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Saturday
Mar 24
2018 Democratic Caucuses
Cascade Middle School, Vancouver

This year, make a resolution to make a difference.

The current Administration is trampling upon our values, and hurting millions of Americans in the process. Although there is no Presidential election in 2018, it is painfully obvious that this is not the time for Democrats to remain dormant. Washington Democrats have a loud voice that deserves to be heard, in our State and nationally. Join us for this years' Democratic Legislative District Caucus to:

Hear Updates from Elected Officials

Meet Your Party Leaders

Listen to New Candidates

Learn How Else You Can Help

At our Legislative District Caucuses, we will elect delegates to the WA State Convention. We are currently working to finalize the venue, and information will be provided as soon as it is available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to an LD Chair: (49th- Angela.wilkinson@gmail.com), (18th -xcoker@gmail.com), or (17th- chair@17thdems.org).

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Saturday
Apr 28
2018 Greenfield Peace Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Nuclear Weapons Elimination
Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main

We hope that you will join us, the 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship winners, and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, our Keynote Speaker (pictured above) in an evening of poetry, reflection, and engagement on nuclear weapons elimination.

Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are invited to submit responses to the question, "What would it name for nuclear weapons to be eliminated in your lifetime?" Due March 5th, 2018.

This event will see the scholarship winners read their submissions, community members and organizations share their work on nuclear weapons elimination, and Marshallese poet Kathy Jitnel-Kijiner share her poetry and perspective.

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Started Friday
Jan 19
50 Years of KBOO: OHS Exhibition
through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

50 Years of KBOO is the story of Oregon’s first community radio station. Learn how KBOO started as a relief to Portland’s bleak FM desert and became a community effort to build a more accessible media. This exhibition reveals how KBOO connects to counter-culture and activism locally as well as nationally. See how radio is made, and how listener-supported radio first came to be, as part of a chronicle of our region’s shared history.

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Sunday
Feb 25
A4BL PDX - Lunar New Year Gathering - RSVP by 2/23
Yale Union, 800 SE 10th

Asians 4 Black Lives PDX invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year with us on Sunday, February 25th! For many Asian and Asian American communities, this is a time of year to remember our roots, wish good fortune and health, and (re)connect with our families and communities.

In that spirit, we are co-hosting this event with local Black-led organizations to strengthen bonds between Asian and Black/African communities. Join us for:

• dumpling making (meat and vegan options) with ingredients and instructions provided • arts and crafts activity station • ways to learn about how to get involved with A4BL PDX and co-hosting organizations

Extra Event Details:

  • this event is free and open to all ages
  • Yale Union is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral restroom. It can be accessed by bus #15 and 70.

Co-hosted by:

  • All-African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP)
  • Black Lives Matter Portland (BLM PDX)
  • Don’t Shoot PDX

Special guest:

Mazzy, the toddler chef star of The Mazzy Show

RSVP at the ticket link by Feb 23rd

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Monday
Feb 26
ACLU Benefit: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

The ACLU of Oregon’s Resistance Book Club presents a 35mm print of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975. All proceeds from this screening will go to the ACLU of Oregon.

BLACK POWER MIXTAPE is a treasure trove of intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews with many of the leaders of the Black Power movement, including Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver. This footage languished in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years, until director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover brought it to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling one of our nation’s most indelible turning points: the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith and commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and make the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

The ACLU of Oregon will present a post-screening talkback exploring the Black Power movement, the influence of movements on political resistance in today’s world, and Angela Davis’ enduring legacy.

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Sunday
May 13
Affinity Pot Luck at the Park
Jamison Square

Hello! This is a chance for all the local groups and organizations that work so hard to support the community and each other, to come together and meet one another in a lovely park.

All are welcome to attend this event, which will be a pot luck so we all get to explore and share with one another great food as well as ideas and maybe even some networking to boot!

if you would like to get involved with this event or would like for your group to take part, please feel free to drop us a line! Looking forward to seeing you out on the streets!

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Benefit to Build a System of Social Change
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison

It’s the end of 2018 Black History Month. It’s also our first annual year as a non profit organization.

It is our duty to fight for our freedom.

That’s one of the many reasons #DontShootPDX chose to take our grassroots organizing into non profit work. Your work on Community Action Plans has kept our momentum consistent and has allowed families to utilize our advocacy and networks to build and amplify necessary change. Giving supporters the added Tax Deduction has helped us reach more families and organize new leaders in social justice.

Join us on the last day of Black History Month as we celebrate and fundraise for children’s education outreach during spring and summer programming. Thank you all for Showing Up. #BlackLivesMatter

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Blazers Black History Night
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, 1 N Center Court

Invite your family and bring your kids to join us for a special Celebration of Black History event pre-game on Tuesday, February 27, when the Trail Blazers take on the Sacramento Kings. Purchasing tickets at the link below will not only get you into the game, but will offer each ticket buyer entry into a family-friendly pre-game event in the Rose Room – and $5 per ticket will be donated to Black Parent Initiative!

All proceeds from the night’s 5050 raffle, silent auction, and select retail sales will go back to Black Parent Initiative. Game Activities Include: - Pre-game party with food, drinks, culturally-specific arts ‘n crafts, games, and face painting - Each child will take home a book from a local African American author - Visits from Blaze the Trail Cat and Leon the Literacy Lion - Unique retail items

The game will also showcase special performances, unique retail items, and other festive elements to celebrate Black History Month. We hope you can join us!

Ticket link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/trailblazers/EN/link/promotion/home/9d2555ccf05bd021f8e64243c138877aea6347fc

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Saturday
Mar 10
Canvass Kickoff for Rachel Prusak!
Oregon Nurses Association, 18765 SW Boones Ferry

Join me and my team as we kickoff the campaign's community volunteer efforts! Help us spread the word about this exciting race and learn more about the issues that are most important to the folks of Oregon House District 37.

I am so thrilled to invite you all to join me in this canvass. I have been out knocking on doors since November and I'm opting to qualify for the May Ballot through a grassroots signature-gathering effort. I've chosen to do this to go out and hear the concerns of voters. As a nurse practitioner I have served many communities over the last two decades, and now I am more than ready to serve the community of HD 37.

We'll have refreshments, a canvass training, and guest speakers to kick us off!

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Saturday
Feb 24
Chemawa Birthday Pow Wow
Chemawa Indian School, Salem

Chemawa's 138th Birthday Pow Wow. Grand Entry at 1pm and 6 pm. Public Welcome! Free Admission! Guests 16 and over must show photo identification to enter campus. Chemawa is a smoke, drug and alcohol free campus.

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free documentary showing in celebration of Black History Month. This compelling documentary examines the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek a presidential nomination. Following Chisholm from her candidacy announcement through her historic speech in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, this film about a champion of marginalized Americans illuminates Chisholm’s groundbreaking initiative as well as political and social currents still very much alive today.

Doors open at 6:15, previews at 6:45. Snacks, tea, coffee, beer, wine, ice cream available for purchase.

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City Council votes on Mandatory Relocation Assistance ordinance
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

City Council unanimously voted in favor of passing Portland’s historic Mandatory Relocation Assistance ordinance last February. Immediately, a wave of no-cause evictions and rent increase notices were rescinded. People who were going to lose their homes didn’t. People who were at risk of being even more cost-burdened weren’t. People too scared to call the housing inspector could finally call. People living in fear of the next rent increase or a no-cause eviction could rest a little easier.

It made a positive material difference in people's lives. They could stay housed.

This ordinance was the direct result of real, grassroots, #TenantPower. It was only possible because of #TenantPower in the streets, not around invite-only boardroom tables. However, not all tenants are yet protected by this ordinance.

A year ago, four members of City Council chose to add an amendment in the original draft of Relo to exclude 'small' landlords (those who rent a single unit). As many as 24,000 renter households have been left unprotected by this exemption.

This can be changed, but only if #TenantPower wills it so. On Wednesday, February 28th, City Council will hold a hearing on the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Ordinance. Come out and fill the council chambers to support strengthening Relo!

In the meantime, you can:

Call or write Commissioner Eudaly’s office (503.823.4682) TODAY to tell her thank you for her leadership on this ordinance.

Call or write Commissioner Amanda Fritz (503.823.3008) TODAY to tell her your story of being displaced without Relo.

Call or write Mayor Wheeler (503.823.4120) today to demand that he protect ALL renters.

Let’s get this exemption lifted, then let’s take Relo metro-wide.

Relo4ALL

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Saturday
Mar 17
Community Service and Feed In
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. Last year we joined in to help! In one Year Community action Plans fed over 6k people hot and cold meals. Hundred of pounds of clothes given out to hundreds of families and house less youth.

Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources.

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday's for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!!Join Us!!

Please join us on January 20th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

#PersonalSafetyMatters #HandsUpForHouseless #ShelterIsLife #GardeningIsHealthy

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Started Thursday
Feb 1
Crop Diversity: Change Your Palate, Change the Future (PUGS)
through SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main

NOTE: There is no class February 8th.

Agrobiodiversity refers to the variety of crops and organisms that make up an agricultural system. This diversity is necessary for the system to function, adapt to a changing climate, and fight pests and diseases. It’s what keeps our food growing.

Historically, we knew and used more crop varieties than we know and use today. A lot of that change has to do with our picky palates. In this course, we will explore why (and how) our current food system makes us vulnerable. You’ll learn how to cultivate agrobiodiversity through your palate, plate, and pocket so you're eating more sustainably and ensuring crop production and food security for the future. We’ll also learn about “gleaning,” the process of collecting leftover crops, and about gleaning opportunities in the Portland area.

Instructor: Dr. Neeraja Havaligi is a practicing agriculturist, educator, scientist and a life-long learner of the power of growing, cooking, and sharing food. Her background is in agronomy and plant physiology and her current focus is urban agrobiodiversity.

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Thursday
Mar 15
Disability and Equity: A Deeper Conversation

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This presentation will engage participants in learning from life experiences of people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Presenters will discuss where the gaps lie in inclusion of people with disabilities, centering on those with identities that are underrepresented or systemically marginalized. With that background in mind, presenters will share recommendations for including people with disabilities in equity conversations such as the ten principles of disability justice. Participants will work in small groups to talk about these issues and begin to make plans on how to address them in their organizations and advocacy work.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES. PARTICIPANTS WILL:

Understand disability rights history and the ways communities of color have been underrepresented in the disability rights movement and disability services. Learn practical steps of how to include disability as part of the equity conversation, including recommendations from the presenters and ideas from fellow participants. Be equipped with a plan of how to move forward in including people with disabilities.

BASIC OUTLINE

Social justice and disability – history of disability, challenges of the disability rights movement relating to race. Individual stories – presenters Allison and Keirsi share their personal stories about living with disability. Recommendations – ideas for how to be allies and practical suggestions for including disability in equity conversations. Group discussions – participants add their ideas to the recommendations, prioritize where they want to start, and create a basic plan to get started in this work.

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Dr. David R. Williams on Getting to Health Equity, Unthank Lecture
Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th

David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H. Harvard University will speak on "Getting to Health Equity". This is free and open to the public.

This honors the late Dr. Unthank (1899-1977), who is among the first African American physicians in Oregon and a tireless advocate for the underserved. Dr. Unthank served at Emanuel Hospital in the 1950s. Free and open to the public.

The lectureship was created by Drs. William and Nathalie Johnson through an anchor gift to the OHSU Foundation, with additional contributions from Legacy and Moda. Dr. William Johnson, a general thoracic surgeon by training, is president of Moda Health; Dr. Nathalie Johnson, a breast cancer surgeon, is the medical director of the Legacy Cancer Institute.

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Started Thursday
Feb 22
DUPLICATE: The Christians
through Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main

LOCATION IS DOWNTOWN UCC, 1126 SW Park

Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm Feb. 25 @ 3pm Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm Mar. 3 @ 3pm

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

“This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

“[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

Ticket Prices VIP Admission $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

General Admission Adults $20 Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

Groups of 10 or more $12 per ticket

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Friday
Mar 9
EARLY Portland- Comic Julie Goldman (does the Pacific Northwest)
Funhouse Lounge

Can you believe that despite a couple of brief flirtations with Seattle, Julie Goldman (HBO, Logo, Bravo) has never done a tour of the Pacific Northwest? It’s high time to change that. We’re taking her all up and down the I-5 corridor, taking her to the best Northwest clubs and showing her all the views.

Julie Goldman's stand-up is delightfully in-your-face, honest and aggressively funny. Headlining throughout the US at clubs, colleges, festivals and events; she's been described as "unapologetically un-PC " by Go Magazine "a hilariously irreverent, butch lesbian" by Afterellen and Autostraddle writes, "watching someone be outraged has never been so fun"

Julie has been seen on everything from "Bravo's The People's Couch", co-hosting "Vanderpump Rules After Show", and on LOGO's "Big Gay Sketch Show and Skit Happens."

You can enjoy a little Julie with your politics, on the hit podcast "Dumb Gay Politics with Julie & Brandy" and make sure to check out her guest-starring role on the season premiere of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm!

With Belinda Carroll:

Belinda Carroll is a Portland native, LGBTQ activist and coffee addict. A stand-up comedian, actress, and vocalist she has appeared on fun stuff like Portlandia, MTV, XM Sirius radio and Grimm a couple of times. She is the co-creator, producer and director of Portland Queer Comedy Festival whose inaugural year, July 2017 had the New York Times raving, "By far, my best experience in Portland...no controlled substances necessary".

Her writing credits include; Huffington Post, Cracked.com, and PQ Monthly. She has performed alongside such artists as; Hari Kondabolu, Shane Mauss, Erasure (Andy Bell), The Cliks, and Guy Branum.

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Started Thursday
Feb 1
Elements of Reclamation - Exhibition
through Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi

Ori Gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Monday

Ori Gallery is pleased to present it's inaugural exhibition: Elements of Reclamation.

Elements, considers the work of five black artists (Lisa Jarrett, Sidony O'Neal, Intisar Alioto, Melanie Stevens and Maya Vivas) coming together to challenge ideas of homogeny and create a breeding ground for reclamation. Reproducing what once was and revealing in, what is, full and pregnant with narratives ripe in complexity, joyousness, the playful, the nonsensical, the bothered and unbothered ways of being. These elements of reclamation expand beyond the single unit of body and ideas of possession. It encompasses place, culture, community, past, present and future. It is a coming together of a body of bodies conscious of their context. It is a body thinking of itself.

Opening Reception:
Feb 1st, 2018
6-10pm
Ori Gallery: 4038 N Mississippi PDX

Show duration: Feb 1st - March 22, 2018

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Every 28 days: a feminine products drive (Share of Vancouver WA)
Mill Creek Pub, Battle Ground

Join us by donating feminine products for those in need to the Share of Vancouver WA program at this event!

We will have raffles, prizes, specials & more.

This is an easy way to support a huge need.

Questions contact Lisa Goodrich

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Friday
Mar 2
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Friday
Mar 9
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Friday
Mar 16
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Friday
Mar 23
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Friday
Mar 30
Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Serving
Brooklyn Action Corps, 3925 SE Milwaukie

We are happy to continue hosting this totally free plant-based serving at a new indoor location in SE Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood in the winter of 2018.

Please make sure to tell everyone you know that we have this new location, and don't forget to bring your own plate/spoon.

If you want to help prep, come at 3 to 4311 SE 37th Ave, look for the community room.

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Thursday
Mar 15
FREE Nonprofit Community Mixer!!!
Catalina's Restaurant

Curious about which organizations are doing good work in your neighborhoods? Are you wanting to get involved, but don't know how? Get a strong start by joining our nonprofit community mixer Thursday March 15th from 6pm-8pm at Catalina's

This will be a free, kid-friendly event with the sole purpose of offering a safe space for the community to come together and get to know the following organizations: The Bus Project, IRCO, and The League of Conservation Voters.

Each organization will have time to present and answer questions separately, with a casual mixer at the end.

Free chips and dip for all who attend!

Any questions about the event, please email Brittany at brittany.morris@pcc.edu

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Friends of the Multnomah County Library's Friends & Family Night Benefit
through Market Street Pub, 1526 SW 10th

Join us for a festive Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Market Street Pub in downtown Portland. 50% of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. You can eat, drink, and support your local library all at the same time.

While not required, reservations can be made for groups of 5 or more and the pub can accommodate parties of up to 20. Call (503) 497-0160 to book a table.

Bring along your McMenamins Passport! With a minimum $10 purchase you can get the "Attend a Friends & Family Night" Passport experience stamp if you have the Passport Insert.

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Friday
Mar 9
Gentleman Bank Robber film at Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

We are back with a second screening in Portland, as a part of the "Feminist March" series at the Hollywood Theater.

Directed by Julie Perini, 47 minutes, 2017

Stay tuned for additional guests and related programming.

FILM DESCRIPTION
The Gentleman Bank Robber is a portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as “The Gentleman Bank Robber” in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. The film moves between everyday moments with bo in and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical retelling of the events of bo’s extraordinary life through interviews with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social movement ephemera. The Gentleman Bank Robber weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.

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Saturday
Feb 24
Hidden History of Albina Walking Tour
Little Big Burger, 3747 N Mississippi

This black history month, join youth activist Llondyn Elliot as he takes us on a walk down Albina, the neighborhood he grew up in.

This tour celebrates and commemorates pieces of Portland's black history with stops at:

  • One of the few remaining black-owned businesses on North Mississippi Ave, Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge
  • The only church in Portland where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church
  • The historic headquarters of the Urban League of Portland
  • Dawson Park and the remnants of Albina’s City Hall building

The Boise and Eliot neighborhoods in North Portland are rich in diverse history and culture, serving as the historic heart of Portland’s African American community. Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have altered the face of the region, something which can go easily unnoticed. This tour provides a great opportunity for visitors, and residents alike to reconnect with the roots of this community, from the history of the City of Albina, to the city Vanport and beyond.

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Monday
Mar 26
History Pub: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

Event attendees will learn about the traditionally untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the role of women of color. Speakers will share reflections on their work in the Oregon Civil Rights Movement — their struggles and greatest memories — as well as advice for young activists on how to get involved and what they can do to make a positive difference in their local communities.

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Saturday
Mar 10
Homeward: Transition Projects Impact Gala
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

SAVE THE DATE!

Homeward: Transition Projects Impact Gala
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | Portland Art Museum
6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Join over 400 supporters, stakeholders, and community leaders for this outstanding event of good friends, great food, and unique entertainment.

Celebrate the impact of support in our community for people experiencing homelessness...as they make their way home.

For details about sponsorships and table/ticket inquiries, please visit tprojects.org/gala/

We hope to see you there!

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Saturday
Feb 24
IBEW Local 48 FRIENDS & FAMILY Movie Night Event - Rated R - RSVP
IBEW Local 48, 15937 NE Airport Way

This movie event is open to IBEW Local 48 family and friends.

The rated R movie is described below: Children under 17 must be accompanied by their parent.

The powerful true story of the first black-controlled union, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This is a controversial and inspiring tale of African American life in the 1920's. Controversial because its hero is an African-American socialist, and inspiring because he led a fight against one of the most powerful corporations in America.

When the Great Depression struck America in the 1920s finding work was hard, but if you were poor and black it was virtually impossible. Working as a porter for the Pullman Rail Company was an option, but it meant taking home a third as much pay as white employees and working some days for free. You could forget about being called by your real name — all black porters were simply called “George” after George Pullman, the first person to employ emancipated slaves.

Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist and educated socialist trying to establish a voice for these forgotten workers, agrees to fight for the Pullman porters’ cause and form the first black union in America. Livelihoods and lives would be put at risk in the attempt to gain 10,000 signatures of the men known only as “George.” This is the true story of how a courageous leader came to be known as “the most dangerous man in America.”

This movie event is free and open to IBEW Local 48 family and friends. We will provide the popcorn and beverages. Although not required, please let us know that you're coming to ensure that we have enough snacks, popcorn and beverages for you and your family/guest(s).

Contact Donna Hammond donna.hammond@ibew48.com

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Friday
Mar 9
International Women's Day Program at 5th Ave Cinema - Left on Pearl and Genesis 3:16
5th Ave Cinema

Come celebrate International Women's Day with a special double feature program of two fabulous interconnected feminist documentaries, LEFT ON PEARL (2017) - Filmmaker will be present. LEFT ON PEARL Dir. Susie Rivo (2017); USA, 55m (digital) and GENESIS 3:16 Dir. Maureen Mccue and Lois Tupper (1971); USA, 20m (digital)

FIVE SCREENINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 3:00PM

March 8, 1970 the women of Boston and Cambridge, MA took the streets in demonstration. Despite the bitter cold they proceeded to march and eventually occupy an underutilized building on Harvard’s campus, turning it into Boston’s first Women’s Center for the duration of their stay. Susie Rivo’s Left on Pearl reflects on the events that occurred, what lead up to them, and where some of the women are today. It is a powerful example of what activism looks like and can accomplish.

Some of the footage used in Left on Pearl depicts a street performance piece by a guerrilla theatre group selected from a 1971 short film titled Genesis 3:16. Genesis 3:16 was Maureen Mccue’s first film, shot with a shooting ratio of 1.5:1, the lowest in the history of cinema. The short premiered at the First International Festival of Women’s Films at one Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York, 1972, where it received a standing ovation. Left on Pearl was recently awarded Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival as well as Best of Festival at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. We are pleased to screen the two side by side in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

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International Women's Day Program at 5th Ave Cinema - Left on Pearl and Genesis 3:16
5th Ave Cinema

Come celebrate International Women's Day with a special double feature program of two fabulous interconnected feminist documentaries, LEFT ON PEARL (2017) - Filmmaker will be present. LEFT ON PEARL Dir. Susie Rivo (2017); USA, 55m (digital) and GENESIS 3:16 Dir. Maureen Mccue and Lois Tupper (1971); USA, 20m (digital)

FIVE SCREENINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 3:00PM

March 8, 1970 the women of Boston and Cambridge, MA took the streets in demonstration. Despite the bitter cold they proceeded to march and eventually occupy an underutilized building on Harvard’s campus, turning it into Boston’s first Women’s Center for the duration of their stay. Susie Rivo’s Left on Pearl reflects on the events that occurred, what lead up to them, and where some of the women are today. It is a powerful example of what activism looks like and can accomplish.

Some of the footage used in Left on Pearl depicts a street performance piece by a guerrilla theatre group selected from a 1971 short film titled Genesis 3:16. Genesis 3:16 was Maureen Mccue’s first film, shot with a shooting ratio of 1.5:1, the lowest in the history of cinema. The short premiered at the First International Festival of Women’s Films at one Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York, 1972, where it received a standing ovation. Left on Pearl was recently awarded Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival as well as Best of Festival at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. We are pleased to screen the two side by side in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

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Saturday
Mar 10
International Women's Day Program at 5th Ave Cinema - Left on Pearl and Genesis 3:16
5th Ave Cinema

Come celebrate International Women's Day with a special double feature program of two fabulous interconnected feminist documentaries, LEFT ON PEARL (2017) - Filmmaker will be present. LEFT ON PEARL Dir. Susie Rivo (2017); USA, 55m (digital) and GENESIS 3:16 Dir. Maureen Mccue and Lois Tupper (1971); USA, 20m (digital)

FIVE SCREENINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 3:00PM

March 8, 1970 the women of Boston and Cambridge, MA took the streets in demonstration. Despite the bitter cold they proceeded to march and eventually occupy an underutilized building on Harvard’s campus, turning it into Boston’s first Women’s Center for the duration of their stay. Susie Rivo’s Left on Pearl reflects on the events that occurred, what lead up to them, and where some of the women are today. It is a powerful example of what activism looks like and can accomplish.

Some of the footage used in Left on Pearl depicts a street performance piece by a guerrilla theatre group selected from a 1971 short film titled Genesis 3:16. Genesis 3:16 was Maureen Mccue’s first film, shot with a shooting ratio of 1.5:1, the lowest in the history of cinema. The short premiered at the First International Festival of Women’s Films at one Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York, 1972, where it received a standing ovation. Left on Pearl was recently awarded Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival as well as Best of Festival at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. We are pleased to screen the two side by side in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

Website
International Women's Day Program at 5th Ave Cinema - Left on Pearl and Genesis 3:16
5th Ave Cinema

Come celebrate International Women's Day with a special double feature program of two fabulous interconnected feminist documentaries, LEFT ON PEARL (2017) - Filmmaker will be present. LEFT ON PEARL Dir. Susie Rivo (2017); USA, 55m (digital) and GENESIS 3:16 Dir. Maureen Mccue and Lois Tupper (1971); USA, 20m (digital)

FIVE SCREENINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 3:00PM

March 8, 1970 the women of Boston and Cambridge, MA took the streets in demonstration. Despite the bitter cold they proceeded to march and eventually occupy an underutilized building on Harvard’s campus, turning it into Boston’s first Women’s Center for the duration of their stay. Susie Rivo’s Left on Pearl reflects on the events that occurred, what lead up to them, and where some of the women are today. It is a powerful example of what activism looks like and can accomplish.

Some of the footage used in Left on Pearl depicts a street performance piece by a guerrilla theatre group selected from a 1971 short film titled Genesis 3:16. Genesis 3:16 was Maureen Mccue’s first film, shot with a shooting ratio of 1.5:1, the lowest in the history of cinema. The short premiered at the First International Festival of Women’s Films at one Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York, 1972, where it received a standing ovation. Left on Pearl was recently awarded Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival as well as Best of Festival at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. We are pleased to screen the two side by side in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

Website
Sunday
Mar 11
International Women's Day Program at 5th Ave Cinema - Left on Pearl and Genesis 3:16
5th Ave Cinema

Come celebrate International Women's Day with a special double feature program of two fabulous interconnected feminist documentaries, LEFT ON PEARL (2017) - Filmmaker will be present. LEFT ON PEARL Dir. Susie Rivo (2017); USA, 55m (digital) and GENESIS 3:16 Dir. Maureen Mccue and Lois Tupper (1971); USA, 20m (digital)

FIVE SCREENINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 7:00PM & 9:00PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 3:00PM

March 8, 1970 the women of Boston and Cambridge, MA took the streets in demonstration. Despite the bitter cold they proceeded to march and eventually occupy an underutilized building on Harvard’s campus, turning it into Boston’s first Women’s Center for the duration of their stay. Susie Rivo’s Left on Pearl reflects on the events that occurred, what lead up to them, and where some of the women are today. It is a powerful example of what activism looks like and can accomplish.

Some of the footage used in Left on Pearl depicts a street performance piece by a guerrilla theatre group selected from a 1971 short film titled Genesis 3:16. Genesis 3:16 was Maureen Mccue’s first film, shot with a shooting ratio of 1.5:1, the lowest in the history of cinema. The short premiered at the First International Festival of Women’s Films at one Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York, 1972, where it received a standing ovation. Left on Pearl was recently awarded Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival as well as Best of Festival at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. We are pleased to screen the two side by side in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

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Thursday
Mar 8
International Women’s Strike
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th

Feminism for the 99% https://www.womenstrikeus.org

The International Women’s Strike is a network of women in more than 50 different countries that emerged through planning a day of action for March 8th. International Women’s Day

In the spirit of that renewed radicalism, solidarity and internationalism, the International Women’s Strike US continues to be a national organizing center by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards the 99% of women: working women inside and outside of the home, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, CIS, queer and trans women.

We see our efforts as part of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, criminalization and policing, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.

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Saturday
Mar 17
Interrupting Racism Actionshop (Resolutions Northwest)
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-7/


Imagine a world where when racism arises we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

We’ll provide a historically and contextually grounded space to talk deeply about racism and the evolution of Racial Codes. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold the racial order. At the same time, creating systemic change requires interrupting the learned and daily behaviors that reinforce racism to move toward building healthy communities.

A note from the trainers: For many Black and Brown people in our community, nothing has changed. For others, especially for many white people, the last Presidential election and events such as the May 26 white-supremacist attack here in Portland have increased their motivation to find out what they can do. The Interrupting Racism Actionshop is not a response to these specific events. This is not a training in self-defense or nonviolent resistance. We will continue to focus the training, as we always have, on internal, interpersonal, organization, and systemic racism and the work we need to do as individuals to change these systems.

Registration required: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/events/interrupting-racism-7/

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Friday
Mar 16
Iraq 15 Years Later: Forever War? Rally and March
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is co-sponsoring the Friday, March 16 Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) Friday Rally with the theme "Iraq 15 Years Later: Forever War?." The rally begins at 5 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Morrison, with a march around downtown beginning at about 5:20 PM. The US invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003. Even though most of the troops were withdrawn in 2011, they never left completely. Even with the US' war against the Islamic State (August 2014-present) being declared a victory with the devastating US/Iraqi military attack on Mosul, there are now over 5000 troops in Iraq as "advisors," drone and conventional aircraft bombings, and, with the world's largest embassy, an unending occupation.

Although March 2018 marks 15 years since the Iraq War began, one also can look at January 1991-- the start of "Gulf War Part 1"-- as the start of what has now been over 27 years of US hostilities in Iraq. Even though candidate Donald Trump condemned the 2003 decision to invade and attack Iraq, in 2017 President Trump told NBC: "We should've kept the oil when we got out"-- signalling his long-term intentions for US presence there. Join the rally to say "no more war-- bring all the troops home now!"

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Monday
Mar 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • April: THU the 12th
  • May: SAT the 12th
  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
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Thursday
Apr 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • May: SAT the 12th
  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
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Saturday
May 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • June: TUE the 12th
  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Tuesday
Jun 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • July: THU the 12th
  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Thursday
Jul 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • August: SUN the 12th
  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Sunday
Aug 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • September: WED the 12th
  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Sep 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • October: FRI the 12th
  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Friday
Oct 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • November: MON the 12th
  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Monday
Nov 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Upcoming Vigils: Always on the 12th of the Month

  • December: WED the 12th
Website
Wednesday
Dec 12
Keaton Otis Vigil
NE 6th & NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster". They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013.

His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForKeatonOtis

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForKeatonOtis/

Website
Saturday
Mar 24
March for Our Lives
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland

In response to Douglas High school shooting and gov't inability to recognize gun control vs. mass shootings.

Organizer:Alyssa Diaz Event Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/1991860200855100/ Date of Event:Saturday, 24 March, 2018 Time of Event:8 AM - 12 PM PDT Address:Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, Oregon 97124 City:Portland

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Started Wednesday
Feb 7
Me, Myself & It Exhibitions
through PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Littman Gallery presents

"Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

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Thursday
Mar 1
Me, Myself & It [closing reception]
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Littman Gallery presents

"Me, Myself & It" Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski


Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

As part of closing reception for Me, Myself & It, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.


The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

Website
Sunday
Feb 25
Mel Gurtov on Engaging North Korea
Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th

Presentation by Mel Gurtov. Public discussion of the nuclear issue has focused on ways to deter, contain, or punish North Korea. South Korea’s efforts to create dialog with the North point to another approach: engagement. This talk assesses North Korea’s objectives, the differing U.S. and South Korean responses, China’s often misunderstood role, and the outlines of an engagement strategy. Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, and Senior Editor of the quarterly journal Asian Perspective.

From 1966 to 1971 he was on the staff of the RAND Corporation where he was a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. His most recent book is Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest.

All are welcome

Approximately 70 minutes or the 90-minute meeting is devoted each week to the main presentation.

Optional social hour and informal discussion follow.

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Monday
Feb 26
Move Your Money, Stop the Pipeline Rally
SE 38th and Hawthorne

In Solidarity with the L'eau Est La Vie camp

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would cut across Southern Louisiana to bring fracked-oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline system to export facilities. Construction recently began on the pipeline, but frontline communities are resisting. The hub of this resistance is the L'eau Est La Vie Camp.

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is being proposed by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and other harmful projects across the continent. ETP is one of the most reckless corporations in the world and they must be held accountable.

Organizers are calling for solidarity actions targeting the major financial institutions that are backing ETP.

https://www.nobayoubridge.global/

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Thursday
Mar 8
Multnomah County Dems Central Committee Meeting
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th

The MCD Central Committee meeting is held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm. All Democrats are welcome.

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Sunday
Feb 25
Municipal Broadband PDX Weekly Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Municipal Broadband PDX weekly meeting!

This reoccurs at least through February 25...

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Sunday
Jun 24
Not in Portland Protest
4310 SW Macadam Ave

Not in Portland is a gathering of Portlanders who see ICE's actions as unjust and find their continued operations in our city to be unacceptable.

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Wednesday
Mar 7
Oregon CareWorks East Portland Chapter Meeting
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities taking action together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.

Who’s invited: Anyone who provides any type of care in any setting, paid or unpaid. Anyone who receives care or supports related to aging or disability. Care providers, clients and their family members meet each month to take action to create a care system that works for all of us.

Feel free to bring food or drink to share. Children are welcome.

RSVP: Marvel Smith: 971.230.4957 or smithm@seiu503.org

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Friday
Apr 6
Origins of Today’s Radical Right & the Crisis in Our Democracy
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Democracy in Chains is an explosive exposé of the little-known thinker behind the radical right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution: the Nobel Prize winning political economist James McGill Buchanan. It was Buchanan who taught Charles Koch that for capitalism to thrive, democracy must be enchained. Without Koch’s bottomless wealth, journalists have shown, American politics would not have reached their current nadir. But without Buchanan, Koch would not have a winning strategy for his messianic vision of free-reign capitalism—or a corporate university at his disposal to guide and defend it.

The Atlantic has called the book a “vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.” George Monbiot wrote in The Guardian: “It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.” NPR’s reviewer concluded that “If you’re worried about what all this means for America’s future, you should be.”

Come hear Professor MacLean share the story of how she found the trail of this collaboration in the archives as she explains its frightening import for our lives and our institutions.

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and the immediate past president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. She is the author of several books, including Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan; Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace; The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents; and Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present. She also served the editor of Scalawag: A White Southerner’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism. Her scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards, and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation.

This program is offered in partnership with the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, a joint effort of the OSU Center for the Humanities and School of History, Philosophy, and Religion.

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Sunday
Feb 25
Portland DSA General Meeting
Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th

Join the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome.We'll be over at Sunnyside Community House this time.

Orientation for new folks (both members and non-members) before the meeting at 1:10 pm. General Meeting starts at 1:30.

Child-watch is available! Please contact dsaportlandoregon@gmail.com to volunteer for or request childcare.

Accessibility information: There is a ramp for access to the building on Yamhill east of the main entrance. There is also a series of ramps that run through the building for those who cannot use stairs. Unfortunately there are no elevators.

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Wednesday
Mar 21
Portland NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Cerulean Wine, 1439 NW Marshall

Join us at this meeting to get updates of Portland NAACP's legislative advocacy & other efforts to forward racial justice within the political realm. Members & guests are welcome.

  • JAN 17 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • FEB 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
  • MAR 21 (Wed) 6:30 PM
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Started Tuesday
Feb 6
Portland's African American Boys: How to Be an Ally (Portland Underground Grad School)
through Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

Deadly police violence against Black men and boys sparked the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. But that violence represents a wider problem in American society: the fact that our national consciousness persists in viewing Black males through negative narratives. In this course, we will attack those narratives and ultimately become better allies to Black boys and men in Portland.

We will learn about the past, present, and future faced by Black men in Portland. We will confront society’s perceptions and biases, as well as our own, and we will consider how Black men are working to change them. We will also learn how to take personal and collective action to make a difference. In the end, we will be equipped to engage and support Black men without being another source of harm, and we'll have a concrete plan for moving forward.

Instructor: Justice Rajee is a program manager at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, serving Black young men on probation, and the Justice Subcommittee Chair for Black Male Achievement Portland. He is also the creator/host of the Ask Your Oldhead podcast.

Sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/february-2018-courses/portlands-african-american-boys-how-to-be-an-ally

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Friday
Mar 16
Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th

Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal and celebrate.

This will be a fun evening of LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES about what it means to be a refugee, immigrant and Muslim in Portland. There will also be performances of different cultural music and dances. We hope that you will join in, but you are welcome to watch and mingle.

We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard.

We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.

This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event as great as possible. We hope to have volunteers who can set up (starting at 2:30) and volunteers who can help out during the event (6-9 pm), as well as volunteers who can tear down afterwards (staying approximately until 9:30). If you are interested in volunteering in any of these time slots, please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Queer Yoga
Yoga NW

Come out to Yoga NW for Queer Yoga, a Queer safe space for folks in the LGBTQIA community to practice together. If you're looking for a place to practice where gender and identity diversity is celebrated, and alongside your community, this is the place for you. This practice is an evening Vinyasa Flow with Restorative elements, and we'll also be working on meditation and breath work for mental clarity and anxiety relief.

This is a queer positive, body positive space where beginners are welcome, and it's taught by a gender queer, pansexual, teacher.

Suggested donation $8. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Please only attend if you identify on the LGBTQIA spectrum.)

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Friday
Mar 16
Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206

We invite you to continue your racial equity journey...

Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity. No previous theater experience necessary.

Because we work on the intersectionality of equity, our work is heavily trauma-informed. We recognize racism as traumatic, in terms of historical trauma and internalized oppression, and as a root cause of many other inequities that result in trauma. Our co-facilitator team will strive to carry the emotional labor and burden of this work during the workshop. As people of color, we are often asked by white folks to explain equity and racism, which exploits our lived experiences and in extreme cases fetishizes those experiences; we recognize this as oppression, and do not allow for it in our workshops. However, we as your facilitators welcome your questions, welcome hard conversations, and invite you fully participate without hesitation.

In this workshop we will:

  • Recognize how racism is operationalized and baked into our laws and social policies

  • Develop a framework for understanding how race and racism operate both in our systems and our individual lives

Learning goals:

  • How to recognize moments of oppression

  • Practice interrupting oppression

  • Learn how to use equity, diversity, and inclusion language responsibly

Snacks and beverages provided. Ample free parking.

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Started Monday
Jan 15
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

January 15- June 28, 2018

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and white.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

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Sunday
Mar 4
Radiance of Resistance Documentary Screening
MET (Muslim Educational Trust), Tigard

Join us for a screening of the documentary Radiance of Resistance. It tells the story of Janna Ayyad, 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi,14 years old, who live under occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film will take an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance.

Meet the star of the documentary, Jana Ayyad and her uncle Bilal Tamimi from Palestine, as well as the filmmakers, Jesse Locke and Jesse Roberts for a Q&A after the screening.

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkley's
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon

Join us at Resist Trump Tuesday to speak out to Senate staff, share your stories, influence our Senators and connect with other Resisters. Democracy: Use it or Lose It! Show up for Democracy.

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Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Position 2
First Unitarian, 1211 SW Main

The Democratic Socialist of America Portland Chapter, The Multnomah County Democrats Community Action Committee, Portland’s Resistance, and The Oregon Working Families Party will be co-hosting forums for four important races in the upcoming May elections. While May elections often see lower voter turnout, engagement, and coverage, they are in many cases even more important than November elections. Our organizations are unified in resistance of the federal administration and hope to hold events in that shared spirit. Our country is at a crossroads and Oregon voters need to know the vision that candidates have for our region’s future.

Current candidates invited to this forum are:

  • Julia Degraw
  • Nick Fish

The forums will be every Tuesday in February at different locations throughout the City.

  • February 6, 2018: Oregon State Senate District 24
  • February 13, 2018: Multnomah County Commissioner Position 2
  • February 20, 2018: Portland City Council Position 3
  • February 27, 2018: Portland City Council Position 2

More details will be released in the following weeks. We look forward to providing a platform for our varied communities to be heard in these elections.

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Monday
Feb 26
Revolution Comedy: A Benefit for HomePDX
Curious Comedy Theater

On Monday, February 26, we're throwing a benefit for the people of HomePDX, an organization which shares meals, hope and supplies with the houseless community, with support from the very best of the NW comedy scene, including Jake Silberman, Milan Patel, Corina Lucas and Shain Brendan!

Tickets are $5 which helps fund the operating costs of the theater. We also suggest a $10 donation which we can take at donation stations set up at the show. Our performers are volunteering their time so feel free to bring a couple bucks for the tip bucket at the end of the show

Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK Boulevard.

Doors at 6:30p, show starts at 7:00p, and ends by 8:30p.

All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery!

www.andiemaincomedy.com www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX

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Sunday
Apr 8
Second Sunday: Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park

Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act and the publication of Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, local researchers are uncovering and analyzing new sources related to the history of housing segregation — and resistance to that discrimination — in Portland, Oregon. Through a roundtable of short presentations, the audience will learn about the Black community’s creative tactics in resistance to housing discrimination, how the Portland Housing Bureau used zoning to promote segregation or integration, ways Portland laws and policies created and enforced de jure racial segregation, and how realtors supported segregation through restrictive covenants in housing deeds.

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Started Tuesday
Feb 6
Ship Books to Prisoners! Volunteer with us!
through In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth

Established in 1973, Books to Prisoners began in Seattle and has expanded to Olympia and Portland. Together, the group sends books to prisoners every month, delivering thousands of materials over the years. Books change lives and you can aid in supporting the continued education of folks who are incarcerated by volunteering and donating.

Every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm at In Other Words, volunteers gather to ship approximately 20 books to people across the country. Drop in to help package or drop off high-need donations including paper-back books, journals, dictionaries, packaging tape, and standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Can’t make it in person?

You can send funds via Paypal to help cover the $300 monthly expenses at bookstoprisoners@riseup.net. For more info or questions, send an email to bookstoprisoners@riseup.net, or send us a message here on FB.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Shipping Tuesday Nights

February 2018

  • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March 2018

  • TUE, 6 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 2018

  • TUE, 3 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 10 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 17 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 24 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

May 2018

  • TUE, 1 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 8 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 15 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 22 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • TUE, 29 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

June 2018

  • TUE, 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Saturday
Mar 10
Social Change for Social Justice Saturdays
Woodlawn Methodist Church, 1425 NE Dekum

Our Second Saturday organizing events will now be hosted in Northeast Portland at the Woodlawn MIC our new residence for Social Justice outreach and education based organizing. Join us for the inaugural meeting !!! More Space and a Brand New Year

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jan 31
  • WED, Feb 28
  • WED, Mar 28
  • WED, Apr 25
  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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Wednesday
Mar 28
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jan 31
  • WED, Feb 28
  • WED, Mar 28
  • WED, Apr 25
  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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Wednesday
Apr 25
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, May 30
  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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Wednesday
May 30
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jun 27
  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
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Wednesday
Jun 27
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Wednesday
Jul 25
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Jul 25
  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Wednesday
Aug 29
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Aug 29
  • WED, Sep 26
  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Wednesday
Sep 26
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

NO Meeting in December.

Upcoming dates:

  • WED, Oct 31
Website
Wednesday
Oct 31
Task Force Monthly Meeting (Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County)
YWCA Clark County

Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA meets the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:45am at the YWCA Clark County.

Speakers, Networking and Resources.

Website
Thursday
Mar 8
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
Apr 12
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • May 10
  • June 14
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Thursday
May 10
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Future Dates (all Thursdays):

  • June 14
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Thursday
Jun 14
Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith.

Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

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Started Thursday
Feb 22
The Christians, a play benefitting Water1st International
through First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm
Feb. 25 @ 3pm
Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm
Mar. 3 @ 3pm

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland
1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

“This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

“[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

Ticket Prices - VIP Admission
$40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

General Admission
Adults $20
Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

Groups of 10 or more
$12 per ticket

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Thursday
Apr 19
The Color of Law with Richard Rothstein
Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta

Tickets are $10 and space is limited; purchase today at https://rothstein.brownpapertickets.com/

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the 100 notable books of 2017, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is an explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide. Join us for an evening with the author, who will discuss the findings described in his new book and will hold a post-lecture conversation with local expert Dr. Karen Gibson, author of “Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment, 1940–2000.”

The Color of Law documents how American cities from San Francisco to Boston became so racially divided, as federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation through a variety of policies. Those policies were supplemented by racially purposeful government programs that depressed African American incomes, making escape nearly impossible from neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage. Properties in African American neighborhoods frequently had higher assessed-to-market-value ratios, resulting in higher property tax payments. The federal government certified unions that excluded African Americans from membership, denying them full participation in the economic boom that followed World War II.

“Rothstein is brilliant and has the kind of fine understanding of the machinery of government policy as it relates to housing that I deeply envy.” —ta nehisi Coates, in The Atlantic

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). In addition to The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, he is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008); Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004); and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998).

Dr. Karen J. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. She has an M.S. in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining the Toulan School, she was a post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) at Carnegie Mellon's Department of History. Her scholarship seeks to answer questions about the political economy of racial economic inequality in the urban setting. In Portland, research topics include urban redevelopment policy; community economic development; and housing policy and neighborhood change in the Portland's historic African American community, the Albina District (1940 – present). She teaches courses on community economic development, housing, and urban studies. Her publications have appeared in Cities, Feminist Economics, Transforming Anthropology, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

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Started Saturday
Jan 20
The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
through Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema, 1932-1937

Six Week Course at Cinema 21. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

This six week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include:

  • I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),
  • Heroes for Sale (1933),
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933),
  • They Won’t Forget (1937),
  • Black Legion (1927) and
  • Marked Woman (1937).
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Saturday
Feb 24
The House on Coco Road - All African Peoples Revolutionary Party Film Series
SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

In 1979, Maurice Bishop became Prime Minister Of Grenada. In 1983, Bishop was assassinated and his body was never found. Less then a week later, Ronald Reagan ordered the military invasion of Grenada. Damani Baker uses his family home videos in telling this story, and in doing so, he exposes the lies that the Reagan administration, used as reasons for the U.S invasion. Admission is free, and snacks will be provided.

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Monday
Apr 16
The Limits of Whiteness
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

THE LIMITS OF WHITENESS: IRANIAN AMERICANS AND THE EVERYDAY POLITICS OF RACE

In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal evidence, she offers new evidence for how a “white” American immigrant group can become “brown,” and what such a transformation says about race in North America today.

Abouth the author: Born in New York City and raised in Portland, Oregon, Neda Maghbouleh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research addresses the everyday lives of racialized people, including a new study of Syrian refugees in Toronto, funded by the Government of Canada, Ministry of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

Organized by the Persian program and cosponsored by the Department of World Languages & Literatures, the Department of Sociology, and the Middle East Studies Center

Free and open to the public

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Saturday
Mar 3
The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Heritage High School, Vancouver

The Native American Parent Association of SW Washington invites you to our annual traditional pow wow to share singing, dancing, and drumming. FREE and Open to the Public. Grand entries at 1 pm and 6 pm. Arts and crafts vendors and concessions (frybread, Indian tacos, and more). Drug & alcohol free event. Vendor contact: ndnedparentsassn@gmail.com. All dancers and drummers welcome. 1st 10 Drums Paid.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
Think & Drink on Criminal Justice Alternatives
Alberta Rose Theatre

Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation about alternative systems of justice with three people who have deep knowledge of the one we have now: author and investigator Rene Denfeld; David Rogers, executive director of ACLU of Oregon; and Bobbin Singh, executive director of Oregon Justice Resource Center.

Oregon Humanities’ 2017–18 Think & Drink series features onstage conversations exploring how community organizations, corporations, and religious groups work to change the structures and policies that govern our society.

We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday
Mar 20
Together Equal Tour: Vancouver
YWCA Clark County

With our presenting partner, YWCA Clark County, we’re thrilled to announce the Vancouver stop of Together Equal: A Gender Equity Tour of Washington. Join us Tuesday, March 20, as we convene Vancouver's women leaders for a conversation about advancing leadership and economic opportunity for all women and girls.

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Tuesday
Mar 6
Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
through Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with RNW: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Would you like concrete tools to support yourself and others in responding to the trauma overwhelm of recent violent events, past violent events, and the everyday impact of racism and systemic oppression?

Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be built using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

Register here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/trauma-resiliency-3/

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Thursday
Mar 1
Workers Demand Healthcare! Fix It screening
Fort Vancouver High School

Will update full details (on FB) as they finalize

Tickets are available: http://www.wholewashington.org/workers_demand_healthcare

6:30 doors open
6:50 Welcome
7:00 Fix It Movie
8:00 Dr. Gerald Freedman
8:45 How to get involved
9:00 Sign out signature gathering forms to organizations and individuals.

Description:

ILWU Local 4 and Whole Washington team up to get Universal Healthcare for Washington State.

Renowned Economist Gerald Freedman will be our key note speaker.

Showing of the movie Fix It.

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