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April 2014

Every Wednesday at Portland City Hall we will gather to fight for and demand a $15 per hour minimum wage! This Wednesday we will meet at 2 p.m. for a short rally before heading out into the city to talk to people and hand out informational fliers on why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 in Portland.


Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol), Voz Workers' Rights Education Project, and members of the community as well as Portland IWW and Portland Jobs with Justice came together to support Roger as we delivered a demand letter to Parkrose Auto Center!

We promised that WE'LL BE BACK! So we are! With a PICKET!

Roger had a written agreement with Parkrose for $125/day. They stopped paying him and now owe him $812.50 for 6.5 days of work. He was told by the manager to pick up his check and when he got there the manager refused to pay!

We will be meeting up on Thursday, April 10
at 12:45pm at NE Sandy Blvd & NE 96th Ave and walking to Parkrose Auto Center (9500 NE Sandy Blvd)

Thursday APRIL 10th -  Lecture: Maurice Bloch, "How 'Religion' Came About", 4:30 p.m., Reed College, Psychology 105, FREE.

In this lecture Bloch argues that the associations that the English word “religion” evoke—such as belief, the supernatural, and the counter-intuitive—are misleading when we try to understand humans and their sociality in general. Such a conclusion raises the question as under what historical circumstances such phenomena as the Abrahamic religions arise. It will be suggested that this occurs when early states collapse. Finally the argument will be used to explain the resilience and continual re-emergence of religious-like phenomenon in contemporary society. Sponsored by the anthropology department. Info at


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Join Portland Rising Tide and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee for the Hands Off Latin America committee's monthly movie night! For April (Earth Month!) we'll be watching the short (45 minutes) documentary ''Guarda Bosques'', or ''Forest Keepers'' (description below). After the film, we'll enjoy a short facilitated discussion on the intersections of worldwide environmental and human rights movements. Suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away!

For Immediate Release: Ghost Town Poetry
 Open Mic at Cover to Cover
Books in Vancouver, WA 
Thursday April 10, 2014

Christopher Luna

Book cover and event flyer art available upon request.

Hosted By Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna
And Printed Matter Vancouver publisher Toni Partington

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B (St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA 98663

LGBTQ-friendly, all ages, and uncensored since 2004
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April 12th, 6-7pm  NE 6th and Halsey 
Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police three years ago. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster."

His father, Fred Bryant, held a monthly vigil every month on the 12 since his son's murder in his struggle for justice for three years, on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013. His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month, until justice is achieved for Keaton and for Fred.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

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Pcasc Solidaridad invited you to Anatha Hurwitz's event:
Pizza Fundraiser for ASOTRECOL & Political Prisoners!
April 12 in Portland, OR
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee and Oregon Jericho proudly present...

Pizza delivery fundraiser for ASOTRECOL and Political Prisoners!!

ASOTRECOL stands for the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers from General Motors Colombia.

ASOTRECOL is an organization of workers who were injured on-the-job working for General Motors in Bogota, Colombia. They were illegally fired for their injuries, left without compensation, and have been up against GM ever since, for 900+ days.


Our revolutionary pizzas are made with 100% love. The dough will rise, as the people will rise! The people demand a fair slice!

If you didn't get a chance to participate in our delicious fundraiser last time around, here's your chance!

For $15 + tip we will deliver a yummy, ready-to-bake pizza right to your door on Saturday, April 12th!

Sunday APRIL 13th - US Premiere: Live and Let Live Movie with Film Director Marc Pierschel, 7 pm at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton.

 Live and Let Live tells the stories of 6 individuals, including Portland's own chef Arron Adams of Portobello, who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives. No contact info.

Monday APRIL 14th
Fight Church is a PDX talk show where we interview comedians, musicians, and local activists.  We also toss in a few performances and some good-natured heckling. This is how we build community relations with like-minded Portlanders who give a fuck...

Starts at 8:00pm at Cadigans Corner Bar... 55001 SE 72nd
Join us every Monday night for a weekly variety show focusing on activism, hip hop and comedy.  Hosted by Jessie Sponberg.  This will be your weekly source for everything important that you need to know about everything...
and YOU can be part of it LIVE!
the annual Foodwars campaign.
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Monday APRIL 14th – Independent Lens, OPB, 10 PM, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, by Bill Siegel and Rachel Pikelny. Check local listings.

The story of the explosive crossroads of Muhammad Ali’s life, after the famed boxer’s conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War left him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence.

Monday, April 14  421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 500
The St. John's Neighborhood Association will be presented with our plans to develop low-income housing this year and in the future, in which rental rates start at $250;00 per month. As well, we will be explaining our opinions of how we got to this point in which we find ourselves concerning homelessness in Portland and how we can begin to resolve this issue in a way in which can easily be duplicated throughout the country.
Join us!


tau chi 2014

Wednesday APRIL 16th - Multnomah County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2 Candidates Forum, 6:30-8:30pm, Kaiser Permanente's Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate Ave, Moderated by Maxine Fitzpatrick.

Street Roots is a proud sponsor of the housing and homeless forums along with the Community Alliance of Tenants, JOIN and the Oregon Opportunity Network.


Wednesday 16 APRIL 16th – Discussion, “State of the Hanford Site”, Double Tree Hotel, Halsey Room, 1000 NE Multnomah St, 6-9 pm. FREE.

Join Hanford decision makers from the US Department of Energy, Washington State Dept of Ecology, and the US EPA, part of a regional series of meetings sponsored by the Tri-Party Agreement agencies. They say they want to hear from us. Discuss the Hanford clean-up progress, challenges and priories. To suggest topics for discussion, send an email to: . More info on the Hanford clean-up at Comment deadline 4/18/14.


Wednesday APRIL 16th - Public Policy Lecture Series: John J. Mearsheimer, “Can China Rise Peacefully?”, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall, Reed College, FREE.

Mearsheimer has written extensively about security issues and international politics, publishing in both academic and popular journals and authoring five books; most recently, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics. His op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have addressed Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy towards India, the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts, and the folly of invading Iraq. Sponsored by the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations. For more information, visit the Public Policy Lecture Series online.


Monday APRIL 19th – OPB, Independent Lens, 10 PM, Revenge of the Electric Car, by Chris Paine. Check local listings.

In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than five years later, the electric car is back ... with a vengeance. An encore presentation.


Monday APRIL 21stOPB, Independent Lens, 10 PM, Muscle Shoals, by Greg "Freddy" Camalier. Check local listings.

In this joyful film, Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals's magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today.


Monday APRIL 21st - Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb, Oregon Historical Society Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave, 7:30 pm, FREE.

The Oregon State University Libraries cordially invite you to a free public lecture by scientist and peace activist Dr. Zia Mian,  who is visiting Oregon to accept the eighth Linus Pauling Legacy Award, which is granted every two years to an individual who has achieved in an area once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. (1901-1994).
For more info, please contact the OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center at
Zia Mian directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, at the Program on Science and Global Security. The editor of numerous books, his research and teaching focuses on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy, especially in Pakistan and India, and on issues of nuclear disarmament and peace. He has also produced two documentary films, "Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow" (2001) and "Crossing the Lines: Kashmir, Pakistan, India" (2004). He is Co-Editor of Science & Global Security, an international journal of technical analysis for arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation policy. He is also a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM).


Testimonies from victims and discussion from many perspectives on how
families are affected, what people see and experience in detention, and how public safety and trust in law enforcement is altered.

Venga a escuchar los testimonios de las víctimas y un discusión de diferentes puntos de vista sobre cómo es que familias se ven afectadas por un detención de inmigración. Lo que las personas ven y experimentan durante la detención y cómo se reduce la confianza en la seguridad pública y las fuerzas del orden.

Roger David Hardesty with JoAnn A Hardesty and Aaron Dixon at
The Melody Ballroom
. Portland, OR ·

By being concerned for those with great need,
I get to hang with others of great vision ... and the willingness to pitch in.

By being concerned for those with great need, I get to hang with others of great vision ... and the willingness to pitch in.



Friday – Sunday APRIL 25-27th - Engine 2 Diet Retreat Comes to Portland, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, info Tel: 503-226-1611.

The Engine 2 Diet team is coming to the Portland Hilton with an all-star ensemble April 25-27 for three days of lectures and demonstrations on the power of health-promoting foods. For more info or to register for their event, go to . Powered by Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives. It’s a bit spendy, but these are the guys who will help US change our lives for the better! [I’ve been using the diet for months now and it really makes sense to me, robin]


Saturday APRIL 26th – Earth Day 2014,
Theme “Reverse Migration”, Kenton Park, N. Delaware Ave & Argyle Way, 10 am to 7 pm. FREE.

The theme refers to a returning of people to the land from the cities.
See for more info.

A friendly invitation for the 4th Sunday Jam Night Comedy Variety Show,

April 27th. Thanks always for doing community!
Celebration Tabernacle |
8131 N Denver Ave (at Kilpatrick), 97217
503-286-1488 m | 503-489-7804 church office
7pm Sunday, April 27th, Free
Jam Night is a Family-friendly SNL style show, featuring a variety of local recording and/or performance artists/groups/dance crews, Celebration's sketch/improv comedy troupeJam Night, and free snacks. Special guest: vocalist Brandie Turner
Celebration Tabernacle
8131 N Denver Ave at Kilpatrick St, Portland 97217

Wednesday APRIL 30th – “The Healthcare Movie”, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th & Salmon, doors open 6:30. 7 pm Film.

Provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point in history they were essentially the same. Canadians now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of 1st Unitarian Church, KBOO Community Radio. $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away. No contact info.


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May Day 2014!
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Thursday May 1st – May Day March and Rally, South Park Blocks, Shemanski Park, SW Salmon & Park, 2-9 pm.

Theme is workers’ right to organize. See for more info. Tabling begins 2 pm, rally 3:30, march 4:30-6:30, Open Mic & music till 9pm.


Friday 2 May, 7 pm: Thom Hartmann and Community Friends: The Crash of 2016 & the transformational opportunities it will provide, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th & Main, doors open at 6:30.

Thom’s presentation will be followed by reception & discussion with local individuals and groups that are creating organizational models embracing the moral motive over the profit motive. Donation $5-$20; no one turned away. Sponsored by the Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church.



Saturday MAY 3rd The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session, 8:30am-5:30pm!  Click here to register online! Early bird discounted registration closes April 5th!

This is the biggest day of the year for ROP - it is when the entire statewide network of rural organizers and community leaders come together to share stories and skills, build relationships and analysis, and advance plans to strengthen the movement for democracy and justice in rural and small town Oregon. Every Rural Caucus & Strategy Session features think tanks on topics that reflect on our moment in time, the issues impacting rural and small town Oregon, and how to continue to build our long-term movement for justice and human dignity. 

Expect workshops to sharpen our organizing skills, spaces for our leaders to come together and build collective next steps, and, as always, the opportunity to shape ROP's work for the year to come.  

PS: Would you rather print out and mail in your registration? Download a registration form here!


    • Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
      Tuesday, May 6, 2014

      All book club sessions meet from 6:15-7:45 at the Multnomah County Library Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, 810 SW 10th Avenue. See for more

      information about the series.

      at 7:00pm in PDT

      Justice within Reach is Oregon's biggest social justice party of the year.
      Join us to meet and mingle with fellow justice-seekers, celebrate a year of justice victories, and help MRG raise the money that goes to support our grantees!
      Saturday, May 10, 2014
      7pm - 11pm
      Castaway, 1900 NW 18th

      This year's JWR will feature a spoken word performance by the very talented Claudia Alick, light appetizers and desserts
      Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
      Tuesday, May 6, 2014
      from Simpatica catering, a performance by some of our latest grantees, and dance music from LaRhonda Steele

      Last year's party sold out, so be sure to buy your tickets today!

       KBOO Community Radio  90.7 FM presents: Labor Radio Show
       6:00-6:30 pm Every Monday Night!
      CALL-IN and join the conversation! : 503-231-8187 
      June 30th, 2014
      Friday, July 4, 2014
  • For the decriminalization of the homeless.

    Stop the Sweeps!

A protest to end the camping ban in Portland, Oregon.

Everyone is welcome; all ages, colors, and beliefs!

July 4th: Interdependence Day
July 5th: All-Day Art Circle
July 6th: All-Day Open Mic
July 7th: Water Fight Day and Night
July 8th: Hip Hop Day
July 9th: All-Day Circus
July 10th: Drum Circle and Dance Party
July 11th: History Lesson Day

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