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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.
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.
Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock
From the open publishing newswire: Join the Native community in our Sacred Water walk fundraiser in support of Standing Rock Nov.19th. Bring your families.
The Concerned Indian Committee along with local Native elders are holding a public sacred water walk on the waterfront Saturday November 19th. We are also organizing an interstate caravan to Standing Rock. Our leader is Buzz Nelson the grandfather of the president of the Lakota, Sioux tribe at Standing Rock, and our elders have been traveling back and forth from the front lines of the movement. I hope you will be able to attend our peaceful event which will start at 10am at Tom McCall Waterfront Park at the fountain. Around 11am we will walk across the Hawthorne to the Vera Katz Esplanade off of Grand and Salmon on the east side of the waterfront where our elders will be waiting to guide us through some wayer blessings and where indigenous groups will perform. On Facebook the event is called Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock.
SOLIDARITY RALLY & Vigil for Immigrant Justice - "Standing against the hate" 10.27.16
From the open publishing newswire: Rain or shine tomorrow...
NOW is the time, you have the voice!
This a great opportunity to show your solidarity
during this election season with this diverse community of welcome.
"Rally and Vigil for Immigrant Justice"
Standing Against the Hate Rally
This is the perfect moment to stand with your Oregon neighbors to demonstrate that we are a community and country who will accept nothing less than dignity and justice.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Terry Schrunk Plaza
364 SW Madison St.
Portland, OR - downtown on 3rd street
PDX March to End Prison Slavery & White Supremacy: Sept. 9
From the open publishing newswire: 2PM: Teach-in at Chapman Square
3PM: March to Prison Profiteers
6PM: Reconvene at Chapman for a Noise Demo @ the Justice Center (across the street from Chapman Square)
The strike, which starts officially on September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, is historic. The strike is being led by groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, Free Texas Movement, Free Ohio Movement, Free Virginia Movement, Free Mississippi Movement, and many more. Prisoners have asked that supporters hold noise demonstrations outside jails and prisons, protest, disrupt, and demonstrate outside of corporations that profit from prison labor, and also support the strike that is happening across the US.
BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse – a celebration of & conversation September 17
From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, September 17th, Cerimon House joins the Mental Health Association of Portland and members of the community to offer a memorial, a documentary screening, and a community conversation marking the occasion of the passing of Chasse, who died in police custody ten years ago.
WHAT: BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse - a celebration of & conversation about the life of James Chasse Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his death
WHERE: CERIMON HOUSE - 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland
WHEN: Saturday, 9/17/16 - Film screening @ 5:00 PM, Community Conversation @ 7:00 PM
HOW: Reservations: bearingwitness.brownpapertickets.com [FREE]
BEARING WITNESS: James Chasse begins with a 5:00 PM screening of Brian Lindstrom's powerful documentary Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. [ http://www.alienboy.org/]
Clandestine Occupations Book Event Announcement
From the open publishing newswire: Book reading on August 25, 2016 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Portland
Diana Block will read and discuss her new radical feminist novel, Clandestine Occupations. Based on lived experience, this suspenseful novel spans two generations of activist women moving from the passions of seventies to the awakenings of the Occupy movement and even beyond - to a boldly imagined insurgency of the future.
Diana is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.
COAB/CLCO And Your Money
From the open publishing newswire: The Community Oversight Advisory Board, known as COAB is back in business apparently without Kathleen Saadat or Dr. Capula; they have resigned. The committee is scheduled to meet on 9 June 2016 at the Portland Building at about 5:30 PM. There will be a delegation from the city of Portland to greet the new committee. A representative group will not leave until the listed demands are dealt with and Bud Fueless is told to leave the COAB meeting.