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  • Wednesday
    Mar 29 2017
    PDX Divest

    Oppose the City's plan to turn our investments over to Wall Street! Support keeping our Socially Responsible Investments policy and the Socially Responsible Investments Committee! We're asking the City to add these four companies to the Do-Not-Buy list because of their environmental, labor, indigenous rights, immigrant rights, and human rights violations from Portland to Standing Rock to Palestine.

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  • Portland Anarchist Road Care Open Meeting and Infoshare

    Because we believe in building community solutions to the issues we face, outside of the state. Because society portrays anarchists as only breaking windows and blocking roads. Because when faced with anarchism as a political theory, statist often ask "But who will fix the roads." Because the city of Portland refuses to adequately repair roads in a timely manner.

    We are Portland Anarchist Road Care. We believe in community oriented direct action. We believe the state cares more about funding a militarized police force to suppress free speech than caring for and repairing the roads.

    The city of Portland has shown gross negligence in its inadequate preventative care through this winter's storms, and through its slow repair of potholes as weather has improved. Daily, this negligence is an active danger to cyclists and causes damage to people's automobiles, and an increased risk of collision and bodily injury.

    Portland Anarchist Road Care aims to mobilize crews throughout our city, in our neighborhoods, to patch our streets, build community, and continue to find solutions to community problems outside of the state.

    Join us for this open meeting and infoshare where we plan to discuss:

    Who we are and why we do it. What the future holds for us, including future actions. What you can do to help. How to patch potholes, and other actions you can take, to help make the roads safer for everyone. How to remain safe while patching potholes. Our fundraising model.

    As well as hear thoughts and ideas from you.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 30 2017
    Free Showing & Discussion of 13th, a film about slavery and mass incarceration

    Free showing of Netflix original film 13th, March 30 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) at the offices of Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth in Portland. It is sponsored by Justice Advocates and Unite Oregon.

    The film's title, 13th, refers to the 13th Amendment, Section 1, which reads:

    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    For more information, contact justiceadvocates@gmail.com

  • Saturday
    Apr 1 2017
    Climate Justice summit & Native American marketplace

    Friendly House

    Native American jewelry, Arts and Crafts. Silent Auction. Food and Drinks. Climate Justice summit speakers and panel Q&A. Free event, Family friendly, open to the public.

  • Friday
    Apr 7 2017
    Free Self-Defense Class for Women/ Safer Streets
    free

    Free self-defense class for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health or addiction issues, for sex workers, and for survivors of violence or abuse.

    Queer and trans friendly All ages/ abilities

    We welcome folks with disabilities, including those who use mobility aids.

    Class size is limited- it is "first come/ first serve" No RSVP necessary

    Space for approximately 30 individuals (per fire marshall code for the space being used & the space needed for individuals to move freely).

    We will have a liability waiver for attending folks to read/ sign prior to class start. If you would like a copy of the waiver to review beforehand, send us a request via email, and we'll send you a copy.

    This class is free, but donations are always appreciated.

    Any questions, feel free to email us at: saferstreetsPDX@riseup.net

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 8 2017
    Portland Troublemakers School

    Troublemakers from the Pacific Northwest are gathering for a day of strategizing and skills-building to strengthen our workers' movement.

    Hear from union leaders and activists about how to fight back at work and win. Network and strategize with local organizers to take on looming budget cuts and the right-to-work threat.

    Cost: $10. Lunch included. Childcare stipends, transportation, and Spanish translation available. To sign up or for questions, contact Johanna (email labornotespdx@gmail.com, phone 971-998-7340).

    Please register in advance at http://labornotes.org/pdx or by calling Labor Notes at (718) 284-4144.

    Workshops will include Labor Notes' new Secrets of a Successful Organizer training track: * Beating Apathy * Assemble Your Dream Team: Identifying Leaders and Mapping Your Workplace * Swing into Action: Turning an Issue into a Campaign

    Other workshops: * Preparing for "Right to Work" * Building Strong Labor-Community Alliances * Building Progressive Political Power at the Local Level

    The workshop list is in formation. If you have a suggestion or question about the program or the event, email the local organizing committee at labornotespdx@gmail.com

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  • Direct Action Training for Groups

    Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale. We invite you to join us for a training for groups of people who want to develop their ability to take powerful strategic collective action.

    This training will introduce basic non-violent direct action strategies and tactics to groups who are completely new to organizing, and will provide next steps and development to groups who have been working together for a while. We will also review pertinent legal information address how you and your group can keep each other safe while challenging those in power.

    So grab your friends, family, neighbors, activist group, church group, study group, or any group you have affinity with and sign up together!

    We ask that you show up in a group; a group does not need to be any kind of formal organization, although it totally CAN be people those people. We ask that groups be made up of at least 3 people, and encourage much larger groups to attend as well. If your group doesn’t already have a name, now’s your chance to think of something awesome to call yourselves. We also ask that regardless of its size, at least 3 people from your group attend the training. There will be a lot of information given and you might have to split up at all points to absorb it all.

    We will be posting more inforamtion soon regarding the agenda for the day, as well as information regarding the space.

    Please RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/direct-action-training-for-groups-april-8

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