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Martin Luther King Statue at the Convention Center MAX Station

NE MLK and NE Holladay
Portland, OR 97232 (map)

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  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    Every Worker Needs A Home

    Did you know that 70% of fast food workers are over 20? That they rarely make enough to meet the rent or basic costs of living? That a third of those workers have at least some college education? That 1 in 4 have children at home they have to feed on their wages?

    Burgerville bills itself as "fresh, local, and sustainable." In order to truly commit to that mission, its workers need to be able to making living wages.

    Join The Community Alliance of Tenants and the Burgerville Workers Union, a chapter of the Portland IWW for a day of action to support workers and achieving their cost of living.

    The rent is too high, and the wages are too low - and something here has got to give!

    This event is part of Oregon Renter Week of Action, a part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! hosted by Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs. #RenterWeekOfAction

    Meet at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30 to prepare. At 6, we will march to the MLK Burgerville location.

    Burgerville Workers Union
    We are the heart of Burgerville. We deserve a voice in our jobs and a raise. Because nobody should expect to live in poverty.

    Portland IWW
    The Portland, Oregon General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

    The Community Alliance of Tenants
    Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

  • Saturday
    Feb 25 2017
    Stand up for the Dignity and Protection of Immigrants

    We are experiencing increased fear in the community: the Trump regime seeks to ban Muslims from the U.S. and persecute immigrant workers and their families, while ICE is empowered to act outside of its own policies as it dramatically increases its aggression against our community. Even hate speech and violence are disrupting faith communities in their places of worship.

    Join with the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC), to stand tall and proud for Immigrant workers' Right.

    Coalition Members: VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project (VOZ) American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Colectiva de Migrantes / Migrant Collective Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) Unite Oregon Northwest Workers' Justice Project (NWJP) Enlace Jewish Voice for Peace Latino Network Momentum Alliance

    Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/MLK+Statue/@45.5299306,-122.6624835,131m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3cc76750a08a9f0c!8m2!3d45.5298777!4d-122.6619887