The Women of Color (WOC) Zine Workshops would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer. We will be taking a blogcation.
Remember to check out WOC zine members at this year’s Portland Zine Symposium. July 22nd-23rd at APANO Jams. http://www.portlandzinesymposium.org/
WOC Zine Workshops co-founder, Tonya Jones, will be hosting a workshop dedicated to the voices/creative work/activism of Black women/folks in Portland. POC and allies are encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you there 🙂
FORD FOOD & DRINK/2505 SE 11TH AVE @ 7PM
THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT LILLIS ALBINA CITY PARK…STARTING AT 6PM 🙂
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Another year of Juneteenth means another reason to celebrate Black Liberation. Let’s come together in solidarity for a community bike ride for cyclists of color. We’ll ride a loop through North Portland, starting at Irving Park and touring through a few POC-owned coffee shops and food joints on the way. The route will be around 9 miles, at a very chill and friendly pace with multiple stops along the way.
Need a bike/helment/gear? Check out POC-owned Community Cycling Center!
Please note this ride is designed specifically for **People of Color**. If you’re wondering why it’s problematic for a non-POC to take up space at this event in the whitest city in the U.S. then you *probably* shouldn’t come.
For those who don’t know, Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of black slaves throughout the Confederate South, held every June 19th. But don’t get it twisted- Abe Lincoln might have signed the order, and General Gordon Granger might have enforced it, but at the end of the day, BLACK FOLKS FREED OURSELVES. Let us give credit where credit is due- to black union soldiers, slaves who burned down plantations while their masters slept, slaves who not only risked life and limb to escape, but headed back south to free others. And of course we shouldn’t forget heroes like Harriet Tubman and Robert Smalls.
Let’s ride to celebrate our liberation, but let’s also acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. We can’t rely on anyone else to liberate us, we must do it ourselves!
June is LGBT Pride Month…there are several events happening in Portland to celebrate!! Check out the website Pride NW to learn more 😉
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Portland State University/Student Center
The Association of African Students of Portland State University presents the 37th annual African Cultural Night..
Journey to the Motherland!
Join us on a cultural journey celebrating the arts, attire, and cuisine of the Original Land. There will be special appearances from Fefafae Performance Group, Wildlife Safari, Craig Martin the Magician and more!
Plus delicious catering by Cuisine d’Afrik!!
This is a FREE event for ALL!!!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Portland State University/Women’s Resource Center
Join the Women’s Resource Center in welcoming Ebony Oldham, the new Women of Color Leadership Coordinator! Ebony will be hosting an open forum to create space to get to know eachother a bit more and share what the community needs from the Women of Color Leadership Program!
A bit about them:
Ebony Oldham (She/They), homegrown in Portland, Oregon is an organizer, writer, poet, womanist and socio-political agitator regarding topics such as, colorism, misogynoir, anti-blackness, ableism, patriarchy, black joy, pain and liberation. They are currently a student at Portland State University in the Educational Leadership and Policy program and engaging in course work with the School of Gender Race and Nations. They are an Advocate at New Avenues For Youth and they also work at Portland State University, as the Research Assistant for the Pan-African Task Force. In their spare time, they organize with the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party and Black Lives Matter Portland Chapter and write as a Campus Editor At-Large for the Huffington Post.
You can now find Ebony in the Women’s Resource Center, as the new Women of Color Leadership Development Coordinator.