Racial justice is a feminist issue.
- Racial justice a feminist issue because cis women of color, trans women of color, and gender queer people of color die at the hands of police.
- Racial justice is a feminist issue because women of color–and especially queer and trans women of color–must be centered in our community organizing conversations in order to challenge structural state-perpetuated violence and racism.
- Racial justice a feminist issue because systemic violence is a feminist issue.
- Racial justice is a feminist issue.
- Safe and Healthy in the Streets workshop December 10th, 2014 at In Other Words Feminist Community Center
- Safe and Healthy in the Streets workshop December 14th, 2014 at In Other Words Feminist Community Center
- Meeting with Mayor Hales on December 9th, 2014
- List of demands for police accountability, drafted by Portland Right to the City Coalition, to be delivered to City Council on December 10th, 2014
- Don’t Shoot Portland #PDX #Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter rally on December 10th, 2014
- Send a holiday card to an LGBTQ person who is living behind bars, sign up by December 11th, 2014
- Vigil for Keaton Otis on December 12, 2014
- Don’t Shoot PDX rally and protest on December 16th, 2014
- Out in the Night screening & community organizing discussion on December 18th, 2014
- Black Talks with Black Student Union at Jefferson High School on December 18th, 2014
- The State & Revolution at Portland State University on December 18th, 2014
- PDX Kids 4 Justice Youth Rally & March on December 20, 2014
- The Cry for Justice Vigil & Rally on December 20, 2014
- NVDA Strategy & Planning workshop on December 20, 2014
- PDX Don’t Shoot! rally and protest on December 31, 2014
- Arresting Power screening on January 15, 2015
There are innumerable ways to make your voice heard. The most important part is to engage, speak out, and be true to yourself and your communities. Here are a few of the many ongoing ways to speak out:
- Justice for Keaton Otis: monthly vigils
- Sistah Sinema queer women of color: monthly screenings
- Artists Against Police Violence: call for submissions
- PDX Crafting Collective: craftivism monthly meetings
- PDX-Ferguson-NYC-Berkeley-Cleveland-Utah-NC Support Calls: every day until justice
- Allow yourself to imagine a better world: read literature! Read and think and write about anything you can get your hands on, or choose by subject such as science fiction and fantasy, young adult, queer theory. And then discuss.
- Don’t Shoot PDX is a primary organizer of many of the significant actions that have taken place in Portland so far in response to recent police brutality: the march in protest of no indictment for Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson Missouri, the march in protest of no indictment for Eric Garner’s murder in Staten Island New York, the action at the Moda Center, and multiple follow-up marches, actions, and protests at the Justice Center, Courthouse, Pioneer Place Mall, and the Apple Store.
- Mourning Glory Publishing: call for submissions
- Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter happily extends an invitation to you to attend their next screening and panel discussion for “Out In The Night” on December 18th. We encourage you to get tickets ASAP while they last!
Carolyn Sweeney’s most recent artistic work will be on display at In Other Words during December and January. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral consists of wool blankets that Carolyn scavenged and heavily embroidered. Carolyn uses these blankets to re-imagine classic symbols of the American west, reflecting on ideological conflicts with modern frontier life. Read more…
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small? Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state—a history that is not taught in schools. This is the focus of
“Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History,”
a free conversation with Portland State University author and adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha. This program is hosted by Friendly House and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Imarisha has taught in Portland State University’s Black Studies department, where she has created classes about topics as diverse as the history of the Black Panther Party, race and the history of prisons, Hurricane Katrina, and hip hop as literature. She has facilitated writing workshops for students in third to twelfth grade…
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Wow, did you know that, in the United States, women-identified adults comprise 85% of all consumer purchases?! Yep, that’s a thing. And that means that consumer purchasing is inherently a feminist issue due to the incredible amount of purchasing power we have in consumerist culture.
So, next time we’re out and about looking for just that perfect gift, let’s remember to always strive to shop ethically, responsibly, and with a feminist mindset that supports local artisans and local shops. And what better way to kick it off than by heading on over to In Other Words Feminist Community Center! Read more…