sunday jam

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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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*TODAY* Grand opening of Cuisine of Africa

Sunday, September 24, 2017


3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

From popular demand, Cuisine of Africa is opening its door on September 24th at 11 am. We will feature amazing and succulent dishes from West Africa. Come savor the authenticity of African cooking!

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It’s fall…

The Women of Color (WOC) Zine Workshops blog returns to share the latest happenings in PDX and across the country. We hope everyone had a good summer.

If you can, support the work of the WOC Zine Workshops by making a donation. The funds will be used to publish our zine collective.

We wish you a wonderful fall season!

Portland Downtown Cityscape in the Fall

Portland in the Fall

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Happy Summer!!

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.

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 🙂

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Zines for the End Times: Hosted by the Portland Zine Symposium




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25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival



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Black Liberation Ride 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Irving Park

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!

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