Happy April!!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)…if you are in the PDX area support SAAM events courtesy of Portland State University-Women’s Resource Center.

Featuring special guest speaker: Feminista Jones



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Thursday, March 30, 2017


Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall.


After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comics to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch,” and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC.

Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She also appeared in Oliver Stone’s film, Savages and was a series regular on NBC’s “Are You There Chelsea”. In 2012, Ali hosted the Golden Globes Live Coverage on E! You can often catch her as a guest on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” She recently appeared in Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s hit film Trainwreck and is currently a writer on ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”



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Madison Print & Resist Zinefest

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Madison Public Library

**If you are in the Wisconsin area!!**  A day long festival of political print media, zines, and experimental publications related to the world of art, do-it-yourself culture, and political action.

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Race Talks presents Engaging Democracy

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017


McMenamins Kennedy School

Focus: A community forum hosted by Race Talks with city, county, state, and federal staffers, where you will learn how to engage in civic action

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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


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


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
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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