sunday jam

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Black Woman Heal

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End Profiling Legislative Hearing

Monday, March 30, 2015

Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO)

House Judiciary Hearing on End Profiling Bill

Join the statewide End Profiling Coalition and attend or submit your testimony to the House Judiciary hearing on House Bill 2002. The hearing takes place Monday, March 30th from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Oregon State Capitol building in room 343! We will be in solidarity with our community giving testimony in support of an end to law enforcement profiling.

**WE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SALEM. MEET AT 1:30 PM RETURN BACK TO PORTLAND, BEAVERTON & EUGENE BY 6:00 PM.**

REGISTER FOR THE HEARING HERE!!-https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/504/mtglistproc.asp?formid=meet&caleventid=26595

Carpools leave at 1:30 PM from all locations

If you drive on your own, please meet us at Oregon Capitol building (900 Court Street NE) in room 343 by 2:45 PM.

Where:

Multnomah County Residents – CIO Portland Office

700 N Killingsworth St.

Washington County Residents – CIO Beaverton Office

12625 SW Broadway St, Suite 200

Lane County Residents – Community Alliance of Lane Co. (CALC) 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR

End Profiling Campaign

Nationwide, we are all bearing witness to cases of police profiling and the dreadful escalations thereafter. In Oregon, there are no systems in place for people to report cases of profiling. There are no accurate data reflecting the realities of profiling, and accountability remains unchecked. This needs to change. Our law enforcement must serve to protect, not criminalize!

Oregon House Bill 2002 (originally three bills, but they have been combined into one) will ultimately serve as a tool for community to keep their families, friends and neighbors safe by:

Defining & Banning Profiling – Defines profiling as solely using someone’s race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national origin, language, housing status, sexual orientation or gender/gender identity as a basis to stop, question, or search them.

Data Collection – Requires Law enforcement to collect data and record when they stop an individual who belongs to a protected class highlighted in the definition.

Accountability – Gives the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) the authority to collect and house profiling based complaints on law enforcement. The Attorney General may give notice to the violating law enforcement agency and or investigate if they think an agency or individual has a systemic issue.

MORE INFO ON THE BILLS HERE!- http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/?page_id=2430

What is the House Judiciary Hearing?

In order for End Profiling (HB 2002) to become a law, the House Judiciary committee has a hearing then makes a recommendation to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote by the representatives. Once the House passes a bill, it goes to the Senate side for the same process to take place. When the Senate passes the bill, it then goes to the state governor to sign the bill into a state law. So this hearing is super important! The best way we can make sure it passes is if you attend the hearing with us and show these legislators how important this issue is! This House Judiciary committee hearing takes place Monday, March 30th 3:00-5:00 PM at the Oregon State Capital in room 343.

End Profiling state-wide coalition:
Urban League of Portland, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter, Japanese American Citizens League, Causa Oregon, Basic Rights Oregon, NAACP Eugene Springfield Oregon Unit 1119, LULAC of Lane County, Oregon, Oregon Action, Rogue Valley Oregon Action, Oregon Health Equity Alliance, Family Forward Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Community Alliance of Lane County, Oregon AFL-CIO, @United Church of Christ (UCC) NW Central Conference, YWCA of Greater Portland.

Oregon AFL-CIO, United Church of Christ (UCC) Central Pacific Conference,YWCA of greater Portland, and
the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO). We are also individuals personally affected by the issue of police profiling and allies who stand against the profiling our loved ones and neighbors live through.

Join our phone banks to recruit for this hearing!

Thursday, March 19th,

Tuesday March 24th,

and Thursday March 26th

6:00-8:00 PM @ CIO PDX (700 N Killingsworth St.)

RSVP with Oscar Guerra-Vera at (503) 896-2145 or oscar@interculturalorganizing.org

REGISTER FOR THE PHONE BANKS HERE-
https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/504/mtglistproc.asp?formid=meet&caleventid=26629&aacwc=%5Bwebid%5D

Copyright © 2014 The Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N Killingsworth St, Portland OR 97217

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TWERK |3.27|

Friday, March 27, 2015

Starting at 10pm

Local Lounge

TWERK:

QUEER HIP HOP DANCE PARTY |EST. 2012|

RESIDENT DJ’s:
ILL CAMINO (QUEEN/MARICON/SEX.WAV)
@ soundcloud.com/ill666camino
&
II TRILL (SLO’ JAMS)
@ soundcloud.com/iitrill


H/IPH/OP/R/NB/T/RAP/B/OOTY/B/OUNCE

SAFER SPACE ENFORCED

Accessibility info:

21+

Wheel chair accessible,
Front door: 80″x36″ with a ramp and handrail

The bar height is 3ft 7in
Bar stools: 2 1/5 ft tall

Tables and chairs: tables 2ft 7in, and a chairs are 1 1/3 ft tall

2 Gender neutral restroom
-both doors are 2ft 10in, and ADA compliant.

How to get to Local Lounge:
Bus 6, 4 and 24 stop near by.

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ACRL Zine Pavilion

Come out and say hi to the Women of Color Zine Workshops! We will be tabling at the ACRL Zine Pavilion event…

Wednesday, March 25, 2014

Starting at 5:45pm

Oregon Convention Center

Booth 707 in the ACRL 2015 Exhibit Hall! March 25-27, 2015

Read a zine, make a zine, talk to librarians who use zines for teaching and outreach, edit ZineWiki.com and buy zines from local zinesters. Exhibits only passes are free, so bring your friends! http://conference.acrl.org/fun-stuff-pages-296.php (near the bottom).

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March PDX Black Feminism Meetup

Saturday, March 21, 2015

3pm-5pm

Elevated Coffee

Do you want to create community with other PDX Black feminists? We chat about everything from Beyoncé/Jay Z to domestic violence in communities of color to folks limited perceptions of Black women in Portland/around the world.

Check out this article we will be discussing at the upcoming meetup:

Rich White Feminists…Us Black Girls Are Busy

*This is a Black women’s space only. Respect. Thank you!!**

Contact Tonya Jones for more info

wocpdx@gmail.com or (503) 804-0873

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PORTLAND’S PREMIER HIP-HOP DANCE PARTY/DRAG SHOW

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

8pm-12am

Local Lounge

ITS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

The night that Portland needs… A TRUE HIP-HOP Dance Party!

Im talking Hip-Hop from BEGINING to END!

And while were at it we also have the HOTTEST Performers in NW entertaining you…

Isaiah Tillman
Jayla Rose Sullivan
Kourtni Capree
CJ Mickens
Miss Sweetheart Kimber Shade AKA Henry Felton

And that’s just to name a few!

See you there Drink special happening all through out the night!

$5 Cover/ 21+ with Valid ID

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Stand Up for a Fair Shot in Portland

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

12pm

Overpass at 12th & Irving

We’re speaking out for a #FairShotForAll – because we need to create real opportunity for every Oregonian!

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Too many Oregonians are falling behind. We’re working harder than ever, but barely making enough to afford the basics. Outdated policies make it tough for our families to succeed. The truth is, we need policies that fix our broken economy and give us ALL a fair shot.

WHAT WE SUPPORT:
To ensure that ALL Oregonians have a Fair Shot at getting ahead and not just getting by, we support:

* raising the minimum wage,
* expanding access to paid sick time for all Oregon workers,
* finding a pathway to a secure retirement,
* removing employment barriers for people with a criminal record, and
*ending racial profiling.

WHAT WE’LL BE DOING:
We’ll meet at the overpass on 12th and Irving to rally and share information on how YOU can join the growing movement to ensure everyone in Oregon has a Fair Shot to get ahead.

JOIN US!

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March Vigil for Keaton Otis

Thursday, March 12, 2015

6pm

NE 6th and NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police almost five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster.” They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver’s seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it.

Keaton’s father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12th of every month since his son’s murder on the spot where Keaton’s life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. 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, for Fred, for our whole community.

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

#BlackLivesMatter #Every28Hours

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts

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