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  • Friday
    Sep 1 2017
    OR Just Transition Assembly

    OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, presents a weekend of movement-building in pursuit of Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and a Just Transition. The Assembly will prioritize the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income people, and other historically-marginalized people. Together, we will build our shared understanding of the path toward a Just Transition.

    Assembly-related events will happen throughout Portland - full agenda is here: goo.gl/58Dgrq


    What: Invest in Our Power

    • Where: Friday Sept 1
    • Time: 6pm-9pm
    • Where: Lagunitas Brewery Co. (237 NE Broadway St Suite 300, Portland, OR 97232)
    • Open to all, free for participants; buy your tickets in advance

    What: Day 2: End the Bad

    • When: Saturday September 2nd/ Sábado 2 de Septiembre
    • Time: 9am-5pm
    • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym (5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, 97218)
    • Open to frontline communities, please email Maria Hernandez at maria@opalpdx.org for application form.

    Day 2 Continued… What: Roots, Rhythm, Revolution: A Night of Cultural Resistance

    • When: Saturday September. 2nd
    • Time: 7pm-10pm
    • Where: IRCO Community Center (10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220)
    • Free to assembly participants, fixed amount of tickets open. Buy them in advance

    What: Day 3: Build the New

    • When: Sunday September 3rd
    • Time: 7pm-11pm
    • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym
    • Assembly participants only

    What: Day 4: Justice for the Worker

    • When: Monday September 4th
    • Time: 9am-12pm
    • Where: Native American Youth and Family Center, Gym

    Learn more about Oregon Just Transition Alliance at http://opalpdx.org/justtransition

    OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - OPAL is a community organizing & advocacy organization working with low-income & communities of color to educate, engage & empower.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 27 2017
    The Transgender Justice Fundraiser (Basic Rights Oregon)


    LOCATION CHANGE: 1735 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3500, United States

    Over the last few years, Basic Rights Oregon's transgender justice program has won amazing gains for transgender Oregonians, including transgender health care through the Oregon Health Plan, an updated insurance bulletin to prevent discrimination in the health insurance market, and the recent passage of HB 2673A, a bill to streamline the process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.

    Basic Rights Oregon board members Brook Shelley and Rowan Everard invite transgender community members to a special event to hear more about our transgender justice and racial justice programs and how community members can support them. Also hosting are Diane Hames, Rhodes Perry, and Linda Brown.

    Food and beer will be provided. Come meet other community members, hear where our transgender and racial justice programs are headed, and learn how you can support our continuing work! All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

    To register for the event, please visit: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3895

    Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

  • Sunday
    Jun 18 2017
    March with Street Roots in Portland Pride 2017!


    Meeting at North Park Blocks, 300 NW Park

    We're excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row Street Roots will be marching in the Portland Pride parade!

    Come one, come all, BE FABULOUS! Bring your partners, bring your kids. All are welcome in the Street Roots family.

    We'll have more details about where to meet in mid-June. Stay tuned!

    Reach out to Cole Merkel, cole@streetroots.org, if you have any questions at all. And feel free to fill out a formal RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/streetroots.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScariP4qqzq2kcWE3LnIYTxCMKsoqIB1EGUVOhI5W287tYMAg/viewform

    Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

  • Monday
    Jun 12 2017
    Oregon NAACP Lobby Day


    Please join the NAACP Portland, NAACP Eugene, and NAACP Salem branches on June 12, 2017 to advocate for racial equity in Oregon’s capitol. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how the legislative process works and also learn how to effectively make your voice heard in government. In Salem, we will meet with leaders whom we hope to gain support from on our focus bills. Our target will be lobbying for SB 496 and HB 2355 as well as the legislative agendas of the Eugene and Salem branches. As the Portland branch, our focus will be SB 496 and HB 2355. We hope you will join us in taking actions to improve our systems to better serve all Oregonians.

    *No prior experience or knowledge of our political system is necessary.

    You can find your legislators by going to this website: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html NAACP volunteers can help guide you through the above process on the bus ride.

    Logistics: We will be departing by bus from Portland around 11am on Monday, June 12, and returning between 5 and 6pm. Lunch and transportation from Portland to Salem will be provided free of cost, but please consider making a donation to the NAACP Portland branch to lessen our costs and invest in a future of racial equality.

  • Saturday
    Jun 10 2017
    Healing for the Resistance (Portland's Resistance)


    RSVP through Eventbrite!

    Self care is so important. We need to support our activist community in order to create a long lasting and effective social justice movement. Portland's Resistance is honored to organize this healing and wellness event with local health practitioners. Seats are limited, and offered primarily to active Portland's Resistance organizers.

    Here are the details.

    In this workshop, Tracy Broyles, Core Energetics practitioner, Ira Karon, LPC and Luke Gutgsell, LMT will support the development of self care and boundaries for activists and concerned citizens struggling to find peace in our troubled times.

    What to expect:

    From Ira Karon:

    Taking care of ourselves and each other is essential for our collective well being. In this workshop, we will build an understanding of self-care as a form of self-power and political resistance. Based in research around resiliency we will expand our definition of self-care to include the resources already inherent in our bodies, identities, relationships and communities. We will explore these themes through group process, dialogue and experiential activities.

    From Tracy Broyles:

    Using the body as a tool for exploration, we will engage our boundaries and edges. Exercises will start with individual physical and energetic awareness buiding, then move toward pairs and small groups. Curiosity is all that is needed as we practice using our whole selves to learn about how we interact with and within the world.

    From Luke Gutgsell:

    We each have the ability to bring healing into our life and the lives of others. Working in pairs we will focus our attention to our ever shifting relationship with gravity and breath. A safe container will be created where we can give and receive healing touch. We will experience deep relaxation and enjoy the sensation of being gently compressed, stirred and jostled.

    TRACY BROYLES believes that deep transformative healing occurs where body and consciousness meet. How present we are determines how fully we can access our own healing energy. Tracy actively explores how mind and emotion impact the physical during Core Energetics sessions. Tracy is a certified Pilates instructor and will soon complete her three-year training to become a Core Energetics counselor. She has received first and second-degree Reiki attunements, and holds a BA in Dance. portlandhealingspace.com

    Ira Karon, MA, LPC Intern is a licensed professional counselor intern. He work with adults, teens, and children on many different kinds of issues. In his therapeutic practice, he integrates somatic psychology with social justice approaches. He completed his graduate training in counseling psychology with a concentration in somatic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Before entering private practice, he worked with several community organizations, offering mental health services at a crisis and suicide hotline, a legal advocacy center for youth, and a low-fee community mental health clinic. He is committed to challenging and expanding the practice of therapy to make it more relevant and accessible to many different kinds of people. Find him at somatictherapypdx.com

    Luke Gutgsell is a graduate of East West College For the Healing Arts in Portland, OR. Prior to this education he danced professionally for 12 years in New York City and Portland, OR. Luke has completed a BFA in Dance at the Ohio State University, a 200 hour teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga and studied at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. All of these experiences inform his application of bodywork modalities including, but not limited to Swedish Massage, Tui Na, Mayofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage. Luke’s mission is to facilitate the highest level of holistic well being while aiding in speedy recoveries from injury, persistent pain and stress. He believes that the client-therapist relationship and the integration of healthy lifestyle habits are key factors in an individual's healing process. Outside of bodywork, Luke dedicates his time caring for the disabled and supporting the movement for black lives at healingforactivistspdx.org.

  • Sunday
    Jun 4 2017
    SOLD OUT!! Places of Action: NAACP Black Legacy Project Bus Tour


    Join us! NAACP Portland Branch presents the first Black Legacy Project bus tour! Exploring places of historical significance in the Black community in Portland. We will travel from early 20th century organizing, through the civil rights movement in Portland, and dissues present day issues, and how you too can get involved in fighting racism in Portland.

    Tickets are priced at $10 each to ensure that everyone can join us, but if your means allow, please consider purchasing the donation ticket price of $35 or $50. This donation of $25 or $40 will go towards future programs offered by the NAACP Portland Branch, and to ensure passengers of all incomes can join us. Want to sponsor your business or organization? Please consider the Sponsor ticket price of $75, and we will recognize your gift on social media and during the tour. Want a different donation ticket price that suits your budget, please consider buying a $10 ticket and also making a donation that is comfortable for you! Can't join us but want to support NAACP Public Programs, please consider making a donation today.

    ALL ticket holders receive the same experience during the tour!!!

    Special thanks to Oregon Humanities and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition for their generous grants making this event possible. Another special thanks to our community committee who volunteered their time to produce the BLP Bus tour and our special guests, Dr. Darrell Millner, Avel Gordly, Charlotte Rutherford, Donnell Alexander, Jo Ann Hardesty, and Raymond Burrell.

  • Saturday
    Jun 3 2017
    Cultivate Resistance! Direct Action Training for Groups


    Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale. We invite you to join us for a training for groups of people who want to develop their ability to take powerful strategic collective action.

    This training will introduce basic non-violent direct action strategies and tactics to groups who are completely new to organizing, and will provide next steps and development to groups who have been working together for a while.

    We ask that you show up in a group; a group does not need to be any kind of formal organization, although it totally CAN be those people. We ask that groups be made up of at least 3 people, and encourage much larger groups to attend as well. If you don't have a group and would like to come as an individual, please register and let us know why you are interested in attending on your own.

    So grab your friends, family, neighbors, activist group, church group, study group, or any group you have affinity with and sign up together!

    This training we will be providing information and training on how to prepare and develop a direct action. We will be sending out a more detailed breakdown of the agenda to folks that sign up. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBNrCYP9YEBl5R36WkYDSzvl83M-HmAYml0082u1vcb5ZpiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link