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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

SMASH the Patriarchy! Burlesque Benefit for NRO
As law makers seek to strip women’s access to health care, the activists and performers at this burlesque benefit will be stripping down to raise funds for the Network for Reproductive Options. You can even test your luck and participate in the raffle for a chance to win prizes like a soaking pass to Common Ground Wellness Co-operative and a pie from Lauretta Jean’s. Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10 suggested donation

LGBTQ+ Self & Community Care Night
Caring for yourself often falls way to caring for others, but like RuPaul poignantly preaches, “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gon’ love someone else?” Sip tea, get your tarot read, and bring a labeled dish to share with all your new friends at this inclusive evening event. Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard, 7-10 pm, free


THURSDAY, APRIL 27

How to Identify, Understand, and Disrupt Microaggressions
Don’t let the name fool you—microaggressions sound small, but for folks who have to deal with them daily, the effects feel big. Learn how they make their way into everyday conversation and how to disrupt them. TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, 10 am-3 pm, $13-80


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

PNCA Library Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Only 10 percent of Wikipedia contributors identified as women in a 2011 survey. Add and edit entries from a feminist perspective around the topics of art, activism, LGBTQ issues, and more at this event tackling the lack of equal representation in Wikipedia. A few laptops will be provided, but bring your own if you’re able. PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, 11 am-4 pm, free


SUNDAY, APRIL 30

The Social Pitch VII
Five community-oriented projects are vying for your vote at the seventh installation of this HatchLab fundraiser that gives cash awards to the top-voted participants. Your ticket gets you a piping hot bowl of soup, freshly baked bread, and a ballot. Past winners include Ground Up PDX and Spare Change. HatchLabs, 2420 NE Sandy, 2-5 pm, $15

The Wake of Vanport
When a flood wiped out Vanport, Oregon in 1948, its 40,000 inhabitants—40 percent of whom were Black—were forced to find new homes. Watch intimate interviews with survivors of the flood that destroyed the second largest city in the state at the time, and get a glimpse into the lasting effects the flood has had on our community through this locally produced documentary. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 2 pm, free


MONDAY, MAY 1

May Day 2017—All Power to the People: Rise Up, Resist, Unite
Many cultures celebrate May Day by dancing ’round the maypole, but May 1 also marks International Worker’s Day, a celebration with a rich history of worker-led strikes. Channel your rage against fascism and join in unity with your fellow workers, neighbors, teachers, artists, and revolutionaries at this May Day rally. Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park, noon-5 pm, free

Student Walkout Against the Trump Agenda
PSU and PCC students are teaming up for a coordinated walkout against the 45th president. Issues the groups are fighting for include protection of immigrants on campus (regardless of status), free college, living-wage union jobs, comprehensive health care coverage, and Black Lives Matter. Student Union at Portland Community College, 705 N Killingsworth, noon-1 pm, free; Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, noon-2 pm, free

Peace Tour: Survivors of State Violence Speak Out
While the US chooses to create wars mostly outside its own borders, many countries still experience ongoing political unrest in the form of civil warfare. Filipino human rights leaders are stopping in Portland to discuss the root causes of the war and garner attention, support, and care from Americans. This event is part of a nationwide peace talk tour. SEIU Local, 6401 SE Foster, 6:30-8:30 pm, free



VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

New Avenues for Youth
Since 1997, New Avenues for Youth (NAFY) have supported youth who are experiencing or are on the brink of homelessness by providing basic needs like showering facilities, free legal counseling, and access to computers in a safe space, as well as paving the path towards self-sufficiency through educational and employment programs. They also run the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, better known as SMYRC, for queer youth.
Opportunities: Serving and prepping meals for youth, tutoring in GED subjects, music and art collaborations, mentorships, and more. Must be 23 years or older.
Typical commitment: Flexible. One-time opportunities to long-term recurring volunteer shifts. Apply online at newavenues.org.