Keaton Otis Vigil
On May 12, 2010, Keaton Otis was pulled over and later killed by Portland Police for looking and driving “like a gangster.” Otis’ father held monthly vigils in his honor until he died as well. Since 2013, the community has come together to sustain the vigils on the 12th of each month.
NE 6th & Halsey, 6 pm, free


War Is Not the Answer: Rise Up and Resist!
In case you missed it, the US military bombed Syria last week, calling it a strategy for peace. Join Direct Action Alliance in a march against the impending war and show the world you won’t stand for even more senseless violence.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th, 5-8 pm, free

Take Back the Night: Consent Culture and the Freedom to Change
Since 1999 PSU has hosted a student-led Take Back the Night event in solidarity and support with sexual assault survivors. This year’s keynote speaker is Feminista Jones, a Black feminist writer, mental health social worker, and sex-positive activist. Review community agreements online to ensure a safe, inclusive space for all.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Room 334, 1802 SW 10th, 5-8:30 pm, free

Ollin Social Justice Film Series: El Norte
Latino Network’s three-part social justice screening series is inspired by the current political state. A staple film for understanding the US/Mexico border-crossing experience, El Norte serves as a mirror to the barriers faced by refugees across the world. A post-film discussion will follow with the executive director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Serena Cruz.
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30-10 pm, $9


Work Parties for the City Repair Project
Remember City Repair Project, our volunteer spotlight organization from last week? They need your help with planting, painting, and more as they put the final touches on their new office space. Roll up your sleeves and get dirty for a good cause.
City Repair Project, 1421 SE Division, 3-8 pm, free


The People’s Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood
Learn how to protect Mt. Hood National Forest through this free, all-day conference discussing issues like climate change, fire management, and ecologically responsible recreation on public lands.
BYOLunch. Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, 11 am–5 pm, free

Intersectionality Workshop
Celebrate Global Youth Service Day by bringing your favorite teens and tweens to learn how to approach activism from an intersectional framework. Local orgs will be on site to provide information on how young people can get involved in public service.
Taborspace, 5541 SE Belmont, noon-2:30 pm, $2-5

Tax March PDX
Taxes are technically due April 18 this year, but the folks organizing the Portland chapter of the nationwide Tax March are pushing President Cheeto’s deadline to this Saturday. Can’t take it to the streets? Consider donating to the group’s GoFundMe to help cover event expenses.
Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison, 1-4 pm, free


The Stumptown Hop Around: An Easter ExtraVEGANza
Honor the Easter bunny at this family-friendly ethical egg hunt, and win prizes from some of Portland’s fave vegan cornerstones like Canteen, Homegrown Smoker, and Sudra. Sliding scale donations will benefit Youth Progress, a nonprofit helping youth successfully transition from foster care and juvenile detention settings to independent living.
Various locations starting at Food Fight! Grocery, 1217 SE Stark, noon-3 pm, $5-10 sliding scale


Smash the Patriarchy Potluck
What’s better than sharing food with new friends? Doing it while making phone calls for change! NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon needs your help with fundraising so they can keep fighting for reproductive health. Tonight they’re getting creative with this potluck-style phone bank. Training and scripts provided!
Address shared after RSVP online, downtown Portland, 5:30-8 pm, free


Adelante Mujeres
Supporting Latina women and families in Western Washington County for the past 15 years, Adelante Mujeres believes in arming communities with access to education and economic empowerment. Programs include youth development, small business mentorship, adult education, sustainable agriculture classes, and trauma processing workshops.
Opportunities: Various opportunities open to Spanish and non-Spanish speakers. Volunteers needed for vegetable sorting and packing within CSA program, Forest Grove Farmer’s Market and Recycling Center program, and camp counselors for Chicas Summer Camp.
Typical commitment: One-time drop-ins to long-term, and everything in between. Send inquiries to or email Megan at metough[at]adelantemujeres[dot]org.