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Started Wednesday
Oct 25
RENEW 48 Warm Clothing Drive for the Union Gospel Mission
through IBEW Local 48

RENEW 48 has started their annual warm clothing drive for the Portland Union Gospel Mission. You can bring in your gently used blankets, warm clothing items, and shoes now through the first week of December 2017. Cash is being accepted as well. Donations can be dropped off at IBEW Local 48 during business hours.

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Started Saturday
Nov 4
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles
through Portland Center Stage at The Armory

The Armory partners with Oregon Shakespeare Festival to bring this production to Portland.

Alfaro blends tragedy, wry humor, Mexican folklore and a modern setting to unleash the power of Euripides’ ancient tale of Medea, seen through the lens of immigrants in the United States.

By Luis Alfaro

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Wednesday
Nov 22
Equity Now! Volunteers of America Workers' Union
Volunteers of America Oregon, 3910 SE Stark

Kay Toran, Ph.D, the Executive Director of Volunteers of America Oregon, refuses to treat the VoA Workers's Union with dignity and respect. VoA workers earn low wages, and many of them are Women and POC. Dr. Toran is dividing workers by giving non-represented workers raises and cost of living allowances. Bargaining has been going on for almost a year due to Dr. Toran's union busting tactics. She has the power to make working conditions better, and will not do so.

Join us as we support workers before this bargaining session and show Dr. Toran's team that the community wants her to negotiate with workers in good faith!

Coffee and donuts will be provided! Bring your friends, kids, pets, and anyone else who is ready to fight for our community.

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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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Get ICE out of NORCOR! #IceResistanceRally
Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities (NORCOR), The Dalles

Join us for an #IceResistanceRally as we stand strong against NORCOR! We are gathering folks from all over Oregon and Washington to show NORCOR that we do not approve of the private Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract they currently hold as it does not reflect the values of the communities they are representing and NORCOR is not set up to be able to provide appropriate services for detainees in the first place.

Immigrant detainees being held here under the contract with ICE have been charged with federal immigration violations which are a civil matter, not criminal. We believe this is in violation of state law (OR 181A.820) and we support the lawsuit filed recently on behalf of local taxpayers which asks an Oregon judge to order NORCOR to end its contract and enjoin NORCOR from entering into similar contracts going forward. We want to see our local officials take a stand and protect all of our friends and neighbors as well as transparency and accountability from NORCOR as they work for us, the public.

We have lots of signs, flags and a couple of banners to share or feel free to bring your own!

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Hood River DACA Rally
Jackson Park, Hood River

Join the Oregon DACA Coalition and surrounding community as we demand a Clean Dream Act from Representative Greg Walden!

If you wish to participate in this action by sharing your story please contact info@oregondacacoalition.org for further details.

NOTE: - Dress for the rain - Positive & Appropriate signs only to be brought - Bring friends & family!

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An Inconvenient Sequel
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Take a break from Thanksgiving preparations and have a night out! A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Guest speakers-

  • Marc Rappaport, renewable energy innovator, Climate Reality Leader and Ridgefield resident.
  • Don Steinke, writer and organizer for climate action in SW WA, Sierra Club

Doors open at 6:15, previews start at 6:45. Beer, wine, coffee, ice cream, snacks available for purchase.

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Thursday
Nov 23
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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Get ICE out of NORCOR! #IceResistanceRally
Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities (NORCOR), The Dalles

Join us for an #IceResistanceRally as we stand strong against NORCOR! We are gathering folks from all over Oregon and Washington to show NORCOR that we do not approve of the private Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract they currently hold as it does not reflect the values of the communities they are representing and NORCOR is not set up to be able to provide appropriate services for detainees in the first place.

Immigrant detainees being held here under the contract with ICE have been charged with federal immigration violations which are a civil matter, not criminal. We believe this is in violation of state law (OR 181A.820) and we support the lawsuit filed recently on behalf of local taxpayers which asks an Oregon judge to order NORCOR to end its contract and enjoin NORCOR from entering into similar contracts going forward. We want to see our local officials take a stand and protect all of our friends and neighbors as well as transparency and accountability from NORCOR as they work for us, the public.

We have lots of signs, flags and a couple of banners to share or feel free to bring your own!

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No-Thanks giving
Marrow

"No-Thanks" giving (All ages, free)

Since 1970 the fourth Thursday of November ("Thanksgiving") has been recognized as the National Day of Mourning by indigenous peoples in MA, and since 1975 as Unthanksgiving Day by indigenous peoples in CA. Others refer to it as "Thankskilling" or "Thankstaking".

On top of its problematic and harmful colonialist roots, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday for folks who find themselves away from friends and family.

We invite all folks of all backgrounds to come join us at Marrow for a night of eating, conversing, storytelling, games, art-making, and honoring the stolen land we operate on and the people it was taken from.

If you have requests for activities or would like to speak, please reach out and let us know!

If you can, please bring a dish or drink that's meaningful to you or that you enjoy! No pressure if you're not able though - all are welcome to come and eat. We do ask if you bring food that it be nut free and that you save and/or write down any ingredient info, so that folks with food sensitivities, restrictions, or allergies can make informed decisions about what to eat.

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Accessibility info: Marrow is on the 1st floor, there are no stairs leading into our space. Our main doorway is 31.5", and our accessible restroom doorway is 30.5". We have two gender neutral restrooms. Marrow is a drug and alcohol-free, nut-free and scent-free space (which means please don't go ham with your perfume or deodorant before coming in). We are a safe(r) space and won't tolerate any hateful nonsense.

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Friday
Nov 24
Black Friday Market
through The ReBuilding Center

Black Artists! Black Makers! Black Creatives!

Right2Root and the ReBuilding Center are excited to bring our next Pop-Up Black Market to the Mississippi community November 24th and 25th - Black Friday!!

If you are a small Black-owned business looking for a Marketplace to showcase your holiday merchandise, we'd love for you to submit the short vendor application form below so we can help get the word out about your awesome products while helping Community shop our local small businesses for the holidays!!

Space is limited, so apply early to save your spot!!

Early bird Vendor Application deadline: November 15, 2017 * Please note Vendor spaces could be reserved before this date.

Once your Application is received and approved, you’ll be sent a confirmation securing your vendor space. Registered and confirmed vendors will also get an email with additional setup instructions by Nov 20th.

For questions, please contact Shalonda Menefee at 503.542.5059 or by email at shalonda@rebuildingcenter.org.

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Black Lives Matter #NotBlackFriday Not One Dime - Matching Food Donations
Hollywood/NE 42nd Avenue Transit Center MAX Station, 1410 NE 42nd

Every year we connect with community through protest and community service to provide hundreds of meals to families who are living in poverty and forced systemic discrimination and oppression. This year join us as we use this holiday season to remind Americans that the holidays and shopping don't matter when families are suffering. Black Friday should not be a time to support capitalism it should be a time to BUILD COMMUNITIES

Like last years #NotBlackFriday demonstration "HUGE" Support is needed!

Solidarity on all fronts against racism and systemic violence to end abuse!!

All Ages #NVDA Rally and Demonstration.

A Community Art Project with an Action Plan to Feed and Clothe our most marginalized community members!!

Matching Donations Needed:

  • Cooked Turkeys
  • Bottled Water
  • Sandwich Bread
  • Fresh Fruit/Vegetables

  • Volunteers for Feed

  • Photographers/Videography
  • All Artists/ Live Sound and Project
  • Food Prep Support
  • Tabling/Clothes Sorting

We Need A PDX Bike Swarm Please Show Up and Support! #AntiFacists

We Also need National Lawyers Guild Lewis and Clark Chapter.

Contact us for Co Organizing Support in Solidarity for Black Lives against White Supremacy

Donate to support resource gathering via our site : http://dontshootportland.com/donate/

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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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Get ICE out of NORCOR! #IceResistanceRally
Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities (NORCOR), The Dalles

Join us for an #IceResistanceRally as we stand strong against NORCOR! We are gathering folks from all over Oregon and Washington to show NORCOR that we do not approve of the private Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract they currently hold as it does not reflect the values of the communities they are representing and NORCOR is not set up to be able to provide appropriate services for detainees in the first place.

Immigrant detainees being held here under the contract with ICE have been charged with federal immigration violations which are a civil matter, not criminal. We believe this is in violation of state law (OR 181A.820) and we support the lawsuit filed recently on behalf of local taxpayers which asks an Oregon judge to order NORCOR to end its contract and enjoin NORCOR from entering into similar contracts going forward. We want to see our local officials take a stand and protect all of our friends and neighbors as well as transparency and accountability from NORCOR as they work for us, the public.

We have lots of signs, flags and a couple of banners to share or feel free to bring your own!

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Curious Comedy Showdown: Urban League of Portland Young Professionals Fundraiser
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr

25% of the gate from this event will go the the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals.

Purchase tickets: https://www.curiouscomedy.org/events/2017/11/24/1054-curious-comedy-showdown . Use the ticket code "URBAN"

$12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Six players enter the stage. Only one will survive. Often referred to as "The Hunger Games of Comedy" the Curious Comedy Showdown pits Curious Comedy's finest players against one another in competitive improv matches that will make you laugh until you cry. Armed only with audience suggestions and razor-sharp wit, the players must create fast-paced hilarious scenes on the spot to win audience votes - round after round - in hopes of living to see another day. You decide which player is left standing. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, you'll love this show!

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm.

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Saturday
Nov 25
2017 PDX Black Holiday Bazaar
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Support local and Black-owned businesses at the 2nd Annual Portland Black Holiday Bazaar hosted by Portland Alumnae Chapter!

Vendors will be selling a variety of gift & food items, including holiday quilts, knit hats & scarves, African + ethnic clothing and art, natural hair care products & much more

Guests are also invited to bring a toy donation for local elementary school children. Toys will be distributed at a Black Santa event in early December.

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Native Family Day and Marketplace
Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd

A day to celebrate Community with our families and FREE crafts, swimming, roller skating and snacks! Fry Bread Taco Fundraiser at noon!

This is also an opportunity to get a jump on that special gift from one of our many talented Native artists!

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Stuff The Subie For The Homeless
Burnside Skatepark, 2nd under E Burnside

From now till Nov 25th help spread the word an collect as much as you can. Remember it's getting cold out there so Clothing, socks, hoodies, jackets, shoes, blankets, gloves, pants, shirts, sack lunch, water, canned food, extra Halloween candy,

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Mojada Post-Show Discussions
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by "Mojada", filtered through the perspectives of activists, scholars, social workers and immigration experts. Featuring Guests from Catholic Charities. Free!

  • Sun Nov 12 3:30 PM
  • Sat Nov 18 3:30 PM
  • Sun Nov 19 3:30 PM
  • Sat Nov 25 3:30 PM
  • Sun Nov 26 3:30 PM
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Get ICE out of NORCOR! #IceResistanceRally
Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities (NORCOR), The Dalles

Join us for an #IceResistanceRally as we stand strong against NORCOR! We are gathering folks from all over Oregon and Washington to show NORCOR that we do not approve of the private Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract they currently hold as it does not reflect the values of the communities they are representing and NORCOR is not set up to be able to provide appropriate services for detainees in the first place.

Immigrant detainees being held here under the contract with ICE have been charged with federal immigration violations which are a civil matter, not criminal. We believe this is in violation of state law (OR 181A.820) and we support the lawsuit filed recently on behalf of local taxpayers which asks an Oregon judge to order NORCOR to end its contract and enjoin NORCOR from entering into similar contracts going forward. We want to see our local officials take a stand and protect all of our friends and neighbors as well as transparency and accountability from NORCOR as they work for us, the public.

We have lots of signs, flags and a couple of banners to share or feel free to bring your own!

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Sunday
Nov 26
Get ICE out of Norcor! #IceResistanceRally - *new place*
Fred Meyer Fuel Center, the Dalles

Rally on the corner of W 6th Street and Cherry Heights Road to raise awareness and show solidarity with immigrants held by ICE who are suffering poor conditions in NORCOR, our local jail.

Join us for an #IceResistanceRally as we stand strong against NORCOR! We are gathering folks from all over Oregon and Washington to show NORCOR that we do not approve of the private Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract they currently hold as it does not reflect the values of the communities they are representing and NORCOR is not set up to be able to provide appropriate services for detainees in the first place.

Immigrant detainees being held here under the contract with ICE have been charged with federal immigration violations which are a civil matter, not criminal. We believe this is in violation of state law (OR 181A.820) and we support the lawsuit filed recently on behalf of local taxpayers which asks an Oregon judge to order NORCOR to end its contract and enjoin NORCOR from entering into similar contracts going forward. We want to see our local officials take a stand and protect all of our friends and neighbors as well as transparency and accountability from NORCOR as they work for us, the public.

We have lots of signs, flags and a couple of banners to share or feel free to bring your own!

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Town Hall for Progressive Democracy
Sunnyside Community House

Learn about opportunities to participate in Democracy. Listen to guest speakers Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, and Gayle McLaughlin, former Mayor of Richmond, California talk about people based government

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Tents-Giving!
Franklin Parking Garage, Vancouver

URGENT event for SHELTER& WARMTH for our street friends.

We need volunteers

We are collecting

  • tents,
  • tarps,
  • sleeping bags,
  • blankets,
  • socks,
  • shoes,
  • hand sanitizer,
  • duct tape,
  • rope and
  • hand warmers.

For donation drop off locations or questions please email us at HHVanWA@gmail.Com

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Mojada Post-Show Discussions
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by "Mojada", filtered through the perspectives of activists, scholars, social workers and immigration experts. Featuring Guests from Catholic Charities. Free!

  • Sun Nov 12 3:30 PM
  • Sat Nov 18 3:30 PM
  • Sun Nov 19 3:30 PM
  • Sat Nov 25 3:30 PM
  • Sun Nov 26 3:30 PM
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IPA presents: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Announcing the fourth film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

This monthly series focuses on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the film we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series screens monthly, on the fourth Sunday at 6:00 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Please arrive early so you can order food and beverages for a 6 p.m. movie start time!

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organizations

Trailer for Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6691862/

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Monday
Nov 27
United by Water: a film presented by the Upper Columbia United Tribes - RSVP
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-by-water-a-film-presented-by-the-upper-columbia-united-tribes-tickets-40040271530

The Columbia River has a rich history rooted in the relationships between people, place, and the resources within its waters.

On November 27, join Ecotrust for a screening of United by Water, hosted by the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT). The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents the inspiring journey of the five tribes of the Upper Columbia River to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. This story of reconnection with the Columbia River through United by Water’s Canoe Journey is an example of how, together, we can act and make a positive difference for the future of our shared ecosystem.

  • Pleaes join us for an appetizer reception from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.
  • Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q & A.

Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.

ABOUT THE FILM:
United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.

The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.

ABOUT UCUT: The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) strives to address these issues in its work on the Columbia River on behalf of the five tribes it represents: the Spokane Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur D’Alene Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The UCUT continues to lead the way on the study of salmon reintroduction past the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams and into the Canadian waters where millions of salmon returned to spawn. A healthier Columbia River replete with strong salmon runs will benefit all people in the region and UCUT looks forward to finding partners to accomplish this goal. It is One River that is shared by many people, nations and wildlife.

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Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for Don't Shoot PDX
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr

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

One year ago, during a more rational era in November of 2016, Revolution Comedy moved homes to Curious Comedy Theater. We held a show to celebrate which ended up taking place on the worst ever day to ever see comedy: 11/9/17, but we made you laugh on the day after Trump ruined America, and all year since, and we will never stop!

Join us in supporting the activists at Don't Shoot PDX, who connect the community through grassroots events have helped many to shape tools for accessing a voice in community outreach with political power and influence, these including non-violent direct action and protest.

We also appreciate you bringing tips to support the artists who are donating their time to perform for you and oh my god do we have a dynamic line up for you laugh with! We've got Adam Pasi, Katie Nguyen, Marcus Coleman and Daniel Martin Austin plus more surprises to come! Feel free to share the show with your friends to help the cause!

Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

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

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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History Pub: The Martha Washington Hotel film screening
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

The Martha Washington Hotel: Portland’s Early Affordable Housing Endeavor, Presented by Dana Plautz, filmmaker

for more information: https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/163356-the-martha-washington-hotel-portlands-early-affordable-housing-endeavor

About the Presentation:
Three versions of the Martha Washington Hotel operated between 1887 and 1983. Though only two were named The Martha Washington, all three were started by The Portland Women’s Union. The first all-women volunteer organization in the state of Oregon, the PWU had a primary mission to provide a safe and respectable residence for women coming to the city of Portland.

There were no organized social services to support women in the city at the time, so the Union also established Portland’s first night school, which offered classes in grammar, mathematics, and bookkeeping, and an industrial school, where women could learn gardening, sewing, and housekeeping skills. The PWU hired a “depot matron” to direct young women to “respectable” housing and employment and worked with social agencies to begin the travelers’ aid program.

Enjoy an evening watching a documentary about how the residences for women came to be, and learn from the filmmaker what she learned about the beginning of affordable housing for women in the city of Portland.

About the Speaker:
Dana Plautz is a filmmaker with a passion for telling stories about places or industries that no longer exist in their original form. Her projects include the award-winning documentary Artist Response to 9.11 and The Martha Washington and the Women Who Built Her. Ms. Plautz also produced and researched several of the interactive media installations for the 2006 Portland Armory, which underscored the value of architectural preservation to our community.

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Clinton Street Resistance presents Brazil, benefitting Books for Prisoners
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Terry Gilliam's 1985 film is a surrealist nightmare of a low-level bureaucrat in a dismal world of the near future.

Brazil is this unique amalgamation of ideas straight out of Terry Gilliam's head that results in something so strange and so unique that it's just genius with a conclusion that is undeniably haunting. -- Chris Sawin, Examiner.com

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Books for Prisoners, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. As one of the largest and oldest prison book projects in the country, Books to Prisoners works in partnership with other groups that support prisoner literacy and promote social justice. Though our headquarters are in Seattle, we have two associate organizations – Portland Books To Prisoners and Books To Prisoners Olympia – who offer opportunities for volunteers and donors outside of Seattle.

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Tuesday
Nov 28
Resist Trump Tuesday at Sen. Merkley’s In Portland
World Trade Center

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.

In the courtyard of Sen Merkley's office: 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

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

12:15 p.m.: Speak with staffer

Indivisible Oregon - We are dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda through grassroots advocacy, working through our own Members of US Congress. We are part of a national movement that is implementing the strategy outlined at IndivisibleGuide.com.

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Latinx Voter Registration Drive | Registrate y Vota
Portland Mercado

Come and register to vote every Tuesday at Portland Mercado (Locations can vary) from 2pm to 6pm. Energize yourself and others. At this times more than ever is important to get out the vote in our vulnerable communities in order to impact our local elections. #Getoutthevote

More locations will be announced soon.

Ven y registrate para votar los dias martes en el Portland Mercado (Locacion pueden variar) desde las 2pm hasta las 6pm. Energizate a ti mismo y a otros. En estos tiempos es mas importante que nunca que salgamos a votar y decidamos en nuestras elecciones locales. Mas locaciones seran anunciadas proximamente.

We still looking for volunteers to execute our goals and plans for the Latinx voter registration drive. talk to people about why voting is important and what issues are at stake in the upcoming elections. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

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Give Back to the Gorge
Patagonia Portland, 1106 W Burnside

Join 1% for the Planet at Patagonia Portland in Portland, Oregon to give back to nonprofit partner Friends of the Columbia Gorge by shopping for stocking stuffers by local business members including Alima Pure, bambu, Earthwell, Goodwell + Co., Mountain Mel's Essential Goods, Portland Design Works, Rumpl, Toast, Trail Butter & VAVA Lingerie!

Meet the people behind the brands, hear updates on Columbia Gorge fire restoration efforts, and recharge with delicious bites and beverages from local business members Brew Dr. Kombucha, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Moberi & Patagonia Provisions.

Bring your friends and stop by to #purchasefortheplanet this holiday season and give back on Giving Tuesday, while meeting local members of the 1% for the Planet movement and learning more about how #PDXgivesback: bit.ly/PDXgivesback

Photo by 1% for the Planet member Scott Kranz Photography

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Resist Trump Happy Hour
Suki's Bar, 2401 SW 4th

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

This time we will be in SE Portland at Suki's Bar and Grill on November 28th from 5-8pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

->We welcome presentations from members and friends of the Party on campaigns, organizations and projects that relate to our core values and the Resistance movement. If you are working on something you would like to present at this event, please email Hannah at: Oregon@workingfamilies.org

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Celebrate Defeating Nestle and Meet Bark's New Director
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

What a breath of fresh air to have something to celebrate! Have you taken a moment to savor the victory of our concerted grassroots effort to stop one of the most powerful corporations in the world?

Join the Bark community on Tuesday, November 28th from 5-8pm for an evening of celebration, storytelling and community joyfulness!

That night at Cider Riot we will toast to the many volunteers who succeeded in protecting our public water from Nestle, and we will welcome in Bark’s new Executive Director Rob Sadowsky.

We’d love to see you. It’s a dark time for many, so come bask in some good ‘ol community power. Since we got the Nestle news, I have heard many people's stories of their part of the grand nine-year effort – whether it was through writing a comment, having a conversation with a friend, showing up at a protest, going on a hike to see Oxbow Spring for yourself, or donating to support the cause – it all added up and we WON.

It’s important to take time to share stories, look into each other’s eyes and realize that we truly hold the power of barkers –the ones who cry out time and again until things are right.

Event Details:

What: Celebration for defeating Nestle, welcoming Rob and toasting to our awesome community

When: Giving Tuesday, November 28th, 5-8pm

Where: Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St

Food and drink: The cider bar is no-host and 10% of the night’s profit will go to Bark. The taco truck outside will be available for delicious Mexican food. Cider Riot and No Q'No! are great supporters of unions and community efforts so let’s support them, too!

Who: You, your kids (all ages), your friends.

What, reprise: an informal evening with games on the tables, Bark trivia, stories from the Nestle Campaign, Barker friends new and old, and the opportunity for making a year-end #GivingTuesday donation to Bark!

https://bark.salsalabs.org/givingtuesday2017/index.html

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Black History Month 2018 - VPS Board Meeting
Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary, Vancouver

Help Black Lives Matter Vancouver, WA tell Vancouver Public School that we want all schools to support accurate history in our schools by celebrating Black History Month in 2018. Come early to give public comments!

If you can't make it, please email your support of Black History Month 2018 to:

Bessie Coleman on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Coleman

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Transgender Justice 101 Training
West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (WHUUF), 8470 SW Oleson

With the Trump administration's current assault on transgender Americans, it's now more important than ever to understand the barriers and oppression faced by the trans community.

But what if you aren't familiar with the unique issues and hurdles that many transgender people face every day? Or if you find yourself struggling to explain these topics to others?

Here’s your chance to learn more about transgender issues and how you can help advance transgender equality in your own community.

This free training is perfect for anyone in Washington County who wants to learn how to become a more effective transgender ally, from concerned individuals and nonprofit employees to affirming churches and other groups.

Register for the training here: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3988

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Doing Tuesday at the Oregon Food Bank, Portland - RSVP
Oregon Food Bank, 7900 NE 33rd

Volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland as part of #DoingTuesday, our opportunity to give back at the Oregon Food Bank BOTH NE PDX & Beaverton locations.

Update:
BEAVERTON FULL!
PORTLAND has spots available, please sign up to reserve your spot
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Repack food for local families in need at the Oregon Food Bank. Your help provides a vital resource in alleviating food insecurity. Open to volunteers age 6 years and older.

PRE-REGISTRATION required.

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Edgefield History Pub: The River
Edgefield Hotel, Troutdale

The River: A look at people's use and lifeways along the southern side of the Columbia River Gorge during the precontact and historic periods, Presented by by Nancy Nelson, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department archaeologist

For more information: https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/163381-the-river-precontact-historic-lifeways-along-the-southern-side-of-the-columbia-river-gorge

About the Presentation:
For thousands of years, human beings have made a living on the River, the Columbia River. The rich ecosystem, the water and salmon runs have provided people with an environment with optimal resources. After the treaties were signed with the Columbia River tribes, Euro-Americans made their way to the river to fish, harvest trees and live. Later, touring the Columbia River Gorge became a destination for visitors to the Pacific Northwest. All of these lifeways have a signature on the landscape in the form of archaeological sites, which tell us rich story of those who have come before us. Join Oregon Parks and Recreation Department archaeologist, Nancy Nelson, for an evening of discovery and learn more about The River.

About the Speaker:
Since 2006, Nancy has been the archaeologist for Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. For the last year, her focus has been working in the Willamette Valley and Columbia River Gorge state parks. From 2009-2013, Nancy was the President of the Association of Oregon Archaeologist. She received her education from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon in Anthropology. During her education, she assisted the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians on cultural resource projects. Nancy worked for the Yakama Nation as their archaeologist in the Yakama’s forest. Also, from 2002-2006, she was the Cultural Resources Manager for the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona. Nancy has one child, two cats and four chickens.

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ICE Resistance, Justice Dems
The Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie

We won't be meeting on Tuesday November 21st, but come join us on the 28th!

A NORCOR Resistance organizer will join us to speak and take questions. How can we be in solidarity with this important movement? More info soon here.

We'll also joined by a speaker from the Oregon chapter of Justice Democrats! Justice Democrats is an organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting progressive candidates for congressional and senate races. It is a grassroots powered organization with numerous state and local chapters including one here in Oregon. Justice Democrats has endorsed a total of 30 candidates (and counting) for 2018. Come learn what Justice Democrats is all about, the work they're doing, and what you can do to help!

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Wednesday
Nov 29
Give!Guide Media Access Team Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

There are many ways you can be the media in Portland, and Friends of Noise is a proud partner with other organizations who increase opportunities for our community to share their stories and creativity - KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, and XRAY.FM. Come see us at Give!Guide's happy hour at White Owl Social Club. Enjoy performances by Reva DeVito and local DJs, and celebrate spaces where we can share our own stories in our own words — with the Give!Guide Media Access Team!

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Cascadia's HEART Event: the intersection of art & health focusing on women - RSVP by 11/22
The Evergreen, 618 SE Alder

HEART is a special gathering that illuminates the intersection of art and health with a focus on women.

Experience heart: View curated art by women artists and designers and enjoy hosted wine and hors d'ouevres

https://cascadiabhc.ejoinme.org/heart

Heart generates awareness of our shared goal to improve access to mental health care for all women while creating a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters addressing issues of health, healing, and hope as they impact women's lives.

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Personal Safety and De-escalation
YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

Class description

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.

Learning objectives. Participants will:

  • Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
  • Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
  • Learn skills to de-escalate someone
  • Identify non-physical options for escape
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Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Happy Hour for Giving
Colonial Ave House

NOTE: This event is at a house! Overlook neighborhood. It's a block and a half away from the N Prescott St MAX stop, so, very convenient.

Oregon Fair Trade Campaign — with board member Madelyn Elder as host — wants to have a party. The party will have food and drink, and celebration of our work. No ticketing or admission price, but bring a checkbook, as we’d like to raise funds, to set ourselves up well for our upcoming year, our upcoming fights.

This means a fundraising effort…that you can be a part of, by having fun with us 11/29 — or, by mailing us your donation or giving over the Web (https://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/oregon/about-orftc/donate/).

To a certain point — and generously — our amount raised this November will be matched by the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW). So we thank them, and can offer that your gift will have extra impact. Thank you for joining with us in struggle — for all you do in support of working people + healthy environments + a livable planet.


Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
A statewide coalition of labor, environmental and human rights organizations working together to stop the expansion of NAFTA-style trade agreements and to promote a positive vision for international trade.

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Thursday
Nov 30
Drink, drank, think tank
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

Have a drink and talk policy and politics with the Center’s wonky staff! You’ll leave with more than a buzz...from everything you learn.

A $10 contribution to our Willamette Week Give!Guide campaign (https://giveguide.org/#oregoncenterforpublicpolicy) will get you entered to win a fabulous VIP package for the sold out Portugal the Man show on December 17th at the Crystal Ballroom!

Hope to see you there.

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Dis/Representation: Immigrants & Refugees with Disabilities
PCC Cascade, 705 N Killingsworth

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Cascade Hall Room 209 Note this is a different room than our October event

This event is free and open to the public.

Portland Immigrant and Refugees with disabilities Saara Hirsi and Abdi Mohamed will lead our November discussion. They will address systemic issues of Isolation, Employment, and Education faced by refugees with disabilities.

Can't make it in person? Join us online! https://dacphome.org/programs/disrepresentation/remote-participation/

For more information about online participation, accommodations, transportation and parking, visit the Dis/Representation website: https://dacphome.org/programs/disrepresentation/.

Dis/Representation is made possible through a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and our partnership with Portland Community College Disability Services.

Event photo by Abdi Mohamed. [Image description: A group of fourteen pose smiling for a photo. Some stand in a row in the back, and some sit in a row in the front. They are in a conference room with a brick wall in the back.]

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Keep the Oil in the Soil! Stop the Vancouver Oil Terminal!

Date, Time, and Place are subject to change. Vanpool available.

Governor Inslee will have 60 days to stop the largest crude oil terminal in North America, once a regulatory agency makes a recommendation.

That regulatory agency (EFSEC) will announce their recommendation IN PUBLIC, IN VANCOUVER. At that public meeting, we will show up in mass. We will either celebrate or protest their recommendation, and call on Governor Inslee to deny the Vancouver Oil Terminal.

We will get 1 week's notice of this public meeting, so we will change the information on this facebook event. Let’s not let the short notice keep us from showing up!

The proposed Vancouver oil terminal would handle a staggering 360,000 barrels of crude oil each day. That’s 42% of the capacity of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The terminal would bring 5 more explosive oil trains per day through the Columbia River Gorge. Further, it would sharply increase the oil barge and ship traffic in the columbia river, risking oil spills that could kill large numbers of our already dwindling salmon population.

This summer, we got a taste of what climate change can bring. We cannot allow new fossil fuel infrastructure to be built. Show up to the last public meeting on the oil terminal, and tell Governor Inslee, he needs to deny this terminal now!

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Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) People’s Plan Press & Community Launch - RSVP
Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th

Please register to attend our PAALF People’s Plan release.

The PAALF People’s Plan serves as a powerful tool for research, organizing, and implementation. By viewing the community as the drivers of change, this project engaged over 400 African Americans on their experience living in Portland. Empowering the Black community to assert their right to actively shape the city we live in. While traditional planning engagement models often intimidate community members through complex, technical language and processes; the PAALF People’s Plan engaged the community on our terms, ensuring that the solutions are informed by the people they affect.

Register Now!

Event details:
Thursday | November 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Download a free copy here: http://paalf.org/paalf-peoples-plan/

For more information please contact Joy Alise at joy@paalf.org

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A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon
NE Coalition of Neighborhoods. 4815 NE 7th

At the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, and raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to a home?

This is the focus of A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon, a free conversation with Cristina Palacios on Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 pm at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave. Portland, OR 97211. This program is hosted by NECN and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Laura Becker at laura@necoalition.org or 503.388.6088

About the Facilitator: Cristina Palacios was born in Tolimán, Jalisco, México, and started organizing at age fourteen. Most recently, Christina worked with Community Alliance of Tenants as a senior organizer. She is driven by a passion for housing and social justice and the belief that everyone—regardless, their income, disability, race or immigration status—deserves a safe and healthy place to call home.

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2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Join us as we host the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Enjoy 7 environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

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Benefit for Red Lodge Transition Services
Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, 3552 N Mississippi

Red Lodge Transition Services is a Native American led organization that provides culturally focused programs for women releasing from jail, prison or treatment. Join While Rome Burns and amazing Native American artists Cedar Rose and Fish Martinez in support of this wonderful group. 100% of your $10 cover goes directly to Red Lodge and will be put towards the purchase of a van.

Sponsored by While Rome Burns and KBOO Community Radio (https://www.facebook.com/kbooradio/).

For more info visit https://www.whileromeburnspdx.org/.

Red Lodge Transition Services: http://redlodgetransition.org/

Cedar Rose: https://www.cedarrosepdx.com/

Fish Martinez: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009027729157

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Friday
Dec 1
Empowering Women in the Workplace
YWCA Clark County

Empowering Women in the Workplace: Negotiating Salary and Empowering Yourself.

This workshop shares best practices for negotiating competitive compensation packages and effectively advocating for yourself in the workplace. Facilitated by Sherri Bennett and Stephanie Egbers.

Date: Friday, December 1st, 9:00-11:00am
Price: $20, need-based scholarships available

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Screening of The Story Of Skinhead By Don Letts (With DJs After)
through Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

RASH NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club present: The Story Of Skinhead by Don Letts

Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on thefootball terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

Don shows in fascinating detail how the roots of skinhead are in a brilliant cultural collision between the young white working-class kids and their Jamaican counterparts in British inner cities, a moment of multicultural harmony. He traces the history of skinhead from the late 60s to the present, looking at the music and styles of skinhead from the reggae-influenced ska to the punk-influenced Oi. Throughout Don meets people who were committed members of various skinhead scenes, and he considers the conflicts and the contradictions that skinhead has attracted over five decades.

Afterwards DJ Dispissed and Soul Survivor will play the best of Boss Reggae, Two Tone, and Antifascist Oi!

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We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA
through Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

On September 5th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program, affecting 800,000 people and making them vulnerable to deportation.

We the Dreamers will feature:

10 ILLUSTRATED PORTRAITS
of DACA recipients and their stories by Heldáy de la Cruz

SILENT AUCTION
artwork by: Strange Dreams Art Collective
goodies from: local organizations + businesses

LETTERPRESS PRINTING
with Letra Chueca Press

MUSIC:
DJ Suavecito
+ Special Guest

MORE:
Drinks, tasty food, posters for sale, and a really good time

*Proceeds will go to organizations leading the fight to defend DACA / Immigrant Rights

Love you all, Heldáy

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Saturday
Dec 2
Celebration of Resistance / Celebración de Resistencia
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

A Celebration of Resistance & Resilience
Una Celebración de Resistencia y Adaptabilidad

A Party Honoring 25 Years of Organizing for Justice in Rural Oregon!
Saturday, December 2nd from 6-10pm
SEIU 49 * 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR
www.rop.org/party

Una Fiesta Honrando 25 años de Organización por la Justicia en Oregon Rural!
Sábado, 2 de Diciembre de 6-10pm
SEIU 49 - 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR
www.rop.org/party

Attendees are asked to purchase a ticket at an amount that is meaningful to you, ranging between $15-$40. Tickets also offered through scholarship or for one volunteer shift. We do not want ticket price to be a barrier to participation in the celebration. We will be cutting off ticket purchases at 150 people, so reserve your ticket early! Reserve your ticket online, by calling 541-799-6136 or email austin@rop.org.

Participantes pueden comprar boletos y pagar la cantidad de acuerdo a tu bolsillo, entre $15 a $40. Otras maneras de obtener un boleto es a travez de una beca o servicio voluntario. No queremos que el precio del boleto sea una barrera para que participes en la celebración. Venderemos solo 150 boletos, así que reserva tu boleto pronto! Reservaciones en linea aquí, llamando al 541-802-6003 o escríbele a keyla@rop.org.

For a quarter of a century, ROP has been connecting small town leaders across Oregon to build a rural movement for justice, democracy and human dignity. Today there are over 60 groups across rural Oregon, organizing on the frontlines toward a community where everyone feels welcome and safe, where human dignity is respected, and where true democracy thrives.

Por un cuarto de siglo, ROP ha estado conectando lideres en pueblos y zonas rurales por todo Oregon, creando un movimiento rural para la justicia, democracia, y la dignidad humana. Hoy, ROP esta compuesto por mas de 60 grupos en Oregon rural, organizando en primera fila para que nuestras comunidades sean seguras y hospitalarias para cada persona, donde la dignidad humana es respetada y la verdadera democracia prospere.

This event will be a joyful celebration honoring where we have come from, where we are going and the incredible rural leaders who so boldly carry the work forward! Come meet some of rural Oregon’s impactful organizers and join us for a shindig in celebration of the rural values of justice, resiliency and community. ROP will provide finger foods and drinks, a pie auction and, of course, a dance party!

Este evento será una celebración honrando nuestras raíces, a donde nos dirigimos, y a increíbles lideres rurales quienes valerosamente llevan el trabajo hacia adelante! Ven a conocer a algunos de lxs organizadores con mas impacto en Oregon y acompáñanos a celebrar los valores rurales de justicia, adaptabilidad y comunidad. Vamos a tener botanas, subasta de tartas, y baile con música en vivo!

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Cloud of Petals
DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate

Disjecta is proud to announce the second exhibition by Curator in Residence Julia Greenway. Sarah Meyohas’s Cloud of Petals presents new and previous work together that examines themes of beauty and labor in an automated society.

This multi-layered project began in 2016 at Eero Saarinen’s Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the artist organized a crew of 16 men to pluck the petals off 10,000 roses. These performers selected and photographed each petal according to the artist’s stringent guidelines. The images were then uploaded to a cloud server, where they became “inputs for an artificial neural network”, an algorithm that builds, connects, and intertwines to create a system that is self-learning, rather than programmed. Upon entering the exhibition, the viewer is lead into Disjecta’s darkened and cavernous gallery space. Headsets are suspended from the ceiling, displaying the virtual environments created from Meyohas’s network of petals. Also on view is Meyohas’s 30-minute highly saturated 16mm film, documenting and contextualizing the scope of the artist’s unique process at Bell Labs. Through multiple digital platforms, Cloud of Petals uses clichés of the feminine to represent our vast and intangible system of digital networks along with the shifting levels of consciousness and identity that come with our use of them.

The show runs through January 13, 2018 and the gallery is open Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm and by appointment. Closed for Christmas and New Years. All exhibitions and events are free to attend and open to the public. A supportive exhibition of work by Tannaz Farsi, curated by Julia Greenway will be held in Seattle during the exhibition.

Seattle-based curator Julia Greenway is curating four exhibitions for the 2017-18 season at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the Curator in Residence Program. Greenway focuses her curation on the examination of digital media’s influence on the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and environment.

SEATTLE SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Field not Frame , a solo exhibition by Tannaz Farsi Glassbox Gallery 831 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134 Exhibition: November 2 - December 9, 2017

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Dr. Amir Whitaker: The Knucklehead's Guide
Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison

THE KNUCKLEHEAD’S GUIDE TO ESCAPING THE TRAP - Follow Amir’s life-changing journey through the trilogy of challenges that molded him into an agent of change. In the first chronicle, he rebounds from incarceration and expulsion from school, while evading the systems devastating his community. Next, the underdog attends leading universities across the country for 12 years, while obtaining five college degrees. Finally, Amir travels to 30 countries by his 30th birthday, while broadening his perspective on the world and humanity.

Amir combines live music, hip hop, dance, poetry, and soul music to add texture to his story telling. In his book reading performance, Amir fuses the music of artist like Jimi Hendrix and Kendrick Lamar with personal stories of overcoming adversity. A provocative visual presentation of still images, videos, and animations accompany the performance.

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Operation Warm- PDX X (Trvlsqd Operation - NW)
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon

Will be handing out potentially life saving supplies on a 4 mile round trip from World Trade Center and doing a supply drop at City Team Portland - an organization that helps end the cycle of homelessness.


Trvlsqd Operation - NW
Community
We are a group of people in the Goruck TRVLSQD Community who are out to make the world a better place.

We are a group of people who hit the streets of Portland, Seattle, NYC to give direct for those in need. We hand out warm goods, food and water to those who call a doorway, sidewalk or underneath a bridge home. We have been very successful in this direct giving process in making a difference with a smile or just staying warm or dry for the night and night to come. In doing this project we have learned everyone has a story on why they ended up here. Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Illness, Financial and relationship problems. We are not here to solve the above, but to reach out with a helping hand with much needed survival supplies and give hope.

Non-Monentary items are accepted as well. We need socks, gloves, hats, raingear etc. We use any funds we have to buy hot food and supplies from a discount store to fill our rucks with needed items. To date we have handed out about 200 jackets, 400 pr. gloves, 100 blankets, 1000 handwarmers, 300 band-aids and 150 emergency blankets along with hot/cold food to name a few.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Have Our Ways - special screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and you’re lucky if you get health insurance. Regina usually keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (“Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today”), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she’s willing to pay for justice.

The short film stars Sidony O'neal, Paige Moreland, Ana del Rocío and Peter Schuyler. Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone. Written by Kjerstin Johnson. Produced by Christian Henry.

On Sunday, December 3rd, we'll be screening the film at the Clinton St. Theater on from 2pm to 3pm. Doors open at 1:30pm.

The event is FREE, but registration is required through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3161997).

We will also be collecting donations at the screening, so please come with checkbooks, cash, or plastic ; )

Donations go toward professionally finishing the film, marketing, and festival submissions. There is a direct relationship between how much money we are able to raise to support We Have Our Ways, and how many people will get to see this film. And of course you are supporting local, independent filmmaking helmed by women (the film had an all-female crew as well).

Made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thanks to Pro Photo Supply for their donation.

Want to hear more about the film? Visit us at wehaveourways.com or email us at wehavourways@gmail.com

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Screening of We Have Our Ways
Clinton Street Theater

In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and youre lucky if you get health insurance. Regina usually keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today!), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she's willing to pay for justice.

Starring Sidony O'neal, Paige Moreland and Ana del Rocío

Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone Written by Kjerstin Johnson Produced by Christian Henry

Made by a crew of badass women!

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Winter General Assembly & Holiday Victory Party
Portland Tenants United, 4815 NE 7th

Tis the season!

Portland Tenants United members will gather at the Winter General Assembly on December 3rd to build community, update each other on the work we've done, and decide on the campaigns we will take up in the coming months. Come meet your fellow PTU members and help shape the year new!

Our next General Assembly takes place at Sunnyside Community Center (3520 SE Yamhill) from 4-6 pm. A new member orientation will be held beforehand, starting at 3:30pm.

At 6pm we will cut loose with dancing, kaoroke, dinner and adult beverages to celebrate our many triumpths over the year.

Food and childcare will be provided. We will do our best to find transportation for members who need rides. You can also get directly there on TriMet bus line 15.

If you're not already a PTU member, join today! Here's the link: pdxtu.org/join

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Sarah Schulman - Critical Studies Lecture
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Sarah Schulman Critical Studies Lecture
Sunday December 3, 4:00-6pm,
Mediatheque

The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Sarah Schulman.

This lecture is part of the Critical Studies MA Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics.

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, journalist, and AIDS historian. Her most recent books are the novel THE COSMOPOLITANS, selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best American novels of 2016, and CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE, winner of the Publishing Triangle Nonfiction Award. Sarah is currently collaborating with icon Marianne Faithful on a work of musical theater, THE SNOW QUEEN, incorporating 24 of Marianne's great songs from her long career. Sarah is co-founder, with Jim Hubbard, of MIX: NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, (now in its 30th season), the ACT UP Oral History Project (www.actuporalhistory,org) and are co-producers of Jim's featuring documentary film UNITED IN ANGER: A history of ACT UP. Sarah is on the advisory board of Claudia Rankine's The Racial Imaginary, and Jewish Voice for Peace. She is faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where she is a Distinguished Professor.

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Surviving to Change The World and Climate Change
Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

How do we build a regional network of trained radicals in each city of the NW, capable of responding to environmental disasters and other calls to action, before the call even needs to go out?

That is the question we will be asking at this event.

$5-10 suggested donation, NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) like all Anarres events

Hosted by Antonio Zamora (http://www.backbonecampaign.org/antonio)

This event is broken into two general parts.

The first half of this event, Antonio will be using a slide show presentation to discuss principles, tactics and bunch of other stuff about how to stay active in the fight for social justice action, direct action and organizing to make a better world possible. During and after his slideshow, group discussion is allowed and encouraged.

The second half of this event will be socializing, small group discussions, and food!

Antonio has many real world experiences struggling to stay active in making another world possible and participating in the fight for social/environmental change since when he was living in the streets. Tons of wisdom to share. See his story and what he has supported in the past by visiting his community supported organizer web page - http://www.backbonecampaign.org/antonio

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Monday
Dec 4
Affordable Housing - Jesus was houseless : Public Theology
Century, 930 SE Sandy

The month of December we will have special guests Julia Nielsen and Andy Goebel to talk about affordable housing. Show up at 6pm and get ready to chat. We'll start the program at 6:30pm!

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Tuesday
Dec 5
Northwest Abortion Access Fund Portland Launch Party
Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth

We're thrilled to announce that the two Northwest abortion funds, Washington-based The CAIR Project and Oregon-based Network for Reproductive Options (NRO), have united as one organization, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF).

This merge will allow us to better advance our mission: funding abortion and breaking down barriers to abortion access for people in the Northwest.

Join us for a launch party at Killingsworth Dynasty with DJ Mixed Messages!

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Celebrating Safety and Justice
Bad Habit Room, 5433 N Michigan

It's been an amazing year for Partnership for Safety and Justice, and there's no better way to celebrate than with our wonderful volunteers, donors, and community partners!

Join us and special guest Rep. Tawna Sanchez for appetizers and refreshments as we reflect on 2017, share what's up ahead for our work, and express our gratitude for your support.

All are welcome! Please spread the word and bring your family and friends. This event is all ages, free to attend, and wheelchair accessible.


Partnership for Safety and Justice
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just.

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Wednesday
Dec 6
Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-5/


By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

“This training has been so valuable for me and I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career.”

People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will invite each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

As individuals, and an organization, that are continually striving to “walk our talk” around equity, Carlos and Teri invite you to join us for this training in the spirit of mutual exploration.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/institutional-equity-5/

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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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Oregon Working Families Party Gala!
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell

We will be celebrating our historic Fair Work Week win, 10 years of fusion voting in Oregon, and also the 10 year anniversary of the Oregon WFP all over again since last year's event got snowed out!

Join us to celebrate Fair Work Week and get down on the dance floor!

About pricing: This event is our biggest/only annual fundraiser, but we still want to keep it affordable for those in need. Tickets are $20/each with a $10 reduced rate option. OR become a WFP Hero, Champion or Advocate and join us as a sponsor of the event - your support will help keep Oregon Working Families' boots on the ground, in the capitol building and across the state.

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Thursday
Dec 7
Chang(e) -- a docudrama about activist Kathy Change
through Headwaters Theatre

"Chang(e) alternates between reality and illusion, and its visual and aural environment is so alluring you want to bathe in it..." - The New York Times

Korea-born, Beaverton-raised, NYC-based performing artist Soomi Kim and co-creator/director Suzi Takahashi examine the life and vision of Philadelphia-based performance artist and activist Kathy Change (formerly Kathleen Chang) in their visually and aurally sumptuous docudrama, the latest in their trilogy of theatre works based on under-recognized Asian American visionaries whose lives were cut short.

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When a Racial Justice Lens is Not Enough
Jantzen Center, 411 NE 19th St

Funders, organizers, activists, and donors all have something at stake with the rise of White nationalism and white supremacy in Oregon. Social justice organizations are called to question our practices and how we unintentionally uphold or replicate systemic racism. MRG has begun the process of moving from a Racial Justice Lens to applying Critical Race Theory as our central framework to forward Racial Justice.

Discussion of applied CRT and practice using theory as a tool, to identify and disrupt white supremacy.

What’s the purpose? Bring people together and learn how others are addressing this issue, build some common language, share CRT as a tool, practice the application of the tool, and that every person can speak from their own role — activist, donor, funder, organizer, etc. — about how to disrupt white supremacy.

Who should come? Donors, supporters, philanthropic partner, grantees, organizers, activists, anyone interested in creating a better landscape for social justice funding, advocacy, and activism.

Please let us know if you need interpretation or other access services by emailing info@mrgfoundation.org

Main Entrance: 411 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97212 Wheelchair Entrance: 410 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

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Dreams Start Here - Proud Ground's annual benefit
Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum

Join Proud Ground's annual benefit as a sponsor, attendee, or in-kind donor at Village Ballroom on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The event includes, special guest speaker, Tony Pickett of the Urban Land Conservancy; Appetizers and hosted bar provided by The Four Graces, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and Hopworks Urban Brewery; Live music by Bobby Torres Ensemble and Margaret Linn; and a live auction and a paddle raised to benefit Proud Ground!

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Jingle Bus 2017: Celebrate Democracy with the Bus Project!
Lagunitas Tap Room, 237 NE Broadway

This is the holiday fundraising party you actually want to attend. Join Team Bus at the Lagunitas Community Room to celebrate all the victories of the year, including registering some 380,000 (and counting) new voters through Automatic Voter Registration! All ages welcome.

Special Guests including: Ana del Rocío Diego Hernandez

Please mark your calendar for this annual celebration of the Bus: Thursday, December 7 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lagunitas Community Room 237 NE Broadway Street, Portland

Ticket: $10. Includes one drink token (beer, wine or cider), snacks, and delightful democracy-loving fun.

PURCHASE TICKET HERE: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/4959034226850989824.

BIG THANKS to our wonderful event sponsors:

Gold Plated Bus Drivers: Christine and Dave Vernier

Silver Plated Bus Drivers: Jonathan Singer Representative Brian Clem Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward Senator Ron Wyden

Bronze Plated Bus Drivers: Representative Jeff Barker Representative Rob Nosse

Bus Drivers: Representative Margaret Doherty Hawthorne Auto Clinic Senator Floyd Prozanski

Auction Prizes from these amazing sponsors..... AWOL Dance Cascadia Pilates Chinese Gardens Columbia Sportswear ComedySportz Portland Diva Den Studio Eastside Distilling Fire on the Mountain Funhouse Lounge Grand Central Bakery Green Zebra Las Primas Laughing Planet Laurelhurst Theater Mississippi Studios New Deal Distillery Oaks Park Off the Waffle Oregon Children’s Theater Oregon Shakespear Festival Por Que No Taqueria Portland Center Stage Prism House Rose City Rollers Sizzle Pie Stumptown Coffee The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show The Whole Bowl Voodoo Doughnuts Water Avenue Coffee Widmer Brothers Yoga Bhoga The Trail Blazers Willamette Valley Vineyards Higgins Restaurant McMenamins ....and more!

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Celebrate Human Solutions, Depave and Columbia Slough Watershed - increasing access to nature & affordable housing in East Portland & Gresham
The Zipper, 2737 NE Sandy

Join us for an evening of dinner, networking and raffle prizes and learn how Human Solutions, Depave and Columbia Slough Watershed are are working to increase access to nature and affordable housing in East Portland and Gresham.

Several of the delectable restaurants in the Zipper will be offering delicious discounted specials, so come enjoy dinner and drinks with us!

We will be holding raffles: a White Elephant raffle for all participants, a $50 gift card good at Naomi's Organic Farm Supply and a game from Red Castle Games , $30 gift card to Kitchen Kaboodle and a tool from Leatherman Tools, and more for participants who decide to donate on this Willamette Week Give!Guide Big Give Day! Every $5 that you donate gets you another raffle ticket, PLUS you will be entered to win the Willamette Week’s grand prize - a Trek FX bike!

Everyone deserves to live in a healthy affordable community. That’s why Human Solutions, Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC), and Depave are working together to create healthy, green, and affordable communities in East Portland and Gresham. Come learn how we are linking investments in affordable housing and green improvements, to ensure that they benefit both existing low-income residents and watershed health. Your 2017 GiveGuide donation to these organizations can help us do more of the same!

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Creating the Democracy Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood
First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

Join Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Exec Director of Move to Amend, for an evening to find out how to end corporate personhood and control money in the political system.

The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC expanded spending on elections from corporations and wealthy individuals. Sopoci-Belknap will help local residents understand the more than century-long history behind that decision and how they can work to abolish "Corporate Personhood" and establish a government of, by, and for the people. The program will focus on how Portland can contribute to the growing national movement to affirm that only human beings have constitutional rights and that money can be regulated in elections and is not defined constitutionally as free speech. Sopoci-Belknap will report on and discuss actions that have taken place in hundreds of communities across the nation in support of the federal We the People Amendment, H.J.R. 48 as part of a larger movement of needed fundamental democratic changes.

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds

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Chang(e)
through The Headwaters Theatre, 55 NE Farragut

SEE IT. HEAR IT. Welcome Beaverton-raised performing artist Soomi Kim, along with co-creator/director Suzi Takahashi, who bring their docudrama based on the late visionary Kathy Change to Portland. Read more info below!

Co-Created by Soomi Kim & Suzi Takahashi
Performed by Soomi Kim & Company
Directed by Suzi Takahashi
December 7-10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Korea-born, Beaverton-raised, NYC-based performing artist Soomi Kim and co-creator/director Suzi Takahashi examine the life and vision of Philadelphia-based performance artist and activist Kathy Change (formerly Kathleen Chang) in their visually and aurally sumptuous docudrama, the latest in their trilogy of theatre works based on under-recognized Asian American visionaries whose lives were cut short.

"Chang(e) alternates between reality and illusion, and its visual and aural environment is so alluring you want to bathe in it..." - The New York Times

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Friday
Dec 8
IntersectFest: a Festival from Artists of Color
through Various Locations

INTERSECTFEST: A FESTIVAL FROM ARTISTS OF COLOR

Friday Dec 8 6-10pm
Ancient Wisdom: Twelve Poets Of Color
@ Ford Food and Drink 2505 SE 11th Ave

  • 7:15 Anna Vo
  • 7:25 Neil Aitken
  • 7:35 Ryan Nakano
  • 7:45 Sea Mason
  • 8:00 Jake Vermaas
  • 8:15 Jenna Fletcher
  • 8:30 Julian Smuggles
  • 8:45 Jamila Osman
  • 9:00 Stacey Tran
  • 9:15 Kalimah Abioto
  • 9:30 Stephanie Adams-Santos
  • 9:45 Kiki Nicole

Saturday Dec 9 10-11am
POC-only Yoga Session with Cookie / Masimbaashe Zvovushe
@ Unite Oregon 700 N Killingsworth St

Saturday Dec 9 12-6pm
Art and Zine Fest with over 30 exhibitors!
Visual art by Mercedes Orozco, Celeste Noche and more.
@ Unite Oregon 700 N Killingsworth St

Saturday Dec 9 7-10pm
RADICAL RAGE
@ Black Water 835 NE Broadway

  • Brown Calculus
  • Coherence (Oakland)
  • Wayside Ghost (Eugene)
  • Mala Racha (WA)
  • Acracy

Sunday Dec 10 3-7pm
A Curation by Nat Turner Project
@ Portland Institute For Contemporary Art (PICA) 15 NE Hancock St

Festival Art and design by Nishat Akhtar

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ACLU of Oregon Ugly Sweater Party
Lagunitas Tap Room, 237 NE Broadway

Come party with friends at a fun night that provides everything you need: good drinks, better company, and rockin' prizes! Admission is a suggested donation of $25 to the ACLU of Oregon through Willamette Week's Give!Guide. Bring a copy of your receipt or make your gift at the door and enjoy two free drinks on us!

Feeling lucky? Place first in our ugliest sweater contest and you will be the proud recipient of an amazing gift bag. Play a game for $25 and you'll score a prize that might include some vintage ACLU gear, delicious wine, gift cards to local businesses, or even a pair of Portland Trail Blazers or Portland Winterhawks tickets. Raffle tickets will also be available $25 for your chance to join ACLU staff at a Moda Center Luxury Box at a Portland Trail Blazers game!

Presented by the ACLU Foundation of Oregon, and made possible through the generous support of HDi Equality for All Foundation (Contest Partner), Imelda's Shoes and Louie's Shoes for Men, Anatomy Tattoo, and Lagunitas (Event and Beverage Partner).

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Tamales! Cena Comunitaria con Centro y el Port of Portland
Centro Cultural de Washington County, Cornelius

El Centro Cultural y la agencia publica "Port of Portland" los invita a una cena comunitaria de tamales - completamente gratis el 8 de Diciembre de las 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

El Port of Portland es dueño del Aeropuerto en Hillsboro y esta facilatando un plan maestro para ver como debe desarollarse el Aeropuerto de Hillsboro en los proximos 10 años. El Centro Cultural en conjunto con el Port of Portland, quiere que la vision de nuestra comnudad sea representada en este plan.

La cena sera una oportunidad para disfrutar tamales ricos, y tambien conocer mas sobre el Port of Portland, el plan estrategico del Aeropuerto de Hillsboro y mas.

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WILL's annual Fiesta Navideña
DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate

Your favorite fiesta is back! Remember how much fun we had last year?

This year you can expect...

drinks (first drink is included in your ticket!) dancing música dinner from our generous friends at Xico and ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria (included with your ticket!) raffle (tasty mezcal and chocolate oaxaqueño) silent auction navidad mercado and of course a piñata!!

As always your donations go toward our mission of supporting the personal and professional development of women in rural Mexico so they can be agents of social change in their communities.

This is the most fun way to show your support for and invest in women's leadership!

Get your tickets for $15 before December 1st (then $20 after or at the door)!

RSVP, buy your tickets, and INVITE EVERYONE! - bring all your friends to help us #buildbridgesnotwalls

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Saturday
Dec 9
7th Annual NAYA Winter Marketplace
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), 5135 NE Columbia

We are proud to announce that the 7th annual NAYA Winter Marketplace will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 10am – 4pm in the NAYA gymnasium! Come support our community’s vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more just in time for the holidays!!!

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Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition Caravan to the ICE out of NORCOR vigil
Ascension Catholic Church, 743 SE 76th

I expect the start and end times are not correct - I'll update this once we have some input from PIRC

Join PIRC members and friends to go to The Dalles to stand together in vigil with the Gorge ICE Resistance to say to NORCOR prison "ICE OUT OF NORCOR" .

9:45 AM: Meet up in SE Portland at Ascension Catholic Church parking lot (743 SE 76th Ave) to leave at 10 AM Carpools will go from there to NORCOR Prison in The Dalles: 201 Webber St, The Dalles, OR 97058

2 Noon to 1:00 PM: Rally in front of NORCOR.

NORCOR is publicly owned detention facility. It is funded through 4 counties. As a way to increase revenue, NORCOR leases beds to ICE for immigrants in detention. This is in violation of the OR Sanctuary Law which states that OR state resources should not be used to support or aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities.

Immigrant detainees report the conditions at NORCOR are terrible. They have held 2 hunger strikes to get basic privileges such as milk, hot meals, blankets for the cold temperatures inside the facility, shoes (they are only issued sandals), family visits (currently denied to immigrant detainees), and prompt health care. The prison has only granted minimal improvements in conditions and not acted in good faith to promises made.

Every day of the week, the Gorge ICE Resistance holds a vigil to say ICE OUT OF NORCOR. Let's join them to support the call for IMMIGRANT JUSTICE--NO IMMIGRANT PRISONS. ICE OUT OF NORCOR.

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Benefit Screening For Right 2 Dream Too
Plinko's Business Center, 2410 N Mississippi

Village Coalition & Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival
Presents An Evening of Movies, Music and Food

A SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR Right 2 Dream Too

FILMS SHOWING
"Home Land"
Documentary ~ 8 minutes
The story of America's housing crisis told through one woman: Desiree Rose. Portland is combating houselessness in its own innovative way, through building tiny house villages. Learn how some of the more than one million Americans who are without proper housing don't consider themselves "homeless."

"The Tables"
Documentary ~ 15 minutes
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

"Big City"
Narrative ~ 9 minutes
A short film about making a friend on the ride home.

"Bende Sira/It's My Turn"
Narrative ~ 10 minutes
A declaration of love to cinema; a play between kids in an urban setting.

And More...

Live Music

Collin Stackhouse
https://www.collinstackhouse.com/
https://soundcloud.com/collinstackhouse

&

Christina Osborn
https://www.facebook.com/christinaosbornmusic

Beer from Widmer Brothers Brewing & Gigantic Brewing Company.

Featuring Sisters Of The Road's PhotoVoice Project - Through Our Lens
https://sistersoftheroad.org/whats-happening/photo-voice-2/

Schedule:

  • Doors Open at 5:00 P.M.
  • Live Music 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Films Start at 7:00 P.M.

Serving Popcorn, Beer & Cider, Food and More!

Tickets

All proceeds go to building infrastructure needs for the Right 2 Dream Too village, located in the Lloyd district.

Location Details

2410 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 This is a large warehouse space. Use the N. Mississippi Ave entrance. Street parking is limited. Carpool or public transit is advised. Located directly across the street from the Albina/Mississippi Max station.

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Portland Jobs with Justice's Scrooge of the Year Award
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

Click the following link to buy tickets and votes online: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2017-scrooge-of-the-award-party?source=direct_link&

Every holiday season Portland Jobs with Justice comes together to celebrate our community, and to vote for the winner of the not-so-coveted annual Scrooge of the Year Award.

This award is voted on by the community (that’s you!) and is given each year to a boss, a politician, a corporation, or some other deserving institution that has been particularly nasty in the past year.

We here at Portland Jobs with Justice think it’s important that the voting process for this award is true to our American democratic system. That’s right – this election is for sale! You may purchase as many votes as you wish for as many different candidates as you wish to let your voice be heard in deciding the worst #badboss in town.

Admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Admission tickets come with 20 free votes. Additional votes can be bought online or at the party.

Click the following link to buy tickets and votes online: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2017-scrooge-of-the-award-party?source=direct_link&

In alphabetical order, the nominees for JwJ’s 2017 Scrooge of the Year Award are:

1) AT&T Mobility, for stalling on contract bargaining and negotiating with workers in bad faith for over a year.

2) Freedom Foundation, for pushing anti-worker legislation, and for attacking and harassing local union members.

3) Kay Toran, CEO of Volunteers of America, for paying workers poverty wages while earning over $200k per year, and for refusing to come to the table and negotiate with the newly formed workers’ union.

4) Mondelez-Nabisco, for outsourcing factory jobs to countries with more lenient labor laws where they can avoid union labor and increasingly exploit workers around the world for greater profits.

5) Senator Rod Monroe, for being a landlord Democrat who took landlord lobby money and then effectively killed all renters’ rights legislation during the 2017 Oregon state legislative session.

6) Tom Mears, Chairman of Burgerville Parent Company, The Holland Inc., for being the master of Burgerville’s year and half long anti-union campaign and retaliation against workers for organizing.

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Sunday
Dec 10
Focus on Homeless Youth
Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington

Please join us to learn about the Homeless Youth Law Center and build caring kits for people experiencing homelessness this winter. This event will be Sunday, December 10 from 10am – Noon, with brunch, music and community as we assemble our caring kits together and learn about the amazing work that the Homeless Youth Law Center is doing to provide more people with access to legal representation. As always, we will have special items for kids to include them.

You’ll leave with a full belly, kits you can hand out to people experiencing homelessness, and the good feeling that comes with contributing to help others.

We will provide the food! Instead of bringing more food, we are asking that folks bring items to contribute to the kits. We are also hoping to have some kits and payless shoes gift cards to give to the PPS Homeless Liaison.

Please RSVP at this link so we know how much food to bring: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-on-homeless-youth-tickets-40054884237

Please sign up for items to bring at this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4DABAF2DA1F94-homeless

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Posada Milagro 2017
Milagro, 525 SE Stark

Posada Milagro 2017 A family celebration of Christmas at Milagro

FREE and open to the public

Milagro invites the whole family to enjoy the Posada Milagro on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1 PM – 5 PM. Enter through El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro, 537 SE Stark Street, Portland.

2017 marks the 15th annual Posada Milagro. This community celebration, filled with Latin American traditions and culture, reflects upon the journey of Mary and Joseph in their search for refuge. The day’s festivities include arts and crafts activities, storytelling for children five and under, a piñata for all ages, and of course traditional foods for purchase by Tortilleria y Tienda De Leon’s. We will also feature performances in the theatre at 2 PM and 4 PM, featuring music and folkloric dances by Ballet Papalotl and Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland, and the traditional Pastorela. Tickets for the performances in the theatre are free and will be distributed on a first come/first served basis beginning at 1 PM.

As in previous years, Milagro has partnered with Oregon Food Bank to collect food for its hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Please bring canned food/non-perishable items to help make this food drive a success!

Posada Milagro 2017 is made possible by community volunteers and a grant from OnPoint Community Credit Union and El Centinela.

EVENT DETAILS Posada Milagro 2017 Date and Time Sunday December 10, 2017 1 PM – 5 PM Admission: FREE Tickets for the performances in the theatre are free and will be distributed on a first come/first served basis beginning at 1 PM.

Activities Arts and crafts for children of all ages Storytelling for children under five Traditional food for purchase by Tortillería y Tienda De León Piñatas Performance at 2 PM and 4 PM

ABOUT MILAGRO As the premier Latino arts and culture center of the Pacific Northwest, Milagro has provided extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education for the enrichment of all communities since 1985. Teatro Milagro, Milagro’s touring & arts education program, presents its original bilingual plays and educational residencies to diverse and underserved communities across the nation. On the mainstage, Milagro produces a full season of regional or world premieres, including one Spanish-language play each year, as well as our long-running Día de Muertos signature production. We entertain our audiences; we give them pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of Latinidad, we reflect the full spectrum of humanity.

For more information about Milagro, visit milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.

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Portland Refugee Support Group and Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization Middle Eastern Bake Sale
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

Join us for our first ever PRSG / RIHO bake sale! Portland Refugee Support Group (PRSG) is partnering with Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization (RIHO) to bring you delicious Middle Eastern baked goods. Goods will be baked by our refugee families and volunteers. Proceeds go back to our bakers and to PRSG to support our refugee families.

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Street Roots Hello Goodbye Party
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison

Dear Street Roots Friends and Family, The time has come for us to celebrate the end of an era. After an epic 15 years of helping build one of the best street newspapers in the world and most respected organizations in Portland, Israel Bayer will leave Street Roots in December to embark on his next adventure. While it's hard to imagine this work without him, we are excited to carry the torch with all of you, and our new leader! Please join us as we send Israel off with loads of love and gratitude and welcome Kaia Sand, our new Executive Director.

WHEN: Sunday December 10 2017 from 2-5pm; brief words at 3pm

WHERE: Holocene: 1001 SE Morrison Ct, Portland, OR 97214

WHO: Street Roots family - all ages (that's you!)

WHY: We're welcoming Street Roots’ new Executive Director Kaia Sand and honoring outgoing Executive Director Israel Bayer

WHAT: A casual, open house-style afternoon gathering to celebrate the transition of our Street Roots Executive Directors. Come say hello to Kaia and send Iz off with love! There will be music, plenty of good cheer and typewriter stations where you can write your own hellos and goodbyes.

Free - light snacks will be provided. There will be beverages for all ages available for purchase.

Questions? email operations@streetroots.org

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Do You Hear the People Sing? A Concert and People's Forum (ICHRP PNW)
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

A Concert and People's Forum - International Coalition for Human RIghts in the Philippines,-Pacific North West (ICHRP PNW)

PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines along with PUSO Seattle and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS (a part of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)) are excited to announce that this year's international human rights day celebrations will be a launching of a new alliance!

Join us on December 10 (d10) as member organizations of the International Coalition for Human RIghts in the Philippines,-Pacific North West (ICHRP PNW) will be hosting a concert and people's forum to officially launch this new solidarity formation.

ICHRP PNW Chapter Founding Organizations & Individuals include:

  • PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
  • People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS
  • PUSO Seattle
  • Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Anti Imperialist Portland - AIP
  • Trisha Fey Yoga
  • Got Green
  • Father Jaime Case of St. Luke's Vancouver Episcopal Church

and many more! Interested in joining ICHRP PNW? Please send us a message in our Facebook page or email ichrp.pnw@gmail.com.

This event will include:

MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD:

  • Dphn Jean - Spoken Word Artist, GABRIELA Portland
  • Troy Osaki - Spoken Word Artist, Anakbayan Seattle
  • Ian Christensen - Willamette Week #2 Jazz Album in Portland
  • Richard Arcelo - Musician, Anakbayan Seattle

LIVE PAINTING:

  • Arthur Braud
  • M3AT
  • Eryn Tehan

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bishop Reuel Marigza - General Secretary of United Church of Christ in the Philippines and staunch Defender of Human Rights in the midst of Duterte's vicious drug war.

THERE WILL BE:

  • Food
  • SIlent Auction Items
  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Local ICHRP member organizations and allies
  • and much, much more.

Follow this event to stay upo to date as more details are confirmed. and be sure to donate to ICHRP fundraising and campaigns, at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/ready-set-launch-ichrp-us

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Safe and Healthy in the Streets - a protester's first aid class
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

The next installment of the Portland General Defense Committee's skillshare series will be offered in conjunction with the Rosehip Medical Collective.

Your trainers will lead a discussion of how to prepare yourself for the next demonstration, occupation - or whatever else may be on the horizon.

Topics they'll cover include: - What to bring in your protest kit - Scene awareness - Rumor control - Proper treatments for pepper spray and chemical weapons - Weather-related illness

Rosehip Medical Collective is a collective of street medics, educators, and community health workers that has been active in Portland, OR since 2008. The collective is composed of queer and trans people, and brings and array of experience as herbalists, nurses, doctors, teachers, wilderness, and international medical volunteers, along with their experience as protest or "street medics."

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Remembrance of Americans killed, injured or affected by gun violence
Montavilla Community Center, 8219 NE Glisan

December 11th marks 5 years since the Clackamas Town Center shootings in which two people were killed and hundreds physically or psychologically affected. Three days later, 20 children and 6 adult staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. In the years since, half a million Americans have been killed or injured by guns. Join us on December 10th at the Montavilla Community Center for a meaningful time of remembrance. The time will include a musical performance by a member of the Portland Cello Project., a reading of the names of those killed by guns in Oregon in the past 25 years, and words of comfort and encouragement in the face of grief. This event is co-sponsored by the Montavilla Community Center - Portland Parks and Recreation.

Please RSVP: https://west-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/3463

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Tuesday
Dec 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & Halsey

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

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

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

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

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

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


Justice For Keaton Otis -

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

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Wednesday
Dec 13
A Debate on the Healthcare Tax Facing Voters
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon

At the beginning of 2018, Oregon voters will decide in a special election whether to overturn $340 million in healthcare taxes intended to balance the state's Medicaid budget and stabilize our individual insurance market. In preparation for the January 23 vote, panelists will debate the ramifications of repealing vs. upholding the tax.

Panelists: Will be announced shortly

Moderator: Will be announced shortly

Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? To learn about the benefits of supporting Oregon Health Forum contact Rian Sands at rian@oregonhealthforum.org.

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LGBTQ Night at Game Knight Lounge benefitting SMYRC!
Game Knight Lounge, 3037 N Williams

Hey Everyone!

Want to know what's even better than that? We charge a $4 game playing fee for all games all night. But on our LGBTQ night, half of our game playing fees will be donated to SMYRC, Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center. http://www.smyrc.org/

SMYRC is an amazing program in PDX that supports our LGBTQIA/GNC youth.

So come on in, play games, eat, and drink while supporting a local resource for our queer youth.

Here at Game Knight Lounge we believe in the right and freedom to be who you are. We are a safe space for anyone on the spectrum who isn't about the oppression of others.

Come play with us!

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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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Thursday
Dec 14
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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OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, and 1000 Friends of Oregon - Our natural & built environments
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

Join OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, and 1000 Friends of Oregon for a Give!Guide night celebrating Oregon’s natural and built environments.

A Give!Guide night at City Hall is a fun-filled evening exploring the connections between our cities and forests, and how you can help ensure the health and safety of our environment and our people for future generations. Oregon’s lands are balanced between our natural and built environments. We protect that balance, share the beauty and bounty of our forests and watersheds, and fight for environmental justice so that every Oregonian may thrive in their community.

  • FREE pizza, snacks, and beer!
  • Wine tastings from our Give!Guide business partner, K&M Wines
  • Coffee and treats from our Give!Guide business partner, Water Avenue Coffee
  • Pizza from Sizzle Pie and HOTLIPS Pizza

Give to our organizations during the event and be entered to win fantastic prizes, including: - Copies of Water Rising - a stunning collection of paintings and poems celebrating the natural world. - Highly-coveted tickets to OPAL’s Voices of a People’s History Event - A gift bag from Opal Creek and certificate for an outdoor workshop at Opal Creek!

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Queer Latin Night
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Queer Latin Night

Join us in Portland's monthly Queer Latin Night every second Thursday of each month at 8pm!

Organized by:

Location: Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland
NO COVER / FREE

When: Every SECOND Thursday of each month at 8pm (until midnight)

Salsa, bachata, regueton, vallenato, merengue, banda, pop and everything you want to dance :)

Invite your friends and come have fun with us!


Bi Brigade
Community
Bi Brigade is Portland's homegrown community for those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, etc. We organize face-to-face events in Portland, OR.

PDX Latinx Pride
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
www.pdxlatinxpride.org

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Friday
Dec 15
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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Monday
Dec 18
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King 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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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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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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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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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
DELETED: The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Protest Cinema, 1932-37 - Date not firm, see FB for correct info.
Cinema 21

Course deleted

Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: THE RISE OF SOCIAL PROTEST CINEMA, 1932-1937
Six-Week Course at Cinema 21, October 28 - December 16, 2017.

Film course offers a survey of six classic films that encompass social protest cinema in the 1930s. Saturdays at 11 am, October 28 - December 16 (No classes Nov. 11, Nov. 25). $79.95

This six-week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Heroes for Sale (1933), Wild Boys of the Road (1933), They Won’t Forget (1937), Black Legion (1927) and Marked Woman (1937).

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
Pete Souza Book Event for OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT
Powell's City of Books Website
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.

Website
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
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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Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King 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
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 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

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
Feb 19, 2018
Your Fault for Listening LIVE! (podcast)
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King 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
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

Website