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Saturday
Jul 22
Farm Up! POC Gathering
Tryon Life Community Farm

Hey friends! Join us at TLC Farm for some beautiful sunny weather. Note that this is a Saturday morning, not our normal Sunday afternoon time, cause these days it is HOT!

This gathering, we'll be focused on building and planting a MEDICINE WHEEL garden, which should be a fun, exciting, spiritually-oriented project that is also artistic!

Farm Up! is a great way to get your hands in the soil, have some time in nature, learn some gardening and farming skills, and connect with other rad QT/POC folks in a people of color-only space. Come join us!


The Bridgewalkers Alliance - is a collective of QT/POC folks at TLC Farm in Portland, OR, dedicated to creating access to land for marginalized peoples.

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49th LD Summer of Canvass Saturday
Ben’s Bottle Shop

Activist Saturday Canvass will take place on July 22, from 10 am to noon. We will again meet in the parking lot of Ben’s Bottle Shop, The Mill Shopping Center, 8052 E. Mill Plain Blvd. at Elaine’s gold Prius with the 49th LD signs on it.

RSVP : cdnbirch@aol.com

We hope to see you there!


49th Legislative District WA Democrats

49th Legislative District Democrats, Vancouver, Washington. Fighting to keep our District BLUE!

Second Saturday of the month. 10am

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2017 Summer Community Care Festival at IRCO
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Building Community through Arts, Food and Fun!

  • FREE and family friendly!
  • Arts and food from various cultures
  • Social services and public resources
  • How to get involved with neighborhood organizations
  • Build relationships and promote an active citizenry
  • Direct services such as free blood pressure screenings, lead testing and vision exams

Multi-cultural children’s activities, arts and entertainment will share the Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym) at the Immigtant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St., 97220, with community resource tables, social services and ways to be involved in the larger community.


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Portland Democratic Socialists of America Picnic
Laurelhurst Park

Get to know your comrades at the Portland DSA picnic! Members, non-members, friends and family are all welcome!

This is a potluck style picnic, so please bring a dish to share if you are able. We will also be asking for donations to help us send our delegates to the DSA convention, so if you could spare a few dollars that would be great (but not required).

We'll have some outdoor toys and games as well. If you'd like to help set up, clean up, grill, or bring toys/games/other specific items, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC7Xsh0sTGxlxBL7PZTlWx29sHmiAlYxJqdWvEP8E1cnIAgA/viewform?usp=send_form

See you there!


Portland Democratic Socialists of America 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.

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Montavilla Free Food Pop Up's Community feed
Montavilla City Park

Free lunch for as many as we serve before the food runs out!

Come to Montavilla park and get to know your neighbors!

Brought to you by Portland Assembly

Spread the word!


Montavilla Free Food Pop Up An all volunteer group of neighbors who want to make free lunch a reality. Join us for regular free meals!

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SW WA Southwest WA Lulac Council Healthy Living Event!
Clark Public Utilities

FREE community health event that includes resources, light snacks/beverages, workshops on health & mental wellness, & complimentary massages!! Free Rapid HIV testing to first 45 people! Join us!


Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council - We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state and national level. www.LULAC.org

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NAACP General Membership Meeting - All Are Welcome
Concordia University

Come learn about what NAACP Portland's committees are up to & how you can get involved. Committees include: Political Action; Education; Economic Development; Membership, and more.


PDX NAACP -

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

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PDX World Refugee Day!
Delta Park

Come celebrate our local refugee community with cultural song, dance, food, a marketplace, job fair, and kids activities. It will be at Delta Park on July 22nd from 12-4pm. It is welcome to all!

We are in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation's Portland World Cup Soccer. We are organizing this event with community volunteers, IRCO, SOAR, Red Cross, Catholic Charities, CAIRO, The Iraqi Society of Oregon and Multnomah County.


PDX World Refugee Day - Come join us to celebrate refugees in our community through music, dance, art and food! Oregon's World Refugee Celebration will be July 22nd at Delta Park.

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SASS Remix: Time For Action
Q Center

Join other behavioral health workers as we plan to make the invisible visible. We'll create a plan to get the word out about SASS, and then take it to the streets! Along with expanding upon worker stories and building the SASS playlist. Hope to see you there!


Solidarity Alliance of Social Services - SASS -

A safe space to engage in open and constructive discussion around community behavioral health and social services in the Portland Metro Area.

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WashCo DemsProtecting Our Democracy: Summer Picnic 2017
Tualatin Community Park

Our Summer Picnic is approaching! Come enjoy BBQ, libations, games, prizes, bingo, wine, a ring toss, and live music with the Washington County Democrats. We'll have lots of fun, and proceeds will benefit our organization. See you there!


WashCo Dems - We are the Democratic Party of Washington County, OR.

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End of Session Town Hall with Diego Hernandez
Midland Library

The 2017 legislative session has come to an end, join me for an end of session town hall.

Please RSVP below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k6uVjOtoIHDu0-TeB06em4qOACFzCieJcWCYpJCx4fQ/edit


Diego Hernandez -

State Representative of East Portland, Reynolds School Board Member, intersectional feminist, organizer, 1st generation grad UO (B.A. Ethnic Studies) & PSU (MSW) alum

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US Wars of Aggression - a report back from John Parker's visit to Syria
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

A discussion about US Imperialist invasion, and John Parker's eyewitness account on the ground in Syria. John Parker is a member of the 2013 International Action Center eyewitness Syria delegation and the solidarity trip to Palestine. John works in Los Angeles to help build a unified movement for worker and immigrant rights avid to fight against police report, US war, racism, and homophobia.

Sponsored by:

  • Workers World Party PDX
  • GABRIELA Portland
  • PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
  • Anakbayan Portland
  • Hands Off Syria PDX
  • Hands off Syria Coalition
  • All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon
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Strike Debt's 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!

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LGBTQ History of Portland: Pride Forever
Star Theater Portland

Join us! For Know Your City's LGBTQ History Walking Tour, Pride Forever, with comedian/activist, Belinda Carroll and historian, Melissa Lang! Join us for an evening exploring over a century of action and resilience in the LGBTQ community, followed by a Q&A at one of Portland’s most beloved LGBTQ Bars: CC Slaughters

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 19th Century Cross Dressing
  • 1912 YMCA and Greek Scandals!
  • Vaseline Alley and the Pink Triangle
  • Measure 9 and the fight against anti-gay legislation
  • AIDS Epidemic (and how you can help!)
  • Darcelle, the longest performing drag queen* Guinness Book of World Records

Join us! We have three price levels!

  1. Standard ticket: priced to ensure all can join us!
  2. Ticket plus a comic book!: check out our Comics for Change: https://shop.knowyourcity.org/collections (we will bring comics with us, or you can email in advance a comic of your choice)
  3. Ticket + Donation: This ticket price helps us ensure our tours are accessible to everyone, and that our tour guides are well paid! ...or
  4. Donation only!: Or, you can donate here to show your support for our programming and to ensure the accessibility and sustainability of our tours.
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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.

FOOD CARTS - DRINKS - DANCE - SHOWS - ENTERTAINMENT - EXHIBITORS - PHOTO BOOTH - FUN!

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

COMIDA - BEBIDAS - BAILE - SHOWS - ENTRETENIMIENTO- INFORMACION - DIVERSION!

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

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Resist ~ Persist ~ Emerge: future women leaders!
Cerulean Wine

The Emerge Oregon Class of 2017 - Presented by the Willamette Women Democrats!

Join us in celebration! The 25 future women leaders will have just completed our candidate training program.

Come to hear from a few of them why they will run for office!


Emerge Oregon - To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network.

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No! To Rape Culture Benefit show and Comp Tape Release!
Black Water

No! To Rape Culture presents an all local benefit show and compilation tape release!

Go here to support the digital release of the No! comp: https://notorapeculture.bandcamp.com/

Proceeds from this event will be donated here: https://www.youcaring.com/survivorsofthemaxattack-833557

Squalor - PDX hardcore https://squalorpdx.bandcamp.com

Longclaw - Portland's saddest post-hardcore

Losing - Post-hardcore/screamo https://losingpdx.bandcamp.com/releases

Shame - New PDX punk, music coming soon!

And a spoken word performance by Kimberly Becerra

All ages at Black Water bar! Doors at 7 pm. $7. No creeps, no racists, and no! to rape culture!


No. - No! to rape culture / sexism / sexual assault within the Portland, Oregon DIY music communities.

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Sunday
Jul 23
Welcome to Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways is July 23, continuing the celebration of our 10th anniversary season! Join us from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for an 8-mile traffic-free, family-friendly bike ride that takes you on a tour of Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks, where a collection of fun activities, festive music and delicious food awaits. Along with our fun-filled parks, Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways will return to Khunamokwst Park for our Bi-lingual Bike Fair, held in collaboration with the Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) Group.

See the map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/628206

NEW THIS YEAR Join the Passport to Health Sticker Hunt! Pick up a Passport to Health at the Kaiser Permanente booth, or at the Whole Foods Market, News Seasons Market, BIKETOWN and PBOT Info Booths on the route. Get your stickers from each of the five booths, and present your completed passport (5 stickers) to any information booth for your prize!


Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.

Portland Sunday Parkways fosters civic pride, stimulates economic development, and represents the community, business and government investments in Portland's vitality, livability and diversity.

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)

Kaiser Permanente Thrive - Live well and thrive, visit kp.org/thrive

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Pueblo Unido Volunteer Meeting
Rockwood Library

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of episodic and regular roles. Community service and political advocacy experience desired, but not required. Anyone passionate about immigrants' rights is encouraged to attend.

Reclutamos voluntarios para una variedad de papeles episodicos y regulares. El servicio comunitario y experiencia de activismo político es deseada, pero no requerida. Cualquier persona apasionada sobre los derechos de inmigrantes es animada a asistir.


Pueblo Unido PDX -

Grassroots association dedicated to organizing, informing, and defending the Latino community in Portland.

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Blue Lake Summer Salsa Food Drive for the Oregon Food Bank
Blue Lake Regional Park

The date has been set. MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR for SUNDAY JULY 23rd!

Back for a 6th year. With your help we are ready to top last year’s food collection for the Oregon Food Bank of 906 Lbs. Would LOVE to make it over 1,000 Lbs this year. So if you joined us last year PLEASE join us again. If you didn’t, this is the year to add us to your summer must do events list :-)

DJ Armando and Seattle’s DJ Edgar Evangelista are joining forces yet again to keep the party moving all day long with the best salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, kizomba, and merengue music.

There is no charge for this event, but it is a FOOD DRIVE, so be sure to bring a food donation for the Oregon Food Bank. Also, the park charges a $5 per car admittance fee, so carpooling is encouraged.

This event is open to Everyone! Be sure to invite your friends, your family, your neighbors, and anyone else who might enjoy a day at the park for a good cause. The park does not allow pets though, so they will have to wait for you at home.

DETAILS: ~ We will be in the Celilo Shelter again ~ Dance floor will be set up ~ Bring A food donation for the Oregon Food Bank ~ Bring a food item for the Potluck & eating utensils for yourself ~ Bar-B-Ques will be going for your use ~ There is table seating for 120. ~ There is grass space for blankets/lawn chairs. ~ There is a volleyball court at the shelter ~ Next to the shelter is a kid’s play area ~ Near the shelter there is a water playground ~ Bring your own beverage ~ Beer/Wine can be brought for personnel consumption, but HAS to stay within the Celilo Shelter.

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Bystander Intervention Workshop and Don't Shoot Portland fundraiser
Vancouver Community Library

How to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in the community based on race, gender, immigration status, or other factors? How can we reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe in the moment? In light of recent events in the Portland and Vancouver areas, the answers to these questions have become even more important.

We need skills.

Join us for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford.

Suggested donation of $5 - $20 to Don't Shoot Portland at the door.

Please register ASAP as there are only 28 spots available. Bystander Intervention Workshop on July 23rd from 2-5 PM.

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36136693824


Don't Shoot Portland- In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

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Beloved Community Forums
Ainsworth United Church of Christ

Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what are we for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided by Po'Shines: Cafe De La Soul. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

Our first gathering will be led by Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a non-profit working to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved. Mr. Singh will offer his own vision of the kind of world he is working for, and offer some guiding questions for us to do the same.


We, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

The Oregon Justice Resource Center assists local non-profit legal organizations with trial and appellate litigation on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and low-income clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil liberties and civil rights matters, including but not limited to the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts.

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PDX Latinx Pride's Noche de Pelicula 2017
The Hollywood Theatre

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Join us Sunday July 23rd at 7pm for our "Noche de Pelicula 2017", our closing event for the PDX Latinx Pride Festival weekend www.pdxlatinxpride.org

  • Hollywood Theater at 7pm
  • Movies start promptly at 7:30pm
  • Tickets $9
  • Students/Seniors $7
  • Hollywood Members $6

Movie shorts:

David Velduque: Por Un Beso

Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

Miguel Muñoz: HORÓSCOPO

Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

SILV: The Gap Between Us


Acompananos el Domingo 23 de Julio a las 7pm para nuestro evento de cierre "Noche de Pelicula" del Festival PDX Latinx Pride www.pdxlatinxpride.org

Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland Las peliculas comienzam exacto a las 7:30pm Entradas: $10

Cortometrajes:

Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

David Velduque: Por Un Beso

Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

SILV: The Gap Between Us

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Monday
Jul 24
Not in Portland Protest
Portland ICE Detention Center

Not in Portland is a gathering of people from a variety of local communities who see ICE's actions as unjust. Speakers from various organizations will speak about the dangers of racial scapegoating, and the tremendous damage racially targeted detention and relocation does to families and communities. Food and activities will be provided by local organizations and restaurants. We are working with the Portland Police Department to ensure a safe and family friendly environment for all involved.


Not in Portland - ICE Resistance -

June 24th, 11:00 | 4310 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239 Stand with us as we oppose Trump's racially motivated deportation agenda!

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Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate
MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

RSVP to joan.green@doj.state.or.us

  • 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Buffet Dinner 5:30-6:15
  • Keynote Address 6:15-7:00
  • Panel Discussion 7:00-8:00
  • 1st Floor Al-Madinah Hall

Panelists:

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum invites you to a presentation and panel discussion at the Muslim Educational Trust Community and Educational Center to understand the underlying issues and share potential solutions for the recent spike in hate-related incidents. Professor Jack Levin, a nationally recognized expert on violence and hate, will discuss the psychology and dynamics behind this troubling trend. His presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Oregon Department of Justice Director of Civil Rights, Erious Johnson. The panel will include diverse community leaders, law enforcement personnel and elected officials, who will share their insights and take questions. Please join Attorney General Rosenblum and take a stand against hate.

Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and co-director of the Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston. Professor Levin's work on hate crimes, mass murder, serial killers, and prejudice has made him one of the most widely recognized and quoted sociologists in the public sector. For over 25 years, Professor Levin has used the sociological perspective to contextualize sensational media stories, dispel myths, influence public policy and change how people think about violence and hate crimes.

Sponsored by: Muslim Educational Trust, Institute of Christian Muslim Understanding (ICMU), Beloved Community of Oregon Coalition, Building Bridges of Understanding Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Muslim Community Center of Portland (MCCP), Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO), Center for African and Immigrant Resettlement of Oregon (CAIRO), Portland United Against Hate, Neighborhood House, Jewish Voice for Peace, Urban League of Portland, Portland Leadership Foundation, Oregon Center for Christian Values, Race Talks, First Congregational United Church of Christ, World Affairs Council of Oregon


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

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Promised Land film screening - fundraiser for the Chinook Nation
Riversgate Church

Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two Native American nations in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at Native American sovereignty. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds go to the Chinook Nation.


Heal Our Planet Earth - HOPE - HOPE is an eco-faith group in SW Portland focused on preventing climate change, promoting climate justice and working towards sustainable energy solutions.

350PDX-SouthwestTeam - the southwest Portland team of 350pdx.

The Chinook Indian Nation - as stated in its constitution and bylaws is organized and dedicated “to enhance the cultural, social and economic well-being of all Chinook Indian Tribal members, to protect the natural resources of the Chinook Indian Nation’s lands and waters and to facilitate the political and legal relationships with external governments.”

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Radical Reading Group! No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Join our radical reading group! We will be discussing the first half (Chapters 1-3) of "No Shortcuts" by Jane F. McAlevey. Connect with comrades old and new over a low-key discussion of this great book! THERE WILL BE SNACKS!

If you need access to this book, shoot Amy or Lizz an email and we'll send you scanned pdfs.

Great interview with the author here: https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-march-21-2017/

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Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Stripes, a fundraiser for Recovery Mentor Program
Clinton Street Theater

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

"An anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It's a lot of fun." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Recovery Mentor Program.

In 1999, Central City Concern established the Recovery Mentor Program to give recovering addicts someone to turn to; someone who has traveled the road to recovery and succeeded.

Clients are matched with individual mentors who literally take them by the hand to introduce them to drug-free housing and accompanies them to their first support group meeting. Mentors check in with clients daily, making sure they maintain their commitment to a regimen of intensive outpatient medical, chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The longer a person continues with outpatient treatment, the greater the chance of long-term sobriety.

The Recovery Mentor Program provides encouragement and a strong social network. It is a program in which individuals are held accountable for their successes, as well as for their digressions.

With a mentor’s help, clients develop new relationships with others in recovery, gradually learning a new way of life. With their mentor’s guidance, they learn that transformation is possible.


Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

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Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents "Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

Film: I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Synopsis: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. "It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist." -Durga Chew-Bose

Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/

Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. These very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

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Tuesday
Jul 25
Resist Trump Happy Hour
Suki's 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 SW Portland at Suki's Bar -2401 SW 4th Ave 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!


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

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Screening & Discussion
North Portland Library

Join us for a free film screening and discussion of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film of interracial solidarity will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People's Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations.

This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color.

Web page: http://multcolib.org/events/american-revolutionary-film-screening-and-panel-conversation/77021

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Que es la Seguridad? / What is Safety?
Sisters of the Road Cafe

El transporte público es un servicio esencial para nuestras comunidades, es la manera en que la gente se mueve alrededor de la región para llegar al trabajo, la escuela, los espacios verdes, y las citas con el doctor. Hemos sido testigos de terribles tragedias en el último mes, que han causado la muerte de Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Namkai-Meche Myrddin, y Ricky mejor. La respuesta inmediata de funcionarios de TriMet ha sido aumentar la presencia de policías de tránsito armados.

Nuestra comunidad valora y desea una mejorar la seguridad y la inclusión de nuestro sistema de transporte, esto no significa que deseamos ver un aumento de policías armados en tránsito. Así que, ¿cómo podemos definir la seguridad?

Acompáñenos para formar nuestra visión de un sistema de transporte seguro y inclusivo, desacelerar situaciones tensas y reportar prejuicios raciales de la policía.

Habrá alimentos y traducción, también cuidado infantil si se solicita.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Orlando López al 503-774-4504 o orlando@opalpdx.org

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Public Transportation is an essential service for our communities, it is the manner in which people move around the region to get to work, school, green spaces, and doctor appointments. We have witnessed horrific tragedies in the last month that have caused the deaths of Terrell Johnson, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Ricky Best. The immediate response of TriMet officials has been to increase the presence of armed transit police officers.

Our community values and wishes to improve the safety and inclusiveness of our transportation system, this does not mean that we wish to see an increase in armed police officers in transit. So how do we define safety?

Join us as we discuss our vision for a safe and inclusive transportation system, de-escalating situations, and reporting bias behaviors from transit police officers.

Food and Translation will be provided, childcare can be provided upon request.

For More Info please contact Orlando Lopez at 503-774-4504 or orlando@opalpdx.org


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

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Presenting Herman's House, the film
Portland Books to Prisoners

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.

Sundance Award Winner!

See the Trailer on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V3ZOk_oyzA

Help! $$$Postage $$$ urgently needed to continue to send books to people in prison! Adopt a package! each package costs about $4 to mail We mail 15-20 packages every week, see our Portland Books to Prisoners facebook page and click on donate on left to provide education and hope to liberate a prisoner!

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

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Film Screening of The Antifascists w/ DJs
Cider Riot

Support The International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners with Rose City Antifa!

Here is more information about #J25antifa : https://itsgoingdown.org/call-third-annual-international-day-solidarity-antifascist-prisoners-july-25-2017/

We will be showing the new Swedish documentary, The Antifascists! There will be a discussion after this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd4Wd56q6Ag

This will be followed by listening the finest antifa tunes with DJ Dark Entries, and writing post cards to antifascist prisoners. This will be RCA's third year doing #postcardstoprisoners in support of our POWs!

There is a suggested donation on $3-$5 at the door which will go towards prisoner support!


Red and Black Subculture Club -

We are a group of people in Portland and who throw parties and show films about Antifascism, Left-wing politics and Subculture.

Rose City Antifa

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
Taborspace

As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore what inhibits us from interrupting hate. Learn how to overcome those inhibitions and practice skills for becoming a strong ally for all those targeted in today’s hostile climate. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Be sure to register at https://www.ywcapdx.org/interrupting-hate-public-spaces/


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Portland Community & Postal Workers United Rally to Save Our Jobs, Save Our Service !
Portland Main Post Office
  • Celebrate Postal Heritage Day (Happy 242nd birthday, US Post)
  • Protest Massive Job Cuts (15,000+) of Clerks and Mail Handlers
  • Protest Long Lines at the Post Office!
  • Protest Mail Delays !
  • Rally to Save Our Jobs, Save Our Service!
  • Defend Door Delivery!
  • Save Our Downtown Postal Service !
  • Hear from Ben Franklin, the first Postmaster General in 1775
  • Eat birthday cake, rally, picket, chant and sing ...

Sponsored by Communities and Postal Workers United


Portland Community & Postal Workers United - Sharing information & expertise in order to fight the privatization and the decrease in customer service of the United States Post Office.

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Race-Informed Social Justice Committee Meeting
Multnomah County Democrats

In our quest to live the values we stand for, the Multnomah County Democrats will convene a Social Justice Committee to have a race-informed conversation about the challenges of People of Color (POC) in our county.

If you are a person of color, a person in allyship with a person of color, or simply a Democrat that would like to see more equity and fairness in our community as it relates to race, please come to this, our first organizing meeting. One marked accessible parking spot is available behind the office. Street parking is also available.

Please be prepared to have a respectful conversation that is challenging and will help us bring meaningful actions to support the various communities of color in our fold. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

Sincerely, Rachelle Dixon, Vice Chair 1, Democratic Party of Multnomah County


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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Whitenoise project 5: Borderlands
Whitenoise Project

With all the dehumanizing rhetoric going around now about immigrants and many people's personal experiences since the election, the language and voice in Anzaldua's La Frontera and these three writers and artists' voices/work are so necessary.

Join us for a conversation between Stephanie Adams-Santos, Rios De La Luz and Andrea Telles of Pochas Radicales about geography and hybridity, and what living in the Borderlands means for many normal Americans whose stories are not told often enough.


Whitenoise Project - A reading/discussion series centering marginalized voices in Portland, OR

Every last Wednesday of every month at the High and Low Gallery. Doors at 6:30 pm

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Thursday
Jul 27
USDAC Citizen Artist Meet & Greet
Steinhauspdx

Connect with new and old friends, artists, culture bearers, and organizers in the Portland area all interested in meeting folx committed to creating moments for collective imagination, storytelling, and enacting democracy through a culture of belonging! Share a drink and share your practice with the USDAC’s West Coast Regional Envoy, Katherin Canton (coming from Oakland, CA to visit). Officially RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/citizen-artist-happy-hour-portland-or

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us

Want to dig in to Cultural Organizing in Oregon/Portland join us on 7/28 for: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style


The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

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Evicted Book club (hosted by the Affordable Housing Taskforce)
Darcy's

We're reading 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City' together as we continue to work with affordable housing and people living in poverty in our community. Join us at Darcy's for a snack and conversation about the book and how what we learn can impact our community ministry. Get the book at your public library or online! http://www.powells.com/book/evicted-9780553447453/18-0


Portsmouth Union Church - A multifaceted project from the combined efforts of University Park UMC and St. Johns Community Church in North Portland.

St. Johns Community Church - Vision: To be a taste of the Kingdom of God in St. Johns. Mission: To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Worship Sundays @ 10:30am.

University Park United Methodist Church - We are Christians: open-minded, inclusive, questioning, progressive.

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Workers' Rights Board: Exploitation of Immigrant Carpenters
St. Charles Church Portland

Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work.

At the hearing we will hear testimony from:

  • Local construction workers about why they organizing, current treatment and exploitation by contractors, and why they believe equity policies within the construction industry are so important,
  • Wage theft experts who can place the rampant exploitation in the Portland-area within a broader context, and
  • Immigrant rights advocates on the importance of protect immigrant workers.

At Portland Jobs with Justice, we truly believe that an injury to one is an injury to all, and that showing up in solidarity and supporting each other’s struggles is vital to building a successful labor movement. In that spirit, we hope that you will be able to attend this important hearing!

Music by Bajo Salario. Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available at the hearing. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare.

Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.

Freimeros de madera inmigrantes han sido victimas de desenfrenados robos salariales y explotación en medio del crecimiento de la construcción en Portland. Durante los últimos cinco años BOLI ha recibido 148 reclamos de salarios prevalecientes y reclamos con un valor de $1.2 millones en el condado de Multnomah solamente. Pero los trabajadores ya están peleando. Se están organizando y están exigiendo un aumento de $27 por hora con el argumento que todos merecen salarios iguales por el mismo trabajo.

En la audiencia escucharemos testimonios de:

-Trabajadores de construcción locales acerca de por qué se están organizando, como son tratados actualmente y explotados por parte de los contratistas, -Expertos en robo salarial los cuales pueden ubicar la explotación desenfrenada en el área de Portland con un contexto más amplio, y -Defensores de derechos de los inmigrantes acerca de la importancia que tiene el proteger a trabajadores inmigrantes.

En Portland Trabajos con Justicia (Jobs with Justice), realmente creemos que una lesión a uno es una lesión a todos, y que mostrarse solidario y apoyarse mutuamente es vital para construir un movimiento laboral exitoso. Con ese espíritu, esperamos que usted pueda asistir a esta importante audiencia.

Música por pare de Bajo Salario. Comida gratuita, interpretación en Español, y cuidados para niños será disponible en esta audiencia. Favor de mandar un correo electrónico a justin@jwjpdx.org si necesitara servicios de traducción o cuidados para niños.

La cena comenzara a las 6pm. El programa comenzara a las 6:30pm.


Portland Jobs with Justice

Kicking Ass for the Working Class!

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Meet and Greet with the Jewish Community at Q Center
Q Center

Join us and learn more about the Jewish community in Portland. Representatives from many Jewish organizations will be present and will be serving Jewish food, from the traditional to the surprising!


Q Center - provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland - The strength of a people. The power of community.

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Friday
Jul 28
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Cultural Organizing - Oregon Style
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

EXPLORE CULTURAL ORGANIZING TOOLS, RESOURCES, & OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON:

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department and action network, inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. In this 3 hour gathering, you will meet other local organizers, community members, and citizen artists through games and co-created conversations that exemplify the USDAC’s organizing tools. You will walk away with a deeper local network, some organizing/art making/facilitation tools, and a connection to a national network of people planting seeds for collective imagination!

Local Organizers include: Candace Kita, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon; Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University ...more to be announced

RSVP Required: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cultural-organizing-oregon-style

Want to know more about USDAC? Check us out here http://usdac.us | https://youtu.be/FOb4z6hfE7k More about Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS): https://www.apano.org/resources/rent-our-space/


The APANO/Jade Multicultural Space is a community space, serving Jade District residents with neighborhood events, activities, and meetings.

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world.

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Tender Table: Emilly Prado, Christine Dong, Yasmin Alishav
People's Food Co-op

Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

Join us for presentations by EMILLY PRADO + CHRISTINE DONG + YASMIN ALISHAV

All ages are welcome to this event. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you can't make it, please donate to support the artists: Squarecash: $TenderTable or Paypal tendertable@gmail.com


Tender Table - Stories about food, family, identity.

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Saturday
Jul 29
Liberated Archive Forum at SAA 2017
Oregon Convention Center

THE LIBERATED ARCHIVE: A FORUM FOR ENVISIONING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO ARCHIVES

Hosted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm as part of the annual Society of American Archivists conference in Portland, Oregon. The Liberated Archive goes beyond good intentions to explore how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Held at the Oregon Convention Center (Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232)

FULL SCHEDULE: https://archives2017.sched.com/type/education+session/the+liberated+archive

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Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness
Montavilla United Methodist Church

The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

The agenda will be:

  • Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
  • Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
  • Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeless-camp-sweeps-town-hall-tickets-35869826617?aff=mnasocial) Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

There will be coffee, tea, and pastries! Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

No Media Allowed


The Montavilla Neighborhood Association meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave

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Fundamentals of Unarmed Combat for Woman R4S2
EcoPower Fitness

After a great start to rotation number 4 we are ready to start putting some of the steps we've learned together. This session is going to cover escapes and reversals for the front and top mount chokes as well as some discussion of when to switch from winning a fight to harm mitigation. Thanks to everyone for coming last time and thanks especially to Helen for helping improve this class. As ever please wear street clothes and a sports bra and remember this class is fun, functional and free!


Full Tilt Fitness - Friendly, knowledgeable and comprehensive coaching and fitness support from experienced, and fully qualified professionals.

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Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
Mt Scott Park

Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

(There is also plenty of shade in this park.)

A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!

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Clark County Democrats Annual Dinner & Auction: A New Hope
Pearson Air Museum

Uniting under the theme "A New Hope" the 2017 Dinner and Auction promises to showcase our Democratic beliefs and principles and our determination to hold strong and keep fighting for what makes our Democratic Party and our community great.

Invited guest speakers: Senator Maria Cantwell, US Representative Pramila Jayapal, Governor Jay Inslee, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

For ticket information please register online at www.clarkcountydems.com


Clark County Democrats - Welcome to the official page of the Clark County Democrats which includes the 17th, 18th & 49th and parts of the 14th and 20th Legislative Districts.

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Hex the Patriarchy Dance Party, benefiting Trans Assistance Project & Sankofa Collective Northwest
through Killingsworth Dynasty

Calling all lovers and fighters, all witches and wizards, all champions of freedom, liberators, and defenders of justice and equality... this night is for you! On behalf of WITCH PDX (http://witchpdx.com/) Dynasty is hosting a HEX THE PATRIARCHY Dance Party to Benefit Trans Assistance Project (https://www.transassistance.org/) and Sankofa Collective Northwest (https://sankofanw.wordpress.com/).

DJ Erin Yanke http://kboo.org/profiles/erin-yanke http://kboo.fm/program/life-during-wartime

DJ Beast

DJ NZ Henton https://www.freeformportland.org/show/clavicle-pop/

DJ Especially Heinous ( Vice Device/ Caustic Touch) https://soundcloud.com/dj-linoleum/sloppy-synths

...will be playing all the witchy, new wave, feminist, art rock, punk, and outsider jams!! Dancing will be abundant and free! There will also be a raffle full of exciting prizes. And the Lady with the Most Wicked Wit, the beloved, CARLA ROSSI (http://www.carlarossi.com/) will be our daring and dangerous hostess for this exorcism! Come dressed as your favorite version of a Witch, because yes you guessed it, we are having a Witch Costume Contest too!!! Please join us for this exciting night of revelry, and please help us support these incredible organizations! $5 at the door! Let's raise some money and awareness. We can't wait to see all you witches dancing together! (this event is 21+)

If you cannot attend this event, but would like to donate to either of these organizations please feel free to use the links below.

SANKOFA COLLECTIVE NORTHWEST https://sankofanw.wordpress.com/donate/

TRANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT https://www.transassistance.org/donate/


Trans Assistance Project - TAP is a national trans-led organization that gives money to & advocates on behalf of trans people attempting to navigate legal & bureaucratic systems.

Sankofa Collective Northwest promotes the health and well-being of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, organizing and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

Sankofa Collective Northwest carries out our mission of working towards the liberation of Black LGBTQ persons and therefore all Black people; through our key program areas of Faith Outreach, Youth Outreach, Portland Black Pride, Member Support, and Policy and Advocacy initiatives.

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Sunday
Jul 30
10% Day for JOIN @ Food Fight!
Food Fight!

Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, July 30 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit JOIN: connecting the street to a home.

About JOIN: connecting the street to a home:

"JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:

  • strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
  • operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
  • pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.

These efforts are performed in service to the vision of a community where outcomes cannot be predicated based on a person’s perceived identity."

For more info and to donate online, please visit joinpdx.org and facebook.com/joinpdx


JOIN: connecting the street to a home - JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless people - families and individuals - to move off the street into permanent housing.

JOIN is focused on creating a community where if homelessness exists, it is limited to a short-term circumstance rather than a long term and chronic condition.

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Medicare Birthday Celebration
North Park Blocks

Medicare is a hugely successful system that provides healthcare acess for over 55 million Americans. It is also a government run system that provides a model for how we can implement single payer healthcare in the United States.

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Medicare and to build a movement for Medicare for All!

Meet at North Park Blocks (corner of W Burnside and Park Ave) at 11am, march to Skidmore Fountain at 11:30.

There will be birthday cake!

Sponsored by Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee and Healthcare for All Oregon.


Health Care for All Oregon for All Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to single-payer health care reform in both Oregon and the greater United States.

Portland Jobs with Justice - Kicking Ass for the Working Class!

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Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival
Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies

The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is a free, family-friendly event on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 12-5pm at Fort Vancouver High School. Open to the entire community, it celebrates the culture, history, and diversity of the Fourth Plain International District. Inspired by the Fourth Plain International Festival organized annually from 2010-2013, this year’s event will feature activities for kids, whole families, and community members of all ages: Food & drinks from Fourth Plain restaurants, crafts by local artisans, music, dance, game activities, soccer clinics, and an organized walk/bike event along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail! Bring along your family, friends and neighbors, and come join in the fun!


Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival - Family fun festival with music, entertainment, activities, bike rodeo, bike/walk on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail.

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Monday
Jul 31
Practical Allyship
YWCA of Greater Portland

Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Bystander Intervention Workshop in Multnomah Village, a benefit for Don't Shoot Portland
Riversgate Church

REGISTER here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36080668250

6:00pm networking, snacks and seating time. Workshop begins at 6:30pm.

SWAG and UNLOC, two local social action groups, are excited to partner with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland to bring her hands-on, interactive workshop on bystander support & intervention to Multnomah Village. The primary focus of this workshop is learning how to be an ally and accomplice when encountering threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger while keeping ourselves and others safe. . Please get your tickets early (a small number of tickets will be available at the door). A sliding scale donation of $10-$25 is requested to secure your ticket. All donations benefit Don't Shoot Portland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact swactiongroup1@gmail.com for questions.


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

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History Pub: Edith Green: Champion for Education and Equality
Kennedy School

Much of what can be seen today in federal support of education, equal access for women to academic programs and faculties, and the current range of women’s athletics -- indeed the expanded role of women in the workplace -- began more than a half century ago with Oregon’s Edith Green. In her 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she was the acknowledged leader on landmark education legislation, and before the advent of the Feminist Movement, she also was an early advocate for equal treatment of women in employment and education. Among many other laws, those two interests led to her role in creating what became known as Title IX, which prohibited discrimination against women by educational institutions receiving federal funds and led, among other important impacts, to a revolutionary expansion in women’s sports. This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of this pace-setting lawmaker in promoting the causes of education and women’s equality in the male-dominated Congress of her time.

Phil Cogswell retired in 1999 after a 32-year career at The Oregonian, including positions as reporter, op-ed page editor and deputy editorial page editor. He worked as a Congressional intern in the office of Rep. Edith Green in the summer of 1963 when she was securing passage of the Higher Education Facilities Act. As The Oregonian's Washington, D.C., correspondent (1972-74) he covered Rep. Green's last three years in Congress.

He has also written on Oregon history, including the Oregon Encyclopedia article on Edith Green and the book Capitol Names—Individuals Woven into Oregon History. He is the current president and long-time member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board, an affiliate of the Oregon Historical Society.

http://ohs.org/events/oregons-edith-green-champion-for-education-and-equality.cfm

About History Pub

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone's hands & advancing knowledge worldwide.

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Tuesday
Aug 1
Safety & Justice Celebration and Ice Cream Social
Laurelhurst Park

The Safety and Savings Act passed and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us as we commemorate this truly amazing victory, share stories, and get energized about the exciting work we will be embarking on in the coming year.

We will be serving up delicious Salt & Straw Ice Cream and toppings so be sure to bring your sweet tooth. This party is family-friendly and all are welcome to attend!


Partnership for Safety and Justice - We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just.

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First Tuesday! The Frida Project - Group Mural Exhibition
Walters Cultural Arts Center

The Frida Project Group Mural Exhibition Show runs: August 1— September 26 Walters Upstairs & Downstairs Galleries

In the spirit of cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between Latin American and Caucasian communities in Hillsboro, the Frida Project brought together a group of Hillsboro artists whose multiple perspectives explore themes of intersecting identities and cultures. Together, these artists have created a collection of mural panels that reflect the powerful legacy of the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and explore possibilities for how her work and ideas might relate to our home here in the Willamette valley.

Join us for a FREE First Tuesday Reception Treats from Decadent Creations and Live music in the lobby by Austin Randle August 1: 5 pm — 6:30 pm
Exhibit open until 9 pm


Walters Cultural Arts Center - A ground breaking home for creativity and culture providing increased access to exceptional performing and fine arts experiences.

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National Night Out- Ice Cream Sandwich Social - Montavilla Edition
Milepost 5

Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for one another, they create a connected, safer and more resilient community, which is important for crime prevention efforts and recovery following a natural disaster. Getting involved in National Night Out is a great way to bring your neighbors together.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration held on the first Tuesday in August throughout the United States and Canada. During this time, community members gather at small block parties and neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend one in your neighborhood.

Come out to see us for some yummy ice cream sandwiches and getting to know your neighbors!


Milepost 5 is a new concept in development strategies for creating affordable and sustainable work and live/work spaces for artists in a healthy, interactive, community setting. By teaming non-profit and for profit developers, Milepost 5 creates an economic sanctuary that artists will never be priced out of. This unique community will serve not only the residents of Milepost 5, but also the larger arts community as well by providing programming space for performance, visual arts, lectures, workshops, meeting spaces, and studio space.

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2017 Primary Party
ILWU Local 4, Vancouver

Come on out and celebrate the end of primary season with Clark County's Young Democrats and Regular Democrats! We had a lot of really great candidates this year, so let's find out who we will still be doorbelling and phonebanking for after the first (all of them)!

Of course the Young Dems have a couple fun raffle items and a photo booth every year (rumor has it that a Tina standee might make an appearance this year. Who knows...). Also, we're bringing soda, beer, and pizza, but please feel free to bring something to add to the table!

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Wednesday
Aug 2
Fake News: A Visual FX Primer in Altering Video Using Adobe After Effects
through Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

In this class, focus on both the techniques and the ethics of deletion, appropriation and consumption in the digital sphere, while learning how to use the post-production programs Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.

You’ll be introduced to industry-standard visual effects skills, such as compositing, camera tracking and digital painting, which you’ll practice by breaking apart and realistically altering the mass media video footage.

General concepts of video manipulation will be covered so that you can use this foundational skill-set to explore more intricate, long-term projects in the future.

Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16

For More Information For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.


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.

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49th Legislative District WA Democrats August Executive Board Meeting
DuckTales Kitchen

Per our bylaws, all 49th LD Executive Board meetings are open to being observed by the public. Please be aware of the following:

Seating for guests is limited and on a first-come, first seated basis. Attendees are asked to observe quietly. Minutes from the meeting are part of the public record.


49th Legislative District WA Democrats

49th Legislative District Democrats, Vancouver, Washington. Fighting to keep our District BLUE!

Second Saturday of the month. 10am

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Public Hearing - Port Westward Ag Lands Rezone
Clatskanie Middle/High School

Columbia Riverkeeper says, "Team up with farmers to fight a controversial effort to open over 800 acres of high-quality farmland along the Columbia River for industrial development, including methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals!"

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Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock Screening, a benefit for Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.
Clinton Street Theater

Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater pre-booked tickets $10 before July 25.

Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page. Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.


Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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Thursday
Aug 3
One More Year signing & live performance with Simon Hanselmann
Floating World Comics

We are proud to host a release party and live performance with Simon Hanselmann, to celebrate the release of his new book One More Year. We will also co-publish a new broadsheet newspaper featuring Simon's latest paintings which will exclusively debut at this event.

As a genderqueer immigrant living in Trump's America, Simon Hanselmann has a lot to say about making controversial social commentary art in our current political climate. More than his previous two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, One More Year dives deeper into body dysmorphia, transphobia, mental illness, and addiction.

Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible given the stock comic premise — drugged-out, slacker roommates. Depressing, hilarious, endlessly relatable, and exceedingly human — despite being about a witch, a cat, and an anthropomorphic owl — One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.

WHO: Simon Hanselmann WHAT: One More Year release party and live performance WHEN: Thursday August 3, 6-9pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

  • ONE MORE YEAR
  • by Simon Hanselmann
  • Release Date: 6/20/2017
  • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60699-997-4
  • 220 Pages • Full Color • Hardcover
  • fantagraphics.com/onemoreyear

Hanselmann has found international success with his hand drawn meticulously watercolored witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages. This Tasmanian cartoonist recently immigrated to the US and now lives in Seattle, WA with his pet rabbit, Woody.


Floating World Comics - The record store of comic book stores.

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Fight for Fair Pay: Documentary "Care" Home Health Aides

Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

“Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

– Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

“Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

– Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

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Saturday
Aug 5
18th Annual Portland Iranian Festival
PSU South Park Blocks

Mark your calendar for another fun day at the 18th Annual Iranian Festival.

  • Live music, dance performances including kids’ Rainbow Dance, costume fashion show, and more
  • Delicious and local Iranian food, dessert and beverages
  • Fun activities for children and adults
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Showcasing of traditional outfits
  • Iran-related book fair
  • Vendor and business booths
  • Visual art showcase including calligraphy and traditional Persian carpets
  • We are proud to support Oregon Food Bank, and we welcome canned food donations at the festival

Exhibitors: Please call 503.862.8362 for more information, or click here for Booth Rental Form.

Attendance is free, thanks to the generous support of Andisheh Center; our donors; many volunteers; and the local businesses participating in the event.

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Showcase: huixola; blanca s. villalobos
The Residency in the Garden

Through exploration with vinyl, digital sounds and field recordings, Huixola will be performing an evening of music & storytelling inspired by dreams had during her week long stay at the residency. All are welcome to attend, lay in the grass under a beautiful summer night and commune over individual and collective dreams for healing & empowerment. Folks are invited to bring something to share, whether that be food, beverages, flowers or an unscented white candle as an offering to the performance.

An avid dreamer & storyteller, huixola uses these mediums as a way to honor her ancestors and as an ongoing practice to heal current, past and ancestral traumas as a queer brown woman with indigenous roots in Jalisco, MX.

*During her stay at the residency, huixola will be holding space for dream circles as a way to build community through practice, interpretation & guidance. All dreamers, regardless of experience, are welcome. More information regarding the scheduling of these circles will be released as soon as possible, thanks!

~~~~~ A través de la exploración con vinilos, sonidos digitales y grabaciones del campo, huixola presentará una noche de música y narración inspirada por sueños durante su residencia de una semana en el jardín. Todxs son bienvenidos a asistir, acostarse sobre el pasto debajo una bella noche de verano y platicar sobre sueños individuos y colectivos para la sanación y fortalecimiento. La gente está invitada a traer algo para compartir, sea comida, bebidas, flores o una vela blanca sin olor para el performance.

Una soñadora y cantadora ávida, huixola usa estas técnicas como una manera de honrar sus ancestros y como una práctica en desarrollo para sanar traumas actuales, del pasado y de sus ancestros como una mujer queer, de color, y con raíces indígenas de Jalisco, MX.

*Durante su estancia en la residencia, huixloa llevará a cabo espacio para círculos de sueño como una manera de construir comunidad a través de la práctica, interpretación y dirección. Todxs lxs soñadorxs, sin importar sus experiencias, estarán bienvenidxs. Más información sobre el horario de estos círculos será anunciado tan pronto como sea posible, ¡gracias!

~~~~~~ https://huixolita.squarespace.com/


Residency in the Garden -

An artist residency hosted in an urban flower garden, meant to encourage guests to investigate their art practice through dirt, lace and lettuce.

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Sunday
Aug 6
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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March for Freedom, Solidarity and Justice
Battleship Oregon Memorial Marine Park

[endorsing organizations below]

On June 4th, Portland Stands United Against Hate, with the endorsement of 70+ community, faith, labor, and student organizations, peacefully rallied at City Hall with over 1,500 concerned residents to send a message to far right bigots, who were staging a “Trump Free Speech” rally across the street.

Although we successfully confronted their hatred on June 4th, the same group subsequently provoked violence at Portland’s June 17 Trans Pride march and staged a violent “Freedom March” on June 30th. This is not an isolated group. Rather, they represent an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.

On Sunday, August 6th, these same extremists are staging a “Freedom March” on the waterfront at the Salmon Street fountain. Though they have softened their rhetoric, make no mistake, their plan is to instill fear and attack Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

We are gathering in solidarity with communities who are under attack and calling on activists and concerned residents to join a peaceful mass mobilization on the Portland waterfront, in front of the Battleship Oregon Memorial (SW Pine) on Sunday, August 6th at 1:30 pm. We must continue to show up to prove that Portland stands united and will not tolerate white nationalism in any of its guises.

  • Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance
  • Portland Jobs with Justice
  • Portland International Socialist Organization
  • Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
  • YWCA of Greater Portland
  • Veterans for Peace 72
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Council on American Islamic Relations - Oregon
  • March for Truth PDX
  • Portland's UnShul
  • Congregation Shir Tikvah

{TO ENDORSE, message this page or pdxstandsagainsthate@gmail.com}

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13th (the film) Viewing and Discussion
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity will be hosting a viewing and discussion on the documentary 13th on Aug. 6th at 6:30pm. The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system. There will be a discussion afterwards of the film. Join us in community for this powerful film.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Tuesday
Aug 8
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/trauma-resiliency/

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be restored using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in learning more about trauma-informed care and how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.


Resolutions Northwest

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

We envision inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

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How Perceptions Affect Workplace Interactions
Brentwood Darlington Community Center

Given that we are all “diverse” individuals, with upbringings that are affected by different socio-economics, ethnic cultures, regions, religions, politics and other ideologies, we see the world through different “lenses.” Therefore when we interact with people who have different worldviews than ours, we tend to think of them as “difficult,” “strange,” or even “weird.” In this two hour facilitated session, participants will gain an understanding of how our lenses, or “perceptions” affect how we view the world and therefore impact the interactions we have with our colleagues and customers.

Presented by Lillian Tsai, founder of TsaiComms

Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and programs. She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of minorities. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate Global Director of Corporate Marketing assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.


The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Eastside 'Just Us' Stories - East Portland Photo Exhibit
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

We want to explore and document what it's like growing up in Portland and living in East Portland communities, and to capture our families' experiences of displacement and resilience. This project will challenge the notions people have of Portland and of young people of color. We are interested in flipping the narrative and empowering young people of color, as well as creating a safe space in our community to celebrate our diverse identities.

Come and celebrate our hard work on this project! We want to build community with YOU!

Free food. Free admission. Good vibes.

In addition to the photo essay collection, there will be amazing performances by youth and the community!

This event is made possible through the Jade Midway Placemaking Grant!


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

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Basic Rights Oregon's Front & Center, a benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color!
Artists Repertory Theatre

Basic Rights Oregon and our friends at the Artists Repertory Theater invite you to Front and Center, a performance benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color! The evening's performances will run the gamut of performance art, spoken word, singing, and dancing. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund the racial justice and transgender justice programs at Basic Rights Oregon.

This year our headliner will be Monica 'Spirit' McIntyre (Spirit-They-Them), a Cellist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Wellness Advocate, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Artist & Black Excellent -- promoting empowerment and healing by any medium necessary. Spirit believes in the power of vulnerability, breath, creating intentional artistic relationships, honoring lovability, being seen/seeing, and growing compassionately through tight places to find authentic expansion. Healing affirmations, meticulous storytelling, self-love and metaphor saturate their lyrics. They use their voice and cello to seamlessly genre blend -- Blues, Soul, Folk, Classical, Reggae and other Diasporic sounds mix into an unforgettable musical landscape.

Early bird tickets are $20, or you can pay at the door for $25.

No one will be turned away from the event due to an inability to pay. If you require a comp ticket, please visit the ticket link to request one. You can also sponsor a ticket for someone else to attend!

This event is ADA accessible and ASL interpreted.

Proudly sponsored by The Quest Center.


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.

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Wednesday
Aug 9
Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Japanese-American Historical Plaza

We hope that you will join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and our community partners for Portland's annual memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

The year’s memorial event, "Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope," will honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, highlight the current state of national and international efforts to abolish nuclear bombs, and provide opportunities for those present to take action for a world liberated from the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Featuring:

  • Oregon PSR Associate Director Sean Tenney
  • Human rights activist and writer Polo Catalani
  • Portland Taiko
  • Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland
  • Multnomah Meeting of Friends
  • Oregon Hiroshima Club
  • Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
  • Portland Japanese American Citizens League
  • SGI-USA Buddhists
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

Immediately following the event, we will proceed to the University of Oregon Portland campus building across the street for a nuclear weapons-themed art exhibition and butoh dance performance led by artist and performer Yukiyo Kawano.


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace. We welcome concerned members of the community who share our mission and goals to join us. For more information, please contact us!

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Thursday
Aug 10
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center

Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. Our walk emulates the migration of peoples, and bears witness to the daily suffering of immigrants and their families.

Mindful walks occur every 2nd Thursday of the month at the ICE processing center at SW Macadam and Bancroft. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of opening our hearts to transform suffering through peace-walking meditation will be given at the start of each event.

May our united action share burdens, cast light, and transform this time we live.

The next event will take place on August 10, followed by a subsequent walk on September 14.


Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland - http://bpfportland.com/

Portland, Oregon Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://bpf.org/

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NAFTA Town Hall - After 23 Years.
AFSCME Hall

Let us know you're coming, by RSVP'ing here: http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ

Learn about the unfolding NAFTA politics in its renegotiation period, here in the Trump era. See how a NAFTA renegotiation is a critical time for heeding the longtime demands of labor, environmental, human rights, and pro-democracy groups — regarding a NAFTA legacy that is damaging and ongoing (and threatening to get worse). And get active to redirect this(!), towards the needs of people and planet. Attendance is free; do RSVP (here: http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ). You can also learn about this event on ORFTC's website @ http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/oregon/2017/07/09/portland-metro-area-attend-nafta-town-hall/


Oregon Fair Trade Campaign - 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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Saturday
Aug 12
Milenio.org Food Justice Free Farmers Market
Montavilla City Park

In Portland, Big Grocery dominates our food economy while funding political campaigns of those who hyper - police communities of color and the poor and also drive gentrification. This greed leaves thousands displaced and struggling without access to healthy food or resources to get it. Fight back with us by attending this FREE farmers market. Gardeners are needed to donate fresh produce so that we can make it available to families in need and bring it directly to high density areas and to people impacted by displacement. Please bring homegrown produce between 10-12 to the pavilion at Montevilla park. Growers can also pick a few items from the farm trade table if they donate their best to the Free Farmer's Market. No money allowed. This is how we subvert the Big Grocery Big Money Big Politics game and take action to feed our friends and community.

We will also have music, speakers, poets, and resources for empowerment and community building thoughout the day.

How you can help: Are you a person who is struggling to make it right now in Portland, Oregon? Come and join us for this community event. Bring a bag and shop at the FREE Farmer's Market.

Are you a gardener who is willing to donate fresh vegetables to this project? Please message Susan Anglada Bartley or just come to the park and bring what you can share. People willing to volunteer please contact as well.

This initiative is brought to you by Milenio.org in collaboration with Pueblo Unidos and local activists


Milenio.org facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

Pueblo Unido PDX is a growing grassroots association in East County committed to defending the Latino community against the governmental crackdown on immigrants. We inform Latino immigrants of their rights, mobilize opposition to ICE arrests and operations, and lobby for sanctuary policies that truly protect and enrich our community. Please embrace our mission and help us spread support for our movement.

Pueblo Unido PDX es una asociación comunitaria en el área de Gresham comprometido a defender la comunidad latina contra la agresión gubernamental hacia los inmigrantes. Informamos a los inmigrantes latinos como exigir sus derechos, movilizamos la oposición a las detenciones y operaciones de ICE, y hacemos lobby para políticas santuarios que realmente protejan y enriquezcan nuestra comunidad. Por favor abrace nuestra misión y ayúdanos en aumentar el apoyo a nuestra asociación.

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49th Legislative District WA Democrats August General Meeting
ILWU Local 4, Vancouver

Please join us on Saturday, August 12th for our general membership meeting.

ILWU 1205 Ingalls Street Vancouver, WA 98660

We look forward to seeing you there!


49th Legislative District WA Democrats -

49th Legislative District Democrats, Vancouver, Washington. Fighting to keep our District BLUE!

Second Saturday of the month. 10am

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Sunday
Aug 13
East Portland/Gresham Potluck and Resource Share
Gresham Main City Park

Bring a dish, share some stuff!

Accessibility: Nearby public transportation, ADA accessible

Rideshare and Childcare Requests – email eastportlandnac@protonmail.com

  • Acknowledgement of our continued colonization of Indigenous lands.
  • Spokescouncil Report Back (Need a volunteer to represent at next spokescouncil mtg)
  • Revisit discussion of proposals as needed
  • NAC Strategy Planning - recruitment, disaster planning outreach, anti-racist neighborhood watch, PIRC Rapid Response, winter weather response team

Outer East Portland Neighborhood Action Council This is the Portland Assembly Neighborhood Action Council for Outer East Portland (east of 205). We're mainly organizing in Rockwood and Gresham for now.

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Meet Your Local Redneck! Come and meet Rose City Redneck Revolt!
Gresham Main City Park

We are once again hosting a "Get to Know Your Local Redneck." Come get to know your local Redneck Revolt and learn a little about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

We'll talk about the history of our organization and what we're up to locally and nationally as well as how to get involved with us. If you're coming from outside Portland don't worry, we got y'all too.


Rose City RedneckRevolt - Working class resistance to capitalism, the state, and white supremacy through inter-community organizing and defense.

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Friday
Aug 18
24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace—15th Annual
through Great Vow Zen Monastery

As the world continues to struggle with great changes to our society, environment, and economy, finding the place within ourselves that is always at peace is crucial. Chanting is one way to direct our bodies, hearts, and minds with our highest spiritual aspirations and touch the compassion of our hearts.

During the 24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace we come together to appreciate each tradition’s unique expression of the universal desire to be free from violence, hatred, and suffering. We form one community and join our voices together, beginning to cultivate the peace and understanding that is so desperately needed in the world.

Each hour of the Chant for Peace is led by a different spiritual tradition. There are times of seated chanting and times of circumambulating the monastery. Anyone and everyone are invited to attend for any length of time. There are beds available for napping and a buffet table available for refreshment throughout the event.

There is no cost for this event, although monetary or food donations are always greatly appreciated. If you know of a group interested in participating they can contact the registrar (registrar@zendust.org)


Great Vow Zen Monastery is a residential, Zen Buddhist, training monastery inspired and guided by Jizo Bodhisattva’s vow to help all beings who suffer, no matter where they are found. The monastery's aspiration is to maintain authentic, whole-hearted practice while keeping the teachings open and accessible to anyone with a sincere desire to practice the Buddha-way.

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Bridging Divides with Compassionate Listening
through Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Facilitated by Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter Aug 18th , 7-9:30 pm, Aug 19th, 10am-6pm, Aug 20th, 1-6pm Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave, Ptld OR Cost: $100 registration fee; $95-$200 at completion of workshop Trinity members: $75. Scholarships & work trades available.

Joanie & Yehudah have taught the Basics of Compassionate Listening in Java, Malaysia, Rwanda, Uganda, Israel, Palestine and throughout Oregon, plus numerous short introductions to CL, including to the Air Force National Guard,Mercy Corps and at “The Bridge” exhibit at Trinity last summer. Joanie brings her expertise in authentic movement and dance to the workshops, while Yehudah brings his skills as a facilitator with Resolutions Northwest. Both bring their skills as facilitators with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Attendees will be encouraged to form practice groups in their locales.

To register: (503) 287-8737 PayPal: alanyehudah@gmail.com or via Mail to: CL Oregon, 5707 NE 15th Ave, Ptld OR 97211

http://www.compassionatelistening.org/event/bridging-divides-with-compassionate-listening


Compassionate Listening Oregon - Communication is everything! At home or wherever you travel, people want to tell you their story. We can teach you how to listen openly, without judgement.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Democratic Party of Oregon's Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus at the Jade International Night Market!
Democratic Party of Oregon

This summer, our Caucus is committed to grassroots organizing by engaging in voter-to-voter contact by encouraging everyone to talk to their neighbors or by doing community outreach efforts to Get Out The Pledge to Vote!

We are excited to take part in the Democratic Party of Oregon's Summer Resistance Program by helping with the Pledge to Vote campaign while promoting the Neighborhood Leader Program. 2018 is just around the corner and it's imperative that we remain laser focused on the May and November mid-term elections. We want to halt President Trump's agenda by electing Democrats that support our progressive platform.

Sign up for upcoming Volunteer opportunities: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel_yh1g0iG2x2hQA7Ex6MZ8R1Albp4i4TbYzOYJr_J3o6Fwg/viewform


Democratic Party Oregon, Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus - The Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon (AAPI-DPO) represents and advocates for the interests of the diverse AAPI communities throughout Oregon. It seeks to increase AAPI participation in all levels of government.

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Sunday
Aug 27
40th Anniversary Middle East Festival
St George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Experience the food, dance and faith of the MiddleEast. #Free #Cappella_Romana concert at 2pm and 4pm. Traditional #dance at 3pm and 5 pm. #Church tours, #food, children's activities, #bookstore and #silent_auction throughout the day.

#Chicken_Kabab #Gyros #Falafel #Italian_Soda and many other pastries will be available including #Baklava

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Friday
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 http://opalpdx.org/justtransition

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

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Tuesday
Sep 5
Save DACA PDX Rally!
Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

#SaveDACAPDX

Milenio.org invite you to a RALLY TO SAVE DACA

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Place: Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building located at 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

We will gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza which is across the street of the Federal Building

On July 12, 2017, news broke that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security deflected responsibility for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) which, combined, protect over one million people from deportation.

In a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Kelly told Members of Congress that the fate of the DACA and TPS programs were in the hands of white nationalist Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Right wing state politicians have given the Trump Administration until September 5th to end the DACA program.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Thursday urged the Trump administration to end a program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to work in the country without fear of being deported.

For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org


Milenio.org facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

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Sunday
Sep 10
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

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CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty Unity March: Solidarity Day
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A chance for Family and Friends to relax, have fun, meet & engage with community organizations. There will a Solidarity March, Music and Live Bands, Food, and PLENTY of Kid-Friendly games!


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.

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Sunday
Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats Book Discussion - July 16, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 1
Multnomah County Democrats

Book discussion: Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

  • Four Sundays: July 16, August 6, September 10, October 1
  • Time: 12-2pm
  • Location: Multdems HQ, 3551 Sandy Boulevard

How to participate: Sign up in advance for one or all meetings by sending an email to 4vc2@lesliedavis.net.

Please join fellow Dems for a discussion of this brief, instructive book. We will take up 5 of the 20 lessons at each group. On Sunday, July 16, at 12-2pm, we will discuss the first 5 principles:

  1. Do not obey in advance.
  2. Defend institutions.
  3. Beware the one-party state.
  4. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  5. Remember professional ethics.

Our discussion will follow the 3-step model, What? So what? Now what?

  • The first task – What? - is to understand each lesson well enough to explain it in your own words.
  • The second task – So what? – is to interpret each lesson and identify current, real-life examples.
  • The third task – Now what? – is to plan concrete, effective actions that implement the lesson.

But this won’t be merely an intellectual exercise. Every participant will walk out of the discussion with a plan to do at least one thing – a specific, tangible action – that will build wider engagement and small-d democracy. Please join us.

Leslie Davis, discussion leader, has done graduate work in European history at UCLA, where she earned an M.A., and at U of O, where she was a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Timothy Snyder, author, is a professor of history at Yale University. A scholar of twentieth-century central and eastern Europe, he has written several books, including Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism … Our advantage is that we might learn from their experience." –Snyder


Multnomah County Democrats - As Democrats, we are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work to restore an effective and efficient government that will respect your rights, count your votes, rebuild the economy, and restore accountability. We are active locally in numerous projects and issues.

Website