Blackentine’s Day: For Black People and Those They Love

Sunday, February 14, 2016

6pm

In Other Words Bookstore

14 NE Killingsworth St.

Black Joy: Blackentine’s Day is about centering Black people, those they love and those that love Black people. Black people, we warmly encourage you to invite people who you love, inclusive of family, friends, partners and more.

There will be music, dancing and light refreshments.

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February 2016 Vigil for Keaton Otis

Friday, February 12, 2016

6pm

NE 6th and NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over 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 on the 12th, 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

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

 

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Happy February!

February is Black History/Future Month!

Explore the contributions of African-Americans in PDX…

Portland Community College

Portland State University

Oregon Historical Society

 

 

 

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HOLDING SPACE: a social engagement + night of performance

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WOC Zine Potluck 2016

The Women of Color Zine Workshops celebrated the release of issue #11 at downtown PDX Fat Fancy!  The zine can be purchased via Antiquated Future, Powell’s Bookstore, and Portland Button Works!

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BLACK in Portland

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Prayer Vigil to Remember Aaron Campbell

Friday, January 29, 2016

Starting at 7pm

First AME Zion Church

January 29, 2016 will mark six years since the police shooting death of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African American man who was emotionally distraught over the loss of his brother. The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform (AMA Coalition) is planning to hold a prayer vigil on that anniversary date to commemorate Aaron Campbell’s life, examine the changes his tragic death brought our community, an renew the call for police accountability in Portland and around the country.

The remembrance comes at a significant time as it will also mark one month after the Oregon Court of Appeals ordered the City to re-hire Officer Ron Frashour, who shot and killed Campbell with a sniper rifle and was fired in 2010.

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