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Apr 23, 2017
We Saved Ourselves: Africans, the Labor Movement, and Abolition
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

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.

May 16, 2017
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.

Jul 25, 2017
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Screening & Discussion
North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth

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.

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Oct 17, 2017
A Discussion on Anti-Blackness and Colorism for Black Folks only
PSU Women's Resource Center

Join Black Lives Matter Portland Chapter for a contination for our Hurt People Hurt People Series focuson on intra-racial discourse within African/Black Communities on Tuesday October 17th from 6:00-8:30pm at PSU's Women's Resource Center and part I of our discussion on colorism and anti-blackness within the Black community.

This space is for African/Black folks of the Diaspora only You will be turned away otherwise.

This event is free and children and youth are affirmed and welcome in all Black Lives Matter Portland spaces.