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Black Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Monday, December 11, 2017



The holidays are here – that means it’s time for Santa to visit the Woodlawn Neighborhood! Bring your kids to take a spirited photo with Santa!


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Professional Black Women in Our Community

Come meet amazing Black women professionals in Portland! The event will be at Portland Community College-Cascade Campus. Starting at 1 pm. Kid friendly 🙂

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Filipino Street Foods

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Portland State University/Smith Building Room #296/8

Filipino Street Food will be a workshop showcasing the many varieties of must-try delicacies commonly found in the streets of the Philippines.

Some Pinoy treats to look forward to are pork BBQ, kwek-kwek, fried sweet plantains, and fish balls. Don’t worry, they’re not actually real fish balls….or are they?

Come to our workshop and find out! Don’t forget to bring your friends!

For more questions, comments, and violent reactions contact our Cultural Chair, Justin Estalilla at



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*TONIGHT!* Black Portlanders, Black Portlands: Reception + Artist Talk

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Littman Gallery

Featuring over a 150 portraits of Black Portlanders taken over a five-year period, Black Portlanders, Black Portlands pulls from photographer Intisar Abioto’s image archive of Black Portland life. Since early 2013, Abioto has photographed people of African descent in Portland for her exploratory photo work, The Black Portlanders. This exhibit gathers selections from this work to offer a collective portrait of an abiding and self-affirmed community. The exhibit features beloved Black elders, artists, historians, poets, activists, luminaries, individuals, and families. It images and honors everyday community members. It will also include street photography from the earliest days of The Black Portlanders.

Deena Bee will be spinning and bringing her brilliance from 6-7pm. An artist talk on the body of work by Intisar Abioto will happen at 7pm.

Black Portlanders, Black Portlands
Nov 3-30 at Littman Gallery/ Room 250
Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway

Littman Gallery hours are
M-W 12-5 pm
Th-F 12-6 pm.


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Happy Halloween!

Yearly reminder 😉



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A Discussion on Anti-Blackness and Colorism

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6 pm

PSU-Women’s Resource Center

Join Black Lives Matter Portland Chapter for a continuation for our Hurt People Hurt People Series focus on intra-racial discourse within African/Black Communities on Tuesday October 17th from 6:00-8:30pm at PSU’s Women’s Resource Center and part I of our discussion on colorism and anti-blackness within the Black community.

***This space is for African/Black folks of the Diaspora only*** You will be turned away otherwise.

This event is free and children and youth are affirmed and welcome in all Black Lives Matter Portland spaces.

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Renters’ Rights Hotline Volunteer Training

Saturday, October 7, 2017


RSVP for Location/Ticket Information

By far our highest demand from tenants is seen on our Tenants’ Rights Hotline. We answer hundreds of calls a month from renters in crisis and our need for more volunteers to meet that need is ever-expanding.

Hotline volunteers require a special amount of training and therefore we ask for a weekly 6-month commitment or a year-long commitment if you only come in twice a month. Hotline volunteer shifts are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1-5pm and Tuesday 6-8pm. We especially need volunteers who are available for our weekday shifts, since our Tuesday evening and Saturday shifts are often full.

Please RSVP at our ticket link.

We’ll have snacks available. Childcare can be arranged with advance notice.

Contact Tim at with questions.

Please note: this is the first half of a 2-part training. The second half of training will be on a TBD Saturday at the same location.

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