“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
Maya Angelou

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It’s a Girl:Film Showing + Discussion

Today!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

3pm-5pm

Women’s Resource Center

1802 SW 10th & Montgomery

(Montgomery Hall Basement)

**This event is being held in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Portland State University.**

“The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls. Shot on location in India and China. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.”

See more at: http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/ …For more information contact Danielle at dhuxley@pdx.edu

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Women of Color Zine Social-April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2:00-4pm

Vita Cafe

3023 NE Alberta

The socials are an opportunity for women of color zinesters/artists in Portland to get together and network. It’s also a way to reclaim community in neighborhoods that have been gentrified (Alberta, Mississippi, Williams, etc.)

Joins us if you can!

This month we are meeting at Vita Cafe:

“Since 1999, Vita Café has been serving the community with wholesome meals at a fair price. Our restaurant serves primarily vegetarian and vegan fare as well as free range, all natural, hormone free meats and eggs.”

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Thai New Year

Friday, April 18, 2014

5:30 PM

Portland State University

Smith Ballroom (3rd Floor)

Performances
Thai Dance
Thai Boxing
Fashion Show
Prizes

FREE THAI FOOD!!

$5 General Admission/$7 at the door
Portland State University students get in free...

 

 

 

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Women of Color Zine Workshops-April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

5:30pm-7pm

Portland State University

Women’s Resource Center

The April workshop is dedicated to the open mic. This is an opportunity to read new projects you are working on, share zine writings, spoken word, poetry, etc.

Guest speaker is floetress/creator of Solar Throat–Jamondria Harris:

Jamondria Harris is a poet & performer whose praxis is finding ways to use ancestral/experimental arts in the process of seeking radical liberation from kyriarchy for herself and other marginalized and oppressed people. Her workshop with will lay out the concept of a decolonizing poetics & explore the ways in which experimental arts are anti-kyriarchal & necessary parts of decolonization.

We hope to see you there!

**The workshops are open to those who self-identify/live every day experiences as a woman of color.**

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The Invisible War Film Screening

Monday, April 14, 2014

4-6:30pm

Portland State University

Women’s Resource Center

The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team will be hosting a series of connected events throughout the month of April The first event will be a screening of the film The Invisible War which examines the issue sexual violence in the United States military. For more information contact Erin at wrcvets@pdx.edu

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Solar Throat

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Starts at 9pm

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant

Solar Throat session #2: The Black Magickal Carnival of the African Diasporic Future
featuring performances/installations by Galadriel Rhodora Sidony O’neal Keyon Gaskin Intisar Abioto Hanifah Abioto Jamondria Harris

Solar Throat is a nascent monthly 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. It will also have a sign-up option as well; the space will be a sort of experimental performance/spoken word/music open mic/collaboration laboratory after the featured performances. This space will be all about the promiscuity of active & full minds.

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April Vigil for Keaton Otis

Saturday, April 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

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Slo Jams–Special Guest: MR. CHARMING (Gaycation)!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

@ 10pm

The Local Lounge

3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

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

DJ II TRILL (TWERK) and DJ MEXXX-TAPE 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..

$5

Safer Space Enforced//Haterphobic Situation

Flyer by Ebin Lee
Flyer by Ebin Lee

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