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!!!
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.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Billy Webb Lodge 1050
Williams Ave. was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. Formerly known as the “Black Broadway,” the corridor included a concentration of Black churches, businesses, social service organizations and nightclubs that were thriving and active community institutions.
Although the landscape has changed, there is much to remember, celebrate and build upon. In 2012, the Williams Ave. Safety Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee recommended to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that these stories be honored through an art history project that could be visible on the corridor. Thus, the community-led Honoring History of Williams Ave. Committee and the Historic Black Williams Project were born.
Since then, local artists Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton Davis have been collecting stories, memories and histories from Black community members. Their artwork is now complete and ready for installation. We hope that this project will serve as both a visual archive and an inspiration for future community efforts. Please join us on My 20th and June 3rd as we honor this history and project contributors. These events will be a “homecoming” for longstanding and displaced community members; include a preview of the art collection; speak the names of those community members and institutions that came before; and provide opportunities for other stories to be collected for the project archive.
The WOC Zine Workshops wishes women of color caregivers a Happy Mother’s Day. Check out a great book Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines that centers the experiences of women of color mothers, particularly those who are professional activists or just everyday folks concerned about their community 🙂
“Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. The challenges we face as movements working for racial, economic, reproductive, gender, and food justice, as well as anti-violence, anti-imperialist, and queer liberation are the same challenges that many mothers face every day. Oppressed mothers create a generous space for life in the face of life-threatening limits, activate a powerful vision of the future while navigating tangible concerns in the present, move beyond individual narratives of choice toward collective solutions, live for more than ourselves, and remain accountable to a future that we cannot always see. Revolutionary Mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together.” http://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=746
April 28-April 30
Portland State University/1825 SW Broadway
Join us for the seventh Queer Students of Color Conference, organized by students at Portland State University to convene students and community members together and create intentional communities around the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, culture, and nationality.
Keynotes Confirmed: Caleb Luna, Karolina Lopez, Kay Barrett, Taylor Amari Little
The theme of QSOCC this year, Decolonizing Queerness, looks to the process of decolonization as an interwoven, communal, and consistent push to actively resist the pervasive politics of colonization. It is a push to resist the cruel and oppressive structures we have created, existed within and to which we have been indoctrinated. To queer is to decolonize. Queerness at its true form has always been active resistance to a privileged narrative; a critique of the constructs that rule our current social location. We feel a responsibility to continue this tradition. Our intention for this year’s conference is to go beyond spotlighting our people that came before us. Our intention is to learn from their strength and resilience of active resistance and to invite ourselves and our QTPOC communities to come together to continue their legacy and co-create our future.
For more information on the conference, how to submit a workshop, and how to be a vendor, visit pdx.edu/queer/qsocc
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Unite Oregon/700 Killingsworth St