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SEIU Local 503

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

at Holgate.

Future events happening here

  • 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 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


Past events that happened here

  • 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.