The Portland Alliance Community Calendar for the Portland, OR area

Tues. July 1
Books To Oregon Prisoners weekly mailing. Every Tuesday; 5-8pm, at 6315 NE Rodney Ave, between MLK and Holman Blvd., in Portland. This is a different group from Books to Prisoners! For more info, e-mail
First Tuesday Code Pink meetings. Will be a chance for women to get together, meet each other, talk about agitating for peace, plan strategy, share thoughts, ideas, resources. Come see what we’re all about! Come help us make a difference! 6:30-8:30 p.m., at In Other Words Bookstore, 8 NE Killingsworth St. @ Williams. For more info:
Food Not Bombs Fridays at Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th & Taylor. Free Vegan Food served in the NW corner of the Park. Join us for a meal and find out how to get involved! Saturdays under West end of Burnside Bridge, Tuesdays at N. Park Blocks by Elephant, Wednesdays at SE 63rd & Foster. All at 5:30 pm. Food served 4 times weekly at above locations. Anarchist discussion group @ Blackrose Books, 4038 N. Mississippi, EVERY 1st & 3rd Tues. 7-9 p.m. If there’s one thing we do well, it’s talk. this group is a self-lead, free form group, talking about whatever we wanna talk about. bring ideas, bring articles, and bring cookies. No contact info.

Wed. July 2
Books to Prisoners weekly mailing nights, 5-8 p.m., in the garage at the end of the driveway at 1112 NE Morton, between Ainsworth & Dekum east of MLK. EVERY Monday & Wednesday these books are sent out to prisoners across the country. Portland Books To Prisoners is always in need of new or used dictionaries & thesauruses! Bring donations of books to any of the drop boxes around Portland: Red & Black Cafe, The Haven Cafe, Bipartisan Cafe, Laughing Horse Books, In Other Words Books, Hollywood Theater, Rocco’s Pizza, and Food For Thought Cafe at PSU (Smith Hall)
Washington Co Peace Vigil. EVERY Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beaverton, across from the Beaverton Library, SW 5th and Hall St. Feel free to bring a sign or use one of ours. Remember, Peace IS Patriotic!
Weekly Rebel Reading Circle on Viva La Raza. Discover the stolen history of defiant organizing by farmworkers, students, Chicana feminists and Chicana/o lesbians and gays in a newly published book that tells the dramatic story of the national Chicano movement. This reading circle continues every Wednesday night through July 30, at 7 p.m., Bread & Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth St., on Tri-Met lines #4 and #72. To purchase the book and for more information, call 503-240-4462. FREE. Join anytime. Come to one or all reading circles. Everyone welcome.
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC) Meeting. 7-9 p.m. PCASC is a grassroots organizing international solidarity and immigrant rights organization. Our mission is to educate and mobilize community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. If you want to organize for social justice in Latin America and here in Oregon, PCASC is the place for you! For more information, please call or e-mail us at 503 236 7916 or

Thurs. July 3
Waterfront Blues Festival, Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Four-day Festival, July 3-6, with headliners The Neville Brothers, Joan Armatrading, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Pay at the gate. Bring your own chairs and be prepared for a mob scene. The weather is always fabulous! You must buy food and drink from concessions.
Words of Koda. Live poetry, music and art, First Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m., featuring: GOOD SISTA/BAD SISTA. Prepare to be visually and aurally stunned. Prepare to partake in drinking in a hot parking lot. Prepare to support your local artists. Hosted by Becca Yenser and Shipwreck. Blitz parking lot (110 NW 10th and Couch), catty corner to Powell’s. FREE.

Sat. July 5
Ungar Fur Protest. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown 12th & Yamhill, right off the Max, across from the Veg Indian cart! Portland made history with the shutting down of schumacher furs but there is still much more work to be done. We must continue the fight and let others know that we will not tolerate fur stores in our city. Nicholas Ungar Furs, you are next... This is a protest/rally at Ungar furs EVERY Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is only open from the the hours of 10am to 1pm on Saturdays so lets all get out there! Nicholas Ungar Furs 1137 SW Yamhill St (12th & Yamhill) Portland, OR 97205 (503) 241-8024 M-F 9-5 Sat. 10-1.
DR. Binayak Sen Film Festival. Four documentary films about marginalized and victimized communities in the face of India’s economic boom, in honor of unjustly imprisoned social activist, Dr. Binayak Sen. Films: IN THE NAME OF MEDICINE: On hazardous pharmaceuticals in India (25 min.)
THE BITTER DRINK: Coca-Cola & the struggle for privatization of natural resources (26 min.)
DEVELOPMENT FLOWS FROM THE BARREL OF THE GUN: State violence on people affected by development projects (58 min.)
RESILIENT RHYTHMS: Dalit (Untouchable) responses to marginalization, from armed struggle to electoral politics. (64 min.)
Saturday at 2 p.m. Smith Center Multicultural Center at Portland State University. Free, of course.

Sun. July 6
Youth Led “Peace March.” Weekly on Sunday afternoons, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 35th and SE Taylor. Youth-led and organized event (all ages welcome). This weekly event is all organized by a teenage student The event has been going on for more than one year. It is an all ages, family friendly, fun, and inspiring peace march for ending the occupation and demanding peace now! To meet show up on the east side of Sunnyside School on Sundays. The march last about 45 minutes, with a stop or two along the way.

Wed. July 9
Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance, at Java Nation, EVERY 2nd Wednesday, 7 pm., 4130 SW 117th. Meetings include folks from Scappose, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Tigard and Portland. Always something interesting to see or listen to in the continuing search for answers to what really happened on, and leading up to 9/11. We are attaining a consistent committed group of truthers who not only want to talk the talk, but walk the walk. More info at

Sat. July 12
Ungar Fur Protest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Downtown 12th & Yamhill Right off the Max, across from the Veg Indian cart! Nicholas Ungar Furs 1137 SW Yamhill St. (12th & Yamhill) Portland, (503) 241-8024.

Mon. July 14
Socialist Feminist Organizing Meeting. Bread & Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth St., on TriMet lines #4 and #72. Emma Allen, Radical Women representative, reports back on the National Assembly Peace Conference held in June 2008 in Cleveland to discuss how to end the war in Iraq. Additional local and national reports will be given at this meeting, 6:30 p.m. There will be a light meal with a vegan option available at 6:15pm for a donation of $5-$8. For more information call 503-240-4462. Free. Everyone welcome.

Tues. July 15
Cascadia Rising Tide Open Meeting, EVERY Third Tuesday at Red & Black Cafe, SE 12th avenue and SE Oak St, 6-8 p.m. Ongoing open meetings to talk about climate action, and we want you to come! Rising Tide has been up to a lot, especially here in Cascadia. From disrupting public hearings and launching the NW Nasty campaign with actions against NW Natural for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), protests against financial institutions that are funding mountain-top removal, to starting a new Rising Tide group in Olympia, the climate action movement is growing. Now is your chance to get even more involved. We will also introduce Rising Tide’s new “false solutions” campaign as well as a NW Durban Tour with activists from Carbon Trade Watch or or
Anarchist discussion group @ Blackrose Books! 7-9 p.m., 4038 N. Mississippi. Come discuss anarchy with the anarchist discussion group at Blackrose Collective Books! If there’s one thing we do well, it’s fucking talk. This group is a self-lead, free form group, talking about whatever we wanna talk about. Bring ideas, bring articles, and bring cookies. the group meets every first and third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Blackrose Books.

Wed. July 16
Northwest VEG Book Club Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Borders Cafe (3rd and Yamhill). Northwest VEG Book Club Meeting. The Northwest VEG book club will meet on July 16, 2008, at Borders Café downtown (3rd & Yamhill) to conclude our discussion of The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle. For more information about the book, visit worldpeace Please be on time as we may move our meeting to the park, weather permitting! Questions about book club? Contact
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee Meeting, Liberty Hall (311 N. Ivy St.), every FIRST and THIRD Wednesday at 7-9 pm, 503 236 7916. Our mission is to educate and mobilize community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. For details, contact

Fri. July 18
Cathedral Park Jazz & Blues Festival, under N. end of Cathedral Bridge, downtown St. Johns. Usually its Blues on Friday night, July 18 then Jazz on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, afternoon and evening, with a big finale Sun evening. This very relaxed event is always FREE! Food and drink are available on site, but its more fun to bring a picnic and your own refreshments!

Sat. July 19
Hot Pink Salsa Dance! 7 PM, at Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St, West of N Vancouver, and one block S of Fremont street, in the culdesac alongside N side of freeway onramp. This is a Benefit for Code Pink Portland! Lots of fun to come, with Dance Lessons, Professional performances, a Raffle, Prizes, Refreshments, and Tamales, Yummmmm! $5-$15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds). Info at or call 503/285-0504.

Mon. July 21
Basic War Tax Resistance & Redirection. EVERY Third Monday at Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th, off Burnside, 7–8 p.m. What are some ways a person can participate if one chooses? An informal workshop, no charge, materials provided. 503-238-0605.

Tues. July 22
Socialist Party Meeting. Red and Black Cafe, SE 12th Ave., across from St Francis Dining Room. Guest speakers EVERY 4th Tuesday. More info at

Fri. July 25
Critical Mass! Underneath Burnside Bridge on the Westside, by Naito Parkway. Get your bike parade on! Boo yah! Bring your bike, a friend, some love, and your biking legs. Celebrate bikes, or just ride with some friends in a mass, or whatever you’d like CM to be — lets do it! 5:30 p.m.: Meet up underneath the Burnside bridge. 6 p.m.: Get your ride on!
SolWest Renewable Energy and Self Reliant Living Fair. Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day, Oregon, July 25-27. For details, visit “Neighbors Powering Community” is the theme of the 9th annual SolWest Fair. This fair is for people who want to take charge of their personal energy future. The most comprehensive energy and self-reliant living fair in the Northwest, SolWest features: Keynote address by Greg Pahl, author of “Citizen-powered nergy Handbook.” Over 50 FREE workshops on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and living skills; 40 exhibitors. Saturday is Family Day with children’s workshops; Exhibits on renewable energy and living tools; The latest in energy technology, a chance to talk with the inventors, and local installers. Children 12 and under get in free! For a printed Fair program, Help us save energy and resources, Call 541-575-3633 or e-mail .

Sun. July 27
“Kilowatt Ours,” part of the Sustainability Film Series. BAGDAD THEATER & PUB, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The filmmaker will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the film to discuss solutions to peak oil in our community. 5 pm. For more info and schedules of upcoming films/events contact FREE.

Mon. July 28
Round Table Discussion: A Socialist Feminist. Analysis of National and Local Elections. 6:30pm at Bread & Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth St., on Tri-Met lines #4 and #72. Get an alternative perspective on the local ballot measures, leftist candidates in local races and the presidential contest. There will be a light meal with a vegan option available at 6:15pm for a donation of $5-$8. For more information, call 503-240-4462. Free. Everyone welcome.

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