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To be aware of all the problems facing the world can be empowering and liberating. Yet at times, this awareness seems a burden because with so many issues it can be difficult to know where to put one's energy. This page is meant to be a resource for all of us who want to know "what we can do", or "where can we help", or "how can I become more involved". Whether you want to attend a benefit or other event to become more educated or entertained, learn more about upcoming marches, demonstrations, or other actions, find reasons and ways to contact a government or corporate representative, join a collective which shares your interests, go to a local meeting for an organization, help out other members of the community, or to simply look for inspiration for your own ideas we hope that we will all be able to find that information here.
4/4/17 Public Reading of MLK's speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence
From the open publishing newswire: 50th Anniversary Public Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.
April 4, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. To commemorate this anniversary, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 is hosting a public reading of the speech at the Portland Art Museum. Following the speech, we will discuss how militarism, racism, materialism and other issues addressed in his speech are still relevant today.
What: Free Public Reading of Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence
Who: Veterans from US wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others will read
When: April 4th 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Portland Art Museum - Miller Gallery - Mark Building- 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland Oregon
Three Events to Participate In
From the open publishing newswire:
1) A presentation from former Political Prisoner Daniel McGowan about his experiences in the Earth
2) TILTED SCALES COLLECTIVE PRESENTS Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements: A presentation and community discussion based on their new book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant
3) Portland Rising Tide: Direct Action Training
High School Environmental Leadership Program (HELP Portland) April 4th
From the open publishing newswire: High School Environmental Leadership Program Meeting (HELP Portland)
Learn more about your potential as a leader and collaborate with other students about actions we are taking as an interconnected group of youth, supported by community!
NEXT MEETING: APRIL 4th (Dinner Included!)
Join a gathering of HELP Portland! Learn more about your potential as a leader and collaborate with other students about actions we are taking as an interconnected group of youth, supported by community!
Two Rallies This Weekend
From the open publishing newswire: There will be two marches/rallies this Saturday January 28th. Show resistance against Trump. Show resistance against police terrorism. Show solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the water protectors of Standing Rock!
Sat. 1/28/2017: MARCH FOR JUSTICE - http://www.portlandmercury.com/events/18742873/march-for-justice
Sat. 1/28/2017: RALLY FOR STANDING ROCK - http://www.portlandmercury.com/events/18813880/in-the-spirit-of-standing-rock-rally
March for Justice and Equality - Portland Oregon Jan 28th
From the open publishing newswire: ACTION: Saturday January 28, 2017 - Portland Oregon
March for Justice and Equality
"Advancing Justice and Equality for All Through the Strength to Love"
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform will hold a March for Justice and Equality to bring together people from North, Northeast and Southeast Portland and elsewhere.
Gather at 10:00 AM at the Martin Luther King Jr
statue at to 1000 block of NE MLK Blvd (at Holladay St), followed by a march to Maranatha Church. At 11:45 AM join a rally at the church (4222 NE 12th). [...]
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What to Do *** January 2017
From the open publishing newswire: Here are some activities to get involved with here in Portland / Salem during the month of January. Feel free to add more events to this thread. Rise Up!
1] Oregon #Day Against Denial (1-9)
2] Visibility Action Marking 15 Years of Guantanamo (1-11)
3] Report From Kabul - Zaher Wahab (1-11)
4] Womens' March on Portland (1-21)
5] Anarchist General Assembly (1-14)
6] J20 ANARCHY IN PORTLAND (1-20)
7] March for Justice and Equality (1-28)
8] United for Immigrant Rights March & Rally (1-14)
9] Youth led Rally and March for The Dream! (1-16)
10] Anti-School Privatization Walkout & Protest (1-19)
11] United Front Against the Trump Agenda - Rally & March (1-21)
[more events] http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434048.shtml#449631
Portland Anarchist General Assembly called on January 14th.
From the open publishing newswire: A Anarchist General Assembly has been called January 14th at the Old Red and Black Cafe. Or the social action justice center 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland Oregon 97214.
Free Christmas Dinner 1 to 4 PM - Potluck in the Park - Portland 12/25/16
From the open publishing newswire: Potluck in the Park is excited to announce that we will be once again holding our annual free Christmas Dinner at the Portland Art Museum.
Our meal will be served Sunday, December 25th from 1:00pm until 4:00pm this year.
23rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Hosted by "Potluck in the Park"
LOCATED AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM in the MARK BUILDING!
1119 SW Park Ave Portland Oregon 97205
This dinner is free to all and anybody
Youth-Led Benefit Concert for Standing Rock (All Ages)
From the open publishing newswire: Featuring performances by US [+], Alexis Cannard, Baqi Coles and many more! With guest Native American elder speaking with updates upon a recent return from Standing Rock, Portland youth rally to raise resources and finances for a team of Portlanders to assist at Standing Rock.
PDX HIP-HOP ARTISTS & YOUTH COME TOGETHER TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE STANDING ROCK WATER PROTECTORS
Portland, OR, December 8th, [ December 14th ] 2016: A group of local hip-hop artists are bringing together "PDX HIP-HOP 4 STANDING ROCK," two nights of benefit concerts and a compilation CD to honor the water protectors with their gift of music. The goal is to raise funds and gather supplies for the water protectors who are currently camped in the Standing Rock reservation, North Dakota. A few days after the show, 3 of the main-organizers, Talilo Marfil, Freddy Flowpez and Quincy Davis, will head out to Standing rock to deliver the supplies and the compilation CD, as part of the Standing Rock International Caravan led by Chief Buzz Nelson of the Lakota Pine Ridge and Northern Cheyenne.
Official website: http://cyphercure.org/
Dec 14th Fundraiser event @ The Raven: NE 31st & Sandy Blvd.
Help Standing Rock with supplies
From the open publishing newswire: Help Standing Rock with supplies
These things are needed now:
- wool socks
- wool blankets
- hand warmers
- trauma kits (portable)
- suturing kits
- milk of magnesia (plain not flavored) for washing eyes hit with pepper spray or other contaminants
Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
PO Box 1251
Bismark, North Dakota 58502
For more info & a complete list, see medichealingcouncil on FaceBook
Standing Rock Fundraiser Community Event 11-11-16 - PDX
From the open publishing newswire: Standing Rock Fundraiser Community Event:
Friday November 11th 2016 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214
Join us next Friday for a community fundraiser to help local folks get out and support Standing Rock! Several people who live in the Portland area will be taking a caravan the next day (Nov. 12th) to head out there. We will have speakers, political education, some film clips and potluck! The way the state is responding is disgusting and unacceptable! But it's typical for imperialist/colonial/settler counterinsurgency tactics! We need to show that we can fight and that we can build a movement! This is a fundraiser so please bring what you can to support the folks that are heading out! This will be an open potluck so everyone is encouraged to share something.
This is a Fundraiser for Standing Rock
Nov 15 - NoDAPL protest at Army Corps of Engineers PDX @4PM
From the open publishing newswire: Portland #NoDAPL Solidarity Action
November 15, 2016 • 4:00 PM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
333 SW 1st Ave
On Tuesday, November 15th, join a massive day of action across the country to demand that this administration and the next reject this pipeline. Join an action near you - and if one doesn't exist, organize an action in your community.