Sistah Sinema – PORTLAND (Money Matters)

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 6pm

we will screen Money Matters The Movie – a feature length narrative film that explores many of the difficulties facing queer youth of color.

This event will be held at In Other Words Bookstore

At the heart of the picture is a strong and complicated mother/daughter dynamic. Pamela (Aunjanue Ellis of Men of Honor, Ray, Undercover Brother, The Mentalist and The Help) plays the mother, a troubled soul dealing with abusive relationships and a sordid past that was populated with drug use and prostitution. Still fighting every day, she has been committed to giving her daughter Monique “Money” Matters (Terri Abney) a better opportunity than she had. Abney plays and it is one of the more complex portraits of adolescence that you’re likely to see. Introspective and socially awkward, Abney has a defiant but loving relationship with her mother who has turned to a religious mania in the search for strength.

But her primary journey is one of self-discovery, just who is she and where does she fit in? As Abney starts to be pushed by teachers and a new bond with a local girl, her independence and confidence start to shine. But as unsavory elements that haunt the two women’s past start to surface, Abney must confront some unpleasant truths. Can these realizations set her free or might they destroy her?

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A Time to Heal-A FREE Afrocentric Breakfast

A Time to Heal-A FREE Afrocentric Breakfast

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10am to 2pm

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Queens of The Night will be held at the Local Lounge.

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September Political Education

Political Education Movie Night:
“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975″

Just because the fun in the sun is over, that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down. As students head back to school, we are reminded that our continuing education isn’t over either. Join us for an evening of political education every third Wednesday of the month. This month we’ll be showing the powerful documentary “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975″:

Wednesday, September 17
at the OPAL office: 2407 SE 49th Ave.
Popcorn start poppin’ at 5:30pm
Film and discussion 6-8pm

Contact to RSVP or for more information



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sunday jam

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NASCC Movie Series

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PSU Native American Student Community Center

710 SW Jackson St, Portland, Oregon 97201

3pm showtimes
Chief Joseph Room

Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
Free and open to all.

Contact Melissa Bennett for more information:

Upcoming Film:

Barking Water:
Stranded in the hospital, an ailing Frankie asks his former lover to spring him from the ward so he can see his daughter and grandchild one last time. Directed by Sterlin Harjo. Starring: Casey Camp-Horinek, Richard Ray Whitman


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DONT SHOOT Portland Call To Action for Solidarity with #Ferguson

The ACLU of Oregon will hold a training this Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. to train people on their basic rights when dealing with law enforcement.

The event will be held at Dawson Park

Are you confident in asserting your rights when dealing with police? Do you know when an officer has the right to search you?

Many of us do not have the knowledge and confidence to stand up for our basic rights during an encounter with law enforcement. Knowing these rights and how to assert them should be a part of our basic education but, sadly, it is not.

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September, 12, 2014


Local Lounge

3536 NE MLK Blvd.

Slo’ Jams is a Queer Modern R&B & Neo Soul Dance Night on 2nd Fridays at Local Lounge.

DJ II TRILL (TWERK) & ILL CAMINO (Mrs.,TWERK) will lay down everything from Mary J // Jagged Edge// Keyshia to Badu//Lauryn//TheeSatisfaction Ect. Ect.

Holla-grams: Put on a number sticker at the door. See someone cute? Write them a note and we will deliver it to your crush..

Come get grown & sexy with us..

*$3 before 11/ $5 after 11*

Safer Space Enforced


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September Vigil for Keaton Otis

Friday, September 12, 2014


NE 6th and NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police four 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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