This morning, Merc News Editor Alex Zielinski was serving up live, on-the-ground reporting from #OcuppyICEPDX in Southwest Portland. While in the field, she met Jean, who loves "From Slacktivism to Activism," the weekly calendar I curate showcasing a diverse range of social justice and activist events in town.

The first "From Slacktivism to Activism" column debuted 72 weeks ago, and has been successful thanks to a combination of direct submissions, digital scouring, and excellent Facebook event pages. If you’re a fan of "From Slacktivism to Activism" and are looking to have your resistance, radical, or socially conscious event featured or listed in the calendar, please be sure to continue sending them to me, Emilly Prado, at and

We publish the calendar online and in print every Wednesday, so be sure to send your listings well in advance to ensure they don’t fall through the cracks. Here’s to (at least) 72 more weeks of collaborative resistance!