Feb 29th Critical Mass (HAPPY FRIDAY!)
Get your bike parade on! Bring your bike, a friend, some love, and your biking legs. Celebrate bikes, or just ride with some friends in a mass, or whatever you'd like CM to be - lets do it!
5:30pm - Meet up underneath the Burnside bridge.
6:00pm - Get your ride on!
March 19th - Funk the War!
12:30pm - Terry Shrunk Plaza
March 20th Walkout Against the War
-Responsibility, Empowerment, Action-
An advocacy for Student Power (power is the ability to enact change), and an end to imperialism at home and abroad
This is the Portland Chapter of the walkout which will be occurring nationally.
Walk out of your school at 11:00am.
Meet in the North Park Blocks.
At 1:00pm there will be a rally and march. Spread the word: protest the war and make peace!
March 20th is the 5th anniversary of the United State's invasion of Iraq.
In the past five years there have been 25,236-27,536 US and allied casualties (severely wounded or dead). About 4,000 of these were fatalities. Iraqi civilian deaths are estimated at 1,033,000 with a given range of 946,000 to 1,120,000.
As students, Americans, and consumers, we are part of the war machine. The cost of war effects the quality of our education and our lives. We have the responsibility to speak out and the right to voice our opinions.
The war in Iraq is fought by young people. Minorities and low-income youth are enlisted disproportionately.
The walk-out on March 20th is a symbolic action that we use to convey our lack of support of the ongoing war in Iraq. By leaving class at 11:00am on Thursday, March 20th, we show that we will not blindly comply with a government that does not represent our best interests. The statement we are making is that it is not okay to ignorantly go about our daily routine with no consideration for the horrific actions that are going on overseas, endorsed by our own government. We ask that everyone consider leaving school and taking half a day to reflect and make a stand against violence. Hopefully our schools will respect our decision to leave the classroom environment for this purpose.
Silence gives consent: say NO to the war.
We invite all people to come out in support and march in solidarity with us.