Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO)


700 N. Killingsworth Street


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Past Events

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
3/6 – 6:30-9:30 – B-Media Collective Discover the basics of remix video, the best online archives, and how to download and convert footage from the internet for your film or archival use. Remix is a genre of transformative DIY media production whereby creators critique power structures by re-cutting and re-framing fragments of mainstream media. Discussion includes a primer on the roots of political remix video and its use in movements for social justice, the open source movement, and your rights in the digital commons. Hands on workshop introduces the free tools necessary to download media content before the Google bots remove it, and how to convert and use it for fair use purposes. The workshop will be led by members of B Media, a community-based video art collective that uses political remix video, documentary films, and skill-building workshops in their work for social justice. The workshop is part of a program at PSU to support the continued engagement of students, alumni and community members in social change. They are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
2/12 – 6:30-8:30 – Rain Crowe The word leader can instantly conjure up all the inherited misuse of power within traditional hierarchical systems of governance. It can connote automatic relationships of subordination and domination. Or, the word and practice of leadership can be reclaimed as a model for people who abide by the saying, "with power comes responsibility". Leaders must be possessed of certain skills that demonstrate a readiness and ability to take risks, and to act on behalf of the group that is entrusting them to do so. What are the character associations of effective leaders? How do we cultivate fluid, strong, and collaborative leadership amongst everyone in the group? How do we each learn or know what our natural aptitudes are, and when to employ them in certain circumstances and contexts? How do we support earned authority in groups and not project impossible standards and expectations onto our leaders? These questions and more will be discussed. Voluntary group discussion and role playing will be a part of the workshop. The workshop is part of a program at PSU to support the continued engagement of students, alumni and community members in social change. They are free and open to the public.
Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4-8pm
DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN UNFAIRLY PROFILED OR MISTREATED BY PORTLAND POLICE? During this profiling intake session CIO, in partnership with the Oregon Justice Resource Center, will provide one-on-one interviews with trained law students. Come share your story if you have experienced police profiling or mistreatment in the Portland area. We need to document the reality faced by our community. Only with our stories together can we work for collective change. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND: CIO's First Friday event will begin at 6:00 pm. Come learn about the work that is being done locally and statewide to end profiling and police accountability. Can't make this session? Don't worry, there will be more! If you have any questions, please contact the OJRC at or Nicole Brown at (541) 280-8817.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm
11/26 – 6:30-8:30 PM Interrupting Oppression in Our Everyday Lives Facilitated by Sally Eck Center for Intercultural Organizing - 700 N. Killingsworth Street In this workshop, we will discuss and, more importantly, practice the art of engaging in productive dialogue about the experience of oppression in our daily lives. Learn strategies and build community to recognized and raise our collective consciousness about the detrimental effects of microaggressions and co-create hope toward positive social change.