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Tuesday
Dec 19
Rally for Fairness & Freedom of Association at New Seasons

Location To Be Determined

Join New Seasons Workers United and community supporters as we rally for fairness and freedom of association.

SAY NO to illegal firings, retaliation and “union-avoidance” firms. SAY NO to bogus, corporate labor relations Q&A and #justsayYEStoworkers

Keep up with NSWU! Fill out this form —-> bitly.com/WeHeartWorkers

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Sunday
Dec 24
Serving hot dinner at a homeless shelter on the Christmas Eve

IA on the Christmas Eve we will cook and serve hot dinner to the residents of a women-only shelter in downtown Portland. Cool Islam is partnering with Transition Projects (http://www.tprojects.org/) for this effort. Please sign up here using the google form https://goo.gl/forms/ZF6bvfDcrrxXrTOP2

We will need volunteers to cook the food and volunteers to deliver and to serve. You can sign up either to cook or to serve or to do both. We will appreciate any monetary donation but NO food donations, please. Community youths (8+) are encouraged to participate. Details about cooking venue will come later InshaAllah.

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Saturday
Jan 20, 2018
J20: Rage Against The Regime (Direct Action Alliance)

Portland, it has almost been a year since we stood 10,000 strong against Trump's inauguration.

We now live under a fascist regime, a regime that empowers white supremacists to march in the streets, a regime that encourages prejudice and discrimination in the institutions of our own government.

Our democracy has been hijacked and too many of our leaders have turned a blind eye while our law enforcement agencies have abandoned their creed to protect and have turned their weapons on the people.

Our city has been through the ringer, from the anguish of a terrorist attack by a white supremacist to Nazis and Klansman marching in our streets. But our community stood up, and our community fought back; we did not stay silent, we did not back down. From renter protections, to divesting from DAPL, to having a new police chief, when the people of Portland fight back, we win.

We are marching to make a loud and clear statement to Trump, his cronies, and his police state:

We are the majority and we are not going away. We stand united against Trump.

Do not under-estimate the power of a woke, outraged and organized community. We have never been more steadfast in our resolve.

We start locally, we don't stop until we take our country back.

Join us!

This event will be updated soon!

If your organization would like to be involved with, or sponsor this event, please contact us at: directactionalliance@gmail.com

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Sunday
Dec 17
Gorge ICE Resistance Rally to Raise Awareness
1218 W 6th, The Dalles

Join us on this busy corner to raise awareness of Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities or NORCOR, our rural public jail's cooperation with federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). Our community is addressing the inhumane conditions of detention in this ill equipped facility and rising in solidarity with the immigrants held there now by ICE.

Join us and find out how you can help get ICE out of NORCOR.

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Monday
Jan 8, 2018
Ballot Measure 101 Forum (League of Women Voters of Washington County)
Beaverton Community Center

Free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters explains Ballot Measure 101, Oregon Healthcare Insurance Premiums Tax for Medicaid Referendum and gives the arguments for and against. Be an informed voter!

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
More Fuel for Resistance - Indivisible OR-1 Regional Training Day
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, Beaverton

Register here: http://bit.ly/2jxK20B
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
5150 SW Watson Ave, BEAVERTON

Some of the trainings and workshops include:

  • Promoting your events to broadcast media
  • Get the most out of Twitter
  • Electoral strategies: Yes for Healthcare and Indivisible 435
  • Intro to activism: Indivisible Oregon District 1
  • Safe bystander intervention training by Oregon Peace Institute (separate registration required for this session)
  • Keynote address

All this, plus connecting with other inspiring grassroots activists from OR-1 and beyond. Join us!

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Thursday
Jan 18, 2018
Mercatus PDX Storytelling at Bison Coffeehouse
Bison Coffeehouse, 3941 NE Cully

Join Mercatus, NAYA, Oregon Native American Chamber, and the Cully Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative for a celebration of Native American entrepreneurship

Three local businesses will share their stories of challenge and success, community, and encouragement and empowerment. Feel their passion, connect through their experiences and enjoy an evening of inspiration. Network and enjoy as we kick off the Mercatus Storytelling Event. Be inspired to join the Mercatus community.

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Friday
Dec 22
A Night of Hope, an Embrace Oregon fundraiser
BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 NW 17th

This event will be an unforgettable night. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don your fancy duds, and enjoy a night on the town for a great cause!

Proceeds of the event will be going to Embrace Oregon and blessing the most vulnerable children and families in Portland.

Tickets will be just $60 per person or $100 per couple and will include a beverage of your choice, all the hors d'oeuvres you can eat, dessert and an inspiring mixed bill performance you will never forget. We will also have live piano and a fun photobooth to commemorate this beautiful, holiday evening.

Find a date, invite your friends, and mark your calendars for this chic event hosted by Instruments Ballet Company!

Tickets are now on sale!

Garden Bar PDX will be catering for us! https://www.gardenbarpdx.com/main-index#main

If you are unable to attend the event but wish to make a donation, simply go to the link below and select "make a donation".

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-hope-presented-by-instruments-ballet-tickets-38488699737?aff=es2

Embrace Oregon, and Instruments Ballet Company are both 501(c)3 nonprofits so all contributions are tax deductible.


Embrace Oregon
Cause
Embrace Oregon connects caring individuals and families with vulnerable children in partnership with Department of Human Services Child Welfare.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Montavilla Neighborhood Association's Housing & Homelessness Committee Meeting
Candle Light Restaurant and Lounge, 7334 NE Glisan

The December H&H Meeting is upon us! Join us for breakfast, and an action-packed agenda. (no purchase necessary to attend the meeting, but feel free to support the restaurant if you're able)

December Agenda - Emergency warming shelter support - Update on public needle disposal - Foster shelter scheduled for next year - Assistance in contacting Montavilla churches to assess available resources

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Thursday
Jan 4, 2018
Represent.Us Vancouver Meeting
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Come get learn how to get involved and hear updates on your local, state and national anti-corruption movement!

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Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/


Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

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Saturday
Jan 13, 2018
Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/


Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/

Upcoming Food 4 Families:

  • Wed Feb 14 4:30 PM
  • Fri Feb 16 4:30 PM
  • Wed Feb 28 4:30 PM
  • Wed Mar 14 4:30 PM
  • Sat Mar 24 4:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 11 4:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 25 4:30 PM
  • Wed May 9 4:30 PM
  • Fri May 18 4:30 PM
  • Wed May 23 4:30 PM
  • Wed Jun 13 4:30 PM

Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 14, 2018
Free Groceries - Mobile Market Distribution
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Free Groceries!

No qualifications or requirements (No ID or address verification). Open to all families and individuals.

Please dress for the weather - we are located outside - and bring grocery bags with you!

Learn more about Food For Families at http://www.food4families.net/


Centennial School Based Health Center
Region · Gresham, Oregon
At the Centennial School Based Health Center, we're dedicated to making sure that all students have access to the health care they need.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
Nonprofit Organization · Gresham, Oregon
We work to make Rockwood a place where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

Impact NW
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. Visit us at www.impactnw.org.

Centennial Education Association
Education · Portland, Oregon
We represent the educators of the Centennial School District in Portland, Oregon. We have over 6,000 students under our care.

Centennial School District
Public School · Portland, Oregon
All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.

Website
Monday
Dec 18
Elf Movie Night for Ethos Music Center!
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Guess what!?! "Elf" is screening at Clinton Street Theater as part of the Clinton St. Resistance Series --and it's a benefit for Ethos Music Center! What could be better?

"For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart." ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Founded in 1998 in Portland, Oregon, Ethos provides music lessons, group classes, camps, multicultural performances and workshops to more than 7,000 students across Oregon each year.

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Whose Streets? a Liberation Literacy Fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

This movie screening is being hosted by Liberation Literacy, a social justice reading group that has been meeting every Wednesday at the Columbia River Correctional Institute since October 2016. In addition to building a Freedom Library of books about black liberation, history, and social movements at CRCI and creating a seasonal newsletter, Liberation Literacy also has an outside advocacy group that aims to empower those that have been most impacted by the prison industrial complex and raise awareness about impact of mass incarceration on our community. This fundraiser will go toward adding books to the Freedom Library, publishing our newsletter, and supporting the outside group.

$5-10 sliding scale at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Ticket link will take you to the Liberation Literacy website where you can donate through Venmo or Paypal.

More information about Liberation Literacy: www.liberationliteracy.weebly.com

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Monday
Dec 25
Clinton Street Resistance presents It's A Wonderful Life, benefitting Planned Parenthood
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf.

Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II).

Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton

I love it, corny as it may be, because it reminds every one of us that we all make contributions to the people around us, contributions we ourselves don't even realise. -- David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Since 1963, PPCW has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Love is Louder than Self-Harm
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Connect through our Facebook page! https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=308364322904308&ref=content_filter

Tickets to the event are available via donation on EventBrite
[[Quantity is limited so get your ticket now to guarantee your entry]]
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-is-louder-than-self-harm-tickets-39382827096

Variety Show will begin at 5:30pm

Performances by:

Raffle will be drawn at 8:00pm

All money raised through donations and raffle purchases will be donated to “The Living Room”: a LGBTQQ community center that provides a safe haven for young teens and adults in our local community!

Prizes Include:

Raffle Tickets will be ready to purchase one week prior to the event. $2 per ticket or $10 for 6 tickets

If you would like to purchase tickets or donate a prize for the raffle please contact Tylor Akecheta
takecheta@gmail.com

The Living Room
2036 SE Jefferson St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
https://www.facebook.com/TheLivingRoomLGBTQ/
www.thelivingroomyouth.org

(503) 901-5971

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Monday
Dec 18
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Featured in The Portland Queer Comedy Festival and winner of Best Showcase at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival, YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING is the Portland-based podcast where comedians perform their sets before being interviewed based on their own jokes, as interpreted by hosts THOMAS LUNDY (The Examined Laugh) and Portland Mercury contributor D MARTIN AUSTIN (The Party Review).

12/18: (comedy) BECKY BRAUNSTEIN, ALI REINGOLD, MOHANAD ELSHIEKY, (improv) NEERAJ SRINIVASAN/SJ SANTA CRUZ, and musical guest TBA


Your Fault for Listening
Entertainment Website
LIVE Comedy Podcast with Thomas Lundy & D Martin Austin

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Wednesday
Dec 27
Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for Portland's Resistance
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and music, hosted by Portland's funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main!

On December 27th we're throwing a benefit for the people of Portland's Resistance, with support from the very best of the NW comedy scene, including Scott Losse and Aaron Fishbein of Seattle, sketches by Phil Schalberger, and stand up by Barbara Holm, Caitlin Weierhauser and Mohanad Elsheiky! As if that weren’t already enough, Gregory McKelvey will be speaking too!

Tickets are $5 which helps fund the operating costs of the theater. We also suggest a $10 donation which we can take at donation stations set up at the show.

Portland's Resistance statement is this: In order to survive a Trump Presidency, the rise of white nationalism, and widening income inequality, there needs to be a strong resistance.

Our resistance envisions a future where communities are empowered to create new solutions to present day problems, using direct action, political advocacy, and community development to inspire new people to get involved in politics and to create a united platform for progressive causes. Portland has an opportunity to become a beacon of light, modeling to the world what a nonviolent resistance movement can truly look like.

Our movement will endure, gather, and thrive. Each act of oppression spurs us to recommit our hands and our hearts. We work, we grow, we change — we resist!

Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00, and ends by 8:30

All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery!

www.andiemaincomedy.com www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Featured in The Portland Queer Comedy Festival and winner of Best Showcase at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival, YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING is the Portland-based podcast where comedians perform their sets before being interviewed based on their own jokes, as interpreted by hosts THOMAS LUNDY (The Examined Laugh) and Portland Mercury contributor D MARTIN AUSTIN (The Party Review).

01/15: (comedy) RACHELLE COCHRAN, ELIZABETH TEETS, ANDY IWANCIO, (improv) KAT BUCKLEY/NATHAN HART, and musical guest TBA


Your Fault for Listening
Entertainment Website
LIVE Comedy Podcast with Thomas Lundy & D Martin Austin

Website
Monday
Feb 19, 2018
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Featured in The Portland Queer Comedy Festival and winner of Best Showcase at the 2017 PNW Black Comedy Festival, YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING is the Portland-based podcast where comedians perform their sets before being interviewed based on their own jokes, as interpreted by hosts THOMAS LUNDY (The Examined Laugh) and Portland Mercury contributor D MARTIN AUSTIN (The Party Review).

02/19: (comedy) DEBBIE WOOTEN, SHAIN BRENDEN, CHRIS JOHNSON, (improv) TBA, and musical guest GLENN WACO


Your Fault for Listening
Entertainment Website
LIVE Comedy Podcast with Thomas Lundy & D Martin Austin

Website
Monday
Dec 18
Meet & Greet: Make 82nd Avenue a City Street!
Flying Pie Pizzeria, 7804 SE Stark

The 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition is working to transfer ownership of 82nd Avenue from the Oregon Department of Transportation over to the City of Portland.

Portlanders deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, access transit and drive. 82nd Avenue does not meet current State Highway design standards and puts the lives of Portlanders at risk for serious injury and death. Transfer of ownership to 82nd Avenue to the City of Portland will allow safe City Street design standards to be prioritized.

We are holding a meeting on December 18th, 6:30pm, Flying Pie Pizza, 7804 SE Stark. We invite you to come and meet with us. Pizza hor d'oeuvres will be served – until they are all gone!

The purpose of the meeting will to discuss transfer of ownership (aka Jurisdictional Transfer) of 82nd Avenue and our 2018 strategic plan for 2018.

Children welcome, but no childcare provided.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Helping Hands Vancouver Christmas Blessing Bags
Franklin Parking Garage, Vancouver

We will need volunteers to make food dishes, desserts, blessing bags, to pass out donations, food and to do haircuts.

Spaghetti is the main dish.

Donations needed :

  • Clothing: strongly in need for men size 32-36 and mostly 34.
  • Also size 10 and 11 men shoes,
  • Women's winter shoes size 7-10,
  • Mini Hand Sanitizers,
  • Hygiene Products,
  • Feminine Hygiene Products,
  • Blankets,
  • Sleeping Bags,
  • Tents,
  • Tarps,
  • Rope,
  • Gloves,
  • Bottled Water,
  • SOCKS,
  • Dog and Cat Food wet and dry.

If you have any questions or need a drop off location please click the event link or email HHVanWA@gmail.com


Helping Hands Vancouver Wa
Community Organization · Vancouver, Washington
We are a group that wants to help our local community!
Our Mission with Helping hands is to help provide for our community in a loving selfless safe manner. We want to be a resource site for the poverty stricken people of our community. We have both lived in poverty and know what its like to need a Helping Hand.

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Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: a gorgeous “gospel song play.”
Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 3605 NE Mallory

PassinArt: A Theatre Company brings back Black Nativity, their very popular holiday show, for three weeks only. Originally produced off-Broadway in 1961, Black Nativity is Langston Hughes’ gorgeous, self-described “gospel song play.”

Free parking available with shuttle service:
Mallory Church of Christ, 3908 NE mallory Ave., Portland

Prefer to purchase tickets locally?
JP’s Custom Picture Framing & Gallery located at 418 NE Killingsworth St., Portland
Dean’s Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, 215 NE Hancock St, Portland

“Nativity” uses a cultural lens to retell the classic holiday Biblical story through scripture, interpretive dance and singing—roof-raising, awe-inspiring singing. Traditional holiday favorites like “Come All Ye Faithful” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are joined by gospel tunes like “There’s a Meeting Here Tonight” and folk spirituals like “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – all in rousing, soul-stirring versions that consistently move audiences from all walks of life.

Black Nativity has been performed annually for many years in cities such as Boston and Seattle. PassinArt has brought it Portland as an opportunity to build bridges across our communities during the season of brotherhood and peace. Director Jerry Foster says he hopes the audiences for Black Nativity come from all ethnicities, ages and backgrounds to celebrate the holidays. “This piece has been called the ‘black community’s gift to the world,” Foster said. “We like to think of our production as a gift to Portland, a way we can all come together."

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is an African American producing theatre company whose mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire artists and audiences while addressing critical issues facing our community; and to celebrate our history and culture.

Season Supporting Sponsor:
Ronnie Lacroute

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Sunday
Jan 14, 2018
Free Renters' Rights Workshop
Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy

Did you know

  • that over half of millenials rent?
  • that nearly 70% of black folks rent?
  • that women are less likely to own homes than men?
  • that empty homes outnumber homeless people?

Start the new year off by learning your rights!

Join other renters, the Multnomah County Library and Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop in the Gregory Heights Meeting Room, and bring your questions with you.

Invite anyone who you know rents. We are stronger in numbers! This event is free and open to the public, and will be available in English and Vietnamese.

To register, please go to: rentersrightsgregoryheights.eventbrite.com

or call Thuy at 503-329-8903 or email thuy@oregoncat.org.

(The FB page has a description in Vietnamese, that uses a character set that unfortunately this calendar cannot support.)

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Tuesday
Dec 19
A Hanukkah-ish Supper to Benefit Ori Galley
Handsome Pizza, 1603 NE Killingsworth

Lepage Food & Drinks is so excited to announce our first ever HANUKAH-ISH SUPPER & BENEFIT DINNER. Join us in a delicious, seasonal, Lepage style farm-driven dinner - we'll raffle off prizes, drink some local beer, AND raise money for a great local cause - the Ori Gallery in North Portland!

RAFFLE PRIZES, BEER, & MOUTHWATERING TREATS - ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

TICKETS: $45 ahead of time (https://lepagebenefitsupper.brownpapertickets.com/) and $55 at the door (cash or venmo please!)
YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: a variety of festive & seasonal appetizers, a food ticket for your entree, snacky desserts, and a raffle ticket.
TICKET LINK: https://lepagebenefitsupper.brownpapertickets.com
BEER & ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE!

Proceeds will go to the Ori Gallery, a new art gallery in North Portland seeking to amplify the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of color via community organizing and mobilization through the arts. Maya & Leila, the founders of Ori, have been working tirelessly on this beautiful project; we're honored to support them in their cause to amplify the more marginalized voices of Portland through this gallery and beyond.

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
33rd Anniversary MLK Tribute
Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan

33rd Anniversary MLK Tribute

This year's theme:
"Where Do We Go From Here..."
as People,
as Family,
as Community?

Stay tuned for additional details.

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Saturday
Dec 16
Don't Shoot Portland's Hughes Memorial Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Please join us on December 16th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy


Dont Shoot Portland
In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Communities Against Racism Standing Up For Black Lives
On August 16th 2014 we agreed to take action and organize at Dawson Park in solidarity with #MikeBrown supporters in Ferguson, MO It became #DontShootPDX

Black Lives Matter In Oregon
All #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Black Businesses Standing Up For #BlackLives
Business development and consulting firm that specializes in educating companies and organizations in equitable project development.

Reclaim MLK Annual Protest
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. #ReclaimMLK #BlackLivesMatter

Artists For Black Lives
Live Music PDX

Social Change Matters
dontshootportland.com

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Monday
Dec 18
Sending Love & Solidarity: Prisoner Postcards with Critical Resistance PDX
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Every year Critical Resistance coordinates a year-end mailing for all of our comrades inside of prisons, jails & detention centers to remind folks that they're not alone & that we're in the fight with them. This time of year can be especially hard on people that are locked up and away from their loved ones & community.

This year we are also participating in the Black & Pink 2017 Holiday Card Parties- writing to folks on the inside that are involved in their work.

About Black & Pink: Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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

Portland’s Chapter of Critical Resistance was founded fall of 2013. We are currently working on an anti-policing campaign, Mental Health Care, Not Policing!

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

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Dec 26
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Jan 2, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Jan 16, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Tuesday
Jan 30, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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February 2018

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Tuesday
Feb 6, 2018
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
through In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Wednesday
Jan 3, 2018
Abortion and Reproductive Justice in Oregon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on N Killingsworth, 1700 N Killingsworth

Join Rebellious Nursing! PDX for an open discussion with Samantha Gladu and Katherine McGuiness of the Northwest Abortion Access Fund who will discuss access and funding for abortion services in rural and urban Oregon. Nurses of all practice levels welcome!

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Thursday
Dec 21
Nikki Brown Clown presents: Kwanzaa - Unity in the Community
Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott

It’s going to be a classic Nikki Brown clown style party! Portland’s favorite clown is teaming up with Sabin CDC & Black Parent initiative to host an interactive show that’s fit for all ages.

A special Kwanzaa story time with Nikki Brown Clown

Special appearances by:

  • Sadie the Housing Hippo. Sponsored by Sabin CDC
  • Leon The Literacy Lion sponsored by: Black Parent Initiative

A market place to shop with local Black owned Businesses.

Prizes, Refreshments, arts & crafts and music by Chata Addy - The Music Man

Admission is FREE

For more information email: pdxbrownclown@gmail.com or call 503-954-9519

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Young Democrats of Clark County Holiday Party
Mattoon House, Vancouver

It's the end of 2017! We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you and honoring the end of this year. Please join us on December 19 at the home of our new Chair, Audrey Mattoon, for a holiday party!

The event will be a potluck, so please bring something to share. To make things easier for everyone, we've assigned items by last name.

  • A-H: Entrees
  • I-Q: Sides
  • R-Z: Desserts and Drinks (non-alcoholic)

This event is a DRY event, as not everyone attending is of drinking age. Please respect the space and do not bring alcoholic beverages.

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you!

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Thursday
Feb 22, 2018
Free Renters' Rights Workshop
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd

Did you know

  • that over half of millenials rent?
  • that nearly 70% of black folks rent?
  • that women are less likely to own homes than men?
  • that empty homes outnumber homeless people?

Start the new year off by learning your rights!

Join other renters, the Multnomah County Library and Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop in the Gregory Heights Meeting Room, and bring your questions with you.

Invite anyone who you know rents. We are stronger in numbers! This event is free and open to the public, and will be available in English and Vietnamese.

To register, please go to: https://midlandrentersrights.eventbrite.com/

or call Thuy at 503-329-8903 or email thuy@oregoncat.org.

(The FB page has a description in Vietnamese, that uses a character set that unfortunately this calendar cannot support.)

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Saturday
Jan 27, 2018
Teachers for Racial Equity
Montessori Northwest

Chrysanthius R. Lathan is a seasoned educator, coach and facilitator who founded TREE ED Consulting to address racial inequities in education. Chrysanthius will share her expertise and offer ways educators can create culturally responsive and relevant environments that serve every child, with race at the forefront. The workshop is $60, and is being held at a non-profit Montessori Teacher Training Center.

Workshop participants will initiate ongoing conversations with each other and personal reflection as well - coming away with a deeper understanding of their own role in achieving racial equity. Hear from a recent TREE ED workshop participant here - https://montessori-nw.org/blog/racial-equity-conversation

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Wednesday
Dec 20
NAYA Winter Gathering
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), 5135 NE Columbia

Please join NAYA at our annual Winter Gathering. This celebration will be full of cheer, food & drinks, and family enrichment activities for all to enjoy. We gather together every year in the spirit of giving and gratitude to celebrate the holidays with our Community. Mr. and Mrs. Klamath Claus may even make a special appearance, so don't forget your wishlist!

Who: NAYA Community
When: Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 97218

Our celebration will be in conjunction with Culture Night this year, and it is your last opportunity to give any last-minute gift donations for our Holiday Gift Drive.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Portland Assembly - Piedmont NAC December Meeting
North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth

If you are interested in building community and meeting the needs of our neighborhood, the Piedmont Neighborhood Action Council of the Portland Assembly may be for you!

Portland Assembly is a municipalist organization which formed last year after the election. More information is available at www.portlandassembly.com. It is a people's assembly, where all of the neighborhood action councils meet regularly in a Spokescouncil.

Piedmont already has a Neighborhood Action Council which formed over the summer. We are small, but in August we held a very successful Free Store, co-sponsored by the Piedmont Neighborhood Association, that served over 100+ neighbors at a fun-filled day at Farragut Park. We are currently engaged in making soy candles to fundraise for winter relief efforts. We hope to receive a NPNS grant in January (fingers crossed) to make care kits for our houseless neighbors. We are also recruiting new members!

Our areas of interest include:

  • Mutual aid
  • Environment
  • Anti-Racist action
  • Gentrification
  • Immigrants’ rights
  • Houseless rights
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Sharing skills, knowledge, and ideas with each other

We meet at on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the North Portland Library meeting room from 1-3pm. DECEMBER MEETING IS 12:00-1:45 due to a prior event scheduled during our regular time.

Please contact us with any questions! Please let us know of childcare needs or other needs and we will accommodate. The upstairs meeting room has an elevator for accessibility.
Email: PiedmontNAC@protonmail.com

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Saturday
Dec 16
Fête Noir | A Holiday Party (Urban League)
through Opal 28, 510 NE 28th

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND SAVE $10 OFF OF THE DOOR.

Celebrate the holidays with the Urban League Young Professionals of Portland!

Come dressed in your finest all black cocktail attire to celebrate the holidays in style. There will be complimentary h'ordeuvres, live DJ and no-host bar all night long. We are offering a VIP hour from 7:30 - 8:30 PM and then General Admission from 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM.

Purchase tickets: https://www.ulpdxyp.org/events-1/fete-noir

TICKET INFORMATION:
VIP ticket includes: VIP area with lounge, Professional Meet & Greet with Complimentary h'ordeuvres and drinks from 7:30 - 8:30 PM.

General admission includes: Complimentary h'ordeuvres and bar access.

VIP Tickets: $40 (ONLINE), $50 (AT DOOR)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30 (ONLINE), $40 (DOOR)

FAQs
21+
Street Parking Only

Our thanks to PDX PIPELINE , the media sponsor of this event!

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Sunday
Dec 17
Indivisible Clackamas' Postcard Party, Winter Solstice edition
Oregon City Brewing Company

We may be living in some dark times, but longer days are on their way! Come brighten your spirit with friends, food and drink as we write postcards to our members of congress. We provide prompts, postcards, postage, and we will even hand-deliver your messages. See you there!

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Thursday
Jan 4, 2018
Oregon Legislative Overview with Patrick Allen
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park

Patrick Allen, as director of the Oregon Health Authority, will be the state's foremost advocate for public healthcare at the February 2018 Oregon legislative session.

The OHA is responsible for improving the lifelong health of Oregonians, improving quality and increasing access to health services, and containing and lowering health care costs. It manages a system of 16 coordi­nated care organizations which serve more than a million Oregonians receiving Medicaid. The OHA manages the Oregon State Hospital, the Health Policy and Analytics office, the Health Systems Division, which in turn manages the Medical Assistance Program and the Addictions and Mental Health Division. Allen also oversees the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Public Health Division.

This event is a program of the Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference. Thanks to the Oregon Health Science University Department of Psychiatry, Cedar Hills Hospital, Clackamas County Mental Health, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Central City Concern, the Psychiatric Security Review Board, Bridgeway Recovery Services, and Columbia County Behavioral Health, for supporting the conference.

Join us for light refreshments and conversation at 5 PM. Program begins at 6 PM.

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

January 15- June 28, 2018

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

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Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
Think & Drink with Scot Nakagawa and Jess Campbell
Oregon Humanities, 921 SW Washington

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice features onstage conversations exploring how community organizations, corporations, and religious groups work to change the structures and policies that govern our society. At this event, Jess Campbell and Scot Nakagawa will join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon.

Tickets are $10. No-cost tickets are available. Minors welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please stay after the program for snacks and conversation.

Jess Campbell is codirector of the Rural Organizing Project. She has worked with some of the most rural communities in Oregon to support local visions of what healthy and vibrant rural communities could look like. She is the coauthor of "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement."

Scot Nakagawa is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political writer. He has spent many years exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and strategies for change. He is a senior partner at ChangeLab, a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics.

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
Reclaim MLK Freedom and Unity March
Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way

The 4th Annual Children's March for Social Justice is our most important action of the year!! This year all of the organizers are children and the theme is Freedom and Unity.

Join us for organizing on Saturday, December 16 to support the demonstration and to volunteer. We meet at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing St, Portland, Oregon 97212 from 10-1.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Class War For Christmas Rally
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Congress passed a tax bill last week that redistributes over a trillion dollars from working people into the pockets of the very wealthy. The passage of this tax scam declares class war on working people, students, children, parents, the elderly-- basically everyone in our country except the billionaires.

We are ready to fight!! Join us at Pioneer Square on December 17 at 3 for some marching, protesting, revolutionary caroling, and some good old fashion holiday class war.

Wear red and/or festive attire!

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Thursday
Dec 21
Bake America Great Again - a bake sale for IRCO
Pip's Original Doughnuts, 4759 NE Fremont

We're throwing a bake sale for IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)! December 21st from 6-9PM at Pip's Original.

There will be treats for sale from some of the best bakers, restaurants, and bloggers in Portland. We will also be raffling off prizes from an array of amazing local businesses, such as Parcel, Fifty Licks, Bowery Bagels, Stormbreaker Brewing, Never Coffee, The Portland Timbers and more! As if that wasn't amazing enough, WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE HAMILTON IN PORTLAND. (WHAT?!!!!). We'll have complimentary wine available from Dear Mom Wines and beer from Deschutes Brewery.

(We are currently accepting donations for raffle prizes, so if you'd like to donate, please send an email to lindsay.strannigan@gmail.com! We are also looking for a beer sponsor for this event. Spread the word!)

Come grab a treat for your holiday table and support a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to IRCO, an organization with 40 years of history and experience working with Portland's refugee and immigrant communities. To learn more about their mission and work, visit irco.org!

Thanks, and see you on the 21st at Pip's!

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
Printmaking + Art-making Event in Support of Reclaim MLK DAY!
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Community is invited to our last print and art preparation event before the Big January 15th #ReclaimMLK March! https://www.facebook.com/events/129680964370430/?ti=icl

This years theme is focused on Dr King and other civil and human rights leaders. Don’t Shoot Portland’s Children’s Arts and Social Justice Council will be launching the Freedom Unity Bazaar and you are welcome to help us make that DREAM a Reality! We will be screen printing, printing large woodblock prints and producing Art for the Reclaim MLK Day March! No printmaking skills necessary. All are welcome!

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Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
Anti-Racist Teach-In with Shawna Lipton
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Join us for an Anti-Racist Teach-In at PNCA
Co-presented by Critical Studies and the PNCA Equity Council

Shawna Lipton, Making Whiteness Visible
Film Screening of "Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" followed by discussion, Tuesday January 23, 6pm, in the Mediatheque

All Trainings and Workshops are Free and Open to the Public
Community Members Welcome

This series of workshops and trainings seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of whiteness, white privilege, inequality, oppression, and the history of white supremacy. Taught by a series of experienced facilitators, educators, activists, and community organizers, these teach-ins will provide skills and tools for fostering anti-racism, allyship, and coalition building.

Contact:
Shawna Lipton, Chair of Critical Studies slipton@pnca.edu
Victor Maldonado, Inclusions Specialist vmaldonado@pnca.edu
(E-mail us with questions, comments, critiques, or to lead a workshop)

Resources:
30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism
http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/white-americans-learn-race/

Whiteness Studies and White Privilege
http://studywhiteness.blogspot.com/

White Awake
https://whiteawake.org/

More about the Equity Council at PNCA:

The Equity Council provides a space for on-going dialogue and self-reflection about issues of equity and social justice at PNCA. The discussions that take place during these bi-weekly meetings (Mondays 12:30-1:30 in Bridgelab) will help keep our learning community accountable and guide more culturally responsive programming in the future.

The Equity Council is intended to be a place where students, faculty, and staff can:

  • Share experiences
  • Air grievances
  • Pose questions
  • Make suggestions
  • Shape the learning environment
  • Address issues of race, identity, class, sexuality, gender, ability, and difference in a space free of judgement
  • Discuss PNCA's relationship to the Portland community and the world at large

As a grassroots committee, we encourage everyone to participate and contribute their critical perspective and creative energy. Please join us as regularly as possible. If, for whatever reason, you can't make Equity Council please email vmaldonado@pnca.edu to learn about other opportunities to get involved in our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as part of our Strategic Plan.

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Monday
Dec 18
Neighbors for Clean Air Holiday Comment Drop-In
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

Join Neighbors for Clean Air for a fun, family-friendly evening of cocoa, cookies, and comment drop-ins on Cleaner Air Oregon!

Come one, come all, whether you've made comments on Cleaner Air Oregon already or not! We'll have cookie-decorating activities for the kids, a raffle, and some Q&A with community advocates who have been working tirelessly to clean up our air this year.

We are committed to advocating on behalf of protecting the health of the public. In doing so, we want to make sure that your voices are included in this critical process.

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Sunday
Dec 24
Holiday Singing for Immigrants at the ICE Detention Center with Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Here's a new reason to go singing at mid-day on Christmas Eve. ICE wrecks the holiday and breaks up families by detaining immigrants at the ICE office on SW Macadam before sending them to detention facilities at NORCOR or Tacoma. As a statement of solidarity, join us on Christmas Eve day at noon, at the Southwest corner of the ICE building. Bring signs supporting immigrants.

We invite people of all faiths, no faith, and agnostics to join us as we sing Feliz Navidad, Jingle Bells, Cielito Lindo, and other songs. Alternative lyrics will be available for singing to some melodies that may be familiar. If you're not into singing, come listen and stand in silent vigil, with respect for the suffering caused by US immigration policies.

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Thursday
Dec 28
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice's Last Thursday ICE Witness Vigil
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

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

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

We encourage carpooling, as parking is very limited!

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Thursday
Jan 11, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
Feb 8, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
Mar 8, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
Apr 12, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
May 10, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • June 14
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Thursday
Jun 14, 2018
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith.

Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

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Started Saturday
Dec 16
Hacienda's ¡Posada Navideña!
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster at 72nd

Feliz Navidad, amigos! To celebrate the season, Hacienda is hosting a Posada at the Portland Mercado. This is a festive holiday tradition celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America that references the story of Mary and Joseph seeking accommodation, or posada, at the inn in Bethlehem.

Our posada will be a family-friendly atmosphere with traditional songs, warm drinks, piñatas, and more. All are welcome to join us to celebrate the holiday season!

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Help Drive with Big Water at The Portway Tavern, Portland, OR
Portway Tavern, 7600 N Willamette

We're having a HELP Drive! Local singer/songwriter/artist Big Water is bringing his original Americana Roots Rock to the Portway Tavern on Sat, Dec 16 at 8 pm. Big H2O is working with The Portway Tavern and AMA Global Care to help gather

  • food,
  • socks,
  • blankets and
  • hygiene supplies

for those in our community that are in need. Please come and join us and help us, help each other. For more info, www.bigwater.cc/shows

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
Pete Souza Book Event for OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT
Powell's City of Books Website
Sunday
Dec 24
Under the Bridge Walk: In the Spirit of Giving Support (Right 2 Survive)
Powellhurst Gilbert Apartments, 2601 SE 111th Ave, Apt 1

Please join Right 2 Survive during this special Under the Bridge Walk.

We will be distributing donations around Portland to houseless neighbors.

We have tons of donations to hand out to houseless folks in our city, if you have a car or a large truck or van that we can use to transport goods, please get in touch with us!

If you have anymore donations for us to distribute, please feel free to reach out. Our houseless neighbors need out help now, more than ever!

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Started Saturday
Dec 16
Pet-A-Pig benefitting Q Center and Blanchet Farm
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

Come hang out with therapy support pigs and help two great local nonprofits! Local celebrity pig P. Iggy will be there too! Learn more about the Blanchet House addiction recovery farm at http://www.blanchethouse.org/farm/. All suggested donations go to Q Center and Blanchet Farm.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Holiday Cards to LGBT Prisoners! (Beyond These Walls)
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

During the holiday season, most of us look forward to spending time with our friends and family... being with the ones we love. For LGBT people who are incarcerated, the holidays are often a time when the sting of being away from community is particularly painful.

Join Beyond These Walls as we write holiday cards to send to LGBT people living behind bars. We'll provide the names, cards, and stamps... just show up and write a sweet note! Snacks will be included!

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island

The Skanner Foundation is hosting its 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The MLK Breakfast is a Portland tradition featuring state-wide, local and business leaders coming together with the community to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Skanner Foundation's MLK Breakfast will also be at a new location in 2018.

Red Lion Hotel on the River, Janzten Beach
January 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
909 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland OR

Cheryl Grace is the keynote speaker. Grace is the Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement for Nielsen.

Nielsen is the global company that measures what consumers watch and what consumers buy. Grace is a highly accomplished thought leader and the visionary behind Nielsen’s African-American Consumer Report. This award-winning report led to the company’s historic creation of Nielsen’s Diversity Insights Series. Each report focuses on the rapidly growing Hispanic, African-American or Asian consumer base. Grace is known for her engaging and refreshing perspective about why we buy what we buy.

#SKBreakfast

Sponsors:

  • Oregon Lottery
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • University of Oregon
  • PCRI
  • Prosper Portland
  • Providence Health & Services - Oregon Region
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Uber
  • UPS
  • Home Forward
  • City of Portland Procurement Services, -City of Portland Mayor's Office
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pacific Power
  • Turner Construction Company - Portland
  • Kaiser Permanente Health Care
  • Multnomah County, Oregon

Media sponsor: KBOO Community Radio

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Sunday
Dec 17
Open House at Right 2 Dream Too
Right 2 Dream Too, 999 N Thunderbird Way

R2DToo moved to our new site in early June 2017, and we welcome you to join us for an open house. Come join us for some hot beverages and take a tour of our operations. Stop by any time throughout the day to see what we have been up to since we moved from Old Town/Chinatown.

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Thursday
Dec 21
Vancouver Memorial Service for the Homeless
Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Vancouver

Come join us to remember & honor our Unhoused neighbors who have passed this year.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
5:45 pm to 7 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1309 Franklin St Vancouver, WA

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Sunday
Dec 17
Montavilla Emergency Warming Shelter Volunteer Training
Saints Peter and Paul/San Pedro y San Pablo Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd

As we move into the very cold winter months, Montavilla is once again gearing up to support our houseless neighbors through this difficult time. The Montavilla NAC, with the support of other neighborhood groups, will be hosting another Emergency Warming Shelter, at Saints Peter and Paul/San Pedro y San Pablo Episcopal Church (SE Ash & 82nd)

Anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter is encouraged to come to this training! There will be 2 hours of training on the specific workings of the shelter, as well as a brief 1 hour training on trauma informed care, crisis de-escalation, and conflict resolution, as it relates to emergency shelters.

Please fill out our Warming Shelter Volunteer Form so we can get your contact information, and any relevant experience you may have. (No experience required, though!) https://goo.gl/RUv4uH Training materials will be emailed to everyone on our Volunteer List, and we hope to have another in-person training in January.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, please feel free to bring food to share!

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Saturday
Dec 16
Portland DSA Canvass for Measure 101
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Come spend a Saturday helping The Democratic Socialists of America and Yes on Healthcare defend 350,000 vulnerable Oregonians from losing healthcare by spreading the word on Measure 101 coming up in this January's special election, as well as building the movement for single payer healthcare! We'll be working with the yes on Measure 101 folks to train everybody up on how to canvass, get our terf, load up into cars, and head out to knock doors. If you for some reason aren't able to knock on doors but want to get involved, fill out the RSVP form and we'll find important work for you to do!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuBMTu6lGYi_qNLzQ-Z_fuKEcY4b7EiOzEktPJs3chhB-saA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Wednesday
Jan 3, 2018
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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Wednesday
Feb 7, 2018
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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Wednesday
Mar 7, 2018
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Resist Trump Tuesday at Sen. Wyden’s In Portland
Senator Wyden's in Portland, 911 Federal Building, 911 NE 11th

Please join us and speak out to Senate staff to stop the Trump agenda. Each week we set a topic and a request to our Senator, based on current events.

Some say now is like Germany as the Nazis were taking over. But it's not! This time the #Resistance is large, loud and persistant. Join us to defend our democracy.

11:30 a.m: Connect, plan, and hear news from the Resistance

12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

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Friday
Dec 29
Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

This orientation & workshop is for people who are interested in learning more about the campaign, whether they wish to be an organizer, or if they simply want to be informed! This is an orientation to understanding our rights, and where we are in building a movement. This movement will take everyone, and that means we are seeking to inform and build with anyone wanting to make change!

Please join us for dinner and conversations before the orientation at 6pm.

The Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Orientation/Workshop is 101 crash course in understanding and demystifying the history of homelessness in the US, and in Oregon specifically. We will be sharing the strategies of our organizing campaign, and ways for you and others to be involved depending on the skills you would like to develop.

Each month we will share rotating "know your rights and resources" material.

October: We will focus on property rights and police interactions.
Fri Nov 17, 5:45 PM: TBD
Fri Dec 15, 5:45 PM: TBD


Homeless Bill of Rights Oregon
Community
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and allies, including Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive/Right 2 Dream Too, Street Roots and Dignity Village, will be leading a statewide campaign to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Sunday
Jan 7, 2018
Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Sunday
Jan 21, 2018
Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Sunday
Feb 4, 2018
Revolutionary Reading: How Europe Underveloped Africa
Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell

Why in the "West" do we talk about Africa as an unknown, unremarkable place? What are we not told about the history of that continent?

Two weeks ago we read the first chapter of Rodney's incredible book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf). In chapter two, Rodney tells how African nations developed, thrived, and spread before the arrival of European colonialism.

Drinks and snax are available for purchase from the workers of Southeast Grind, and we will be putting together a small communal fund to help folks pay for them if they don't have the money!

Watch this event every other week for more links and questions to consider as we discuss this work!

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
Annual Concert for Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) shelters
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver

This is our annual Epiphany Concert to benefit the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) shelters. We will have the St. Andrew Praise Band, the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band and of course, Winds and Strings.

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Saturday
Dec 16
Ayuda Legal Gratuita en Vancouver
St. Luke's Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal de San Lucas, Vancouver

Todos tambien en español

Talk to Volunteer Lawyers About:

  • Your Family (Custody, Divorce, Parenting Plans)
  • Injury (From work or car accidents)
  • Housing (Landlord/Tenant)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Work (Your rights)
  • Immigration
  • Criminal Issues

Plus!

  • Plan for the Safety of your Family and your Assets.
  • Notaries will be available to to notarize the documents right away
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Resist! the Variety Show!
Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill

Resist! the Variety Show! brings together artists and activists for creative acts of empowering resistance. We’re about teaching effective resistance skills, amplifying the voices and cultures of people who are marginalized, fighting oppression, and promoting social justice.

This month's theme is Connection to the Land. The show will feature poetry, music, theatre, trainings, skill sharing, circus acts, and more. We will also be hosting an alternative craft fair!

Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds raised will go to a local community organization, Signal Fire! http://www.signalfirearts.org

Let's use this forum to build community, learn from the stories and experiences of others and creatively combat fascism and capitalism!

Please contact event hosts for questions, volunteering, or preforming!

For justice and collective power!

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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
Portland Indivisible Community Meeting
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Mark your calendar: We're gearing up for year two! Join us on this day of service as we plan to help sister groups in red districts & states.

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Holiday Party w/BerniePDX!
Tea Chai Te, 616 E Burnside

Celebrate the holidays early with BerniePDX! Come to our White Elephant gift swap party at Tea Chai Te's new location - 616 E Burnside, 6:30-9pm.

Bring a new or lightly used wrapped gift to swap - or steal - with other BerniePDXers! You don't need to bring a gift to attend! We'll have pizza (& vegan pizza), tea, kombucha, sweets, and excellent company.

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Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) recommendation watch day (350pdx)
Vancouver Community Library

November 28th was a historical day for our movement. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), which usually recommends approval for any energy project, unanimously voted to recommend that Inslee deny the largest crude oil by rail terminal in all of North America.

EFSEC will meet on December 19th to discuss the details of that recommendation. Join us at the Vancouver Community Library to watch their meeting, eat lots of pizza, and celebrate!

Location: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St, Vancouver, WA 98660


  • Stand Up To Oil
  • Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
  • 350pdx
  • Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Sierra Club Washington State Chapter
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Climate Solutions
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Saturday
Dec 16
Portland DSA Holiday Party!
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd

Come celebrate the holiday season with Portland DSA! Friends, family, children all welcome! Velo Cult is an awesome space where there will be drinks available for purchase at the bar. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO WEAR RED!

This is also a POTLUCK! So please consider bringing something if you feel so inclined!

So we can get an idea of who's bringing what, it would be great if you could RSVP here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4qzqxCpIykhguqPJHeB4iFbuZmFLobbxmIAS-BZwCVjO7ig/viewform

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Monday
Dec 18
Sanctuary Everywhere Interfaith Vigil
Washington County Courthouse, Hillsboro

We are bringing Sanctuary to the Streets! Gather with us for an interfaith expression of solidarity with our immigrant and refugee community. Through prayer, song, testimony and ritual, our Washington County community will join together across nationality, language, class, race and creed in the fight against predatory ICE enforcement and all forms of injustice.

Why is this vigil taking place at the Washington County Courthouse?
Unmarked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been periodically targeting community members at the WA County. Courthouse. Our vigil seeks to bring awareness, accountability, and a stop towards ICE's preditory tactics in our community.

Co-hosted by: IMIrJ, Unite Oregon, and the Hillsboro Faith Alliance

Free 2-hour on-street parking is available. Also accessible by Max Blue Line (Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd TC MAX Station).


¡Estamos creando Santuario en las calles! Reúnase con nosotrxs para una expresión de solidaridad con nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes y refugiadxs. Con oraciones, canciones, testimonios y rituales, nuestra comunidad del condado de Washington se unirá a través de la nacionalidad, el idioma, la clase, la raza y el credo para luchar juntxs en contra de los abusos de ICE y todas las formas de injusticia.

¿Por qué estamos teniendo nuestra vigilia en la Corte del condado de Washington? Agentes de la migra vestidos en ropa común han detenido a miembros de la comunidad en el la Corte de WA CO durante los últimos meses. Nuestra vigilia busca concientizar, rendir cuentas y detener las tácticas preditorias de la migra en nuestra comunidad.

Organizado por: IMIrJ, Unite Oregon, and the Hillsboro Faith Alliance

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