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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.

6/8 24hr 06-Jun-2018 18:36

Pitch a Tent on June 8th in Portland Oregon @ Grand Floral Parade

From the open publishing newswire: Friday, June 8th at 10:30 am, nonprofit Right 2 Survive kicks off the eighth annual Pitch a Tent, a 24-hour direct action event designed to elevate the conversation around survival camping in our community. Pitch a Tent highlights the diverse lived experience of unhoused and formerly unhoused people through music, testimony, interactive art and education.

Pitch a Tent highlights the diverse lived experience of unhoused and formerly unhoused people through music, testimony, interactive art and education. It calls attention to the cognitive dissonance present in city decisions that once a year allow for recreational camping along the 4.2 mile Grand Floral Parade route, while criminalizing the everyday efforts to survive of those who have no other choice but to live outside.

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6/9 @1:30 06-Jun-2018 18:34

Protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard 6.9.18

From the open publishing newswire: JOIN US to protest militarism at the Rose Festival--Navy & Coast Guard warships at the downtown seawall and military recruiting booths at CityFair.

Sat. June 9th - 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We will meet by NW Naito Parkway, a
couple of blocks north of the Burnside Bridge.

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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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actions & protests | imperialism & war 09-Nov-2017 19:56

Reclaim and Celebrate Armistice Day - NOVEMBER 11th 2017 in Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Reclaim and Celebrate Armistice Day
(aka Veterans Day) as a Day of Peace with Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 at Pioneer Courthouse Square @ 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Veterans For Peace has taken the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th—as a day for peace. As veterans, we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. We want generations after us to never know the destruction war has wrought on people and the earth.

 https://www.veteransforpeace.org/

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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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anti-racism | gender & sexuality 29-Jun-2017 15:20

White LGBT Solidarity with Black Power: No Pride in Genocide! June 29 @ 8:00 PM

From the open publishing newswire: This project of the "Unity Through Reparations" campaign will feature speaker Gazi Kodzo of the African People's Socialist Party! Tune in to learn why it is crucial for LGBT white people to unite in principled solidarity with Black Power and African liberation! You can watch via livestream or register @ Anymeeting: tinyurl.com/NoPrideInGenocide

 link to www.uhurusolidarity.org

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human & civil rights | imperialism & war 06-Jun-2017 20:16

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!

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actions & protests | labor 29-Apr-2017 13:24

May Day Rally & March - PDX

From the open publishing newswire: Join the Portland May Day Coalition to rally and march in unity and solidarity with immigrant workers and communities.

Meet at 12pm,

Rally at 2pm,

March at 3pm.

Portland Farmer's Market - Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

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actions & protests | economic justice 29-Apr-2017 13:21

May Day Actions 2017

From the open publishing newswire: An anti-capitalist march is set to take place here on Monday May 1st. Open to the public, ALL are welcome except: police goons, Nazi/Alt-Right boot-lickers, and agent provocateurs. Meet-up is scheduled to take place at Shemanski Park in SW Portland at 1:00pm. This is a more radical march than the city-sanctioned permitted one which is scheduled for 12:00pm that day, same location.

Attendees of the anti-capitalist march are encouraged to wear all black and mask up. While the Portland Police Gestapo will likely provide friendly and courteous escort service for the permitted march (much as they did for the Women's March back in January), a wholly different response is expected for the more radical one. Police abuses and excesses are guaranteed. [...]

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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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April 7th & 8th 28-Mar-2017 13:20

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

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environment | youth 28-Mar-2017 13:08

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!

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Saturday1-28-17 27-Jan-2017 12:18

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

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