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14 May 2017 - 13 June 2017
May 14 Sun
Friday: 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
"We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule” Are you freaking out more than usual over these past few months about the state of our nation, and wondering whether our activism could become a LOT more effective at challenging corporate rule than it currently appears to be (and yes it certainly could!) this workshop may be for YOU. There are now more than 200 communities and counties in nine states that have successfully passed locally-enforceable Community Rights ordinances, banning a whole variety of harmful corporate activities. We could do this here too! But first we would need to build up the numbers of local people who are fluent in Community Rights strategy. There’s a very affordable sliding scale. No prior experience is necessary. Click the link for all the details, including the specific times for each day....paulcienfuegos.com/node/91
Peace and Justice Works will host a rally and march on Sunday, May 14, Mother's Day, titled "The Mother of All Protests." We will gather at 2 PM at the Walk of Heroines at Portland State University, SW Harrison St & 10th Av (note: Streets do not go through to the Walk, which is on block north of the Park Blocks).

PJW rejects the terminology and use of the "Mother of All Bombs" in Afghanistan, dropping bombs on Syria, killing civilians in Iraq, rattling the sabre in North Korea, and other warmongering by the US government. The militarism is connected to other domestic and foreign policy issues that are quickly taking us further into the World War the US started after 9/11.

This is a peaceful march and rally, to foreground women and women's roles in creating Mother's day over 100 years ago as a day for world peace. Julia Ward Howe wrote in 1870 about an international women's congress which would "promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of Peace."

Part of the reclamation is to stop using the term "the Mother of" to mean "the largest of" or "the event to end all other events." It means the origin of, or one who gives birth to-- as the origin of Mother's day gave birth to this demonstration.

On May 6, Pope Francis condemned the US' naming of its bomb, saying: "I was ashamed when I heard the name. A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?" (Reuters, May 6).

Coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Cosponsors include Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Veterans for Peace Chap. 72, Recruiter Watch PDX, Portland Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League-Portland and the Portland State University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Endorsers include Women's March on Portland and Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or pjw @ pjw.info. A flyer for the event can be found at www.pjw.info/mother_of_protests_flyer.pdf
May 15 Mon
Join us to tell PGE that Oregonians want #cleanenergy not #frackedgas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission is holding this public hearing to accept testimony from the general public about Portland General Electric's energy plan. Join us to speak out about their plans for fracked gas power plants. Please wear red. KEEP THE FRACK OUT. CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON. #climateaction #climatechange #actonclimate Stay tuned for details. The public hearing runs from 6 pm - 8:30 pm and we expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes. There will be a rally beforehand at 5 pm at Chapman Square.

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While media attention focuses on philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. In The Givers (Knopf), David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. The Givers offers an inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists – and how they’re quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life.
May 16 Tue
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members We will discuss types of legal entities available for social enterpreneurs.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/gzzpslywcbwb/
May 17 Wed
join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route.

Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome.

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).

Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Enter the church down the brick pathway midway between SW Salmon and Main St, using the right hand door at the end of the pathway. Remember that sometimes the church may be locked up at 7:15, after which access may not be possible. If you are locked out, you can try calling 503.373.4222.

Welcome to the meeting.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
May 18 Thu
Connect with and learn from people other altruistic Portlanders. Listen to speakers from completely different backgrounds speak about their shared mission to make the world a better place.

Helpers United is a monthly showcase of local projects to make a positive impact and a networking event for those interested in such things. Each month we have five speaker give a five minute presentation about what they are doing to help, followed by five minutes of Q&A with the audience.

Contact: dominickukla@gmail.com
The U.S. and other powerful countries continually involve working people in brutal wars over resources and spheres of influence. As Marxists see it, war is not just "bad policy" but something that is endemic to capitalism regardless of who is in power. Join us on Thursday, May 18th for an important discussion on the Marxist theory of imperialism and how it helps us understand the world today as well as its implications for how we must organize to fight for a world without war.

Speaker: New York City activist and writer Eric Ruder

**Please note that this week's meeting will be in a different building. It will be in room 102 of the University Pointe Building
1955 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

www.facebook.com/events/141001726443064/
Everything we've heard from the "new" feminist wave is dead wrong: achieving success in life is not about leaning in, working harder, or "having it all" – it's about a woman's right to pursue happiness. In The H-Spot (Nation), journalist Jill Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing between women and happiness is a rigged system. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, she explains, so many contentious issues would be resolved with one fell swoop – from women's health to equal pay.
May 19 Fri
A 1.5 day bootcamp in prep for Startup Weekend Social Impact tbd at a later date

This is FREE. Plus you get to enjoy 4 delicious meals provided by local vendors.

Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/social-impact-bootcamp-tickets-30666751078

This event has a DEMOCRACY HACKATHON social impact theme. Family friendly, on-permise child care will be provided. Older children are encouraged to learn with us.

Anyone is welcome to pitch an idea to work on, and we're featuring two projects: a group working on implementing a public bank at the city level and another group working on implementing rank choice voting at the state level.

We're still providing a practical lean startup workshop with awesome mentors from non-profit, government, and social impact startup backgrounds to help you.

This is a good opportunity for you to connect with others and to turn your ideas into action. Be the agent of transformation and to create the very world in which you wish to live.

Food provided by Mekong Bistro and Delicias Chihuahuah Mexican Restaurant, coffee by Nossa Familia Coffee, ice cream by Red Wagon Creamery, and beer by Columbia River Brewing Company.

Note: It's OK to join on Saturday morning and join an existing team. However, if you want to pitch a new idea, you must start on Friday night. Also, we welcome projects that have already started outside of this event, and are looking to recruit new members (such as the rank choice voting group).

Location: Vacasa on 926 NW 13th #200, Portland, OR. Street-parking is limited. Plan on taking public transport or car pooling if you can.

Schedule:

Friday

5:30 pm registration, pizza / ice-cream / beer, social networking time
6:30 - m.c. Taylor Cass, invocation Thubten, keynote Jefferson Smith
6:45 - icebreaker / break out to small groups
7:15 pitches (who are you, what problem do you want to solve, what help do you need?)
8:15 voting
8:30 team formation
9 to 11 pm, work

Saturday

8 am registration, breakfast, work continues
8:30 am check in (what are you working on? recruit new participants)
9 - large group lean canvas business model session by Thubten
10 - 1st round mentoring sessions (Jay Bloom, Greg Anderson, Ron Buel)
11 - 1st round of market validation
12 lunch
12:30 check in (what have you learned, what are next steps, what help do you need?)
1 pm - 2nd round mentoring sessions (Mark Grimes, Greg Anderson, Ron Buel)
2 pm - 2nd round market validation
4 pm - pitch practice / tech check
6 pm dinner
7 pm presentations
9 pm closing ceremony Thubten
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, May 19 at 5:45 PM

Democratic Sociables Meetup 2nd Fridays at Cerulean Winery Bistro for Friends fun food or Happy Hour prices (if you arrive and order by 6)also FOLLLOW...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/xcqrtlywhbzb/
May 20 Sat
Second day of the bootcamp.

This is FREE. Plus you get to enjoy 4 delicious meals provided by local vendors.

Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/social-impact-bootcamp-tickets-30666751078

This event has a DEMOCRACY HACKATHON social impact theme. Family friendly, on-permise child care will be provided. Older children are encouraged to learn with us.

Anyone is welcome to pitch an idea to work on, and we're featuring two projects: a group working on implementing a public bank at the city level and another group working on implementing rank choice voting at the state level.

We're still providing a practical lean startup workshop with awesome mentors from non-profit, government, and social impact startup backgrounds to help you.

This is a good opportunity for you to connect with others and to turn your ideas into action. Be the agent of transformation and to create the very world in which you wish to live.

Food provided by Mekong Bistro and Delicias Chihuahuah Mexican Restaurant, coffee by Nossa Familia Coffee, ice cream by Red Wagon Creamery, and beer by Columbia River Brewing Company.

Note: It's OK to join on Saturday morning and join an existing team. However, if you want to pitch a new idea, you must start on Friday night. Also, we welcome projects that have already started outside of this event, and are looking to recruit new members (such as the rank choice voting group).

Location: Vacasa on 926 NW 13th #200, Portland, OR. Street-parking is limited. Plan on taking public transport or car pooling if you can.

Schedule:

Friday

5:30 pm registration, pizza / ice-cream / beer, social networking time
6:30 - m.c. Taylor Cass, invocation Thubten, keynote Jefferson Smith
6:45 - icebreaker / break out to small groups
7:15 pitches (who are you, what problem do you want to solve, what help do you need?)
8:15 voting
8:30 team formation
9 to 11 pm, work

Saturday

8 am registration, breakfast, work continues
8:30 am check in (what are you working on? recruit new participants)
9 - large group lean canvas business model session by Thubten
10 - 1st round mentoring sessions (Jay Bloom, Greg Anderson, Ron Buel)
11 - 1st round of market validation
12 lunch
12:30 check in (what have you learned, what are next steps, what help do you need?)
1 pm - 2nd round mentoring sessions (Mark Grimes, Greg Anderson, Ron Buel)
2 pm - 2nd round market validation
4 pm - pitch practice / tech check
6 pm dinner
7 pm presentations
9 pm closing ceremony Thubten
General Meeting – For Active 350PDX Members
Saturday, May 20th 3-5p, Potluck 5-6p

All active members of 350PDX are invited to attend. This will be a space for us to come together to share what each team has been working on, look forward to what’s next, and to build on what was discussed in the first General Meeting of 2017, back in February.
 
We can provide childcare in the playroom downstairs if you want! Please email maya@350pdx.org with the subject “Childcare” if you anticipate using this so we can ask sitters and reserve the space.
The building is wheelchair accessible.
May 23 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Kathryn Scotten
503.284.5009 home
503.234.1297 mobile

Join us as we review the legislative agendas of the organizations in our community that are leading efforts to reform our justice system. Learn how these issues affect the lives of real people, and learn how you can become engaged in the reform effort.
May 24 Wed
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
May 25 Thu
Join NLC Portland for an exciting night of trivia at Lucky Lab! We will have dinner and prizes to support a great cause!

To buy a ticket, donate $25 here: newleaderscouncil.nationbuilder.com/support_portland
(Please allow up to 3 days for an email ticket to follow.)

NLC is the nation’s leading training program for emerging progressive leaders. New Leaders Council focuses on identifying high potential leaders from outside traditional power structures, from across all sectors, and empowering them to affect change in their local communities.

We need to invest in the leaders of tomorrow. Not just future candidates and politicos, but educators, civic leaders, nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and philanthropic advocates. Real lasting change will come not just from winning elections, but from leaders in every sphere working together to create the inclusive, equitable, and just society we fight for. That is what NLC is doing.

This fundraiser is going to be the Portland political event of the spring. Tickets are $25 per person, and trivia teams can be up to 5 people per team.

We only have 90 tickets, so buy a ticket today!---->

tinyurl.com/NLCTRIVIA

www.facebook.com/events/243145702821905
May 26 Fri
ALMOST SUNRISE is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary by director Michael Collins and producer Mart Syjuco, the film follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation.

A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America’s heartland, ALMOST SUNRISE is also the first film to explore “moral injury:” the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

Watch Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkzrFfoli8

Directed by: Michael Collins
Produced by: Marty Syjuco
Year: 2016
A Benefit for KBOO Radio

Are you outraged yet? Since the November general election, human rights have been under attack and our communities of color are the first targets. Corporations have further infiltrated government to divert federal dollars into the pockets of a few. Paramilitary forces like ICE, radical right pundits, and hate groups have reinforced systems of division and control.

The US has a long history of white supremacy and disparity — and recently, more people have been uprooted from our imaginary past of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host Chris Hedges in a provocative look at the current state of revolt in the United States. Hedges will recount the US’s continuing history of domestic terrorism while outlining ways for communities to resist before it’s too late.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

This event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets. We serve communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

General Admission Tickets: $20

www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1459298?_ga=2.97614234.409723272.1494486124-889509594.1494486124
May 27 Sat
Family-friendly vigil in Multnomah Village on SW Multnomah Blvd. & SW 35th – across the street from Marco’s from Noon-1:30. Bring signs, dogs, children and rain gear as needed. We also have extra signs to borrow. Stay for as long or short a time as you like. Planned by the SW Team of 350PDX. See you there!
Gather with our community for a peaceful candlelight vigil to honor the upstanders who were attacked and murdered on a MAX train Friday for trying to intervene as a man yelled racial slurs at two young women.

We ask that our community come together in love and solidarity in the face of this horror to honor the memory of the victims and in support of those in our city and nation who feel terrorized and targeted.

Please help us spread the word and we're asking that attendees bring their own candle to the event.

www.facebook.com/events/1677996529174006/
All are welcome!
$9 General admission | $7 Senior (65+), Children (12 & under) & Students with ID
Tickets available here

8:15 PM | Post film discussion with Chinook Indian tribal members | Q&A

ABOUT THE MOVIE

The documentary film Promised Land is a deep look at whose land we inhabit. The film centers on the Chinook and the Duwamish Tribal Nations, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights still legally denied to them by the US government. It's an exploration of the inseparability of identity and place, and the ways society and government view tribal sovereignty.

PS. Please help us pack the house! Share our Facebook page with your friends and family!
May 28 Sun
The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents

*PRICED OUT*

An excerpt of the new documentary *Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, An Upcoming Film* that gives an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices displace Portland’s black community and reshape the city.

This will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by Oregon Humanities.

Screening:
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 am-12:30 pm

Admission:
Suggested - $5

Location:
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
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This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.
We've heard about a lot of exciting campaigns these past couple of months. There are so many reforms coming that could help Oregonian democracy. But what can you do, personally, to help those campaigns?

Come out to meet some other Representers, eat some tasty snacks, and find out what you can do right now to make democracy better for everyone!
May 29 Mon
Memorial Day holiday
 
Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Feed The Hungry, Inc. Founded in 1991, Feed the Hungry, Inc. is a community based, non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides a hearty meal once a week for as many as 165 people. Meals are served every Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St., in downtown Milwaukie, Oregon.

Those who are homeless, hungry or simply looking for companionship, are received with understanding and respect.
May 30 Tue
This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking
6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
The Portland Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is hosting a video conference with Seth Ackerman, author of A Blueprint for a New Party published in Jacobin Magazine. With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working class. Join us as Seth dives deeper into the ideas outlined in the article.

www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-labor-party-ackerman/

www.dsausa.org/dsa_chapters_propose_national_candidate_endorsements_by_june_1_here_s_why_dl
Join Congressman Blumenauer for Public Forum on Universal health care. Medicare for all. Single-payer.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Guest speakers will include:

- T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
- State Senator Michael Dembrow
- State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
- Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
- Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

**Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.**

**Event is free. Getting advance tickets is recommended**

blumenauerforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=6
At this monthly meeting in InFARMation, we'll be exploring the question of Your Daily Cheese - Can it be Socially Responsible?

We'll have a panel of cheesemakers and dairy farmers talking about the decisions they face as they uphold environmental and social values while maintaining viable businesses and meeting customer demand. Our panel this month includes:

Greg Drobot - Face Rock Creamery
Steve Pierson - Sar-Ben Farms and Organic Valley
Lise Bueschen Monahan - Fraga Farmstead Creamery
Liz Alvis - Portland Creamery
Oregon is home to dairy farms and cheesemakers of all scales, sizes and management practices. But in recent decades, Oregon has seen a growth in larger and larger operations as smaller and mid-sized dairy producers have struggled to stay in business.

At this InFARMation, we'll be looking at questions like: How do cheese companies meet growing customer demand while maintaining core environmental and social values? How can small and mid-sized family dairy farms stay viable with the current trend towards bigger and bigger operations? How do consumer choices contribute to challenges for small and mid-sized family farms, or alternately, create solutions that promote and protect them?

Join us for an informative and interesting discussion of these and other questions.
So much to talk about!

Looking for help to set up and work the sign-in table
Join SAGE to learn about opportunities to mentor or host a PolitiCorps fellow this summer. PolitiCorps is a political organizing and leadership bootcamp for young adults (aged 18-25) who are ready to commit themselves full time to working in public service. The 10-week fellowship teaches fellows how to create and manage their own campaign strategy.

At our information session, you can learn more about the program and opportunities to support young adults who are dedicated to the public interest and the political process. As a mentor or host, you can help a fellow talk about their career goals and how to achieve them.
May 31 Wed
This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status). We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

Tags: YWCA of Greater Portland
Join others renters and community leaders for free dinner, a workshop, and a chance to demand an end to no-cause evictions and extreme rent hikes.

Everyone needs to be on board this year to demand an end to no-cause evictions and repeal the state-wide ban on rent control here in Oregon. Put your best forward and hold your lawmakers accountable! Demand support for #HB2004!

What we need: your bodies, your voice, your fist in the air
What you need: to keep yourself housed and create an environment that allows others to stay housed with you

What we can do: Come together in numbers and expand the Community Alliance of Tenants. When we go down to Salem, when you go to knock on the mayor's door, you need #TenantPower behind you. Only in solidarity can the people's will be done.

Dinner will be provided. A workshop to understand tenant rights will allow you to meet fellow renters and residents, and use that knowledge to empower yourself and those in your community

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All ages welcome. Childcare and interpretations will be available, please call (503)460.9702 ex. 2 for Jensi for requested services.
Want to know how you can keep your money where you live? Interested in creating prosperous communities in Oregon, and supporting small business?

Come along to your local InvestOR meetup to learn how to make it happen. Oregon’s new securities crowdfunding rules were published in early 2015, making it legal to invest in local businesses. but where do you start? What’s a security? How do you know if you should invest? What’s due diligence? Come along and engage in this practical discussion using a toolkit developed by Hatch Innovation, the nonprofit that led the way for local investing in Oregon.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/mpsjllywcbhc/
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
 
Jun 1 Thu
The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

1. Come to the hearing on June 1st.
2. Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
3. Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

- You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
- You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
- Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
- Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
- Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120
Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682
Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589
Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS! Come join us to further the human rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic justice, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis.
Join the Government and Public Policy Committee for a participatory dialog on sanctuary status in the age of Trump. Attendees will be provided with short readings beforehand that will frame the small group conversations. This is a great opportunity to meet other civically-minded Portlanders and have an informed discussion on a timely topic. For members who attended the March 3rd Friday Forum on local responses to federal immigration policy, this event can be seen as a continuation of the conversation, but prior attendance is not required. This is not a place to advocate for one position or another, but instead for people to open their minds and listen/share from their perspectives and experiences.
Join us for an evening of food and family to celebrate the many forms our families take and explore how we can win public policies that recognize ALL families.

Our families are diverse, multi-generational, extended, chosen and biological. Our policies are out of step and need to be updated to reflect the way we live.

This is a family-friendly potluck. RSVP today to let us know you're coming, and if you can bring food or drink to share.

Yes, count me in! secure.everyaction.com/ChWfNZJK4ki1Qx48CxorSA2
We are living in the age of wildfire – it is changing the land, the economy, the welfare of wildlife, and the livability of the American West. Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the West. Land on Fire (Timber Press) explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames.
Jun 3 Sat
Please join NE Portland and SE Portland State Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek, Alissa Keny-Guyer for House District 46, Karin Power, Barbara Smith Warner, Rob Nosse, and Representative Tawna Sanchez for a Town Hall on the proposed Oregon Education Investment Initiative! They will be on hand to answer questions about the what the OEII will mean for our schools and our communities. We'll get started at 10 am sharp in the Benson High School Auditorium.

The Oregon Education Investment Initiative is a proposal to dedicate billions of dollars to our schools by reforming our broken tax code, fulfilling the promises we’ve made to the next generation.

investineducationor.com
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 here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBNrCYP9YEBl5R36WkYDSzvl83M-HmAYml0082u1vcb5ZpiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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An alternative energy festival & circus. Come honor, celebrate and emulate the Life of Ben Linder. Speakers, music, vaudevillle, sun, water, wind, biofuels, active transporation and repurposing.
A healthy democracy requires an informed electorate, a government with healthy checks and balances, leaders who respect the rule of law . . . and fair elections untainted by partisan bias or foreign influence.
Let us peaceably assemble and demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and any ties to Donald Trump, his administration, and associates.

Speakers, music! Bring signs, friends, chants!
This is a national event. Let's show the world where Portland, Oregon stands!

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Join us as we #WearOrange - a color that demands to be seen - to honor the 93 Americans killed daily by gun violence. We'll be gathering in beautiful Director Park to create collaborative art and music. By coming together, we can end gun violence!
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: villagebuildingconvergence.com/hearth-schedule/2017/6/3/dj-premier-the-badder-band-star-theater
Jun 4 Sun
We've converted a Ladd's Addition bungalow to a bustling headquarters for Communitecture, City Repair, and others. That means we have a yard ready to be transformed in to a productive urban permaculture demonstration site!!! This VBC, help us put down roots as we build a kitchen garden with an urbanite retaining wall, build an espalier trellis, and plant pollinator-friendly species throughout the site.

As one of dozens of placemaking sites of the 17th annual Village Building Convergence, this is a work party where everyone is welcome to volunteer, learn, share, and celebrate. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Details will be posted here as they unfold.

SCHEDULE FOR THIS SITE:

- Sunday, June 4, 10am - 4pm /
Building espalier fence. Lunch at 1pm.

- Tuesday, June 6, 10am - 4pm /
Building urbanite retaining wall, planting. Lunch at 1pm.

- Thursday June 8, beginning at 10am /
Rain date or overflow, if more time is needed. Updates will be posted here.

Learn more: villagebuildingconvergence.com/
Contact: robin@communitecture.net

Tags: Village Building Convergence - Portland, The City Repair Project. placemaking, Communitecture - Architecture, Planning, design
Join us as we meet at the foot of the towering war memorial in Lownsdale Square during the hour before the rallies of June 4.

We will be meditating on the dissolution of white supremacy, on safety for all who are targets of hatred, and on safety for all who stand with those who are targeted or threatened.

At 12:30 all meditators may either continue meditating in place or may join any of several rallies being held in the area. We will meditate with our eyes open, aware of what surrounds us, mindfully inviting peace.
On June 4th, Patriot Prayer (A far-right wing christian fundamentalist radio show) has called for a rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 2pm.

Joey Gibson, the sole runner of Patriot Prayer and the main networker of far right unity, has invited many known white nationalist, including Kyle "Stickman" Chapman.

WE NEED YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

LETS DEFEND PORTLAND!

BELLA CIAO!
On Friday, May 26 on a MAX train in NE Portland, right-wing extremist Jeremy Christian attacked and killed two men and wounded another, for daring to challenge his racist, islamophobic attack on two young women. Jeremy’s act was not an isolated event. Rather, it represents an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.

In solidarity with immigrant and Muslim communities who are under attack, and in honor of these heroic victims, the undersigned groups are calling on local labor unions, student groups, faith groups, community organizations, activists, students and concerned residents for a peaceful mass mobilization in front of City Hall on Sunday, June 4th at 12:30 pm. Now is the time to show these bigots, this country, and the world that Portland stands united and will not tolerate this hate. We must reclaim our city and repudiate the violence and hatred of the far-right.

Jeremy Christian is a known white nationalist who has attended recent events hosted by local Far Right organizations. Similarly, these groups have organized a “free speech rally” on June 4th at Terry Schrunk Plaza. Their plan is to instill fear and spread messages of hatred to Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities.

We seek to mobilize the greatest number of people in front of City Hall; separate from, but adjacent to, the right-wing rally. This will be a peaceful event to show, through our numbers and our voices, that the vast majority of Portland will not stand for racism and bigotry.
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 $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!!!

www.eventbrite.com/e/places-of-action-naacp-black-legacy-project-bus-tour-tickets-34731827832

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.
PATRIOT PRAYER-JOEY GIBSON
Free Speech Rally with BASED STICKMAN, BASED SPARTAN, PATRIOT GIRL, WARRIORS FOR FREEDOM, AND MANY OTHERS IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND... There will be speakers exercising their free speech, live music, flags, and an uplifting experience to bring back strength and courage to those who believe in freedom.

Thank you Trump for all you have done.

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Anyone interested in learning more about the Indivisible movement in Oregon and sharing ideas about making this movement a success is welcome!

If you're familiar with Indivisible or a member of another Indivisible group we encourage you to attend as well to share ideas on how we can move forward together!

We'll also be joined by our National Indivisible Guide Field Rep. Mary Strata who will share information and ideas about the movement on the national level.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-oregon-community-meeting-tickets-34700653589
Jun 5 Mon
In collusion with Venezuela's rich and reactionaries, U.S. Imperialism has disrupted the country's economy. In collusion with the corporate media it has exaggerated the depth of the crisis to create a pretext for intervention. In collusion with the Organization of American States-another U.S. creation- it has targeted the Venezeualean government for "regime change".
For those who want to defend the independence of all countries to the south of the United States, it is essential at this time to defend the Bolivarian government of Venezuela from this imperialist attack.
Jun 6 Tue
Registration opens at 11:00 am

10 AM - Buses leave from:

Eugene (2800 Gateway St.,Springfield, OR- by Ross and Cabela’s)
Portland (Lents Park- 4808 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266)
Corvallis (Adams Hall on OSU campus, 616 SW 15th Ave.)

11 AM - Check-in and lunch

12 PM - Rally

RSVP here: fastfor.ms/E58F2 to reserve a bus seat.

Hundreds of Oregonians are coming together in Salem to tell legislators: Oregon Can’t Wait for investments in education, health care and other essential services. Caregivers, nurses, teachers, parents, students, advocates, workers and more know that it’s time for corporations to finally pay their fair share so we can all have the Oregon we deserve.

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For June 2017 meeting:

First Presentation:
Everice Moro, lead plaintiff in "Moro vs. the State of Oregon"
Topic: The future, and the past, of PERS

Second Presentation:
James Russell, PhD, author/expert in retirement policy
Topic: Social Insecurity, 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

Eastside democratic Club is a member organization Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Steve Elder at the meeting.

Public is always welcome at our meetings.
11:30 a.m. (optional): planning meeting in the courtyard

12:00 p.m.: Speak with staffer

We'll develop a message and "ask" for the day, based on current events. Please check the Facebook page for Indivisible Oregon where we post the asks 24 hours before the event.
Workshop Objectives:
Understand racism in a historical and current context
Learn about white privilege
Develop knowledge of institutional racism
Address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society
You're invited to hear and comment on the one-year actions the City of Portland, the City of Gresham and Multnomah County will adopt to address housing and community economic needs, with their federal resources. The one-year Action Plan is a list of projects chosen for their alignment with the identified needs and strategies of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. Your comments on these actions will be considered in the finalization of these plans.

Your reservation helps us plan for food and materials. Registration and a light meal starts at 5:30 p.m. Presentation starts at 6:00 p.m.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-portland-action-plan-meeting-tickets-34522704338
- David Delk will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to amend the Oregon constitution to say that campaign contributions limits are legal (seriously, this is where we're at with campaign finance reform in this state). He will also talk about the local efforts to create a public banking system! And how we can get involved in these efforts!

- Ian from the Working Families Party will give us an update on the Fair Work Week Campaign!

- Single-Payer Universal Healthcare Earl Blumenauer Townhall Report Back (Tuesday May 30)

- June 6 Oregon Can't Wait Budget Rally Report Back (Rally at noon 6/6 in Salem)
Jun 7 Wed
We don't want the country's largest oil terminal built right here in Vancouver, Washington! Please mark your calendars and plan on being a part of this continued fight! How can you help? Speak up! This is a public hearing, and EFSEC is seeking community input. Not comfortable speaking? Write your comments and submit them (info in comments) and show up at the hearing to support those who will be speaking. We want our voices to be heard!

Please note: this hearing will end at 9 PM - OR LAST SPEAKER.Humanitarian United Movement & Action Network
You can help Democratize capital in your state and across the nation! Please join us at the Global Homestead Garage during the Village Building Convergence in collaboration with PDX Green Drinks as we welcome Hatch Innovation's Amy Pearl. Amy and her team continue to spearhead Oregon's Community Public Offering legislation and initiatives. Pull your funds out of Wall Street and Reinvest in Main Street!

Agenda:
Doors open at 5:00 for Networking
Presentation at 7:00
Wrap up and Networking 8:00 - 9:00

$5.00 suggested donation to cover hospitality and coordination expenses.

Partnering Organizations:
hatchthefuture.org/
villagebuildingconvergence.com/
www.facebook.com/GlobalHomesteadGarage/

www.meetup.com/PDXSustainability/events/240262858/
Leo Besner has been harrassing CopWatchers and Community Members too long. We must stand together.

In the case before IPR, Sgt Besner attempted to intimidate and harrass Kif Davis once again, while Kif was filming in accordance with required position & procedure.

This is a mild example of Leo Besner's over-reach and abuse of power. Many activist groups, including our own, have suffered at his hands and borne the marks on their bodies & psyches.

The community must come together to shine a light and stand in solidarity against this systemically tolerated behavior. Besner has recently signed up for management training.
Welcome to the meeting.
TV Show
David Delk 503.232.5495
9:00 PM
Weekly cable access program sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy. We use a 1/2 hour interview format, talking with people involved in ending corporate domination and establishing true democracy.

Portland Metro (Portland Community Media)
Wednesday 9:00 pm Ch 23 Saturday 3:00 pm Ch 22 Tuesday 9:00 am Ch 11
Washington County (Tualatin Valley Cable Television): All are Ch 23
Sunday 4:00 pm Tuesday 4:30 am Thursday 8:30 am Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am
Jun 8 Thu
Thank you for supporting us when we needed the most when our parishioners were being verbally harassed while entering St. Peters Church. We are opening a new social change organization named, Hermandad Mexicana which originated in Los Angeles. We are organizing our first fundraiser for this venture. We will be hosting the event at the bar located inside the Portland Mercado. We will be having a silent auction.

WE NEED ITEMS: If you like to donate items to be auctioned please call Maria at 971-255-7001. If you wish to volunteer to help with the event please email Maggie at: maggiemackenzie@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support as we organize to educate and protect our community. Saludos.
Portland Resource Generation is holding an open house! Meet new and existing members, learn about what we are up to, eat some snacks. Starting at 6:45pm we'll do a structured activity (welcome, intros and money stories), so please be here before then. Potential members, new members, people already involved with the chapter, and friends are all welcome! Please RSVP so we know how much food to get.

For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-resource-generation-open-house-tickets-34137252441
*CHULAS FRONTERAS* & *DEL MERO CORAZON*
Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Suggested admission: $7-10, but no one turned away ever for lack of funds! #kboo #Teardownthewall #noborderwall #loveyourneighbor

*CHULAS FRONTERAS* (Beautiful Borders) filmed by the brilliant Les Blank in 1976, tells the story of the norteño or conjunto music which is played on both sides of the Mexico–Texas border. A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza.

*DEL MERO CORAZON* (STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART) documents the cantina way of life, both celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. Both short films by Les Blank 1976. The heart of Chicano culture in love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more

A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more.

Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Initial release: 1976

Reviewed by
Robert Christgau and Carola Dibbell
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.

Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. The movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia. And now the effort starts in Portland.
Jun 9 Fri
This event runs from Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30am through Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:30am.

Description:
An event that calls attention to the hypocrisy and brutality of criminization of survival camping in the face of promoting recreational camping within the city.

Right to Rest Act Informational Hearing
Entertainment
Speakers
Education on Criminalization of Homelessness
Fix IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.

Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Jun 10 Sat
This event runs from Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30am through Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:30am.

Description:
An event that calls attention to the hypocrisy and brutality of criminization of survival camping in the face of promoting recreational camping within the city.

Right to Rest Act Informational Hearing
Entertainment
Speakers
Education on Criminalization of Homelessness
Hate groups across the nation are planning anti Muslim actions on June 10th.
We must not let this happen in our city!
We will not let nationalists come to our city and make our Muslim neighbors feel unsafe, we will resist!
We are laser focused on working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.

We have a solid and growing chapter with 20-30 core members who are committed to our approach. We meet twice a month, on 2nd Saturdays (national conference call) and 4th Wednesdays (Social Action Night). We'd love to meet you. Come join us for a brew or some good solid action that makes a difference.

Call Tamara if you need to be let in to the church building: 503 703 7058.
The anti Muslim hate group ACT for America is planning anti Muslim marches across the nation on June 10th, Oregon was one of the states where this disgusting anti Muslim action was going to happen, but after mayor Ted Wheeler linked the group to the neo-Nazi terrorist Jeremy Christian the organizers canceled the Portland event and are instead going to Seattle.

This is a huge victory for us, these neo-nazis and nationalists are starting to realize that Portland won't accept their racist terrorism and bigotry and especially not while the whole country is in mourning.

Now that the hate group will no longer be in Portland on the 10th to spew anti Muslim hate speech we will be changing the location to Hollywood transit center and we will show up to honor the men that stood up against terrorism and bigotry.

After our speakers speak we will take to the streets and later end the march at the vigil
the world will know that Portland will continue to exterminate bigotry by any means necessary.

If your organization would like to join the organizing team or if you would like to speak please email us at: Oregonstudentsempowered@protonmail.com
This panel brings together scholars and activists from different movements and communities to open dialogue on building and sustaining movements for migrant justice that are rooted in anti-colonial politics. The presenters will foster discourse critical of the state and capitalism as the drivers of violence and war, forced migration, displacement, dispossession, occupation, and border militarization. This event seeks to build out strategies for movement building and coalition building, drawing upon the amazing organizing of work of the panelists, and centering the freedom to move, the freedom to stay, the freedom to return, and the returning of stolen land as political pillars moving forward.

Maru Mora Villalpando is a community organizer, trainer, political analyst, consultant, and founder of Latino Advocacy, LLC. – a true micro entrepreneur. She is part of the core leadership team at C2C, lead organizer with NWDC Resistance, Outreach Coordinator with Surge Reproductive Justice and Communications Coordinator for Familias Unidas por la Justicia. Mora Villalpando is a bi-lingual statewide community organizer and trainer with more than ten years of experience, primarily focusing on immigrant, racial, and reproductive justice issues. She was one of the lead organizers for the 10th Annual March for Immigrant rights in Seattle, where thousands of people demonstrated their support for immigration reform. Mora Villalpando has conducted numerous bilingual and monolingual trainings in different states, ranging from basic community organizing, legal rights for undocumented workers, how the legislative process works, using local and national media outlets for community organizing, and developing long-term organizing strategies for social change. Mora Villalpando organized the successful campaign in Snohomish County to ensure that interpretation for immigrants in local hospitals be provided, lead the effort to defeat anti-immigrant bills in the 2011 State Legislative Session, has provided numerous workshops on detention, deportation defense and immigrant justice, helped pushed for farmworker rights with Sakuma Farms, and organized in the aftermath of the spring of 2014 hunger strikes at Tacoma Detention Center, which had a rippling effect to the rest of the nation.

She is a regular political analyst guest on Radio and TV in local and national media outlets. She is a speaker on behalf of immigrant rights, serves in the Blue Ribbon Commission of the Undocumented and Former Undocumented and joined the national delegation of the Not1More deportation to Fergusson MO.

Alex Soto is a O’odham activist and musician. Francisco Habre is a Chicano activist and musician. Through their vintage beat production and empowering rhyme delivery, Shining Soul has made and name for themselves and has carve out their own unique lane in the AZ Hip Hop community and beyond with their distinctive blend of socially conscious, yet soulful brand of Hip Hop. Emcee Liaizon, Bronze Candidate and DJ Reflekshin have proven time and time again that their music is universally accessible and has the power to start the healing process regarding the social ills we all face through the medium of Hip Hop. Whether opening for major acts such as Phife Dawg, Ana Tijoux and Pharoahe Monch or “spreading their medicine” throughout the U.S., Canada and Germany with their rigorous tour schedule, Shining Soul reaffirms Hip Hop can be a conduit for positive change, internally and externally.

Dean Spade teaches classes about poverty, racism, gender and social movements at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). His 2015 documentary, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back tells the story of Seattle activists getting Israeli Consulate-sponsored LGBT-themed propaganda events cancelled and facing a backlash (online free at pinkwashingexposed.net).
Join ANERA at Taborpace in Portland, OR, for our #RamadanSolidarity Iftar! Featuring a special performance by Palestinian-American comedian Amer Zahr, this Iftar will raise funds to send food packages to refugees and vulnerable families.

A full-course dinner will be served and ANERA’s Director of Donor Development, Hani Almadhoun, will be speaking about the current refugee crisis in Lebanon and conditions in Gaza and the West Bank, with an emphasis on the positive impact ANERA supporters have through our programs on the ground.

SPACE IS LIMITED, TICKETS REQUIRED:
www.anera.org/portland

Contact Diane Adkin at (360) 980-2580 or Hani Almadhoun at halmadhoun@anera.org

Co-sponsored by:

- Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
- Jewish Voice for Peace — Portland, OR
Jun 11 Sun
Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nationwide.

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting! New members and non-members welcome!

Childcare will be available! Please contact Ben at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

For more information see portlanddsa.org
parking in lots C, D, E and F
Jun 12 Mon
Please join the NAACP Portland, NAACP Eugene, and NAACP Salem branches 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.

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

You can find your legislators by going to this website: 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 11 am and returning between 5 pm and 6 pm. 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.
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting.

Exuberant and stacked hopelessly in favor of its chatty title character, this movie is both enjoyable and the king of the "smart kid/dumb parent" trend. Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media

Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected. Adam Smit, Empire

Admission is free, but you can reserve your seat in advance by making a donation to our nonprofit recipient: National Immigration Law Center.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

NILC believes that all people who live in the U.S.—regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration and/or economic status—should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, it's been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and it plays a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of polices that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.
Media Institute for Social Change Presents

"Resistance" - A Political Film Series

A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. But these very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Screenings will include introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Week 1 (June 12): The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Synopsis: In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

"Former national-security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski volunteered this blurb: “If you want to understand what’s happening right now in Iraq, I recommend The Battle of Algiers.” I wonder if these politicos are aware that Pontecorvo’s epic was once used by the Black Panthers as a training film? In fact, not much in the current Iraq situation is historically comparable to the late-fifties Algerian struggle for independence dramatized in The Battle of Algiers, but its anatomy of terror remains unsurpassed—and, woefully, ever fresh."
-from Peter Rainer's NY Mag review

Cost: $5 membership fee
Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Future Film Schedule:
June 19 – Harlan County USA
June 26 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
July 3 – Blade Runner
July 10 - Paradise Now
July 17 – Persepolis
July 24 - TBA

Media Institute for Social Change:
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Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival:
"A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema."
Jun 13 Tue
Come learn about what the Political Action Committee has been up to & how to get involved
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds support Pride Northwest and Portland Pride! Your ticket price includes an array of food, your first pint is included with your ticket, and $3 pints (on tap).

Portland Pride aka Pride Northwest is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, most well-known for the annual Portland Pride™ Waterfront Festival and Parade.

Kick Off Party Tickets: pridenw.org/product/kickoff
On June 13, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne R. Johnson will moderate "We Can Listen: Immigrant and Refugee Stories." The evening will feature immigrant and refugee stories developed at Portland Story Theater, whose mission is to foster empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. We will offer our stage to both storytellers and advocates as they explore and discuss the American immigrant and refugee experience.

"We Can Listen" is a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, and is supported in part by KBOO Radio. With "We Can Listen, The Old Church endeavors to give speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, and to encourage important civil discourse and self-directed modes of action. We are striving to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The "We Can Listen" series gives Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on today's most important social justice topics from the sanctuary of our stage. The series presents speakers, both well-regarded and new to public discourse, addressing topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them, including: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, food stability, housing stability, immigration and refugee issues, the environment, access to clean water, gender equality, disabled rights, health care, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.
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