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Mental Health Care Not Policing- June Coalition Meeting #5 (Critical Resistance Portland)

In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth
14 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

Access Notes

No steps to the door, or inside the building

Short ramp between the two areas of the building inside

Aprox 3 ft width for the entrance

Gender neutral bathroom. Variable wheelchair access to the bathroom - it’s wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, one rail on the wall parallel to the toilet

Ramp to the stage

Seating is pretty sturdy, slightly padded folding chairs (no arms) and some couches



Sunday June 11th 10 am-1 pm Snacks provided Childcare available upon request

Critical Resistance Portland (CR-PDX) is developing a campaign to interrupt the use of police as mental health first responders in Portland. We have seen how policing escalates everyday mental health needs or instances of crisis and can result in violence on our communities. It's crucial that Portland disrupt this pattern and invest in community care.

CR Portland wants to impact protocol and funding of mental health crisis services and we’d like to start pulling together organizations and individuals who could be partners or stake holders in this campaign. This includes social service providers, mental health service users, communities targeted by the police, and other racial and economic justice organizations. We are asking people like you who have valuable knowledge and first hand experiences to get involved with this campaign.

Will you join CR-PDX in demanding a city prioritization of quality user-led mental health services that are community-based and outside the hands of law enforcement? June's meeting will be the 5th meeting of the Mental Health Care, Not Policing community coalition.

We invite those directly impacted by policing, mental health users, and all who want to decrease Portland's reliance on policing to attend. Organizations and individuals who are involved in anti-policing, mental health, or social service work in Portland, join us as partners in this effort and share your ideas at this campaign meeting!

Critical Resistance is a prison industrial complex abolitionist organization which means that to do this work we must work to end racism, white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia, anti-blackness, imperialism, and all systems of power that contribute to the caging, separation, harm, surveillance, policing, and killing of ourselves and loved ones, and specifically recognizing that these systems target those in black & brown & queer & trans communities.

The CR PDX chapters members are currently a group of queer & trans folks with a mix of non-black poc and white folks and we all are trained in facilitating spaces with an anti-oppressive and interrupting oppressive moments lens. We are pro-black & brown and queer & trans folks and we committed to hosting events that work to be anti-racist and anti-oppressive.

Please let us know if you will be needing childcare or have specific dietary needs.

Critical Resistance Portland is a political organization, the local chapter of a national organization dedicated to opposing the expansion of the prison industrial complex.