Queer Students of Color Conference 2019: Divided No More
Take in a weekend of learning opportunities curated by the organizers of the ninth annual Queer Students of Color Conference. Standouts include speeches by Bamby Salcedo, award-winning founder of TransLatin@ Coalition, and Xicana documentarian Candy Guinea. Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, April 12, 3-9:30 pm; April 13, 9 am-7:30 pm; April 14, 10 am-2 pm, $30

DWP 2019: Huddled Masses
Listen to stories from IRCO community members and shop for wares made by local BIPOC businesses—including Letra Chueca and Vía Raíz—at this community event and marketplace hosted by nail polish brand Claws Out. All ticket sales benefit IRCO. Hoxton Hotel, 15 NW 4th, 6-9 pm, $10

Multiracial Conversations: Finding Our Place in the Movement
Join the Uprise Collective for the first in a series of discussions centered around activism and utilizing space. How do folks who identify as multiracial or multiethnic best fit into activist movements? Show up and talk it out together. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE


The People’s Budget Meeting
City Council Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty promised grassroots, community-involved budgeting meetings on the campaign trail and, several months and a successful election later, the first meeting has finally arrived. Go ahead and crunch some city numbers. ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. RSVP at Ventura Park Elementary School, 145 SE 117th, 10 am-noon, FREE

Tender Table: La Vang-Herr, Kusuma Rao, Dashia Fontleroy
Who doesn’t like their food-related stories paired with sides of Costco-sized samples? Join Tender Table for an evening of chef-made treats and conversation at what’s sure to be the tastiest event of Design Week Portland. BIPOC can email tendertable [at] gmail [dot] com for $10-20 sliding scale admission. The Eleanor, 1605 NW Everett, 6-8:30 pm, $25


Portland Burrito Brigade
The Burrito Brigade believes access to food is a basic human right, and that’s why they’ve provided thousands of vegan meals to hungry people around Oregon since 2014. They prep and deliver burritos together every second Sunday of the month. Join the effort today! Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist Church, 3520 SE Yamhill, 10:30 am-4:30 pm, FREE


Meyer Memorial Trust 2019 Funding: Virtual Equitable Education Info Sessions
Funding your nonprofit can be challenging, especially when you’re not sure where to even begin the grant process. The Meyer Memorial Trust focuses on four key areas of programming, including equitable education. Learn more about how to qualify and apply for funds at this digital info session. RSVP at to secure your spot and email questions [at] mmt [dot] org or call 503-228-5512 for more info. Online at, 10-11:30 am for school districts and other public entities, 2-3:30 pm for culturally responsive and specific orgs, FREE

CR PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night
Do your part to ensure people incarcerated in Oregon and Washington prisons retain a sense of connection with community by writing letters and mailing articles and books alongside prison abolitionists, Critical Resistance Portland. You’ll also get a chance to connect with chapter members and find opportunities to further engage in important work. Mailing supply donations always welcomed. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


Redefining Masculinity: A Panel Discussion
What does it mean to be “masculine,” and how does this definition affect the way our society interacts? Hear several panelists with a variety of professional expertise discuss their experiences and thoughts at this conversation partially inspired by the documentary The Mask You Live In. Peter Stott Center; Room 266 at Portland State University, 930 SW Hall, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE


Eighth Annual Wrestling for Rock!
Roll up your sleeves for this year’s Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament, bending ’bows and popping bottles in support of the Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Spectators and wrestlers can test their luck in the incredible raffle, which boasts prizes like an entire drum set, an electric guitar, and many forms of swag. Costumes and personas are encouraged. High Water Mark Lounge, 6800 NE MLK, 7:30-11 pm, $5-15


Annual Chief Red Heart Memorial Ceremony
Chief Red Heart and a band of fellow Nez Perce tribal members were imprisoned at Fort Vancouver for almost a year from 1877 to 1878. Every year since 1998, the Nez Perce have performed memorial ceremonies to honor Chief Red Heart’s band, ancestors, and veterans. A traditional meal prepared by Bow and Arrow Culture Club will follow the ceremonies. Donations are highly encouraged. Fort Vancouver Great Meadow, 501 E Evergreen, Vancouver, WA, 10 am-noon, FREE

House of Dreams’ Annual Spring Plant and Vegan Bake Sale
Stock up on indoor and outdoor plants, decorative pots, and tons of tasty vegan treats in support of no-kill cat shelter House of Dreams. All proceeds benefit the org and you can stretch your contributions by bringing cash (although cards are accepted). 7634 SE Morrison, 10 am- 2 pm, FREE


Charity of the Day: City Repair Project
The Oregon Public House donates funds to a rotation of nonprofits every month, and you can give back to the City Repair Project by sipping on the brewery’s rotating selection of drafts. A portion of the day’s sales are donated, so do everyone a favor and order an extra plate of fries. Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum, 11:30 am-10 pm, FREE


Stand Up with HomePlate
Accessing services can be challenging for houseless youth, and distance can further exacerbate that difficulty. That’s why HomePlate launched in 2004 as a drop-in center for Washington County youth and those not living in Portland. You can help raise funds for another year of support at this storytelling evening that offers attendees one drink ticket and plenty of appetizers with admission. Portland Community College, 17705 NW Springville, 5:30-7:30 pm, $50


OQYS 2019 Planning Meeting
LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under are invited to plan the 15th annual Oregon Queer Youth Summit, which has historically featured many radical paid workshops, an inclusive prom, and plenty of speakers. Message @OregonQYS on Facebook for free bus ticket requests! Dinner is provided. SMYRC East (Open School), 16570 SE Oak, Gresham, 5:30-7:30 pm, FREE