Portland Public Hearing on Draft Wolf Plan, Fri 5/19 ODFW

THURSDAY, MAY 18

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon
With global displacement on the rise, the effects of international migration will continue to shape communities in Oregon. Manuel Padilla, who holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in peace, conflict, and development studies, will speak about identity, perception, and integration in relation to our state’s immigrant and refugee populations. Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Hwy, 6:30-8 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, MAY 19

Portland Public Hearing on Draft Wolf Plan
Stand up to protect wolves in Oregon at this public hearing debating the merits of the latest Oregon Wolf Management and Conservation Plan proposal that seeks to allow the hunting of “problem wolves.” While the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife cites the protection of livestock and elk, environmentalists emphasize the likelihood of detrimental effects against the currently estimated population of approximately 150 wolves statewide. Embassy Suites at Portland Airport, 7900 NE 82nd, 8 am-4 pm, FREE

Fundraiser for Right 2 Survive: Bridging Communities
Founded in 2009, Right 2 Survive focuses on bridging the gap between houseless and housed people through education and empowerment. Support the organization at this fundraiser with performances by local hip-hop acts and screenings of films made by houseless youth. Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie, 5-9 pm, $7-15 suggested sliding scale donation


SATURDAY, MAY 20

Clases para la Ciudadanía/Citizenship Classes
Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario have partnered with volunteers to offer Spanish-language citizenship classes for community members who are ready to apply (or are in the process of applying) for US citizenship. The class will focus on preparing for the compulsory naturalization interview and test. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan, Gresham, 10 am-noon, FREE

Queer Rock Camp PDX Benefit Show
For musically inclined LBGTQ youth between the ages of 12 and 23, Queer Rock Camp has been an outlet for support and community since 2015. Support the third annual camp by responsibly head-banging to indie, emo, and punk tunes from local acts like Non Binary Child and Kids’ Table. Marrow PDX, 7025 N Lombard, 6-10 pm, $5-10 suggested sliding scale donation


SUNDAY, MAY 21

CRPDX New Members & Volunteers Orientation
Critical Resistance is a nationwide organization with a Portland chapter that fights to abolish prisons. Learn about the group’s directive and find out if membership or volunteer work is right for you. The required registration form can be found online; registration is capped at 20 attendees. In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, noon-3:30 pm, FREE

Called to Rescue: Free Screening with Portland Animal Save
Trace the commonality of compassion in this documentary that highlights 15 farm animal sanctuaries throughout the United Sates. A Q&A session with the film’s director, Naomi Sophia Call, will follow the screening. Twenty percent of all donations will benefit Oregon-based Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary. 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall, 3-5 pm, FREE


MONDAY, MAY 22

Clinton Street Resistance presents The Last Dragon
Every Monday night, the Clinton Street Theater raises funds for a rotating selection of nonprofits. Soak in the campy glory of Michael Schultz’s martial arts fantasy film The Last Dragon and know your dollars are directly supporting Operation Refugee Child. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7-9 pm, $5

History Pub: Portland’s Black Belt
Even as legalized segregation came to an end with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, covert tactics for segregation continued to shape our communities. Learn how the real estate industry and public worked to maintain spatial segregation of Black residents in the Albina district of Portland. McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, 7-9 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, MAY 23

March for Immigrants’ Rights and Respect
Welcome Pueblo Unido PDX, a new grassroots group rallying to support Latinx community members in East County, at this collective march calling for the creation of a legal defense fund for immigrants, the end of racism in schools, and cessation of ICE raids. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan, Gresham, 5-8 pm, FREE


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Rahab’s Sisters
Every Friday night for the past 15 years, Rahab’s Sisters has provided a space for warmth, hospitality, and friendship for women who have been marginalized by the sex industry, homelessness, and poverty. Guests are invited to enjoy hot meals, pick up hygiene products, build community, and participate in activities ranging from jewelry-making to art therapy.
Opportunities: Consistent Friday night volunteers, committee members for marketing, grant writing, fundraising, and outreach, and board members.
Typical commitment: Friday volunteers are asked for monthly commitments. Committee and board members meet once per month. Sign up online at rahabs-sisters.org to get involved.