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1 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
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 2 Fri
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
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
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
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.

www.facebook.com/events/297397660703056/
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.
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
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:
"We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers."

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
We discuss public issues and how to get things done.
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.
Jun 14 Wed
This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.
On June 14th we will hold rally in celebration of anyone who's birthday is on June 14th except for one certain individual. In lieu of a birthday celebration for that person, we will protest their bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, fascism, and racism. If you're birthday happens to be on June 14th, or any other day of the year, show up so we can celebrate you instead of Trump.

During the rally we will be holding a piñata contest for a 100 dollar prize. Bring your homemade piñata to the event and our panel of judges will vote on the winner!

Birthdays we will be celebrating:
- Che Guevera
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
- MC Ren
- Bruce Bowen
- Sammy Watkins
- Pat Summit
- Literally anyone even if it isn't their birthday
Join the Portland Forward community for an evening of food, drinks, and relationship building. We'll be at beautiful Overlook Park serving up food and sharing about our organization. If you are interested in being involved, or just want to learn more, this is a great entry point. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Overlook Park is on N Interstate Ave, just north of the Kaiser medical buildings.

RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/2242602442632223
here or email portlandfwd@gmail.com for more information.
Let your voice be heard at a free, festive evening of conversation, music, food and drink featuring stories of transformation, transparency, and advocacy from a diverse panel of strong local voices! Presented by Beneficial State Bank and Albina Community Bank.

Complimentary first drink and food from BUNK Sandwiches and Pizza Jerk.

Panel featuring:
• Kat Taylor, co-Founder and co-CEO Beneficial State Bank and co-CEO Albina Community Bank; activist
• Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Chair
• Augusto Carneiro, owner Nossa Familia Coffee

Moderated by:
• Co-moderators Stephen Green, Townsquared
• Performer Storm Large of Pink Martini

Live performance by: redray frazier and his band

Speak UP / Act UP Village of purpose-driven organizations with opportunities to get involved right now will be open throughout the night.
Voz’s 2017 Annual Dinner celebrates the lives of the diverse day laborers and immigrants who find employment through the MLK Jr. Worker Center. We raise our voice in opposition to the many threats facing our community at this time.

The event, which attracted over 250 supporters last year, is hosted by Voz staff, board, and volunteers, and attendees come from ally organizations, church groups, and the large community of individuals supporting Voz’s work. The dinner is catered by ¿Por Qué No?, with live music, incredible raffle prizes, and a short program with community speakers sharing our recent successes and current efforts working with day laborers and immigrants in the Portland community. With this year’s goal of $30,000 we hope to continue our efforts to unite and support one of the most vital communities in Portland: day laborers and immigrant workers.
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 15 Thu
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org.
Forum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Jun 16 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, June 16 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/xcqrtlywjbvb/
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jun 17 Sat
The Oregon Peace Institute in collaboration with Students United for Nonviolence will be leading a 3-hour introductory bystander intervention training to help community members address issues that too many people in our diverse community are facing. We will be training on how to de-escalate situations using proven methods that give support to individuals who are being targeted by hate, oppression, and even violence. If you do not know what to do when you see others being targeted, or you are being targeted yourself, this will be a great opportunity to learn strategies and share ideas.
Juneteenth Oregon wants to invite you to participate in our annual Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade.
Come out with your friends, group, club, organization or business and represent OUR FREEDOM. This is a BIG DEAL let's bring our city back to life!!

Please email btnelle77@yahoo.com for parade forms or call (503) 896-3603.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
$7 Donation

There are a number of diverse, renowned food, snack and beverage vendors on-site this year. No food or beverages may be brought onto the festival grounds. If you plan on visiting the alcohol service area, you will need to present a legal ID.
By far our highest demand from tenants is seen on our Tenants’ Rights Hotline. We answer hundreds of calls a month from renters in crisis and our need for more volunteers to meet that need is ever-expanding. Hotline volunteers require a special amount of training and therefore we ask for a 6-month commitment at 4 hours per month for those willing to take on this community need.

Interested in other forms of volunteering? No worries. RSVP to Tim@Oregoncat.org and let us know if you'd prefer one-off or shorter-term commitments.

Please note: this is the first half of a 2-part training. The second half of training will be on Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m at the same location. If you cannot make both training sessions, please make arrangements by emailing Tim@Oregoncat.org.
Transgender and nonbinary people of all ages face appallingly high rates of violence and discrimination, and these rates are highest for trans women and femmes of color. Organized by Greater Portland Trans Unity and the 2017 Trans March Planning Committee, the fourth annual Portland Trans March will bring much-needed visibility to the issues our communities are facing, while also highlighting the strength of our networks and the power in our collective resistance, resilience, and solidarity.

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We rally at 2pm at NW Park and W Burnside. Kickoff is 3:30pm!

The rally will be ASL interpreted, and the march includes mobility vehicles for people who need them.

Want to be part of the march? Questions to: greaterportlandtransunity@gmail.com.

Please donate to the 2017 Portland Trans March!
pridenw.org/product/portland-trans-march-donation/

Donations support the cost of permits, accessibility vehicles, ASL interpretation, flyer art and printing, stipends for keynote speakers and performers, and A/V setup for the rally in the park.

www.facebook.com/PortlandTransUnity
greaterportlandtransunity@gmail.com
Jun 18 Sun
Father's Day
 
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.

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: docs.google.com/a/streetroots.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScariP4qqzq2kcWE3LnIYTxCMKsoqIB1EGUVOhI5W287tYMAg/viewform
Parade starts at W Burnside & NW Park Ave, proceeds down burnside and NW Davis streets, then south on SW Naito Parkway to SW Pine St.
$7 Donation

There are a number of diverse, renowned food, snack and beverage vendors on-site this year. No food or beverages may be brought onto the festival grounds. If you plan on visiting the alcohol service area, you will need to present a legal ID.
Jun 19 Mon
Over the next few weeks our group and other grass roots leaders will connect with community to gather details about racism and violence including systemic discrimination. It's time to take our movement into the federal courts! It's time to Lawyer Up. Black,Brown and Red People need human rights representation, lawyers and legal professionals who can assist us with filing the necessary complaints and hiring the right investigators and partners. #FreedomNow Kick off event this Sunday at Dawson Park.
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
In celebration of PRIDE Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents a special screening of BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is PDX Trans Pride.

PDX Trans Pride is a 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of the Transgender/LGBTQIA+ community through peer support, radio outreach, policy development, legal advocacy, mentoring, and organizational events for youth & adults.
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.

Conference call info: (712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises: inequality, racism, militarism, climate chaos, and more. Many of Trump’s policies will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks: to the economy, to national security, and to the environment. In No Is Not Enough (Haymarket), Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. And she explores some of the movements putting forward an alternative vision and fighting to win the world we need. This event is presented by The Leap and Haymarket Books.
Jun 20 Tue
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members

We will discuss the legal and tax rules applicable when a non-profit organization engages in revenue generating activity.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/fxzpslywdbcc/
www.facebook.com/events/311264902662773/

Our next BerniePDX meeting will be a report back from the People's Summit meeting happening this weekend in Chicago! Several BerniePDXers will be attending! Get information here and find out what speakers will be livestreamed. www.thepeoplessummit.org/schedule/

Other agenda items pending.

See you there!
Jun 21 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
Demand and Deliver Action to Oregon Business Council

We will be delivering a message to the Oregon Business Council (OBC) office that the extreme members of OBC should join main stream businesses in supporting a Corporate Activity Tax. During this, a delegation we will be marching outside of their building spreading the message to the general public.
Sponsored by SEIU and Jobs with Justice

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is leading a planning process in coordination with TriMet to develop the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan. This plan will help identify where transit priority, streamlining, and access treatments could be most beneficial on the planned TriMet Frequent Service network within the City of Portland. Such improvements can help make transit more a more attractive and reliable option for people to get to work, school, and to meet their daily needs, especially for people who depend upon transit. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/73684

Join us for a presentation at 5:30 PM. Otherwise, you are welcome to drop in anytime to review materials at your own pace.

Come review and provide us feedback on the following:
- candidate corridors
- existing conditions
- initial criteria, methodology and evaluation results
- toolbox of capital and operational treatments
- Staff recommended candidate transit projects to submit for the Metro RTP 2018 Update Call for Projects
- staff recommendations on corridors to select for a closer look over this summer and test the ETC toolbox. This will enable us to learn from applying the toolbox in different contexts and start developing conceptual investment plans.

Arriving by transit? Nearby transit lines: Bus line 6, Streetcar Loop, MAX Red Line, Blue Line and Green Line.

Light refreshments to be provided.

Questions? Email us at ETCplan@portlandoregon.gov
Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. (NR)

Join Trinity friends (and bring other friends as well) as we explore our commitments to radical hospitality, and respecting the dignity of every human being, through the screening of three well-regarded films this summer. The series, sponsored by Trinity’s Red Door Initiative, will provide insight and opportunity to talk about the situation of refugees, immigrants, and homeless people in our community and the world.

- 6:00 pm Dinner - Sign up required at the Information Wall, located outside Kempton Hall. $10 donation at the door.
- 7:00 pm Movie - Free admission. A shared discussion will take place after the movie.
Take your camera to this meeting,oer Darla's request
S. Brian Willson (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011100283618&fref=hovercard), longtime peace activist and environmentalist (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Willson), will talk about his new projects in Nicaragua, where he is relocating. Brian plans to start a permaculture farm (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture) at his new home, and also a center for healing for disabled Sandanista veterans like Cesar Augusto Garcia, standing next to Brian.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Brian from 7 to 9 pm.
Free with donations accepted for the venue, nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Bus transportation available.
Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Vets for Peace #72 and Physicians for Social Responsibility are co-sponsors.
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 22 Thu
On June 4th, the Portland Police once again showed their true alliance with white supremacists and fascist organizations. Not only did police violently attack anti-fascist protesters, but they were actively helped by the pro-Trump fascists in carrying out arrests. The chief of police later claimed that citizen collaboration in arrests was normal. THIS IS NOT NORMAL! The police also kettled hundreds of people and took their photograph with their ID in order for them to leave. The chief of police later denied that this even happened. THAT IS A LIE!

As a result of the extremely biased and excessive force used by the Portland Police on Sunday, 11 people were arrested. After our court date on June 9th there are 6 of us who still have charges pending. Our next court date is June 22nd at 9:00am. Please come show your support!

Please gather peacefully outside of the JUSTICE CENTER at 8:30am.

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No sponsoring bodies as of 6/10/2017
Jun 23 Fri
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
Celebration
Music
w/ Food
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
There has been a lot of beautiful and much needed solidarity going around since last year's election of a presidential administration that poses a grave threat to our communities.

Solidarity and showing up for other people's struggles is the foundation of JwJ, and we believe that the upsurge in solidarity we've seen recently is something worth celebrating. Building a movement to strengthen and defend our community against reactionary forces is long and hard work, and we all need to be sure we are taking time to relax, replenish, and have some fun so we can continue to be effective in our work.

So let's celebrate! Join Portland Jobs with Justice for our Summer Solidarity Celebration and meet our new Executive Director, Will Layng! There will be food, alcoholic drinks for purchase, great people, and a DJ. You don't want to miss out so get your tickets now!

RSVP and get tickets at actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/summer-solidarity-celebration?source=direct_link&
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Jun 24 Sat
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
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!
Come find out what our committees have been working on & how you can get involved. NAACP Portland's committees include: Political Action, Economic Development, Membership, Religious Services, Education.

We will be meeting in Luther Hall, building #1 on this map:
www.cu-portland.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/campus_map.pdf
Jun 25 Sun
The Good in the Hood food and music festival is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.

www.goodnthehood.org/

Friday, 06/23 Kick Off Party : 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday the festival runs from 11 AM - 10 PM

The GOOD IN THE HOOD PARADE is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The step off is at King Elementary, and the parade proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, then right on Russell, and ending up at Lillis-Albina Park

Some general info about performers and days is available here: www.goodnthehood.org/gith-entertainment.html
PARKING: on the street, or, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center will be providing parking for GITH Parade and festival participants at Emanuel Parking Structure B (a lot) located on Vancouver Avenue and Graham.
In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, a bystander intervention workshop has been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland.

The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us Sunday June 25th from 2-5pm at Living Room Realty's NE office, for a hands on bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raoford of Don't Shoot Portland. We are asking for a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation to benefit Don't Shoot Portland, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.
Jun 26 Mon
Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. *Fame* sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life.

Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Outside the Frame, which was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. OTF partners with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

To thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met, and OTF offers a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public.

Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.

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**Outside the Frame** changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.

**Clinton Resistance Series** shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit
Patricia Kullberg will read from and sign copies of her new book, *On the Ragged Edge of Medicine*, at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

*On the Ragged Edge of Medicine* offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author’s decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don’t survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.

This collection of narratives is filled with questions about the realities people face in their everyday lives and the inadequacies of medicine to remedy them. A life-saving procedure is refused without explanation; an agoraphobic woman suffers silently and fails to cope; an accidental overdose takes another life. Delving into her daily interactions with patients, Kullberg muses on the impact of scarce resources, the ways she managed to succeed, the fall-out of her own mistakes, and the strategies she used to keep her sanity.

Written for anyone interested in the limits and possibilities of medicine within a context of social inequity, *On the Ragged Edge of Medicine* draws the reader into the big tragedies, small victories, and everyday mishaps of medicine when ministering to the destitute.
Jun 27 Tue
11:30 a.m. (optional):
Planning meeting - In the courtyard

12:00 p.m.:
Speak with staffer
Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

This time we will be in NE Portland at Church Bar on Sandy from 5-7pm!

There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

We hope to see you there!

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**Oregon Working Families Party** -
The WFP is a grassroots, independent political party that fights for good jobs, good schools, and affordable health care for all. Join us!
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in the fight against coal.
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.
David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

More agenda items to come. As always, we'll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!

**BerniePDX** -
Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.
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 28 Wed
Call to Safety and Stroll PDX are partnering with Critical Resistance Portland for a joint solidarity letter & postcard writing night.

Call to Safety/ Stroll PDX & CR PDX believe that the Prison Industrial Complex is a source of immense harm in our communities and we want to bring awareness to the many ways in which our loved ones and community members are criminalized and caged for simply surviving. We'll be highlighting sex workers at this event as one the groups highly targeted and criminalized by policing and the prison industrial complex.

Please join us for a night of solidarity post card & letter writing to both Stroll PDX/Call to Safety's list of nationally imprisoned sex workers & CR PDX's list of folks in Oregon and Washington prisons. We'll have letters to respond to and postcards and message templates for folks to use as well as more information on how to get involved in supporting our shared work of supporting those most impacted by the prison industrial complex and working towards PIC abolition.

Transportation:
On street parking is available near event site. There is no off street parking or nearby dedicated disability parking spot unfortunately. The #4, #44, #72, and #6 all run nearby the event location.

There are no stairs and the floor is mostly level hardwood with a slight rise/ramp up in to the main event space.

About CR:
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

About Call to Safety:
Working to fulfill our mission of ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community, Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy. Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Our advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing homelessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and sex workers. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.

About Stroll PDX:

Stroll PDX is a volunteer based organization that emphasizes harm reduction, intersectional feminism, and grass root community outreach. We focus on empowering sex workers of all forms through lobbying, organizing support groups, fundraising for legal resources, and offering clothing and food to houseless women, transgender individuals, and low income sex workers. We also publish Working it Portland, a Sex Worker run and written zine. While all individuals are welcome to volunteer we are determined to give leadership roles to Sex Workers and put the rights of POC Trans Sex workers at the forefront of our fight for sex workers rights.
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/
Join Living Stages, Ignorant/Reflections and Laquida Landford for an interactive community dialogue about community displacement. Through interactive performance, conversation, and theatrical games we'll build community and explore questions of place, home, and possibility within a framework of ongoing community displacement in Portland.

This event is made possible by a grant from APANO Jade/Midway Placemaking Initiative, with much appreciation to APANO for support in this project.

**Living Stages** -
Theatre of the Oppressed
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 30 Fri
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit law firm specializing in defending grassroots climate/environmental justice and social change activists. Their projects educate people about their rights, defend front-line activists from corporate/state aggression, and expose and confront the persistent erosion of our civil liberties.
 
The CLDC is currently representing dozens of Standing Rock Water Protectors, the valve turners who shut down the 5 pipelines bringing Canadian tar sands into the US, the 52 Break Free defendants from the Break free action in 2016, and many other front-line defenders. With the current administration, attacks on the environment, threats to at-risk communities, and direct action is more important than ever and this summer is likely to be full of direct actions in the north. Come support their work defending front-line activists in the northwest & across the country!
 
The organization’s Executive Director, Lauren Regan, will be giving an update on the cases & projects they are working on and introducing their newest staff member, Erin Grady.
 
Join us for a night of comedy, music, and fun at CLDC’s Summer of Resistance! The night will be hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw featuring comedy from: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts, & Jay Shingle and live music by Tom Dandelion & the Fresh Fruits.
 
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket includes one free drink token additional drink tokens are $4. There will be beer, wine, pizza, and more food!

Tickets: cldc.org/product/summer-of-resistance-tickets/.
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
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Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
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