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When: Sunday, May 26th thru Thursday, May 30th 11-5pm
Sunday, June 2nd - Doors of Opportunity Painting Party, 11-4pm
Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo), NW 4th and Burnside
***We are in need of exterior paint - any color is good. You can drop it off or bring it with you.
Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) is an inspiring community on the corner of NW 4th and Burnside. On October 10th, 2011, a vacant lot was transformed into a place where people without housing could find shelter in tents and sleep safely. Over the past year and a half, Dreamers have used their skills and talents to create a self governing rest area, where people can stay for one night or as long as it takes to find housing. They have volunteered their time to keep each other safe, wash sleeping bags, redistribute extra food and clothing, provide help navigating the social service maze, testify in front of city governments, organize fundraisers, and celebrate the successes that come from supporting one another and being supported.
A fence of doors zig zag along Burnside, creating a barrier for privacy and safety. Many who walk by wonder if it is purely art. But these doors are much more than that. They symbolize home, they help sustain the rest area as sponsors donate to paint them, and they provide a shield from the rain and wind.
During the VBC, Right 2 Dream Too invites you to dream with us. We will use reclaimed materials to revamp the fence of doors, and create tiny gardens which will support the fence structure and provide fresh food for the Dreamers. We also are rebuilding our office, where Dreamers can use computers to look for work, write grants, take online classes, communicate with loved ones, etc.
Sunday, May 26th thru Thursday, May 30th 11-5pm
We invite you to share skills and cross pollinate with our community. We will set up a space during each work day for formal or informal workshops at Right 2 Dream Too. Come and learn from us and we will learn from you. Special needs we have: greywater management, container gardening, mobile shelters. Workshops will be announced onsite and at: www.right2dreamtoo.wordpre
Sunday, June 2nd - Doors of Opportunity Painting Party, 11-4pm
Sponsor and paint a door to support R2Dtoo. We will also be giving tours and celebrating our hard work during the VBC. We will be joined at 2pm by a class of 3rd graders from Creative Science School, painting their own door.
Thursday May 23rd, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. This Is Our Movement.
Hilton Hotel, 301 W 6th St, Vancouver WA. A panel event organized by
the AFGE on the history and current crucial importance of the labor
movement. Aimed at students and young workers but all are welcome!
Social event from 8pm.
Thursday, May 23rd, 6pm, JWJ Immigrant Rights Committee 6025 E Burnside
Peace Park Garden Restoration, Sunday May 26, 9-3 pm.
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace
You are invited to join Veterans For Peace, Chapter 72 on Sunday, May 26th, at the garden(ing) party.
This is a big effort as we will be doing a major restoration of the
park and planting a variety of drought-resistant and flowering shrubs.
We plan to put in over 100 plants that day. ---And we will need a lot
of person-power to get the job done. There will be refreshments
provided. Hours are 9-3 pm. Please bring garden tools if you can, especially shovels.
Peace Memorial Park is at the east
end of the Steel St Bridge, just west of the Convention Center, at the
intersection of NE Oregon St and NE Lloyd Blvd. MAX Blue, Red, Yellow,
and Green lines stop at the Rose Quarter, about a block away.
Hello to all General Strike fans!
The General Strike Band performs at the Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th (near Stark St.), Portland,
on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
, at 7:00 PM
Free admission; beer and food menu available.
General Strike instrumentation is: guitar(s), vocals, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, recorder, tin whistle, and bodhran drum.
Wednesday May 29th, 1pm to 4pm. Info picket at PeaceHouse HQ. 1115 SE 164th Avenue, Vancouver, WA. Nursed
represented by WSNA at St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham have been in
contract negotiations since October 2012. Management is demanding huge
take-aways on health care.
Wednesday, May 29th, 12 noon, JWJ Faith Labor Committee
AFL-CIO, 3645 SE 32nd Ave (just south of Powell Blvd)
Thursday May 30th - May 31st. Fast to stop deportations. Starts following press conference at 10am.
St Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta St. A rolling fast to stop
deportations during the immigration reform debate. In Portland for two
days. Take part in the fast or come to the press conference to show
for more information.
The ILWU Local 8 is hosting a rally June 1st in Portland for the to support the locked out Locals, Local 4 and Local 8.
Kelley Point Park at noon Saturday June 1st.
They are reaching out to the other locals, unions, labor councils and
supporters of the ILWU. Once a flier is presented or a fb event with
meet up info we will share the link.
Therefor the event OSJ was
planning will be canceled since Local 4 will be able to join their
brothers and sisters in Portland to rally in mutual protection and aid.
We want supporters of this event to be able to attend and hear about
this disgusting lockout from the workers.
Please help spread the word.
“The right to act together is the right on which all other workers’
rights depend. It is the enforcer, the working person’s First
Saturday June 1st, 10am. Rally at the Port of Vancouver.
at Liberty Park, West Mill Plain Blvd & W 20th St, Vancouver, WA.
Join the community rally in solidarity with locked out longshore workers
and striking Hong Kong dockworkers.
Let's celebrate the courage of striking Hong Kong Dock Workers and show support for local locked out Longshore workers!
June 1st Rally at the Port of Vancouver
Meet at Liberty Park on the corner of W Mill Plain Blvd and W 20th St. Vancouver, WA at 10am Saturday June 1st
Parking on Simpson Street
Dockworkers in Hong Kong have led an effective strike against horrible
working conditions. Here is an inspirational video which shows these workers are fighting the same global struggle against corporate greed.
The lockout has spread to terminal 5 in Portland which is being leased
from us the tax payers by Columbia Grain. Please keep an eye out for
“The right to act together is the right on which
all other workers’ rights depend. It is the enforcer, the working
person’s First Amendment.”
The Student Animal Liberation Coalition is pleased to announce the
first annual Resistance Ecology Conference in Portland, Oregon,
May 31st to June 2nd 2013, at Portland State University (PSU).
This conference is a cooperative effort between the Student Animal
Liberation Coalition (PSU),
the Jericho Movement and a new movement
organization: Resistance Ecology.
more info at http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/pcasc
Monday, June 3rd, 5.30pm, Monthly JwJ Steering Committee 6025 E Burnside
Friday June 7th, 9am. Pitch A Tent for the Right To Survive.
Meet at Right 2 Dream Too, NW 4th and Burnside. Annual event at the
Portland Rose Parade. The city allows people to pitch up tents for
pleasure but won't allow people to pitch a tent to survive. Set up
along the Rose Parade Route by 10am and have lots of fun!
Wednesday, 12th June, 5.30pm, Portland Rising 6025 E Burnside
Saturday, June 29, morning start, day of action. Portland Rising For Healthy Cities.
PDX Pride Portal
Sunday June 16th
, Join the Pride At Work float on the Pride Parade.
up for the kind of community we all want - one with affordable housing,
good jobs for all, great schools and public services, affordable
and protections for all workers, immigrant and US born.
Mark your calendar and join with us.http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/jwjupdates
Urban League of Portland
Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner
September 24, 2013
Other Available Calendars!
For specific Jobs with Justice endorsed events, call JwJ at 503-236-5573 or check online at http://www.theportlandalliance.org/jwjupdates
Family Events Calendar http://www.theportlandalliance.org/redtricycle
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NFE Events ,Central
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© 2013 City of Portland, Oregon
PCASC Events: http://www.pcasc.net/events/
VOZ Event Calendar: http://portlandvoz.org/news-and-events/calendar/
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
has a good calendar at
http://portland.wilpf.org/events. Also, check the ongoing calendar at www.oregonprogressivenetwork.org for events statewide.
"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want
and the courage to take.” Emma Goldman
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TPA Community Meetings: theportlandalliance.org/communitymeetings
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