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Friday
Apr 7
Women, Femme & Non-Binary Resistance Happy Hour

If you plan on attending the event, please email katnstevens@gmail.com to get the event location and additional information.

Portland's Resistance is holding its first Femme & Non Binary Resistance Happy Hour Friday, March 3rd from 6pm to 9pm at a local owned business in Northeast Portland. As a trans inclusive space, we invite female and non-binary identified people to meet, network and provide opportunities for leadership within Portland's Resistance's organizational decision making!

This will be a space for us to hear directly from the concerns of female and non-binary organizers about how Portland's Resistance can strategize its work in collaboration with people and organizations of femme and non binary experience in the region.

You are encouraged to invite any friends that are interested in Portland's Resistance and want to be involved in direct action and anti-oppression political organizing. Bring yourselves and your ideas, the free appetizers are our treat!

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Tuesday
Apr 11
Resist Hate. Protest the Debate!
Lewis & Clark College

Jessica Vaughan from the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has been invited by the Lewis & Clark College International Symposium student group to speak at a campus debate on Tuesday. While other events in this series are open to the public, this specific talk has been closed off to exclusive invitees. In exchange for using this platform to spread her hateful rhetoric, Vaughan is likely receiving a large stipend from a school that receives federal funding.

Title IX assures everyone that they will have equal access to education. However, how can someone feel they have equal access if someone from a hate group has been invited to demonize them. For those who are from marginalized groups, knowing that hate has been welcomed into your community can be devastating. However, knowing that your community stood up against hate and for the value of immigrants lives can be incredibly empowering.

While we would prefer that Vaughan be disinvited for her hate speech and her pay be donated to immigrants right groups, until that occurs we are calling for the community to peacefully protest outside of the event. Hate has no place in our community. We will gather in front of the Templeton Building

Additional background info:

The CIS was founded in 1985 by John Tanton, who is the father of the modern nativist movement. Tanton also founded Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a far-right xenophobic organization that spews hate about immigrants. The SPLC writes, “In recent years, CIS has routinely disseminated the works of white nationalist writers, including Jared Taylor of American Renaissance. Taylor has written that ‘[w]hen blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization – any kind of civilization – disappears.’”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has put CIS on its list of hate groups for its frequent dissemination of articles by racist white-nationalists and its own racist anti-Latino reports. Vaughan is the CIS policy director and a propagandist who spreads fake news that paints immigrants and refugees as dangerous criminals and terrorists.

http://news.streetroots.org/2017/04/08/hate-group-mouthpiece-met-protest-salem

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/03/23/hate-groups-center-immigration-studies-want-you-believe-they%E2%80%99re-mainstream

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/07/anti-immigrant-center-immigration-studies-continues-promote-white-nationalists

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Friday
Apr 21
Resistance Talks! Candidate Forum on Public Education
PCC Cascade

When: April 21st

Doors: 5:30 / Program: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

$5 Suggested donation. Donations benefit the work of Know Your City.

At a time when our nation is seriously divided and reports of discrimination are rising as a result of the 2016 election, 2017 is going to be the most important year yet for Know Your City’s mission of sharing stories of humanity. Because of this, we’ve entered into a partnership with Portland’s Resistance and other community partners to host Resistance Talks. Resistance Talks will be a series of monthly events that will discuss some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time and call our community to action. Our second Resistance Talks is focused on Public Education, hearing specifically from candidates for Portland Public Schools and PCC Zone 5. Our forum will cover a diversity of education concerns, including the school to prison pipeline, school vouchers, DACA, and school funding.

Candidates include:

PPS Zone 4 Rita Moore Jamila Singleton Munson PPS Zone 5 Scott Bailey Virginia La Forte PPS Zone 6 Julia Brim Edwards Josie Simonis

PCC Zone 5 Valdez Bravo Moses Ross

Join us at PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 Suggested donation is $5.

About Know Your City: Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action.

About Portland’s Resistance: Portland’s Resistance is a community group that organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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Friday
Aug 18
Eclipse Hate: Solidarity with Charlottesville
Salmon Street Fountain

On Friday August 18th Portland’s Resistance will be holding a non-violent rally and march in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, Virginia after last week’s tragedies.

There will be speakers, collaborative banner making, and a strong showing of community. Just like Charlottesville, Portland has recently and historically faced tragedy at the hands of white supremacy. We’ve seen the destruction that it brings both here and across the country. We will not tolerate hate in our city.

We must stand against the rise of fascism and empower marginalized communities. This is Donald’s Trumps America. Is it yours? If not, join us to stand against hate. Let’s show the millions of people coming to Portland this weekend what we stand for.


Portland's Resistance - organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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Sunday
Sep 10
Rally/March Against White Nationalism
Terry Schrunk Plaza

Portland Stands United Against Hate will be mobilizing again to confront a white nationalist gathering in our town. We intend to draw out thousands to discourage these racists and haters.

Joey Gibson’s “Patriot Prayer” is mobilizing on September 10th a “Portland Freedom March — Entire Nation” featuring Billy Sessions, a Confederate monument defender, who has been active in violent clashes with those trying to remove these symbols of slavery and racism.

The merging of the “old South” rebellion with “alt-right” white nationalism is an ominous development. Their plan is to instill fear and attack Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

After the rally we will be marching to the Salmon St. Fountain. We will be collaborating with Portland's Resistance and are in communication with Rose City Antifa. We are committed to community safety and protecting marginalized communities. Ours will be a disciplined and secure event.

October Conference: Confronting the Far Right

“Patriot” rallies are not an isolated phenomenon. 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.

PSUAH plans to host a day long conference to include expert education on the white nationalist movement with extensive time for local groups and activists to integrate that learning into coherent strategies for building the Portland left as well as fighting the Right.

Stay tuned for further details.

INITIAL ENDORSERS:

  • Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance Council on American Islamic Relations - Oregon VOZ Workers Rights Education Project Portland's Resistance Muslim Community Center of Portland IndivisiblePDX Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland PCUN - Oregon's Farmworkers Union YWCA of Greater Portland International Socialist Organization Portland Democratic Socialists of America Portland's UnShul Emily Georges Gottfried Fund Portland Socialist Alternative Vancouver Democratic Socialists of America Portland Peaceful Response JVP Network Against Racism & Islamophobia Congregation Shir Tikvah War Resisters League - Portland Oregon Badass Teachers First Congregational United Church of Christ Augustana Lutheran Church

Community leaders: Arun Gupta, independent journalist

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Tuesday
Sep 19
Protest the visit of AG Jeff Sessions in Portland
US Citizenship and Immigration Services

According media sources Jeff Sessions will travel to Portland to meet with local law enforcement officials and address Immigration policy in Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Sessions is the administration's leading hardliner on immigration and a big responsible of the elimination of DACA program.

Location and time TBD

This event is organized by Portland's Resistance, Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario.

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Saturday
Oct 7
Resistance Strikes! W/ Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir
Director Park

LOCATION: Director Park 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Join us in downtown Portland on Saturday, October 7 at 1pm where Portland's Resistance is teaming up with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir for an exciting, street performance action!

Resistance Strikes are peaceful demonstrations, designed to shine a light on individuals and institutions in this city who support Trump's ideology and use their business' profits to uphold discrimination and oppression. We aim to shine our light, exposing local businesses who capitalize on our city's progressive spirit and then turn around and support fascism, racism, misogyny, and militarism with our dollars!

Here is a link about Rev. Billy's action in Trump Tower, https://youtu.be/v0tPI2EhiSM

See Reverend Billly & the Choir in Concert at the Old Church this Friday & Saturday night! 7:30pm October 6 & 7. Tickets at www.boomarts.org.


Direct Action Alliance
Community Organization
DAA organized in response to the rise of fascism in America. We are an alliance of the minority to form the majority. You are not alone, not now, not ever.

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Saturday
Oct 14
Portland's Resistance: Stand Together Under One Roof
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”-Audre Lorde

Together, Under One Roof, groups that work for social, racial and environmental justice share their purpose, projects, and stories.

It’s an opportunity to connect, expand awareness and do the work.

Fill up a building with speakers, music, panels, sessions, displays, conversation.

Grow Our Community.

Free event. Childcare will be provided.

RSVP, join our coalition, additional info and to reserve childcare, please contact Bonnie: 503-705-1943 or goto350pdx@gmail.com

Growing list of Participating Co-sponsors:

  • KBOO Radio
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Portland’s Resistance
  • Milenio
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • 350PDX
  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Climate Jobs
  • Neighbors for Clean Air
  • Bernie PDX
  • Portland Buddhist Fellowship
  • Climate Action Coalition
  • Health Care for All Oregon
  • Portland Tenants United
  • Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
  • People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
  • Portland Communities & Postal Workers United
  • AFSCME-Green Caucus
  • Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
  • PNW Council of Water Protectors
  • Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • NAACP-Portland Branch

Portland's Resistance
Local Service · Portland, Oregon
Portland’s Resistance organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve.

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