Winona LaDuke: Grassroots Strategies for Climate Change

What: Campus Sustainability Day with Keynote Speaker Winona LaDuke

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Doors at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Peter W. Stott Center, 930 SW Hall Street, Portland

Join us for a keynote address by Winona LaDuke on indigenous perspectives and grassroots strategies for mitigating climate change. LaDuke is a member of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth Reservation of the Anishinaabe Nation. She is an activist, economist, environmentalist, author, and two-time vice presidential candidate. Learn more about her here.

Winona LaDuke’s visit will also kick of PSU Social Sustainability Month.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Reserve your free seat on Eventbrite.



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Call To Action for Solidarity with #Ferguson #Justice4MikeBrown

Activities are happening in solidarity with the National Day Of Protest To Stop Police Brutality!

Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at 5:30pm in the Plaza near Rosewood Initiative on 162nd and Stark

Fliers will need to be distributed by organizing partners so please email us if you would like to support, volunteer, or speak! We are encouraging #SOLIDARITY so please let us know how you would like to be involved!

Call In Details
Conference Credentials
Dial-in Number: (605) 562-0020
Meeting ID: 898-449-882

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Hollie Cook Visits Portland

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Alhambra Theater

All ages

Hollie Cook is a British singer who has recorded as a solo artist and is also part of the recent lineup of The Slits Hollie Cook is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Her mother Jeni was a backing singer for Culture Club and Boy George is her godfather. Hollie Cook joined the re-formed Slits and performed on the band’s 2006 EP Revenge of the Killer Slits. She went on to collaborate with Ian Brown and Jamie T, and recorded her self-titled debut album in 2011 with Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi, featuring George Dekker of The Pioneers and Dennis Bovell. The BBC, reviewing the album described it as “one of the most enjoyable reggae albums of 2011 so far”. She went on to record a radio session for the BBC and appear on Later… with Jools Holland. De Telegraaf gave the album a four star review.[3] Cook describes her music as tropical pop.”


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Vote your Values: Social, Racial, & Economic Justice at the Ballot Box (Portland)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


PCC Cascade Campus Student Center

Every time we mail in our ballots, we have a profound opportunity to express our values and to say “this is what I stand for!” Join MRG Foundation and community leaders to discuss the impact of 2014 ballot measures on communities of color, low income communities, youth, and women.


Come ready to enjoy light refreshments and consider the impacts of driver cards, marijuana legalization, open primaries, and an equal rights amendment. This event is free, all ages, and wheelchair accessible.


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PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Social and Voting Party!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Starting at 12pm

In Other Words Bookstore

You are invited to our social to enjoy food and drinks and each other.

Also, we will be sharing our brand new voter guide that reflects the values of our community.

This guide evaluates measures that will appear on the Oregon ballot based on whether it will recognize and support families of all kinds and protect individuals and families from discrimination, racial profiling, and harassment.

Bring your questions, bring your ballot, and if able, please bring a dish to share!


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Unchaste on KBOO Radio

Hear us live on the radio! Nikki Schulak, Domi J Shoemaker, Laura Green, Intisar Abioto, Nadia Martinez Chantry, Katherine Sullivan, Carrie Seitzinger, and I (Jenny Forrester) will read a few short minutes of beautiful Unchaste, but PG-13 for the radio, poetry and prose of a various type. Leigh Anne Kranz to host us! Thank you, thank you, Leigh Anne!

With the chemical formula for Prozac tattooed on her wrist, Nikki Schulak writes and performs personal stories about bodies. Her essay “On Not Seeing Whales” (about having brain aneurysms) was a notable selection in Best American Essays 2013.

KMA co-founded Vinyl Poetry in 2010 and founded YesYes Books in 2011 as she was completing her MFA in poetry at Virginia Tech. Her poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, The Rumpus, Forklift, Ohio, The Good Men Project, HerKind, diode, Cream City Review and elsewhere.

Dena Rash Guzman’s debut book of poems, Life Cycle, was released by Dog On A Chain Press in June 2013. She is a beekeeper.

Nadia Martinez Chantry: Mujer, madre, maestra. Nadia Martínez Chantry lives in each of these roles, moment by moment, day by day. She is a survivor with a simple daily goal; to find, amplify, and honor her own strength as a woman, a mother, and a teacher.

Intisar Abioto is an explorer, photographer, dancer, writer, and performer. She is currently working on The Black Portlanders, a photo essay and exploratory project documenting the presence people of African descent in Portland, OR. Find her at

Carrie Seitzinger is the author of the book, Fall Ill Medicine, which was named a 2013 Finalist for the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry. She is the Co-Publisher of Small Doggies Press. She is also the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online arts and culture magazine NAILED.

Laura Green is a half-Mexican tattooed bastard child of a renegade nun who’s never caused a traffic accident and is currently working on a book about all of it.

Jenny Forrester’s most recent work will appear in the Listen to Your Mother Anthology published by Putnam in 2015. She curates Portland’s Unchaste Readers Series.

Domi J Shoemaker is a gender-flexing feminist who worked in social services for nearly 25 years, then stopped, and started writing seriously in Dangerous Writers in 2010. Domi is the founder the Burnt Tongue Quarterly reading series and has been published in a few places, most recently in the Forest Avenue Press Anthology, The Night and The Rain and The River.

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October Vigil for Keaton Otis: *TODAY*

Sunday, October 12, 2014


NE 6th and NE Halsey

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police four years ago. 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.

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. 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.

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