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HatchLabs, 2420 NE Sandy

2420 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232, US (map)

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  • Monday
    Jan 8 2018
    Hip Hop + Spoken Word: Find Your Activist Voice (4 wk course, PUGS)

    Do you have deep concerns about our social, political, economic realities? Do you want to develop your perspective and be more informed than media pundits and online trolls? You aren’t alone in these turbulent times. Together, we’ll take a critical look at society and find our voices through creative writing, an examination of history and hip hop culture, and dialogue.

    In this class, we’ll learn from veteran anti-fascist organizer Mic Crenshaw, who will open our eyes to what has been useful in the past, what can be effective now, and what mistakes we need to avoid in our activism. In honest discussions, we’ll explore the intersections between capitalism, the prison-industrial complex, the military-industrial complex, entertainment, and dominant culture. We’ll discover that hip hop and poetry are vital tools for staying conscious and empowered.

    Instructor: Mic Crenshaw was voted Portland’s Best Hip Hop Artist in 2016 and is one of the most respected artists in the Northwest. In addition to his highly acclaimed work in spoken word and rap, Mic co-founded GlobalFam and Education Without Borders to create and maintain a computer center for youth in Burundi, Africa. Over 400 people have received free training.

    Course meetings:

    • Mon Jan 8 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mon Jan 15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mon Jan 22 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mon Jan 29 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Nov 7 2017
    Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs (PUGS course) - advance registration

    Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs:
    Understanding & Moving Beyond the Current Prison Crisis

    Mass incarceration is the racial justice issue of our time. The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than any country in the world, and incarceration rates are acutely and disproportionately concentrated in communities of color. What are we going to do about it?

    Tuesdays, November 7 to December 12 || 7:00-9:00 pm
    Location: Hatch || 2420 NE Sandy Blvd

    Many Portlanders are free to close their eyes and ignore mass incarceration, while others must face the legal system’s injustices every day. We can’t allow this to happen any longer. In this class, we’ll learn the roots and real-life experiences of mass incarceration, and we’ll hear from local experts who have been directly impacted by the system and are working for change. By better understanding the history, impact, and complexity of mass incarceration, and connecting with those already working to address it, we can develop meaningful ideas to disrupt the status quo. We'll plan what we can do individually and collectively to join the movement to dismantle mass incarceration within Oregon.

    In class meetings, we’ll discuss the lecture material and gather critical information to put into action. In the last two classes, we will co-create class projects aimed at disrupting mass incarceration at the local level. Let’s work together to end mass incarceration and transform our community!

    PUGS Instructor
    Nicole Lindahl has worked to dismantle mass incarceration for the past 20 years. Most recently, she earned her PhD from UC Berkeley researching the life histories of people who were convicted of violent crimes and served long sentences in California.


  • Monday
    Oct 2 2017
    Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Transformation (Portland Underground Grad School)

    4 Mondays: October 2, 9, 16, and 30th (skips 10/23) || 7:00-9:00pm
    Hatch || 2420 NE Sandy Blvd.
    $189 || Limited to 20 students || Scholarships Available

    Do you have deep concerns about to social, political, economic realities we face in society? Are you concerned about anti-intellectualism and access to education that inspires critical thinking? What are the intersections between capitalism, the prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex, entertainment and dominant culture? Let's explore these questions through creative writing, an examination of history, Hip Hop Culture and dialogue.


    Portland Underground Grad School
    Never Stop Learning.

  • Monday
    Aug 7 2017
    Public Lands Under Attack: Their History and Your Role Today

    PUBLIC LANDS UNDER ATTACK: THEIR HISTORY AND YOUR ROLE TODAY Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 || 7:00 - 8:30 pm

    In this 4-week course, we will answer the question: how can we protect our public lands? From the Trump Administration to the Far Right militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016, our public lands are under threat like never before.

    To learn more and to sign up, check out the course listing on the PUGS website! https://www.pugspdx.com/august-2017-courses/public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role-today

    Instructor Kristin Teigen of PUGS discusses the course with KBOO's More Talk Radio: http://kboo.fm/media/59527-public-lands-under-attack-their-history-and-your-role

    Portland Underground Grad School - Never Stop Learning.

  • Thursday
    Apr 6 2017
    White Women Activists Resisting Our Patterns of Racial Privilege

    HatchLabs, 2420 NE Sandy

    Do you identify as a white woman? Do you want to gather with other white women to better understand your racial identity and transform patterns of privilege?

    Family Forward is committed to building a multiracial community of women taking political action together. Our current political climate makes clear the need for activist communities that reflect and uplift voices of women from all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. And we know that to effectively work in a racially equitable community, white women need to learn about and resist our patterns that keep us from seeing our privilege and addressing racism.

    To move us toward our vision, Family Forward is offering a 3-session workshop, led by Dana Buhl, called Understanding and Challenging Patterns of White Privilege: An Affinity Space for White Women. Dana is a mother, a Family Forward member and is on the leadership team for Parents Talk Racial Equity. Her facilitation skills and anti-racism leadership are strongly influenced by Courageous Conversations About Race, Re-Evaluation Counseling, the Center for Equity and Inclusion, and her mentor, Robin DiAngelo who authored What Does It Mean To Be White?

    Please note that participation is a commitment to three ongoing sessions due to the way each session builds on each other.

    • Thursday April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
    • Thursday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm
    • Thursday May 4, 6:30-8:30pm

    Cost: $50 for all three sessions. Contact us if this is a hardship -- no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Space is limited, please register to secure your spot.

    For more information about these sessions, please contact Deputy Director, Sharon Bernstein at sharon@familyforward.org.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 5 2017
    Portland Activist Training

    Join us in Portland on Wednesday, April 5th for a Family Forward activist training! Our grassroots activist trainings are open to all levels of activism and community organizing and are a great way to meet others in your community. We seek to mobilize those who identify as women (this includes women of color, gender non-conforming, and trans women) to advocate for bold, universal policies that benefit ALL families. No matter how your family is configured, what type of work you do, or how much money you make, we know we are all in this together. Every Oregon family deserves the protections and care that lead to a shared, prosperous future.

    Registration is free but required (use the "Tickets" link above). Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to arrange for childcare; but if you are in need of childcare as a condition to attend, let us know when you register.