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The Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)
(503) 228-6389

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Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    Sep 15 2017
    Affect Conf 2017
    The Eliot Center

    Affect Conf is a 2-day conference examining the work, design, and culture of social change. To pair words with action, Affect also includes a Group Volunteering Half Day where attendees head to local nonprofits to help out.

    This year: go behind the scenes of social impact projects (5 Calls, Code for America's Clear My Record) and learn more about issues that you may not be familiar with (intersectional disability justice, small-scale wealth redistribution).

    Current schedule: https://affectconf.com/schedule


    “So Do You Want to Fight or Nah?” – Identity Rage, Performance, and the Shaky Ground

    Sydette Harry: cultural critic, writer, and editor @ Network Mozilla

    Closing keynote (title TBD)

    Shaun Lau: writer, podcaster, and creator of No, Totally!

    Affect Conf
    Affect is a 2-day conference with a dash of volunteering. We feature stories from activists, creators, and techies working in social change and partner with local nonprofits to create group projects for attendees to choose from.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 15 2017
    Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action

    You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

    In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

    Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is now at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

    We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

    RSVP at our Eventbrite page and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092

    About Our Speakers:

    Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement.

    Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

    This event is generously sponsored by Community for the Earth and First Unitarian Church, Portland. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information.

    Daniel Sheehan -

    Constitutional lawyer. "Danny" played a key role in Pentagon Papers, Silkwood, and Iran-Contra. Leader of Romero Institute, formerly the Christic Institute

    Lakota People's Law Project -

    We work to end the long history of treaty violations and systemic corruption that has resulted in the loss of children and sacred lands for the Lakota people. #OurChildrenAreSacred #NoDAPL

    Take action to defend Lakota sovereignty now at lakotalaw.org

  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    Celebration of Worker Justice

    The Eliot Center

    Join us to honor and advance the rights of Oregon's low-wage workers!

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Eliot Center 1226 SW Salmon Street Portland, OR 97205


    • Gourmet Italian dinner by Bella Mercato
    • Local beer and wine
    • A great silent auction
    • Live music
    • 2017 Tribune of Worker Justice
    • Keynote speaker - Tarso Luís Ramos - Executive Director of Political Research Associates


    $45.00 - Early Bird Special (by April 20) $55.00 - General Admission

    Want to sponsor the event? Click here: http://nwjp.org/2017-event-sponsorship/

    *photo above by the very talented and generous Doug Yarrow