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Blackrose Collective Infoshop Calendar

the Blackrose Collective Infoshop/Bookstore/Library/Freespace wishes to let the good folks of Portlandia know what is happening in coming days, weeks, & months. Stay attuned & come to watch movies, eat popcorn, & prepare for Winter
Bl@ckRose Collective
Infoshop -- 4034 N Mississippi Ave
Nov-Feb Calendar

Sunday, Nov 23rd (6:30):
Leonardo Cerda's Speaking Tour—Ecuadorian Youth Climate/Anti-Oil Activist tours the NorthWest, speaking on resistance to the fossil fuel industry's destructive effects on his & neighboring communities. Includes information on indigenous resistance, youth empowerment/education, & Rising Tide—a radical climate change/anti-imperialist organization with several active chapters in Cascadia. Keep eyes peeled for presentations @ Red & Black Café.

Introducing our new RADICAL Movie Series (7 pm):
Nov 20th :
Jane: An Abortion Service (1996) - True story of an underground abortion service formed by a group of women in the Chicago area, late 1960s to early 1970s, before abortion was legal (58 min.)
The Last Abortion Clinic (2005) by Raney Aronson. Interviews abortion providers, patients, staff at a pro-life pregnancy-counseling center, key legal strategists. Documents the "success" of pro-life movement & growing number of states limiting access to abortion (60 min.)
Dec 4th:
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) Documents the political rise, service, & assassination of Harvey Milk—the first openly gay councilor of San Francisco, who fought for queer and other under-represented communities in his community—through news coverage, interviews. Also covers the movement of which Milk was often seen Focus of motion picture Milk (90 min.)
Dec 18th: TBA - GENDERFUCK themed, bring suggestions or contact

Jan 1st:
Battle in Seattle (2008) Semi-fictional portrayal of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. Fictional characters/plot tied in with actual events & photage. We can follow with discussion of gender & other socio-political dynamics (100 min.)

Jan 15th:
Frida (2002) chronicles the life of Frida Kahlo, shared unflinchingly. From her complex & enduring relationship with her mentor/husband (Diego Rivera) to a controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative & romantic entanglements with various women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary (123 Min.)

Feb 5th:
Tongues Untied (1989) blends documentary footage with personal account and fiction in an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity (55 min.)
Afro Punk explores race identity within punk scene across America & abroad. Focuses on lives of four people dedicated to punk rock lifestyle, with interviews from scores of black punk rockers from around the U.S. (66 min.)

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