PSU Park Blocks - in front of the Smith Memorial Union
SW Park Ave at SW Harrison St
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 2-4pm
Strike Debt Portland invites students, debtors, teachers, artists, staff, professors, the public and allies to join us for a student Debtors’ Assembly at 2-4PM on Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Portland State University Park Blocks. A Debtors' Assembly is a public forum to talk about debt, to dispel stigmas, myths and taboos about debt, to learn about debt, and to organize ourselves to change the state of debt in our lives. We'll have various short presentations from organizers, academics, debtors, artists and musicians, and there will be opportunities for anyone to share openly about their debt and how it affects their lives.
Friday, January 31, 2014 from noon-3pm
January 2014 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequences for people and the environment in all three countries and beyond. The pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as “NAFTA on Steroids,” and threatens to: ◾Destroy livelihoods - accelerating the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions ◾Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration ◾Enable corporate attacks on environmental policies to combat climate change ◾Reduce access to life-saving generic medications - raising drug prices What: Rally followed by leafleting and delegations visits to Congressional offices When: Friday, Jan 31st at 12 noon Where: PSU Park Blocks, in front of the Smith Center (SW Park Ave. & SW Harrison St). M.C. - Madelyn Elder - President of CWA 7901 Speakers: Rob Sisk – President of SEIU 503, Bonnie McKinlay – 350 pdx, Benjamin Gerritz – Positive Force NW and Justin Katigbak – Portland Committee on Human Rights in the Philippines (PSU student group) Sponsors: Alliance for Democracy, Portland Communication Workers of America Local 7901 Northwest Oregon Labor Council Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines Portland Jobs with Justice Positive Force North West Witness for Peace Northwest http://www.facebook.com/events/389069187895001/