Musicians Union Local 99



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Sunday, February 21, 2016 from noon-4pm
Houseless people and low income tenants are frontline communities bearing the brunt of the skyrocketing drive for profit in the Portland housing market. Harassed by the police and slumlords, these communities are organizing resistance and YOU can help. Right 2 Surivive, Portland Tenants United, and Portland Rising Tide are forming a Rapid Response Network to support people when they or their homes are under attack. When we learn to mobilize and can respond to this harrasment we will show the world what solidarity looks like. TEXT @sweep911 to 23559 to join the network and recieve text message updates about where the most recent sweeps and evictions are going on and how you can support. JOIN/ATTEND the new RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK Training and learn: **** HOW TO UTILIZE THE CELLY SYSTEM **** LIVESTREAM TECHNIQUES TO RECORD THE ACTION IN REALTIME ****KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BASICS FOR ARREST AND SWEEP SCENARIOS ****TENANTS RIGHTS 101 ****DIRECT ACTION TRAINING FOR RAPID RESPONSE SITUATIONS ****MEDIA COMMUNICATION SKILLS JOIN US FOR THIS TACTICAL TRAINING TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN OUR CITY WHEN: SUNDAY, 21 FEB. 12-4 WHERE: MUSICIANS UNION HALL 325 NE 20TH AVE, PDX OR IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THIS EVENT ANOTHER TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN SE PORTLAND AT SEIU 503 ON MARCH 9TH, 4:30-8:30! #stopthesweeps #tenantpower
Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6-9pm
CMC Opening Dinner and Movie Night Friday September 19th, 6pm-9pm Musicians Union Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave Featuring: Project Censored the Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News We will be kicking off the CMC in style with an assortment of food, conversation and politically conscious film making. Dinner and social hour will begin at 6pm with food served by Enjoni's Ethiopian Restaurant. Organizers will then provide a brief introduction to the conference, some of the ideas that have inspired us to bring this gathering together, and what we hope to achieve during the weekend. Then we're going to kick back and relax with an assortment of films by independent producers highlighting the power of film to raise consciousness. Each film maker will give a brief introduction to explain their work and what drives them. Films will include: Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (1 hour) Presented by directors Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar This film takes an in depth look at what is wrong with the news media in the US today and highlights the work of 37 year veteran media democracy organization Project Censored (PC) and their commitment to media literacy education as an antidote to top-down, managed news propaganda and censorship. Behind Being (20 min) Presented by director Quincy Davis In 2012, Quincy journeyed to the islands of Bali and Java, Indonesia, where he found himself captivated by the mysterious beauty of the land, the people and connected way of life. Quincy has created a 20-minute documentary to share his experience and explore the hidden power of art & culture, rooted in community. We will also show a couple shorts by local video activists, details to be released shortly.