Portland, Oregon - The location of a white supremacist event in the greater Portland area has been determined by anti-racists. The Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, is using the Sherwood Elks Lodge, located at 22770 SW Elwert Rd. in Sherwood, OR, for its twentieth-anniversary celebration, ending tomorrow, Sunday, October 7. The "Hammerfest" racist event has been planned in conjunction with Volksfront, a Portland-led white supremacist group linked to two of the killers of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in 1988. |
The Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism and Fascism urges all concerned groups and individuals to call Ken, the Elks Club booking agent, at (xxx) xxx-xxxx, urging him to cancel the event. [# removed - event canceled] Denying white supremacists this venue is simply the right thing to do, although Ken seems to feel that the event is "just a bunch of guys playing music." (Quote is proximate.)
UPDATE: EVENT SHUT DOWN!