Stand up for Immigrants and Refugees Mon, April 24 Revolution Comedy

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

Solidarity Action with Migrant Hunger Strikers
Nearly half of the migrants currently detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, have been on a hunger strike since April 10, fighting for improved wages, medical attention, food menus, and hygienic facilities. Stand in support of those on strike and speak out against unwarranted deportations and for-profit prison systems. Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, 1220 SW 3rd, 4 pm, free

Radical Resistance Post Election
Learn about ways you can develop your own community action plans as members from Momentum Alliance, Oregon Queer Youth Summit, the Social Justice Fund, and PSU’s School of Social Work share their own social movement strategies at this workshop and panel discussion. Native American Student & Community Center at Portland State University, 710 SW Jackson, 6 pm, free

Prisoner Correspondence Night and Fight Toxic Prisons!
Activists Panagioti Tsolkas and Rose Harriot will speak about the intersections between environmentalism, climate justice, and efforts to end mass incarceration at a conversation following Critical Resistance Portland’s monthly night of letter-writing to folks who are incarcerated. In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth, letter writing at 5 pm, talk at 6:30 pm, free


THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Film Screening: Delano Manongs
Though the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 is remembered for uniting Chicanos and Cesar Chavez to fight for workers’ rights, labor organizer Larry Itliong called on a group of 1,500 Filipino farmworkers to join their primos on the frontlines and fight. This screening is part of a monthly series called “Filipino-American: Finding Your Place in the Hyphen,” hosted by Anakbayan Portland. Kuya’s Cuisine, 8917 SE Stark, 7 pm, free

Craft Night Fundraiser: DIY Succulent Terrariums
Assemble the succulent terrarium of your dreams at this workshop equipped to give you all you need to beat out the Pinterest diehards, both in terms of style and social impact. All you need to bring is determination and a $20 bill—the entirety of which will benefit Rahab’s Sisters, an organization supporting women affected by the sex industry, homelessness, and abuse. Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd, 7 pm, $20


FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Drunk Dial for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Make calls and sip on cocktails at this phone-bank fundraiser offering “FREE liquid courage” to all in attendance. Show up, protect access to reproductive health care, and try your hand at raising the most money so you can walk away with a top-notch wine basket at the end of the night. Address shared after online RSVP, downtown Portland, 5:30-8 pm, free, 21 & over

Resistance Talks! Candidate Forum on Public Education
With the approaching election for Portland Public Schools and Portland Community College board positions, Portland’s Resistance and Know Your City are hosting a forum with several candidates to discuss a range of public education topics like school vouchers, the school-to-prison pipeline, and DACA. PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth, 6 pm, $5 suggested donation


SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Earth Day Cleanup: Woodlawn Park Weeding
SOLVE, the nonprofit that has created environmentally oriented volunteer opportunities in Oregon since 1969, is holding dozens of Earth Day cleanups in Portland. Help maintain Woodlawn Park and support the community by pullin’ weeds. Woodlawn Park, NE 13th & Dekum, 9 am–1 pm, free

March for Science
As the new administrative regime sets to strip our communities of science education and dissolve the EPA, people around the globe will be participating in an Earth Day celebration honoring all things science. Hear from speakers, march through downtown Portland, and entertain yourself with science expos, musical performances, and a kid zone for the little ones. Tom McCall Waterfront Park at Morrison Bridge, 10 am-3 pm, free


MONDAY, APRIL 24

Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up for Immigrants and Refugees
Laughing is good for supporting the health of yourself AND local non-profits at the semi-monthly comedy show fundraiser, Revolution Comedy. This week’s ticket sales benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). LOLs are guaranteed with sets from Neeraj Srinivasan, Anthony Lopez, David Mascorro, Hunter Donaldson, and Mohanad Elsheiky. Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK, 6 pm, $12 advance, $15 doors



VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Call to Safety
Accessing unconditional support is within arm’s reach thanks to Call to Safety, the nonprofit formerly known as the Portland Women’s Crisis Line, which has been operating 24/7 since 1973 for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In addition to their crisis line, Call to Safety provides weekly support groups, follow-up advocacy, and referral services for all survivors.
Opportunities: Crisis line volunteers and additional opportunities such as support group facilitation, fundraising, anti-racist guidance for equity and inclusion, and more. Crisis line training is offered three times per year and interviews begin this month for the session beginning in June.
Typical commitment: Weekly three-hour shifts with a six-month minimum commitment for crisis line volunteers. Other commitments vary.
Apply online at calltosafety.org and contact Fawn with any questions at fawn@calltosafety.org.