Mukasa Speaks: Why White People Were Kicked Out of SNCC

Mukasa Dada was a frontline organizer for SNCC during the iconic “March against Fear” in Mississippi where the Black Power movement was born in 1966. Mukasa was responsible for the dangerous task of heading out alone ahead of the march to prepare Africans in rural Southern towns to back the ‘Black Power’ line. Mukasa pushed Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) to debut the now famous ‘Black Power’ slogan during that march. Since then, Mukasa has organized for the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) and the worldwide Pan-African movement.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6-8pm
Where: Vanport Room #338 – Smith Memorial Student Center Portland State University
1825 S.W. Broadway Portland, OR

Sponsored by the All African People’s Revolutionary Party – Oregon with special support by Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER)

 

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The Black: Opening Reception

Friday, February 3, 2017

5pm

University of Oregon White Box

24 NW 1st Ave

For two years, photographer-dancer-writer Intisar Abioto has traveled on a personal journey and dream project to photograph the deep, broad, infinite, and incalculable presence of people of African descent around the world. Across eighteen cities, seven countries, and three continents she’s traveled to weave a portrait of Black ubiquity through the photographic image. This installation, with portraits from across the US, Europe, and South Africa, represents the first leg of her continuing dream work.
It will also include an installation of Abioto’s “Rehearsal at Portland Art Museum: In Response to Fujikasa Satoko’s Flow #1” by filmmaker Roland Dahwen Wu. The installation runs from Feb 3-25th. Please join us for the opening reception and public release of “The Black.”

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*TODAY!* RISE UP and Resist Fascism: Inauguration Day Protest

Friday, January 20, 2017

3:30pm-9pm

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Join us on Inauguration Day as we peacefully take to the streets to protest Trump and the fascist take-over of our country!
Donald Trump and his corporate regime are threatening our lives, our liberty, and the very survival of our planet.
With bigotry and ignorance, they have waged a war of hate and corruption on our people and our planet.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
Get up on your feet and speak loudly!
Share this with all your friends and family.
We will rally and march from Pioneer Square to voice our outrage for the broken system that has driven us to the brink of disaster.
It’s time to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friends, our neighbors, our family, and our community. We are the revolution!

We will rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square to introduce you to the Portland Organizations who will be on the front lines in our collective struggle against Trump’s Regime. This is your opportunity to join an organization that fights for your passion, a chance to use your courage, your strength, and your voice! This is your chance to take a stand and join the front lines in the global war against corporate greed and fascism.

After the rally, we will take to OUR STREETS as we march to declare our solidarity and to voice our outrage. Together, we are the majority, we are a community, a family. This is not Trump’s America, this is OUR CITY.

Resist the Fascist Empire. Rise with Us.

Organizing Partners:
350 PDX
7th Generation Environmental Alliance
Bernie PDX
Border Angels
Milenio
PDX Never Again
PDX TransPride
People, Places, Things
Portland Assembly
Portland Punx Against Fascism
Portland’s Resistance
Portland Rising Tide
Portland Tenants United
Stand Up, Stand Out

Marching Contingents From:
Anarchist Red and Black Block
Portland Anakbayan
Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
Portland Student Action Network
PSU Kaibigan

Speakers and Performances: (*Organizations named for affiliation purposes only)
Alexis Cannard
Alice DiMicele
Becky – Call to Safety
Callie and Dylan – Portland Student Action
Fatmah – Momentum Alliance
Francisco – Voz Hispana
Greg – Portland’s Resistance
Kboy Kano
Margot – Portland Tenants United
Mia – 350 PDX / Portland Rising Tide
Nico – Bernie PDX

To stay up to date on Portland’s Struggle against tyranny:
Visit our website: www.directactionalliance.org
Like our page: Direct Action Alliance

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2017 Presidential Inauguration

Unfortunately, today marks the inauguration of an incoming President who has made it clear he is anti-people of color/women. He has also made it clear he will try to control the public’s access to news/information. It’s more important than ever, to support alternative forms of media, especially by women of color. You can do this via donations and/or promoting on social media for the next four years 🙂

A FEW of our faves…

Black Girl Dangerous: “Amplifying The Voices of Queer & Trans People of Color.”

Brown Recluse Zine Distro: “Zine culture is not white culture. D.I.Y. culture is not white culture. Punk is not inherently white culture. So in the spirit of resistance, in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality: Brown Recluse Zine Distro.”

Marya Errin Jones: Black woman writer/founder of the ABQ Zine Fest.

Portland Zine Symposium: (recently being lead by several folks of color).

Women of Color Zine Workshops: The group started back in 2009 to provide a space for women of color writers/artists in predominately white Portland, Oregon.

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Submissions Call: Protecting Sacred Spaces

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East Portland Holiday Bazaar

The first annual East Portland Holiday Bazaar is a fun-filled single-day holiday market, where you will find local, affordable, hand-made holiday gifts, such as crafts, art, greeting cards, jewelry, zines, beauty products, and much more! Free and Family Friendly!

Hosted by Huynh Pool & Addam Pool of Spritely Bean & A’misa Chiu & Alex Chiu of Eyeball Burp Zine

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*Today in Chicago!* Love Liberation: 50 Years of BPP History

If you are in the Chicago area check this event out…

6pm-8pm

Saieh Hall for Economics

Part of the “All Power to the People! The Black Panther Party @50” series (csrpc.uchicago.edu/programs/all_power_to_the_people)

Tribute to Fred Hampton, Mark Clark and Mrs. Iberia Hampton by Flint Taylor, People’s Law Office People’s Law Office

Performance by Avery R. Young

Roundtable discussion with scholars and BPP members on the history and legacy of the Party, centering women, gender and sexuality.
Panelists include:
Joan Gray (BPP Illinois)
W.E. Dunbar (BPP Illinois)
Ericka Huggins (BPP Los Angeles, New Haven & Oakland)
Angela LeBlanc-Ernest (Independent Scholar and Filmmaker)
Mary Phillips (Africana Studies, Lehman College, CUNY)
Tracye Matthews (Historian, Assoc. Director, CSRPC)
Robyn Spencer (Historian, Lehman College, CUNY)

Discussion moderated by Elizabeth Todd-Breland (University of Illinois at Chicago).

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at UChicago and the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project, with support from the The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, and The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

This event is free and open to the public. This venue is physically accessible. Please contact the CSRPC at 773.702.8063 with any questions or accommodation requests.

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Support the ongoing activism of those at Standing Rock by posting updates on social media and/or making a donation 🙂

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Portland Women March Against Hate

Saturday, December 3, 2016

1pm-3pm

Director’s Park/Downtown

In partnership with the Seattle Women March Against Hate we will stand together to show the world that misogyny, misogynoir, racism, xenophobia, transmisogyny, transphobia, and hate of any kind is not welcome in this city. Together women will not be bullied by anyone—not even the next president.

IMPORTANT: People of all races, ethnicities, sizes, gender, religions, sexuality, & abilities are highly encouraged to attend this peaceful event.

ALSO IMPORTANT: This is a voluntary event. If you disagree with the mission or name of the march, you do not have to attend. We urge you to start your own public action.

 

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