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Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 7-9pm
Ah, the Memorial Day weekend. It's the unofficial start of summertime in Cascadia. Let's celebrate the arrival of the sun, and celebrate our community. This is a great way to reconnect with the diverse and vibrant groups of people you might have met during the past three years in the course of the movement. And this event is part of the Friends of Occupy Portland, Inc.'s first-ever Spring Pledge Drive, aimed at raising $7,000 to bring us to a sound and stable financial standing that would empower us to engage in more strategic and long-term sustainable activities to continue and further the work that started with Occupy Portland nearly three years ago. This summer we are expanding our community outreach through street fairs and community festivals where we can interact and converse with ordinary citizens, of all walks of life. This festive event features live music performance (headliner: Benjamin Blake - plus Whaling Whales!), as well as a silent auction. And food and beverage are available for sale, and your purchase will directly contribute to the financial needs of our fine, friendly neighbor Red and Black Cafe! Please come back to this event page for more details as they become available. When: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Avenue (Pine Street), TriMet 70 [also within a walking distance from 6, 12, 15, 19, 20, and CL]. Admission: $10 per person (as this is a fundraiser, any extra donation is highly welcome). * Your admission to this event will count towards the first month pledge contribution, if your pledge is above $35/mo (Willow Circle) or more! * For more about our pledge drive, to make a pledge, and/or to read our annual report, please visit http://foopdevelopment.blogspot.com Our federal tax ID is 45-3945196, and we are registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section, #45976. Admission fees and any other contribution to us are not tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code. http://www.facebook.com/events/666131760127117/
Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 3-9pm
FOOD! FESTIVITIES! GAMES! REFRESHMENTS! MUSIC! DANCING! FIRST NATIONS DRUM GROUP & SPEAKERS! -Free vegan community feast 3-6 PM -Benefit for recently liberated anarchist prisoner Coyote Sheff 7-9 PM Featuring indigenous speakers Cornel Peweardy (ending colonial legacy), Danica Love Brown (Walking in the Ancestor's footsteps on the Trail of Tears) and Coyote Sheff (on anarchism, prison and moving forward). Followed by dance party and pilgrim pinata destruction! About Coyote Sheff: Coyote is a 31-year-old self-defined anarchist who held his own prison chapter of Anarchist Black Cross in the confines of Nevada’s maximum security prison, Ely State Prison. In addition to starting a prison chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross, Coyote has organized anarchist reading and discussion groups amongst inmates, as well as exercise groups. He has written for radical and anarchist publications, including a first-hand account of a prison riot at Ely State Prison. Many of his writings can be found here http://coyote-calling.blogspot.com/ Sponsored by: Red and Black Cafe, Oregon Jericho Movement and Radical Prisoner Support Portland http://www.facebook.com/events/494168140681595/
Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 7:30-9pm
Hello 350 letter writers! If any of you, like myself, have great intentions of writing to our elected officials about climate change issues but never seem to carve out time to do so, I invite you to the first 350 Letter Writing Meet-up! We can spend some time informally discussing potential letter recipients (Kitzhaber, current open comment periods for proposed coal and liquified natural gas terminals, etc), write a couple of letters, drink some tea, and get to know our fellow 350 members in the process! If there is interest, I could envision making this a more regular occurrence (weekly or biweekly?). Let's make our voices heard, and let's do it now, now, now! What: 350 Letter Writing Meet-up When: Thursday Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm Where: Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214 I will provide some paper, envelopes, and stamps, but if anyone has any extras to contribute that would be great!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7-10pm
On October 15th, 2013 the Red & Black Cafe will be 13 years old! We've been through a lot and would love to share with you our history and some of our favorite stories. We also want to hear about your best moments at the cafe through out the years! This will be a warm up event to get us excited for our Birthday Bash on October 18th! (details to be announced soon!) Please, take a look at our birthday wish list. If you could donate any of these items to us, it would be greatly appreciated (this is an incomplete list!)
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 7:30-10pm
Within anarchism, the topic of decolonization has yielded much useful terrain for examining themes like identity and national liberation, solidarity and self-determination, and the right of the oppressed to their own priorities. Far less developed are how this shakes the very foundations of the way anarchism is constructed and who and what determines its contours. We will briefly explore and discuss this transformation through the lenses of South Asian social movements, the literature of US/Third World feminism, and emergent Arab anarchist movements. Speakers: Maia Ramnath is board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, serves on the steering committee of the South Asian Solidarity Initiative, and is the author of The Haj to Utopia and Decolonizing Anarchism. Theresa Warburton is teaching and learning about feminism, anti-racism, anarchism, and Indigenous solidarity. She is the co-founder of the Buffalo Prison Abolition Reading Group and organizes for prison abolition and prisoner support. Her forthcoming article "Transforming Alliances: Anarchism, US/Third World Feminism and the Politics of Make Believe" was completed with support from the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Joshua Stephens is a board member with the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and has been active in anti-capitalist and international solidarity movements across the last two decades. He’s spent much of the last two years covering antiauthoritarian movements from New York City, to Athens, Cairo, Palestine, and Mexico for Truth-Out, AlterNet, NOW Lebanon, Jadaliyya, and others. He’s the author of Self and Determination: An Inward Look at Collective Liberation (forthcoming 2013, AK Press/IAS). Sponsored by: The Institute for Anarchist Studies Endorsed by: Gente Indigena (Blazing Arrow Organization); Oregon Jericho; PDX Anarchist Black Cross; Radical Prisoner Support Portland; the Hella 503 Collective; Portland Rising Tide; Parasol Climate Collective; Rosehips Medic Collective; Culture of Resistance (CoR) and KBOO Community Radio. Childcare Available http://www.facebook.com/events/342895722510972/