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We are all working in one way or another to create the world we want to live in and pass it on to the generations to come. One of the best ways to accomplish all that we strive for is to build strong community bonds that will support us through the struggles ahead. Building community comes in all manner of actions and intentions such as neighborhood projects, small local business, free skools, crime and cop watch, alternative economics like barter and community currencies, sharing histories, Food Not Bombs, community gardens, reading groups, arts collectives, community forums, mutual aid, free trainings and skillshares; all of which can be reported, shared and read about here.

actions & protests | alternative media | community building 28-Sep-2020 00:32

Thank you to whoever uploaded all the videos from the resistence!

Videos from the Resistance! From the open publishing newswire: I really miss having videos from the resistance get togethers. This brought back good memories.

They are on this youtube channel if anyone is interested.
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrVpOFEFZeoqL7QsHo-A84g

Misunderstandings (Portland Indymedia - Videos From The Resistance 2004)
 https://youtu.be/t6-Z9LiovlY

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community building | police / legal 12-Jun-2020 11:52

PORTLAND INFORMATION: Arbitration Bill Will Not Keep Fired Cops Fired

From the open publishing newswire: To the members of the Portland Committee for Community Engaged Policing, the media, and others in Portland:

Please visit  http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/arbitration_bill0620.html
to download this fact sheet with images and full layout. We urge PCCEP
to examine this bill at its emergency meeting tonight as momentum is
building for it to be discussed and/or passed in Salem quickly.

 http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/arbitration_facts0620.pdf

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community building | human & civil rights 12-Jan-2020 08:46

Video: Portland Human Rights Commission Meeting Jan 8 2020

From the open publishing newswire: This is the first meeting of the year for the Portland Human Rights Commission (PHRC).
It was 2. 5 hours and it was open to the public.
The public has a few minutes to speak during the public comment section at the beginning of the meeting.

 https://youtu.be/jYn-33qz4xs (2 hrs 18 mins video)

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community building | human & civil rights 18-Dec-2019 11:33

Video: Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards - Portland Or 12.11.19

From the open publishing newswire: The Portland Human Rights Commission annual awards honors community human rights champions who work to eliminate discrimination and bigotry; strengthen inter-group relationships; and foster greater understanding, inclusion, and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the city of Portland.

 https://youtu.be/xUw2Yi-NR_M [video 57 minutes]

The Portland Human Rights Commission held their Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards on 12.11.19 at the Tiffany Center in Portland Oregon. It included a lunch buffet and the award ceremony for three categories in 2019 (Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Leader, and Outstanding Organization.) This event was free and open to the public.

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community building | homelessness 05-Jan-2019 15:51

We all get it. Houselessness is a crisis in Portland.

From the open publishing newswire: There is a better way!

A wide community coalition led by Right 2 Survive asks the CEIC to adopt an innovative Compassionate Change District model that tackles the shared root problems of all neighbors—housed and unhoused.

This New Year, Portland's Central Eastside stands at a crossroads. Much has happened, and all will be decided in THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

Onward,
The Team from Onward Oregon
 http://onwardoregon.org/

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community building | homelessness 25-Dec-2018 13:38

Christmas Dinner 12 noon to 3 pm

From the open publishing newswire: Free Christmas dinner noon to 3pm
Hosted by Potluck in the Park
Location: 1119 SW Park Ave Portland
At the Portland Art Museum

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community building | government 10-Aug-2018 09:41

Candidates Forum: Portland’s First African-American Female City Councilmember Race Talks:

From the open publishing newswire: Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

8.14.18 The Crystal Ballroom
6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m.

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue presents
"Candidates Forum: Portland's First African-American Female City Councilmember"


Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith
Forum Moderator: Tricia Tillman, former Director of Multnomah County Public Health

Join Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith, candidates for Position 3 on Portland's City Council, for a forum featuring direct questions from the moderator to the candidates, followed by an audience Q & A. Gain insight into Smith and Hardesty, one of whom will be the first African-American female on Portland's City Council.

 https://youtu.be/7jMd0F75buc (1 hour 40 min video)

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community building 19-Jun-2018 18:28

Fighting Talk: Lessons from UK Antifascists June 19 Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Three anti-fascists with decades of experiences between them will be sharing their insights into anti-fascist activism in the UK. From street brawls with the National Front in the 80s through to smashing the neo-Nazi terror outfit National Action in the 2010s, this talk will cover what was done, why it was done and what can be learned from the successes and mistakes.

June 19 7 PM - 9 PM
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

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community building | gender & sexuality | social services 29-Apr-2018 23:36

Restaurants for Raphael House - May 16th

From the open publishing newswire: Dine out for a cause on Wednesday, May 16th and support Raphael House of Portland's life-saving domestic violence shelter and prevention programs!

More than 45 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day's proceeds to help adults and children escaping partner violence. You can make a difference simply by enjoying a meal - or several - at any participating eatery in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton.

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anti-racism | community building 15-Jan-2018 10:13

VIDEO: RACE TALKS 11.14.17 - "DON'T SHOOT PDX"

From the open publishing newswire: RACE TALKS presents: "DON'T SHOOT PDX"
Video link:  https://youtu.be/2CA_o12ecNE
11-14-17 @ McMenamins

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Teressa Raiford, Community Organizer with Don't Shoot PDX
Glenn Waco, Artist and local youth activist
Nicole Gamboa, Rose, Board Secretary of Don't Shoot Portland
Barbie Wu, Activist with Asians for Black Lives

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community building | human & civil rights 09-Nov-2017 08:07

SUN's First Annual Nonviolence Conference at PSU

From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 12th, 2017
10AM - 6PM
PSU SMITH 338/55

FEATURING:
Jo Ann Hardesty - Building a Sanctuary City in a Time of Heightened White Supremacy
Alison Allen-Hall and Adam Vogal - Bystander Intervention and Deescalation Training
Parfait Bassalé - Live music and storytelling

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community building | imperialism & war 04-Apr-2017 09:47

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.

PORTLAND--
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

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actions & protests | community building 24-Jan-2017 14:23

Photos From Portland's Women's March

From the open publishing newswire: Just a handful of photos I managed to take from Saturday's massive march.

PDX Women's March/Anti-Trump rally. Was honestly impressed by such a turnout. Imagine had the weather been NICE. Wish I had seen MORE People of Color, and LESS Hillary supporters taking selfies with cops. Still, nice march in the rain.

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