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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)
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.
"PRICED OUT" Screening with Panel Discussion -- Sunday, November 10, at Midland Library
From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 10
Tabling, Film Screening; Panel with question and answer period
2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Free! Light refreshments will be served.
Co-presented by Multnomah County Library and Lents Strong! Housing Team
Join us for a film screening of "Priced Out," followed by a panel discussion with local housing justice advocacy community groups Lents Strong! Housing Team; Portland Tenants United; Right2Survive and Symbiosis PDX, who are organizing to prevent the displacement that often accompanies gentrification.
Vancouver (WA) Peace & Justice Fair Sept 14
From the open publishing newswire: Peace & Justice Fair
16th Annual, Esther Short Park, Downtown Vancouver WA, Free, 9am-4pm
March to Salem for houseless people's rights 5/23
From the open publishing newswire: The kick-off rally for the march to Salem for
houseless people's rights is on Thursday, May 23 5-9 PM
at Glenwood Park, SE 87th and Calybourne.
"Walk is 5 days, arriving (Tues) May 28th with lobby/rally day in Salem
on (Wed) the 29th."
Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resist
From the open publishing newswire: "Building an Escalating Intergenerational U.S. Nonviolent Movement"
Portland, Ore., will be the site of a sixth assembly of a uniquely acclaimed program that prepares social justice advocates for effective civil resistance campaigns on a host of socio-political crises and predicaments across the nation. The Institute meets for portions of five days, starting Wednesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. with a public talk by, Legendary Civil Rights Leader Dr. Lawson, Native American Center, Portland State University, to which the public is invited.
Fouad Kaady Remembered
From the open publishing newswire: We have not forgotten.
We remember Fouad Kaady. Thirteen years ago on september 8, Fouad was murdered by a cop from Sandy Oregon & a deputy from Clackamas County, in a disgusting display of cruelty. I remember especially Fouad's wonderful parents, sisters, & other relatives, who in their grief showed much care for us who simply vigiled with them. Peace & blessings to you, Kaady family. We'll not forget Fouad or you.
Portland Police Directives: DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES
From the open publishing newswire: DIRECTIVE 650.00 SEARCH, SEIZURES AND INVENTORIES
We last commented on this Directive in October, 2014. It appears that
none of our comments led to changes in the policy, and moreover no
changes were made at all to the policy.
As such, we will simply repeat our previous comments here albeit with some fine-tuning and updates:
--One term that jumps out in the directive is the exception to searches needing warrants called "stop and frisk" (Section 2.1). While the term "frisk" is defined ("a cursory pat-down type physical search of a person), the action of a police "stop and frisk" is not.
SUN's First Annual Nonviolence Conference at PSU
From the open publishing newswire: Sunday, November 12th, 2017
10AM - 6PM
PSU SMITH 338/55
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
Modern Day Slavery
From the open publishing newswire: 1 dollar is slavery no matter how you slice it!
Modern Day Slaves!!! 10/7/2017
There seems to be a concept in corrections that we can use our inmate population as slaves. Inmates are excluded from coverage under Oregon's minimum wage laws and that creates an opportunity for evil people to pay them 1 dollar a day for 8 hrs work. It gets worse, the State of Washington is suing a corporation who runs 40 immigration detention centers, at least one being in their state because the corporation is doing the same thing, paying their charges 1 dollar per day. I testified, not just once, but a number of times at the Multnomah County Board Meetings against this and told Sheriff Mike Reese that he was a "Fascist Punk" for sending crews out to clean up homeless/houseless camps and paying them 1 dollar a day. He may be on legal ground, that is up to the courts, but not on moral grounds and I need help fighting this injustice. The local news media are too stupid or just can't take this issue on for some reason. Can I get a yell from you that says "No Slave Labor in Multnomah County?" Can anyone help us fight this by taking direct action against this abomination?
Portland Benefit Iftar with Amer Zahr!
From the open publishing newswire: Show your solidarity with refugees & send Ramadan food packages to Syrian & Palestinian families. A full-course dinner will be served and ANERA's Director of Donor Development, Hani Almadhoun, will be speaking about the current refugee crisis in Lebanon and conditions in Gaza and the West Bank [...]
TICKETS & INFO http://www.anera.org/portland
Join ANERA at Taborspace in Portland, OR, for a #RamadanSolidarity Iftar!
The Killing of Quanice Hayes by officer Andrew Hearst - AMA
From the open publishing newswire: Press Statement For Immediate Release - March 22, 2017
The Grand Jury decision not to indict Portland Police Officer Andrew Hearst for the killing of 17-year-old teenager Quanice Hayes is like a recorder repeated over and over again especially when it comes to Black Lives.
The District Attorney and Grand Juries have never indicted a White Police Officer for killing or using excessive force against a Black person or Latino in the history of the City of Portland.
Whether Quanice Hayes was guilty or not of personal robbery it is not the responsibility of the Police Officer to act as Judge or Jury and carry out the sentence.
Video: Portland Human Rights Commission meeting 10 5 16
From the open publishing newswire: Video recording: The Portland Human Rights Commission meeting on October 5th 2016.
Four New HRC members attended this meeting.
Standing Rock discussion has held during the public comment time frame
Discussion & planning for Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards happens at the end of this meeting.
The commission is still one person short.
This video is also available on https://archive.org/details/HRCMeeting10.5.16 to view or download.