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SEIU Local 503

6401 SE Foster Road, at Holgate
Portland, OR 97206, US (map)
(503) 408-4090

at Holgate.

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Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Democratic Socialists Single Payer Canvass! - rsvp

    SEIU Local 503

    Come spend a Sunday helping The Democratic Socialists of America building the movement for single payer healthcare! We'll train everybody up on how to canvass, have them pair into two person canvass teams, load up into cars, and head out to the turfs. We will be canvassing in neighborhoods in the East Portland area. If you for some reason aren't able to knock on doors but want to get involved, fill out the RSVP form and we'll find important work for you to do!

    RSVP form link: https://goo.gl/forms/jKtTgKHlMQQK2Z4Y2

  • Sunday
    Oct 8 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists of America General Meeting

    SEIU Local 503

    We're headed back to SEIU 503 on SE Foster!

    New member orientation at 1:10.

    Childcare is available! Please contact Ben Chatterton at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

  • Sunday
    Aug 13 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists of America General Meeting

    SEIU Local 503

    New member orientation at 1:10pm

    Childcare will be available! Please contact Ben at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

    Portland Democratic Socialists of America is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

  • Monday
    Jun 5 2017
    Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability 3: Interrupting Oppression

    SEIU Local 503

    Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability #3: Interrupting Oppression and Violence

    Join us Monday, May 29th at 6:30 pm for our third men's assembly. This event will be led by WOC anti-oppression facilitator May Cat. We will be getting in groups and practicing tactics for interrupting oppression. Leave with the knowledge of what to say when violence is happening around you, and how to help stop gender and race-based violence as it's happening.

    Due to the low compensation our panelist received at the last men's assembly (only $30 after retraumatizing themselves with stories of survival, YIKES), we will be charging for tickets to ensure that our panelists get paid. Please pay as much as you can -- consider that people get into $40,000 of debt to get the resources and education that femmes are providing, and pay what it's worth to you.

    If you cannot pay, message the Men's Assembly for Collective Accountability facebook page for work trade. You can also sign up for a sponsored seat, which will only be granted if other men pay for it.

    This event is open to people of all genders, and is meant to give folks who benefit from the patriarchy a chance to learn to be better under the guidance of femmes of color. We strongly encourage nonmen who are attending not to sponsor a seat: caretaking is feminized labor, and men are often enabled not to take care of each other. Those tickets are strictly to give men a platform to step up.

    Woman and woman aligned POC who would like to attend are invited to attend for free. Message the men's assembly to get on the a code.


    Childcare and food will be provided

  • Sunday
    May 21 2017
    Portland Assembly – Towards Dual Power

    SEIU Local 503

    With regular spokescouncil meetings at the start of each month and our city-wide assemblies at the end, Portland Assembly moves deeper into the politics of neighborhood organizing and our municipal libertarian critique of power. Come learn about upcoming actions and help us plan for summer.

    Join us May 21st for another Assembly where you can join a neighborhood action council, get debriefed from the spokescouncil, learn critical information from the frontline community council and/or join the infrastructure committes!

    To find out where your nearest neighborhood action council is right now, click here: https://portlandassembly.com/community/nac-map/

    Much like our last assembly with the Inclusivity Practice training (Thanks so much Vo!!), the education committee and frontline council hope to regularly use the Assembly as an opportunity to grow a common language and our historical knowledge. More information on the training to be posted.

    Additionally, the asset-based breakout group is a great place to help the infrastructure team grow or sustain the projects it takes to make Portland Assembly possible. To learn more about joining the infrastructure, email us at PortlandAssembly@protonmail.com

    As usual, we all love to eat so please bring food or drink if you can spare.

    We offer: - an ADA accessible venue - Food and Drinks (yes, Coffee) - Childcare — please contact beforehand, if possible. - Tabling — contact us, if interested.

  • Sunday
    Apr 30 2017
    Canvass Training w/ BerniePDX & PDX DSA

    SEIU Local 503

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

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

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

  • Friday
    Apr 28 2017
    Portland May Day Prop Night & Potluck!

    SEIU Local 503

    Come break bread with us as at our evening potluck as we examine the origins of May Day and discuss it's connection to the struggle for genuine liberation in the Philippines and the world over! Unite with us in our struggle against capitalism and imperialism, and join us in creating revolutionary prop work for this coming May Day!

    This contingent is part of the #MayDayPDX #WorkersUnite political education campaign, connecting the struggles of organizations working in Oregon to the history and enduring legacy of International Workers Day (better known as May Day). Join us and rise up in solidarity!

    MayDayPDX #JustPeacePH #ICHRPPeaceTour2017 #PortlandCHRP #GABPDX #ABPDX

    SEIU 503 is ADA accessible and has a gender equal restroom.

    Questions or Concerns? Please leave us a comment below!

    About JustPeacePH:

    JustPeacePH is an international platform which supports peace in the Philippines. It has special emphasis in reaching out to individuals, organizations, and institutions which have advocacies on peace and issue-based people's concerns in various capacities outside of the country. In particular, JustPeacePH aims to seek support from individuals and organizations in multilateral organizations, people's organizations, civil society organizations, academia, development institutions as well as governments.

    The overall objective of JustPeacePH is:

    1) to create an international network or platform to support peace in the Philippines

    2) to support the Filipino people's aspirations for just and lasting peace.

  • Sunday
    Apr 2 2017
    Portland DSA Presents "Being There": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    SEIU Local 503

    The feminist branch of Portland Democratic Socialists of America presents "Being There,” a documentary short film directed by Jan Haaken that features the work of abortion providers in Portland, Oregon, and tells the story of their ties to the larger medical community. Guided by anti-stigma research, the film shows how abortion is part of a continuum of care and how anti-abortion stigma within the health care system affects the lives of providers, many of whom are viewed as "rogue physicians" in their professional fields.

    The event will take place on Sunday, April 2nd, from 7-9pm at SEIU 503: 6401 SE Foster Rd, Portland. Childcare will be provided free of charge on site.

    Following the screening of the film, there will be a moderated discussion featuring a panel of activists and the filmmaker to explore different feminist politics around abortion rights, some of the history of organizing around reproductive rights in Oregon, looking at reproductive healthcare through an intersectional/social justice lens, and the current campaign around Oregon HB 3391—a bill endorsed by DSA that also is part of a national movement for reproductive justice.


    Stephanie DeGooyer, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Genders Studies at Willamette University.


    Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist, and documentary filmmaker. She has published extensively in the areas of psychoanalysis and feminism, the history of psychiatric diagnosis, the psychology of storytelling, group responses to violence and the dynamics of social change. She is currently working on a series of documentary films focused on reproductive health care internationally.

    Johanna Brenner is an American feminist and sociologist whose writing and thought is in the socialist-feminist vein. In 1981 she began teaching in the sociology department at Portland State University where she served from 1982 to 2005 as coordinator of its women's studies program. She is now emeritus professor. Brenner has contributed to New Left Review, Monthly Review and other periodicals. In 1993 she worked with Catherine Sameh and Kathryn Tetrick to open In Other Words Women's Books and Resources.

    Cordella Hopson is an activist and social worker who has a long history of organizing around childcare and communities of color in Portland. She has worked with the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform to advocate for community oversight as well as Self Enhancement, Inc., a non-profit that is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their full potential through academic, sports, wellness and job shadowing programs.

    Zeenia Junkeer is the Director of Equity and Community Engagement for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and a primary care Naturopathic physician, working to identify ways to make health care more accessible for communities of color through the practice of culturally affirming and responsive care. Junkeer describes her work as “at the intersection of advocating for equitable preventative health and wellness practices and culturally appropriate support for communities disproportionately affected by poverty, marginalization and oppression.”

    The Portland Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is part of the country’s largest socialist organization. We seek to build progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in the Portland-metro area and in coalition with socialists across Oregon. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.

  • Sunday
    Feb 19 2017
    KUMAIN KA NA? A Revolutionary Dinner Date

    SEIU Local 503

    Join GABRIELA Portland for a fundraiser dinner to celebrate revolutionary love and One Billion Rising for Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women. We will share poetry, song and dance, and uplift the voices of women in our communities. We invite you to this traditional Filipino Kamayan Style (eat w/your hands!) dinner to break bread and envision a world where all women are safe and free!

    All funds will help support members of GABRIELA Portland attend an International Solidarity Mission Trip to the Philippines this summer.

  • Sunday
    Feb 12 2017
    Portland DSA Chapter Meeting

    SEIU Local 503

    UPDATE: CHILDCARE will be provided! Please let Ben know how many kids you might bring and general ages so we know what to plan for. ben.chatterton /// at /// gmail

    ANOTHER UPDATE! We're having a new/prospective member orientation at 1:10pm so show up early if you can!

    Agenda will include nominations of officers by full members. For more information about DSA or to join go to www.dsausa.org/ .

    Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.