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Leaven Community

5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

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  • Friday
    Nov 10 2017
    A Sanctuary Benefit Concert: Edie Carey

    Leaven Community

    Leaven Community, including Salt & Light Lutheran Church, in solidarity with its immigrant members and neighbors and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, recently declared ourselves a Sanctuary community. Award winning singer-songwriter, Edie Carey, will be performing this benefit concert to support this work of Sanctuary: co-creating safe and affirming spaces with those who have been living in the shadows due to our hostile political climate and immigration injustice.

    if you want to check out Edie (she's really good!) here is her site: http://www.ediecarey.com

    PLEASE COME! You will be glad you did... She puts on one hell of a show! TICKETS are only $15 for adults and childcare will be available on site in the swap and play room downstairs for a donation. You can pre-buy tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3114155 Or, buy them at the door.

    Please share with friends and turn out for a wonderful evening of music, relationship and Sanctuary!

  • Sunday
    Nov 5 2017
    The Murder of Fred Hampton film screening

    Join Portland Comittee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP), Portland Assembly, and the All African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) Oregon for a community screening of "The Murder of Fred Hampton".

    This screening will be followed by a speaker panel. Speakers will include Nikki De Leon of PCHRP, a member of the AAPRP Oregon, and local Black Panther Party elder, Kent Ford.

    "Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life" (-IMDb.com)

    Themes discussed after the film will include imperialism, counterinsurgency tactics, education, and coalition building.

    Please email stephanieroselaine@gmail.com with questions regarding accessibility of this event or other general questions. More details to come.

    Let's watch, listen, and build together!

  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Sanctuary Assembly/ Asamblea para declarar santuario

    Invite your friends to come with you to hear stories, share your stories and commit to acting as Sanctuary with Leaven Community and our larger IMIrJ Network (Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice) at our Sanctuary Assembly on Sunday, October 15th, 2-4pm.

    It is currently not legal for people to live in houses on wheels (tiny houses and Rv's) located on private property.

    Commissioner Eudaly will be present at the assembly, so come, add your voice to the collective public ask Leaven Community will make to the Commissioner. We will ask for a stay on citing and evicting folks from their homes on wheels located on private property and ask the Commissioner to work with us on a legal, affordable way forward.

    Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided.


    Únase a nosotros en la intersección donde la necesidad de santuario y vivienda se encuentran cuando salimos de las sombras y en la luz.

    Invita a tus amigxs a que vengan contigo para escuchar historias, compartir sus historias y comprometerse a ser Santuario juntxs con la Comunidad Leaven y la red de congregaciones de IMIrJ (Movimiento Interfe por la Justicia del Inmigrante) en nuestra Asamblea para Declarar Santuario el domingo, 15 de octubre, 2-4pm. También aprenderemos sobre una de las acciones emergentes de santuario de Leaven para construir viviendas asequibles en Portland, para asegurar que todas las personas, sin importar su estatus migratorio, puedan vivir en Portland. Habra interpretación al español y cuidado de niños.

  • Sunday
    Jul 9 2017
    Arresting Power Screening, benefits NAACP Portland

    Leaven Community

    ARRESTING POWER documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, Arresting Power creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police.

    This film provides a historical and political analysis of the role of the police in contemporary society and the history of policing in the United States. It provides a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland with its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, gentrification practices and policing along lines of race and class. It serves to uncover Portland’s unique history of police relations and community response.

    $10 at the door. Proceeds to benefit NAACP Portland Chapter.

    Arresting Power trailer: https://vimeo.com/112031200 Arresting Power website: http://www.arrestingpower.com Arresting Power wikipedia page

    Leaven Community - Our shared stories and spiritual wisdoms ignite our power to act collectively with our neighbors to cultivate equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.

    PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

  • Saturday
    Jun 10 2017
    A Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song (Leaven Community)

    Leaven Community

    Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song

    adhamh roland: lyrical alchemist, visionary activist and ther avada buddhist practitioner (berkeley, ca via st. louis) https://www.adhamhroland.com/

    simon de voil: sacred song weaver, minister, and boat builder (port townsend, wa via scotland) etc. https://www.simondevoil.co.uk/

    brenna sahatjian cello/guitar collages of softly distorted dreams and folklore (Portland) www.brennasahatjianmusic.com

    All ages, sliding scale $5-20 donation for touring performers. Wheelchair accessible.

    Leaven Community is an intentional community of folks with a diversity of experiences, spanning the generations.

    We are church-folk and not-so-churchy folk, community partners and neighbors, young and old, wise and creative, curious and questioning, spiritual and earthy, passionate and powerful.

    Leaven is a place where radical relationships become collective power.

  • Saturday
    Jun 3 2017
    Green in the Hood: Stories of Food Juctice (Village Building Convergence)

    Leaven Community

    We're at a time with a bright spotlight on healthy food. We have growing farmers markets, community gardens, more non-GMO and organic options, restaurants doing farm-to-table. and general education around sustainability.

    With communities of color continuosly facing inequalities from structural racism and socioeconomic disparity, we ask what makes a place inclusive, equitable and sustainable to marginalized communities?

    This roundtable event will share stories from food justice activists and advocates working on food access, urban gardening, and community health service.

    Speakers include: Laquida Landford - Urban Harvest Garden Shantae Johnson - Mudbone Grown LLC. D'Ana Soto - Farm Up! and Tryon Life Community Farm Nyanga Uuka - Community Health Worker Jared Maurice (Ashi) - Urban Gardener

    No one turned away for lack of funds and a $10 donation is suggested to help cover costs. There will be food! This event is part of “Making a Place for Everyone: A Series of Community Conversations about Place, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability” a program partially funded by the Oregon Humanities.

    AFTERPARTY: DJ Premier & the Badder Band at the Star Theatre. VBC attendees receive a discount through a promo code. More info click here: https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/hearth-schedule/2017/6/3/dj-premier-the-badder-band-star-theater