We hope you'll join us as Portland's stands in solidarity with women across the world who are rising up and demanding an end to violence against women and girls!
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 (F14). We Rally @ 3:00pm and we march @ 3:30pm
** Gather your friends, family, and co-workers and dress for the weather. Rain or shine we march!
Where: Gather at Directors Park, 815 SW Park Ave. for a rally, dance and march through downtown Portland.
After rally and march event: The march will lead to the The First Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main st.) for food, dancing, speakers, workshops, tabling, breakout sessions, and more!
Follow the march at https://twitter.com/1BillionRisePDX
The Rally and March is in partnership with Idle No More Pdx and the PSU Native Center will be hosting dinner and a workshop on healthy relationships after the march was well.
To find out more information about our scheduled workshops link to http://onebillionrisingpdx.wordpress.com/workshops/
*It is important to share with our community that there has been no request for a permit for this march by the organizers of One Billion Rising PDX.
Amongst the demands being made on F14, One Billion Rising PDX is demanding that the the City of Portland address Portland's rampant human sex trafficking industry. To learn more of Portland's human sex trafficking industry and the city of Portland's negligent response to it, link to http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Human-Trafficking-Trouble-In-River-City
Another key issue of One Billion Rising PDX is the negligence within the justice department to hold perpetrators of violence against women accountable for their crimes. They can start with following recommendations to "fire a captain Todd Wyatt, after finding he inappropriately touched female employees....Instead, Chief Mike Reese chose to demote the 21-year bureau veteran to the rank of lieutenant. The chief re-assigned Wyatt to the detective division. Wyatt began supervising sex crimes investigations Jan. 2." You can read more about this story by linking to link to www.oregonlive.com
Also, with the rise of civil action in Portland, there has also been a rise in police brutality and excessive force against women participating in peaceful demonstrations. link to www.oregonlive.com
In light of these issues, we did not find it met the nature of our demands to request a permit from the city of Portland.
This is a peaceful demonstration. We are not encouraging or promoting ANY acts of violent demonstration. Our hope for the day is that we can raise awareness of the injustices against women, give those who are rising an opportunity to make their demands, learn and grow as a society, and above all connect and network with each other to bring an end to violence against women and girls.
We urge you to evaluate your own comfort levels with participating in unpermitted marches and make the decision for yourself as to whether or not you will join us for the march. We worked very hard and hope that we've created ample opportunity for EVERYONE to participate in this global day of action by having multiple events going on throughout the day.