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Multnomah Friends Meeting House

4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215, US (map)

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Past events that happened here

  • Monday
    Nov 20 2017
    Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Meeting

    We welcome you to join us on this day to mourn and honor the lives of those who have been murdered in the previous year because of anti-transgender hatred.

    We gather to remember. We also gather to pray for, and to dedicate ourselves to work for, a world where transgender people are safe from hatred and violence.


    • Silent Centering
    • Reading of Names
    • Sharing out of the Silence
    • Releasing Fire
    • Refreshments and Sharing in the Social Hall (or safe/quieter space held in the library)

    Childcare will be provided. Please make us aware of your childcare needs in advance, if possible, so that we may have the proper number of staff. 503-232-2822 or e-mail at hearthkeeper@multnomahfriends.org.


    Our Meetinghouse is handicap accessible, including restrooms and an elevator for access to the second floor.

    Hearing assistance devices are on the wall outside the Meeting room. Let a Greeter know if you need assistance.

    All restrooms are single stall, gender neutral.

    No food or drink, other than water, is allowed on the second floor, including in the meeting room.


    Public transport: * Bus #15, Belmont, runs on Belmont Street, a few blocks south of the Meetinghouse. * Bus #20, Burnside/Stark, runs on East Burnside, a few blocks north of the Meetinghouse. * Bus # 75, Chavez, runs on Cesar Chavez, a few blocks west of the Meetinghouse. * Max/Light Rail, red, green or blue line to Hollywood Transit Center, then #75 bus south

    Bicycle: You will find a bike rack at the east side of the building. Please do not bring bicycles into the building.

    Parking: Try to park on Stark Street if possible. Our neighbors on SE 44th Avenue have requested that our visitors not park on their quiet side street.

  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    Safety and Security Training for Activists (Portland Rising Tide)

    As we continue to build our capacity to resist and challenge the corporate state, it is vital that we know how to protect ourselves and each other against the intensifying state repression under the current administration. We invite you to join the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a 4 hour intensive training structured to build our collective knowledge and skills to increase the security of individuals and political organizing groups. This training will include Know Your Rights, security culture, the various ways we are facing state repression (Grand Juries, SLAPP Suits, RICO) and how to effectively combat it, legal observing/copwatching and digital security for activists.

    This training is designed to offer an introduction to security for people who are completely new to organizing, as well as provide development and reminders for those who have been organizing for awhile.

    Portland Rising Tide
    Community Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals confronting the root causes of climate change.

  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    Roberto Mendoza Peréz: US Policies Harm Human Rights in México

    Roberto Mendoza Pérez is from Mexico’s National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) and the National Front in the Struggle for Socialism (FNLS). RNDDH and FNLS members are indigenous teachers, small farmers, students and elders, working in defense of their human rights, and facing repression by the Mexican government.

    Roberto Mendoza Pérez es de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México (RNDDH) y del Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo (FNLS). Su charla se llama "Los derechos humanos en México: Como las políticas de los EEUU afectan la violencia, la militarización y el desplazamiento por el estado." . Los y las miembros de la RNDDH y del FNLS son maestras y maestros indígenas, gente campesina, estudiantes y personas de la tercer edad defendiendo sus derechos humanos y viviendo la represión del gobierno mexicano.

  • Friday
    Aug 25 2017
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks film screening

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • The story documents Henrietta Lacks’ cancer diagnosis in the 1950s when ethical scientific behavior collide with racial politics.
    • Presented by “Friends for Racial Justice,” an ad hoc committee of Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 SE Stark
    • Friday, August 25th; Film begins at 6:30 PM (1 hr, 33 minutes) Doors open at 6; informal discussion to follow
    • $5.00 suggested donation to support book project for Black children in need
  • Wednesday
    Jul 26 2017
    Report From Kabul 2017

    Zaher Wahab, a native of Afghanistan, will present a critical analysis of the political, military, economic and cultural situation in that war-torn country. Zaher, formerly a professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, is director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the American University of Afghanistan. He has been traveling to Afghanistan every year since 2002 to help rebuild the Afghan Higher education system.

    This event is free but donations are accepted to help pay for Zaher’s travel costs and the use of the venue.

    No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Doors open 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7:00 pm.

    Co-sponsored by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and KBOO.

    Occupy Portland Elder Caucus

    Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group

    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

    KBOO Community Radio

  • Saturday
    Apr 29 2017
    Exploring Race and Class Intersections

    This workshop, co-sponsored by Class Action, Social Justice Fund NW and Oregon Food Bank explores the critical link between class and race in the United States. It starts by examining the historical basis for classism and racism and then invites people to examine how race and class impacts our individual life experiences. The workshop is interactive and experiential and participants should be prepared to examine and talk about the origins of their own class backgrounds and racial identities.

    The general goals of the workshop are as follows:

    1. Shared understanding and framework for discussing class and race
    2. Understanding how race and class have operated structurally throughout history
    3. Increasing awareness of individual own racial and class identities and their impact
    4. Explore steps we can take towards greater race and class equity

    Cost: $25-$150 based on ability to pay.