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1 February 2019 - 28 February 2019
Feb 1 Fri
PDX CIVIC FORUM 'THE IMPACT OF INCARCERATION': Join PDX Civic Forum and Portland Leadership Foundation to unravel the issues we face regarding incarceration in Oregon. From 4 - 5:30 p.m., Smith Memorial Union, 1825 SW Broadway

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BLACKS IN TECH MEETUP: Our group supports and celebrates the participation of Black diaspora and POC folk in the Portland professional community. We support each other thriving in Portland and as professionals or students. We invite each other on hikes, to yoga, and recommend hair salons. We help each other interview and prep for top companies in Portland.
Our speaker-focused activities have been ultra informative for any group. 5 p.m., Olive Or Twist, 925 NW 11th Ave
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard the brig Creole, using the event as a kaleidoscopic lens through which to consider the position of blackness and the ongoing afterlife of slavery.
Feb 2 Sat
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard the brig Creole, using the event as a kaleidoscopic lens through which to consider the position of blackness and the ongoing afterlife of slavery.
BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS POP-UP: For the second straight year, Junction Ave takes over the Center for Self Enhancement with a celebration of Black History Month, and a celebration of Black-owned businesses in the city, with vendors selling apparel, food, jewelry, and more. Free, starts at 2 p.m., Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 N Kerby Ave.
ROMA IN 70MM: Special 70mm engagement at the Hollywood Theater! Written and directed by Academy-Award winner Alfonso Cuaron (GRAVITY, CHILDREN OF MEN), ROMA is a semi-biographical take on Cuaron's upbringing in Mexico City, following the life of a middle class family and their live-in housekeeper. Shows at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m., Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
TEACH THE WORLD WORKSHOP: This hands-on, interactive workshop gives educators, school administrators and counselors an overview of Islamic culture, practices, and experiences. These tools will help teachers to better understand and serve the rising percentage of Muslim students in the Portland area. From 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard
Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day of activities for the whole family. A Lion dance will bless The Wing with their vibrant and energetic spirit from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Create crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac with our stuffed animal petting zoo, and win prizes and more. General admission is $17, students and kids are free.
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
WORLD WETLANDS DAY: Zookeeper talks will highlight the many animals that depend on wetlands, such as river otters, crocodiles, flamingos and turtles. Biologists from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will lead wetlands-themed activities inside the zoo's Nature Exploration Center. Free with zoo admission. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Road
Feb 3 Sun
Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day of activities for the whole family. A Lion dance will bless The Wing with their vibrant and energetic spirit from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Create crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac with our stuffed animal petting zoo, and win prizes and more. General admission is $17, students and kids are free.
2:00 AM - 5:00 AM

ALAN PAGE OPENING RECEPTION: In strategies for displaying unknown variables Alan Page invites us to navigate decontextualized visual disturbances. Using variations of the screen, they implore us to engage with the unrecognizable, challenge us with various barriers to seeing, and beckon us to explore in a playground of digital glow, broken files, & machine learning. Opening reception is free and open to the public. From 6 - 9 p.m., Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi Ave.
Feb 4 Mon
AFRICA TO AMERICA, ADJUSTING TO A NEW LIFE: New Americans from the African diaspora discuss what it means to be a black immigrant, and to navigate questions of identity, race and belonging. From 6 - 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Hwy.
Feb 5 Tue
THE SCHOOLHOUSE GATE: In The Schoolhouse Gate, award-winning constitutional law scholar Justin Driver explores how the public school system has been undermined by Supreme Court in recent decades. He'll give a free talk at 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St.
Feb 6 Wed
MARINE CORPS JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Join us for an evening with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Marine Corps, Wednesday, February 6 at Mountainside High School. This event is free and open to the public. From 7 - 8:30 p.m., Mountainside High School, 12500 SW 175th Ave, Beaverton
PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY: Please join the Portland Trail Blazers as we celebrate Black History Month and salute Chief Danielle Outlawm Dr. Danny Jacobs, Dr. Miles Davis, Michelle J. DePass, Justice Adrienne Nelson and Jo Ann Hardesty. With impressive accomplishments and credentials, these leaders have ushered in a new era of historic firsts for Portland and for Oregon. A portion of event’s proceeds will be donated to iUrbanTeen, whose mission is to expose and inspire underrepresented youth to become tomorrow’s business and technology leaders. From 5:30 - 10:00 p.m., Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct St.
Feb 7 Thu
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL: The fourth annual Portland Winter Light Festival is a vibrant outdoor art festival featuring interactive light-based art installations, dynamic live performances, stunning kinetic fire sculptures and educational programming. The festival will be held at several sites through Portland with a focus on our central waterfront. PDXWLF is FREE, all ages, & takes place rain or shine from 6 - 11 p.m., Portland waterfront
WITNESS TO REVOLUTION - THE STORY OF ANNA LOUISE STRONG: Follow the life of author and labor activist Anna Louise Strong in this sweeping documentary film. As a reporter she covered the major political revolutions of the 20th century in Russia, Spain and China. Her political vision took shape in the Pacific Northwest after witnessing the 1916 Everett massacre and chronicling the 1919 Seattle General Strike. Stay after the screening for a discussion with the film director Lucy Ostrander and local historian Stephanie Ogle. 6 p.m., Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
I USED TO BE A MISERABLE F*CK: John Kim, the therapist and life coach behind the humorous and insightful self help blog The Angry Therapist reads from I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life. Free to attend. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St.
"CAN WE GET ALONG?" CONVERSATION PROJECT WITH CHISAO HATA: Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us. This conversation may include some hands-on activities.
OSU STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS: Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray will give his annual State of the University address to nearly 700 attendees. He will call upon state leaders – and Oregonians – to invest in the future of all Oregonians by providing more funding for higher education. He also will also focus on topics including student mental health and the university’s recently released strategic plan. Program begins at noon, Portland Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Feb 8 Fri
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL: The fourth annual Portland Winter Light Festival is a vibrant outdoor art festival featuring interactive light-based art installations, dynamic live performances, stunning kinetic fire sculptures and educational programming. The festival will be held at several sites through Portland with a focus on our central waterfront. PDXWLF is FREE, all ages, & takes place rain or shine from 6 - 11 p.m., Portland waterfront
Tenant Rights Bootcamps are a neighborhood-by-neighborhood series teaching renters how to to assert their rights, find solutions to various issues, and make change in their community. Free, 6:30 p.m. Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St.,
3:00 AM - 4:30 AM
LOOKING FOR ACTION? Talk about the Womxn’s March, the #MeToo movement, and other timely topics with fellow feminists. Free, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle
Feb 9 Sat
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL: The fourth annual Portland Winter Light Festival is a vibrant outdoor art festival featuring interactive light-based art installations, dynamic live performances, stunning kinetic fire sculptures and educational programming. The festival will be held at several sites through Portland with a focus on our central waterfront. PDXWLF is FREE, all ages, & takes place rain or shine from 6 - 11 p.m., Portland waterfront
THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY: The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present "the map is not the territory," a new celebration and exploration of the Northwest through the work of eight regional artists exploring place and boundaries. The exhibition opens February 9, 2019, and will be on view through May 5. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.
Watch the Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast Xfinity Channel 23
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X -- each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But this Black History Month program explores the lives of some of the unsung heroes who helped reshape the American scene. Have you heard of Nannie Helen Burroughs, Bayard Rustin, Pauli Murray, Ella Baker or Claudette Colvin? Even though they stayed out of the limelight or simply predated the 1960s, their contributions were just as important in fueling the movement as were the legendary historical figures we learned about in school. From 2 - 3:30 p.m., Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook St.
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
VIETNAMESE DANCE PERFORMANCE: Join us for a vibrant performance from PCC's Van Lang Vietnamese Dance Group. All ages and abilities are welcome. From 2 - 2:30 p.m., Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.
Feb 10 Sun
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:
Celebrate Black History Month with Black literature! Join us as community leaders, teachers, students, and local celebrities read from their favorite works by African American writers. Fiction and nonfiction for children, teens and adults will be featured in a special gathering of good words from great writings. Community members are also encouraged to come and share words from their favorite works. From 2 – 3:30 p.m., North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
CROSSING BORDERS BENEFIT CONCERT: The festive event will feature performances by the young musicians of BRAVO Youth Orchestras who themselves come from all over the world, speak many languages at home, and bring a wealth of cultural and national heritage into our community. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson will be a featured speaker. Concert at 4 p.m., Lincoln Recital Hall, Rm. 175, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave.
UNCLOUDY SUNDAYS: On the second Sunday of each month, Uncloudy Sundays -- a gospel brunch, -- will be hosted at the Dog Fir Lounge. Santi Holley will be spinning classic African American gospel records from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Free, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St.
QUANICE HAYES ANGELVERSARY: On February 9, 2017, 17-year-old Quanice “Moose” Hayes was shot 3 times by police while kneeling and trying to follow conflicting police commands. Pacific Northwest Family Circle will host an event to mark the second anniversary of his death at the hands of police. Friends and family will gather to speak about Quanice and remember his life. From 5 - 8 p.m., 1836 NE 82nd Ave.
11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
GARDEN PLANNING: Learn the basics of how to plan a successful garden and create your own garden calendar and checklist. Subjects will include choosing crops, setting goals, and preparing the garden beds. From 3 - 4:30 p.m., Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.
Feb 11 Mon
11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
GARDEN PLANNING: Learn the basics of how to plan a successful garden and create your own garden calendar and checklist. Subjects will include choosing crops, setting goals, and preparing the garden beds. From 3 - 4:30 p.m., Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.
The Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast: Watch the Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast Xfinity Channel 22
Feb 12 Tue
PORTLAND RHYMES & HIP HOP LIFE: Join us for a special performance led by Mic Crenshaw, featuring Cool Nutz. Be part of a discussion of hip-hop history in the Northwest and how it has influence our lives and our culture. Mic Crenshaw is a world class spoken word artist and emcee who has toured extensively in Africa, the U.S and Europe. He was the 2016 Best Hip-Hop Artist in Portland according to Willamette Week. From 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark St.
Feb 13 Wed
1:30 AM - 3:00 AM
PCCEP MEETING: Join the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) - Steering Committee for its February meeting. PCCEP welcomes input from community members, and you can share your ideas during the public comment periods. Free, open to the public. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., 525 NE Oregon St.
WE SHOULD ALL BE TEENAGE FEMINISTS: Teen members of the Jefferson High School Women's Empowerment Club lead a discussion about the issues addressed in We Should All Be Feminists and their impact on young people. All are welcome, especially teens. 6:30-7:30, North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.
Feb 14 Thu
RON STEEN BAND & RICHARD ARNOLD: Ron Steen is a musical legend in Portland, and for good reason. And he's holding down Valentine's at Wilf's with the help of his good friend and crooner Richard Arnold. Begin Valentine's weekend the best way! Tickets $14, 7 - 10 p.m., Wilf's, 800 NW 6th Ave.
SISTAS ROCK THE ARTS BLACK LOVE MATTERS MORE: Check out a spoken-word performance by Janelle Jolly, songs by Phyllis Talley and Michael Avery, poems by Verbal Oasis, and more at this Sistas Rock the Arts event. If you have your own piece to share, get on stage during the open mic portion. $10, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Rumba Notes Lounge, 5041 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
BROWN HOPE MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEETING: Please join us for our monthly meeting of the Action Team, held every second Wednesday of the month. Food and drink will be provided. Invite a friend!
The Brown Hope Action Team is established with an intentional goal of advancing the mission of Brown Hope. The Action Team serves as a space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to work directly with white people in the pursuit of justice as a lived experience. 6:30 P.M., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave.
Watch the Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast at 8:00 p.m. on Comcast Xfinity Channel 23
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Feb 15 Fri
3:00 AM
HOW WE MET: Our Bold Voices takes over the Clinton Street Theater to bring you a special Valentine's Day show celebrating local LGBTQ couples. Expect storytelling, a game show, and plenty of surprises. Hosted by Paul Larrobino. Tickets $5, 7:00 p.m., Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.
CABARET OF EVIL FUNDRAISER FOR SWOP (SEATTLE): It's almost Valentine's day and whether you're reaching out for a little love yourself or just want to help out those whose jobs it is to give that love, join Seattle Super Villainess Morgue Anne and her cabaret of Mischievous Miscreants as they raise money for Sex Workers Outreach Project. Starts at 7:30 p.m., Substation Seattle, 645 NW 45th St, Seattle
Dino's World Famous Take A Little Pizza My Heart Valentine’s Day Dance Party fundraiser for Jubilee Women's Center features the Lovely Ladies of Ladybar Fame. Sweet beats brought to you by Dj Meaty Okra and Kate Wallich. Dance party starts at 9 p.m., Dino’s Tomato Pie, 1524 E. Olive Way
Feb 16 Sat
Enjoy musical performances from Portland Taiko, BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Oregon Trail Trio, The Prairie Blossoms, and Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Listen to traditional Kalapuya/Coos storytelling, pan for gold with the Wells Fargo History Museum, and take home a souvenir of your visit from one of our activity stations.
BLACK MENTAL HEALTH, 'THE HATE U GIVE': Black Mental Health of Oregon presents "The Hate You Give" as a part of their series, MOVIES FROM A BLACK MENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE. The movie will be presented in the SEI Auditorium and has a runtime of 2hrs, 18min. There will be a Q & A in between and following the movie. 6 p.m., Self Enhancement, Inc. Gymnasium, 3920 N Kerby Ave.
The Street Trust's 9th annual storytelling event, Live the Revolution, is Friday, February 15 at the Alberta Abbey
MORTIFIED LIVE, DOOMED VALENTINES: Witness a night of adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies)… in front of total strangers. Mortified Live has grassroots “chapters” in multiple cities worldwide– some locations are monthly, others are only a few times a year. Show at 7 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St.
Feb 17 Sun
DEPRESSED CAKE SHOP: This one-day pop-up shop raises awareness and money for mental illness using the power of baked goods. Gray cakes and cookies, often brightly colored on the inside, are sold and encourage folks to speak openly about mental health issues. This event will benefit Baby Blues Connection in support of mothers and families working through perinatal mood disorders. From 1 p.m., The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave.
Watch the Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast Xfinity Channel 22
Feb 18 Mon
MY SOUL IS A WITNESS, SPIRIT & SPIRITUALITY IN THE SONGS OF AMERICA'S ENSLAVED: Feauturing lyric tenor Leroy E. Bynum, Jr., Dean of the College of the Arts and Music faculty Chuck Dillard, piano. The Negro Spiritual contains in its verses the history of an oppressed people - their hopes and desires, their innermost feelings and deepest longings. In its melodies and rhythms one finds the ancestry of Africa, intertwined with that of white America and Europe. This recital will explore both the spirit and spirituality of America's "slave songs" captured in concert arrangement by several of the 20th century's most celebrated arrangers of spirituals. Free, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75, in the basement., 1620 SW Park Ave.
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
A DAY OF LOVE: This celebration of culture and heritage will showcase African American artists and vendors at Center Stage at the Armory! A Day of Love is just one of many fabulous events planned for the Second Annual Black History Festival NW. Organized by the group Indigenous Come Up, this will highlight their work and the work of other featured vendors Join us, come out with the family and celebrate Black History Month! From 2 – 8 p.m., 128 NW 11th Ave.
Feb 19 Tue
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
A DAY OF LOVE: This celebration of culture and heritage will showcase African American artists and vendors at Center Stage at the Armory! A Day of Love is just one of many fabulous events planned for the Second Annual Black History Festival NW. Organized by the group Indigenous Come Up, this will highlight their work and the work of other featured vendors Join us, come out with the family and celebrate Black History Month! From 2 – 8 p.m., 128 NW 11th Ave.
Feb 20 Wed
SO YOU WANT TO RUN FOR OFFICE: Want to serve your community and neighbors? Run for elected office! Jillian Schoene draws on 20 years in Oregon politics to show you how to file, find jurisdictions, and run a campaign. All are welcome, especially women and people of color. From 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave.
HAROLD L. JOHNSON: Always a perennial favorite at Broadway Books, Harold L. Johnson will read from Article.II. The Gallery , a collection of poems, one for each U.S. President up to number 44. Each poem creates a vivid picture of a president, illuminating both his (because so far they have all been male) historical record and the response from the African-American perspective. Free, 7 p.m., Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway St.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Lisa McCullough leads a discussion on various DNA related subjects, with each meeting focused on a particular subject. General questions are welcome at the end of each planned discussion. Questions? dna_lm@gfo.org
Feb 21 Thu
CHLOE BASS PERFORMANCE LECTURE: Chloe Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. Her work investigates the potential of the everyday as a catalyst for intimacy. THIS IS A FILM is a lecture-performance observing families through found footage, the richness of everyday materials, truths and fictions within family archives, and how language and image intersect to describe a film. From 6 - 8 p.m., Portland State University, Native American Student & Cultural Center, 2136 SW Fifth Ave.
SCREENING, "OREGON'S BLACK PIONEERS": Join us for a screening of OPB’s new Oregon Experience documentary, "Oregon’s Black Pioneers.” The film explores the largely unknown history of African-Americans who have helped shape the state. From fur trappers and explorers, to farmers and merchants, the earliest black Oregonians lived, worked and created communities despite the racist laws of white settlers who tried to force them out. Free, 7 p.m., Oregon Historical Society Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Feb 22 Fri
As a result of systems rooted in white supremacy, people of color and people living in low-income households experience disproportionate levels of discrimination, criminalization and incarceration. How are artists using their practice to interrupt the school to prison pipeline and replace punishment with healing? Come listen to a panel of local artists, Janessa Narciso, Elijah Hasan, and Jesus Torralba, who are using art and their lived experience to engage in restorative justice work in Portland. From 6 – 8 p.m., KSMOCA, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, 4906 NE. 6th Ave.
MEMOIRS FROM THE DIASPORA (SEATTLE): Experience stories of the Black diaspora from African-descended media makers and film artists focusing on liberation and healing from generational trauma. Free, open to the public, 6:30 p.m., Seattle Public Library-Central Library, 1000 4th Ave,
VIRTUAL TOUR OF RENTON'S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL SITES (SEATTLE): Renton residents John Houston and Benita Horn will share the accomplishments of the city's Black community members throughout history on this virtual tour. From 7 - 8 :30 p.m., Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th St, Renton
Feb 23 Sat
Rotties with Collate and Sagitttaire at World Famous Kenton Club, 8PM, $5, Friday Feb 22nd

Rotties' Third Studio Album, "End of You" is hot off the presses. CDs and limited edition run of 100 cassettes. Come get yours!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
BLACK LIT IS LIT!: Black Parent Initiative will host a free event for families in celebration of Black History Month and in support of literacy at Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center. The Black History Month book fair and cultural literacy event features book giveaways, local Black author readings and plenty of activities, food and drawings. From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers Clackamas Town Ctr Mall, 12000 SE 82nd Ave.
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Learn to play the ukulele with Aaron Canwell of Michah And Me. In this class for beginners, you'll focus on learning chords and new songs. Ukuleles provided; however you are welcome to bring your own.
Feb 24 Sun
PDX Jazz honors the lives and work of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Art Blakey with a night of panel discussions and films, featuring screenings of The Case of the Three Sided Dream and We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told .
Part of the 2019 PDX Jazz Festival.
Black History Month Forum 2019: Fighting Racism on the Job 

Speakers:

Markisha Dixon
Protech union Local 17 and Seattle Silence Breaker member standing up to race and sex discrimination facing workers at the City of Seattle.

Tamasha Emedi
Teacher at Hazel Valley Elementary and Building Representative to Highline Education Association striving to diversify teaching staff and eliminate prejudice in schools.

John Frazier
President of Washington Federation of State Employees Local 3488 and leader in the struggle for equality and respect at Harborview and UW medical centers.

Christina López
Teamsters Local 763 and immigrant rights activist, coordinator of the Comrades of Color Caucus, and affirmative action advocate.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7pm
Home-cooked Soul Food Dinner 6pm
Door donation $2-$5 sliding scale. Buffet $8-$10

New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line. Near Columbia City light rail station.

For info: 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com. To arrange childcare or work exchanges please call two days in advance.

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party & Radical Women

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2274011126204713/
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
WINTER SURVIVAL SHELTERS: In this family-oriented class, learn the basic principles of survival, then work together to build a survival shelter that can keep you safe and warm without a sleeping bag or fire. $6/person, $11/family, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy, Gresham
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X -- each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But this Black History Month program explores the lives of some of the unsung heroes who helped reshape the American scene. From 3 - 4:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Hwy.
Feb 25 Mon
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X -- each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But this Black History Month program explores the lives of some of the unsung heroes who helped reshape the American scene. From 3 - 4:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Hwy.
Kevin Neidorf, filmmaker and advocate for both Portland's cycling and homeless communities, died January 19th, and tonight, friends, family, colleagues, and those affected by his efforts are invited to gather and share stories about him.
Watch the Skanner Foundation's 33rd Annual MLK Breakfast at 5:30 p.m. on Comcast Xfinity Channel 11
Feb 26 Tue
BLACK HISTORY MONTH MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE 'THE WIZ' (SEATTLE): Diana Ross plays Dorothy, a high school teacher who's transported to the land of Oz, where she meets a host of characters (a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion) who join her on the Yellow Brick Road as she searches for "the Wiz," who promises to help each of them find what they're looking for. (Sound familiar?) Catch a free screening of this 1978 Wizard of Oz parody with a slice of free pizza. fROM 4 -6 P.M. Renton Highlands Library, Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th St.
ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF: In Punishment Without Crime, Alexandra Natapoff offers up a timely new exploration of the inequality and injustice in out country surrounding the lowly misdemeanor. Free, 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, SPINOSAURUS: German/Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim heads up the latest installment of this ongoing lecture series with an in-depth look at the Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur discovered to date. This presentation is part of the 2018/19 National Geographic Live Series. Doors at 7:30 p.m., Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Feb 27 Wed
“Black Feminism in the Hashtag Era,” Featuring Dr. Shirley A. Jackson

Who comes to mind when you think of a feminist? Women of color have played an essential role in laying the groundwork for the #MeToo movement. Join Dr. Shirley A. Jackson in this tour of the intersections of history, race, activism and feminism and come away with tools to embrace your inner activist.

Free

For more information, go to https://multcolib.org/events/black-feminism-hashtag-era/99302 and https://multcolib.org/everybody-reads.
Black Poets Society is a three session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black poets. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each night is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. Due to the intimate nature of this event, attendance is capped at 50 people--sign-up quickly!
SOUNDS LIKE PORTLAND FEATURING AMENTA ABIOTO: Join Portland-based singer/songwriter/actor Amenta Abioto as she shares one of her raw live performances invoking elements of theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Sounds Like Portland is a free, all ages, live music series featuring a diverse mix of Portland musicians playing solo sets at The Armory. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave.
Feb 28 Thu

For graduate students of color looking to build community in a safe space, GO-MAP is launching various Community Socials to deepen engagement with fellow graduate students, help build support networks, and unite affinity groups at the graduate level.
FREE. Details here
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (SEATTLE): See a free screening of I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck's civil rights documentary inspired by the late writer and critic James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Charles Mudede wrote, "Peck blended footage of Baldwin with dusky and dreamy images of contemporary America. These images say: Ain't a damn thing changed from the days of Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement. But they say this with a very deep insight about the nature of time." Pizza will be provided. At 7 p.m., Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave S, Renton
L. KRIS GOWEN AT BROADWAY BOOKS: Kris Gowen had a successful career, a wonderful partner, a strong circle of friends ... and then tragedy struck. Faced with the death of her best friend, she turned to something that brought her joy: karaoke. With a half-formed plan and a need to sing, she took off on a 17,774-mile karaoke road trip through America, singing in bars, American Legions, and Eagles Lodges, experiencing the country with people who sometimes had nothing more in common than a love of cheesy ‘80s tunes. She will read from her memoir, One Nation Under Song: My Karaoke Journey Through Grief, Joy, and America, at 7 p.m.,    Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway St,
CHRISTINE ASCHWANDEN: In Good to Go, FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden offers readers an in-depth look at the latest recovery products, technology, and services designed to keep athletes healthy and performing at their peak. Aschwanden will be joined in conversation by Peter Frick-Wright, contributing editor for Outside magazine and the host and coproducer of the Outside Podcast. 7: 30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St.
"WE ARE OVERCOMERS!" AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: This is an opportunity for our community to rally together and honor the legacy of those who came before us and have paved the way for where we are today. Free event, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 N. Kerby Ave.
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
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