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Tuesday
Jan 22, 2019
Women's March on Portland 2019
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

We understand most of us we will be marching on city land. We acknowledge that this country was founded on Plymouth rock and subjugation that continues to sit there (like rocks do) with seemingly impossible intersections and clefts. We own that history will continue to repeat itself until we are willing to listen and support churros and burritos fighting for their very existence. We pledge to keep learning, putting our bodies in the street, and wade through pudding imperfectly. We choose struggle together and for each other despite consequences and fear of tyrannosaurs.

"The Women's March on Washington convened a broad and diverse group of leaders to produce an intersectional platform known as the Unity Principles. Representing a new understanding of the connected nature of our struggles and a vision of our collective liberation, the Unity Principles continue to be a guiding light for our movement.

We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.

ENDING VIOLENCE

Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.

LGBTQIA2S RIGHTS

We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.

WORKER’S RIGHTS

We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers – including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers - must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.

CIVIL RIGHTS

We believe Civil Rights are our birthright, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability. We believe it is time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

DISABILITY RIGHTS

We believe that all women’s issues are issues faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. As mothers, sisters, daughters, and contributing members of this great nation, we seek to break barriers to access, inclusion, independence, and the full enjoyment of citizenship at home and around the world. We strive to be fully included in and contribute to all aspects of American life, economy, and culture.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health."

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Wednesday
Oct 24
A Community Dialouge: Domestic Violence in Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color
IRCO

Featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Timmons and culturally specific workshops, this multifaceted event will center the conversation around DV in Indigenous, Black, and communities of color.

This workshop is FREE and open to all.

Registration is strongly encouraged as this will help us to set up for the correct number and to make sure that we have refreshments for all.

Current workshops include:

– Supporting BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) LGBTQ+ DV survivors – An Afrocentric Approach to Supporting Survivors – Working with Native Survivors – Supporting Latinx Survivors – Supporting API (Asian Pacific Islander) Survivors – Working Outside the System: Seeking and providing safety and support when the system isn’t safe or services inaccessible

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Thursday
Oct 18
An Evening with Shaka Senghor: Transformation and Second Chances
Eliot Center Chapel, First Unitarian Portland

The Pathfinder Network welcomes Shaka Senghor to Portland for a special event in honor of our 25th anniversary. Shaka Senghor will share his personal story of transformation and second chances.

Presented in partnership with "Ending the New Jim Crow”—A Social Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Portland, the event will include a talk by Shaka Senghor, followed by a reception with his book, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison” available for sale and signing.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available on a sliding fee scale with a suggested donation of $10-$25 and free for justice system-impacted community members. Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite or at the door. RSVP is encouraged.

Funds raised at this event will help support the reentry services we provide at no cost to justice system-impacted individuals and their families at our Center for Family Success in East Multnomah County.

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Wednesday
Oct 31
Boo ICE
Boo ICE

We are creating space this Halloween at Holladay Park with a festive hang out space to educate communities of the Lloyd District about immigration policies and the abuses of I.C.E.

We firmly believe I.C.E. should be abolished because any organization that exploits asylum seekers, does Irreparable harm onto children and forcibly separates families doesn't have the right to exercise power. Abolish I.C.E.!

Expect an information table, some educational workshops and food!

Dress for the occasion!

Use MAX to arrive!

Good parking is available in the close vicinity!

Whose park!

Expect more updates!

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Wednesday
Oct 24
Building an Organizational Equity Plan
Multicultural Service Center

In this training we look at strategies used in Building Organizational Equity Plans. This may include: Processing Past Issues and Moving Forward Collectively; Internal and external strategies; Familiarizing leadership with effectiveness and practice around a Strategic Plan; inclusion framework; recommendations from Staff Inclusion committees, and an organizational Equity Lens; Trouble-shooting: Identifying Areas of Need; Outreach, Programming, Recruiting, Structural or other Community-Building practices organizationally; Reflective exercises throughout the workshop; and lastly Adding or revising policies, procedures and practices.

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Thursday
Nov 15
Dynamics of Poverty
East County Building Blue Lake Room

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability. We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

This information will translate into implications for service providers who as result of this workshop will be better equipped to provide more responsive and relevant services, and have time to practice communication skills that are effective in working with people from all income backgrounds. Finally, participants will explore and identify opportunities to join in efforts to end poverty.

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Saturday
Oct 27
How to recover your sanity and learn why "Resist" is so idiotic
Behind the fountain adjacent to Saturday Market by the waterfront in Portland

Come and learn why "Resist" is such a sham, and why you're being played by forces far greater than you, to attempt to bring down the great Trump Revolution. The fools who play the "resist" game are merely pawns being played, yet they apparently don't realize it.

President Trump has done more to improve life in this country in a short 2 years, than the lackey Obama even came close to in his 8 misbegotten years. Come and learn how he is working tirelessly to blow away the shackles on your livelihood that have grown from the previous 8 years of total pathetic mismanagement of our country.

"Recovered" resisters have learned how foolish they look, how pointless their efforts have been, and how far off the tracks they really were. And they're ready to educate you.

We'll have some recovered resisters at the rally who will give a short talk on their enlightenment, and then we'll entertain a Q&A session for a brief time.

Please - bring your open-minded intelligent curiosity and join us! You'll soon realize how stupid "Resist" really is.

Tuesday
Oct 30
Impacts of Trauma
Multicultural Service Center

This class offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Trauma Informed Care. We will explore impacts of trauma and the science behind this framework for providing care that puts the lived experience of individuals in their communities at its center.

Participants will:

Learn definitions of Trauma Informed Care and core principles. Review the science behind Trauma Informed Care and gain understanding of impacts of trauma. Learn about and discuss application of TIC in different settings. Connect concepts of parallel processes for survivors of trauma, providers, organizations and communities.

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Thursday
Oct 18
Intercultural Foundations
Multicultural Service Center

Intercultural sensitivity is essential for effective clinical work. The field of intercultural communication provides a solid framework for strengthening our ability to engage with difference and diversity across situations. The developmental model used in intercultural communication also pinpoints where we may be getting stuck or observing others getting stuck around these issues in a non-shaming way.

North American mental health practitioners tend to have specific ways they define “good” communication and conflict resolution (e.g., “I feel” statements, direct processing, assertive communication). However, we cannot always assume our standards are universal or right, especially since culture is embedded in our communication and embodied within us in ways we often do not realize. Increasing our ability to build relationships and navigate conflict and culture are critical for effectiveness in our work and truly connecting with others.

This workshop is designed to introduce a couple of key intercultural communication theories and concepts, and then apply them. The importance of integrating intercultural communication work with social justice perspectives will also be emphasized.

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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
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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/

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Thursday
Oct 25
Meet "Antifa Comic Book" Author Gord Hill aka Zig Zag
Dismantle Change Build Center (DCBC)

A talk by Gord Hill the author of the recently released graphic novel, The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements. 

About the author: Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation from what is now called the BC region and a writer, artist, and avowed anticolonialist/anticapitalist. He commonly adopts the name Zig Zag. 

His website is https://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/about/

His newest work is called The Antifa Comic Book published by Arsenal Pulp Press. http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=483

About the book: The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, North Carolina in the summer of 2017 linger in the mind, but so do those of the passionate protestors who risked their lives to do the right thing. In this stirring graphic non-fiction book by the acclaimed author of The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, Gord Hill looks at the history of fascism over the last 100 years, and the concurrent antifa movements that work fastidiously to topple it.

Fascism is a relatively new political ideology and movement, yet in its short history some of the greatest atrocities against humanity have been carried out in its name. Its poisonous roots have taken hold in every region of the world, from its beginnings in post-World War I Italy, through Nazi Germany, Franco’s Spain, and the KKK in America. And today, emboldened by the American president, fascism is alive and well again. At the same time, antifa activists have proven, through history and again today, that the spirit of resistance is alive and well, and necessary.

In The Antifa Comic Book, Gord Hill documents these powerful moments of conflict and confrontation with a perceptive eye and a powerful sense of resolve.

Childcare will be provided Hosted by: Rose City Antifa https://www.rosecityantifa.org/

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Saturday
Oct 20
Seminar: How to make Liberal Heads Explode, pt. 4
Park Blocks by Smith Center

A discussion panel covering various and effective ways of truly pissing off idiot liberals by pointing out the uselessness of their existance.

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.

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Thursday
Oct 25
Theater of Dissent: A Night of Comedy
Unitarian Univeralist Church 1685 W 13th Ave Eugene, Oregon

LDC’s 3rd Annual Theater of Dissent! Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

News got you down? Need a laugh? Join us for a night of comedy with a superb line up of Oregon comedians!

Featuring comedy from: Corina Lucas Chris Johnson Brittany Osland Tim Ledwith Hosted by Emma Jonas

Join the Civil Liberties Defense Center, local business supporters, and community members for an evening of fun, friends, comedy and philanthropy. Silent auction, open bar, dinner, & dessert!

When: Thursday, October 25th 6pm-9pm Where: 1685 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 Tickets: $50 and a table for 8 is $350.

Get individual tickets here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-individual-ticket/

Get a table for 8 here: https://cldc.org/product/theater-of-dissent-2018-table/

Drinks Provided by: Sam Bond's Brewing Co. Oakshire Brewing Ninkasi Brewing Brigadoon Winery

Auction Items: Cornbread Cafe - Organic Vegan Comfort Food As You Like It - The Pleasure Shop Deep Woods Distillery Ninkasi Brewing Yogi Winter Green Farm Sundance Natural Foods

We are also looking for groups & business the sponsor the event or donate auction items. Find out more here: https://cldc.org/news/theater-of-dissent-sponsorship/

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Monday
Dec 10
Trauma Informed Care
Multicultural Service Center

This interactive workshop focuses on trauma-informed services. We will explore the intersectional framework for providing services that support healing and honor the resilience’s inherent in survivors lived experiences and their communities.

PARTICIPANTS WILL: Define Trauma Informed Services, Understanding Trauma and Its Effects, Define intersectionality framework for TIC, Principles for Implementing Trauma-Informed Services, Challenges & Strengths, Best Practices

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Sunday
Oct 28
Women's Voting Brunch
Lagunitas Community Room

Join us for an engaging presentation and lively discussion about initiatives that will appear on Oregonian’s ballots in November. This event is being co-sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW), League of Women Voters and the Oregon Women Equity Coalition (OWEC).

On the agenda this year is:

Measure 106 (to prohibit public funding for abortion) Measure 105 (to repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary status) Measure 103 (to ban taxing groceries) Measure 104 (defines revenue for the 3/5th vote requirement) State and Regional Housing initiatuves

Brunch and drinks will be served. Space is limited to the first 150 guests. Reserve your spot today!

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Thursday
Nov 8
Working with Latina Survivors
Multicultural Service Center

This workshop will address barriers and challenges immigrant women face when accessing services, conversations about gender norms and female roles in Latino Families, and understanding the need for cultural focus and sensitivity when serving Latina survivors.

Participants will understand barriers and access to services, the importance of communication styles, and address cultural needs beyond bilingual intentions.

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Saturday
Oct 20
Wretched of the Earth Mexico Tour Kick Off!
Black Water

Wretched of the Earth Meixco tour kick off show! with Aütocracy, Vendetta, & Visions.

Saturday October 20th

Blackwater Bar(NE 9th & Broadway)

Doors open at 7pm. Bands at 8pm. Show will be over by 11pm

$7-$10 Part of the door will support Rose City Antifa

Aütocracy https://m.facebook.com/A%C3%BCtocracy-552011205170210/

Vendetta https://m.facebook.com/Vendetta-489383481394487/

Visions ://m.facebook.com/visionspdx

Wretched of the Earth https://m.facebook.com/WretchedoftheEarth

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