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Labor Day of Rage (large scale civil disobedience in solidarity with Ferguson)

Monday, September 1, 2014


Holiday Park Lloyd Center

As part of a series of continuing actions in solidarity with Ferguson, MO, we will be (at minimum) taking the streets on Monday in a mass action of civil disobedience. When the events in Ferguson first began to unfold, hundreds of us here in Portland blocked MLK Jr Blvd and drew chalk bodies at a North precinct police station.

This event will be an escalation of those tactics.

Note: if you want to stay on the sidewalks, please do. You will be safe there. Please, however, do not ask nor expect anyone else to stay on the sidewalks. We are keeping many of the details off of the internet, but feel free to use your imagination.

photo credit: Hart Noeker for Rebel Metropolis.

photo credit: Hart Noeker for Rebel Metropolis.



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Solar Throat # 4 (fighting the future afterlife of slavery to the death)


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Starting at 8pm

Habesha Lounge

Featuring performances by: Intisar Abioto Hanifah Abioto Keyon Gaskin Sidony O’neal Akela Jaffi Auer Jamondria Marnice Harris

This session is going to emphasize the creation of and engagement with ritual; audience participation will be at play.

Solar Throat is a performance series at Habesha that leans toward the experimental and centers (but not exclusively) poetics,music, and dance that could be loosely termed as ‘afro-futuristic/afro-surreal’. the event will have featured performers & will encourage improvisational collaboration, ecstatic readings, and spontaneous dance parties.


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Happy Summer!!

The Women of Color Zine blog will be on summer break starting today until early September.

We will be attending the Portland Zine Symposium on Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ the Ambridge Event Center. Come out and say hi as well as pick up our latest zine.

Learn more about the Portland Zine Symposium.

We hope you have a fabulous summer :)






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July Vigil for Keaton Otis

Saturday, July 12, 2014


NE 6th and NE 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

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PZS: 6th Annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge

July 5th & 6th

Starting at 12pm

Calling all ambitious zinesters! You are invited to the 6th Annual 24hr Zine Challenge presented by the Portland Zine Symposium and the Independent Publishing Resource Center…

Click to register as a CHALLENGER.

There is a $5 registration fee to cover supplies and some basic snacks! REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Click here if you want to SPONSOR a challenger!

All proceeds go to support the Portland Zine Symposium. If you donate $10 or more, you will receive a copy of your challenger’s completed zine!

In order to meet the challenge: the PZS 24hr Zine Challengers MUST make a 24-page zine of an original conception straight up to the final product in 24 hours straight. The zine should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.

The 2014 Challengers

Katie Ash
Cheyenne McClain
KatMeow Garcia
Liz Yerby
Sonia Ali

Information for challengers:

We will have supplies (paper, glue, scissors, typewriters, etc.) available, along with some snacks.

We encourage you to reach out to friends and family to sponsor your challenge! Their pledges go to help supporting the Portland Zine Symposium. They can sign up to sponsor you here.

To bring: $5 registration fee, any zine materials you’d like to have, pillows/blankets/sleeping gear, any extra snacks/drinks you want

The IPRC has two copy machines (one is now in color!) on hand to help you create your fabulous zine black and white copies are 7 cents per side for members (trial membership is $35) and 10 cents per side for nonmembers. Color copies are 45 cents per side for members and 55 cents per side for nonmembers.

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WOC Zine Collective Reading-June 2014

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Black Girl in Suburbia Documentary Screening and Discussion

Sunday, June 29, 2014

@ 2pm

Multnomah County Library – North Portland, 512 N Killingsworth St

Purchase (free tickets) or first come, first served.


“Filmed in Oregon, Black Girl In Suburbia is the feature debut documentary from Melissa Lowery that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.

Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.”–http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com/

Please join us for the N/NE Portland Premiere of the film and contribute to the community discussion to occur afterwards.

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