crackdown on immigrants and to send a direct message that ICE is a "non grata" agency in East Multnomah County.

For more information contact us at: info@milenio2016.org or rogelj@milenio2016.org

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Wednesday
Apr 26
CCC Multnomah County Fy2018 Budget Forum
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

The Multnomah County FY 2018 Budget Forum is organized by the Coalition of Communities of Color, IRCO, and Multnomah County to provide an opportunity for members of Multnomah County’s communities of color to voice their concerns, identify community priorities, and address quality of life issues facing their respective communities. For more information, please contact Sophorn Cheang, SophornC@irco.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 29
Paddle to Kalama
Kalama, Washington

The Cowlitz Canoe Family invites all canoe families to participate in this event to protest the proposed development of dirty fossil fuel development in Southwest Washington including a proposed project that would build the WORLD’s largest methanol gas refinery in Kalama, WA. Calling on all indigenous people and allies to act in solidarity with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in opposing these projects.

Please register in advance! Sponsored by: Columbia Riverkeeper Website: www.ColumbiaRiverKeeper.org Contact: Jasmine@ColumbiaRiverKeeper.org

Event Registration: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50797/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=8856

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Representation Day 2017
LaurelThirst Public House

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

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

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

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

http://volunteer.represent.us/portland_repday_2017

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

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

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

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

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

#MARCH4POW

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Sunday
May 7
Portland Town Hall Meeting - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici OR-1
Lincoln High School

Rep. Bonamici's Portland Town Hall Meeting Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 11:00am Location: Lincoln High School, Gym – 1600 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205

Expect 10-15 minutes of remarks about current issues, then Q & A

Prepare by 1. Studying the Indivisible Guide on Town Halls [http://tinyurl.com/mgedep7]. 2. Reviewing these two things from your OR-1 Research Team: Town Hall Guide [https://tinyurl.com/jwrwxyw] and TH Tips [https://tinyurl.com/n3fxl2f]

NOTE: We'll be updating the Town Hall Guide, so check back around May 2 for the super fresh guide.

The Town Hall is probably 60 minutes, perhaps 90.

See you there!

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Friday
May 12
7 Year Keaton Otis Memorial
Maranatha Church

In place of the monthly vigil, we will be holding the 7 year memorial for Keaton Otis at Maranatha church May 12, 2017 at 6 pm.

Please come to remember and honor Keaton, his father Fred Bryant, and recommit ourselves to justice for all victims of police violence in our community.

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over five 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 12th 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.

BlackLivesMatter

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Saturday
Apr 29
Vancouver Climate March
Marshall Park, Vancouver

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

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

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

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

Thank you all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 29
Exploring Race and Class Intersections
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

This workshop, co-sponsored by Class Action, Social Justice Fund NW and Oregon Food Bank explores the critical link between class and race in the United States. It starts by examining the historical basis for classism and racism and then invites people to examine how race and class impacts our individual life experiences. The workshop is interactive and experiential and participants should be prepared to examine and talk about the origins of their own class backgrounds and racial identities.

The general goals of the workshop are as follows:

1. Shared understanding and framework for discussing class and race
2. Understanding how race and class have operated structurally throughout history
3. Increasing awareness of individual own racial and class identities and their impact
4. Explore steps we can take towards greater race and class equity

Cost: $25-$150 based on ability to pay.

SPACE IS LIMITED

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

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

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

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

Vigil takes place at front gate entrance

  • Bring flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
  • Music from Bajo Salario Collective Band and Valley and Mountain Resistance Choir
  • Special speakers, testimony, and action
  • Kids creative area!
  • CeAtl Tonalli smudging ceremony
  • Don’t forget to bring an outdoor chair or blanket for seating!
  • There will be a taco truck at the Vigil for food purchase.
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Sunday
Jun 4
STOP Family Separations and Human Rights Violations! ¡YA Basta!
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario and Milenio.org Invite you to a RALLY at the Tacoma, Washington Immigration Detention Facility and Demand the Immediate Release of Immigrants arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) since January of this year! STOP FAMILY SEPARATIONS NOW!

RALLY DATE: Sunday, June 4, 2017 RALLY TIME: 1:00 pm RALLY LOCATION: Northwest Detention Center at 1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421

This facility is a private immigration prison located on the tide flats of the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The prison is operated by the GEO Group on behalf of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This prison is a symbol of shame and represents the ongoing human rights violations committed by the Trump Administration.

Families from Oregon and Washington of those who are in detention will be speaking at this RALLY. Among the speakers, we will have wife’s and US born children of those detained. We have been meeting with family members of those impacted by the inhumane RAIDS conducted by ICE AGENTS, and these families are asking us to ACT! WE WILL ACT! We are inviting allies, religious leaders to accompany these families and our organizations at this PUBLIC ACTION. If you would like to go please email us at vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com, info@milenio2016.org , rogelj@milenio2016.org. We are organizing carpooling and other methods of transportation. YA BASTA! Enough is Enough! STOP FAMILY SEPARATION! STOP THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS! ICE OUT OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON!

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

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

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

http://stockpix.com/mountainsintheclouds2nded.pdf

SaveTheElliottStateForest

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Friday
Apr 28
Arte e Identidad
PCC Cascade Campus

PCC MEChA Presents: 1st annual Arte e Identidad.

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

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

It's going to be at:

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

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Saturday
May 27
The Vanport Mosaic Education Workshop
PCC Cascade Campus

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Educators will learn multidisciplinary tools and opportunities for curriculum development for use in teaching about Vanport, Oregon. This year’s themes of home, housing migration, and displacement are central to the workshop and lesson design. Embedded in these workshops is the question of how unresolved issues with race-based displacement reverberate through future generations.

Registration Fee: $10

Workshop Presenters: James Harrison, Heather McAfee, and Melissa Favara; Event Producer: Greta Smith

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 11:30 am to 3pm

Location: Portland Community College, Cascade Campus Terrell Hall Auditorium 705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 29
PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

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

About the event:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s how you can help.

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

Let the City Council know:

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

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

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Saturday
May 6
Return & Remembrance
Portland Expo Center

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

Free and open to the public, RSVPs appreciated

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

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

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

Visit www.oregonnikkei.org for more information.

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

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

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

This tour is FREE and open to the public.

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

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


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

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Gentrification is Weird: Bike Tour Forum
Portland Expo Center

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

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

This bike tour is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Apr 28
Queer Students of Color Conference: Decolonizing Queerness
through PSU Smith Center

Join us for the seventh Queer Students of Color Conference, organized by students at Portland State University to convene students and community members together and create intentional communities around the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, culture, and nationality.

Keynotes Confirmed: Caleb Luna, Karolina Lopez, Kay Barrett, Taylor Amari Little

The theme of QSOCC this year, Decolonizing Queerness, looks to the process of decolonization as an interwoven, communal, and consistent push to actively resist the pervasive politics of colonization. It is a push to resist the cruel and oppressive structures we have created, existed within and to which we have been indoctrinated. To queer is to decolonize. Queerness at its true form has always been active resistance to a privileged narrative; a critique of the constructs that rule our current social location. We feel a responsibility to continue this tradition. Our intention for this year’s conference is to go beyond spotlighting our people that came before us. Our intention is to learn from their strength and resilience of active resistance and to invite ourselves and our QTPOC communities to come together to continue their legacy and co-create our future.

For more information on the conference, how to submit a workshop, and how to be a vendor, visit pdx.edu/queer/qsocc

To register, visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/pdxQSOCC

With questions, contact Brianna at qsoc@pdx.edu For accessibility requests, contact Craig at cleets@pdx.edu

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Thursday
May 11
Indigenous Resurgence and Radical Anti-Colonial Struggle
PSU Smith Center

Presentaion and Discussion with Kanahus Freedom, Amanda Lickers, and Klee Benally

From the Idle No More movement to the events at Standing Rock, the idea of native resistance has been receiving increasing mainstream visibility. There is an endless onslaught of extractive and destructive industries involved in land theft, indigenous dispossession, and the desecration of sacred places. This event will bring a variety of indigenous voices from across Turtle Island to discuss what is needed to build an effective, mass movement to resist the ongoing manifestations of settler colonization across this land. In spite of different localities, all are tied to a logic and history of settler colonialism. The growing momentum behind indigenous resurgence, decolonization, and land defense on this continent requires critical movement building, strategizing, and solidarity. This presentation will address different forms of indigenous resurgence across Turtle Island and the critical analyses needed to build a radical anti-colonial movement to defend land and sacred spaces, while attending to the central question of prefiguring the return of indigenous land and life and the dismantling of the settler state.

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Feminist Queer Crip: Imagining Accessible Futures
PSU Smith Center

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

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

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Wednesday
May 17
Pan-African Film Series - Africa's Black Star: Kwame Nkrumah
PSU Smith Center

Africa's Black Star documents the life, the struggles and political influence of one of the ideological teachers of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party, Kwame Nkrumah. To this day, he is regarded as one of the highest inspirations in the fight against European imperialism and (neo) colonialism.

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 27
Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
PSU Women's Resource Center

Join PSU’s School of Social Work, Women’s Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, and Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion as we welcome Jennifer Patterson, editor of Queering Sexual Violence, and contributor Angie River for a discussion that centers queer, trans, and gender non-conforming survivors within the anti-violence movement. The evening will also feature a panel of community advocates who are working on issues of sexual assault in queer communities. Panelists include Stephanie Ng Ping Cheung from Bradley Angle’s LGBTQ Program, Choya Adkison-Stevens from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Alex Herrera from Portland State University. Please see below for more information regarding accesibility*

About Culture & Conversation: The School of Social Work at Portland State University is proud to present "Culture & Conversation," a month-long series of events designed to spark campus and community dialogue around identity, equity, and community. Now entering its sixth year and scheduled throughout the month of April, the series welcomes thinkers, activists, and community leaders in lively discussions around topics impacting communities in Oregon. All events are free and open to the community.

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The Women's Resource Center at Portland State University collaborates with internal and external departments and organizations to host a wide array of events to both honor the existence of sexual violence in our communities as well as create the change we need in order to evolve away from rape culture. We hope you will join us in this effort, as we strive for individual and collective healing and transformation through this work.

*At Portland State University we strive to be inclusive to all members of our community. The accessible entrance is through the front door of the Montgomery building, which is to the right of the WRC entrance. After entering the building, the elevator is on your right. Select basement. Once in the basement, follow the signs down the hall to the WRC space, which you will enter from a maintenance room. Call 503-725-5672 with any questions or concerns about access.

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Saturday
May 6
Know Your Employment Rights for the LGBTQ Community
Q Center

Attorney Talia Stoessel from Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, LLP will present basic information about various employment laws in order to empower you in the workplace.

May 6, 2017 12:30-2:30pm

Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97217

Please RSVP no later than May 5, 2017 to stoesselt@bennetthartman.com. Light refreshments provided.

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Defending Separation of Church & State
Q Center

What does climate-change science, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, and fair immigration policy all have in common — besides being under siege by the current administration? They’re all argued against from a perspective of religious fundamentalism, which can be countered with a return to the founding ideals in the U.S. Constitution of the separation of church and state. How can those of us previously on the sidelines, whether spiritual, liberal-religious, freethinker, secular, atheist, or agnostic, get involved and make a real difference on these issues? Hear from a distinguished panel of activists and change-makers, then organize into breakout groups that speak to your own individual interests. Let’s together demonstrate that true patriotism, that the path to genuinely “make America great again,” is through honoring our founders’ vision of a secular democracy.

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Fighting Against Fascism: Past, Present and Future
SEIU Local

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 27
Donald Trump and the Working Class
SEIU Local 49

Portland Democratic Socialists of America presents:

"Donald Trump and the Working Class: How We Got Here and How to Respond"

How on earth did this comically garish capitalist get elected President of the United States? Did he really win by gaining the support of the white working class? Did anyone really believe this gaudy fat-cat would be a voice for working Americans? What should the Left do now that he’s in office?

Join the Portland, OR chapter of Democratic Socialists of America as we host a conversation between local and prolific journalist Arun Gupta and University of Oregon professor Joe Lowndes.

Arun Gupta reports nationwide on politics, the economy, labor, food, immigration, the environment, and social movements on the left and right for publications including The Nation, YES Magazine, The Progressive, In These Times, the Raw Story, Telesur, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. He is a founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, former international news editor of The Guardian Newsweekly, and a Lannan Foundation writing fellow. He is writing a book, Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef's Inquiry Into Taste, for The New Press.

Joe Lowndes is an associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, where he studies right-wing movements, populism, and racial politics. He has been active for three decades in activism in antiracist, green, and labor politics. He is a member of AFT Oregon, AAUP Oregon, and is on the executive council of local 3209, United Academics. He is the author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism, and co-editor of Race and American Political Development. He is currently writing a book on Right-wing populism in the US.

Bring cash to donate $5-$10 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Friday
Apr 28
Portland May Day Prop Night & Potluck!
SEIU Local 503

Come break bread with us as at our evening potluck as we examine the origins of May Day and discuss it's connection to the struggle for genuine liberation in the Philippines and the world over! Unite with us in our struggle against capitalism and imperialism, and join us in creating revolutionary prop work for this coming May Day!

This contingent is part of the #MayDayPDX #WorkersUnite political education campaign, connecting the struggles of organizations working in Oregon to the history and enduring legacy of International Workers Day (better known as May Day). Join us and rise up in solidarity!

MayDayPDX #JustPeacePH #ICHRPPeaceTour2017 #PortlandCHRP #GABPDX #ABPDX

SEIU 503 is ADA accessible and has a gender equal restroom.

Questions or Concerns? Please leave us a comment below!


About JustPeacePH:

JustPeacePH is an international platform which supports peace in the Philippines. It has special emphasis in reaching out to individuals, organizations, and institutions which have advocacies on peace and issue-based people's concerns in various capacities outside of the country. In particular, JustPeacePH aims to seek support from individuals and organizations in multilateral organizations, people's organizations, civil society organizations, academia, development institutions as well as governments.

The overall objective of JustPeacePH is:

1) to create an international network or platform to support peace in the Philippines

2) to support the Filipino people's aspirations for just and lasting peace.

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

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

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

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

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

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May Day Walking Meditation
Shemanski Park

Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Portland offers a walking meditation led by Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The group will circle Shemanski Park during the hour before the May Day Rally begins. We will leave peaceful footprints all around the park as we rise up, resist, unite. Set intentions for a day bending toward justice, a day of solidarity with immigrants, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQI, unhoused people, and all who are threatened by the rule of a war-mongering billionaire class. May all beings be safe.

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Friday
May 5
Cinco de Mayo Rally-Overcoming Oppression with Power
Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center

Join us to our first Cinco de Mayo Rally “Overcoming Oppression with Power” on Friday, May 5th in Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, 953 SE Maple St., Hillsboro 97123 at 5pm. We will be having cultural performances by musicians and local artist. Come and listen our accomplishments our first six months and whats next! More details coming soon.

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

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

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Friday
Apr 28
Pochas Present: Nalgona Positivity Pride!
Sunnyside Community House

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, April 28th. 6pm-7:30pm at 3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland OR 97214 <3

We are honored and excited to host Gloria from NPP in Portland for her presentation of:

Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders?

The relationship developed by women of color with their bodies and food is a profound and complicated one. The advent of colonialism* brought with it a violent disruption in the lives of women of color, producing historical trauma, post traumatic slave syndrome, as well as social and economic systems of oppression (e.g. capitalism, racism, classism, heterosexism, acculturation, and trauma).

In this workshop, we will analyze how violent relationships with food are a product of colonialism and a traumatic response to it (specific to the experiences of poc). Furthermore, as a group, we will brainstorm ways in which healing can take place in our lives and communities.

~ Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her to organize and since the age of 18 she has helped form Ladyfest IE, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú , Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Gloria and NPP envision an end to the white centered feminist “waves” and welcome the rise of lasting colorful queer friendly tsunamis. Her most recent project is Sage & Spoon an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.

~ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NalgonaPositiveShop Tumblr: http://nalgonapride.tumblr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nalgonapositivepride/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nalgonapositivitypride/?hl=en

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Thursday
Apr 27
How to Identify, Understand and Disrupt Microaggressions
through Taborspace

Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

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Sunday
Apr 30
Dare to Self-Care
Taborspace

Join us for a day of self-care and community. We will be coordinating a number of family friendly, self-care workshops including yoga, zumba, art, and nutrition classes. Come for one or all of these free activities. This is the third event in a three-part series in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month.

A big thanks to our partner Public Annex. Learn more about their services at https://www.facebook.com/publicannex/.

SARC’s mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.

Thank you for donations from; Lush Portland Bee Balm Portland Nursery

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Saturday
May 27
Intersectionality Workshop: youth/human rights work that is being done in Portland and abroad
Taborspace

Girl Up, Kids First Project, Project Dot, March of Dimes, Youth Ending Slavery, and other local youth-led nonprofits are teaming up to celebrate Global Youth Service Day by hosting a series of workshops focusing on youth activism. On top of great people and food, we will be highlighting the human rights work that is being done in Portland and abroad, how all the different issues each organization addresses are intersectional, and to motivate participants to get involved in effective service-learning and activism. There will also be booths set up to learn about local volunteer opportunities and initiatives led by national nonprofits, like The Freedom Project and Poeteen.

Be inspired by a day packed full of incredible speakers, service-learning activities, and meaningful dialogue!

In order to raise funds to continue our human rights work, there will be a small entrance fee: Adults (23+)--$5 Students (with high school or college ID)--$2 Under 10/seniors (65+)--free

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Friday
May 26
Vanport: The Surge of Social Change
through The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT: THE SURGE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

This exhibit features historic photos, artifacts, and oral histories that tell the story of the rich and complex mosaic that was the city of Vanport. It is a story of migration, housing, and displacement, the legacy of which forever changed the cultural and demographic makeup of our region.

Co-curated by Vanport Mosaic, Oregon Black Pioneers, and A Fourth Act.

Special thanks to: Oregon Historical Society, Multnomah County Archives, Portland State University, City of Portland Archives, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources, Thomas Robinson, Terri Johnson, Peter Marsh.

The exhibit is open to visit: Friday, May 26, 1p-10p Saturday, May 27,1p-10p Sunday, May 29, 10am -10p Friday, June 2, 6p-10p Saturday, June 3,6p-10p Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1p-5p

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


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

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American Summer Squash & Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
through The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 AMERICAN SUMMER SQUASH by Don W Glenn, directed by Jocelyn Seid

and

HERCULES DIDN’T WADE IN THE WATER by Michael A Jones, directed by Damaris Webb

Staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement, and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective.

Six Performances: Friday 5/26th 7pm Saturday 5/27 7pm Sunday 5/29 2pm Friday 6/2 7pm Saturday 6/3 7pm Sunday 6/4 2pm *curated post show conversation following Sunday 5/29 matinee

Admission: The Price of the Ticket - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Run time 2hrs 30 minutes with one intermission, Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain. Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem with this performance.

with La’Tevin Alexander, Anthony Armstrong, Arlena Barnes, Kenneth Dembo, Jasper Howard, Eric Island, Rickey Junior, Anya Pearson, Seth Rue, Andrea Vernae & Damaris Webb

Stage Management: Jory Bowers* & Judith Yeckel, Costume Design: Wanda Walden, Technical Direction: Lara A. Klingeman


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

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Saturday
May 27
Vanport Mosaic Festival: Gambatte Be Strong
through The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents: GAMBATTE BE STRONG

From Japantown to the Portland Livestock Exposition, from WWII concentration camps to the Vanport flood--the immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage. Gambatte Be Strong is an original reading of the little known stories featuring the return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII.

With: Heath Houghton, Sumi Wu, Kim Bui, Jenna Yokoyama, Ken Yoshikawa, and Savira Kambhu

Two Performances: Friday, May 27, 2017 2pm Saturday, May 28, 2017, 7pm

Admission: Suggested - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Run time 1hr with no intermission Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem.


This event is part of the The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. For questions: info@vanportmosaic.org or 971-319-0156

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Sunday
May 28
Priced Out Screening
The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents

PRICED OUT Producer Cornelius Swartz and Editor/Co-Producer Eric Maxen

An excerpt of the new documentary Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, An Upcoming Film that gives an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices displace Portland’s black community and reshape the city.

This will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by Oregon Humanities.

Screening: Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 am-12:30 pm

Admission: Suggested - $5

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


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

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Thursday
Apr 27
Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio More event info & tickets: http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/filming-fossil-fuel-resist/

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Sunday
Apr 30
Wake Of Vanport screening
The Hollywood Theatre

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

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

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Tuesday
May 9
We Can Listen: Urban Village Making By Design
The Old Church Concert Hall

Village-Making in Portland by Design: Responding to Homelessness in our City

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

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

On May 9th, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate We Can Listen: Together We Make a Village. The conversation will focus on recent efforts to address homelessness in Portland through a design process that brought together a range of stakeholders, including architects, activists, city agencies, and houseless individuals. We will offer our stage to members of Portland's homeless community, along with representatives from the Center for Public Interest Design and the POD Initiative as they discuss The Kenton Women's Village, in NE Portland, as a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages of houseless individuals.

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month March-June and Sept-Dec at The Old Church.

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

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

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

The Old Church was built in 1882 and is a nonprofit, non-religious historic landmark and performance space.

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Saturday
May 13
Activist Filmmaking
through The ReBuilding Center

Instructor: Kathryn Garcia Location: ReBuilding Center Ages: 16+ Schedule: 2 3/hr sessions Capacity: 15 Times: 1:00-4:00pm Dates: May 13, 20

Video is one of the most effective forms of citizen journalism today.

This project-based class gets you access to Open Signal's portable Activist Filmmaking kits, which are designed to be lightweight, compact and easy to use for inexperienced videomakers, yet powerful enough to capture great footage and audio of protests, strikes and other PDX events.

This class certifies you as an Activist Filmmaker, which means you can check out Open Signal's Activist Filmmaking kits for free (which include an iPad, two lenses, a light and two mics). It also certifies you to submit videos to our cable channels.

FAQs

Getting Here Open Signal is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on the corner of NE Graham and NE MLK. For directions please call our main line at (503) 288-1515.

Equipment Certification Open Signal workshops typically grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted. Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions in order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. Participants must contact ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org to be considered for make-up sessions.

Arriving Late or Missing a Workshop If you miss the first day or are more than 30 minutes late, you will lose your place in the workshop.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops Workshops must meet the minimum enrollment requirement for the workshop to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified 24 hours in advance. Participants may apply their class credit to take another Open Signal workshop or can receive a full refund.

You may cancel up to 3 days in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management. For questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the Media Education department at (503) 673- 8649 or email ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org

Inclement Weather Policy Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if students can not make the rescheduled date.

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Tuesday
May 2
BerniePDX Ballot Party! Let's VOTE!
The Watershed

It's that time of year again! Come fill out your May Special Election ballot with BerniePDX! We'll discuss and vote for progressive candidates and initiatives, and eat snacks (bring some food or drink if you're able)!

This is seriously one of our favorite events of the year. Never heard of that initiative on the ballot? Wondering who other Berniecrats are voting for? Come find out!

We can even drop off your ballot for you the next day! Visit OregonVotes.gov to register to vote, last day to register is April 25!


BerniePDX Endorsements for May 16, 2017 Election:

Portland Public Schools: Rita Moore & Scott Bailey PCC Board: Valdez Bravo (Zone 5 - SW PDX & Beaverton) David Douglas School Board: Stephanie Stephens & Ana Del Rocio YES on the School Bond!

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Wednesday
May 17
McMath preservation award to honor Oregon Black Pioneers
University of Oregon in Portland

The George McMath Historic Preservation Award honors significant contributions to historic preservation in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Black Pioneers, the state’s premier organization dedicated to illuminating African Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history, is the 2017 recipient of the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Please join alumni, preservation professionals, students, and friends at a luncheon honoring the Oregon Black Pioneers.

Location Information: Event Room, White Stag Block University of Oregon in Portland

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Saturday
May 20
Pride Forever: LGBTQ History Tour
Voodoo Donut Downtown

Pride Forever examines the compelling stories of LGBTQ history in Portland, from pivotal spaces in which LGBTQ folks built community, to precious moments that galvanized the entire movement. This tour includes powerful in-person testimonials from local LGBTQ leaders and allies, as well as anecdotes from those who came before on topics such as 19th century cross dressing, the fight against AIDS, and violence against the trans community.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-forever-lgbtq-history-tour-tickets-33639271968

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Saturday
Apr 29
A People's History of Portland Tour
Voodoo Doughnut

A People's History of Portland" is a walking tour that highlights the lesser known stories of Portland’s immigrants, social activists, and working class heroes.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers.This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and the LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-peoples-history-of-portland-tour-tickets-33637138587

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

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

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Tuesday
May 2
Eight That Can't Wait Discussion: Mental Health Challenges
Women's Foundation of Oregon

In 2016, the Women's Foundation of Oregon released Count Her In, the most comprehensive report on the status of women and girls in 20 years. The report identified "Eight That Can't Wait" areas of urgent concern for Oregon's women and girls. Join us for a community discussion on mental health in Oregon and what can be done to address it.

Panelists: - Liz Estabrooks, Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator, Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - Katrina Leupp, Assistant Professor, Washington State University - Vancouver - Jeannette Pai-Espinoza, President, The National Crittenton Foundation

Refreshments provided $15 suggested donation

Registration is free: https://goo.gl/forms/90NLfsbnm6Hvl9HE3

This event is made possible through a sponsorship from Northwest Health Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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