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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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Thursday
Sep 20
DeRay Mckesson
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Literary Arts welcomes internationally recognized civil rights leader DeRay Mckesson to Portland to celebrate his forthcoming book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope (publication date September 4). As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, co-founder of Campaign Zero, and host of the wildly popular podcast Pod Save the People, Mckesson is at the forefront of progressive activism around social justice.

Join Mckesson for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics. Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of Mckesson’s upcoming first book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. Mckesson will be joined by special guests for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. Each $40 ticket includes a copy of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson (a $25 value), placed at your seat.

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist, community organizer, and the host of Crooked Media’s podcast, Pod Save the People. He started his career as an educator and came to prominence for his role in documenting the Ferguson protests and the movement they birthed and for publicly advocating for justice and accountability for the victims of police violence and the end of mass incarceration. He’s spoken at venues from the White House to the Oxford Union and universities and appeared on TV shows across the political spectrum. He was named #11 on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list and Harvard’s Black Man of the Year in 2016, among his many other accolades. A leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland. On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope is his first book.

Special thanks to our event sponsor Meyer Memorial Trust and our community partners Portland State University and Self Enhancement, Inc.

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Tuesday
Aug 21
Foster Parent Info Session
Taborspace

The need for foster parents in the Portland-metro area is great. But the rewards of fostering are even greater.

On any given day, 8,000 youth are in Oregon's foster care system. Each year, youth enter foster care in need of stabilty, safety, and a renewed sense of belonging. As a Boys & Girls Aid foster parent, you will provide crucial support, shelter and healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Boys & Girls Aid welcomes dependable adults from any background, who can make long-term or short-term commitments, to apply. We serve youth aged 4-21 in placements that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Our foster parents recieve a monthly, tax-free stipend to cover the expenses of caring for youth in our foster care program.

Our Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have all persons 16 years and older in the home pass a criminal background check
  • Have at least one Oregon licensed driver in the home with a safe driving record
  • Be able to transport youth during the week as needed
  • Have a separate bedroom in the home for youth in foster care

Our Support

  • Responsive program staff available 24/7
  • Ongoing free professional training and support
  • Knowledgeable certification staff with small caseloads
  • Paid, monthly respite care
  • Monthly, tax-free stipends

Interested in attending and learning more? Sign up at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/fostercare.

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Thursday
Sep 6
Foster Parent Info Session
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th

The need for foster parents in the Portland-metro area is great. But the rewards of fostering are even greater.

On any given day, 8,000 youth are in Oregon's foster care system. Each year, youth enter foster care in need of stabilty, safety, and a renewed sense of belonging. As a Boys & Girls Aid foster parent, you will provide crucial support, shelter and healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Boys & Girls Aid welcomes dependable adults from any background, who can make long-term or short-term commitments, to apply. We serve youth aged 4-21 in placements that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Our foster parents recieve a monthly, tax-free stipend to cover the expenses of caring for youth in our foster care program.

Our Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have all persons 16 years and older in the home pass a criminal background check
  • Have at least one Oregon licensed driver in the home with a safe driving record
  • Be able to transport youth during the week as needed
  • Have a separate bedroom in the home for youth in foster care

Our Support

  • Responsive program staff available 24/7
  • Ongoing free professional training and support
  • Knowledgeable certification staff with small caseloads
  • Paid, monthly respite care
  • Monthly, tax-free stipends

Interested in attending and learning more? Sign up at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/fostercare.

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Tuesday
Sep 25
Foster Parent Info Session at Kennedy School
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

The need for foster parents in the Portland-metro area is great. But the rewards of fostering are even greater.

On any given day, 8,000 youth are in Oregon's foster care system. Each year, youth enter foster care in need of stabilty, safety, and a renewed sense of belonging. As a Boys & Girls Aid foster parent, you will provide crucial support, shelter and healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Boys & Girls Aid welcomes dependable adults from any background, who can make long-term or short-term commitments, to apply. We serve youth aged 4-21 in placements that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Our foster parents recieve a monthly, tax-free stipend to cover the expenses of caring for youth in our foster care program.

Our Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have all persons 16 years and older in the home pass a criminal background check
  • Have at least one Oregon licensed driver in the home with a safe driving record
  • Be able to transport youth during the week as needed
  • Have a separate bedroom in the home for youth in foster care

Our Support

  • Responsive program staff available 24/7
  • Ongoing free professional training and support
  • Knowledgeable certification staff with small caseloads
  • Paid, monthly respite care
  • Monthly, tax-free stipends

Interested in attending and learning more? Sign up at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/fostercare.

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
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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
Sep 15
Musical History Tour PDX
Community Music Center

A musical exploration of history and current events with David Rovics.

In more detail:

It seems to me that in order to understand the world we live in now, we have to know how we got here. In order to have any idea of where were going, we need to know where weve been. We need to know our own history the history of the social movements, uprisings, invasions, coups, economic bubbles, stock market crashes and other events that have shaped our societies and created the world we live in today. The more we know about key events of the past often events that the powers-that-be would prefer we forgot about completely the more the world around us becomes a comprehensible place, existing not just in the three dimensions of the physical world, but in the dimension of time as well.

There are many ways to learn history ways that can be a lot of fun, as well as educational. I have a Musical History section of my website dedicated to using songs as well as prose to introduce people to important events in world history. With the Musical History Tour, Ill be taking that act on the road. Concerts (we can still call them concerts even if Im talking more than usual in between the songs) will be appropriate for any adult or teen audience, and will seek to use historical anecdotes as a means of addressing the present moment.

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Thursday
Aug 16
Peace of the City Summer Film Series presents premiere of acclaimed environmental film "The DeVille We Know"
The Armory

Please join us for the final event of the Peace of the City Summer Film Series 2018 at The Armory in downtown Portland!

The Devil We Know (Dir. Stephanie Soeftig, 2018) 1 hr. 35 min. The Armory 128 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 Please purchase tickets HERE

Featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Hot Docs 2018, The Devil We Know unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time as it traces a group of citizens in West Virginia who take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping the toxic chemical behind Teflon and Gore-Tex--now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans--into the drinking water supply.

This special film premiere will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jen Coleman of the Oregon Environmental Council and other local experts.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in our 150-seat cinema. A limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception, are also available. Please purchase advance tickets at peaceofthecity.com/tickets. Cash-only tickets can be purchased at the box office the night of the screening subject to availability.

“A blood-boiling eco-doc whose story is far from over.”--Hollywood Reporter “A riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice.”--Variety

Presented by Film Sprout and NW Documentary, the Peace of the City Film Series is a summer documentary film series hosted at The Armory in Portland, OR, co-directed by Film Sprout founder Caitlin Boyle and Jill Schnitzer Edelson. A forum for true stories that can entertain as they educate and inspire, the series showcases the best work of the social-issue documentary film community in the United States, which upholds a tradition of investigating, observing and translating the most pressing social issues of our time.

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Tuesday
Aug 21
Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkley's
Senator Jeff Merkley's Portland Office

Join us to meet with Senator Merkley's staff. We will thank him for defending our democracy and ask him to take further action to protect our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

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Tuesday
Aug 28
Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Wyden's
Senator Wyden's in Portland, 911 Federal Building, 911 NE 11th

Research says that following the news will make you sick. Joining with others to speak out is the cure. Join us to speak with Senator Wyden's staff on the top issues of the day.

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Saturday
Sep 8
Serbian Fest Portland 2018
through Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church

Please join us for the 12th Annual Serbian Festival on September 8th & 9th. This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.

Delicious Serbian Food: BBQ, Roast Pig and Lamb, Desserts; Live Music, National Dance, Beer and Wine, Kid's Activities...and much more.

ALL AGES / FREE EVENT!

Saturday, September 8 11am - 10pm Sunday, September 9 11am - 6pm

Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church 11447 SE 27th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97222

Taste. Experience. Discover. The culture of Serbia.

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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
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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
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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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