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Creative Summers Youth Education Program
From the open publishing newswire: Community-Based Educational Camp to Provide Portland Youth with a Positive Experience of Hip-Hop Culture and Outlet to Express Themselves
"Creative Summers", the first annual youth summer camp based on the five elements of hip-hop culture, is a week long educational program, kicking off Monday, July 21 and running through Saturday, July 26, 2014. This Program is brought to you in collaboration with a local 501-C3 non-profit organization, Oregon Universal, to providing a safe, welcoming, supportive, and positive learning environment for Portland youth to be creative, express themselves and develop new skills. This program aims to raise funds and awareness to offer ongoing free gatherings and educational programs at Salmon Street Studios (109 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR), with the intent to bring community together in the original form of hip-hop culture, in the spirit of positivity, peace, love, unity and having fun.
Further information about this program is provided on the website www.creativesummerspdx.com, and the promotional video may be seen at http://youtu.be/zTxLHkxlSDI.
Pedalpalooza Starts Now!
From the open publishing newswire: 3+ weeks of bikey fun. With 274 different events, most organized by individuals, bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.
Free fun and bikes in the streets!
The Pedalpalooza kick off ride is 6pm afternoon at Col. Summers Park. Hundreds of other great rides all starting today and culminating on June 28th with The Bike Fair.
"THE TRUTH IS, you never really know how a Pedalpalooza ride is going to play out. Sure, people will be shivering and halfway drunk at the World Naked Bike Ride, and there will be more than one Aladdin Sane costume at the Bowie vs. Prince Ride. But part of the fun of Pedalpalooza is that the tenor of these parades can vary from year to year. at the entirely pleasant, tuxedoed leader of last year's Champagne Ride) will unceremoniously pedal away from Gold Dust Meridian without you." - Bike edition from the current Portland Mercury, which also includes the print calendar.
Many Pedalpalooza rides will address freedom, justice, equality, spirituality, and humanity such as Saturday's World Naked Bike ride, the Bizarro 122nd Ride, June 9th's Gentrification Tour and more. Every ride declares that the public street belongs to the people by creating a critical mass of non-motorized human beings. Find the ride(s) that are right for you and if it's not there create your own and post it to the Shift2Bikes calendar.
Three cheers and see you in the street!
homepage: homepage: http://pedalpalooza.org/
address: address: SE 20th and Belmont
PDX-Exchange @ Laughing Horse Books
From the open publishing newswire: Come down to Laughing Horse Saturday, November 9th, between 3pm-7pm to see local artists, bands and zines show off their stuff.
A meet & greet/pop-up shop with your favorite Portland-based artists & distros. Including: Because We Must, Black Mold Tapes, Entangled Roots, Friends For Life Records, Know Your City, Life During Wartime, Retirement Fund, The Taxpayers, Where Are You Press and more!
phone: phone: (503) 236-2893
address: address: 12 NE10th Ave. Portland OR
Olympia Anarchist Convergence April 20/21st
From the open publishing newswire: http://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org/
Lectures, books, and conversation.
Saturday [4.20](Workshops): http://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org/156-2/
Sunday [4.21](Workshops): http://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org/158-2/
Portland Co-op Shop Needs Members
From the open publishing newswire: Calling all local artists! New cooperative needs members.
(PACT) In early 2013 a small group of people got together with one goal in mind: Open up a local, handmade cooperative shop in Portland, Oregon. In just a few short months we have elected a board, found a location in the Hollywood District, (right across the street from the Hollywood Theater), and our member-artists have grown from 2 to over 30. This is where you come in.
We need at least 40 artists in order to sign our lease. Membership dues range from 45 dollars and 3 shifts in the shop per month to 100 a month and no hours in the shop.
Calling all jewelry makers, book binders, doll creators, wood carvers, print-makers, screen-printers, clock-makers, and everything in between. If you think you may be interested, please contact us as soon as you can. We are having a jury meeting this Friday, the 1st but we could arrange to meet with you whenever you are available.
Confiscation of my musical instrument yesterday
From the open publishing newswire: While Playing music at 10th and Yamhill I was ticketed for noise,without a warning,and had my musical equipment confiscated by authorities.
Playing in Portland 11 years, without having escalated to this level of conflict. Seeking feedback, wise council. Looking for resolution. I don't know when or if I will get my property back. Any suggestions,or insights, contact me. Thank you.
Black Flags and Windmills: A Book Talk with scott crow
From the open publishing newswire: April 9, 2012 7:00 pm @ Red and Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th Avenue
scott crow, author of Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective (PM Press, 2011), will read from the book and speak about anarchist organizing!
This presentation will show what ordinary people can do to change their own worlds when governments fail. This workshop draws from experiences of an organization called the Common Ground Collective which formed after hurricane Katrina in response to the disaster. It was an organization based on the ideas and practices of the Black Panther Party, the Zapatistas and anarchism which sought to build/rebuild infrastructure to address the immediate problems (creating medical clinics, free schools, women's centers, and eviction defense to worker coops and other service programs) as well as offering long term support to marginalized communities to build their own community based power.
Announcing the Village Building Convergence Event!
From the open publishing newswire: Ever seen those painted intersections or small covered benches around Portland neighborhoods? Here's when they are made! This is a brief press release for a community-powered event happening May 25 - June 3. The Village Building Convergence is a 10-festival of ecological installations and holistic celebration!
SE 9th & Sherrett, Portland
The City Repair Project's 12th Annual
Village Building Convergence (VBC 12)
Ten Days & Nights: Friday, May 25 to Sunday, June 3
"To build the change that they wish to see in the world!"
Callout for Writers and Activists - Autonomous Workers' Group
From the open publishing newswire: Got mad writing skills? Live in the Cascadia Region?
Want to get involved? Want to know more about the group?
We are looking for writers and artists to contribute to our project for deepening International Class Struggle along Libertarian Communist terms.
Shoot us an email: email@example.com
Film Screening of "Eco Warriors" and Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night
From the open publishing newswire: Thursday, February 2nd 2012
Food for Thought Cafe
Portland State University, Portland OR
Join your community allies for a discussion, film screening and letter
writing night for Political Prisoners. This documentary depicts the
increasingly harsh treatment of people who protest against what they see as crimes to the environment. Today, protesters who were once described as environmental activists are being called 'terrorists', and environmental activism is being labeled 'eco-terrorism'.
*Free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!
What Michele Bachmann could learn in a Fishbone moshpit
From the open publishing newswire: When Questlove of The Roots chose to introduce Michele Bachmann's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a few chords from punk band Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch," he was going for an easy joke. But true Fishbone fans, while elated that the fading, three-decade-old band was experiencing a pop cultural revival (and new dowloads) were also aware that "Lyin' Ass Bitch" was one of the less political songs of an extremely political band.
Born in the late seventies when its members were still in high school in the San Fernando Valley, Fishbone always crossed boundaries. They were a black punk band that incorporated rock, funk, reggae, and ska. Many have noted the irony that an African American band that influenced white musicians like Gwen Stefani, Flea, and even Kurt Cobain is now virtually unknown, while its proteges have surpassed it. (This is the topic of a new documentary on the band called Everyday Sunshine that I plan on seeing.) Fishbone was alt rock before the term existed. Questlove and his bandmates would be among the first to acknowledge the debt they owe to Fishbone, with whom they have toured.
OWS Poetry Anthology
From the open publishing newswire: Poets from around the world have been sending poems to the People's Library in an effort to create a living/breathing poetry anthology in solidarity with the Occupy Wall St. movement. All poems are accepted into the anthology. The anthology is updated on a weekly basis. If you'd like a poem added to the anthology email stephenjboyer@gmail(dot)com and please include "occupy poetry" in the subject.
All poems are welcome to be added to the anthology.
Occupy Cozmic! A benefit for Occupy Eugene Sat Nov. 26 at Cozmic featuring DAVID ROVICS
From the open publishing newswire: Occupy Cozmic!
featuring flat-picking rabble-rouser David Rovics, folk
rock dance band Brass Tacks, plus Occupy Eugene speakers,
Nov. 26, Cozmic Pizza, [In Eugene} $0-$20 sliding scale.