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Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
(503) 227-6225

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  • Friday
    Dec 1 2017
    We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA
    through
    Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

    On September 5th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program, affecting 800,000 people and making them vulnerable to deportation.

    We the Dreamers will feature:

    10 ILLUSTRATED PORTRAITS
    of DACA recipients and their stories by Heldáy de la Cruz

    SILENT AUCTION
    artwork by: Strange Dreams Art Collective
    goodies from: local organizations + businesses

    LETTERPRESS PRINTING
    with Letra Chueca Press

    MUSIC:
    DJ Suavecito
    + Special Guest

    MORE:
    Drinks, tasty food, posters for sale, and a really good time

    *Proceeds will go to organizations leading the fight to defend DACA / Immigrant Rights

    Love you all, Heldáy

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  • Monday
    Nov 27 2017
    United by Water: a film presented by the Upper Columbia United Tribes - RSVP

    Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

    RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-by-water-a-film-presented-by-the-upper-columbia-united-tribes-tickets-40040271530

    The Columbia River has a rich history rooted in the relationships between people, place, and the resources within its waters.

    On November 27, join Ecotrust for a screening of United by Water, hosted by the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT). The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents the inspiring journey of the five tribes of the Upper Columbia River to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. This story of reconnection with the Columbia River through United by Water’s Canoe Journey is an example of how, together, we can act and make a positive difference for the future of our shared ecosystem.

    • Pleaes join us for an appetizer reception from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.
    • Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q & A.

    Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.

    ABOUT THE FILM:
    United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.

    The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.

    ABOUT UCUT: The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) strives to address these issues in its work on the Columbia River on behalf of the five tribes it represents: the Spokane Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur D’Alene Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The UCUT continues to lead the way on the study of salmon reintroduction past the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams and into the Canadian waters where millions of salmon returned to spawn. A healthier Columbia River replete with strong salmon runs will benefit all people in the region and UCUT looks forward to finding partners to accomplish this goal. It is One River that is shared by many people, nations and wildlife.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 16 2017
    Second Annual Untold Stories Gala

    It is our honor to bring you this year's lineup!

    • Emcees: Carlos the Rollerblader and Jen Tam from the hit bi-monthly comedy show "You Can Do Anything"
    • Comedy by: Shilpa Joshi and Chris Johnson
    • Stories by: Elina Lim and Cameron Whitten
    • Poems by: Emilly Prado and S. Renee Mitchell
    • And to bring it all home, music by Doo Doo Funk Allstars!

    Catering: Obon ~Thank you to our~ - Drink sponsors: Tito's Handmade Vodka, New Deal Distillery, Lagunitas Brewing Co - Event sponsors: Travel Portland, Point West Credit Union, Beneficial State Bank, K&L Gates LLP, Metro - Media sponsors: KBOO Community Radio, The SnapBar

    ~~We're so lucky to be blessed by so much talent in one night. See you there!~~

    Untold Stories is Know Your City’s second annual benefit gala. This year, we will bring together over 150 guests for an unforgettable evening, including: hors d'oeuvres, drinks, performances from local talent, and a paddle raise. Untold Stories is a night to raise essential funds to further Know Your City’s programs of engaging everyday Oregonians in the history, culture, and civics of this region.

    Founded in 2009, KYC cultivates the creative capacity of communities through multidisciplinary partnerships, projects, and public programs, including tours, discussion forums, publications, youth engagement, and creative placemaking initiatives. From our inception, KYC has championed the vital role of artistic and creative expression in stimulating civic engagement, cross-cultural dialogue, and movements for social equity.

    In just 6 years, we’ve partnered with 90+ organizations to provide programs that help diverse audiences develop a strong sense of place through art, history, and culture. Notable Projects include: the Jade Journal, DeGentrifying Portland, Comics for Change, Oregon History Comics, Sing a Song of Portland, the Hidden History of Albina, PDX Social History Guide App, and the World's Largest Louie Louie Sing-a-Long.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 17 2017
    KWEL' HOY Totem Pole Journey in Portland: We Draw the Line!

    The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel again across the western United States and Canada with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

    The journey follows the 2016 decision of the Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal coal terminal at Cherry Point based on its potential impacts on the treaty fishing rights of the Lummi Nation. This tour, Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!, will celebrate victories, commemorate alliances, and prepare for the coming battles as we work together for the protection of mother earth.

    Join us in this unique, indigenous event that will connect us all to the local fights we face, like the Jordan Cove LNG proposal, with information about how to get involved. Presenters and performers will thread together our hearts and minds because what moves us is also what motivates us.

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  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Life in Behavioral Health: A Storytelling Event

    One in five adults has a mental health condition. These are our loved ones, our neighbors, our colleagues and our friends. But when care providers are exhausted and overworked, they can’t do their best work to help clients recover and heal. In today’s behavioral health system, real barriers stand in clients’ way—and many of these issues stem from the fact that workers aren’t being heard or supported. Join us in listening to the voices of those who work to meet the needs of our families and communities.

    United we heal!

    This event is free, and is open to behavioral health providers, allies, and representatives of community partner organizations.

    *Stories may contain adult language and describe traumatic events

    Register here: https://form.jotformpro.com/72627476293971

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 23 2017
    Summer Solidarity Celebration (Portland Jobs with Justice)

    There has been a lot of beautiful and much needed solidarity going around since last year's election of a presidential administration that poses a grave threat to our communities.

    Solidarity and showing up for other people's struggles is the foundation of JwJ, and we believe that the upsurge in solidarity we've seen recently is something worth celebrating. Building a movement to strengthen and defend our community against reactionary forces is long and hard work, and we all need to be sure we are taking time to relax, replenish, and have some fun so we can continue to be effective in our work.

    So let's celebrate! Join Portland Jobs with Justice for our Summer Solidarity Celebration and meet our new Executive Director, Will Layng! There will be food, alcoholic drinks for purchase, great people, and a DJ. You don't want to miss out so get your tickets now!

    RSVP and get tickets at https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/summer-solidarity-celebration?source=direct_link&

    Portland Jobs with Justice : "Kicking Ass for the Working Class!"

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    SARC 40th Anniversary Fundraiser

    Join us at this annual fundraiser to help support the continuation of services. It's SARC's 40th Anniversary this year and we need you now, more than ever.

    We have a great evening planned at the historic Ecotrust building with Moody Little Sister performing and DJ Mr. Mumu (Tilt, Valentines) to get you in the mood to donate!

    We need you, your friends & colleagues, and family to show up, have a good time while doing good for your community and win some great prizes as you donate funds to SARC. This event is free for all to attend, snacks and drinks provided!

    Stay tuned for auction and raffle details.

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