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Sunday
Apr 23
We Saved Ourselves: Africans, the Labor Movement, and Abolition
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

From mutinies on slave ships to uprisings across the colonies to armed struggle against colonizers on the African continent, Africans have resisted capitalism and imperialism from the very first moment Europeans set foot on the shores of Africa.

Come smash the myth of the white savior delivering us from chattel slavery and learn about the hidden history of the African led abolitionist movement and our continuous resistance to capitalist exploitation.

We saved ourselves. Reclaim this history and use it to struggle forward.

This workshop is part of the #MayDayPDX political education campaign.

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Tuesday
May 16
Nailed Magazine Reading: Listening to Black Voices
Old Gilbert Road Tavern

NAILED Magazine presents readers:

  • Robert Lashley
  • Anna Doogan
  • Grace Forrester
  • Jenna Marie Fletcher
  • Emmett Wheatfall

Doors at 7pm, reading begins at 8pm! Free admission. 21+

This is the second reading in a series NAILED will be hosting, each involving a focus to resist the current administration's damage and threat to civil rights. The focus of this reading is to honor black voices, and to bring community focus to organizations like Don't Shoot PDX and Black Lives Matter Portland. These organizations will be providing audience members with information about how to get more involved in the struggle for equality of all people. If the current times have taught us anything, it's that we must all share in the struggle and find ways to be of service to each other.

We'd love for you to join us, as we listen to these incredible writers! The bar, Old Gilbert Road Tavern, is located on the corner of SE Harold and SE 72nd (there is a marquee but no sign). The space and its bathrooms are accessible for wheelchairs/scooters. There is one step up to the front door, but there is a side door (visible from the front, along SE Harold) with a small ramp.

We foster a quiet listening environment, with respect for all voices, all backgrounds, and all experiences, giving special consideration of marginalized voices.

Fighting alone can feel overwhelming. Let's resist together, amidst the power and fire of the art of words.

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