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Wednesday
Jun 14
Trump's Birthday Bash Back
PSU South Park Blocks

On June 14th we will hold rally in celebration of anyone who's birthday is on June 14th except for one certain individual. In lieu of a birthday celebration for that person, we will protest their bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, fascism, and racism. If you're birthday happens to be on June 14th, or any other day of the year, show up so we can celebrate you instead of Trump.

During the rally we will be holding a piñata contest for a 100 dollar prize. Bring your homemade piñata to the event and our panel of judges will vote on the winner!

Birthdays we will be celebrating: - Che Guevera - Harriet Beecher Stowe - MC Ren - Bruce Bowen - Sammy Watkins - Pat Summit - Literally anyone even if it isn't their birthday

Birthdays we will not be celebraring: - Donald J. Trump

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Sunday
Jun 11
Conozca sus derechos / Know your rights
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, Beaverton

¿Tiene preguntas sobre qué hacer si usted tiene contacto con agentes de inmigración (ICE)? Acompáñenos para aprender sobre sus derechos y cómo puede proteger a su familia.

Presentación en inglés: 11:45am Presentación en español: 12:45pm

Gratuita y abierta al público, todos son bienvenidos. Presentado por Servicios legales de inmigración de Catholic Charities.

Do you have questions about what to do if you come into contact with Immigration enforcement (ICE)? Join us to learn about your rights and how you can protect your family.

English presentation at 11:45am Spanish presentation at 12:45pm

Presented by Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services Free & open to the public, everyone is welcome!

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Saturday
Jun 10
Resisting Borders, Returning Land: Building Movements of Solidary
PSU Smith Center

As border militarization and mechanisms of state security and surveillance dominate national discourse in the wake of the Trump administration, social movements are responding to rapidly organize in opposition to regimes of deportation, violent border enforcement, incarceration, and population and demographic management, and the xenophobic, racist and heterosexist ideas that they mobilize. As support for migrant and refugee justice gains more popular support, it is critical these movements do not fall victim to the state's narratives of respectability and legality. There exists a well-intentioned myth of the hardworking and tax-paying immigrant, the patriotic refugee, or the heteronormative nuclear family who are business owners, all of whom are deserving of support and sanctuary because they assimilate into US capitalism and hegemony. Movements that fall in line with that narrative and myth sacrifice the communities most vulnerable and impacted by western imperialism and European settler colonialism, only to reify the position of the state as a legitimate and neutral arbiter of immigration and border policy, instead of a source of great structural and systemic violence.

This panel brings together scholars and activists from different movements and communities to open dialogue on building and sustaining movements for migrant justice that are rooted in anti-colonial politics. The presenters will foster discourse critical of the state and capitalism as the drivers of violence and war, forced migration, displacement, dispossession, occupation, and border militarization. This event seeks to build out strategies for movement building and coalition building, drawing upon the amazing organizing of work of the panelists, and centering the freedom to move, the freedom to stay, the freedom to return, and the returning of stolen land as political pillars moving forward.


Maru Mora Villalpando is a community organizer, trainer, political analyst, consultant, and founder of Latino Advocacy, LLC. – a true micro entrepreneur. She is part of the core leadership team at C2C, lead organizer with NWDC Resistance, Outreach Coordinator with Surge Reproductive Justice and Communications Coordinator for Familias Unidas por la Justicia. Mora Villalpando is a bi-lingual statewide community organizer and trainer with more than ten years of experience, primarily focusing on immigrant, racial, and reproductive justice issues. She was one of the lead organizers for the 10th Annual March for Immigrant rights in Seattle, where thousands of people demonstrated their support for immigration reform. Mora Villalpando has conducted numerous bilingual and monolingual trainings in different states, ranging from basic community organizing, legal rights for undocumented workers, how the legislative process works, using local and national media outlets for community organizing, and developing long-term organizing strategies for social change. Mora Villalpando organized the successful campaign in Snohomish County to ensure that interpretation for immigrants in local hospitals be provided, lead the effort to defeat anti-immigrant bills in the 2011 State Legislative Session, has provided numerous workshops on detention, deportation defense and immigrant justice, helped pushed for farmworker rights with Sakuma Farms, and organized in the aftermath of the spring of 2014 hunger strikes at Tacoma Detention Center, which had a rippling effect to the rest of the nation.

She is a regular political analyst guest on Radio and TV in local and national media outlets. She is a speaker on behalf of immigrant rights, serves in the Blue Ribbon Commission of the Undocumented and Former Undocumented and joined the national delegation of the Not1More deportation to Fergusson MO.

Alex Soto is a O’odham activist and musician. Francisco Habre is a Chicano activist and musician. Through their vintage beat production and empowering rhyme delivery, Shining Soul has made and name for themselves and has carve out their own unique lane in the AZ Hip Hop community and beyond with their distinctive blend of socially conscious, yet soulful brand of Hip Hop. Emcee Liaizon, Bronze Candidate and DJ Reflekshin have proven time and time again that their music is universally accessible and has the power to start the healing process regarding the social ills we all face through the medium of Hip Hop. Whether opening for major acts such as Phife Dawg, Ana Tijoux and Pharoahe Monch or “spreading their medicine” throughout the U.S., Canada and Germany with their rigorous tour schedule, Shining Soul reaffirms Hip Hop can be a conduit for positive change, internally and externally.

Dean Spade teaches classes about poverty, racism, gender and social movements at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). His 2015 documentary, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back tells the story of Seattle activists getting Israeli Consulate-sponsored LGBT-themed propaganda events cancelled and facing a backlash (online free at pinkwashingexposed.net).

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Friday
Jun 9
Pitch A Tent 2017
through Pitch A Tent

An event that calls attention to the hypocrisy and brutality of criminization of survival camping in the face of promoting recreational camping within the city.

Right to Rest Act Informational Hearing Entertainment Speakers Education on Criminalization of Homelessness

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Thursday
Jun 8
Fundraiser for Hermandad Mexicana, a New Social Change Organization
Portland Mercado

Thank you for supporting us when we needed the most when our parishioners were being verbally harassed while entering St. Peters Church. We are opening a new social change organization named, Hermandad Mexicana which originated in Los Angeles. We are organizing our first fundraiser for this venture. We will be hosting the event at the bar located inside the Portland Mercado (SE Foster and 72nd) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will be having a silent auction.

WE NEED ITEMS: If you like to donate items to be auctioned please call Maria at 971-255-7001. If you wish to volunteer to help with the event please email Maggie at: maggiemackenzie@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support as we organize to educate and protect our community. Saludos.

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Sunday
Jun 4
Defend Portland! No Nazis On Our Streets!
through Chapman Square

On June 4th, Patriot Prayer (A far-right wing christian fundamentalist radio show) has called for a rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 2pm.

Joey Gibson, the sole runner of Patriot Prayer and the main networker of far right unity, has invited many known white nationalist, including Kyle "Stickman" Chapman.

This cannot happen on our streets.

We are calling for a united front!

Red, black, blue and green.

Regardless of Identity,

Regardless of Ideology

WE NEED YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

LETS DEFEND PORTLAND!

BELLA CIAO!

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Saturday
Jun 3
March for Truth PDX
Terry Schrunk Plaza

A healthy democracy requires an informed electorate, a government with healthy checks and balances, leaders who respect the rule of law . . . and fair elections untainted by partisan bias or foreign influence. Let us peaceably assemble and demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and any ties to Donald Trump, his administration, and associates. Speakers, music! Bring signs, friends, chants! This is a national event. Let's show the world where Portland, Oregon stands!

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Thursday
Jun 1
Dinner, Family-style: Potluck and discussion
Unite Oregon

Join us for an evening of food and family to celebrate the many forms our families take and explore how we can win public policies that recognize ALL families.

Our families are diverse, multi-generational, extended, chosen and biological. Our policies are out of step and need to be updated to reflect the way we live.

This is a family-friendly potluck. RSVP today to let us know you're coming, and if you can bring food or drink to share.

Yes, count me in! https://secure.everyaction.com/ChWfNZJK4ki1Qx48CxorSA2

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In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas
Portland Art Museum

Join us for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation. Her work is part of significant permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Hammer Museum, among many others.

This event is free as part of Free First Thursday.

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100% Renewable Energy - City Council Hearing & Vote
Portland City Hall

NEW DATE: JUNE 1ST @ 2PM

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

  1. Come to the hearing on June 1st.
  2. Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
  3. Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
  • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
  • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
  • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151

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Wednesday
May 31
Ghostlight Project: Screening of "13th" & a talk with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

In Netflix's thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Learn about the policies and cultural changes that took place going back as far as the 1800's and how they influence our lives today.

Following the screening, join Teressa Raiford, founder of Don't Shoot Portland, for a conversation regarding themes and issues in the movie, how they affect the Portland community, and what you can do about it.

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De Paul Treatment Centers' Art of Recovery
J. Pepin Art Gallery

In celebration of Mental Health Month, join us for an evening of art and conversation at the J. Pepin Art Gallery. The J. Pepin Art Gallery features artists who are reframing the perception of mental illness. Jess Jones, one of the gallery's featured artists, will share her creative journey and how mental illness and recovery plays a role.

This is a free event with light hosted refreshments.

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You Belong Here: Tenant Power!
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Are you a tenant? Do you care about someone who is?

You Belong Here!

Join others renters and community leaders for free dinner, a workshop, and a chance to demand an end to no-cause evictions and extreme rent hikes.

Everyone needs to be on board this year to demand an end to no-cause evictions and repeal the state-wide ban on rent control here in Oregon. Put your best forward and hold your lawmakers accountable! Demand support for #HB2004!

What we need: your bodies, your voice, your fist in the air What you need: to keep yourself housed and create an environment that allows others to stay housed with you

What we can do: Come together in numbers and expand the Community Alliance of Tenants. When we go down to Salem, when you go to knock on the mayor's door, you need #TenantPower behind you. Only in solidarity can the people's will be done.

Dinner will be provided. A workshop to understand tenant rights will allow you to meet fellow renters and residents, and use that knowledge to empower yourself and those in your community

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All ages welcome. Childcare and interpretations will be available, please call (503)460.9702 ex. 2 for Jensi for requested services.

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Tuesday
May 30
Info Session: Mentor/Host the Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Bus Project

Join SAGE to learn about opportunities to mentor or host a PolitiCorps fellow this summer. PolitiCorps is a political organizing and leadership bootcamp for young adults (aged 18-25) who are ready to commit themselves full time to working in public service. The 10-week fellowship teaches fellows how to create and manage their own campaign strategy.

At our information session, you can learn more about the program and opportunities to support young adults who are dedicated to the public interest and the political process. As a mentor or host, you can help a fellow talk about their career goals and how to achieve them.

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Portland ABC Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
4019 SE Hawthorne Blvd

The North Portland prisoner letter-writing night has now merged with the SE chapter! We will be writting to some long-time political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!

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Universal Health Care Forum with Earl Blumenauer
First Unitarian Portland

Join Congressman Blumenauer for Public Forum on:

Universal health care. Medicare for all. Single-payer.

What would these mean for you and your family? How can we make these proposals law?

Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

Guest speakers will include:

  • T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
  • State Senator Michael Dembrow
  • State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
  • Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Event is free. Getting advance tickets is recommended

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Portland Underground Grad School Happy Hour: Problem Solving Sorting Hat
The Slide Inn

According to a Harvard study, social interaction is the second biggest influence on happiness, right after sleep. This happy hour is all about strengthening the social bonds in Portland by creating generosity and helping each other out.

The idea is called the the Problem-Solving Sorting Hat (PSSH). This is what we'll do: everyone will write on slips of paper a problem that they need help on. Examples:

  1. I need a babysitter in NE.
  2. I need a handyman to fix my gutters
  3. I'm looking for informational interviews in public engagement.

All the problems are put into a hat and then read out loud. Together we'll offer our networks to connect the person to resources. After we go through all the problems, we'll have open socializing so everyone can connect more with people they can help out.

Come at 6p to grab food or drink. PSSH will start at 630. Connection, play, and problem-solving. Come and have some fun and experience generosity!

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Resist Trump Happy Hour
Slingshot Lounge

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter to working families here in Oregon. Hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, locations announced each month.

This time we will be in SE Portland at the Slingshot Lounge off SE Foster from 5-7pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

We hope to see you there!

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Monday
May 29
Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Oral Histories
Irvington Covenant Church

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 - www.vanportmosaic.org LOST CITY, LIVING MEMORIES: VANPORT THROUGH THE VOICES OF ITS RESIDENTS

Join us for TWO SCREENINGS of the latest short documentaries part of Vanport Mosaic on-going oral history project, now in its third year. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of community-produced short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited and RSVP is strongly recommended. Donations are gladly accepted at the door.

TWO SCREENINGS: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30pm Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 North Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0527.eventbrite.com/

Monday, May 29, 2017 6pm Irvington Covenant Church 4003 Northeast Grand Avenue , Portland, OR 97212 With special guest Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport, The Musical, performing a few songs from the play. RSVP: https://lostcitylivingmemories0529.eventbrite.com/

A community-based initiative directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Production Manager: Meredith Lawrence. In collaboration with A Fourth Act, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center.


This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. Full program at www.vanportmosaic.org

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Gentrification is Weird: Bike Tour Forum
Portland Expo Center

A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances—with Gentrification is Weird/Ignorant Reflections, Living Stages, and Laquida Landford.

The bike ride traces the history of the community of Vanport and the experiences of displacement of its residents. The ride culminates in a theatrical forum facilitated by Living Stages and presented by community performers who face gentrification or displacement. Audience members are invited to participate in a creative, theatrical community brainstorm on what might be possible.

This bike tour is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 12-3 pm

A bike tour in Northeast Portland with oral history performances - with “Gentrification is Weird”/Ignorant Reflections” (Donovan Smith), and Living Stages (Tamara Lynne)

Location: Expo Center Park & Ride 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217

This event is part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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Vanport Tours: The Site and its many Stories
Portland Expo Center

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 VANPORT TOURS: THE SITES AND ITS MANY STORIES

Narrated bus and self-guided walking tours of the original Vanport site. The tour begins at the Expo Center, and loops through the PIR grounds. This route includes the sites of historic Vanport’s most important civic functions as well as residential areas. Additionally, the Building D lobby at Expo will offer brief presentations about Vanport’s lasting impact on our communities.

This tour is FREE and open to the public.

Bus tours are expected to last approximately 75 minutes. The self-guided walking tours will start anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, and last approximately one hour.

Locations: Expo Center, Building D 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217 and The Portland International Raceway


This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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Sunday
May 28
May Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
Human Solutions Family Center

IF YOU ARE INTERSESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE EMAIL CHERYL or DEBBIE as space is limited for this ongoing outreach. Donations are always gladly accepted. cherylann2005@yahoo.com or Debbie Gordon sodeb77@gmail.com

Food servers and donations needed for this ongoing outreach. Servers need to be at the center around 5:30 pm.

If you are able to participate with cooking let Cheryl and Debbie know ASAP! Will you donate cash and someone else will put the food together, or will you provide the food item??

Also, if you are able to serve the meal, let them know. ASAP. We have limited space so please be very specific as to who will be volunteering. There will be some volunteers actually serving the food, two or three to help the mom's that have more than two plates to manage and 3 or 4 in the kitchen to keep warm food coming out and to rinse dishes that go into the dishwasher.

We don't take pictures that include the residents. We are there to deliver as much dignity as we can along with a nutritious meal. And we are appreciated by the residents!

The meal will be served on Sunday,April 30th. Food and Volunteers are asked to be at the center by 5:30 pm. We begin to serve around 6:15 pm. We need a total of 12 volunteers. A couple in the kitchen to bring out warm food, a couple to deal with dishes, and the rest out in front serving or helping a parent that has more than one child maneuver through the line.

MENU: Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44) Albertson's chicken--50 pieces ($44)

Potato Salad--2 gallons -Donated - Benjamin and Luis Potato Salad--2 gallons - DONATEd -Laura "

Baked Beans for 200--DONATED

Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 Veggies (carrots, cucs, celery etc) cut in small pieces)--for 100 (we have individual serving containers to use)

Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces Cookies--100 pieces

Juice--4 Gallons Milk--4 Gallons

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SE Central Neighborhood Action Council Potluck & Resource Share!
Laurelhurst Park

The SE Central NAC will be hosting a Potuck Supper and Resource Share on May 28th in Laurelhurst Park! All NACs are invited. Let's pool our ideas as well as our material resources!

We will be at the picnic area near the horsehoe pit on the North side of the park. Please bring a dish to share as well as items to donate for our neighborhood resource share.

Helpful items include:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Tarps
  • Clothing
  • Menstruation Hygiene Products
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Non perishable and easy to store food items
  • Tents and Sleeping Bags
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Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Wieden+Kennedy
Wieden + Kennedy

Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.

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What Now? Make Democracy Better for Everyone
The Oregon Public House

We've heard about a lot of exciting campaigns these past couple of months. There are so many reforms coming that could help Oregonian democracy. But what can you do, personally, to help those campaigns?

Come out to meet some other Representers, eat some tasty snacks, and find out what you can do right now to make democracy better for everyone!

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Saturday
May 27
Upstanders Festival (FREE)
Portland Art Museum

It’s time to amplify voices and activate caring to make our city a better place. Join the Museum of Impact, Don’t Shoot Portland, and the Portland Art Museum as we turn a listening ear to witness unmet needs and unheard voices in PDX.

Enjoy a ‘woke’ & fun-filled day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Build an awareness for social justice alongside neighbors, artists, changemakers, and future friends. Channel your inner Upstander—stand up, speak up, and act up—as we build community together!

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18. Special thanks to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Marylhurst University for their participation and support.

Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression.

Make art and build power with like-minded locals. Articulate hopes and dreams for our future. Discover the intersectional role you play in Being the Change!

The festival activities and events are free.

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Feria de Recursos de Inmigracion / Immigration Resource Fair
Lincoln Street Elementary School, Hillsboro

Nuestra Feria de Recursos de Inmigración se enfocará en apoyar a padres con planes de preparación para la familia, Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) y recursos de salud mental, y mucho más. Esperamos que estos recursos disminuyan el pánico entre nuestros estudiantes y sus familias durante este tiempo dificil.

¡Este evento es gratis y abierto al publico! Desayuno, Almuerzo, y cuidado de niños gratis.

Fecha: Sábado, 27 de mayo Lugar: Escuela Primaria Lincoln Street (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Tiempo: 9am - 2pm


Our Immigration Resource Fair will focus on supporting parents with family preparedness plans, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and mental health resources plus so much more. We hope that these resources decrease panic among our students and their families during this challenging time.

This event is free and open to the public! Date: Saturday, May 27th Location: Lincoln Street Elementary (801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro) Time: 9am – 2pm

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Friday
May 26
Free premiere of ALMOST SUNRISE and live performance by Portland Peace Choir
Portland Mennonite Church

Please join us for Peace of the City's FREE Portland premiere of the new film ALMOST SUNRISE and a live performance by the Portland Peace Choir! ALMOST SUNRISE follows two Iraq War veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. Along the way, they discover a lifeline. ALMOST SUNRISE is the first film to explore the concept of “moral injury” and offers an inspiring story of hope for recovery from the unseen wounds of war. “This film will save lives.”--Brian Kinsella, Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide

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PSU MEChA: Dismantling Machismo Panel with Xicanisma & Queer Xicano Chisme - Chicanx Week
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Join us at PSU's Native American Center for a special panel event featuring guests Cassandra Alicia of 'Xicanisma' and Ruben Angel of 'Queer Xicano Chisme'! This panel titled "Dismantling Machismo in Chicanx Communities" will have Cassandra and Ruben share their experiences as social media activists and how social media platforms can be used as tools to dismantle systems of oppression such as misogyny, machismo, homophobia and sexism. This panel will be facilitated by PSU MEChA member Berenice García and co-coordinator Julian Bugarín Quezada.

This event is a collaborative event between PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

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PSU MEChA: Crossing Over Screening: Undocumented Trans Latina Experiences - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's Queer Resource Center for a screening of the documentary film Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity. The film speaks on the experiences of three undocumented transgender women and their experiences coming to the United States, navigating the health care system as trans women, and confronting transphobic and xenophobic violence and prejudice.

This event is a collaborative event between the PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Thursday
May 25
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ( I/DD) Services System Community Forum - Portland
Hollywood Senior Center

The service system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ( I/DD) has been evolving since Fairview closed in 2000, and Oregon is far from accomplishing the goal of supporting people with I/DD. We’ve recently released a report that shines a light on some of the faults in Oregon’s support system. At this public forum we’ll share what we’ve learned about the I/DD services system, and hear stories and ideas from stakeholders about how we can improve the system together.

• Meet other consumers, DSPs, and family members in your area

• Share stories about your experience in the I/DD system

• Develop ideas together about how we can improve I/DD services

• Learn how you can take action and organize for systems change

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PSU MEChA: Salt of the Earth Screening: Chicana Activism in New Mexico - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's La Casa Latina for a screening of the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, based on 1951 strike against Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. This film was blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment at the time because of its portrayal of Chicana and Mexican women--who led the strike--as community leaders and saw the film as a threat to the social order.

This event is a part of PSU MEChA's 2017 Chicanx Week. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Wednesday
May 24
Portland Indivisible Congressional Lobbying Training - 2 days!
Taborspace

Please note: this is a two day event, May 24th and June 7th. Both are Wednesdays. The class is FREE but requires an RSVP.

If you've ever wanted to organize a visit with a group of friends or community members, but weren't sure how to do so effectively, this training is for you!

This class is targeted for beginners, and should be a comfortable introduction to lobbying, even if you have no previous experience. We will walk through the experience of planning, scheduling, preparing for, and attending a meeting with a congressional office.

This small group training will be delivered in two Monday sessions. This will simulate the steps you take to plan a real meeting.

In the first session (5/24), we'll discuss the formation of a group, the selection of issues, the development of an ask, and how to get a meeting scheduled.

In the second session (6/7), we'll discuss and practice the experience of the meeting itself, while giving attendees the opportunity to experience a few different roles.

Attendance is limited to 12 to keep the training personal and interactive. Please register only if you can commit to attending both sessions. This ticket registers you for both days.

This is the second time I've offered this class, and I plan to offer more of these in the future, on different days and times, to allow people with different availability to attend.

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Environmental Town Hall w/ Representative Rob Nosse
SEIU Local 49

Please join us on May 24, 2017 for our town hall.

It will begin at 7:00 PM and the location is SEIU Local 49: 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The focus of this town hall will be around environmental issues, and legislation we have been working on throughout the session. We will be having guest speakers from: -Oregon Environmental Council -Department of Environmental Quality -Oregon League of Conservation Voters -And the Governor's Office.

I look forward to seeing all of you there!

-Rob

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Free event for advocates, parents of children w/ special needs In Vancouver Public Schools
Felida Elementary School, Vancouver

Please join us to hear a presentation by Tariq Karmy-Jones, a student at Skyview High School.

Who: All parents of children of all ages with special needs, educators and community members

What: A free presentation

En caso de preguntas, favor de contactar a la intérprete, Sra. Estefanía, al 360-313-3054. En los talleres estará presente una intérprete de español.

Supervised children’s activities will be provided by trained special education staff. Light refreshments also available.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Special Education PTsA of SW Washington (SEPTSA) and Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Centers.

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Greedy Landlord Awards 2017
Shemanski Park

2017 Greedy Landlord Awards! Honoring Ira Virden of HFF real estate, owner of the Normandy Apartments

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30am Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, downtown Portland

In December, Ira Virden purchased the Normandy Apartments on NE Killingsworth Street and immediately informed the residents that he was doubling their rent. All 18 households include people of color, and the vast majority have children who attend schools in the Cully neighborhood. As a result of Ira’s predatory business model, 30 kids will lose their homes.

Don’t miss the glamorous festivities! • Ultra-classy awards ceremony • Champagne toast • Luxury luncheon for VIPs • Cake!

This year's winners:

Donald Trump Award for Predatory Real Estate Investment: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Gentrification and Displacement: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Shameless Profiteer of the Year: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

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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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Monday
May 22
History Pub: Portland's Black Belt
Kennedy School

In 1960, Portland was the second-most segregated city on the West Coast, behind Los Angeles. Four of five Black residents lived in the Albina District. This presentation explores how the real estate industry, public officials, and citizens justified that spatial segregation. It traces the private- and public-sector mechanisms utilized to confine and re-shape Black settlement within Albina. A major motive for segregation was to enable financial exploitation of Black homeowners and renters, allowing housing-industry manipulators to extract wealth from the Black community.

Dr. Karen J. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her scholarship seeks to answer questions about the political economy of racial economic inequality in the urban setting. Her publications have appeared in Cities, Feminist Economics, Transforming Anthropology, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

About History Pub: Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

http://ohs.org/events/portlands-black-belt.cfm

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PSU MEChA: Teachers as Activists - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's La Casa Latina to learn how educators can serve as activists within the classroom. "Teachers as Activist" will be facilitated by PSU MEChA alumni, Liberty High School Graduation Coach and grad student: Alexander Díaz Rios This event is a part of PSU MEChA's 2017 Chicanx Week. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Wednesday
Jan 19, 0005
May Day 2017 - All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite - March and Rally
Shemanski Park

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Make a donation to help support #MayDayPDX 2017: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDay

Check out this pinned post to see organizations in the Portland May Day Coalition: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDayCoalition

We are at a moment a long time in the making: hundreds of years of escalating violence targeting the peoples whose labor and struggles form the very foundation of life as we know it have culminated in fascism seizing the world’s highest seat of power and unleashing an all-out assault upon us all.

Every day brings word of new outrages: mass deportations tearing apart undocumented families, indiscriminate travel bans targeting entire faiths, communities displaced and turned out into the streets to make way for the mega-rich, police gunning down children, women and queer and trans folks unsafe in their own neighborhoods, corporate-backed violence inflicted upon indigenous peoples protecting their ancestral lands and the resources every living thing on earth needs to survive, and militarized police and private security forces armed with terrifying weapons turned loose upon all those who resist. This is a time of shock and awe - a moment in which our collective future feels uncertain and the very future of life on this planet is at stake.

In these dark times, hope can feel impossible - but hope we must. The entire history of humanity and of worker-led movements in this country and every country on the planet shows that we can survive this. That we are all alive to fight today is undeniable proof that a people united and organized can overcome impossible odds. We are each the wildest dreams of ancestors who lived, fought, and died so we could be alive in this moment. Together, and only together, we have the power to win.

It isn’t fascism that has the power. It isn’t the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses, or the landlords that have the power either. It’s us. The power of those who oppress us is an illusion that crumbles as soon as we rise up, unite, and fight. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history. We always have been. What happens next is up to us.

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

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Tuesday
Apr 4
BEYOND VIETNAM READING
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery, Mark Building

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Portland Art Museum - Miller Gallery 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland Oregon

VETERANS FOR PEACE CHAPTER 72 Invites you to join us in reading MLK's Beyond Vietnam Speech in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Following the speech, we will discuss how militarism, racism, materialism and other issues addressed in his speech are still relevant today

================================ April 4, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.

In confronting the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism of the United States, Dr. King described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Delivered to an overflow crowd at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, Dr. King’s challenge to engage in a radical revolution of values encountered ferocious opposition. Fifty years later, however, it is clear that his analysis and his call to action is as relevant now as it was then.

Today the United States has a multi-trillion dollar permanent war economy, the costliest deployment of weapons and military personnel in the world and at home a vast system of mass incarceration, a hideous homicide rate and endemic violence against women and LGBTQ people.

Today as a result of our society’s virulent racism, people of color are subjected to unrelenting state violence through police brutality, police murder and massive incarceration rates, while suffering gross disparities in income, education, employment, military service, housing and health care. Today materialism dominates our culture and our economy to the peril of all life on earth. It pollutes our values, our souls and the natural world.

Today we know that the struggle against sexism and patriarchy is intrinsically linked to overcoming racism, militarism, materialism and environmental catastrophe.

SPONSORS Veterans For Peace Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group Portland Art Museum Iraq Veterans Against the War Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility

Education WithOut Borders

Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

Peace & Justice Works promotes nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels since 1992 in Portland, Oregon

The Portland Art Museum's mission is to engage and enrich diverse communities through the presentation, interpretation, and conservation of art and film.

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Friday
Apr 7
Free Self-Defense Class for Women/ Safer Streets
Sisters of the Road Cafe

Free self-defense class for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health or addiction issues, for sex workers, and for survivors of violence or abuse.

Queer and trans friendly All ages/ abilities

We welcome folks with disabilities, including those who use mobility aids.

Class size is limited- it is "first come/ first serve" No RSVP necessary

Space for approximately 30 individuals (per fire marshall code for the space being used & the space needed for individuals to move freely).

We will have a liability waiver for attending folks to read/ sign prior to class start. If you would like a copy of the waiver to review beforehand, send us a request via email, and we'll send you a copy.

This class is free, but donations are always appreciated.

Any questions, feel free to email us at: saferstreetsPDX@riseup.net

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Sunday
Apr 9
Climate and Energy Justice, a talk by Jo Ann Hardesty
Center 50+

Whether in the United States or around the world, the impacts of climate change and the pollution that comes with burning fossil fuels fall hardest on people with the least resources to survive and recover from sudden disasters or long term toxic emissions. The transition to a renewable energy infrastructure will itself require changes that can be disruptive. Climate justice means that the concerns and needs of impacted and front line communities are at the forefront of solutions to the climate crisis.

Jo Ann Hardesty is President of NAACP Portland Branch 1120, Principal Partner of Consult Hardesty, a former Oregon state legislator, and co-host of Voices from the Edge on KBOO radio. She is active in networks and alliances for environmental and social justice.

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Monday
Apr 10
Clinton Street Resistance: Monty Python for VeteransResond
Clinton Street Theater

Free screening of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life!! Accepting donations at the door to support VeteransRespond. Help support those that are doing great work and an important part of the community! donate- watch, resist! Find out more here: http://www.veteransrespond.org/

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Tuesday
Apr 11
April Civic Drinks - Housing Affordability
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

Civic Drinks is a mix of informal conversation, connection and cocktails. It's your opportunity to mingle with local leaders, City Club members, and others involved or interested in civic issues -- because bringing civic-minded people together is what we do!

In April, meet community partners focused on addressing housing affordability in Portland and the Metro area. April is National Fair Housing Month, and housing affordability is a central plank in City Club's 2017 Legislative platform. Here's why:

Housing affordability affects everyone, regardless of income. Fewer federal dollars are available to fund affordable housing projects, forcing developers to navigate a patchwork of state and local funding sources. The Legislature has limited what localities may do to encourage affordability, provide tax sunsets and enforce tenant’s rights. At a minimum, they need to end the ban on local rent regulation as recommended in the report.

Read more at pdxcityclub.org/housingaffordability

Co-sponsors and guests: Portland Homeless Family Solutions, HomeForward, Welcome Home Coalition

The event is free to attend, with a no-host bar. Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery will extend happy hour prices until 7 p.m. for our event!

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CANCELLED: April Full Moon: A Night of Poetry and Resilient Connections
Unite Oregon

CANCELLED!!!

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Portland Public School Candidate Forum
Multnomah County Building

Join us for a nonpartisan forum featuring candidates for Portland Public Schools Board of Directors on the May 16 special election ballot. All candidates for open positions have been invited to attend. Open positions include Zones 4, 5 and 6. Questions from the audience will be included.

This forum is free and open to the public

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Fight for $15 at PSU - panel and discussion
PSU Shattuck Hall

Tues. Apr. 11, 7 - 9 pm, Shattuck Annex sponsored by Radical Education, PSU PANEL, discussion, food

DEMAND that the PSU Board of Trustees increase the minimum wage for all PSU campus workers to $15 per hour. VOTE YES ! for $15 in Student Elections (Spring term).

Background: Social and economic inequalities in the US have grown to reach epic proportions. While the top 1% continues to increase their income, the overwhelming majority of working people often struggle just to make it through the month. $15 NOW PSU demands dignity, social and economic justice for all campus workers, and the movement for a minimum wage of $15/hour is a crucial step toward solving these enormous problems.

Here in Oregon, 68% of college students graduate with student loan debt, with an average debt of $25,497. While many students work to fund their education, higher wages are necessary to avoid drowning in debt post-graduation. As it currently stands, the wages PSU pays to workers leads many to instead struggle with food insecurity and even homelessness. At PSU, many student and non-student campus workers also have families to support. With the current poverty wages paid to these workers, many can no longer afford to live in the city of Portland, and spend hours commuting to and from campus.

While student and non-student campus workers struggle, earning an average of $10/hour, dozens of top administrators at PSU, including the president, make six-figure salaries. Recently, $100 million has been set aside for buildings, but only $3.5 million is needed to pay a $15 minimum wage to all campus workers.

In order for PSU to “serve the city”, there must be justice for campus workers. Vote YES!, and let the Board of Trustees know that PSU students want a $15 minimum wage for ALL campus workers.

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We Can Listen :: The Power of Being Heard
The Old Church Concert Hall

“We Can Listen” ::: The Power of Being Heard

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

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

Coming to the sanctuary of our stage is a new series, We Can Listen, a free monthly storytelling, conversation, and visual/performing arts program series open to all. Launching April 11th, We Can Listen happens the 2nd Tuesday of the month year round at The Old Church.

Sometimes, listening is the most profound action we can take. Quiet your voices, and join us in the spirit of community, for a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard.

On April 11, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate our kickoff event We Can Listen: The Power of Being Heard. Joining her in conversation will be Portland-based activist, writer, photographer, and the organizer of the Portland Women's March, Margaret Jacobsen; Chicago-born, recent Portland transplant, musician and millennial, Moe Lincoln; and Rwandan facilitator of storytelling as an agent for change, Solange Impanoyimana. All three will offer narratives drawn from their own lives, and engage in a discussion around the power of being heard and the importance of listening.

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: 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 is a nonprofit, non-religious, historic landmark and performance space in downtown Portland.

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Doors 6:30pm - All Ages - Bar with ID -Free RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets.

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Wednesday
Apr 12
Stable Homes for Oregon Lobby Day, March, and Rally!
Oregon State Capitol

Don't wait, Register today! https://tinyurl.com/kwn99e4 Free food, childcare, transportation, and interpretation.

Regístrese hoy en Español: https://tinyurl.com/kkq6veq GRATIS comida, cuidado de niños, transporte e interpretación.

Let's turn up the tenant protections heat! Travel to Salem, OR to tell our legislators that no cause evictions and excessive rent increases must end! Bring a friend, or two!

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Thursday
Apr 13
Panel: Intersectionality in the New Wave
PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs

Join us for a panel discussion on intersectionality in the new wave of feminism. Cheryl Myers, Traci Rossi, Emily Evans and Yeruwelle De Rouen will discuss the importance of intersectionality in the women's movement to ensure political representation and policies are reflective of the experiences and needs of all women.

This panel will take place on the 2nd floor of CUPA Thursday April 13th, 2017.

About our panelists: - Cheryl Myers is the Director of Diversity & Incusion at Higher Education Coordinating Commission. - Yeruwelle De Rouen is the Program Director at Girls Inc. - Traci Rossi is our new Executive Director at the Center for Women's Leadership. - Emily Evans is the Executive Director at the Women's Foundation of Oregon.

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Take Back the Night: Consent Culture and the Freedom to Change
PSU Women's Resource Center

Take Back the Night: Consent Culture and the Freedom to Change

Portland State University has been hosting a student lead Take Back the Night since 1999. Take Back the Night is an important community event due to the awareness that it sheds in solidarity with survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take Back the Night has an extensive history in the US as well as globally. Portland State University's Take Back the Night is a space for students of all genders working to end gender based violence.

Feminista Jones will the keynote speaker for Take Back the Night 2017! FJ is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, and community activist from New York City. She is an award-winning blogger and author. For two years, she hosted a sex-positive feminist podcast called This Week In Blackness: After Dark, which discussed topics related to sex and sexuality, race, and feminism. She launched a global anti-street harassment campaign (#YouOKSis) and a National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality (#NMOS14), both of which received international media attention. For this work, she was awarded the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Outstanding Online Activism. Jones describes herself "as a post-modern sex-positive, Black feminist woman, which basically means that i'm multi-faceted, at least in my expression of myself and my embodiment of feminism. I exist in a new era of critical thinking and self-identification. I promote the positive aspects of sex, sexuality, and sexual liberation." #pdxtbtn

Take Back the Night's signature is to include tabling from community and campus organizations, a rally and march, a clothesline project, a keynote speaker, performers, a vigil, and a survivor speak out. TBTN happens during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and will happen on April 13th, 2016.

For more information, please contact Sheena Ino at sheino@pdx.edu

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Portland Sustainability: Equity and Diversity in the Workplace
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Students and professionals interested in sustainability are invited to explore the opportunities and barriers for building a diverse workforce and supporting marginalized communities during a time when federal support for environmental, climate, and social justice work is diminishing. This event is hosted by the Student Fellows of PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

What: Panel discussion and networking event

When: April 13, 2017 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201

Featured speakers: -Nakisha Nathan, Climate Justice Organizer at Sierra Club and Board Member for Neighbors for Clean Air -Asena Lawrence, Office Manager, Scheduler, and Community Liaison for Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish -Virginia Luka, Student Activities and Leadership Programs Advisor at Portland State University -Desiree Williams-Rajee, Equity Specialist at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Food and drinks will be served

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdElx9qwCbPphR3lTnLIexT9CR3iw0wLYgG-Vi5xjwAS1l4wA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Friday
Apr 14
Women of Color Speak Out: Climate Change and Systems of Oppressi
PSU Smith Center

Join us for a very special event hosted by the PSU Environmental Club and Women of Color Speak Out! The four Seattle grassroots community activists-Patricia Allen, Zarna Joshi, Afrin Sopariwala, and Yin Yu-will be presenting on the intersections between climate change, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, and the prison industrial complex. Free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Black Resistance
PSU Smith Center

Assalamo Alaikom ( Peace be upon you )

Join us for a educational and insightful discussion with Brotha B (aka: Blake Simons) an educator, writer and instructor with UC Berkley and the nephew of Jalil Muntaqim ( former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army ).

Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association recognize the intersections of being Black and Muslim and being a student in higher ed and trying to navigate a white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal system.

The purpose fo this event is to learn of black resistance in the past and present and listen to stories of strong black leaders, including strong black muslim leaders who fought and made change in their communities.

Please join us. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. ( Those without children: Please be mindful that some community members may not be able to find childcare, please respect their time and resilience in being child care providers while also being learners. Those with children: please make sure that we respect time and learning space of those attending, if you need to step out to take care of yourself or child please do so).

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Saturday
Apr 15
The People's Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood
Sunnyside Community House

The forest plays a crucial role in the fate of our communities. It is time for us to take an active role in planning for the future of Mt. Hood!

The People’s Forest Forum 2017 will address the critical need to expand environmental protections for Mt. Hood National Forest in preparation for regional climate instability. With mounting political obstacles to ecological management, the public must create effective and transparent avenues with which to have a hand in the future of Mt. Hood National Forest. The Forum is a venue to amplify our collective aim of ecologically responsible land management for the forest. Focusing on climate change, clean water and recreation, the Forum will offer expert speakers and presentations, facilitated break-out groups and informal discussions, creating space and resources for participants to engage in defending and restoring local public lands.

We will share, learn, and build the necessary resources to amend the Mt. Hood National Forest Plan. With support and input from communities all around the forest Bark is working to craft a vision for Mt. Hood that prepares for climate change and ensures that the values of our communities take priority over commercial extraction projects.

Bark will be using the information generated at the Forum to develop recommendations for substantial improvements to the outdated Mt. Hood National Forest management plan and your input is crucial!

Event Outline 11 am – 1:45 pm: Welcome, and brief presentations covering Forests & Climate Change, Water & Aquatics, Recreation on Public Lands, and the need to change Mt. Hood National Forest’s outdated management plan. 1:45 – 2:35: Lunch & informal conversation (bring your own lunch, Bark will provide snacks). 2:30 – 4:05: Two rounds of break-out discussions covering topics such as: -Forest resilience in a changing climate: How will plant & animal habitat move and change? -Forest carbon cycle: How does the forest store or release carbon with different types of management? -Fire management: How does fire shape ecosystems, and how is climate change shaping fire? -Water as habitat: What are the current and future threats to aquatic species? -Recreation economy: How does the specialized recreation community leverage its economic power for forest advocacy? -Conservation and Social Justice: What might forest management guided by environmental justice principles look like?

4:20 – 5 pm: Reports from break-out discussions and closing

Participating organizations include Physicians for Social Responsibility, Center for Sustainable Economy, Bark, 350.org, Mazamas, Devil's Club, and the Cascade Forest Conservancy. Child care will be provided. Please contact Bark, 503-331-0374, with any questions.

RSVP below. Details and a full schedule will be available soon.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peoples-forest-forum-for-mt-hood-national-forest-tickets-32452297696?aff=erellivmlt

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Mental Health Care Not Policing - CR PDX Campaign Meeting #3
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Saturday April 15th 1pm - 4pm Snacks provided Childcare available upon request

Critical Resistance Portland (CR-PDX) is developing a campaign to interrupt the use of police as mental health first responders in Portland. We have seen how policing escalates everyday mental health needs or instances of crisis and can result in violence on our communities. It's crucial that Portland disrupt this pattern and invest in community care. After two robust first coalition meetings, we are excited to continue with a public third meeting!

CR Portland wants to impact protocol and funding of mental health crisis services and we’d like to start pulling together organizations and individuals who could be partners or stake holders in this campaign. This includes social service providers, mental health service users, communities targeted by the police, and other racial and economic justice organizations. We are asking people like you who have valuable knowledge and first hand experiences to get involved with this campaign.

Will you join CR-PDX in demanding a city prioritization of quality user-led mental health services that are community-based and outside the hands of law enforcement?

We invite those directly impacted by policing, mental health users, and all who want to decrease Portland's reliance on policing to attend. Organizations and individuals who are involved in anti-policing, mental health, or social service work in Portland, join us as partners in this effort and share your ideas at this campaign meeting!

This is our 3rd meeting of the coalition, and we are excited to continute building out with those already involved, and those who are hearing about our work for the first time! For those who are new, not to worry--you will have the opportunity to be brought up to speed on the work happening so far, and ways to both plug into it and to generate new work areas.

We are also very excited to have Jess from Critical Resistance national present to talk about the success and current work of the Oakland Power Projects in shifting reliance away from police as first responders (http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-oakland/the-oakland-power-projects/).

Please let us know if you will be needing childcare or have specific dietary needs.

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Sunday
Apr 16
The Global Mass Strike: May First and Beyond
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish-Jewish Marxist anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist. In 1906, she penned The Mass Strike, a book on working class power and strategy for overthrowing capitalism and building revolutionary socialism. This eight-part treatise pulls lessons from the Russian revolution, relying on historical fact as opposed to speculation. Throughout, she rigorously addresses the subject of General Strike and its application in the struggle of the working class worldwide throughout the capitalist era.

This information session will cover in brief detail the entirety of Luxemburg's The Mass Strike. After a meet-and-greet, we will start with a presentation of the history discussed in the book. The presentation will include a clip from a present day working class heroine, Teresa Gutierrez. Gutierrez is a Mexican lesbian and leader in Workers World Party who has been at the forefront of May Day demonstrations in New York City for over a decade. From there, we will move onto the analysis of and conclusions arrived at by Luxemburg. Then we will hold break-out discussions on building the struggle for the liberation of the working class and oppressed peoples worldwide beyond May Day. We will conclude by reconvening with discoveries and insights from our discussions.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday
Apr 18
An Iris Stands Tall: Religious Perspectives
Cerimon House

As part of our month-long art installation AN IRIS STANDS TALL by Annette Sabater, we welcome the chance to have deeper conversations on the subject of transgender individuals.

Please join us for this special offering, a forum on Religious Perspectives with guests Annette Sabater, Reverend James Joiner, and Rabbi Rachel Joseph.

6:00PM: DOORS OPEN FOR EXHIBIT. 7:00PM FORUM & DISCUSSION. STAY WITH US UNTIL 8:30PM FOR MORE TIME WITH THE EXHIBIT.

About the exhibit: AN IRIS STANDS TALL A MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A DAUGHTER'S TRANSITION An art installation of 46 pieces of original art - with an accompanying narrative - by local artist Annette Sabater, who's child began medical treatment to transition from an adolescent boy into a young woman at age sixteen. This unique exhibit traces the experience of a parent as she enters the new and mysterious journey, at times filled with doubt and grief. The collection is rendered in a combination of graphite and oil pastel by a parent who is exploring the deeper understanding of her child.

Full list of events below. Details here: www.cerimonhouse.org/upcoming/

April 2: Opening reception:

April 4: Meet The Artist Join the community to see the art installation, and meet artist Annette Sabater.

April 11: Journeys of Transgender Individuals Join a panel of transgender folks as they share their individual journeys along the gender spectrum. The transgender journey is one of hardship, courage, highs and lows but one that is ultimately filled with joy when you become who you truly are.

April 18: Religious Perspectives Join Reverend James Joiner who will speak on queer and trans interpretations of Christian scripture, focusing particularly on Galatians 3:28 “in Christ there is neither male nor female” - and Rabbi Rachel Joseph who will speak on B’tzelem Elohim; "we are all created in the image of God."

More info: http://www.cerimonhouse.org/calendar/2017/4/2/an-iris-stands-tall

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Rally for Water and Wildlife!
Oregon State Capitol

Wednesday April 19th Oregonians from around the state will gather at our Capitol to tell elected officials we want them to take a stand for water and wildlife.

Join us on the Capitol Steps at 11am, where we will rally, and hear from speakers working to protect Oregon's Water and Wildlife!

Wear Blue for water, or brown and green for trees! Join 350 Eugene for an art party to make wildlife props, or bring your own!

Carpooling and busing info:

Cottage Grove Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854264814847203/

Eugene: https://www.facebook.com/events/283099338794308/

Corvallis/Albany Bus Available! http://www.greatoldbroads.org/directory-of-broadbands/broads-on-the-bus-rally-for-water-and-wildlife/

North Coast/Rockaway Besach area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032009940233970/

Florence Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918716388346272/

Coos Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1466798073372516/

Co-hosted by: Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club Oregon Wild Forest Web of Cottage Grove , Citizens of Rockaway Beach for Watershed Protection, Defenders of Wildlife , Pacific Rivers, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Coast Range Forest Watch, Rogue Riverkeeper, KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center), Willamette Valley Broadband, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 350 EUG Audubon Society of Portland

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Fight Toxic Prisons!
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Panagioti Tsolkas is an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and coordinator of the Prison Ecology Project. Rose Harriot is an organizer with No New Youth Jail Coalition in Seattle Washington. They will be presenting on the connections between environmentalism, climate justice and the movement to end mass incarceration. The talk will also include information on an upcoming Convergence Against Toxic Prisons taking place in Texas, June 2017.

From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM we'll be letter-writing to prisoners with Critical Resistance Portland. The talk will be from 6:30 PM - 9 PM.

Rose Harriot is a mixed, queer warrior and survivor of systems of violence. Born into impoverished and criminalized communities, the state has always targeted, manipulated and abused my loved ones and caregivers, while granting my abusers power and freedom. I struggle to fill the holes the state has left in my community and family. I work to expose the myth of public safety, systemic racism, classism and to create dialogue about how we can actually keep each other safe, by building autonomy. For the past five years I have been part of the effort to stop a $210 million youth jail project in Seattle. This project sits on toxic land and continues the toxic practice of abusing young people of color. We must stop this project and all others like it.

Panagioti Tsolkas is an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and coordinator of the Prison Ecology Project. In addition, he is currently involved with Sabal Trail Resistance, a group opposing a gas pipeline crossing the Southern US. He is also a former editor on the Earth First! Journal collective and has published articles in Prison Legal News, Earth Island Journal, Fifth Estate and other media outlets. He lives on a small farm in Florida with his partner and two children.

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Pan-African Film Series - Kwame Ture: Converting the Unconscious
PSU Smith Center

Join All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon for a screening of a talk by pan-African revolutionary Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) where he discusses how to convert the masses of unconscious, disorganized people to a mass of organized, conscious people.

We'll view the film and gather after it's over for a facilitated group discussion. Admission to this screening is free and snacks will be provided. Children are welcome!

See you Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 26 (in the basement).

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Organizing Meeting: Build for Anti-Trump Student Walkouts on May 1!
PSU Smith Center

Organizing Meeting for Anti-Trump Student Walkouts

Come to this meeting to get plugged in to organizing for a May 1 student walkout against the Trump agenda! Escalating the resistance with a wave of national student walkouts on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education.

Join with Socialist Students in demanding: Come to this meeting to get plugged in to organizing for a May 1 student walkout against the Trump agenda! Escalating the resistance with a wave of national student walkouts on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education.

Join with Socialist Students in demanding:

• No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!

• No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!

• Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!

• For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!

•Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!

• Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!

• No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy! • No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!

• No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!

• Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!

• For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!

•Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!

• Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!

• No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy!

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Thursday
Apr 20
Democracy Day of Action
Oregon State Library

We all know that our democracy is skewed.

Big money and special interests have too much influence. It's harder for people like us--who don't have networks of wealthy donors--to run for office. And Oregonians are losting faith in elections.

But we can put democracy back in balance. Join us in Salem to meet with your lawmakers--face to face--and lobby them to pass reform. Make sure that your representatives are hearing directly from you about why we need open and transparent elections. And join us to advocate for getting big money out of politics and making democracy work for all of us.

We will be announcing more details soon. If you would like to meet with your legislator personally, we will be following up soon with information about how to register.

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Children of Beqaa screening
PSU Smith Center

As part of the Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival, join us for a screening of Children of Beqaa.

Children of Beqaa documents director Elias Matar and his daughter Lyla, traveling to the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. Here in the Beqaa, there are over 500,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past 5 years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education and not enough food. Children of Beqaa gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard. Run time: 1 hour 16 minutes

We are having a collection drive for laundry and dish detergent for newly arrived refugees in Portland. Please bring some detergent with you!

The number of Syrian refugees is staggering. In addition to Syrian refugees overseas, we also have some in Portland. Learn how you can help Syrians both here in Portland and abroad. Learn about the online tutoring program Paper Airplanes. We will have a collection drive for refugees. Information and volunteers from Portland Refugee Support Group, Islamic Social Servies of Oregon State (ISOS), IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), Rain (Refugee Assistance and Information Network International), Catholic Charities of Oregon and Lutheran Family Services will also be on hand. And don't forget, you can meet with Children of Beqaa director Elias Matar who will be preparing for his next trip to the Syrian refugees camps in Lebanon.

Doors at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm. PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (Browsing Lounge)

Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival is a collaboration of The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University and the Never Again Coalition. www.neveragaincoalition.org/rising-up

Questions? Contact Amanda Byron at abyron@pdx.edu or Lauren Fortgang at neveragaincoalition@gmail.com

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Friday
Apr 21
Invisible: Queer Perspectives on Sexual Assault, IPV, etc
PSU Queer Resource Center

Location: Queer Resource Center

Come listen to queer PSU students speak about their perspectives on sexual assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence in the context of their identities. This panel will use personal experience explore the role of sexual violence in interlocking forms of oppression and advocate for greater awareness on campus and beyond.

This event is in collaboration with the Queeries Program at the QRC and with the Women's Resource Center for part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Find information on all of the events for SAAM here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Bg4UtMd3zNI8_4oYI4eeAY_A8lyAG8NyBaQSyYvovgM/pub?start=false&loop=true&delayms=10000&slide=id.g1f01cede04_0_7

For accessibility requests, please contact cleets@pdx.edu

"In April, we honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month Through a series of campus events in April, we honor and acknowledge the issues of sexual violence that challenge our health, our well-being, and our ability to thrive while at the same time honoring our resilience, strength, and healing processes. We raise money for our survivor emergency housing fund, we celebrate ourselves, and we resist the systems that perpetuate rape culture. "

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Saturday
Apr 22
Librarians march for (library) science
Waterfront Park

Librarians march. Because this administration is threatening our federal funding. Becuase this administration is threatening access to information. Becuase this administration is restricting scientific data. Becuase this administration is promoting rhetoric and policies that are harmful to our community members. Librarians march.

Join fellow PNW librarians who are participating in the Mach for Science! Full event information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637283313234837/

We will meet at the flagpole at the RiverPlace hotel at 9:30 am and walk to the rally together. It is on the waterfront by the park. There is parking nearby and it is a short walk from bus and max stops. It's across from the Marriot (1510 SW Harbor Way), at the cross streets of Clay and Naito.

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Misinformation and Political Propaganda
Cedar Mill Community Library

These days, it seems like the news can be overwhelming, with conflicting stories from politicians, news sources and other media. Join us for a timely workshop led by local librarian Donna Cohen. She uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs and charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data, and other types of information to teach you to distinguish truth from fiction and become your own "fact-checker." Learn more at her Facebook page “Civics for Adults” at http://bit.ly/2kY9rCv

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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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Monday
Apr 24
Clinton Street Resistance: Beetlejuice for Sisters Of The Road
Clinton Street Theater Website
Tuesday
Apr 25
Resist Trump Happy Hour
the O'Neill Pub

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter to working families here in Oregon. Hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, locations announced each month.

This time we will be in NE Portland at the the O'Neill Pub on Tuesday, April 25th from 5-7pm.

There will be pub faire available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

We hope to see you there!

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Presenting the Movie the 13th
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution its exemption producing the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry. ---From Academy Award winning director of Selma--- Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

$5 donation requested or bring a paperback dictionary

$$$Postage $$$ urgently needed to continue to provide education and hope inside an oppressive and unjust system. We also need more books! especially dictionaries. Drop off books at In Other Words Feminist Bookstore at 41 Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon.

Portland Books to Prisoners is a non-profit, volunteer run, donation based organization that provides free reading materials to incarcerated individuals.

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Wednesday
Apr 26
Rally for Renewables at PGE's Annual Shareholder Meeting
World Trade Center Portland

Portland General Electric can help Portland meet our climate commitment or they can lock us into 30 years of toxic pollution with their proposed Carty Fracked Gas power plants. Tell PGE shareholders we need wind and solar today!

On Wednesday, April 26th at 9am at the World Trade Center downtown, we are rallying to tell PGE shareholders that we need renewable energy. As PGE’s top decision makers are filling into their Annual Shareholders Meeting, we will send a crystal clear message that two new fracked gas power plants are not an option.

Event Details: When: April 26th, 2017, 9-10:30am. Arrive on time, PGE will. Where: World Trade Center, 25 SW Salmon street, Portland, OR What: Speakers, a Flash Mob, and, You directly telling PGE’s top decision makers that PDX wants to run on Wind and Solar not Dirty Fracked Gas!

RSVP Here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/rally_for_renewables

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Between the Panels : POC writers and illustrators of Comics, Children's Books and Zines
High and Low Art Space and Gallery

Join us for a night of (re)presentation & discussion where text meets image in the world of Comics, Children's Books and Zines. We are honored to host a wonderful lineup of POC writers and illustrators who occupy these spaces and hope you will help us celebrate their work and their perspectives as we explore what it means to be "Between the Panels".

free - all ages - accessible

Doors open: 6:30pm Presentations: 7pm-8:15pm Discussion Panel + Q&A: 8:15pm-9pm
Closing: 9pm

Panelists include librarian and zine activist A'misa Chiu, Brian Parker of Believe In Wonder Publishing, and author/illustrators Nichole Robinson, Steven Christian and Jung Hu Lee. Ryan Nakano will moderate.

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Thursday
Apr 27
Don't Shoot PDX Community Printmaking Action
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Please join us for a Community Printmaking Action Plan on April 27th at PNCA in PRINT MEDIA's Printmaking Studio (Room #209). This event is to support and produce works of art from the front lines of the social justice movement in Portland Oregon with Don't Shoot PDX.

A noon time conversation and community building session will kick off the event to announce the goals and plans for the printmaking workshops. Speakers include Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland and Mike Murawski of the Portland Art Museum. The conversation will transition into a collaborative printmaking workshop and community print action focusing on large scale woodcuts and screenprinting.

The collaboratively produced artwork will be exhibited at the Portland Art Museum during the Upstanders Festival: Voices of the Unheard event on May 27, which will be a day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18.

This is a project in support of the community action and art by Don’t Shoot PDX in collaboration with Pacific Northwest College of Art PRINT MEDIA, Portland Art Museum and Marylhurst University Art Program.

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City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy
Portland City Hall

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

1 - Come to the hearing on April 27th. RSVP online http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/city_council_hearing_vote_for_100_renewable_energy 2 - Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below) 3 - Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
  • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
  • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
  • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151-

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Friday
Apr 28
Arte e Identidad
PCC Cascade Campus

PCC MEChA Presents: 1st annual Arte e Identidad.

We will have food beverages, aztec dancers, entertainment and more!

This event will be open for everyone! so bring your family and or friends!

It's going to be at:

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Student Union Building. 5pm - 8pm

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No LNG Birddogging Gov. Brown
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Just Show Up. No experience necessary!

The Trump White House is putting forces together to actively push through the Jordan Cove LNG project, the most environmentally destructive project in Oregon history, tearing up 400 salmon streams and destroying forests upon forests in its 230 mile long 36" diameter pipeline wake--and forcing eminent domain upon Oregon landowners to give up parts of their land against their will.

This project has to be stopped and Governor Kate Brown can singlehandedly stop it. She needs to hear our voices and Friday, April 28, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland we are birddogging her and the Democrats who are attending a gala event there honoring Senator Wayne Morse. Signs will be available and we will be on the sidewalk as near to the event as we are allowed to be. We will let her and the Democrats know that we stand united against this monstrosity.

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Saturday
Apr 29
PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Join us for the second of two Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this Spring in Portland! These events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. Just bring a laptop and charging cable and we'll provide everything else! Snacks and experienced, dependable childcare provided! Please RSVP via the EventBrite link...this is not mandatory, but helpful to the organizers, especially if you need childcare.

About the event:

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We all know that this bias is not just about gender. Women of color are often the least represented voices in history. Let’s change that! This event is about amplifying voice. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, activism and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will have a couple extra computers available. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat snacks.

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Join POW at the People's Climate March in Portland
Lillis Albina City Park

March with us on April 29th in Portland, Oregon. It’s time the outdoor sports community stands up to protect our mountains, rivers, public lands, jobs and communities from the impacts of climate change.

At 11 AM, join POW at Lillis Albina City Park (360-498 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227) to meet with POW where we will have hats, shirts, and a big banner to march behind. Then, together we will join the main Peoples Climate March starting at Dawson Park (N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227) just a few blocks away from 12-4PM to stand up for positive climate action!

Please share this event with your friends and family. For more information click the link to the Portland Peoples Climate March page: http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/02/april-29th-peoples-climate-movement-portland-or/

Come march with us as we work towards positive action climate now! See you all on April 29th!

#MARCH4POW

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People's Climate Movement: PDX
Dawson Park

On April 29th, we mobilize! OPAL and our partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance are calling on Oregon's Environmental Justice communities and anyone who stands with people of color and low income people to join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action.

All individuals are invited to join to show solidarity. RSVP and share the announcement on Facebook here. Grassroots organizations, nonprofits, faith communities, academic institutions, and other groups can formally endorse and support this day of action: click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6RbDzdq5-romjZRPYexYckrkyNE_EZhQNqNKQfvxLv0wG4Q/viewform

Individuals who want details as they emerge, join the action email list. Click here: http://eepurl.com/cCfXE9

Event Details:

Where: Dawson Park, Portland, OR

When: April 29th, 2017, 12:00pm

What: Visible direct action led by people of color and low-income communities who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustice. AGENDA: 12:00-12:30 Gather 12:30-1:30 Spoken Program 1:30-4:00 March! (Route TBD) 4:00-5:00 Tabling and Cleanup

What we know:

  • People of color suffer the worst impacts of climate change both in the U.S. and worldwide. Communities of color and low income people are disproportionately affected by natural and manmade disaster. We are the last to leave and the first to respond to disaster. Our communities already lack basic infrastructure to support us – from adequate transportation options to affordable housing and food access. These systems will fail during climate disaster.
  • Housing is a climate issue. Transportation is a climate issue. Energy, education, food, and jobs are climate issues. Every sector of our economy must transition to stop climate change.
  • Our communities are under attack by climate denial rooted in systems of oppression. A bold, urgent, collective response is needed.
  • Historically-marginalized people must lead the transition to advance justice, or the outcomes will not improve conditions for those of us who are most-impacted. Nothing about us without us!
  • Grassroots Global Justice states, “The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an economy based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet. ... Climate Action must be rooted in justice. The frontlines of the climate crisis are low-income people, communities of color and indigenous communities. We are the hardest hit by both climate disruption––the storms, floods and droughts––as well as by the extractive, polluting and wasteful industries causing global warming. We are also at the forefront of innovative community-led solutions that ensure a just transition off fossil fuels, and that support an economy good for both people and the planet. ... People on the frontlines of the climate crisis know what action needs to be taken, and are ready to make change happen. We need our governments and global leaders to catch up with the people on the ground.”
  • The Climate Justice Alliance Principles state, “Living a good life in a good way can only happen by first recognizing that the root causes of the daily economic, environmental and social inequity that plague communities worldwide are also compromising the metabolism of Mother Earth; and that all real solutions must address both the economic and ecological crisis. This recognition is what defines the Climate Justice Movement."

In Solidarity With All Movements for Justice

  • The People's Climate Movement is also mobilizing in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, with echo actions taking place nationwide. We stand in solidarity with impacted people around the country and around the globe to demand action to stop and reverse climate change, prepare for and adapt to climate change, and strengthen community to grow our collective power.
  • Environmental Justice was among the Unity Principles of the Women’s March on Washington: “We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health.”
  • Environmental and Climate Justice intersect the great issues of our time. Everyone who fights for racial, social and economic justice must recognize the urgency of this moment, and that our fates are bound.
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Vancouver Climate March
Marshall Park, Vancouver

Join our community on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30-3:30pm as we rally and march on Vancouver, WA to raise awareness of Climate Change and Environmental Social Justice issues as well as to educate the public on a variety of ways to take meaningful action on the local level. Whether you're a representative of the Native American community, a climate activist, a water protector, a teacher, a scientist, a community leader, a clean energy representative or simply a concerned citizen of this planet all are welcome to join and share their voice and unique perspective. Bring your friends and family to this peaceful demonstration.

The rally portion will take place at Marshall Community Park near the large covered shelter. We will have audio equipment available so everyone can hear our variety of speakers. There are public restrooms available, but there will be NO vendors at this event. Please eat before or after the event and bring your own reusable water bottle as given the nature of the event we do not want to generate waste. Parking at the Marshall Center may be limited do to children's soccer games taking place in the nearby field so please plan accordingly and be prepared to park on the road by Clark College or a few blocks away. There is a large play structure for children, and we hope to have some activities provided for kids related to Climate/Environment. We have posted the marching route on our page. It is a 3 mile loop including Mill Plain Blvd, Main Street, 4th Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way. There is a halfway point for people who are unable to walk the full route and it is roughly half the length and also leads back to Marshall Park. We will have assigned march leaders wearing orange vests, and we will be sticking to the sidewalks and obeying traffic laws.

Please dress warm, be prepared for the possibility of rain and bring signs that draw attention to what we are marching for.

*If you represent an organization dedicated to Climate Change or Environmental issues please send us a private message if you would like permission to set up an informational table at this event. Please note ONLY approved requests are allowed to table at our event. So if you are interested contact us asap.

Thank you all!

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Representation Day 2017
LaurelThirst Public House

Once a year we join with Represent.Us chapters across the country to educate the public on corruption issues. Come out and learn why the problem is so pervasive, how our democracy got so messed up, and most importantly what we can all do to make American democracy work for all of us! In addition to speakers, there will be educational activities, live music before and after, and great beer and food at the Laurelthirst Public House, our incredibly gracious hosts!

So come out, bring your friends, get educated, and prepare to change our city and state in 2017!

In communities across the country, we'll be delivering corruption report cards and showing that the people are not satisfied. The Swamp is not Drained, and the people are stepping up to do something about it.

Please RSVP at the link below so that we can have an accurate headcount for the event:

http://volunteer.represent.us/portland_repday_2017

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Sunday
Apr 30
Workshop - Misinformation and Political Propaganda
West Linn Library

We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” format. The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”.

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Wake Of Vanport screening
The Hollywood Theatre

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at The Hollywood Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser. Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion about possible plans for a Vanport memorial. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, PCRI, Portland Prime, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Hollywood Theatre, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible. PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson .

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East County Town Hall
Midland Library

Join Representative Hernandez and Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson on Sunday, April 30th to hear about the work they are doing in Salem and here locally around housing, education, transportation, pedestrian safety and more.

Please RVSP by filling out our form below: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyUPqTtUY4O6M1rggYh8cn1nn97IXIAu4lJUiWfhElj2Mmtw/viewform

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Canvass Training w/ BerniePDX & PDX DSA
SEIU Local 503

1:1 conversations are the only way we win. Learn how! Join BerniePDX and Portland DSA in this high-information, hands on training on how to canvass and organize for change. Snacks, childcare, materials provided. Let's make a difference across Oregon AND in the upcoming May election.

Come learn how to organize and run a canvass to gain public support and action for issues you care about! We'll go over everything from creating canvassing turf to writing scripts.

AGENDA: - Why canvass? And when not to. - Types of canvasses - Elements of a successful canvass: Script & resources for canvassers Turf Door-to-door basics Literature Volunteer recruitment Debrief - Script writing break-out exercise & practice

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April Meal--HS Homeless Family Shelter
Human Solutions Family Center

IF YOU ARE INTERSESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE EMAIL CHERYL or DEBBIE as space is limited for this ongoing outreach. Donations are always gladly accepted. cherylann2005@yahoo.com or Debbie Gordon sodeb77@gmail.com

Food servers and donations needed for this ongoing outreach. Servers need to be at the center around 5:30 pm.

If you are able to participate with cooking let Cheryl and Debbie know ASAP! Will you donate cash and someone else will put the food together, or will you provide the food item??

Also, if you are able to serve the meal, let them know. ASAP. We have limited space so please be very specific as to who will be volunteering. There will be some volunteers actually serving the food, two or three to help the mom's that have more than two plates to manage and 3 or 4 in the kitchen to keep warm food coming out and to rinse dishes that go into the dishwasher.

We don't take pictures that include the residents. We are there to deliver as much dignity as we can along with a nutritious meal. And we are appreciated by the residents!

The meal will be served on Sunday,April 30th. Food and Volunteers are asked to be at the center by 5:30 pm. We begin to serve around 6:15 pm. We need a total of 12 volunteers. A couple in the kitchen to bring out warm food, a couple to deal with dishes, and the rest out in front serving or helping a parent that has more than one child maneuver through the line.

MENU: Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 (recipe available) Gr. Beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50 Gr. beef stroganoff for 50

Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person) Green salad for 100 (3 oz per person)

2 large bottles ranch dressing, 2 large bottles vinaigrette dressing

Rolls (5 bags of Costco rolls), 2 lbs of butter softened and ready to serve.

Cupcakes--we need 200 regular size cupcakes, please let Cheryl or Debbie know how many you will provide

4 GALLONS MILK 4 GALLONS JUICE

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Film Night & Panel Discussion with Rose City Redneck Revolt
Social Justice Action Center

Come join Rose City RedneckRevolt for a film screening of "American Revolution 2" - a documentary about the co-organizing efforts between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots and the beginnings of the original, radical Rainbow Coalition. The film will be accompanied with a panel discussion from Redneck Revolt organizers about the Redneck Revolt network and our organizing working people against white supremacy and capitalism, and the re-forming of the original Rainbow Coalition. We will be sharing a meal, potluck style! You are welcome to bring a dish to share with your neighbors, but don't worry if you can't, there's plenty to go around! Also, we will have some groceries to share with anyone that needs them. If you've got some extras, please feel free to bring any non-perishable food items you'd like to contribute. The event is free to everyone, donations are welcome. The event is Rose City RedneckRevolt's educational event as part of the Portland May Day Coalition pre-May Day organizing.

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Monday
May 1
May Day 2017 - All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite - March and Rally
Shemanski Park

Gather at Noon Rally at 2 PM March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Make a donation to help support #MayDayPDX 2017: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDay

Check out this pinned post to see organizations in the Portland May Day Coalition: http://bit.ly/PDXMayDayCoalition

We are at a moment a long time in the making: hundreds of years of escalating violence targeting the peoples whose labor and struggles form the very foundation of life as we know it have culminated in fascism seizing the world’s highest seat of power and unleashing an all-out assault upon us all.

Every day brings word of new outrages: mass deportations tearing apart undocumented families, indiscriminate travel bans targeting entire faiths, communities displaced and turned out into the streets to make way for the mega-rich, police gunning down children, women and queer and trans folks unsafe in their own neighborhoods, corporate-backed violence inflicted upon indigenous peoples protecting their ancestral lands and the resources every living thing on earth needs to survive, and militarized police and private security forces armed with terrifying weapons turned loose upon all those who resist. This is a time of shock and awe - a moment in which our collective future feels uncertain and the very future of life on this planet is at stake.

In these dark times, hope can feel impossible - but hope we must. The entire history of humanity and of worker-led movements in this country and every country on the planet shows that we can survive this. That we are all alive to fight today is undeniable proof that a people united and organized can overcome impossible odds. We are each the wildest dreams of ancestors who lived, fought, and died so we could be alive in this moment. Together, and only together, we have the power to win.

It isn’t fascism that has the power. It isn’t the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses, or the landlords that have the power either. It’s us. The power of those who oppress us is an illusion that crumbles as soon as we rise up, unite, and fight. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history. We always have been. What happens next is up to us.

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

Note: Portapotties will be available. March route is accessible. Event is permitted.

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Mayday Danceout sponsored by the Ant!
PCC Cascade Campus

Mayday has, for centuries, been a celebration of Spring. Dancing around the May Pole has a history which some scholars believe goes back all the way to the Iron Age. It is a joyous moment, a reminder that we have survived the worst of winter, and came out the other side with Life bursting forth all around us.

Then, in the late 1800s, an international coalition of anarchist, communist, and socialist organizations declared Mayday as International Workers Day, in honor of the Haymarket Affair when labor organizers in Chicago were arrested and martyred by the State. Ever since then, Mayday has been a day for rallies, protests, marches, etc, where students, workers, and all of the oppressed show our collective power by taking to the streets.

This year, Immigrants Rights organizations are calling for a Day Without Immigrants. Workers organizations are calling for a general strike. College and University organizations are calling for a walkout.

At ANT Club, we wish to join in this moment to show this school, this city, and this country just how powerful we could be if we united. We acknowledge the word "walkout" to be ableist, and we also wish to unite these historical definitions of Mayday. As such, we are calling for a Danceout. Because dancing is something done with the soul, not the body.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the end of the Winter which began in November, when so many of us saw how far our country was truly gone.

Join us as we celebrate the first saplings of resistance, bursting forth from the earth.

Join us as we dance for a new world.

We leave our classes at 12pm. Socialist Alternative is also calling for a walkout at the same time, and we wish to respect their speakers and rally, in the interest of solidarity. At 1pm, we will dance march our way to the Yellow Line Max in order to join the main Mayday celebrations at Shemanski Park. There will be two rallies/marches downtown, a permitted one and an anti-capitalist unpermitted one. We at ANT club encourage everyone to choose the march they are most comfortable with, and are not involved with either march directly.

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The Drivers Collective PDX - Lyft & Uber Drivers Meeting /Social Event
McMenamins, 1504 NE Broadway, Portland (in the Events Room)

WHO WE ARE: The Drivers Collective PDX is an organization for Portland-area TNC (Transportation Network Company; Lyft and Uber) drivers and allies. Our mission is to improve the private for-hire transportation system so that it is safe, fair, and efficient for drivers, riders, and the greater community we serve. We advocate for fair and equitable compensation (rates), insurance coverage, and drivers’ interests, with the TNCs, and in local and state policy decisions.

EVENT: Beginning at 6:00pm, Lyft and Uber drivers gather in McMenamin’s semi-private, events room for casual socializing time. Around 7:00pm we’ll facilitate a meeting which will include:

  • Doing introductions
  • Reviewing the history of TDCpdx,
  • Sharing updates of what's happened since the last general meeting,
  • Celebrating the defeat of the Uber bill: HB3246!
  • Discussing the mayor's desire to have self-driving cars on the streets of Portland "by the end of the year"... and what we might want to do about this issue.
  • Having general discussion of ideas and issues
  • Planning next steps.

Our focus is growing our membership and collecting signatures on our PETITION: Drivers, Riders and Everyone who supports our mission can:

OR Join without signing the petition at https://thedriverscollectivepdx.com/join

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Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater

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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Tuesday
May 2
For the Activist: An Evening of Heart-Centered Meditation
Central Lutheran Church

Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, offers this experiential workshop with guided meditation to crystal bowls designed to support and balance the passionate hearts and minds of activists.

Much is asked of us as lovers of the earth and life. It is imperative as we do the work of tending the world, we also tend ourselves, keeping our hearts soft yet strong, even in the midst of heartbreaking planetary developments.

In a supportive atmosphere with climate and social justice companions, come take refuge. All are welcome. You might bring a blanket and pillow for guided meditation if you wish.

Rev. Jayna Gieber Spiritual Director of People of the Heart, www.PeopleoftheHeart.com

Senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Al Gore, Spotted Earth Woman, and Joanna Macy, Jayna addresses the concerns of our planet with a spirit of engaged love and compassion. As grandmother to Pepper and Kai, she devotes her lifeforce to creating a just and sustainable world for present and future beings of all species.

Donations to 350PDX gladly accepted.

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Portland Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
Common Grounds Coffeehouse

We will be writing to some long-time U.S. political prisoners and folks who are fighting for a better world on the inside, right here in Oregon! Come on out and bring some snacks or stamps to share if you can!

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Wednesday
May 3
A special conversation with the ACLU's Faiz Shakir
Facebook Live on CREDO Mobile

Faiz Shakir, ACLU Nationwide's national political director, will join CREDO for a special conversation to discuss the ACLU’s new People Power platform and other details of how the organization is responding to the Trump administration. We'll be broadcasting this event live at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 3, 2017 on the CREDO Mobile Facebook page. We look forward to your questions, comments and likes.

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Intro (101) Class to the IWW
IWW Hall

If you are an existing or former IWW member, or are thinking about joining the union, this is where you want to be! * We will discuss what makes the IWW different from other unions (trade or otherwise). * We will also discuss awesome topics like Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action. * As this is right after May Day, you'll be able to connect in solidarity with others who are fighting for the same cause of worker power.

The IWW is building a working class movement -- here in Portland and internationally -- for worker power and defense on the job and in our communities. This class struggle affects us all and we want YOU to be involved in this awesome and inspiring work.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Light snacks will be provided! We sincerely hope to see you there!!

If you require babysitting assistance or kid focused activities on site in order to participate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with our Junior Wobblies coordinators*.

*Junior Wobblies is a vetted committee in the IWW designed to help provide childcare to fellow workers for the purpose of attending meetings, events, among other situations. The IWW makes sure that anyone involved with Junior Wobblies is a trusted community member, so that parents can have peace of mind.

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Thursday
May 4
Portland Grassroots Anti-Corruption Forum
Belmont Library

Oregon has an F grade for government integrity.1 In fact, our state scored among the lowest in the country for transparency and accountability. We need to do better - and we can.

Come to the Portland Anti-Corruption Forum to find out what you can do to fight corruption in Oregon.

The forum is co-sponsored by Sightline Institute, MAYDAY America, American Promise, Fair Vote and Represent.Us.

At the forum you'll:

  • Hear from leaders in the anti-corruption movement about the impact of political corruption.
  • Learn about ongoing efforts in Oregon to fight corruption.
  • Find out how you can get involved and make a difference.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Kristin Eberhardr, Senior Researcher, Sightline Institute
  • Scott Siebel, Outreach Director, FairVote
  • Dan Krassner, Political Directorr, Represent.Us
  • Rob Booth, National Field Director, Represent.Us

RSVP on this page as well: http://volunteer.represent.us/portlandforum

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No Human Being Is Illegal: Community Panel
PSU Smith Center

Panelists will include presenters from: Milenio.org, Carpenter's Local 1503, Voz Workers' Rights Education Project & International Socialist Organization

From the Muslim ban to the relentless ICE raids that have been terrorizing communities, it's vital that we come together and discuss how we stop these attacks and build a bigger movement to defend Immigrant rights overall. Join us for an evening of panelists on this important issue!

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Friday
May 5
Women Writers Against Trump
Ford Food & Drink

On November 8th this country voted a misogynist Cheeto with a hair-piece to be our president-elect. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that women come together and make our voices heard. When women join in solidarity and support one another, we create change.

So please, come join us for our second reading on Friday, May 5th as five damn good women writers stick it to the man (with the flaming orange head carpet) by drawing attention to the voices and ideas he and his administration attempt to silence.

Of course, all forms of gender and genitalia are warmly welcome!

This event is free, but there will be a jar for donations. All donations will go to No More Deaths / No Más Muertes. Please go to the following website for information on this incredibly important organization: http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/en/

You can also find more information about the reading series and the positively, perfect sister hosts at http://womenwritersagainsttrump.org/ .

Hosts: Chrys Tobey and Allison Tobey

Readers: Andrea Hollander Kate Carroll de Gutes Natasha Sajé Stephanie Adams-Santos Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Bios: Andrea Hollander moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, after many years in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, where she ran a bed & breakfast for 15 years and served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22. Her 4th full-length poetry collection was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; her 1st won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Among her many other honors are two Pushcart Prizes and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her website is andreahollander.net.

Kate Carroll de Gutes took her first political action at age 11, when she invited Greenpeace—without her teacher’s knowledge or consent—to talk to her class about clubbing baby seals to death for their pelts. She was home sick the day the man arrived unannounced to talk to her class, but she was led by the principal to understand that the presentation was effective, if gruesome. As a queer writer, Kate faces political issues every time she sits down to work. Her award-winning memoir in essays, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, deals with gender identity and sexual orientation, and how to navigate in a world predicated on Cosmopolitan. You can learn more about Kate and pre-order her second book, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From The Best & Worst Year of My Life at www.katecarrolldegutes.com.

Natasha Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a book of poetry criticism, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays. www.natashasaje.com

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award) and several chapbooks: Total Memory; Little Fugues and The Sundering (Winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and she is the recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. Stephanie’s work has been featured for Poetry Press Week, and has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, Orion, and others.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016), a 2016-2017 Steinbeck Fellow, former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee. She’s received residencies from Hedgebrook and Ragdale Foundation and is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. Her work is published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and The James Franco Review among others. A short dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at latinopia.com. She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and the curator of HITCHED.

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Lena Khalaf Tuffaha: WATER & SALT
Mother Foucault's Bookshop

Join us to celebrate PNW poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's first full-length collection, WATER & SALT, available now from Red Hen Press.

More about Lena: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha has lived the experiences of first-generation American, immigrant, and expatriate. Her heritage is Palestinian, Jordanian, and Syrian and she is fluent in Arabic and English, and has academic proficiency in French. She has lived in and traveled across the Arab world, and many of her poems are inspired by the experience of crossing cultural, geographic and political borders, borders between languages, between the present and the living past.

Lena writes poetry, essays and translations. Her first book of poems, Water and Salt, is published by Red Hen Press. She is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Prize for her chapbook Arab in Newsland. Her essays have been published in the Seattle Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, and Kenyon Review Online. She translated the screenplay for the multi award-winning feature film When I Saw You, written and directed by Annemarie Jacir. When I Saw You premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 and was Palestine's official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards. She translated I Am A Guest on This Earth by Iraqi poet Faiza Sultan, published by Dar Safi Press.

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Saturday
May 6
KBOO's May 2017 Anti-oppressions Study and Action Group
KBOO Community Radio

We are mixing it up and doing something a little different this month and will be screening the documentary "Missrepresnettion" in our ongoing focus on Internalized Misogyny for this month's meeting.

http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

A discussion will follow.

Please bring something to eat to share if you are able!

See you all on Saturday, May 6th!

"Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective."

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School of African Roots Community Open House
The School of African Roots

Come learn how the School of African Roots is grounded in educating youth on the rich histories of resilience and resistance that have sustained African people through 500 years of struggle. We'll be discussing how SOAR is following in the tradition of freedom schools, what a day at the School of African Roots looks like, and how youth and families can get more involved. Food will be provided.

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Return & Remembrance
Portland Expo Center

RETURN & REMEMBRANCE: A Pilgrimage to the Portland Assembly Center Honoring those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated by Executive Order 9066

Free and open to the public, RSVPs appreciated

Seventy-five years ago, on May 6, 1942, Portland was empty of Japanese Americans by military decree. Families were uprooted, property sold, and local businesses closed. Those of Japanese ancestry residing in the local area upended their lives and moved into the former animal stalls of the Pacific International Livestock and Exposition Center. Four months later they joined 120,000 other Japanese Americans in ten hastily erected concentration camps across the United States.

Please join us as we return to the site of the Portland Assembly Center to honor those who were unjustly forced out of their homes and businesses, driven away by wartime hysteria and racism. Listen to the stories of Japanese Americans who were there in 1942 and how they came together despite great hardship.

The program will be emceed by David Ono and will include keynote speaker Dale Minami, civil rights lawyer and lead attorney for Fred Korematsu's coram nobis legal team; performances by Minidoka Swing Band, UNIT SOUZOU, and Cascadia Composers; and more.

Visit www.oregonnikkei.org for more information.

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Fighting Against Fascism: Past, Present and Future
SEIU Local

There is a long and proud history of American Anti Fascist organizing. We are currently living in a time when the face of fascism is changing and new threats are emerging. Ciaran Mulloy (Twin City GDC), Mic Crenshaw (KBOO) and Tyrus (PNW-AWC) will be sharing their experiences with organizing against fascism for over 30 years, where we currently stand in this fight, and the future of this work.

Mic Crenshaw was born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Mic Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national - and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities. Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR. Crenshaw says, "I wanted something new. [At the time] my ties with the streets were still pretty strong, and my social life involved drinking and fighting. I was ready for a change."

Ciaran is a husband, father, soccer coach and union activist in Minneapolis MN. Ciaran was a co-founding member of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis 30 years ago(!) and has been deeply involved in anti-fascist organizing for decades. Ciaran is an elected union chief-steward at his workplace and also a member of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) - and its community defense arm, the General Defense Committee (GDC). The GDC has grown to approx 130 members in the Twin Cities and has played notable role in developing an IWW picket training, organizing community anti-fascist actions and participating in the militant movement against police brutality in the Twin Cities (including the murders of Jamar Clark and Philando Castille). Ciaran is also a member of the First of May Anarchist Alliance.

Tyrus was raised in Portland Oregon, with the invasion of Neo-Nazis in the late 80’s and early 90’s into the punk rock scene, the brutal murder of Mulugeta Seraw and the lead up to the Tom Metzger trials in Portland Tyrus got involved in S.H.A.R.P, PDX Baldies, and ARA, organizing physical resistance against white supremacist Nazi gangs in Portland.

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Tuesday
May 9
Rally to Save the Elliott State Forest
Oregon Department Of State Lands

The State Land Board is meeting once again over the fate of the ELLIOTT STATE FOREST. This 82,000 acres of coastal temperate rainforest is home to 10 endangered species and over 70 species of concern. It contains some of the last remnants of Oregon's old growth. This precious resource is OWNED BY THE PEOPLE OF OREGON and WE DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT! The land board members need to be aware that Oregonians want to keep the forest public. Plan a trip to Salem on May 9th to send that message loud and clear.

We will gather in front of the Department of State Lands at 9:00 am with signs and green apparel to show our support for the forest. Sign ups for public testimony, if allowed, will happen between 9 am and 10 am. The Land Board Meeting starts at 10 am. Carpool, bring friends and family. This is being referred to as "Oregon Old Growth's Last Stand" and WE NEED TO PACK THE HOUSE!

http://stockpix.com/mountainsintheclouds2nded.pdf

#SaveTheElliottStateForest

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Thursday
May 11
Feminist Queer Crip: Imagining Accessible Futures
PSU Smith Center

Join us at Portland State University for Alison Kafer's keynote at the fifth annual Walk of the Heroines Lecture. Kafer is a cutting-edge critical disability studies scholar and author of Feminist, Queer, Crip. (Indiana UP, 2012). By challenging the (dis)ability system and compulsory heterosexuality, Kafer asks us to imagine what a future based on justice might look like. She expands on how alliances and coalitions can cross disability rights, trans-activism, and feminist activist spaces and time. Kafer’s work is a crucial contribution to feminist, queer, and crip thought. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in SMSU 327/8/9.

PSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students and guests attending our events. Requests can be made with the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150 or via email at drc@pdx.edu. Please make requests as soon as possible.

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Saturday
May 13
9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil, Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil @ Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

“Answering the call of faith… Radical Accompaniment in difficult times”

Saturday, May 13 2017 12:00 – 1:30pm 1623 East “J” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Vigil takes place at front gate entrance

  • Bring flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
  • Music from Bajo Salario Collective Band and Valley and Mountain Resistance Choir
  • Special speakers, testimony, and action
  • Kids creative area!
  • CeAtl Tonalli smudging ceremony
  • Don’t forget to bring an outdoor chair or blanket for seating!
  • There will be a taco truck at the Vigil for food purchase.
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Data Privacy for Activists
Free Geek

Join us for a FREE WORKSHOP next Saturday at Free Geek! Please call Free Geek at 503-232-9350 to sign up.

Data privacy is important for everyone, but is felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial.

With privacy concerns being very real for many participants in these causes, organizers must be prepared to provide better privacy protections for the communications and data that are related to their efforts.

This workshop will introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves.

Many thanks to our awesome speaker, Greg Stromire, for making this event possible.

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Amy Goodman public talk and book signing in Beaverton
Powell's Books At Cedar Hills Crossing

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for a public talk and book signing on her North American tour: "Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America." Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.democracynow.org/events/2017/5/amy_goodman_at_powells_books_at_cedar_hills_crossing_1387

TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to help Amy at the event. Volunteers arrive thirty minutes before the event. If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://www.democracynow.org/volunteers/event/1387

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you attend the event, we’d love to see your photos or video posted on social media! On Twitter, please use @democracynow and #CoveringTheMovements. Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr using @democracynow. Thank you!

MORE ON DEMOCRACY NOW!: Learn more about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman: http://www.democracynow.org/about

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author, and the host of Democracy Now!, an independent, global daily news hour. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”

In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!’s daily journalism.

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CANCELLED: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
The Historic Kenton Firehouse

Join us for a screening of National Geographic's GENDER REVOLUTION. Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families about the complex issue of gender.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/

Event is free, and space is limited. Please RSVP ASAP.

On Street Parking is available.

Before the film, have dinner at any one of Kenton's fine dining establishments!

Looking forward to sharing this with you.

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Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments at Friendly House
Friendly House

Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Seven black playwrights were commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.

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Monday
May 15
Public Hearing: Tell PGE we want clean energy NOT fracked gas
Chapman Square

Join us to tell PGE that Oregonians want #cleanenergy not #frackedgas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission is holding this public hearing to accept testimony from the general public about Portland General Electric's energy plan. Join us to speak out about their plans for fracked gas power plants. Please wear red. KEEP THE FRACK OUT. CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON. #climateaction #climatechange #actonclimate

Stay tuned (on Facebook page) for details. The public hearing runs from 6 pm - 8:30 pm and we expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes.

There will be a rally beforehand at 5 pm at Chapman Square.

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PNG Presents - A Social Justice Roundtable Discussion
Portland New Generations Rotary Club

You're invited to join us Monday for food, drinks, networking and to have a discussion about Social Justice.

MEETING AGENDA 5:30 - 6:00 - Happy Hour with food and beverages 6:00 - 6:30 - Club Business and Announcements 6:30 - 7:00 - Discussion about Social Justice

Friends, family and co-workers are invited. First time guests are always free, each additional visit is $10.

MONDAY'S DISCUSSION We'll have a roundtable discussion with Portland Pearl Rotary members about Social Justice and how we can each make a difference in our society.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Queer Potluck & Panel
Q Center

Come laugh, love and eat with your API family members from API Pride, U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX and Q Center to celebrate API Heritage Month. Check out our display which features cultural items and profiles of local API LGBTQPIA+ activitsts.

6:03pm - 6:07pm - Opening prayer/blessing

6:08pm - 6:15pm - Highlight the GLAPN profiles for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the API Pride and U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX display.

6:16pm - 7:44pm - Community panel regarding being Asian and/or Pacific Islander and also identifying as LGBTQPIA+, while navigating through systems in the Portland and Vancouver areas.

  • Moderated by Manumalo S. Ala'ilima, who is a Masculine of Center presenting Samoan lesbian (uses all pronouns), and by day, is a Quality Assurance professional with the American Red Cross. By night and in-between here and there, the co-chair of API Pride, the chair for U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX, an active APANO member, enjoys developing capacity for coalition building and people connecting, an avid karaoke lover, and their nieces and nephews favorite cool aunt.

  • Meet our panelists:

  • Kainz Barbainz (Kaina Barba) is a Hawaiian, Pinoy, Chinese, gender fluid, Mahu, gay male. On stage he is the fierce Queen, Mama Zara P. Talon. Off stage he is a spiritual leader and Kumu in the Hawaiian community, Uncle/Aunty to many extended nieces and nephews, and an over protective drag mother.

  • Aiden Yang is a software engineer who identifies as a queer Taiwanese-American transgender man (he/him). He is originally from Texas and Ohio and moved to Portland from New York two years ago. He enjoys cooking Taiwanese food, making and listening to music, and spending quality time with his partner and QTPOC community.
  • Roz Monique LGuerrero (bio to come shortly)
  • Virginia Luka (bio to come shortly)
  • Keni Liufau (bio to come shortly)
  • Mel Kakimi (they/them) is a queer, gender non-conforming, 4th generation Japanese American. A recent transplant to Portland from Southern California (it'll be a year in July!) They work in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and are a board member of API Pride. When they're not working around the house, they enjoy being active and lifting weights, finding events and volunteer opportunities around town, being a dog mom, and spending time with their wonderful girlfriend.
  • Alex Liu is a Taiwanese gay male (he/his), who has been in the U.S. for 17 years. He used to work in the IT field but has recently ventured into becoming an entrepeneuer. He is a life coach too and does philanthropic work. To learn more about one of his passionate projects, please go to this link http://www.lovealexliu.com.

7:45 - 8:15pm - Reception and mingle

U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX will potluck/donate food items and non-alcoholic beverages for the reception.

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Tuesday
May 16
Faith & Why Unions Matter
St. Andrew Catholic Church / Iglesia Catolica San Andres

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Faith-Labor and Portland Rising Committees for a panel and discussion on why unions matter to people of faith.

Panel members include:

  • Imam Muhammad Najieb of the Muslim Community Center of Portland
  • Diana Lobo, homecare worker & SEIU Local 503 member
  • Marty Hart-Landsberg, economics professor emeritus, Lewis & Clark College

The last few decades have been marked by aggressive attempts to weaken if not actually destroy labor unions in order to roll back the gains that they have won for their members and the broader community. One consequence of these attacks is that families today are facing a world shaped by diminishing employment opportunities, ever more precarious working conditions, deteriorating social services and growing social divisions.

With national "Right to Work" looming at the federal level, we have never needed to strengthen public understanding of and support for unions more than right now.

Historically, faith leaders and fatih communities have played vital roles in important social movements. The same is true today. Pope Francis has called inequality "the root of social evil" and consistently defends workers against a profit-first mentality. Other faith traditions also have strong roots in justice for workers and the rights of families to just living conditions.

Why do unions matter? Why do unions and social justice matter to people of faith? Why should we defend unions from attack? What can faith leaders and faith communities do to help strengthen local labor and social justice movements?

Join us for a panel and discussion of these important questions. Light lunch will be served.

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Territory: a talk and discussion with Lehua M. Taitano
PSU Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Center

Lehua M. Taitano is the author of the poetry collection A Bell Made of Stones, published by TinFish Press, and two chapbooks--appalachiapacific, winner of the 2010 Merriam-Frontier Award, published by the University of Montana, and Sonoma, published by Drop Leaf Press in 2017. She is a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guahån, of the Sinahi Island chain.

Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in A TransPacific Poetics, Fence, Poetry Magazine, Witness, The Yellow Medicine Review, and others. She serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on the Executive Board of the Thinking Its Presence: Race, Literary and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference. She has served as an APAture Featured Literary Artist (Kearny Street Workshop), a contributing Kuwentuhan poet (The Poetry Center at SFSU), and is a participating visual/performance artist for the Smithosonian Institute's upcoming APAC Culture Lab in July of 2017.

As a queer interdisciplinary artist, Taitano explores indigenous identity in the diaspora, the politics of neocolonial displacement, and the queering of physical and psychological spaces as an approach to cultural revitalization.

This event is hosted by the PSU College of Arts, Queer Resource Center and the Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center.

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Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

"Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea"

A free, public lecture; part of the PSU 2016-17 Asian Diplomat Lecture Series.

North Korea, one of the most secretive and isolated countries in the world, is now also one of only nine nations with its own nuclear arsenal--and is testing missiles potentially able to carry warheads to South Korea, Japan and even the US. What is the best way to engage with an unpredictable regime and manage the threat North Korea presents?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER - Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun is Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Ambassador Yun most recently served as the United States Ambassador to Malaysia, 2013-2016. He has also served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Ambassador Yun joined the Foreign Service in 1985. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Yun was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ambassador Yun holds degrees from both the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.

Sponsored by the Portland State Office of International Affairs, Institute for Asian Studies, and Masters in Internatinoal Management Program.

CONTACT: www.pdx.edu/asian-studies asianstudies@pdx.edu

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Wednesday
May 17
Clark County Screening of Gender Revolution sponsored by YWCA Clark County & Queer Youth Resource Center
Kiggins Theatre

Join us for a community screening and discussion of National Geographic's Documentary Gender Revolution - Katie Couric's exploration of the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

Doors open at 5pm Film screening at 6pm Speakers/discussion at 7:30

Closed Captioned/ASL interpretation available during discussion

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Bean Count! Understanding TriMet's Budget
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

A BUDGET IS A MORAL DOCUMENT

Have you ever wondered how TriMet makes spending decisions? We've studied the budget for 2017-2018 so you don't have to! It's time for our annnual bean count, where we use a whole bunch of jellybeans and a lot of community participation to show you how TriMet chooses to fund projects (like an $11M transit police detention and interrogration facility, or a $22M e-fare system) or to not fund projects (like reduced fares for low-income riders, or expansion of the YouthPass program).

Join Bus Riders Unite as we break down the budget and show you where TriMet's morals are... not just where they SAY they are, but where they actually choose to spend public dollars.

Translation and child care available upon request. Food will be provided - please contact us with any other requests to make this event accessible. OPAL's offices and bathroom are ADA accessible. We want you there!

Questions / comments? Contact orlando@opalpdx.org - or call: 503 774 4504

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Thursday
May 18
Talanoa Series Finale: Dr. Tavita Palaita
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

The PIAAA Center concludes its run of the 2017 Talanoa Series with none other than Dr. Tavita Palaita of City College of San Francisco & College of San Mateo. Join us in the Native American Student & Community Center from 7pm-8:30pm to hear Dr. Palaita "Challege the API Grouping".

Our Talanoa also concludes our HD API-Conference (Hella Decolnized: Our Lives. Our Stories. Our Future) with PSU students, an event that features 8 workshop/talks that cater to the API Student community, but opens its doors for all students. So join us Thursday, May 18th as we continue to challenge the narratives.

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Friday
May 19
Operation Veteran Freedom workshop
PCC Cascade Campus

For our Veterans and Families and at no cost. Pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by emailing rod.wittmier@na2evs.org for the workshop Agreement.

Please share this with Veterans and their adult family members near the Portland Oregon area.

Visit http://www.na2evs.org/ovf for testimonies and course description.

Visit http://na2evs.org/events to get the flyer for this workshop.

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WEB Du Bois at the Center: From Science, the Civil Rights Mov
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Aldon Morris lecture: "W.E.B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, the Civil Rights Movement, to Black Lives Matter"

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Sunday
May 21
CRPDX New Members & Volunteers Orientation
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

RSVP on Facebook for location information

Please Join us for our new member & volunteer orientation. We'll have a short intro about CR and our work and then a workshop on the Prison Industrial Complex & PIC abolition.

We are capping this event at 20 folks and will post a registration form soon.

We'll provide light snacks and we welcome folks bringing their own lunch if wanted.

The first required step in becoming a chapter member is to attend our training on the Prison Industrial Complex and PIC Abolition. These trainings are highly recommended for those interested in volunteering as well and we encourage you to attend these training regardless of what role you would like to take on with CR PDX.

If you are unsure if a member role is right for you or if you're unclear what being a member looks like, we will provide an overview of what it means to get more involved with our chapter. Additionally, we don't view attendance as a commitment for membership/volunteering so please join us even if you are unsure about your capacity to engage more with our chapter's work. The more the merrier!

If you have any specific accessibility needs (childcare, training material sent ahead of time, etc) please let us know and we'll do our best to figure out the right accommodation.

We always welcome feedback and questions!

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Monday
May 22
Challenges to the News Media in Today's Political Climate
Golden Valley Brewery - Beaverton

In these confusing times with news, fake news, truths and lies, how does the media cope? We proudly feature a discussion with OPB's Anna Griffin and the Oregonian's Steve Duin. Should be informative and fascinating!

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