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Leaven Community

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

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  • 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