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Friday
Dec 29
Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

This orientation & workshop is for people who are interested in learning more about the campaign, whether they wish to be an organizer, or if they simply want to be informed! This is an orientation to understanding our rights, and where we are in building a movement. This movement will take everyone, and that means we are seeking to inform and build with anyone wanting to make change!

Please join us for dinner and conversations before the orientation at 6pm.

The Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Orientation/Workshop is 101 crash course in understanding and demystifying the history of homelessness in the US, and in Oregon specifically. We will be sharing the strategies of our organizing campaign, and ways for you and others to be involved depending on the skills you would like to develop.

Each month we will share rotating "know your rights and resources" material.

October: We will focus on property rights and police interactions.
Fri Nov 17, 5:45 PM: TBD
Fri Dec 15, 5:45 PM: TBD


Homeless Bill of Rights Oregon
Community
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and allies, including Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive/Right 2 Dream Too, Street Roots and Dignity Village, will be leading a statewide campaign to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.

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Sunday
Dec 24
Serving hot dinner at a homeless shelter on the Christmas Eve

IA on the Christmas Eve we will cook and serve hot dinner to the residents of a women-only shelter in downtown Portland. Cool Islam is partnering with Transition Projects (http://www.tprojects.org/) for this effort. Please sign up here using the google form https://goo.gl/forms/ZF6bvfDcrrxXrTOP2

We will need volunteers to cook the food and volunteers to deliver and to serve. You can sign up either to cook or to serve or to do both. We will appreciate any monetary donation but NO food donations, please. Community youths (8+) are encouraged to participate. Details about cooking venue will come later InshaAllah.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Montavilla Neighborhood Association's Housing & Homelessness Committee Meeting
Candle Light Restaurant and Lounge, 7334 NE Glisan

The December H&H Meeting is upon us! Join us for breakfast, and an action-packed agenda. (no purchase necessary to attend the meeting, but feel free to support the restaurant if you're able)

December Agenda - Emergency warming shelter support - Update on public needle disposal - Foster shelter scheduled for next year - Assistance in contacting Montavilla churches to assess available resources

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Thursday
Aug 14, 0003
Right to the City – a radical municipalist reading group
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

We’ve crafted a syllabus designed to analyze how space is shaped, and in turn shapes us. To understand how the city is crafted by the forces of globalization and urban planning; institutionally controlled by the military and the bank. And a syllabus that leaves ample time to discuss where we go from here – The Right to the City, Portland’s very own history of neighborhood organizing, and the theory behind the burgeoning worldwide interest in Municipalism.

We meet at the social justice action center monthly – August 13th, 3-5 is the first meeting.

This month, we are beginning the reading group with the “Right to the City” movement and the theory that backs it. You are likely already familiarized with this framework as it has influenced houseless rights’ organizations and Occupy in 2011. The Right to the City unfolds a critical conversation about the human need to shape space and advances the notion of the Commons as an essential political building block.

The homework is here – with videos, theory, and history: bit.ly/right2theCity

Hopefully you will be available to join the conversation; we look forward to your experience, insights, and company.

Topics for all 6 weeks include: 1. The Right to the City 2. Globalization and Urban Planning 3. Portland HIstory 4. Military Urbanism 5. Libertarian Municipalism, Social Ecology and Democratic Confederalism 6. Municipal Movements Across the world.

Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/dontwaitdemandutopia/

Email us at DemandUtopia@ProtonMail.Com with any questions about this 6-part curriculum, and access the full syllabus here: Bit.Ly/runripcity

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Sunday
Apr 23
Tour of Right 2 Dream Too
OLD Right 2 Dream Too

Come take a tour of Right 2 Dream Too, which for the past five years has provided twelve hours of uninterrupted sleep for 120 people a night in Old Town/Chinatown.

This tour is hosted by the Right 2 Survive Ambassador Project, which create opportunities for housed Portlanders to meet and learn from houseless neighborst 2 Survive Ambassador Project: https://right2surviveambassadors.wordpress.com/

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Monday
May 1
Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better with a FREE movie every Monday night. We're taking donations for a good cause, so come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in the bucket.

Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

"Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera." Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine

This week's screening is a Fundraiser for Night Strike.

Night Strike is a community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.

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Saturday
May 6
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

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Tuesday
May 9
We Can Listen: Urban Village Making By Design
The Old Church Concert Hall

Village-Making in Portland by Design: Responding to Homelessness in our City

Doors 6:30 pm - All Ages - Bar with ID

Admission is free! Your donation at the door will support future "We Can Listen" events.

On May 9th, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate We Can Listen: Together We Make a Village. The conversation will focus on recent efforts to address homelessness in Portland through a design process that brought together a range of stakeholders, including architects, activists, city agencies, and houseless individuals. We will offer our stage to members of Portland's homeless community, along with representatives from the Center for Public Interest Design and the POD Initiative as they discuss The Kenton Women's Village, in NE Portland, as a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages of houseless individuals.

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month March-June and Sept-Dec at The Old Church.

The intention and heart of the "We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The We Can Listen series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

With We Can Listen, The Old Church wants to give those speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

The Old Church was built in 1882 and is a nonprofit, non-religious historic landmark and performance space.

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Tuesday
May 23
Council for the Homeless Dinner & Discussion w/ Special Guest Andy Silver, Executive Director
Vancouver Housing Authority

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion on Poverty and Homelessness with Council for the Homeless Executive Director, Andy Silver.

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

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Tuesday
Jun 27
Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
Orenco Station Grill

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


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

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

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

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

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

If you plan to come, please note the change in date this month only, and please click "Going" or email me your RSVP to Chuck.green1407@gmail.com.

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

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

Chuck Green, Chair Middle Class Alliance


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

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Severe Weather Crisis Planning Part 2
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Vancouver

Part 2 of our planning process to prepare a plan for our Severe Weather Crisis Planning


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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Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty
West Slope Community Library

Home is one of the most intimate places we can know. It’s a place that provides for and shapes our expression of security, identity, and even play. But an estimated 100 million people around the world lack shelter altogether, and as many as one billion lack adequate permanent housing. In the US, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed?

This discussion is lead by Ryan Stroud and is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

West Slope Community Library is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services and is located in the West Slope neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.

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Saturday
Jul 29
POSTPONED: Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness
Montavilla United Methodist Church

POSTPONED

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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Sunday
Jul 30
10% Day for JOIN @ Food Fight!
Food Fight!, 1217 SE Stark & 11155 NE Halsey

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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Saturday
Aug 5
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


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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Saturday
Aug 12
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


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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Thursday
Aug 17
Community Roots Collaborative Volunteer Information and Orientation Session
Pacific Continental Bank, Vancouver

How can YOU help C-Roots with their mission to create and build blended tiny home communities right here in Clark County? Come to our volunteer information and orientation session! You'll find we have multiple opportunities just waiting for you! Help us help others by being a part of the new solution!


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

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Dinner & Discussion - Domestic Violence and Homelessness
YWCA Clark County

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion as we discuss domestic violence and homelessness with YWCA Clark County. YWCA Clark County operates the only domestic violence shelter in SW Washington.

Our guest speaker is Kathryn Cohen, Assistant Director of SafeChoice at YWCA Clark County. SafeChoice advocates for, educates, and supports those affected by domestic violence and has been a leader in providing domestic violence services to Clark County since 1974

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required. If you decide to, please comment below with the item you plan to bring.


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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Saturday
Aug 19
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


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
Aug 20
Haircuts for the Homeless *Summer Love*
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Round 2!

We will be doing the same thing we did last time!

We are collecting:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Deodorant
  • Shoes
  • socks
  • Bottled water
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Dog food

Please sign up in the pin post if you would like to help out if you can't find it let us know and we will tag you in it!!


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.

Helping Hands Vancouver Wa - We are a group that wants to help our local community!

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Saturday
Aug 26
Saturday Hot Meal with our Homeless Neighbors
Lincoln Place, Vancouver

Help us serve food and distribute clothes and supplies to our homeless neighbors in downtown Vancouver. Interested in helping provide food or have clothing/supply donations? Use the link to sign-up. http://signup.com/go/a9S2gW

To volunteer time, or donate food, click the above link, or on "tickets" below. Create an account or log in with your email (you'll get an email reminder before the event!) Then click on the desired date and sign up for as many things as you wish! You can even sign up for future weeks!


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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Monday
Aug 28
Insights from the Outside: Envisioning how our neighborhoods can serve everyone, including the houseless, better
through Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Insights from the Outside: Envisioning a More Just Neighborhood for Everyone. This neighborhood event will begin with a panel of people expereincing houselessness who will discuss experiences. Everyone is invted to make art to envision how our neighborhoods can better serve everyone, including houseless neighbors. This event is co-sponsored by Right 2 Survive Ambassador Program and Portland Assembly.


Right 2 Survive Ambassador Program - The Ambassador Program is a diplomatic outreach project of Right2Survive. We create opportunities for housed Portlanders to learn from the houseless

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Thursday
Sep 7
Punk Rock for TPI; A Fundraiser for Transition Projects
through Ash Street Bar

Know someone who has been or is currently homeless? Have you ever been homeless? This is a fundraiser for TPI (Transistion Projects), a resource center for homeless people trying to get back on thier feet.

Each year more and more people are becoming homeless, and these people need all the help they can get. TPI offers a wide varity of programs that people can use to help them get back into a stable life. Here is a link talking about our recent homeless crisis, so that you can have a better idea what is happening.

https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/2017-point-time-count-more-neighbors-counted-homeless-2015-more-sleeping

Here is TPI's link: http://www.tprojects.org/

5$ suggested donation at the door. Also we will be accepting clothing that is new or gently used. Specifically underwear, socks, or men's clothing(we will accept any type of clothing, it is just what TPI needs at the moment). We strongly encourage you to give more!

Doors open at 7:30pm and music starts at 9pm. This event is 21+

The awesome bands playing this wonderful event (listed in order of appearance):

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Monday
Sep 11
2017 Portland Veterans Stand Down for Veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness
Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The Portland Veterans Stand Down – Oregon’s largest – honors and supports Veterans who are either experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. At the event, women and men who have served in the military can access essential supportive services, employment opportunities, and connections to local, state and federal support. This community-led partnership combines local nonprofits, government officials, corporations & businesses to welcome over 400 veterans annually.

Sponsors include: American Legion Auxiliary, Banfield Pet Hospital, Bishops Barbershop, BOMA, Daniel & Micki Goldstein, Bruce & Jan Prunk, Returning Veterans Project and Starbucks Coffee.

This event is free to all veteran participants. To get involved as a volunteer or community partner/vendor, please sign up on our website: http://www.pdxstanddown.org/standdown/resources/

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Monday
Sep 18
Oregon Renter Week of Action
through Various Locations

#Oregon joins the nation this September for Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! with Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs!

If the rent is too high, if you're not getting the repairs you need, if you keep getting pushed further and further away from your friends, family, work, and schools - it's time to stand up and organize!

The Community Alliance of Tenants is hosting a week of actions in the state of Oregon, and others are free to submit their events to the page and have it shared.

Follow this page for a full list of actions, events, and updates from Oregon and around the country!


SCHEDULE:

Monday 9/18 7-9pm Unite Oregon - 700 N Killingsworth, Portland How We Can Control the Rent: Official Renter Week of Action Kickoff. Join The Community Alliance of Tenants of Momentum Alliance for an important discussion on where housing rights is going. This event is a place to envision our futures as housing advocates, to correct what we see as flaws in our current system, and come to concrete goals for next steps. Open to all ages

Friday 9/22:

St. John's George City Park: St. Johns Story Slam + Tenant Rally, 3-6 p.m. Live music, tabling, organizing, and a chance to share your story about how the housing crisis has affected you. Sign up here: bit.ly/sjstoryslam

Rally Against Displacement - Ashland, 4 p.m., Ashland Plaza Join tenants in #Ashland to rally for renters' rights, co-hosted by Southern Oregon Tenants' Union and The Community Alliance of Tenants.

Saturday 9/23:

Every Worker Needs A Home Tenants + Workers Solidarity Action with Burgerville Workers Union at the Burgerville at 1135 NE MLK Jr. Ave, #Portland. Meet up at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30, march to the storefront at 6 p.m.


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

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Tuesday
Oct 17
Portland State of Mind: Can We Solve Portland's Homeless Crisis?
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

What: PSU Convenes - Can We Solve Portland's Homeless Crisis?

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Ballroom, room 355, 1825 SW Broadway

Cost: Free and open to the public. Ticket required. Get Tickets here.

Contact: Julie Wallis, wallis3@pdx.edu, 503-725-4483

PSU and KATU-TV (Channel 2) are sponsoring a lively town hall discussion 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 over an urgent issue: the growing homeless population in the Metro area. The event will be televised on KATU-TV (Channel 2) and webcast on katu.com and audience members will have an opportunity to engage in discussion. The event will be held at Smith Memorial Student Union. Attendance is free but requires a ticket from the PSU ticket office.

#PSOM

This event is hosted by PSU's Office of University Communications and KATU Channel 2.

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Sunday
Oct 22
Party to make Cold Weather Kits for the homeless! - advance RSVP
Holding Space Massage

Winter is coming, and the Friends of Montavilla (formed from the former Housing & Homelessness Committee) want to be ready to help our houseless neighbors here in Montavilla, and throughout East Portland when the cold weather gets here.

Last year we were able to make, and pass out almost 100 cold weather kits to houselss folks, throughout the winter. All powered by our amazing, and compassionate neighbors! We're hoping to meet, and exceed that number this year, as the number of houseless folks in Portland continues to rise. I'm applying for a couple small grants to hopefully cover the cost of 50 kits in the last half of winter, but we could definitely use neighborhood support to get these first 50+ kits made, and out to folks who need them, as the weather worsens.

If you're interested in donating please, check out the Cold Kit Donation List Sign-up Sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NfV0s_7-SnUAe6sCbM4bSVtRTxp3cssL8qELWA0mCyw/edit?usp=sharing)

If you'd like to volunteer to help put together kits, or if you're interested in being on a team to help pass them out during times of extreme weather, please let me know here on FB via this event, or PM.

Thank you so much for supporting some of our most vulnerable neighbors! And a big thanks to Holding Space Massage for donating their space!

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Thursday
Oct 26
Homelessness in Our Schools - Dinner & Discussion
YWCA Clark County

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion as we discuss homelessness in our schools with guest speakers Monica Stonier (49th State Representative) and Peggy Carlson (Evergreen Public Schools).

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required. If you decide to, please comment below with the item you plan to bring.


CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty
Nonprofit Organization · Vancouver, Washington
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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Friday
Oct 27
Orientation: Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

This orientation & workshop is for people who are interested in learning more about the campaign, whether they wish to be an organizer, or if they simply want to be informed! This is an orientation to understanding our rights, and where we are in building a movement. This movement will take everyone, and that means we are seeking to inform and build with anyone wanting to make change!

Please join us for dinner and conversations before the orientation at 6pm.

The Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Orientation/Workshop is 101 crash course in understanding and demystifying the history of homelessness in the US, and in Oregon specifically. We will be sharing the strategies of our organizing campaign, and ways for you and others to be involved depending on the skills you would like to develop.

Each month we will share rotating "know your rights and resources" material.

October: We will focus on property rights and police interactions.
Fri Nov 17, 5:45 PM: TBD
Fri Dec 15, 5:45 PM: TBD


Homeless Bill of Rights Oregon
Community
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and allies, including Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive/Right 2 Dream Too, Street Roots and Dignity Village, will be leading a statewide campaign to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.

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Saturday
Nov 4
We Are All Neighbors! Community gathering and harvest festival.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Foster-Powell/Lents Neighborhood Action Council and Pilgrim Lutheran church invite you to an afternoon of fun and community building!

  • We are all neighbors, houseless or housed.
  • Free community meal.
  • Clothing and personal item resource share.
  • Housing information and resources.
  • Entertainment, fun and more!
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Friday
Nov 10
The Literature of Living Outside: A Lit Crawl Event
CENTRL Office

A brief introduction to Street Books, a mobile lending library for persons living outside, and On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, a collection of narratives about doctoring among the dispossessed, will be followed by a reading of excerpts from novels or memoirs that offer various perspectives on living at the margins.

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Monday
Nov 13
Gala Screening: Leaving Home
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Join Outside The Frame for a special gala screening of new films by and with youth experiencing homelessness in Portland, presented with Outside In and Prosper Portland. Filmmakers will be in attendance. A Lifetime Achievement Award this year will be presented to Tia Plympton to recognize her decades of work and mentorship with homeless youth.

Tickets are FREE, donations are welcomed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with beverages and snacks provided. Seating at 6:00 p.m. All ages show.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/otfpdx/leavinghome

Sponsors: KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media, MetroEast Community Media, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Youth Community Foundation of OJCF, Oregon Film Office, IATSE Local 488, Digital One, New Seasons Market, Brigit Communications Collective

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Thursday
Nov 16
Helping Our Homeless During the Holidays - Dinner & Discussion
Clark County Genealogical Society

Do you want to know the best ways you can help our homeless neighbors during the holidays? Are you unsure how to get engaged? DON'T go it alone! Join us for dinner as we explore some ways to be of assistance this holiday season! Opportunities with several organizations will be available.

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required. If you decide to, please comment below with the item you plan to bring.

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Friday
Nov 17
Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

This orientation & workshop is for people who are interested in learning more about the campaign, whether they wish to be an organizer, or if they simply want to be informed! This is an orientation to understanding our rights, and where we are in building a movement. This movement will take everyone, and that means we are seeking to inform and build with anyone wanting to make change!

Please join us for dinner and conversations before the orientation at 6pm.

The Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Orientation/Workshop is 101 crash course in understanding and demystifying the history of homelessness in the US, and in Oregon specifically. We will be sharing the strategies of our organizing campaign, and ways for you and others to be involved depending on the skills you would like to develop.

Each month we will share rotating "know your rights and resources" material.

October: We will focus on property rights and police interactions.
Fri Nov 17, 5:45 PM: TBD
Fri Dec 15, 5:45 PM: TBD


Homeless Bill of Rights Oregon
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Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and allies, including Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive/Right 2 Dream Too, Street Roots and Dignity Village, will be leading a statewide campaign to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.

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Saturday
Dec 2
Operation Warm- PDX X (Trvlsqd Operation - NW)
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon

Will be handing out potentially life saving supplies on a 4 mile round trip from World Trade Center and doing a supply drop at City Team Portland - an organization that helps end the cycle of homelessness.


Trvlsqd Operation - NW
Community
We are a group of people in the Goruck TRVLSQD Community who are out to make the world a better place.

We are a group of people who hit the streets of Portland, Seattle, NYC to give direct for those in need. We hand out warm goods, food and water to those who call a doorway, sidewalk or underneath a bridge home. We have been very successful in this direct giving process in making a difference with a smile or just staying warm or dry for the night and night to come. In doing this project we have learned everyone has a story on why they ended up here. Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Illness, Financial and relationship problems. We are not here to solve the above, but to reach out with a helping hand with much needed survival supplies and give hope.

Non-Monentary items are accepted as well. We need socks, gloves, hats, raingear etc. We use any funds we have to buy hot food and supplies from a discount store to fill our rucks with needed items. To date we have handed out about 200 jackets, 400 pr. gloves, 100 blankets, 1000 handwarmers, 300 band-aids and 150 emergency blankets along with hot/cold food to name a few.

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Tuesday
Dec 5
CRUSH It w/New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Join the New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board for drinks, music and a great night to help raise awareness for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. And if you donate through the Willamette Week Give!Guide at the event, not only will your gift will be matched by Wells Fargo, but you'll receive special drink discounts and be entered to win some great prizes!

ADMISSION IS FREE! Want more info? Contact us at info@newavenues.org

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