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Started Monday
Jun 19
Vote for Portland Homeless Family Solutions!

PHFS is a semi-finalist to receive an Advantis Credit Union GROW Community Fund Grant to expand our shelter program!

You can vote once a day until 5:00pm on July 7th. Please help us spread the word!


Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS), is a nonprofit organization that empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there. We do this through three main programs:

Housing First Program - PHFS helps families experiencing homelessness move back into housing as quickly as possible. We provide rent assistance and case management for 6-12 months to help families keep their housing long-term.

Shelter - PHFS operates 24 hours of shelter every day of the year for families experiencing homelessness. We rely on a team of over 600 volunteers to help provide supportive, compassionate services.

Life Lab Skills Training - PHFS teaches evidence-based classes to help families learn new tools and skills they can use to help them get and retain housing. Our classes include Incredible Years Parenting, Rent Well Tenant Education, and the ARISE Life Skills Curriculum.

Started Monday
Jun 26
Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
through Resolutions Northwest

Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Monday and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.

Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.

Registration link:

Resolutions Northwest facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice.

Jun 27
ResistTrumpTuesday: PDX Meetup at Sen. Wyden's
911 Federal Building

911 NE 11th Ave Courtyard Portland, OR 97232

11:30 a.m. (optional): Planning meeting - In the courtyard

12:00 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

Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
Orenco Station Grill

Annette Evans, Homeless Program Coordinator Chair, Washington County Department of Housing Services will speak to us over lunch about homelessness and housing issues in Washington County and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

LWV of Washington County - League of Women Voters Washington County is a branch of the LWV Oregon. We are a grassroots nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

Tenant Power Work Party
The Rosewood Initiative

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for an afternoon of tenant power every Tuesday afternoon in June! We'll be meeting at The Rosewood Initiative for art-making, community engagement, team-building, and general education on #HB2004, Stable Homes for Oregon Families.

Children and teens are welcome, snacks provided, and it's an all-ages place to hang out. Kick off your summer by fighting for housing justice!

The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Join us in the PNCA Library for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that celebrates LGBTQ+ people, events, movements, and institutions (local, national, and international) as part of Pride Month! No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary...we'll have tutorials and lots of assistance. Bring a laptop and charging cord, snacks provided. We'll have a list of topics that need work, but if you have something you're passionate about, that's great!

Wikipedia is often the first place we go for in-depth information about almost everything in the world. With edit-a-thons like this one and Art+Feminism, we hope to make Wikipedia a more representative and inclusive site of information for everyone.

Resist Trump Happy Hour
Church Bar

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 NE Portland at Church Bar on Sandy from 5-7pm!

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 hope to see you there!

Oregon Working Families Party - The WFP is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!

Middle Class Alliance June Meeting - Special Date!
Elmer's Restaurant, Vancouver

Join us for a special Middle Class Alliance meeting on a special date, June 27! At that meeting, we will bring to a conclusion our discussion about the Middle Class Alliance's action strategies and priorities related to the homeless issue.

Also, we will have a presentation on the Work Source trade skills and training cooperative between Clark College and contractors Tapani, Rotschy and Nutter. We will learn about their program and talk about their successes in training and hiring people to fill vacancies in construction trade jobs, which supports our Middle Class Alliance goal of more middle class jobs.

And, following up where we left off last month, we will have a 50-50 drawing to raise funds for MCA outreach activities.

If you plan to come, please note the change in date this month only, and please click "Going" or email me your RSVP to

As always, we ask you to make a purchase to offset Elmer's costs as they are giving us use of this room for free.

We will be taking the summer off, but look for some interesting topics come September!

Chuck Green, Chair Middle Class Alliance

The Middle Class Alliance - Together with members across the state, we stand up for a growing middle class, less poverty, and basic respect in our political system.

Council for the Homeless June Series - The role of housing assistance
Vancouver Housing Authority

Learn the types of housing assistance (beyond shelter) that are part of our crisis response system.

Council for the Homeless - The Council for the Homeless leads a communitywide response to prevent and end homelessness in Clark County, Washington

Food Workers Resist: Storytelling About Race, Food, and Identity
The Headwaters Theatre

Is food a political and moral topic? Who gets to eat what, who makes it, and how it's delivered are affected by gender, race, class, ethnicity, and this nation's history. Food Workers Resist is a one-time event, in the style of the Moth Story Slam, to tell these stories.

Proceeds go to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a humanitarian organization dedicated to serve immigrants and refugees.

As the White House administration's attempts to silence, criminalize, and dehumanize members of our community, we give voice to untold stories of race, class, gender, and food.

Show starts at 6pm Price: $20 ($10 if you have a food handler card)


Brought to you by Handsome Pizza, Pink Hanky, The Racist Sandwich Podcast, and Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS).

Artwork by Demian DinéYazhi'.

The Transgender Justice Fundraiser (Basic Rights Oregon)

LOCATION CHANGE: 1735 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3500, United States

Over the last few years, Basic Rights Oregon's transgender justice program has won amazing gains for transgender Oregonians, including transgender health care through the Oregon Health Plan, an updated insurance bulletin to prevent discrimination in the health insurance market, and the recent passage of HB 2673A, a bill to streamline the process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.

Basic Rights Oregon board members Brook Shelley and Rowan Everard invite transgender community members to a special event to hear more about our transgender justice and racial justice programs and how community members can support them. Also hosting are Diane Hames, Rhodes Perry, and Linda Brown.

Food and beer will be provided. Come meet other community members, hear where our transgender and racial justice programs are headed, and learn how you can support our continuing work! All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

To register for the event, please visit:

Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Young Democrats of Clark County Endorsement Meeting 6/27
10621 NE Coxley Dr, Vancouver

Endorsements! Our endorsement interviews are happening this Saturday at the Coxley office, open to any members who wish to attend, and our actual discussion and vote of the body will then happen this next Tuesday.

Generally our next meeting would be the first Tuesday of July, but July 4th is a nationally holiday and we all have better things to do that night.

I hope to see all of you there. This is one of those core things that groups like ours do. Even in off year elections ;)

Young Democrats of Clark County - YDCC is a political organization based in Clark County, WA. Members are Democrats under the age of 36. Get involved!

Ballot Initiatives (And BBQs)
The Watershed

David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

More agenda items to come. As always, we'll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!

Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016 - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit to learn more.

BerniePDX - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit to learn more.

Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night
4019 SE Hawthorne Blvd

The North Portland prisoner letter-writing night has now merged with the SE chapter! We will be writting to some long-time political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!

Portland ABC - The Portland Anarchist Black Cross supports US-held Political Prisoners (PP), Prisoners of War (POW), and politicized Oregon prisoners.

Jun 28
Mail Night: CR PDX & Call to Safety/Stroll PDX
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Call to Safety and Stroll PDX are partnering with Critical Resistance Portland for a joint solidarity letter & postcard writing night.

Call to Safety/ Stroll PDX & CR PDX believe that the Prison Industrial Complex is a source of immense harm in our communities and we want to bring awareness to the many ways in which our loved ones and community members are criminalized and caged for simply surviving. We'll be highlighting sex workers at this event as one the groups highly targeted and criminalized by policing and the prison industrial complex.

Please join us for a night of solidarity post card & letter writing to both Stroll PDX/Call to Safety's list of nationally imprisoned sex workers & CR PDX's list of folks in Oregon and Washington prisons. We'll have letters to respond to and postcards and message templates for folks to use as well as more information on how to get involved in supporting our shared work of supporting those most impacted by the prison industrial complex and working towards PIC abolition.

Transportation: On street parking is available near event site. There is no off street parking or nearby dedicated disability parking spot unfortunately. The #4, #44, #72, and #6 all run nearby the event location.

Accessibility: In Other Words is not a scent free space but is low scent and we'll provide scent free handsoap for the event.

There are no stairs and the floor is mostly level hardwood with a slight rise/ramp up in to the main event space.

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

About Call to Safety: Working to fulfill our mission of ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community, Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy. Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Our advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing homelessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and sex workers. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.

About Stroll PDX:

Stroll PDX is a volunteer based organization that emphasizes harm reduction, intersectional feminism, and grass root community outreach. We focus on empowering sex workers of all forms through lobbying, organizing support groups, fundraising for legal resources, and offering clothing and food to houseless women, transgender individuals, and low income sex workers. We also publish Working it Portland, a Sex Worker run and written zine. While all individuals are welcome to volunteer we are determined to give leadership roles to Sex Workers and put the rights of POC Trans Sex workers at the forefront of our fight for sex workers rights.

Rising Waters: a Community Dialogue on Displacement
The Rosewood Initiative

Update: We rescheduled this event to Wednesday 6/28 so it doesn't conflict with Good in the Hood on Saturday!

Join Living Stages, Ignorant/Reflections and Laquida Landford for an interactive community dialogue about community displacement. Through interactive performance, conversation, and theatrical games we'll build community and explore questions of place, home, and possibility within a framework of ongoing community displacement in Portland.

This event is made possible by a grant from APANO Jade/Midway Placemaking Initiative, with much appreciation to APANO for support in this project.

Living Stages - Theatre of the Oppressed

Jun 29
Community Forum with Catholics for Choice
PSU Women's Resource Center

Join us for a community forum with Catholics for Choice, ACLU of Oregon, Center for Women's Health, and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

We're excited to hear from experts in the field and start a community conversation with you about these important topics. • Debunk myths about abortion & the Catholic faith • Hear updates on the 2017 Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 3391) in Oregon • Start a dialogue about how Catholic health insurance & hospitals may impact the reproductive care you receive

All are welcome to join!
Women's Resource Center at Portland State University.

Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health - Advancing reproductive rights and advocating for health equity

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon - We are committed to protecting reproductive people's right to choose in Oregon! Email to volunteer!

Free Renters' Rights Workshop
Wood Village City Hall

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop at the Irco-Asian Family Center!

Participants will: -Learn what landlords are responsible for repairing and/or replacing -Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter -Learn how to communicate with landlords to get your needs met

Childcare, Spanish & Vietnamese interpretation, and snacks will be provided

To register please call Daisy or Thuy at 503.610.0733 or email or

Taller GRATIS de Derechos de Inquilinos!

Participantes aprenderán sobre: -Las responsabilidades de los propietarios para reparar o reemplazar cosas -Sus derechos y responsabilidades como inquilinos -Como comunicarse con los propietarios para que sus peticiones sean eschuchadas

Se proveerá cuidado de niños y boquadillos! Para registrarse, llame a Daisy ha 503.610.0733 o escrone un email ha

This calendar doesn't support Vietnamese special characters - please see for information in Vietnamese

The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

Free Renters' Rights Workshop
Asian Family Center

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for a free renters' rights workshop at the Irco-Asian Family Center!

Participants will: -Learn what landlords are responsible for repairing and/or replacing -Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter -Learn how to communicate with landlords to get your needs met

Childcare, Spanish & Vietnamese interpretation, and snacks will be provided

To register please call Daisy or Thuy at 503.610.0733 or email or

Taller GRATIS de Derechos de Inquilinos!

Participantes aprenderán sobre: -Las responsabilidades de los propietarios para reparar o reemplazar cosas -Sus derechos y responsabilidades como inquilinos -Como comunicarse con los propietarios para que sus peticiones sean eschuchadas

Se proveerá cuidado de niños y boquadillos! Para registrarse, llame a Daisy ha 503.610.0733 o escrone un email ha

This calendar doesn't support Vietnamese special characters - please see for information in Vietnamese

The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

Dinner & Discussion - Let's Talk About Tiny Homes
Clark County Genealogical Society

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion with Vancouver's newest local organization, Community Roots Collaborative. Hector Hinojosa and Linda Garcia will join us to talk about their tiny home project and how it will help address our homelessness crisis.

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required.

Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots) is a new nonprofit organization, committed to empowering people to be successful in re-integrating into their community and helping them become healthy, connected, and productive individuals.

For 3 years a group of volunteers (Stone Soup Community Meal) have been listening to the stories of our homeless neighbors, in an effort to determine the full needs of the unhoused community. From those stories, a plan began taking shape with goals to create a better solution, beyond temporary measures, to reduce and, hopefully in time, eliminate the homeless issue here in Vancouver.

C-Roots will work toward these goals by providing affordable housing, through tiny home ownership being built in unique blended villages. These villages will consist of an anticipated equal mix of currently unhoused folks, and people who are looking to step down to something smaller.

Beyond that, we will be providing, through creative collaboration and community partnerships, integrative services such as physical and dental treatment, mental health and drug treatment services; financial education and job training resources for all ages to promote further security and stability, and with all this, we will endeavor to provide full access to public transportation, through coordination with city and county agencies.

Once a person or family is a part of the C-Roots community, they will be given the guidance, support and advocacy needed to help make their transitions, no matter how small or big, smoother, less frustrating and more productive. It truly takes a village!

Community Roots Collaborative - Reintegrating the unhoused into blended Clark County communities, through permanent tiny home neighborhoods and integrated services.

CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty - Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

Washington County Town Hall
Hillsboro Public Library

Come join our Hillsboro delegation to discuss the 2017 legislative session and the successes we’ve seen for Oregonians.

Portland DSA Reading Group
Social Justice Action Center

For this session, we will be reading will be the first two chapters of The 'S' Word: A Short History of an American Tradition ... Socialism by John Nichols.

If you do not have a copy, it is available at the Multnomah County library or for purchase online (the Kindle edition is inexpensive).

Feel free to bring your own food and drinks!

Portland Democratic Socialists of America - Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

Jun 30
Interrupting Racism Actionshop - New Location: Multnomah Friends Meeting House
Resolutions Northwest

LOCATION CHANGE: Now at Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark

Registration required:

Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

We’ll provide a historically and contextually grounded space to talk deeply about racism and the evolution of Racial Codes. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold the racial order. At the same time, creating systemic change requires interrupting the learned and daily behaviors that reinforce racism to move toward building healthy communities.

A note from the trainers: For many Black and Brown people in our community, nothing has changed. For others, especially for many white people, the last Presidential election and events such as the May 26 white-supremacist attack here in Portland have increased their motivation to find out what they can do. The Interrupting Racism Actionshop is not a response to these specific events. This is not a training in self-defense or nonviolent resistance. We will continue to focus the training, as we always have, on internal, interpersonal, organization, and systemic racism and the work we need to do as individuals to change these systems.

Registration required:

Sen. Ron Wyden Discusses Net Neutrality and more - Friday Forum
Sentinel Hotel

City Club of Portland is excited to welcome Oregon's Sen. Ron Wyden back to the Friday Forum stage.

Portland was on the front lines defending an open and neutral Internet when cable companies first planned high-speed broadband in the late 1990s. Portland’s fight became what is now the net neutrality issue — the idea that Internet content should not be favored, blocked or slowed down based on where the content originates. Supporters of net neutrality say that it ensures that the website of your school, small business or doctor loads as quickly as the website for HBO or the NFL. In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule requiring that the Internet be open, neutral and fair to all. This is based on the principle that Internet access is a necessity like utilities – everyone needs equal access.However, the FCC voted in May to roll back the legal basis of net neutrality. If finalized, what will “voluntary” net neutrality mean for consumers, small businesses and the future of Internet access? Will a handful of gatekeepers charge higher rates for “fast lanes” at the expense of consumers, schools and small businesses?

However, the FCC voted in May to roll back the legal basis of net in favor of voluntary net neutrality. If finalized, what will voluntary net neutrality mean for consumers, small businesses and the future of Internet access? Will a handful of gatekeepers charge higher rates for data fast lanes at the expense of consumers, schools and small businesses?

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has advocated nondiscriminatory and affordable Internet access from the earliest days and is nationally recognized as one of Congress’ leading proponents of Internet freedom and consumer rights, including privacy. David Olson, past director of the Portland Cable Office, was an architect of Portland’s fight for an open Internet in the 1990s. Please join us for a unique conversation with two Oregon pioneers on why this issue matters and how the FCC’s attempt to roll back the clock might affect Oregonians and the world.

Co-Presented by City Club of Portland and the World Affairs Council of Oregon

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Last Friday - Queer Migration Stories Panel
Unite Oregon

Unite Oregon is bringing back our monthly Last Friday events. The month of June we are celabrating PRIDE. Come join us for an evening panel with Resilient Connections members, a Unite Oregon program for Refugee/Immigrant Trans and Queer people.

Our panelists will address the affects colonization and white supremacy have on migration, gender oppression and the continued genocide of gender queer, black and brown bodies in our present time.

Allies: this is a space for you to learn by baring witness. If you have questions, contact Oscar Guerra-Vera, End Profiling Legislative Campaign Manager,

Unite Oregon - Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

Summer of Resistance: Comedy & Music for Activist Defense
Lagunitas Tap Room

Summer of Resistance: Defending Frontline Activists A night of comedy & music!

Hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw Comedian lineup: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts, & Jay Shingle Featuring live music by Tom Dandelion & the Fresh Fruits!

The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit law firm specializing in defending grassroots climate/environmental justice and social change activists. Our projects educate people about their rights, defend front-line activists from corporate/state aggression, and expose and confront the persistent erosion of our civil liberties.

Currently we are representing dozens of Standing Rock Water Protectors, the valve turners who shut down the 5 pipelines bringing Canadian tar sands into the US, the 52 Break Free defendants from the Break free action in 2016, ad many other front-line defenders. With the current administration, attacks on the environment, threats to at-risk communities, and direct action is more important than ever and this summer is likely to be full of direct actions in the north. Come support our work defending front-line activists in the northwest & across the country!

Our Executive Director, Lauren Regan, will be giving an update on the cases & projects we are working on and introducing our newest staff member, Erin Grady.

Join us for a night of comedy, music, and fun at CLDC's summer of Resistance! The night will be hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw featuring comedy from: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts, & Jay Shingle and live music by Tom Dandelion & the Fresh Fruits!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket includes one free drink token additional drink tokens are $4. There will be beer, wine, pizza, and more food!

Civil Liberties Defense Center - The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit organization focused on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, legal support and assistance.

LGBTQ Literary Salon: A Benefit for the Pride Foundation
Another Read Through

Please join us at Another Read Through for Pride Foundation's 3rd annual LGBTQ Literary Salon, featuring local LGBTQ writers.

The salon is open to everyone, so please share and invite friends and family. While we will be raising funds for Pride Foundation, a donation is not required to attend.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, as well as beer, wine, and NA beverages.

We'll feature readings from:

  • Karelia Stetz-Waters
  • Kate Gray
  • Sam Roxas-Chua
  • April Daniels

Another Read Through is a queer owned, mostly used, multi-genre bookshop that has a focus on local authors and queer literature. This salon is hosted by owner, Elisa Saphier.

We hope you'll join us!

Pride Foundation of Seattle, Washington supports people, places, & ideas that are transforming our region. Together, we're building a shared movement for equality focused on our shared humanity through grants, scholarships, community organizing, policy advocacy, and investments

Arabic Music & Its Secrets/On The Banks Of The Tigris
Clinton Street Theater

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films. Iraqi-Australian writer/ actor Majid Shokor fled Iraq during the war, but later learned an amazing secret about the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad. At its heart, this is the story of culture triumphing over regime, presenting Iraq as a significant multicultural centre, where Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions were welded together in a unique Iraqi culture that today appears almost utopian. #kboo #iraq #oud #arabicmusic #jewishmusic Suggested admission $7-10, but no on turned away for lack of funds! Decoupling people from their culture is a perennial tactic in war. The millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum across Europe retain little of their material culture, and within Syria cultural material is targeted for destruction. But people’s stories, songs and music do not need suitcases to survive, and it is worth being reminded that war is transient, regimes pass, but culture and identity are shared, enduring and powerful constructions.

On the Banks of the Tigris (2015) – the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work by documentary filmmaker Marsha Emerman and Iraqi-Australian writer and actor Majid Shokor. The film chronicles Majid’s journey after fleeing Iraq to reconnect with the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad.

Last month, the film was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Baghdad International Film Festival. The award celebrates the resilience, in the face of relentless attack, of the people who create, nurture and preserve cultural identity.

It explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq, charting their passage from Baghdad to Israel, from celebrity to anonymity. And it reflects on Majid’s own journey as a refugee from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, and the journeys of so many like him.

In Australia, the memory of the music of his childhood leads Majid to explore its history and to uncover the extraordinary truth that much of this music, still loved by Iraqis, was composed and performed by Iraqi Jews. This revelation takes Majid from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi-Jewish musicians, and other great Iraqi musicians, and to learn their stories.

Kawkab Hamza, one of Iraq’s most famous songwriters in the 1960s, explains how the then Vice President, Saddam Hussein, contrived to erase the names of Jewish composers and other musicians unsympathetic to the regime. Refusing Saddam Hussein’s “invitation” in 1973 to join a committee to “review Iraqi musical heritage”, Hamza fled the country, with devastating results for himself and his family.

Yair Dalal and Majid Shokor. Fruitful Films. In Israel Majid hears acclaimed composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal. Born in Israel to Iraqi-Jewish parents, Dalal performs traditional Iraqi music as well as his own compositions and teaches Iraqi music to young Israelis. “Arab” music, once dismissed in Israel, is now all the rage, an irony not lost on Dalal or those students from Arab-Jewish backgrounds.

Ahmed Mukhtar master oud player. Fruitful Films. In the UK, Majid meets master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar, a composer and recording artist, born in Baghdad but a political refugee in the UK where he teaches oud and Arabic music theory at the University of London.

On the Banks of the Tigris is an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films.

KBOO Community Radio - KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Jul 1
Young Democrats of Clark County Annual Fundraising Brunch
Iaff Union Hall Local 452

Join the Young Democrats of Clark County for our annual fundraising brunch! This year, we are excited to have this event catered by the incredible Portland-based Waffle Window. We will also be providing mimosas, in the hope that they will inspire you to join us for our afternoon of walking off the waffles by doorbelling for some of our endorsed candidates!

Young Democrats of Clark County - YDCC is a political organization based in Clark County, WA. Members are Democrats under the age of 36. Get involved!

49th Legislative District WA Democrats Canvass Saturday
Ben’s Bottle Shop

On July 1, from 2:00-4:00 pm. We will meet up in the parking lot of Ben’s Bottle Shop, 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd at Elaine’s gold Prius with the 49th signs on it. After the canvass, we will go to Ben’s for a drink. All are welcome to join us, even if you have not canvassed! Please let Elaine Brown ( know if you can canvass so we can print out the required number of scripts and call sheets.

49th Legislative District WA Democrats - Fighting to keep our District BLUE! Second Saturday of the month. 10am

Burgerville Workers Union Community Event for Immigrant Justice!
Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz / St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

We will be hosting a community event to announce a new demand for our campaign, that Burgerville be a welcoming place for immigrant workers and be a sanctuary employer. Specifically we’re demanding that Burgerville opt out of using E-Verify to screen the immigration status of applicants and establish a policy that requires ICE agents to present a warrant to access the back of the house in their restaurants.

We aim to build worker and community pressure around this demand in the coming months but to kick this off we’re inviting our allies to a community event with food, music and fun. We’ll be discussing our plans moving forward and how we can collaborate to build a movement for immigrant justice in Portland! The event will be held at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan from 2-5pm on Saturday July 1st.

Family friendly and Free Food!

Burgerville Workers Union - We are the heart of Burgerville. We deserve a voice in our jobs and a raise. Because nobody should expect to live in poverty.

Young Democrats of Clark County Canvass - Walk Off the Waffles
Iaff Union Hall Local 452

Join the Young Democrats in an afternoon of doorbelling for some of our endorsed candidates! Specific candidates are, of course, to be announced after our endorsement meeting.

Young Democrats of Clark County - YDCC is a political organization based in Clark County, WA. Members are Democrats under the age of 36. Get involved!

Jul 2
Resistance Summer Community Cookout
Shute Park, Hillsboro

RESISTANCE SUMMER COMMUNITY COOKOUTS Since November, Americans have been engaged in nonstop resistance to the dangerous rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration and the GOP. Millions of us have marched, protested, called, written, and otherwise stood up. It's time to take a moment and celebrate what we’ve achieved — and recharge for the work ahead — with a summer social gathering: a Resistance Summer Community Cookout!

The Resistance Summer Community Cookouts are an opportunity for a range of local and national partner groups in the Resistance to come together with friends old and new. We'll build our relationships and celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. Our goal is to encourage taking care of ourselves and each other, to celebrate all we've achieved, and to enjoy ourselves! These are ways to reinforce the resilience of the Resistance and help us to stay in it for the long haul.

When: Sunday, July 2 at 5 p.m.

Where: Hillsboro Shute Park Shelter C 750 SE 8th Ave Hillsboro, OR 97123

Host: Renee R.

More info:

Jul 3
Tech Solidarity
111 SW 5th Ave #2700

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

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

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

There will also be donuts.

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

Jul 5
Just Transition Workshop

RSVP Here:

Fighting climate change requires transitioning from one system to another. But how do we make sure this transition will provide opportunities for workers now dependent on the extractive fossil fuel economy, or will rectify ongoing environmental injustice?

The Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative provides an opportunity to significantly improve climate and racial justice work in Portland. This initiative would fund the rapid expansion of solarization and weatherization in Portland, with a focus on job creation and inclusion for communities of color, workers, and others too often left out of planning and leading the clean energy economy. Our training will provide details on the initiative as well as provide an opportunity to get your questions answered. This training is the first to educate and motivate community members to help us enact this measure.

The first hour will contain a "climate justice 101" training and information regarding the PJET campaign, and the last half hour will be a Q&A and information for how to participants can talk with their friends, neighbors and other community members and encourage their support.

Join us on July 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM where Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty will lead the evening's discussion and training on how you can get involved in the important work that lies ahead.

350pdx is the Portland, Oregon, local of; working locally to grow the global climate movement. Sign up at

Jul 6
Voices From the Front Lines: The State of PDX Community Driven Media, a fundraiser for PDX Zine Symposium

"Voices From the Front Lines”: The State of Community Driven Media in Portland featuring Zahir Janmohamed (The Racist Sandwich), Melanie Stevens (Miss Anthology Comics & The Nat Turner Project), Andre Middleton (Open Signal, XRayFM), and Israel Bayer (Street Roots).

July 6th, 2017, Thursday Doors at 6:30p, Panel starts at 7:00pm TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St, PDX) $7-10 Sliding Scale (All proceeds go to the Portland Zine Symposium)

This is PZS's annual fundraiser, and we are attempting to raise $500 help offset the cost of port-o-potty rentals. Please help us raise the necessary funds! Your donations are appreciated!

Portland Zine Symposium - An organization that since 2001 has put on events to celebrate and support small press and DIY culture.

The Racist Sandwich - A podcast about food, race, gender, and class, hosted by chef Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed. Produced by Juan Ramirez.

Miss Anthology’s mission is to support racially and economically diverse young comic artists of the female diaspora by teaching professional skills through hands-on workshops, and publishing their work online and in print. By introducing female and genderqueer artists and writers to the comics and the art industries before they graduate, they will gain a firm understanding and head start on their careers, as well as an established network of peers within this otherwise male-dominated field.

The Nat Turner Project allows artists of color to go beyond the usual initial expositions inherent in presenting art borne of marginalized perspectives to a dominant culture; allowing artists of color freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. NTP creates an environment of inclusivity, a communal harbor for artists previously silenced by institutional constraints, and actively provides priority spaces to artists of color; allowing others the privilege of viewership from an outsider role. Nat Turner Project, not just a name, but a statement of artistic freedom.

Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center - With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration and we amplify local voices on five cable channels.

XRAY.FM is an independent, not-for-profit radio station which supports the Pacific Northwest’s music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio, and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent, and experimental recordings. XRAY.FM also serves as a resource for training community members in radio, broadcasting, and digital media.

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Represent.Us Vancouver
Vancouver Community Library

See you in the Skamania Room! Learn about important updates regarding our local anti-corruption movement and how we are moving forward with a local resolution. We have several volunteer opportunities to move this movement forward and many with minimal time commitments. If you have ever considered getting involved, THIS is the fight that effects all other issues you care about.

Vancouver Chapter of Represent.Us - We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.

Jul 8
Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival
Director Park

We are pleased to announce that the preparations for the first annual Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival, "Silk Road Echoes," are well underway. This festival, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, aims to highlight modern artistic expressions and present the best of Muslim Cultural tradition while promoting awareness of Muslim cultures among American Muslims and the broader American audience.

Please join us for this celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of Muslims, representing over 42 ethnic groups in Portland, to bridge greater understanding and dialogue.

Festival will feature:

  • Cultural Performances and music
  • Food from around the world
  • International market experience
  • Arts, crafts, henna, and Islamic calligraphy
  • Resources and learning opportunities

For more information, please visit our website:

This event is made possible with the support of Portland Parks & Recreation.


  • Office of Neighborhood Involvement
  • Multnomah County Cultural Coalition/Oregon Cultural Trust

Muslim Educational Trust Community Center - The MET Community & Educational Center will be the first center of its kind in the metro area to provide a gathering place for the entire Muslim community.

Self-Care for Activists
Sunset Yoga Center

Activists, learn how to rejuvenate in the face of stress! This workshop will address the importance of partnering with our bodies in order to stay mobilized for the long-haul. We will practice embodiment and relaxation, learn how the foundations of health help prevent activism burnout, and get a handle on the relationship between mind and body in a political environment that feels overwhelming. Come join a group of like-minded activists, rejuvenate, and learn to ally with your body to keep up the "good fight".

Suggested donation: $20 (or whatever you are able to offer, no one will be turned away) Please bring cash or checks. 100% of the proceeds will go to a local nonprofit immigrant/refugee rights activist group, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition!

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move and relax in, a seat cushion, and a notebook and pen in case you want to jot down ideas.

Janus Workers Union Picnic in the Park
Laurelhurst Park


The Janus Workers Union is kicking off our first contract negotiations in 5 years! After our first few bargaining sessions, we'd love nothing more than to celebrate with our fellow workers, families, and friends. Join us in the park for some food, beverages, and games.

This event is absolutely family friendly, and supervised children's activities will be availble. Accessibility info coming soon!

Janus Workers Union - We are the Janus Workers Union, a united group of Janus Youth employees seeking to improve working conditions and the lives of all workers.

Return of The Progressives - Featuring The Revolution Choir
Laurelhurst Park Concert pad


Join us on Saturday afternoon July 8th. at the Laurelhurst Park concert area in Portland, Oregon for our debut performance. 3:pm - 6:pm. This event will be kid friendly and FREE. Rain or Shine. Food and drinks will not be served.

Through the power of music The Revolution Choir is spreading the progressive message.

The Revolution Choir is a beautiful group of women and men based out of Portland, Oregon who sings original compositions about progressive values. Song topics include Equal Pay for Equal Work, Money in Politics, Universal Health Care, Income Inequality, Climate Change, Black Lives Mater, LGBTQ rights, Honoring Women, Fair Elections, Gerrymandering... and many other important progressive values.


Please join us on the invite page here:

Join us on Saturday afternoon July 8th. at the Laurelhurst Park concert area in Portland, OR. for our grand opening performance. 3:pm - 6:pm. Mark your calendar now.

PLEASE SHARE this Facebook event page. PLEASE SEND AN INVITE to of your Portland friends to this event and help support such an important cause.

Read all about The Revolution choir here: WWW.REVOLUTIONCHOIR.COM

Thank you

Jul 9
Arresting Power Screening, benefits NAACP Portland
Leaven Community

ARRESTING POWER documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, Arresting Power creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police.

This film provides a historical and political analysis of the role of the police in contemporary society and the history of policing in the United States. It provides a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland with its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, gentrification practices and policing along lines of race and class. It serves to uncover Portland’s unique history of police relations and community response.

$10 at the door. Proceeds to benefit NAACP Portland Chapter.

Arresting Power trailer: Arresting Power website: Arresting Power wikipedia page

Leaven Community - Our shared stories and spiritual wisdoms ignite our power to act collectively with our neighbors to cultivate equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.

PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

Jul 10
Workshop: Racial Microaggression in Clinical Practice
through Catholic Charities of Oregon

Each one-day workshop will be held from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Catholic Charities Clark Family Center. MONDAY'S WORKSHOP IS REPEATED ON TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.

Racial Microaggressions are defined as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults toward people of color”. Racial Microaggressions are the result of unconscious or implicit bias that seeps into interactions with marginalized people. These microaggressions have deep and detrimental impacts on the mental and physical health of people of color and they have enormous impact on the way in which people of color interact with mental health treatment and services.

This training will support clinicians in recognizing and stopping implicit bias that affects the way in which they engage in clinical practice with clients of color. It will help clinicians to improve their clinical relationship with clients through the reduction of implicit bias interactions for overall improved interventions and outcomes based in equity and social justice.


  • Enhanced clinical rapport with clients.
  • Long term engagement with clients of color.
  • Overall improvement of services to clients from communities of color.
  • Certificate offered - C.E.U. (Continuing Educational Units) through the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Beneficial for developmental and personal growth goals


Angie Mejia is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Syracuse University. Her current research encompasses immigration, mental health, ethnicity, bio/psychopolitics, and citizenship by looking specifically at U.S. Latinas’ experiences with depression and depression treatment.

Kat Kelley, MSW, is the Director of Programs and Integration with Catholic Charities of Oregon. Her areas of practice and expertise include trauma, mental health, domestic and sexual violence, immigration, race equity and community organizing. Ms. Kelley has almost 20 years of experience in anti-racist social movements and building white ally identities. She is a clinician and macro practice social worker who focuses on anti-oppressive practice and social justice.

For group pricing and packages, contact: Kat Kelly, MSW

  • Director of Programs and Integration
  • (971) 409-7265

El Programa Hispano Católico - Servicios sociales integrales para la comunidad Latina en Oregon. / Comprehensive social services for Oregon's Latin American community.

Catholic Charities of Oregon - Inspired by the transformative power of God’s love, Catholic Charities partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Jul 11
Voices 2017: Nothing About Us Without Us
Curious Comedy Theater

About the theme: inspired by the activism of advocates in the community of people with disabilities, "Nothing About Us Without Us" represents that OPAL pushes for self-determination and inclusion of all people in the policies which affect us - low income people, people of color, people with disabilities and more. All OPAL, BRU, and YEJA campaigns are led by highly-impacted people, and the leadership of people with disabilities in Bus Riders Unite also inspired us to choose this theme.

Every year, OPAL hosts Voices of the People’s History, an event that celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Members of our community perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present, a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the present day. It’s a yearly gathering that brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice. It’s important for us to amplify movement leaders, because we know that nobody else can tell our stories. We have to do this for ourselves.

Through Voices, we emphasize that our struggles are a continuation of past struggles – and justice has always had champions. All modern organizers stand on the shoulders of the giants whose words and voices we celebrate.

The 2017 Voices event returns the Curious Comedy Theater on the evening of July 11th. Curious Comedy Theatre, located in heart of Vanport Square, is accessible by public transportation via buses #6, 44, 72, and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at no charge behind Vanport Square. Bike parking is available outside of the theatre doors and outside Old Town Pizza around the corner. Curious Comedy is an all-ages venue, but tickets are required for children who need to sit in their own seat.

The hosted hors d’oeuvres will feature tasty and filling selections for most dietary needs: gluten free, vegetarian/vegan. Please let us know in advance of any considerations which you may need to make your evening enjoyable and comfortable with us!

Tickets go on sale April 19th, and will sell out well in advance of the event. Mark your calendars!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information call Shawn at 503 774 4503 or email

Accessibility: Curious Comedy Theater is ADA accessible on the ground floor including the bathroom.

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

Bus Riders Unite, a project of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, is a membership organization that represents transit-dependent people. When we rely on public transit, we’re likely also reliant upon availability of housing choices, alternative transit options (like bike and pedestrian infrastructure), and to have less access to green spaces. Transportation is at the center of our lives, connecting us to the places where we live, work, learn, pray and play. BRU doesn’t only address transportation, but rather brings the perspective of transit-dependent people to the decision-making that affects all matter of policy related to the built environment.

Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) develops low-income youth and youth of color leaders through political education, campaign organizing, and skill-building to address issues of Environmental Justice. The leadership program creates a space for marginalized youth to take action on the issues that directly impact them and their communities.

Incite: Queer Writers Read
Literary Arts

INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Audience talk-back at the end of each event.

Join Sossity Chiricuzio, Nan Collie, Judith Barrington, and Qwo-Li Driskill reading into/around the theme of freedom. July 4th and all. Join the community discussion afterwards.

Incite: Queer Writers Read - A curated reading series for Queer writers.

Jul 13
Tomorrow Film Screening, benefits KBOO Community Radio
Clinton Street Theater

This is screening as part of the monthly KBOO @ THE CLINTON series.

Come watch this inspiring and uplifting documentary and spread the word about a more sustainable future for our planet and our children.

KBOO Community Radio streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis. We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

Jul 14
White Artists Don't Have to Make Work About Racial Identity
PSU Smith Center

White Artists Don't Have to Make Work About Racial Identity | Rakeem Cunningham On display: July 5–28, 2017 Reception: Friday, July 14, 6–8 p.m.

For Los Angeles based artist Rakeem Cunningham, texture has always functioned as a gateway to fantasy. Whether the portal is flowing fabric, animated seamless paper, or free flowing plastic wrap, the dents, crinkles, and crevices of a material’s surface is employed to unmask or cover up self-truths. In 2013, Cunningham came out as a gay man, opening up a whole new world and with it newfound levels of oppression, heartbreak, and discrimination.

This exhibition, entitled “White Artists Don’t Have to Make Work About Racial Identity” navigates the ways in which desire, oppression, humanization, sympathy, self-hate, and emotional apathy are imposed on queer black men through the media, family, romance, and false narratives of hyper-masculinity.


Rakeem Cunningham is a visual artist and videographer based out of Los Angeles, California. Born in 1992, his work explores themes of self-identity, queer politics, identity politics, self-acceptance, and the navigation of body politics under the gay landscape. Cunningham studied Design and Media Arts at UCLA, and frequently collaborates and showcases his work with queer/POC brands and figures such as the LGBT center, Dawn Richard, the FADER, the UCLA new Wight Gallery, Cakeboy Magazine, and the Tenth Zine.

The Littman and White Galleries are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

Jul 19
Mixed Match - Portland Premiere Screening
Whitsell Auditorium

Mixed Match, a documentary particially filmed in Beaverton and Portland (at Doernbecher Children's Hospital) will have its Portland, Oregon premiere as part of the Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking screening series.

Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.


Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:00pm * Pre-reception at 6pm in the Stevens room near the Whitsell Auditorium - everyone invited

Location: Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue.

CHEAP! Tickets range from $6 to $9 Buy them ASAP as this screening will sellout:

Mixed Match director and producer, Jeff Chiba Stearns, along with local subjects, Lenore & Todd Thawley and Dr. Eneida Nemecek will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

There will be a bone marrow drive at the screening hosted by Be the Match if people would like to sign up to the US stem cell registry. Please help us share this event to your family and friends in the Portland area! Thanks!

Accolades and Awards

  • 2016 Audience Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2016 National Bank People’s Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2016 Runner-up - Audience Award: 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • 2017 Closing Film: 4th Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
  • 2017 Best of the Northwest Feature Award: 19th Spokane International Film Festival
  • 2017 Audience Award - Documentary: 35th CAAMFest

Film Festival Official Selections

  • 2016 35th Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 36th Hawaii International Film Festival – Honolulu, Hawaii, US
  • 2016 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival – San Diego, CA, US
  • 2016 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016 20th Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 9th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • 2017 5th Seattle Asian Pacific Film Festival – Seattle, Washington, US
  • 2017 23rd Victoria Film Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2017 33th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 35th CAAMFest – San Francisco, California, US
  • 2017 4th Hapa Japan / Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 41th Cleveland International Film Festival – Cleveland, Ohio, US
  • 2017 19th Spokane International Film Festival – Spokane, Washington, US
  • 2017 16th Powell River Film Festival – Powell River, BC, Canada
  • 2017 12th DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon, US
  • 2017 36th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota, US
Jul 21
Noche de Arte: Pochas Radicales
Q Center

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"Noche de Arte 2017" Feauturing las Pochas Radicales Friday July 21st at 6pm Q Center, 4115 N MIssissippi Ave, Portland $10 Suggested Donation

6pm PDX Latinx Pride weekend Opening Reception 7pm Pochas Radicales Show

"Noche de Arte 2017" Presentando "Pochas Radicales" Viernes 21 de Julio a las 6pm Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland OR $10 donacion sugerida

6pm Recepcion apertura del fin de semana del PDX Latinx Pride 7pm Show de las Pochas Radicales

Pochas Radicales work toward community engagement through art & activism

PDX Latinx Pride - To bring our community together to share and celebrate our diverse and evolving Latina, Latino, and Latinx cultures, experiences and identities by creating safe events for our queer and LGBTQ family

Jul 22
Social, meeting and potluck!
Social Justice Action Center

Join Strike Debt Portland for our monthly general meeting, plus hang out and share a meal together. We invite everyone to come to our social, meeting and potluck at the Social Justice Action Center!

Agenda: 3-4 pm Social: Please bring a current news or opinion article about debt to discuss. 4-5 pm: Meeting: We'll be reporting back on our efforts of Street Theater this summer, updating on fundraising efforts for the Daniel Hong Strike Debt Portland Scholarship, looking at outreach opportunities, and hopefully welcoming lots of new and returning members. 5-6 pm Potluck: Feel free to bring a dish to pass. This will be Daniel's last meeting and we'll get to celebrate him and all his contributions to Strike Debt, so bittersweet!

PDX Latinx Pride Festival 2017
District East

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Join us at the PDX Latinx Pride Festival 2017!

When?: Saturday July 22nd anytime between 4pm and midnight

Where?: District East PDX (2305 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR)

Who?: Everyone who wants to celebrate Latino, Latina, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Pride and all their friends and allies. EVERYONE

$5 Suggested donation at the door.


Invite ALL your friends!

Acompañanos en el Festival PDX Latinx Pride 2017!

Cuándo?: El Sábado 22 de Julio entre las 4pm y la medianoche

Dónde?: District East PDX (2305 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR)

Quién?: Todas las personas que quieran celebrar el orgullo de la comunidad latina. latino, latinx, lesbiana, bisexual, gay, transgénero, queer! TODXS!

$5 sugeridos como donación en la entrada


Invita a todxs tus amigxs!

Parking FREE on the street, lots of spaces available

Public Transport: A short block from the ORANGE MAX line and buses.

PDX Latinx Pride - To bring our community together to share and celebrate our diverse and evolving Latina, Latino, and Latinx cultures, experiences and identities by creating safe events for our queer and LGBTQ family

Sep 1
OR Just Transition Assembly
through TBD

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, presents a weekend of movement-building in pursuit of Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and a Just Transition. The Assembly will prioritize the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income people, and other historically-marginalized people. Together, we will build our shared understanding of the path toward a Just Transition.

Assembly-related events will happen throughout Portland - full agenda TBD.

Learn more about Oregon Just Transition Alliance at

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.