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SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster at Holgate

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

at Holgate.

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Parking lot available. Ring bell at main entrance if door is locked. Accessible entrance located at the south side of building.

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Past events that happened here

  • Saturday
    Feb 24 2018
    The House on Coco Road - All African Peoples Revolutionary Party Film Series

    In 1979, Maurice Bishop became Prime Minister Of Grenada. In 1983, Bishop was assassinated and his body was never found. Less then a week later, Ronald Reagan ordered the military invasion of Grenada. Damani Baker uses his family home videos in telling this story, and in doing so, he exposes the lies that the Reagan administration, used as reasons for the U.S invasion. Admission is free, and snacks will be provided.

  • Tuesday
    Feb 13 2018
    Silvia Federici: #MeToo and New Forms of Capital Accumulation

    Silvia Federici: "#MeToo and the New Forms of Capital Accumulation"

    Across the world, in the wake of the restructuring of the global economy, violence against women has increased both quantitatively and qualitatively. More women are murdered and assaulted and in more brutal ways in and out of their homes. In her presentation, Federici examines the relation between this intensification of violence against women and the new forms of capitalist accumulation, reflecting on their significance for the struggle that women must make to resist this violence and create a more just society.

    Lecture with discussion to follow. $5 suggested donation to help cover costs of expenses, no one turned way for lack of funds.

    Dr. Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the co-founders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for Wages For Housework (WFH). In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti-death penalty movement. She is one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and educational systems. From 1987 to 2005 she taught international studies, women studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. All through these years she has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies, Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, KBOO Radio, the PDX IWW General Defense Committee, Portland State University Faculty Association - AFT, Portland Democratic Socialists of America, and other radical organizations.

  • Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    Yes on Measure 101: Portland MLK Day of Service Canvass!

    REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

    Just over a week before Election Day on January 23rd, join the Yes for Healthcare team in Portland for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15! It’s going to be our biggest event yet!

    We’ll rally and then knock doors across the city to let Portlanders know to vote #YesOn101, because EVERY Oregonian deserves access to healthcare.

    We need hundreds of supporters to join us, so please share and invite friends! Everyone is welcome, including first-timers! A short training and all materials will be provided.

  • Sunday
    Jan 14 2018
    Senator Jeff Merkley: Yes on Measure 101 Canvass

    REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

    Senator Jeff Merkley will be joining us on Sunday, 1/14 at 10:00AM to kick-off day two of our three-day weekend of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Senator Merkley is a long-time champion for working families and affordable healthcare. He's stood up for Oregonians time and again, and now he's doing his part to pass #YesOn101 this January! With less than ten days from Election Day on January 23, the weekend of 1/13-1/15 will be a critical time to knock doors across the city to let Oregonians know to vote YES on Measure 101, because EVERYBODY deserves access to healthcare.

    We need hundreds of supporters to join us, so please share and invite friends! Everyone is welcome, including first-timers! A short training, snacks and all materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 9 2018
    RCI Housing Inventory Training

    Can't make this training but want to help? Email allen@realchoiceoregon.com

    The Real Choice Initiative is a rights-based approach to housing justice for people with disabilities. Simply put, people with disabilities are excluded from suitable housing because of a lack of accessible units rented at prices that are sustainable for people who are often on fixed income and live below the poverty line. Our approach challenges structural barriers to living independently while identifying existing accessible housing opportunities and supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals.

    We now have a compiled dataset to work from to identify accessible housing in Multnomah County!

    The dataset gives us a starting point from which to call property managers and management companies to determine the existence and availability of accessible units in publicly subsidized buildings. With this information, RCI will be able to connect people with disabilities to suitable housing, meeting a big need in our community.

    It is time to start making calls. We are hosting a training on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at SEIU 503 (6401 SE Foster Rd.) The training will outline the process we'll use for collecting the information and review the script for calling property managers.

  • Saturday
    Dec 16 2017
    Portland DSA Canvass for Measure 101

    Come spend a Saturday helping The Democratic Socialists of America and Yes on Healthcare defend 350,000 vulnerable Oregonians from losing healthcare by spreading the word on Measure 101 coming up in this January's special election, as well as building the movement for single payer healthcare! We'll be working with the yes on Measure 101 folks to train everybody up on how to canvass, get our terf, load up into cars, and head out to knock doors. 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!


  • Sunday
    Dec 10 2017
    Do You Hear the People Sing? A Concert and People's Forum (ICHRP PNW)

    A Concert and People's Forum - International Coalition for Human RIghts in the Philippines,-Pacific North West (ICHRP PNW)

    PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines along with PUSO Seattle and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS (a part of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)) are excited to announce that this year's international human rights day celebrations will be a launching of a new alliance!

    Join us on December 10 (d10) as member organizations of the International Coalition for Human RIghts in the Philippines,-Pacific North West (ICHRP PNW) will be hosting a concert and people's forum to officially launch this new solidarity formation.

    ICHRP PNW Chapter Founding Organizations & Individuals include:

    • PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
    • People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS
    • PUSO Seattle
    • Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition
    • Anti Imperialist Portland - AIP
    • Trisha Fey Yoga
    • Got Green
    • Father Jaime Case of St. Luke's Vancouver Episcopal Church

    and many more! Interested in joining ICHRP PNW? Please send us a message in our Facebook page or email ichrp.pnw@gmail.com.

    This event will include:


    • Dphn Jean - Spoken Word Artist, GABRIELA Portland
    • Troy Osaki - Spoken Word Artist, Anakbayan Seattle
    • Ian Christensen - Willamette Week #2 Jazz Album in Portland
    • Richard Arcelo - Musician, Anakbayan Seattle


    • Arthur Braud
    • M3AT
    • Eryn Tehan


    Bishop Reuel Marigza - General Secretary of United Church of Christ in the Philippines and staunch Defender of Human Rights in the midst of Duterte's vicious drug war.


    • Food
    • SIlent Auction Items
    • Food
    • Live Music
    • Local ICHRP member organizations and allies
    • and much, much more.

    Follow this event to stay upo to date as more details are confirmed. and be sure to donate to ICHRP fundraising and campaigns, at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/ready-set-launch-ichrp-us

  • Monday
    Nov 20 2017
    Trish Hinojosa, A Night in Solidarity with PCUN

    Join PCUN in their Night in Solidarity, featuring Nationally Renowned Tejana/Latina singer and song-writer; Trish Hinojosa.

    ADMISSION COST: $15 (Benefit for PCUN)
    6:30PM- Bajo Salario
    7:15PM Trish Hinojosa Trio Concert
    For more information contact PCUN: 503.989.0073

    Based in Woodburn, Oregon, the center of Oregon’s agricultural industry, PCUN-Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), is Oregon’s farmworkers union and largest Latino organization in the state. Founded in 1985 by 80 farmworkers, PCUN has since registered more than 6,000 members, 98% of which are Mexican and Central American immigrants, and to encompass a wide variety of organizing projects.

    PCUN’s fundamental goal is to empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects. To achieve this end, PCUN is involved in community and workplace organizing on many different levels.

  • Sunday
    Nov 19 2017
    Portland DSA Canvassing!

    Come spend a Sunday helping The Democratic Socialists of America defend 350,000 vulnerable Oregonians from losing healthcare by spreading the word on Measure 101 coming up in this January's special election as well as 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!


  • Saturday
    Nov 18 2017
    Oregon State Workers 1987 Historic Rolling Strike

    SEIU 503 Retirees Local celebrate the Rolling Strike of 1987. Learn how a Rolling Strike works, what we won and what we learned. Hear from strike organizers and strikers themselves. Everyone is welcome. Food will be provided

  • Sunday
    Nov 12 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists of America General Meeting

    Join the Portland chapter of DSA for our regular chapter meeting! Members and non-members welcome.

    New member (and non-member) orientation at 1:10.

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

  • Thursday
    Nov 2 2017
    Celebrating Day of the Dead and 40 Years of Movement Building (PCUN)

    Day of the Dead, Ramon Ramirez's b-day, Mariachi, tamales, & great company all in one day! $40 per ticket!

    PCUN’s Annual Celebration is the place to catch up with friends and allies of the farmworker movement, enjoy authentic Mexican food and Latin music, & learn about what we’ve been up to.

    This year’s celebration falls on the famous Mexican holiday “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead). It also happens to be Ramon Ramirez’s (PCUN President) birthday. And to cap it off, 2017 is our 40th year of movement building work. So come and enjoy some pan de muerto (bread of the dead) with champurrado (warm thick Mexican drink), tamales (no translation needed), great music and stories, and most importantly great company.

    A summary of 40 years of movement building

    40 years ago this summer we embarked on a journey towards justice and equality for Oregon farmworkers. We’ve made tremendous progress, but some things remain the same. It was 1977 when we founded our movement’s first organization, the Willamette Valley Immigration Project (now the Farmworker Service Center), in response to an increase of ICE activity. At the time the WVIP provided community organizing, legal advice and legal representation to undocumented workers. This work has become a priority once more. And this time around, thanks to you we have a strong movement resisting and rising above the hate.

    Acción Política PCUNista
    Political Organization · Woodburn, Oregon
    APP is Oregon’s only operating Latino 501 C4 non-profit org. We can do unlimited lobbying/policy work and engage in partisan candidate campaigns.

    Charity Organization · Woodburn, Oregon
    Based in Woodburn, Oregon, the center of Oregon's agricultural industry, PCUN is Oregon's farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in the state

    95.9 FM Radio Movimiento
    Broadcasting & Media Production Company · Woodburn, Oregon
    KPCN-LP es una radio comunitaria multicultural de interés social, con la misión de concientizar a la comunidad latina en Oregon. Programación variada.

  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists Medicare For All Community Meeting

    Join us at our Southeast community meeting to learn about Improved Medicare for All, share healthcare stories, and find out how we can organize & fight for a better medical system for everyone.

    This event is a potluck! Feel free to bring food and beverages to share.

  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Democratic Socialists Single Payer Canvass! - rsvp

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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.