Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 6pm
NE 6th & 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.
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts
Women of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks
Issue #7: Around Portland
DEADLINE: Sunday, May 4, 2014
We are looking for submissions from women of color (WOC) writers/artists in Portland! Here are some submission ideas (but not limited to):
Interviews w/ your favorite WOC in Portland
(activists, business owners, students, homemakers, etc.)
Essays/History on WOC/folks of color in Portland
Recipes/Favorite restaurants in Portland (or not
Reviews of movies, books, television shows, music, etc.
…and much more!
PLEASE write/edit as how you would like to see your piece published..We do try to scan/proofread, but overall your words are your own. Submission lengths can be between 2-3 pages.
Instructions for typing your piece for WOC zine. We want to type so we can cut and paste onto a page that’s 8.5″ tall, 5.5″ long. (our zine is 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded in half). Open a document in Word. When I do this, the default left margin setting, on the ruler at top, is at 0, between a-1″ and a positive 1″. Leave it there. Type your piece, but hit the return when you get as far as the 3 3/4″ mark. This will create a long column of writing (you can also try resetting your right hand margin to stop it there) to cut and paste. Type a sample paragraph. Print it. Cut it out and see if it will fit OK on the size page listed abov
Email submissions/questions to:
Thursday, March 6, 2014
2pm to 4pm
Portland State University/La Casa Latina
“This workshop would teach you how to fight deportation cases in your community. This workshop will provide you with the basics of organizing and mobilizing immigrant communities while learning how to use social media to build momentum around deportation cases and learn effectively how apply pressure on legislative officials.
By fighting our own deportation, we intend to teach the community the basics of organizing while at the same time highlighting the number of low-priority deportations still taking place. We hope that after you take on an actual case, then you can go on to stop other deportations.”
Women of Color Zine members Ann Matsushima Chiu and Tonya Jones will be leading a zine workshop at Lewis & Clark’s 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium. The workshop will be on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 3:30 pm, but the symposium runs from Wednesday until Friday, March 7, 2014…
“The 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium explores the relationship between where we are and who we are. Our environments — whether the bathroom, internet, workplace, or sidewalk — have profound effects on the lives we lead. How do our interactions in these spaces create, support, and/or destabilize larger institutions of power such as prisons, political systems, or nations? Engage with students, scholars, activists, community leaders, and artists in thinking about relationships of gender, sexuality, and power in the locations where we find ourselves.”
There will be some great keynote speakers! Including Franchesca Ramsey actress, comedian and video blogger who created the funny “Sh*t White Girls Say… to Black Girls.”
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 7pm
14 NE Killingsworth
Join us for reading, talk, and open Q & A with anthology editor, LIsa Factora-Borchers
“Dear Sister shares the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share their stories of survival or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors.” http://www.akpress.org/dear-sister.html