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

If you plan on attending the event, please email 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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.