Dawson Park

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Dawson Park
Portland
,
OR
97227
,
US

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Wednesday
Sep
16
2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
Commuter Stations are pop-up stations along major bike routes, where we flag down commuters on their evening ride home. We hand out snacks, register riders for the Bike Commute Challenge, and tell people about the exciting work BTA is doing.
Monday
Sep
14
2015
Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
#NatashaMcKenna IS AMONG A LIST OF BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA KILLED IN POLICE CUSTODY! Who will #StandUpFightBack for #BlackWomen In This Country? Why are their lives merely a hashtag trending?? Protesters and Activist in #Virginia are making sure that the #NatashaMcKenna tragedy is more than a hash tag... and they have a Call to Action for Solidarity On September 14th 2015 residents and activists in Virginia will be with Natasha's Community as they seek Direct Change Now! They will be attending a public hearing on police practices.... Come stand in Solidarity with us as we honor the work being done in honor of our sister Natasha McKenna's life and the lives and legacy she and others will undoubtedly share if we don't continue to DO Something NOW! #BlackWomenMatter #StopKillingUs Arrive early to meet organizers and find out how to become more involved with the local movement against State Sanctioned Discrimination and Police Brutality! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4nQ_mFJV4I Don't Shoot Portland is Oregon's most active #BlackLivesMatter Movement!!! Organizers and Allies have been on the front line of International protests since August of 2014 Supporting the Protesters in #Ferguson and Beyond. Several news articles have covered our local movement and the fight against systematic racism and police brutality and deadly force. It is time to broaden and share our movement and the structure and outreach of the #DontShootPDX organizational goals in support of #BlackLivesMatter. It's our understanding that we are MAKING A DIFFERENCE!! We can make an even bigger IMPACT with your Support!! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On August 9th 2014 at approximately 1pm #MichaelBrown was murdered in #Ferguson,MO by former officer Darren Wilson. Since the #FergusonUprising which was executed against the Ferguson police department in response to #MikeBrowns murder by Youth in Ferguson, we have supported the movement to keep the front line youth inspired and have utilized the movement to build and connect issues around excessive force, police brutality and accountability here in Oregon! #BlackLivesMatter has given our country the cohesive stretch needed to build a blueprint for communicating and directly connecting to leaders around the country who are organizing with and for protestors to bridge direct action and political change.... #DontShootPDX is a Community Action Plan and we will continue our mission to #Educate and #Organize. Blacks and All Oregonians need a broader Understanding of our State Sanctioned Discrimination and we believe that is a first step in building "Direct Change." In honor of #MikeBrown our organizers have planned to produce community education panels August 7/8th the discussions will focus on the history of protests, politics and policy, civil rights, black youth, education, disproportionate discipline,community economics etc... We will look at Oregon's history and the use of politics, focus intently on the justice system which has been utilized to undermine the democracy of America's poor and disproportionately our countries Blacks... Panel Moderators include consultants from the film Whitelandia; Mic Crenshaw, Teressa Raiford Mazique and Devin Williams!! Panels begin August 7th, and 8th Workshops and the rally event is a Community Art Project, on August 9th at 1pm in Honor of Michael Brown!! Stay Tuned for flier and details.... #SAVETHEDATES http://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/
Wednesday
Jul
29
2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
Bamba and Pilon D'Azucar perform a free concert in Dawson Park. We are pleased to announce an evening of electrifying salsa dance with Bamba y Su Pilon D’Azucar Band to celebrate live salsa music in the heart of North Portland. For the past 4 years Bamba y Su Pilon D’Azucar have been performing at the Summer Concert in the Park organized by the City of Portland whose mission is to bring cultural diversity to metropolitan area residents and, this year we are proud to bring salsa and Afro-Cuban cultural rhythms to the Dawson Park neighborhood. This sizzling salsa band is composed by extremely talented musicians who have studied in the best musical schools in Cuba, South and Central America and the United States. Every performance is infused with rhythm and flavor featuring the full range of popular and traditional Salsa, Son Cubano, Timba, and tropical styles as Cumbia, Merengue and Bachata. With music this contagious and pleasurable it is impossible to sit still and every year Bamba y Su Pilon D’Azucar draws thousands of people to its concert in the park. Band has the best lead singer in the region with vocalists Bamba Figueroa who leads the band with his beautiful voice and improvisation that keeps everyone dancing and interacting with the Band in the traditions of salsa bands. For Bamba, “I feel extremely happy that there exist so many people in Oregon and in special metropolitan Portland, who are interested in the music of my country and Latin America and this helps me create a beautiful performance that is fill with pure energy. Basically the music I sing comes from the deepest of my heart.” “This band has flavor and rhythm!” Come dance with us! For more Info check on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pilon-DAzucar-Band
Saturday
Sep
27
2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
IMPORTANT SOLIDARITY UPDATE : Due to the weather we have relocated this Saturdays gathering to a local church located in the Dawson Park neighborhood. Bring food and beverages for potluck! We will be discussing the past two months and what our groups next steps will be to support the ongoing resistance to police violence against people in #Ferguson please reach out to as many individuals and organizations on the grounds as possible and let's use Saturday to connect with them directly as a group!!! PAST EVENTS LISTED BELOW and Just FYI ACLU training does not take 4 hours. All of our gatherings will continue to go on for 4 hrs in tribute to the time the St Louis Police let #MichaelBrown lie dead in the streets! Members of the #DontShootPDX group are ready to present "Know Your Rights" training to your group, students or organization. We believe that part of changing the brutal force culture in PPD is to arm citizens with information about their rights. Having some dialogue and sharing videos to help make us accountable for our safety. The ACLU of Oregon will hold a training this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the day till 4 p.m. ACLU organizers and Atty will train people on their basic rights when dealing with law enforcement. Are you confident in asserting your rights when dealing with police? Do you know when an officer has the right to search you? Many of us do not have the knowledge and confidence to stand up for our basic rights during an encounter with law enforcement. Knowing these rights and how to assert them should be a part of our basic education but, sadly, it is not. http://aclu-or.org/content/know-your-rights-your-rights-oregon In our community there are so many instances of hate crimes against blacks, women, our cities homeless, poor, disabled and our youth... we need to show consistent solidarity. People are afraid to be wrong, we are embarrassed by the way people view us and it keeps us from speaking out when its necessary. Tomorrow people in Ferguson will be marching. They aren't concerned about who is not standing with them because they are filled with pain. We need to follow our passion and make a stand with them. We will continue to update this event page and we ask that everyone come out to these gatherings so we can show the City of Portland, state of Oregon that violence against the people isn't acceptable. We need to start filing complaints regarding hate crimes against police officers and anyone else who discriminates and especially if it becomes physical. Join Us in Solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO in honor of #MichaelBrown ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- every week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--in St. Louis they gathered at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturdays where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color. We know that the murder of Mike Brown in St. Louis is just one of hundreds of murders per year by extrajudicial means throughout this country. There are too many names to list: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo and so many others. Just in the past weeks since Mike’s murder, the Los Angeles Police killed a 24 year-old man who was laying down when shot. Enough is enough--these killings must stop. We must end the systems of white supremacy, police brutality and inequality for communities of color that lead to these police killings. We hope that with renewed attention on this issue, we can widen the conversation to address both justice for Mike Brown and the underlying systems of oppression that play out against people of color on a day-to-day basis. Please join us this and every Saturday in calling for Justice for Mike Brown and the end of extrajudicial killings everywhere. We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings. Regardless of where you are, you can help move this fight forward by hosting an action in solidarity with St. Louisans demanding Justice for Mike Brown. Mike’s death was not an isolated incident, and we hope that groups around the country will use this moment to lift up and re-energize their own campaigns against systematic violence and the prison industrial complex. http://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/
Saturday
Sep
20
2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
IMPORTANT SOLIDARITY UPDATE: The ACLU of Oregon will hold a training this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the day till 4 p.m. ACLU organizers and Atty will train people on their basic rights when dealing with law enforcement. Are you confident in asserting your rights when dealing with police? Do you know when an officer has the right to search you? Many of us do not have the knowledge and confidence to stand up for our basic rights during an encounter with law enforcement. Knowing these rights and how to assert them should be a part of our basic education but, sadly, it is not. http://aclu-or.org/content/know-your-rights-your-rights-oregon In our community there are so many instances of hate crimes against blacks, women, our cities homeless, poor, disabled and our youth... we need to show consistent solidarity. People are afraid to be wrong, we are embarrassed by the way people view us and it keeps us from speaking out when its necessary. Tomorrow people in Ferguson will be marching. They aren't concerned about who is not standing with them because they are filled with pain. We need to follow our passion and make a stand with them. We will continue to update this event page and we ask that everyone come out to these gatherings so we can show the City of Portland, state of Oregon that violence against the people isn't acceptable. We need to start filing complaints regarding hate crimes against police officers and anyone else who discriminates and especially if it becomes physical. Join Us in Solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO in honor of #MichaelBrown ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- every week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--in St. Louis they gathered at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturdays where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color. We know that the murder of Mike Brown in St. Louis is just one of hundreds of murders per year by extrajudicial means throughout this country. There are too many names to list: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo and so many others. Just in the past weeks since Mike’s murder, the Los Angeles Police killed a 24 year-old man who was laying down when shot. Enough is enough--these killings must stop. We must end the systems of white supremacy, police brutality and inequality for communities of color that lead to these police killings. We hope that with renewed attention on this issue, we can widen the conversation to address both justice for Mike Brown and the underlying systems of oppression that play out against people of color on a day-to-day basis. Please join us this and everybSaturday in calling for Justice for Mike Brown and the end of extrajudicial killings everywhere. We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings. Regardless of where you are, you can help move this fight forward by hosting an action in solidarity with St. Louisans demanding Justice for Mike Brown. Mike’s death was not an isolated incident, and we hope that groups around the country will use this moment to lift up and reenergize their own campaigns against systematic violence and the prison industrial complex. http://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/
Saturday
Sep
13
2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
IMPORTANT SOLIDARITY UPDATE: The ACLU of Oregon will hold a training this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the day till 4 p.m. ACLU organizers and Atty will train people on their basic rights when dealing with law enforcement. Are you confident in asserting your rights when dealing with police? Do you know when an officer has the right to search you? Many of us do not have the knowledge and confidence to stand up for our basic rights during an encounter with law enforcement. Knowing these rights and how to assert them should be a part of our basic education but, sadly, it is not. http://aclu-or.org/content/know-your-rights-your-rights-oregon In our community there are so many instances of hate crimes against blacks, women, our cities homeless, poor, disabled and our youth... we need to show consistent solidarity. People are afraid to be wrong, we are embarrassed by the way people view us and it keeps us from speaking out when its necessary. Tomorrow people in Ferguson will be marching. They aren't concerned about who is not standing with them because they are filled with pain. We need to follow our passion and make a stand with them. We will continue to update this event page and we ask that everyone come out to these gatherings so we can show the City of Portland, state of Oregon that violence against the people isn't acceptable. We need to start filing complaints regarding hate crimes against police officers and anyone else who discriminates and especially if it becomes physical. Join Us in Solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO in honor of #MichaelBrown ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- every week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--in St. Louis they gathered at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturdays where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color. We know that the murder of Mike Brown in St. Louis is just one of hundreds of murders per year by extrajudicial means throughout this country. There are too many names to list: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo and so many others. Just in the past weeks since Mike’s murder, the Los Angeles Police killed a 24 year-old man who was laying down when shot. Enough is enough--these killings must stop. We must end the systems of white supremacy, police brutality and inequality for communities of color that lead to these police killings. We hope that with renewed attention on this issue, we can widen the conversation to address both justice for Mike Brown and the underlying systems of oppression that play out against people of color on a day-to-day basis. Please join us this and everybSaturday in calling for Justice for Mike Brown and the end of extrajudicial killings everywhere. We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings. Regardless of where you are, you can help move this fight forward by hosting an action in solidarity with St. Louisans demanding Justice for Mike Brown. Mike’s death was not an isolated incident, and we hope that groups around the country will use this moment to lift up and reenergize their own campaigns against systematic violence and the prison industrial complex. http://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/
Saturday
Sep
6
2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
IMPORTANT SOLIDARITY UPDATE: In our community there are so many instances of hate crimes against blacks, women, our cities homeless, poor, disabled and our youth... we need to show consistent solidarity. People are afraid to be wrong, we are embarrassed by the way people view us and it keeps us from speaking out when its necessary. Tomorrow people in Ferguson will be marching. They aren't concerned about who is not standing with them because they are filled with pain. We need to follow our passion and make a stand with them. We will continue to update this event page and we ask that everyone come out to these gatherings so we can show the City of Portland, state of Oregon that violence against the people isn't acceptable. We need to start filing complaints regarding hate crimes against police officers and anyone else who discriminates and especially if it becomes physical. Join Us in Solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO in honor of #MichaelBrown ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- every week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--in St. Louis they gathered at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturdays where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color. We know that the murder of Mike Brown in St. Louis is just one of hundreds of murders per year by extrajudicial means throughout this country. There are too many names to list: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo and so many others. Just in the past weeks since Mike’s murder, the Los Angeles Police killed a 24 year-old man who was laying down when shot. Enough is enough--these killings must stop. We must end the systems of white supremacy, police brutality and inequality for communities of color that lead to these police killings. We hope that with renewed attention on this issue, we can widen the conversation to address both justice for Mike Brown and the underlying systems of oppression that play out against people of color on a day-to-day basis. Please join us this and everybSaturday in calling for Justice for Mike Brown and the end of extrajudicial killings everywhere. We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings. Regardless of where you are, you can help move this fight forward by hosting an action in solidarity with St. Louisans demanding Justice for Mike Brown. Mike’s death was not an isolated incident, and we hope that groups around the country will use this moment to lift up and reenergize their own campaigns against systematic violence and the prison industrial complex. http://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/
Saturday
Aug
30
2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- every week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--in St. Louis they gathered at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturdays where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color. We know that the murder of Mike Brown in St. Louis is just one of hundreds of murders per year by extrajudicial means throughout this country. There are too many names to list: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo and so many others. Just in the past weeks since Mike’s murder, the Los Angeles Police killed a 24 year-old man who was laying down when shot. Enough is enough--these killings must stop. We must end the systems of white supremacy, police brutality and inequality for communities of color that lead to these police killings. We hope that with renewed attention on this issue, we can widen the conversation to address both justice for Mike Brown and the underlying systems of oppression that play out against people of color on a day-to-day basis. Please join us this and everybSaturday in calling for Justice for Mike Brown and the end of extrajudicial killings everywhere. We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings. Regardless of where you are, you can help move this fight forward by hosting an action in solidarity with St. Louisans demanding Justice for Mike Brown. Mike’s death was not an isolated incident, and we hope that groups around the country will use this moment to lift up and reenergize their own campaigns against systematic violence and the prison industrial complex. http://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/
Friday
Aug
23
2013
Friday, August 23, 2013 from 5-10:30pm
5-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Dawson Park
As you may know, what I consider "THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!" Being played in the best neighborhood place...a park..with the best company..you! Drinks starting at 5pm at the Waypost, then walk over to the park, a band "J Miller Productions" will start playing at 6:30 as pre-movie entertainment, then movie starts at dusk!!! Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, bug repellent, etc! Stop in at anytime! Call/text Lindsay at 503-507-0829 if you wanna catch up and don't find us. ...p.s. The book version is even BETTER (inconceivable, right?) and I have a copy I'm willing to lend to anyone who wants to read it before/after the viewing! http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/446659 http://www.facebook.com/events/176776492502780/