Survivor Speak Out

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Smith Memorial Student Union
Parkway North, Room 333
1825 SW Broadway


The Survivor Speak out is an opportunity for survivors to share their stories. No one is required to speak. There will be advocates on site for people who need referrals to counseling or other services.

Take back the night

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Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Smith Memorial Student Union
Parkway North, Room 101
1825 SW Broadway


In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month the PSU Women’s Resource Center and Portland Women’s Crisis Line are collaborating to host this year’s Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night event. This is an event to recognize and speak out in opposition of the violence which occurs against women in our community. Our core message is to promote the understanding that everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their neighborhood and on the streets.

Melissa Ballard, a Journalism and Ethnic Studies major, leads the march.

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Siren Spirits – REEL FEMINISM in APRIL

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The Clinton Street Theater

“In Other Words presents Reel Feminism” is a monthly film series hosted at the Clinton Street Theater!

The APRIL 2014 screening is: SIREN SPIRITS

Tickets are sliding scale, starting at $5. Anything over $5 directly benefits In Other Words Feminist Community Center.

SIREN SPIRITS (1994) is a compilation of 4 short films.

Ngozi Onwurah’s WHITE MEN ARE CRACKING UP uses a murder mystery to explore the legacies of British colonialism and the exoticization of Black women.

Pratibha Parmar directed MEMSAHIB RITA to chronicle the internal culture clash suffered by a London girl with a British mother and a Sri Lankan father.

Dani Williamson’s GET ME TO THE CREMATORIUM ON TIME is a moving portrait of undying love and grief.

Frances-Anne Solomon’s BIDESHI follows a comatose man whose soul is stuck in a dark tunnel near death until he is able to resolve his conflict with his daughter.


For more information:

Stick around afterwards for a debriefing discussion.


REEL FEMINISM is a film series highlighting movies directed by women and genderqueer individuals that have a feminist perspective or address feminist topics.

Join the Facebook group to stay in the loop about upcoming Reel Feminism screenings and share your ideas for films you would like to see included


Other ways to get involved:

–> VOLUNTEER AT IN OTHER WORDS Feminist Community Center!

–> volunteer at The Clinton Street Theater!


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sunday jam

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Women of Color Zine Workshops-April 2014

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“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


Friday, April 18, 2014


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: …For more information contact Danielle at

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Women of Color Zine Social-April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014


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)

Thai Dance
Thai Boxing
Fashion Show


$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


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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